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You will find our 4* cottage warm and cosy and having everything you need for a lovely break here in the National Forest. We have Wifi for your use. Parking for up to 3 cars is in the yard at the back of the cottage and the entrance is via the rear porch. In the kitchen you have a dishwasher and washing machine and all the equipment you might need to cater for yourselves. The lounge has a Smart TV and a welcoming wood burning stove. We provide the logs for free, many properties charge for fuel, we don’t! There is a separate dining room and if you need a high chair, we have one for you. There is a ground floor toilet. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a 5' large double bed, with TV and Freeview. If a foldaway bed is requested it will be placed in this room. Bedroom 2 has a 4'6' standard double bed and also has a TV and Freeview. The 3rd bedroom, which is the smallest, has 2 single beds. The family bathroom has a large bath with a shower. Outside, beyond the yard is the large garden which will be in the sun all day when the weather is good. It is peaceful too with fields on 2 sides. Children love to play here and we will fill your paddling pool in hot weather. If you bring your cycles we will store them for you. We have 8 bistro chairs, a large table and a barbecue, perfect for your summer break.
The cottage is convenient for quick access: 8 minutes drive from the M42, junction 11 or 5 minutes from the A38 (take the junction south of Burton on Trent, signposted Walton on Trent).
The bedrooms are warm and cosy, each with a central heating radiator and double glazing.
The Master bedroom (1) has a 5' large double bed and a TV with Freeview. There is a built in wardrobe with long mirrors and a selection of books and games.
Bedroom (2) has a 4'6' standard double bed, and a TV with Freeview. Hair dryer. There is an original cupboard with a hanging rail and shelves.
Bedroom (3) is the smallest and has 2 single beds and a chest of drawers.
A folding bed can be provided in the Master bedroom for an extra child but space is limited. It must be requested from the owner in advance and a cost will be incurred.
There are 2 alarm clocks, torches and a hair dryer....moreless
Family bathroom upstairs. Toilet, sink and large bath with shower over.
Additional downstairs toilet and sink....moreless
All bed linen and towels are included in the cost.
Logs are supplied at no additional cost.
No charge for gas and electricity.
Parking is in the yard at the back of the house (for up to 3 cars).
There is storage for cycles....moreless
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Seating for 7 people
The garage may be used for one small car if requested. No charge....moreless
Modern central heating and instant hot water....moreless
Fresh bread, eggs, milk and butter/spread are in the fridge, so that you can leave the shopping until the morning if necessary. Tea, coffee, sugar and a few other useful items are in the cupboard....moreless
Christmas and New Year Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016 5 night min stay
Low Jan 5 - Feb 11, 2016 3 night min stay
Half Term Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2016 3 night min stay
Low Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2016 3 night min stay
Mid Mar 5 - Mar 18, 2016 3 night min stay
Easter Mar 19 - Apr 10, 2016 3 night min stay
Mid Apr 11 - May 27, 2016 3 night min stay
Early Summer May 28 - Jul 15, 2016 3 night min stay
Summer Jul 16 - Sep 5, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
Late bookings must be paid in full before the comencement of the rental.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Here in the National Forest there is so much to do for adults and children. You can go to Thomasland at Drayton Manor Park, the National Memorial Arboretum, Calke Abbey (NT), Twycross Zoo, the National Brewery Centre, St Georges Park National Football Centre, and Conkers to name just a few. Our guests are constantly surprised at the number and range of interesting places to visit and other activities that are within a short drive of the cottage. Within 35 minutes drive you can be in Birmingham and nearer to home are Derby, Lichfield, Tamworth, Ashby de la Zouch, Swadlincote and Burton on Trent. The beautiful Peak District is north of here for a lovely day out. Coton-in-the-Elms and our cottage is ideally placed in a quiet village location with a friendly real ale pub, and small shop. We have many walks, cycling, fishing and horse riding nearby. Getting here is easy. We are right in the centre of the country and road links are excellent (M42 and A38).
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I have lived in Coton-in-the-Elms very happily for 37 years. The people round here are friendly and welcoming.
I love living in the country and enjoy walks and cycling round the lanes.
Why the Owner Chose Lichfield: The cottage needed a total makeover when we bought it, but I'm a very practical person and was a great builder's mate and project manager! Being close to our home means is so useful for looking after the house and garden and being there to meet and greet our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: On a lovely summer day the sun will shine in the garden from sunrise to sunset and it is so peaceful! At the end of the day, take your glass of wine to the top of the garden and catch the last rays of the sun and the sunset...it is lovely!