The property is a modern, yet traditionally styled 3-bedroom mews house set within a large, gated courtyard in the centre of the historic town of Cirencester.
Inside the styling is luxurious, contemporary and comfortable, making this the ideal home away from home to relax in, but with all the convenience of the restaurants and shops nearby.
With all the comforts of home within easy reach of many Cotswold attractions this makes this the ideal place for families, couples and corporate lets alike.
Inside there is a sitting room, leading through to a kitchen diner.
The living room has sofas and seating for six. There is a flat-screen Freeview television, DVD player, CD player, wireless router for internet connectivity 24/7 and a living flame gas fire.
Stairs from the living room lead up to a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and ensuite shower room, a twin bedroom, family bathroom with shower over the bath and a secret mezzanine floor with beds suitable for up to two children or younger teenagers, but not adults. Access to the mezzanine floor is via a wooden ladder.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, washer dryer, kettle, toaster, Magimix and ample crockery and cutlery.
Linen and towels are provided and there is central heating throughout.
Breakfasts and evening meals are also available if required and ordered in advance. Sample menus can be provided on request. Alternatively your hosts can recommend several outside caterers that can come to you.
Outside, there is a gravelled courtyard with patio table and chairs where you can enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day’s sightseeing. There is off-road parking for one car; although a second space can be made available by prior arrangement if required. The courtyard is shared by the owner's other property.
The minimum stay is 2 nights, except over the Christmas/New Year period, when it is 4 nights.
Competitive monthly rental rates available on request - please contact us for details.
Pets: a well-behaved dog is allowed but sorry, no cats as the owner has dogs of their own. There is an extra charge of £25 per dog per stay.
THE LOCAL AREA:
Cirencester is often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’ and was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times. In later years it became a very prosperous medieval wool town and today it still contains many interesting buildings with architectural styles spanning several centuries.
The award winning Corinium Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities, is only five minutes walk away from the house.
A gentle stroll from the house brings you to the town centre, which has a pleasant mixture of independent and national shops. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from or if you want to stay in and cook, there are excellent independent butchers, fishmongers and delis in Cirencester and a large Waitrose within walking distance where you can stock up on provisions.
Within a short drive of Cirencester there are many other attractions to visit, including: Westonbirt Arboretum which is particularly stunning in autumn; the Cotswold Water Park for a range water sports and other recreational activities; Chedworth Roman Villa; the historic wool towns of Tetbury and Stroud and the beautiful countryside of The Cotswolds with stunning scenery, ideal for walking and rambling.
Cirencester borders the eastern edge of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being ‘typically English’.
Throughout the area, the honey-coloured Cotswolds limestone features in buildings and stone walls acting as a common thread in seamlessly blending the historic towns and villages with their surrounding landscape. Offering breathtaking scenery ideal for keen walkers, the Cotswolds offers 3000 miles of public footpaths and offers one of the best kept ‘rights of way’ networks in the country.
The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also contains a number of national and regional walking routes such as 'The Cotswolds Way Trail', 'Macmillan Way', 'Oxfordshire Way' and 'Shakespeare's Way'. Circular routes with self-guided leaflets are also plentiful.
The city of Gloucester is a short drive away, boasting a fine cathedral and the recently regenerated Gloucester Docks area. The spa town Cheltenham, is similarly nearby and is renowned for its many cultural festivals, elegant architecture, excellent shopping, and the racecourse which is the host of the internationally famous Gold Cup each March.
HOW TO GET THERE:
30 minutes from junction 15 on the M4
1 hour 20 mins from Bristol Airport
1 hour 15 mins by direct train from London Paddington to Kemble railway station, only 6km away
1 hour from Bristol Temple Meads to Kemble railway station
The house was clean and airy and the kitchen modern and well stocked, although the house was smaller than we anticipated and the central heating (boiler) was not working properly. Elizabeth said she was getting a new one fitted in January. However she provided lots of heaters so it was perfectly warm and the gas fire in the living room made it really cosy. Beds were really comfortable and showers nice and hot, although the water pump made them noisy and this gave you a shock at first until you got used to it. Elizabeth was very nice and helpful.
