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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).Flanked by yew hedges, the private drive to Weir House leads to a formal gravelled forecourt with box hedges and topiary. The flagged entrance hall has stairs leading up to a galleried landing, lit by a oeil-de-boeuf window and a large hall lantern. Children will love the ‘little den’ under the stairs, with dressing-up clothes and a puppet theatre. Doors lead from the kitchen to the terrace, making lunches and dinners outside under the vine-covered pergola an enticing summer possibility. In an evening, two 5ft tables can be added to the dining table, providing perfect space for a family gathering. Occupying the width of the house, double doors lead down into the large drawing room, with its Gothic arched fireplace, a high-pitched ceiling and huge beams. The bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities, are beautifully decorated and furnished with handsome antiques. There are gardens and terraces on both sides of the property, which are perfectly positioned to get the sun in the morning and afternoon. Children will love the play area, and grown-ups will enjoy croquet, reading in the hammock, a quiet tête-à-tête in the Italian garden, or a boisterous barbecue on the terrace off the kitchen. Property references UKC1144 to UKC1155 can be booked together to accommodate larger groups. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Ground Floor:Entrance hall: With stairs leading to galleried landing.Open plan living space.Living area: With Freeview TV.Dining area.Kitchen area: With electric range, American-style fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers and stone floor.Snug: With 42" Freeview TV with surround sound, selection of toys and French door leading to terrace.2 steps down to...Drawing room: With open fire and beams.Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed, en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet, and French door leading to south terrace.Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.Bedroom 3: With four poster twin beds and en-suite with bath and toilet.Separate toilet.First Floor:Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.Bedroom 5: With super kingsize half tester bed and narrow stairs leading up to en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen and dining areas), 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 lawned garden with terraces, garden furniture and barbecue. Bikes of all sizes available by arrangement direct with owner. Children’s play area (private). 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