The accommodation is on 2 levels, the upper level was once a hay loft and therefore has low level windows as well as velux windows. This level houses the large master bedroom with its en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. The beds can be a superking (6 foot wide) or the beds can be separated to form 2 singles. On the ground level of the accommodation you have the open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area. The sitting area has huge tall windows and patio doors effectively bringing the outside views in. There is an open fireplace and extremely comfortable leather seating. The kitchen area is large and a counter separates it from the sitting area. The dining table is just to the side of the kitchen area. The large main bathroom has a separate shower, bath and toilet. 3 stairs take you onto a landing where the 2 further bedrooms are located side by side. These bedrooms have twin zip and link beds which can convert to superking size just like the master bedroom. These bedrooms are small in relation to the large master bedroom and are roomier when the beds are set up as singles and not superkings.
We have a summerhouse above the tennis court with great views to the east and any of our guests can use it so that they can fully appreciate the panoramic views on offer on site. All guests are able to have shared use of this summerhouse, tennis court and games room . We have a list too of walks in the area, many starting from the farm itself. The surrounding garden area around Pitmiddle, Outfield and Honeysuckle is not fenced – so pet owners need to be aware of that – you cannot let your pet out unattended. The properties are on a very small farm accessed via a farm road.
We have tried to be as environmentally friendly as we can with our holiday houses. When we converted Outfield and Pitmiddle from farm buildings into accommodation we kept the same footprint so some stables are now bedrooms! We have used reclaimed wooden flooring and the houses are powered by a geothermal ground source heat pump. Our water supply comes off the hill and is filtered in our water treatment area before going to the houses. All our fixtures and fittings are sourced locally.
In order to increase our green credentials even more we are now excited to announce that in 2014 we put up a small 18 m wind turbine on the hill behind the holiday houses. It is only an 11 kw turbine but we hope that after its first year we will have generated enough kw hours to cover our on site electrical needs.
Meals: If you wish to order a meal for your first night or indeed for any of the days you are with us please contact me and I can put you in touch with our recommended cook.
Changeover day is a Friday or Monday in July and August and we are more flexible outwith this period. Please note that we do have a private water supply which goes through a high tech filter system although bottled water is available free of charge if preferred – we would recommend it for anyone with low immunity.
On site we have 3 properties, all with wi-fi in the living areas. At the other end of this sandstone building you have Pitmiddle ,the 2 bedroom cottage. These 2 properties can be used as one large property when the interconnecting door is unlocked (this gives you a large 5 bedroom cottage called Pitfield).
Also on site backing on to Pitmiddle you have the detached 1 bedroom cottage Honeysuckle. In total we can accommodate 12 guests in the 3 cottages.