NOTE - EVERYBODY needs their own proper sleeping bag, not just a sheet inner. Pillows and slips are provided, but some bring their own. (Teddy Bears come free with their owners !)
All self-catering, with all sizes of pans, with cups plates & cutlery. Simple cereal/fruit/wholemeal bread breakfasts are recommended for large groups -for an easy morning getaway. Remember that first-night frozen meals need defrosting. Pizzas need acres of oven-space. Pre-cooked fresh stews or pastas are first-night favourites. There are fridges in all kitchens, and weekend groups should only need the freezer for ice-creams.
There's a gas "log" fire in the bunkhouse living room, with extra as necessary. Bring easy-dry clothes, and a spare poly bag. There 2 spinners if you get dripping wet, but a houseful of wet people is hard to cope with - so carry waterproofs and dress sensibly. There is WIFI where the thick stone walls allow. There's plenty of off-road parking. Click on each heading for photos.
The Main Bunkhouse
Sleeps 21 in dorms of 9,8 and 4. Sometimes it's permitted to sleep an extra 4 downstairs on the settees' The entrance hall leads to a common room, dining room, kitchen, 2 washrooms, 3 toilets, 2 showers and drying room.
The Bedshed and The Flat
The Bedshed (was The Chalet) sleeps 8 in 2 rooms of 2 and 6 bunks. Shower and toilet. It has no catering facilities, and can be a Bunkhouse or Flat overflow, or for a group eating all meals out.
The Flat sleeps up to 5 in a double, a single, and 2 pads in the alcove. Toilet, wash and shower. The Kitchen/diner downstairs might be shared with The Bedshed unless they're bunkhouse extras.
"Castle of the Winds" sleeps 7. A double bed in the kitchen/diner, 4 single bunks downstairs with a shower, and separate wash and loo. Also a single room. Kitchen has 2-burner gas, electric kettle, micro, toaster,and very small oven - so don't bring a Sunday roast. The entrance hall also serves as a drying room.
The Garden area is for D-I-Y BBQs, open tray charcoal etc, with tables, lighting, and moderately sheltered. No neighbours - have a party! SORRY -NO PETS.