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Middle Gable – Home 197498 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Middle Gable – Home 197498

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 46 reviews

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES. ANY QUOTES OBTAINED BY USING THE CALCULATOR PROVIDED ON THIS SITE ARE INACCURATE AND ARE INVALID. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR ACCURATE PRICING!

Summary

Middle Gable is one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Cotswolds, dating from the time of the English Civil War, over 350 years ago. This grade II* listed property sits in peaceful gardens, in the heart of the famous Cotswolds market town of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds". This lovely town has numerous shops, restauarants and pubs, and is ideally located for exploring the entire Cotswolds region and beyond.

The house has been sympathetically refurbished and retains a wealth

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES. ANY QUOTES OBTAINED BY USING THE CALCULATOR PROVIDED ON THIS SITE ARE INACCURATE AND ARE INVALID. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR ACCURATE PRICING!

Summary

Middle Gable is one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Cotswolds, dating from the time of the English Civil War, over 350 years ago. This grade II* listed property sits in peaceful gardens, in the heart of the famous Cotswolds market town of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds". This lovely town has numerous shops, restauarants and pubs, and is ideally located for exploring the entire Cotswolds region and beyond.

The house has been sympathetically refurbished and retains a wealth of character features, including dovecotes (square holes on the outside wall, originally intended to house doves or pigeons), stone mullion windows, wooden beams, a grand fireplace, original wooden flooring and a “wig and gown” cupboard, to store the wigs and gowns worn by people of the period. Complementing these period features, Middle Gable has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, two satellite TVs, a Blu-ray home theatre system and a well equipped kitchen.

Middle Gable sleeps up to five people, in two bedrooms: two in a spectacular four-poster bed in bedroom 1 and three in single beds in bedroom 2. There is a bathroom and a shower room. The living room and both bedrooms look out over beautifully maintained gardens, which include a paved seating area for Middle Gable guests, and there is off-street parking for two/three cars, a distinct advantage in Bourton-on-the-Water. The layout of the house makes Middle Gable an ideal retreat for a family or a group of friends.

Description

Middle Gable is accessed via its garden, which leads to the beautiful wooden front door. Inside the house, a small entrance hall leads into:

•Living room: A grand room, which has been newly refurbished in a traditional style, enhancing the abundance of period features, including stone mullion windows, a large fireplace with wood-burning stove, wooden beams and a centuries old alcove. The refurbishment includes a limestone flagged floor, with underfloor heating, and the provision of a flat screen satellite TV and Blu-ray home theatre system with an iPod docking station.

The living room then leads into the Inner Hall, which in turn leads to:

•Shower room: Contains a shower, basin and toilet;

•Kitchen/dining room: The kitchen is well equipped, including a cooker with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. There is a good sized dining table, with five chairs, and the layout of the room ensures that all guests can socialise whilst cooking is in progress.

Returning to the Inner Hall, a grand wooden staircase leads up to the first floor hallway, off which are:

•Bedroom 1: The initial highlight of the room is the spectacular super-king size four poster bed and this impressive room also has what is believed to be the original wooden flooring, stone mullion windows and the original “wig and gown” cupboard. There is a flat panel satellite TV in the room;

•Bathroom: Contains a bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet.

The staircase then continues up into the gable of the house, giving access to:

•Bedroom 2: A very spacious, dual aspect eaves bedroom, with beautiful original wooden beams. The room contains three single beds, two of which can be pushed together and one of which doubles up as a sofa (it is a full size adult bed, however).

Heading back downstairs and out of the front door, the lovingly cared for open plan gardens spread out in front of you. In Middle Gable’s garden, extending from the front of the house, there is a bench, for relaxing and looking out over all the gardens, as well as a paved seating area, which contains an outdoor table and chairs. At the end of the garden is a double garage for guest use.

Location description from owner

The Cotswolds region

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.

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.

Information on things to do in the Cotswolds is provided in the Activities tab and places to eat and drink are listed in the Food & Drink tab on the Character Cottages website

Bourton-on-the-Water

The village of Bourton-on-the-Water (or “Bourton”) is famous for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges, which have led to Bourton being called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. Bourton is regularly voted the prettiest village in the Cotswolds.

Despite only being classified as a village, Bourton’s status as a major tourist destination means that it has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions.

One of the Bourton’s long standing traditions is the playing every summer of a game of medieval football, with goalposts set up in the River Windrush itself. Two teams play with a standard football and a referee attempts to keep order. Crowds line the banks of the river, and the aim is to score as many goals as possible (whilst getting everyone else as wet as possible!).

Various long-distance footpaths and local walks start, finish or pass through Bourton, including the Windrush Way and the Heart of England Way, which begins its 100-mile route north in the village.

Food and drink:
Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. For eating in, nearby Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce.

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.

Activities:
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
- Stratford-upon-Avon
- Hidcote
- Cheltenham race course
- Cotswold Farm Park
- Batsford Arboretum
- Broadway Tower Country Park
- Snowshill Manor & Garden
- Oxford

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Character Cottages (Property Manager Character Cottage Holidays Limited)
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
22 Sep 2016
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Dec 2011. Located in Cotswolds, it has 46 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £630 to £1399.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Sep 2016.

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“A stunning property in a great location.”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2012

This was our second stay in Middle Gable Cottage and we loved it as much as the first. The house is superb in terms of comfort, facilities and location. It is near enough to the centre of Bourton on the Water for walking access to pubs/restaurants/shops, but tucked away from the bustle of this busy tourist destination. We really enjoyed staying in this cosy period home , chosen to provide a luxury feel to a good old british break. We were lucky enough to have great weather so we made the most of the central location to visit some of the many Cotswold attractions. However, the house is so lovely, we would have been just as happy to curl up indoors with some books and DVDs, had the weather been less good to us! We would certainly go again.

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