About the home
Dating back over 400 years this thatched treat is steeped in history - legend has it that this was once home a particularly tall shepherd which explains the higher than normal ceilings.
Internally the property has been carefully, painstakingly and lovingly restored to provide a very high standard of self catering accommodation, with countless Cotswold charms such as original oak beams, flagstone floors and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
The property also enjoys many contemporary touches with quality bed and bedding and a sumptuous bathroom which altogether create a real sense of luxury. Externally, the cottage has a delightful and very private garden with superb, far reaching views across Cotswold countryside with the source of the River Thames just a reasonable walk away.
Altogether a fairytale cottage; this is one to savour for a very special occasion. We recommend this property, thoroughly.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1)|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details indoors:
Entrance through to an open plan ground floor with flagstone flooring, underfloor heating and some very attractive wall art and books.
Living Area with two large sofas, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
Kitchen Area with handmade kitchen and oak work surfaces, well equipped, with halogen hob and electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
Delightful touches including the vintage crockery which is mix-matched for a real quirky appeal
Dining Area with farmhouse table four chairs.
Upstairs (via steep, stone stairs)
Stunning open room with beams into the full pitch, oak beamed floor, with King size double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space, plus large flat screen TV with DVD.
Bathroom, simply stunning! Claw-foot bath with handheld shower with a super view, WC and washbasin
Further details outdoors:
The cottage is surrounded to three sides by a delightful garden carefully divided into different areas including a large seating area, a wild flower (meadow-style) garden and traditional cottage garden planting. There is also off street parking.
Any Day changeover considered except Saturday, please confirm. No Pets sorry (please note that an elderly ex-guide dog has occasionally stayed.) Due to the nature of the property no children, but babes in arms welcome - no cot or highchair available.Off street Parking for two cars. Wifi included. Good mobile reception. Heating & Electricity included all year. Logs supplied for your arrival.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
The Cotswolds are one of the most ‘quintessential English’ regions in the UK.
It is officially designated as the country’s largest ‘areas of outstanding natural beauty’.
Although there are no pubs in the village there are many nearby, some within a reasonable walk.
Famous for its hillsides, river valley’s and Cotswold Stone Villages, the Cotswolds hold a wealth of history, stunning scenery, fine dining and many varieties of activities for all age levels.
The Cirencester area
Tarlton is a delightful village situated mid way (approximately) between the two attractive Cotswold towns of Tetbury and Cirencester.
For the antique hunter, Tetbury is a treasure trove with an excellent selection of shops plus cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from. Slightly further afield, but certainly within an hour is Bath and its stunning attractions.
In terms of attractions there are many nearby, but of particular note is the Westonbirt Arboretum. Beyond are a wealth of Cotswold villages including Burford, Bibury, Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water.
How to get there
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Activities near Cirencester
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Apr 2013
I left a hot and steamy Brisbane and arrived at Heathrow on a cold, windy and frosty Monday morning. I froze waiting for the bus to take me to pick up a hire car. I froze while I waited for the car... more
Thanks for your feedback! It is a delightful cottage and we're delighted that you both loved the cottage and had a great time, even with the miserable weather. The village is so... more
15 Dec 2012
We found the cottage through Alastair Sawday's Special Places, and it certainly is a special place. Coming from Australia, we wanted somewhere that encapsulated the essence of the Cotswolds -... more
30 Mar 2012
This is a perfect getaway (from London!) cottage. We went for our 20th anniversary and it was all we expected and more. Beautiful velvet sofas in front of a log burning stove and a hugely romantic... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|B||23 May 13||24 May 13||£ 674||-||-||3 Nights|
|C||24 May 13||6 Sep 13||£ 747||-||-||3 Nights|
|B||6 Sep 13||8 Nov 13||£ 674||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||8 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 572||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 832||-||-||3 Nights|
|D||3 Jan 14||10 Jan 14||£ 857||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||10 Jan 14||14 Feb 14||£ 589||-||-||3 Nights|
|B||14 Feb 14||11 Apr 14||£ 694||-||-||3 Nights|
|C||11 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 769||-||-||3 Nights|
|B||25 Apr 14||23 May 14||£ 694||-||-||3 Nights|
|C||23 May 14||5 Sep 14||£ 769||-||-||3 Nights|
|B||5 Sep 14||7 Nov 14||£ 694||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||7 Nov 14||19 Dec 14||£ 589||-||-||3 Nights|
|D||19 Dec 14||1 Jan 15||£ 857||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All weeks (or short breaks) which include a Bank Holiday are charged at the High Season Rate. February Half Term is charged at Mid Season Rate. Cheltenham Festival, Badmington, Blenheim Horse Trials and Game Fair Weeks are charged at Xmas Rates in appropriate cottages.
PLEASE NO SHORT BREAKS IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS INC CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR EXCEPT AT SHORT NOTICE
A 2 or 3 night break costs 75% of the weekly rate
A 4 night break costs 85% of the weekly rate
5 nights and over are charged at the full weekly rate.
Costs include heating electricity and bed linen. Payment can be taken by cheque, debit card (preference) or credit card (subject to 2% charge).Enquire now
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