Royal Oak Cottage is a beautifully presented Grade II listed property which sleeps four guests, in two tastefully decorated bedrooms, with an airy family bathroom. Dating back to the early 19th century, this charming home away from home has been finished in a contemporary style and features a stylish stone fireplace with a wood burning stove, and several modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with Amazon Fire TV Stick and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a stunning tiered garden at the rear, and free on-street parking is available close by.
Royal Oak Cottage is just a stone's throw from the centre of bustling Chipping Campden, often regarded as the most picturesque market town in the region. There are a number of shops, pubs, tearooms and restaurants to enjoy, along with various historic buildings to admire, including St James' Church, the East Banqueting House and the 17th century Market Hall. Surrounded by the glorious countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep including the renowned Cotswold Way long distance walking trail which begins in Chipping Campden itself and finishes in Bath. The first stretch takes in Broadway Tower, rewarding walkers with breathtaking views across the Vale of Evesham.
Chipping Campden is well-placed for visiting the many lovely towns and villages of the region including Stow-on-the-Wold, Winchcombe, Bourton-on-the-Water and Broadway, all home to a range of popular eateries and boutique shops. There are also a variety of tourist attractions nearby such as the Lavender Fields at Snowshill, National Trust owned Hidcote Gardens, the Cotswold Falconry Centre and Sudeley Castle. Further afield destinations including Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon are also within easy reach for day trips. Royal Oak Cottage is the perfect retreat for a family or small gathering of friends who are seeking a relaxing break in a much-loved Cotswold market town. Set back a little from the road, four stone steps lead up to the front door which opens into an entrance hall. The following rooms are on the ground floor:
Living room: This bright and airy living area has been finished in a contemporary style and contains a stone fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove, a four-seater sofa, two armchairs, footstool, Freeview TV with Amazon Fire TV Stick for account holders only, and a small selection of books;
Kitchen/dining room: The tastefully decorated kitchen is well-equipped for rustling up an evening meal and contains an electric Rangemaster cooker with four-ring gas hob, fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine/tumble dryer and a large wooden dining table which comfortably seats four;
Study with cloakroom: Flooded with natural light, this peaceful spot contains an antique desk and chair. Accessed via the study is a cloakroom which contains a toilet and wash basin.
Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom: This beautifully styled, spacious bedroom contains a king size bed, built-in wardrobe, antique rocking chair and wall mirror;
Bedroom 2: Overlooking the stunning garden, this well-proportioned room contains a double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and valet stand;
Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, wash basin and separate toilet.
Accessed via the study, the enchanting tiered garden is a wonderful spot to enjoy the summer sunshine. Steps lead up from the back door to the first tier which houses a large outdoor table with plenty of seating, perfect for al fresco dining. From here, further steps lead up to the second tier where the path weaves its way amongst leafy trees, mature shrubs and beds of colourful flowers and fragrant herbs. At the far end of the garden, beyond the gate, there is a third tier which is currently untended. Guests are welcome to venture to this part of the garden, though please note that it is not enclosed and that the summerhouse is for owner use only. On the first tier there is a right of access for the neighbours via a wooden gate.
Free on-street parking is available close to the property.
About the location
Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 12 miles
This market town defines the saying "good things come in small packages" as it proves itself to be a wonderful place for tourists to stay. Chipping Campden sits in the northern part of the Cotswolds and boasts many historical buildings from St. James' church where the Chipping Camden Music Festival is held every year, to the early 17th century market hall upon which the town prides itself. Not only does the town have a rich history but much more, the high street is laced with charming Cotswold stone buildings with a range of shops and pubs. Nearby there are several beautiful, formal gardens for you to wander through. Chipping Campden has held its own 'Olimpick Games' since the early 1600s including peculiar sports such as 'shin-kicking', most certainly worth lining your holiday up with to experience something so unique. For a dose of famous history, head to the birthplace of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon just 12 short miles away, it offers some charming little buildings, bookshops, theatres and museums.
Note: On the first tier of the garden, the neighbours have right of access through a gate and guests are welcome to venture third tier of the garden, though please note that it is not enclosed, has not been landscaped and the summerhouse is for owner use only.
Note: Log supplies for the woodburning stove can be purchased locally.
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: The garden is not enclosed so children and dogs should be supervised at all times.
Note: No corporate or commercial bookings.