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An impressive, country house

House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

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Halford House is a large Cotswold stone country house, prominently located in the heart of the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water, whilst still benefitting from large, private gardens and plenty of off-street parking. Bourton has been described as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" and, as well as its wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes, it is ideally placed for exploring the wider Cotswold region.

The Grade II listed house dates back to the 19th century and has been beautifully refurbished and decorated, whilst retaining many character features, including large windows, exposed oak beams, real fireplaces and elaborate coving. Complementing these character features, the house has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, Freeview TVs and a well equipped kitchen.

The house sleeps a maximum of 20 people, in nine bedrooms, with seven bathrooms. There is a further bathroom on the ground floor, as well as a downstairs toilet. The flexible layout of the bedrooms makes Halford House an ideal retreat for large family gatherings, celebrations or groups of friends seeking a perfect country retreat.

Description

The private grounds of Halford House are entered through large wooden gates, which lead to a large parking area, with space for at least eight cars. The house is entered from the garden, via a front door that opens into a large entrance hall, which then leads through into the main hall of the house.

The ground floor rooms are:

•Kitchen: A large room, perfect for catering for large parties. The kitchen includes a gas cooker, with five rings and two ovens, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle, as well as a large wooden table, which can seat up to eight. There is a pantry off the kitchen, which contains an American style fridge freezer;

•Living room: A grand room, with two large windows, wooden flooring and a real fire, as well as a large Freeview TV and DVD player. There is comfy seating for c.13, plus a number of large beanbags. Additional comfy chairs can also be moved from other rooms;

•Second living room/play room: Contains a large Freeview TV, with a DVD Player and a Wii, as well as a selection of board games. There is a wooden table with four chairs, plus comfy seats;

•Dining room: Contains a wood burning stove (currently ornamental), a large panelled window and a Freeview TV. There are grey laminated tables and 20 dining chairs, which can be freely moved around and arranged, to suit different party sizes and layout preferences;

•Downstairs toilet: Contains a basin and a toilet;

•Downstairs bathroom: Accessed via the dining room, contains a shower, toilet and basin.

A grand staircase leads up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are three large bedrooms, all of which are individually named and have their own key card locks and en-suite bathrooms:

•Bedroom 1 (Jupiter): contains two separate, interlinked rooms, with the following bed configuration:

-Main bedroom: King size bed and Freeview TV

-Adjoining bedroom: Double sofa bed and Freeview TV

The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a separate shower.

•Bedroom 2 (Saturn): contains two separate, individually accessible rooms, with the following bed configurations:

-Main bedroom: contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed, and Freeview TV

-Additional bedroom: contains a double size bed and a single size sofa bed

The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a double wash basin.

•Bedroom 3 (Neptune): contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed, and Freeview TV. There is a free standing bath in the bedroom and an en-suite bathroom, with a shower;

The staircase continues up to the second floor, off which are a further four bedrooms:

•Bedroom 4 (Moonlight): contains a double size bed and a single size sofa bed, plus Freeview TV. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a separate shower;

•Bedroom 5 (Pluto): contains a double size bed and Freeview TV. The en-suite bathroom contains a shower;

•Bedroom 6 (Mars): contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed, and Freeview TV. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath;

•Bedroom 7 (Mercury): contains a double size bed and Freeview TV. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath.

There are two "Z" beds available for use at an additional cost of £20 per booking, per bed, which fit into rooms Neptune, Jupiter or Saturn.

Heading back downstairs and outside, there are large garden areas to two sides of the house, mostly laid to grass. The gardens are very private and secure, being enclosed by high Cotswold stone walls. There are outdoor tables and chairs, with seating for 14, and a gas barbecue (from 1 October to 31 March, the gas barbecue is stored inside, however, it can be made available to guests by prior arrangement). There is also a garage, which contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Key Features

Security deposits:

A security deposit of £350 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.

Extended Weekend Pricing:

Guests making weekend bookings can add the Thursday and/or the Monday night to their booking (subject to availability) for a reduced rate equal to 15% of the weekend rate, per night.

Pets:

Halford House accepts up to five dogs, at a cost of £25 per booking per dog.

For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Please note that Halford House has a well enclosed garden, however, it is possible that an unsupervised dog could get out onto the road in front and to the side of the house. Guests should therefore ensure that their dogs are supervised at all times and not left unattended.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time at Halford House is after 4pm 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:

There are seven individually named “main” bedrooms at Halford House, all with en-suite facilities. One of these rooms has an additional adjoining bedroom and one is a suite, which has two separately accessed bedrooms, giving a total of nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms:

•Bedroom 1 (Jupiter): contains two separate, interlinked rooms, with the following bed configuration:

-Main bedroom: King size bed

-Adjoining bedroom: Double sofa bed

The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a separate shower.

•Bedroom 2 (Saturn): contains two separate, individually accessible rooms, with the following bed configurations:

-Main bedroom: contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed

-Additional bedroom: contains a double size bed and a double sofa bed

The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a double wash basin.

•Bedroom 3 (Neptune): contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed. There is a free standing bath in the bedroom and an en-suite bathroom, with a shower;

•Bedroom 4 (Moonlight): contains a double size bed and a single size sofa bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a separate shower;

•Bedroom 5 (Pluto): contains a double size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a shower;

•Bedroom 6 (Mars): contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath;

•Bedroom 7 (Mercury): contains a king size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath.

There are two "Z" beds available for use at an additional cost of £20 per booking, per bed, which fit into rooms Neptune, Jupiter or Saturn.

