Lark Rise

Sleeps 11 plus cots

Need more space? Sleep 15 plus cots by joining ground floor property Robins Nest to Lark Rise, via an internal lockable hallway, thus creating one extremely spacious house. Alternatively, take a look at Dove Cottage, which sleeps 6 plus cots. Discounts may apply when booking multiple cottages - contact us with your preferred dates to find out how much you can save!

About Lark Rise

Lark rise is a very spacious character ‘farmhouse’ style property with beautiful exposed stone, ancient beams and gorgeous fireplaces. The large lounge and kitchen/dining areas offers ample space for entertaining large families or groups of friends. 

Capable of sleeping 11 guests plus cots, Lark Rise is truly perfect for an extended family or group of friends wishing to holiday together. Need more space? Ground floor gite, Robins Nest, can be joined to Lark Rise via an internal lockable hallway, thus creating one extremely spacious house.

Facing south, Lark Rise enjoys a sunny aspect with views across the walled garden to fields beyond. It has its own patio with table, chairs, umbrella and BBQ plus an additional table and chairs under the trees if required.

Our guests can enjoy our spacious walled ‘child friendly’ gardens, including a luxury in-ground Heated Swimming Pool (walled and security gated) plus a massive Sandpit with Factor 50 sunsail and pirate ships bow.

Toddlers often find themselves in awe over the huge vaulted Play Barn, featuring a play corner with Duplo, play kitchen, play mats, and much more! 

For older children (and adults!), the play barn offers table tennis, table football and a dart board.

For the more adventurous, we offer free use of all our well-maintained bikes, suitable for all ages.

... and don't worry, for those who need to stay 'connected', we offer free WiFi in all our properties.

Room Layout

Bed 1
Large master/family bedroom, which sleeps up to four persons. Super king-size bed (6') & single (3’) bed. Ample room for a cot or another single bed.

Bed 2
Large double bedroom with king-size bed (5') and space for cot or extra single bed.

Bed 3
Twin Bedroom.

Bed 4
Twin Bedroom.

Extra Beds and cots
Two extra single beds are available for use in larger bedrooms, lounge or under the stairs ‘Harry Potter’ style. Multiple cots, highchairs and other baby/toddler equipment available free-of-charge.

Kitchen/Dining Room
Enormous open-plan room with ancient oak ceiling beams, exposed stone walls, bespoke oak kitchen units and worktops and large ‘period’ fireplace with log burner. Well equipped for family meals and sociable gatherings, the large dining area is equipped with two farmhouse style tables and chairs. Highchairs are also available.

Would be chefs will love our fantastic ‘Range Style' Cooker with gas hob, hot plate and two electric ovens. Other facilities include:

  • Dishwasher

  • Large Fridge-Freezer, plus extra under counter Fridge

  • Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Filter coffee machine

  • Washing machines in laundry room

The large, comfortable lounge has a beamed ceiling and period fireplace with beautiful log burning stove. Five sofas and three armchairs easily accommodates all Lark Rise guests, including a TV viewing area equipped with english TV and a Blu-ray / DVD player. The large coffee table offers plenty of room for casual dining and entertainment space for youngsters, whilst the large sideboard contains many books and board games, suitable for all ages.

Shower Rooms
Two Shower Rooms, with large corner shower cubicles (thermostatically controlled). Two WC's. One bidet. Two wash hand basins.

Under stairs ‘Harry Potter’ relaxation/sleeping area, as well as a large sideboard containing a variety of books and board games.

Baby & Toddler Packs

Its good to know you can Pack Light! We know how much space essential baby equipment can take up in the car so we aim to provide much of the bulky stuff you might need:

  • Cots

  • High chairs

  • Pushchairs

  • Bed guards

  • Changing mats

  • Potty

  • Night light

  • Plug socket covers

  • Baby bath

  • Bath toys

  • Black out blinds

  • Stair gates

  • Child toilet seat and step up

  • Factor 50 UV sun tent for baby

  • Baby bouncing recliner chair

  • Plastic plates, bowls and cutlery

If its not on the list, please ask and we'll endeavour to accommodate where possible!

Information Pack

All cottages have a comprehensive file detailing the many tourist attractions in our region, location of play areas and rivers with canoe hire, beach recommendations, supermarkets and shopping suggestions, local markets and restaurants, and essential guidance on how to summon help if necessary.

Shared Facilities

Heated Swimming Pool 
The luxury, in-ground, heated swimming pool is situated in the walled/gated garden to the rear of the property. The pool is for the communal use of all three properties. Steps span the entire width to facilitate easy entry and exit. They also provide the ideal perch for young (and not so young!) to sit in shallow water and relax. Surrounded by a sun terrace, lawns and shrub borders the pool garden is a lovely place to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. 

The pool is actively managed by John on a daily basis, cleaned and water quality tested.  Our new pool heater is set at a balmy 28 degrees.

The garden is not overlooked and has views over fields of sunflowers in summer. Sun Loungers are provided. Babies and toddlers can also have their own inflatable pool and Factor 50 Sun Tent.

When you tire of the sun shady spots can be found under the walnut tree and vine covered pergola.

Play barn

  • Play corner for toddlers with Duplo, play kitchen, play mats, etc.

  • Table football

  • Dart board

  • Table tennis

Garden Play Equipment

  • Scooters, Scuttlebugs and other ride on toys

  • Little Tikes Car

  • Massive Sandpit!

  • See-Saw

  • Slide

  • Play Houses

Bikes and Accessories

  • Adult bikes

  • Childrens bikes, including tag-along bike

  • Childs seats & Bellelli bike Taxi

Other Key Facilities

  • Free WiFi

  • English TV with Blu-ray / DVD player

  • Laundry room with two washing machines, toilet (with child seat and step up) and wash hand basin

Optional services

  • Maid service

Guest Comments

Lark Rise was perfect for our first family holiday abroad. Our hosts were welcoming and informative. The toddlers enjoyed the toys, the garden and the pool - ensuring a good night’s sleep for all. The adults had time and space to relax in peaceful surroundings. We all had a great time - thank you.
A big thank you - we had such a relaxing week - friendly hosts, a charming property with a lovely pool and gardens, all in a wonderfully peaceful rural location, with the added bonus of a great play barn to keep children of all ages entertained!
We had a fantastic week - the facilities were perfect, with so much to keep the children entertained. Especially useful was the amazing selection of bicycles which meant that our whole group, aged from 2 to 45 could explore the beautiful countryside and enjoy a few lazy picnics! The horse riding recommended by John and Elizabeth was also well worth a try. All round a great holiday!
We could not fault your service. Lark Rise offered spacious accommodation, in a scenic tranquil setting. Great child friendly house.
Having left the beach behind this year we wondered what we would find to do. We didn’t need to look far. Your garden, pool and play barn were a perfect starting point. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were... a lovely pool and comfy sun beds (for Mum), a BBQ for practising culinary skills (for Dad) and as for the boys ... where do we start ... sand pits, bicycles, pool, table football, basket ball, table tennis, darts, lego, duplo. It was a boys’ haven. Not to mention the hours of fun that they had in the pool. It was a holiday of firsts for them both .... a wobbly tooth for Harry, eating fromage de chevre and they learnt to swim. We wouldn’t have done that at the beach!
Very good for young children. We enjoyed the splendid pool, bikes, and the indoor games area in the barn.
Excellent , friendly, helpful hosts but not intrusive.
The house was really nice and comfortable. No complaints! We will come again.