A stunning, thatched, 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, Grade II listed property with wow-factor interiors, offering a luxurious slice of Cotswold country life in beautiful Hook Norton, near the stylish market town of Chipping Norton. For a truly memorable luxury escape to the country look no further than Crooked Cottage in the beautiful village of Hook Norton; an impressive hideaway on a grand-scale, boasting perfectly manicured grounds, the finest in interior design and plenty of charming original features. Crooked cottage sleeps 8 guests in four double bedrooms – one of which is an ensuite super-king size double; plus a further two guests can be accommodated on a double sofa bed in the downstairs Snug/Playroom.
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- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - x6
- Travel Cot - x1
- High Chair - x1
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Updated 5 Feb 2020
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Found tucked away behind two private gated entrances, Crooked Cottage is accessed via a sweeping gravel driveway, complete with an eye-catching stone statue as its centre point. Quaint thatched cottage this most certainly is not – this is a thatched manor-style house in all of its glory, complete with impressive grounds to match.
Inside, the luxury of the property matches the quality of its exterior in every way. Owners Andrew and Olivia have taken great care to create a homely yet stylish feel at every turn, making you feel more as though you’ve stumbled into a boutique hotel than your own private country retreat. A stunning kitchen, bright dining space and no fewer than three separate living areas in the cottage’s ground floor give guests plenty of room to unwind, whilst upstairs four beautiful bedrooms – each individually decorated in their own country-chic style – offer a stylish spot to rest your head.
Outside, Crooked Cottage’s sweeping landscaped grounds are all yours to enjoy, complete with large enclosed lawn with outdoor dining terrace, blooming cottage garden and a shimmering pond. If you tire of enjoying your own private country getaway (to be honest, we’re not sure you will!) then the many pretty villages of the north-west Cotswolds are quite literally on your doorstep, including the market town of Chipping Norton; arguably the most stylish in all of the Cotswolds.
Our aim is for you to enjoy Crooked Cottage as if it was your own home and this information is provided to ensure that you are aware of, and are able to use, all the facilities that are available to you during your stay.
|The cottage’s main front door is located off the circular driveway past the second gate. There are a few steps down from the drive to the front door, which opens onto a small boot room before a second door opens onto the welcoming hallway.|
|Entry Hallway||Leave your coats and shoes in the boot room, once through the second door you enter into a small entryway where you will find:
· Gate intercom
· Downstairs half bathroom
· Closet with ironing board and iron
· Children’s stroller
|Kitchen/dining room||The open plan shaker style kitchen with wood counter tops and a large centre island opens onto a light filled conservator dining area containing:
· 2 x fridge – 1 under the counter and 2 draw fridges located in the island
· 1 freezer under the counter
· Pantry with a microwave
· Kettle, toaster, hand mixer, hand bender, hand held vacuum
· The kitchen has a window through to the Living Room
· Beautiful handmade round table with seating for 8 in a glassed dining area
|Sitting Room||The heart of the house, with beautiful character features including exposed oak beams and a beautiful Cotswold stone wall. This warm and inviting spacious room contains:
|From the Sitting Room room, 2 steps up lead to: Formal Drawing Room|
|Formal Drawing Room||A bright and airy room with a magnificent wood-burning fireplace with seating for the entire group, once again the beautiful exposed beams and original stonework add character and charm. Double aspect windows provide light and views of the countryside.
· Two large window seats
· Two 4-seater sofas
· Armchair and 2 x sitting stools
· Large coffee table
· Cards table
· Original artwork
· Wood-burning fireplace
|A single step at the back of the formal living room takes you into the Snug/playroom/bedroom 5|
|Snug/playroom/Bedroom 5||With a few toys and bookshelves filled with a range of books, this is a great space for children to use their imagination or teenagers to watch a film. Also is available as an additional bedroom for large groups.
