This was such an unusual holiday cottage that I took lots of internal photos.
As I look at this front door I am reminded of our first time away from the house. Alan had made a note of the key code to get back in.
We returned and it did not work
It felt like utter panic, the people who looked after the place lived 10 miles away and all the information I had relating to them and the house (and the key code) was inside. I could not call the owners and I could not call the local caretakers.
Eventually and almost in tears (not helped by raging toothache) I went to the local pub to see if they could help.
What a relief, as it happened one of their part time waitresses also helped with cleaning the house on occasion. She came down and solved the problem. Alan had written 2 of the numbers down in the wrong order. Panic over.
Looking through from the hallway into the kitchen
The old school coat pegs (note 232 as the highest number)
and an old tapestry wall hanging
The school crest
Looking back towards the front door
And out through the porch
The bedroom corridor
The living room which had obviously been the main school hall was enormous
An interesting feature seen here - one could draw curtains around the central sitting area in front of the fire to make it cosy in the winter
A dining table at one end
Staircase up to a mezzanine area
and a dining table at the other end
Going up to the mezzanine
The mezzanine using space in the roof
and looking down
We had so much room to spread out - I chose this bedroom for space
and Alan had a small one at the back
with his own en-suite with this spa/massage shower
Having been in a 16th century tiny thatched cottage (complete with head bangers everywhere so that we did not hurt our heads on beams and door posts) last time, I really enjoyed the space here.
Stay tuned for many photos of the area