A delightful conversion of the former laundry on the Howford estate, Laundry Cottage is an attractive, stone cottage offering immaculately-presented accommodation and superb, far-reaching views within walking distance of a pretty village and pub.
Laundry Cottage is accessed via its own private drive. A rustic porch with covered area for storing outside kit leads into the open-plan living area. This super, double height room complete with exposed beams and feature stone wall is incredibly light and airy with fabulous views over open countryside and delightful quirky touches including the local cricket score board salvaged from a skip. There’s a log burner for cosy evenings and for warmer periods French doors lead to a stone terrace with outside dining area.
The three immaculately-presented bedrooms – two double and one twin – feature wooden floors, working shutters and muted coulours creating a simple, rustic style in keeping with the stunning surroundings in which the cottage sits.
Laundry Cottage is set within its own garden (please note this is not fully enclosed) with fabulous, far-reaching views across rolling farmland to the hills beyond. A south-facing terrace with outside furniture and barbecue provides a sunny, sheltered spot for outside dining. Beyond the house are a network of rolling fields and lochan which attracts a super variety of wildlife and birdlife.
The accommodation is all on one level and may be suitable for less mobile guests.
Entrance with outside covered area for storing outdoor kit.
Open plan living area comprising:
Cosy seating area with log burner, TV with Freeview and DVD.
Fully-equipped kitchen with 4 ring induction hob, single oven, microwave, fridge / freezer and dishwasher. The washing machine and tumble dryer are in a cupboard in the family bathroom.
Dining area for 6 guests.
Bedroom one with 5’ double bed, chest of drawers and hooks and hangers to provide hanging space.
En suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 5’ double bed, chest of drawers and hooks and hangers to provide hanging space.
Bedroom 3 with two 3’ single beds, chest of drawers and hooks and hangers to provide hanging space.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Additional accommodation at Howford
For larger parties wishing to holiday together, the main house at Howford provides additional accommodation for up to 8 guests. The dining room in the main house is sufficiently large for both parties to dine together and the barn also provides ample space for family get togethers.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Wifi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest soap is also provided.
Babies and children
A travel cot (linen is not provided) and high chair are available on request.
Garden and grounds
Laundry Cottage is set within its own garden (please note that it is not fully enclosed) with a south facing terrace and outside dining area with charcoal barbecue. There is private parking for at least two cars adjacent to the house and guests are welcome to explore the wider estate and there are excellent walks directly from the doorstep.
Catering at Laundry Cottage is entirely flexible. The house can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guest’s stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guest’s first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at Laundry Cottage for an additional fee of £25. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs and not beyond the kitchen. Dogs must be kept on leads when there is stock in the fields.
Grazing is available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. There is fabulous riding in the area on marked bridle paths as well as on the quiet country roads which surround the estate.
A generous supply of logs is provided.
Howford comprises Laundry Cottage and Howford House which is also available as a holiday let. For guests not holidaying together, the properties have been arranged with both parties’ privacy in mind with the accommodation facing away from each other and separate driveways and gardens.