Five Bells Garden Cottage

Bledington

2 Guests

1 Beds

1 Baths

Five Bells Garden Cottage, is a beautiful, romantic cottage in one of the Cotswolds' prettiest villages. Originally a 19th Century farmworkers' cottage, the current owners have carefully created a very attractive holiday cottage retaining many original features, while introducing some contemporary touches such as the polished wooden floor upstairs to give the property a delightful country feel. Located in the grounds of the owners' home and surrounded by gardens, it is a peaceful retreat that's a stone's throw from one of the Cotswolds' most popular (and thoroughly excellent) pubs, The King's Head. This is a super cottage in an absolultely 'Grade A' position!

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Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Parking -
  • Bedding & towels

Reviews

Quiet spot perfect for long walks and longer lunches!
Tom January 2, 2018
If you want seclusion this is perfect! A great couples hideaway with good links to a load of activities. The hosts will be as close / remote as you want with thorough information provided.
Alice January 2, 2018
Very nice, comfortable. Very clean. Owner very thoughtful regarding provisions when very heavy snow fell.
Melissa December 17, 2017
We loved our stay. The cottage itself was clean and had everything we needed. It's location was perfect for walking and driving with a very good local pub a few minutes away. Thank you very...
Elena September 25, 2017
A really lovely, well appointed, little cottage in a stunning location perfect for a stay in the Cotswolds. Close to many wonderful attractions, great foodie destinations and beautiful walks. Wonderful friendly hosts who could not...
Angel Stores September 25, 2017

Full Description

Five Bells Garden Cottage, is a beautiful, romantic cottage in one of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. Originally a 19th Century farmworkers’ cottage, the current owners have carefully created a very attractive holiday cottage retaining many original features, while introducing some contemporary touches such as the polished wooden floor upstairs to give the property a delightful country feel. Located in the grounds of the owners’ home and surrounded by gardens, it is a peaceful retreat that’s a stone’s throw from one of the Cotswolds’ most popular (and thoroughly excellent) pubs, The King’s Head. This is a super cottage in an absolultely ‘Grade A’ position!

ACCOMMODATION

Entrance through to a light and bright open plan living space.
Living Area with flagstone floor plus sofa, additional seating, TV with Freeview and DVD player.
Kitchen/Diner equipped with antique table and two chairs, plus two ring hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment along with all the normal facilities. Please note that there is a washer/dryer located in the cupboard in the bathroom.

Upstairs
Bedroom
with lovely views, plus beds that can be arranged either together as a king size bed or as two singles, please advise which you require. There is a chest of drawers plus wardrobe space.
Bathroom, with bath, hand held shower, WC and washbasin

Outside
To the front of the cottage is an enclosed terrace area with table and chairs. This overlooks the owners’ garden beyond.

Sorry No Dogs. No Smoking  

Wifi is available but please be aware that although it is appropriate for basic use, the speed is not fast enough for downloading films etc.

Facilities

Inside the property

  • Detached Property
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Bed Linen Supplied
  • Towels supplied
  • Tumble drier
  • Iron & ironing board

Outside the property

  • Dist to Pub: 0.2 miles
  • Dist to Shop: 3 miles

Guidebook

Eating

Five Bells Garden Cottage is located just a short 5-minute drive from the village of Kingham, renowned as the Cotswolds’ newest foodie hotspot thanks to its two excellent, award-winning restaurants: The Kingham Plough and The Wild Rabbit Inn. The King’s Head in Bledington offers tasty, seasonal food in a picture-perfect setting and is just around the corner! Whilst high-end hangout and favourite of the jet-set, Daylesford Farmshop and Café, is also just an 8-minute car journey.

For those wanting to venture slightly further afield, we’d highly recommend a visit to Stow-on-the-Wold, a pretty market town just 5 miles down the road that packs a punch when it comes to culinary credentials. Check out The Porch House, a 10th century inn in the heart of the town with good beer and a great lunch menu, before heading to The Old Butchers for dinner; a Michelin Guide must-visit where pre-booking is definitely recommended.

The King’s Head Inn, Bledington- The Green, Chipping Norton OX7 6XQ / 01608 658365

The Kingham Plough– The Green, Kingham, Chipping Norton OX7 6YD / 01608 658327

Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Café – Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0YG / 01608 731700

The Wild Rabbit Inn – Church St, Kingham, Chipping Norton OX7 6YA / 01608 658389

The Old Butchers- 7 Park St, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AQ / 01451 831700

The Porch House – Digbeth St, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN / 01451 870048

Walking

Somewhat of a walker’s paradise, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the Cotswolds on foot from the cottage. The Oxfordshire Way- winding all the way from Bourton-on-the-Water to the banks of the River Thames in Henley- also passes within a few yards of the cottage; a great option for those keen to join the trail. Passing through streams and meadows a selection of books of walks and local maps are available in the cottage for you to use during your stay and the links below are full of route options for all abilities; and of course, being the Cotswolds there is always a half-way house to re-fuel before heading back out/calling a cab!

 

The Oxfordshire Way – www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/oxfordshire-way

Cotswolds Walks- www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-in-the-cotswolds

Must-Sees

The Cotswolds is jam-packed full of attractions to keep visitors of all ages entertained. For younger guests, a visit to Cotswold Farm Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park (both a 20-minute drive) are a must, with the Cotswold Water Park (40-minute drive) the perfect place to head on hot-weather days. For older generations, Chastleton House National Trust property is just 15 minutes away, and we’d recommend that no visit to this area be without a day exploring the pretty surrounding market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water; both renowned for their quaint independent stores, cutesy-cafés and quintessentially-Cotswolds good looks. Daylesford Farmshop and Café is also a must-visit, crammed to the brim with high-end, artisan produce, delicious deli treats and an impressive restaurant. Just be sure to allow a few hours there; we don’t know anyone who hasn’t been mesmerised by this country-chic hangout.

