Dara Cottage is a quaint, period, thatched cottage in the Cotswolds most northerly village of Mickleton. Full of beams and steeped in history, this cottage offers a cosy base to explore The Cotswolds, Shakespears Stratford Upon Avon and many other nearby towns and villages. Mickleton is a thriving village and offers tourists a great base with everything you require on your doorstep.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 58 km, Nearest railway: Moreton In Marsh or Honeybourne 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
Mickleton is the northern most village in Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds and lies close to the county border with Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Located 8 miles south of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, at the western edge of the Cotswold escarpment, Mickleton is noted for its market gardening and vegetable growing. Young plants, seed plugs, apples, cauliflowers and asparagus, or gras, are grown and sold locally.
The popular Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden lies 3 miles to the south. The Cotswold Olimpick games is held on Dover's Hill in Campden every year on a Friday at the end of May or beginning of June and attracts thousands of visitors. The following day see's the annual Scuttlebrook Wake take over the town where a popular fancy dress parade supports the May Queen and her attendants, being pulled into town by the local morris men.
Stratford Upon Avon requires no introduction and this popular town is only a 20 minute drive away.
The village is well represented with businesses. There are two old pubs, The King's Arms which serves tasty food and hosts many events including beer festivals and music. The Butcher's Arms serves reasonably priced food in a traditional pub setting and has its own skittle ally on site.
The Three Ways House Hotel, home to the famous 'Pudding Club', is around the corner from the cottage. Every Friday evening, national and international visitors come to the village of Mickleton to experience the slightly eccentric institution, that is The Pudding Club. Guests at Pudding Club meetings enjoy an evening's entertainment, starting with an introduction by The Pudding Master at 7.30 pm through to a light main course followed by the the Parade of Seven Puddings, inclusive of noise and ceremony, to the vote for best pudding of the night over coffee. Guests depart at about 10.30/11pm with their certificates in hand!
A shop serving newspapers & provisions, a butchers, a post office with fruit & veg shop attached, a garage serving petrol, an antiques barn and a farm shop
The Heart of England Way runs through the village. Local market towns and villages include Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stratford-upon-Avon, Moreton In Marsh and Evesham. Regular buses run to the nearest towns.
Both Hidcote Manor Gardens and Kiftsgate Court Gardens are located nearby and are a must visit if you're into your gardening! They are both close to the cottage to either drive (under 5 minutes) or walk (at least 30/40 minutes) up the scarp of the Cotswold Hills.