Old Orchard Cottage
Old Orchard Cottage sits snugly beside a 15th century thatched farmhouse in a secluded position offering peace and quiet – far from the madding crowd. Access by foot or car is via a separate drive and there is ample space for car parking giving freedom to come and go as you please. Wi-Fi is provided in the cottage. Dogs are welcome.
Formerly a dairy barn the cottage was converted in 1996. The property contains two good sized bedrooms, living room with open gas fire, large open kitchen, family bathroom and central heating throughout. Surrounded by an orchard with open paddocks and gardens there is access through the farmyard to the river in the lower fields.
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The sitting room
This room is warm and comfortable with a coal effect gas fire. A digital TV with DVD player is available as well as a selection of games and books. There is plenty of space to stretch out on the sofas after a days walking and additional guests can be put up on one of the sofas which converts to a bed.
The spacious kitchen is light and airy with an attractive vaulted ceiling. It is fully equipped with gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A comprehensive range of cutlery, crockery and cookware is provided with toaster and electric kettle. A stereo CD/radio system is also included. The large table with chairs forms a cosy dining area and additional space for games and social gatherings. A highchair is available.
This is a double bedroom situated downstairs adjacent to the family bathroom. Decorated in soft mellow tones with a scandinavian emphasis excellent storage is provided with a double wardrobe and chest of drawers provided. This bed is available as a king size double or two singles on request. Views from the bedroom windows look out over the lower meadows and resident ponies.
This generous sized double bedroom is upstairs on the mezzanine floor with an additional single bed. The light airy beamed ceiling and spectacular views give this room a very special feel. Ample storage is available; hanging rail and chest of drawers. This bed is available as a king size double or two singles on request. Within the room there is a small seating area at the top of the stairs – ideal for curling up with a good book. There are plans in place to provide further shower and toilet facilities in this room.
Bed linen and towels are provided, we do not provide beach towels. A hair dryer is also available.
The family bathroom for the cottage is close to the downstairs bedroom and has a bath with shower, toilet and basin.
The Orchard and Garden
The cottage sits in an orchard to its south with paddocks and fields to the west. Behind lies the farmhouse and yard with outbuildings to the north and fields and river beyond. Outside to the front is a table and benches with umbrella, a perfect spot to enjoy al fresco food on the barbeque provided! The southerly aspect enables privacy from the surrounding buildings whilst allowing access to the fields and river below. During the spring a beautiful array of blossom is on display from the apple, pear, quince and cherry trees