The Coach House (C414), Swinbrook, nr Burford - Cotswolds
The Coach House is a stunning example of a Cotswold cottage at its best and being in the pretty village of Swinbrook is an added bonus. We love this one!
A restoration of converted stables and coach house and from outside you can still see signs of a former time, but step inside and, wow, it's huge, stylish and simply quite lovely.
Well furnished in a country manor style with quality furnishings which are enhanced by neutral creams and oak flooring. Luxuriously spacious with a vaulted ceiling featuring magnificent oak beams, exposed stonework and a large open fireplace. With dining for six, this is an ideal Cotswold cottage for a special occasion. The kitchen/ breakfast room is well equipped. Two tiered stairs lead to a large landing/bedroom area with two single beds* and to the absolutely huge, oak beamed bedroom. The 'Jack and Jill' bathroom has two doors - one from the bedroom and one from the landing/bedroom area.
The Coach House has its own secluded gravelled courtyard with garden furniture and is within the extensive grounds of The Old Vicarage with views across to the pretty 13th century Swinbrook church. The village is known for the 'Love in a Cold Climate' authoress Nancy Mitford and her famous family who are buried in the churchyard. Lord Redesdale, their father, lived in Swinbrook House and built the Georgian vicarage. Another 'claim to fame' is that of Downton Abbey and Lady Sybil's elopement!
Swinbrook is a pretty village in the Cotswolds with lovely period cottages, a popular 16th century pub with a great menu and bar - serves real ale, walks beside the Windrush (we particularly like to walk along to Burford, bring the dog, he'll love it too!) and to complete the picture, cricket on the green. What more could you ask for from an English country cottage!
Ground floor: Simply huge sitting room with a sofa, two armchairs and many personal touches, dining table and chairs for 6. Kitchen with all mod cons.
First floor : Large landing/bedroom area (please note, the stairs are open to the landing) with two single beds (£40 each pw/w'end - included in quoted prices for 3/4 guests), enormous bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom with a bath and shower over - there are two doors into the bathroom, one from the landing/bedroom area and one from the bedroom.
Heating and electricity are included: centrally heated and an open fire (starter basket of logs provided).
Bed linen and towels provided.
32" digital TV with Freeview and radio, dvd, washer/drier, microwave, electric oven with hob and grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher.
Pets by arrangement, £20 each per week or weekend.
Patio with furniture.
Local pub in the village, lovely river walks to Burford and Astall Leigh.
No smoking, please.
*Surcharge of £40 for each single bed as required - included in pricing for 3/4 guests.
*If you are 2 guests and require a single as well, it is £40 extra
*Note - single beds on the landing are not suitable for young children, recommend 7 years plus because of the open stairs.