Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Milestones is a unique two bedroom Cotswold stone cottage in the picturesque Cotswold village of Long Compton. Nestling in a valley surrounded by rolling Cotswold hills it is part of the larger region known as The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Largely 17th Century, this recently renovated cottage sleeps 4/5 people – the perfect size for a break away with close friends, relatives or a holiday with your partner. Each room has been prepared with care and attention using subtle décor to reveal ageing wooden beams and beautiful Cotswold stone walls.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 66.5 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom one has a large double bed in a spacious setting with typical stone cottage style south facing windows, an en suite shower, basin and toilet. If sleeping 5 people, the additional comfortable sofa bed is made up in this room, (on request) . It is also the ideal room to place the travel cot, if required. Bedroom two contains twin beds with an en suite bathroom, a luxurious whirlpool bath, basin and toilet. The room has amazing panoramic views of the countryside, allowing the onlooker to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of a small Cotswold village.
The lounge is spacious and welcoming, centred around a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, ready to offer those perfect cosy evenings by the fire. The fireplace is ready to light, provided with a basket of logs and extra available to purchase from the owner. There is a large wide screen television with HD and Freeview, DVD player with a selection of DVDs. CD player/radio.
The kitchen/ diner is well equipped with comfortable seating, crockery and cutlery for five people. Leading off from the kitchen there is a utility room containing a large ceramic Belfast sink, drying space and coat hanging area. Ideal for those who want to take advantage of the stunning local walks, The space also stores a washing machine and leads to a convenient cloakroom with a toilet and basin.
|Further details outdoors|
Milestones has its own off street parking and enclosed, self-contained garden with private patio area to enjoy long summer evenings. Alongside this there is a gas BBQ and a small lawned area.
There are many golf courses within 10-30 minutes drive from Long Compton. Also several fishing lakes within 5-30 minutes drive. A local beautician and a massage therapist have treatment rooms in the village and offer a wide choice of treatments available within 5 minutes walk.
Welcome items to enhance your arrival.
Basket of logs provided.
One large or two small well behaved dogs allowed . £20 each per stay/week. We ask that guests do not leave their dogs unattended in the cottage at any time, that they are not allowed in the bedrooms and that owners clear up after their dogs. Sorry, no cats.
There is a short flight of stairs with handrail to the bedrooms. Whilst the cottage would be suitable for many elderly people, the stairs may be a problem for the infirm. Please see photograph.
Wi Fi users would need to bring their own lap top computer.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Long Compton is within very easy access of the university and architecture of Oxford (22 Miles); the grandeur of Blenheim Palace at Woodstock (12 miles); the historic Warwick Castle in Warwick (20 miles); the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon (17 miles); major train and airport links in Birmingham (40 miles); and the historic spa town and centre of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham (25 miles). You can even reach London within a couple of hours through easy access to the motorway regular coach links from Oxford and local train links at Kingham and Moreton in Marsh.
Long Compton is within close proximity of the famous Cotswold villages of Bourton-on-the Water , Broadway, Chipping Camden and Stow-on-the-Wold, where you can enjoy a spot of afternoon tea after exploring the world famous antique shopping and many other unique shops in all these small towns. With a collection of local Cotswold brewers why not visit the Hook Norton brewery and village (5 miles). You can even enjoy the high life of Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond by visiting Chipping Norton (5 miles) and Chipping Campden (15 miles).
For visitors who enjoy walking the countryside, there is so much to enjoy all around the village and beyond. For specially laid out walks, there is the Cotswold Way and the Shakespeare Way which many people walk in sections, leaving cars in strategic places to pick up at the end of a day's walk (probably refreshed in the middle buy a good pub lunch somewhere). Also if the open air is your preference there are many other open air attractions to see including Batsford Arboretum, Cotwold Wildlife Park, falconry centres, Hidcote Gardens, Kiftsgate and many more National Trust properties to see.
