Stephen Dover and Iona Stern
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Idyllic setting and comfortable cottage
Our little family had a lovely stay at this utterly charming cottage. Stephen and Iona were particularly helpful, patient, and accommodating. It was a much-needed rest we had! Although it would be nice to have more kitchen towels for our future stay so we don't have to use so much paper towels. :-)
Lovely house in a gorgeous location
The house is comfortable and well equipped. ( a larger ice tray would be nice though). The gardens are wonderful with various places to sit in or out of the sun, with views or enclosed.
Peace and quiet is here for you to appreciate with no effort..
Lovely spacious cottage with good ground floor accommodation. Lovely gardens with varied colourful planted mixed borders of shrubs and flowers. Lots of local walks. Easy short distances to attractions in the Cotswolds.
Beautiful garden cozy cottage
Cozy cottage, comfy bed and gorgeous gardens. We were looked after really well by the owners.
Chastleton Cottage is in a stunning location. Very quiet and peaceful, with beautiful gardens.
The cottage itself is very characterful, especially the lounge with the open fireplace and stonework. Stephen and Iona were very helpful. I would definitely stay there again and recommend to others.
Chastleton Cottage is a really comfortable place for a long weekend, very well equipped, plenty of room, and with spacious and lovely gardens to enjoy. There are fine walks from the front door and in the neighbourhood, Chastleton House (National Trust) is 100 metres away, and there are other attractions no more than a few minutes drive away. Plenty of decent pubs too!
Places to see
Places of local interest.
As there are so many places to visit, towns, local historic houses and country walks, we have left a file with details along with an Ordinance Survey map of the local area. Must see villages/towns are The Slaughters, Chipping Camden, Bourton-on-the-water (has a model village). Then Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham are both interesting. Within 5 miles there are many fabulous houses that can be visited as well as Batsford arboretum just past Morton.
CHASTLETON HOUSE - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chastleton/
This is our own historic house, now owned by The National Trust. You can visit the house for most of the year. Enquiries: 01608 674981. I hope you find the house and grounds interesting. The original family lost their money in the English civil war, so they could never afford to modernise – a little glimpse of history.
Iron Age Hill Fort – Within Chastleton, there is an Iron Age hill fort that can be reached on foot across the fields. Walk past Chastleton House and church towards the Stow road. Up the hill in the field to your left, you will see a large circle of trees which mark the hill fort. There is also a Neolithic burial site.
An ancient site a 5 minute drive away on the road to Little Rollright.
Blenheim Palace, http://www.blenheimpalace.com/
Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture. This World Heritage Site with over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and Formal Gardens is a short distance away in Woodstock.
Cirencester is the capital of the Cotswolds and dates back to Roman times. http://www.thecotswoldsguide.com/attractions/Cirencester-attraction-26.htm
Stratford upon Avon is the birth and death place of our most famous writer Shakespeare. http://www.thecotswoldsguide.com/Stratford-upon-Avon/ Here you can visit many of the houses where he or his family lived. If you are interested in theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford, holds regular performances of all the Shakespeare plays an is visited by a worldwide audience. http://www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/l/stratford-upon-avon/
On the way to Stratford is Hidcote Gardens. They are very beautiful but they are at their very best in May and June. http://www.thecotswoldsguide.com/attractions/Chipping_Campden-attraction-9.htm
Close to Moreton in Marsh is Batsford Arboretum and garden centre. Opposite the entrance to Batsford is the entrance to the fabulous historic house, Sezincote. This is well worth a visit. Please check the link below for opening times. http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/glouces/Sezincote.htm
Snowshill Manor near Broadway - also worth a visit. http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/glouces/Snowshill_Manor.htm
Two beautiful small towns to visit, wander around and maybe stop for afternoon tea are Broadway and Chipping Camden. They became wealthy (as did most of the Cotswolds) in Medieval times, through the wool trade. http://www.thecotswoldsguide.com/Chipping_Campden/
Very close to Broadway is the beautiful small village, Stanton. http://www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk/stanton.html
This link on the National Trust website, to Snowshill Manor, also has links to Chastleton House, Chedworth Roman Villa and Hidcote. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-snowshillmanor
Before going I would check opening times and you have to pre-book. I hope you find something of interest.
Activities and things to do
Cotwolds Riding at
set in 40 Areas Gloucester GL56 0SZ
01608-674867 / 07811 339162
For riding lessons for you or your children go to Durhams Farm Riding School-horses and ponies to suit all abilities and lots of friendly faces.!
Chastleton’s own historic house, now owned by The National Trust. Open to the public for most of the year. Enquiries: 01608 674981 and online.
Walks around Chastleton
There are a couple of Ordinance Survey maps in the cottage as well as a number of books of Cotswold circular walks.
The maps are marked with walks we have done.
Cotswold Water Park
150 lakes se in 40 areas. Numerous things to do for all ages.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.
On a fine day, take a picnic. The children will love it.
Visit the model village, the model railway and transport museum.
Theatre Opera and Film
RSC at Stratford
A short drive away you will find world class theatrical productions – Wonderful