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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 1148381
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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14
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Juniper House is a deceptively large, grade II listed Cotswold stone property, with an abundance of character features. The house is perfectly located on The Green, in the heart of the idyllic village of Kingham, voted “England's Favourite Village” in 2004 by Country Life magazine. As well as sitting amidst beautiful countryside, Kingham boasts two of the best country pubs in the whole Cotswolds and is a mile away from Daylesford Organic, well known for its organic food, cookery school and spa. The village is also well placed for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, and is on the main line from London Paddington station.
Dating back to the 17th century, there are an abundance of traditional character features throughout Juniper House, including a large inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors, exposed Cotswold stone walls, mullion windows and oak beams, floors and doors. The exceptional character is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, three flatscreen TVs with DVD players, and a large farmhouse style kitchen.
The house sleeps a maximum of 12+2 people, in seven bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor (with the +2 on a sofa bed in bedroom 7, which can also be set up as a quiet reading room). There are three bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom. The good sized rear garden of the house is enclosed by a stone wall and off street parking for two cars is available. Plenty of additional free parking is also available close to the house. Juniper House is an ideal location for large family gatherings or groups of friends looking for a classic country retreat.
Overlooking The Green, Juniper House's small front garden has a path leading to the solid oak front door. The door opens into the porch, then through another oak door, into the hallway, with a flagstone floor and exposed stone walls. The following rooms are on the large ground floor of the house:•Lounge: With flagstone floors, exposed stone walls and a large inglenook fireplace, with wood burning stove, the lounge is a beautiful room to relax in. There is comfy seating for approximately seven adults, with additional window seats and stools;•Snug: Contains comfy seating for four to six adults, a fireplace with wood burning stove, and a flatscreen TV with DVD player;•Family room: Accessed via the snug, the family room contains a large L-shaped sofa, a flatscreen TV with DVD player, and a variety of children's games and toys;•Kitchen/dining room: The farmhouse style kitchen contains an electric range cooker with two ovens and a five ring electric hob, a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. The large wooden dining table seats up to 12. There is a door out to the back garden from the dining area;•Quiet room/bedroom 7: Either a peaceful room to relax in, or an additional bedroom. Contains a double sofa bed;•Bedroom 6: Contains two single beds;•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin;•Utility room: Contains a washer/dryer, wash basin and chest freezer, with a door out to the back garden.Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:•Bedroom 1: A stunning master bedroom, with oak floors, beams and doors, exposed stone walls and mullion window, which contains a superking size bed and a flat screen TV, with integral DVD player. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, with a stand-alone bath with shower attachment, a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;•Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed;•Bedroom 4: Contains a single bed, with an additional pull-out guest bed;•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.Further stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which are the remaining rooms:•Bedroom 3: Contains a double bed;•Bedroom 5: Contains a single bed, with an additional pull-out guest bed;•Family bathroom: Contains walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.To the rear of the house, the enclosed walled garden contains a mix of paved and lawned areas, creating an ideal space both for adults to relax in and children to play in. There is an outdoor table and chairs, and a charcoal barbecue in the summer. To the side of the house there is off street parking for two cars, with further parking freely available close to the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 80 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Oxfordshire region
Voted "England's Favourite Village" in 2004 by Country Life magazine, Kingham is a beautiful, unspoilt Cotswold village, with a large open green and some elegant stone and thatch cottages, mostly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is situated in the Evenlode valley, a short drive from the well known Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton.
There has been a church on the site of St. Andrew's Church for at least 900 years, although the present building is a mixture of ages. The font is 13th century, the Perpendicular Gothic tower 15th century, the nave roof is dated 1774 and the rest of the church was remodelled in 1851-3. The church also has a fine old rectory, built in the 17th century.
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.
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.
Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire, situated on the western slopes of a hillside that was once the site of a Norman castle. “Chipping” is believed to derive from “ceapen”, an old English word meaning market. There has been a market in Chipping Norton since the 13th century and it was a major wool-trading town in the 15th century. The great “wool” church of St Mary, built in perpendicular style, testifies to its prosperity.
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.
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.
Food and drink
Kingham is fortunate to be blessed with two of the best village pubs in the whole of the Cotswolds and is just a mile away from the well known Daylesford Organic Farm:
•The Wild Rabbit
•The Kingham Plough
Kingham also has a village store, selling a wide range of everyday products, including fresh items, beers, wines and spirits, groceries and confectionery. There are regular farmers' markets held in the village, throughout the year.
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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