The house on Newtown is a delightful four storey Georgian weavers' cottage. It is well equipped, comfortable, and ideally located for a weekend break or a longer holiday.
The ground floor kitchen is equipped for cooking; from kitchen scales and sharp knives to garlic crushers and wire racks. There is a gas hob, electric oven and small fridge with ice compartment. The first floor sitting room is home to our DVD collection, a projector, speakers and an old laptop, all connected up and ready to use. For winter nights there is a wood burner, kindling and logs. The corner sofa is perfect for lounging about on watching movies, or sitting up having tea and reading the papers. The second floor has a toilet with basin, and a bedroom with kingsize bed. The third floor has a bathroom with bath, basin and in-bath shower. The third floor bedroom has a standard double bed. Both bedrooms have; black-out blinds and full length blanket lined curtains, reading lights next to the bed, drawer and hanging space, and a chair. The bedding is all 200 thread egyptian cotton, the duvet and pillows duck and down. The bath and hand towels are all thick, white and fluffy. The house is centrally heated.
As a guest you have sole access to the whole house (apart from a few locked drawers and cupboards). As well as the DVD collection there are; cookbooks, OS maps, walking guidebooks of the area, board games, a hairdryer and a few novels. I also leave out laminated pocket cards with instructions for walking into town and going to the river - both via beautiful stone steps that run between the houses.
I will be there when you arrive to give you the keys, show you around and answer any questions. My partner and I are very nearby should you need to contact us during your stay.
There is no TV. The house has 3 flights of wooden stairs please bare this in mind. The stairs from the kitchen are open; toddlers love the stairs, parents of toddlers may not!
No smoking in the house, and no pets..although I might be persuaded if you have a small dog that doesn't shed hair, bark at night, or get muddy paws on the sofa! Other things; do not take the white towels to the river, wear muddy boots inside the house, and although there are speakers please do not play music at unreasonable volume - our neighbours are very nice people.
I like making things. The rag rugs, soft furnishings and a few of the drawings and paintings in the house are made by me. Other pieces are made by friends. I am interested in designed spaces, art and architecture. I like the way in which spaces can enable a different sense of being; cathedrals, tents, the woods, a good country pub. I really like the West Country produce; dry crisp cider, ales and cheese. I love the West Country. I like misty mornings, reading for an hour in the afternoon sun, having time to do my mending at the weekend, cooking with the wood burner going. My partner and I are in the middle of a Vietnam themed film watching episode. At the moment I am reading Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada. Our travel destinations are normally proscribed by work or family and friends living abroad; Berlin and the South of France this year. I mainly eat vegetarian food, love salted chocolate and go for coffee rather than tea with breakfast. I am fortunate enough to have been, and am now, involved with humanitarian projects.