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. 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 and study on the ground floor, with winding staircase up to the two bedrooms and private bathroom on the first.

The kitchen and dining room will be 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.