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Care of the Property
We have decorated and equipped the houses to a high specification, most items have been individually sourced and are expensive to replace. We do understand that occasionally accidents happen; please report breakages as soon as possible to give us time to replace them before the next guests arrive. Please also refer to our terms and conditions.
Fire Extinguisher and blanket
In the unlikely event of a fire, please note that a fire extinguisher and fire blanket can be found in the kitchen along with a first aid kit for any minor injuries.
Wi-Fi Internet Connection
We have invested in a Wi-Fi network which will allow you to connect to the internet from your house, and around the site generally, which is free to use. Look for ‘Sunhill’ on your networks and follow through onto the internet.
AGA – Oven
There are 4 usable doors on the Aga.
The top right door is used for cooking and sits at a stable temperature of around 180c. The bottom right and top left door can be used for warming.
The left hand hob is hotter than the right hand hob however both can be used for cooking. There is a warming plate on the left hand side.
Please do not adjust settings on the Aga nor switch the Aga off.
Caution. The Aga will be hot at all times.
The ovens are located in the kitchen island and below the coffee machine in the breakfast room. To turn to oven on, press and hold standby button for one second. Press the P button then use the arrows to choose your desired setting. Press the tick button to confirm your setting choice. Press and hold play to commence. Use the arrows to set the temperature.
There is no alarm at the Farmhouse.
Please do not put:-
There is a gas BBQ outside which you are welcome to use, you won’t need any charcoal as it is ready to use. Please leave the BBQ grill and surrounds clean and tidy ready for future guests.
Please switch off the gas using the knob on top of the bottle immediately after use.
Children at Sun Hill
Sun Hill is a safe place for children and they can explore the whole grounds but need to take note of a few basic rules:
We have included some beans in the welcome hamper to get you going. Coffee beans can be poured into the top of the machine. To do this, slide the machine out of the housing unit and open the top compartment.
Water can be added to the container by sliding it out of the front of the machine.
Dining Room Gas Fire
To use the gas fire:
DO NOT LEAVE THE FIRE UNATTENDED
There are two dishwashers in the kitchen.
Dogs at Sun Hill
For your pet’s safety and consideration of our other guests, please be mindful of the following:
There is an American Fridge Freezer in the kitchen. This can be controlled by the panel on the inside of the right hand door. Water is dispensed at the front of the fridge and ice is available via a compartment inside the freezer.
The Heating System
The house has under floor heating on the ground floor with radiators upstairs. This is controlled by an oil fire boiler to provide the heating and the hot water. There are thermostats around the property to control the temperature, please bear in mind the underfloor heated areas take a while (2-3 hours) to react. The upstairs radiators have control dials on the radiators themselves. Please note that the conservatory will not be heated full time throughout the winter in order to protect the grape vine!
Sitting Room Gas fire
To use the gas fire:
Our stoves are state of the art and require little maintenance. Logs, kindling and firelighters are stored in the log baskets next to the fire. Additional logs and kindling are stacked in the log store outside in the garden.
WARNING: The outside of the stove does become hot, please do not allow children to operate or play with the stove.
Lighting the fire:
Open the door using the handle, stack kindling loosely in the chamber, place a couple of small logs on top of the kindling and two firelighters in the middle of the pile; light with a match. Try not to let the firelighters burn near the glass, as this will make it go black. Keep an eye on the fire as it starts to burn and be ready to top up with logs: Do not over fill the chamber with wood. Do not use paper as this blackens the glass.
The bathrooms have heated towel rails which will come on twice a day with the heating.
You will find a portable electric heater in the room that can be plugged in should you be too cold in the games room.
There is a gas hob located next to the Aga. Press and twist the knob to ignite. There is an isolation valve in the cupboard below the hob.
Please note this property is on a sceptic treatment tank. Nothing except toilet paper can be put down – we don’t want the drains to get blocked. If we have to unclog these, please be aware that we will need to recharge for the time this takes. Thank you for your care.
Please note that the racing yard is out of bounds.
Tours of the stable yard are available and can be arranged for you (subject to availability) starting from £35 per group and can be carried out Monday and Friday with prior notice.
Badges and lunch can also be arranged in advance for local race meetings.
USING THE HOT TUB
THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE READ BEFORE USING THE HOT TUB
The hot tub will be cleaned out and filled with fresh water on the day of your arrival. You do not need to empty the water during your stay, the hot tub is pre-set to 37C and will regulate to this correct temperature.
You can lift the cover off the hot tub using the turn key just outside the back door. To operate the jets or lights, use the buttons on the control pad. To alter the force of the air jets, please use the ‘air’ turn control. The larger turn control can be used to regulate the jet massage control.
The water is heated via an electric heater. This warms at around 1 degree per hour so the hot tub may not be able to be used on the first night. The emptying and re-filling process of the hot tub will take place from 8am on the day of your departure, ready for the next arriving guests.
A lot of factors play a role when the water is heating, ambient temperature, weather conditions etc. Keep the lid on the hot tub when heating to conserve the heat and replace when not in use. If you need to add any additional water, there is a hose pipe on the side of the house. If you have any issues while using the hot tub, please let us know.
We hope you enjoy!
Just to make you aware that a member of the team will be on-site daily to test the hot tub water to comply with current legislation, a quick 20 minutes and he’ll be done.
SAFETY NOTES AND DISCLAIMER
HOT TUB SAFETY
It is not recommended that children under 16 use the hot tub and do so at your own risk. Children under the age of 10 years old should never use the hot tub.
THIS HOT TUB IS TREATED WITH CHEMICALS. THEREFORE, IF YOU HAVE ANY CHEMICAL ALLERGIES, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS HOT TUB WITHOUT FIRST REFERING TO OUR COSHH SHEETS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
BY RECEIVING AND READING THIS DISCLAIMER, YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
We accept no responsibility for any reactions or illness you might experience following the use of this hot tub. Our staff reserve the right to test the water at any time and address any safety issues with the water quality.
Any direct damage by anyone should be reported immediately and will have to be charged.
If you have any concerns regarding use, please call Reception on 01677 450303. For out of hours emergencies, our on-call number is 07884 994994.