Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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Brookside Cottage is a stunning, traditional Cotswold stone property, surrounded by its own gardens and prominently located by the village green, in one of the most quintessential villages in the Cotswolds. The owners of Brookside Cottage have recently completed a total refurbishment of the property, retaining a wealth of fabulous character features, whilst ensuring that the cottage has the modern facilities required by discerning holiday makers. Broadwell is one of the hidden gems of the Cotswolds, set well away from major roads, yet perfectly located close to Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh, with their wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants.
The cottage has a wealth of character features, including oak beams and doors, mullion windows, stone fireplaces and feature radiators. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including two fabulous en-suite bathrooms, a large flatscreen TV with DVD player, wireless internet access and a stylish, well equipped kitchen. There are lovely countryside views from all the windows in the cottage and from the tranquil garden, which surrounds the property.
Brookside Cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in two bedrooms and on a sofa bed in the snug, with two bathrooms (both en-suite) and a downstairs cloakroom. Off street parking is available for at least four cars. The property is the perfect location for a family or a small group of friends seeking an idyllic rural retreat.
Brookside Cottage's front door opens into a good sized hallway, leading to the following ground floor rooms:
•Living room: A beautifully decorated and furnished dual aspect room, with a stone fireplace (not currently an operable real fire), large flatscreen TV with DVD player, and comfortable seating for six;
•Kitchen/dining room: With views out to the front and rear of the cottage, the stylish new kitchen includes a four ring electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle and food mixer. The dining area contains a stone fireplace (not currently an operable real fire) and a lovely dining table, with six chairs. A door from the kitchen leads to a storage room and a back door;
•Snug: Accessed from the dining room via an open doorway, the snug contains a double sofa bed and a chair. The snug can be used to increase the occupancy of the property from four to six guests, for an additional 25% charge;
•Study: A small room, with a desk and chair in it;
•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin.
Stairs (open on one side) lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Master bedroom: Contains a king size bed. The master bedroom also has a walk-in dressing room and a stunning en-suite bathroom, which contains an ornate roll-top bath with shower attachment, a separate walk-in shower, plus a wash basin and toilet;
•Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed. There is an en-suite bathroom, containing a walk-in shower, a wash basin and a toilet;
The cottage's garden surrounds the house and contains a mixture of trees, plants, lawned areas and a patio. There is a table and six chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue.
A security deposit of £175 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.
The maximum occupancy of the property is six guests. Please consult us prior to booking if you intend to have more than this number of guests at the property at any point during your stay, as additional charges may apply.
The standard capacity of the property is four guests, however, a double sofa bed is available in the snug, next to the kitchen/dining room, which can increase the capacity to six guests. The cost of the sofa bed is not included in the standard rental cost of the property and is charged at 25% of the standard rental cost (eg. to increase the capacity from the standard four guests to five or six, the rental price would be 125% of the standard cost).
Guests who wish to use the sofa bed should note that there is no door in between the snug and the kitchen/dining room. It may not therefore be suitable for children or guests who like to go to bed early, due to the possibility of being disturbed by guests who are still awake in the adjoining room.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations:
•Master bedroom: King size bed
•Bedroom 2: Double bed
There is also a double sofa bed in the snug
•Master bedroom en-suite: Roll top bath with shower attachment, walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet;
•Bedroom 2 en-suite: Walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet;
•Downstairs cloakroom: hand basin and toilet.
Heating, fuel and logs:
The property has an oil fired central heating system.
Electricity and oil are included in the rental price.
The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. A telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made (there is an international bar on the telephone).
Mobile phone reception is generally OK.
The property has off street parking, with parking space for at least four cars.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities:
A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.
Guests with children should be aware that the staircase is open on one side and the property's garden is not enclosed.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency. As noted above, the staircase is open on one side.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 70 km, Nearest railway: Moreton-in-Marsh 7 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Broadwell is a small village, approximately 1.5 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold and 3 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh.
During the middle ages the estate of Broadwell belonged to the Benedictine Monks. It is recorded in the Doomsday Book that Broadwell had 48 inhabitants, one of whom was a priest. The Church of St. Paul has part of its structure dating back to 1086 and has been restored and added to over the years.
The village itself is very picturesque and has a large open green, with a childrens' playground, donated by the late Lord Ashton. The popular Fox Inn pub overlooks the village green.
Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold's countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops.
Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.
Iron Age people were the first to settle in Stow, but there is also evidence of earlier settlements in this part of the Cotswolds, as Stone Age and Bronze Age burial mounds are common throughout the area. The first name of the town was St. Edward's Stowe or Holy Place, named after a Saxon missionary. The word 'wold' as in 'Cotswold' means hills, so Stow-on-the-Wold simply means Holy Place on the Hill.
Stow-on-the-Wold in the 21st century looks quite a lot like Stow-on-the-Wold in the 17th century. It is the hub and service town for a rural community, but has maintained its traditional character. Stow is largely a town of small independent businesses, rather than the large chains that make many towns in England look the same.
It is this traditional character, and therefore individuality, combined with the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings, that make Stow so popular with tourists looking for 'picture-postcard' England. The town's tourist trade makes it possible for Stow to support many more good hotels, B&B's, pubs and restaurants than most other towns with a population of around 2,000.
Stow has been famous for many years as a centre for the antiques trade and in the last few years clusters of art galleries and fashionable clothing shops have added further character to the town centre.
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. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. Famous places close to the Cotswolds include Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival, and the beautiful university city of Oxford.
The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.
Stow on the Wold
Food and drink:
The Fox Inn sits overlooking Broadwell's beautiful village green, with its childrens' playground. The Fox offers a friendly family service, real ales from the local Donnington Brewery and traditional pub food. With a large beer garden, as well as the village green opposite, the Fox Inn is ideal for couples and families.
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.
- Blenheim Palace
- Warwick Castle
- Cheltenham race course
- Cotswold Farm Park
- Batsford Arboretum
- 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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