House on the Green
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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The House on the Green is a modern Cotswold stone home, built on a small development on the site of the former village hospital. Overlooking a large green and with an enclosed rear garden, the house offers peace and quiet, yet is moments away from the centre of Chipping Norton, one of the North Cotswolds' famous market towns, with its wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Chipping Norton is ideally placed for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds region, as well as other world famous attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Sitting at the end of a short row of houses and built to a high quality, the House on the Green has been beautifully furnished in a warm, contemporary style. The traditional character of the Cotswold stone exterior has been complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Freesat TV with DVD player and home cinema system, and a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room.
The house sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms (one en-suite) and a downstairs cloakroom. Off street parking is available for up to five cars and the house has an enclosed garden. The property is the perfect place for a family or a group of friends seeking a peaceful retreat, yet still being close to shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as all the attractions of the Cotswolds region.
The front door of the house faces the large private green, which all the local residents have the right to use. Entering the house, a hallway leads to the ground floor rooms:
•Kitchen/breakfast room: The well equipped kitchen looks out over the garden and contains a four ring gas hob, fan assisted electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, dishwasher and a washing machine. There is also a breakfast table, with seating for four, next to French doors out to the garden;
•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin.
Stairs from the ground floor hallway lead up to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Living room/dining room: A beautifully presented room, containing two sofas, with comfy seating for 5/6, an oak dining table, with seating for six, and a Freesat flatscreen TV with home cinema system and DVD player;
•Bedroom 1: Contains a double bed.
A second flight of stairs leads from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Bedroom 2: Contains two single beds;
•Bedroom 3 (en-suite): Contains a king size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a shower and a wash basin;
•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with shower attachment, a wash basin and a toilet.
The enclosed garden is accessed via French doors from the kitchen/breakfast room and contains a patio area and a lawned area. There is an outdoor table and seating for six, plus a barbecue. A gate from the garden leads out to the parking spaces. There are a total of five off street parking spaces available.
Arrival and departure days:
Standard arrival days are Fridays and Mondays, with standard holiday durations being:
•three night weekends commencing on a Friday;
•four day mid-week breaks commencing on a Monday;
•week long breaks commencing on either a Friday or a Monday.
Arrival and departure days are flexible, however – please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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 is six guests. Please consult us prior to booking if you intend to have more than this number of guests at the property at any point during your stay, as additional charges may apply.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 3pm 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: Double bed
•Bedroom 2: 2x 90cm single beds
•Bedroom 3 (en-suite): King size bed
•Family bathroom: Bath with shower attachment, wash basin, toilet
•En-suite bathroom (in bedroom 3): Shower, wash basin
•Downstairs cloakroom: toilet, hand basin
Heating, fuel and logs:
The property has a gas fired central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.
The property has free wireless internet access, via a BT FON hot spot, an iPod dock, and a Freesat TV with home cinema system and a DVD player.
There is no telephone at the property, however, mobile phone reception is generally OK.
The property has off street parking for up to five cars.
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:
A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.
The garden is fully enclosed and visible from the kitchen/breakfast room.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
The property has 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 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International 70 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 8 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, 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 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double 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
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 church has one of the finest interiors among the great Cotswold churches. The slender supporting pillars and the clerestory windows form an almost continuous band of glass above the nave, to give the church a feeling of great height and lightness. The church is also noted for its unusual hexagonal porch, with vaulted ceiling.
The lively little town has a vibrancy about it, but remains unpretentious and the everyday lives of those who live and work there have so far not been overshadowed by the effects of tourism - it is a “real” Cotswold town with “real” shops, fondly known as “Chippy” to the locals. It is also known, importantly, for having the last fish and chip shop for 30 miles in the Cheltenham direction.
Chipping Norton offers the visitor plenty of retail therapy, including several antique shops and a wide selection of restaurants, inns and pubs.
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.
The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.
Information on things to do in the Cotswolds is provided in the Activities tab and places to eat and drink are listed in the Food & drink tab.
Food and drink
As one of the main market towns in the Cotswolds, Chipping Norton has a wide variety of places to eat and drink, catering for most tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample, to give a flavour for the various options available:
•Wild Thyme Restaurant: Offering exciting modern British food and relaxed friendly service, complemented by three stylish rooms, this is a special place to enjoy great food and wine with family and friends.
•The Chequers: The Chequers was built in medieval times at the entrance to the market place and is thought to date back to the late 1500s as a pub, when it was identified by a sign of a blue anchor outside. The main bar is situated amongst four seating areas. In the absence of any electronic games machines, pool tables or juke boxes, the traditional pub styling of yesteryear is recalled. A blazing log fire in the winter creates a cosy atmosphere. There is also a separate restaurant area.
•Whistlers Café Bar & Restaurant: The owners of Whistlers are passionate about food and passionate about entertaining. Open during the day as well as for evening meals, Whistlers has a range of breakfasts, through to lighter snacks and lunchtime treats, as well as a great range of hot drinks and cakes to help you while away the hours.
•Café Le Raj: A contemporary Indian restaurant, where top quality ingredients and fragrant herbs and spices are used to create sumptuous dishes.
Chipping Norton also has many food shops, ranging from small, family run places, to a Co-op and a Sainsbury's.
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.
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2 Nov 2014
"I would not stay here again."
I was fully prepared for the house not being my ideal 'chocolate box' house as it is a new house so lacks character.I think that with this fact, the owners should make considerably more effo… More
9 Sep 2014
"Great House and Location"
I stayed here with 6 adults and the house worked out great. Spread over 3 floors so great amount of space for a larger group. The kitchen was well stocked with modern appliances including a great cof… More
8 May 2014
"Lovely, good value for money, exactly as describe and per pictures"
We were 3 couples and a 1 year old baby. House came with cot and highchair which was great but has stairs with no security gates, however when we were in the house we spent most of the time in the lo… More
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