Where to Start, I am in love with this house! Just spent a long weekend here with all my friends and some family members, mixed ages but mostly young and some small kids.. this amazing house really does cater for everyone!!
We were celebrating my 30th birthday and my did we celebrate in style. The HUGE hot tub was welcomed by all, even in chilly November!
We really hit it off weatherwise having a fully dry weekend however the hot tub is perfectly positioned to shelter you from too much wind and rain and can be enjoyed all year round.
The pool is fantastic and lovely and warm.. with plenty inflatables left there for our use by the lovely owners.
The Sauna is equally fantastic and well kept :)
There is so much space in this house!! all the bedrooms were a great size, most with their own large jacuzzi bathroom or shower room. Having such a big crowd we did worry about being on top of each other but the place is perfect. We couldn't quite beleive how big all the bedrooms were.
The games room with all the kids toys and books kept the little members of our group occupied all weekend while the huge wine fridge kept all the bubbly cool for us adults! haha. Storage wise they have a massive american fridge freezer in the main kitchen (plus the wine fridge) then another fridge freezer in the utility room so there is plenty fridge/freezer space for large groups.
All the cooking appliances you can imagine are there at your disposal. Particularly loved the Aga! :)
The owner Alison was a pleasure to deal with, in contact by text or email if you need her but she gives you your space and privacy on your weekend. She left us stair gates, travel cots and high chairs at no extra cost (the stair gates were particularly useful as you would loose your little ones in this massive house otherwise!)
She was lovely from start to finish and you really do feel at home in their wonderful house!
The welcome hamper of wine and chocolates was a lovely and appreciated touch.
People have mentioned the need to strip your beds.. yes we did strip ours and left all dirty linen and towels in the utility room.. in fact we tried our best to leave it exactly how we found it & I really dont begrudge it given the extent these lovely owners go to to make you feel at home. All their own DVD's & CD's are left for your use, log is left for the fire, lots of clean towels for the pool, inflatables in the pool and heaps of kids toys and books and costumes in the playroom. All the little homely details are there which is hard to find in many accomodations and they are entrusting you with their belongings, it's nice to leave it in a nice way :)
Alison recommended a local beutician who we booked to come in and give all us ladies some pamper massages.. I can highly recommend Amy and her girls. They were incredibly good value for money and sent us all off to sleep with their excellent massages!
I wouldnt hesitate to recommend or go back to this venue as would every single one of my guests, all of whom are depressed to be home! haha. Thanks again Alison, we all hope to be back soon! xx …
Old Farm Holiday Cottages - Hayloft House
Perfect stay: modern, beautiful home
The cottage is modern and spacious but is very homely. The surrounding scenery is beautiful and the village of Chirnside is only a short walk away. The busy town of Berwick is only a short 10-15 minute drive. The owners were very pleasant, even leaving a delicious-smelling home-baked loaf for us! Great value for money and, overall, this was the perfect place for a holiday and I will be visiting again! …