“What A Magical Place to Spend The new Year
We enjoyed an amazing family holiday at Pinehurst over the New Year with all our children (all now adults) and grandson - 9 people and 2 dogs in total.”
What can I say…well the house was exactly as described, though even better in real life than the photos showed. It was easy to find and well signposted at the end of the village in a beautifully quiet location with amazing views and wonderfully clean and well maintained gardens.
The house itself was perfect for our large family needs with enough bedrooms, bathrooms and living space for us all, so that we were not “on top of each other” and all had space to relax and do “our own thing” whilst enough living and dining space to come together in the evenings for some precious family time.
As the cook in the house, I particularly found the extensive and well equipped kitchen/dining area perfect for our needs with enough space to be able to easily prepare a roast New Years Day dinner for us all. The fridge/freezer, I might add, was like a Tardis and was large enough for us all to do a “big shop” at the beginning of our stay, and I kept finding drawers etc with food in them throughout the week.
Even though it was late December/January and it is a large house, we never needed to light either of the 2 fires as the house was lovely and warm…much as we wanted to.
Loads of great features and lovely finishing touches, one being the large dog/walking friendly reception area which lead into the kitchen which meant it was easy to remove muddy boots and clean the dogs after a days walking, and the most AMAZING Christmas welcome basket I’ve ever seen, red wine, white wine, cheese, biscuits, jams, pickles etc – absolutely lovely - Need to book over the festive season again :-)
The owners Mel and Tony communicated everything to us well in advance so that we had a most amazing time – and we will certainly return – thanks again
Mark & Julie Chatterton, family and dogs xx