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CHARMING COTSWOLD COTTAGE, IDYLLIC FOR WEEKENDS OR EXPLORING + FREE WIFI

Owner, David and Fionna Cardale

Speaks French, Russian, German, Polish, Italian, Spanish, English
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Owner, David and Fionna Cardale

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CHARMING COTSWOLD COTTAGE, IDYLLIC FOR WEEKENDS OR EXPLORING + FREE WIFI

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Cirencester - The Old Sheephouse

Great location, free WIFI: Sleeps 6: 3 double/twin bedrooms, kitchen, utility

Charming 18th century Costwold stone cottage in idyllic rural location with great character and period features, stunningly refurbished. Perfect for a comfy cosy weekend retreat with family or friends, and ideal for sightseeing around the Cotswolds. Huge inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove in lovely large sitting room with exposed beams and comfy seating, tv and freeview. Stylish modern and well equipped kitchen with breakfast area and separate sunny dining room seating up to 8. In addition, there is a utility/boot room and separate wc. Upstairs 3 delightful sunny bedrooms with twin/double beds, two luxury modern bathrooms (1 ensuite) with wc, basin, bath and large shower in each. Central heating throughout. Fresh linen provided.

The cottage is surrounded by its garden, with a summer house and large pond (home to wild ducks and moorhens) and overlooks idyllic pasture fields with sheep grazing. There is an attractive BBQ area by the pond and garden furniture is provided. The garden is secluded, and fenced in. Behind the house is a large gravelled parking area for up to 3 cars.

The Old Sheephouse is situated in a secluded spot in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers all the attractions of the Cotswolds. Perfect for those seeking an idyllic rural retreat away from it all, with wonderful unspoilt walks on your doorstep. A peaceful 1.5 km walk will bring you into Barnsley Village with the chic Barnsley House Hotel and renowned Village Pub, with its great cuisine and famous clientèle. The Cottage is located just 7 minutes from the fashionable Roman town of Cirencester with its fantastic restaurants, shops and boutiques, Roman sights, golf courses and Cirencester Polo Club. There is a Waitrose and Tesco in Cirencester for any self-catering supplies and both deliver to the postcode. The Cotswold Leisure Centre has great gym and fitness facilities and a large modern swimming pool. Nearby the Cotswold Water Park offers a huge variety of watersports and activities.

Other towns within a 20 minute drive include Lechlade, Bibury and Tetbury, charming traditional Cotswold towns offering antiques, small boutiques, cafes, pubs, great restaurants and even trout fishing. Cheltenham Is close by with its elegant shops, racecourse and Literary Festival, and there is a dry ski slope in Gloucester just 20 miles away. Why not visit the Cotwold Wildlife Park at Slimbridge on your way back? Or for a fun day out, visit Bristol, home of Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, with its great Science museum, zoo and botanical gardens, not to mention excellent shopping. A trip to the Unesco World Heritage sites of Oxford or Bath is a must, to experience the dreaming spires of Oxford or to lose yourself in the Georgian splendor of Bath, with its Roman thermal baths, elegant shops and theatre. The world famous equestrian events of Badminton Horse Trials, Gatcombe Horse Trials and Cheltenham Gold Cup are all within easy reach. Famous gardens close by include the legendary Rosemary Verey's garden at Barnsley House, snowdrops in February at Colesbourne and Painswick Rococco Gardens, tulips in April at Cerney House gardens. The fritillary fields at Cricklade are well worth a visit around Easter, as is Westonbirt Arboretum particularly in October with the autumn colours.

The nearest train station is Kemble which is 15 minutes away and the nearest international airport is Heathrow. London is an hour and a half away by car or 55minutes by train.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Owner, David and Fionna Cardale (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks French, Russian, German, Polish, Italian, Spanish, English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. We really enjoyed it all.
May 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005756
Cirencester Cotswold district
5

Tranquility within reach of tourist attractions

  • 5 out of 5
The Old Sheephouse is a delightful, roomy cottage, located on a quiet road, but within reach of local attractive Cotswold towns and villages. It's location is ideal for those who wish to either relax in the house or garden or spend their time sightseeing. The property is clean, comfortable,well equipped and in excellent decorative order.The wood burning stove made it particularly cosy.The local pub is only a five minute car ride away.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to families or couples. We were made more than welcome and look forward to returning there soon.

