Although there are other ways into the house through French windows and stable doors, this is the main entrance housing a bench and a wellie boot rack. It also houses a large brass bell to be
The good-sized lounge with its oak beamed ceiling and pine floorboards is a great gathering place for guests in the evenings. With sofas, armchairs and beanbags (and even a small window seat), there are enough places for everyone to sit. –. A modern (but traditional looking)
A door at the rear of the lounge provides access to the stairs to the first floor.
The kitchen-diner is another popular gathering place for breakfasts and other meals – or just sitting around the thick-pine table planning the day’s events over a coffee. It’s a very well equipped kitchen with bespoke fitted units and flag-stoned floors. An easily managed oil-fired twin oven range has ample hob space, There are worktops and a butcher’s block for preparing food with all the equipment and utensils needed to prepare everything from sandwiches to special feasts. Appliances include a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, 4-slice toaster, coffee machine (with a supply of coffee/hot chocolate sachets), electric kettle, wine rack, knife sharpener, ample space for storing food plus all the necessary utensils from bottle openers to garlic crushers.
Opening off the kitchen this is a long pine-beamed room with exposed stonewalls containing a dining table able to seat up to 10-guests. An oak church pew lines the wall, seating four. Once the dairy, its exposed stonewalls and flag-stoned floors create an enchanting place for candle-lit evening dinners. A small window offers views down the lane.
The third door from the kitchen leads down two-steps to a good-sized utility room off which is a ground floor wet-room, newly installed in 2016 with shower, WC, heated towel and wash basin. This also doubles as an
The Ground floor bedroom
This is a double bedroom with
The Games Room
The path to the far end of this
Converted from the old stables with high arched ceilings and ancient oak-beamed trusses. It too has
The Master bedroom
Climb the stairs from the lounge and keep going across a landing (with a well-stocked bookcase and windows giving pretty views over the village and surrounding countryside) before stepping down into the main bedroom. This wonderfully light and very spacious room has windows on three sides (more enticing rural views) and an
The Second Bedroom
At the opposite end of the house, tucked under its thatched eves, is another double bedroom. The feature fireplace is no longer in use, but its cast-iron griddle is a useful place to stack shoes! There’s plenty of storage space with a chest of drawers, and a full-height cupboard built into the walls. Also, bedside tables either side of this comfortable double bed.
The Third Bedroom
The third bedroom sits in the middle of the house. It’s a twin room containing a set of full-sized bunk beds, large enough for the young at heart as well as those who are just young. It is comfortably furnished with a clothes storage cupboard, shelves and a dressing table as well as a deep low windowsill that doubles as a window seat for basking in the mid-morning sun. A Children's
The Family Bathroom
The spacious family bathroom has just been completely refurbished with a new traditional shower/roll top bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
It may not be large, but it has some lovely spaces, whether for ball games, BBQ’s, a large oak table and chairs for eating alfresco, or just some private sunbathing on a carpet of daisies. To the top of the house is a high stone-walled lawn, edged with flower beds and topped with a mass of jasmine, ivy and honeysuckle.
Outside the front door is a paved patio space with space for
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