Stay in this unique and isolated woodland house, take time for yourself and your loved ones, remove yourself from the craze of your every day life so you can truly relax in this woodland retreat!
This peaceful, private cottage will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Built in 1835 as a hunting lodge this is a charming little stone house.
Since then, the forest has slowly reclaimed it, and despite modernity advancing all around, for Mrs Higgs’ Cottage tucked away in the woods, time has stood still.
The entrance hall leads onto a small landing and to the two bedrooms upstairs – one double and one twin, with beds made up and ready.
Down ladder -style stairs (this might be too steep for small children or the less agile) there is an open plan kitchen and seating area with a cosy sofa and log burning stove – perfect for winter retreats.
The bathroom is in a wooden outhouse accessed at the back of the lodge, with hot shower, hand basin and flushing toilet.
The cottage is totally off grid, being too far into the woods to be connected. Electricity is from solar panels, water is pumped up from the original spring well, although bottled water is provided for drinking.
Heating throughout is from wood burning stoves only, however a few concessions to modernity such as a gas stove, instant hot water and a flushing loo, mean that it’s not too primitive. There is also a wonderful wood fired hot tub right next to the cottage which guests can use in total privacy.
Set within a 2,500-acre private estate, remote retreats and examples of unique accommodation like this are few and far between, with privacy, peace, and only deer, owls, badgers and other forest dwellers as your neighbours.