Practicalities

When considering a stay at a house like Morland, there are often many questions. We do our best to answer them here but if we haven't covered yours, do contact us via the methods given on the booking page. More information is also provided on booking.

Access

Morland House is old, with an eccentric character. The ground and first floors have several levels, with a few steps between, and many rooms and passages have rugs rather than fitted carpets. Sadly, it is therefore not suitable for wheelchairs. The garden is also on several levels, which adds greatly to its interest but steps and paths can be slippery and uneven. Guests are requested to take care.

Arrival and Departure

Due to the size of the house, we need some time to prepare it properly for incoming guests. Therefore, checkin is from 4pm, and checkout is by 10am.

Children

Children are very welcome at Morland. The house sleeps 18 children or adults, including the single bed in Minna's Room and three beds in the The Canon's Room. Over and above that, we can provide up to two cots (please provide your own linen) and there's a double sofa bed in the Snug. We can also provide up to three high chairs. Thick stone walls mean that baby monitors may not reach as far as you would like; be prepared to be creative with chaining, or mobile phone apps and WiFi.

Dogs

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, at a fee of £20 per dog. They must be restricted to the kitchen, the snug and the garden; we regret that dogs are not allowed in the principal rooms or upstairs. All messes in the garden must be cleaned up. Any damage must be paid for, and repair/cleaning costs will be deducted from the bond.

Fire Alarm

There is a comprehensive modern fire alarm system with smoke detectors in every room, and on both front and back staircases. If a fire starts anywhere in the house, the alarms sound from every sensor.

Parking

There are three reserved spaces for residents directly in front of the house at the end of the drive, and seven more available for extra cars, which are shared with visitors to the Mill Yard Café.

Phones and Internet

Free WiFi with a strong signal is available in all parts of the house; the uplink is currently 30-35Mbps. Mobile reception within the house is poor but is better in the garden. EE subscribers have good reception in the house. The landline can be used free of charge for necessary UK calls and to receive messages. The number is 01931 714898.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the house. Smoking outside is acceptable providing all used materials are collected and discarded safely.