Living Areas & Gardens
Cotswold stone floor, beams, log burner and writing desk. A door to the watermill where there is an extra fridge and freezer.
A triple aspect room with views over the millpond and garden. An old pine breakfast table overlooking the millpond, electric range, fridge-freezer, microwave, freestanding butchers block, dishwasher, twin butler sinks and equipment for baking cakes, making jam or just cooking dinner.
Dual aspect with a glass door overlooking the millpond. Clay tiled floor, oval oak dining table which can seat up to 12, an Aga (for extra cooking or just for cosiness), 18th century oak dresser and sideboard, linen, tablecloths and napkins, extra glasses, crockery, cutlery and tableware.
Cottage windows to the front and back of the house, a traditional open brick fireplace, comfy three seat sofas, bookshelves and books, a flat screen TV with Freeview.
The Snug is a Georgian addition to the original house with a large window overlooking the mill race. This is a cosy room with log burner, two sofas, TV Freeview, DVD and video and a selection of books and board games.
The garden, ponds and river
The 3 acre garden is secluded and has been featured in The English Garden (August 2009). It is bounded on one side by The River Blackbourne, has three ponds, a walled garden and a meadow and orchard. There is another private island which can only be reached by boat.
There is a punt (and a book on technique), a two person canoe, and a selection of bicycles. You are welcome to fish. We swim, not in the millpond but a little further up river where the water is deeper and clearer.
There is a variety of seasonal garden produce including rhubarb, blackcurrants, gooseberries, plums, raspberries, mulberries, apples and pears. Guests are welcome to help themselves to all produce.