Situated on the woodland edge at the bottom of the spectacular sand stone gorge known locally as ‘The Rock’, Woodland cottage offers a peaceful retreat in a beautiful natural setting with views of the garden, pond and woodland.
Whether you wish to simply relax in a tranquil natural environment or use the cottage as a base for visiting local attractions and activities: Woodland cottage offers relaxing, comfortable and stylish accommodation.
The cottage is adjacent to Brook House, our bed and breakfast and wellness centre and we are able to offer Woodland cottage guests wellness therapies and meals ( including barbeque) by arrangement at an additional cost.
The accommodation: may be rented as a one or two bedroom holiday let accommodating 4 people. There is a sofa bed in the living room area which will sleep an additional two adults for an additional charge. Children under the age of 13 may use the sofa bed free of charge.
Up to two pets are allowed . Please note additional cleaning charges may be incurred if carpets and soft furnishings / bed linens need additional treatment.
The accommodation is appointed to a high standard throughout. There is a modern and well equipped kitchen/ dining area and living room arranged in an open plan yet cosy style. The dining table seats 4-6 people. A good sized bedroom with King-size bed is next to the wet room / toilet. Upstairs is a generous sized bedroom with en-suite shower room. The Velux roof windows ( with black out blinds) mean the room is light and airy and you can lie back in bed and enjoy the night sky as there is no light pollution.
The cottage is configured so that if you only wish to rent the downstairs this is possible as privacy is easily maintained by locking an internal oak door leading from the downstairs to a rear lobby with private entrance.
There is wifi throughout the property but no mobile phone signal so you may wish to ensure you can use internet based telephony if this is important for you. In an emergency a land line telephone is available at Brook House.
Bedding: King-size duvets, sheets and 4 standard size pillows/bed are supplied. Laundry: There is no washing machine at Woodland cottage although a 9kg load of laundry can be washed and dried by arrangement at a cost of £10.
Food Shopping: The small country town Eccleshall is 3 miles away and has supermarkets, village stores, a high class butcher as well as cafes, pubs and restaurants. The closest pub is The Star Inn at Copmere just 1 mile away. A friendly free house that provides a great meals Tuesday – Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch time.
Fresh eggs and home reared meats are available from our neighbours and Offley Brook Water Mill (just 100 metres upstream supplies stone ground flour.
Wheel chair access: The main entrance to the accommodation is through double patio doors with a flat threshold. The stone patio is covered and has a power supply. In side doors to the bedroom and wet-room are 82cm wide. Under the bed has a clearance of 21 cms to allow use of a hoist if needed. ( A hoist is not supplied but we can work with you to arrange for one to be delivered if needed. One side of the bed is accessible by a wheel chair. There is a gap of 105 cms between the edge of the bed and the bedroom wall. The height from the floor to the top of the mattress is 59 cms.
The kitchen and dining area are accessible by wheel chair The oven and grill are under the counter although the sink and kitchen work surfaces are the standard height of 90cms.
The wet-room has an open shower area of 130cms X 85 cms with a shower seat and support rail.
There is room for a wheel chair up one side of the toilet. The toilet seat is 45 cms above floor height. The wash basin is of a semi pedestal design.
If you have any specific needs or need more information please do not hesitate to contact us before making a reservation.
Outside: A covered and lit patio area with table and chairs enable al fresco dining. The drive and hardstanding around the building and patio are finished with interlocking gravel which while not ideal does offer a firm enough base for most wheel chair users. The path along the woodland edge to the pond and seating / barbeque area has a plastic mesh through which grass has been grown to facilitate wheel chair access.
Table, chairs, a fire bowl and a double hammock will help you make the most of the garden.