Located in the ancient Tallet of the range of barns that once served this historic farmstead Owls Roost now rejoices in a new incarnation.
Rumoured to have once been occupied by a secret branch of James Stag’s meteorological advisory team reporting to Churchill on the likely suitability of the weather to launch the D-Day landings in 1944, it has since been hosting guests in search of comfortable holiday accommodation, primarily in family groups of 4.
But times and expectations change
Now designed to accommodate only couples, this luxurious suite offers a quality environment beyond the expectations of even the most discerning self-catering guest.
Atop the small external flight of stone steps, the original wide barn door gives way to the stunning central lounge with its high vaulted ceilings and heavy structural beams, once the roost for the barn owls after which it is named, where cigar-brown leather Chesterfield sofas wait to cosset you in front of the Flat-Screen Smart TV. Behind you a beautiful mahogany dining suite complements the refurbished kitchen with new appliances and solid oak worktops, polished vintage pine floorboards reclaimed from a local church, sadly being demolished after 150 years of service.
The laundry ante-room leads you to the stunning vintage bathroom, where modern ceramic-ware stands upon on historic solid elm floor recovered from the shooting lodge of a 300 year old local country estate.To produce boards of this size those elm trees might well have been growing during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First.
Beyond the lounge the spectacular bed-chamber awaits with it’s heavily carved mahogany king size four poster bed.Officers mahogany campaign chests serve as bedside cabinets and carved low-boys flank the ornamental antique double wardrobe, still displaying some of the original textile door lining ……and…….look closely to notice the fragments of antique wallpaper applied by a well intentioned (if misguided) Edwardian artisan, that we felt compelled to retain for posterity.
These are but some of the treasures that await your enjoyment on your memorable visit to Owl’s Roost.
Be it a honeymoon, an anniversary, a celebration, or just a chance to spoil yourselves…
This is the holiday home where memories are made.
When only the Very Best will do.
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