After an enjoyable day spent walking, cycling, shopping, visiting the many attractions or just seeing the sights, it’s a pleasure to be able to take it easy, entertaining yourselves or being entertained. We aim to ensure you can relax however you wish at your holiday home.
There are seven large screen ‘Freesat’ satellite televisions in the house, with hundreds of channels to choose from. In addition to a set in every bedroom there are televisions in both lounges. Wi-Fi is freely available to guests throughout the house, and for guests wishing to connect their own devices games may also be played or the internet streamed through all but two of the TVs. In the main lounge there is a very large 50″ HD plasma screen TV, together with a DVD player and VCR, ideal for family evenings at the movies. This lounge seats eleven on comfortable sofas and armchairs, and additional chairs can be carried in if needed.
The ‘Blue’ lounge, where the TV also has a DVD Player and VCR, provides a more intimate setting with seating for six This room has sliding double glazed doors opening onto the side garden, where the view over the lawn to the screening trees beyond seems for all the world like a clearing in a wood. On a warm summer evening, or indeed at any time, guests can enjoy sitting out there, in virtual total privacy despite being close to the heart of a thriving market town.
The tall bookcases in the main lounge and the dining room hold more than four hundred books to suit all interests, on shelves above others containing a wide range of video cassettes as well as hundreds more books for children.
The dining room bookcase also has indexed files with a comprehensive range of information on local facilities and tourist attractions, both in the immediate locality and beyond. Guide books and maps specifically for walkers and cyclists will be found as well as more general sight-seeing information. An antique oak corner cupboard in the dining room holds a wide assortment of board and other games.
Bike ‘pedlars’ will find secure cycle storage in the former garage, please ask and a key will be provided.
For those interested, a display book on the hall stand contains a short history of Hollybank House, as well as a catalogue of the art displayed around the house. Apart from some displays of historic prints, that is mainly by local artists and depicting local scenes.
There is also a key to a photo gallery, in the hall itself, showing local events and people formerly associated with Hollybank House. Those are almost all forebears or other relatives of the present owner, whose childhood home this was.