This lovely cottage is nestled in a serene wooded valley deep within the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty. With over half an acre of enclosed garden, the property is the perfect retreat for spring or summer.
The surrounding woodland is home to a herd of roe deer and is criss-crossed with footpaths. One leads up the hill to The Rising Sun, an excellent pub. The Cherry Tree Inn, The Greyhound and The Crooked Billet are also nearby. Late checkout to make the most of your stay.
This historic cottage is believed to originally date from 1604. There are original beams throughout as well as a large feature fireplace. The cottage and its beautiful half acre gardens face South East so that the enveloping York stone patio forms a giant suntrap. There is a small unheated conservatory for cooler days.
There are three bedrooms - a master bedroom with a double bed, a second bedroom with twin beds, and a third small bedroom with a single bed and a desk. In the living room there is a sofa bed, which can sleep a further two people. There are two bathrooms: One upstairs adjacent to the master bedroom with a bath and toilet and one downstairs with a shower and toilet.
There is a dining room, a kitchen with Aga and a utility room with a freezer, washer and drier. There is a well stocked games cupboard and finally, upstairs, leading off the master bedroom is a study with a desk, an iMac and a small library.
You will have use of the entire house and conservatory as well as the grounds, including the carport located to the rear of the property. There is sufficient parking for five vehicles.
The house is well suited to older folk because all the rooms other than the master bedroom, study and bathroom can be reached with only three steps and a sturdy handrail. There is also a handrail for the main staircase and a small handrail in the downstairs shower.
Interaction with guests
We live close by and will meet you at the property to make sure to give you a warm welcome, provide recommendations, etc. Just send us an email should you need anything or should you have any questions. Otherwise, we re happy to leave you to enjoy the serenity of the nearby woods!
Other things to note
Sadly or happily (if you are looking to unplug), there is no mobile coverage! However there is 15 Mbps WiFi and we provide a landline for free calls to UK landlines and mobiles. Your phone may be able to make calls over WiFi and you can also get mobile reception at The Rising Sun pub.
We have a plentiful stock of firewood for you to use in the open fireplace!
We provide soap, shampoo, conditioner, bed linen and plenty of towels.
So that you don’t have to lug a laptop along, we provide a laptop and an iMac for your use with useful local area guides. Similarly the kitchen already has the basics such as tea, coffee, sugar, pepper and salt etc. Please ask for a full list if it helps you pack light!