The best things come in small packages and the charmingly named Pigeon Loft is an enchanting conversion with a lovely story to tell.
Set just off the tree-lined village green on the edge of the Cheviot Hills, this is a heavenly sanctuary for romance and relaxation, or an uplifting base for walking and cycling in the captivating heather-clad hillsides of the National Park.
Dating back to the early 18th century, the cottage has been sensitively restored to respect the integrity of the original building, while the interior finish reflects the creative flair of the owner, comprising a scheme of country classics, natural textures and timeless antique finds. The overall feel is effortlessly stylish yet beautifully designed for comfort - a perfect bijou for two!
The living area sits on the first floor and is set out in an open plan layout incorporating the sitting room, bedroom and kitchen, framed by the original brick hearth. Design features include Victorian and Edwardian rugs, a deep sumptuous sofa and pretty window seats, along with statement pieces using luxury tweeds from Marton Mills, finest quality Jacquard linens and industrial-style Dutch lighting. The original cast iron bed is wonderfully opulent with high quality mattress, duck down bedding and vintage pillowcases for the final delicate flourish.
The compact but well equipped kitchen is painted in the aptly named ‘Pigeon’ from Farrow & Ball, with reclaimed surfaces in rich walnut adding to the overall sense of quality. There is an adjoining shower room on this floor with artisan ceramics from the design house of William De Morgan, and downstairs you will find a boot room/utility with washing facilities and hanging space. Storage for bikes, fishing kit and outdoor gear can all be accommodated on request.
Finally, for those looking for the ultimate holiday indulgence away from the hob, a gentle wander of fifty yards will take you to the Border Hotel for a real ale in front of a roaring fire, and fresh seasonal produce from the Border heartlands.GROUND FLOOR
Access and entrance hall with bench seating, hanging and storage space leading into:
Boot room/utility room with sink, washing machine, microwave, hanging rail and clothes pulley.FIRST FLOOR
Open-plan living space comprising sitting room, bedroom and kitchen:-
Kitchen with electric oven with ceramic hob, grill and oven, dishwasher, fridge. Please note - there is a microwave and washing machine in the utility room downstairs. Drop-leaf table with chairs for dining for two.
Bedroom with 5’ king size original cast iron bedstead with a high quality natural fibre sprung mattress and duck and down duvet.
Sitting room with double sofa, electric stove, small flat screen TV with Freeview and integrated DVD player, radio, selection of books and games.
Bathroom with corner shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.OUTSIDE
There is no private garden provision, however the property fronts the village green which is south facing and there is a bench seat where you can watch the comings and goings of life in this friendly village community.
Secure storage available for bikes, outdoor kit and fishing rods can be made available on request.PARKING
There is on-street parking to the front of the cottage.BABIES & CHILDREN
Due to the size of the property, the Pigeon Loft is not suitable for children, however babes in arms up to the age of 6 months may be considered.DOGS
Dogs are not permitted.GUEST AMENITIES
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries from Noble Isle. A hairdryer is provided.WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available with good speeds. The major mobile network providers all have good signal strength.HEATING
Electric heating throughout the property and electric stove in the sitting room.GUEST PRIVACY
The property sits in a private row of cottages overlooking the village green.
Transport and Parking
No Pets Allowed
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|Pigeon Loft||£360 Per unit per week|
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