Welcome to Fox Cottage, 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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Fox Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage that sits peacefully in the heart of the pretty village of Oaksey, close to the upmarket town of Cirencester with its many shops and amenities. Oaksey has a lovely pub, a grade I listed church that dates back to the 13th century, and a small village shop and post office. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the lovely market towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury are close by, as is the Cotswold Water Park, where a wide range of activities can be enjoyed. Further afield destinations such as Bath, Cheltenham and Oxford are all easily accessible, as is London, via the nearby train station at Kemble.
This charming property, arranged over three floors, has an abundance of character features, including an open fireplace made out of Bath stone, original oak beams, and ledge and brace wooden doors. The character is complemented by modern touches, including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with Blu-ray/DVD player, and a well presented kitchen.
Fox Cottage sleeps six people, in three bedrooms, with a family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom. There is a west-facing garden, which is perfect for al fresco dining, and on street parking is readily available. Fox Cottage is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking for a peaceful base from which to explore the Cotswolds.
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 £175 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. 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 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.
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 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 (second floor): King size bed
Bedroom 2 (first floor): Double bed
Bedroom 3 (first floor): 2 x single beds
Family bathroom (first floor): Bath, separate walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Ground floor cloakroom: 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. An initial basket of logs is provided for the open fire and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with Blu-ray/DVD player, as well as a Digital radio with Bluetooth streaming.
There is no telephone at the property.
Mobile phone reception is generally OK.
One on street parking space is available immediately outside the cottage. Further free on street parking is readily available close to the cottage and throughout the village.
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 (with linen) and high chair are provided. There is space for the travel cot in the Master bedroom on the second floor or the twin bedroom on the first floor. Please note that infants will need to be supervised in the Master bedroom as there is no door at the top of the stairs.
The property's garden is enclosed, however please see the Right of Way note below.
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, please note that the quantity of these provisions may not be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
This is a period property and has many character features, including low beams and eaves, three floors, and a step up from the sitting room to the kitchen, 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 door to the Master bedroom is at the bottom of the stairs and the staircase opens directly into the bedroom. Guests should also be aware that the ceiling height is low on this staircase and guests over approximately 165cm will need to bend their head to get up and down these stairs.
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.
Right of Way
The property’s garden is enclosed; however, the neighbouring property has a right of access through this garden, which could result in the gate not being closed properly. Consequently, young children should be supervised outside at all times.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
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.