Beechenhill Farm - The Old Wash House
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The Old Wash House

Charming and comfortable cottage for two

The Old Wash House is a lovely new cottage for two people situated in the guest wing of our traditional limestone farmhouse. Many years ago the lovely kitchen was once a barrel ceilinged wash house with an old copper to boil the water for the weekly wash!
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By the way, there may be a second room for two available by arrangement, please ask. 

Cottage Holidays of Two, Three, Four, Seven, Ten days or More!

  • The Old Wash House is special! It can be booked on its own and also in conjunction with our other cottages at Beechenhill Farm.
  • From March to November its changeover days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so we offer three day weekends and two day and four week day breaks, as well as weeks, 10 days and more. It is a supremely flexible cottage.
  • From November to March breaks are completely flexible with a two nights minimum.
  • For two people or by special arrangement it may be possible to have an extra en-suite bedroom for two in addition.

Through the Old Wash House Door

You have a small entrance hall with hanging space for coats, a cosy sitting room with log stove, books (and a big flat telly if you need it). This leads to a warm and spacious kitchen-dining room.

The light and comfortable kitchen dining room, with its glass roof and panoramic views used to be the old barrel ceilinged wash house with an old copper for heating the water. Now it has a small, simple but well equipped kitchen and a big table where you can relax and watch the cows go to and fro to milking.
The back door, leads up old stone steps to a tiny patio area with garden furniture, but, of course you can also enjoy the big country garden at the front of the house too.

The Old Wash House @ Beechehill

Really Comfortable Bed
Our first two guests wanted to buy the mattress! All our beds have beautifully laundered Egyptian cotton linen with quilts (or blankets if you prefer), so you can over-sleep in comfort. We are a bit fussy about pillows when we go away, so have provided several different types from which you can choose, including memory foam pillows (I can't sleep on anything else now!)

The Old Wash House @ Beechehill
What Can We Do For You?

We can always dry wet clothes (if you have fallen off the stepping stones!), book you into the local pub with its fantastic local food menu (we will be jealous!) You can try our electric bikes or wander off on the network of walks from the door (we can show you the way). We can store your food in our big freezer (we promise not to eat it).

The Old Wash House @ Beechehill

Warm and cosy

From the simply decorated en-suite bedroom you can gaze at wonderful views south over our lovely garden, and organic farm with grazing cows and sheep.
Up above, the rooms are insulated with thick layers of sheep wool- actually from the sheep next door! So, with the wonderful heating from our wood pellet biomass boiler, whatever the weather you will be toasty warm (if you want to be, you do control the radiator!)

Give your car a holiday
You can order a local delivery before you get here, buy local groceries from the Farmhouse kitchen. You can walk to the pub and we will pick you up, by prior arrangement. Your organic milk can be delivered to your door, fresh from the cow and you can collect your own eggs!

Beechenhill Spa on our Organic Farm

On the days when you don't want to stir, can come to you..... and you can luxuriate under the stars in our out-door hot tub and wood fired barrel sauna.

Folk Art Workshops

Folk Art Workshops by Sue Prince, the resident folk artist, can enable you create an original egg tempera folk art painting. You paint your own story or get together to create a group work to celebrate a wedding, christening or anniversary! This is a perfect activity for hen parties, families and groups.
See here how you can help us to look after our wonderful environment in lots of ways: The green stuff

The Cottage by the Pond is ideal for families. The Old Wash House has an unguarded log burning stove in the sitting room and a staircase with no stair-gates. We do have a cot and high chair but The Old Wash House may not be suitable for toddlers.

Arrival and departure: The cottage is yours from 3pm on your arrival day until 10am on the day of departure, we shall be sad to see you go, but you can come again as soon as you want! Please discuss with us if you need other arrangements.  

Hall: Small stone flagged entrance hall with coat cupboard.

Sitting room:Comfortable sitting room with books, games, a log burner, a large flat screen TV. There is a utility cupboard with cleaning essentials, iron, ironing board, etc.

Bedroom: King-sized canopied bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside drawers, TV. Bed linen included.

Ensuite shower room:
Leading from the bedroom, rainfall shower, washbasin and WC. Fresh white towels included as are toilet rolls.

Dining room and kitchen
: Simple well equipped, unfitted kitchen under a light and airy glass ceiling. Large dining table, fridge, microwave, induction hob. There's some organic milk, tea, coffee, salt and pepper, washing up liquid, dishwasher powder and kitchen rolls to get you started.

Laundry: We offer a washing service, returning laundry within 24 hours
Heating: The large biomass boiler provides full central heating and hot water which are included in the cost as well as electricity.
Parking: You may park in the main farm yard.

Recycling: You can continue to take care of the environment even on holiday- at Beechenhill we recycle glass, cans, plastic, paper and card and we compost vegetable waste.
Technology: The cottage has free wifi, please ask if you'd like it turned off.
Bookings: From March to November, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are the change-over days. Breaks offered are three day weekends, four day week day breaks and seven day breaks. From November to March breaks are completely flexible with a minimum two night stay.

When you book you make a legally binding contract.
We strongly recommend you take out cancellation insurance.

Customer Services    Tel: +44 (0)1335 310274      Email:     To Book