Our fully-carpeted, centrally-heated accommodation comprises a sitting/dining room with kitchenette off, understairs cupboard providing storage for coats, boots, etc; split staircase to a large, light and airy double bedroom with ensuite shower room, and a small study off.
In addition there is a sitting-out area exclusively for guests' use. This has a table, parasol, comfortable chairs, and flower planters, and is a lovely afternoon suntrap. It overlooks the main garden where you may catch sight of a passing muntjac deer, frogs and toads on walkabout from the pond, a wide variety of garden birds attracted to our feeders, the occasional sparrowhawk, and red kites which can often be seen overhead.
Guests have their own parking space on the driveway outside the flat.
All bedding, towels and tea towels are provided. For stays of two weeks or more, we change these once a week, at a pre-arranged time convenient for our guests. Space does not allow for provision of a washing machine but our weekly rate includes a laundry service of one wash load per week.
The flat has free Wi-Fi with its own dedicated secure login.
On arrival, in addition to the basics stored in the Kitchenette (see below), guests are provided with a Welcome Pack of fresh milk, fruit juice, local bread and eggs, butter and a fruit bowl.
Although compact, the downstairs area is thoughtfully designed with quality furnishings to provide maximum comfort and flexibility:
- Two-seater settee
- Sturdy drop-leaf dining table
- Folding dining chairs - padded and extremely comfortable.
- Coffee table
- Side tables
- Central, side and reading lights
- Virgin HD cable TV with recording facility
- Virgin Broadband Wi-Fi
- DVD player
- Books and games
The kitchenette offers:
- Two-ring electric hob
- Electric slow cooker (+ two-person recipe book)
- Wide range of cooking utensils, kitchen tools, crockery and cutlery
- Basic comestibles: e.g tea, coffee, sugar, salt, oil, honey
Please note that the kitchenette space does not allow us to provide a full-size cooker with oven. If this is an important consideration on your ‘tick list’ then we are possibly not the right sort of accommodation for you. However, the facilities and equipment provided are perfectly adequate to rustle up a great meal from scratch if you’re a reasonable cook, or to reheat ‘ready-meals’ if preferred. We have a branch of Cook in Saffron Walden from where you can buy a fabulous range of frozen, home-cooked food, ready to pop in the microwave. When booking, if you would like to have some dishes from Cook in the freezer ready for your arrival, do let us know and we’ll be happy to arrange this for you.
Split staircase to:
- Superking bed (or two x 3' singles)
- Bedside drawers
- Wardrobe with good supply of hangers
- Chest of drawers
- Full-length mirror
- Flexible lighting
- DAB Clock/radio
- Bookcases, full of books
- Desk and chair
- Tea/coffee tray
- Ironing board and Iron
- Clothes airer/dryer
- More books!
- Mira mixer shower (and plentiful hot water)
- Ample storage