The Old Storehouse
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The Old Storehouse
Rooms, rates and booking

Photo of the double bedroom at The Old Storehouse
Photo of the attic room at The Old Storehouse
Photo of the twin bedroom at The Old Storehouse

The bedrooms

The two bedrooms (double and twin) are on the second floor, both with armchairs and sofas as well. The en suite bathrooms have baths and showers. In early December and mid- January you can watch the sun rise across the valley, lying in bed in the twin room with a cup of tea and it makes me smile simply recording this most wonderful natural event. Glorious.

Because the Storehouse was built with no internal walls, to allow grain and wool to dry, sounds from bedrooms do carry despite our best efforts to soundproof the building. It's not ideal for frisky honeymoon couples.


There is also an attic up a stone stairway outside the house. Again, it has its own bathroom and also basic cooking facilities, and from the four poster bed there are lofty views to the hills. It is also home to swallows and bats from April to early September and the outside door stays open all the time, allowing freedom of passage. It's a unique experience, and surprisingly popular, but it is an attic with an open door and swallows do chatter when they wake up.

Guest reviews

The bedroom room was massive, full of books and reading matter, comfy and clean bed & pillows. An excellent recipe for a perfect nights sleep.
Deep baths.
The room was excellent, the beds were very good quality with crisp cotton bedding, feather duvets and pillows and an array of blankets and throws so you never feel too hot or cold.

The conservatory

Downstairs, the conservatory where breakfast is eaten (old fashioned rather than Homes and Gardens) looks over the garden to the canal and hills. The refectory table can seat everyone staying, but breakfast may also be taken outside in the garden. It's a room simply for sitting and watching the birds, or reading, or – almost anything peaceful. The sitting room has a cast iron range, sofas, armchairs and an upright piano. A good place for a wet and wintry afternoon and evening.

Rooms are sometimes not ready until 4pm but guests are welcome to arrive and drop off bags, use the loo and have a cup of coffee at any time. Equally, there is no set hour within reason to leave at the end of a stay.

Children and dogs

Children and dogs are always welcome too, provided they restrain their natural instincts to chase the cats swans and chickens; and with the usual parental vigilance caveats.

Photo of the conservatory at The Old Storehouse

Rates & Booking

Bed and breakfast costs £60 a person a night. There is no single person supplement or a charge for dogs. Reservations can be made by telephone, letter or email, but if by the first method please remember to leave your telephone number. The phone here does not have a memory.


Reservations can be made by telephone, letter or email.

01874 665 499


No deposit is required and payment can be by cheque, bank transfer or cash. I'm afraid we don't take cards.

Photo of a typical bathroom at The Old Storehouse
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