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Park Neuk

Self-catering Holiday Cottage

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Park Neuk is a self-catering holiday cottage which combines the character and charm of an old house with the comfort and convenience of many recent improvements. It is spacious, comfortable and generously equipped. It is tastefully decorated and furnished with comfort and convenience in mind. It is fully centrally heated, and there is an open fire in the Living Room to use if you wish.

Parts of the house date from about 1790, (the Master Bedroom and the Stone Room) and have stone walls two feet thick; it was extended in about 1930, (the Library, Bathroom and the Utility area), and again in 1965, (the Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen). During 2004, the house was completely overhauled: a modern boiler and central heating system were installed and the roof was insulated to current standards.

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  • Floor plan
    Here is a floor-plan of Park Neuk. It may be helpful to refer to it when looking at the photographs and descriptions below.


  • General
    All beds are provided with king-sized double duvets, (US: comforters), electric under-blankets and three pillows for each person - one feather and down, and two synthetic pillows of different weights, to suit all preferences. All duvet covers, sheets, pillow-slips, towels, cleaning cloths and dish-towels are included and are changed each week during your stay. In addition all utilities, electricity and heating fuel, are included, including logs for the fire - there are no hidden extra costs. When you arrive, there will be an initial supply of all the non-food consumable materials you might need, such as toilet paper, kitchen paper, washing up liquid and cleaning fluids.

    Maps and guides showing nearby activities and attractions are provided as are many toys, games and amusements.

    WiFi Internet access is provided from a satellite broadband system, (2 MB), and is useable throughout the cottage and most of the garden, although the signal is very weak in the kitchen.

    We welcome you in person when you arrive and offer tea or coffee to refresh you after your journey before giving you a guided tour of the cottage and handing over the keys.

    The accommodation comprises the following:
    • Living Room
      The living room (3.9 m x 5 m, 13 ft x 16 ft) has an open fire, (logs provided), surrounded by cozy arm-chairs and a comfortable 3-seat sofa. There is an oak glass-fronted book-case and an oak dresser. A 19" flat-screen digital colour TV with remote control is also provided, with a DVD player. There is a satellite tuner set to Eutelsat Hot Bird 8E which provides about 230 tv channels and 160 radio channels in 21 different European and Asian languages. There is also a hi-fi system with FM radio and a CD player. The cupboard in the bottom of the dresser contains many toys and board-games to suit all ages.


    • Dining Room
      The Dining-room continues from the Living room; they are really one large L-shaped room. It is 2.7 m x 2.5 m, (9 ft x 8 ft). It has an oak dining table with 8 wheel-backed dining chairs. The house is equipped to feed 8 people around the dining table, making it suitable for big family get-togethers. There is a picture window looking south over the garden. You can watch wild birds feeding at the bird feeders just outside the window.


      The panorama view below may give a better idea how the Living Room and Dining Room fit together. Click on the image below, click to expand to full size and then explore it using the horizontal scroll bar.


    • Master Bed-room
      The Master bed-room (4.1 m x 4.8 m, 13 ft x 16 ft) is a spaceous room with white walls and ceiling and a beautiful polished pitch-pine floor. The furnishings include a king-sized double bed, a large wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The blanket-chest at the foot of the bed contains extra bedding. There is space for a baby's cot (US: crib) which will be provided when required.


    • Stone Room
      The Stone Room is so called because of its bare sand-stone walls, part of the original cottage dating from about 1790. It is 3.9 m x 4.8 m, (12 ft x 16 ft). Like the Master-bedroom, it also has a polished pitch-pine floor. It contains two single beds; it also has a wardrobe, a small table and a comfortable chair. A pair of French windows leads out into the west-facing part of the garden, catching the evening light beautifully. There is space to have an additional put-up bed in this room, (there is an extra charge for this), or the baby's cot, (US: crib).


    • Library
      The Library (3.5 m x 3.2 m, 11 ft x 10 ft) is lined from floor to ceiling with books. It is a cosy room containing a single bed. Shelves and a hanging-space for clothes are built in to the corners of the bookshelves. A small table, an uptright chair and an easy chair complete the furnishing.


    • Kitchen
      The Kitchen (3.5 m x 2.6 m, 11ft x 8 ft) opens off the Dining Room and is well-equipped: a 4-hob cooker, fan oven and grill, with an extractor fan above; a refrigerator with a small freezer compartment; a microwave cooker; food-mixer; electric kettle; toaster and many pots and pans. It has a ventilated walk-in pantry with many shelves for storing groceries. Sufficient crockery, cutlery and glasses are provided to feed 8 people, ideal for family get-togethers. The windows provide a beautiful view to the north and east over open fields and woodland.


    • Bathroom
      The Bathroom (1.9m x 2.3 m, 6 ft x 7 ft) offers a modern shower-bath with a temperature-controlled shower and glass shower-screens, a wash-basin and a lavatory. The modern combi boiler provides constant hot water at high pressure ensuring an enjoyable shower at any time. There is a wall-mounted electric heater in addition to the central-heating radiator. An extractor fan comes on automatically when the light is switched on ensuring adequate ventilation. A lockable medicine cabinet is provided for the safe storage of medicines.


    • Utility Area
      The Utility Area (1.9 m x 1.8 m, 6 ft x 6 ft) has an automatic washing machine and tumble-drier, a traditional Belfast sink, plus storage space for cleaning materials, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, brushes, dusters, mops . . . everything you might need for cleaning and hygiene is readily to hand.


    • Garden
      The Garden lies to the south and west of the house. It is midge-free, thanks to the use of a "Mosquito Magnet". A terrace beside the back door offers space to sit out in warm weather, and a garden table with six chairs are provided. It is a mature garden in harmony with nature, managed to give colour and interest all the year round.

      For children, there is plenty of space to explore the undergrowth; a swing hangs from one of the trees, there is a wooden play-house, a child-scale picnic table and a small climbing frame and slide for toddlers. Children can feel free to go anywhere without fear of causing damage.


      For more information about the garden, please click here.

      If you have any questions or concerns, or if there are additional facilities that you feel should be provided, please write or email to Kim McCulloch via our Contact page.




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      This page last updated on 2014-10-15 JGM