Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Benfield Cottage is a mid terrace Cotswold stone cottage built at the turn of the 18th century. Grade II listed, it forms part of Chipping Campden's world renowned High Street.
The front door is approached via the original cobbled passageway from the High Street. The interior has been sympathetically and tastefully modernised to integrate Cotswold character and charm with 21st century comfort. A wood burning stove occupies the lovely inglenook fireplace in the sitting room and all soft furnishings are co-ordinated and of a very high standard. There is full gas central heating. The enclosed south-facing split level courtyard garden is a real bonus.
The cottage is ideally situated for sampling the good selection of pubs, bistros, restaurants and tea shops in Chipping Campden and for browsing the interesting small shops and galleries. It also provides an ideal base for exploring the North Cotswolds, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford upon Avon.
The sitting room looks out, through leaded windows, on to the High Street. The original woodblock floor is covered with a rug and the exposed beams and the wood burning stove in the inglenook fireplace provide a cosy ambience even on the coldest of days. The room is furnished with a comfortable two-seater sofa and two leather armchairs. A large flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod dock are provided for your entertainment.
A door in the corner of the sitting room opens into the extremely attractive kitchen.
This room has been cleverly designed with old quarry tiled flooring and contemporary light oak fitted cupboards and worktops. There is a matching breakfast bar and tall chairs with rush seats.
The kitchen is well equipped with a gas cooker and grill with integrated extractor fan as well as a slimline dishwasher, Bosch washer/ dryer, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment and cafetiere. An iron and ironing board are also provided.
A door leads to a lobby area with antique pine settle. The rear door leads in to the garden. ?This is an ideal place for leaving coats and boots.
From one corner of the sitting room carpeted stairs, with newel post and banister, lead to the first floor landing.
The large double bedroom has a retro design with comfortable King Size (5 foot wide) bed. The
old pine bedside cupboards and fitted cupboards with hanging rail and shelves provide ample storage space. There are bedside lamps and a Roberts radio.
The well planned and good size en suite shower room is bright and airy with a white suite including corner walk in shower unit, pedestal basin, WC and heated towel rail.
The split level courtyard garden is south facing and secluded with Cotswold stone raised
flower beds and a log store. There is a wooden table with matching chairs for al fresco dining or a quiet evening drink. A barbecue can be provided for your use if required.
There is a parking area outside the cottage on the street, with no time limit and no charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The North Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with rolling hills and many beautiful little villages to wander around and explore. Broadway and Chipping Campden are nearby with easy access to Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water
Also, only a short drive away are Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle and Blenheim Palace.
There are many gardens to visit in the area including Hidcote Gardens, owned by the National Trust.
Chipping Campden is a small market town built largely by medieval merchants from wealth gained from the wool trade. When coming from the A44 you have an outstanding view and, upon entering the town, you are welcomed by many thatched cottages.
One of the most charming and unspoilt of the Cotswold towns, it is often described as having the most perfect High Street in England, with it's beautiful honey coloured stone buildings dating from the 14th to the 17th centuries. The Market Hall (now in the care of the National Trust) is an imposing open sided stone arched building, erected in 1627 to provide shelter for the local produce market.
Visitors are welcome in the Old Silk Mill and the workshop of Harts (Gold and Silversmiths) who are descendants of C R Ashbee's Guild.
There is a wide range of interesting small shops and a large variety of good restaurants, tea rooms, hotels and pubs offering both traditional English and international cuisine.
For those keen on walking there are many public footpaths including the Cotswold Way which starts in Chipping Campden and goes to Bath.
For those enjoy visiting gardens, the Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden in Campden is open 7 days a week with free entry. Only two miles away is Hidcote Garden, owned by the National Trust and world renowned. Situated nearly opposite Hidcote is Kiftsgate Garden which is well worth a visit and there are many more gardens in the area as well
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. For further details contact Mike and Ann Colcomb on 01386 832131
Cheltenham Walking Tours - The official tourist office guide will bring history to life and keep you entertained 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; Warwick Castle; Anne Hathaways Cottage and Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford upon Avon; Stanway House and Fountain, Stanway.
Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford; Birdland Park and Gardens, Bourton on the Water; Cotswold Motoring, Museum (home of Brum), Bourton on the Water; Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick ;
Miniature Village, Bourton on the Water ; Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford Park, Moreton in Marsh ;
New Recreation Ground, Chipping Campden ; Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power (Adam Henson) ;
Broadway Tower and Country Park ; The Cotswold Countryside Collection at Northleach; , The National Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks; The Soldiers of Gloucestershire at Gloucester Docks ;
Butterfly Farm, Stratford upon Avon ; Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway, Toddington.
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. All of 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 Pool, badminton, multi-gym, tennis courts.
Tennis Courts are at The Recreation Ground, George Lane, Chipping Campden, GL55 6DA
Non residents can use the courts Mon - Fri 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Cotswold Country Cycles, near Chipping Campden www.cotswoldcountrycycles.com,
Cotswolds Cycle , Chipping Campden www.cyclecotswolds.co.uk,
Elite Bike Hire of Broadway www.elitetravelofbroadway.com
Hartwells Cycle Hire, Bourton-on-the- Water www.hartwells.supanet.com,
Burford Bike Hire, Burford Tel: +44 (0)7971 363571 or +44 (0)1993 823326,
Stow Cycle Hire, Stow-on-the-Wold Tel: +44 (0)1451 870425
B.D. Jeffrey, The Toy Shop, Moreton-in-Marsh Tel: +44 (0)1608 650756.
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