Corn Close Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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Corn Close Cottage is a stunning, traditional Cotswold stone Cottage, located on a quiet lane in the heart of the beautiful North Cotswolds countryside, a mile away from the small village of Paxford and close to the well known market towns of Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh. All of the rooms in the cottage have views out over the large garden to the fields and woods beyond, and there are numerous walks and footpaths that can be accessed directly from the cottage. Corn Close Cottage is also ideally placed for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as other famous places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford.
The cottage retains many character features, including oak beams, some exposed Cotswold stone walls and a very grand stone fireplace, containing a wood burning stove. This character has been complemented by the cottage's contemporary furnishings and by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV with DVD player, and a well presented kitchen.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of six adults + two children (see Description below), in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is plenty of off-street parking on the private driveway and a particular feature of the cottage is its large, enclosed garden. Corn Close Cottage is a beautiful, peaceful location for friends or families looking for a holiday in the Cotswolds.
The front door of Corn Close Cottage opens into a hallway, off which are the following ground floor rooms:
•Living/dining room: A long, dual aspect room, with the dining area closest to the kitchen, containing a wooden table and seating for six (two extra chairs from the kitchen can be added to seat eight). The living area features a grand Cotswold stone fireplace, with a cosy wood burning stove, and contains comfy seating for four/five, as well as a window seat. A door leads out from the living room to the garden;
•TV/play room: Accessed via a door from the living room, this room contains a TV with BT TV and a DVD player, as well as comfy seating for three adults. There is a door from the TV/play room out into the garden;
•Kitchen: The well presented kitchen has an oak floor, a large central island and wooden units. It contains two electric ovens, an electric grill, a four ring electric hob, a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a large bay window, with a breakfast table and seating, which provides spectacular views across the gardens, and there is a door out into the garden;
•Utility room: Contains a combined washing machine/tumble dryer and a separate tumble dryer;
•Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a hand basin.
Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following two bedrooms:
•Master bedroom: A large rom, with oak beams and lovely views out of the windows, which contains a king size bed. There is a large en-suite bathroom, which contains a beautiful free-standing bath, a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 2: A dual aspect room, with lovely views and an ornate Victorian fireplace (not used), which contains a king size bed. There is an en-suite bathroom, which contains a bath with a shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.
The stairs continue up to the second floor and open out into:
•Bedroom 3: An eaves room with beautiful oak beams, which contains four single beds, all of which have low head height. Two of the beds form part of the standard six guest occupancy of the cottage and will always be made up, whereas the additional two beds can be made up for an additional cost, for children under the age of 16 only.
Please note that there is no family bathroom for bedroom 3. Guests in this room must use either of the en-suite bathrooms on the first floor, or the cloakroom on the ground floor.
Corn Close Cottage's large, enclosed garden is south facing, with beautiful views over the neighbouring fields and woods. Mostly laid to lawn, the garden contains a table with a parasol, seating for eight and a charcoal barbecue. The gravel driveway is within the enclosed garden and contains ample parking space.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 65 km, Nearest railway: Moreton-in-Marsh 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, 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, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Paxford is a small village in the North Cotswolds, located approximately two miles away from the larger village of Blockley and three miles away from the market town of Chipping Campden.
The area around Paxford includes some of the most picturesque countryside in the Cotswolds, with numerous options available for beautiful walks, including the 65 mile long Diamond Way, which passes through the village.
Blockley is a peaceful, charming Cotswold village, with raised pavements, a splendid church and some superb architecture strung out along the mile long High Street. Known by many locals as the "secret village", Blockley is well away from main roads and in some parts of the village the only noise is Blockley Brook, the mill stream that winds its way through the bottom of the valley.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with many very enjoyable walks leading from the village, Blockley has much to offer the holidaymaker. Its attractive village green overlooks the popular Bowling Green and beautiful Norman Church, and is a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic on sunny days.
