Long cottage is a
traditional long house which were extremely common in the middle
ages allowing the owners to live at one end of the property and
sheltered animals at the other. As times have evolved through
history buildings such as Long cottage have been adapted to suit
the 21st century living of today allowing us a glance
into the middle age with a contemporary twist.
Long cottage is
located between Georgeham and Knowle in a hamlet named Upcott.
Upcott offers peace, tranquillity and beautiful countryside all
year round. From Long cottage it is a 4 minute drive to Georgeham's
famous free houses (The Rock Inn & The Kings Arms) and only 4.5
miles to Croyde's spectacular beach. Ideally situated between 3
other main surfing beaches in the area of Putsborough, Saunton and
Woolacombe bay all within easy driving distance. Upon arrival at
Long cottage you will have parking for 3 cars on the driveway and
access to the large expanse of garden in peace and tranquility of
Enter through the
main door of this barn conversion into the tiled hallway decorated
in a neutral theme with boot storage and a hanging rail for
wetsuits. Directly opposite the front door is a large utility room
with a washbasin, washing machine, clothes line and tumble dryer.
Through an archway is a beautifully crafted wooden staircase
leading up to the 2nd floor, a large free standing
fridge freezer and entrance into the open plan lounge, kitchen
This cozy room is
the main hub of the property which offers plenty of natural
daylight, hard wood flooring and modern living styles. The
kitchenette has white glossed fronted units with a black
contrasting work surface which blends perfectly with the matching
accessories such as; black microwave, white 2 slice toaster,
kettle, sink, oven, electric halogen hob with extractor and a built
The dinning space
offers views over the fields with plenty of space to accommodate up
to 8 people around the wooden and wicker table set and an ornate
dresser unit houses all the cutlery and crockery one would need on
The living space at
long cottage features a chocolate corner sofa, coffee table, LCD TV
with Sky free view and a DVD player on a beautiful wooden unit with
a selection of books, magazines, toys and games for the children.
The opposite corner of the lounge is a quiet area with 2 tub
chairs, table, Ipod mp3 docking station and a reading lamp for
those moments to gaze through the window and soak up the atmosphere
of the country.
The 1st floor of
this property is one to be admired with close attention to detail,
space and craftsmanship.
The master bedroom
is spacious with harmonising neutral tones and plush cream carpets,
this room has a king size bed with 2 bedside tables, reading lamps,
luggage rack, mirror, hair dryer, built in double wardrobe with
hanging and shelf storage space. The master bedroom benefits from a
private modern en-suite bathroom with W.C, washbasin, vanity unit,
mirror and bath with shower over.
Bedroom two is
arranged as a twin room (on request can be made into a super
king-size) with 2 matching bedside tables with reading lamps, hair
dryer, skylight, built in wardrobe, ornate children's chair and a
low feature window.
Bedroom three is the
most flexible of the rooms in Long cottage allowing many different
configurations to suit your party. As standard this room is a super
king bed with a separate single bed. (Upon request this room can be
changed into 3 single beds and a trundle bed - Perfect for a group
of children!) This bedroom also benefits from views over the
garden, 2 chest of drawers with reading lamps and an armchair.
The family bathroom
provides a bath with shower over, washbasin, W.C, vanity mirror and
a free standing storage unit.
Long cottage has a
tiered garden with an oval shaped patio at the rear with a wooden
table, chairs and gas BBQ for those hot summers evenings spent with
the family. The lawned garden is a shared area with the adjoining
cottage but offers ample of space to find your own little peice of
haven and soak up the sunshine.