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A Spacious Cotswold Stone Cottage, With A Wealth Of Character Features

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Sleeps 4+2, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

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Summary

Whitsun Cottage is a beautiful, double fronted Cotswold stone cottage, clad in Virginia creeper. The cottage is larger than many other properties of its age, with a separate living room, dining room and kitchen, two bathrooms, and higher ceilings than in many comparable properties. The cottage also benefits from an enclosed courtyard garden and its location in the heart of the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, which has a wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as being ideally placed for exploring the wider Cotswold region.

The cottage dates back to the 19th century and has been beautifully refurbished, whilst retaining numerous character features, including wooden floors and beams, two exposed stone fireplaces with wood burning stoves, ledge and brace doors, and a lovely oak stair-rail. Complementing this raft of character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, Freesat TV and a well equipped kitchen.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of 4+2 people (see bed configuration below), in two bedrooms and a large landing space, with two bathrooms. It is an ideal retreat for a family or a group of friends.

Description

Whitsun Cottage’s front door opens into the dining room. The ground floor rooms are:

•Living room: A stylish room, with wooden floors, an exposed stone fireplace with wood burning stove, leather sofa and armchairs. Including a comfy foot stool, the living room can seat six people. There is also a Freesat flat screen TV and DVD player. French doors lead out from the living room to the courtyard garden;

•Dining room: Contains an abundance of character features, including wooden floors and beams, an exposed stone fireplace with wood burning stove, window seat and wall alcoves. This beautiful room has a large oak dining table, with seating for six. There is also a digital radio, with iPod dock;

•Kitchen: A well equipped kitchen, containing a dishwasher, four ring electric hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and tumble dryer. A stable door leads out from the kitchen into the courtyard garden.

A staircase, with a beautiful oak stair-rail, leads up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

•Bedroom 1: Contains a double bed and plentiful wardrobe space;

•Bedroom 2: Contains two 75cm wide single beds;

•Bathroom 1: Contains a bath with shower attachment, toilet and basin;

•Bathroom 2: Contains a shower, toilet and basin.

The large landing space contains a day bed and a trundle bed, both of which can be set up, if required, to enable the cottage to sleep up to six guests.

To the rear of the cottage is a small, fully enclosed courtyard garden, with an outdoor table and chairs, and a barbecue during the warmer months. Sheltered from the wind, this is a very pleasant space to sit outside and relax in.

Key Features

Security deposits:

Security deposits are not required at Whitsun Cottage (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

Occupancy:

The maximum occupancy of the property is six guests, including infants and babies.

Pets:

Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations:

•Bedroom 1: Double bed

•Bedroom 2: 2 x 75cm wide single beds

•Landing: Day bed + trundle bed

Fuel and logs:

Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs and firelighters are provided for the wood burning stoves and further supplies can be purchased locally.

Services provided:

The property has free wireless internet access and a Freesat TV with DVD player.

There is no telephone at the property. Mobile phone reception is generally OK, although it can be variable on some networks.

Parking:

Free on street parking is readily available a short walk away from the property (luggage can be unloaded directly outside the cottage).

Housekeeping:

Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services are not available at this property.

Child friendly facilities:

A travel cot (without linen), high chair and safety gate are provided. There is also a small selection of games and DVDs.

The property’s courtyard garden is fully enclosed.

Initial consumables:

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety:

The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

The front door of the property opens onto the street and guests with young children should take particular care to ensure that the children are supervised when the door is opened.

Smoking:

No smoking is permitted throughout the property.

Other:

The property is located on one of Stow's busier roads and some guests may be aware of traffic noise at night. The cottage is, however, relatively close to a junction, so traffic speed is limited past the house.

Photographs:

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham Airport at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Numerous around the property at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Kingham Station at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Numerous around the property at 100 Metres Car: recommended

Stow-on-the-Wold

Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold’s countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops.

Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.

Iron Age people were the first to settle in Stow, but there is also evidence of earlier settlements in this part of the Cotswolds, as Stone Age and Bronze Age burial mounds are common throughout the area. The first name of the town was Stow St. Edward or Edwardstow after the town's patron saint Edward, probably Edward the Martyr.

Stow-on-the-Wold in the 21st century looks quite a lot like Stow-on-the-Wold in the 17th century. It is the hub and service town for a rural community, but has maintained its traditional character. Stow is largely a town of small independent businesses, rather than the large chains that make many towns in England look the same.

It is this traditional character, and therefore individuality, combined with the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings, that make Stow so popular with tourists looking for ‘picture-postcard’ England. The town’s tourist trade makes it possible for Stow to support many more good hotels, B&B’s, pubs and restaurants than most other towns with a population of around 2,000.

Stow has been famous for many years as a centre for the antiques trade and in the last few years clusters of art galleries and fashionable clothing shops have added further character to the town centre.

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.

Food & drink

Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. It also has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce.

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.

Activities

The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

•Blenheim Palace

•Warwick Castle

•Stratford-upon-Avon

•Hidcote

•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden

•Oxford

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

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
£389
£518
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£450
£608
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,209
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£389
£518
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£450
£608
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£389
£518
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£389
£697
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£450
£608
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£450
£608
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£677
£967
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£509
£697
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£567
£787
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£509
£697
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£622
£876
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£567
£787
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£622
£876
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£677
£967
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£567
£787
 

Notes

  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 5-8 weeks = 5%, within 3-5 Weeks = 10%, and less than 3 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 24 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.

    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

  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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