The Gables Retreat is a spacious former farmhouse, with many original period features. The house easily accommodates 11 guests in 5 bedrooms, with 1 en suite bedroom on the ground floor for guests preferring not to use the stairs. Four of the bedrooms have optional super king/twin bed arrangements, making the accommodation very flexible. Four of the bedrooms are large enough to accommodate extra z-beds or cots. 1 cot, 1 travel cot and 1 highchair can be provided on request. There are 4 beautifully appointed bath/shower rooms, 3 of them en suite, 2 with baths. The master en suite has a large walk in shower, double-ended slipper bath, and twin basin vanity unit.
On the ground floor, there is a large, open plan kitchen/dining room with a modern kitchen. The kitchen is excellently equipped to cater for up to 12 guests, with a range-style cooker, dishwasher, 2 fridges, granite worktops and a breakfast bar, the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks. There is an elegant sitting room, as well as a separate TV/play room next to the kitchen, with a 40" plasma TV, Sky TV, a DVD player, a Wii console, iPod/phone docking station and Hi-Fi system. There is an excellent selection of books, magazines and toys and games for little ones.
The utility/laundry room has a washing machine/tumble dryer and a freezer, and plenty of extra storage space.
Outside there is lots to do! The grounds are extensive and enclosed. There are animals on site in the adjacent field, and a climbing frame in the orchard to keep youngsters amused. For the more energetic, there is a croquet set, a badminton & volleyball set and plenty of space to walk and run. The barbecue area, accessed directly from the dining area patio doors, has outdoor furniture for 11, a gas barbecue and a covered 7 seat hydrotherapy hot tub.
There are many luxurious touches, including Egyptian cotton bedding, beautifully soft towels and robes, slippers, toiletries and a welcome pack of home made cake, fruit, milk, loaf of bread, tea & coffee, bottle of wine and fresh flowers. All central heating costs and electricity costs are included. Mobile phone reception is good for most networks. We have WiFi at the property.
We allow 2 dogs to accompany you on your holiday by strict prior arrangement, as long as they are kept under control and supervised at all times, and are only allowed in the kitchen and utility areas of the property.