Wysall House accommodation summary
cloakroom with toilet
King size bedroom
Enclosed front garden with seating
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 gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £100. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Wysall House was built in 1870 as a reading room for a local church, beautifully renovated it is now a traditional village house with white painted render and a slate roof. The big timber sash windows, original varnished floor boards, feature fireplaces and slightly quirky layout give it loads of character but unlike many cottages it benefits from high ceilings and lots of light flooding in and so feels spacious.
Enter through the front gate into the enclosed front garden and down the path to the front door, inside is a small hallway with coat hooks above the radiator and the stairs leading up ahead.
Turn to the right into the main living room. Two 2-seat sofas face the smart TV with DVD player and the stone fireplace with slate hearth which contains a gas effect stove for cosy nights in. There is also a Samsung Bluetooth speaker in the living room, which you can connect your smartphone to. The two big sash windows look over the front garden to the trees beyond and bring in plenty of light. Side tables with lamps are handily placed for holding a cuppa while you put your feet up and relax. The living room is semi-open plan with the dining table sitting in the archway between the living room and the galley kitchen. It is set up to seat four but draw up the two extra chairs by the living room wall and it can accommodate six. The window looks out to the back of the house and off to the left is a handy downstairs cloakroom with toilet and sink.
On the right of the dining area the well equipped galley style kitchen is on 2 levels with a step between them, on the lower level the cooking area includes electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster and plenty of storage space. On the higher level at the back is a large fridge/freezer, belfast sink with tiled splashback and a washer dryer. A door leads out of the end of the kitchen to the side of the house with access back into the front garden.
Linking the upper part of the kitchen back through into the main living room is the cosy snug. Set up with 2 armchairs and a beanbag in front of a feature fireplace and a smart TV (please note, this TV doesn't have Freeview channels) with a wii this is could be a living space just for the children or ideal if there are any differences in opinion over the tv remote! The large window looks out over the front garden making this a lovely bright room. There is a step down back into the main living room.
Head up the carpeted stairs and there is a long hallway right along the back of the house, it is the windows here that just give a glimpse of the Skiddaw group of fells through the trees. Right at the end of the hallway is the family bathroom with a shower over the bath and a towel rail over the radiator for snuggly warm towels regardless of whether you've enjoyed a quick blast in the shower or a long soak in the bath.
Back to the top of the stairs and the first bedroom on the right is a cosy double with a window looking over the village houses to the woods rising up the hillside beyond. Everything you need is here with bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, chair, a mirror on the wall and a soft warm rug on the varnished floorboards.
Next along is the biggest bedroom with king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, mirror and chair. There is a pretty feature fireplace, rugs and a similar tranquil view to the other bedrooms, open the window and the soundtrack will be dominated by birdsong.
The final bedroom at the end of the landing next to the bathroom is a single with bedside table and a wardrobe with drawers beneath, this room also has a rug and a mirror and a lovely view up the wooded valley with cottages lining the lane.
Outside the enclosed front garden is mostly laid to slate chip and paving with a flower bed and some tubs to add colour and greenery. There is a table and chairs for enjoying some fresh mountain air, peace and quiet and the views of the surrounding woodlands.