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April Cottage

Mickleton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091152)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ehinger

    “We loved our stay - it worked well for us and presented well.”

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    However, I had phoned beforehand and asked if certain basics were included in the rental. I have owned a holiday home myself for many years, which was rented out, and we always included basics like salt, pepper, washing up liquid, soap, shower gel, loo paper, also some tea, coffee and sugar. I was told to take everything with me, that nothing was provided, only one roll of loo paper per bathroom. However this was not the case, and we were pleasantly surprised to find all of the above items, plus additional things too. So Sykes need to have accurate and better information on their properties to give to their guests. We also asked if we could check in earlier than 5:00pm, as we had a baby with us. We were told not a minute before 5:00 was acceptable. However my son's journey took less time than he had allowed for, and he arrived early at 3:30, to find the cottage empty and ready for occupation - it would have been very helpful to be given this information in advance. A simple phone call to let us know we could check in early would have been an easy thing to do. The cottage itself was charming, however the lighting is a very fiddly to work. We were unable to turn the heating off downstairs, and had to have some of the doors and windows open when when we were there as despite following the instructions for the heating, it never turned off.

    - Mrs Ehinger, December 2021

    Thanks for your feedback and we are delighted you loved your stay. In terms of arrival and check in times, they have been set in the context of Covid - 19 guidelines to protect cleaning staff and guests. That is to say , we are required to leave sufficient time for the cottage to be aired, deep cleaned and for there to be some hours separating arrivals and departures of guests and the cleaning team to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone. We apologise for the miscommunication relating to supply of provisions at April cottage The owners usually provide a good amount of the basics. The heating is controlled by three Hive thermostats downstairs and is in full working order. The house is well insulated downstairs so some guests prefer to turn some of the heating zones off. We hope that you will return again to April cottage in the future. Property Owner

The property

April Cottage is a stunning property, which is believed to date back approximately three hundred years and combines a mixture of traditional timber frame and Cotswold stone building styles. The cottage is located on a quiet lane, close to the beautiful local church, in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Mickleton. The location is ideal for exploring some of England's finest countryside, towns and villages, being just three miles from Chipping Campden and eight miles from Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Many beautiful walks can be taken directly from the doorstep of the cottage. April Cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished by its owners, to highlight its wealth of traditional character whilst creating a stylish, welcoming environment. The many character features include the original oak beams and frames, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors and a stunning inglenook fireplace. This character is complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, underfloor heating, a Smart TV and a well presented kitchen. The cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a small, enclosed garden and off-street parking for two cars, with free on street parking also readily available. April Cottage is perfect for groups of friends, couples or a family, looking for a beautiful, traditional property in a fabulous location. The front door of April Cottage is accessed via the garden and opens into the living room. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: Excluding traditional character, the living room contains oak beams and frames, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors and a stunning inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is also underfloor heating, comfy seating for six and a Smart TV with a DVD player; Dining room: With the same character as the living room, the dining room also has underfloor heating and a beautiful dining table with seating for six; Kitchen: A later addition to enlarge the cottage, the well presented kitchen contains a four ring gas hob, electric cooker and grill, fridge, small second fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules); Utility room: Contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and a clothes drying rack; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet, with a wash basin just outside the door. Relatively steep stairs wind up to the first floor, off which are the following rooms, all beautifully set in the eaves of the cottage, surrounded by lovely oak beams: Master bedroom: Contains a king size bed, one large wardrobe, and an ensuite bathroom,with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed and a wardrobe; Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds and a chest of drawers Family bathroom: Contains a bath with an overhead power shower, toilet and wash basin. April Cottage'senclosed garden is at the front of the property, with peaceful views down the lane and towards the church. The garden is mostly paved and contains a table and seating for six. A charcoal barbecue is provided during the warmer months of the year. Next to the garden is an off-street parking area, with space for two cars.

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules), kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, access to Netflix (account holders only), DAB radio, iPod docking station, selection of children's DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal) available in summer months
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping (including in the front courtyard garden and small outside area to the rear due to the cottage’s exposed timber frame)
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

About the location

MICKLETON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Chipping Campden 3.5 miles; Shipston-on-Stour 8 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 8.5 miles.

The charming village of Mickleton in Gloucestershire lies on the western edge of the Cotswolds Hills, close to the borders of Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Boasting many attractive black and white buildings, Mickleton offers a good selection of village amenities including a well-stocked shop, farm shops offering a taste of the area and two traditional pubs. Mickleton village is home to the famous Pudding Club at the Three Ways House Hotel, Definitely worth booking ahead for a full on 'Pudding Club experience'. Mickleton lies just south of the infamous Meon Hill, said to have inspired Tolkien's Weathertop from The Lord of the Rings. The small market town of Chipping Campden is close by, boasting an elegant terraced high street dating back to the 14th century. Here you can discover old inns, specialist shops, tea rooms and a splendid 17th century market hall. Also nearby is Shipston-on-Stour with its magnificent 17th century church. Stratford-upon-Avon can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is alive with character with its famous theatre, medieval buildings, cafes, charming riverside walks and boating trips. The magnificent medieval castle at Warwick makes a great day out for all the family, or why not visit the National Trust house at Charlecote Park with its graceful gardens, intriguing maze and deer park? Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages are dotted about this wonderful rural area, making Mickleton a superb holiday destination at any time of year.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, please ensure that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. Note: An initial supply of logs is usually provided for the woodburning stove and further supplies can be purchased locally, though please note that the initial supply of logs is normally available, however, on rare occasions, there may be situations when the previous guests have used up all the logs and the log supply cannot be replenished immediately. Note: No smoking or vaping including in the front courtyard garden and small outside area to the rear due to the cottage’s exposed timber frame. Note: The cottage is located opposite the village church of St Lawrence and as such, bells and chimes are audible in the cottage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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