The Cottage

Converted stables close to our main house but standing in the most magnificent setting. The cottage is only a few feet from a large fenced off pond that is about 100 metres long and 4m deep in the middle. It is fed by four freshwater springs and is the head of the Twyford Brook.

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The cottage overlooking the fresh spring fed pond


A winter's day


The sitting room with a view to the pond


The lower garden by the pond


The rear of the cottage


The double bedroom


The twin bedroom and ensuite


The double bedroom


25 acres of land surround the cottage and our fields are grazed by sheep.


You can occasionally see foxes, badgers, deer, buzzards, hobbies, woodpeckers, pheasants, rabbits, wild ducks on pond and wild flowers in the spring. National Trust land backs on to us with many footpaths. The cottage has a small unenclosed garden area (but safely fenced off from the pond), and you have freedom to roam across our fields and woodland.




  • The cottage contains two attractive bedrooms, one twin and one  double. Each bedroom has its own modern en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.

  • The sitting room with dining table for 4 people has lovely views of the lake and rolling hills. It is quite small but past visitors are perfectly happy with this as they are usually out most of the time. It has a freeview television, and a Tape/Radio/CD player. Radios in all bedrooms, Wi-fi internet access. DVD player.

  • The Galley kitchen off the sitting room  has a small fridge with ice-box and a four-ringed gas hob, an electric toaster, electric kettle and microwave. There is an  additional standard gas cooker with 4 rings, overhead grill and full sized oven, a small electric ovenette and a refrigerator with ice-box, a dishwasher and an automatic washing machine in the laundry room (access through the second bedroom or from outside).  A washing line is supplied outside.

  • The cottage has oil-fired central heating and radiators have individual thermostatic controls.