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We know that remembering what to bring (and what you don't need to worry about) can be a problem (especially if you're in a hurry packing and have a family to look after).  So to help you out, here is a list of some of the things you might want to bring with you.

Herbs and spices - but you may find a few already there depending on what previous guests have left behind!  Similarly with things like gravy granules.

Kitchen roll - in addition to the initial supply that we provide
Bin bags - in addition to the initial supply that we provide
Dish cloths - if you prefer them to the sponges provided

Shampoo, conditioner, bath / shower gel
Toilet roll - in addition to the initial supply that we provide
Bars of soap - if you prefer them to the liquid soap provided


Milk (we supply one carton of long life)
Butter / margarine
Marmalade / jams
Sandwich fillings
Choccie bars / snacks for walks
Sandwich bags
Biscuits / cakes
Squashes / cordials

And a few that you don't need to worry about as they're provided by us.  See also the list of Services and Facilities.

Tea, coffee, sugar
Pack of biscuits
Milk to get you started
Salt and pepper
Cookery books 

Table linen and coasters (including for Christmas)

Washing up liquid
Sponges for washing up
Tea towels
Dishwasher tablets - initial supply
Kitchen roll - initial supply
Bin bags - initial supply

Washing machine tablets - initial supply

Hand and bath towels
Liquid soap in all bathrooms
Toilet roll - initial supply

Duvets and bed linen
Hairdryers - in all bedrooms

Maps and walking / cycling routes
Good Pub Guide
Reading books - for all ages
Board games - for all ages

Fire guard
High chair
Stair gates

Air freshener

Logs - unlimited supply

Dog bowls (two) and plastic protector for under bowls 

Spare light bulbs
Cycle repair kit
Sewing kit
First Aid kit
Candles - for emergency use only, if there is a power cut
Christmas tree and Christmas tree lights - usually put up from around mid-December!


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