Short breaks (less than 7 days) are paid in full on booking. Cancellations up to 8 weeks before the stay will be refunded minus 25%. Cancellations within the 8 weeks before the stay will be refunded minus 25% if the period is resold.
Holidays of 7 or more days require a deposit of 25% and then payment in full 8 weeks before the holiday starts. The same cancellation policy as above then applies.
Darcy's Cottage has a king-sized antique brass bed. If more than two guests are staying and bed & bedding is required a £35 surcharge will be charged to cover the additional laundry & bedding costs.
Dashwood sleeps up to four people and has two bedrooms. One with a king-sized antique brass bed, the other with two twins, (that can be zipped together to form a super-king bed). Please let me know how you want the twin beds in advance.
Willoughby's Loft has a four-poster double bed. If more than two guests are staying and bed & bedding is required a £35 surcharge will be charged to cover the additional laundry & bedding costs.
For young children a travel cot and high chair can be provided on request at no additional charge.
At my discretion, pets are allowed providing they do not go upstairs.
All bed linen and towels are provided. There are also kitchen essentials such as tea and coffee, salt & pepper and sugar.
Pillows and duvet are all feather, but if an alternative is needed it can be provided at no additional cost. Please request this in advance.
Heating & Logs
There is a lovely wood burning stove in Darcy's Cottage and Dashwood. I supply a basket of logs, a good size bundle of kindling, paper and matches. More bags of logs are available at cost, about £5 a bag.
There is central heating and hot water that you can control yourself. It’s not limited in any way. WIFI is available, the broadband is pretty slow and does drop occasionally. Also mobile signals are inconsistent, you might have to go to the orchard.
Kitchen and Dining
Each cottage is fully equipped. There are also kitchen essentials such as tea and coffee, salt & pepper and sugar. However, if there is something not supplied that you need, please ask. I’m ‘on-site’ and I am happy to lend my own utensils etc. All three cottages have dishwashers. Only Dashwood has a washing machine, but I can make my laundry room available.
The stairs in the Darcy's cottage are quite steep but there is a railing. My mother-inlaw with two hip replacements (but they need redoing!) and a recent knee replacement can manage them. However, please mention if you think you might have trouble with the stairs.
Our two sons are Deaf so we are Deaf Aware and can sign.