Brand new contemporary barn conversion in an idyllic rural location with breath taking views.
Downstairs has a large open plan living/dining area with huge windows looking out across the valley, underfloor heating and a large log burner in a beautiful traditional stone fireplace, wooden shutters and exposed oak beams. There are 2 outside areas with seating and a BBQ.
Upstairs 2 ensuite bedrooms with walk in rain showers and a sumptuous freestanding bath (king size bed and twin beds/super king).
The cottage dates back to the 1700 and was originally built as a two storey barn for the main house which my parents bought as a ruin in the 1960s. We have just lovingly restored it and I think we have created a contemporary, light and airy space with loads of original features, vaulted ceilings, huge windows, fabulous brand new bathrooms (that you will love!) and really comfortable beds with the best quality bedding and towels.
Everything you need for a relaxing, luxurious get away!
Wood Burning Stove laid ready to light (during Winter months)
More logs available on request
Gas BBQ on the Terrace
TV with Freeview, DVD player with a few DVDs in the Sitting Room
Bluetooth Speaker in Sitting Room
Books, DVDs and Board Games
Complementary Soap, Shower/Bath Gel and Shampoo for your use
Fluffy cotton Bath and Hand Towel for each guest
100% Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen in white
Beds with pocket sprung mattresses
Down Duvets and Pillows as well as Non Allergenic on request
Wooden coat hangers
Re Kitchen: Washing up liquid, Liquid hand soap, Dishcloth, Pan scrubber, Washing up brush, Tea Towels (between 2 & 4 depending on length of stay), Apron, Dettox, etc are all provided
Full access to your cottage with it's own front and back doors, and two terraces with a BBQ and views across the fields of our horse, neighbouring sheep, cows and wild black and brown rabbits. Perfect for sundowners and a BBQ.
The rocks behind the house is where the megalithic rocking stone is located. Our children often camp out up there.
Interaction with guests
We are onsite in the main house and are happy to chat and show you up to the Rocking Stone.
Other things to note
We are located up a gravel farm track just outside Birchover which is a small village, so a car is necessary. Very low sports cars may not like our drive.
We have a Jack Russell and a Labrador who will be around and about the property; they are very friendly. We also have 2 horses who are in our fields and occasionally in the stables below and to the left of the holiday cottage.
The staircase is handmade by a talented local craftsman, and it is quite steep with a tight turn which could be difficult for less mobile guests.
We are incredibly fortunate to have some amazingly talented craftsmen in Birchover who worked with us to create out beautiful cottage:
Chris Fleming made the kitchen, the staircase, the windows (including the fantastic 2 storey arch), the internal wooden shutters and other pieces of furniture.
Mark Eaton restored our fireplace and is a stone mason who does important commissions all over the country and featured on the Michael Portillo train journey programme.
Nick Russell did the lion's share of the restoration and he has a great shop of architectural items and antiques in his chapel in Birchover.
Not suitable for children under 8 years
From Mar 23 - Oct 1, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.