House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Croft House is approached down a country lane and found in the middle of the hamlet of Cerney Wick. There is ample parking in front of this classically designed property, set back from the road and surrounded by mature fir hedges. Enter through the front door into a welcoming hall and continue into a fabulous kitchen dining room. This is a lovely open plan room with windows overlooking the front and acres of garden and countryside at the rear.
The kitchen is extremely well-appointed, with dual fuel range cooker, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. There is a large walk-in, well-stocked, pantry and ample crockery, cutlery, glass and cookware. A centre island is a useful preparation area and provides additional seating, with two comfortable high chairs, also ensuring the designate cook can stay in the party! A lovely dining table seats 8 and there is a comfortable sofa in the window too.
Off the kitchen is a useful conservatory, which is used by the owners as a boot room cum utility room. There are domestic appliances here including washing machine and tumble dryer plus access outdoors.
A large drawing room off the hall has a very comforable L shaped sofa plus arm chairs on which you can rest and enjoy a film from extensive library of DVDs or TV with Sky+ HD service. There is a warming open fire and lovely views over the gardens. Double doors open onto a terrace with table and chair and the garden beyond.
There is a second, smaller sitting room, which children can call their own. There is a log burning stove, plus lots of books, games and toys to enjoy.
Through the second sitting room is a utility area with large upright freezer. Off this room is a loo, door to the garden and study, which will be locked and therefore inaccessable to guests.
Upstairs, as downstairs, the landing is very spacious and filled with light; there are four bedrooms, two en-suite, plus family bathroom and separate loo.
The master bedroom 1 is of a substantial size, with king-size sleigh bed that looks out to the garden and countryside beyond. There is a little balcony complete with table and chairs to sit and absorb nature! Convenient his 'n' hers alcoves provide ample storage for clothes and the large en-suite bathroom has a bath, separate shower, loo and basin.
The guest bedroom 2 is another large L-shaped room with a king-sized bed and plenty of space. There is an en-suite shower room with basin and loo.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds plus a large cot-bed for added flexibility.
The twin room 4 is a pretty bedroom, dedicated to the owners' daughter. A pair of lovely wooden beds are set up as a twin but can be made up as a double. Again, a spacious room with views over the garden from its large picture window.
The family bathroom has a bath and basin and there is a separate loo off the landing.
A fabulous garden is waiting to be explored. There is a large fenced area, laid mostly to lawn, and surrounded by mature trees. Beyond is a large paddock complete with shallow pond, on which you can enjoy a little boating! The paddock is bordered on one side by the little river Churn.
There is a network of footpaths leading away from Cerney Wick waiting to be explored. You can walk to and around some of the lakes that make up the Cotswold Water Park - many of which host various water sports activities.
If you're looking for a bit of pampering, the Cotswold Water Park Hotel, part of the Four Pillars chain, just a few miles away, has an award-winning spa and is open to non-residents.
Further afield, there is a so much to explore in the area. Cirencester is a gem of a market town, with fabulous shopping in recognisable brands as well as independent stores. There are some fabulous restaurants, from traditional Cotswolds fayre to Thai and Japanese. There will be plenty of recommendations at the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cotswold Water Park 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Heathrow 120 km, Nearest railway: Kemble Train Station 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, 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||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|