Quaint Cirencester Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests
This former barn provides upside down living accommodation in a beautiful area of the Cotswolds, close to Cirencester and Cheltenham.
S83086 is a beautifully converted detached Cotswold stone barn, still boasting many original features throughout. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between Duntisbourne Riuse and Duntisbourne Leer. The name is taken from the River Dunt which flows through the village, and also from monks at the Abbey of Gloucester who controlled the area in the 13th century. S83086 is adjacent to the owners’ working farm and occupies a beautiful countryside setting.
Built mainly in the time of Charles II, S83086 was once home to aspiring writer and farm owner Eliza in the early 18th century. Eliza came to inherit 420-acres of land off her father, rather than one of her four brothers, and dedicated her life to the farm. She was a very bright and keen horsewoman, who was the first in the area to own a bicycle and a gas cooker. Eliza worked on the farm up until her death in 1901.
This is a perfect place to stay when in the Cotswolds, being just a 10-minute drive from Roman Cirencester and 20 minutes’ drive from Cheltenham and its famous horse racing festival in March each year. There are plenty of walks and cycle routes for active guests, and this is a very central position from which to visit the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden. Both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are also a convenient drive away.
The accommodation provides upside down living with the bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor and the living room and kitchen on the first floor. Outside there is a well-kept front garden with seating area and garden furniture. There is a driveway offering off road parking and a bike store can be made available should guests wish to bring their own bikes to leave the car behind and explore the area. A purpose-built dog kennel, with a run, is available if dogs get wet and dirty. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds leading to:
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and French doors leading to Cotswold stone external steps.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas barbecue. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome, free of charge. Dog kennels available. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The external stone steps have no handrail, and there is an unfenced ford 55 yards from the property.
Fuel and Power Included
Pets – no charge
Decorated at Christmas
Bed Linen & Towels Included
Newly Listed Property
English Country Cottages