One Church Cottage is a beautiful and quaint property which sleeps six guests, in three bedrooms, with two spacious bathrooms. Finished to a high standard, this charming property boasts an abundance of character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a stunning inglenook fireplace complete with wood burning stove. These features are complemented by modern facilities such as wireless internet access, two TVs and a Sonos speaker. There is a picturesque enclosed garden at the rear and free on-street parking is readily available throughout the village.
One Church Cottage is located in the peaceful and unspoilt village of Todenham, a linear village with a Grade I listed 14th century church and home to Todenham Manor Farm Shop, stocking local and sustainable produce. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside, there are many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep to discover, and just a short drive away are the megalithic Rollright Stones, a prehistoric stone circle dating back over 5,000 years.
Todenham is conveniently located three miles away from the bustling market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, a thriving town with a wide range of shops, pubs and eateries, and a direct train line to London. The popular towns and villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Shipston-on-Stour, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water are all easily accessible, as are the nearby tourist attractions of Batsford Aboretum and the award-winning Cotswolds Distillery. Further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford are within easy reach for day trips. One Church Cottage is the perfect base for a family getaway or for a gathering of friends who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by glorious countryside.
Two steps lead down from street level to the pretty front door which opens into a narrow entranceway. The following rooms are on the ground floor:
Living room: A small step leads down into the cosy dual aspect living room which has beautiful oak beams and botanical artwork. Overlooking the back garden, this room contains an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, three-seater sofa, two armchairs, Smart TV with Netflix subscription and Apple TV for account holders only, and a selection of board games;
Kitchen/dining room: With smart terracotta tiling, exposed beams and an exposed Cotswold stone feature wall, this well-equipped country style kitchen is a delightful spot to enjoy home cooked meals. It contains a Rayburn range cooker, dining table which seats six guests, window seat, two button chairs and a Sonos speaker;
Utility room: A continuation of the kitchen, the large utility room contains a kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, cafetière, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher and butler sink.
Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a mid-level landing where the staircase divides. One small flight continues up to the master bedroom whilst the other leads to the first floor landing. The following rooms are on the first floor:
Master bedroom: This lovely dual aspect bedroom has original oak floors, pretty floral wallpaper and rural views. It contains a four poster king size bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedroom chair;
Bedroom 2: Overlooking the village church opposite, this elegant bedroom contains a double bed, chest of drawers and door hooks;
Family bathroom: With stunning rural views, the stylish bathroom contains a roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and full length mirror;
Shower room: This contemporary room contains a walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail;
Utility cupboard: Contains a washing machine/tumble dryer.
Further steep stairs lead up from the first floor landing directly into the second living area in the eaves. The following rooms are on the second floor:
Sitting room: With fabulous far reaching views, this additional living space with restricted head height contains a TV with Netflix access only (login details provided), a two-seater sofa and a chest of drawers;
Bedroom 3: This well presented bedroom in the eaves has countryside views and exposed painted beams. It contains a double bed, dressing table with stool and door hooks.
The delightful cottage garden is awash with colour during the spring and summer months, making it a wonderful spot in which to relax after days spent exploring the region. Directly outside the utility room there is a patio area surrounded by gorgeous potted flowers and home to a wrought iron table and four chairs. The well-maintained lawn has a bistro table with additional seating, and beyond this lie beds of mature leafy shrubs and trees. A path winds its way through the beds and behind the apple tree to the end of the garden which is enclosed by a low stone wall. A beautiful wisteria adorns the back of the cottage, along with an apricot tree, and a charcoal barbecue and fire pit are provided, great for extra dining options in the warmer weather.
Free on-street parking is available throughout the village.
About the location
Stow-on-the-Wold 4.5 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 8 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 16 miles; Cheltenham 23 miles; Oxford 31 miles.
The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh lies on the Fosse Way Roman Road in the northern Cotswolds and boasts many elegant 18th century buildings, which are home to traditional inns, serving real ales and home-cooked food, tea rooms, restaurants and individual shops to suit all tastes. It also boasts it's own train station and lies on the intersection of the Paddington rail line from London. The town hosts the Moreton-In-Marsh Show, one of the UK's largest one-day agricultural shows, as well as the Moreton Beer Festival, an annual French Market, and a large outdoor market every Tuesday. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of the town, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close by. Less than five miles away is Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. Close by is Bourton-on-the-Water, which is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds as the River Windrush runs through the centre. It lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. Also within reach is the spa town of Cheltenham. This town boasts an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, and is famous for its horseracing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within driving distance. A convenient base for exploring the Cotswolds and the wider area.
Note: An initial basket of logs is provided for the woodburning stove and further logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of additional logs used).
Note: The telephone is for incoming calls only.
Note: Though enclosed, children should be supervised when in the garden as there is a low stone wall at the rear with a drop down into the neighbours’ grounds.
Note: Two steps from the front door lead directly onto the road, so guests should be careful of passing cars when leaving the property.
Note: One Chuch Cottage does not accept corporate or commercial bookings.