The Old Cottage accommodation summary
Cloak room with WC
Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Enclosed rear garden with outdoor furnitureParking Info
There is parking for 1-2 cars on the driveway at the cottage and further on street parking can be found nearby.
(The driveway has pedestrian access for 3 adjoining properties.)
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by gas 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
Due to the age of The Old Cottage, the cottage is full of character and quirky features. The stairs up to the first floor are steep and narrow (there is a bannister on one side only), there are lower doorways and low beams throughout the cottage so please mind your head.General Description
A warm welcome to The Old Cottage.
As the name suggests, The Old Cottages dates back to the 17th century and is full of wonderful original character features, from the exposed stonework to the beautiful wooden beams and vaulted ceilings. The cottage has been in the same family since the 1970s and now, after a total renovation project, is opening its doors to guests for the first time. As you’d expect after being completely renovated throughout, modern comforts now sit comfortably alongside the cottage’s original features - you really do have the best of both worlds here at The Old Cottage.
Leave wet coats and boots in the entrance porch, there’s also a hot and cold doggy shower for washing off muddy paws too, before heading into the dining room. Gather round the solid wood dining table and compare notes on the day’s events over a hearty home cooked meal, or spread out your maps and guidebooks and plan tomorrow’s. Off the dining room is a handy cloakroom with a high level flush toilet, in keeping with the cottage’s period charm. The kitchen can also be found off the dining room. With blue country-style units and Butler’s sink, the kitchen echoes the charm and character of the rest of the cottage. Well equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, fridge, handy microwave and the all important kettle and toaster. There’s also a built-in dishwasher so there’ll be no need to fight over who has to do the shing up! A useful utility room houses a second fridge which has a small freezer compartment above. Also stored in here is a useful clothes rack, as well as an iron and ironing board; there are also some pegs for the retractable washing line in the garden, for drying clothes in the fresh air.
Down a step from the dining room and kitchen is the wonderful living room. There is an inviting 2-seater sofa and 2 armchairs. The television in here has Free Sat and you can also log in and watch your own Netflix or Amazon Prime accounts too (remember to log back out when you leave), perfect for relaxing evenings in.
The living room has feature bi-fold doors out to the rear patio garden - once hidden under a tangle of brambles, this is a fantastic space and a real bonus for a cottage in the centre of Staveley. There is an outdoor table and 4 chairs, perfect for al fresco dining. There’s also a parasol and 2 reclining loungers for sunny days, ideal for escaping with a good book for a while (please be sure to keep the parasol stored inside to keep it safe and out of the wind).
Upstairs on the first floor are the 2 en-suite bedrooms. The staircase, typical to cottages of this age, is small and steep but it does have a handrail. There are low doorways and beams up here, so please be careful to mind your head.
The kingsize bedroom is to the right at the top of the stairs. With a glorious floor to ceiling gable end triangular window, this room is lovely and light but still charming and cosy. The inviting kingsize bed is positioned under the Velux roof window, perfect for gazing at the stars before drifting off to sleep. There are useful open shelves for storage as well as a useful bedside cabinet with drawers and a full length wardrobe with a hanging rail. This bedroom has its own en-suite shower room, with WC, washbasin and quadrant shower enclosure, perfect for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring.
The second bedroom is at the other end of the small landing. A lovely room with a vaulted ceiling and beautiful original beams - once hidden behind a plaster wall! - you’re sure to feel instantly relaxed in here. There is a bedside table with drawers for each bed, as well as some handy open shelves and a useful hanging rail. A little alcove is the ideal spot for storing suitcases. The twin bedroom also has a wonderful en-suite bathroom. In here you’ll find a WC, washbasin, walk-in shower and a fabulous roll top bath; there is mood lighting under the beams, perfect for indulging in a relaxing soak in the tub. There’s also an illuminated mirror with shaver point and very useful de-mister. Both bathrooms, as well as the living room and dining room downstairs, have underfloor heating, a real luxury.
As well as the delightful rear garden, there is also driveway parking for 1-2 cars at the cottage (there is also plenty of on street parking nearby). There is access from the driveway to the rear garden meaning that bikes can be wheeled through and stored in the garden, ideal if you like to get out and about on 2 wheels.