Bedrooms and bathrooms
Upstairs are two beautiful, light and airy, beamed bedrooms and a bathroom (with toilet). The master bedroom has a romantic feel with it’s comfortable kingsize bed and vintage style, Cath Kidston inspired, bedding. Knapton is quiet and peaceful and perfect for a restorative lie in. The smaller bedroom has a good quality 3ft bed and is decorated in a vintage sea side theme. There is a put up bed (suitable for a child) available if needed. The spacious bathroom is restful with 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 a double bedroom, a 3ft daybed in the living area and a luxurious shower room and toilet (also with fluffy towels). The double bedroom is delightfully dressed in a shabby chic style. Please note: this is an internal room but it is private and not part of the living space. There is a quirky patchwork curtain across the door because the owners did not want to make the space feel too enclosed.
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 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.
The generous, open plan, living space is flexible and is equally ideal for romantic cuddles or socialising. There is a cosy, shabby chic, lounge with a three-seater sofa, comfy arm chair and small chaise so that a group can gather around the television or wood-burner. The large coffee table is perfect for playing games (stored inside it) or sharing snacks. The lounge has a wonderful handmade oak floor.
The lounge opens out onto a light garden room which has stunning views over the fields. There is a day bed 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.
The large kitchen is stunning with it’s 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 everything you might need to cook or serve meals or even indulge in some baking!
The pretty cottage garden, with it’s 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.
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. Due to the love and care that has gone into renovating Sunny Dene Caroline and Andy do not allow pets.
There is a retractable washing line and clothes airer. Wood and kindling is provided and electricity, gas and wifi 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.
Please note that although we provide free wi-fi, the broadband signal in Knapton is not sufficient for streaming games and videos.