MELROSE, 14 GRANGE CLOSE
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A lovely family house and sunny, enclosed garden in a quiet cul-de-sac. A double bedroom with kingsize bed, built in wardrobes and a TV. Two children's bedrooms, each with a single bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe and desk. One decorated in green and blue with a TV and Xbox, the other decorated in lilac with a lovely view towards the church. There is parking for two cars at the side of the property. 5 minutes walk away from Minchinhampton town in one direction and 5 minutes from beautiful walks over the National Trust land of Minchinhampton Common in the other direction. Centrally heated, with a new kitchen and recently decorated main bedroom, hallway and lounge. There is a double oven, hob, washing machine and tumble dryer in the kitchen diner, a table seating six and patio doors opening out to the garden. The lounge has two sofas, a TV, Freeview, a DVD player and Wii.
In the garden is a concealed wooden 'lookout tower' and slide, a 10 foot trampoline and netting surround and a decking area with a table, chairs and a parasol. A garden shed houses reclining garden chairs and games.
Minchinhampton town centre is a five minute walk away, is situated in the heart of Gloucestershire and has The Crown Pub, The Kitchen, an award winning cafe, Sophie's French Restaurant, Woefuldane Organic Dairy and Cafe selling home-made cheeses, milk, bread, butter and coffee. It has a hairdressers, beauty salon, chemist, corner shop, butcher, a beautiful church and is on the edge of a National Trust Common full of lovely walks (and welcoming Cotswold pubs!).
Minchinhampton is a small, pretty cotswold village/town surrounded by other pretty villages all accessible on foot, like Box, Nailsworth and Amberley. 2 miles away is Stroud which hosts one of the UK's first and largest farmers markets every Saturday morning. There is a 6-screen cinema, live music venues and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and leisure centre. 2 miles away in another direction is Nailsworth, full of lovely boutique shops and cafe/restaurants and Ruskin Mill where you can walk by trout ponds and enjoy beautiful gardens.
Places of interest to visit (all within a hour's drive) are Highgrove Gardens (the residence of Prince Charles) www.highgrovegardens.com, Stratford on Avon, Bourton on the Water www.cotswolds.info, Broadway www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk, the beautiful georgian and Victorian cities of Bath visitbath.co.uk, Bristol visitbristol.co.uk and Cheltenham www.visitcheltenham.com, the roman town of Cirencester is 15 minutes away, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge, Cotswold Wildlife Park www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk and the stunning Gloucester Cathedral.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cotswold Water Park - man-made beach and lake. 12.2 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport (1 hour's drive 51 km, Nearest railway: Stroud (5miles), Kemble (5 miles).|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Minchinhampton is one of the Cotswold's treasures - a beautiful Gloucestershire Market Town situated on a hill top, 4 miles east of Stroud. We are lucky enough to have the most incredible period architecture and history, picturesque walks, stunning scenery, wide ranging sporting activities and many local amenities. The heart of Minchinhampton is almost unaltered with its narrow streets and cottages of mellow Cotswold stone. It is ideally located in the Cotswolds with Bath and Cheltenham easily accessible.
Recorded as 'Hampton' in the Domesday Book, it was given by King Harold to William the Conqueror. The town gained a market from 1269, during the Middle Ages it became a centre for sheep farming and the wool and cloth trades predominated. The expansion of the town occurred during the 17th century when many fine buildings were constructed including the handsome Crown Hotel and the Old Post Office which is a genuine Queen Anne building.
The Market House is a seventeenth century stone building, set on pillars and it is a fine example of its type. On Thursday mornings there is a bustling Country Market, where local fruit and vegetables, local produce and homemade preserves, cakes and savouries can be purchased.
Minchinhampton is surrounded by some of the most beautiful common land in the country where horses and cattle roam freely. The National Trust bought Minchinhampton Common before the second world war which together with Rodborough Common makes up nearly 1000 acres of high open grassland and woods which are host to a diverse range of flowers, some unique to this limestone upland. The Common is pockmarked with a variety of earthworks from Neolithic barrows and old quarries to modern day golf bunkers. Evidence of pre-Roman settlement can also be seen.
The Holy Trinity Church dates from the 12th century and is cruciform, with a central tower topped by a truncated spire with a 16th century coronet. The transept is 14th century and the church spire can be seen for miles. The church is a stunning grade 1 listed building which is lit at night to highlight its spire and historic architecture.
The town itself has a selection of shops, a library, chemist, a doctors surgery, primary school and two golf courses. There are several cafés, restaurants, local pubs to cater for a variety of tastes.
Photos of the beautiful surrounding Cotswold area will be added in due course.
We recommend the award-winning Stroud Farmers Market, walking the Cotswold Way, browsing the antique shops in Tetbury, as well as visiting the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, Rococo Gardens in Painswick, Gloucester Cathedral, Berkeley Castle and Woodchester Mansion.
Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cotswold Wildlife Park are close by while the cultural centres of Bath, Bristol, Cirencester and Cheltenham are all within 40 minutes drive, as are the scenic Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
Cotswold Water Park (manmade beach, sailing, kayaking and wake boarding) at South Cerney, Gloucester Ski Slopes (all year round artificial ski slopes) , Barton End Horse riding stables, Nailsworth and Rush Indoor Skate Park, Brimscombe.
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