Charming 'rustic' cottage perfect for groups and families. Two sitting rooms (+ wood burner), and bedrooms with room for 1-2 extra bodies if needed. Beautiful hill views, walks, woods and stream. Bowhill Adventure Park and pub within 2 miles!
While our house is advertised for six people (two double bedrooms with a third with two single beds), the house is deceptively spacious and can accommodate, comfortably 8, making it ideal for walking groups or a couple of families wanting to escape together. With the woods and stream outback the location makes for a perfect place for kids to explore, whatever the weather. We were there over Christmas this year and the children were rarely inside!
The house has its own, fenced garden and shed in which to store a few bikes. There's a well-stocked supply of logs provided for the wood burner too. The house and garden are for your exclusive use.
Interaction with guests
We live overseas and so don't have as many opportunities as we would like to return to the house. However, we will be organizing for someone to meet you on arrival. We would also encourage you to email us during your stay to let us know what you think and, if you feel we need to make any changes for later guests to let us know
Other things to note
Our house is home to a healthy pipistrelle bat colony and so, on summer evenings there's nothing better to do than to sit outside with a drink and watch them flying off and around the woods. Also look out for the tawny and other owls that live behind the house.
We do allow pets, though as the house is newly carpeted, we would be grateful if you would respect the furnishings and encourage dogs to stay in the kitchen and back room, both of which are hard-floored. Please keep outdoor boots for outdoor use so the house stays clean and cozy. We would ask if you want to smoke please do so outside. While you won't have to share the house with anyone else, there is one adjoining house and so would ask that you just respect their privacy and desire to enjoy the quiet of the countryside too!
I am a wildlife conservation professional with a particular interest in island species conservation. I work for an international conservation charity and am currently based in Mauritius with my family. If anyone fancies an even more tropical holiday then please email us as we have a two bedroom apartment (good for family of four) available adjoining our house in Mauritius, with a pool and stone's throw from the beach!