in an area of outstanding natural beauty

Barleycorn Cottage


… a cast-iron wood-burning stove, comfy sofa and armchairs make for cosy evenings – if you’re not in the garden!

Barleycorn Cottage

A cosy cottage all year round with wood-burner, thick walls, high airy ceilings, a grindstone in the kitchen floor, deep slate sills and massive oak beams throughout. Barleycorn Cottage sleeps up to 4 people.

Open-plan living, dining and cooking – from the kitchen with the grindstone to the comfy sitting room, where the cast-iron logburner and relaxing sofa & armchairs make for cosy evenings, if you’re not in the garden.

The double bedroom and twin bedroom are large and airy so there’s plenty of room for a cot or zed bed if you need one, just let us know when booking.

For your alfresco meals, there’s a cafe table and chairs on the level lawn of the fully-fenced garden (formerly the mill pond) where your views are along the wooded leat and up the fields to the orchard. In spring, it’s full of snowdrops, bluebells and pink campions. The garden grindstone is filled with scented marjoram.

A light, airy kitchen with an original grindstone in the floor and deep slate window sills. Plenty of well-stocked cupboards and good storage space.  And the cottage runs on electricity generated by the water turbine!

The kitchen is fully-equipped with an electric ‘Aga’ style Everhot range cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with freezer box and own washing machine. There’s drying space in the courtyard garden below.

Upstairs, is spacious double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, antique mahogany chest of drawers, desk and a vintage nursing chair – views over the gardens, valley and stream. A small seating area on the landing gives onto a large, airy twin bedroom with fitted wardrobe, oak chest of drawers and cupboard. Views are up the garden slope.  Both bedrooms share a good-sized white-tiled modern bathroom. There’s a further loo downstairs too. 

Floor plan – Barleycorn Cottage
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Barleycorn Cottage

“Wonderful family escape!”

We had a wonderful stay in Barleycorn Cottage! The valley is absolutely stunning and Watermill Cottages is an oasis of calm. Perfect stay for the entire family!

Erica A

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