Although the maximum potential sleeping capacity is 23, the overall occupancy of Halford House is limited to a maximum of 20 guests.

Fuel and logs:

Electricity, gas and water are included in the letting price. There is a real fireplace in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Services provided:

Halford House has free wireless internet access, which works downstairs, a number of Freeview TVs and several DVD players. Please note that there is no telephone at the house and the mobile phone signal, whilst normally of medium strength, can be prone to occasional drop-outs.

Parking:

Halford House has off street parking for at least eight cars on its private drive, which is accessed via lockable wooden gates.

Housekeeping:

Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.

Child friendly facilities:

One travel cot (without linen) and two high chairs are provided.

Initial consumables:

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

Accessibility, health and safety:

Although Halford House is an old property, it has been refurbished to a very high modern standard. There two steps up to the lounge area, dining room and stair case.

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.

Other:

Annexed to the corner of the house, is a self-contained, single story accommodation unit that is occupied by staff members of the hotel group. Whilst the staff will not interrupt your holiday, nor will they have access to the main house, they may need to park their cars in the car park and may need to walk past the front door in order to gain access to their accommodation.

Smoking:

No smoking is permitted throughout Halford 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.

Size Sleeps up to 20, 9 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 80 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 7 En suites
Furniture 3 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Further details

Security deposits:

A security deposit of £350 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property and any deductions for breakages or damage incurred. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.

Extended Weekend Pricing

Guests making weekend bookings can add the Thursday and/or the Monday night to their booking (subject to availability) for an additional fee equal to 15% of the weekend rate, per night.

Pets:

Halford House accepts up to five dogs, at a cost of £25 per booking per dog.

For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Please note that Halford House has a well enclosed garden, however, it is possible that an unsupervised dog could get out onto the road in front and to the side of the house. Guests should therefore ensure that their dogs are supervised at all times and not left unattended.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time at Halford House is after 4pm 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:

There are seven individually named “main” bedrooms at Halford House, all with en-suite facilities. One of these rooms has an additional adjoining bedroom and one is a suite, which has two separately accessed bedrooms, giving a total of nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms:

- Bedroom 1 (Jupiter): contains two separate, interlinked rooms, with the following bed configuration: Main bedroom: King size bed; Adjoining bedroom: Double sofa bed; The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a separate shower.

- Bedroom 2 (Saturn): contains two separate, individually accessible rooms, with the following bed configurations: Main bedroom: contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed; Additional bedroom: contains a double size bed and a double sofa bed; The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a double wash basin.

- Bedroom 3 (Neptune): contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed. There is a free standing bath in the bedroom and an en-suite bathroom, with a shower;

- Bedroom 4 (Moonlight): contains a double size bed and a single size sofa bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath and a separate shower;

- Bedroom 5 (Pluto): contains a double size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a shower;

- Bedroom 6 (Mars): contains two full size single beds, or a super king size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath;

- Bedroom 7 (Mercury): contains a king size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath.

There are two "Z" beds available for use at an additional cost of £20 per booking, per bed, which fit into rooms Neptune, Jupiter or Saturn.

Although the maximum potential sleeping capacity is 23, the overall occupancy of Halford House is limited to a maximum of 20 guests.

Fuel and logs:

Electricity, gas and water are included in the letting price. There is a real fireplace in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Services provided:

Halford House has free wireless internet access, which works downstairs, a number of Freeview TVs and several DVD players. Please note that there is no telephone at the house and the mobile phone signal, whilst normally of medium strength, can be prone to occasional drop-outs.

There are a number of external facilities, including a gas barbecue, with cooking utensils (from 1 October to 31 March, the gas barbecue is stored inside, however, it can be made available to guests by prior arrangement). There is also a gazebo, which guests can erect, and a portable hammock, lawn games and tables and chairs for up to 14 guests.

Parking:

Halford House has off street parking for at least eight cars on its private drive, which is accessed via lockable wooden gates.

Housekeeping:

Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.

Child friendly facilities:

One travel cot (without linen) and two high chairs are provided.

Initial consumables:

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

Accessibility, health and safety:

Although Halford House is an old property, it has been refurbished to a very high modern standard. There two steps up to the lounge area, dining room and stair case.

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.

Other:

Annexed to the corner of the house, is a self-contained, single story accommodation unit that is occupied by staff members of the hotel group. Whilst the staff will not interrupt your holiday, nor will they have access to the main house, they may need to park their cars in the car park and may need to walk past the front door in order to gain access to their accommodation.

Smoking:

No smoking is permitted throughout Halford 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.

The Central England/Cotswolds region

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. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.

Information on things to do in the Cotswolds is provided in the Activities tab and places to eat and drink are listed in the Food & Drink tab on the Character Cottages website.

Bourton on the Water

The village of Bourton-on-the-Water (or “Bourton”) is famous for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges, which have led to Bourton being called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. Bourton is regularly voted the prettiest village in the Cotswolds.

Despite only being classified as a village, Bourton’s status as a major tourist destination means that it has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions.

One of the Bourton’s long standing traditions is the playing every summer of a game of medieval football, with goalposts set up in the River Windrush itself. Two teams play with a standard football and a referee attempts to keep order. Crowds line the banks of the river, and the aim is to score as many goals as possible (whilst getting everyone else as wet as possible!).

Various long-distance footpaths and local walks start, finish or pass through Bourton, including the Windrush Way and the Heart of England Way, which begins its 100-mile route north in the village.

Food and drink:

Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. For eating in, nearby Stow 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.

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