Activity & Leisure
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).Sandown occupies pride of place in the courtyard, set back behind the three central arches. Once the carriage house, its large open plan drawing room/dining room/kitchen has truly noble proportions. The imposing symmetry of the doors and windows called for an equal elegance and sophistication in the decor. The master bedroom is also on this floor, with its mahogany four poster magnificently dressed in ochre and cream silk, striped with watery blues and greens. The en-suite bathroom is painted the same as the bedroom and there’s a power shower over the bath. The pièce de resistance is a fine old marble-topped French washstand in pitch pine, brought over from Normandy. In the upstairs bedroom, there are two single four-poster beds, dressed in a blue and white Provencal print, and an antique faux bamboo table. The en-suite wet room is tiled in marble from floor to ceiling. Outside is a large terrace, with a wonderful view of the lawns and the long border of the walled garden. Rose and clematis covered trellises on both sides combine with beds full of viburnums, roses, phlox and lilies to give privacy for al fresco dining. Property references UKC1144 to UKC1155 can be booked together to accommodate larger groups. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Ground Floor:Open plan living space.Living area: With open fire and Freeview TV.Dining area.Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with power shower over bath, and toilet.First Floor:Bedroom 2: With four poster twin beds and en-suite wet room with power shower and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel 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). Garden with terrace, 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