House in Chipping Norton, England

Bridge Hill Cottage

Beautifully presented stone cottage dating from 1790, in idyllic village

Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £678 - £1692WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House
    • Sleeps:8 (4 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
    • Internet access


    Property description


    Bridge Hill Cottage is a picture postcard Cotswold-stone house, situated near the church in the lovely village of Hook Norton. The house is beautifully furnished, with many antiques, and boasts a wealth of character features, including 200-year-old oak beams, an inglenook fireplace with fitted seat, a minstrels’ gallery and a functioning bar-billiards table. Complementing these period features, the house has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and a TV with DVD player and Freesat. The layout of the house, including two back-to-back living rooms, makes Bridge Hill Cottage an ideal retreat for families or a group of friends.

    The cottage sleeps up to 8 people: four in two double bedrooms, two in bunk beds and two on a sofa bed in the “minstrels’ gallery”. There are two bathrooms, as well as a downstairs WC/utility room.

    Accommodation description

    Please note that bedroom 4 is an open mezzanine floor above the second living room and the bed is a fold out sofa bed. We do not recommend this bedroom for young children, due to the absence of spindles between the hand rail and the stairs up to this room.
    Bedroom 1 : 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 : 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 : 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 : 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double bed size

    Bathroom 2 is a newly built shower room, with toilet and washbasin. This “Jack & Jill” bathroom can be accessed from the landing or from bedroom 2, allowing it to be either a shared bathroom or bedroom 2’s en-suite bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 : Toilet, Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 : Toilet, Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 : Toilet

    Toaster, Refrigerator, Freezer, Hob, Oven, Microwave, Cooking Utensils

    Game Room, Toys, DVD Player, Books, Books - Fiction / Non-fiction, Books for Kids, Games, Games for Kids, Piano, Pool Table, Television, Satellite / Cable, Radio, Stereo

    Barbecue, Garden.

    Hob/Stove, Oven, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Washing Machine, Iron.

    Cable, Satellite, TV, Central Heating, Internet Access.

    pets considered, non smoking only, Long-term Renters Welcome, suitable for elderly or infirm, children welcome, wheelchair inaccessible


    This property has the following outside: Garden, Barbecue, Patio.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    10 April 2015 - 30 April 2015 £ 784.00 2
    1 May 2015 - 7 May 2015 £ 1076.00 2
    8 May 2015 - 21 May 2015 £ 946.00 2
    22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015 £ 1184.00 2
    29 May 2015 - 2 July 2015 £ 946.00 2
    3 July 2015 - 16 July 2015 £ 1184.00 2
    17 July 2015 - 3 September 2015 £ 1292.00 2
    4 September 2015 - 1 October 2015 £ 1076.00 2
    2 October 2015 - 22 October 2015 £ 834.00 2
    23 October 2015 - 29 October 2015 £ 1081.00 2
    30 October 2015 - 20 December 2015 £ 711.00 2
    21 December 2015 - 3 January 2016 £ 1692.00 7
    4 January 2016 - 11 February 2016 £ 711.00 2
    12 February 2016 - 18 February 2016 £ 834.00 2
    19 February 2016 - 10 March 2016 £ 711.00 2
    11 March 2016 - 17 March 2016 £ 711.00 2
    18 March 2016 - 24 March 2016 £ 834.00 2

    Notes on prices

    Special Offers 1. Late Booking Discounts: within 6-10 weeks = 5%, within 4-6 Weeks = 10%, and less than 4 weeks before the start date = 15%; 2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 28 weeks before the start date. Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts. Pets are charged at £20 per pet, per booking. Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher. For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.


    House in Chipping Norton, England

    About the area

    Golf is available near this property.
    Nearest golf: Various within c.5 miles, 5 Miles

    How to get there
    Car recommended

    Nearest AIRPORT - Birmingham International Airport: 50 Miles
    Nearest TRAIN - Banbury: 9 Miles
    Nearest MOTORWAY - J11 of M40: 10 Miles
    Nearest BARPUB - Three pubs in village: 100 Metres
    Nearest GOLF - Various within c.5 miles: 5 Miles
    Nearest RESTAURANT - Three pubs in village: 100 Metres

    Further Details

    Location Information: The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”. The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops. Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.

    Guest reviews

    7 reviews
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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 24 April 2012

    Date of stay: February 2012

    "From the guestbook"

    "Excellent cottage for a family reunion on my birthday. The games room was a big hit. What a super village! My granddaughter wants you to know that her bunkbed was very comfortable. A great time was had by all." Families from London, Suffolk & South Wales "It was lovely to stay in a Cotswold village without tourist coaches. Great food at the Feathered Nest between Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford." Family from Kingston-upon-Thames. "A lovely setting, with great pubs and walks. And I recommend a tour of the Hook Norton Brewery." Families from London and Bridport.

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 1 March 2012

    Date of stay: December 2011

    "Guestbook comments #5"

    A lovely spacious cottage, very well equipped, great location for sightseeing, and very warm. Thank you very much. Couple from Australia. A spacious cottage, well-situated to local pubs. The walk to the Norman Knight in Whichford was an adventure. Killer sheep and cows! It was worth it, though We enjoyed the bar-billiards and having to use the brain to add up. Great hols all round. Two couples from Maidstone and Chatham in Kent. A great location for a family reunion. Friendly locals made us very welcome. Staff at Sun Inn were particularly helpful and the food there was great. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable. We would love to come again. Two couples from Glasgow. What a delightful place to meet family and friends! We really enjoyed the cottage and Hook Norton village: very pleasant and friendly people. The brewery visit is a must. Family from Durban. I have enjoyed the stay with my family playing bar-billiards. I wish I could live in this place. Child from Essex We have had a lovely time in this spacious cottage. I think the money we spent on this cottage was worthwhile as there were also additional facilities such as bar-billiards. We especially liked the old features. Family from Essex. Lovely, warm and comfortable cottage. The Sun Inn serves good food as long as you're not in a hurry! Family from Wiltshire

