It’s difficult to say how old the house is. The date 1582 is carved in stone above the front door but various bits have been added and changed over the years and the date may only refer to the main part. It was originally owned by a wealthy local family. Most of the four or five houses in the hamlet were once barns holding livestock, storing produce or for staff accommodation.

The house is made of stone and the walls generally are one metre thick, which keep it warm during the Winter and cool in the Summer. The house is fully central heated, if required.

The entrance is reached at the top of a small lane, some 200 metres long and the front door is within the small cluster of houses in the hamlet.


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Once inside, the first room seen is the Dining Room. There’s a large dining table and seating for 12 people. Leaded windows show the mountains, the lake and fields below.

Double doors open to the Main salon, which has an open fire. The sofas provide enough seating for all. This room has a flat screen TV, satellite connection and DVD player, as well as a sound system for CDs and mp3 players. Two sets of double doors lead to steps to the terrace and the East Garden. There, you’ll find teak furniture for al fresco dining and of course, more glorious views.

From the dining room, three steps lead up to the Upper salon. Here, there are some reading books, more seating and a writing area in the turret. It’s also a good place to pick up the broadband wi-fi connection for those who can’t bear to be without the internet! There is also a table football set. Double doors open to a private bridge across the footpath below and join the West Garden to the house. The garden is mainly laid to lawn though the boughs of a pine tree provide shade from the sun.



The kitchen is a few steps down from the dining room and it also has an entrance door and yet more views.

The kitchen is very well equipped with:

  • 5 burner, twin-oven gas cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Smaller table for breakfasts and snacks
  • Fridge (There’s another fridge freezer in the cellar)

Steps to the cellar lead to the boiler room where there is a large capacity washer, tumble dryer and a boot room.