As the name suggests, the Oak House is an oak framed cabin situated on the edge of a wood and surrounded by old oak trees. The countryside is just outside but inside, the Oak House is cosy and warm with all the comforts of home.
The fully equipped kitchen has an induction hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher.
There is a wood burning stove (wood to get you going is provided) and comfortable seating around it for a cosy night in.
The bedroom has a kingsize bed (the headboard is made from an oak branch which fell from one of our trees in a storm) together with plenty of storage.
Next to this is a bathroom with full size power shower.
The whole building is open to the roof except for the area above the bathroom which can be accessed by ladder and has a single mattress for an occaisional extra guest. The Oak House is full of light from large windows overlooking the wood and views to the west.
The house is centrally heated with hot water on demand. There are games and books but no television (too many trees for reception) but that might be a good thing! There is a wifi internet connection, linked to the main house. All linen and towels are provided as is everything you might need in the kitchen and bathroom.
Outside, there is a covered open porch for boots and for sitting out a shower in comfy chairs. Attached to the house are two octagonal decks with table and chairs for al fresco meals and mooching in the fresh air. Just below is a barbecue (charcoal provided) and a fire pit (but you might have to saw up your own wood!).
The Oak House was built with mostly reclaimed material by design although the plumbing and electrical equipment are new. The roof is clad in recycled cornish slate, the floor is made from used but sanded scafolding planks, the bathroom sink came from a school laboratory (suitably cleaned up) and the shower is tiled in reject Burlington slate. The furniture is all second hand - the bathroom door came from India. We hope you like it.
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What we provide for you:
All linen, towels, T towels, iron and board, hair dryer.
Free Wi-Fi and unlimited broadband
The house has central heating and instructions for its use are in the Welcome folder. Hot water is on demand.
There is a wood burning stove for which a complementary basket of logs, firelighters and matches are provided.
Provisions on arrival
Loo paper, tea, alternative teas, sugar, herbs/spices, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
All soaps for hand washing, washing up, shower, dishwasher and washing machine, but not shampoo.