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Willow Vale

Snowshill, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091307)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “Character Cottages were very responsive to our needs and questions.”

    The house was pristine, with milk and shortbread left for us in the kitchen. I would definitely be happy to rent from them again.

    The house was pristine, with milk and shortbread left for us in the kitchen. I would definitely be happy to rent from them again.

    - Julie, May 2021

The property

Willow Vale is a stunning Cotswold stone cottage that sleeps six guests in three bedrooms, with a family bathroom. The open plan living space downstairs has been elegantly furnished and retains traditional character features, including exposed wooden beams and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. These period features are complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Smart TV with DVD player, and a well presented kitchen. Tucked away in the heart of Snowshill, Willow Vale overlooks the beautiful village church of St Barnabas, and is a short walk away from the ‘Snowshill Arms’, a popular country inn. Located within the village is Snowshill Manor, now owned by the National Trust, which houses thousands of objects collected by Charles Paget Wade in the early 20th century, and there are also beautiful gardens to explore. This chocolate-box village sits atop the escarpment above the villages of Broadway, Buckland and Laverton and allows visitors to enjoy the glorious countryside, open vistas and lovely woodlands which fall within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Snowshill is close to the popular Cotswold market towns of Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh and Winchcombe and has many stunning countryside walks right on its doorstep. Willow Vale is a terraced cottage overlooking the village church. The front door opens into an entrance hall, which leads to the following open plan areas: Living room: A beautiful room with a wood burning stove and exposed beams. There are two sofas and a Smart TV with DVD player; Kitchen/dining room: A stylish sideboard separates the dining area from the living room. The dining area has a wooden dining table with seating for six, and the kitchen has an electric oven, four-ring induction hob, built-in microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and Tassimo coffee machine. There is also a washing machine/tumble dryer. Stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: An elegantly decorated room with king size bed, co-ordinating bedside table and chest of drawers, storage cupboard and armchair; Bedroom 3: With views to the back garden, this room has full size bunk beds (suitable for adults) and a chest of drawers; Family bathroom: Contains a walk-in shower, bath, toilet and wash basin. Further stairs lead up to the top floor and the following room: Master bedroom: Located in the eaves, this beautiful room contains a king size bed and dressing table overlooking the church and village green. There are two chests of drawers and additional space for hanging clothes. From the kitchen, the back door opens onto a shared space with steps up to a small garden. From here, a path leads behind outbuildings to the large, private garden with stunning countryside views. In additional to a picnic bench and seating for eight, there is a children’s play area. Off street parking is available for one car next to the garage and there is further on street parking available in the village.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one second-floor), 1 x child’s bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee maker (without capsules), kettle, toaster, wooden dining table with seating for six, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVD’s
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs, cot and stair gate available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared service area, leading up to a small garden with a picnic table and children’s play area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

About the location

SNOWSHILL

Broadway 3 miles; Moreton in Marsh 7 miles; Stow on the Wold 9 miles.

Snowshill village sits on the top of the escarpment above the villages of Broadway, Buckland, and Laverton. It is a secluded village where ancient pretty cottages and a 19th century church cluster around a small green. As its name implies - if there is any snow about then you will find it here first.
Snowshill is renowned for its manor house, now administered by the National Trust. The Manor was owned by Winchcombe Abbey as early as 821, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. It was at one point part of Katherine Parr's marriage dowry, although she probably never visited. The house passed through many different hands and the way it has been added on to at different points in its history reflects this. The northern end of the house is the oldest surviving part, dating from around 1500, still medieval in its design. It was extended and reshaped in around 1600 but it was the additions by the Sambach family in the early part of the eighteenth century that from one viewpoint radically altered the aspect of the manor from an Elizabethan to a Georgian house.
The village is also home to a wonderfully unspoiled fifteenth century inn - The Snowshill Arms.
If you're feeling energetic, and are in the village over the summer months, then wander 3/4 mile up through the village and visit the famous lavender fields.
The fame of the village has increased in recent years with many tv and films using it as a beautiful location - the most notable of which is probably the filming of Bridget Jones' Diary.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. Note: A telephone is provided for incoming and local calls only. Note: Due to its rural location, guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor. Note: The property’s garden is not enclosed, therefore young children and dogs should be supervised outside at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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