The ground floor
Entering the cottage from the original cobbled courtyard under the archway, there is a doorway between the two sets of carriage doors into Malbanc Cottage. You will step into the hallway/boot room, complete with original bridle hooks and bench for leaving outdoor gear after walks around the estate! There is a small downstairs loo and cleverly hidden cupboard with a washing machine and dryer.
The large, dramatic sitting room with its original beams has two seating areas, with comfortable sofas and chairs, a wood-burning stove and impressive gothic doors leading into the dining room. Decorated in shades of yellow, cream and grey, with striking floral printed linen on the curtains, it is sophisticated and elegant. Large picture windows looking onto both the garden and the courtyard give it a light and joyous feel.
The flat screen TV above the fireplace ensures easy viewing. The dining room is understated but powerful, with its high ceilings, original beams and large windows. Striped curtains echoing the sitting room and fabric covered gothic chairs complete the look. The dining room table, set for 8, can be extended to seat up to 16 persons, offering the perfect answer to a group booking when two other cottages are rented together.
Through the Gothic arch in the dining room sits a Gothic dresser, on the right of which is a fabulous kitchen, specifically designed for larger groups up to 16. Integrated appliances, double ovens, large fridges and separate freezer mean enough storage to feed the maximum number.
The door from the dining room leads out into a private garden area, with outdoor furniture and colourful flower beds. It is really the front door, leading from the parking area, down the gravel path.