Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
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Gloucester Lodge is a fabulous, Grade II listed, Cotswold stone house, dating back to the 18th century. The house sits on a quiet road, opposite the picturesque church of St David, in the traditional Cotswolds market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. Conveniently located in the heart of the North Cotswolds and benefitting from being on a main train line to London, Moreton is an ideal holiday destination, with many shops, pubs and restaurants. The town is also perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding countryside and visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as other destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace.
Double fronted Gloucester Lodge has been lovingly refurbished and decorated by its owners, to enhance its character features, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, oak beams and two large inglenook fireplaces, one of which contains a wood burning stove. The character of the house is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with DVD player and a large, well presented kitchen.
The house sleeps a maximum of 12 people, in five bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a good sized, enclosed back garden and free on street parking is readily available. Gloucester Lodge is the perfect venue for groups of friends or large families, seeking a peaceful break in one of the North Cotswolds' beautiful market towns.
A path through Gloucester Lodge's front garden leads to the front door, which opens into a good sized hallway, which also has a back door out into the garden. The following rooms are on the ground floor:
•Living room: A stunning, dual aspect room, with a large inglenook fireplace, containing a wood burning stove, the living room contains comfy seating for ten and a Freeview TV with DVD player;
•Conservatory: Attached to the living room and with doors out to the back garden, the conservatory contains comfy seating for six and is a lovely place to relax, whatever the weather;
•Dining room: Another large, dual aspect room, with a beautiful feature fireplace (not used), which contains a large dining table, with seating for 12;
•Kitchen: Accessed via the dining room, the large kitchen is well presented, with a lovely exposed Cotswold stone wall and a door out to the back garden. The kitchen contains two electric ovens, a five ring gas hob, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, filter coffee machine and a Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules);
•Utility room: Contains a microwave, two fridges and a washing machine;
•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a hand basin.
Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Bedroom 2: A large dual aspect room, which has a lovely view of the church, and contains a king size bed;
•Bedroom 3: Another large bedroom, overlooking the church, which contains two double beds;
•Bedroom 4: Contains a king size bed;
•Bedroom 5: Another bedroom that overlooks the beautiful church. Contains a double bed;
•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and a wash basin.
A further, steep staircase leads up from the first floor and opens directly into:
•Bedroom 1: A beautiful eaves bedroom, with lovely oak beams and views of the church, which contains a king size bed. The bedroom contains a dressing area and has a beautiful en-suite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and a wash basin.
Gloucester Lodge has a relatively large, enclosed back garden, with a mixture of lawn and patio areas. There is an outdoor table with seating for 12 and a charcoal barbecue. The house sits on a quiet road, where free parking is readily available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 65 km, Nearest railway: Moreton-in-Marsh 500 m|
|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, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the North Cotswolds, situated on the Fosse Way and served by the main line railway from London Paddington. The town was granted its market charter in 1227 and there still is a busy Tuesday market, with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors.
Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. The oldest building is likely to be the 16th century Curfew tower on the High Street, whose bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire. The High Street has many elegant 17th and 18th century inns and houses, including the Redesdale Market Hall in the centre of the town.
Moreton has a wide range of pubs, inns, hotels, tea shops and restaurants.
The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”.
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe.
Food and drink
Moreton has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available:
•The White Hart Royal
•The Spice Room
Moreton has a Tesco Express, a Budgens and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including:
•The Cotswold Cheese Company
There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.
The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.
•Cheltenham race course
•Cotswold Farm Park
•Broadway Tower Country Park
•Snowshill Manor & Garden
Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.
Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.
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