Bed and Breakfast Lower Buckton Style.
On arriving at Lower Buckton for the first time you’ll be shown the drawing room where afternoon tea and cake 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 preprandials 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 candelabra, 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. From intimate dining for two to sumptuous dinners for twenty, 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.
The Bedrooms……all on the first floor.
Three double rooms….. all beds are made up with feather-down quilts and pillows covered with pure Egyptian cotton sheets, covers and slips. The bathrooms have fluffy white towels and bathrobes.
The Blue Room – five foot wide double bed plus a double sofa-bed with bathroom en suite. This room has two windows which overlook the garden to the south with the horses’ paddocks beyond and the Wigmore Rolls in the distance. The bathroom has a massive, vintage cast-iron-enamel bath, hand basin, low-level loo, radiator and electrically illuminated mirror light with shaver point. The window looks out over the old farmyard and beyond.
The Yellow Room – five foot wide double bed plus a small double sofa-bed with shower-room en suite. This room has one window which overlooks the garden to the east and views towards Leintwardine and Mocktree. The shower-room has an English oak floor, curved glass shower cubicle, hand basin, low-level loo, electrically illuminated mirror light with shaver point and a heated towel rail.
Bedroom Three is either the Pink Room or the Green Room, which has an adjacent private bathroom:
The Pink Room – twin beds with a hand-basin in the corner. This room has one window which overlooks the garden to the east with views towards Leintwardine and Mocktree Hill,
The Green Room – six foot wide double with a hand-basin in the corner. This room has one window which overlooks the old farmyard barns and has views to the west.
Massive, vintage cast-iron-enamel bath, hand basin, low-level loo, radiator and electrically illuminated mirror light with shaver point. The window looks out over the garden with views to the south.
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