2 (all year)
The Cottage sleeps four guests and is the perfect choice for couples and friends looking to explore the Cotswolds and Central England, whether it be for a weekend or longer holiday. Grade II listed, this gorgeous holiday cottage has recently been refurbished and provides a lovely mix of original character with contemporary style to ensure guests enjoy a high degree of comfort. Features include off-road parking, a log burner and sunny enclosed garden.
Located in the market town of Cirencester on one of the towns most historic streets, The Cottage is within easy walking distance of the many amenities that Cirencester has to offer including Cirencester Park, part of the Bathurst Estate and a lovely place for a gentle stroll and the open air swimming pool. Often referred to as the 'Capital of the Cotswolds', Cirencester was once the second largest town after London and today its historic honey-coloured architecture still stands proudly, housing a great choice if interesting shops and eateries lining its cobbled streets. Black Jack Street is particularly special, especially for foodies with an excellent butcher, artisan bakery and great cafes for your morning coffee or brunch.
Cirencester's ancient Charter Market is centuries old and was first mentioned back in 1086 in the Domesday Book. A popular affair, stall holders gather in the Market Place on a Monday and Friday (between 09:00-15:00) to show off an eclectic mix of goodies from locally produced food to arts and crafts and pretty much everything in between.
Sitting on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cirencester is surrounded by glorious countryside, dotted with honey-coloured villages and towns just waiting to be discovered. Visit postcard pretty Bibury which is regularly used as a filmset including Bridge Jones' Diary, or the historic Cotswolds market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and Moreton-in-Marsh. Tetbury, Painswick and Bourton-on-the-Water, lovingly knows as the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds', are not to missed. Slightly further afield but still within driving distance are Cheltenham with its famous racecourse, the dreamy spires of Oxford and the Roman City of Bath.
For those that like to keep active, head to the Cotswolds Water Park for water based fun and waterside walks or lace up your walking boots and enjoy miles of footpaths through glorious Gloucestershire countryside including The Cotswolds Way.
Cirencester makes an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the area. Alternatively, park the car, relax and enjoy everything the cottage has to offer with a log burner for the winter months and an enclosed garden for when the sun shines.
Adrian Dickenson joined Independent Cottages in August 2021
With plenty of original character including beams, The Cottage provides a warm welcome at any time of the year with a log burning stove and Nest heating system.
Outside: The enclosed garden affords a sunny aspect and has outdoor furniture allowing you to enjoy alfresco meals. Off-road parking to the back of the property for one car with additional road-side parking close by.
Additional information: Unfortunately children cannot be accepted and no pets. WiFi available throughout the cottage. Prices include heating, electricity, bedlinen and towels.
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| Fri, 3 Dec 2021 for 3 nights, £650
Enjoy the Christmas Market with a 3 night stay