Cranebrook Cottage

In the beautiful Cotswolds

Cranebrook Cottage

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.

Northleach market square and High Street

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.

View towards the church, from the first floor of the cottage

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 with parking to side

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. In the second bedroom, there is the option of either a king size bed or two, 2’6″ singles.

(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.

Kitchen

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.

View from sitting room french doors

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.

Bedroom 1 with superking size bed

Guest reviews have all given a five star rating, commenting that the cottage is comfortable, clean, well-equipped and an ideally located holiday accommodation. We hope you will enjoy Cranebrook Cottage, Northleach and the Cotswolds as much as we do.

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Courtyard garden, with ssteps from sitting room french doors

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. 

Courtyard garden

Dogs:

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

Availability and Rates

There is no minimum stay at Cranebrook Cottage, but there is a minimum charge, due to preparation before your stay and cleaning and laundry afterwards.

The nightly rate is £165, with a minimum charge of £495.

For a 7 night stay or longer, a discount of 10% will be made to the above rates.

A £300 damage/breakage deposit is required for all bookings.

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the start date of your stay. Our cancellation policy can be seen as part of our Terms and Conditions.

Visitors can bring a maximum of two dogs, either one large or two medium/small. We feel that the size of the cottage and courtyard garden would not accommodate more than one large dog and would be of detriment to the property. Bringing a dog/s 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.

Please contact us if you need to discuss your requirements further.

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How to find us

Northleach is situated just off the A429 (known as The Fosse Way.)

Bus services are available to and from Northleach, variously stopping at Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester, Gloucester, Cheltenham and other locations. Please look online for further travel details at: www.northleach.gov.uk or check at the bus stop on the market square in Northleach.

Trains run to and from Paddington Station in London to Shipton-under-Wychwood, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cirencester, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

To fly:

Birmingham International airport is 43 miles;

Bristol airport is 64 miles.

Heathrow airport is approximately 70 miles;

East Midlands Airport is 84 miles.

Cheltenham Racecourse is 14 miles.

Guest comments

The cottage is also available to book via “AirBNB” and “VRBO”, where guests have all left five star reviews:

“Without a doubt one of the nicest Airbnb’s we have stayed in. it was perfect for us, the location, space, facilities all great, we are already planning a return visit.” May 2024

“Lovely cottage close to all the amenites of the village square and park. perfect for a family break with plenty to see and do within a short journey. Definitely recommend.” April 2024

“We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at Cranebrook Cottage. The cottage was very well equipped and presented, and was very clean. We certainly felt at home and it served as a great base from which to explore the local area, as well as being ideally located to visit Oxford which is only a 40 minute drive down the A40. The house had everything that we needed and truly felt like a home from home. Our boys appreciated the proximity of the play park, only two minutes walk away. We could easily have stayed for longer, and I wish I’d booked an extra night to give us some more time. Thank you for an excellent stay.” April 2024

“Lovely break. Great location for lots of sightseeing and exploring. Good sized house for the 4 of us. Well equipped kitchen. Clean throughout.” February 2024.

“Absolutely love the house, and Northleach. We’ll be back :)” Christmas 2023

“We have just returned from Dawn’s cottage having had a lovely few days. The cottage has plenty of room and is equipped for children, extremely comfortable and spotless. It is located in the village and was a great base to visit the area.” October 2023

“We chose Cranebrook Cottage for our stay in Northleach to attend a family wedding. The cottage is lovely, spacious and suited three women preparing for a wedding very well. Lots of mirrors! Northleach is a sweet Cotswold town and well situated for touring the area. Tip on transportation- if you are using the bus from Cheltenham be sure you get on the one that actually stops in Northleach- the signage doesn’t tell the difference. Everything about the cottage (full sized house by Canadian standards) was exactly as depicted. We recommend it to other larger groups as it becomes quite affordable when the cost is shared. We didn’t meet Dawn or the cleaners but she was responsive, friendly and clear in her instructions. Sometimes AirBnBs meet all the criteria but are featureless – the IKEA approach. Cranebrook Cottage was formerly owned by a Lady and the Cotswold stone building and interior still retain some character. So a great stay in a quiet house with lots of privacy!” September 2023

“Fantastic cosy, but spacious spotless cottage, literally a couple of minutes’ walk from the heart of Northleach. 3 generous sized bedrooms, Main bedroom with a super king bed, second room with a king bed and then the single room. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were. All bedrooms, beautifully furnished with huge wardrobes, the kitchen and lounge are also large, well equipped and nicely furnished. The only slight drawback was the single parking space, right next to the door, but there is a reasonable sized free car park in the Market place and a few other places to park very nearby- even on a Bank Holiday weekend. The village has a well-stocked grocery store and, several cafes, bars, and restaurants. Dawn is a very helpful and friendly host, very responsive to queries. Thank you, will definitely book again if we are in the area again.” August 2023

“The house was the best! great location, super clean, very beautiful and had everything we needed in any way possible.” August 2023

“Cranebrook Cottage is delightful. Beautifully appointed with every amenity that you could need for a short or a long stay. The beds and pillows were so comfortable. Situated in Northleach, even though very close to the centre of the village it was quiet and peaceful. A number of good places to eat were within walking distance, and many Cotswold attractions just a short drive away. I can highly recommend.” August 2023

