The house is one of a pair of cottages in the Iwood hamlet, a mile from Rushlake Green. The cottages were built in the 1920's for staff of the 18th century iron masters house, granary and barn, which is the core of the hamlet. Although the barn, granary and cart lodge are now all converted to homes, it is still a snapshot of rural life in the 18th century.

The area is criss-crossed with footpaths, and there are lovely walks across the fields and through the woods to Rushlake Green, Cowbeech and Bodle Street. In the streams you will see the rust from the ironstone, which was used for making canons, among other things, in the 17th and 18th centuries