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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Come to Farncombe Cottage for peace and tranquility with spectacular views over the open countryside of the Windrush Valley. We are the last house at the end of a private/no through road in Clapton on the Hill, nearly 700ft above sea level..
Farncombe Cottage forms the western wing of the owners home and is maintained to a very high standard. On the ground floor is the entrance porch with logs stored for the log burner in the winter months. Into the hall with the double bedded room off with its ensuite bathroom, which is light and airy.
Upstairs, taking advantage of the views is a very large lounge with 2 seating areas, a log burner sitting within a character inglenook fireplace. A separate dining room, seating for 4, a small but fully equipped kitchen . A walk in store room and a toilet. The twin bedroom which has its own shower, is off the lounge.
We welcome our guests to Farncombe to share with you our love of this beautiful countryside and exploring the wonderful Cotswold Area s beautiful villages with the unique architecture and yellow stone which will draw you back time and again to this Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty. We have no street lights but we can see the twinkling lights across the
We see shooting stars and passing satellites and the Milky Way on uncloudy nights. The best rainbows you have ever seen. Bird watching and painting are very popular or just relaxing and reading.
In Clapton we have St. James Church, not only a fine 12th Century building but one of the smallest in the country. The gates are made of horse shoes and make for very interesting and unusual pictures taken through the gate. Logs and electricity is charged at cost during cold weather.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham Airport 80 km, Nearest railway: Kingham/Moreton on the London/ Worcester Line 10 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty with beautifully preserved natural honey stone houses in villages nestling in rolling countryside.A photographers paradise. Over many years, the area has had very strict rules about buildings being built or repaired, keeping to a strict code so as not to spoil this beautifully unspoilt area of England. Farms and woods compliment the villages making the area a must visit destination.
We have four definite seasons which makes repeat visits even more special.Imagine a quaint stone cottage with spring flowers in a small garden, the sun is shining and the birds are singing and building their nests and you can hear nature because it is so quiet and peaceful. Imagine going to a small local pub and perhaps having a delicious home cooked meal and some local beer. Come back again in the autumn and see the same area with completely different colours.
We have an extremely good network of foot paths where you can get right into the heart of the countryside and see wildlife, fauna and flora and hear very little in the way of mechanical noise. Long distance paths are also a great attraction as well as small town walks of discovery of historical interest.
Clapton on the Hill
Bourton-on-the-water has many attractions to suit all ages.2.5 miles away.
Birdland with its King Penguins great fun to watch especially at feeding times.
The Model Village
The Cotswold Motoring Museum the home of BRUM.
The model Railway
The Cotswold Perfumery
Dragon Fly maze.
Plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms.
You can pick up a picnic and walk to Lower Slaughter and onto Naunton and the Guitings. Horses are very evident in the landscape with riding schools and race horse training stables. Cheltenham and Stratford race courses are not far. Markets are popular, farmers and street. VIC in Bourton has all local information as do we. Please ask.
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21 Oct 2014
"Perfecto para un viaje en familia"
Nos alojamos en Farncombe Cottage el pasado verano y fue increíble. La casa es fantástica para ir con niños, y los anfitriones, Julia y Mike, fueron increíblemente amables. Mis hijas son pequeñas… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was so lovely for us to see how easily the children settled into a strange place and a new country. They were so happy with Ben and the chickens and being able to run around safely. You certainly did the Cotswolds proud and hope you have many long lasting memories of our beautiful area. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Regards Julia and Mike
4 Oct 2014
We stayed here with our 19 month old daughter for a week. The owners are friendly and helpful. The location is beautiful looking out over the valley. It is peaceful at all times of day and set on the … More
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your weeks stay with us, had lovely weather and enjoyed our beautiful views in the midst of the Cotswolds.
We look forward to welcoming you all again in the not too distant future.
Julia & Mike.
28 Apr 2014
"Perfect place to relax and see the Cotswolds"
Hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. Cottage had everything you needed and was very cosy and comfortable. Had a lovely time and the location was perfect to visit the rest of the… More
Thank you so much for your kind words about Farncombe. We are so glad that all the family had a good holiday and enjoyed our wonderful Cotswolds area. Kind regards to the children and we the chickens and of course Ben, look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
Kind regards, Julia and Mike
3 Apr 2014
"Absolutely Lovely Hosts and a wonderful full featured apartment"
We booked this accommodation for three nights during our whirlwind tour of England. Farncombe was a welcome, relaxing stop. The scenery is sublime. Tranquil, true English countryside. The nearby town … More
Thank you Vernon and Carolyn for your kind words and we are very happy that you so enjoyed your short stay with us and loved our small corner of THE COTSWOLDS. We look forward to a longer visit in the future.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review and being the first in 2014.
Julia and Mike
19 Jul 2013
"PERFECT FOR COTSWOLDS, PERFECT FOR FAMILIES. A NEW HOME."
We were looking for a Self Cattering house in the midle of Costwolds. We saw plenty of them, but this one was strategically in the midle of the area. Its perfect for 3-4 people, and a big saloon with … More
Thank you Marcel, Anna and Mark for your kind words and we are so glad that you enjoyed your weeks stay with us at Farncombe and enjoyed our beautiful Cotswolds area. It is always a pleasure for us to have guests that are relaxed and so enjoy the whole Cotswolds experience.
We very much look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Julia and Mike
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