“The house was immaculate and the kitchen was well equipped. Would recommend the property as a holiday let. Thank you” August 2023

“Dawn’s cottage is lovely, very comfortable and super clean. It had everything we needed. Dawn was very helpful and responded quickly. Parking is right beside the entrance to the house.” July 2023

“This house was perfect, we stayed here with my mum, dad and daughter and within 15 minutes of being there we all said how much we already felt like we were home. I actually found that the house was bigger in real life than in the photos which is usually the other way around. Main bedroom with a super king bed, second room with a king bed and then the single room. All beds felt like hotel beds, big comfy pillows and fresh as can be linen and towels. Big kitchen, lovely lounge and fantastic facilities. Couldn’t recommend enough.” July 2023

“Dawn was a lovely host and very helpful. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay, well equipped for babies, and is a stunning location also. Thanks Dawn, we had a lovely time” June 2023

“This place was so cozy and comfortable with an adorable patio. More spacious than I expected actually. Quiet & peaceful. Quick easy walk around the corner to the main shopping center. Village is very central to other towns- and after visiting a few of them I am so glad we found this cottage in in a less crowded, low-key area. We came to the Cotswolds to relax and this was a great spot for that.” May 2023

“Comfortable, clean house. Northleach itself is lovely, so picturesque but peaceful. It has everything you need, coffee shop, store and fantastic pub – The Wheatsheaf.” May 2023

“2 old friends and I were looking for a house with 3 bedrooms to meet up for a few days. This cottage was perfect. It was beautiful and spotless. It had a lovely courtyard garden with seating area that would be lovely on a hot day, but sadly it wasn’t warm enough for us to sit out. The only slight drawback for us was only having 2 parking spaces, but there was a free car park nearby. The host was very responsive to all my questions and seemed very friendly. I would definitely stay here again if I returned to this area in the future.” May 2023

“Lovely cosy cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds – in a great village, walkable to all basic amenities. Dawn was a very responsive host, so the trip was easy to plan. Heavenly beds!” April 2023

“Many thanks for the lovely stay and the quick responses to questions. Hugely appreciated how accommodating you were to the last minute reservation !”

“Our cottage in the Cotswolds was everything we hoped.

The cottage itself had everything we needed and communication with our host was excellent. The village was picturesque and the country around was beautiful. With a car it is within easy reach of some great places to visit such as Bath and Blenheim Palace.” July 2022

“Great location – ‘middle of Cotswolds’

Northleach is a great little village with essential amenities and all the big tourist hotspots are only 20-35 minutes away by car. Great property with sun-trap garden to relax in.” August 2022

Very comfortable cottage in beautiful environment.

Super comfortable, large and clean cottage. We immediately felt welcome and at home. Very clean and spacious. Good base to explore Cotswold through hiking or biking or to visit Oxford.” August 2022

“Heart of the Cotswolds.

A lovely property in the heart of this classic Cotswold village with a beautiful view over the cottage gardens to the church. A quiet spot but with all facilities very close, including all-purpose shop, bakery, bar with live music and pub with fantastic food. Perfect location for exploring the area too.” August 2022

“Perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds with kids

We had a great stay at this fantastically-located and well-appointed cottage. It was great for us (small kids and a dog in tow) to be so close to the park and shops. Thanks – we may well be back!” August 2022

Excellent property in good location

Nice walks with plenty in the area to keep you occupied. Good sized property with just about everything you could need. Failing that, there were shops about 1 minute walk away.” September 2022

A wonderful Christmas Break

A lovely property which was very clean and very roomy for three of us! Would still be a good size for six. A great little town as well and if the weather had been better we would have also loved to have had several long walks in the area.” December 2022

Cotswolds mini break

Excellent property in a very picturesque town in the Cotswolds central to many lovely places. Lovely comfortable beds, very quiet neighbourhood, a truly fabulous place to explore the Cotswolds. I thoroughly recommend.” New Year 2022/23

We also leave a visitors book in the cottage and have received the following comments:

“Had a lovely comfortable stay at the cottage. Great location. Village has plenty to offer from walking to places to eat and drink. Look forward to our next stay.” May 2022

“The cottage has everything you need and has been beautifully furnished. The pillows are so comfortable! We loved waking up to lovely views towards the church. Thank you – we will be back!” ” Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Our daughter loved the toys (in drawer under tv.)” June 2022

“The cottage is wonderful. The bus stop nearby is very convenient to get around some of the picture perfect villages in the Cotswolds. Walking distance to the square is also convenient. Clean and comfortable stay. Thank you.” June 2022

“Very much enjoyed our stay. Cottage is wonderful and we enjoyed our walks around Northleach and the surrounding area. Made use of the local businesses – Black cat café, grocery store Wheatsheaf restaurant, Wine Cellar. Such a rich history in the area.” June 2022

“We have had a perfect girls weekend away in the cottage. The weather was very rainy but we feel very relaxed and rested!” November 2022.

Contact

For enquiries or to book, please e-mail Dawn at:
cranebrook54@gmail.com
or telephone on (+44) 07968 815567

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