About Cotswold Charm

Established in 1999

Cotswold Charm was originally set up by Michael Haines in 1999 and ran up to six cottages he jointly owned in conjunction with his brother Stephen, sister Margaret and all under the careful eye of their late mother Elsie.

Since her passing, Michael lets them through Cotswold Charm Holiday Cottages which acts as an agency.   Margaret still has Stable Cottage alongside the old farmhouse and Michael has the Old Granary and George Barn alongside the farmhouse where he was born and still lives.  He hopes that this change will lead to an improved and more personal service for the many friends who have stayed with them over the years.

To maintain a sizeable Chipping Campden presence, Michael is delighted to have added local artist David Birch’s Croftsbrook at the bottom of Blind Lane to the brochure, Pearl Brandreth’s Tally Ho at the bottom of Dyers Lane,and Over the Arches in Park Road, and Jeff and Joan’s Cosy Corner at the back of the Noel Arms and Orchard cottage in nearby rural Charingworth..

 

For those that would prefer something nearer to the middle of the Cotswolds, then  Michael still has contact John Hiscock and his Old Stable in Poole Keynes just to the south of Cirencester.  The adjacent 12th century coaching house and St Michael’s and All Angels church farm provides a very historic setting, but you will have to get in very early to book it.

Today, things are a lot different at Top Farm to what they were 300 years ago when a member of the Haines family farmed and lived in what is now Stable Cottage..

Our Aims

Cotswold Charm Holiday Cottages aims to be the best one-stop shop for self-catering accommodation and services in the Cotswolds and Chipping Campden in particular.  Within our cottages we aim to make each as supportive as possible within the physical limitations of the individual building.  Wherever possible we aim to meet the requirements of those with a wide range of physical disabilities.

Cotswold Charm was originally set up by Michael Haines in 1999 and ran up to six cottages he jointly owned in conjunction with his brother Stephen, sister Margaret – all under the careful eye of their late mother Elsie.

Since her passing, Michael lets them through Cotswold Charm Holiday Cottages which acts as an agency.    Margaret still has Stable Cottage alongside the old farmhouse and Michael has the Old Granary and George Barn alongside the farmhouse where he was born and still lives.  They all hope that this change will lead to an improved and more personal service for the many friends who have stayed with them over the years.

Many people with varying disabilities have stayed in our previous three cottages Rick Cottage, Barn Cottage and THe Ewe Pen) which had a range of characteristics to support some of those with a disability.

Michael is delighted to report that feedback on them has always been very positive and he now aims that George Barn will surpass them for those with physical challenges.

Whilst the Old Granary’s ground floor is large, accessible and  enjoys an ensuite wet-room, Michael as an above knee-amputee can climb the staircase to the lounge/kitchen/diner, but they do provide a bit more of a challenge.

Call: 01386 840164