Pretty, 17th century thatched cottage – steeped in history with many original features. Award winning pub in village. Teacosy still has bookings remaining for the end of the year. Please email for further details.
From post office to bakery and now holiday home this 17th century, Grade II listed, thatched cottage is steeped in history. With walls half a metre thick, window seats, exposed beams, old oak doors and floors and an inglenook fireplace, Tea Cosy Cottage is delightful. Much furniture has been carved from solid wood by a local craftsman. The oil central heating is supplemented by a log burning stove in the sitting room adding to the cosy ambience. The original staircase add to the delightful character of Teacosy. A beautiful cottage designed around original features. There is public parking outside the cottage.
Enter through the front stable door directly into
This is a light and airy room with windows and stable doors to the front and rear. Furnishings include a range of fitted wood cupboards, an antique oak table and four chairs and apine monk's bench. There is a fitted Smeg electric fan oven with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge and cafetiere. Just outside the kitchen door is a Utility Room, complete with washer/dryer and fridge freezer.
The sitting room is wonderfully cosy with a large
inglenook fireplace featuring a salt drying box and wooden seat on
one side and a woodburning stove with plenty of logs. Two very
comfortable two seater sofas are provided and the window seat,
television table and coffee table have all been carved by a local
craftsman from solid wood. Flat screen television with Freeview and
Stairs lead from this room to the landing upstairs. The stairs are an original feature thus adding even more character that Teacosy has to offer.
BEDROOM ONE - Part of the charm of this cottage is its original features including this bedroom's original doorway! The old painted brick chimney breast faces you as you enter. This is a light room with windows on two sides. The room is furnished with a double bed (4'6"wide), rugs on the wooden floors, an antique rocking chair, and a chest of drawers and wardrobe. BEDROOM TWO - This small but delightful room has two, 2' 6" bespoke solid wood single beds cleverly made by a local craftsman. With a walk-in cupboard that provides a shelf and hanging space for clothes, it is ideal for children. There are wooden floors throughout upstairs in the cottage.
White bathroom suite and wooden floor. The bath is fitted with a folding shower screen with electric shower over the bath. The room also contains a basin with overhead light with shaver point and WC.
The private, enclosed rear garden is laid to grass
with herbaceous borders. When you walk under a wooden archway where
the garden narrows it then opens out into another secluded area
with circular wooden table and matching chairs.
PARKING - there is public parking in front of Tea Cosy Cottage where the road opens out to allow parking at right angles to the road. You are requested not to park on the grass of the front garden.
The Plough Inn, Stretton on Fosse is an 18th Century cosy village pub approx 5 minutes walk away, serving delicious home cooked food. They have won several awards for their real ale. The chef is French, the atmosphere lovely, and the friendly locals will be sure to give you a warm welcome. There is a special 10% discount on meals for those staying at Tea Cosy Cottage. Excellent walks across stunning countryside are plentiful, and horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, hawking, falconry and many other sports are available locally. A lovely book about the village and its history, written by a villager, includes intriguing photographs of Tea Cosy Cottage in days gone by.
- Thatched Cottage
- Up to
- Cooker-and-Hob, Microwave, Dishwasher, Freezer, Fridge-Freezer, Iron-and-Ironing Board, Coffee-Machine, Cooking-Utensils-and-Cutlery
- LCD-TV, BBC1-BBC2-ITV-C4, Selection-of-DVDs, DVD-Player
- Car Parking, Hair-Dryer, Bathroom-Towels, Bed-Linen