Chimney Cottage accommodation summary
Sun lounge/dining room
Master bedroom with freestanding bath
Small enclosed concrete surfaced surfaced courtyard. This has one step to get up to it from the door of the cottage.Parking Info
A small parking bay is available outside the house. There is one step up from the parking bay to the house entrance.Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
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
Dogs are allowed downstairs only
Please note, whilst a travel cot is provided, the only bedroom which can comfortably accommodate this is the front single bedroom but the single bed is still usable with the cot set up at the foot of the bed
A small driveway off the roadside offers convenient parking for one car and a gate leads into the enclosed yard of the cottage. The first thing you notice as you approach the front door is the bright sun lounge. A lovely hidden courtyard decorated with pot plants and outdoor furniture can be found beyond the stone archway. Although modest in size, it offers a private space for outdoor dining and is well lit for use into the evening too.
Entry into the cottage is through the delightful sun lounge which doubles up as a dining room with its drop-leaf table and chairs making good use of the space. A comfortable sofa and bespoke window seat create a welcoming feel and provide an idyllic place to sit and relax regardless of the weather outside. A small toilet room off the sun lounge offers a convenient alternative to the upstairs shower room and is a welcome addition for families. You'll also find a useful washing machine in the downstairs toilet.
Glass-panelled French doors link the sun lounge to the main accommodation, and a small window offers extra light into the sitting room. The dual-aspect room, centred around a woodburning stove, with original stone mantlepiece, traditional spice alcove and terracotta tiled hearth, boasts lots of characterful features and quirky nooks. The pleasant, traditional "cottage-dash" decor is accentuated by the exposed beamed ceiling and stonework. Two comfortable sofas, a coffee table and wall lights offer a tranquil space to put your feet up and relax. Books, guides and maps complement the selection of family board games that are available for your entertainment during your stay. There is also a TV with Freeview channels and a DVD player available for guests to use. (Please note that maps, books, games, and DVDs have been removed for the time being due to the Covid 19 situation.)
A narrow curving passageway leads to the galley style cottage kitchen. This has a range of painted pine cupboards, some providing storage for your own food and others stocked with ample cooking equipment . It has a freestanding electric oven, grill and 4-ring hob, a fridge with small freezer compartment, a microwave oven, slimline dishwasher and not forgetting the delightful view towards the bay from the kitchen sink.
A winding staircase (which has 2 turns ) leads off the lounge to the upstairs accommodation. As is common in cottages of this ilk, the floors are uneven in parts, and the landing is set on split levels; all of which adds to its personality. However some guests with restricted mobility have found these features arduous so please be aware of this when considering Chimney Cottage for your holiday.
At the end of the landing, a modest double bedroom looks over the rear of the cottage. Bedside tables and a hanging rail offer storage for belongings and the pretty feature wallpaper provides a homely feel.
The adjacent room is a spacious yet cosy, elegant master bedroom with a double bed, chic hanging rail, French grey bedside tables and a small set of drawers. A petite clawfoot bathtub sits on a raised tiled platform under the window and offers spectacular views over the rooftops to the sparkling waters and sands of Morecambe Bay. A washbasin has been cleverly built into a natural alcove to maximise space. Feature wallpaper, an exposed beam, over-bed lighting and beach themed artworks complete the sophisticated yet characterful look.
Further along the landing, a change in levels leads you to the final bedroom. The single room benefits from extra head height, giving it a light and airy feel, but it is the view over the village towards the bay that is the icing on the cake. On a fine day, Morecambe Bay with the Yorkshire hills and Pennines beyond are clearly visible. The accommodation comprises of a pine single bed, drawers and useful hanging rail. Again, the seaside themed feature wallpaper, furnishings and artwork create a vibrant yet calming feel.
In the family shower room, a vanity unit houses the toilet and washbasin, and a corner shower cubicle with electric shower completes the facilities. Hanging shelves in the shower and cupboards in the vanity unit provide plenty of storage for your belongings, while a rail above the radiator is ideal for hanging towels.
Back on the landing, a hanging rail above the stairs provides an ideal drying space for outdoor gear.