A delightful conversion of the former laundry on the Howford estate, Laundry Cottage is an attractive, stone cottage offering immaculately-presented accommodation and superb, far-reaching views within walking distance of a pretty village and pub.
The former laundry on the Howford Estate
Laundry Cottage is accessed via its own private drive. A rustic porch with covered area for storing outside kit leads into the open-plan living area. This super, double height room complete with exposed beams and feature stone wall is incredibly light and airy with fabulous views over open countryside and delightful quirky touches including the local cricket score board salvaged from a skip. There’s a log burner for cosy evenings and for warmer periods French doors lead to a stone terrace with outside dining area.
The three immaculately-presented bedrooms – two double and one twin – feature wooden floors, working shutters and muted colours creating a simple, rustic style in keeping with the stunning surroundings in which the cottage sits.
Laundry Cottage is set within its own garden (please note this is not fully enclosed) with fabulous, far-reaching views across rolling farmland to the hills beyond. A south-facing terrace with outside furniture and barbecue provides a sunny, sheltered spot for outside dining. Beyond the house are a network of rolling fields and lochan which attracts a super variety of wildlife and birdlife.
Entrance with outside covered area for storing outdoor kit.
Open-plan living area comprising:
Cosy seating area with wood burner, TV with Freeview and DVD.
Fully equipped kitchen with 4-ring induction hob, single oven, microwave, fridge / freezer and dishwasher. The washing machine and tumble dryer are in a cupboard in the family bathroom.
Dining area for 6 guests.
Bedroom one with 5’ double bed, chest of drawers and hooks and hangers to provide hanging space.
En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 5’ double bed, chest of drawers and hooks and hangers to provide hanging space.
Bedroom three with two 3’ single beds, chest of drawers and hooks and hangers to provide hanging space.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Laundry Cottage is set within its own garden (please note that it is not fully enclosed) with a south facing terrace and outside dining area with charcoal barbecue. Guests are welcome to explore the wider estate and there are excellent walks directly from the doorstep.
There is private parking for at least two cars adjacent to the house.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
DOGS & OTHER PETS
One well-behaved dog is welcome at Laundry Cottage for an additional fee of £25. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs and not beyond the kitchen. Dogs must be kept on leads when there is stock in the fields.
Grazing is available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. There is fabulous riding in the area on marked bridle paths as well as on the quiet country roads which surround the estate.
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest soap is also provided.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
Laundry Cottage has biomass (wood pellet) central heating in addition to the wood burner in the lounge. A generous supply of logs are provided for the wood burner.
The privately owned Howford House sits nearby. Laundry Cottage has been arranged with guest privacy in mind with the accommodation facing away from Howford. Laundry Cottage has it's own drive and garden.