Supermarkets

Londis, Kingham – Church Street, Kingham OX7 6YA

Tesco Superstore – Fosse Way, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BX

Marks and Spencer (Service Station) – Station Road, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1JU

Sainsbury’s – 12-14 Market Place, Chipping Norton OX7 5NA

Waitrose – 25 Market Square, Witney OX28 6AR

Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco home delivery available.

Tesco Superstore

  • Address: Fosse Way, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1BX
  • Normally Open · 6am–11pm
  • Phone: 0345 677 9630

Sainsbury’s

  • Address: 12-14 Market Place, Chipping Norton OX7 5NA
  • Normally Open today · 7am–9pm

Phone: 01608 642579

Reviews

 

“I choose to rate the highest score for this property as it had all the comforts of home and we were made to feel very welcome.”

Rotteau 2016-10-14

 

“Very comfortable; host welcoming, helpful but relaxed; perfect location for lovely walks and fine dining; cottage extremely attractively renovated, with beautiful taste. ”

Paul 2016-10-21

 

“Lovely cottage in a pretty Cotswold village. Gabrielle and Chris were the perfect hosts. Couldn’t have been better. Michael, Dec 2016”

Michael 2016-12-01

 

“Beautiful, well cared for cottage. Quiet and well located. We had everything we needed and our hosts were available if there were any problems. ”

Mr Cronin 2016-10-08

 

““A lovely cottage in a great location. Thank you.” Matt, August 2016”

Matt 2016-08-05

 

“It’s lovely as it is ”

Mrs Hoggett 2016-05-10

 

“it was cosy comfortable in a wonderful setting with fabulous hosts. ”

Ms Snell 2015-08-08

 

“The cottage was clean, tidy and well positioned for access to all areas of the Cotswolds. The owners, Christopher and Gabrielle were excellent hosts, not intrusive but always there if you needed them. ”

Mr I 2015-05-12

 

“The Garden House is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need or want in a self-catering property. Gabrielle and her husband were lovely and welcoming and were there should we need them but weren’t intrusive. Bledington is a lovely village and very well situated for touring the beautiful North Cotswolds towns and villages.”

Ms Denly 2014-07-01

 

“Excellent for children – Bledington has a pub on the village green so children can play while you enjoy a drink at the tables outside. Stairs at the cottage are a little steep but really wasn’t a problem. It’s beautifully decorated and the owners were very welcoming. Would thoroughly recommend.”

Mr Ward 2014-04-01

 

“5 Bells scores 5 in all categories the best I have stayed in !”

Mr Charlton 2015-01-01

 

“Very comfortable and warm – heating worked really quickly. Just be aware that stairs are very steep in keeping with age of cottage. A pub to eat within walking distance.”

Mrs. Wilson 2013-06-01

Tourist Information

Chipping Norton

‘Chippy’, as it is affectionately known by locals, is a real, working Cotswold market town. It has an enviable range of shops and places to eat, along with regular markets.

The lively town centre is always bustling with shoppers and visitors enjoying the specialist independent shops, including some lovely boutiques, gifts and homeware shops and a well-known bookshop. It is also home to a successful, award-winning theatre which has an excellent programme of plays, films, comedy and live music, and is well-known for its annual pantomime.

The Lido, a popular outdoor pool on the edge of the town, is great for a Summer dip and picnic on the grass, looking out onto the Cotswold hills.

There is also plenty of historical interest, including the Grade I listed St Mary’s Church, the impressive Bliss Mill (now luxury flats) and grand Town Hall. Visit the small local museum on the first floor of the 19th century Chipping Norton Co-op Society Meeting Hall and learn about how Chipping Norton became such a thriving market town. You can also download an app with a historical walking trail and local information from Handheld Tours.

www.experiencechippingnorton.com

Stow on the Wold

At nearly 800 feet, Stow is the highest of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds towns and famous as a centre for antiques.

The town radiates from the impressive market square, surrounded by Cotswold stone buildings. There is a good selection of specialist shops, cosy cafés and inns to enjoy.

Stow has a fascinating history, with the market square once host to some of the Cotswolds’ largest sheep fairs, with up to 20,000 sheep herded into the square for sale. The medieval Market Cross and the old stocks give a sense of Stow’s early history.

Stow had a significant role in the English Civil War – it was at nearby Donnington that the last battle was fought in 1646. St Edward’s Church was used as a prison for the defeated Royalist troops and is well worth a visit.

Stow is also home to England’s oldest inn, The Porch House, as well as a great choice of other places to eat in the town.

www.stowinfo.co.uk

Bourton-on-the-Water

This popular Cotswolds village is known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, with the pretty River Windrush meandering through the centre, the clear water spanned by a series of picturesque arched stone bridges.

There’s plenty to entertain visitors of all ages, with an excellent range of attractions including a one-ninth scale replica model village. In fact, Bourton-on-the-Water is particularly good for families looking for a fun day out, especially on days when the weather isn’t great!

Visit St Lawrence’s Church, notable for its domed tower, unique in the Cotswolds. Take a walk out to Salmonsbury Meadows, a wildlife reserve where you can enjoy natural meadows, wildflowers and explore the history of this farming area.

Bourton-on-the-Water also has an excellent range of pubs, restaurants, cafés and tearooms to sample, along with a great selection of shops.

http://www.bourtoninfo.com/

Five Bells Garden Cottage

Bledington

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1 Beds

1 Baths

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