Jacketts is a Cottage with History! Meaning a 'small parcel of land' it was recoded as a farmhouse in the Doomsday book and today can be seen marked on Ordnance Survey maps of the area. This lovely old cob farmhouse has been divided into two Cottages. No 2 is the larger half and is now available for self catering holidays. Its sleeps up to four people, in one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.
The kitchen is well equiped having all that is required for either a long or shot stay. There is an electric cooker, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and a separate freezer. The dishwasher also ensures eating at home is less of a chore! There is a table and two chairs plus a breakfast bar with two stools.
The conservatory is perfect for breakfast in the sunshine. There is a table and two chairs. A Parker Knoll recliner, wicker two seater settee with matching chair and foot stool ensures everyone can have a comfortable chair to relax in! Both double doors can be opened to give the feeling your in the garden and it never get too hot as the side door also opens to give a lovely through breeze.
The lounge/dining room is surprisingly spacious with the lovely Ingelnoock housing an instant gas log burner fire. The fire really heats up the house giving it a lovely homely feeling on chilly nights. There is a three seater settee, two easy chairs and a new digital television. The table seats four but can seat six with chairs brought in from the Kitchen or Conservatory. There are games available in the chest of draws.
The downstairs bathroom is a real bonus. For the less agile its accessability is a welcome option while for others the bath offers flexibility - perfect for a relaxing candle lit bath or the practicality of bathing children!
The two bedrooms are both upstairs along with a semi ensuite shower room with toilet and washbasin. This can be for the sole use of the Master bedroom, by closing a curtain to block the corridor and leaving the shower room door open. While for the shower room to be easily accessable by the occupants of both bedrooms, the curtain can be simply left drawn back. The Master bed came from Fineshade Abby in Northamptonshire and was originally a "night, night sleep tight bed" (To explain: Rope use to be strung through holes on the sides of the bed and run from side to side to hold the mattress up. The rope needed to be pulled tight to hold the mattress securely throughout the night, hence the saying!) You will be pleased to know it has now been modernised into a slat bed and extended from its original 5ft length!
Behind the Flint wall of the original farmyard there is parking for one car and another can be parked in front of the cottage if necessary. The courtyard garden is gated and can be totally secure if required. There is a bird bath which the local birds enjoy if it is kept toped up! The washing line is attached to the side of the house in a sun trap, ideal for drying cloths outside if required!