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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 direct with owner).Epsom Cottage stands as the mirror image of Goodwood across the courtyard, built for the stable grooms. The drawing room/dining room is flooded with light on three sides from the large windows, which look onto the courtyard, garden and the parkland of Bruern Abbey beyond. At the dining end of the room, a couple of writing tables offer an array of tourist leaflets and brochures. The kitchen is on the other side of the hall, with its marble surfaces, a Belfast sink and blue and white Spode china on the walls. The deep blue grey master bedroom on the first floor is dominated by a splendid carved 18th century four poster bed. All of the bedrooms are individually decorated in a unique style. Epsom is popular for its large attractive garden. Step through the French windows in the kitchen to the terrace with vines, rose-covered pergola, garden furniture and barbecue. Opposite are wide borders blooming in every shade of pink, white and crimson. 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 oven, electric hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and French doors leading to terrace.First Floor:Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.Bedroom 2: With twin beds.Bedroom 3: With four poster single bed.Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
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). Large garden with terrace, pergola, garden furniture and barbecue. 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