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Beautiful, period property, on a quiet street in the lovely village of Mickleton

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Mickleton - April Cottage

Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms, With 2 Bathrooms. Enclosed Garden. Off Street Parking

THE CALCULATOR ON THIS PAGE INCORRECTLY USES NIGHTLY RATES AND ANY QUOTES PRODUCED ARE INACCURATE. CONTACT US FOR CORRECT PRICING!

Summary

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.

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.

Description

The front door of April Cottage is accessed via the garden and opens into the living room. The following rooms are on the ground floor:

•Living room: Exuding traditional character, the living room contains oak beams and frames, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors and a stunning inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is also underfloor heating, comfy seating for six and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player;

•Dining room: With the same character as the living room, the dining room also has underfloor heating and a beautiful dining table with seating for six;

•Kitchen: A later addition to enlarge the cottage, the well presented kitchen contains a four ring gas hob, electric cooker and grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules);

•Utility room: Contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and a clothes drying rack;

•Cloakroom: Contains a toilet, with a wash basin just outside the door.

Relatively steep stairs wind up to the first floor, off which are the following rooms, all beautifully set in the eaves of the cottage, surrounded by lovely oak beams:

•Master bedroom: Contains a king size bed, two small wardrobes, and an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;

•Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers;

•Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds;

•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

April Cottage's enclosed garden is at the front of the property, with peaceful views down the lane and towards the church. The garden is mostly paved and contains a table and seating for four, with additional chairs available inside the cottage. A charcoal barbecue is provided during the warmer months of the year. Next to the garden is an off-street parking area, with space for two cars.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Enquiries
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

Beautiful, period property, on a quiet street in the lovely village of Mickleton
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Santa Rosa, California
5

Wonderful cottage in charming village

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Two pubs within walking distance
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Honeybourne
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Three Ways House Restaurant

Mickleton

Mickleton is the northernmost village in Gloucestershire, lying close to the county border with Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The village lies in a fine setting in the Vale of Evesham, at the western edge of the Cotswold escarpment, just three miles from Chipping Campden and eight miles south of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Overlooking the village is Meon Hill, which is said to have provided inspiration for Tolkien's 'Weathertop' from The Lord of the Rings.

The village contains several attractive stone houses and cottages, in addition to those of thatch and half-timber. The little Victorian Memorial Fountain is an interesting feature by William Burges, the architect of Cardiff Castle and Castle Coch, two excellent examples of the High Victorian Gothic. Medford House is a handsome 'Cotswold-Queen Anne' style building and the church has a fine 14th century tower and spire, plus a most unusual 17th century two storey porch. Inside the church can be found a 12th century crucifix or rood over the north aisle chapel alter.

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden is a small market town, notable for its elegant terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century (“Chipping” comes from the Old English word for a market-place and is found in other towns, such as Chipping Norton and Chipping Sodbury).

A rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages, Chipping Campden enjoyed the patronage of wealthy wool merchants. Today it is a popular Cotswold tourist destination with old inns, hotels, specialist shops and restaurants. The High Street is lined with honey-coloured limestone buildings, built from the mellow locally quarried oolitic limestone known as Cotswold stone, and boasts a wealth of fine vernacular architecture. At its centre stands the Market Hall with its splendid arches, built in 1627.

Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare Country is a loosely defined region, centred on the world famous town of Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. With magnificent castles, glorious gardens, stately homes and a historic palace, Shakespeare Country offers everything you need for a relaxing short break or a longer holiday. Visit historic Warwick and Kenilworth with their magnificent castles, enjoy regency Royal Leamington Spa and step back in time in Stratford-upon-Avon, or delve a little deeper into Shakespeare Country and you will discover some delightful smaller towns and villages.

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.

Food and drink

For a small village, Mickleton is fortunate to be blessed with a number of places to eat and drink:

•The Three Ways House Restaurant (Home to the world famous Pudding Club, which was founded in 1985 to prevent the demise of the traditional great British Pudding)

•The King's Arms

•The Butcher's Arms

Mickleton also has a local butcher, a farm shop and a well stocked convenience store.

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider Shakespeare Country and North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional pubs located in the lovely villages throughout Shakespeare Country and the North Cotswolds.

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 Shakespeare Country and the North Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main towns.

•Blenheim Palace

•Warwick Castle

•Stratford-upon-Avon

•Hidcote

•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden

•Oxford

Activities available in the area include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf and swimming.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mickleton, Cotswold 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
£504
£672
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£583
£788
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,568
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£504
£672
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£583
£788
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£504
£672
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£504
£904
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£583
£788
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£888
£1,268
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£742
£1,031
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£589
£796
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£742
£1,031
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£667
£914
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£815
£1,148
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£742
£1,031
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£815
£1,148
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£888
£1,268
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£742
£1,031
 

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 5-8 weeks = 5%, within 3-5 Weeks = 10%, and less than 3 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 24 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 Mickleton in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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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