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Welcome to Boxtree Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
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Boxtree Cottage is a very peaceful property, set back from a quiet lane, in the small Cotswolds village of Hidcote Boyce. The village is surrounded by beautiful open countryside, with numerous walks right on the doorstep. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is only two miles from the historic market town of Chipping Campden, with its many restaurants, shops and beautiful buildings, and less than 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The cottage is also approximately one mile away from both the Ebrington Arms and The Three Ways House Hotel (home of the famous Pudding Club), two of the best places to eat in the North Cotswolds.
Dating from the 18th century, Boxtree Cottage has been beautifully refurbished and retains many character features, including a large stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, flag stone floors and ledge and brace doors. Complementing these period features, the house has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, TVs in most rooms and a beautiful kitchen.
Boxtree cottage sleeps up to three people, in a double room and a single room, and there is a lovely family bathroom. The cottage also has an enclosed garden, at the front of the house. The layout of the property makes Boxtree Cottage an ideal retreat for a couple, or a small family.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required at Boxtree Cottage.
Boxtree Cottage accepts up to two dogs, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen, bath towels and hand towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time at Boxtree Cottage is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am.
Bed sizes and configurations
Bedroom 1: King size bed;
Bedroom 2: Single bed.
Please note that bedroom 2 is on the 2nd floor of the cottage and has no door.
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has an electric central heating system.
Electricity is included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
Boxtree Cottage has wireless internet access, a Freesat TV in the living room and further TVs in both bedrooms and the bathroom.
There is no telephone at the property. Mobile phone reception is variable, typically being better outside the cottage than inside.
Boxtree Cottage is located on a peaceful lane, with free on street parking readily available.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen), high chair and safety gate are provided.
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
Boxtree Cottage is a very old property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs, low beams 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. Guests should also be aware that there is only a small landing space between the door to bedroom 1 and the top of the stairs down to the kitchen.
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 Boxtree Cottage.
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.
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We booked this property late on the Friday evening and were delighted with the service we received from the manager and owner, enabling us to take the cottage from the Monday. The information we received was accurate and we were able to find the cottage easily.
The cottage was charming and spotlessly clean on our arrival, and the tea, coffeee, milk biscuits etc were very welcome. The bed was King size and very comfortable.
We loved the cottage, particularly in the evenings when we lit the wood burner. It took us a while one evening to get the oven working and the user guide didn't seem to be there but we got it working eventually so there was no problem.
Personally we had no mobile signal, I'm sure other providers would have been okay and there was excellent wi-fi so again not an issue..
We only ate out one night at the King's Arms in Mickleton. Highly recommended, good food and friendly service.
We would definitely recommend the cottage and in all probability will use it againn ourselves.
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.
Car: Hidcote Boyce is easily accessed by car, being located approximately five miles away from both the A44 and the A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads through the North Cotswolds.
Train: The nearest railway station to Hidcote Boyce is Honeybourne (approximately five miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately two hours.
Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 39 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 81 miles, approximately 100 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 77 miles, approximately 100 minute drive.
*Plus compulsory or optional charges based on actual occupancy or consumption. The payment has to be made in the currency offered by the property manager, before use of conversion tool. Payments in other currencies have to be negotiated beforehand with the property manager. The currency conversion tool is provided for your convenience only and is non-binding.