5 bedrooms (2 en suite) – large kitchen/dining room – sitting room – utility & boot room – large terrace – hot tub – barrel sauna - south facing garden with wildflower meadow – parking for several vehicles – no noise after 11pm - grocery deliveries by Dart Fresh, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose and COOK.
Before you step inside at Otterhead House, take a look around you, at the trees and the hills softly rolling in the valley; listen to the birdsong, take it all in. A moment of mindfulness, like the lightest massage lifting tension from your shoulders. Then in you go, to the big open-plan kitchen-dining room; the kitchen is a big oak framed extension that blends seamlessly with the older part of the house, floor to ceiling glass walls make it light and airy, big double doors open onto the garden. When you turn around the wow factor is startling –Travertine floor, darkest grey units beneath burnished brass worktops, and right in the middle there’s an island with all the space you need for slicing and dicing.
Straight ahead is the dining area, with a colossal chunky table that’s plenty big enough for you all to gather round and tuck into those scrumptious celebration dinners. Stairs rise from here, and what a staircase, hand made from enormous hunks of oak. Off to the right is the utility room with a loo to one end, a tall fridge-freezer, and big curved walls through to the boot room where there’s a walk-in pantry. A stable door takes you out to the side of the house to the right, to the left it’s back round to the kitchen.
Off to the left of the dining room is the sitting room, lovely and cosy with sofas to curl up on, a huge fireplace with a burly rustic lintel, and a wood-burner to keep you toasty on those colder days. There's a projector with Amazon Firesticks and Netflicks, etc. that gives a whopping 8ft x 4ft 'screen' - spot on for movie nights or that all-important match. You’ll be snug as bugs in rugs here even if it’s freezing outside – besides the wood-burner there’s underfloor heating all through the ground floor at Otterhead House. Next to the sitting room is Bedroom 5, with an en suite shower room and snooze space for 3 in zip and link beds (superking or twins) and a pull out single.
Upstairs, off to the left, a short corridor leads to the main bathroom, with a huge walk-in shower and a free standing bath; the floor is slate, the walls are mosaic tiles, the effect is fantastic, what a bathroom! At the end of the corridor is Bedroom 1, and a heads up – more wow factor; massive timbers soar to the pitch of the roof, full height glass walls on two sides give a breathtaking outlook over the valley; what a way to start the day! There’s a 5ft double bed and an awesome en suite shower room with marble floor and walls.
On the left, opposite the main bathroom is Bedroom 2 with a 4ft 6" double bed, and a door to the long landing that takes you to Bedrooms 3 and 4; these are both good sized rooms with zip and link beds and a pull out single, so snooze space for 3 in each room. A lovely touch in Bedroom 4 is the oak A-frames, salvaged from an old chicken shed and left forlorn in the woods before being given a new lease of life at Otterhead House; we like that; a little backstory here and there adds to the character.
Outside at the front of the house there’s a big terrace with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue. Being south facing this is a wonderful spot for alfresco dining; get the sausages sizzling whilst the kids have a run about on the lawn, go and tiptoe through the wild flower meadow, roll up your trousers and have a paddle in the stream that trips happily along at the bottom of the garden. And the icing on the cake, on the upper terrace there’s a barrel sauna and a hot tub; sit back, close your eyes and just enjoy being here with the peace and quiet and fresh country air. It’s what holidays in the country are all about. Check availability and book your stay today.
SMEG double electric oven – inset 6 burner induction hob – fridge with ice maker – dishwasher – microwave – tall fridge/freezer – walk-in pantry - projector in sitting room (Amazon Firestick, Netflix, etc) with 8ft x 4ft projection - wood-burner (logs supplied) – washing machine – tumble dryer – wifi (see FAQ) - Alexa Echo speaker in kitchen/dining room - duvets/linen/towels provided - charcoal barbecue (charcoal not provided, Easter to end Oct) - 1 x highchair – peaceful location so consideration required for nearby properties - shop 1 mile – pub 1 mile – Fri to Fri bookings – short breaks year round - no smoking – no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones - NB: The stream at the bottom of the garden is unfenced so children must be supervised at all times.