The Boswell family (6 adults and 1 toddler)
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005756
Cirencester Cotswold district
5

Cotswold Perfect

  • 5 out of 5
We rented the Cottage for a week in early August and found the Cottage to be equipped with everything we needed, including guide books and maps. The location was great - right in the middle of everything you want to see in the Cotswold region. Old Sheephouse Lane is ideal for a morning run or walk to start your day. The garden is delightful for an evening barbeque. You can buy all of your supplies, and good wine, at the local Waitrose grocery store. To top it all off, we had the fortune to meet FIonna who gave us all kinds of valuable tips to make our stay perfect. We highly recommend a stay at the Old Sheephouse. Paul and Michelle
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005756
Cirencester Cotswold district
5

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 out of 5
This is a very lovely cottage. It met our needs perfectly. The facilities are first-class: a nice combination of modernity and tradition. Very clean and well-maintained. The owner, Fionna, was extremely helpful and accommodating as we used the cottage to host a small post-wedding party. We would love to return sometime and have no hesitation in recommending it.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005756
Cirencester Cotswold district
5

Great property

  • 5 out of 5
This is a lovely comfortable property. The owners are very welcoming and accommodating. There are 3 spacious double bedrooms and the cottage has been refurbished to a good standard. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005756
Cirencester Cotswold district
5

The right house in the right place

  • 5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay. Everything went very well and it was as described. The cottage is located in a very quiet and green area, but so close to all the wonderful locations of the Cotsworld.
The house is great, full of space and all the equipment you need is available. Furthermore the owner was always available in case of any request.
We also appreciated the amount of information available in order to find what is going on in the area, really useful.
We would definitely recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005756
Cirencester Cotswold district
5

This place is amazing!

  • 5 out of 5
A wonderful rural retreat with an outward appearance directly out of a Jane Austen novel but modern and comfortable interior where it should be (kitchen, bathrooms) combined with that certain country house flair. The spacious kitchen quickly became our central meeting point with direct access to the beautiful garden which invites to dine alfresco. Whereas The Old Sheephouse is a tranquil hideaway it is located within a few minutes’ drive to Cirencester and even within walking distance to a fabulous pub. We have been on day trips as far as London and South Wales, all within reach.
For our party of five the cottage has been big enough for everyone finding privacy. We definitely enjoyed our stay and are making plans for coming back already - there is still uncharted territory that needs to be explored!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Heathrow or Kemble Airport
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Kemble
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
M4 Junction 15
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Village Pub, Barnsley
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Baunton
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Barnsley House Hotel
Car: necessary

Charming rural location, close to Cirencester with its wonderful shops and cafes, and an easy walk to Barnsley village with the famous Village Pub and Barnsley House hotel.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Cirencester, Cotswold district

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
12 Sep 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£364
for 3 nights
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Winter
9 Jan 2015 - 5 Feb 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Spring break
6 Feb 2015 - 2 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
£900
 
 
Easter
3 Apr 2015 - 9 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Early Summer
10 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
May Bank Holiday
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
Peak Season
29 May 2015 - 10 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
Autumn
11 Sep 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Deposit not included. Please email for details of deposit and terms of rental.
Booking deposit of 50% of rent due to confirm booking. 1st rent instalment is 28 days prior to holiday, 2nd instalment 14 days prior. Booking deposit converts to security deposit at start of holiday and is refundable (subject to compliance with conditions) within 14 days of departure.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cirencester in Cotswold district

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite, 2 basins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be twin bedded
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size double bed/ twin beds as required. Cot/high chair available by arrangement.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • water parks
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • ski
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Please note that there is a large natural unfenced pond at the rear of the property, accordingly the property is not recommended for young children who may be unattended in the vicinity of the pond. We regret there is limited accessibility for wheelchairs downstairs due to the age of the building.
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