garden


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The Oak Room & Garden – this room catches the day time sunshine and is warmed by a solid fuel stove at night

Bell Tent on the lawn – available to hire, already put up for you for £250.00

Alfresco BBQ – can be booked via Bordello Banquets and served in the BBQ area

Buffet in the Oak Room – can be ordered and laid out ready for your arrival or served during your weekend

Charlston Dance Class in the courtyard – booked in advance via bordello Banquets

Family get-togethers and large inter-generational gatherings and celebrations

 Kids playing on the lawn – barked play area, stainnnless steel slide, ground level trampoline, sand pit

Pizza Oven and BBQ area – you can hire the pizza oven, logs and pizza peels from Bordello Banquets

Cream tea outside and in Oak Room – china to hire from Bordello Banquets

Winter Evenings in the Oak Room – drenched in sunshine by day, flickering fire light by night

Hen Party set-up in the Oak Room – the ideal space for party games and welcome tables

About the Garden

The back of the property forms a three sided courtyard, creating a completely private oasis in the middle of a village setting, with views up onto the bracken covered hills behind. Though please remember that whilst it is very private, we do have neighbours!

There is a long flight of stairs leading from the lower patio area up to The Upper Malt House.

Access to the garden and main house is via a  set of wooden gates from the car park, through the stone BBQ area and down into the courtyard.

Once these wooden gates are closed and bolted from the inside it is nigh impossible for small children and dogs to escape the walled garden, so you can enjoy your weekend in a relaxed way without constantly worrying about the whereabouts of your offspring or pets!

The entrance to the house is via the wooden doors on the left.  the courtyard garden is very private, though please be reminded that we are in a village location and don’t be tempted to crank up the music in the garden.  It isn’t fair on our neighbours, so there is a no music rule in the garden – noise carries a long way in a small rural village.

The yew tree provides shaded seating for those who do not like sun, with great views up to the hills behind, and the tiers of the rockery provide a divide between the upper garden where children can play, and the lower seating and eating space in the courtyard.

The upper garden has a rough lawn and is surrounded by shrubs, and has an extensive activity play area with ladder and platform, commando net, rope ladders, climbing knotty ropes, recycled tyre horse swing, monkey handles, swing, hammock seat swing and under 3 year old safety seat.

The built-in BBQ is in the area against the south facing wall of the malt house, which gets the sun from first thing in the morning until it disappears behind the hill in the early evening. There is built in stone seating in this area, and the bee skep indentations provide perfect alcoves for night-time candle-light.

Motorbikes and mountain bikes can be brought through beyond the second pair of gates, and mountain bikes can also be locked here overnight.

The  top lawn features funky furniture made from re-cycled car tyres and is the perfect spot for an evening gin and tonic!

There is a sand pit, swing, rope ladder and rings in shade of Yew Tree.

There are railway sleeper and old brick low steps down to lower garden.

There are stone steps around the hot tub and down from the BBQ area.

 

Dogs Welcome:
Dogs are allowed, though not upstairs, & definitely not on furniture. Any fouling or damage to furniture will be charged for and deducted from the security deposit. Please also do not leave any dog mess in the garden – please bag it up and then put into black bin bags.

The quickest & nearest places to exercise dogs are – out of the parking area, & up the lane in a loop repeatedly turning left, along the path round the primary school. There is a public right of way at the top of New St, at the back of the house, leading straight up onto the hill with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Also, if you turn right out of the car-park and cross the road, go through the church yard and turn left, then right, there is a path leading to the swings and playing field, and a woodland hill-top walk, with a right hand turn through beautiful woodland and back into the village.

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