Merlewood Cottage Details

The space

The cottage is very cosy with a wood burner in the lounge for cold nights, two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom for guests, accessible via a private staircase. The place dates back to around the 1630s and is made up of two original cottages, one of which was extended in the 1700s, plus a modern extension to add a kitchen and third bedroom in the 1980s, although the extension blends in perfectly. The lounge was apparently once a bakery, and the extension built to the side of this was reputed to have been built for the baker's assistant. This is now a small room to the side of the lounge that is used as a study or bedroom as it is equipped with a double bed. The beam above the fireplace has daisy chain circles carved into it to ward off evil spirits and witches.

Guest access

You will have private use of the main part of the cottage featuring lounge, dining room and study on the ground floor, with winding staircase up to the two bedrooms and private bathroom on the first, including private access to the cottage via the main door which leads onto the dining room. A third bed is available in the downstairs study which can be made up on request. 

The kitchen is shared, while we will occupy the end bedroom that is accessible by a separate staircase from the kitchen and has its own bathroom facilities.

Other things to note

There are steps up to the gate and a path through the garden leading to the property. This property also has steps between most rooms as it is built on the side of a hill.

Please note that although we have 3 double beds available we only normally accept groups of 4 people, and do not allow pets.

There is however a cat on the property, his name is Diggory, a gentle and friendly male cat from the rescue centre. He keeps  very close to us and is unlikely to expect to come into your space during your stay here.