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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).Converted from the mill house built for Bruern Abbey, Cope is a stunning property with a high pitched roof and big Gothic stone fireplace. The atmosphere is light and elegant, more chateau than cottage. There are hundreds of books, a bibliophile’s dream and quite a richness that anchors the room. The large, pretty bedroom has a gleaming, dark polished wooden floor, a high pitched ceiling and a super kingsize bed. A door leads into a trellised terrace, where you can drink your morning coffee surrounded by Mediterranean scents of lavender, cistus and roses. The kitchen is flagged in cream Cotswold fossil stone and is very well equipped for large or small scale catering. For those looking to host a large family dinner, the furniture can be moved out and the room transformed into a dining room for up to 30 guests (at cost). It is a spectacular room for a party or as a communal meeting place when groups of friends or family rent several cottages. Property references UKC1144 to UKC1155 can be booked together to accommodate larger groups. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
All on the ground floor.Living/dining room: With open fire, Freeview TV and large selection of books.Kitchen: With electric range, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer and stone floor.Bedroom: With super kingsize bed, wooden floor, door leading to terrace, and en-suite with power shower over 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). Sitting-out area with 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). 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