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  Accommodation

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,

2 sitting rooms, conservatory

Burridge House is the original farmhouse of Burridge Farm.  A new farmhouse was built in about 1930 and this one abandoned and used as a pig sty.  It was neglected for sixty years until the farmer restored it in 1990.  It still retains the character of the original house with its thick stone walls, deep windowsills and some exposed beams upstairs.

The house has a welcoming feel to it and you will start to unwind as soon as you get there.  It is spacious and well equipped to cater for eight people in comfort.  In 2010 the entrance area was enlarged to give room for coats and boots etc. and the loo extended to a wet room.  The conservatory, built in 2012, is an extension to the garden and valley rather than to the house.

What was originally the dining room has been turned into a room for youngsters with bean bags and cushions and a selection of old fashioned board games and books.  Again there is a television which independently receives satellite freeview and a DVD player.

This room is very popular with children of all ages who can do their own thing away from boring parents.

The large fully fitted kitchen has a solid oak dining table with eight chairs and a matching oak sideboard.  The wood burner gives added warmth when needed.

There is all the equipment you would expect to find in a kitchen including electric cooker with ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave oven and fridge/freezer.  There is a wide range of pots, pans and kitchen utensils, plenty of plates and, very importantly, plenty of wine and champagne glasses.

A doorway leads from the kitchen into the conservatory.  This is a wonderful addition to the house so you now have a view across the valley throughout the year.  Perfect for early breakfast or evenings when it is too chilly to sit outside.

The wet room/ utility has a shower, loo, washing machine, tumble dryer and ceiling rails to hang up wetsuits etc.

The comfortable living room has three settees, a nest of tables and pine dresser.  There is a selection of books, including those of local interest, plenty of guide books and maps.  There is a television with freeview satellite programmes and a DVD player.  For chilly months the wood-burning stove supplements the full central heating.

French doors open out onto the south-facing terrace.

Upstairs there are four good sized bedrooms.  The master bedroom is dual aspect with lovely views to the south.  It has an en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower.  The bed is a luxurious six feet across. There is a similar bed in another large room and two further rooms, each with twin beds.  Two of these rooms have the same southerly aspect as the master bedroom and the third is very light and airy with early morning sun from the east and afternoon sun from the west.  All rooms have bedside tables, dressing table with mirror and stool or chair and a full length mirror.  The spacious family bathroom has a bath and separate shower.

Outside there is a wide gravel drive to the front and side with parking for several cars.  The gardens are mainly down to lawn and shrub borders and extend to about two acres.

The terrace with conservatory is on the south side and so benefits from the sun for most of the day.  There is a table with eight chairs and a sun shade.  This is the ideal place for breakfast on sunny mornings and Champagne on balmy evenings.  The Weber kettle charcoal barbecue cooks wonderful food, especially joints of meat and even puddings.  Keep your binoculars with you to watch the wildlife of the valley; one of our guest counted 17 different species of birds from the terrace.

Please note:  The house is on different levels so inside there are steps and stairs in unexpected places.  Outside there is a very small unfenced pond.  Also due to the natural rock formation there are some outcrops of uneven bedrock just off the terrace.  Therefore the house may not be suitable for those of reduced mobility or for very young children.

Burridge House: in the 1920s…………………and now.