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Immaculately Presented Cotswold Stone Cottage In Minchinhampton

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Minchinhampton - Bakers Cottage

Sleeps 4 In 2 Bedrooms, With 1 Bathroom. Enclosed Garden & Free Street Parking

Summary

Bakers cottage is at the end of a row of traditional Cotswold stone cottages, on a narrow lane in the heart of the beautiful village of minchinhampton. The village is located away from major roads and is surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside, including minchinhampton common, where cows graze freely in summer, and princess anne's gatcombe estate, home of the famous horse trials. The village is also well placed for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswold, as well as the famous spa towns of bath and cheltenham.

The cottage has been beautifully furnished and decorated by its owner, to create a contemporary yet cosy feel, whilst maintaining its traditional character features, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, stone mullion windows, oak beams and a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flat screen TV and a well presented kitchen.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of four people, in two bedrooms, with one bathroom, and benefits from an enclosed back garden. Free on street parking is readily available. Bakers cottage is an ideal retreat for friends, couples or a small family, looking for a peaceful getaway in a beautiful area.

Description

The half stabled front door of bakers cottage opens directly into the living room. The following rooms are on the ground floor:

•living room: a beautiful room, which exudes traditional character, including an exposed cotswold stone wall, wooden floor, stone mullion window and wood burning stove. There is comfy seating for four and a free view TV with DVD player;

•kitchen/dining room: looking out to the back garden, the kitchen contains an electric oven, four ring electric hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle and toaster. There is a wooden dining table, with seating for four, which can be set up in either the kitchen or the living room;

•utility room: contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

•bedroom 2: a characterful room, with a lovely window seat and wooden beams, which contains a double bed;

•family bathroom: contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

A further set of stairs leads up from the first floor, opening directly into the master bedroom:

•master bedroom: a beautiful room, in the eaves of the cottage (with a low beam as you enter the room), which contains a king size bed.

Bakers cottage's enclosed garden is accessed from the kitchen and consists of two areas: a small courtyard area immediately outside the back door, and then relatively steep steps lead up to a lawned area, which has a wooden table and four chairs, with beautiful views of the local church. There is a charcoal barbecue during the summer months.

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

Property Manager
Enquiries
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Sophie, I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our time at Bakers Cottage last weekend. It was every bit as beautiful as the photos suggested and it met our requirements perfectly. We had a very relaxing break and felt ‘at home’ in no time at all. Friends from Newport came and joined us on the Saturday night and we had wonderful circular walk in the Sapperton Valley finishing with a well-earned Sunday roast at The Bell. In fact, I wish I’d thought to mention it in your Guest Book so that future guests might enjoy the same. Apart from Sunday when we had glorious sunshine, the weather wasn’t great so it was lovely to use the woodburner.



All in all we couldn’t have enjoyed our weekend more and we would heartily recommend Bakers Cottage as a super base for a holiday in the Cotswolds. When holidaying we never usually go back to the same place, but I think Baker’s Cottage might just be the exception to our rule! Many thanks for offering your beautiful property as a perfect Character Cottage experience
Nov 2015
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Immaculately Presented Cotswold Stone Cottage In Minchinhampton
average rating of 2.0 based on 5 reviews
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Not as expected

  • 2 of 5

This cottage was not at all what we expected and a real disappointment. I will try to be balanced and give some positives first:

-good general area of the Cotswolds, not too touristy;

-attractive enough village;

-some nice decorative touches;

-pretty, if tiny, garden;

-utilities in working order.

However, if you are thinking of booking this be aware that:

-there is no parking outside the cottage but several hundred metres further along the street - no fun with suitcases in the rain;

-despite being in a fairly large village there is nowhere to eat out at night that doesn't involve a drive;

-the local cow population roam freely outside - so watch your shoes as you convey your suitcases and don't even think about wheeling them along the pavement;

-upper bedroom is far from enchanting and completely exposed to the first floor landing;

-bathroom is mouldy round the windows;

-living room window is draughty and a scarf is needed when sitting on the sofa on a windy day;

-the cottage is on a main road in and out of the village so if you're a light sleeper, take earplugs;

-smoke alarm was beeping on arrival due to low battery - training issue for housekeeping staff who must have been aware and chose to ignore it;

-furniture has been moved from room to room for the above pictures so you can't tell how terribly cramped the living areas are - it's impossible to seat 4 people at the table;

-kitchen is particularly tiny with only the most basic of equipment most of which has seen better days - we spent the week boiling water in a pot as the kettle was in such a state;

-DVD player supplied but no DVDs;

-no walk books;

-even though the company we booked through advertised 'initial consumables' as part of the package we had a packet of supermarket biscuits dumped in a basket with leaflets and not even a pint of milk was available to make a cup of tea on arrival;

-no hairdryer;

-the owner does not give the impression of caring what sort of holiday you have - we had communication from her not on a postcard to say 'welcome' as we've had in most cottages we've been to, or in the form of a polite knock on the door and offer of help / enquiry as to how we were getting on like we've had at some of the better cottages we've been to, but in the form of a simultaneous e-mail and text on the penultimate day demanding we put out the rubbish!

