7' 6'' x 4' 5'' (2.28m x 1.35m)
Hand built kitchen area with woodland views out to the rear of the property.
7' 10'' x 8' 9'' (2.39m x 2.66m)
Double bedroom with double bed large wardrobe and table, woodland views.
7' 10'' x 7' 9'' (2.39m x 2.36m)
Bunkbeds and a range of useful antique units including a writing desk.
14' 10'' x 11' 4'' (4.52m x 3.45m)
Spacious lounge area with 2 double sofas facing TV, dining table and chairs. Large windows looking out onto woodland landscape.
4' 5'' x 6' 10'' (1.35m x 2.08m)
Well finished shower room complete with shower cubicle, toilet and sink.
Length of Lease - 972 years remaining. Service Charge £1,482.50 / Ground Rent £377.41 / Site maintenance £256.06 / Water and Sewage, £347.72 / Total £2,463.69 2020 - 2021
Properties may be occupied throughout the year for a maximum of 28 days by a single party at one time.
Set in the woodlands of St Ives Holiday Village. To the front of the property is a seating area and picnic table. To the right of the front door is a small store currently housing a freezer and general tools.
St Ives Holiday Village has always been one of the most popular John Fowler sites, with the location only a short drive to St Ives itself and the site's fantastic woodland setting. The site is planning for a complete refurbishment to the clubhouse as well as the proposal of installing a 9-hole golf course in the coming years.
A few words from the owner -
The Shire is on the edge of the wood and catches the afternoon sunshine beautifully, the kitchen window looks into the woods. I have created a garden around the chalet to enhance its cottage feel, with a picknick bench outside. There are tree ferns and giant rhubarb to the side, with topiarised box and myrtle bushes to add to the "Hobbity" feel. You can hear buzzards, ravens and wood peckers and see tree creepers. I decided to go against the trend and run my chalets personally for people who wanted old style comfort. Suitable for longer breaks for working artists or anyone who wanted a home from home, wanting guests to feel they were staying at a friend's.
The kitchen is hand built by me using a mix of reclaimed, antique, upcycled and new materials. Some original Delft style tiles remain with reclaimed Delabole slate tiling with fossil clam inserts, edged with reclaimed hand sawn and oiled wood surround. Butchers block style worktops, treated with foodsafe Danish oil cover the fridge and washing machine. The hand build under sink cupboard took some thought, with floating shelves to allow full use of the storage space available. Rebuilt and antique shelving make for a very practical and useable kitchen, filled with useful beautiful things hopefully to bring a quiet delight. The electric cooker is AEG was bought in 2018 and is guaranteed for 5 years; it does the job.
I have invested in electroplated cutlery, which not only is beautiful also has naturally antiseptic properties. There is a decent selection of useful kitchen equipment.
There is a lovely jumbly mix of crockery, mugs, teapots utensils etc. Also, a very generous selection of drinking glasses.
The double bedroom has a large Stag wardrobe with space on top for suitcases. The double bed has a Silent Night "Emerald" mattress made for Courts, Miracoil Supreme (no roll together, no roll off personal sleeping area), an antique bed end and beautiful cut glass lampshade. With fold away engraved brass side table.
The bunk bedroom has a wonderful post war UK made glass fronted writing bureau with draws, glass fronted book case and practical hanging space and shelf for clothes. The mattresses are Kozee Sleep Handcrafted in UK.
There are duvets, and a selection of blankets and throws for old style comfort.
The sitting room has a Parker Knoll double sofa bed. There is an antique gateleg table, two comfortable beautiful old chairs and two, fold away hardwood chairs. With a rather nice lampstand and shade.
The floors are tiled throughout with rush mats and woollen rugs. With curtains over the bedroom doorways to create more flexible privacy.
I have put thought into the lighting, with a mix of old and with new lighting coming from a specialist supplier. The bookshelves are made from reclaimed wood and are oiled, supported by UK Sheffield made cast iron brackets. The door and furniture are cast iron.
I have fitted clothes airers above the radiators. There is a ceiling mounted Nuaire machine which slightly heats and circulates the air in the chalet.