Dilly Dally at Slade Barn
Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Situated 2 miles from Broadway, Dilly Dally was a barn but was converted in 2013 to create a lovely one bedroom single storey home. It forms part of a courtyard, with Ena's Place at Slade Barn and the owners' house making up the rest of the 'U'. Full length windows along one side of the barn make the most of wonderful views across the Vale of Evesham to the Cotwolds and the Bredon Hills. Guests are welcome to sit and relax in the courtyard or to make use of the owners' spacious garden. For those who want to explore the Cotswolds but enjoy perfect peace this could be the place for you. There is ample off road parking for 2 - 3 cars.
OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA
Enter the barn into the hallway, an ideal space for leaving shoes and coats.
Off the hall is the open plan living area. The sitting room is open plan with the kitchen and dining area at one end of the room. Original beams give plenty of character. The sitting area is fully carpeted and has a comfortable two seater sofa - great for curling up in front of the wood burning stove with a good book. Alternatively watch the 32" flat screen television with DVD/Blue Ray player or listen to the digital radio/ CD player with USB port for MP3 player. Free Wi-Fi is available.
To one end of the sitting room is the kitchen / dining area. The floor area is ceramic tiled. The kitchen is well equipped with cream fitted cupboards on two walls, a stainless steel single sink with mixer tap and granite effect worktops. Appliances include a ceramic electric hob with fan oven, slimline dishwasher, refrigerator with ice box, microwave, toaster and cafetiere.
Currently you are able to use the owner's washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement (there is plumbing ready to install these in the cottage at a later date. If this is important, please check first to see when this is being done).
Dining area with table and chairs for two people.
The bedroom has a king size bed (five foot wide). There is a bedside cabinet on each side of the bed with lamps, a wardrobe with hanging and shelves, an armchair and full length free standing mirror.
With white bathroom suite with bath with shower over the bath and shower screen. Basin and wc. Mirror over the basin.
The outdoor areas are shared with Ena's Place - a two bedroom property on the same site. You are also welcome to use the owners garden. The courtyard, shared with Ena's Place, at the front of the barn is a suntrap and ideal for outdoor meals.
For 2014 there will be an additional garden area at the side of the barns for the use of Ena's Place and Dilly Dally.
Plenty of off road, private parking for two cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 60.5 km, Nearest railway: Evesham 8.8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, 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, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Childswickham in Worcestershire is located within the flat open landscape of the Vale of Evesham, between the Bredon and Cotswold Hills, two miles from Broadway. It is an area of market gardening, arable and pasture land, with surrounding fields defined by hedgerows. The glorious, uninterrupted views make this a very special place.
On the edge of the North Cotswolds it has a mixture of building styles, Cotswold limestone, red brick and traditional Worcestershire black and white half timber and thatch. The earliest buildings are timber framed with wattle and daub and Cotswold limestone, and the 15th century spire of the original Norman church, St Mary the Virgin, is a local landmark that can be seen from miles around.
Just 2.5 miles away, Broadway's wide High Street is lined with horse chestnut trees and contains a mixture of period houses and picturesque Cotswold stone cottages. Located on an ancient “ridgeway”, the village was on the main road from London to Worcester. On such an important route it is inevitable that it is steeped in history. During the English Civil War King Charles I conferred with his confidants at The Lygon Arms Hotel.
Broadway is a shopper's paradise. Small boutiques, designer jewellers and gift shops vie with fine quality antique furniture and galleries for attention, whilst a variety of cafés, tea shops, pubs and restaurants cater to all tastes and budgets.
Childswickham forms an ideal base for visiting the Cotswold's numerous villages, including Chipping Campden, and is within easy reach of such places as Stratford upon Avon with its Shakespeare Theatre, Warwick with the finest medieval castle in England, Regency Cheltenham, Oxford with its University Colleges, Bath with its Roman Baths and so much more.
Hidcote Garden, owned by the National Trust and world renowned is just a short drive away and, almost opposite, is Kiftsgate Garden which is well worth a visit.
Guide Friday - Around Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswold villages in vintage open top coaches.
Oxford Classic Tour - Guided Tour of Oxford and the Colleges.
Guided Tours of Chipping Campden - These walks will take place each Wednesday during July, August and September. Meet at the Market Hall, Chipping Campden for a 1.30pm start for tours led by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens.
Cheltenham Walking Tours - The official tourist office guide will bring history to life as you stroll for 90 minutes through the best of Regency Cheltenham. Start point Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre, The Promenade 11.00 am.
CASTLES & MANOR HOUSES
Broughton Castle, near Banbury (where Shakespeare in Love was filmed);
Chastleton House (NT) Moreton-in-Marsh;
Chedworth Roman Villa (NT);
Snowshill Manor (NT),
Kelmscott Manor (William Morris);
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe;
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock ;
Upton House (NT), Middle Tysoe;
Anne Hathaways Cottage and Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford upon Avon;
Stanway House and Fountain, Stanway.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST
Chipping Campden Morris Men - Traditional English Ritual Folk Dancing,
Horse Racing at Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon,
Hire a rowing boat, punt or go on a cruise at Stratford upon Avon.
Chipping Campden is the start of the Cotswold Way, which goes all the way to Bath. There are many lovely walks in this area. Our cottages have an Information File with lots of circular walks in the area for you to enjoy.
Brailes Golf Club, Sutton Lane, Brailes, near Banbury; Broadway Golf Club, Willersey Hill, Broadway; Burford Golf Club, Burford; The Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham, Nr Chipping Norton; Chipping Norton Golf Club, Southcombe, Chipping Norton; Naunton Downs Golf Club, Stow Road, Naunton; Stow-On-The-Wold; Vale Golf and Country Club, Bishampton, near Evesham; Cleeve Hill Golf Club, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham (visitors welcome).
Jill Carenza Equestrian Ltd, Washpool Equestrian Centre, Stanton, near Broadway
Durham Farm Riding School, Chastleton, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 0SZ
Woodlands Glebe Farm, Wood Stanway, Winchcombe,
CHIPPING CAMPDEN LEISURE CENTRE
Chipping Campden School - swimming, badminton, multi-gym, tennis courts.
Tennis Courts are at The Recreation Ground, George Lane, Chipping Campden.
Non residents can use the courts Mon - Fri 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Cycle Cotswolds, Chipping Campden
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20 Nov 2013
"Very relaxing break in beautiful country side and accommodation"
We stayed for a long weekend and had a lovely time. Many places nice to see and pubs and restaurants excellent. The family who own the accommodation live next door and were very friendly and helpful. … More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your long weekend at Dilly Dally. What a positive start for a new cottage!
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