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Holly Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage with lovely gardens

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The beautiful Holly Cottage, in Old Minster Lovell
The bright and spacious living room...
Holly Cottage, a wonderful country retreat
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Welcome to Holly Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Holly Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quintessentially English lane in the small village of Old Minster Lovell. The pretty village looks much the same as it did over a century ago, sitting peacefully by the River Windrush, with its traditional properties containing a mixture of thatched and Cotswold stone roofs. On the edge of the village, close to Holly Cottage and next to the beautiful Church of St Kenelm, are the extensive ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, a 15th century manor house. Old Minster Lovell also has a lovely pub, situated on the banks of the river. The village is perfectly located for exploring the many beautiful towns a...Welcome to Holly Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Holly Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quintessentially English lane in the small village of Old Minster Lovell. The pretty village looks much the same as it did over a century ago, sitting peacefully by the River Windrush, with its traditional properties containing a mixture of thatched and Cotswold stone roofs. On the edge of the village, close to Holly Cottage and next to the beautiful Church of St Kenelm, are the extensive ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, a 15th century manor house. Old Minster Lovell also has a lovely pub, situated on the banks of the river. The village is perfectly located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as for visiting Oxford, which is just 14 miles away, Blenheim Palace and even making day trips into London. Holly Cottage has an abundance of traditional character features, including exposed Cotswold stone, oak beams, wooden floors and doors, and a large inglenook fireplace containing a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen. The cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with one full bathroom and an en-suite cloakroom. There is a large, enclosed back garden, with lovely views and free on street parking is readily available. Holly Cottage is an ideal retreat for friends, couples or a family, looking for a relaxing break in the heart of England. House Rules A security deposit of £150 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit. The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is six guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than six guests at the property. Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to one additional infant. Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted, at a cost of £25 per booking per dog. For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. Master bedroom: Super king size bed; Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds OR super king size bed; Bedroom 3 (ground floor): King size bed. Family bathroom: Roll top bath with handheld shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Bedroom 3 shower room: Walk-in rain shower, with a separate handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. The property has a gas central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally. Free on-street parking is readily available, close to the property. A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided. The property's garden is enclosed, however, please note that some areas of the garden are not visible from the cottage. This is an old property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs, low beams and steps on the ground floor, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency. Both the living room and the dining room have low ceilings and guests over approximately 175cm tall will need to stoop to move around. The trampoline in the meadow should be checked by adults prior to use and children must be supervised whilst playing on the trampoline at all times. The dry-stone walls in the garden are not designed to be climbed on, and children should be supervised when playing outside. The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk. The front door of the property opens onto the street and guests with young children should take particular care to ensure that the children are supervised when the door is opened. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The House Rules of the property are listed as part of the Property Overview above. Please ensure you read these as they form part of the contractual Booking Conditions.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Manager
Character Cottage Holidays Limited
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 31 August 2020

We have stayed here twice over the past year and booked for a stay when we had our foreign holiday plans cancelled following lockdown. Was so glad we did- this WAS our summer holiday. Sat in the garden with a glass of wine, watching kids...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Julia_Plum
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Holly Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage with lovely gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2020

Thank you for the lovely review. We're pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable summer holiday at Holly Cottage and loved relaxing in the garden. We'll pass on your suggestion of some lounge seating but overall are so pleased to hear that you had...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019

Holly Cottage is a beautiful spacious cottage and is in a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The only downside is that the beautiful roll top bath is not ideal for 6 adults - a shower would have been great. Plus the neighbours are...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Amy H
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Holly Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage with lovely gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Dear Amy Thank you for leaving feedback following your stay at Holly Cottage. You mentioned that the bathroom has a roll top bath and that a shower would be a useful addition. In the near future we do have plans to add a walk in...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Loved this cottage. We all did. It was beautifully restored and maintained - as was the garden. Loads of space. When holiday lets say they cater for 6 you expect it to be quite compact; this was the complete opposite. The master bedroom is like...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank barnardbarnard
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Best experience ever! Arranged online from US and staff was extremely helpful. Cottage was absolutely charming, clean with many welcoming touches. We all have many fond memories.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Klalston
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Utterly charming. We were blessed with weather so have barbecued for 3 days and not left the cottage, apart from to pick up essentials. We bought a paddling pool and have been relaxing in the garden for 72 hours. Amazing. Will be back asap!

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank romillye2016
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Lovely and totally comfortable . Best sheets , towels and beds. Most charming village and the best pub with fabulous food.we loved the area and especially the local ruins which are fabulous . Witney the closest town is fabulous for shopping

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Serena C
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stayed at Holly Cottage during Xmas week as a family of 2 adults and 3 children. The cottage was full of character with big rooms and plenty of space. There is a large garden at the rear and some nice walks close-by. The village...More

Date of stay: December 2015
2  Thank rord08
Management response:Responded 29 January 2016

Character Cottages, as a marketing agency, does not look after or maintain any cottages. The following is written by the owner of Holly Cottage: "We will always try and accommodate an early check in if we can, but it is not always possible. Our property...More

Reviewed 23 November 2015

Me and a group of friends had such a great time at this cottage. There was literally nothing wrong with it as it came with everything you would need and it was nice and peaceful. We got to enjoy such a wonderful big garden as...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Fraser M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Getting around
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
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