A detached annex in a rural location, 1km north of Wiveliscombe. Large open plan room, with a kitchenette at one end. A walk in shower and toilet room. Heating and hot water is provided by the solar panel in hot weather and the wood burner in cold
A single large room, approximately 9m by 4.5m. There is lots of natural light, with windows and doors on every face. The whole building has been re-plastered with lime, which gives a very soft, organic feel to the room.
The wood burner provides all the heat for the space during cold periods, as well as the hot water for the shower. During the three days of sunshine per year the warm water comes from the solar panel on the roof.
There is a basic kitchen area, with sink and electric twin hob and oven. Tea and coffee are available, with fresh milk if required. A small fridge is in the room, though is not turned on until arrival.
The bed is a double sofa bed, and there is also two single foldout beds, which whilst adult size are really best kept for children. The cot shown in the photos is currently not available. We have comfortably had a family of four staying, with the two children in a fold down bed each.
There is a piano, though it has not been tuned for a long time. There is no television, though there is very weak wifi which comes from the house. The FM radio works, though radio signal is not great in the valley.
There is an unclassified road to the front of the property, which whilst not busy does have large agricultural vehicles passing occasionally.
The annex itself is non-smoking, which we would ask respected. Smoking in the garden is permitted, and placing of the butts in the bin would be appreciated
Accès des voyageurs
Guests will have the use of the free standing annex, which has it's own wc, and shower room with a kitchen area sufficient to cook a basic meal. Guest will have access to the log store, should they need to collect extra firewood during their stay. I do ask that guests could pay a nominal £1 per tub of logs, to put the log chopping and carrying in perspective.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are happy to meet and greet the guests. We are happy to help, though hope that the detached nature of the space will afford the guests a space of their own.
As long as you are prepared to perfect the art of running a woodburning stove in winter to provide your hot water you will be fine.
Normal decency to be observed, keeping the noise down late into the evening to keep the neighbours happy.
I am a forty plus engineer, working on infrastructure. My wife and I have lived in Wiveliscombe for 15 years.
We have both travelled a fair bit in our junior years, and an awful lot of the trips were spent staying with acquaintances of acquaintances. So it is nice to reciprocate a bit of hosting. We have had visitors as part of the village twinning association, which was great.
My main hobby is finding firewood, to feed the two wood burners, and my wife's main hobby is looking after the ponies, chickens and children, with all accommodation being interchangeable.
As hosts I would hope we would be welcoming, though not too overbearing. The hope is that the detached nature of he accommodation will afford a degree of privacy.
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