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Croftsbrook

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Hay making time, Croftsbrook from the adjacent field

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

1- 6 guests + (available as extras,1 occasional bed & 1 cot), Visit England 4 star. Croftsbrook is a quietly situated detached house surrounded on all sides by its own grounds. The front door and principal rooms of the house form the holiday cottage. Attached but completely blocked off is the owners' studio and private annex retained for their own unobtrusive use so there is help at hand if needed. With free WiFi the self catering centrally heated cottage (not equipped for disabled occupation) has own driveway parking for 2 + cars. It is a quiet and peaceful rural retreat set in its own private cottage gardens in a field corner location, It is managed personally by its owners, husband and wife team, artists David W Birch & Annabel Carey. It is just 6 minutes walk from the centre of uniquely beautiful Chipping Campden and endless quality pubs and restaurants and galleries plus all essential shops, Bank and Post Office, and 2 cash points. A glorious Golf Course is 2.5 miles away. Croftsbrook is just a short walk from a state of the art play park for children, and a sports, leisure and swimming centre for all the family.

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Chipping Campden is world famous centre for The Arts and Crafts movement which was the inspiration for this charming fawn brick cottage built in the 1950's by Pyments Builders, the direct descendants of C. R. Ashbee's 'Guild of Handicraft' a large team of gifted craftsmen artists, comprising printers, bookbinder, melalworrkers, silver and goldsmiths, carpenter and cabinet makers which famously arrived on Chipping Campden in 1902 with their families, 150 new residents for the little town to acommodate. It must have been a revelation for the native Campden population. New blood led to courtships and marriages. Though Ashbee's dream went bankrupt within a few years The Guild Of Handicraft still survives today in the Old Silk Mill, now an interesting art centre in Sheep Street where the ancestors of the original Guildsmen continue to work with the same skills.

David is of the opinion that CR Asbee, the Arts and Craft designer, artist craftsman and architect and pioneering disciple of William Morris introduced into Chipping Campden a 'U' shaped cottage lay out with the rooms surrounding 3 sides of a small courtyard which has now become part of the local vernacular of which Croftsbrook is an interesting example.

The owners attached studio and private self contained annex are entirely shut off and retained for the owners private and unobtrusive use, so friendly help is at hand if needed.

If art is your interest David offers tutored painting days for groups or individuals in Campden and the Cotswolds.

Chipping Campden is a bustling little market town with a small population of about 2,500 which has all the amenities you could need for a country break. Historically it received it's town charter around 1200AD and is known as one of the great architectural gems of the Cotswolds. It has a wealth of excellent pubs, restaurants, tea and coffee shops, galleries and other refined quality shops for food supplies etc. It has 4 churches of different denomination, all very welcoming of visitors, DR.s Health centre, library, museum devoted to the Arts and Craft works created in the Chipping Campden area. Also available in the town is a sport centre and swimming pool, tennis, bowling, cricket, horse riding, bicycle hire, large well equipped state of the art children's recreation ground. Only 2.5 miles away is the beautiful Broadway golf course. Stratford upon Avon and other great locations are only a short bus ride away. However you could easily be here without a car and be totally absorbed staying in Chipping Campden enjoying its own endless charms and scenic location for walking in the surrounding Cotswold hills.

It is also well known as the start or end of the 100 mile Cotswold Way foot path linked with the Roman City of Bath, so the less enthusiastic members of a party can enjoy themselves staying put whilst the hearty ones walk there and bus back or visa versa, returning to the welcome of friends in the cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 55 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The kitchen is well equipped (see visitors comments). It has a pine dining table and settle and folding chairs and has a door which opens directly onto the gardens and outside dining area. It also has views over an open field.

There is a separate small dining room which at a pinch has seated 12 but comfortably seats a party of up to 8.

There is a sitting room with TV and DVD and CD radio and comfortable arm chairs and sofas for 7. It has the added bonus of an instantly warming electric Dimplex Mirage stove with attractive log fire effect, just switch on for a quickly warmed and cosey room without the hassle of lighting a log fire.

