About the property
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay0 - 2 nights
Castle Mews - a cottage that sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
Welcome to Castle Mews, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.
Castle Mews is a hidden gem of a cottage, at the end of a short row of cottages tucked away down a gated passageway, right in the heart of the lovely market town of Cirencester. In Roman times Cirencester was known as "Corinium", when it was the second largest town in Britain, a history that is celebrated in its local museum. Nowadays, Cirencester is the largest town in the Cotswolds, enabling it to support a wide range of pubs, restaurants and shops, all housed in beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings. The town is surrounded by stunning countryside and beautiful Cotswold villages, as well as being an ideal base for visiting further afield places, such as Bath, Oxford or even a day trip into London.
This traditional half-timbered cottage has many character features, including oak beams, ledge and brace doors, and exposed wall timbers. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a small flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen.
Castle Mews sleeps a maximum of two people, in one bedroom, with a lovely bathroom, and there are courtyard gardens to both the front and the rear of the property. Car parking is available in either designated parking bays or a number of nearby car parks. This beautiful cottage is perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing break in the heart of one of England's nicest market towns.
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 two 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 two 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 one additional infant.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
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
Bedroom (1st floor): King size bed
Bathroom (1st floor): Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.
The property has free wireless internet access and a SMART TV with DVD player. There is no telephone at the property.
Mobile phone reception is variable, typically being better outside the property than inside.
The property is set back approximately 20 metres from the road. Guests can park on the road to unload their luggage, although cars should not be left unattended. Cars must then be parked in one of a number of local car parks or metred parking bays nearby. Parking is typically free in the evening, early morning and on Sundays, but must be paid for at other times. The cheapest long stay car park is a half a mile walk along Cirencester’s picturesque main street and more details for best parking spots are provided in the manual at the cottage.
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
Infants in cots are welcome at the property, however please note that there is no travel cot, high chair or safety gate provided.
The property's garden is enclosed.
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
The property has two 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, including outside spaces.
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Very well appointed and great location
Perfect spot to stay to explore the Cotswolds
Cottage is lovely, it has everything you could need. Stairs are a little slippery (being just painted wood). Plenty of places around to eat & drink. Only a short drive away from plenty of beautiful Cotswold towns. Parking could be an issue but if you time it right you can park up by the leisure centre from 16:30 until 10:00 for free.
We really appreciate all the good comments – and always consider suggestions for a better stay.
Parking is something we can’t change. There are 3 car parks nearby (2 to 4 minutes’ walk), free overnight parking on Castle Street itself, as well as day-time meter parking on Castle Street and further up the road. We also tell you the secrets of free nearby parking in the guest manual at the house.
When it comes to safety, we take this really seriously. We did a full health and safety review during setup. Ongoing we follow UK guidelines for holiday lets including gas, electricity, fire and carbon monoxide. The stairs have bannisters and are painted in Farrow & Ball floor paint applied to manufacturer’s instructions. F&B has a good reputation for quality paint designed to be fit for purpose – which is why we chose that paint. We have also added a further anti-slip coating to the stairs.
Loved the cottage
Everything was as expected or better. Even though we were on holiday, we found ourselves liking 'just staying in the cottage' quite a bit.
Lovely interior with a lot of attention to detail and extremely central
We enjoyed this apartment tremendously which is ideally situated in the heart of the town and makes exploring the Cotswolds an absolute pleasure!
Car: Cirencester is easily accessed by car, being located close to the A417, A419 and A429 (Fosse Way), which are three of the main roads through the Central Cotswolds.
Train: The nearest railway station to Cirencester is Kemble (approximately four miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of less than ninety minutes.
Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 73 miles, approximately 80 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 80 miles, approximately 80 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 47 miles, approximately 80 minute drive.
Additional pricing information
Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent