Or, as generations of residents have been doing for centuries, you can enter across the threshold of the original wide, front door partly hidden by the ancient Rowan Tree – often planted to protect homes. Under the Rowan is a small cobbled area where horses waited for their next journey. In the light hall, the charming Rowan bedroom is on your right and a bit further along, the amazing chill out sitting room is on your left, with the stairs on your right.
Straight ahead of you is the snug, which really suits its name. With a large leather sofa, comfy armchair and wood-burning stove set within the old fireplace, shelves filled with a comprehensive selection of books and games, it’s the perfect spot to relax quietly.
The broad open doorway to in the kitchen, corner window seat as well as a bench in the dining room, ensure that those preparing meals in the large, open plan kitchen can feel they are in the hub of the house. Complete with breakfast bar, this contemporary family space has a Belfast sink, range cooker and with a great selection of mod cons. including Sonos play and radio.
A wide serving window looks onto the adjoining dining room just around the corner. This is a bright eating space, with a splendid slate-topped table that comfortably seats eight people and lovely plates, glasses and cutlery.
From the dining room, a door opens onto a paved area in the garden with wooden trestle table, benches and a wood fired Indian fire bowl for outdoor cooking
Underfloor heating throughout the kitchen and dining areas ensures they stay as toasty as you need them to be.
A passage behind the snug conveniently links the stairs and front hall round the back of the snug to the dining room and provides a handy heated hanging space for coats, hats etc. as well as boots. For added convenience, there is a loo behind a sliding door in the small entrance hall from the side door which leads from the parking area.