If you fancy local and national theatre, you are spoilt for choice with the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company on your doorstep. The company perform regular Shakespeare classics and more contemporary plays. The local Longborough Festival Opera shows a variety of critically acclaimed opera shows during the summer season (June to July). The world renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Hippodrome has performances on a regular basis. For those visiting exhibitions and music concerts, the Birmingham NEC is less than 40 miles away. Cheltenham Race Course is only 45 minutes drive.
For an indulgent night at the cinema with popcorn, chocolate, and a Hollywood blockbuster there are large cinema complexes in Oxford (22 miles) and Banbury (16 miles). For those who are fond of arthouse movies and indie classics there are Picture House cinemas in Oxford and Stratford upon Avon (17 miles) or even closer, the quaint Chipping Norton Theatre has regular film shows as well as a wide variety of live performances.
For sports fans, the Edgbaston Cricket ground in Birmingham holds national and international cricket tests. Cheltenham Racecourse which of course hosts the famous Cheltenham Festival, a big event for the whole area.
There are no street lights in the village, so even a night time walk back from the pub gives great star-gazing opportunities. One torch provided, but bringing your own might be useful.
Why not come to Milestones as a base for visiting pretty places with nice shops? If you want to get away from your average High Street shopping experience, you will find an interesting selection of lovely shopping opportunities around the small towns of the Cotswolds. The closest being Stow on the Wold with its (amongst others) Scotts of Stow, Broadway, Burford, Woodstock to name but a few within 30 mins drive. All having a range of different independant shops from toy shops, jewellers, clothing, antiques, galleries and more. Daylesford Organic is a great local shopping experience 10 mins drive.Two other local homeware shops in rural locations are Lapstone and Stalls.Cheltenham Spa has some very elegant shopping areas, 45 mins drive. Well known Bicester Village, Designer Retail Outlet is appox 45 mins drive and similar but much bigger is Swindon Outlet village approx 60 mins drive. Oxford town centre 45 mins drive. Banbury 30 mins.
If you are looking for a top notch dining experience within walking distance then why not try the local pub.It is no suprise that they have the following:AA Red Rosette,AA 4 Star Inn, Recommended by The Good Pub Guide, Finalist of Pub of the Year category in the Warwickshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2012. They serve an array of pub and contemporary classics and dishes with a twist. Other local pubs offer an extremely high standard of food with traditional pub grub to Asian food. Many also offer takeaways for those cosy evenings in front of Milestone's toasty inglenook fire! There is even a take-away fish and chip van visiting the village hall car park every Thursday evening.
The village has a local shop selling all bare necessities. Mobile Post Office. Within 4 miles there is a 24 hour petrol station on the A3400. The nearest small supermarket, bank and doctor is 5 miles. For those of you who are avid fitness fanatics the nearest gym, swimming pool or golf course is 5 miles. The village also features a lovely village church and hall which hold regular village events. From 2013 the resurected sports ground will again host cricket and football matches.
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24 Jan 2014
"Perfect Cotswold Cottage"
This cottage is perfect for a stay in the Cotswolds. It is well equipped with everything you could possibly want and more. The whirlpool bath and log burner make it extra special. We had a trip to H… More
20 Jan 2014
"Perfect Cotswolds Cottage"
We had a lovely stay at Milestones this past weekend. My three friends and I were in need of a city break and we found Milestones to be the perfect escape. The cottage is very cozy and nicely decorate… More
18 Jun 2013
"Relaxing weekend break"
Spent a long weekend at the cottage. Owners were there to greet us which was nice. The cottage looked like it did on the pictures and was well equipped,. There was plenty of information available about the cottage and the local area. There was also the convenience of a very good local pub and restaurant five minutes away called the RED LION and a local village shop.
We went as two couples one room had twin beds and the other a double. To avoid having to sleep in a single bed again I would have to come back without my friends and just my partner.
If you can't do without the internet then maybe this isn't for you as reception is either poor or non existent, not a problem for me because my phone goes of whenever I am away.
We had a lovely weekend and you will too if you decide to stay at this cottage.
