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The Cottage

Apart from a number of 'Olde Worlde' features, the Cottage contains all the appliances required for modern day living. There are instructions for the appliances and heating in the Cottage.  It is non smoking and pets are only allowed at the owners discretion. (Please check)  Remember it is a home and all of the artefacts are personal possessions and treasures.  Please treat the cottage as you would your own home.


Please feel free to make use of the books, magazines,  DVDs and iPOD hub (on cupboard near bookshelves) but any cupboards that are locked contain private possessions so please respect this and don't try to open them. 


The kitchen comes with all the basic essentials to cook a meal, including rice, pasta, baked beans, condiments, tea, coffee, oil and sauces and some jams and spreads. Please feel free to use what is available but please replace what you use so the next guests arrive to a similar set of ingredients. We feel this makes a real difference when you arrive.


The downstairs has underfloor heating which you shouldn't need in the height of summer, and upstairs has storage heaters.  The bathroom has underfloor heating (switch outside door to your left) plus a heated towel rail (pull switch in bathroom above towel rail).   The water is heated overnight and provides a full tank of very hot water but you may need to boost the hot water after setting the dishwasher and  having showers - the booster switch is inside the airing cupboard between the two bedrooms - you will find the "booster" switch to your left of the linen (the smaller one to the bottom left on the control box).  Simply turn it anti-clockwise until the light comes on.  The water will take about an hour but it will heat up half the tank for additional needs.  Outside the bathroom door is the switch for the power shower which should be on, but if the water isn't too strong you might check that the switch is in the on position.


Both bedrooms have blinds and curtains which block out nearly all the light which makes for great sleeping, and the Main bedroom has a new Kingsize bed you won't want to get out of in the morning.