Notgrove, Bourton on the Water & surrounding area
The Grove at Notgrove is a wonderfully secluded holiday location, offering individually styled self catering accommodation in three inter-connecting properties - a unique set up in one of (if not THE) most beautiful locations within the Cotswolds. Situated within a 1500 acres country estate, these contemporary 'holiday cottages' are the very essense of what we think a large group should want. Ample space for getting together, oodles of things to do such as hire mountain bikes, walk for miles and miles or get a beautician in, alternatively do absolutely nothing except watch the TV, get a local chef and completely relax. Contructed within an ecologically sound framework using local craftsmen with local materials along with modern technologies such as thermal panels this is not only very attractive it is environmentally - very 'friendly'. The Notgrove Estate really have got it right and we're confident you'll agree. Big sofas, big beds, big TVs, big tables - you've got to hand it to Notgrove, this is absolutely top drawer. 22 people are sure to leave happy and recharged!
There is a comprehensive range of additional services, from food prepared ready for your arrival, to cycle and tennis court hire.
The accommodation for The Grove is spread across three interconnecting units. Each one is entirely self contained, but literally across a small walk way is the next property. The flexibility of the accommodation makes it possible to either eat separately or altogether - you decide and simply advise the owners in advance of your arrival.
Hazelnut and Cobnut (sleep 8 each)
Each cottage has a large open living space to easily accommodate people comfortably. A large table can be laid up for 22 (if required) in Hazelnut.
There are two fully equipped kitchens.
There are 8 bedrooms across these two barns, one each on the ground floor with an Ensuite Shower Room.
Upstairs in each barn there are a further three bedrooms with three bathroom/shower rooms.
Chestnut Barn (sleeps 6)
This barn is similarly spacious with an open plan living space including the third fully equipped kitchen, plus dining table.
There is, also, a bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room downstairs, while upstairs there are two further bedrooms with two more bathrooms.
In summary there are 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms with each bed able to be arranged as two singles or zipped together as a King size bed. You choose!
Each barn has its own terrace garden area with table and chairs. There is also a separate games room (shared with the 4th propertry - Walnut) which has a table tennis table, table football, and pool table too.
There are both individual and communal bar b qs (with covered seating area) for guests to use.
Pets Welcome at a charge of £30 per dog.
Children Welcome, Cot and High Chair available. Heating and Electricity included. Logs to help start your holiday available for the log burner, more available at cost. WiFi Available.
During times of peak demand, full weeks only with Friday start (unless last minute).
The owner requires a Security Deposit of £400 to be taken 1 week before arrival.
Cheltenham Race Week: please contact Manor Cottages for price
The hamlet of Notgrove lies on the top of the Cotswolds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, the Notgrove Estate is now a family farm of around 1500 acres. Set in some spectacular countryside it includes 400 acres of unspoilt pasture mostly in steep sided dry valleys, interspersed with mixed woodland copses. There are around 30 Cotswold stone cottages in the quiet and picturesque village, which is typical of the area. There are many, many miles of walks to be enjoyed across the estate, maps are provided in the cottages, which allow you to take in some of the most breathtaking views.
Nearby is Bourton on the Water ("The Venice of the Cotswolds") which has a number of attractions and remains a popular place to visit when staying in the Cotswolds. Northleach is also closeby, which includes one of the Cotswolds' finest gastro pubs The Wheatsheaf. About 15 mins drive away are the popular villages of Stow on the Wold and Burford, with their collection of pubs, restaurants and shops.
Cheltenham in particular is close by, while Oxford is no more than 40 mins drive also.
"Overall the facilities were excellent and we had a fabulous week. Having visited the houses before I was even more impressed on this occasion as we enjoyed the surrounding countryside and the football pitch was ideal! Travelling with four families meant that the separate accommodation was absolutely ideal meaning that all age groups enjoyed a bit of space and the en suite bathrooms are really appreciated. Mrs Healy, July 2017."Healy 2017-07-25
"thanks we had a great stay. previously stayed there and the flexible nature of the interconnecting barns"Mr Mossop 2017-01-28
"fantastic accommodation and great location "Mr Fay 2016-12-15