If you’re a small family looking for a luxury cottage in the Cotswolds that’s cosy, yet spacious and has on-site facilities to hand including an indoor swimming pool, a spa and play areas, you won’t be disappointed.
Wordsworth Cottage is one of twelve luxury holiday cottages set within the peaceful grounds of an historic English country house estate near Chipping Norton. It’s ideal for two adults and two children and features a master bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with en-suite facilities, as well as a cosy kitchen and living room and a delightful terrace. You’ll benefit from privacy, independence and space, just like home, but have access to luxurious shared facilities in the grounds including stunning estate gardens, an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a spa, as well as a host of children’s play areas.
The well-proportioned kitchen/diner is a cosy place to cook and enjoy family meals. Design details include a Cotswold fossil stone floor, Shaker units and a Belfast sink, while essentials to make self-catering a breeze include a fridge/freezer, hob and oven, microwave and dishwasher, as well as a waste disposal unit, a washing machine and a tumble dryer. In the centre is a dining table, perfect for laid-back meals with extra helpings and chilled drinks in easy reach.
In the evenings, or on rainy days, get cosy in the drawing room which has dual aspect windows and a Cotswold stone fireplace, as well as elegant styling including an embroidered rug, a Victorian spoon-back chair and an antique mirror. Watch TV (there’s Sky, and Netflix is accessible with your own login), get stuck into one of the books from the shelves or grab one of the family games from the cupboard. In warmer weather the French doors can be opened up to the terrace.
Upstairs, there is a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower over. The second bedroom is a double bedroom with a king-size, four-poster bed and an en-suite shower room.
Outside, on the terrace, there is a table and chairs, a barbecue and an umbrella for shade. The terrace overlooks the wisteria and apple tree arches of the estate’s communal gardens and there are steps down into the gardens if you fancy a stroll.
You’ll also have access to the rest of the estate’s gardens which feature a mix of formal and informal elements, plus other shared facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a spa and a gym, as well as several children’s play areas and the teens’ games room.
You will have access to a host of on-site leisure facilities that are shared by guests of all cottages.
Visit England has awarded the estate gardens top marks and it’s not hard to see why. A real labour of love, with a mix of formal and informal elements, highlights of the gardens include topiary, box hedges, lawns, an old walled garden, gazebos, orchards, statues, a wisteria tunnel, vast borders, an arched column of yews and a stream… the list goes on. This is English country garden style at its very best.
Swimming pool, spa and gym
The indoor, heated swimming pool is great for a refreshing dip and is edged with poolside loungers so you can relax afterwards. Doors open onto an Italian-style garden and a sun terrace with more loungers, which is a blissful spot to enjoy a drink or lunch on a summer’s day. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult, while floats and swim nappies are available for little ones. Why not make it a full day of indulgence and book a facial or a massage with an expert therapist? The spa treatment rooms here are calming spaces filled with soothing scents and relaxing music.
However, if you’re keen to keep up with your fitness routine, head to the gym which is equipped with a running machine, power plate, exercise balls, rowing machine, cross trainer, free weights and an exercise bike.
Children will love it here. There are three playgrounds, a two-storey Wendy house, bikes and a play cabin with dressing up clothes, art materials, toys and even child-sized croquet sets. Meanwhile, teenagers will like the games room which features a pool table, table tennis and table football, as well as a 75-inch TV with a PS4 and an Xbox 360. It’s the perfect place for a friendly competition with siblings, parents or new friends.
A member of staff from the cottage estate will greet you on arrival and show you to your cottage. The estate grounds and gardens, the swimming pool, spa area, gym and play areas are shared facilities available to guests of all the cottages at the site.
Welcome hampers provided to guests include essentials and treats mostly sourced from neighbouring farms and local suppliers. Meanwhile, the all-natural toiletries supplied for you to use during your stay are from 100 Acres that donates a percentage of its profits to a rewilding Britain scheme. In addition, the estate gardens are a haven for wildlife. Shrubs and flowers have been planted to attract bees and butterflies, while flowers from the cutting garden are used in pretty arrangements in the cottages to welcome guests.
If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.
Own login details required for Netflix.
A camp bed the size of a 3ft single bed or a cot can be provided free of charge to accommodate an additional guest.
There is a stream in the grounds of the estate, however this is fenced off for safety reason
Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00
Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.
Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.
Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.
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