Welcome to Landgate House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
INSTANT BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
THIS PROPERTY IS INSTANTLY BOOKABLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BOOKINGS COMMENCING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE BOOKING DATE. FOR AN ARRIVAL WITHIN 7 DAYS, CONFIRMATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUIRED BEFORE IT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
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Landgate House is a spacious family home, peacefully located at the end of a lane in the beautiful Cotswold village of Blockley. The house is built into the hillside to maximise the stunning views across the surrounding countryside, and has recently been fully refurbished to create a lovely holiday home. Blockley is a very picturesque village, which benefits from having an excellent village shop & cafe and two pubs, as well as numerous beautiful walks on its doorstep. The location is also ideal for exploring the many beautiful market towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford.
The house is built in traditional Cotswold stone and character touches include two wood burning stoves, wooden beams and stylish fabrics throughout. A key feature of the house is the breathtaking view from many of the rooms, particularly the conservatory, which serves as the dining room. The character of the house and its setting is complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Cinema room in the eaves and a well presented kitchen.
Landgate House sleeps 11+4 people in five bedrooms, with the +4 accommodation in an eaves room and on a mezzanine floor, and has four bathrooms plus a ground floor cloakroom. The extensive grounds are mostly enclosed, however there is no gate on the driveway, and there is plenty of off street parking on the large driveway. Landgate House is an ideal getaway for a family gathering or a group of friends looking to explore the Cotswolds, or to simply relax, catch up and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
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.
A security deposit of £250 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.
The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is 11+4 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 15 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 four additional infants.
Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted, at a cost of £25 per booking per dog.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs do not go in bedrooms, stay off the furniture, and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. We also request that dogs sleep in the utility or kitchen area at night.
There is a large garden at the property that dogs can run around in. Most of the garden is enclosed, however there is no gate on the driveway, therefore dogs should be supervised at all times, as it is possible that they could get out into neighbouring properties or onto the lane outside the house.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm 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 (ground floor): King size bed
Bedroom 2 (lower ground floor): King size bed
Bedroom 3 (lower ground floor): 2 x single beds
Bedroom 4 (lower ground floor): 2 x single beds or a super king size bed
Bedroom 5 (lower ground floor): King size bed + 1 x single bed
Cinema room (in the eaves): 2 x single futon sofa beds
Mezzanine landing space (in the eaves): Double futon sofa bed
Family bathroom (lower ground floor): Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin
Master bedroom ensuite (ground floor): Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 2 ensuite: Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 5 ensuite: Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Ground floor cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has an oil fired central heating system.
Electricity and oil are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stoves and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a well-equipped Cinema room, with 55" SMART TV, Blu-ray player, cinema sound bar and Xbox 360. There is also a 42" Ultra HD SMART TV with DVD player in one of the living rooms and a 40" TV with DVD player and Nintendo Wii in the other living room.
There is no telephone at the property.
Blockley is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor.
Due to its location, the house has occasionally suffered from low water pressure at certain times of the day. Please note that it may not be possible for all the showers to be used at once.
The property has plenty of off street parking space on its large driveway.
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
One travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.
The property's garden is mostly enclosed, however there is no gate on the driveway. Young children should be supervised outside at all times due to small hidden drops and gaps in railings.
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 is laid out over three 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 house can however be exited from both the lower ground floor and the ground floor.
There are low sloping ceilings and beams in the Cinema room and mezzanine space, as well as steep stairs directly outside the Cinema room, which guests need to be careful of, especially at night. Although there is a stair gate on the Cinema room door, this room and the mezzanine space are better suited to teenagers rather than young children.
Although fully protected by railings, guests should be aware that there is a drop outside the door from the utility room. Likewise, the master bedroom balcony has a drop down to the ground. To the left of the front door there is a drop as the garden slopes away, again with railings in place. Due to these potential hazards inside and outside the house, young children should be supervised at all times.
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.
Hen, Stag and other same sex groups
Unfortunately, Hen, Stag and other same sex groups are not allowed at Landgate House.
If you would like to enquire as part of a same sex group, please contact us, as these may be accepted at the sole discretion of the property owner. Please note that same sex family groups are welcome.
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.