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April Cottage, Mickleton, near Chipping Campden

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

April Cottage was recently completely modernised and refurbished to provide a lovely family home, whilst retaining its wealth of period features including old elm beams, flagstone floor, inglenook fireplace (with woodburning stove) and its own individual quirky features. Situated in a quiet, no through lane which leads to a footpath across the fields and to Hidcote Gardens, the world renowned garden owned by the National Trust. Within easy walking distance of pubs and shops. An ideal base for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds and Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon.

April Cottage is a lovely home from home, ideal for both for families and friends to relax and catch up on all the news.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 57 km, 14 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, 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 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The sitting room, dining room and kitchen are all open plan with just the original elm beams dividing the sitting and dining areas. This gives a lovely spacious feel with plenty of light coming from the windows on two sides. Furnished with style with very comfortable leather sofas for you to relax. There is a wood burning stove in the inglenook fireplace (not shown)

The old pine furniture in the Dining Area includes a long table to seat up to 10 people on chairs and a settle. Additional armchair.

Fully fitted shaker style Kitchen with wood effect worktops. Integrated larder fridge and freezer, gas hob with electric one and a half oven with grill, dishwasher, Delonghi 4 slot toaster, Delonghi kettle, microwave, cafetiere.

Small Utility Room with Bosch washing machine and Kenwood tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board.

From the sitting room a passageway leads to a Downstairs Cloakroom with wc and Belfast sink. .

Stairs lead from the dining area to the landing

Bedroom One with En Suite Shower, WC and Basin - Light, airy, good sized room with solid oak 5’ wide double bed (with no footboard). Solid oak bedside cupboards, wardrobe. Old pine chest of drawers. Television. The en suite shower room has a walk in corner shower, wc and basin. Steam activated extractor fan.

Bedroom Two - With solid oak 4’6” double bed with footboard. Solid oak bedside cupboards. Old pine wardrobe. Television.

Bedroom Three - With New England style twin beds, 3’ wide. Bedside cupboard. Coat stand for hanging clothes. Chest of drawers

Family bathroom - White bathroom suite. Bath with shower screen and shower over. Vanity unit with basin and wc. Heated towel rail. Steam activated extractor fan. Shaver point

Further details outdoors

There is a pretty, enclosed, small patio garden with table and chairs, at the front of the cottage, where you can enjoy a barbecue.

Off road parking for two cars and plenty of undercover secure storage space for bicycles

In the narrow rear yard there is a clothes rack where clothes can be dried outside

Further details

To greet you upon your arrival there will be fresh flowers and a welcome tea tray with homemade cake. Beds are made ready and fresh towels provided. Logs for the woodburning stove are provided free of charge.

The Central England/Cotswolds region

April Cottage is surrounded by the rolling hills of the North Cotswolds, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideally situated with Chipping Campden (3 miles) and Stratford upon Avon (8 miles) and closeby there are many beautiful small villages to explore.

The village of Micketon lies immediately beneath the Cotswold edge overlooked by Meon Hill. With a mixture of attractive Cotswold stone houses and cottages in addition to those of thatch and half-timber, it is the most northerly of the Cotswold villages. The oldest part of St Lawrence’s Church is Norman, dating from the 12 century and has been added to and restored since.

In the village there are four shops. A village shop with post office, a mini supermarket, the butcher and several farm stalls for fresh vegetables for the 'Foodies' amongst you.'

Also in the village are two pubs which serve meals. One of them, The Kings Arms, has its own website www.kingsarmsmickleton.co.uk The other is the Butchers Arms which does very good, reasonably priced food and also food to take away.

Mickleton is also home to "The Pudding Club" at Three Ways House Hotel (as featured on BBC's Food and Drink and Holiday programmes as well as numerous other TV, radio and press articles). You do not need to be a member so why not book an evening there during your stay? www.puddingclub.com

There are plenty of walks in the area, including a 30 minute hill walk to Kiftsgate Gardens and 5 minutes further on to the National Trusts’ world renowned Hidcote Gardens.

For those that enjoy cycling there is a traffic free cycle ride to Stratford –upon-Avon via 'The Greenway' and numerous quiet lanes around Mickleton to explore. Cycles can be hired from Cotswold Cycles, just 2 miles away. www.cotswoldcountrycycles.com

With Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeare country so close, why not enjoy an evening at the theatre? www.rsc.org.uk

All in all April Cottage is an ideal base for your holiday

Chipping Campden

TOURS

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.

Contact: Tourist Information Centre on +44 (0) 1242-522878

Stratford Town Walk

www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk

Stratford Town Ghost Walk

www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk

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) Snowshill

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

GARDENS

Ernest Wilson Garden, Chipping Campden

Hidcote Garden (NT), Chipping Campden

Kiftsgate Court Garden, Chipping Campden

Mill Dene Garden, School Lane, Blockley

Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh

Bourton House Garden, Bourton on the Hill

Sezincote Gardens, Bourton on the Hill

Snowshill Lavender, Snowshill

FOR FAMILIES/CHILDREN

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

THEATRES

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton

New Theatre (formerly Apollo Theatre) Oxford

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

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

WALKING

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

GOLF

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)

RIDING

Jill Carenza Equestrian Ltd, Washpool Equestrian Centre, Stanton, Near Broadway

www.cotswoldsriding.co.uk/

Durham Farm Riding School, Chastleton, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 0SZ

www.cotswoldriding.co.uk

Woodlands Glebe Farm, Wood Stanway, Winchcombe

www.woodstanway.co.uk

SWIMMING

Chipping Campden Sports Centre

Tel: +44 (0) 1386 841595

Open evenings and school holidays. Swimming, badminton, fitness suite.

Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre

Tel: +44 (0) 1789 268826

Toddler and large swimming pools, squash courts, badminton, multi-gym, tennis courts.

TENNIS

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.

http://www.chippingcampdentennis.co.uk/Use_of_courts.html

CYCLING

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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Review 1-2 of 2

3 Aug 2013

5/5

"A piece of heaven"

April Cottage is the most perfect cottage we have ever rented. The owner send us instructions on finding the key, left home made buns and some milk in the fridge which was very welcome after driving from Dublin. We never saw the owner/caretaker in the two weeks and really appreciated their complete trust in us. The garden is beautifully tended and the roses spectacular. The location beside the village church with public footpaths directly into the Cotswolds and the printed out sheets of different circular walks were wonderful for us and for our dog. The house was fitted out to a very high standard with every detail covered.

Thank you for this superb review which is much appreciated.

28 Jun 2013

5/5

"Perfect!"

Our family of six (kids ages 10-17) stayed for 4 nights at April's Cottage. It was the perfect way to experience the Cotswolds. My kids couldn't get over how cozy and quaint the cottage was! The cottage's lovely "quirks" (crooked beams, small doors, old locks) were what we loved - they topped off our Cotswold experience! The bathroom & kitchen fixtures were fantastic. Enough hot water for everyone - not to mention a washer and dryer. The kitchen is more than equipped! The stone floor is heated. The church bells ring adding to the charm. We walked along the public walkways at the end of Church Lane through the fields of sheep! We were sad to leave...my kids have mentioned over and over again how much they loved this portion of our tour through Great Britain.

Tips: The small but sufficient grocery store right around the corner is open until 9 p.m.
Freeze switch is underneath in the cabinet left of the freezer - it freezes things rock solid!
Use "quick wash" cycle on the washer to get your wash done quickly and make sure you empty the condenser in the dryer!
Bigger grocery store in Morton on Marsh - this town has a "so-so" market on Tuesday...lots of buses and lots & lots of traffic!


P.S. The only improvement would be to upgrade the linens...but we found the current linens fine but headed towards the worn out stage!

Thank you - we love the cottage too!

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