The original Coach House of the 1862 rectory still displays hints of its former use. The large stone lintel across the entrance would have allowed access for the coach and horses, and on renovation in 2008 the original cobbled floor was uncovered. Sadly this could not be saved but the building has been sympathetically repurposed into a self-contained, two-bedroomed, self-catering cottage with attached pergola and hot tub.
The large, open-plan lounge-diner features two leather sofas and Fairtrade acacia furniture. A TV with Freesat channels, DVD and video player are provided along with a CD player and PlayStation 1. A selection of games, books, videos, CDs and DVDs are available along with a wealth of tourism information. Wifi is available throughout as is a dedicated landline telephone as mobile reception in this rural area is sketchy at best.
The fully fitted kitchen has a full-sized fridge-freezer, four-ring gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washer-dryer, toaster, kettle and coffee machine. The kitchen is well stocked with crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, serving dishes and utensils. The centrally located dining table can seat six comfortably and there is additional dining outside.
Located on the ground floor, the main bathroom has a jacuzzi bath with shower over, WC and basin. A selection of Gilchrist & Soames toiletries are provided along with a bath bomb, body scrub, bath salts and bubble bath. An additional cloakroom is located opposite with a wc and small basin.
At the front of the house this spacious bedroom features a typical Welsh round window at the apex. The original beams and A-frame have been retained so that the character of The Coach House has not been lost. The bed can be configured as a super-king or twin beds and this room boasts a very large built-in wardrobe. Two skylights allow the light to flood in and blackout blinds and a shutter are provided for use at night. A CD alarm-clock radio is provided, as is a hairdryer and dressing gowns.
At the back of the house this bedroom has an additional window overlooking the forested hills where, in season, spring lambs can be observed along with the occasional Red Kite. This room can be configured as a super-king or twin beds and has a fitted wardrobe. A CD alarm-clock radio, hairdryer and dressing gowns are provided.
Extra blankets are provided for particularly cold weather as is an electric convector heater. There is also a Calor gas fire in the living room which runs from a bottle. As this is a non-vented appliance it should be used sparingly. An electric convector heater is provided for particularly cold weather and a fan for hot weather. There is also a highchair, cot and stairgate available if required. Storage for bicycles is located at the back of the Coach House and should be booked in advance.
A slate bench to the front of the house provides seating along with a cast iron table and two chairs. To the rear of the property is a four-seater wooden picnic bench with barbecue. There is also a drying rail for laundry.
Attached to the Coach House is a pergola containing a 2-3 seater hot tub for exclusive use of Coach House guests. There is also a small table and chairs for dressing gowns, drinks etc. Visitors are kindly asked to familiarise themselves with the hot tub regulations before use. Please note: children under the age of four are not allowed in the hot tub.
Pets and smoking
Pets are not allowed, and smoking is restricted to outside areas.
All bed linen and towels are included. Visitors should bring their own beach towels. A starter pack of toiletries, washing-up liquid, loo rolls, dishwasher tablets etc is provided. There is a small Londis 300 yards away for a top-up of essentials.