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Cottage In The Heart Of The Cotswolds

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

One-bedroom cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire - 10 Minutes Walk from the Centre of Town and Railway Station

Situated on the eastern fringe of Moreton-in-Marsh, Old Wellington Court is a sympathetic conversion of a Grade 2 Listed former Coaching Inn. The former Inn together with its adjacent outbuildings has been creatively enhanced and embellished to provide seven high-calibre dwellings set around a landscaped courtyard.

No. 2 is the former gateway into the courtyard, and has been converted into a cosy single story cottage with vaulted ceilings and exposed stonework.

Old Wellington Court enjoys a superb position within easy walking distance of the town centre. It is set in the picturesque Cotswold countryside renowned for its country walks and flawless scenery.

More Details

Owner
Jonathan Hill
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Jonathan Hill

We are long-term expatriates, both with military backgrounds, and have spent most of our working lives overseas. We currently live just outside Brussels in Belgium.

Jonathan Hill purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jonathan Hill chose Moreton-in-Marsh

Looking ahead to retirement, we were keen to put down some roots back in the UK. We have no real association with the area, but it is a short drive from our daughter and other family. We are happiest in a rural community and were attracted by the stunning beauty of the Cotswolds. At the moment, our visits back to the UK tend to be short and infrequent, so we decided that others should benefit from the delights of Moreton-in-Marsh and the local area when we are not 'in residence'

What makes this cottage unique

We love the convenience of Old Wellington Court. It is lovely to be able to walk into Moreton, either to the market, or for a drink or a meal in the evening. We are golfers, so the numerous good courses in the area were a definite bonus, and there is so much else to do in the general area.

Location

Travel:

Moreton is on the mainline railway from London to Worcester. Direct trains to London Paddington leave from Moreton at least every hour.

Distances:

Birmingham airport 45 miles approx 1 hour and Heathrow airport 68 miles approx 1.5 hours hour by car. Moreton-in-Marsh main line railway station is 10 minutes walk away and there are several local bus routes.

Further Details:

Moreton-in-Marsh is a traditional North Cotswold market town steeped in history. It offers a perfect balance of amenities. Of particular note are the library, post office, sports Facilities along with many pubs, hotels and restaurants.

Moreton-in-Marsh, situated on the northern extremity of the Cotswolds on the Fosse Way, and some of its low-lying countryside was used as an airfield during World War II, famous for the Wellington Bombers that were based there. This gives a clue to the history of Old Wellington Court. The popularity of the Wellington Inn with local RAF officers and staff, along with its connection with the Wellington Bombers has always been seen as a pivotal point in the building's history.

The Wellington Bomber was the longest-serving of the trio of medium bombers with Bomber Command at the outset of World War 2, and was affectionately known as the 'Wirnpey' by its crews. It flew on many of the defining operations until its last bombing mission over Germany in October 1943, although a few aircraft soldiered on with specialist units within the Command until January 1945. Moreton-in-Marsh's connection with the Wellington can still be seen today at the local Wellington Aviation Museum.

The town abounds with historical connections. It developed during the thirteenth century as a market town with a wide main street, narrow burgage plots and back lanes. Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853.

In more recent times, the town's Tolkien connections have been recognized by the J R R Tolkien Society and the various landmarks in the town are thought to have inspired Tolkien's works. The Bell Inn is thought to be the inspiration behind The Prancing Pony, Middle Earth's most famous pub in the book 'Lord of the Rings'. Moreton in Marsh might well be the town of Bree, where the hobbits find the Prancing Pony on a cold, rainy night.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to main bedroom with bath/shower and wash-hand basin. Separate wc with wash-hand basin easily accessible from main bedroom and living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 bedroom plus sofa bed in lounge) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with king-size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Outside: The front of the property faces onto London Road. At the rear, there is a communal courtyard with racks for bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen for main bedroom and sofa bed are included. Property is cleaned weekly, and between lets.

Reviews

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Cottage In The Heart Of The Cotswolds
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
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Very nice simple cottage, perfect for a short self sustained get away

  • 4 of 5

Really well supplied and set up cottage with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. Really good walking distance from the town allowing you to get away from the huddle and bustle but get into town within 10mins.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a long weekend in this lovely cottage. It looks bijou but is surprisingly spacious and very well equipped. Nice little touches on arrival with basic necessities such as tea, coffee, cupboard essentials and even a chocolate cake. It is clean and comfortable and gave us a good base from which to walk in what was an unseasonably warm weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Viola and Michael Hunt.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal accommodation. Absolutely a 12 out of 10 in comfort, communication and location!

  • 5 of 5

Have been to several rentals throughout this 6 week trip through England and Jon's cottage is tops of them all in both comfort and location, Five minute walk to the train station, seven into Moreton in Marsh and if you're not a walker, there is a bus that runs right past the front door. Jon was phenomenal to work with, answered all enquiries almost instantly and was quite prepared to do anything to make you visit stress free. Can't think of one negative on this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great central location for touring the Cotswolds. ..very comfortable accommodation with great facilities. .. chocolate cake and milk in the fridge was a lovely surprise on arrival... the only negative for me was the road noise at night..but that can't be prevented..lol... thank you for a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Quintessentially Rural English Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved our stay in this adorable cottage. The neighbours greeted us warmly as we entered the flat and told us about some of the history of the Cotswolds and the flat we stayed in (which is attached to the ancient former pub in the courtyard).

Our hosts were delightful and the cottage was spectacularly clean and stocked with essential amenities.

We loved touring Oxford and The Cotswolds. We felt like we were wandering through a Jane Austen novel - and that Miss Marple or Postman Pat would greet us as we passed by.

We'd recommend this lovely cottage to anyone and would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Short walk to town, bus service and train. Many local pubs and restaurants to choose from.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£220
for 3 nights
From
£50
£420
 
 
High 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
From
£60
£490
 
 
Low 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£220
for 3 nights
From
£50
£420
 
 
Mid 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£235
for 3 nights
From
£55
£455
 
 
Low 2018
17 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£220
for 3 nights
From
£50
£420
 
 
Mid 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£235
for 3 nights
From
£55
£455
 

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping £70

Prices are for a 7-day stay. We will accept shorter stays.

As a pricing guide for shorter stays, use the following calculation (but contact us for a confirmed price):

For a 5-day stay, take 5/7 of the weekly price and add £30.

For a 3-day stay, take 3/7 of the weekly price and add £50

Changeover is largely flexible. Send us an email and we'll try to accommodate your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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