Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Lavender Cottage is a traditional Victorian cottage which has been renovated to a high standard and provides a perfect base for exploring the North Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford and Warwick Castle.
There is a large sitting room with original cast iron oven and fireplace - great for cosy evenings if you are visiting in the cooler months. The characterful kitchen/diner overlooks fields so you can watch the cows come home whilst at the sink! There is a small sun room overlooking the garden.
There are three bedrooms ( king-size, twin and single) all beautifully decorated in English country style. All bedrooms and bathroom have beams and overlook fields or thatched cottages. The luxury bathroom has a roll-top bath - great for relaxing after a long day's sightseeing. The large separate shower is lined with travertine tiles and the bathroom marble floor has underfloor heating.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 40 km, Nearest railway: Banbury 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Sitting room - original cast iron fireplace and bread oven with exposed brick fireplace, seating for 5 including two lovely new sofas. Writing desk, TV with i-pod dock,DVD. Solid oak flooring. Stiars to first floor.
Sun room - overlooks the garden and fields and is a lovely spot for morning coffee. Table and two chairs, door to garden.
Kitchen/diner - decorated in country-style with a pine dresser, table and chairs, oak island unit, stone floor. The kitchen is well equipped and has a butler's sink. Stable door leading to the garden. There is a step up from the sitting room.
Bedrooms - all have beams and are decorated with pretty curtains and fresh bedlinen. The single rear bedroom overlooks fields and the king-size and twin bedrooms overlook thatched cottages. All have wardrobes and shelves,two have additional Lloyd Loom seats. The main bedroom also has a pretty antique writing desk/dressing table.
Bathroom - luxuriously furnished with a roll-top bath, large separate shower with travertine tiles ,marble floor with cosy underfloor heating.
|Further details outdoors|
The front garden has a bench where you can sit and catch the sun and watch village life pass by ( including the local donkey being taken for a walk!)
The rear garden overlooks fields with cows and sheep. There is a lawned area and box-edged flower beds either side of a beautiful arbour where you can sit with a glass of wine or morning coffee. Tables and chairs for 6,sun umbrella and barbeque provided.
Parking on the cottage driveway is available for one car. Onstreet parking is available for guests with two cars but this may not always be directly in front of the cottage.
The property is non-smoking although guests are welcome to smoke outside.
We regret we do not accept pets.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Farnborough is a fantastic location for visiting the many all-year round local attractions.
Stratford-on Avon, home of Shakespeare and the Royal Shakespeare Company - 30 minutes by car.
Warwick Castle, one of the most visited tourist attraction in the country is similarly 30 minutes away.
Oxford 1 hour.
Bicester Village ( a premium outlet centre visited by Londoners) is 40 minutes.
The North Cotswolds which include the pretty stone villages and towns of Chipping Campden, Moreton -in the Marsh and Broadway are 30-45 minutes.
Formula 1 motor racing is held at Silverstone - 20 minutes away.
Farnborough is a tranquil and picturesque traditional English village with stone cottages, thatched roofs and the all -essential English pub ( in this case a gastro-pub The Inn at Farnborough). The village boasts a National Trust property Farnborough Hall which is open to the public.
The family still live in the Hall and on open days the village ladies produce wonderful cakes in the village hall - not to be missed! There are lovely walks around the village including the Hall grounds and there is a large lake a local beauty spot nearby where you can also fish.
The famous folk festival with Fairport Convention at Cropredy( 2 miles) is held each August.
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19 Jul 2013
"A perfect place for exploring Cotswold"
We stayed for one week in Lavender cottage. The village and the cottage gave us "Peace of mind". The accomodation was very good and the inn close "to home". You need a car to get to the village, but then you don't need it every day. The bus service runs twice, but if you don't want to return in the afternoon you can do like we did....take a taxi cost of 15-16 pound.
13 Jul 2013
"Had a few issues which was a shame"
Unfortunately we arrived at the property and found a few things were not quite ready for us. We understand now that this was a combination of the property being let for a long period prior to our arri… More
9 Nov 2012
"Great cottage and location. Highly recommended."
Character cottage, with all mod cons. Tastefully furnished. Well equipped. Sweet garden with beautiful views over fields. Delicious, quality pub food literally over the road. Children's playground nearby.
We found it very comfortable and homely. The owners welcomed us in person and were very friendly and helpful.
Would definitely recommend this property to friends.
4 Nov 2012
"Lovely cottage in excellent location"
Lavender Cottage is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. The location is excellent with many good walks from the village of Farnborough itself. Across the road is a gastropub that serves delicious food and has wifi. There is plenty to do locally. There are several National Trust properties, The National Herb Centre, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick and Banbury are all nearby. We had a lovely holiday!
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