The Coach House was built at the end of the 19th century, in the reign of Queen Victoria, and is a separate building with its own self-contained facilities standing in the garden of the main house. It was originally used to house coaches but has now been lovingly converted into very comfortable, self contained, accommodation for our many friends and visitors. It has its own private entrance off the street, not via the main house, so you can come and go as you wish without worrying about disturbing others. Total space is some 680 sq ft, 63 sq m. There are two bedrooms (sleeping a total of 5) each with its own bathroom, and a kitchen.
The main bedroom is a large (20ft x 15ft, 6.4m x 4.5m) room on the first floor with original oak beams and French windows giving out to the garden. There is a double (5ft) and single bed, easy chairs, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Ample space for unpacking. You also have a telephone/answer phone with your own phone number (which we will let you know before you arrive), radio, television, free wifi and hair dryer. A baby cot (crib in US English) + high chair is available if booked in advance.
The bathroom is en-suite with bath (4ft6) + over-shower, basin and lavatory, travertine marble floor and wall tiling, heated towel-rail and halogen lighting.
On the ground floor is a second bedroom (15ft x 8ft, 4.6m x 2.5m) with twin beds. This also has a radio, television and hair dryer and its own private facilities (shower, basin and toilet) which, although not en-suite, are easily reached across the entrance way.
The kitchen is equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave which can be used for making coffee and tea (provided) and warming and eating take-aways etc; though we discourage full scale cooking. The kitchen table seats 4, 5 at a squeeze. A high chair is available if booked in advance.
The garden is generally reserved for our use, particularly during the day. You are welcome to use the table and chairs just outside The Coach House for breakfast and for an evening drink. Should you wish to ask friends to join you, please first check that we are not planning to use it ourselves.
There’s no washing machine but the local launderette is 10 mins walk away – you can drop off clothes on the way to the tube station in the morning and collect them washed and dried when you return in the afternoon/evening.
If we have had no one staying the night before you will be able to go straight into the accommodation; otherwise it will be ready for you from about 2.00pm – if you arrive earlier you will of course be able to leave your bags before heading into town and when you return all will be ready for you. If you need guaranteed access to your rooms before 2.00pm, please reserve The Coach House from the night before.
We ask you please to leave The Coach House by 10.00am on the day of your departure, though a later departure may be possible by arrangement.