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The Old Reading Room

Bledington near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988785)

4.8

Manor Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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77 Customer Review(s)

  • Kirsten

    “We had such a lovely stay in The Old Reading Room.”

    Jules and Garth made us feel very welcome and Jules has a wealth of useful local knowledge. The cottage is gorgeous! It was clean, comfortable and quite spacious for a one bedroom property. We had everything we needed and Jules was always on hand if we didn’t, although our privacy was very much respected while were there. Not being able to park on site was not a problem at all as there was a very quiet side street just across the road with plenty of space to park. The village shop is a real ...

    Jules and Garth made us feel very welcome and Jules has a wealth of useful local knowledge. The cottage is gorgeous! It was clean, comfortable and quite spacious for a one bedroom property. We had everything we needed and Jules was always on hand if we didn’t, although our privacy was very much respected while were there. Not being able to park on site was not a problem at all as there was a very quiet side street just across the road with plenty of space to park. The village shop is a real gem. It serves lovely coffee and cakes and stocks many essential and non essential supplies. There are some beautiful local walks and the village pub serves great food. For us this was the perfect location from which to explore the north Cotswolds. We wouldn’t hesitate to book The Old Reading Room again.

    - Kirsten, May 2024

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

Summary

  • One gallery style bedroom (stairs from lounge): 1 x double with en suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and fridge
  • TV, DVD, WIFI
  • Starter pack included for woodburner
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • On street parking only
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for babies or children
  • Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £150 **No BBQ's permitted at the property**

The property

The Old Reading Room is an exceptionally well presented, personal and romantic country cottage (three proposals have taken place here to date) set in the heart of this lovely and tranquil village.

The cottage which itself is contemporary and light, and fantastically located to explore the Cotswolds, has been meticulously restored (and maintained) to a very high specification from what was originally the old school room where local children would have practised their reading and music.

The cottage provides light, airy and extremely welcoming accommodation set across two floors, with a number of traditional features balancing out a clean and modern feel, including traditional Cotswold stone walls, woodburner and pretty beams.

Externally the property has access to a peaceful, secluded country cottage garden.

The Old Reading Room is situated in the heart of Bledington, an archetypal Cotswold village with a quintessential village green, attractive stream with Bledington ducks, together with the acclaimed Kings Head pub.

In our opinion this is a stunning English Country Cottage that is certain to delight.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD

Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.

Note: This property is not suitable for babies or children.
NOTE: This property has a £150 good housekeeping bond.
NO BBQ PERMITTED AT THE PROPERTY
On street parking only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas