Farm House

Auchgoyle Farmhouse awaits you…

Overlooking Ostel Valley and hamlet of Millhouse, Auchgoyle is a lovely large, fully modernised, 19th century farmhouse. With four big double (sleeps 6- 8) sweeping banisters, kitchen/dining room and spacious sitting room/library. It is the perfect get-away for families or friends. It even has an office hide-away for any last-minute work and a playroom for children.

Facilities at a Glance

  • Electric oven, wood burner/stove, freezer, fridge, dishwasher
  • Laundry room for muddy boots, with washing machine and ‘pulley-maid’ drying racks
  • Office space
  • Play room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • WIFI
  • Organic linen/ towels provided
  • Cot on request
  • Private wildlife garden, washing line
  • Patio, table & chairs for al fresco dining
  • BIKE FRIENDLY – barns to store bikes, outside taps for washing & tools to borrow

We accept well behaved dogs, but they must be kept on a lead at all times due to wildlife and livestock. Dogs are welcome to stay in the utility room and kitchen/dining room only. Please bring a towel to dry your dog’s feet!

No stag/hen-dos or smoking.

Bedroom

Bedrooms

The four individually designed bedrooms will float you off to your dreams. With super-comfy mattresses, thick duvets and voluptuous pillows. 

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Bedroom 1 is a superking, Bedroom 2 and 3 double/queens and Bedroom 4 is a twin.  Please ask for a cot if you need one. 

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There are currently two separate bathrooms: upstairs with a shower and downstairs with a bath and shower above.

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Sitting room

Living Space

Fully equipped kitchen/diner with dish washer, electric oven, log burning stove/oven & ‘pulley-maid’ drying rack.  A large table and island allows you to enjoy the farm views both east and west and luxuriate in the warm morning and afternoon sunshine. 

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A laundry room with washing machine and ‘pulley-maid’ drying racks, provides an essential area to deal with all-weather outings  and plenty of space for muddy boots.

The sitting room/library is perfect for reflecting on your day and gazing over the fields or into the log burner. There is an extensive library of books for you to borrow.

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The mini office provides a secluded space for any last minute work priorities. The WIFI code on the BT hub in the hall way.

The playroom has games, books and toys for children of various ages to enjoy.

Baskets of logs are provided for both the log burners. 

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Siskin & goldfinch feeding

Wildlife Garden

Your private wildlife garden has a patio, table and chairs so you can dine outside and watch the sun go down over the hills.

The porch provides perfects views of the house martins and swallows excavating mud from our especially-made scrape. While the porch roof, provides lodgings for house sparrows and bats.

Keeping the scrape muddy is a very popular job!

There are two ponds which are home to common newts, toads, frogs, great diving beetles and pond skaters. Yellow flag irises and kingcups provide launching pads for dragonflies. Swallows and house martins scoop up water on the wing, while house sparrows and gold finches sip from the side.

Convalescing herring gull enjoys a paddle

We are incredibly lucky that our ‘lawn’/hummocky field(!) is one of the 3% of meadows left in the UK that is species rich (the rest of the UK’s grassland has been ‘improved’ and are generally green deserts for wildlife).

Workers gathering the ‘arisings’ after scything

Forbes (flowering plants) include: pignut, black-knapweed, bird’s-foot trefoil, greater bird’s foot trefoil, ribwort plantain, common sorrel, heath bedstraw and ox-eye daisy. Strips and paths are created to provide a heterogenous sward height for invertebrates.

View to the pond and hills
The network of paths is perfect for running too!

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