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 five. There is a flat-screen Freeview television, DVD player, CD player, wireless router for internet connectivity 24/7 and a living flame gas fire.
A downstairs cloakroom with toilet and hand basin is also off the living room.
Stairs from the living room lead up to two double bedrooms, a room with bunk beds for two and family bathroom with shower over the bath.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, washer dryer, kettle, toaster and ample crockery and cutlery.
Linen and towels are provided and there is central heating throughout.
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 two cars; although additional 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 two 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
Lovely house in a perfect location for exploring Cirencester. House was locked on arrival as decorator had accidentally locked door. Sorted out quickly and neighbours were very helpful.
We had a lovely stay. The house was cosy, clean and had everything we needed. The location is great.
It was very easy to deal with Elizabeth - never had to wait long for a response.
Lovely venue and perfect for 5 people staying in Cirencester.
Clean and cosy 3 bed house - perfect location in Cirencester. 5 minutes to the centre and situated in a quiet off road area.
The property and location were beautiful and it was nice to have some milk upon our arrival to have a cup of tea!
The main disappointment was the hot water, or lack of it. On the first morning we had to call Elizabeth who arrived in about an hour and she was able to show us how it worked, we then left for the day, planning to have a shower on our return. When we did return however there was still no hot water and so Elizabeth offered to drive from oxford again or use another one of her properties next door which we did as we had dinner reservations as it was New Year's Eve. It was very frustrating and did affect our overall opinion of the property.
Thanks Elizabeth for a lovely stay. The house is fantastic - cosy, homely, with all the facilities you need and in a great location. Elizabeth was a really nice and helpful host too.
An excellent house right in the centre if Cirencester. Plenty of space for 6,well appointed and warm with plenty of hot water. The beds are comfy and the kitchen is large with a gigantic fridge. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay here and highly recommend it to others.
We stayed in this house for two nights with 5 people in October. Elizabeth is actually an agent, the property is owned by someone else.
Unfortunately our welcome was not very pleasant. We arrived in the evening and looked forward to a nice evening indoors, but we couldn't check in for two hours because the house was not ready. A friend of the owner was in the house when we arrived and she clearly did not expect us: an apparent miscommunication. It happens. We could not reach Elizabeth but the girl was in touch with the owner by phone, who offered to pick up our dinner bill. Although this was a professional solution, it wasn't a nice experience. Not in the least because it was raining and all decent restaurants were full. Elizabeth came by later in the evening to apologize for the inconvenience, which was nice.
Highlights: The central location was good and the town of Cirencester is lovely. We liked the homely interior of the living room and the spacious kitchen with everything you could possible need. The living room is really cozy with a nice, safe fire place. Also, the rooms had sufficient storage space and having a private parking place was great. Absolute plus: the XX large sized soft and clean towels that were provided for. WiFi worked well. There were beautiful lilies on the table.
Lowlights: It was obvious that the house was not cleaned properly. The stove was dirty, cups in the kitchen closet were dusty, an empty wine bottle was left behind and the upstairs carpets had not been vacuumed in ages. I think the house could look really different if cleaned thoroughly. Both of the toilets had troubles flushing and the mattress in the second double bedroom had a pit that made sleeping uncomfortable. Also, for some reason, the bottom pillows of one of the couches in the living room were removed. The water dispenser in the fridge was broken, apparently damaged by previous guests. Elizabeth kindly provided us with a water filter.
Conclusion: A great choice in regard to location and atmosphere, but the property needs some improvements to earn 'luxury' in the name. Make sure you send a reminder shortly in advance.
Elizabeth was very kind and the house was very beautiful, clean, tidy and full equipped. Also, its location was perfect for us, as it is placed in a central point to travel around the cotswolds. I would really recommend it.
Great place, we enjoyed it very much.