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The Hayloft

Cold Aston nr Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091313)

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Stephanie

    “This place is beautiful, very cosy.”

    Good location to visit the Cotswolds.

    Good location to visit the Cotswolds.

    - Stephanie, December 2021

Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Wood pellet heating system
  • Electric oven and grill, hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, hairdryer, fan
  • Freeview TV, speakers, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Communal garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Bourton-on-the-Water 2.6 miles The Hayloft is a beautiful apartment in the eaves of a Grade II listed barn conversion, which sleeps two guests, in one bedroom, with one bathroom. The property has been elegantly finished by its owners and boasts a wealth of period features, including 200-year-old oak beams and exposed Cotswold stone walls. The character of the property is complemented by its contemporary decor, furnishings and modern facilities, which include wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with external speakers, a DVD player and a well presented kitchen. Situated within the grounds of a private home, The Hayloft is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens, with one allocated parking space on the gravel driveway. The Hayloft is located in the rural village of Cold Aston, which benefits from a well-regarded pub, a village hall and a parish church. This picturesque village is surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside, and has many lovely walks and cycle routes right on the doorstep. Cold Aston falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and avoids heavy tourist traffic, allowing visitors to experience rural life at its best. The Hayloft is close to the popular Cotswold market towns of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, and the historic regency town of Cheltenham is just a short drive away. The Hayloft is part of a beautiful barn conversion, accessed via a gravel driveway. Steep stone steps lead up to the front door. The front door opens into the entrance hall, with all the rooms laid out on one floor: Living/dining room: This stylish living area is bright and spacious, with an eye-catching exposed Cotswold stone feature wall. This room has two sofas, a coffee table, a Freeview TV and DVD player. There is also a dining table and two chairs; Kitchen: The galley kitchen contains an electric oven with four-ring hob, a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière, as well as a washing machine/tumble dryer; Bedroom: Two steps lead down from the hallway into this characterful room with sloped ceilings, a king size bed and built-in cupboards for storage; Bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. The Hayloft is situated within the spacious grounds of private home, and a private patio area has been created especially for guests of The Hayloft. With pretty, trellised fencing and a table for two, it is the perfect spot for al fresco dining. There is one allocated parking space and further on-street parking is available in the village if needed.

About the location

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER

Stow-on-the-Wold 4 miles; Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Cheltenham 15.5 miles.

Located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water dates back to Neolithic times with over 100 buildings being Grade II listed or higher. The picturesque high street nestles alongside the River Windrush over which several low stone bridges span, which is why Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice in the Cotswolds. Tradition states that an annual football match is played in the summer, in the River Windrush with the banks lined with spectators, with the aim to score as many goals as possible and get as wet as possible! The village has an eclectic range of visitor attractions, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens as well as a Dragonfly Maze, monthly farmers’ market as well as many tea rooms, an artisan bakery, antiques and craft markets, traditional sweet shop, cycle hire and its very own perfumery. Nearby, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises traditional England. 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. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antiques shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Also take a visit to the medieval town of Burford for a great day out where you can enjoy a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are both within easy reach and make a great day out. The spa town of Cheltenham is, architecturally, the most complete Regency town in England with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called The City of Dreaming Spires has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also all within easy reach.

Note: Mobile phone reception is generally limited inside the property and can also be poor in the village. Note: Regrettably, due to the steepness of the exterior steps, The Hayloft is not suitable for children, though babes-in-arms are excepted. Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property situated in the eaves of a converted barn, and has many character features, including steep steps to the front door, insteps, sloping ceilings and low beams, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility. Note: The Hayloft is a self-contained property, which is in the grounds where the owners live.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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