House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Battel Mews is a modern, yet traditionally styled mews house in the centre of the historic town of Cirencester. Inside the styling is luxurious, contemporary and comfortable, making Battel Mews the ideal home away from home to relax in, but with all the convenience of the restaurants and shops nearby.
The town centre is only a few minutes walk away, as are the Corinium Museum which focuses on Cirencester's Roman roots, Cirencester Park and The Brewery Arts Centre.
Within a short drive of Cirencester there are many other attractions to visit, including: Westonbirt Arboretum, the Cotswold Water Park, Chedworth Roman Villa, Cheltenham, Tetbury, Stroud and the beautiful countryside of The Cotswolds with stunning scenery; ideal for walking and rambling.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 73 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|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 (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Inside there is a sitting room, leading through to a kitchen diner. Stairs from the living room lead up to a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and ensuite shower room, a twin bedroom, family bathroom with shower over the bath and a secret mezzanine floor with beds suitable for up to two children or younger teenagers, but not adults. Access to the mezzanine floor is via a wooden ladder.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside, there is a gravelled courtyard with patio table and chairs where you can enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day's sightseeing. There is off-road parking for one car; although a second space can be made available by prior arrangement if required.
The courtyard is shared by the owner's other property in the mews.
Pets: a well-behaved dog is allowed but sorry, no cats as the owner has two dogs of their own. There is an extra charge of £25 per dog per stay.
Smoking: this is a strictly no smoking property, except in the courtyard. Although we ask that you clear away any cigarette stubs please.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Cirencester borders the eastern edge of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being ‘typically English’.
Throughout the area, the honey-coloured Cotswolds limestone features in buildings and stone walls acting as a common thread in seamlessly blending the historic towns and villages with their surrounding landscape. Offering breathtaking scenery ideal for keen walkers, the Cotswolds offers 3000 miles of public footpaths and offers one of the best kept ‘rights of way’ networks in the country.
The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also contains a number of national and regional walking routes such as 'The Cotswolds Way Trail', 'Macmillan Way', 'Oxfordshire Way' and 'Shakespeare's Way'. Circular routes with self-guided leaflets are also plentiful.
The city of Gloucester is a short drive away, boasting a fine cathedral and the recently regenerated Gloucester Docks area. The spa town Cheltenham, is similarly nearby and is renowned for its many cultural festivals, elegant architecture, excellent shopping, and the racecourse which is the host of the internationally famous Gold Cup each March.
Cirencester is often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’ and was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times. In later years it became a very prosperous medieval wool town and today it still contains many interesting buildings with architectural styles spanning several centuries.
The award winning Corinium Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities, is only five minutes walk away from the house.
A gentle stroll from the house brings you to the town centre, which has a pleasant mixture of independent and national shops. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from or if you want to stay in and cook, there are excellent independent butchers, fishmongers and delis in Cirencester and a large Waitrose within walking distance where you can stock up on provisions.
Within a short drive of Cirencester there are many other attractions to visit, including: Westonbirt Arboretum which is particularly stunning in autumn; the Cotswold Water Park for a range water sports and other recreational activities; Chedworth Roman Villa; the historic wool towns of Tetbury and Stroud and the beautiful countryside of The Cotswolds with stunning scenery, ideal for walking and rambling.