The Barn was originally a stable block and forms the top of the old farmyard. It is over 70″ long and in most of it we have kept the high vaulted beamed ceiling, which gives it an extremely light and spacious feel.
The centrepiece is a large kitchen/dining/living area, over 40′ long. At one end we have constructed a sleeping gallery up in the roof beams which is very popular with slightly older children. At the other end is the kitchen made up of handmade painted pine units with solid beech worktops, with a modern ceramic hob cooker, dishwasher, washer-drier and microwave. There is a full range of quality equipment to cater for at least eight. One side of the kitchen forms a ‘breakfast bar’ dividing the kitchen from the remaining living area . For mealtimes there is a large antique oval dining table which can seat up to eight. Beyond this is an area with plenty of comfortable seating around a large woodstove. There is a TV with DVD and a Hi Fi with CD player. There are two double doors leading onto the farm courtyard on one side, and a large French window opening onto a sunny, south facing patio on the other side of the house.
Sleeping accommodation is arranged in three bedrooms plus the ‘sleeping gallery’. The bedrooms are prettily furnished with comfortable beds and bits and pieces of attractive furniture. The principal bedroom with en suite shower room, has a double bed, the second is a good sized room with twin beds, and the third is a small bedroom with twin beds. The gallery also has twin beds and is accessed by a fixed ladder from the main area. There is a good sized bathroom with airing cupboard, bath, power shower, washbasin and WC. Hot water is by economy 7 immersion heater. As well as the woodstove, there is full oil fired central heating throughout enabling the cottage to be comfortable at any time of year.
To the front (North) of the barn lies the large farm courtyard, with plenty of room for parking cars. To the rear (South), is a paved patio, with picnic table and barbeque provided, as well as a spacious garden, surrounded by the small meadow at the back of the farmyard. Further south is the tennis court, and the path down the farm to ‘Scotts Quay’.