BILLY’S COTTAGE - sleeps 2 couples


Billy’s has been recently renovated, but without spoiling it. This is now a house for grown-ups - not for families with children. It has antique rugs, old wooden floors (with occasional holes in them), and pretty furniture.

The kitchen  is furnished with old pine cupboards, shelves and tables (not a fitted unit in sight!) and an old fashioned sink with brass taps. There is however a modern 'fridge, freezer and cooker. 

If you feel brave, there is an old wood-fired Rayburn cooker which can be lit - but it is more use in heating up the room, than at cooking anything! It is more like an open fireplace with a door.

Enough (nice) crockery, cutlery, and kitchen equipment is provided for 6 people. There is a cafetière. There is a washing machine and a tumble drier.

The south-facing sitting room in Billy's has little leather chairs and some other antique furniture,  a card table & some occasional tables. On one side of the (working) fireplace, under a pretty wall lamp, is a chest; on the other, under its companion, is a bookcase full of holiday reading. Full length curtains run the entire width of the south wall.

The huge sunny south-facing dining room has a large oak table - a good place to work - as well as hundreds of books.  There is a fast wi-fi connection, but no television.

The sitting room opens directly onto the garden (which is shared by both cottages), and has magnificent views to the Downs. The garden is large, bounded by old hedges , and is mainly laid down to grass. If you want to escape, there is the rest of the farm!

The bathroom (which is downstairs, and opens off the kitchen via a useful lobby for hanging coats and putting muddy boots in), contains basin, bath and W.C. It has a fan heater, but can be chilly in winter.

The stairs run up the middle of the houses (between the kitchen and sitting room) and are quite steep ; so please be careful.

The south bedroom in Billy's has a double bed, bedside tables, a large wardrobe, and a little dressing table. It has a dormer window, looking south at the Downs (you will probably see deer most mornings). In a cupboard, there is a basin & mirror and razor socket. There is a decorative fire place, which you can not use.

The north bedroom in has a huge (6ft wide) double bed, which can in principle be reconfigured as two 3-ft singles (though we prefer not to - the next door cottage has two singles, and might be a better bet).  There is a basin & mirror and razor socket in a cupboard, a (decorative) fireplace, and an ancient leather trunk, which is used as a table..

For simplicity’s sake, we have moved all our bookings onto Air B&B.  Please have a look at that site to find out about prices, discounts, and availability. 

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