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Hope Cottage

Longborough, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091205)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Abigail

    “The cottage has the potential to be very nice.”

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    However there were a number of issues, such as the slats on one bed broke as badly fixed, the garden was full of weeds and extremely overgrown (we have photos). One of the blinds didn’t work and so had to use cello tape. We sent the details to the owner who said he would look at it, but never got back or offered a partial refund, which we found not very professional. Sadly we wouldn’t stay there again and wouldn’t recommend on this basis. Also lots of cobwebs and house spiders as a result of not hoovering properly.

    - Abigail, June 2022

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Hope Cottage. I'm sorry to hear you feel the cottage is not up to our usual high standards and please note we do take all feedback very seriously. Since you have checked out, the garden has been tended, the bed mended and we have a new blind on order. Going forward if you have any issues at a cottage, please let us know while at the cottage, this way we can rectify any issues during your stay to make it more pleasant. Property Owner

The property

Hope Cottage is a beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone cottage, perfectly located in the heart of the peaceful, picturesque village of Longborough, two miles north of the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, and surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North Cotswolds. Longborough sits on the side of a hill, with lovely views over the Evenlode Valley and, despite being a small village, it is fortunate to have a pub, village shop, cafe and a local farm shop. Many beautiful countryside walks can be accessed directly from the cottage, and it is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. The cottage is full of traditional character features, including oak beams, flagstone floors, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a lovely wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen. Hope Cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a lovely private garden to the front and side of the cottage and it is the perfect setting for families or friends looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful village, right in the heart of the North Cotswolds. The front door of Hope Cottage is accessed from the garden and opens into a hallway. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Kitchen/dining room: A beautiful farmhouse style kitchen, with oak beams, flagstone floor and Cotswold stone walls, this sociable room contains a wooden dining table with seating for six. The kitchen facilities include a beautiful Rayburn range cooker, with two ovens and two hobs, a separate four ring induction hob, microwave and convection oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, washer dryer and a Magimix coffee machine (without pods); Sitting room: A lovely, cosy room, with oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a wood burning stove in a large fireplace. There is a sofa and two armchairs, as well as a lovely writing desk. Family room: Next to the sitting room is the bright and comfortable family room, which contains two sofas and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player; Conservatory: Accessed from the family room and with French doors out into the garden, the conservatory contains a comfy wicker sofa and two chairs, and is a beautiful room to relax in during the warmer months of the year; Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin. Open sided stairs lead up to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A lovely room, with a beautiful oak door and elm floorboards, which contains a double bed. The large en-suite bathroom is in the cottage eaves and contains a lovely roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, a toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: A nice cosy room, with wooden window shutters and exposed oak frame, which contains a double bed; Bedroom 3: A large, interesting room, split over two levels. On the first floor level is a single bed and then steep stairs lead up to a mezzanine level right in the eaves of the cottage, surrounded by beautiful oak beams, where there is a second single bed; Family bathroom: A large, well presented bathroom, which contains a bath with overhead electric shower, toilet, two wash basins and a heated towel rail. The stunning private garden is to the front and side of the cottage, with all the rooms in the cottage looking out over it. There is a wooden table and six chairs in the garden, plus a charcoal barbecue. There is also a small pond in the garden.

Floorplans

Floorplan

Floorplan

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC), 2 x single (one on mezzanine floor)
  • Shower room with electric shower, twin basins and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Cloakroom
  • Living room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Induction hob, microwave and convection oven, Rayburn range cooker with two ovens and two hobs, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, cafetière
  • Smart TV with DVD player, radio, telephone, WiFi, selection of board games and books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • On-street parking
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture, barbecue and small pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

About the location

LONGBOROUGH

Stow on the Wold 3 miles; Moreton in Marsh 4 miles.

Longborough is a small village in the delightful Cotswold Hills, boasting a 12th Century church, a village shop and post office, and two excellent pubs. Now famous for the Longborough Festival Opera which runs throughout the early Summer, the village is also set amidst beautiful natural scenery, and is situated close to the thriving market town of Moreton in Marsh and the delightful Stow on the Wold. Renowned for its fine antiques, Stow on the Wold hosts the Stow Horse Fair each February in the town square, attracting buyers from all over the world, while Morton in Marsh, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley, dates back 1000 years to the Saxon era and provides a wide range of facilities. Both Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh offer intimate restaurants, an abundance of tea rooms and pubs serving local beers.

Note: There is a primary school opposite.

Note: This is an old property with many character features including steep stairs up to one of the beds in bedroom 3, no handrail on the main staircase, and low beams, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: The garden is enclosed however there is a small pond in the garden and young children should be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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