From summer 2020, in response to the Covid pandemic, we have changed the focus here, to be more about accommodating people for outdoor activities during the daytime rather than staying over night. But an exception can be made for a small number of creative visitors, who are working on a project over a number of days or weeks. Our most recent was making a film of The Neon Shadow in conjunction with Kneehigh Theatre. We used every indoor space day and night, to enable the vision for this exciting work to be realised. Find out more https://www.kneehigh.co.uk/shows/the-neon-shadow/
The other exception is for visitors with a real passion for history or green energy, who would like to immerse themselves here for longer than a few hours. If you fall into that category please read on, then contact us to negotiate a package.
Cottage or Cowshed?
The cottage ‘Woodland Suite’ can be set up as either super king arrangement or 2 separate single beds. There is a TV corner plus private dressing area and separate corridor, leading to your own bathroom and large hall shown below.
There is also a more basic and flexible self-catering option, in a second barn.
The shower room for Woodland Suite has a really spacious feel, with a number of quirky features, such as the arrow-slit windows and hand-crafted taps in bronze and copper. We’ve used traditional materials like these throughout the house.
Large hall with pellet boiler
In the hall or atrium of the cottage you’ll see an unusual feature of the Woodland Suite – the green energy biomass system. The ‘brain’ of the MCZ boiler, imported from Italy by UK company https://www.specflue.com, is programmed to kick in when required, as a top up of our solar PV system. So the boiler will not be busy on sunny days, but has to work more frequently in cold or wet, windy weather. However, the golden glow is really cosy then, so make yourself a hot drink and enjoy!
Food & Drink
Click on the images above to find out what options we offer to day time visitors. They are as close as we can achieve to authentic miner’s meals!
Overnight guests in the cottage find a wide choice of breakfast options, including 2 gluten free cereals, a vegan protein choice and a selection of different smoothies! These are set out as a cold buffet on the worktop. There are 3 possible warm options – breads or croissants from the Everhot oven, a pot of porridge, bubbling on the simmer plate and boiled or poached eggs. As an extra, if you book at least 7 days in advance, we give the opportunity to select your favourite choices, including ingredients to create your own smoothies. All in all, this makes for a welcome variety, and a healthy start to your day!