Three bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms 3 and 2 are generously spacious and bedroom 1 is small though it does have adequate access on both sides of it's king size double bed. The bedrooms are all light and airy and are approached by a sunny landing where you can sit and enjoy the outlook.Twin beds can be pulled together to make compromise very large doubles with a bolster filling the gap. for an extra charge an assembled cot can be provided and a comfortable occasional put you up bed with linen and towels for one extra guest can be provided in bedroom No. 2 or No.3 (see bedroom measurements by clicking on to owners website)

There is a small portable pool table available in the largest bedroom.

Further details outdoors

ACCESS: the cottage is not suitable for wheel chairs and disabled guests. Parking on own private driveway for 2+ cars.

The driveway is a level 10 meters from the porch which has one very low 3 inch step up, then 2 inch threshold into the spacious hall. Separately accessed off the hall is the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and ground floor cloak lobby leading to the shower room with wc and wash basin.The ground floor rooms are all on the level. The 3 bedrooms are upstairs. The staircase is 3 feet wide with a single handrail to a half landing then a quarter twist on the second flight with the newel post and banister rail to hold onto up to a spacious first floor landing with seating. The first floor is level throughout and off the landing, the three bedrooms and bath/shower room equipped with bath and integral shower, wc and wash basin.

The private cottage gardens are in compartments, level paved all round the cottage and like the cottage are 'Arts and Craft' inspired. There are some low steps to a a small lower level. The garden is pretty throughout the year with seating in each secluded section. Alfresco dining in sunshine or shade is one of the garden pleasures. The gardens feature some dry stone walls, a swing(for use entirely at guests own risk) and as in all gardens there are some conceivably hazardous items around so children should be supervised at all times.

There are table and chairs to seat 6 plus and a small lawn on which to play boule (set provided). A lockable gate opens directly on to a delightful brook side field path providing a scenic short 5 - 7 minute walk to the shops and pubs and centre of the town.

The Cotswolds region

The Cotswolds are renowned for being archetypal England and are designated an important Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Buildings are of mellow, honey-coloured limestone and the towns and villages and countryside rank amongst the prettiest and least spoiled in England. The Cotswold's prosperity from the 11th century was founded on the wool trade and was displayed in what is now the areas rich architectural heritage. Chipping Campden's beautiful high street "The finest village high street still remaining in the land" according to the great historian G.M.Trevelyan dates back over 1000 years. The town owes its distinction to initial wealth gained from the sale of Cotswold Wool and later from the enormously rich Sir Baptist Hicks who built here lavishly in the 17th century.

Campden's William Grevel who was the wealthiest English wool merchant of his day built his house here in the 1300's which still stands proudly on the High Street . He was a major benefactor of Campden's famous wool church which like his house is one of the regions great buildings. He was also the ancestor of the Earls of Warwick.

Chipping Campden

The Chipping Campden website is well worth a visit.

Chipping Campden is host annually to many famous events such as The Robert Dovers Cotswold Olympic Games founded in 1612 ( celebrated 400th anniversary 2012), The Music Festival, Literature and book Festival, Art Exhibitions. Art workshops tutored by David Birch.

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30 Jul 2013

5/5

"Loved it"

Family of five fit nicely in Croftsbrook, great to be able to spread out during a 3 week trip. We were here for a week and visited many lovely homes and gardens in the area. David was a wonderful host and Jeremy next door also. Garden lovely, great place to sit and have coffee in the morning. Would love to come again.

9 Jun 2013

4/5

"Warm and cozy cottage meets all needs"

Two couples spent a very relaxing week in this well equipped cottage. One can easily walk to town for provisions or take any of the beautiful walks around in the area. Everything you need is here, and the owner is readily available in case of questions, etc. The area is beautiful! We were lucky to see a resplendent display of bluebells blooming in the woods during our stay. We would definitely recommend it to others.

2 Jun 2013

5/5

"A perfect base of operations."

Croftsbrook was the perfect base of operations for our family visit to Chipping Campden. Everything our family of four needed for a comfortable stay was provided by our gracious host, David. The cottage is just a short and picturesque walk to the center of town as well as a cozy and delightful place to enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonderful Cotswold community.

25 May 2013

5/5

"Girlie weekend"

Lovely location, excellent cottage, very well equiped. Made very welcome by the host David. Will definately go back.

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      Calendar last updated:27 Jul 2015

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