This house has been designed with every comfort in mind. You will be welcomed with a selection of local treats, beds crisp and welcoming, just a stones throw from the beautiful market town of Cowbridge, home of delis, wine bars, boutiques and vintage emporiums. You can get out and about or just settle into some rest and relaxation at the farm and take a stroll through the fields and local forest.
Bunny Farm is an indulgent retreat, the perfect antidote to the rat race with so much to offer. From the roaring wood-burning fires to curl up in front of, to the inviting salt hot tub under the apple trees. Play table tennis and find other amusements in the games room or trampoline or yoga on the lawn. There really is so much to do that you won’t wish to leave.
Cowbridge calling, you’ll bring your family and friends here to gather over dinner cooked in the Aga, croquet and cricket in summer, walks and warming fires in winter.
Over four acres of gardens and paddock sit ready for exploration before you even reach the offers of our beautiful coastline and beaches.
Sit in the rear garden, face the sun all day, read a book under the shade of the apple, damson and plum trees whilst admiring the climbing roses and the wild flowers.
Clack around the garden playing a little croquet with drinks and nibbles to hand, whilst the children keep themselves entertained with somersaults on the sunken trampoline. As darkness falls, pile into the six-seater hot tub and pick out Polaris in a star-speckled sky. And the bunnies? No chance of missing them.
The hallway hits you with the wow factor as soon as you walk in. Nearly 400 square feet are given over to a spectacular staircase, French limestone fireplace and gorgeous Gill Nontha wall mural. It’s a place to greet, meet and dine in luxury in front of the burning fire over a glass or two.
Tour the myriad of reception rooms, starting in the sitting room. Have a cosy cwtch in front of the large inglenook fireplace with a book and a Nespresso coffee. Fire up the fibre broadband, flick through Netflix, or take a bite out of the Apple TV. From here, it is on to the games room where children can get competitive over a spot of table tennis. Grown-ups can join in or get away from it all in the conservatory in front of the television or simply relax its light, bright airiness whilst looking out over the picturesque walled garden. Then hide away in the snug with a nightcap if you’re all partied out.
Bunny Farm is an exquisitely restored, 4,400-square-foot monument to great taste. With its seamless flow of spaces to appreciate together or close the doors to be as apart as you like, you can lead the dancing and choose the games or to dip into books or zone out with headphones. All sure in the knowledge that whatever you do will feel special, spacious and slightly spectacular, whether you are a family of four or a party of ten.
When is a hallway not a hallway? When it’s also the formal dining area. Eating at Bunny Farm is a vast, vaulted affair in front of flickering flames. The space lends itself to entertaining, so get family and friends together to revel in its beauty. This marvel is why you booked Bunny Farm.
If you’d rather put your feet up than get your apron on, call the experts from the Cowbridge Cook or the Elephant and Bun deli, home to smashed avocado served with Wye Valley smoked salmon, and spicy chickpea shakshuka with homemade tomato and harissa sauce.
But if you are up for a little cooking, you will feel at home in the Chalon-designed hand-painted kitchen. It is a fabulous spot for entertaining, comprised of a four-oven AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer and vast kitchen island for that morning Nespresso or evening martini. The kitchen is the beating heart of the party and ideal for a kitchen disco. Just pile everything in the dishwashers when you’re done and plan to take tomorrow off; the dining options are plentiful in Cowbridge. Perhaps you will take dinner at the acclaimed Hare and Hounds in the local village or the soon-to-open White Lion. Or try Bush Inn, The Fox or Arboreal, with its open-wood oven and world wines.
Prepare to sleep, sleep and sleep a little more. Once home to plethora bedrooms, Bunny Farm now comes with just the four, sleeping ten, for a spacious feel. Less is certainly more here and you’ll enjoy the palatial perfection.
The master bedroom offers a kingsize bed complete with en-suite with walk-in shower. Soak in the freestanding bath in the bedroom taking the views over the water and across to England. The Guest Suite, meanwhile, has its own large en-suite shower room and a kingsize bed. The Blue Bedroom is a kingsize sleeping two and sharing the family bathroom, which features a walk-in shower and freestanding bath, with the Bunk Room, which is ideal for children to enjoy their own space.
Need room for a couple more small ones? Pull out the sofa bed in the games room and they’ll be first to bag the table tennis in the morning and, weather permitting, they’ll enjoy splashing around in the outdoor shower.
Kids love space and it’s here in spades, both inside and out. Let them explore the four-and-a-half acres of gardens and paddock, pick from the apple, damson and plum trees, play a little croquet on the lawns, and bounce themselves bonkers on the sunken trampoline.
Inside, reception rooms run forever, so they’ll play the long game when it comes to hide and seek in the vast entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, study, utility and orangery. When that’s fizzled out, settle down for family films in front of the fire on Netflix or Apple TV or just stream stuff on the fast fibre broadband.
Just off the snug, there’s more fun and games – table tennis and board games, to be precise. At night, bedtime goes by the board as they persuade mum and dad into competitive games of cards and charades, Monopoly and Cluedo. Throw another log on the fire, top up your glass and create a few more memories. They’ll be grown and gone before you know it.