Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Tillotson Cottage is a cotswold stone building offering a large reception and double bedroom. With a sofa bed downstairs, the cottage can accommodate 4 people comfortably, but is ideal for a couple who are looking for a holiday base in the glorious cotswolds. Light, airy and spacious, the cottage has basic cooking facilities, with a small ktichenette, central heating and a wetroom with overhead shower, modern basin and WC. Guests can self-cater, taking advantage of the large, floodlit patio for alfresco eating or enjoy sampling the many local hostelries close by.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International 55 km, Nearest railway: Cheltenham Spa 12 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
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Tillotson is set in a half acre of garden that belongs to the main house, Upper Farm. The parking space is on a gravel drive and close to the property. The village is very old as indeed is the main house, with some spectacular walks and views nearby. There is also a bicycle that I am happy for an adult to use if required.
The living accommodation is generous for 2 guests, 4 guests, using the sofa bed downstairs would encroach on the living area and needs to be mentioned as a limitation. Pets are considered as long as they do not get on the furniture or beds and are obedient as the property is within a rural area with livestock grazing at the end of the garden and nearby.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
As the road from Stow-on-the-Wold drops down the sharp Cotswold escarpment towards Tewkesbury, Alstone lies nestled in the lee of Oxenton Hill, with views across to Bredon Hill and, more distantly, across the vale of Gloucester to the ancient Malvern Hills in the west. Verdant and undulating, the local countryside hasn't changed much over the years and is punctuated with the honey-stoned hamlets and villages so typical of the region. Close by are the medieval centres of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Evesham as well as the notable Cotswold towns of Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Nearby, regency Cheltenham offers a more eclectic cultural experience while further afield, Stratford, Hereford, Burford and Cirencester provide daytrip destinations in every direction.
The area and region is renowned for holiday activities, shows and attractions. Visitors are spoilt for days out and sightseeing whether it be the three counties Cathedral trail, water sports on the river Wye or cycling in the Forest of Dean. The Cheltenham Literary and Jazz festivals have achieved international reputations and are major annual events while, of course, the National Hunt Festival in March remains one of the year's premier sporting occasions. Music and theatre are also close to hand to complete the cultural experience. Strolling, shopping or socialising in Cheltenham's tree lined Promenade will provide a more hedonistic excursion.