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Old Farm Cottage

Ablington, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091290)

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Mervyn

    “Horrendous problems trying to pay, no one at Character cottages taking ownership, all I got was e-mails saying the booking will be cancelled if I didn't pay when it wasn't my problem.”

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    No mobile signal, which is expected in a rural location but broadband also very slow lots of buffering. Top of fridge filthy, made you question how clean the rest of the house was. Told by the managing agent that this would only be done as a deep clean. This was a free standing fridge freezer which was about 5 ft tall, apparently hard to reach! Building works 2 doors down, woken up at 7:30am (weekends were fine) with the noise of machinery Television also buffering Water pressure non existent, couldn't have a bath. This house was so tranquil, the gardens were full of birds, bees and butterflies, a beautiful part of the Country and a lovely location only 3/4s of a mile from Bibury. It's a pity my concerns were just dismissed by the managing agent. Spent more time referring me to clauses in the booking conditions than reviewing my concerns.

    - Mervyn, July 2022

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Old Farm Cottage. I can only apologise for the issues you had when trying to pay for your holiday, it would seem from the notes, that it was a technical problem, which was solved in the end, but never the less frustrating for yourselves. I will make the owner aware of your comments with regards to the broadband not being to fast and hopefully this can be looked into. I will also pass on your comments about the cleaning to the owner, to review with the Housekeeper. We do have a very high standard of cleaning and again can only apologise if it hasn't been up to standard on this occasion. We hope you still had a lovely stay and make the most of the wonderful location, it's a great spot to be based and so many lovely places to visit in the Cotswolds. Property Owner

Summary

  • Cottage: three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Summerhouse: Sitting room
  • Utility
  • Oil fired central heating, immersion heater for hot water and woodburning stove
  • Electric range double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV with Sky Sports and Movie package, Smart TV, 2 x DVD players, telephone, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and secured safety gate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio, lawn and decked garden with furniture and gas barbecue (available March to October)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.3 miles.

The property

Old Farm Cottage is a stunning Cotswold stone cottage, which sits in beautiful, large gardens, at the end of a lane in the pretty hamlet of Ablington. The surrounding countryside is a haven for nature lovers, with lots of wildlife and walking routes, and the tranquil River Coln runs right through the hamlet. Ablington is just a mile away from the popular Cotswold village of Bibury, once described as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, which contains a pub, hotel and Post Office, as well as a Trout Farm. Old Farm Cottage is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Bath, Blenheim Palace, and Stratford-upon-Avon. This traditional, semi-detached cottage has been fully refurbished by its owners, to create a comfortable and well laid out property, which retains character features, including oak thumb-latch doors and a lovely fireplace with a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Smart TV with DVD player, and a well presented kitchen and dining room. There is also a lovely, modern summer house in the back garden, which has been designed with indoor/outdoor living in mind. Old Farm Cottage sleeps six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a pretty, walled garden at the front of the property, plus a large garden at the back, which is split into two areas, one of which contains the lovely summer house. There is off street parking for up to three cars on the cottage’s drive. Old Farm Cottage is an idyllic rural retreat, in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside, which is perfect for a family or a group of friends, looking for a relaxing break. Old Farm Cottage’s driveway is accessed via a peaceful lane at the rear of the property, and has space for three cars. A path from the driveway leads to double doors, which open into the open plan kitchen and dining room. The well laid out ground floor area has the following rooms: Kitchen/dining area: A bright, open plan area, beautifully presented for home cooking. The kitchen area contains a range cooker, with a double electric oven and 5-ring gas hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. The dining area contains a glass dining table that comfortably seats six adults and can be extended, as well as a comfortable leather arm chair; Living room: A door opens from the dining area into the lovely living room, which contains a cosy wood burning stove and shelves filled with books and local information. There are two three-seater sofas and window seats, plus a Smart TV and a DVD player; Shower room: Refurbished to a high standard, this additional bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A beautiful room, which overlooks the lovely front garden, and contains a stylish king size bed and a large wooden chest of drawers with a vanity mirror; Bedroom 2: Another lovely room, overlooking the back garden, which contains a double bed and a double wardrobe with drawers beneath for storage; Bedroom 3: A smart room, with a wooden floor, which contains two single beds anda double wardrobe with drawers beneath for storage; Family bathroom: Contains a bath (with handheld shower attachment), set on a raised plinth, toilet and wash basin. The back door leads out, via five stone steps, to a pretty, enclosed garden, with a lawned area surrounded by pots of herbs, shrubs and a lovely trellis walkway. Next to this area is a further part of the back garden, which is home to a stylish summer house, containing the following rooms: Sitting room: A bright and airy space, with a large corner sofa that seats five, plus two further chairs. There is a large, wall-mounted TV, with a Sky Sports and Movie package, and a DVD player. Tri-fold doors open out onto a terrace, which has a table with a parasol and seating for six; Utility room: Contains a washing machine, a cold water sink, and an additional fridge freezer for use in the summer months. At the front of the cottage is another lovely, peaceful garden. There is a path up from the garden gate, which is shared with the neighbouring cottage. Benches are dotted around the gardens of the cottage, making them wonderful places to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take advantage of any sunshine throughout the day.

About the location

CIRENCESTER

Bibury 6 miles; Stroud 12 miles; Cheltenham 15 miles; Gloucester 17 miles

A charm-filled market town on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB. Cirencester boasts architecture both dramatic and quaint, with its stunning church and rows of quirky cottages. Discover a number of fine shops and eateries connected by a network of attractive streets. Also discover the Corinium Museum, displaying a collection of Roman remains found locally. A choice of immaculate parks offer a memorable summertime stroll. Venture into the Costwolds AONB to discover much activity, answering to everybody's needs. The chocolate-box village of Bibury, with its renowned rows of stone cottages, is just 7 miles away. Stroud is another character-packed market town within reach, ideal for a stroll at your leisure. The city of Gloucester is dominated by striking buildings while nearby Cheltenham is best known for its horse racing festival. The Cotswolds itself offers a wealth of opportunity for avid walkers and cyclists. The Cotswold Way winds itself through rolling countryside and past a host of timeless villages. Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most notable.

Note: No pets of any kind are accepted at Old Farm Cottage. Note: An initial basket of logs is provided for the woodburning stove from October to April; further log supplies can be purchased locally. Note: The property’s back garden is enclosed, however the front garden adjoins the neighbour’s garden, and they share a gate, which may sometimes be left open; consequently, young children should be supervised outside at all times, particularly in the front garden. Note: No stag, hen or similar parties. Note: No commercial or corporate bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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