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BELLS COTTAGE, ALDERTON, in The Heart of the Cotswolds. Quintessential cottage

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
5 guests
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Bells Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed timber framed building that has retained its original thatched roof. It is located adjacent to St Margaret of Antioch’s medieval church, which dates to the 14th Century, and sits directly on the Winchcombe Way hiking route in the heart of the village of Alderton. The character and charm of this 500-year old cottage is evident even before you enter. For a start, Church Road is a no-through road, so there is no passing traffic, or traffic noise to bother you or your guests. The cottage boasts beamed ceilings and walls, a large fireplace that has a gas fired, log burner style stove for fuss and mess free real flame instant heat. Couple that old world charm with contemporary furnishings, gas central heating, on demand hot water, a well equipp... Bells Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed timber framed building that has retained its original thatched roof. It is located adjacent to St Margaret of Antioch’s medieval church, which dates to the 14th Century, and sits directly on the Winchcombe Way hiking route in the heart of the village of Alderton. The character and charm of this 500-year old cottage is evident even before you enter. For a start, Church Road is a no-through road, so there is no passing traffic, or traffic noise to bother you or your guests. The cottage boasts beamed ceilings and walls, a large fireplace that has a gas fired, log burner style stove for fuss and mess free real flame instant heat. Couple that old world charm with contemporary furnishings, gas central heating, on demand hot water, a well equipped kitchen, two 32-inch televisions and high speed fibre broadband; it guarantees to make for a very comfortable stay. The kitchen and conservatory dining room are very well equipped, the whole house having undergone a complete refurbishment, which was completed December 1st 2017. The kitchen is now equipped with a brand new Nespresso machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. The china, cutlery and cookware are all high end, and new. You will find that the kitchen has everything you need to prepare a romantic meal for two, or to host a dinner party for friends. The conservatory dining table can seat up to six people. The sitting room has sumptuous seating, two matching armchairs and a matching two-seater sofa that turns into a double bed. There are wrought iron lights on the wall, and lamps aplenty to light even the darkest night. The walls are hung with original artworks in watercolour for a home from home feel. The 32-inch flat screen TV has numerous Free View channels and a myriad of radio stations available for your viewing and listening pleasure. The bathroom is also located on the ground floor, and has everything you need. The bath has a shower fitted with a large glass splash screen, and there is of course, a sink and a lavatory. Like the rest of the house, this room is centrally heated, so you can remain snug and warm as you soak in the tub with a glass of champagne. The towels we supply are large and fluffy, so you can remain pampered even after stepping out of the bath or shower. When you make your way up the original wooden staircase you will discover a stunning first floor bedroom with beamed ceiling, offering a luxurious four-poster super king-size bed, small chest of drawers, fitted oak wardrobe, large wool rug which sits on the polished oak floor and views of the church and garden front and back. There is a 32-inch flat-screen television should you wish to watch TV from bed. The bedside tables have lamps, and there are wall lights either side of the bed too. Wi-Fi reception is excellent in the bedroom. Bells Cottage has the added benefit of an enclosed rear garden, a great advantage if you have brought pets or children. The pretty and mature garden is a great place to sit and relax on warmer days, or to dine alfresco on a summer’s evening. We have equipped the garden with teak furniture: a garden table, four chairs and two bench seats. There is also a lockable external bicycle store, for those who have come on a cycling holiday and a small summer-house. Should you wish to dine out, you are spoiled for choice. The 16th Century village pub, the Gardener’s Arms, is just a few minutes walk away, they offer a Gastro Pub experience, with a varied and interesting mouth-watering home cooked menu, Vegan’s and Vegetarian’s are well catered for too, as are dogs. Yes! They have a dog menu, and dogs are very welcome inside the bar. As well as being renowned for their food, the Gardener’s Arms is also known for its selection of fine real ales, artisan Gin, spectacular wine and local Stanway cider. They have a large beer garden that is hugely popular on warm summer days. They kindly offer a 10% discount off meals and drinks to all Bells Cottage guests. An easy 2-mile walk from the cottage, you will find the Beckford Inn. They open at 7:30 each morning and remain open all day. They are the perfect location for enjoying a full English breakfast when you are away on holiday and would prefer not to cook. Walk or drive just under 3 miles from Alderton and you will discover The Royal Oak in Gretton; another Gastro Pub that is hard to fault. Walk or drive just a little bit further (approximately 4 miles) and you are in the Saxon town of Winchcombe, here you will find historic pubs that date back to Medieval times, and a couple of high end restaurants, Number 5 NMore
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Deborah K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2017
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife's dream has always been to travel to England. Her Nan was born there, and she wanted to see the town her Nan grew up in. My Wife also did her masters thesis on Jane Austin, and wanted to see where she lived and...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank DTSNewfane
Trek747564, VR Owner at BELLS COTTAGE, ALDERTON, in The Heart of the Cotswolds. Quintessential cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to leave such a lovely and kind review of Bells Cottage! We very much enjoyed you staying and so glad you chose Bells Cottage to be part of your trip!

Reviewed 1 June 2019

Unfortunately for us we only booked a couple of nights that was our “loss” Bells Cottage is an absolute dream. Me, my wife, mother in law and her cousin from Canada and our puppy stayed from the moment we arrived and gazed upon this beautiful...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Reviewed 21 May 2019

Stayed here for our wedding Anniversary.. I loved the attention to detail, everything we needed was on hand. The weather was lovely so we were able to enjoy the pretty garden along with the beautiful cream teas that the owner had. Left us along with...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank shazwri
Reviewed 13 May 2019

We’ve just stayed here as my birthday surprise and had a wonderful weekend. The cottage is beautiful and quaint and in a lovely village with a great pub (the Gardner’s arms). The hosts are brilliant and they’ve thought of everything! We had homemade scones on...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank 12sarah34
Trek747564, VR Owner at BELLS COTTAGE, ALDERTON, in The Heart of the Cotswolds. Quintessential cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2019

Thank you both very much for taking the time to leave a review- we were thrilled Bells Cottage was chosen as your birthday surprise getaway destination!

Reviewed 27 April 2019

Stayed here with my Wife and 2 dogs for the last 2 nights of our holiday and so glad we did. Set in the lovely village of Alderton this beautiful thatched cottage is a dream to stay in from the welcome hamper,fully equipped kitchen,Molton Brown...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Malcolm W
Trek747564, VR Owner at BELLS COTTAGE, ALDERTON, in The Heart of the Cotswolds. Quintessential cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

Thank you very much indeed for choosing Bells Cottage! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Alderton is in the heart of the Cotswolds with easy access to Cheltenham, Broadway, Stow on the Wold, Winchcombe, Chipping Campden, Stratford on Avon, Burford etc The Winchcombe Way hiking trail passes right past the cottage, The Cotswold Way passes through Stanway which is three miles away
How to get there
We are a ten minute drive from Junction 9 off the M5 If you are walking The Cotswold Way or any of the other hiking trails, we will happily come and pick you up within a 20 minute/ 10 mile radius from the cottage
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