The Gardener's Cottage is a delightful, newly renovated retreat with private garden. Set in the grounds of a Queen Anne Rectory, it has 17th Century charm with the convenience & comfort of modern fittings.
The cottage is self-catering but there are great places to eat locally or we can provide breakfast hampers.
With easy access to London (train 35mins), on the Ridgeway, in a picturesque rural setting, it is an ideal location for couples, families, walkers, cyclists & business travellers.
An extremely comfortable home from home with open plan kitchen-dining-sitting room on the ground floor, and upstairs a dual aspect master bedroom, single bedroom and luxury bathroom. It is accessed via its own separate garden and front door. Many of the original features have been retained. There is oak flooring throughout.
Whilst the Gardener's Cottage was built in the 17th Century it has been fully renovated this year and is more fully described below.
The kitchen has a Nespresso Coffee Machine; Induction Hob and Oven; Bosch Dishwasher; large Fridge Freezer; Microwave; Toaster and granite work surfaces. It contains a full range of kitchen items - whether you only wish to warm something up or cook a full Sunday roast.
The scrubbed pine table can easily accommodate four people.
There is a double sofa and an arm chair. If there are more than three of you we can provide extra seating or kids beanbags. There is WiFi and a TV with Netflix.
A major feature of the cottage is the glorious double ended bath - one of the deepest and comfiest we've come across and perfect for relaxing by candlelight. There is a separate shower. To ensure maximum comfort there are warm fluffy towels and underfloor heating.
A King sized bed with lots of pillows, fluffy mattress topper and fabulous bed linen. The bedroom is vaulted and has windows to the East and West giving you Morning and evening sunshine & views over the garden and countryside. There are drawers and hanging.
This is set up as a kid's room with a small single bed, books, toys and desk. There is room for a travel cot (which we can provide if required), but it is not a big room. The curtains are black-out and there is a stair gate for the top of the stairs.
The Gardener's Cottage has its own private garden with well stocked cottage garden beds, a lawn, terrace and outdoor seating.
Toegang voor gasten
The Gardener's Cottage has its own private garden for you to sit outside. However, the Old Rectory has extensive gardens with a tennis court and table tennis. Do ask if you would like to use them.
We are set in 18 acres and recognised by Natural England for our species rich grassland - with wildflower meadows, a small woodland and rare butterflies. You are welcome to explore. Kites nest in the garden - badgers and muntjac abound. An owl fell down our chimney! If you love wildlife - you are in the right place.
Interactie met gasten
We live in the main house. We will either be available on site or via phone. The Gardener's Cottage is entirely separate - so apart from when you arrive, or when you need us, you won't see us.
There is a comprehensive guide to the local area - but sometimes it is easier to ask a specific question. If this is the case, we would always be happy to share our knowledge with you. We have lived in the area for over 15 years - with our four kids - so have lots of ideas for days out.
We love to cook, but appreciate that not everyone else has the same passion. If you would like breakfast, a picnic hamper - or other provisions - please let us know in advance and we can provide a variety of different options, using locally sourced ingredients, wherever possible, including some from the garden.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
The Gardener's Cottage sleeps 2+1 child comfortably. If you would like to sleep an additional child, we can either provide a travel cot, or roll up bed depending on your requirements. Some adults may be happy in the kid's room!
There is parking on site and lockable space if you have bikes.
There is a very small wildlife pond in your garden. If you have young children, please make sure they are supervised when outside. With prior notice, if it will make your stay more relaxed, we can sort out a barrier. Please just call me to discuss.
We have dogs, pigs, horses and kittens. We have ducks which frequent the garden and have been known to arrive on the doorstep of the cottage! They are all extremely friendly, but if you are a bit nervous, please just let us know in advance.
Because we have animals on site we would prefer not to invite other dogs. However, if you would like to discuss this, please call as we may be able to accommodate.
If you have wet clothes to dry - or even need an emergency wash done - please just ask. We have not yet installed a washing machine in the cottage.