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Kingfisher Cottage - sleeps 10 guests in 5 bedrooms

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Kingfisher Cottage - sleeps 10 guests in 5 bedrooms

The Living Space

Greeted by a beautiful mosaic Kingfisher on the doorway handmade by owner Di, a warm, welcoming tone is set from the moment you enter the front door. Opening up into a light, bright hallway, the cottage's main living areas can be found at the cottage's rear, offering plenty of space for groups of all ages to unwind in. The heart of the home is the cosy living room, decorated in an attractive palette of country-cream plus pops of purple, boasting sink-in sofas, a statement stone fireplace and wall-mounted TV, plus sleek stone flooring complete with underfloor heating. Leading through the living room is a large conservatory with fantastic countryside views, well-equipped for entertaining evenings in thanks to its 10-seater dining table, additional sofa and pool table. Pretty French doors lead directly from the conservatory into the garden, blending indoor/outdoor living perfectly when the weather calls for it.

Also sitting at the rear of the cottage is the country-style kitchen, well kitted-out for group catering. In addition to the conservatory's 10-seater dining table, the kitchen homes a smaller 4-seater diner and breakfast bar for 3; great for casual breakfasts, quick snacks or for groups who like their own space at meal times. A large range cooker rounds off the stylish country feel to the kitchen, plus there's a large integrated fridge, dishwasher and microwave at your disposal. A larger freezer can be found in the cottage's separate utility room, accessed through the kitchen, where you'll also find a handy washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board.

Bedrooms

5 well-equipped bedrooms are found throughout the property, sleeping up to 10 adults with ease:

Bedroom 1

Found just off the entrance hall on the cottage's ground floor, Bedroom 1 homes twin single beds making it a great for choice for kids or adults who don't mind sharing. Unique patchwork headboards and pretty floral prints bring the room to life and, thanks to its wide doorway and accessible wet room and lavatory just down the hall, it's perfect for wheelchair users, older guests or those with mobility issues.

Bedroom 2

Upstairs, alongside three further bedrooms, is the master of the house: a spacious double room with bright skylight windows, attractive oak flooring and bright pops of purple. There's a handy en-suite complete with bath and full-height shower, plus your own TV, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Young families can also make use of the two travel cots available to them here, with plenty of space for both.

Bedroom 3

Just shy of a double, Bedroom 3 homes a comfortable 4ft bed, making it ideal for couples who don't mind getting a little cosy. Boasting the same attractive wooden flooring and calm, neutral colour palette as the rest of the house, the bedroom feels spacious thanks to light, bright dual aspect windows and even benefits from its own en-suite shower room and wall-mounted TV.

Bedroom 4

With views to the rear of the property, Bedroom 4 offers a sink-in double bed, chic wooden dressing table and en-suite shower room, emitting the same ‘home away from home' feel that's evident throughout the property. Attractive wooden floors and soft, white bed linen give the room a modern yet cosy vibe, brought to life with clever hints of colour in the unique artwork and patchwork blanket box found at the bottom of the bed.

Bedroom 5

With twin single beds and beautiful countryside views to the rear of the property, Bedroom 5 offers a restful space for friends or couples who like their own bed-space. Interiors are bright and calming thanks to the powder blue hues of the furnishings and artwork, and, like the other bedrooms, it benefits from its own en-suite shower room, complete with panoramic views of the fields that frame the cottage's rear.

What's Outside

Somewhat of a green-fingered paradise, Kingfisher Cottage's private, enclosed garden is a dream for lovers of the great outdoors; a verdant, hedge-framed oasis filled with vibrant country flowers, lovingly nurtured by owners Dave and Di. A large patio area, accessible via the cottage's conservatory and kitchen, offers a great spot for al fresco dining thanks to its outdoor dining set and charcoal BBQ, whilst the well-sized lawn area is great for kids wanting some space to run around in. Running alongside the garden is Winchcombe's River Isbourne, a gentle stream perfect for paddlers accessible via a public footpath to the rear, providing a soothing soundtrack of running water to al fresco summer dinners. What's more, rolling fields as far as the eye can see offer a beautiful backdrop to the garden, making you feel well and truly in the heart of the country wherever you turn.

Things to Do

The historic market town of Winchcombe is quite literally on your doorstep here, providing a host of amenities, must-sees and activities to suit guests of all ages, shapes and sizes:

Eating

With Winchcombe on your doorstep and the Cotswolds' many market towns and villages just a short car ride away, you're somewhat spoiled for choice when it comes to places to head to feed your appetite. For gourmet-hunters, Winchcombe's 5 North Street is just a 5-minute stroll from the cottage, offering Michelin-starred seasonal dishes created by expert husband and wife team Gus and Kate. Michelin-recommended Wesley House is also just a 5-minute walk in Winchcombe's town centre, offering exceptional cooking in the confines of a characterful 15th century house. For fans of more relaxed cuisine, The White Hart Inn on Winchcombe's High Street offers tasty gastropub grub in relaxed, rustic-chic surroundings, as well as The Corner Cupboard Inn; a historic 15th Century Inn serving traditional fare, supposedly haunted by a 12-year-old girl! Just 10 minutes' down the road by car, The Pheasant Inn at Toddington is a great choice for families or groups visiting the GWSR Steam Railway station next door, whilst The Royal Oak at Gretton offers an unbeatable pub garden; perfect for sunny afternoons when only a pub pint will do.

