"You feel at home the minute you walk through the door..." Our 18th century village home has three roomy guest bedrooms, modern private bathroom and a great guest sitting room (with smart TV). Delicious cooked breakfast included, superfast broadband, tea & coffee-making facilities and use of kitchen if required. Country walks, soft comfy sofas, log-burning stove and games cupboard as the nights draw in; lovely gardens, table tennis and outdoor pool in summer. Period charm with a modern twist.
Note that we host only one party at a time. So, whether there's one of you or six of you, all the guest facilities will be for your use only while you are staying with us. There are three spacious guest bedrooms, two doubles with king size beds and one with twin single beds that interconnects with one of the doubles. There is also a large private sitting room (see 'guest access').
If your booking involves three couples, it is often possible to have another double room with king bed instead of the interconnecting room with the single beds. Just ask if this is available at the time of booking.
The Grade 2 Listed house is part 17th Century, part 18th Century and part 19th Century, but with all mod cons including superfast broadband and a contemporary bathroom with a great shower; this is not ensuite but it is for the private use of guests only. There is also a private second shower room which is handy for larger groups.
We also supply tea and coffee etc (plus kettle and water cooler) upstairs in the shared sitting space between the two double bedrooms.
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There is a large comfortable guest sitting room with a log-burning stove and a smart TV with lots of apps (plus a cupboard full of games) for the use of guests only. You are also welcome to use our well-equipped kitchen if you want to prepare an evening meal.
We have a big outdoor swimming pool (we provide towels) which is open to guests during the summer months (start of June to end of August), plus an outdoor table tennis table. And of course you can simply choose to sit and relax in the lovely garden (which has opened under the National Gardens Scheme).
Finally, there is a croquet pitch on a field behind the garden (although it's more like obstacle croquet, because the rabbits make holes in the grass!) and you are welcome to borrow mallets and balls if you fancy a game.
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There is plenty of off-road parking space. The village has few amenities (a great pub 200 yards away, though currently it doesn't offer meals, and various shops in the next village, a mile away) but it's certainly a place where you can get away from it all!
I offer a full English cooked breakfast (there's always a vegetarian option) at no extra cost, preferably after 7.30 am (just let me know your preferred time). And of course you are welcome to help yourself to breakfast if you want something very early or are in a rush. There is a variety of breakfast goodies (cereal, fruit juice, fruit, yoghurt, toast, etc) to choose from.
The house is completely non-smoking, but we don't mind guests smoking outside in the garden. No pets, please. We hope guests will love our beautiful old house, and expect them to act responsibly. We are happy to accommodate a maximum of two infants (ie children under the age of two).
We are very happy to advise on things to see nearby and have loads of guide books and maps that people are welcome to borrow. We enjoy a chat about anything and everything, but we also respect that you want time and space for yourselves. I have also put together a list of things to do with kids round here, including website addresses and post codes for your satnav. Please just ask me to email it to you if you would like to take a look before you arrive.
I live in the country with my husband Roger. My garden (flowers and a veg patch) takes up most of my time – though I will always make time to go to the movies or for my grandchildren! I have six of those - the oldest is 22 and the youngest just 6. Roger is a hugely keen photographer. We both love birdwatching and have bird feeders all round the place.
When it comes to music, I don't think you can beat the 60s and proper rock and roll. But on the other hand we listen to world music a lot, and a good gaelic band will always get me going!
I love cooking (and eating!) and I am happy to say that other people seem to love my cooking too.
I love the theatre and the cinema and go to both regularly (though the theatre is getting prohibitively expensive). Roger and I are both very interested in art (painting and sculpture) and post war British artists have become a recent favourite. In fact we spend a lot of our leisure time going to galleries and museums.