The Old Court House was built in 1490 and is one of the most striking and historic holiday cottages in the Cotswolds, providing a beautiful glimpse back in time. The house is located in the heart of Castle Combe, which is one of the prettiest villages in Britain, and is surrounded by fabulous countryside, perfect for exploring on foot or by bike. The beautiful Roman spa town of Bath is only 11 miles away, and many other towns and attractions are close by, including Tetbury, Chippenham and The National Arboretum at Westonbirt. London is easily accessible for a day trip by either car or train.
This historic property has an abundance of character, including an original coat of arms of Henry VIII painted above the fireplace. The original tudor structure is still clearly visible, and the many character features include exposed beams and Cotswold stone walls, stone mullion windows, oak doors, and a large fireplace with a wood burning stove. The property has been sympathetically renovated and the character is complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV, an excellent heating system, and a well presented kitchen.
The Old Court House sleeps eight people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a courtyard garden at the rear of the property and free street parking is available close to the house. The Old Court House is perfect for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful property, surrounded by the stunning south Cotswolds countryside.
The Old Court House is located in a row of cottages in the heart of the peaceful village of Castle Combe. The front door opens directly into the living room and the ground floor contains the following rooms:
- Living room: Three stones steps lead down from the front door into the living room. This characterful room has oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a large fireplace, above which is an original coat of arms for Henry VIII. There is a three-seater sofa, an armchair for two, and a window seat, as well as a cosy wood burning stove, a flatscreen TV and a DVD player;
- Dining room: Another beautiful room, with a further abundance of historic character, which contains a stunning wooden dining table, large enough to seat up to twelve people. French doors lead out from the dining room into the courtyard garden;
- Kitchen: A doorway from the dining room leads to the modern kitchen, which overlooks the courtyard garden. This well-presented space contains an electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, toaster, kettle, and a coffee machine.
Steep stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor, off which are the following rooms:
- Bedroom 2: A beautiful, stylish room, with oak beams, which contains a king size bed;
- Family Bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.
Further steep stairs lead up to the second floor:
- Bedroom 1: A majestic room with a high ceiling and beautiful exposed oak frame, which contains a super kingsize four-poster bed;
- Bedroom 3: Further steps go up inside this quirky bedroom in the eaves of the cottage. There is a standard double bed in this room, and two short ladders go up into an alcove, which contains a further double bed, ideally suited for older children. This room has an ensuite bathroom, which contains a bath with a handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.
The enclosed courtyard garden is surrounded by a Cotswold stone wall, beyond which is open countryside. There is a small table and seating for four in the garden.
Free street parking is available close to the house.