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Beautiful 18th century cottage, in the lovely Cotswolds village of Hidcote Boyce

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Sleeps 3 guests in 2 bedrooms, with 1 bathroom

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Boxtree Cottage is a very peaceful property, in the small Cotswolds village of Hidcote Boyce. The village is surrounded by beautiful open countryside, with numerous walks right on the doorstep. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is only 2 miles from the historic market town of Chipping Campden, with its many restaurants, shops and beautiful buildings, and less than 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Dating from the 18th century, Boxtree Cottage has been beautifully refurbished and retains many character features, including a large stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, flag stone floors and ledge and brace doors. Complementing these period features, the house has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, TVs in most rooms and a beautiful kitchen. The cottage also has an enclosed garden, at the front of the house. The layout of the property makes Boxtree Cottage an ideal retreat for a couple, or a small family.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Character Cottages
Aug 2012
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1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

5

delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property late on the Friday evening and were delighted with the service we received from the manager and owner, enabling us to take the cottage from the Monday. The information we received was accurate and we were able to find the cottage easily.

The cottage was charming and spotlessly clean on our arrival, and the tea, coffeee, milk biscuits etc were very welcome. The bed was King size and very comfortable.

We loved the cottage, particularly in the evenings when we lit the wood burner. It took us a while one evening to get the oven working and the user guide didn't seem to be there but we got it working eventually so there was no problem.

Personally we had no mobile signal, I'm sure other providers would have been okay and there was excellent wi-fi so again not an issue..

We only ate out one night at the King's Arms in Mickleton. Highly recommended, good food and friendly service.

We would definitely recommend the cottage and in all probability will use it againn ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, It's so encouraging to receive your review as the holiday cottage is a new venture for us, and we want to get it right. Thank you also for the feed back about the oven we shall re-print a further set of operating instructions and place them in the guest welcome folder.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham International Airport at 39 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Ebrington Arms at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Honeybourne at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Three Ways House Restaurant at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Chipping Campden is a small market town, notable for its elegant terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century (“Chipping” comes from the Old English word for a market-place and is found in other towns, such as Chipping Norton and Chipping Sodbury).

A rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages, Chipping Campden enjoyed the patronage of wealthy wool merchants. Today it is a popular Cotswold tourist destination with old inns, hotels, specialist shops and restaurants. The High Street is lined with honey-coloured limestone buildings, built from the mellow locally quarried oolitic limestone known as Cotswold stone, and boasts a wealth of fine vernacular architecture. At its centre stands the Market Hall with its splendid arches, built in 1627.

Arts and Crafts Movement:

In the early 20th century Chipping Campden became known as a centre for the Cotswold Arts and Crafts Movement, following the move of Charles Robert Ashbee with the members of his Guild and School of Handicraft from the East End of London in 1902.

The Guild of Handicraft specialised in metalworking, producing jewellery and enamels, as well as hand-wrought copper and wrought ironwork, and furniture-making. A number of artists and writers settled in the area, including F. L. Griggs, the etcher, who built Dover's Court, one of the last significant Arts and Crafts houses, and set up the Campden Trust with Norman Jewson and others, initially to protect Dover's Hill from development. H. J. Massingham, the rural writer who celebrated the traditions of the English countryside, also settled near the town. Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, the Sri Lankan philosopher and art critic who was a colleague of Ashbee, settled at Broad Campden, where Ashbee adapted the Norman chapel for him.

Cotswold Olimpick Games:

Since the early 17th century Chipping Campden has been home to a championship of rural games, which later turned into Robert Dover's Cotswold Olympic Games. The Olympics are held every summer on the Friday evening following the late Spring Bank-holiday (usually late May or early June), on Dover's Hill, near Chipping Campden. Peculiar to the games is the sport of shin-kicking (hay stuffed down the trousers can ease one’s brave passage to later rounds).

The Cotswolds:

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 Olympic 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£335
£459
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£376
£529
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£932
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£335
£459
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£376
£529
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£335
£459
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£335
£559
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£376
£529
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£376
£529
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£535
£810
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£419
£599
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£462
£670
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£419
£599
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£503
£740
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£462
£670
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£503
£740
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£535
£810
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£462
£670
 

Notes

  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 4-6 weeks = 5%, within 2-4 Weeks = 10%, and less than 2 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 20 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.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bed sizes and configurations: - Bedroom 1: King size bed; - Bedroom 2: Single bed.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Security deposits are not required at Boxtree Cottage. Boxtree Cottage accepts up to two dogs, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog. Bed linen, bath towels and hand towels are provided for guests. Arrival time at Boxtree Cottage is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. There is a wood burning stove in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy. Boxtree Cottage has wireless internet access (from end of June 2012), a Free sat TV in the living room and further TVs in both bedrooms and the bathroom. There is not currently a telephone at the property. Free, on street parking is readily available. Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services are available on request. A travel cot (without linen), high chair and safety gate are provided. A small quantity of initial consumables is provided.

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