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Beautiful Grade II Listed Cottage, In Pretty Cotswolds Village Of Churchill



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Sleeps 6 In 3 Bedrooms, With 2 Bathrooms. Enclosed Garden & Off Street Parking


Gables Cottage is a beautiful, grade II listed Cotswold stone property, located in the heart of the pretty, peaceful village of Churchill and surrounded by the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Churchill is fortunate to have a lovely church and village green, as well as a well-regarded pub, and is only three miles away from Chipping Norton and seven miles away from Stow-on-the-Wold, which are two of the well known Cotswold market towns. Gables Cottage is well placed for exploring the surrounding countryside or visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as other tourist destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace.

The cottage has been beautifully preserved and retains many of its original character features, such as exposed oak beams and Cotswold stone walls, elm floorboards, spiral staircases and a large inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flat screen TV with DVD player and full Sky package, and a well presented kitchen.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is an enclosed garden and off-street parking for two cars, with free on street parking also readily available. Gables Cottage is an ideal location for families or groups of friends seeking a character filled property in a beautiful location.


Gables Cottage is accessed via its back door, which opens into a small porch and then a larger hallway. Two ground floor rooms lead off the hallway:

•Living room: A beautiful dual-aspect room, with flagstone flooring in half the room, exposed Cotswold stone, oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace, containing a wood burning stove. There is comfy seating for six and a flat screen TV, with a DVD player and a full Sky package;

•Kitchen/dining room: Another dual-aspect room, with oak beams and a lovely window seat. The kitchen facilities include an electric range cooker, with two ovens, four hobs and a warming section, a microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and a Smeg fridge with a small freezer section. This sociable room also contains a wooden dining table and six dining chairs.

A beautiful wooden spiral staircase goes up from the hallway to the first floor landing. Please note that the staircase is steep and narrow, however, it does have a hand rail in the centre and fixed stair gates at the top and bottom. The following rooms are on the first floor:

•Master bedroom: Another beautiful dual-aspect room, with elm floorboards and oak beams, which contains a king size bed. There is also a small en-suite bathroom, containing an electric shower, toilet and wash basin;

•Bedroom 2: Again, a lovely dual-aspect room, with elm floorboards, oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone and an old inglenook fireplace. Contains a king size bed;

•Family bathroom: The large, elegant bathroom has recently been refurbished and contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

A door on the landing opens onto another narrow, steep spiral staircase, leading up to the second floor. Please note that there is no handrail on this staircase, or safety gate at the top. There is a small landing at the top of the stairs, which contains a particularly low beam, which must be ducked under to get into:

•Bedroom 3: A lovely room, in the eaves of the cottage, which contains two single beds and a sofa.

Gable Cottage's mature, enclosed garden is at the back of the property and is a mixture of lawn and patio areas. There is an outdoor table and plenty of seating, as well as a charcoal barbecue and children's outdoor toys. Within the garden is an outhouse, which contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and a large fridge freezer.

Outside the garden, there is off-street parking available for two cars.

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

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Chequers Pub at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Kingham at 2 Miles Car: recommended


Churchill is a beautiful village, located approximately three miles southwest of Chipping Norton, in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Churchill was originally at the foot of a hill (now known as Hastings Hill), but on 31 July 1684 a fire destroyed twenty houses and many other buildings, and killed four people. The village was rebuilt higher up the hill, with stone houses instead of the old timber-framed and thatched cottages. The fire was apparently caused by a baker who, to avoid chimney tax, had knocked through the wall from her oven to her neighbour's chimney. At the bottom of Hastings Hill is the Churchill and Sarsden Heritage Centre housed in the chancel of the original 14th century parish church, around which the old village can still be seen as grassy mounds in the surrounding pastures.

The most impressive building in the village is the imposing 19th century All Saints Church. The tower of All Saints is a two-thirds copy of the tower of Magdalen College, Oxford, its hammer beam roof is a copy of the roof of Christ Church, Oxford, its buttresses are versions of those of the chapel of New College, Oxford, and its windows are based on those from various Oxford Colleges.

Across the road from the church is Churchill's well regarded pub, The Chequers, which is at the heart of village life. As well as good food and drink, it is also the venue for many village activities, including quiz nights, coffee mornings, family lunches, evening dinners and live music. There is also a lovely village green and cricket pitch in the heart of the village.

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire, situated on the western slopes of a hillside that was once the site of a Norman castle. “Chipping” is believed to derive from “ceapen”, an old English word meaning market. There has been a market in Chipping Norton since the 13th century and it was a major wool-trading town in the 15th century. The great “wool” church of St Mary, built in perpendicular style, testifies to its prosperity.

The lively little town has a vibrancy about it, but remains unpretentious and the everyday lives of those who live and work there have so far not been overshadowed by the effects of tourism - it is a “real” Cotswold town with “real” shops, fondly known as “Chippy” to the locals. It is also known, importantly, for having the last fish and chip shop for 30 miles in the Cheltenham direction.

Chipping Norton offers the visitor plenty of retail therapy, including several antique shops and a wide selection of restaurants, inns and pubs.

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

Churchill is fortunate to be blessed with a wonderful country pub, in the heart of the village:

•The Chequers Pub

Nearby Kingham benefits from three very well regarded pubs:

•The Wild Rabbit

•The Kingham Plough

•Mill House Hotel

Kingham also has a village store, selling a wide range of everyday products, including fresh items, beers, wines and spirits, groceries and confectionery. There are regular farmers' markets held in the village, throughout the year.

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.


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



•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden


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.


Rental rates

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28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
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23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
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17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
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10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
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17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
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31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
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7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
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21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
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28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
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5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
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2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
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30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
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14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay


  • 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.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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