The cottage sleeps a maximum of 6+2 people, in three bedrooms and on a sofa bed in the TV room, with two bathrooms (one en-suite) and a downstairs cloakroom. Off street parking is available for up to four cars and a garage is available for the storage of bikes. The property is the perfect place for a family or a group of friends seeking an idyllic rural retreat.
A path from the gate leads to the front door of St Mary's Cottage, which opens into a large hallway, leading to the ground floor rooms:
•Living room: As with the rest of the cottage, the living room has been beautifully decorated and furnished. This dual aspect room comfortably seats six, on three plush sofas, arranged around the feature gas effect fireplace. There is also a portable iPod dock;
•TV room: Adjoining the living room, the TV room contains a 3D flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is comfortable seating for five or six. One of the sofas is a sofa bed, which can be used to increase the cottage capacity from six to eight, for an additional charge (please see the important notes in the Key Features section regarding the sofa bed);
•Kitchen/dining room: A large, dual aspect room, perfect for dinner parties or casual dining. The well equipped kitchen contains a double electric oven, with grill and four ring electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a fridge with freezer compartment. The dining table comfortably seats eight;
•Utility room: Accessed via the kitchen and with a back door out to the garden and the garage, the large utility room contains a washing machine/tumble dryer and a second fridge with freezer compartment;
•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin.
Stairs from the hallway lead up to the first floor, where all of the bedrooms are beautifully set in the eaves of the cottage:
•Bedroom 1 (en-suite): Contains a king size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a shower, a separate bath with shower attachment, a hand basin and a toilet;
•Bedroom 2: Contains a king size bed;
•Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds;
•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with shower attachment, a hand basin and a toilet.
Heading outside, the cottage is surrounded by its own peaceful, child friendly, enclosed garden. There is an outdoor table and six chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue. Also in the enclosed grounds of the cottage is a garage, for storing items such as bikes, and off street parking space for four cars.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is eight guests (when the sofa bed is in use). Please consult us prior to booking if you intend to have more than this number of guests at the property at any point during your stay, as additional charges may apply.
The standard capacity of the property is six guests, however, a double sofa bed is available in the TV room, which can increase the capacity to eight guests. The cost of the sofa bed is not included in the standard rental cost of the property and is charged at 20% of the standard rental cost (eg. to increase the capacity from the standard six guests to eight, the rental price would be 120% of the standard cost).
Guests who wish to use the sofa bed should note that it is in the TV room, which is connected to the living room, with no door in between. It may not therefore be suitable for children or guests who like to go to bed early, due to the possibility of being disturbed by guests who are still awake in the adjoining living room.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations:
•Bedroom 1 (en-suite): King size bed
•Bedroom 2: King size bed
•Bedroom 3: 2x single beds
•TV room: Double sofa bed (additional charge applies, per above)
•Bathroom 1: Bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet
•Bathroom 2 (en-suite): Shower, bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet
•Downstairs cloakroom: Basin and toilet
Heating and fuel:
The property has a gas fired central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.
The property has free wireless internet access, a 3D flat screen TV with DVD player, an iPod dock and clock radios in each bedroom. A telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made. Mobile phone reception is generally OK.
The property has off-street parking for up to four cars, plus a garage for the storage of bikes.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities:
A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.
The property’s garden is enclosed and set well away from through roads.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.