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LUXURIOUS, IMMACULATELY PRESENTED COTSWOLD STONE COTTAGE, IN A BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS, IMMACULATELY PRESENTED COTSWOLD STONE COTTAGE, IN A BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Lower Slaughter - St Mary's Cottage

Sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. Garden & off-street parking

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Summary

St Mary's Cottage is a truly exceptional property, set in its own private garden at the end of a quiet lane in the heart of Lower Slaughter, widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages. The cottage is set back from Copse Hill Road, which was named as the most romantic street in Britain in a 2011 online poll. Despite its tranquil setting, the cottage benefits from having a beautiful country inn and two of the Cotswolds finest restaurants a short stroll away, as well as being ideally placed for exploring the wider Cotswold region. The well known market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are both close by, with their wide ranges of pubs, shops and restaurants.

Built to the highest quality from Cotswold stone, with a character in keeping with the village, St Mary's Cottage has been immaculately furnished in a warm, contemporary style. The traditional character of the building has been complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a 3D flatscreen TV and a large, well equipped kitchen/dining room.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of 6+2 people, in three bedrooms and on a sofa bed in the TV room, with two bathrooms (one en-suite) and a downstairs cloakroom. Off street parking is available for up to four cars and a garage is available for the storage of bikes. The property is the perfect place for a family or a group of friends seeking an idyllic rural retreat.

Description

A path from the gate leads to the front door of St Mary's Cottage, which opens into a large hallway, leading to the ground floor rooms:

•Living room: As with the rest of the cottage, the living room has been beautifully decorated and furnished. This dual aspect room comfortably seats six, on three plush sofas, arranged around the feature gas effect fireplace. There is also a portable iPod dock;

•TV room: Adjoining the living room, the TV room contains a 3D flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is comfortable seating for five or six. One of the sofas is a sofa bed, which can be used to increase the cottage capacity from six to eight, for an additional charge (please see the important notes in the Key Features section regarding the sofa bed);

•Kitchen/dining room: A large, dual aspect room, perfect for dinner parties or casual dining. The well equipped kitchen contains a double electric oven, with grill and four ring electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a fridge with freezer compartment. The dining table comfortably seats eight;

•Utility room: Accessed via the kitchen and with a back door out to the garden and the garage, the large utility room contains a washing machine/tumble dryer and a second fridge with freezer compartment;

•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin.

Stairs from the hallway lead up to the first floor, where all of the bedrooms are beautifully set in the eaves of the cottage:

•Bedroom 1 (en-suite): Contains a king size bed. The en-suite bathroom contains a shower, a separate bath with shower attachment, a hand basin and a toilet;

•Bedroom 2: Contains a king size bed;

•Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds;

•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with shower attachment, a hand basin and a toilet.

Heading outside, the cottage is surrounded by its own peaceful, child friendly, enclosed garden. There is an outdoor table and six chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue. Also in the enclosed grounds of the cottage is a garage, for storing items such as bikes, and off street parking space for four cars.

Key Features

Security deposits:

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

Occupancy:

The maximum occupancy of the property is eight guests (when the sofa bed is in use). Please consult us prior to booking if you intend to have more than this number of guests at the property at any point during your stay, as additional charges may apply.

Sofa bed:

The standard capacity of the property is six guests, however, a double sofa bed is available in the TV room, which can increase the capacity to eight guests. The cost of the sofa bed is not included in the standard rental cost of the property and is charged at 20% of the standard rental cost (eg. to increase the capacity from the standard six guests to eight, the rental price would be 120% of the standard cost).

Guests who wish to use the sofa bed should note that it is in the TV room, which is connected to the living room, with no door in between. It may not therefore be suitable for children or guests who like to go to bed early, due to the possibility of being disturbed by guests who are still awake in the adjoining living room.

Pets:

Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time 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: King size bed

•Bedroom 3: 2x single beds

•TV room: Double sofa bed (additional charge applies, per above)

Bathrooms:

•Bathroom 1: Bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet

•Bathroom 2 (en-suite): Shower, bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet

•Downstairs cloakroom: Basin and toilet

Heating and fuel:

The property has a gas fired central heating system.

Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.

Services provided:

The property has free wireless internet access, a 3D flat screen TV with DVD player, an iPod dock and clock radios in each bedroom. A telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made. Mobile phone reception is generally OK.

Parking:

The property has off-street parking for up to four cars, plus a garage for the storage of bikes.

Housekeeping:

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

Child friendly facilities:

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

The property’s garden is enclosed and set well away from through roads.

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, toilet rolls, 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 property has two floors, 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 property.

Photographs:

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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Speaks English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Kingham
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Slaughters Country Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Various courses within c.10 miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Lower Slaughter Manor
Car: recommended

The Slaughters

Just over a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water are the twin villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. The name comes from old English 'Slohtre', which has nothing to do with killing things and means, simply, 'Muddy place'. Today's villages are far from muddy places, in contrast they are the epitome of idyllic, civilised Cotswold charm. Straddling the banks of the River Eye, also known as Slaughter Brook, the two villages have remained virtually unchanged for more than a century. Lower Slaughter in particular is regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages and, in 2011, Copse Hill Road was named as the most romantic street in Britain in an online poll.

Bourton-on-the-Water

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.

Stow-on-the-Wold

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.

The Cotswolds

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

Despite being small villages, Upper and Lower Slaughter are blessed with excellent dining options: a country inn, two fine dining restaurants and a riverside cafe, all of which are a short walk from anywhere in the two villages:

•The Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter

•Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

•Lower Slaughter Manor, Lower Slaughter

•The River Café at The Old Mill at Lower Slaughter

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

- Oxford

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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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Lower Slaughter, Cotswold district

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
4 Apr 2014 - 20 Apr 2014
£791
£1,130
2 nights
 
 
21 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014
£647
£863
2 nights
 
 
2 May 2014 - 8 May 2014
£791
£1,130
2 nights
 
 
9 May 2014 - 22 May 2014
£750
£1,000
2 nights
 
 
23 May 2014 - 29 May 2014
£867
£1,238
2 nights
 
 
30 May 2014 - 26 Jun 2014
£750
£1,000
2 nights
 
 
27 Jun 2014 - 17 Jul 2014
£867
£1,238
2 nights
 
 
18 Jul 2014 - 28 Aug 2014
£942
£1,346
2 nights
 
 
29 Aug 2014 - 25 Sep 2014
£791
£1,130
2 nights
 
 
26 Sep 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
£863
2 nights
 
 
24 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014
£1,130
2 nights
 
 
31 Oct 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
£863
2 nights
 
 
19 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
£1,725
7 nights
 
 
2 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
£863
2 nights
 
 
13 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015
£863
2 nights
 
 
20 Feb 2015 - 5 Mar 2015
£863
2 nights
 
 
6 Mar 2015 - 12 Mar 2015
£1,000
2 nights
 
 
13 Mar 2015 - 26 Mar 2015
£863
2 nights
 

Notes

  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 5-8 weeks = 5%, within 3-5 Weeks = 10%, and less than 3 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 24 weeks before the start date.

    Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

    For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lower Slaughter in Cotswold district

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village
  • rural
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • museums
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • fishing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website: