Byron Cottage has a private entrance, to the right of the central arches of the former stable block on the estate, that leads to a spiral staircase that takes you to the first floor.
The cottage is entirely set out over the 1st and 2nd floors, and once you reach the 1st floor you are greeted with the large, open-plan drawing room/dining room/kitchen area. It’s flooded with natural light from six windows and views encompass the stable courtyard and walled gardens, parkland, woodland and fields. Meanwhile, the decor is fresh and elegant with a neutral colour palette that sets off carefully placed objects including framed engravings, ornaments, mirrors and a needlepoint rug.
There’s comfy sofa seating and chairs, a desk, an open fire and a Smart TV with access to Netflix (own login details required). Behind the sofa, there’s a round dining table with seating for four and a large dresser with decorative china dinnerware. In the kitchen area, there is everything you will need to self-cater with ease including a fridge/freezer, microwave, hob and oven, waste disposal unit, washing machine and tumble dryer.
From the drawing room, there are stairs to the second floor where you’ll find the master bedroom. This room features a double, four-poster bed and a window seat with a lovely view over the gardens, while there is also a handy basin.
Across the landing is the second bedroom that has two single beds, one of which is set in an alcove lined with decorative fabric and screened off by a matching curtain. It’s a great spot for a child who likes pretending they’re a fairy-tale princess or prince to lay their head.
There’s also a modern family bathroom with mirrors that span the length of the room so that light bounces from every angle, a bath with a shower over, a WC and a washstand with a basin.
Outside, at the end of the garden area, there is a private summerhouse and terrace for the sole use of guests of this cottage. With a table, chairs, an umbrella, a barbecue and views over one of the estate’s lawns and a border, it’s an idyllic place to while away sunny afternoons.
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 the teens’ games room.