Blockley first became established to the east of a Saxon church, which was replaced by the present church of St. Peter and St. Paul in 1170. The church has a Norman chancel and a Gothic-survival tower. The monuments include a brass of a priest in full mass vestments. There were twelve mills, some of which were first mentioned in the Domesday Book, turning out flour, flax, woodcutting and threshing. During the 18th century, with the wool industry in decline, Blockley turned to the manufacture of silk. Attracted by the fast flowing streams, many of the mills were converted and enlarged to accommodate the "throwsters", the workers who twisted the silk fibres into thread for the silk ribbon makers in Coventry. The largest was the Westmacott Mill, now converted into a residential home called Blockley Court.
To accommodate the workers, many more terraces of cottages were built, each set one behind the other. Up the hillsides, cottages for workers and the Northwick Terrace almshouses mingled with elegant Georgian Terraces and townhouses. The boom in silk making was short lived and most of the mills reverted back to their former functions, although two became piano making factories. Blockley has been left with a unique collection of buildings reflecting the past glory of silk making, which gives it a different character to other north Cotswold villages.
Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the North Cotswolds, situated on the Fosse Way and served by the main line railway from London Paddington. The town was granted its market charter in 1227 and there still is a busy Tuesday market, with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors.
Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. The oldest building is likely to be the 16th century Curfew tower on the High Street, whose bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire. The High Street has many elegant 17th and 18th century inns and houses, including the Redesdale Market Hall in the centre of the town.
Moreton has a wide range of pubs, inns, hotels, tea shops and restaurants.
Chipping Campden is a small market town, notable for its elegant terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century (“Chipping” comes from the Old English word for a market-place and is found in other towns, such as Chipping Norton and Chipping Sodbury).
A rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages, Chipping Campden enjoyed the patronage of wealthy wool merchants. Today it is a popular Cotswold tourist destination with old inns, hotels, specialist shops and restaurants. The High Street is lined with honey-coloured limestone buildings, built from the mellow locally quarried oolitic limestone known as Cotswold stone, and boasts a wealth of fine vernacular architecture. At its centre stands the Market Hall with its splendid arches, built in 1627.
Other attractions include the grand early perpendicular wool church of St James, with its medieval altar frontals, cope and vast and extravagant 17th century monuments to local wealthy silk merchant Sir Baptist Hicks and his family – the Almshouses and Woolstaplers Hall. The Court Barn near the church is now a museum celebrating the rich Arts and Crafts tradition of the area. Hicks was also responsible for Campden House, which was destroyed by fire during the English Civil War possibly to prevent it falling into the hands of the Parliamentarians. All that now remains of Hicks' once imposing estate are two gatehouses, two Jacobean banqueting houses, restored by the Landmark Trust and Lady Juliana's gateway. Hick's descendants still live at the Court House attached to the site.
In the early 20th century Chipping Campden became known as a centre for the Cotswold Arts and Crafts Movement, following the move of Charles Robert Ashbee with the members of his Guild and School of Handicraft from the East End of London in 1902. The Guild of Handicraft specialised in metalworking, producing jewellery and enamels, as well as hand-wrought copper and wrought ironwork, and furniture-making. A number of artists and writers settled in the area, including F. L. Griggs, the etcher, who built Dover's Court, one of the last significant Arts and Crafts houses, and set up the Campden Trust with Norman Jewson and others, initially to protect Dover's Hill from development.
Since the early 17th century Chipping Campden has been home to a championship of rural games, which later turned into Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games. The Olimpicks are held every summer on the Friday evening following the late Spring Bank-holiday, on Dover's Hill. Peculiar to the games is the sport of shin-kicking (hay stuffed down the trousers can ease one's brave passage to later rounds).
The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. Famous places close to the Cotswolds include Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival, and the beautiful university city of Oxford.
Food and drink
There are a number of well-regarded pubs and restaurants located a pleasant walk or a short drive away from the property, including The Ebrington Arms, in Ebrington, and The Horse & Groom, in Bourton0on-the-Hill. The nearby village of Blockley has two pubs and a shop with a cafe, and there are a number of bars, restaurants and cafes in the nearby market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden.
There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.
The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.
•Cheltenham race course
•Cotswold Farm Park
•Broadway Tower Country Park
•Snowshill Manor & Garden
Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.
Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.
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