Bracken Ground has the following main facilities within the property:
Cedar Hot tub –The water is preheated and maintains a constant temperature of 37.5 degrees. The hot tub is turned on at the red switch near the kitchen entrance door. Most of the year, we will turn the hot tub on ourselves to ensure the water is warm for your arrival. If for any reason the hot tub is not turned on, you can switch on in the kitchen (but beware, it takes up to 10 hours to heat the water!).
Barrel Sauna – The sauna is controlled by the two dials on the electric heater inside the sauna (one for temperature and the other is a timer). The timer can be set for upto one hour. After approx 15 mins you can enjoy either a dry sauna, or for steam you can ladle cold water very slowly onto the top of the coals to produce the steam.
Grounds – Ample parking for up to 10 cars. The 7 acres of woodland and grounds are available for guests use with plenty of level areas to sit and take in the views. Garden furniture and BBQ available but do note the large pond to the rear of the house – we therefore strongly advise that the property is unsuitable for children under 6 and that children of all ages are supervised at all times. In addition, the grounds consist of natural woodland areas and sloping ground, so care should be taken when exploring.
The perimeter is roughly defined by the wire fence surrounding the grassed areas and woodland, and you are welcome to stroll around and investigate but please take care as this wooded environment conceals steep and rocky slopes and natural hazards. Children need to be supervised at all times to avoid slipping into water, uneven ground, brambles, wobbly stones and unsecured branches, However, for the well supervised child this is a wonderful place to explore.
The local area is quiet and excellent for walking. We have provided a local ordnance survey map which details several walks which can be accessed straight from the front door.
A tourist information pack is provided for guests use. The area provides a multitude of outdoor activities, beautiful scenery, local foods and excellent places to eat.