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Charming Cotswold Cottage, Idyllic for Weekends or Exploring + Free Wifi

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Last updated: 10/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cirencester cottage description

Charming 18th century Costwold stone cottage in idyllic rural location with great character and period features, stunningly refurbished. Perfect for a comfy cosy weekend retreat with family or friends, and ideal for sightseeing around the Cotswolds. Huge inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove in lovely large sitting room with exposed beams and comfy seating, tv and freeview. Stylish modern and well equipped kitchen with breakfast area and separate sunny dining room seating up to 8. In addition, there is a utility/boot room and separate wc. Upstairs 3 delightful sunny bedrooms with twin/double beds, two luxury modern bathrooms (1 ensuite) with wc, basin, bath and large shower in each. Central heating throughout. Fresh linen provided.
The cottage is surrounded by its garden, with a summer house and large pond (home to wild ducks and moorhens) and overlooks idyllic pasture fields with sheep grazing. There is an attractive BBQ area by the pond and garden furniture is provided. The garden is secluded, and fenced in. Behind the house is a large gravelled parking area for up to 3 cars.
The Old Sheephouse is situated in a secluded spot in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers all the attractions of the Cotswolds. Perfect for those seeking an idyllic rural retreat away from it all, with wonderful unspoilt walks on your doorstep. A peaceful 1.5 km walk will bring you into Barnsley Village with the chic Barnsley House Hotel and renowned Village Pub, with its great cuisine and famous clientèle. The Cottage is located just 7 minutes from the fashionable Roman town of Cirencester with its fantastic restaurants, shops and boutiques, Roman sights, golf courses and Cirencester Polo Club. There is a Waitrose and Tesco in Cirencester for any self-catering supplies and both deliver to the postcode. The Cotswold Leisure Centre has great gym and fitness facilities and a large modern swimming pool. Nearby the Cotswold Water Park offers a huge variety of watersports and activities.
Other towns within a 20 minute drive include Lechlade, Bibury and Tetbury, charming traditional Cotswold towns offering antiques, small boutiques, cafes, pubs, great restaurants and even trout fishing. Cheltenham Is close by with its elegant shops, racecourse and Literary Festival, and there is a dry ski slope in Gloucester just 20 miles away. Why not visit the Cotwold Wildlife Park at Slimbridge on your way back? Or for a fun day out, visit Bristol, home of Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, with its great Science museum, zoo and botanical gardens, not to mention excellent shopping. A trip to the Unesco World Heritage sites of Oxford or Bath is a must, to experience the dreaming spires of Oxford or to lose yourself in the Georgian splendor of Bath, with its Roman thermal baths, elegant shops and theatre. The world famous equestrian events of Badminton Horse Trials, Gatcombe Horse Trials and Cheltenham Gold Cup are all within easy reach. Famous gardens close by include the legendary Rosemary Verey's garden at Barnsley House, snowdrops in February at Colesbourne and Painswick Rococco Gardens, tulips in April at Cerney House gardens. The fritillary fields at Cricklade are well worth a visit around Easter, as is Westonbirt Arboretum particularly in October with the autumn colours.

The nearest train station is Kemble which is 15 minutes away and the nearest international airport is Heathrow. London is an hour and a half away by car or 55minutes by train.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

                Ensuite bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

                Can be twin bedded...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • King size double bed/ twin beds as required. Cot/high chair available by arrangement....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

                Ensuite, 2 basins...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

                Family bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet


              Other Amenities

                  • Please note that there is a large natural unfenced pond at the rear of the property, accordingly the property is not recommended for young children who may be unattended in the vicinity of the pond. We regret there is limited accessibility for wheelchairs downstairs due to the age of the building....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • DVD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Television


                  • Away From It All
                  • Luxury


                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Rural

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Security System
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Terrace

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached


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                          from 13 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Sep 12 - Dec 18, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          £250 £250
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          New Year
                          Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Monday

                          Jan 9 - Feb 5, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £250 £250
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Spring break
                          Feb 6 - Apr 2, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £250 £250
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Apr 3 - Apr 9, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Early Summer
                          Apr 10 - May 21, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £250 £275
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          May Bank Holiday
                          May 22 - May 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Peak Season
                          May 29 - Sep 10, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £275 £300
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Sep 11 - Dec 18, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £275 £300
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          New Year
                          Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          Winter 2016
                          Jan 4 - Feb 5, 2016
                          3 night min stay
                          £275 £275
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included


                          Weekend breaks by arrangement, please email for rates.

                          Deposit not included. Please email for details of deposit and terms of rental.

                          Booking deposit of 50% of rent due to confirm booking. 1st rent instalment is 28 days prior to holiday, 2nd instalment 14 days prior. Booking deposit converts to security deposit at start of holiday and is refundable (subject to compliance with conditions) within 14 days of departure.

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                          Last updated: 10/13/2014
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                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Heathrow or Kemble Airport
                          1.8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Village Pub, Barnsley
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          28 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          M4 Junction 15
                          1.8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Barnsley House Hotel

                          Car: Necessary

                          Charming rural location, close to Cirencester with its wonderful shops and cafes, and an easy walk to Barnsley village with the famous Village Pub and Barnsley House hotel.


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                          • The Old Sheephouse

                            The Old Sheephouse

                          • Kitchen


                          • Sitting Room

                            Sitting Room

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Bedroom 3

                            Bedroom 3

                          • Bedroom 2

                            Bedroom 2

                          • View from the garden

                            View from the garden

                          • Entrance  Hall

                            Entrance Hall

                          • Hall looking through to Kitchen

                            Hall looking through to Kitchen

                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • Ensuite bathroom

                            Ensuite bathroom

                          • Family Bathroom

                            Family Bathroom

                          • Beautiful pond beside the Cottage

                            Beautiful pond beside the Cottage

                          • The annual Duck Race in Bibury

                            The annual Duck Race in Bibury

                          £143 - £300 per night (GBP)

                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 10/13/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, polish
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