Little Barton Cottage, originally a shippon with a granary running along above it, is part of a courtyard of stone and slate outbuildings behind Little Barton Farmhouse. The original, exposed, roof trusses and wooden floors have been preserved. There’s plenty of room for 6 people in the large, airy rooms.
With a really efficient Clear View wood-burner, stacks of books and board games, it's a welcoming place to return to after coastal walks in wild weather. There is a garden at the back of the house to enjoy in the sunshine. The air outside is filled with birdsong and the hedges filled with wild roses in the summer. The beach is about a 20 minute walk away. From the garden you can hear the waves crashing on the shore at high tide. There is a wild flower meadow and a 45ft barn with a full sized ping pong table which you are welcome to use. The clear night skies in summer are really magnificent, as are the sunsets, which flood the kitchen with reddish light on summer evenings.
The Farmhouse and The Cottage can be booked together for larger groups and weddings.
Sleeps: Up to 6 Guests
Mod Cons: Wifi, Radio, TV, DVD player, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge
Heating: A clear-view wood burner and the house is fully central heated by an AA rated oil condensing boiler.
Smoking: No smoking indoors
Cots: 1 or 2 depending if one is needed in the farmhouse
Highchairs: 1 or 2 depending if one is needed in the farmhouse
Pets: Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome as long as they stay just in the kitchen
The Cottage kitchen has French windows which open out into the garden, letting in the glow of the reddish Western light in the early evening. There is an old Belfast sink with a slate surround and a big kitchen table, as well as the usual dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and electric cooker. The Rayburn in the picture is ‘retired’ - the house is now heated by a very efficient oil condensing boiler.
There is also a utility room that has lots of space for bikes, surf boards, push chairs etc.