LOUNGE/DINING ROOM: Three piece suite with three-seater settee. Extending dining table and chairs to seat up to six.
TV with DVD and video, with lots of films. Radio/CD player. Internet access.Plenty of indoor games and pastimes for all ages.
Plenty of local maps, guides and books -including books for children, and even recipe books ( - if rain stops play, bake a cake!)
PLEASE NOTE: The level of internet access is only appropriate for day-to-day activities such as email, Facebook, writing documents etc. Heavy useage such as streaming or downloading films and music etc can lead to an excess charge on our account, which we would pass on to the party who made use of it.
We have tried to create a sort of vintage feel to the furnishings, in tune with the wooden walls of the carriage - glimpsed behind the staircase.
KITCHEN: You can see the wooden carriage walls in the picture. Table and chairs for up to six. Full-sized electric cooker with double oven; larder fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, slow cooker, mixer and hand blender. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and cookware. Kitchen consumables and linen provided. Please note - no dishwasher - sorry! Freezer and washing machine etc in an outhouse.
SHOWER ROOM/LOO: in the railway carriage. Walk-in shower cubicle.
BACK GARDEN: Very private, and catches the morning sun - lovely for an al-fresco breakfast in summer, or a barbecue later on.The picture was taken during renovation work in 2011 - the carriage clearly seen, snug in its new insulated cladding. That's Tim and his mum June in the picture.
Plenty of garden furniture in the shed (glimpsed right of picture below), which also houses an old but serviceable toilet - which probably originates from before the War, so bang on trend with the Vintage vibe! It works fine, but has to be flushed with a bucket of water from the tap beside it. Good for emergencies!
Several bicycles of various sizes are kept in the garage ready for guests' use; there's a kettle style barbecue, and outdoor toys and games. And a washing line. Other 'laundry aids' are kept in the outhouse with the washing machine.
Bear in mind that the lake is just across the lane opposite the gate - as you can see from the picture bottom right, taken from the upstairs bedroom window. However, the gate can be secured with a cycle lock (provided) for the safety of children and dogs.