As the name suggests, in the original Long House the hayloft was for storing hay and straw for the animals, who lived in the cowshed and stable below. Farm labourers and servants also lived in this part of the building. Originally, the first floor in this section was reached by a wooden staircase from a stable below this room, where the dining room is now. When we first moved here, this area was just full of old pallets, some very ancient straw and lots of creatures. With the addition of some skylights, this room became light and airy, and transformed it into a delightful bedroom. As the skylights have super blackout blinds, guests find they get a very good sleep with no light seeping through in the morning. Alternatively some guests like to fall asleep watching the stars overhead.
The Hayloft is a romantic, first floor, en-suite double room. It has an impressive and deliciously comfortable half tester king-sized bed with a 1,500 pocket sprung mattress for a very comfortable night’s rest. The room is furnished with beautifully restored antique “Dutch lady” furniture. Three roof windows allow you to watch the stars at night if you wish.