This is a single storey stone building with a natural slate roof which in the past was used for bunching and packing daffodils for market. It is across the yard from The Barn, and next to (though quite separate from) The Farmhouse. It is similar in layout to The Barn, though considerably smaller. It is especially popular with couples and small families, being cleverly laid out to make the best use of the available space and very well equipped.
The centrepiece of the cottage is a pleasant living/dining room . This has, like The Barn, a high beamed ceiling and a large woodstove. It has a comfortable sofa and chairs and a dining table for 4 / 5. There is TV, with DVD , and a hi-fi with small CD. A feature is a huge antique carved oak chest which has always lived in the building, and which has been allowed to remain! A large french window opens onto a patio area in the farmyard.
Opening off the living room is a fully equipped galley kitchen with handmade fitted pine units, a slot-in ceramic top cooker with double oven and grill, dishwasher and microwave. A full range of quality equipment is supplied to cater for at least six.
Tucked away behind the kitchen there is a small bathroom (recently refurbished) with bath and shower, washbasin and WC, as well as a washer/drier and airing cupboard.
Sleeping accommodation is arranged in two bedrooms, one at each end of the cottage. There is also a sleeping gallery (‘the bivouac’) in the roof beams at one end of the living area – this is only suitable for older children or teenagers and is accessed by a fixed ladder from the main living area.
The main bedroom has a very comfortable double bed, and the smaller bedroom, which is rather curiously shaped to fit in to the space at the end of the cottage, has a set of 2′ 6″ bunk beds Both bedrooms are prettily furnished with a mixture of stripped and painted furniture.
There is gas central heating throughout as well as the woodstove, which allows the cottage to be very snug at any time of the year.
To the front of The Flower House is a small southfacing patio with a picnic table and barbeque, surrounded by a stone wall, with an archway. There is plenty of room for parking in the yard. Across the yard there is a large communal area of land which everyone can use for playing or picnics.