The owners Andrew and Vivienne Brister have lived in the adjacent property known as Sumach for the last 15 years. This property is also a timber building with a corrugated iron roof though it was built long before the Garden Room. Sumach was built in 1920 and it is believed was part of a similar scheme to the 'Homes for Heroes' scheme designed to stimulate the rural economy and industry after the 1st World War, by providing a home and a small acreage to set up agricultural smallholdings.
The Garden Room is a single storey timber frame building with external timber cladding and a corrugated iron roof. It is an unusual and interesting building. It was built approximately 12 years ago by a local carpenter. The holiday accommodation comprises of a large and airy open plan room (6m x 9m) with a separate w.c. and shower room. There is a bedroom and kitchen area within the main room and the heating is provided by wood burner stove and an electric wall mounted heater in the main room and an electric towel rail in the shower room. Suitable for 2 people it is complete with a king-size double bed with pocket sprung mattress. The Garden Room has its own private and secluded peaceful exterior seating areas and is located across the yard from our house in a 2 acre garden setting, from where we also run a small home and garden antiques business - Tinhouse Home and Garden Antiques.