Wood-burning stoves, gas lighting, organic cotton sheets and white roses in season have ensured a special status for this cottage. "Unique" truly is the word!
Outside, the small 1.5 storey traditional croft cottage has changed little over the last 150 years, but the interior has been designed to combine the best of traditional values - the use of all natural materials such as birch floors and walls, mahogany stairs, aluminium worktops, a cozy traditional room layout with period furnishings, mahogany sash windows, gas lighting, wood-burning stoves, and feather duvets and pillows.
The modern essentials have also been added: hot water from an immersion switch; an electric cooker with a grill and hobs; an indoor toilet and bathroom with bath and shower; comfortable adjustable beds; and extensive use of light reflecting and translucent materials and roof sky-lights. The aluminium barrel vault running the length of the cottage and perforated floating floors often surprise our guests at first but are necessary to maximise light and for the use of gas. The gas lights have the added bonus of heating the house through very well. The cleanliness, spacious air and warm, cozy feel have resulted in many of our guests young and old alike returning year after year.
The cottage sleeps 4 between 2 bedrooms. There are two singles in one room and a double in the other. The double can be converted to two singles upon request. There are now even 2 power points and 2 electric lights (bathroom & cooker hood!) installed but these are again optional! The gas fittings maybe unsuitable for the yound and very old, and also potentially those with chemical allegries. Car parking is off road by the cottage.
All good quality cotton bed linen is provided (but not guaranteed crease free) Guests are requested to provide their own towels and tea towels but these can be provided on request. In the cottage there are cleaning supplies provided in line with our green ethos - please refrain from bringing harmful chemical cleaners onto the site.
Firewood is avaialble at a cost of £5 a bag upon request, although we'll provide you with a small amount to get you started. We do our best to provide matches, firelighters, kindling and newspaper for lighting fires, but we can't guarantee we will have them available, so please bring along what you need.
"Recipe: Take a Terence Conran semi professional kitchen add a dash of corridor from the Orient Express to outside &
gently merge a bathroom from the S.S.Lusitania. Mix in a 1936 lounge with an optional dash of Clariss Cliff, put outside
whilst preparing 2 large cheese graters to add as floors/ceilings. Top off mixture with an American Airstream
caravan. Blend all ingredients with a lot of flair, a large dollop of talent, some ingenuity nad a large slurp of individuality - result
"Le-Corbusier was right when he said a house can be a machine for living in yet fun"