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Buckthorn Cottage is a listed Cotswold stone cottage which sleeps 2 + 2 guests, in one bedroom (with the +2 option being a king size sofa bed in the living room), with a stylish family bathroom. Once part of the stables for the Noel Arms Hotel which dates back to the 12th century, this beautiful cottage has been tastefully decorated in a contemporary style with modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen. An enclosed garden lies at the front of the property and there is an allocated parking space for one car.
An archway from Chipping Campden’s high street leads into a peaceful cul-de-sac which is home to a small number of properties, including Buckthorn Cottage. This much loved market town has a variety of pubs, tea rooms and independent shops to enjoy, as well as impressive architecture including the 17th century Market Hall in the centre of the town and the East Banqueting House just a short walk away. This picturesque town is surrounded by stunning countryside, with many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep, none so famous as that of the Cotswold Way long distance walking trail, a 100 mile long trail which links Chipping Campden to Bath.
Chipping Campden is well placed for exploring the other wonderful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, such as Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Snowshill. Popular tourist attractions in the area include the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, the Lavender Fields at Snowshill and Hidcote Gardens, now under ownership of the National Trust. Further afield destinations such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, are easily accessible for day trips.
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- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day
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Buckthorn Cottage is an ideal base for a couple or family who are looking to explore the glorious countryside whilst being only a stone’s throw from the amenities of a vibrant market town. The cottage is laid out as follows:
Living/dining room: With beautiful Cotswold stone flooring and oak beams, this light and welcoming space contains a king size sofa bed (suitable for two children under the age of 12 or one adult only), an armchair, a Smart TV with Netflix access for account holders only, a wooden dining table with seating for four, playing cards and a small selection of parlour games;
Kitchen: The smart kitchen is a continuation of the living area and contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière.
Stairs lead up from the living room to the bright first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom: This elegant, well presented dual aspect bedroom is flooded with natural light from the Velux window and contains a king size bed, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, wicker chair and full length mirror;
Family bathroom: This stylish bathroom with underfloor heating contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Located at the front of the cottage, the delightful west facing garden is framed by two mature silver birch trees and bordered by a low dry-stone wall. Enjoying dappled sunshine throughout the day in fair weather, this charming outdoor space has an attractive stone table with seating for four and the trellis at its border is home to lavender, jasmine and roses which help create a natural screen for privacy.
An allocated parking space is provided and there is free on-street parking available in the town if required.
Chipping Campden is one of the main market towns in the North Cotswolds, built by medieval traders with wealth created from the wool trade. With many thatched cottages, this is one of the most picturesque towns in the region. A notable feature of the town is the Market Hall which was built in 1627. Originally thought to be used in the wool trade, the main function of the hall was actually to give shelter to local cheese, poultry and butter sellers.
The High Street is relatively small, taking just five minutes to walk from one end to the other, and it has a number of well-regarded eateries ranging from tea houses to dining pubs and restaurants. This main street curves in a shallow arc which is flanked on both sides by terraces of ancient houses, each house having its own embellishments. This feature of the town is one of the reasons why, in 1970, the street was officially designated as a conservation area.
Chipping Campden marks one end of the Cotswolds Way which is a 102 mile National Trail linking Chipping Campden to Bath. For the majority of the trail it follows the Cotswold escarpment which gives the walker fantastic views of the surrounding scenery. The Way passes through many traditional villages and close to historical sites including Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe and Hailes Abbey. The countryside along the Way is very diverse, ranging from wildflower meadows to beech woodlands, providing visitors with perfect examples of Britain's stunning landscape.
Chipping Campden has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit most tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available:
The Kings Hotel (www.kingscampden.co.uk): Modern British food with a contemporary twist. You will encounter mouth-watering choices like a starter of Duck Rillets with a Pea Panna Cotta & Pomegranate dressing, or main course of Braised Belly Pork & Fillet, Crispy Langoustine Tail, Roasted Apple, Celeriac Choucroute & Dauphinoise Potato. To finish, the dessert menu promises blissful indulgence with the likes of Caramel Banana Mousse, Pain D’epice & Coffee Soil. For a more informal option, relax in the friendly atmosphere of the stylishly refurbished Brasserie bar, serving morning coffee & brunch through to afternoon tea & dinner. Enjoy favourites such as Mussels in Garlic & White Wine, Home-made Aberdeen Angus Burger, Focaccia, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Relish with Fries;
Cotswold House Hotel (www.cotswoldhouse.com): The kitchen team take their inspiration from the finest offerings of dedicated producers - whether it be wholesome crusty breads, locally-churned cheeses, home-reared meats, best Cornish fish, vegetables from the lush Vale of Evesham, or jams and preserves from small-scale artisan producers. The result? The very best of modern British cooking. Wonderful, simple food served at lunch and dinner in The Cotswold Grill or at dinner in The Dining Room at Cotswold House. On warm days, enjoy a drink, coffee, or lunch on the Pavilion Terrace tucked away in the hotel garden, its borders awash with summer colour. Sit under a shady umbrella and enjoy the peace and quiet from morning coffee to your early evening sun-downer;
Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant(www.michaelsmediterranean.co.uk): Specialising in Greek and modern Mediterranean cuisine, served in a relaxed, intimate setting. Wine and dine in relaxed surroundings, with the warm ambience of open fires and a friendly service. From a delightful array of Mezze dishes, fresh fish and seafood with seasonal daily specials to the renowned “Marathona” Fillet Steaks.
Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, Britannia