Kitchen Well equipped with a Kenwood, 5 hob gas cooker with 2 ovens, a modern Belling 4 ceramic hob electric cooker with oven and grill, large fridge, 2 x dishwashers, microwave and capacious cupboards, working surface and drawers. Room too for recycling. (For freezer see Boot Room). There is a slow cooker, a Dualit 6 slice toaster. Great views of garden, and of woodpeckers and friends at the hanging feeder.
Cegin Fawr (aka Dining Room) The old oak refectory table seats 12, or with extension, 16. If the side table is used as well, 25 can be seated (ask!). Charming Welsh dresser contains the cutlery and some crocks, while the white painted version next to it cunningly houses the hi-fi equipment. Bring your own iPod or browse our CDs. A log stove is on hand to provide extra atmosphere and should you wish for a cabaret or other dramatic production while you eat, the minstrel’s gallery above you offers the ideal stage.
Cruck Hall (aka Music Room) Plenty of relaxing room to appreciate the Eavestaff piano and the hi-fi which controls from the dining room.
4 sets of speakers, for this area plus dining room, lounge and kitchen, and to contemplate the 1490 cruck wall, mentioned in Pevsner.
Parlwr (aka Lounge) Five very comfortable armchairs and an Esse Dragon woodburning stove . In the drawers of the 17th century oak chest you’ll find Scrabble, packs of cards, chess, and dominoes, plus the dictionary and many other books of course. If you need the lounge extra snug, don’t forget you can create walls with the curtains.
Garden Room (aka Breakfast Room) This has stunning views down the valley, and is good for relaxing over coffee, watching the buzzards as they quarter the valley, or for children to do drawing activities.
Buttri (aka Laundry) This utility room where butter was made up to the 1950’s now houses the washing machine, tumble-drier, Barnes airer for line drying, 6ft long clothes rail for coats etc. iron and ironing board and Belfast sink (excellent for bathing babies). There is also a small extra fridge, 4-drawer freezer, tumble dryer and “sheila maid” (a pulley clothes airer / dryer that winches up to the ceiling).
Lavatories (aka Loos, toilets) There are six of these littered around the house so even those of you operating on the shortest fuse should seldom be caught out.