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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
In the heart of the Cotswolds, between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, Bruern Holiday Cottages offer the comfort and attention to detail of a good hotel, combined with the privacy, independence and space of home, amidst the civilised ease and style of English country house living. Even though the properties are self-catering, generous welcome packs are provided, as well as a few little luxuries including champagne, homemade cakes and local artisan cheese. A paradise for children, there are three playgrounds, a play cabin, toy cars and many more facilities to entertain all ages, including a games room. Featured in Tatler’s ‘101 Best Spas’, the facilities on-site provide the perfect setting to relax in, with an indoor heated swimming pool, complete with patio doors opening onto a beautiful Italianate garden, with sun loungers on the terrace. Those eager to keep fit can take advantage of the gym, which includes a running machine, power plate, exercise balls, rowing machine, cross trainer, weights and an exercise bike. Those less keen can relax at the spa and have a treatment (at cost, by arrangement with owner). Set in its own apple orchard, Bookers was built in the 19th century in traditional mellow Cotswold stone. The front door opens into the large peaceful drawing room, decorated with off whites and pale blues. Warmed by the open fire, there is a desk, bookcase and a table for cards or jigsaws. The kitchen/dining-room has a farmhouse tiled terracotta floor and double French doors leading to the terrace and garden. The dining area is bright and fresh providing space for a family meal, and the kitchen area has granite worktops. Upstairs, smothered with cream and rose toile de jouy, the master bedroom faces south over the garden to the abbey. The en-suite bathroom is tiled in grey faux marble to match the carrara marble. Outside, the garden is enclosed by yew hedges behind the south west facing terrace, which has a vine and rose covered pergola. There is enough lawn for croquet and a shared child’s play corner. Property references UKC1144 to UKC1155 can be booked together to accommodate larger groups. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Ground Floor:Living room: With open fire and Freeview TV.Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.Separate toilet.First Floor:Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.Bedroom 2: With twin beds.Bedroom 3: With twin beds.Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Games room with pool table, table tennis and table football (shared). Enclosed garden with terrace and garden furniture. Bikes of all sizes available by arrangement direct with owner. Children’s play areas (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool with changing facilities (shared). Well-equipped gym (shared). Bike store. Residents car park (not allocated). No smoking. Visit England 5 Star, Visit England Gold Award.
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77