An idyllic cottage to get away from it all and from which to explore the Cotswolds. Secluded and private it offers a cosy retreat. Garden Cottage is a mid-nineteenth century farmworkers’ cottage which has been renovated to a high standard and offers cosy and comfortable accommodation. Positioned well back from the quiet village street it is a tranquil and restful retreat located in the small village of Bledington in the heart of the North Cotswolds. In the heart of the quiet village of Bledington the cottage is only a couple of minutes’ walk from an exceptional pub, The King’s Head, with the village of Kingham two miles away offering a village store/newsagents.
Regretfully no children, infants or pets, thank you.
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- Pub within 1 mile
- Parking -
- Bedding & towels
Updated 4 Jun 2019
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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!
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.
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
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.
Inside the property
- Detached Property
- Washing Machine
- Bed Linen Supplied
- Towels supplied
- Tumble drier
- Iron & ironing board
Outside the property
- Dist to Pub: 0.2 miles
- Dist to Shop: 3 miles
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
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
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.
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.
- Address: Fosse Way, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1BX
- Normally Open · 6am–11pm
- Phone: 0345 677 9630
- Address: 12-14 Market Place, Chipping Norton OX7 5NA
- Normally Open today · 7am–9pm
Phone: 01608 642579
Walking & Cycling Guides
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