The Coach House (Ainstable) accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Entrance hall
Living/dining room
King size bedroom


Patio garden


Parking for one car

Other Info

Towels will be provided
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking

Coach House will be decorated for the festive season

General Description

The clue to the history of this cottage is in the name; this beautiful conversion was originally the midden, stable, grooms room and coach house belonging to the vicarage. There are still some original features to be seen with the sandstone walls, and slate roof plus the timber lintels above the original doorways which form the windows and doors of the cottage and a hitching ring on the wall. The Old Vicarage dates back to 1855 and The Coach House will have similar origins. The current owners have lived in The Old Vicarage for 30 years and have done an amazing job in creating the bright and welcoming rooms you will get to enjoy if you choose the Coach House for your holiday.

Park the car in the cobbled yard through the stone arch and let the peace and quiet welcome you to The Coach House. The front door leads straight off the yard into a large carpeted hallway with umbrella stand, side table and chair; double glass doors lead through to the stunning lounge dining room to the left. The whole property has underfloor heating so will be warm and cosy throughout your stay.

The main living room is a beautiful space which is flooded with light, the vaulted ceiling has skylights and two sets of French doors leading out onto the sheltered decked patio. The exposed roof timbers are painted white maintaining a light and airy fell whilst giving the room its character. Relax on one of the two 2-seat sofas or sink into the armchair all arranged round a luxurious deep pile rug in front of the gas wood-burner. There is a large Freeview television with DVD player on a shelving unit, a selection of DVDs can be found in the drawer below and a range of books on the shelf including some handy reference books. At the side of the room by the window out onto the yard is the dining table with 2 chairs. The French windows look out over the patio and gardens to the church beyond, throw open the doors and listen to the quiet, only broken by birdsong. Make the most of this cosy and calm room which is beautifully decorated; a perfect escape from everyday life and an ideal space for spending time relaxing.

Off the side of the living area is a smart and practical kitchen, a skylight as well as dual aspect windows overlooking the yard and the garden make this a light and bright room. The kitchen is very well equipped, with built in electric oven and eye- level grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher; everything is close at hand. The cupboards are well stocked with all you need whether that be to have a simple breakfast or cook up a gourmet meal. The sink is located in front of the window so if there is any washing up to do put the radio on and make the most of the view of the cobbled yard, stone archway and trees beyond. At the far end of the kitchen is the back door; all the doors operate with the same key and the back door opens onto a covered passageway between the yard and garden so handy for coming in after a muddy walk. A pair of swallows make their home in the roof of the passageway every year so visit during the summer and you will be treated to some very cute baby swallows peering down at you out of the nest right outside the back door.

To the right of the hall is the cosy bedroom with king sized bed and bedside tables with lamps. There is plenty of storage in large built in cupboards with hanging space and a dressing table with drawers and a mirror above. The windows overlook the yard and a sun tube brings in additional light to the back of the room.

The bathroom is cleverly located and designed with 2 doors so that it is accessible from both the hall and the bedroom and can function as an en-suite and a main bathroom. There is plenty of space for a bath and separate, large shower cubicle and the sink is fitted into a vanity unit with mirror and plenty of cupboard space. A soft carpet and heated towel rail for cosy towels make this a perfect bathroom for enjoying some downtime, dressing gowns are provided! This is an internal room, but natural light comes in through a sun tube.

The semi enclosed decked patio outside the french windows is surrounded by sandstone walls and raised flower beds; a real sun-trap from late morning onwards. There is a picnic table for dining al-fresco and garden chairs for enjoying the views of the church and over the Old Vicarage gardens to the fields and hills of the Eden Valley beyond. If peace and quiet is what you are after you will find it here, all you can hear is the wind in the trees and the songs of the plentiful birds that make their homes here; after dark this is an ideal place for a spot of star gazing too.