The property is a hidden gem full, of surprises to delight you and enhance your stay. Sleeps upto 9 people.
There is a collection of oil paintings, impressive chandeliers, fine antique Georgian and French furniture. The interior is at once elegant, luxurious and comfortable. Notable features include marble floors, ionic columns, a portico, beautiful mantelpieces, Aubusson rugs, striking mirrors and magnificent mahogany doors. There is a Bose surround system in the principle rooms into which you can plug your mp3 player and there is a tv for dvds and a music system in the Red Room on the first floor.
The house sits in 2 acres of beautiful natural landscape full of wild flowers in the summer, fruit trees, hazelnut and cherry trees. The River Miochette runs through the grounds.
You enter the house through an Ionic portico which leads directly into the Marble Hall, at the heart of the house. This room is perfect for entertaining, parties and special events. There is a large open fire, the walls are adorned with large oil paintings and hand made mirrors. The Marble Hall's guilded mahogany double doors open into the Blue Drawing Room, which is a little more intimate in scale but can easily be used to entertain or is equally ideal for a cosy night by the fire in the winter or resting on the large handmade sofas on a warm summer evening with a glass of wine. The room is bathed in light from the east in the morning and the massive and exquisite lead crystal chandelier is no poor substitute in the evening.
There other main room on the ground floor is the large family kitchen, with bespoke kitchen units, Lacanche range, Belfast sink, Cararra marble floor, large painted table and large patio doors to the east and south sides.
There is a double height stair from the hall, which leads to a bright galleried landing with oak floor and double doors to a cosy single bedroom.
All bedrooms are on the first floor, are south east facing and have lovely views over the grounds.
The Print Room is one of the nicest rooms in the house, a little more intimate in scale than the grand rooms downstairs. It can be a twin or double bedroom. The architectural print are copies of 18th century editions of Vitruvius Britannicus, the geometric print curtains are cut silk velvet. The furniture is eighteen century English and French and an open fire provides a wonderful focal point.
The gallery landing leads eastward to the Red Room and hall. The Red Room is furnished with antique French and Georgian furniture as small sitting room is screened from the hall by columns. It has a flat screen TV for DVDs and a Sony stereo system with Bose surround sound speakers. The curtains are of velvet damask print and perfectly complement the rich red of the walls. Three is a large Georgian style mirror made by the owner and classical appliqué wall lights on either side.
A further three bedrooms and bathroom facilities are accessed from the Red Landing. They are similarly furnished in an elegant and comfortable way.
There is a baguette machine in the village, which is well and freshly stocked 6 days a week.