Hon Mrs J.C.T. Astor, Red Brick House, Bruern, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6PY
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National winner of the English Tourism Council's Excellence in England Gold and Silver Awards for Self-Catering Holidays.
English Tourist Board's Citation: "Superb quality; giving visitors a taste of what's best in England, and welcoming children too."
Bruern is a tiny hamlet in the Evenlode Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Cotswolds.
The twelve award winning holiday cottages were converted from the mellow stone Victorian stable yard and outbuildings of Bruern Abbey, a handsome 18th century country house visible over the trees opposite.
They are stylish, luxurious and unusually well equipped, more country house than cottage, with open fires and four poster beds as well as state of the art bathrooms, and kitchens.
They sleep 2 - 10.
Each has a private enclosed terrace with hardwood garden furniture, a big umbrella and barbecue, and many have their own secluded gardens too.
There is an indoor swimming pool, changing rooms, spa and gym.
At Bruern you will not feel uncomfortably aware of your neighbours.
In the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds there is tennis, croquet and swimming.
Children have their own special play area.
There are wonderful wildlife walks in the neighbouring Nature Reserve at Foxholes and along the Oxfordshire Way (which runs past the Stable Yard), and fly fishing, golf and riding are available near at hand.
Bruern's central location makes it an excellent base for exploring The Cotswolds - Oxford is half an hour away, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Shakespeare National Theatre under an hour, and Cheltenham (racing and the annual Literary Festival) much the same.
As well as stately homes like Blenheim, some of England's loveliest gardens are nearby - Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Barnsley House, Sezincote, Snowshill, Rousham Park, and Sudeley Castle.
On the way you can indulge yourself, antiquing in Stow-on-the-Wold, bargain hunting in Bicester Village and stopping off for lunch in one of several excellent local pubs and restaurants. Children can explore the Cotswold Wild Life Park, the Model Village at Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton Model Railway and the Coggs Manor Farm museum.
You may well have read about Bruern already - in the US edition of Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, The Sunday Times, Country Living Magazine, Good Housekeeping and other magazines and newspapers. But whatever the hype, we think you will still be pleasantly surprised by the reality.
Try it and see...
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COTTAGES
AINTREE - sleeps 6+cot Drawing room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two twin bedrooms, bathroom. Garden with terrace and furniture.
CHELTENHAM - sleeps 4+cot Spiral staircase leading to open plan drawing room, kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom. Sitting out area with summer house.
EPSOM - sleeps 5+cot 19' square drawing room. Kitchen. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room. Twin bedded room, single room with wash basin, bathroom. Garden, terrace and furniture.
GOODWOOD - sleeps 5+cot Drawing room/dining room. Kitchen, utility room and downstairs WC. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room. Twin bedded room. Single room. Bathroom. Garden, with terrace and furniture.
Photo: Sitting room Goodwood Cottage
SANDOWN - sleeps 4+cot Open plan drawing room/dining room and kitchen. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom. Twin bedded room and en-suite shower room. Garden with terrace and furniture. Easy walking access.
SARATOGA - sleeps 2 Open-plan drawing room/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Garden, terrace and furniture.
BOOKERS - sleeps 6+cot Drawing room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, separate WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two twin bedded rooms. Bathroom, Garden, large terrace and furniture.
COPE - sleeps 2+cot Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom. Kitchen and huge 28' x 13' drawing room. (can seat up to 30 for meals). Terraces and garden furniture.
Photo: Beautiful Bedroom Cope Cottage
SHIPTON - sleeps 6+cot Open plan drawing room/dining room with Gustavian wood burning stove and kitchen. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom. Two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room. Terrace and garden in orchard, garden furniture.
WYCHWOOD - sleeps 4 +cot Kitchen with dining area, double doors through to drawing room. Terrace. Double bedroom with four poster bed and ensuite bathroom. Twin room with ensuite bathroom.
WEIR HOUSE - sleeps 10 + cot Set in its own pretty garden. Large state of the art kitchen, Dining room, Games room, Drawing Room. Two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Three twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.
Electricity and full oil CH (thermostatically controlled) included.
Open fire (except Shipton) - logs and coal included.
Parking. Sky TV. DVD player and DVD library.
Stereo system and CDs. Good books and board games.