This is a small village and we are very committed to keeping good neighbourly relations with the local inhabitants. Please make sure you are happy to abide by these house rules before booking, and make sure your guests understand them too!
You must of course feel free to have a fun, relaxing stay and do whatever you have planned. Please just respect that this is a small village and late night music, singing (karaoke!) can carry right over the village and has occasionally caused some repercussions, so please be respectful of the neighbours. We are very conscious of our Good Neighbourly responsibilities and we are strict on noise and parking disturbances. Any complaints received by the neighbours (who are generally very easygoing about the parties held in the Gothic Church) will result in a loss of some or all of the deposit, (£450) depending on the severity of the complaints (some of which have come to us after midnight). Please remember that the local inhabitants have a right to live peacefully in their village too.
This also applies to Parking - there are three parking spaces at the Church itself and cars may be parked further down the lane, but NOT alongside the neighbours properties or walls of the gardens, NOR in front of the cemetery or cricket field gates please. These gates are used regularly, especially the cemetery, and must be kept very clear for elderly and disabled visitors to the cemetery.
Also, the lanes are used by wide farm vehicles and emergency vehicles which need constant access and so please park with all four wheels on the grass verge, or you may find yourselves being shunted or scratched as the vehicles pass by!
The Hot Tub should only be used between 9 am and 9pm - we must be strict on this for insurance purposes and noise disturbance.
Fireworks are not permitted in the surrounding courtyards or graveyards (local bylaws forbid this)
Small pets are welcomed, though not on the furniture or beds please
Hi I'm James and I am all about connections. I think I am mostly quite cheerful, friendly and accessible. I teach communication skills to business managers, so I hope I will communicate well with guests too. I used to be a volleyball coach for many years before this, but my best and most irresponsible job was definitely working in Harrods toy warehouse after I left school.
Things I really value are animated conversations around a meal table, playing cards (which I don't do enough), loud modern art, formal gardens, running (slowly), doing hot yoga terribly, drinking Baileys after midnight and other people's eccentricity although I seem to be the more 'sensible' one in the group - (note to self: I should let my hair down more).
I am setting up another wonderful property in the South of France at the moment, with lovely views of the Pyrenees mountain range, and I really enjoy finding spaces that are fun and unique to live and relax in. (Watch this space)
Please enjoy the Gothic Church and respect the neighbourhood - and let us have any suggestions you can think of to make it an even more pleasant getaway.