Originally built as part of the Phoenix brewery two hundred years ago, The Malthouse is the oldest building in a terrace of cottages that have grown up around it. Dilapidated, neglected and unoccupied for many years, the building has been transformed into a light filled modern dwelling. The design centres around a new courtyard on the first floor within the walls of the existing building with a glazed gable end that opens up to allow it to become part of the main living space. Original stone walls have been restored with a highly insulated timber box inserted inside them and the roof, built from timber salvaged from the building has been engineered without ties so that the space can be used. Old on the outside, new on the inside, the house is a surprise! - not what you might expect when you stroll past on the street. It is the perfect place to start your exploration of the beautiful local area.
The kitchen opens onto an enclosed yard within the walls of the original building, perfect for a summer lunch! It is fully equipped with electric Neff oven and gas hob, dishwasher and a kitchenaid mixer for a spot of holiday baking.
Overlooking the kitchen the living area has sky TV and Sonos sound system.
On the mezzanine above the Master Bedroom, meet Pietro the cactus. You can hang out with him and listen to an LP or two on the vintage record player, read a book or have a snooze.
Kids can sleep up here too. They have to share with Pietro but he's pretty friendly.. if a little prickly. We can also provide a cot. Just tell us what you need!
Connected to Pietro's room via a narrow stair (it's one space) The voluminous master bedroom has it's own en-suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. Kingsize bed and big down pillows mean you'll get a great sleep after your day at the beach.
This bathroom is for relaxing in! Take a nice long soak in the tub.
Bedroom No. 2
Another kingsize bedroom. It's more cosy than the main bedroom, private and peaceful.
Welcome home! A cantilevered steel staircase takes you up to the first floor accommodation.
Accessed via a narrow passage from the street you enter from the north courtyard