Quality En-suite Self-catering
Next to Vindolanda Roman Fort in central Hadrian’s Wall Country
With all required facilities
The cottage is situated in a former farm yard amongst a cluster of old traditional farm buildings and Codley Gate Farmhouse, it was once the main dwelling house on the site but was converted to a milking parlour when our ‘modern’ farmhouse replaced it in the 1800’s.
In 2008 the barn was sympathetically restored using the best of modern building methods combined with traditional materials to provide a spacious and comfortable holiday home. The valley is rich in British natural wildlife with red squirrels, deer, badgers and bats regularly seen from the cottage. Swallows, curlews and owls are part of the abundant birdlife that surround Codley Gate.
The cottage is fitted to a very high standard to provide the best in comfort and luxury. There are dimmable halogen lights throughout and a built in sound system to the living areas. WiFi internet access is available
The kitchen is an impressive room with a high beamed ceiling, slate flooring, extensive painted units with granite work-tops and includes an American style fridge-freezer with water and ice dispenser, five ring, two oven Rangemaster Cooker and wall mounted LCD television. There is a large oak dining table and comfortable high-backed dining chairs. The kitchen is well equipped for those who enjoy cooking that special meal. There are good farm shops, Waitrose and other quality supermarkets to choose from locally, alternatively there is a wide choice of places to dine.
There is a drying room for wet weather gear; the high output combi boiler provides hot water and central heating throughout the cottage.
The cosy sitting room has oak flooring, lovely comfortable sofas and an inglenook style fireplace inset with a wood burning stove (fuel provided). There is large flat screen television with ‘Free Sat.’, DVD and sound system with plenty of CDs, DVDs, magazines and books to enjoy. Features include a window seat and a handmade steel and oak banister to the staircase.
The main bedroom is on the first floor, this romantic suite has a king-size bed with leather bed head and oak bedroom furniture. There is a pleasant view across the stream to the meadow from the window. (Comfortable duvets and cotton bed linen are provided in all the bedrooms)
The en-suite bathroom to the main bedroom includes a lovely deep bath with central mixer tap and a spacious walk-in shower. A special feature of this room is the pair of 'arrow slit' windows, providing mini wooded views. Each of the bathrooms has slate floors, Limestone Travertine tiled walls and heated towel rails. (White Company or similar good quality towels are provided)
The second bedroom is also on the first floor and is fitted with ivory painted furniture. It can be set up either as a twin-bedded room or as a super-king-size bed; this room has views across the yard to the fort walls. The bathroom for the second bedroom has a corner shower cubicle and an 'arrow slit' window.
The third bedroom is on the ground floor; this sweet room has lovely 'tulip' motif curtains, blind and matching window seat. It has oak flooring, a double bed, built in wardrobe and a small chest. The en-suite for this bedroom can also be accessed from the living area if required and has a spacious corner shower cubicle.
Outside there is seating for 6 and a garden table, use of a barbecue and ample easy parking in the yard. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the meadow opposite the cottage accessed via a small bridge over the stream.