Croftsbrook – Home 100162 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Croftsbrook – Home 100162
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
1- 6 guests (+ available as extras,1 occasional bed & 1 cot, please inquire), Visit England 4 star. Croftsbrook is a quietly situated detached house surrounded on all sides by its own grounds. The front door and principal rooms of the house form the holiday cottage. Attached but completely blocked off is the owners' studio and private annex retained for their own unobtrusive use so there is help at hand if needed. With free WiFi the self catering centrally heated cottage (not equipped for disabled occupation) has own driveway parking for 2 + cars. It is a quiet and peaceful rural retreat set in its own private cottage gardens in a field corner location, It is managed personally by its owners, husband and wife team, artists David W Birch & Annabel Carey. It is just 6 minutes walk from the centre of uniquely beautiful Chipping Campden and endless quality pubs and restaurants and galleries plus all essential shops, Bank and Post Office, and 2 cash points. A glorious
1- 6 guests (+ available as extras,1 occasional bed & 1 cot, please inquire), Visit England 4 star. Croftsbrook is a quietly situated detached house surrounded on all sides by its own grounds. The front door and principal rooms of the house form the holiday cottage. Attached but completely blocked off is the owners' studio and private annex retained for their own unobtrusive use so there is help at hand if needed. With free WiFi the self catering centrally heated cottage (not equipped for disabled occupation) has own driveway parking for 2 + cars. It is a quiet and peaceful rural retreat set in its own private cottage gardens in a field corner location, It is managed personally by its owners, husband and wife team, artists David W Birch & Annabel Carey. It is just 6 minutes walk from the centre of uniquely beautiful Chipping Campden and endless quality pubs and restaurants and galleries plus all essential shops, Bank and Post Office, and 2 cash points. A glorious Golf Course is 2.5 miles away. Croftsbrook is just a short walk from a state of the art play park for children, and a sports, leisure and swimming centre for all the family.
Chipping Campden is world famous centre for The Arts and Crafts movement which was the inspiration for this charming fawn brick cottage built in the 1950's by Pyments Builders, the direct descendants of C. R. Ashbee's 'Guild of Handicraft' a large team of gifted craftsmen artists, comprising printers, bookbinder, melalworrkers, silver and goldsmiths, carpenter and cabinet makers which famously arrived on Chipping Campden in 1902 with their families, 150 new residents for the little town to acommodate. It must have been a revelation for the native Campden population. New blood led to courtships and marriages. Though Ashbee's dream went bankrupt within a few years The Guild Of Handicraft still survives today in the Old Silk Mill, now an interesting art centre in Sheep Street where the ancestors of the original Guildsmen continue to work with the same skills.
David is of the opinion that CR Asbee, the Arts and Craft designer, artist craftsman and architect and pioneering disciple of William Morris introduced into Chipping Campden a 'U' shaped cottage lay out with the rooms surrounding 3 sides of a small courtyard which has now become part of the local vernacular of which Croftsbrook is an interesting example.
The owners attached studio and private self contained annex are entirely shut off and retained for the owners private and unobtrusive use, so friendly help is at hand if needed.
If art is your interest David offers tutored painting days for groups or individuals in Campden and the Cotswolds.
Chipping Campden is a bustling little market town with a small population of about 2,500 which has all the amenities you could need for a country break. Historically it received it's town charter around 1200AD and is known as one of the great architectural gems of the Cotswolds. It has a wealth of excellent pubs, restaurants, tea and coffee shops, galleries and other refined quality shops for food supplies etc. It has 4 churches of different denomination, all very welcoming of visitors, DR.s Health centre, library, museum devoted to the Arts and Craft works created in the Chipping Campden area. Also available in the town is a sport centre and swimming pool, tennis, bowling, cricket, horse riding, bicycle hire, large well equipped state of the art children's recreation ground. Only 2.5 miles away is the beautiful Broadway golf course. Stratford upon Avon and other great locations are only a short bus ride away. However you could easily be here without a car and be totally absorbed staying in Chipping Campden enjoying its own endless charms and scenic location for walking in the surrounding Cotswold hills.
It is also well known as the start or end of the 100 mile Cotswold Way foot path linked with the Roman City of Bath, so the less enthusiastic members of a party can enjoy themselves staying put whilst the hearty ones walk there and bus back or visa versa, returning to the welcome of friends in the cottage.
