House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
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Juniper House is a deceptively large, grade II listed Cotswold stone property, with an abundance of character features. The house is perfectly located on The Green, in the heart of the idyllic village of Kingham, voted “England's Favourite Village” in 2004 by Country Life magazine. As well as sitting amidst beautiful countryside, Kingham boasts two of the best country pubs in the whole Cotswolds and is a mile away from Daylesford Organic, well known for its organic food, cookery school and spa. The village is also well placed for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, and is on the main line from London Paddington station.
Dating back to the 17th century, there are an abundance of traditional character features throughout Juniper House, including a large inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors, exposed Cotswold stone walls, mullion windows and oak beams, floors and doors. The exceptional character is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, four flatscreen TVs, three with DVD players, and a large farmhouse style kitchen.
The house sleeps a maximum of 12+2 people, in seven bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor (with the +2 on a sofa bed in bedroom 7, which can also be set up as a quiet reading room). There are three bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom. The good sized rear garden of the house is enclosed by a stone wall and off street parking for two cars is available. Plenty of additional free parking is also available close to the house. Juniper House is an ideal location for large family gatherings or groups of friends looking for a classic country retreat.
Overlooking The Green, Juniper House's small front garden has a path leading to the solid oak front door. The door opens into the porch, then through another oak door, into the hallway, with a flagstone floor and exposed stone walls. The following rooms are on the large ground floor of the house:
•Lounge: With flagstone floors, exposed stone walls and a large inglenook fireplace, with wood burning stove, the lounge is a beautiful room to relax in. There is comfy seating for approximately seven adults, with additional window seats and stools;
•Snug: Contains comfy seating for four to six adults, a fireplace with wood burning stove, and a flatscreen TV with DVD player;
•Family room: Accessed via the snug, the family room contains a large L-shaped sofa, a flatscreen TV with DVD player, and a variety of children's games and toys;
•Kitchen/dining room: The farmhouse style kitchen contains an electric range cooker with two ovens and a five ring electric hob, a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. The large wooden dining table seats up to 12. There is a door out to the back garden from the dining area;
•Quiet room/bedroom 7: Either a peaceful room to relax in, or an additional bedroom. Contains a double sofa bed;
•Bedroom 6: Contains two single beds;
•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin;
•Utility room: Contains a washer/dryer, wash basin and chest freezer, with a door out to the back garden.
Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Bedroom 1: A stunning master bedroom, with oak floors, beams and doors, exposed stone walls and mullion window, which contains a superking size bed and a flat screen TV, with integral DVD player. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, with a stand-alone bath with shower attachment, a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed;
•Bedroom 4: Contains a single bed, with an additional pull-out guest bed;
•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.
Further stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which are the remaining rooms:
•Bedroom 3: Contains a double bed and a flat screen TV;
•Bedroom 5: Contains a single bed, with an additional pull-out guest bed;
•Family bathroom: Contains walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.
To the rear of the house, the enclosed walled garden contains a mix of paved and lawned areas, creating an ideal space both for adults to relax in and children to play in. There is an outdoor table and chairs, and a charcoal barbecue in the summer. To the side of the house there is off street parking for two cars, with further parking freely available close to the house.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is 14 guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than 14 guests at the property.
Dining table capacity:
Guests should note that the dining table only seats 12 guests.
Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted, at a cost of £25 per booking per dog.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
•Bed sizes and configurations
•Bedroom 1: Superking bed
•Bedroom 2: Double bed
•Bedroom 3: Double bed
•Bedroom 4: Single bed plus guest bed
•Bedroom 5: Single bed plus guest bed
•Bedroom 6: 2 x single beds
•Quiet room/bedroom 7: Double sofa bed
•1st floor family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin;
•2nd floor family bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 1 en-suite: Stand-alone bath with shower attachment, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and hand basin.
Heating, fuel and logs:
The property has an oil fired central heating system.
Electricity and oil are included in the letting price.
There are two wood burning stoves in the ground floor living rooms and logs are provided are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used). Please note that free logs are normally available, but, on occasion, there may be situations when the previous guests have used up all the logs and the log supply cannot be replenished immediately.
The property has free wireless internet access and four flat screen TVs, three with DVD players. A telephone is also provided, for incoming calls only.
Mobile phone reception tends to be variable, depending upon where you are in the property, but is generally OK outside.
The property has a driveway, with off-street parking space for two cars. There is also a free car park, by the side of the green, close to the property.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities:
One travel cot (without linen), two high chairs and two fixed safety gates are provided. The safety gates are at the top of the stairs up to the first floor and at the bottom of the stairs up to the second floor, so they enclose the first floor. There are a variety of children's games and toys provided in the family room.
The property's back garden is enclosed.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, milk, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, cleaning materials, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs, low beams and multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 80 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 2 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Voted "England's Favourite Village" in 2004 by Country Life magazine, Kingham is a beautiful, unspoilt Cotswold village, with a large open green and some elegant stone and thatch cottages, mostly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is situated in the Evenlode valley, a short drive from the well known Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton.
There has been a church on the site of St. Andrew's Church for at least 900 years, although the present building is a mixture of ages. The font is 13th century, the Perpendicular Gothic tower 15th century, the nave roof is dated 1774 and the rest of the church was remodelled in 1851-3. The church also has a fine old rectory, built in the 17th century.
Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold's countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops.
Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.
Stow-on-the-Wold in the 21st century looks quite a lot like Stow-on-the-Wold in the 17th century. It is the hub and service town for a rural community, but has maintained its traditional character. Stow is largely a town of small independent businesses, rather than the large chains that make many towns in England look the same.
Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire, situated on the western slopes of a hillside that was once the site of a Norman castle. “Chipping” is believed to derive from “ceapen”, an old English word meaning market. There has been a market in Chipping Norton since the 13th century and it was a major wool-trading town in the 15th century. The great “wool” church of St Mary, built in perpendicular style, testifies to its prosperity.
The village of Bourton-on-the-Water (or “Bourton”) is famous for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges, which have led to Bourton being called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. Bourton is regularly voted the prettiest village in the Cotswolds.
Despite only being classified as a village, Bourton's status as a major tourist destination means that it has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions.
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
Kingham is fortunate to be blessed with two of the best village pubs in the whole of the Cotswolds and is just a mile away from the well known Daylesford Organic Farm:
•The Wild Rabbit
•The Kingham Plough
Kingham also has a village store, selling a wide range of everyday products, including fresh items, beers, wines and spirits, groceries and confectionery. There are regular farmers' markets held in the village, throughout the year.
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.
- Blenheim Palace
- Warwick Castle
- Cheltenham race course
- Cotswold Farm Park
- Batsford Arboretum
- 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.