You’ll catch a glimpse of this wonderful old farmhouse half way up the rather impressive tree-lined drive. It has masses of space for 13 people – perfect for groups and extended families to spend time together. There’s a timeless charm about this house with the cosy wood-burning stoves, four-oven Aga, huge pitch pine kitchen table and pretty bedrooms. You’ll feel relaxed as soon as you walk through the door.
The traditional farmhouse kitchen has a flagstone floor, huge pine table and chairs and a four oven Aga. Welsh dressers contain all the glasses, crockery, pots and pans, and kitchen utensils that you are likely to need. Leading off the kitchen is the old dairy (always cool and is ideal for storing food and drink) with a large American fridge freezer and the utility room which has plenty of space for drying wet cycling or walking kit, a tumble drier, washing machine and dishwasher as well as an additional electric cooker and sink.
Choosing which sitting room to relax in might just be the most stressful part of staying at Gilestone Farmhouse.
The sitting room is huge, with plenty of seating, a log burning stove, and a TV and DVD player.
The morning room is cosier, with a wood burner and lots of board games and books to enjoy.
The conservatory has a small dining table and a sofa and chairs, with views of the garden and the farmland beyond. It’s a great place to read a book or (if you have to) get some work done.
Downstairs shower room
Off the utility room is a shower room with a shower, loo and basin.
Up the oak stair case to the seven bedrooms over 2 floors. On the first floor, you’ll find:
1. Cosy Room – a double room
2. Grey Room – a charming single bedroom
3. Red Room – a huge room with a king-sized bed and a three piece suite
4. Turquoise Room – a double room
5. Four Poster Room – wonderful room with a king-sized, hand-carved oak, four poster bed
There are two large bathrooms on the first floor.
Continue up to the second floor to find:
6. View room – a huge double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a spare ‘put-you-up’ bed, making it an ideal family room.
7. Twin room - twin-bedded room, with its own bathroom.
There is central heating and logs are available free of charge for the wood-burning stoves.
Gilestone Farmhouse is set in delightful lawned gardens with mature shrubs and trees. A little stream runs through part of the garden. Outside the conservatory is a patio area with outdoor furniture and a barbeque.
AT A GLANCe:
5 bathrooms (2 en-suite)
Well behaved dogs welcome
Plenty of parking
The Four Oven Aga
Additional electric cooker
Large fridge freezer
Drying room (in the utility room