Walking

Winchcombe's rolling countryside is a true walkers' paradise, with options for casual, seasoned and hardy walkers running right from the cottage's front door. Winchcombe itself is a “walkers are welcome” town, a special status awarded to towns and villages which go above and beyond with their walking amenities, making it a fantastic destination for groups in search of a walking break. The Winchcombe Way, a 42-mile figure-of-eight trail centred around the town, offers walkers a great way of discovering the surrounding Cotswold towns and villages section-by-section over the course of a stay, whilst there are plenty of options for those looking for a more casual, leisurely pace within a close radius of the cottage. We recommend the Sudeley Castle Circular walk for a relaxing stroll; a 2-mile loop setting off straight from Kingfisher Cottage's front door, taking you along the river, straight through the heart of the town and into the grounds of historic Sudeley Castle - a must-visit for any guest. The 2 ½ mile walk to Belas Knap, a Neolithic chambered long barrow sat atop Cleeve Hill, is also a great walk to try from the doorstep, providing you don't mind the incline.

Must-Sees

Sudeley Castle, historic home and resting place of Henry VIII's last wife Katherine Parr, is situated just a short mile-long stroll through fields from Kingfisher Cottage and is an absolute must-visit for guests. Offering plenty to keep all ages entertained, the beautiful grounds will satisfy garden-lovers and history buffs alike, whilst the adventure playground and acres of manicured lawns offer the perfect place for younger guests to stretch their legs. Cheltenham Racecourse, home of the world-famous Cheltenham Festival, is just a 15-minute drive and the perfect day out destination for racing fans, whilst Toddington's GWSR Steam Railway (7-minute drive) offers a fantastic day on the rails for vintage locomotive enthusiasts. Further afield, history buffs have Blenheim Palace (1-hour drive) and Warwick Castle (1-hour drive) to explore, whilst Shakespeare's birthplace, the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, is just 40 minutes by car. Families will love Cotswold Farm Park (15-minute drive) and the pretty Cotswold village of Broadway, just 7 miles away, with its independent boutiques, art galleries, cafés and fantastic adventure park.

Getting There

Driving is the best way to explore Winchcombe's surrounding towns and villages, but the central location of Kingfisher Cottage means it's by no means an absolute necessity, with a host of amenities within easy walking distance. For those arriving by train, Cheltenham Spa is your closest major station and is well-served with direct routes to London, Birmingham and Bristol, situated 25 minutes from the cottage. Cheltenham's Royal Well bus station is also a terminus for multiple National Express routes, should you prefer to travel by coach.

Facilities

Parking on Premises (for up to 4 cars)

Gas Fireplace

Wireless Internet

Underfloor Heating

Utility Room (Washer/Dryer/Airer)

Charcoal BBQ

Outdoor Dining Area

On-site Fishing Available (Rods not Provided)

5 Bathrooms

5 bedrooms

Dishwasher

Wheelchair Access

Local Amenities

Thanks to your proximity to Winchcombe town centre, you have a host of amenities within walking distance of the cottage to enjoy. The town itself benefits from several small supermarkets, including The Co-Operative Food and Warner's Budgens, both well-stocked with fresh produce and store cupboard essentials. Vale & Hills Family Butchers offers fantastic, local meat on the town's high street, with a host of delicious goodies available at North's Bakery for those in search of a fresh morning loaf. For larger shops, Tesco Superstore in Bishop's Cleeve is just a 15-minute drive away, whilst Cheltenham's impressive selection of stores, eateries and amenities are just a 20-minute journey. Most major supermarkets also offer home delivery to Kingfisher Cottage, including Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA.

Helpful Addresses/Links

Walking

Winchcombe Welcomes Walkers - www.winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com

Cotswolds Walks- www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-in-the-cotswolds

Eating

5 North Street – Winchcombe, GL54 5LH / 01242 604566

Wesley House- High Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ / 01242 602366

The White Hart Inn- High Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ / 01242 602359

The Corner Cupboard Inn- 83 Gloucester Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5LX / 01242 602303

The Pheasant Inn – Toddington, GL54 5DT / 01242 621271

The Royal Oak - Working Lane, Winchcombe, GL54 5EP / 01242 604999

Supermarkets

The Midcounties Co-Operative - 22-24 North St, Winchcombe, GL54 5PS

Warner's Budgens - Greet Rd, Winchcombe, GL54

Vale & Hills Family Butchers - High St, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ

North's Bakery - 10 North St, Winchcombe, GL54 5LH

Tesco Superstore - Church Rd, Bishop's Cleeve, GL52 8LR

Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA home delivery available.

