The Fuffins

This spacious green self-catering cottage sleeps 4

"Call'd at Hunting Hall. Miss Grey drank tea with us."
Dorothy Forster’s Memorandum Book, 25th January 1803

Part of the original Georgian farmhouse, The Fuffins has a wealth of history which we have tried to reflect in our sensitive ‘green’ restoration. The great fireplace, where a farmhouse range would once have warmed Miss Grey’s teapot, has been carefully preserved. Fresh garden flower arrangements and several antiques offer a relaxed elegance, combined with the gentle green luxury of sumptuous organic linens, recycled glassware and traditional craft decorations.

Unwind and dream a little in the small sitoutery, standing in almost an acre of private garden, and revel in the glorious views across an organic meadow to the peaceful countryside beyond.

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The Living Room

Relax before a roaring stove fire in the wide inglenook-sized fireplace of this 18th century room. The exposed brickwork of the huge chimney and aged heavy beams of the original farmhouse kitchen are complimented by our careful choice of natural period paints and finishes, free of harmful solvents. An atmospheric oil painting of local woodland hangs above a large antique Victorian sideboard. Of course there’s also central heating, a television and DVD player, radio and CD player, and internet access.

Stoke up the fire, open our lovely local cider, and enjoy the perfect setting for a wonderful romantic evening.

The Kitchen and Dining Area

French doors, with wide views across the lovely countryside, allow light to flood the wonderful spacious kitchen. Travertine tiles are warmed by under-floor ground-source heating and the pine units have built in appliances; fridge-freezer and dishwasher. All the electrical appliances have an ‘A’ energy rating, including the large washer-drier.

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of our homemade bread and locally produced honey in the spacious, light dining area. You can eat in style using recycled glassware and fine bone china. Double glass doors brighten this sunny space and an atmospheric framed pastel captures light on Holy Island causeway. The books in the heavy carved antique bookcase will fill your relaxing hours.

The Owl Bedroom

Sink into a glorious mixture of feather and organic cotton in the king-sized bed of the Owl Bedroom. The fine percale bed linen is topped with a green runner hand-knit from our own sheep’s organic wool Decorated in a delicate shade of Ecos paint, this large pretty bedroom has a high sloping ceiling, heavy exposed beams and lovely bespoke pine furniture.

The main en-suite bathroom has the wonderful original deep enamelled cottage bath. Soak in water deliciously scented with geranium bath gel, just one of the Faith in Nature toiletries we provide. Heavy organic cotton towels, which are offered to all our guests, hang on the elegant stand.

If you prefer an invigorating splash you will find a spacious walk in shower downstairs. The toilet, flushed with rainwater, will help you preserve valuable water.

The Butterfly Bedroom

Part of the Georgian farmhouse, this lovely blue bedroom has two single, traditional cast iron beds. Deep feather duvets and pillows are dressed with organic cotton percale bed linen and handmade butterfly quilts. Comfy chairs are placed before the original fireplace, and the pine furniture was made especially for The Fuffins.

The butterfly theme of the bed quilts is continued in the en-suite shower room where a sun tube casts a gentle light during the daytime.

The Garden

Open the French doors and step into almost an acre of private space. A formal lawn with comfy seating area is linked by landscaped steps to a wild area edged by a small stream and overlooked by a picturesque sitoutery. While away a summer’s afternoon with a book and a glass of wine, gazing beyond to shimmering willows in the organic meadow.

French doors open to almost an acre of beautiful garden. Steps lead down through a profusion of shrubs and summer flowers to a meandering stream overlooked by a small sheltered seating area; ‘The Sitooterie’. The garden is the perfect place to while away evening hours, watching many wild birds on the feeders, or sheep quietly grazing beneath the willows in the field beyond.