A door from Chipping Campden High Street opens to a cobbled alleyway adjacent to Kettle House and provides access to Kettle Cottage. The main house was built in 1640 and has seen life both as a coaching inn and a blacksmiths, but the cottage is believed to be Victorian in origin. It has been refurbished recently to provide a very comfortable holiday home with full gas central heating. The owners are happy to share their secluded, peaceful and well-maintained garden with their guests and a private decking area provides a real sun trap. Children over 5 and non-crawling babies are welcome. The cottage is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the heart of the High Street, is close to the beautiful wool church of St James and is just a short distance from the Eight Bells pub which serves excellent meals.
Short breaks available out of season. Prices on request.
We were very pleased with Kettle Cottage overall and really enjoyed our stay. The booking process was very smooth and instructions for accessing the property were easy to follow and we arrived without any real issue outside of finding a parking spot. Like most of the villages in the Cotswolds, off street parking is at a premium, and the tiny crescent pull off (that served three or for cottages) didn't have a ton of availability. We parked on the street a couple of nights because of that - but it was not a real problem.
The cottage is enchanting - back this ancient, private alley and just off of the owner's home. The beds were amazingly comfortable, and the windows were able to be open and let the night breeze in from the gorgeous gardens all around. My bedroom had a perfect view of St. James Cathedral, which counted the hours and was bathed in light at night. The perfect way to be lulled to sleep, certainly! The cottage has excellent wi-fi (a treasure when traveling) and a good cable tv package. The rooms are small but cozy, though the living room's sofa and chairs had seen a lot of use and we sunk down almost to floor level if we didn't pile pillows under us. The kitchen, while handy, really could use some "basics" such as salt/pepper, some generic spices, coffee just to be used by guests as they come and go. But everything worked well and we cooked some great meals thanks to the fresh veg shop on Lower High St and a fantastic butcher shop!
Chipping Campden is HEAVEN. Step back in time and just bask in the golden glow of the sun on the buildings housing cottages, homes, thatched and rose strewn residences and a wide variety of really great shops. It is central to so much - we were wise to choose it as our base of operation, though I could easily have made it my sole destination. When you can get up, saunter down High St in the early morning for a great coffee in the old silk mill and wave at the young girls riding their hunters at a leisurely clip-clop pace on stones placed in the 1600s...you realize you're experiencing something truly magical. We really loved our stay as will anyone who chooses Kettle Cottage!
A super, well equipped cottage. Friendly, helpful owners live next door. It was lovely to arrive to a homemade cake and fresh daffodils. Excellent location just off Chipping Campden High Street, ideal for local shops, restaurants and walks. Chipping Campden is a really beautiful small town. I would be happy to recommend this cottage.
Kettle Cottage is tucked away in the grounds of Kettle House and located in the residential area of Chipping Campden High Street known as Leysbourne. The honey coloured stone buildings along the High Street were built mainly by wealthy medieval wool merchants between the 14th and 17th centuries. From thatched cottages to elegant town houses, from the grand wool church of St James to the imposing, open-sided Market Hall erected in 1627, Chipping Campden is a constant delight. Its wealth of small shops, good restaurants, tea rooms, hotels and pubs provide for all tastes.
The town nestles in a valley in the North Cotswolds whose rolling hills and picturesque villages form an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Footpaths abound, whilst Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are only a short drive away. Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle and Blenheim Palace are within easy reach and, for garden enthusiasts, the renowned Hidcote Gardens is just one of several local attractions.
Prices include all fuel, linen and towels, fresh flowers (or real Christmas tree for Christmas and New Year bookings) and welcome tea tray with home-made cake.
Short breaks as follows:
2 or 3 nights 75% of weekly rate
4 nights 80% of weekly rate
5 nights 90% of weekly rate
6 nights at weekly rate
There is no booking fee.
Payment is by cheque, bank transfer (bank charges to be paid by the client), Visa or Mastercard. There is a 2% card handling charge (no charge for UK debit cards).
Bookings and secure payments can be made online at www.campdencottages.co.uk
One third of the rental cost is required with the booking; the balance 7 weeks before arrival.
There is a pre-authorised £150 cleaning/damage deposit.