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 1 March 2012

    Date of stay: October 2011

    "Guestbook comments #4"

    Great weekend: super cottage. Very warm and comfortable. We'll come again. Weekenders from Wallington. Love cottage. Love village. Excellent break. Family from Essex. Many thanks for a really relaxing week. Very comfortable and lots of room. Fireplace in TV room was great and back garden was a real sun-trap. Local pubs all very good and friendly. All-in-all an excellent week. The local shop was excellent and friendly. Family from Isle of Wight. We have had a thoroughly enjoyable week in an ideal location. We can recommend the food at the Sun Inn and from the fish & chip van. Even the weather has been great, and the locals most welcoming. Excellent. Families from Taiwan and Dorking. The cottage was perfect for all of us (six). The Joiners Arms in Bloxham was good, Oxford was great, as was Birmingham. And, more locally, Upton House and the Cotswold Water Park (especially for the kids). We really enjoyed bar-billiards and the fire. We all had a great two weeks. Family from Germany. We thoroughly enjoyed the 18th century flavour of the cottage but also appreciated the modern features and conveniences. The cottage is perfectly located between the Sun pub and the village shop. The village is ideally placed for exploring the region. Our favourite places include Blenheim Palace, Chastleton House, Bourton House Gardens and with much more to see next time. Families from Finland and Leeds. Lovely cottage. Very good location, near pub and shop. We very much enjoyed our stay here. Family from Sweden. The cottage is lovely and the garden is a great oasis. Our daughter loved the new playground in Hook Norton. The Cotswolds have lots to do, in rain or shine. Family from Orpington Kent. The cottage is beautiful and spacious enough for a get-together. Well-equipped. Our dog loved it. A lovely peaceful location and the locals are very friendly. Brilliant walks from the doorstep. Good base for touring. Three couples from Scotland.

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 1 March 2012

    Date of stay: April 2011

    "Guestbook comments #3"

    We all had a wonderful time. The cottage is lovely and well-situated. It's well-equipped and we had everything we needed. Thank you very much. Family from Nottingham. A lovely cottage that makes a great touring base. Lots of home comforts. Family from Manchester. Charming cottage in idyllic village. Handy shop and pubs and good base to travel from. I want to live here!. Family from Cobham, Kent. A great cottage. Excellent collection of books and articles. All very thoughtfully planned. We had a good time and hope to be back here again for another holiday. Family from Wimbledon, London. Fab cottage! Really comfy. Lovely area. Sunday lunch at the Sun is good and the Pear Tree is well worth a visit. We will definitely come back here. Family from Cumbria. Lovely comfortable cottage. Good walking. I strongly recommend a Blenheim Palace visit. Good ale and decent food at the Sun Inn. Also, excellent food at Horse & Groom, Milcombe. Two couples from Manchester. A great holiday. Lovely cottage. We had enjoyable visits to Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford. The brewery visit was very interesting. Try the Plough pub at Kingham. And check out the badger activity in the woods near Park Road. Family from Hampshire. Beautiful cottage. Idyllic surroundings. Plenty of watering holes in the area and everything you need is in the cottage. A perfect 4-day break. Family from Essex.

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 1 March 2012

    Date of stay: March 2011

    "Guestbook comments #2"

    Very enjoyable cottage AGAIN! We enjoyed the fireplace, local scenery and pubs. Family from Eastbourne. Lovely cottage. We had a great weekend. The Sun Inn pub does great food. An enjoyable weekend was head by all. Five girls from Hampshire and Norfolk. We had an ace time in Bridge Hill Cottage celebrating our fourth Christmas together as a family. A perfect setting for our murder mystery game: i hope we didn't leave any bloodstains or incriminating evidence! We had a great time. Very comfortable. And the bar-billiards and piano were excellent sources of entertainment. Family from Reading and Manchester. We saw the New Year in with a bang. The Sun Inn was rocking. A brilliant time. Three couples from Chelmsford. The cottage has been really great with a real homely feel about it. Thank you. Family from Chesthire. It was grand. Sometimes a bit scary but we had an excellent time. Children of family from Cheshire. Fantastisch! The children really felt at home. We saw a lot. Family from the Netherlands. A lovely base to enjoy and explore a great area. We loved the well-stocked shop. Two couples from London. A welcome, cosy retreat in a wonderful part of the Cotswolds. The cottage is homely yet spacious and very well-equipped. I recommend the Plough at Kingham for bar-snacks and the Greedy Goose for lunch. Daylesford Organics is fab, too. Couple from London. Beautiful cottage. Kids loved the TV room and the gallery. Thank you! Family from London. Lovely house. We loved all the little rooms and especially the gallery. The weather was great. There were lots of places to visit: I recommend Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water in particular. Two couples from Manchester Lovely house and area. Some interesting walks and places to visit. The weather waa great for the three days we were here. We will come back sometime. Three couples from various places. We had a wonderful break in the lovely cottage. Local pubs very friendly with great local beer. The Manor at Lower Slaughter is an excellent restaurant. Family from Birkenhead. A delightfully quaint cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery. The bar-billiards were excellent. We'd recommend the Gate Hangs High for fantastic food and a friendly host. Two couples from Essex. Thank you for a lovely time at Bridge Hill Cottage. We loved the fireplaces. Lovely locals, too. Family from Western Australia. Great cottage, great village, great beer, great food, great time had by all. Family from Glasgow.

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