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Forge Cottage Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Forge Cottage

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 5 reviews

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

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

Forge Cottage is a lovely Cotswold stone property, managed by the neighbouring Guiting Guest House. The cottage is in the centre of the beautiful and peaceful village of Guiting Power, which is surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North Cotswolds. The well known market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are both approximately six miles away and the cottage is well placed for exploring the entire Cotswolds region.

The cottage has been enhanced by its current owners, whilst maintaining its traditional character,

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

Forge Cottage is a lovely Cotswold stone property, managed by the neighbouring Guiting Guest House. The cottage is in the centre of the beautiful and peaceful village of Guiting Power, which is surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North Cotswolds. The well known market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are both approximately six miles away and the cottage is well placed for exploring the entire Cotswolds region.

The cottage has been enhanced by its current owners, whilst maintaining its traditional character, including wooden beams and floors, and a real fire. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV with DVD player, and a well presented kitchen.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of five guests (one on a sofa bed), in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms. Quiet on street parking is freely available. Forge Cottage is an ideal retreat for friends, couples or a family, looking for a peaceful getaway in a beautiful village.

Description

The front door of Forge Cottage opens into a small hallway, off which are the following rooms:

•Living/dining room: A large, characterful room, with wooden beams and floors, and a real fire. There is comfy seating for five and a large wooden dining table, with seating for six;

•Kitchen: The good sized kitchen contains an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, plus a small table and a couple of chairs.

Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing. The following rooms are on the first floor:

•Master bedroom: A large bedroom, containing a super king size bed and a sofa bed on a raised platform. There is an en-suite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;

•Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed;

•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

There is a small, enclosed patio area outside the front door of Forge Cottage, with a table and chairs in the warmer months of the year, and guests are also welcome to use the neighbouring garden of the Guiting Guest House after 10.30am.

Location description from owner

The Cotswolds region

Guiting PowerThe quintessential Cotswolds village of Guiting Power lies on a tributary of the river Windrush, its russet-coloured houses clustered round a sloping green, providing a perfect example of how the English village can seem to have been carved from the earth it is built on.This delightful village is a fascinating example of the unconscious harmony created by Cotswold masons over the centuries. The cottages, shops and inns are all beautifully cared for, with many of the buildings being owned and restored by a housing trust, initially set up for twelve cottages in 1934. The church of St. Michael to the south of the village has an exceptionally fine Norman south doorway.Guiting Power is unusual for a village its size, in having a Post Office, a village hall, a children's nursery, a bakery, village shop and two public houses.A number of glorious walks can be taken in the area around Guiting Power, north-westwards to Guiting Woods, south-eastwards down the Windrush Valley to Naunton, or south-westwards to Hawling, with the Hollow Bottom Inn and The Farmers Arms providing welcoming places to relax at the end of these walks.The Cotswolds Farm Park, made famous by the BBC's Countryfile programme, is near to Guiting Power, with its many rare breeds of animal making it a favourite destination of families.Bourton-on-the-WaterThe 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.Stow-on-the-WoldSitting 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.The CotswoldsThe 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.

Guiting Power

Food & DrinkThere are a number of well-regarded pubs and restaurants located a pleasant walk or a short drive away from the property, including:•The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power•The Farmers Arms, Guiting Power•The Black Horse Inn, NauntonBourton-on-the-Water: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. The list below is a small sample of the options available:•The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant•The Duke of Wellington•The Mousetrap Inn•The Village Restaurant & TearoomsStow-on-the-Wold:Stow 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:•White Hart•The Conservatory Restaurant at The Grapevine Hotel•The Talbot•DigbethsStow 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, including:•Cotswold Food Store and Café•Hamptons Fine FoodsNorth Cotswolds: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.The list below focuses on the traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds:•Black Horse, Naunton (www.theblackhorsenaunton.co.uk)•Churchill Arms, Paxford (www.thechurchillarms.com)•Crown Inn, Blockley (www.crownhotelblockley.co.uk)•Crown Inn, Church Enstone•Ebrington Arms, Ebrington (www.theebringtonarms.co.uk)•Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote (www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk)•Fox Inn, Broadwell•Fox Inn, Lower Oddington (www.foxinn.net)•Fox & Hounds Inn, Great Wolford (www.thefoxandhoundsinn.com)•Golden Ball Inn, Lower Swell (www.thegoldenballinn.com)•Great Western Arms, Blockley•Greedy Goose, Chastleton (www.thegreedygoosemoreton.co.uk)•Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power (www.hollowbottom.com)•Horse & Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill (www.horseandgroom.info)•Horse & Groom, Upper Oddington (www.horseandgroom.uk.com)•Kingham Plough, Kingham (www.thekinghamplough.co.uk)•King's Head Inn, Bledington (www.thekingsheadinn.net)•Lamb Inn, Burford (www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/property/the_lamb_inn?/lamb)•Lamb Inn, Great Rissington (www.thelambinn.com)•Plough Inn, Ford (www.theploughinnatford.co.uk)•Red Lion, Long Compton (www.redlion-longcompton.co.uk)•Red Lion, Little Compton (http://www.theredlionlittlecompton.co.uk/)•Snowshill Arms, Snowshill•Swan Inn, Swinbrook (www.theswanswinbrook.co.uk)•The Chequers, Churchill (www.thechequerschurchill.com)•The Farmers Arms, Guiting Power•The Inn at Fossebridge (www.cotswolds-country-pub-hotel.co.uk)•The Wild Rabbit, Kingham (www.thewildrabbit.co.uk)•Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach (www.cotswoldswheatsheaf.com)We recommend phoning in advance, to check opening times and availability of food, especially during the quieter months of the year. Many pubs accept children and dogs, but you should always check this in advance.ActivitiesThe 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•OxfordActivities 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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Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

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

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Access

  • 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:
25 Aug 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Dec 2013. Located in Cotswolds, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £462 to £1056.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Aug 2016.

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