The garden is a very good size and has the added benefit of tremendous views over the adjoining meadow towards the ford. This ancient meadow is full of kingcups and cow parsley in the summer and is periodically grazed by sheep or horses.
There are numerous places to sit and dine in the garden and outside lights have been placed throughout the garden for your enhanced enjoyment. However, we suggest that you stay out in the garden in the dark; one of the joys of Shilton is its night sky. The relative lack of light pollution here can lead to some spectacular starry nights.
The cottage has every modern comfort; the fully fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. It is equipped for the gourmet chef with all the utensils, cookery books and cooking equipment you should need, as well as the finest wine glasses, white bone china place settings and a coffee machine.
There are televisions in both lounges and all bedrooms, together with CD, DVD and Bose iPod docking station facilities. There is a library of hand picked books, information guides, maps and so forth, as well as games for all ages. We have wireless internet and landline telephone to keep you fully connected.
The four double bedrooms upstairs sleep up to eight guests. The cottage also has a double sofa bed (in the garden lounge) to sleep an extra two people. We also have a cot, stairgate and high chair which we are happy to provide free of charge.
Eco Escape: They are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and are proud to hold their Gold Award. They also run their business as a Carbon Neutral Enterprise and offset any carbon emissions that they can not eliminate with the company co2balance, who audit them annually and put a portion of their contribution to the planting of trees on land adjacent to Summercombe wood in Somerset.