Approached by a gravel driveway, the cottage has a sun-trap courtyard with a large patio and shrub beds on the south side. A second patio and lawn at the rear, which catches the evening sun, overlooks the stream and dingle, replanted 2011/2012.
Accomodation:- Wifi internet access
The whole cottage is at ground level and so there are no stairs. It has three bedrooms, all en-suite: the master bedroom has a king-size bed with superior en suite featuring a spa bath with shower over, a toilet and vanity basin.
The large lounge with 49” TV has a woodburning stove and external french doors to the front and rear. Internal french doors lead to the kitchen/diner with a separate utility leading to the rear patio. Off the hall is a guest cloakroom with toilet and washbasin. All furniture is oak.
View across the courtyard towards the driveway
Another enjoyable stay, thank you. Very comfortable and well equipped.
Chris & Len, West Mid. February 2018.
A delightful stay in the Old Bull Pen. The Ashford Carbonell villagers are particularly friendly.
Wendy & Bob, Birmingham. April 2018.
What a perfect little corner of the world! The scenery is sublime, the food magnificent and the people warm and welcoming.
Jack, Alex & Kyla, Toronto. May 2018.
The comfort and excellence of the cottage complimented the superb weather. Bravo!
Julian & Allyson, Fife. May 2018.
Everything as good as usual. The only snag - High Vinnals gets steeper!
George & Margaret, Stockport. May 2018.
Very impressive accommodation, all our needs catered for. Very friendly village - everyone made us feel welcome.
Catherine, Graham, Ann & John, Manchester. July 2018.
We all came on my mum’s recommendation and it did not fail to deliver us a restful week’s break. Beautiful area and good food everywhere we want. Accommodation is superb and beds very comfy. Loved Ludlow and its castle, plus Hampton Court Gardens were lovely. Don’t want to go home!!
Nicky & Darren plus returnee ‘mum’ Beryl, Suffolk.
Our 4th visit and just as good as the first. We’ll be back in 2019!
Sheila, Reg & Joan, Fife. September 2018.
A most enjoyable stay (once again!). Very comfortable and relaxing.
Liz & Mike, Sutton Coldfield. September 2018.
Beautiful spot. Everything we could have wished for and more.
Bob & Wendy, Stroud. October 2018.
Bedroom 2, pictured above, has a double bed with en suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Bedroom 3 has twin beds, en suite same as bedroom 2. All bedrooms have flatscreen TVs.
A wonderful cottage, very well equipped and very well placed for lots of attractions. Lynda & Norman very welcoming and helpful.
Glyn & Barbara, Glossop. 26-07-19.
We had a wonderful time. Tom (aged 3) loved making daily tours of the Dingle and we enjoyed the sheep spotting. Old Bull Pen has been a real treat and a wonderful location for days out. Very luxurious and welcoming (so say we all).
Lowe Family, Reading & Brighton. 16-08-19.
Yet another wonderful stay in the Bull Pen. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and looking forward to coming back in 2020. Thanks Norman & Lynda for being so welcoming.
Sheila, Reg, Joan (plus Billy & Ceilidh, scottie dogs), Fife. 30-08-19.
‘What friendly villagers at the coffee and biscuits morning in the Village Hall!!’ said Chris. ‘Loved the sound of the babbling brook’ said Jeannie. ‘As chief finder of holiday cottages, I say this one takes some beating’ said Mary.
Mary, Chris & Jeannie, Glos & Hants. 27-09-19.
Wonderful week in an ideal setting. Lots of family days and hilarity at Trev’s Bar in the Village Hall! Lovely place, lovely people.
Hepworths, Walkers and Hiltons, Huddersfield and Welsh Wales. 25-10-19.
Another fantastic week in tis lovely place.
Sharpe Family, Gloucestershire. 01-11-19.
Another grand vacation - everyone so friendly!
Julian & Allyson (& Starsky dog), Fife. 23-12-19.