· Double sofa bed
· Wall mounted 49” television
· Board games and children’s toys and stools
|Through a door ten steps take you up to the first floor landing and the main bedroom area|
|Master Bedroom 1 – ensuite||Double aspect windows give you a picturesque view over the grounds making it a peaceful escape. A bright and beautiful wood panelled room with it’s own en-suite bathroom, this larger than average space with thick bespoke curtains includes:
· Super-king bed and side tables with lights
· Armchair and foot rest
· Freestanding wardrobe
· Hairdryer is located in the wardrobe
· Continuing the theme the wood panelled en suite bathroom
o Beautiful freestanding roll-top bath below a window overlooking grounds
o One step up into a separate walk-in shower with seat
o Marble sink, WC and under-floor heating
|Family bathroom||· Large roll-top free standing bath
· WC and large family sink
· Walk-in wet-room style shower with a view over the grounds
· Under-floor heating
|Bedroom 2||The first of three generous bedrooms to the front of the house next to the bathroom this room includes
· King bed with scrolled headboard and footboard and side tables with lights
· Large chest of draws
|Three steps up lead you to the second landing and the next two bedrooms|
|Landing||This large landing has a seating area just right for reading the papers or getting away from it all.
|Bedroom 3||Showcasing the original beam work this large bright and airy room includes:
· King Soho Home Oxford bed with scrolled headboard and footboard and side tables with lights
· Built in wardrobe and draws
· Desk and chair
|Bedroom 4||A half small ½ step down into the final bedroom, again a larger than average bedroom with double aspect windows and the original wood beams
· A king bed which can also be made up as twin beds with side tables and lights
· Built in wardrobe
· Shelf seat to with views out to the grounds
· Travel cot
|Laundry/Utility Room||Located in the Annex building across the circular driveway next to the garages you will find the well equipped laundry room has a butlers sink, washer and separate dryer. The high chair and children’s potty are here if not in the house.
|Outside eating area||Through the backdoor located in the kitchen down through the stone staircase located to the right, 6 shallow steps lead you to the lower lawn where an outside dinning area is located.
· Large gas BBQ
· Table, umbrella and seating for 8
|To the left through the back door, an additional iron table and chairs with seating for 4 overlook the ponds
Hook Norton is on the fringe of the Cotswolds, therefore avoiding heavy tourist traffic, allowing you to enjoy this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hook Norton is close to the popular Cotswolds market towns of Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold, and has many stunning countryside walks right on the doorstep. Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew only 6.6 miles away.
The village is particularly well served with a village shop and post office, butchers, two pubs, famous local Hook Norton Brewery, doctor and dental surgeries, and library.
Perched on the highest point in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Chipping Norton was once a centre for the Cotswold wool trade and was given a Royal charter by King John in 1205. The medieval Guildhall and St Mary’s Church reflect the prosperity brought by the wool trade. Later, sheep farming was largely replaced by arable, but agriculture remained important in this part of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Many of the original houses around the market place were rebuilt in the 18th century with fashionable Georgian frontages.
Renowned for its antique shops and diverse shopping offer, including a regular market – Chipping Norton retains a robust living, working market town atmosphere. There is good choice of places to eat and top quality entertainment at the wonderful Theatre, famous for its pantomime and visiting world class performers.
Chipping Norton is an excellent base for exploring further afield: easily accessible by road and rail, right on the edge of the Cotswolds and lying between Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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Chipping NortonCharlbury-WOW Charlbury-MWS Cornwell-Chastleton-MWS Long-Compton-MWS Rollright-Stones Spelsbury-MWS
Chipping CampdenBroadway Chipping-Campden (Circular Walk) Chipping Campden (Miles Without Styles) Ebrington Kingham Circular Laverton Mickleton Rollright-Stones Broadway Tower Circular Stanton to Snowshill
BanburyCornwell-Chastleton-MWS Long-Compton-MWS Rollright-Stones-WOW Rollright-Stones
From Banbury, take the A361 signed to Chipping Norton and after passing the village of Bloxham, turn right to Hook Norton. Continue through Milcombe and on to Hook Norton. Enter the village on Station Road. Just before the right hand bend onto E. End turn left down a narrow road. There is a signpost that this narrow road is the dead-end of East End road. Continue down the road until you see a solid wooden electric gate with the sign Crooked Cottage.