Accommodation

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Upstairs are two beautiful, light and airy, beamed bedrooms and a bathroom (with bath and toilet). Both bedrooms have a picturesque view to the fields outside, Knapton is quiet and peaceful and perfect for a restorative lie-in. The master bedroom has a comfortable kingsize bed and the smaller bedroom has a good quality 3ft bed. There is a put up bed (suitable for a child) available if needed. The spacious bathroom has a bath to relax in and plenty of soft towels.

Please note: the small child’s put up bed is a fold out mattress type suitable for a child up to 7/8years. Once this is up the floor space in the bedroom is limited.

Downstairs there is an additional bedroom with a double bed. Please note: this is an internal room with a curtain across the doorway but it is private and not part of the living space. We also have a 3ft daybed in the garden room and a luxurious shower room with toilet (also with fluffy towels).

The bedroom arrangement suits two couples sharing their holiday because the siting of the stairs and bathrooms ensures privacy from each other. The bedrooms work equally well for families and other combinations of friends too.

With a downstairs bedroom and shower room the sleeping arrangements are ideal for guests with limited mobility. However Sunny Dene Cottage is not suitable for wheelchairs due to some shallow steps between rooms.

Living space

The generous, open plan, living space is flexible and is equally ideal for relaxing or socialising. The lounge has a three-seater sofa with a comfy arm chair so that a group can gather around the television or wood-burner. The large coffee table is perfect for playing games (all stored neatly inside it) or sharing snacks. The lounge has a wonderful handmade oak floor. There is a portable retro DAB radio that has a straightforward bluetooth connection that guest are welcome to connect to and play music from a phone.

The lounge opens out onto a light garden room which has stunning views over the fields. There is a daybed sofa (ideal for a lazy afternoon) and a dining table and six chairs. With the patio doors open you can bring the outside in and hear the birds singing or the occasional tractor passing by.

Kitchen

The large kitchen is stunning with its handmade ash worktops, range cooker, shaker-style units and quirky vintage lighting. There is a breakfast bar with tractor-seat stools, a vintage dresser, and all the appliances you need (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, iron/ironing board). The cupboards contain beautiful china and equipment you might need to cook or serve meals or even indulge in some baking!

Outside

The pretty cottage garden, with its ancient flint wall, is at the front of Sunny Dene. There is a large, south facing, patio to sit on and enjoy the views. This is a sheltered spot so it stays warm well into the evenings so great for alfresco dining. Passers by are few, but Knapton is a friendly village so expect people to greet you. There is space in the drive for one large car. There is plenty of on-road parking available too.

Practicalities

We welcome children at Sunny Dene Cottage and there are some toys to play with. However, parents of young children need to be aware that the property is not ‘toddler proof’ and that guests need to bring their own travel cot or equipment.

There is a retractable washing line and clothes airer. Wood and kindling is provided and electricity, gas and Wi-Fi are included in the price. There is a hairdryer (in the main bedroom) and all towels, bedding, washing up essentials, toilet rolls, soap etc are provided. There is a choice of corner shops or supermarkets within 1-3 miles of Knapton.

For those who want to stay connected, the WiFi is fast and reliable and there is a comfy workspace at the dining table if you need a home office.

Unfortunately we do not accept any pets.