upper general stores
has a vintage 5 foot wide sleigh bed with a single day-bed built in between the two cupboards. This day bed makes the room double as a twin room if desired, or is ideal as a family room. It has a full width 3 foot single mattress on the day bed. The room has its own wash hand basin.
It is the quietest of the rooms, with views onto the garden and up the hill. It is painted a tranquil white throughout and has embroidered ‘beetle’ cushions and a collection of rare butterflies in frames, and hand printed wallpaper by Barnaby Gates.
The first floor Nell Nile bunk room (sleeps 2)
leads into the butterfly room, and is suitable for two children or for two adults if a group of friends are sharing for a weekend. All the art, and decoupage mini drawers and mirrors are by Nell Nile of Bristol. (www.nellnile.co.uk)
The beds are 3 ft wide (adult size) and there is a curtain providing some privacy. Despite the small size of the room, there is clothes hanging space, a storage box and corner shelves providing bed-side table space for each bunk.
The first floor Japanese room (sleeps 4 incl sofa bed)
is the largest and most impressive of the bedrooms, with a double-glazed window onto Mill End Street. It has antique, wide oak floorboards and one double and one single sleigh bed.
The Japanese room can function as a double, family or twin bedroom. There is plenty of space for a travel cot if you are bringing one, and makes a good family room. The red leather sofa bed can also be made up as a single bed if a family has two children and wants them in the same room.
The Japanese room
has a built in cupboard, with shelves and plenty of hanging space and a low ‘alter table’ in the sealed fire place. It has individual storage space next to each bed, in the lavishly lacquered bedside chests. It has a fantastic red leather sofa, and is decorated with black and red oriental style silk furnishings, gowns and screens. It has hand-printed ‘antique chairs’ wallpaper lining the inside of the wardrobe as a quirky surprise! It is close to the small family ‘bette’ bathroom.
The first floor white room (sleeps 3)
is a twin room, with matching single and bunk beds (bunk beds to be added in February – not yet shown in picture) and a double-glazed window onto Mill End Street. It has a generous chest of drawers and hanging space behind the door. Although the smallest of the main bedrooms, the white room affords ample space for three people sharing, and would even have enough space for a travel cot too if required.
It is a peaceful bedroom, with images of white flowers and an antique painting of azaeleas on the wall. It is situated immediately opposite the small bette bathroom.
The first floor Chinese room (sleeps 3 + cot)
is in the upper corridor of the property, with a double-glazed window onto Mill End Street and a view through the bedroom door and the landing window out to the garden. It has a soft Art Deco style double bed with a chinese throw, and a single wooden bed to enable this room to be used as a twin room or a family room.
This bedroom is suitable for a family with a child and/or a baby, as it has a cot already set up in the room and has it’s own en-suite bathroom. It has hanging space in a low cupboard behind the bathroom door and also on decorative panels of wood on the wall. There is also an old fashioned low cupboard for unpacking clothing etc. The bathroom has a medium sized bette bath , a cloak room hand wash basin and a loo.
The first floor, family shower room
has a bath with shower mixer, and a separate shower cubicle with an independent electric shower. It has a large wash hand basin and a WC. The wallpaper is vintage 1950′s Eames.
Although much of the plumbing is relatively new, it must be remembered that the property is some 600 years old, and uses narrow pipe work. Please note there is a saniflow in this bathroom so nothing other than loo roll down it please, and also water pressure is sometimes low if all bathrooms are being used at the same time. For this reason, each bathroom has it’s own electric shower, which is not reliant on the main hot water supply and water pressure should the house be fully occupied.
The first floor, small bette bathroom
is a compact bathroom on the main landing, using Waverly Edwardian style fittings, and appealing especially to children with it’s compact Bette Sitz bath. It has an old fashioned, ‘watering-can’ style overhead shower, again running off an independent electric shower.
Miniature marble mosaic tiles surround the bath, and the room is decorated with shells and ceramic glassware.
The four poster bedroom
has a free standing bath with central taps, and it’s own en-suite loo and wc. The four poster bed has curtains and cushions made from antique french linen bed spreads, and a linen curtain hangs over the door way to the Upper Malt House.
This room now has an internal corridor for access from the upper malt house to the upper stores bedrooms so is no longer the thoroughfare through!
The clog and habitat carrier bag paintings are by Dave Merrills from North Wales. The floor is wide tumbled oak boards, and forms the sides of the in-room bath and also the custom made window shutters.