Grade II Listed Cotswold Cottage
Peaceful Location in Heart of the Cotswolds
Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms)
Keeper's Cottage is situated in the village of Windrush which is a peaceful and tranquil village within easy reach of many of the main Cotswold attractions. The nearest shop is 1 mile away at Sherbourne and the nearest public house is 1/2 mile away, on the banks of the river Windrush at Little Barrington. Keeper's Cottage is a turn of the century Cotswold stone cottage and is decorated in country style in keeping with the period with quality furniture and co-ordinating soft furnishings. There is a log burner in the living room and many of the rooms have feature fireplaces. The cottage has every modern convenience and is truly a home from home. There are beautiful views across open farmland from all of the windows. The gardens are stocked with native shrubs and trees and are fully enclosed at the back of the property. There are many local walks that begin and end in the village as well as riding, fishing, horse racing, shopping, and golfing nearby.
1 upstairs double bedroom with feature iron bed.
1 upstairs double bedroom with feature sleigh bed.
1 downstairs twin bedded room.
All bedrooms have quality pine furniture and are spacious and light. Peaceful views from all windows.
There is one spacious bathroom which has a feature fireplace (unused) and a luxurious roll top bath and toilet with high level cistern. There is a heated towel rail, shaving socket, and mirror lighting.
The kitchen is very well equipped and is fully integrated with a Belfast sink and Iroko wood worktops. Appliances include double oven, grill, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and CD player. The dining table seats 4 people.
There is no utility room.
The living room is comfortable and spacious with a huge sofa and leather chairs. This room features a log burning stove and well stocked bookcase. There is a digital TV, video recorder and DVD.
There is plenty of information about local attractions in the Welsh dresser in the living room. There is a picnic bag and rugs, umbrellas, wellies, games and puzzles in the cupboard under the stairs.
Fresh towels and linen are included in the hire and are changed weekly. The property is cleaned prior to each incoming tenant. The housekeepers will provide a personal welcome to new arrivals to the cottage.
Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Oven, Microwave, Iron, Hob/Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Fridge, Dishwasher.
TV, Telephone, Room Fans, High Chair, Cot, Central Heating.
The cottage is accessed by 3 stone steps to the front. Unfortunately, the cottage has not been adapted for wheelchair users. There is a full access statement on the website or this can be made available in hard copy from the owners.
The gardens at the front are laid to lawn and border onto the country lane that runs through the village. There is a large field opposite with public right of way. The gardens at the back of the cottage are mainly laid to lawn with mature native trees and shrubs. The garden is enclosed by a stone wall and measures approximately 100 foot in length. There are views across the fields from the garden and there can be some fantastic sunsets in the evening. There is a small patio directly outside the kitchen door with wooden patio furniture and 3 small stone steps lead up to the lawn where there is an additional small picnic table and chair set. The stone pig shed at the bottom of the garden contains a supply of logs.
Important notes on accommodation
The village of Windrush is a National Trust village and all of the properties have strict guidelines to ensure that the heritage of the village is maintained. The village remains unchanged from the turn of the century to the present day.
The cottage is suitable for families as well as couples and all home comforts have been considered. The cottage is extremely well equipped and has been awarded 4 stars from the English Tourist Board (Visit Britain). The owners comply with all of the strict guidelines imposed by visit Britain and continue to be part of the scheme.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|11 October 2013 - 18 October 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|18 October 2013 - 25 October 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|25 October 2013 - 1 November 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|1 November 2013 - 8 November 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|8 November 2013 - 15 November 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|15 November 2013 - 22 November 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|22 November 2013 - 29 November 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|29 November 2013 - 6 December 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|6 December 2013 - 13 December 2013||£ 600.00||-|
|13 December 2013 - 20 December 2013||£ 600.00||-|
Changeover day is Friday. Arrival time is 3.00pm but we ask that you confirm your approximate time with the housekeepers. Departure time is 10.00am but this may be extended in instances where there is no following booking.
