Oddington, Stow on the Wold & surrounding area
Located in the perfectly quintessential Cotswolds' village of Oddington, Embrook is very much the perfect family holiday cottage. With light, bright rooms throughout, this contemporary home is beautifully presented (and designed) to maximise on the quality and living space available. The heart of the home is very much in the kitchen / dining / garden room where function and style mean a perfect place for entertaining. The team at Manor Cottages simply love this house and everything about it (well, the pub is just 3mins walk around the corner too!) and particularly the furnishings with great thought given to making this an ideal choice for a family (the owners have thoughtfully left plenty of toys) or group looking for the best in the Cotswolds. There is a good sized, enclosed garden which is private and suitable for al fresco dining. Airy by day and cosy by night, this utterly charming holiday house is an exceptional choice.
Entrance through to hallway.
Living Room, lovely, bright and cosy! Two large sofas, two armchairs, large wood burning stove, large flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player, plus French doors to garden.
Kitchen / Diner, large and fully equipped with 5 ring gas hob, multiple ovens and grill, microwave, large American style fridge with drinks dispenser, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer plus DAB radio and ipod dock. There is ample storage space. Dining Room with large dining table, up to 10 chairs.
Garden Room, (leading from the dining room) with good heating(!) sofa, armchair and plenty of toys, flatscreen TV and Freeview. A condenser tumble drier is in this room for your use too. Garden furniture cushions are kept on top or near here.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Bedroom (Five, off the living room) with single, day-bed, chest of drawers.
Master Bedroom with a lovely King size double bed (5ft) wardrobe and shelving plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Two with king size double bed (5ft), chest of drawers plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Three with double bed (4ft 6in) and chest of drawers
Bedroom Four* with bunk beds plus a chest of drawers
Family Bathroom (Bathroom Three) with bath, hand held shower, WC and washbasin
To the front of the house there is ample off street parking for up to 3 cars (max); to the rear is an enclosed, private garden, mainly laid to lawn, plus a terrace area with table and chairs
Children Welcome. Cot & 2 High Chairs available. Sorry No Pets. Wifi Incl. Off street parking for 3 cars only.
**Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children please (8 people in total including babies).**
Please note that there is a Security Deposit of £300.00 at this cottage.
Embrook sits in a quiet location in the heart of Upper Oddington. Together, the villages of Upper and Lower Oddington lie in the gently undulating valley of the river Evenlode two miles east of the market town Stow on the Wold - the highest town in the Cotswolds. Upper Oddington is part of the Oddington Conservation area and is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. As a classic village there are few to compare (in our opinion!) with a truly beautiful collectin of traditional Cotswolds stone houses throughout the village. It is one of the very few to remain untouched in terms of development. The pub around the corner from Embrook is a lovely, welcoming option - The Horse and Groom.
There is along history to the area and village with many houses dating back as far as the 16th century, while the Church of St Nicholas dates further back to the 12th century and therefore is Norman! Visitors to this lovely little church will be rewarded with an opportunity to see the rare Doom fresco.
Upper Oddington is ideal for exploring quintessential English villages, historic houses and gardens and an abundance of superb walks of the surrounding area. There are many National Trust historic houses and gardens within a very easy drive with Chastleton House perhaps the most obvious. Serious garden enthusiasts will also like the opportunity to visit Sackville's Gardens at Hidcot Boyce - a must see.
For the more determined shopper, there is the 'organic paradise in the countryside' to be found at Daylesford Organic Farm with it's shop, restaurant, garden centre and it's holistic spa too. Stow on the Wold too has a good selection of boutique style shops - approx 5 mins drive away.
The villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bledington and Broadwell are well worth a visit all with good pubs or similar worth visiting. Stow-on-the-Wold and Morton-in-Marsh cater for all shopping needs with a Tescos etc.
Finally (but by no means least) there are some absolutely excellent pubs nearby, in addition to your local! Lower Oddington is the location of the Fox Inn both offering warm hospitality and wonderful food, while award winning food and service can be found at the Kings Head, Bledington (5 mins), The Wild Rabbit and Kingham Plough (both Kingham about 8 mins) or The Feathered Nest at Nether Westcot (about 10 mins) Plenty to keep you well occupied!!!
"The Cotswolds is one of our favourites places to visit. Perfect for day trips and something different everyday.The cottage was wonderful and perfect for our needs. Beautifully fitted out and very relaxing. All of the arrangements (booking picking up keys etc) were very easy. Our five year daughter loved the toys and bunk beds. The cottage was thoughtfully decorated. Ms Beatty, June 2017. "Beatty 2017-06-11
"great location, well equipped."Mrs C 2016-12-09
"Embrook is a lovely cottage, well designed, tastefully decorated and beautifully maintained. It is wonderful for a family with the mostly open plan kitchen/dining area/conservatory area. The 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms also made family living, particularly with little children, very comfortable. Its situation is very attractive, in a charming village, walking distance to 2 fabulous pubs, minutes from Daylesford Organic Farm, a short drive to the supermarket, and very central to many sites. "Mrs Smith 2016-10-05