The Gardener’s Bothy dates back to the early 1800’s and has now been lovingly restored ensuring the charm and character of this period cottage have not been lost. Original exposed beams and Gothic door reflect a different time and contrast well with the modern interior design, which uses subtle tones of green reflecting the natural surroundings.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with a stunning granite work surface and the original flag stone floors which flow from the kitchen into the sitting room. Underfloor heating ensures the Bothy is warm and cosy whatever the weather. In the sitting room there is a comfortable sofa, two armchairs, a woollen rug, small tables and a Charnwood woodburning stove, the colour of which is in keeping with the subtle tones of the room. There are numerous books including those of local interest and those with a gardening theme. There is a dining table with Eames chairs. The dining table extends to accommodate six people, if required. French windows lead out to a sitting area with a bistro table and chairs, whilst the kitchen door opens onto the second patio with table and chairs to seat six.
Upstairs are two bedrooms. In the first the dark wood of the ceiling timbers is reflected in the beautiful polished wood of the super king sleigh bed on which to compliment the delicate greens, delicate shades of purple and lilac are introduced in the cover and cushions. In the second bedroom the colours are of gentler shades, with two attractive brass and cream twin beds and tones of green in the covers.
The Bothy is set in beautiful surroundings, with both views through the beech copse to the park and woodland beyond and views to the outer courtyard.
Sleeps 2-4: Super king bed in main bedroom, twin beds in second. All duvets and pillows are Goose and Feather Down (Hypo-allergenic bedding is also available on request). All bed linen is provided and professionally laundered. Hairdryers are provided in each bedroom.
Bathing: Fully tiled wet room area, with walk-in shower, large basin, and toilet. Fluffy white towels, dressing gowns and slippers are provided. Toiletries are by Anne Semonin.
Living & Dining rooms: Charnwood woodburning stove, with free kindling and wood supply. Smart TV, Blu-Ray player (also plays DVD’s and CD’s), WiFi, extendable oak dining table. A selection of books & glossy magazines are provided.
Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, Neff appliances, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer. Matching De'Longhi kettle and toaster. Professional cook ware and knives. A welcome package of basic items is provided.
Outside: Garden to rear and front of property. Kitchen leads to an outside dining area with Kettler table and chairs. The sitting room leads to smaller outdoor bistro area. Secure, private parking and access to private parkland.
Pets: Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome, but no puppies under 12 months of age please. Further pets will be considered: please contact to discuss. There is a charge of £20 per pet.