A newly renovated two bedroom apartment on the first and second floors above our home. Beams and hop kiln original features can be found throughout this large two bedroom apartment. Space includes two bedrooms, landing and stairs down to a large dining room and lounge. From the dining room is a large galley kitchen with everything you could need. Outside you'll find your own seating area for alfresco dining.
Experience a bit of British farming history that is still surrounded by hops fields.
This property is a 2 bedroom self contained apartment above our family home with its own entrance and parking for one car only. The building is a converted Oast House and Hop Kiln with the distinctive towers on the roof. Two of the four towers are the bedrooms in the apartment.
Please be aware that the apartment is on the first and second floor and you need to climb a flight of stairs outside the building to reach the front door. See photos.
Inside the apartment, you'll find a small hall with coat and boot cupboard. Through the internal door you'll enter the living space consisting of the lounge and dining room. You'll find the newly fitted kitchen through an arch and the bathroom is tucked away in the corner. Through another door, you find a small staircase up to the bedrooms.
The two bedrooms overlook the hop field and they both have solid wood chests of drawers and fitted wardrobes. One bedroom has twin single low beds that zip and link together to create a super-king bed (if preferred) and the other has a king-size bed. Both rooms have fans, mirrors, bedside tables, lamps and hair driers. The beds are low because of the sloping walls of the tower but they also enable you to see out of the low window. Roof beams and hop kiln features are found above the bed. Both rooms are dual aspect.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob, oven, fridge and freezer. Toaster, kettle, microwave and slow cooker (available on request) are also in the kitchen. All the utensils, cutlery, plates, glasses, pots and pans can be found along with an airer, ironing board and iron. We do have a tumble dryer elsewhere if you're desperate. There's also plenty of room to store any food you might bring with you. I do provide salt, pepper, oil sprays, sugar, tea bags, coffee, milk, bread and a few other local treats.
The lounge has a beamed ceiling and two chesterfield type sofas giving plenty of room to relax. Here you will find a TV and Freesat box and DVD player as well as a few board games, lots of books and DVDs. You will also find guide and history books of the local area and local walks, some of which you just walk out of the apartment and start across the fields. There are plenty of local attractions leaflets to look through to give you ideas of what to do while you stay with us. There is also a DVD showing a documentary of hop picking back when people from all around arrived to pick the hops.
The dining room with its beams throughout, features a solid wood dining table and chairs for 4, overlooking the hops field.
The newly fitted bathroom has a walk in electric shower, guaranteeing a hot shower anytime of the day. Again the ceiling has exposed beams.
There is a small area outside for your use including a large picnic table and parasol. This area is not totally private as it's part of our garden, but it has views of the hop field and the sunset of a summers evening. The outside area is lit up by motion detection lights and there is also emergency lighting on the stairs which will still work in a powercut. Watch out for conkers.
Heating is economy 7 night storage heaters which means the radiators heat up when electricity is at its cheapest, but stays warm all day. WiFi is available and the passcode is by the TV.
The apartment is located within a very quiet complex of converted farm buildings with limited parking, so consideration for the neighbours in close proximity is required. There is ONE parking space and the apartment is above our home, so please be considerate regarding noise.
There is only ONE parking space at the property near to the stairs up to the apartment. Due to the steepness of the drive near the carpark, some heaver and bigger cars struggle to exit back up the slope due to the gravel. If you have a larger car like an estate or big luxury car, please let me know and I can arrange for you to park in our carport. There is no other parking near the property.
We are surrounded on two sides by fields, so the place is very peaceful. The complex is very sleepy and quiet. Outside lights go out at 10:30pm.
Parking is tight, so it's best to come down to the carpark and reverse into the space whenever possible.
Tipus de propietat
Stoke Edith, Anglaterra, Regne Unit