Sleeps: 4 +child's cot.
Dogs welcome for a small weekly fee.
Visit England: 3 Stars.
Low season: £315 - £400 pw.
High season: £400 - £520 pw.
Secluded cosy cottage hideaway in idyllic rural setting in the heart of the Cotswolds.
For further details please contact:
Mr Tim Rolt
Tel: 01225 422856
Last minute vacancies during weeks:Reload this mapOrchard Cottage is warm, light and comfortable with rural views through 360 degrees. It has a simple single floor layout and will sleep four, ideally two adults and two children. The main bedroom has a double bed (which can on request be made up as two singles). The second bedroom has two full sized bunk beds. In addition to the electric wall heaters there is a recently installed wood-burning stove with a supply of wood to keep you snug. The cottage is very well equipped with everything to make you comfortable. It has a good-sized bathroom featuring under-floor heating, a heated towel rail and electric shaver point.
Within a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Orchard Cottage has a private and peaceful position in the grounds of a 14th century hall house which was the home to the writer and engineer LTC Rolt. (To find out more about him and his work visit www.ltcrolt.org.uk) With rural views all around, the cottage sits in an old fruit orchard where some of the great perry pear trees so characteristic of this slope of the Cotswolds still survive. It has its own enclosed south facing private garden making it ideal for alfresco dining or simply relaxing. Fresh limestone spring water, drawn from an aquifer on nearby Stanley Mount, makes incomparable tea, and a small group of pure-bred Cotswold sheep graze the orchards. Here wildlife is to be found in abundance; Woodpeckers and many other bird species are frequent visitors, along with Muntjac and Roe deer. Orchard Cottage is conveniently situated in the heart of the delightful Cotswolds, famous for beautiful views and walks. With open country on the doorstep it is ideal for walkers. The Cotswold's most charming towns and villages are within easy reach. (Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Tewksbury, Broadway, Chipping Camden, Stow On The Wold, Cirencester and Stratford are all within reach).
- All linen and towels are included in the price.
- All fuel and electricity is included in the rent.
- Own off road parking.
- Cot (travel) available (guests to provide own linen/duvet for this.) A high chair is also available.
- Hair dryer, iron and ironing board provided.
- Free Wifi internet access.
- Seclusion and peace are offered except from a small and occasional steam railway nearby.
- Maps and many local interest books available in the cottage.
- Local walks with direct access from the doorstep to a network of hillside footpaths.
- Rare Cotswold sheep graze the orchard.
- Stanley Pontlarge and around.
At the foot of the Cotswold escarpment, Stanley Pontlarge is a cluster of just six houses at the end of a lane. With its small Norman church, agricultural buildings and scattered housing, the magical harmony of this tiny hamlet, provides an example of a quintessentially English beauty. Beyond the nearby farm buildings, a hill track, leads over Stanley Mount to Winchcombe, one time capital of Mercia, an historic town with a fine wool church and now a conservation area and Fair-trade town. Winchcombe has restaurants, wine bars, pubs, tea shops, a good deli and many other interesting independent shops. Three miles from Winchcombe, Orchard Cottage is ideally placed for Cotswold expeditions; Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Stroud, Broadway, Stratford, Stow On The Wold, Chipping Camden, Bourton On The Water, Cirencester are all towns within easy reach and many have Festivals of Music, Literature, Arts and Crafts. Other nearby attractions include Hidcote Manor Gardens, Snowshill Manor, Sudeley Castle, Sezincote, to name but a few. Famous motor sport venue Prescott Hill Climb is nearby, as is the heritage steam railway of the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway. Lesser known nearby attractions include The Bugatti Trust at Prescott (The story of the pioneer car designer) and The Gordon Russell Museum at Broadway (story of the pioneer furniture designer.).
Enjoy the beautiful views and walks that the Cotswolds are famous for.
- When you arrive at Stanley Pontlarge, Orchard Cottage is set back from the road in the grounds of the first house you come to after passing under the railway bridge.
- There is a private parking space below the wooden garage just before you reach this first house. (For easiest access to the parking space, continue up to the top of the road, and turn round.)
- From the parking space, a gravel and grass path runs fifty metres to a small gate leading into the orchard where the cottage is. From the gate, the path runs a further twenty-five metres to the front door of the cottage. The path climbs quite steeply at one point, making the property, sadly, not easily accessible to wheelchair users.
- There is a private and secluded garden with a picnic table, and separate table and chairs ideal for alfresco dining or simply relaxing. The garden can be accessed directly through the patio doors from the living room.
- All rooms are on one level. All light switches are at 1350mm; sockets at 900mm.
- All doors are at least 700mm width and internal doors are of waxed pine.
- The bathroom has a cast iron bath with an overhead shower.
- There are wall mounted electric heaters in the sitting room and bedroom one, and separate free-standing electric heaters. The sitting room is equipped with a highly effective multi-fuel burner for winter tenants. (Please see separate operating instructions in the cottage.)
- A smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm are fitted in the bedroom and sitting room. The kitchen is equipped with a fire blanket and fire extinguisher.
- Lighting is good throughout, with wall switches and separate light switches, in the living room and bedrooms, making for flexible and attractive lighting options.
- The TV/DVD has free view accessed via the remote control.
- The attractive interiors include; fitted carpets, original artwork, (many of local interest), natural materials, period furniture, wool rugs, and a library of books, many of local interest.
- Bedroom one has two single beds; bedroom two has bunk beds for two. (Note; to access the bathroom from bedroom two you have to go through bedroom one.)
- There are occasional passing steam trains (weekends only) on the preserved Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway. This passes approximately 150 metres from the house.
- Orchard Cottage is situated on the lower slopes of Stanley Mount; the hill and its many footpaths, can be accessed on foot directly from the cottage.
- The house is set well back from the road in an old Perry pear orchard. It is exceptionally peaceful and secluded with seasonal sounds such as lambs and birds all around.
- There is no passing traffic.