‘Kabarole’ has complete privacy from the main house and enjoys its own outlook onto several acres of meadow with mature trees, a plantation of young poplars and a small orchard grazed by sheep. ‘Kabarole’ is distinguished by a wide, roofed terrace (or veranda) which runs the full length of the building, providing welcome shade during hot, summer days and protection from the elements in winter. The accommodation comprises a large, open day room including a well equipped kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable sitting area around a beautiful stone log fire. Large French windows open out on to the veranda. An open oak stairway leads up from the day room to a ‘mezzanine’ area built into the roof of the house which looks out over the day room. The ‘mezzanine’ is equipped with television, radio, DVD player, books and games and is especially suited to young people wanting their own space.
There are four sizeable and comfortable, double rooms and two bathrooms (the larger bathroom on the ground floor has been specifically designed for wheelchair access). The two ground floor bedrooms each have direct access to the main bathroom and French windows opening out on to the veranda. A third bedroom is on the first floor, accessed up an open oak stairway from a ground floor bedroom, so it is best suited for children. The fourth bedroom is accessed via the ‘mezzanine’ and has complete privacy from the rest of the house with its own bathroom and direct access to the garden. The extensive garden area is grassed and includes two mature ash trees with a tree house built in the lower branches. There is plenty of room for games including “boules”, badminton and table tennis.
A large, new swimming pool equipped with a salt chlorinator is set in the hillside above ‘Kabarole’ giving it exposure all day to the sun and views across the valley. The pool is directly accessed from the western end of the veranda up a flight of stone steps. Occupants of ‘Kabarole’ can choose to have exclusive use of the pool during their stay or to share the facility with the Nicholson family and occasionally their friends.