Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Bourton on the Water - Middle Gable
Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms - 1 room with 4-poster double bed, 1 room with 3 singles.
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Middle Gable is one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Cotswolds, dating from the time of the English Civil War, over 350 years ago. The house has recently been sympathetically refurbished and retains a wealth of character features, including dovecotes (square holes on the outside wall, originally intended to house doves or pigeons), stone mullion windows, wooden beams, a grand fireplace, original wooden flooring and a “wig and gown” cupboard, to store the wigs and gowns worn by people of the period. Complementing these period features, the house has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, two satellite TVs, a Blu-ray home theatre system and a well equipped kitchen. The living room and both bedrooms look out over beautifully maintained gardens, which include a paved seating area for Middle Gable guests. The layout of the house makes Middle Gable an ideal retreat for a family or a group of friends.
The house sleeps up to five people, in two bedrooms: two in a spectacular four-poster bed in bedroom 1 and three in single beds in bedroom 2. There is a bathroom and a shower room.
Middle Gable is located very close to the heart of the beautiful village of Bourton-in-the-Water.
The property is accessed via the garden, which leads to the beautiful wooden front door. Inside the house, a small entrance hall leads into:
•Living room: A grand room, which has been newly refurbished in a traditional style, enhancing the abundance of period features, including stone mullion windows, a large fireplace with wood-burning stove, wooden beams and a centuries old alcove. The refurbishment includes a limestone flagged floor, with underfloor heating, and the provision of a flat screen satellite TV and Blu-ray home theatre system with an iPod docking station.
The living room then leads into the Inner Hall, which in turn leads to:
•Shower room: Contains a shower, basin and toilet;
•Kitchen/dining room: The kitchen is well equipped, including a cooker with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. There is a good sized dining table, with five chairs, and the layout of the room ensures that all guests can socialise whilst cooking is in progress.
Returning to the Inner Hall, a grand wooden staircase leads up to the first floor hallway, off which are:
•Bedroom 1: The initial highlight of the room is the spectacular super-king size four poster bed and this impressive room also has what is believed to be the original wooden flooring, stone mullion windows and the original “wig and gown” cupboard. There is a flat panel satellite TV in the room;
•Bathroom: Contains a bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet.
The staircase then continues up into the gable of the house, giving access to:
•Bedroom 2: A very spacious, dual aspect eaves bedroom, with beautiful original wooden beams. The room contains three single beds, two of which can be pushed together and one of which doubles up as a sofa (it is a full size adult bed, however).
Heading back downstairs and out of the front door, the lovingly cared for open plan gardens spread out in front of you. In Middle Gable’s garden, extending from the front of the house, there is a bench, for relaxing and looking out over all the gardens, as well as a paved seating area, which contains an outdoor table and chairs. At the end of the garden is a double garage for guest use.
A security deposit of £100 is payable to the property owners (£175 at Christmas, New Year and Cheltenham Week), which is returned by the owner after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property less any deductions for breakages or damage incurred. For UK based guests, the owner's preferred payment method is via a cheque. Overseas guests must pay the deposit via Paypal. Further details of how to pay the security deposit will be provided with your booking confirmation.
Regrettably, Middle Gable does not accept pets.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen, bath towels and hand towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time at Middle Gable is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am.
Bed sizes and configurations:
•Bedroom 1: Super-king size bed;
•Bedroom 2: Three full size single beds. Two of the beds can be pushed together (although they are not zip and link beds).
Fuel and logs:
Electricity and gas are included in the letting price.
Logs for the wood burning stove can be purchased locally.
Middle Gable has wireless internet access, two satellite TVs (one in the living room, one in bedroom 1, both of which receive the same signal) and a Blu-ray home theatre system in the living room. There is also a telephone available, for incoming calls only.
Middle Gable has a double garage with off street parking directly outside the garage for one additional car.
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) and a booster seat are provided.
Toilet rolls and cleaning products are provided. Guests should bring all the other consumables that they will require with them.
Accessibility, health and safety:
Middle Gable is an old, Grade II* listed property and has many character features, including some low beams and ceilings, and multiple 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.
No smoking is permitted throughout Middle Gable.
Hen and Stag parties:
Hen and Stag parties are not allowed at Middle Gable.
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.
The owners of Middle Gable are proud supporters of www.giveustime.org.uk, which provides holidays to servicemen and their families, to help them adjust to life after combat.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
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