A former stable, Barrett Browning Cottage is a family-friendly cottage that oozes English country style with pretty, soft furnishings and interesting antiques, yet is very homely.
Step through the front door into the drawing room, a large space adorned with pictures, 18th-century engravings, table lamps, antique furniture, books and stencilled walls. Sink into one of the plush sofas, one of which is Victorian, or the comfy armchair. There’s a Smart TV for entertainment and children will love rummaging in the sideboard which is full of toys and board games. Meanwhile, the door under the stairs leads to a secret den, strictly for children, that’s bursting with dressing up outfits.
On chilly days, light the open fire, but when it’s a good weather day, open the French doors that lead out to the secluded terrace. Here you’ll find a table, chairs, an umbrella and a barbecue so that you can cook up a feast and dine alfresco. You won’t feel overlooked as there’s a large border to each side of the terrace and it faces the lawn and the walled garden of the estate grounds.
From the drawing room, head into the oak-beamed kitchen/dining room where standout pieces include an antique pine dresser set with eye-catching blue-and-white china, while the dining table has seating for six. There’s everything you will need to keep your family suitably fed and watered, including an American-style fridge-freezer, a hob, an oven and a microwave, as well as a dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Upstairs, there is a master bedroom which has a king-size, four-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower over it. Two further bedrooms each have two single beds and these bedrooms share a family bathroom that has a bath with a shower over.
You’ll also have access to the estate’s stunning gardens which feature a mix of formal and informal elements, the perfect place for a quiet stroll. There’s also access to shared facilities including an indoor swimming pool, spa and gym, as well as several children’s play areas and a games room that’s ideal for teens.