Causeway Cottage, Old Minster Lovell

Sleeps 6 | Ref: CWM

3bedPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetGardenReal fireOff street parking

Causeway Cottage is a beautiful period property nestled in the heart of the peaceful village of Old Minster Lovell, close to the medieval market town of Burford. Blending traditional character with contemporary design, and benefitting from a superb garden, it is the ideal base for a group of friends or family seeking a memorable getaway in the Cotswolds.

Description

Summary

Causeway Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed property which sleeps six guests, in three well presented bedrooms, with two bathrooms. Dating back to the mid-17th century, the property has an abundance of character features including exposed wooden beams, a stone mullion window, terracotta tiling in the kitchen and two inglenook fireplaces, one of which has a wood burning stove. To complement these traditional features, the property has been finished in a contemporary style with the addition of modern facilities such as wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen.

Built from original Cotswold stone, Causeway Cottage has a beautiful exterior to match its interior, with a wonderful wisteria trailing across the porch and living room windows, and dormer windows on the first floor which offer lovely views across the garden. The enchanting garden is an excellent spot to socialise with friends and family in the warmer months and there is off-street parking for up to three cars on the gravel driveway.

Location

Causeway Cottage is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Old Minster Lovell, an unspoilt village with a mixture of attractive thatched and Cotswold stone cottages. The village benefits from a well-regarded pub, the Old Swan, which prides itself on its use of local ingredients, and the 12th century parish church of St Kenelm is just a short walk away from the cottage. Alongside the church lie the extensive ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, a former 15th century manor house which is now a Grade I listed building maintained by English Heritage. Old Minster Lovell is also home to Minster Mill, a luxury hotel with a spa and restaurant which members of the public can utilise by appointment only. The larger residential settlement of New Minster is just a ten minute walk away, with another popular pub and a local shop.

Located within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are many local walks and cycle trails to explore, including those along the River Windrush which flows through the village itself. Old Minster Lovell is well placed for visiting many of the charming towns and villages of the Cotswolds including the medieval market town of Burford with its wide range of eateries, and the scenic village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” due to the many arching bridges which cross over the River Windrush. The popular tourist destinations of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, Cirencester and Oxford are within easy reach for day trips.

Description

Causeway Cottage is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the breathtaking Cotswold countryside. The cottage is laid out as follows:

RoomAmenities
The front door opens into an entrance hall with hooks for hanging coats and a boot rack for muddy wellies. The following rooms are located on the ground floor:
Living/dining room This bright, dual aspect room is a warm and inviting space and has a wealth of character features including exposed wooden beams and original wooden flooring. This spacious room contains:
  • inglenook fireplace with cosy wood burning stove
  • three-seater sofa and two leather armchairs
  • wall-mounted Smart TV 
  • DVD player
  • small selection of books and board games
  • ornamental inglenook fireplace
  • wooden dining table which comfortably seats six
Snug Adjacent to the dining area is the cosy snug, a peaceful spot offering wonderful garden views through the beautiful stone mullion window. This area contains:
  • comfy leather armchair
Kitchen The well presented country-style kitchen has striking exposed beams and terracotta tiles and is ideal for home cooking. It contains:
  • electric Aga (available from September to April only)
  • electric oven with four-ring induction hob
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, cafetière, kettle and toaster
  • large larder
  • wooden breakfast table with seating for six
Utility room/cloakroom
Contains:
  • washing machine and tumble dryer
  • toilet and wash basin
A spiral staircase with a handrail leads up from the inner hall between the dining area and kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom Overlooking the garden and country pub opposite, this spacious dual aspect bedroom contains:
  • super king size bed
  • chest of drawers and two bedside tables for storage
  • wall hooks for hanging space

The bedroom has a bright, contemporary ensuite bathroom which contains:

  • bath with overhead rain shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Bedroom 2 With exposed wooden beams and views across to the village pub, this tastefully decorated bedroom contains:
  • king size bed
  • chest of drawers, coat stand and hooks for storage
  • wall mirror
  • pretty window seat and wooden chair
Bedroom 3 Overlooking the street below, this cosy bedroom contains:
  • two single beds
  • chest of drawers and coat stand
  • small selection of books
Family bathroom
The spacious family bathroom contains:
  • large walk-in rain shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail

The stunning south facing garden spans a third of an acre and is mostly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees along its border, giving privacy from the village playing field beyond. Directly outside the kitchen there is a paved patio area with an outdoor table with seating for six, as well as two comfy chairs looking out over the lawn. The patio is bordered by a low dry-stone wall, which itself is bordered by fragrant lavender, and in the late spring the gorgeous wisteria and climbing flowers add splashes of colour to the Cotswold stone exterior. A second patio can be found beneath the mature trees at the side of the garden and this area contains a charcoal barbecue and two sun loungers. Just off the driveway is a double garage which houses a large table tennis table and croquet set.

The gravel driveway has off-street parking for up to three cars.

  • Village: Old Minster Lovell
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: CWM
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: No
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: No
  • Children allowed: No
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: No
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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