Downstairs – The Drawing and Dining rooms

Bed and Breakfast

On arriving at Lower Buckton for the first time you’ll be shown the drawing room where afternoon tea and cakes are served.  It’s warm and cosy with its terracotta painted walls and wood-stove lovingly tended by Henry!  Come and go as you please – there’re plenty of squishy sofas and chairs all overseen by the ancestors so please be careful what you say and you can also work out from whom Henry gets his good looks!  There are shelves of reference books, piles of glossy magazines, lots of board games, cards and puzzles.  Piece together the jigsaw of an OS map of the area and you’ll never get lost!  In the evenings enjoy your pre-prandials along with some delicious nibbles prepared by Carolyn………….

The dining room has a huge, long table made by Henry from oak from a local estate.  It’s been the scene of cosy suppers to epic dinner parties and the room always looks very dramatic with log fire blazing, candles burning in silver candlelabra, sparkling glassware, silver cutlery and delicious food served upon antique English china.  The walls are painted a Georgian green and hung with antique country and sporting pictures and the dressers are piled with antique and vintage china.  There’s even an old Welsh press filled with vintage moulds for sweets and savouries.  From intimate dining for two to sumptuous dinners for twenty two, this room can do it all.  Breakfasts are served here too, in front of the crackling log fire on which you can even toast your bread however there’s also an electric toaster as well, just in case…..!

In the entrance hall there is a set of shelves full of books on local subjects from history to flora and fauna, local maps, guides, walks and trails and upstairs on the landing are even more shelves of books from which to borrow whatever takes your fancy……

Self-catering

Get the whole house!  Downstairs are the drawing room, dining room, kitchen, book room,  hallways boot-room and back kitchen cloakroom.

Full central-heating, woodburner, open fire including logs.  Large, well-equiped farm-house kitchen with AGA, fridge-freezer and two dish-washers.  Back kitchen with shower, loo, washing machine and tumbler drier.  Garden seating areas, furniture, bbq and cooking pot.