In the beautiful Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are world famous for having beautiful countryside, quintessential English villages and pretty honey-stone cottages. Northleach is a small market town at the heart of this wonderful area. Situated on what used to be the main road between Oxford and Gloucester, Northleach thrived due it’s historic and prosperous links to the wool trade. The Cotswolds were particularly suited to the rearing of sheep and the production of what was considered the finest wool. Northleach became an important meeting place for the wool merchants, being so centrally located. Due to this, Northleach has “town” status, although more of a village in size.
View from the house at sunset
With a beautiful High Street of Cotswold cottages and larger Georgian houses, Northleach is a lovely place to stay, as well as being ideally located to explore the wider area. The wonderful church of St Peter and St Paul is much visited; it is often referred to as “The Cathedral of the Cotswolds” due to it’s size and architectural detailing. In the centre, Northleach has a small market square with parking, a variety of shops and well regarded places to eat and drink. There is a café and wine bar on the square plus, a little further along the High Street, The Wheatsheaf, which is an excellent pub and restaurant. The Old Prison, now a café, is also within walking distance, being at the end of the town on the Fosse Way. A large park, with children’s play area, riverside walk and footpaths leading through open countryside, is also just a two minute walk from the cottage. Beautiful walks with or without a dog.
Cranebrook Cottage is situated just two minutes walk from the market square in Northleach. The three bedroom, detached cottage is situated just off the High Street, with a spectacular yew archway adjacent. Situated at the top of Cooks Court, the cottage enjoys a quiet and peaceful location, while being within very short distance of all the local facilities, including a variety of shops and places to eat.
The owners, Andrew and Dawn, bought the cottage in March 2022, loving the location and the rear outlook over gardens, towards the church. For Andrew, it is a return to the place he grew up in and he still has family in the Cotswolds. He spent many happy years there as a child and, though leaving the area for work, has always intended to return. As we spend some of our time in France, we thought others may enjoy the cottage and location as well, so have made it available for some weeks of the year for a holiday rental.
Cranebrook Cottage has parking for one car adjacent to the house. A courtyard garden is accessed by steps, both from the side of the house and the sitting room. On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen with dining area, sitting room and utility room. On the first floor are two double bedrooms, one single bedroom and a bathroom. (Click here to see floorplan ).
The kitchen is well equipped, with an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster etc., a table to seat five, plus a highchair if required. The kitchen window looks over gardens towards the church.
The sitting room has a three seater and two seater sofa, television with Freesat and electric log burner effect fire in a stone surround. French doors give lovely views over gardens to the church, with steps leading down to the courtyard garden. The utility room has a washing machine and tumble drier and a door gives access to the parking area. Further details can be seen on our Facilities page.
Comfortable beds have high quality duvets and pillows, with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. The duvets are seasonal, with differing tog options depending on the time of year. Three soft, fluffy towels of different sizes are provided for each guest.
During 2023, we intend to upgrade the cottage to incorporate an en-suite shower room in bedroom 1 and, at some point, open plan the kitchen/dining/sitting room area. In the meantime, the cottage is a comfortable, well-equipped and superbly located holiday accommodation and we hope you will enjoy Cranebrook Cottage, Northleach and the Cotswolds as much as we do.
The courtyard garden is accessed by steps, either from the sitting room french doors or from the sides of the house. Please see photos to assess whether the steps are suitable for your group, as very young children, the elderly or those with mobility issues may find the steps difficult.
Visitors can bring a maximum of two dogs, either one large or two medium/small. This will incur an additional charge of £25 per night and must be agreed with the owners at the time of booking. To not do so will result in the retention of the damage deposit. We do, of course, want you and your dog/s to enjoy your stay, but please be considerate that the next guests will not want to find evidence of your much loved pet having stayed there. Please use the throws provided for the sofas to protect the sides, although dogs are not allowed on any of the furniture or upstairs. Please shut your dogs in the kitchen or utility room overnight. Any excess cleaning due to dogs having been in the house or garden, will have to be retained from the damage/cleaning deposit. We do have close neighbours, so if your dog is likely to bark when left, please be considerate and take your dog out with you.
Electric car charging: Please note that excessive electricity consumption due to the charging of electric cars will be taken from the retention/damage deposit. Based on current government average expected use, we consider £8 a day for household electricity to be more than adequate. Over this amount will be charged for. We feel this is the fairest way, rather than simply increasing the nightly rate for everyone.
The owners also have holiday accommodation available to rent in the Dordogne, France: Please visit our other website at www.hautcombiers.com