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Welcome to April Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
April Cottage is a stunning property, which is believed to date back approximately three hundred years and combines a mixture of traditional timber frame and Cotswold stone building styles. The cottage is located on a quiet lane, close to the beautiful local church, in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Mickleton. The location is ideal for exploring some of England's finest countryside, towns and villages, being just three miles from Chipping Campden and eight miles from Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Many beautiful walks can be taken directly from the doorstep of the cottage.
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April Cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished by its owners, to highlight its wealth of traditional character whilst creating a stylish, welcoming environment. The many character features include the original oak beams and frames, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors and a stunning inglenook fireplace. This character is complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, underfloor heating, a flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a small, enclosed garden and off-street parking for two cars, with free on street parking also readily available. April Cottage is perfect for groups of friends, couples or a family, looking for a beautiful, traditional property in a fabulous location.
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 (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is six guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than six guests at the property.
Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants.
One small or medium sized dog is accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking.
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 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
Master bedroom: King size bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: 2 x single beds
Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin;
En-suite bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin.
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system. The ground floor of the cottage has an underfloor heating system, which allows the cottage to warm up very quickly during the colder months of the year.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs is usually provided for the wood burning stove and further supplies can be purchased locally. Please note that the initial supply of logs is normally available, however, on rare occasions, there may be situations when the previous guests have used up all the logs and the log supply cannot be replenished immediately.
The property has free wireless internet access and a flatscreen TV with DVD player. There is also a telephone, for UK calls only, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.
Mobile phone reception is variable at the property, generally being better outside, or close to the windows when inside the property.
The property has off street parking for two cars and free on street parking is also 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 may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided, as well as a selection of children's DVDs.
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
This is an old property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs with no bannister, low beams and doorways, 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 the property. This includes in the courtyard garden and the small outside area at the rear of the property, due to the cottage's exposed timber frame.
Corporate and commercial bookings
Unfortunately, this property does not accept corporate, work related or commercial bookings of any kind.
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.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
Our family of 4, including 2 kids 7 and 9, had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage. From the photos, the main room looks rather big and cold, but in person it was charming. The renovation of this very old cottage was beautifully done -- we particularly appreciated the lighting setup, which turned on various combinations of lights with the flick of a switch. The kitchen was very nicely equipped, and the bedrooms were comfortable. We liked the quietness of the village, and its location near many of the more popular name attractions. We would return in a heartbeat.
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: Mickleton is easily accessed by car, being located approximately five miles away from the A44 and seven miles away from the A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads through the North Cotswolds.
Train: The nearest railway station to Mickleton is Honeybourne (approximately three miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately two hours.
Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 38 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 82 miles, approximately 100 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 78 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.