FLINT COTTAGE is a spacious single-storey two-bedroomed town cottage, in a quiet residential street less than 5 mins walk from the High Street. It is delightfully charming, with a distinctive white picket fence surrounding the front garden and fragrant honeysuckle growing around the entrance porch.
This Cottage sleeps up to four people and is perfect for friends or two couples holidaying together, for a couple wanting a bit more space, or for a longer stay if working in the area. It is also ideal for families, as the larger bedroom can be arranged as either a kingsize Double or as a Twin room – with two 2’6 single beds – according to the guests’ preference.
single-storey (no stairs/steps)
sleeps up to 4
2 bedrooms – Double & Twin
Memory Foam mattresses/toppers
separate Dining Room
ground floor bathroom & bedrooms
log-burner in Living Room
private Courtyard garden
Smart-TV (with BBC i-Player, etc., plus Radio, CD & DVD Player)
The Living Room
The living room is cosy and relaxing, with comfortable seating for four people. There are doors off to the ‘Blue Room’ (the kingsize/Twin bedroom) and to a lobby which leads to the bathroom, the Courtyard garden, and the kitchen – and from there on to the dining room.
The flat-screen Smart-TV is connected to the internet and so has additional (Freeview) channels plus Catch-Up TV such as BBC i-Player, and Radio Stations. It also plays DVD movies and music CDs. Flint Cottage also has FREE Wi-Fi (wireless broadband internet access), and is equipped with a selection of books, maps, guides, and board/card games for guests to use. A feature of the living room is the log-burner – which is perfect for cosy, real log-fires and makes ‘Flint Cottage’ just as popular in winter as in summer.
The kitchen has a beautiful, hand-made pine dresser which is a real feature, and houses a collection of period kitchen memorabilia. The kitchen is also obviously fully-equipped for modern living, including an (electric) cooker with double oven/grill & ceramic hob, a large fridge/freezer, and a microwave. Small appliances include an electric kettle, toaster, and a coffee-maker/cafetiere.
There is plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses and bakeware, plus initial supplies of tea, coffee, etc., and fresh milk in the fridge on your arrival. Also provided is a kitchen towel, oven-mitts, plenty of tea-towels and some larder essentials (such as foil, salt & pepper, etc.).
Also in the kitchen is a washing machine, an iron & ironing board, and clothes airer. (There is a washing-line in the courtyard.)
Both bedrooms have windows at the front of the Cottage, with views of the front garden and the terraced Victorian houses in the street beyond. The beds are made up for your arrival, with crisp-cotton bedlinen, a duvet, and 4 large pillows per bed. Large, fluffy, freshly-laundered towels are laid out, ready for you to use. Each bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, plenty of drawer-space, lamps, and a hairdryer. A travel-cot can be provided (at no extra cost) by arrangement. The Double bedroom has a Victorian-style white/brass metal bedstead, with a comfortable sprung mattress plus Memory Foam ‘topper’. The other bedroom has divan beds, with Memory Foam mattresses, and can be arranged as either a Kingsize Double or as a Twin room – with two 2’6 single beds. Please state your preference at time of booking.
The Dining Room
The sunny dining room overlooks the pretty Courtyard garden at the back of the cottage – perfect at breakfast! The dining table comfortably seats 4 people, with space for a highchair if needed. A highchair can be provided (at no extra charge) by arrangement.
The bathroom has a full-length bath with a fixed overhead shower over the bath plus a shower attachment in tap-cradle. There is also a modern (low-flush) toilet, a shaver-point, and a hand basin with mirror over. There are hand-grips on the bath, and on the adjacent wall.
Large, home-laundered white bath-towels are provided.
The Courtyard Garden
The pretty courtyard garden is accessed via the lobby next to the kitchen, and is solely for use by guests staying at ‘Flint Cottage’. There is a table and four comfortable chairs, plus a large parasol – for very warm weather. Seat-pads for the chairs are also provided should you need them (stored in the kitchen). Patio-pots filled with flowering plants make the courtyard particularly colourful in the spring/summer. All in all, perfect for al fresco lunches, drinks on a summers evening, or lazy mornings with coffee and the newspapers.
The Courtyard is very sheltered and a little sun-trap, so it is often warm enough to sit out during the early spring and late autumn too.
It also provides a very pleasant view from the dining room during breakfast, making it a very peaceful and relaxing way to start the day.
Heating & Hot Water
Flint Cottage has full gas central-heating, with thermostatic-controlled radiators in each room and a Room Thermostat in the Sitting Room.
The bedrooms are carpeted and there is period-style wooden flooring throughout the rest of the Cottage.