Whitehaven - Accommodation
Whitehaven is a big country cottage that's been thoughtfully renovated and extended in recent years to provide spacious and luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation for large groups in Gloucestershire. Make this your home for however long you’re here – it’ll be so easy because this wonderful house is well equipped and has something for all ages.
Step into the dining room, overlooking the garden at the front of the house; a light and airy room where centre place is a big chunky table to seat you all. If you’re here with your nearest and dearest to celebrate a big birthday or a remarkable anniversary, hire tried and tested private caterers (see Extras) to come and create a scrumptious feast for you; open the doors if it’s sunny, step out onto the patio for canapes and cocktails.
The dining room is open-plan to the kitchen, carefully designed to make catering for your large group stress free; it’s got everything you need and a large central island means that no one is left out of the fun – this is one big sociable space where all can gather together. Off the kitchen there’s a utility room with laundry facilities and right next to it, a games room with table football and doors to the garden.
Next to the dining room is the bigger games room which has a pool table – perfect for a round of 8-ball before dinner. To the left is the living room where you can put your feet up on the big fat leather sofas; what’s nice is to come back rosy cheeked from a winters walk in the woods and light the wood-burner. Snuggle round, bring in trays of toast, oozey with butter, settle down for a family movie night with big bowls of popcorn to share.
Straight ahead of the games room there’s a snug, the perfect spot to grab some downtime with a book or magazine, or to sit and quietly chat. Next to this is Bedroom 6 with zip and link beds that can be arranged as a super king or twins; there’s an ensuite shower room and French doors that open onto the garden – pop out for a nightcap beneath the stars or for morning coffee in the sunshine.
Upstairs are Bedrooms 1-5, all finished in soothing neutral tones with complementary accents of colour in the soft furnishings; it creates a very restful feel which goes a long way to a good night’s sleep, especially on top of all that fresh country air. Bedroom 1 is the largest room and has a king size bed and an ensuite shower room; Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have zip and link beds (super king or twin) and shared use of a Jack and Jill bathroom that has a bath with an overhead shower. Bedrooms 4 and 5 also have zip and link beds and ensuite shower rooms.
The indoor pool is in a separate building just a few steps from the house and has huge bi-fold doors that you can pull right back when the sun is out to play; let outdoors and indoors merge seamlessly to add to that big happy holiday vibe. Fire up the barbecue, let the chefs get the sausages sizzling, get in the pool and splash about with the kids – fun, fun, fun!
The views from the garden are amazing, stretching out across the hills and fields for miles; that and the birdsong from the woods at the edge of the garden make a fantastic backdrop when you’re out there playing on the lawns or sat in the dining pavilion with a glass of wine. It’s not unusual to see deer feeding in the fields, though they may be put off by the shrieks of delight from the young ‘uns larking about in the play area! Dream days all round, make it happen. Book today!
NB: Note that due to planning restrictions this property is unable to accept bookings from single sex groups.