As soon as I saw the photos of its interior and what it had to offer, I was keen to book the Old Schoolhouse immediately. It had a such an instant novelty value - staying in a renovated, modernised schoolhouse, set within such a beautiful and sequestered location. But I was even more impressed when I arrived there for my week-long stay.
Michael was a brilliant host as he guided us around the house. Immediately likeable ... a perfect gentleman who went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. What impressed us instantly was the luxurious space of the accommodation : the dining room and lounge area are all open-plan, running the whole length of the house with a kitchen situated off to one side. There is also another living room with a wall-mounted fire. There are approximately four bedrooms : one is situated downstairs with an ensuite; the other three are upstairs, two of which have ensuites. A glass-panelled, wooden staircase leads up to the balcony which is lined with ever-changing lights.
Immaculately clean, tastefully and comfortably furnished, it looks very modern with its beige tilesdownstairs and wooden floors upstairs. It had every possible contrivance and luxury to make our stay comfortable. Michael was keen to show how 'green' and energy efficient the property was. It even had under-floor heating, which was scarcely needed. Downstairs with its many windows, the lounge and dining room felt so warm, it was like sitting in a solarium ( and we had both doors open ).
There is even a games room with a wall-mounted screen and a wii console. A 6-foot pool / snooker table only adds to the sense of luxury and consideration for the guest. There are also bookcases lined with loads of reading material and dvds.
This was a great holiday because of the acommodation. It would lend itself perfectly to large families ( there were seven of us and we stayed comfortably, having loads of room) or big parties. It was well worth the money - a bargain at that price for a week. You could not accomodate such a large number of people or stay anywhere else in such luxury anywhere else for so little money. The week just flew in and we were sorry to leave. It's definitely worth quite a few return visits : a weekend bolt-holt; a quiet family retreat; or a location for a raucous party where you will disturb no one. It deserves to be a popular success but I just hope we can get a booking whenever we want it again.
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