CAPLE GARDENS is a four bed (two doubles, two singles), one-bath, one shower-room semi-detached 'Arts & Crafts' cottage. Built in 1883 it oozes character and charm; trad on the outside, inside we're cool, comfy and (with our vast L-shaped, glass-roofed kitchen-diner and separate cosy open-fired 'snug') offer sufficient creature comforts for eight guests.
THE ROOMS Our bright, airy south facing master bedroom has a super-kingsize bed and plantation shutters. The second double bedroom is slightly smaller, also south-facing over the gardens. Meanwhile, the third bedroom is a perfect single and our tiny fourth bedroom has a cool built-in bunk.
So the house can be used by, say, two couples with kids or a bunch of single friends, there are no en-suites. Instead, upstairs there's a family bathroom with a bath, hand-held shower and loo, plus a separate shower-room (also with a loo) on the ground floor.
Downstairs there are two reception rooms: a cosy snug with an open fireplace plus a sofa-bed and 40" HD TV hooked-up to a BluRay DVD player and a CD player, and our fabulous 30 x 25 foot L-shaped kitchen-diner with french doors to the garden, plenty of seating, a dining table and a 40" HD TV hooked up to BT Vision.
OUTSIDE The house is designed back-to-front. The main garden, with lawns, fruit trees and flower borders, is south-facing at the front of the house. It's pretty, private and peaceful; the views are pretty much unchanged for over 100 years. There is no access to the outside space to/from the back of the house, however (trust us!) you won't need it.
Aside from all the obvious things you need to help yourself feel at home (towels, sheets, duvets, pillows, dishes, pots and pans, toaster, kettle, blah-di-blah...), we've got * High-speed BT Broadband & BT Vision * A library of books, DVDs & board games * Nice stuff in the bathrooms
CAPLE GARDENS HOSTED a succession of great guests from New Zealand, Canada, Malta, Israel, The Netherlands, France, Spain and, of course, all over the UK
WE'VE HAD 1st, 21st, 30th, 40th and 50th birthday parties, hen weekends, a baby shower, a wedding party, a Golden Wedding and many groups of friends and (our speciality!) three-generations-of-family
OUR HOUSE HAS APPEARED IN Conde Nast Traveller, Elle Decoration, Red, The Times, The Observer, The FT, The Telegraph, Coast, Mother & Baby and Private Eye!
IT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY GUESTS AS 'Cosy, 'Lovely', 'Cute', 'Artistic', 'Gorgeous', 'Wonderful', 'Charming', 'Stylish', 'Welcoming', 'Fun'
and 'Very Special'
WHERE WE'RE AT
4 Caple Gardens
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