Location description from owner
The Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds are renowned for being archetypal England and are designated an important Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Buildings are of mellow, honey-coloured limestone and the towns and villages and countryside rank amongst the prettiest and least spoiled in England. The Cotswold's prosperity from the 11th century was founded on the wool trade and was displayed in what is now the areas rich architectural heritage. Chipping Campden's beautiful high street "The finest village high street still remaining in the land" according to the great historian G.M.Trevelyan dates back over 1000 years. The town owes its distinction to initial wealth gained from the sale of Cotswold Wool and later from the enormously rich Sir Baptist Hicks who built here lavishly in the 17th century.
Campden's William Grevel who was the wealthiest English wool merchant of his day built his house here in the 1300's which still stands proudly on the High Street . He was a major benefactor of Campden's famous wool church which like his house is one of the regions great buildings. He was also the ancestor of the Earls of Warwick.
The Chipping Campden website is well worth a visit.
Chipping Campden is host annually to many famous events such as The Robert Dovers Cotswold Olympic Games founded in 1612 ( celebrated 400th anniversary 2012), The Music Festival, Literature and book Festival, Art Exhibitions. Art workshops tutored by David Birch.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Super King Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 27 Feb 2017
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Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Oct 2009. Located in Cotswolds, it has 30 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £890.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Feb 2017.
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– based on 30 reviews
- Very Good
“Cosy, well equipped, great location”
Quaint, cosy cottage with everything you could need. David has thought of everything! Lovely garden, great location, very quiet and relaxing but close to the village. Handy for Stratford upon Avon too
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review of Croftsbrook. Very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and we hope we may see you again sometime.
“Comfortable well-equipped home”
We were a group of five friends at Croftsbrook for a week. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped, especially the kitchen which had everything we needed for cooking, eating, drinking! It was great to be able to walk to restaurants and yet not be in the town. Good base for walks. We especially appreciated being surrounded by original art.
Thank you for your review. We use Croftsbrook ourselves from time to time which highlights any shortfalls in equipment and facilities. So pleased you felt well provided for and comfortable at Croftsbrook and in a good location in relation to the town .
“Wonderful Month at Croftsbrook”
We have just spent a wonderful month in Croftsbrook, celebrating retirement. The house is large and very comfortably accommodated our group of up to 4 adults at times. It is a great place for a long stay because everything you could need is provided, cooking equipment, linens, closet space, etc. The lounge and dining room are large and comfortable and we loved sitting in the garden for morning coffee or evening wine. Chipping Campden is truly outstanding. It is quaint yet contains everything one could need. Groceries, a green grocer, a butcher and a number of pubs and restaurants are within an easy walk from Croftsbrook. Our favorite pub, Eight Bells, is on the other side of town which provides a lovely stroll home after dinner. Croftsbrook is on the edge of town backing up to a gorgeous farm plot. It is very peaceful but everything in town is within an easy 10 minute walk, either along the road or on a lovely path beside a brook. David, the owner, is an outstanding artist and the house if filled with his beautiful paintings. He is very accommodating and goes out of his way to make sure his guests have what they need. He even upgraded the WIFI while we were there to improve its coverage throughout the house. He is a real pleasure to visit with as well. We absolutely loved our time in Chipping Campden at Croftsbrook and hope to return in the future.
Thank you for your review of Croftsbrook. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your 4 week stay so much. We too enjoyed your stay with the pleasant chats and the surprising coincidental links we discovered. We certainly hope that you may come again.
Family of five fit nicely in Croftsbrook, great to be able to spread out during a 3 week trip. We were here for a week and visited many lovely homes and gardens in the area. David was a wonderful host and Jeremy next door also. Garden lovely, great place to sit and have coffee in the morning. Would love to come again.
“Warm and cozy cottage meets all needs”
Two couples spent a very relaxing week in this well equipped cottage. One can easily walk to town for provisions or take any of the beautiful walks around in the area. Everything you need is here, and the owner is readily available in case of questions, etc. The area is beautiful! We were lucky to see a resplendent display of bluebells blooming in the woods during our stay. We would definitely recommend it to others.
“A perfect base of operations.”
Croftsbrook was the perfect base of operations for our family visit to Chipping Campden. Everything our family of four needed for a comfortable stay was provided by our gracious host, David. The cottage is just a short and picturesque walk to the center of town as well as a cozy and delightful place to enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonderful Cotswold community.
Lovely location, excellent cottage, very well equiped. Made very welcome by the host David. Will definately go back.
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