The first thing you'll notice is that the Den is flooded with light with big windows on all sides to take full advantage of the surrounding nature. The cabin feels surprisingly spacious and is open plan. The comfy two seater sofa and chair in front of the wood burner make it tempting to hunker down on chilly evenings.
There is a small kitchen corner with pots and pans and plates etc and a gas camping stove for quick cups of tea or a real espresso coffee. The oak table and chairs fit under the large window so you can eath while wathcing the birds on the feeder or there's a hand built table and teak chairs on the verandah.
And then there's the four poster bed! Again hand crafted using trees from the woodland outside, draped in tiny lights and overlooking the mature trees above and around it. No need to venture outside at night for the bathroom, it's connected to the Den via a rustic barn door.
Recent studies have shown that green spaces, trees and water are hugely beneficial for our wellbeing. The location of the Den encompasses all this and more. It was designed with simplicity and comfort as a priority. It's a place for relaxing your mind, switching off and giving yourself a proper break.
In our romantic hideaway there's no wifi, no TV or DVD's, no radio or fridge. But you'll discover there's almost everything you could need to ensure you're comfy and feel well looked after. Bottled tap water, towels and linen, wood for the fire, soft fluffy blankets, board games and books. For practical purposes there's a solar panel producing enough power for lighting, (and recharging your phone and running your devices).
The Den is insulated top to bottom, so with the wood burner it's so cozy in the winter too. During sunny days the sun is sufficient to keep it comfortably warm. The loo is compost, the shower harvested and filtered rain water heated through (grass) compost and gravity fed to your shower. During the colder months we have a downstairs shower in our house which can be used by arrangement if the compost shower is cold.
You can eat alfresco seated on logs by the outside fire pit or on the verandah where you can rustle up some fine food with the COBB BBQ cooker, complete with its own recipe book. Inside the Den there's a camping stove for quick cups of tea or a Sunday morning fry-up. If you don't fancy cooking for yourself, try one of the really good cafes, bistro pubs or restaurants around here.