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

Owner, David and Fionna Cardale

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Polish
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Owner, David and Fionna Cardale

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Polish
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CHARMING COTSWOLD COTTAGE, IDYLLIC FOR WEEKENDS OR EXPLORING + FREE WIFI

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. We really enjoyed it all.
May 2014
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 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

Bliss and perfect for a family get away

  • 5 out of 5
A wonderfully calm and tranquil cottage with all that you need to have a lovely family break and be able to entertain too. Beautifully furnished and maintained and spotlessly clean and a door into the garden from the kitchen to boot, perfect for those early morning cups of tea watching the dew lift.

Secure garden was great for children, the beds were blissfully comfortable and the bathroom and showers were perfect. Well equipped kitchen and good local information and ideas of things to do provided. Wood burning stove on top of very efficient heating made for a very civilised weekend in the country - as did the boot room!

Wonderful cottage to borrow in a lovely part of the world.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming Cotswold Cottage, idyllic for weekends or exploring + free WIFI
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005756
Cirencester Cotswold district
Gran Canaria, Spain
5

Perfect place

  • 5 out of 5
The pshotos don't make justice to the real beauty of this house. We fell in love for it inmediately, even the two children (not very efusive usually) were enthusiatic about it. It was perfectly clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. A lot of space. Beautiful garden. 10 minutes to Cirencester's Waitrose and Tesco groceries. Perfect. We can't wait to go there again. Hopefully soon...Fiona was more than helpful with information about everything, unfortunately we had to go the the Hospital, but hadn't been for Fionna's indications we would have been lost, hopefully you won't need it, but Cirencester's Hospital staff was really nice and helpful. If there is any question Fionna is always ready to answer or help. We went to a great place for lunch in Stroud in front of the weekly market following her advice and were pleasantly surprised. Thank you for everything.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
business
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: Jul 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
business
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

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Heathrow or Kemble Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Village Pub, Barnsley
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Baunton
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Kemble
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
M4 Junction 15
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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Rates & Availability

From £143 Nightly

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
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£250
Thu,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
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Spring break
6 Feb 2015 - 2 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£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
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
May Bank Holiday
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Peak Season
29 May 2015 - 10 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Autumn
11 Sep 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Winter 2016
4 Jan 2016 - 5 Feb 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Weekend breaks by arrangement, please email for rates.
Deposit not included. Please email for details of deposit and terms of rental.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 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
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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