Gem Cottage offers a warm welcome and is a cosy cottage sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms. Perfect for couples (one or two) and families, the cottage is perfectly placed in the highly desirable village of Ebrington close to Chipping Campden. With access by foot from the cottage onto the Diamond Way Long Distance Footpath, and some of the Cotswolds most popular attractions nearby this is an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds by foot or car at any time of the year.
With its narrow little lanes flanked with lovely Cotswold stone properties, ‘Yubberton’, as it is known to the locals, is a peaceful village with a great award winning pub (The Ebrington Arms) set next to the green, serving local ales and excellent food. The pub also hosts numerous events throughout the year and brews its own bitters (Yubby and Tawny).
The Ebrington Manor, owned by the Fortescue family, has existed in the village for many centuries, along with the historic church of St Eadburgha which is set in pretty grounds and displays medieval stained glass windows and special monuments of the Fortescue family.
Ebrington is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds and its many attractions. Within just a short drive is Hidcote Manor (one of the National Trust's finest) with its magnificent gardens - a must for garden lovers and also walkers with some lovely walks to be enjoyed from the car park (there is also a gift shop and cafe for refreshments afterwards!). Kiftsgate Court (home to the largest rose in England) is also just a short stroll from Hidcote Manor.
Nestling amongst the Cotswold Hills, Chipping Campden is one of the most picturesque, unspoilt medieval towns in England and just a couple of miles away. It's High Street's is lined with beautiful 18th Century buildings, home to lovely independent shops to browse, pubs and restaurants.
There are numerous honey coloured towns and villages that the Cotswolds is famed for within each reach of Gem Cottage including Shakespeare's Stratford Upon Avon, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton in Marsh. Cheltenham, Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Oxford, Warwick Castle and even the City of Bath are all within driving distance and make great days out.
Andy & Sarah Smith joined Independent Cottages in February 2010
Additional information: Off-road parking behind the cottage for two cars. WiFi internet access available. A telephone in the cottage allows you to take incoming calls as well as making local calls to book pubs etc. A warm welcome awaits with a tray for tea, coffee and cake (at times substituted by a bottle of wine). Champagne, welcome hampers or flowers can be arranged by prior arrangement as well as activities including horse riding, wine tasting, clay shooting, golf and beauty treatments for those who want some pampering whilst away. No smoking and unfortunately not pets.
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Gem Cottage is a new instruction and is available (after a summer of refurbishment) from October 21st 2016.