Patrick Bogue, Dorset

December 2017

Walking into the Old Fire Station you know you have arrived somewhere very special, where every detail about the place is focused on making your stay wonderful.

This unusual honey coloured stone house, formally the Charlbury Fire Station, has been renovated to the highest standard and beautifully furnished with great attention to detail.

The sitting room has the most comfortable sofas and fabulous lighting providing the perfect setting for a fireside romantic evening. The fireplace was amply stacked with dry logs and the wood burner laid ready to light.

The smart kitchen is very well equipped and provisioned with basic essentials, which is a nice touch. There is a generous dining area within the kitchen. Next to the kitchen is the snug study TV room with another very luxurious, large Red leather Sofa bed and cushions.

Between the kitchen/dining room and the study is the staircase leading to the twin bedroom. It overlooks the lovely gardens opposite and is the very epiphany of what a bedroom should be, in a
word, luxurious.

The master bedroom accessed by another staircase on the other side of the sitting room is again a wonderfully decorated room, with free standing bath actually in the room. The King-size bed is made up with crisp, white Egyptian cotton sheets worthy of a five star holiday weekend hot spot. There is also a separate space with wash basin and loo.

Back downstairs I should mention that just adjacent to the kitchen is a cloakroom WC and a very well appointed large, stylish bathroom with walk in shower and loo. I particularly liked the beautiful grey and white tiling of the shower area.

From the sitting room, through French windows, is found the delightful courtyard garden with its topiary and climbing roses. It is a sun trap and well protected from wind, a perfect spot to either sit at the large wooden table with a wine o’clock glass of rosé or alfresco supper.