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The Sheiling – Home 209752 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Sheiling – Home 209752

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 13 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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!

The Sheiling is a beautiful, detached country cottage, set in its own enclosed garden, in the unspoilt Cotswolds conservation village of Upper Oddington. Many walks through the stunning Cotswold countryside are available on the doorstep and the cottage is only 2 miles from the beautiful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The Horse & Groom, a quintessential English Cotswold stone inn, is located 100 yards from the cottage and Daylesford Organic, with its award winning food, cookery school and spa, is also located close by.

The cottage is built

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!

The Sheiling is a beautiful, detached country cottage, set in its own enclosed garden, in the unspoilt Cotswolds conservation village of Upper Oddington. Many walks through the stunning Cotswold countryside are available on the doorstep and the cottage is only 2 miles from the beautiful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The Horse & Groom, a quintessential English Cotswold stone inn, is located 100 yards from the cottage and Daylesford Organic, with its award winning food, cookery school and spa, is also located close by.

The cottage is built from traditional Cotswold stone and has been beautifully decorated and furnished, with many character features, including wooden beams, a real fire in the living room and an inglenook fireplace in the kitchen, containing a Rayburn cooker. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and Freeview TV.

The Sheiling sleeps six people, in four bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor. There is also a small fold-up bed available, suitable for children up to age 11. There are two bathrooms. The cottage is an ideal retreat for a family holiday or for groups of friends seeking a beautiful country retreat.

Further details

Security deposits:

A security deposit of £200 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.

Pets:

Regrettably, The Sheiling does not accept pets.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time at The Sheiling is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations:

- Bedroom 1 (en-suite): King size bed;

- Bedroom 2: Double bed;

- Bedroom 3: Single bed;

- Bedroom 4 (downstairs): Single bed.

A small fold-up bed, suitable for children up to age 11, is also available for £10 per night, which fits most easily into bedroom 1.

Fuel and logs:

Electricity and oil are included in the letting price. There is a real fire in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Services provided:

The Sheiling has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. A cordless telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.

Parking:

The Sheiling has private parking for two cars on its driveway, with off street parking for a further two cars in front of the house.

Housekeeping:

Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.

Child friendly facilities:

A travel cot (without linen), high chair and safety gate are provided.

The Sheiling has an enclosed garden surrounding the house - young children should be supervised at all times.

Initial consumables:

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety:

The Sheiling has two floors, with low ceilings in parts of the second floor, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

Smoking:

No smoking is permitted throughout The Sheiling.

Further details outdoors

The enclosed garden surrounds the house, with a mixture of grass, decking and gravel areas. The garden is very quiet and tranquil, perfect for both adults and children to relax in. There is an outdoor table and chairs for six people.

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.

Oddington

Food and drink:
The village of Upper Oddington is perfectly located for visiting the numerous pubs and restaurants in the North Cotswolds.

There are two pubs within a short walk of The Sheiling:
- The Horse and Groom: A quintessential English Cotswold stone inn, dating back to 1580;
- The Fox Inn: This Virginia creeper clad, Cotswold stone Inn, with flagstone floor, beams, open fireplaces and collection of antiques is the perfect setting for a meal or drink with family and friends.

Also within a short walk or drive of The Sheiling is Daylesford Organic Farm, one of the most sustainable farms in the UK. As well as award-winning food in the farmshop and cafe, there is a host of things to see and do, including farm tours and farm walks, a cookery school and organic farm school, and relaxing treatments at the Hay Barn Spa.

Two miles away, Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. For eating in, 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

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing. There are also a number of spas located in beautiful surroundings.

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

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

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD 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:
20 Sep 2016
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Feb 2012. Located in Cotswolds, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £784 to £1592.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Sep 2016.

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“Fantastic Weekend Away”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2013

We had a wonderful time - the house was beautiful and in great condition. The owners/managers had also left nice touches like a bottle of wine and tea and cake for us on arrival which was lovely. We had a really good time, local pub was excellent. I'd definitely recommend.

“Unforgettable traditional English experience...”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2013

My feedback regarding the Sheiling. LOVED IT. From the journey to Upper Oddington, to pulling in the drive of the beautiful house we were in absolute heaven. The house is so homely and cute, and unbelieveably well equipped for everything we needed and more. The trip was a treat for my parents who were visiting from Australia and they have said they would like to make this their regular destination when visiting the UK. Having now experienced it's charms in winter, we would love to see the cottage in it's summer glory as well. Having the Horse and Groom on our doorstep was fantastic and we enjoyed dinner on 2 nights there. Stow is a short drive from the cottage as well with quaint shops, pubs and convenience stores. I would highly recommend The Shieling to international and UK based guests as it's a true gem.

“A great weekend!”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2012

We had a lovely time at The Sheiling. Cottage was well-appointed with all equipment, beds were extremely comfortable and we all had a very enjoyable weekend. An idyllic peaceful village in a beautiful part of theworld.

“A beautiful, comfortable and homely cottage in a quiet village”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2012

We had a lovely stay in The Sheiling. It was as beautiful as the pictures on the website showed. The garden was also very lovely, and we were very comfortable there. There was a good variety of DVDs, games and books. The bedrooms were very lovely and comfortable. Information of things to do in the area was provided.

“Very cosy retreat”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2012

We stayed at the Sheiling for a friends' reunion and had a great time. It was a really perfect set up for our group (2 couples, 2 singles and an infant) and a really cosy house. The Horse and Groom also provided some overspill for friends that could only stay one night. Good location and we all enjoyed exploring an area none of us had really been to before.

“A perfect reflection of the charm and comfort of the Cotswolds.”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2012

We have rented frequently on mainline Europe but neverbefore in England, and we felt that for charm, location, and reasonable price, the Sheiling was our best ever. It was beautifully equipped and immediately comfortable "like home". We loved eing in a quiet hamlet instead of one of the large villages. The information provided was most helpful in planning our day trips and meals out.

“Beautiful house, in a beautiful location - peaceful getaway”

Reviewed 28 May 2012

We really enjoyed our stay-the cottage was lovely and had everything we needed.  The welcome bottle of wine and cake was also a really nice touch.   I was also really pleased with how easy it was to book, and the speed at which all the details were sent through - and the information provided was easy to understand and comprehensive.   We'd definitely look to use Character Cottages again, and will recommend to friends.

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