The Lodge at Holycombe is a unique Cotswold holiday cottage set on the edge of the beautiful village of Whichford. Nestling amongst six acres of land, the property is an ideal retreat away from the stresses of hectic life in the city! Holycombe itself is set in a wooded valley where a natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood, passes though the grounds and down a waterfall. (The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity.) A coppice provides shady outdoor space; there's a campfire area and a large stone circle on the castle site. Across a meadow is the ancient Whichford wood with many rare species of trees and plants, an abundance of wood anemones, primroses and bluebells in spring; chestnuts, blackberries and sloes in autumn. Wildlife abounds: everything from Muntjack to polecats and kingfishers.
Please note: 20% discount on mid week bookings (from the seasonal/weekly price as displayed) Additional discount available for smaller groups of 4.
Please note that at this stage Manor Cottages have NOT visited the cottage for inspection purposes.
The Lodge can accommodate six people comfortably.
On the ground floor there is a well equipped Kitchen, hob and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, plus table and chairs for six / eight people.
Living Room with open fire and seating for six people. TV, video and DVD.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom One with double bed.
Bedroom Two with twin beds.
Bedroom Three with twin beds.
(Bedroom Four with double bed - please note this bedroom is charged at an extra £40 per person.)
Bathroom Two with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.
Central Heating included in the price. Bed linen and Towels are NOT supplied in this property. One well behaved Pet. Family groups only.
Set in six acres, Holycombe is built in the grounds of a Norman Castle, and has a water-filled moat, habitat for carp and dragonflies. Sally and Andy Birtwell rescued the site from 40 years of being a scrap yard, dedicating 6 years of their life to the restoration. They have built a beautiful house and garden to honour the sacred landscape. Archaeologists have excavated a Roman conduit carrying water from the springs in the wood to the site and dowsers and geomancers have suggested it was a sacred site before Roman the occupation. They also believe that six leylines converge on the stone circle.
Whichford is an historic village on the northern side of the Cotswolds, approximately 6 miles from the market town of Chipping Norton. The property sits within six acres of grounds with the owners' home across the lake. The village has a good local pub called the Norman Knight which overlooks the village green. The houses within the village, as well as surrounding villages, are built using the distinctive Hornton stone which is a lovely honey colour.
There are a wide variety of visitor attractions within the local area including Oxford, Stratford upon Avon and Warwick Castle. Equally, for the more adventurous there are many delightful walks and villages to take in, as you may expect in this part of the countryside.