The south-facing kitchen is sunny and well-equipped, with an Aga at one end and a large area of comfy seating around an open fire at the other. The view looks out over open fields and wooded hills. One wall is a patchwork of funky wallpaper, and the sofas are sink-into inviting, in either leathers or fabrics. The middle of the room accommodates a large dining table which seats 16 comfortably, behind which a further six can be seated at the breakfast bar.
There are eight, generous double bedrooms. Six have en-suite bath or shower rooms and one has a basin. Again, they are predominantly white and wonderfully original. The double bed/twin room would work best as a 'children's dormitory' and one of the doubles with 2 singles in the same room is the newly converted pool room, which adjoins, but has a separate entrance from the main house, and is en-suite.
In the garden are a football pitch and good-sized goals, a climbing frame with four children's swings, great trees to climb, a basket ball net, a trampoline and plenty of hard surface for bike riding, scooting, rollerblading etc. The pool, surrounded by easy loungers, is heated throughout the summer.
These include a washing machine, tumbler drier, wood for the fires, an extra fridge for drink (besides the big main fridge and freezer), and all bed linen and towels.
Entertainment includes a flat screen TV with Sky Plus, a DVD player in the kitchen (the master bedroom also has both these), internet access and a CD player in the kitchen. There’s plenty of off-street parking.
If you would like any meals cooked for you, there are excellent local caterers available.