The cottage is all on one level and has a neutral colour palette, mainly cream with delicate pops of colours such as pale blue, that creates a backdrop where luxury country house style meets a laid-back atmosphere.
The large open-plan drawing-room/dining-room/kitchen is a social space where everyone can spend time together in comfort. A Cotswold fossil stone floor runs throughout the space and the focal point of the sitting area is a fantastic white, ceramic, Scandinavian wood-burning stove crafted in a Gustavian style. Around it, there are comfy sofas and armchairs that you can sink into and relax with a good book, watch TV or admire views of the garden.
Meanwhile, the Shaker-style kitchen features a kitchen island and a Belfast sink, as well as a host of equipment including an oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, waste disposal unit and a dishwasher, plus a washing machine and tumble dryer. There’s also a round dining table over which hangs a Victorian brass pendant lamp, while modern prints adorn the walls.
There are three bedrooms in total. Two have twin beds, the first has two standard single beds and the second has two single, four-poster beds. Each of these bedrooms has a private en-suite with a shower, basin and WC. The master bedroom has a high-pitched ceiling that perfectly sets off the antique French black, metal, four-poster, the French armoire and 19th-century French fauteuil. The master also benefits from an en-suite with a bath with a shower over, a marble basin, a WC and a bidet.
Doors lead from the drawing room and the master bedroom to the secluded, enclosed garden of the cottage where there is an apple orchard, lawn and flower-filled borders. Sit out on the terrace which is furnished with a table, chairs and an umbrella, or light the barbecue to cook up a feast for all. There’s also a children’s play corner (shared with one other cottage) where little ones can burn off some more energy on the swings and see-saw.
The cottage also benefits from its own car parking area.
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 (which the cottage is near to).