3 Orchard Cottages accommodation summary
Open plan living room
Open plan dining room
Open plan kitchen
Cloakroom with WC, airing cupboard and hidden washing machine
Double bedroom with en suite
Single bedroom (with pull out bed, enables property to sleep 6)
Sitting room (accessible via separate staircase)
Paved courtyard garden
Separate secluded courtyard (accessible via upstairs sitting room)
Arrival Time: 17:30
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
The cottage can accommodate up to 6 people, the 6th being on an additional pull out bed in the single bedroom.
Please note, both staircases do twist and turn therefore the cottage is not suitable for infants. Younger children and those with limited mobility should also take care.General Description
3 Orchard Cottages is the end property in a terrace of three delightful slate-built cottages converted from stables and loose boxes. Two parking spaces for number 3 are available making unloading on arrival a breeze. Down a few steps, the quaint courtyard garden offers an idyllic place to sit and enjoy a meal in the summer months and benefits from beautiful cottage planting. The glass front door and adjacent French doors allow natural light into the open plan ground floor. When entering the property, a small foyer area has plenty of space for storing outdoor gear before opening out into the main living space. Stylish sofas and modern furnishings set around a log burning stove create a cosy place to relax, and the TV, music system and bookshelves stacked with novels, guidebooks and maps, ensure there is no opportunity to get bored. A floor length window provides light, while a period wooden shutter offers privacy when needed.
The heated slate floor links the sitting room with the dining area, which has seating for 6 set around a large table overlooking the garden. The French doors connect the indoor and outdoor spaces, making alfresco dining on a pleasant evening a relaxed affair. Beyond the dining area, you'll find a delightful galley kitchen which, despite its modest size, is well-equipped with a full-size fridge and separate freezer, microwave oven, free-standing range cooker with electric double oven and grill and gas hobs. The kitchen has plenty of storage and modern facilities. The period furnishings, small seating area and oak worktops make this charming kitchen a delightful space to enjoy cooking. And with plenty of cookbooks lining the shelves, you will find plenty of inspiration.
A flight of stairs from the small sitting area lead to a fabulous and somewhat surprising room. A pitched roof, exposed beams and slate floor give it character. Bold artwork and ornaments provide a sense of style and the large comfortable corner sofa and log burning stove make it an excellent choice for chilling out. The room is flooded with natural daylight and French doors open onto a secret courtyard garden where a fire pit and seating area await.
Back to the main ground floor living space, a staircase leads up to the sleeping accommodation. All bedrooms overlook the front garden; they have each been lovingly decorated with contemporary touches and offer comfort for guests. The first floor has a lovely warm presence, with exposed oak floorboards and modern panel doors throughout. The landing is well-lit from the high ceiling and skylight above, and the glass balustrade and white walls continue the light and airy feel. The master bedroom boasts a dramatic feature wallpaper and matching soft furnishings, and individual pieces of furniture complete the relaxed yet opulent look. A small, walk-in wardrobe provides superb storage, and the adjacent en-suite is a bright, attractive room with a walk-in overhead rainwater shower.
Adjacent to the master bedroom, at the top of the staircase, is a cosy single room. There's a clever hide-away bed in here, so you can sleep 6 guests at the property. Double sliding doors and a full wall of built-in wardrobe cupboards make clever use of the space. Simplistic decor but with a bold rug and modern artwork to give it personality. A twin room completes the first-floor accommodation and is ideal for children and adults alike. A small built-in wardrobe and shelving provide storage, and a traditional rug and furnishings create a homely feel.
Opposite the twin bedroom, the family bathroom is a decent size and comprises of a bath with rainwater shower over, recessed basin and toilet. It benefits from lots of natural light and a large mirrored wall. An oak worktop and shelving give plenty of storage space for toiletries.