About the home
Orchard Cottage is within the Cotswold Water Park and quiet enjoyment is the watchword on the estate, as this is a family orientated destination, yet we are perfectly positioned for shopping trips to the Spa towns of Bath or Cheltenham or to the many excellent eatories locally.
The shared outdoor pool is heated Easter-Oct. Sauna, table tennis room, tennis court, chickens and shop all a few metres away. The stable door at the back, opens directly onto a 2 acre orchard bounded by the river Thames (fenced) for a truly Swallows and Amazons experience. We have one double and two single bedrooms all furnished with Egyptian cotton duvets/sheets. Our cottage provides a unique secure experience for a small family/group with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Keynes Country Park, 500m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 1m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Bicycles available, Shared tennis court on site, Private fishing lake / river, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
Bright and Airy home from home experience
Cast Iron Woodburner
Lockable TV Video cupboard
Bedrooms are built into the roof
Built in wardrobe
Filtered drinking water
Further details outdoors:
Teak outdoor table and chairs
Kids out door games box
Sunny Courtyard with lovers chair!
8 different fruit trees
Swimming pool available in season and kids holidays (please check)
Orchard is shared with 4 cottages
Well-behaved dogs are allowed downstairs but sorry, no cats.
Strictly no smoking
Breakage deposit required by providing a live credit/debit card
Rental fee due in full at all times to secure booking.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
We are located in the Cotswold Water Park Europe's largest expansion of inland water and as such we have an abundance of water sport activities a stones throw away and of course lovely walks along the Thames Path for those who prefer to watch the wildlife or follow the Thames to its source.
Being on the southern edge of the Cotswolds we don't need to expound on the beauty of the local villages which are world renowned.
The Cirencester / Lower Mill area
Our estate can offer you a relaxing holiday as the kids will be happy to stay put due to the pool, trampoline, kids' play park and all that space! However, if you want to get about again within 5 mins you have Keynes Country Park with its 5 star sandy beach, cafes, high ropes course, watersport hire and play parks.
The Roman market town of Cirencester is 10 minute's drive away and the new Corinium museum is a must see as is a visit to the farmers market and many of the individual shops found in the town.
For the adventurous there are various activities on offer, such as Polo, cable skiing, paint-balling, aerial adventure, clay pigeon shooting and gliding. In addition to this you can visit the Westonbirt Arboretum, and the grounds of St Mary's Abbey.
How to get there
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Our Cottage is 5 min taxi drive away from Kemble railway station or 10 mins from a National Express stop and lies within the Cotswold Water Park. We have a cycle hire shop 300yds away, so you don't need to bring your car as there is plenty to do within walking, cycling distance if you were here for only a couple of days and have kids but if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you do want to bring your own car or hire one we are very simple to find and we are 1 1/2 hours from Central London,1 hr from Central Birmingham and 35 mins from Bath/Bristol.
Activities near Cirencester
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 Sep 2012
We had the best of holidays at Orchard Cottage, The cottage had everything we needed, Very clean, welcoming and the apple orchard garden was great for my 1year old grandson, he had endless fun... more
03 May 2012
This experience was a disaster.Sent the wrong code for the correct entry gate.Not even the security guard knew where Orchard cottage was.It has no signage , it is in fact number 3. Opened the door to be greeted by the smell of old fat eminating from the filthy cooker hood.Water left in the sink.Fridge door shelf for milk held together with Gaffa tape.Fridge and microwave had food residue in.Ornaments covered in grease.Dog hair in the cutlery draw.Cutlery and crockery not clean.Light not working in the bathroom,light not working by front door.Old TV,DVD ,Video Player and music system in a cupboard all plugged into extensions an absolute fire hazard. Curtain in bedroom hanging by wire with a spike on the end.£100 per night for three nights but we left a night early as it was such a mess.Deposit not returned and £50 compensation as per email did not arrive. Very disappointed by lack of acceptance by owners.
We are so sorry that this guest had such a poor experience. Unfortunately her stay got off to a poor start when she misunderstood the directions and went to the wrong gate (the code works at the right one). The house clearly wasn't quite as clean as it needed to be on this occasion but our cleaning company went round as soon as they were called (their mobile number is available for guests to call with any problems during their stay)and dealt with the issues our guest identified. We are in the process of updating some equipment in the cottage (having only recently bought it) but everything works. We have spoken with this guest and posted the compensation cheque as promised.
If potential guests have any questions we are always more than happy to answer them.
10 Jan 2012
Orchard Cottage has a really lovely feel about the place. The owners have been very thoughtful with what is in the cottage. We thought the breakfast provided was particularly great. There are toys in the house which is great when travelling with a young child. Beds were very comfortable too. The location is also great, both in terms of its proximity to Cirencester but also the estate itself. (The electric hand whisk was a real bonus, as we were there to celebrate a family birthday and had a birthday cake to make!!)
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer||17 Aug 11||17 Sep 11||£ 630||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Winter||17 Sep 11||19 Dec 11||£ 495||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Xmas and NYE||19 Dec 11||2 Jan 12||£ 750||£ 110||£ 110||4 Nights|
|Spring||5 Feb 12||1 May 12||£ 495||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 May 12||17 Sep 12||£ 630||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Winter||17 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 495||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
|Xmas and New Year||22 Dec 12||3 Jan 13||£ 725||£ 115||£ 115||2 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We are a self catering cottage but we supply tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and olive oil to get you started.
Our rates are very simple and start from £85/night for the cottage (minimum two night stay) which caters for 4 people in one double and two single bedrooms and we give a 10% discount for 7 night bookings.
A 25% deposit is required to book your dates with the balance being paid 8 weeks prior.
Payment is taken via online banking or Paypal (you do NOT need a paypal account and can use any debit/credit card) but there is a 3.5% handling charge on top of all our prices if paid by PayPal.
These prices include FREE use of all the facilities, like swimming pool and tennis court, kids play park etc.
All other details like terms can be found at our web site.Enquire now
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