You can see the layout of rooms at Belmont House on the following floorplan diagram (click to enlarge):
The ground floor has a functional hand-crafted carpenter's kitchen with a range cooker, dishwasher and large fridge in a walk-in larder. Open shelving enables everything to be easily at hand for cooking, whether elaborate meals or simple breakfasts. The kitchen can seat up to six for informal eating with views to the south over the garden.
Also on the ground floor is the panelled dining room, seating twelve, bright during the day and elegant for candlelit evening dining.
Adjoining the dining room is the cosy family room with a sofa bed sleeping two. This room may be used as a sitting room for reading, playing games, watching DVD's or cosying up with a nice cup of tea, and it makes a delightful bedroom for 2 people if required.
A bathroom with shower, toilet, heated towel rail and wash hand basin is convenient to the inner back door.
The ground floor also has a glazed porch to the rear of the house, for taking off wet coats and boots or just sitting in the early morning - or watching the sun set to the north in the summer months!
The first floor has always been the principal floor.
Venetian Writing Room
The Venetian writing room is dominated by its huge windows. With a writing desk, bookshelves and internet access it is an ideal space to read or write or simply gaze out to sea and watch ferries, birds and islands.
The large drawing room has an exquisite, original, fire surround which has been carefully restored. With windows on three sides the room is always bright and has spectacular views. The walls are painted in Oval Room Blue, as they were in 1775.
The main bedroom faces south, has a double bed and is decorated in Oval Room Blue. The other bedroom on this floor has twin beds and a sophisticated colour scheme of London Stone paintwork with a grey slate fire surround.
The attic floor completes the accommodation with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Attic Floor Bedrooms
The box bedroom, stretching the width of the house, has two single beds as well as one full length box bed sleeping one and one short box bed which can accommodate one child. The other attic room has twin beds; it has a cosy feel.
Attic Floor Bathrooms
The main bathroom has a freestanding bath with shower fitting and the small bathroom has a raised bath tucked under the eaves of the house.
Outside in the front forecourt the east pavilion is the laundry and drying room, with deep sinks, a washing machine and a small freezer. The room also has a pulley for drying clothes and airing damp outdoor clothing.
The west pavilion has a sitting room on the ground floor with a table and chair for working, writing or reading and escaping away from the main house. The attic room above can also be used for sleeping in summer on low beds - a great sheltered camping space for children or teenagers. There is limited heating in the pavilion so its use is only practical in the summer months.
Grounds and Gardens
Guests at Belmont have exclusive use of the front forecourt and the rear grassed areas. There is also unrestricted access into the walled gardens to the front of the house and, by observing the country code, all of the landscape surrounding the house.