The WiFi is now on full signal!
Such a shame for this guest and the benefit of other readers that they did not contact us during their stay, as suggested in the general information book provided in the cottage. The signal was very easily fixed by resetting and slightly repositioning the router.
8 Apr 2013
My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the stunning Milestones cottage with our puppy for two nights and didn't want to leave!The beautiful cottage was easy to find and we were made to feel very … More
17 Dec 2012
"A pleasant, warm and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."
I stayed in Milestones for a weekend with two friends and it did not disappoint. Melanie was professional and prompt in all our communications prior to our arrival and the cottage looked just as it appeared in the photos, no hidden surprises. The cottage was immaculate, well furnished and welcoming. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and of a very good standard.
We really enjoyed the wood-burning fire and appreciated the numerous leaflets and information books Melanie and David had put together for their guests, on everything from dining out to sightseeing to maps for local walks. The surrounding villages are lovely too, perfect for browsing unique little shops and stopping for a spot of lunch. Overall, we had a really nice stay and would highly recommend Milestones to anyone looking to have a peaceful weekend in the Cotswolds.
My only word of warning: don't turn into the drive opposite to back into the parking spot adjacent to the cottage, as we did and were promptly told off by the owner of the cottage across the road.
8 Dec 2012
I stayed at Milestones this year with my husband and adult son. We were exploring farm shops in the area and found this accommodation to be very central. The cottage was very roomy for the 3 of us; having 2 bathrooms was wonderful. I loved the cottage feel, it was very comfortable and felt very homely. Lots of books and information on the area supplied in the lounge room. Beautiful garden. The cottage was immaculate and had been decorated in character with the era. Also the local pub in the main street - The Red Lion had excellent well priced meals of an evening. We ate there 3 nights in a row!
25 Nov 2012
"Perfect for a relaxing get away weekend"
Three of us stayed here for the weekend and were delighted with the cottage. Furnished to a very high standard with all mod cons and a very well equipped kitchen it could not have been better. It was lovely and warm and we made good use of the wood burner in the evenings. The cottage is in an excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds. We did some lovely walks direct from the cottage and the local pub is well worth a visit.
Melanie was a very welcoming host and keen to ensure we were comfortable.
10 Jul 2012
The only problem with our stay is that it was not long enough!. We stayed a week and I wish it had been two. The cottage is wonderfully located in the midst of a beautiful village and countryside and an easy distance from many glorious sites. The cottage itself is a superb mix of the ancient and new with charm, comfort, and taste. The hosts were delightful and very helpful, ready to answer any of our needs. It's a long way from our Seattle; but, we will have to stay again.
11 May 2012
"We loved the cottage as soon as we saw it & the photo's don't do it justice"
My adult son's and I found the cottage just as we would have hoped. The accommodation was everything and more than we expected and the atmosphere of it made us feel at home straight away. My boys & I could walk to the local shop & pub without any problems and the locals made us feel welcome. David & Melanie were more than accommodating to our needs as we are from Australia, my son was missing his guitar so they very kindly provided one for him to play. The inglenook fireplace and wood burner made the cottage feel very walm and cosy. The cottage is centrally located to various tourist attractions & locations and the palace down the road, on the way to Oxford was outstanding and it's well worth a visit. I would certainly recommend it to my friends & family if they were thinking about renting a cottage in the UK.
18 Feb 2012
"Great cottage, great location!"
Melanie helped me to book this beautiful cottage with less than a week to the half term holidays. What a find! The cottage is located on a quiet lane and is both roomy and cosy with a lovely log burner. The cottage is very well equipped throughout - we even baked cookies!
It's central location in the Cotswolds enabled us to day trip to Warwick, Oxford and Bath for teenager days out. It is central for all the well known Cotswold villages too. Melanie has a fund of local walks through fields and woodland for quieter days. We had spendid meals at the Red Lion (Prix Menu 12 - 7pm) walking distance, and the Norman Knight, a short drive away. A great spot for star gazers too!
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