Walmsley House is a home from home. Beautifully furnished and large enough for even big groups to spread out comfortably, it is perfect for extended family get togethers and larger groups. We are child friendly and offer all kinds of extras including maps, books, board games, DVDs, a Wii and a home movie system and even a large train track – to keep the younger members of the family amused! We want your stay to be relaxing and enjoyable and we have tried to think of everything that we always want when we go away to cottages on holidays. We have completely refurbished the house in the last year and also opened up the garden so it is sunny all day. The garden is secure and safe for kids and dogs – and we now have WI-FI.
Our guests are normally extended families or family groups who want time away together but don’t want to get under each other’s feet (and the house is really perfect for this – big enough for the kids to be happy and play while the adults chat in the kitchen/lounge/garden!) but we also take larger groups of adults who want to celebrate a special occasion or just want a weekend away. We have 3 sitting rooms – including a beautiful sunny conservatory which has a large dining table; a large family kitchen and a south facing patio also with dining table – ideal for lazy breakfasts and relaxed evening meals! The dining room table can accommodate large numbers – up to 12-14. Sleeping accommodation comprises: 2 family rooms, sleeping a maximum of 4 each, 2 double rooms and one sofa bed (for flexibility). We take groups of up to 12 including children and babies.
Main dining/sitting room: Stunning period room with high ceilings and large south facing bay window. Open fire. Comprises: dining table sits 12; 2 large sofas; antique walnut bureau; TV; DVD.
Kitchen: Large and airy kitchen with flagstone floor and stable door to patio. Includes: fridge freezer, dishwasher; halogen hob; fan oven; washing machine/drier; microwave; toaster; kettle; cafetieres; plenty of large saucepans for group catering; casserole dishes; vases; lots of bowls and jugs. Crockery and cutlery for 12.
Snug: Comfortable sitting room with home cinema HD TV, DVD and Wii. Ideal for winter nights and home movie sessions. Can be used as a self contained bedroom with sofa bed for one person by arrangement only.
Conservatory: Large south facing conservatory – ideal for relaxing in the sun; and for kids to spread out and play games. Comprises: 2 sofas and coffee table plus large table for family activities or alternative dining. Lots of games and jigsaws in the drawers in here.
Garden: South-facing, totally enclosed and safe for children to play. The garden has lawns and patio areas, and is peaceful with the church bell chiming every hour. BBQ, garden furniture and a new camp fire-pit provided.
Master Bedroom and en-suite:
The Master Bedroom: is furnished in mahogany with a King Size sleigh bed and a day bed with pull out which sleeps 2 people on standard single mattresses. Ideal for couple with two children. The en-suite has a bath with a shower over it.
Family Room: beautiful bedroom suite from Barker & Stonehouse: New England shaker style twin beds with pull out standard sized singles underneath. Ideal for couple and 2 children.
Double Bedroom 1: Walnut Art Deco Bedroom with Laura Ashley furnishings.
Double Bedroom 2: Double bedroom in mahogany with Laura Ashley furnishings.
Main Bathroom: Large bathroom with separate shower.
Two Further Toilets – one on ground floor; one on the main floor.
The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you would want – casserole dishes; all manner of utensils; a hand whisk and blender; steamer; sieves; cake tins etc etc! 2 TVs, both with DVD, one with video; Nintendo Wii (2 remotes provided), 2 CD/radios, toys for children up to age of 10 (including train set, board games and dressing up box), 2 high chairs and 2 travel cots, BBQ and garden furniture, books and maps.
Bed linen, electricity and heating are all included in the rent – we have no additional charges on our prices! Please note we do NOT provide towels.
Roadside parking approx. 20 yards from property. Sorry, no smoking.
Pets: Dogs welcome. 1 included in cost. A charge is made for each additional dog.
Please note we now have wifi. Parental controls apply.