17th century stone dovecot. Exclusive use. Two rooms plus bedroom in tower. Wooden beams and floors. Rustic-chic. Stunning, sophisticated, quirky and cosy. Cleverly designed. Small. Tranquil secluded garden terrace. Private no-cost parking. Pleasant 16-20 mins walk to the city centre mostly through parks. 6 mins by taxi.
Please do not ring neighbours' bells or ask them for directions. If in doubt please text or telephone the host anytime.
Please TELL the host what time you plan to arrive, otherwise you risk arriving when nobody is at home, and may have to wait.
The peaceful leafy residential district is quiet, so please relax and enjoy the secluded tranquility. Parties are not allowed.
The old stone is asymmetrical. There are several levels and steps, therefore it is not suitable for young children, and older children must be supervised. Sturdy and safe, it is not best suited for stiletto-heeled shoes. Being here is at your own risk.
It is essential that you read the instructions for the wood-burning stove before attempting to light it. Please don't lean on the door, as it will not support weight.
Please don’t use towels to remove make-up or wipe soot after handling the fire, because they stain. Tissues are provided.
Expect to be charged for any damage, or loss. For example a replacement key, with fob and torch, is likely to cost £50.
Please, immediately, TELL the host of any damage, such as cracks, chips, breaks, stains, scratches or tears because things have to be repaired or replaced before the next guests arrive.
At least one of your group must be over 24 years old.
No smoking, neither indoors nor outdoors.
Keys will be given only to the person who has booked. If you arrive with more people than you booked for, you must update your booking on the Airbnb site before being allowed entry. If you book for or arrive with a guest who has previously been declined, nobody will be allowed in. The host reserves the right, at any time during guests' stay, to decline entry to guests who behave improperly, inappropriately or destructively. No guest may book if they have anything negative in any of their previous reviews.
Do NOT attempt to climb on, nor put weight on the old brick nesting boxes - they will not support anything heavier than a pigeon!
Please stick to the paths that lead through the garden to the Dovecot Cottage, because there are bulbs underfoot, delicate shrubs and trees with overhanging branches.
Please leave the Dovecot Cottage in the same condition as you found it.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Writer, painter, gardener. I am home after years of travel. Unique historic house in secluded mature walled garden: "managed wild" horticultural style, with frogs, hedgehogs, woodpeckers and owls.