Poppy Cottage sits on a quiet, residential road, with equally pretty and ancient dwellings to either side and across the road, with open countryside on the doorstep. Guests step from the road directly into the living room-dining area where there are hooks for coats and room to leave shoes and boots.
On the ground floor of this immaculate and stylish cottage is a living-dining room, featuring an original fireplace with a wood burning stove, polished limestone floor tiles and comfy seating for four guests. Three steps lead through to a bright and light, fully equipped kitchen, with a back door out to the courtyard patio. On the first floor is the family bathroom and a double bedroom with a king-size bed, and on the second floor is the more spacious master bedroom with a king-size bed and original, exposed A-frame beams.
At the rear of the cottage there is a sunny courtyard with a beautiful acer tree and a dining table with four chairs.
Living Room-Dining Area:
As you step in through the front door, you'll find hooks for coats and room to leave shoes and boots. Directly ahead is a delightful living room featuring an original fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a window seat just wide enough to perch on. The room is furnished with a 2-seater sofa, armchair, and button-back, velvet day chair with occasional tables to rest a book or drink on. There is a 33” smart TV to one side of the fireplace and a dining table and four chairs to the other side. Set to one side is an alcove with an antique drinks cabinet, with glasses at the ready for guests to pour their favourite tipple.
From the dining area head up three stone steps and through a latched door into the kitchen – mind your head on the original beam as you step through. This lovely, light room is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washer/dryer, fridge with freezer compartment and a butler's sink overlooking the courtyard patio. A door opens from the kitchen out to the courtyard making it super convenient for al fresco dining.
A latched door in the living room opens to carpeted stairs with a handrail that lead up to the first floor where you'll find Bedroom One and the family bathroom. Note that the stairs are steep and unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility.
This chic bedroom, with minimalist styling, sits at the front of the house, overlooking Chapel Street and the neighbouring ancient rooftops. It features a king-size bed with bedside lights set against a deep charcoal grey wall, a full-length, antique mirror and a double, built-in wardrobe.
The small but stylish bathroom has Fired Earth tiles and Burlington bathroom ware, including a three-quarter-size bath with a shower over the bath, a WC, and a washbasin with a towel rail and a mirror above.
Head through a latched door from the landing and up a carpeted staircase with a handrail to the second floor/converted attic and Bedroom Two.
The striking master bedroom features the attic's original beams, which are painted white, giving this room a beautifully light and spacious feel - made even lighter when the sunshine streams through the Velux windows on either side of the room (all with blinds). The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed on a wooden, sleigh bed frame, with bedside tables and reading lamps, a chest of drawers (not shown) with a mirror and a hanging rail with hangers.Outside
The cottage has a secluded and pretty courtyard garden with a tall acer tree in one corner. The courtyard is at the rear of the property and accessed through the Kitchen. A table and four chairs with cushions are provided for guests, making it a lovely spot for breakfast, lunch or supper. There is a handy, retractable washing line for guests' use and a shed where the BBQ is stored, and muddy boots can be kept.