In the main house we have four double rooms and two suites upstairs, and another double downstairs, each with its own individual character. They have all the usual stuff you’d expect, so you can have an emergency cup of tea, and watch or listen to the morning news on the radio or TV.
Each double room is similarly proportioned at around 12ft/3.75 metres square. We both have our favourite (not the same one) and are struck by how often our regular guests have a different opinion.
All the rooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite bathrooms and large double beds. They all provide a quiet retreat at the end of the day, and are not overlooked – we love the fact that in all these rooms, there is no need to draw the curtains or pull the blinds down if you don’t wish to. You can often see the stars on a clear night and from some, on a winter morning, you may see the snow on top of the mountains that surround the village, without even getting out of bed.
Located in the south-east corner of the house, Room 1 has southerly views of the tree-lined driveway and the garden looking towards Rowen.
The en-suite has a shower over the bath and the room can be arranged either with twin beds or a 6ft wide double bed – you could almost lose your partner!
Room 6 is next; don’t ask why rooms 4 and 5 have been missed out – we assume whoever originally numbered the rooms was interrupted in his work. Or perhaps they were researching the wine list at the same time.
This room has a slightly smaller double bed, a mere king size at (5ft wide) but is otherwise no smaller than the other rooms.
It faces West and has a dual aspect with views of the gardens and the mountain beyond. The en-suite has a walk-in shower but no bath.
The Rowen Suite
The Rowen suite is one of our most popular rooms; offering stunning views of the mountains beyond the village, a comfortable sofa (which can be configured as an extra bed for a older child) and an en-suite with twin hand basins, a separate bath as well as a walk in shower.
You enter the suite through a dressing area with an antique wardrobe and a floor to ceiling mirror, with steps leading down to the bedroom, which has a 6ft wide bed and measures 6m x 4m (20ft x 14ft).