In 1890, when the main house was built, every family would have expected to have a cook and at least one or two indoor servants. The Rookery is a fully self-contained, two-bedroom holiday cottage created out of what was once the laundry and the servants’ living quarters. It is beautifully light and airy. The main rooms all have old-fashioned, tongue-and-groove panelling and face south to catch the sun. For days when the sun is not quite so visible, however, there is a log-burning stove in the big living and dining room and full central heating – and there’s no shortage of logs. There is also a collection of antique washboards on the wall, but we don’t expect you to use them: there is an automatic washing machine in the kitchen. And if you enjoy cooking, the kitchen has beautiful beechwood work surfaces and cooker with a gas hob and two electric ovens – as well as a view out over the orchard and the vegetable garden.
Towels and bedding (duvets and duvet covers) are provided for guests in the Rookery. Linen is changed and the Rookery cleaned once a week. We do not provide swimming towels.
Please note that we do not provide equipment for babies or toddlers. There is an unfenced pond in the garden, so please be very careful if you have children.