Taxis

Winchcombe

Abbey Private Hire – 07546 989643

A Private Hire - 07540 437546

Cheltenham

Starline Taxis - 01242 250250

Andycars - 01242 262611

A 2 B Private Hire - 01242 580580

Dial a Cab - 01242 242424

More Details

About Us

Rebecca McWilliam
Bolt Hole Retreats Limited
7 Lansdown Parade
GL50 2LH Cheltenham
VAT Reg No

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Winchcombe in Winchcombe

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 -
    Bathroom #2 -
    Bathroom #3 -
    Bathroom #4 -
    Bathroom #5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A delightful riverside retreat in the heart of historic Winchcombe, perfect for groups who can't get enough of the great outdoors. Families and groups in search of a true home away from home need look no further than Kingfisher Cottage; a modern, spacious cottage jam-packed with all of the mod-cons you could ever need, without losing its traditional cottage charm. Arriving to the soothing chorus of the gentle, babbling River Isbourne that frames the cottage's rear garden, you'll be greeted by pretty, chocolate box exteriors that scream of a quintessential Cotswolds escape. Inside, clean, contemporary interiors offer a fuss-free retreat with plenty of room to unwind, brought to life by eye-catching pops of colour, original artwork and thoughtful touches from the owner, Di. Outside, a vibrant rear garden complete with patio, lawned area and plenty of seating offers the ideal space to unwind after a day exploring the Cotswolds, plus a cosy chimenea and charcoal BBQ for suppers al fresco. With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests comfortably, this two-story cottage is ideal for family gathering or groups looking for a countryside escape with amenities on the doorstep. With the market town of Winchcombe just 250 yards from the front door, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to boutiques, bakeries, pubs and restaurants within walking distance, plus a handful of beautiful walks from the doorstep. What's more, the cottage's ground floor is completely accessible for wheelchair users thanks to a spacious ground-level bedroom, wide hallways and dedicated wet room downstairs, making it a great choice for those with additional mobility needs.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Bideford, United Kingdom
5

A perfect base for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

Kingfisher Cottage was the perfect base for our big family get together for a belated Christmas! A beautiful property providing a lovely home from home. Extremely well equipped with everything we needed and plenty of space for everyone.

The level access and downstairs bedroom were perfect for my disabled son who is a permanent wheelchair user. The owners were very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

Good local walks and easy access into town where the businesses were very friendly and accommodating. A good selection of shops, pubs and eateries made this the perfect base for a holiday.

We hope to visit again soon. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Bristol Uk
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us stayed for a weekend get together, the house was great and the location in Winchcombe could not be faulted

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed for our extended family get together, we all really enjoyed our short break .

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Rebecca McWilliam
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

Location

Car: recommended

Thanks to your proximity to Winchcombe town centre, you have a host of amenities within walking distance of the cottage to enjoy. The town itself benefits from several small supermarkets, including The Co-Operative Food and Warner's Budgens, both well-stocked with fresh produce and store cupboard essentials. Vale & Hills Family Butchers offers fantastic, local meat on the town's high street, with a host of delicious goodies available at North's Bakery for those in search of a fresh morning loaf. For larger shops, Tesco Superstore in Bishop's Cleeve is just a 15-minute drive away, whilst Cheltenham's impressive selection of stores, eateries and amenities are just a 20-minute journey. Most major supermarkets also offer home delivery to Kingfisher Cottage, including Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA.

Helpful Addresses/Links

Walking

Winchcombe Welcomes Walkers - www.winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com

Cotswolds Walks- www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-in-the-cotswolds

Eating

5 North Street – Winchcombe, GL54 5LH / 01242 604566

Wesley House- High Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ / 01242 602366

The White Hart Inn- High Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ / 01242 602359

The Corner Cupboard Inn- 83 Gloucester Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5LX / 01242 602303

The Pheasant Inn – Toddington, GL54 5DT / 01242 621271

The Royal Oak - Working Lane, Winchcombe, GL54 5EP / 01242 604999

Supermarkets

The Midcounties Co-Operative - 22-24 North St, Winchcombe, GL54 5PS

Warner's Budgens - Greet Rd, Winchcombe, GL54

Vale & Hills Family Butchers - High St, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ

North's Bakery - 10 North St, Winchcombe, GL54 5LH

Tesco Superstore - Church Rd, Bishop's Cleeve, GL52 8LR

Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA home delivery available.

Taxis

Winchcombe

Abbey Private Hire – 07546 989643

A Private Hire - 07540 437546

Cheltenham

Starline Taxis - 01242 250250

Andycars - 01242 262611

A 2 B Private Hire - 01242 580580

Dial a Cab - 01242 242424

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
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