There is little care going into this rental - not recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The following is written by the owner of the cottage: I am sorry that you have found certain aspects unsatisfactory during your recent stay at Bakers Cottage, and I wanted to take the time to reply to your feedback. There is free on street parking available almost opposite the cottage as well as the free parking further along the street. Minchinhampton does have some evening eating options: ‘Sophie’s’, ‘Munchinhampton’, a fish & chip shop & a pop-up pizza takeaway. The website does make reference to the cows freely roaming but for us this is part of the charm of living here! We think the bedroom is ‘enchanting’ and the website does clearly state that it opens directly from the first floor. I am sorry if you found any evidence of mould. I will have this addressed immediately. Unfortunately some old Grade listed buildings do suffer from the occasional draft. Whilst there are no main roads in Minchinhampton the cottage is in the heart of the village and consequently there will be passing traffic. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will have it addressed immediately. Bakers Cottage is a cosy cottage. The table is a drop leaf and needs to be set up correctly. Once done it can easily accommodate four people. I’m sorry to hear this and would have appreciated it if you had contacted me to let me know about the problems you were having with the kettle. On arrival a pack of luxury biscuits were provided. The website clearly states what is provided as ‘initial consumables’. I am sorry that you feel this way as my guests are of my foremost concern. As with all my guests I initially left you to enjoy your holiday in peace without intrusion. I provide a copy of the communication regarding the rubbish. I do not feel that the following is demanding at all: “I hope that you are having a wonderful stay at Bakers Cottage. As you may or may not have read in the welcome pack it is bin day tomorrow in Minchinhampton, so please may you put your black rubbish bags (and green recycling bin) outside the front door Thursday evening for Friday am collection. Please do not leave this until Friday morning as the bin men can come early! Many thanks for your cooperation.” As Character Cottages have discussed with you “Often guests don’t always see messages left at the property for them so on occasion owners do need to get in touch with direct messages.” I thank you for bringing all these points to my attention.
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Location

Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Stroud
Car: recommended

Minchinhampton

Minchinhampton is a very attractive, thriving hilltop town, situated on a tongue of high land between the Golden Valley and the Nailsworth Valley, 1.5 miles north east of Nailsworth. The town also sits on the eastern fringes of Minchinhampton Common, high above the valleys that were once prosperous with the production of cloth.

The centre of Minchinhampton is a picture-postcard image of what people expect of a small Cotswold town, but with the added advantage of having a good selection of shops and places to eat. The town is centred on its High Street and old Market Square, the main features of which are the late 17th century Market House, supported on stone columns, the handsome Crown Hotel, and the Post Office.

Minchinhampton Common is a large area of open grassland with spectacular views over the Stroud and Nailsworth valleys. The area is owned by National Trust and is an important archaeological landscape, with prehistoric field systems, burial mounds and the remains of a defensive earthwork, known as The Bulwarks. In the summer the Commons are grazed by local commoners' cattle.

The Five Valleys

The Five Valleys are a group of valleys in the south-western Cotswolds, which converge on the town of Stroud. The valleys are as follows:

•The Chalford Valley (also known as the 'Golden Valley')

•The Nailsworth Valley

•The Slad Valley

•The Painswick Valley

•The Cam Valley

The town of Stroud, on the main line from London Paddington, is a great meeting place, described by Jasper Conran as 'the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds'. With a bohemian vibe and an enviable array of independent shops, Stroud offers a unique shopping experience unrivalled by any town or city in the locality. Brimming with character and standing amidst the dramatic backdrop of the Five Valleys, Stroud has an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and art galleries in the most beautiful of settings. The award-winning Farmers' Market is held every Saturday and, throughout the summer months, street performers will entertain you every Saturday morning. There is a full programme of music and theatre throughout the year, making Stroud a true hub of cultural events.

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.

Food & drink

Minchinhampton:

For a small market town, Minchinhampton is fortunate to be blessed with a number of good places to eat and drink:

•Sophie's Restaurant

•The Ragged Cot

•The Kitchen

•The Old Lodge

•The Crown Inn

Minchinhampton also has an excellent butcher's shop and an organic cheese shop.

Nailsworth:

Nailsworth has a number of places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit most tastes and budgets. The selection below is a small sample of the options available:

•mark@street

•Wild Garlic Restaurant

•The Olive Tree

Nailsworth also has three supermarkets (Morrisons, Tesco Express and Co-op) for regular food purchases and an award winning delicatessen.

South-West Cotswolds:

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider South-West Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stroud, Nailsworth, Cirencester and Tetbury containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also numerous traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the South-West Cotswolds. We recommend phoning in advance, to check opening times and availability of food, especially during the quieter months of the year. Many pubs accept children and dogs, but you should always check this in advance.

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 Cotswold towns.

•Bath

•Blenheim Palace

•Warwick Castle

•Stratford-upon-Avon

•Hidcote

•Chedworth Roman Villa

•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Minchinhampton, Stroud district

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£251
£335
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£291
£393
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£251
£335
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£291
£393
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£251
£335
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£251
£452
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£291
£393
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£438
£625
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£367
£510
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£291
£393
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£367
£510
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£330
£452
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£403
£568
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£367
£510
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£403
£568
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£438
£625
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£367
£510
 

Notes

  • IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOMEAWAY, VRBO AND OWNERS DIRECT SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE BELOW) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES.
  • Special Offers
    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 4-6 weeks = 5%, within 2-4 Weeks = 10%, and less than 2 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 20 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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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

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