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Peters Nest - romantic bolthole in ancient woods

4.70(65 reviews)SuperhostOwlpen, England, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Karin
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Peter's Nest is a favourite cottage for honeymooners and couples--especially walkers and those with dogs!
This Cotswold stone cottage tucked away by woods is the perfect 'love nest' for two, Virgilian in bucolic peace and sweet sylvan scenery.
Downstairs the house has an modern, open-plan kitchen and living room with a wood-burning stove in one corner and a small bathroom. Upstairs is a cosy bedroom with a low ceiling, a perfect retreat from the world.

The space
In a clearing below Peter's Nest Wood known mysteriously as 'Hell's Throat', hard by a woodland spring is the original tiny cottage of Woodwells farmstead, marked on an 1847 map.

INTERIOR
Downstairs we enter through the kitchen, which leads into the living room with comfortable dining and sitting areas, and a cosy wood-burning stove. The bathroom is adjacent. As this is a small cottage the ceiling height is low in the bathroom! The cottage is heated by storage heaters.

A narrow staircase lead upstairs to the small double attic bedroom (with very low, sloping ceilings under the eaves) with queen-sized bed, enjoying views to the west down the Owlpen valley. Hanging space for clothes is provided under the eaves, and a small dressing table.

Peters Nest is situated in the east of the valley in the heart of the woods, making it a perfect location for walkers looking to explore the valley, and is adjacent to Woodwells cottage.

There is ample parking and a small garden adjoining the garden of Woodwells cottage. There is also a large wilderness woodland dell to the east of the cottage.
A small wrought iron table provides the opportunity to enjoy a sunset aperitif or breakfast coffee. Or watch the wild life and sociable pheasants.

Key Features
•Favourite with honeymooners
•Nestled in the heart of the woods
•Perfect location for walkers
•Wood-burning stove
•Dog friendly
•Sleeps 2

Guest access
Peter's Nest is approached up a long --and sometimes bumpy-- private drive. It leads behind the church and manor house, past Manor Farm and Over Court cottages, into the heart of the beech woods. Surrounded by the steep hangers, off a drive, off a lane, off a minor road, buried in the bosom of the Cotswolds, here is a cosy hideaway that must be about as remote as you can get from the twentieth century in southern England.

Peter's Nest is set in a private valley on the Owlpen estate, with all the romance of its 900 year-history, in the most picturesque part of the Cotswolds. 2 hours west of London. Wander the gardens of the Tudor manor house at your leisure, and enjoy miles of walks in private woodland in this hidden corner of the county.

Other things to note
Even though Peters Nest is small, you are welcome to bring a child with you to this cottage and we can provide a travel cot or camp bed. There are lots of things for little explorers to do on the estate, whether it's building dens in the woods, meeting the farm animals or playing in the carefully tended gardens. We can provide additional accessories on request to help with your stay and limit the amount of child equipment you have to bring, such as toys, books, children's cutlery and dinnerware, and changing matts.
Peter's Nest is a favourite cottage for honeymooners and couples--especially walkers and those with dogs!
This Cotswold stone cottage tucked away by woods is the perfect 'love nest' for two, Virgilian in bucolic peace and sweet sylvan scenery.
Downstairs the house has an modern, open-plan kitchen and living room with a wood-burning stove in one corner and a small bathroom. Upstairs is a cosy bedroom with…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Heating
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Owlpen, England, United Kingdom

The Cotswolds are one of England's best known touring regions of picturesque hills, limestone villages and scenic attractions. The magical deep wooded valleys here form its most spectacular scenery.

Golf, gliding, riding, antique shops, historic houses, castles and gardens nearby.
But many visitors never leave the privacy of the Owlpen estate, with its miles of footpaths and utter seclusion.

The Owlpen valley has long been recognised as one of the most romantic places in England and provides guests with an exclusive and relaxing hideaway, surrounded by private woods and hills and many miles of walks--from a gentle stroll round the estate trails to a 20 mile trek along the Cotswold Way.

This is Laure Lee country, situated in the Royal Triangle in the heart of the Cotswolds hills. The historic cities of Bath, Cheltenham and Cirencester are all within an easy drive, as are the cultural and scenic attractions of Oxford, Blenheim and Stratford Upon Avon, which are popular day excursions. An ideal base for the Horse Trials at Badminton and Gatcombe Park and racing at Cheltenham. Westonbirt Arboretum and the Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge are nearby.

Newark Park (National Trust) and Woodchester Mansion are three miles away, as well as many historic houses and gardens, including Berkeley Castle, Chavenage House, Sudeley Castle, and Highgrove—if you can get in. The choice of attractions and things to see and do is huge and you will need to return many times to see and explore it all.
The Cotswolds are one of England's best known touring regions of picturesque hills, limestone villages and scenic attractions. The magical deep wooded valleys here form its most spectacular scenery.…

Hosted by Karin

Joined in December 2014
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Swedish lady of the manor, kitchen garden gourmet. I have lived at Owlpen for over 40 years. Married to Nicholas, historian, writer, farmer, businessman. Mother of five. Grandmother of ten. Mad about polytunnels, chickens and crochet. Chef in my Cyder House restaurant. Slow travel over the planet, from Burma to Bolivia, Patagonia. Lived in Sweden and Spain. Tweet as @karinofowlpen
Swedish lady of the manor, kitchen garden gourmet. I have lived at Owlpen for over 40 years. Married to Nicholas, historian, writer, farmer, businessman. Mother of five. Grandmothe…
During your stay
Friendly staff in the Reception office deals with your wants and queries, bookings in the Cyder House Restaurant on the estate (prebooked only), servicing requirements and sightseeing suggestions.
Nicholas and Karin Mander and their family live on site.
Friendly staff in the Reception office deals with your wants and queries, bookings in the Cyder House Restaurant on the estate (prebooked only), servicing requirements and sightsee…
Karin is a Superhost
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Checkout: 10:00 AM
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No smoking
Pets are allowed
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