Good location in a beautiful town.
The apartment was clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated.
The host was friendly and helpful.
Perfect location for a weekend getaway to attend a wedding. Rooms and bed were comfortable, can fit 4 adults quite comfortably. Elizabeth was on hand at any hour should anything go wrong (we did have a boiler issue but it was fixed straight away). All in all a good experience and would return in a heartbeat. Thanks for making our stay so pleasant.
Elizabeth was prompt and thorough in all communications. I would absolutely book with her again.
Annette was friendly and attentive. We had some issues with the house, but I don't believe they were Annette's fault, and I expect that she saw to them promptly after our departure.
The house was as described: spacious, with modern comforts amid traditional charm. Beds were comfortable and kitchen very well equipped. The location could not be better, and the off-street parking was easy and convenient.
The house had experienced a flood shortly before our arrival, due to misuse of the macerator in the master bath by a previous occupant. There was a wet spot in the living room ceiling that was still drying out, and there was a slight feel of damp to the house.
When we used the shower in the second bath, after a minute or two it would start to make a loud stuttering noise. This didn't interrupt the flow of water or the temperature, but we were afraid that it was loud enough to be heard in the adjoining houses, so we felt rushed to make our showers very short to avoid disturbing the neighbors.
The heating at the house did not function during our 3-night stay. On the first night, we went to bed early (jet lag), before Annette was due to return home. So we reported it to her the following morning, and she left us a note to say she'd stop by that night. We awaited her call until an hour after the scheduled time, and then we couldn't stay up any longer and went to bed. She caught us before we left home the next morning and changed the settings on the boiler, but when we returned that evening we found the heat was still not working. We left her a note, but she got stranded by her car on the roadside for several hours that evening and so was unable to respond. Unable to bear another night in the cold, my sister found the instruction booklet for the boiler and discovered that the boiler's internal clock (which is used to turn on the hot water and heating twice daily) had been set incorrectly - it was off by 8 hours and was therefore possibly providing heat in the middle of the day rather than during the nighttime hours. She corrected the clock and the heating came on - hurrah! She set the timer to go off at midnight and come back on early the next morning, as we were making an early start, but the heating turned off before midnight and did not come back on at all the next morning. We ran into Annette as we were packing out, and she said that she would be calling a plumber to investigate.
As I stated above, I do think this is probably a one-off and wouldn't want others to hesitate to book with Annette as a result.
We had a wonderful weekend at Elizabeth's house. She came to see us when we arrived to make sure everything was as expected. The house is lovely, spacious and very clean.
I definitely recommend Elizabeth and her house in Cirencester!
We had a wonderfull time in this area. The house is well located. Our three boys and us enjoyed the house and the terrasse. Don the neighbour is scottish and his love for Great Britain was contagious! He was a great tourist advisor and had a guide book for every visit! The owner Annette was very nice and welcoming.
Claire and family from Montréal Canada
Loved it! Had a wonderful time in Cirencester, the village is great. Elizabeth was a wonderful host and provided us with a very comfortable apartment. Everyone was very helpful and willing to have a chat. Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed our stay at Elizabeth's house in Cirencester. The location was great - just a five minute walk into the heart of the city. It was fun to meet the neighbors and chat with Elizabeth and hear her story. It was helpful to be two minutes away (by car) from the grocery store, and only a short walk to nice pubs and restaurants.
Also, the fireplace in the living room made the stay extra cozy!
Perfectly located cottage with private parking in the heart of Cirencester. Elizabeth is an excellent host and the property was more than comfortable for our family of 5!
We would DEFINITELY stay again!!!
We had a delightful stay in this home in Cirencester. There was plenty of room for our family of five. The private parking right in front of the house was helpful. Shops and restaurants were a short walk away. Great home base for touring the Cotswolds.
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