Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage adjoins our house (Chestnut House) but faces away from it. Chestnut House was originally part of a large house known as the Outrake and part of what is now Dove Cottage was probably the scullery for the main house. We think it is probably the oldest part of the current building and was in an earlier life a separate barn or simple cottage. We have recently renovated Dove Cottage to upgrade facilities but to retain some of its quirky original features.

Outside Dove Cottage

Cottage surrounded by beautiful plants

You enter the cottage through the stable door leading into the kitchen/dining room with its attractive limestone tiled floor. In the dining area there is an old pine table and a striking pitch pine dresser base and looking up you will see the original hooks that were used for hanging meat and poultry. The kitchen has contemporary beech units and is equipped with a built in electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine plus all day to day essentials. It has a large rooflight so it always feels light and airy.

Dove Cottage dining table

Dove Cottage kitchen

Overlooking the dining room and in to the kitchen

Original features in the Cottage

Three slate steps lead upto the cosy beamed lounge which has two comfortable settees – light the logburner, sit back and relax! TV/DVD and hifi/radio plus books, games and information. Incidentally the slate steps have been made out of the slate cold water tank which we found in the roof space of Chestnut House

Dove Cottage living room

Dove Cottage lounge

Stairs lead from the lounge to the first floor bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) which are fully carpeted, tastefully furnished and have antique pine wardrobes. There is a modern shower room with heated towel rail.

Dove Cottage Double Bedroom

Dove Cottage shower room

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

There is a table and chairs for you to enjoy the cottage garden and an old fashioned garden seat hiding beneath a yew tree.

Beyond the garden is an off road parking area.

Relaxing outside Dove Cottage

Cottage garden

Layouts of Dove Cottage can be seen by clicking on the images below.

Dove Cottage Ground Floor, click to see larger pdf plan

Dove Cottage First Floor, click to see larger pdf plan

Visitor Book Comments

“Most delicious light melt-in-the-mouth scones I’ve ever tasted!!! And the cottage was lovely too!”

…”Very stylish and comfortable with friendly and helpful hosts.”

…”Very comfortable, great location, lovely hosts.”

“Fabulous time once again, perfect place for celebrating ones’ birthday!”

“Great time was had by all, loved the cottage.”