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Norman Chapel

Aston Magna, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091183)

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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59 Customer Review(s)

  • Jennifer

    “Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, clean and quiet, just perfect for a break away with the family.”

    The pretty garden was a real bonus as we had a toddler with us and he loved going outside to play.

    The pretty garden was a real bonus as we had a toddler with us and he loved going outside to play.

    - Jennifer, May 2021

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with foldaway bed available on request (2’1” x 5’9”), 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor double walk-in shower, basin and WC, bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Boot room
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, smoothie maker, hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV, DVD player, stereo, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs, games and outdoor games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, children’s step and toilet seat available
  • Free roadside parking
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal)
  • One well-behaved dog or cat welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.1 miles

The property

Norman Chapel is a beautiful Grade II* listed cottage, which dates all the way back to the 12th century, when it was a village church. This detached property sits in the heart of the peaceful hamlet of Aston Magna, close to the village of Blockley and the market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, which contain a wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants. The cottage is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. The rural location of Aston Magna also makes it an ideal base for enjoying some of the fabulous walks that the Cotswolds has to offer. This historic property has an abundance of character features, including exposed chancel and nave stonework, open fireplaces and exposed timbers throughout. Modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV and a well presented kitchen, complement the historic character of the property. Norman Chapel sleeps 6+1 people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms (with the +1 option being a foldaway bed that can be set up in bedroom 1), there are also lovely gardens at both the front and back of the property. Norman Chapel is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking for a relaxing break in a historic property, in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. Norman Chapel is a large detached property, located on a quiet road. The front door is approached via the front garden and opens into the dining room, although guests will typically enter the cottage via the boot room. The well laid out ground floor area includes the following rooms: Living room: The spacious living room has exposed oak beams and a lovely stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a three seater sofa, plus two arm chairs and a chaise longue, as well as a Freeview TV with a DVD player, a stereo system and wireless speakers; Dining room: This characterful room also has exposed oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. There is a large wooden dining table and seating for six, with an additional dining chair also available; Study: Located off the living room, the study contains a desk and chair, plus a selection of books, DVDs and games; Kitchen: Steps lead down from the dining room to the kitchen, which overlooks the back garden. The well-equipped kitchen has a double electric cooker, a four ring ceramic hob, fridge with a small freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and smoothie maker; Utility room: Next to the kitchen, this room contains a microwave and a washing machine; Shower room: Accessed via the kitchen and utility room, the shower room has a double walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Boot room: Adjoining the kitchen, the boot room is the primary entrance to the cottage, providing access to the back garden and the parking area. Stairs lead up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms, all in the eaves of the cottage: Bedroom 1: A beautiful room, with exposed oak beams and an ornate king size bed. A foldaway bed (measuring 66cm x 180cm) can be set up in the room, upon request, to increase the occupancy to 6+1; Bedroom 2: Another lovely room, with exposed oak beams, this room contains a double bed; Bedroom 3: Overlooking the back garden, this room contains two single beds; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with a handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with mature fruit trees and a lovely view of a neighbouring former church. A patio area in the back garden contains a large table with seating for eight, and there is a further bistro table and chairs, plus four deckchairs and a charcoal barbecue. Parking is available on the quiet road outside the cottage.

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About the location

Aston Magna

Moreton in Marsh 4 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 8 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon: 16.5 miles; Cheltenham 28 miles;

Aston Magna is a small rural hamlet to the north-west of Moreton in Marsh. It is predominantly comprised of fetching Cotswold-stone period properties.The village is well situated for access to the main A429 (Fosseway) which provides excellent links to nearby towns. Shipston on Stour is within 4 miles and has a range of good shopping facilities, as does Moreton in Marsh to the south. The nearest train station is at Moreton in Marsh, which offers easy rail access to Oxford, London Paddington, Hereford, Reading and Slough. There are a number of interesting attractions around the area. The Cotswold Falconry Centre is found 2 miles down the road in Moreton in Marsh, housing an impressive variety of birds (and staging regular talks). Its next-door neighbour, Batsford Arboretum, gathers rare, beautiful and interesting flora from around the world and features Asia-inspired architecture (the state is linked to the famous Mitford sisters). It also boasts a much-loved cafe and shop. Cotswold Way National Trail and Kiftsgate Court Gardens can be found 4 miles away in Chipping Campden, as well as a museum dedicated to the area’s rich Arts and Crafts heritage. Broadway and its striking Tower (and nuclear bunker) are also only a short drive away.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that pets remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of the pet remains after your departure. Note: An initial basket of logs is provided for the woodburning stove from October to March; further log supplies and logs outside of these months can be purchased from the owner. Note: Mobile phone reception is limited inside the property, but is better outside. Note: Guests are requested to enter and exit the property using its side entrance, via the boot room. Note: Candles are not permitted at the property due to the fire risk. Note: No stag or hen or similar parties. Note: There is a foldaway bed available on request in the king-size room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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