A lovely homely touch away from home Sleeps 4
The picture below shows the cottage from its 2 parking spaces in the old Rick Yard with the access path on the left and steps leading to a small sheltered patio and the front door. It also has a suntrap of a secluded, sheltered and colourful courtyard garden on the south side accessible from the stable-door.
Originally a 14/15th century “farmer’s cottage”, it was converted to stables in the early 1700’s, farm office in the early 1950’s and converted back to living accommodation again in 1999 with much of the original stonework and polished oak beams, etc. shown to advantage.
It offers a delightful holiday setting/base from which a family or two couples can enjoy Chipping Campden, the Cotswolds and Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeare country, etc.
Walk in through the oiled hardwood door and you are into a hallway, the first door on the right opens into the spacious and well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen are shown below.
There is plenty of space and numerous key features for safety conscious gourmets, including four-ring gas hob, efficient extractor hood, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, food processor & utensils along with the essential dishwasher.
Digital radio/CD player & ipod docking station plus high speed WiFi access. You will find a utility room with washer/drier off the hallway and a ground floor toilet beyond. Past the staircase and the second door on the right opens into a relaxing lounge (cool in summer, warm in winter) – comfortable armchairs & settee, 30” television/video/DVD player including Free-View, high speed WiFi, ancillary furniture and log effect fire. Just the place for you to relax with that book or endearing drink in comfortable armchairs and a settee after that brisk early morning walk in the refreshing autumnal air.
Up the staircase and to your left you will find the master ensuite bedroom (below), which enjoys a king-sized four-poster bed; ample matching bedroom furniture, portable television and plenty room for a quiet sit-down away from the rigours of the day. Toilet, basin and bath occupy the well-equipped bathroom.
Dovers Hill creates a lovely backdrop behind the small dressing room window and is owned by the National Trust – it is at least half-mile in length along the edge of the ridge and provides open views over The Vale of Evesham, Bredon Hill, The Malverns and Black Mountains into Wales. The second bedroom provides a cosy and comfortable atmosphere with double bed and ensuite bathroom The original stonework and hand waxed beams. The original farmer’s cottage doorway (now fitted with a stable door) leads to a small hallway between the kitchen and the lounge – it also has a storage cupboard under the stairs.
The courtyard garden has recently been improved with a new patio, borders and furniture
For those unfortunate allergy sufferers, we request that guests do not smoke within the cottage and with the exception of guide and similar caring dogs (for which a small additional cleaning charge is made), do not allow pets in the cottage.