Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Orchard Cottage is quietly tucked away in a hidden location!
This cottage originally dates from the mid 19th century and is an unusual back-to-back semi. To the side, you have your own private terrace with patio furniture, planters and pots a real sun-trap for the ever enjoyable 'al fresco' wining & dining. To the 'front' (which is actually the rear!) the cottage overlooks the owners' grassy orchard and garden. You have some wonderful views across the rooftops of Chippy.
Completely renovated now offering a good combination of high quality and modern facilities with the cosiness, charm and character of a Cotswold cottage.
Chipping Norton is a thriving market town (market day is Wednesday) with good local amenities; lovely theatre for films, music, plays; choice of pubs; various restaurants; leisure centre; supermarkets and local shops. A local bus stops at the top of the road and connects to Kingham railway station for direct trains to Oxford and London Paddington.
An in-town location with a spacious outlook and views. What a great spot!
Ground floor: Sitting/dining room with a dining table for 4, two sofas, occasional tables, lamps for soft lighting, feature fireplace, bookcase. Well equipped kitchen. Master bedroom with a double bed, freestanding wardrobe, dressing table and chair, chest of drawers, bed side tables and reading lamps, towel stand. Bathroom with bath and shower.
First floor: Double bedroom with drawers either side, lamps. Dressing room/single bedroom (on request as 3rd bedroom, maximum number of people is 4) with bedside table and reading lamp, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Heating and electricity are included: centrally heated.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Flat screen TV, DVD, cd/radio, washer/drier, dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave.
Travel cot (cot linen not provided).
Sorry, no pets.
Parking for two cars.
Private seating area with a bbq and patio furniture.
Level walk into the town centre for shops/pubs etc.
No smoking, please.
Flexible changeover days.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
From Windsor to the Welsh Borders our area offers a taste of what was and what is...fabulous properties of historic and architectural interest that sit alongside pretty tea rooms, gastro pubs, shops, restaurants etc etc!
In a simply stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are the Cotswolds with the unique honey-coloured stone, ancient woodlands and miles of rolling hills and over 3,000 miles of public footpaths. The rivers Windrush and Coln trickle their way through some of the prettiest Cotswold towns and villages you will ever come across, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury. Royal Berkshire and the Thames Valley are on the doorstep of the Capital. Stay in Windsor (with a royal neighbour!), be close to Henley-on-Thames famous for Henley Regatta or walk The Thames Path as the river meanders through rural villages, historic towns and peaceful water meadows before it reaches the Thames Barrier in the heart of London. From your 'own' front door you can explore the contrasts of Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Shropshire. Visit the theatres at Stratford-upon-Avon, walk the Ridgeway Path from the Thames in the west through to the atmospheric Chiltern Hills.
Our towns and villages optimise the English rural scene...cricket on the green, a glass of locally brewed beer, peace and quiet - lovely!
Chipping Norton, located near the top of a hill, began as a settlement at its base and by the Middle Ages was profiting from the wool production that made the Cotswolds one of the most prosperous areas in England. By this time the market place was located higher up the hill where the town centre now is today. As time went on, sheep farming was gradually replaced by arable farming. A wool mill, called Bliss Mill, can still be seen when travelling on the west side of Chipping Norton on the A44 Worcester Road. Chipping Norton has also in the past had a tannery, iron foundry, brewery and a glove manufacturer. A market is still held in the town centre on Wednesdays.
Chipping Norton has a leisure centre and The Lido, an outdoor heated pool (seasonal opening hours). Chipping Norton is within approximately 12 miles of the Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh and just a couple of miles further from Bourton-on-the-Water. There you can visit Birdland, the Cotswold Perfumery, the Model Railway Exhibition and the Model Village and the nearby Cotswold Farm Park amongst other attractions. Further up the road near Moreton-in-Marsh is Batsford Arboretum, Hidcote Manor and the Cotswold Falconry Centre. A drive of 40 minutes or so will take you to Oxford where you can visit its historic college buildings and museums including The Ashmolean Museum, University Museum of Natural History and The Bodleian Library. Historic Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is just 20 minutes away in the car.
There is good public transport in Chipping Norton with buses to Oxford, Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon and Witney. There is also a bus service to nearby Kingham mainline station (trains to London Paddington and Hereford). From Oxford you can pick up buses to central London which run 24 hours a day.