The Hayloft (Cumrew) accommodation summary
Utility room and WC
Annexe with double en suite bedroom
Super-king bedroom ensuite
Twin bedroom ensuite
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by biomass 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 Hayloft (Cumrew) can accommodate a party of up to 6 in 3 bedrooms. There are 2 bedrooms in the main house and the third bedroom is located across the courtyard in a separate annexe. If you would like to book The Hayloft (Cumrew) for 6 people, please call the office. If booking for more than 4 people, there is an additional charge of £125 for a full week in low and mid-season and an additional charge of £175 for peak season. Short breaks for more than 4 people are charged at 75% of the full weekly rate. Please note the Annexe is not available over the Festive Period, so we can only accommodate 4 guests over Christmas and New Year.
As the name suggests this beautiful cosy character retreat is a former hayloft. Located above a cart store, which now functions as a garage, it is built of sandstone and forms part of an attractive range of buildings surrounding a central courtyard. The main part of the hayloft was converted by the current owners in 2008 into an amazing open plan living/dining/kitchen space with feature beams and stonework. The main hayloft has 2 spacious en-suite bedrooms sleeping 4 people but for those traveling in a larger party there is also a separate annexe across the courtyard with a large double bedroom and en suite shower room. Umbrella and tea making facilities provided! The Hayloft is very well equipped with everything you may need on hand so all you have to do is relax, enjoy your holiday and make the most of this lovely quiet location in the stunning Eden Valley.
Parking for The Hayloft is on the shared driveway to the front, just to the left of your front door. The glazed door leads you into the large tiled hallway with coat hooks and a wooden bench-cum-boot shelf, practical as well as attractive. The hallway is also the stairwell and the extra height and light, with the timber of the stairs and painted stone walls give you a good indication of the delights to be found upstairs.
Before going up, opposite the front door you will find a handy utility room with sink, washing machine, tumbler drier and countertop freezer plus a downstairs toilet.
Head up the stairs and you are straight into the gorgeous open plan living space. Cleverly divided into 3 areas for cooking, dining and relaxing this lovely light room has windows on both sides as well as skylights and the vaulted ceilings display all the original roof timbers. To the right is the well-equipped kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with ice box and a one and half Belfast style sink. All the units are low level so there is nothing to block the view right down the room to the wood burner at the other end, not only does this make for an attractive outlook but it also makes it a very social space. A breakfast bar with 2 stools on the other side of the units is handy for a quick bite or for sitting to chat to the designated chef.
The dining table seats six and you will find all the crockery stored in the sideboard dividing the dining area from the living area. If you like to listen to music while you cook or eat there is a radio/cd player with an iPod dock on a small cupboard in the dining area, a selection of cds can be found in the cupboard. There is a good selection of local tourist information leaflets in the drawers of the sideboard for planning days out.
The cosy living area is centred around the large Clearview stove; 3 baskets of logs plus kindling are provided so plenty of fuel for a roaring fire in the evenings to gather round. If you want more entertainment than watching the flickering flames there is a Freeview TV with DVD player so relax on the comfortable 3-seat or 2-seat sofas or claim the armchair and enjoy the ambience with a glass of wine or a nice cuppa ready and waiting on the coffee table – lovely!
Through the door at the far end of the living area is a landing area with shelves full of books and games above a sofa, perfect for a bit of quiet time. The original stone stairs of the hayloft lead down to a door into the courtyard, leave your empty log basket here and it will be re-filled for an additional charge of £7.50. This area also retains more of the character of this historic building with one of the original timber louvred hayloft windows although you will be pleased to hear that this is now glazed! Off the landing is a big utility cupboard with ironing board, high chair, stairgate etc which can also double as drying space if you need it.
Alongside the corridor to the bedrooms is a curtained off hanging space (which also makes a good hiding spot for younger members of the party!). First on the right is the spacious twin bedroom, with a window overlooking the trees surrounding the drive, exposed timber beams and one of the original louvred windows; beautifully restored and installed between the bedroom and bathroom this is a pleasant, characterful room. There is plenty of space for the twin beds with bedside tables and a chest of drawers and the roof window ensures the room is light and bright. A door leads into the Jack and Jill bathroom, the other door from which leads back out onto the hallway. An array of wooden trucks, ducks and chickens on the shelf welcome you into the bathroom, which houses a large bath with shower attachment on the tap. Half wooden panelling and a laminate floor are practical and the heated towel rail is always welcome for cosy towels.
At the end of the hall is a dual aspect double bedroom; spacious and bright with a super-king bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables and attractive watercolour paintings on the walls. The windows look out onto a peaceful view across the front garden to the fields beyond and the trees around the drive - lovely rural scenes to enjoy with a morning cup of tea in bed. The en-suite shower room has large shower enclosure, heated towel rail and again features one of the restored louvred windows.
Both the bedrooms are carpeted, offer a selection of books on the chest of drawers and have electric radiators for additional night time heat if required.
The occasional third bedroom can be found across the courtyard, a beautiful, bright spacious double accessed through French windows this is a quiet and tranquil retreat from the main Hayloft. The room is well equipped with hanging rail, chest of drawers, bedside tables and books plus tea and coffee making facilities. There is another of the restored louvred windows between the bedroom and the large en-suite with a huge fully tiled shower enclosure and heated towel rail. This bedroom has electric storage heating and no Wi-Fi.
The courtyard is private with access only across to the 3rd bedroom but you are not short of lovely outside space at The Hayloft. The walled garden is yours to enjoy with seating and table provided, this fully enclosed sheltered delight is full of beautiful flowers in spring and summer and the owners also grow fruit and vegetables which you are welcome to sample. The tennis court is also available to use as and when you wish, tennis rackets and balls can be found in the cupboard under the stairs.