The cottage has a lovely feel, with wood burner and Aga. Easy access from the M5, and parking for two cars. Fabulous place to use as a base for good walking & exploring the South West. Good food & beers a short walk to the village. Large rooms, comfortable furnishings, quality linens. Fully self contained with central heating and everything that you would need to make an enjoyable break.
A quiet cottage attached to Walders Court, a grade II listed property dating from the 1600's. Used as the setting for the novelist R.D. Blackmore's novel, Perlycross, he being more famous as the author of Loorna Doone. Private and tucked away with your own entrance. Ideal for those needing a stopover, easy access from M5, J26 or J27, or those seeking a base to explore. Excellent walking, and a short 45-60 minute drive to Exmoor and Dartmoor.
Entrance is via a flag path that leads from the parking area to the front stable door of the Cottage.
The front door leads directly into the kitchen/dining area. This is a spacious room, equiped with an Aga for cooking and warmth, (separate heating system on thermostat to ensure the cottage stays warm) dishwasher, and washing machine, plenty of cupboard storage and a small fridge freezer. A kitchen table, large enough to seat six completes the area.
An open staircase leads from the kitchen to the upstairs bedroom. The bedroom overlooks the entrance courtyard and the entrance gate. Furnished simply, with a 5' bed, comfortable mattress & quality linens. En-suite bathroom, with bath, washbasin and toilet.
Returning to the kitchen.
From the kitchen, three shallow steps lead you into a small open plan cloakroom area, with storage for coats and shoes. Access to the ground floor shower room and toilet is located here. The cloakroom leads to the living area.
The living area is a light and airy space, with a small woodburning stove. It is furnished with a two seater settee, and a two seater pull out bed settee.
Television and wifi access available in the living area.
Please note - we are a rural community with slow broadband speeds. If you wish to stream movies, the broadband often fails. It is reliable for emails and other applications that need less speed.
Outside, access from the front door is the small side garden. This is for your sole use while you are at the cottage. The garden is surrounded by a shrub hedge, beyond which is a country lane. As the season progresses the garden becomes more private and secluded as the shrubs become leafy. During the winter the garden is more exposed due to the nature of this hedge. BBQ and fire pit available for your use.
Points to note.
The ground floor living room can be easily used as a bedroom, with the shower room close by. The lounge opens from the cloakroom area, and although there are no doors, because of the dogleg style, there is privacy if it is to be used as a sleeping area.
The main bedroom is accessed from the open plan stairs that lead from the kitchen, so any noise from the kitchen will be easily heard from the bedroom.
Some windows, overlook the courtyard of the main house. These will not affect the privacy of the Cottage, as you cannot see into the Cottage from the courtyard.
Finally, for those very tall, (over 6ft) the shower is fairly compact due to restricted ceiling height - feedback from guests are that the shower area is more than adequate for tall persons!
Accès des voyageurs
You will have access to a small side garden for your own private use. There are outside chairs and table, and a small BBQ, wood fired and fire pit for your own use. There is off street parking for a maximum of two vehicles. There is no street lighting torches for nighttime use are left in the cottage.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We live in the adjoining property, and there are other houses in the hamlet, so there is always someone around to ask directions or seek advice. The cottage is quite private, so unless you seek us out, other than when we welcome you into the cottage, we will not intrude on your stay, unless of course there is something you need, then we are always on hand.
A small amount of tea, instant coffee, sugar and milk will be stocked in the kitchen. Basic cleaning materials and dishwasher tablets are supplied alongside the normal basics as listed on AirB&B. We have a local village shop and pub a 15-20 minute walk from us. We are in a hamlet of approximately 12 houses. It is quiet, with good walking and good arterial road access. There are steps in the cottage, and two steps down to the front door. Unless you are a keen walker you will need a vehicle or bicycles to get around.
No smoking, no pets. Please respect the cream carpets and leave outdoor foot ware in the entrance area. Please leave the Cottage in good order and let us know of any damage or breakages. There is a dishwasher and dishwasher tablets for your use.
Please feel free to run the dishwasher just before you leave. We are more than happy to tidy the contents away and hopefully makes your final clear away as easy as possible.
We will always clean the cottage thoroughly after your visit, and expect to do this as part of our standards. Should the cottage require professional deep cleaning after use we reserve the right to charge for this service.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.
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