The Old Coach House occupies a sheltered, elevated, rural position with views over the lower end of the wooded Toadsmoor Valley and adjoining Golden Valley. We are at the top of a long, steep, private drive and there is ample parking.
The cottage is separated from our house by a large lawn and both properties stand in 25 acres of steeply sloping woodlands and paddocks with level areas of mature garden. Footpaths lead directly from the gardens in to the woods.
We are at the top of a long, steep, private drive and have no close neighbours.
The woods provide almost total seclusion - it is a beautiful spot.
The grounds are well fenced, plus a secure fence surrounds the cottage garden. A large kennel is available and all clean, friendly pets with responsible owners are most welcome.
Please note that we have 4 much loved cats, 3 dogs (not roaming free), a few ducks, a pair of peacocks and also a small flock of tame sheep. Light sleepers could be disturbed by the normal county noises (lambing is April to May and the mating season for pea-fowl is June!) Wild animals include badgers, foxes and deer.
heated outdoor swimming pool and spa tub
Outside the cottage is a 7.5m circular heated swimming pool, shared by visitors and our own family and guests from around May to Sept depending on the weather.
It is approx 1.5m deep and has no shallow end. On hot days it is gorgeous, reaching up to 28°c. We also have an out-door, hot, bubbling hydro-therapy spa tub kept at around 40°c all year round.
Beside the pool there is a barbecue and sunbeds for lounging and soaking up the sun or just enjoying the peace and quiet. Please bring your own inflatable toys, bathrobes and loads of towels!