About this listing
The Stonehouse has love in the walls, having been hand built by our Dad, over 15 years. Panelled with old wooden doors, heated by an open fire, a short walk to the beach. A place to calm down and reconnect, beloved by adults and children alike.
The Stonehouse is our family home, and is handmade throughout, and is often described as a cross between a treehouse and a boat.... The house has an upstairs living space with compact but well equipped kitchen (dishwasher, magimix, electric oven and hob, good range of herbs and spices etc) at one end, and an open fire place at the other. Downstairs there is double bed under the stairs which is open to the rest of the house, a separate twin room, and hand made bunk beds (only suitable for people under 5' 4 - will be made up with sleeping bags if requested!). The other beds are in cabins in the garden. The top cabin is hand made of wood, and has a double bed and beautiful windows and is about 5 meters from the front door and the bathroom in the house. The bottom cabin is more substantial, contains a double bed, a desk for writing, and french doors opening onto a wooden deck - it is however about 25 meters from the main house and the bathroom. The bathroom has a large corner bath (fits two people!) and a basin, and there is a separate loo - there is no shower. The hot water is heated by an emersion heater, and as such will do one good hot bath every hour and a half, so sharing baths or staggering baths is a necessary part of life if there are a few of you...!
The garden contains swings, a greek theatre , a pond (not great if you have small children) and an outdoor table under a Ginko tree for al fresco dining. The beach is a short walk away and we have a good stock of picnic baskets and blankets, plates and cutlery, and buckets and spades.There is an arts and craft cupboard, toys for younger children and LOTS of board games and puzzles. There are wellie boots and slippers available to borrow.
There is no television. There is a phone line and wifi internet access.
Sheets are provided but you will need to bring your own towels for the house and the beach!
All our electricity comes from renewable sources, and the main heat source is the upstairs fire and the log baskets will be full on your arrival. The log store is not far from the front door. There are oil filed plug in radiators in each of the bedrooms, and there are electric blankets on most of the beds, and some hot water bottles.
Access to the whole house and garden except an attic space and a tool shed which is not included in the let.
Interaction with guests
We will not be present during your stay, but local friends will show you around on arrival and will be on hand if you should need anything.
Other things to note
The house can get cold, so outside of the summer months jumpers and a positive attitude to the cold is important! It does warm up but the open fire is the only heating source apart from plug in radiators.
The house is much beloved by children, but there are unprotected stairs, an open pond and steep banks so it is not suitable for toddlers or very young children without close supervision.
1 or 2 dogs are welcome, if you let us know about them, but the garden is not completely enclosed, so again they need supervision.
This is our treasured family home and we entrust you to look after and enjoy it!
It is mostly made of wood, so extreme care must be taken with all naked flames, and no smoking inside.
We try to use eco-friendly products whereever possible, and encourage you to do the same.
The garden and house feel private, but we have near neighbours whose peace it is important to respect.
Please leave the house in the condition you found it.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.