Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
On the edge of the Cotswolds this is an ideal base for seeing the many beautiful warm Cotswold stone houses and cottages in historic market towns and picture postcard villages, the rolling countryside and the history and heritage of one of the most beautiful areas of England. Described as 'quintessentially English'.
Especially during the winter you will enjoy returning to your own cozy, warm country retreat. Between beginning of April and beginning of November enjoy the outside hot tub in the private garden.
Traditional Aga/Rayburn cooker. Superbly fitted kitchen. Sky TV. Private Garden with Sun House and BBQ.
30 Acres of land to walk in and adjoining footpaths in two directions.
Enjoy a day touring the Cotswolds and all it has to offer then relax in the comfortable surroundings of your luxury cottage unwinding in the hot tub.
Familys or couples will enjoy the peace and quite, the rural setting, watch horses coming and going.
Romantic, Relaxing, Restful.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bournemouth 144 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 97 km, Nearest railway: Banbury 13 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The warmth from the Rayburn and the underfloor heating will welcome you as soon as you enter the cottage.
The high ceilings and open plan make the cottage spacious but intimate, with double doors to the garden room and a spiral staircase leading to the galleried landing.
The twin beds are bunks. There is also a sofa bed in the garden room if you want to have three seperate sleeping areas or two double beds.
If you need the facilities of an office we are able to send faxes, photo copy, print documents etc.
|Further details outdoors|
Enjoy the completely private garden with Summer house, gas BBQ and *Outdoor Hot Tub / Jacuzzi *available beginning of April until end of October. The garden also has a fountain and garden table and chairs.
Situated next door to Turpins Lodge Riding School for walkers there are footpaths over the fields into Hook Norton or Swalcliffe plus 30 acres of private grounds. There is also the opportunity to go for a horse ride round our own grounds if you are a novice rider or to hack out on some of our local bridleways if you are an experienced rider.
Horse Riding available at Turpins Lodge Riding School. (Minimum age 3 years.) (Maximum weight 15 stone)
If you or the kids, have never tried riding a horse why not give it a go? No special equipment necessary we can sort out riding hat and boots for you, you just need long trousers and a suitable top, with sleeves, according to the weather. Half an hour lesson, followed by a half hour ride round the countryside, all off road, will let you experience horse riding in a safe enjoyable environment. Enjoy some gentle exercise and fresh air for only £36.00!
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Hook Norton is very centrally situated for Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham or Warwick all of which are within 25 miles. The Cotswold towns of Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water and Moreton in Marsh are all nearby. Silverstone is about 45 minutes away. From Banbury it is easy to get a train to Birmingham (45 minutes) or London (1 hr 20 min).
There are lots of places of interest to visit. A few local ones include:-
Broughton Castle - 700 year old moated castle. Used in 'Shakespeare in Love' as well as other productions.
Chastleton House - Belonging to the National Trust this is an unspoilt Jacobean House.
Sulgrave Manor - Ancestral home of George Washingtons family.
Hook Norton has a brewery and a pottery both of which are open to the public. The Village Store sells everything you could need while staying in the cottage! There are three pubs in the village. The Gate Hangs High is the nearest pub to Turpins Lodge Cottage, 1 1/4 miles, and serves good food and bar meals 7 days a week. The Horse and Groom in Milcombe about 2miles, has a nice restaurant and bar, good food, good service and a friendly welcome.
Chipping Norton (about 5 miles) has a small theatre, restaurants including Thai, Indian and Chinese, banks, shops etc as well as indoor and outdoor (in the Summer) swimming pools.
Banbury 5 miles away is a large market town with cinema, sports centre, shopping centre, and several big supermarkets at least one is open 24 hours a day. There is a bus and train station in Banbury.