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"The Treaclemine " - character, comfort & history

SuperhostSteeple Bumpstead, England, United Kingdom
Private room in house hosted by Helen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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We welcome guests to our unique timber framed property with a history covering many centuries and several uses. Previously used as a shop, it is now a comfortable and warm home to the two of us and our cat "Twiggy"
Guest accommodation is in a large, quiet cosy room at the back of the house - your private shower room is just a step across the hall. Freshly ironed cotton sheets, big pillows and a snuggly duvet await.
We offer a continental breakfast to all guests with other options as required.

The space
Our home is located right in the centre of this lovely village, a short walk from the pubs and Village Shop. As we are located in the heart of the village we are only able to offer on street parking available directly outside the property but we do have a workshop in which bicycles can be securely stored.
Old, ancient and thatched houses abound in this part of the village and our home is packed with history.
The building was a shop for well over 100 years and we have been able to turn it into a very comfortable home by our own hands and a lot of hard labour.
We now want to share our home with others who wish to explore this part of the world. We have put together a guide book of local places to eat and visit - if you want any advice on these aspects prior to your visit just send a message and we will happily advise you.
in addition to a complimentary drinks tray in your room with a selection of Tea, 'proper coffee' and fresh milk, we also include a continental breakfast within the room rate.
We are also very happy to invite you to share a two course , home-cooked, vegetarian meal with us (made with fresh produce from our allotment ) for an additional £10 per head including a glass of wine or beer.
If you would like to eat with us please just let me know in advance and we will arrange payment when you get here.
Also, if you have any special dietary requirements as regards breakfast etc do let us know in advance - just so that we can make sure we have everything available for you to relax and enjoy your stay.

Guest access
You are welcome to share our fully equipped kitchen and Lounge - dining room.
For warm days and evening we have a patio area at the rear (we are afraid it is still a work in progress as far as looks are concerned but we have table, chairs and parasol). Inside we also have a relaxing reading area on our galleried landing.
A continental breakfast which you can serve yourself at any time (cereals, toast and home made jams) and are happy to provide cooked breakfasts and packed lunches if you would like them for a small charge and a little advanced notice. As noted already, we are very happy to share a home cooked vegetarian meal made with produce from our allotment for an additional charge - just let us know in advance so that we can accommodate your needs.

Other things to note
We want to make our visitors time with us as relaxed as possible and therefore are happy to deal with any queries in advance of your stay - please just e mail any questions.
We have all the normal domestic facilities and therefore if you need laundry facilities / irons / hairdryers etc please just ask. We also keep stocks of toiletries for our own use so can usually provide back up if you have forgotten to pack anything essential.
We provide a continental style breakfast each morning of your stay. If you prefer a cooked breakfast or would like a packed lunch or other food during your stay we would be very happy to provide such things at a reasonable additional cost. Just let us know your needs and any special dietary requirements a few days in advance.
We welcome guests to our unique timber framed property with a history covering many centuries and several uses. Previously used as a shop, it is now a comfortable and warm home to the two of us and our cat "Twiggy"
Guest accommodation is in a large, quiet cosy room at the back of the house - your private shower room is just a step across the hall. Freshly ironed cotton sheets, big pillows and a snuggly duvet a…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Heating
Iron
Dryer
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Smoke alarm
Breakfast
Hangers
First aid kit
Laptop-friendly workspace

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Steeple Bumpstead, England, United Kingdom

If you want to stay local there are lots of lovely walks over the surrounding fields - perhaps visiting one of the pubs en route. We are a 30 minute drive from the Cambridge Park and Ride Service, 30 minutes from Addenbrookes and 20 minutes from the historic towns of Saffron Walden or Bury St Edmunds by car
If you want to stay local there are lots of lovely walks over the surrounding fields - perhaps visiting one of the pubs en route. We are a 30 minute drive from the Cambridge Park and Ride Service, 30 minutes fr…

Hosted by Helen

Joined in April 2019
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During your stay
We have lived and worked in the village for 20 + years and would be happy to share as much or as little information with you as you wish to make your stay enjoyable. We grow our own veg on our allotment and Chris loves to turn wood and metal in his workshop if you have such interests we are happy to share - or keep quiet!
We have lived and worked in the village for 20 + years and would be happy to share as much or as little information with you as you wish to make your stay enjoyable. We grow our ow…
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
    Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
    Safety & Property
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm

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