Bookings should be made directly with the owner and can be done via email or telephone. Weekly and mini breaks are available. Deposits of 25% will be required to secure the booking with the balance due six weeks prior to the start of the holiday. Upon receipt of the final balance the owners will provide you with housekeepers details so that you can arrange to be met upon arrival at the cottage. A set of directions will be sent to enable guests to reach the cottage by car.
Cottage in Windrush, Nr. Burford, Cotswold, England
About the area
The nearest course is at Burford which is 5 miles from the cottage.
How to get there
The nearest airport to the cottage is Birmingham Airport which is approximately 55 miles. Bristol Airport is approximately 73 miles. Heathrow Airport is approximately 65 miles. Car hire is essential as the village of Windrush is rural.
Distance to the nearest shop is four miles at Rissington.
Distance to nearest large supermarket is 8 miles at Carterton or Witney. Distance to the nearest town is 5 miles (Burford).
Bourton-On-the-Water is 5 miles. Cheltenham is 18 miles. Oxford is 20 miles.
The nearest (small but well stocked) supermarket is in Burford, which also has an excellent award winning butchers, W Castle, and a superb bakery and tea shop called Huffkins. Burford is renowned as being a centre for fine antiques and there is a regular monthly antique fair in the church.
Oxford and Cheltenham both offer superb shopping facilities and each town has a range of designer and high street shops. Visitors to Oxford should use the park and ride facility at Pear Tree as parking is expensive and restricted in Oxford. Visitors to Cheltenham will usually find adequate parking available in and around the town centre, except during the Cheltenham Race Festival (March).
The Farm Shop at Foxbury Farm, Brize Norton, is well worth a visit to stock up on meat, vegetables, and home made meals, as well as dairy and bakery products. The children can visit the resident donkey and feed the chickens whilst you shop in the well-stocked shop.
For those guests seeking pub lunches try the renowned Inn for All Seasons which is situated on the A40 nearby and is a local favourite, or in the summer sit by the banks of the River Windrush whilst enjoying an alfresco lunch at the Fox at Little Barrington. Cheltenham is home to Raymond Blancís brasserie, Le Petit Blanc, for those who enjoy haute cuisine and this should be booked in advance. Those unable to decide on supper might like to wander up to the Montpellier area for a wide and varied selection of high class eateries. Nearer to home the Puesdown Inn now offers two AA Rosettes, and has a daily changing menu reflecting market and seasonal variations. Whatever your taste in food you will not be disappointed with the high quality and the variety of choice available locally. The nearest bank is at Burford in Sheep Street.
The Welsh dresser in the living room at the cottage contains a wealth of information about places of interest and leisure activities in the area.
About the Owner
My name is Collette and my husband and I bought Keeper's Cottage in 2001 as a second home. We have 3 children (teenagers) and live in Thame in Oxfordshire.
Year property purchased: 2001
Why this location?
We purchased the cottage in 2001 as a second home and when the children were young and we spent all of our spare time there. We fell in love with the cottage because the location is so tranquil and you can forget about the hussle and bussle of normal every day life completely. We bought the property from the National Trust and it was in a sorry state when we purchased it. We spent three years restoring the cottage and gardens, replacing all the period details and making the cottage comfortable and relaxing. In 2006 we decied to take bookings from holiday makers and we worked with the English Tourist Board to ensure that we put in place everything necessary to achieve a 4* rating. We think Keeper's Cottage is a great place to relax and recharge your batteries!
What are the unique benefits of the property?
The cottage is situated in a very convenient location for visiting all the attractions of the Cotswold area. The cottage is in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and is very peaceful and tranquil. The cottage is grade 2 listed which means that it retains all of the original features. As well as its grade 2 listing there are many covenants in place which preserve the appearance of the cottage and the area, for example, the colour of the outside paintwork is dictated by the National Trust and all plants in the garden must be native to the UK. In spite of this the cottage has every modern convenience (although internet is tractor speed!) The village of Windrush allows you to slow down, chill out, and live life at a slower pace.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref E804
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 1844215417
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Languages spoken: English.
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