Shipton Moyne, Tetbury & surrounding area
Rural England at its best! The Rectory in Shipton Moyne is an attractive cottage set in the grounds of a magnificent Cotswolds' Manor, in the heart of a beautiful village, located just outside Tetbury. The building has undergone a total refurbishment and the result is a very smart, characterful holiday home that is both smart and cosy in equal measure. The kitchen is well equipped for a big cooking feast, the living room warm and welcoming with its wood burning stove, while upstairs are two large bedrooms and two ensuite shower rooms with views to the church and village. Outside is a true Cotswolds gem of a village, quite leterally stunning and with a pub to match both in quality but also in name - The Cat and Custard Pot - how terribly 'Cotswolds'! Beyond are a wealth of things to do, places to visit: Tetbury is a few mins down the road, Bath and Cheltenham about 25 mins away. Otherwise bring your bikes or walking shoes and get out into the fresh air and enjoy some picture perfect English countryside. Heavenly.
Entrance through to large hallway with hooks and space for boots, coats etc
Kitchen / Diner smart units under a granite worksurface, electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge and freezer. Dining Table with up to 6 chairs.
Living Room with wood burning stove, sofa, two armchairs and period furniture.
Utility / Cloakroom with washing machine, washbasin and WC.
Master Bedroom with king size double bed (5ft) wardobe, chest of drawers plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with two single beds (which can be made as two single or as a zip and link double beds) wardrobe and chest of drawers. Ensuite Shower Room with showner, WC and washbasin
There is a garden around the property (which is semi-detached) with terrace, table and chairs and good sized area with pleny of space to play. Ample off street parking.
Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available. Pets Welcome. Heating & Electricity incl. Wifi.
The Rectory lies in the heart of the village of Shipton Moyne a stunning yet quaint spot just south of Tetbury. The village is a kind of 'no-through-village' where very little in the way of traffic passes through and is a truly rural setting - peaceful and quite and a reminder of the way things once were! This makes it both safe and attractive for families given that it is a good place to walk and cycle easily. The cottage is located just off what's called 'The Street' which is the High Street and only street in the village. It also has the joy of having one of ththe best named pubs in the country, and one which gets great noteriety: The Cat and Custard Pot! This is literally a mins walk from your door - it serves food all day.
Surrounding the village is some beautiful countryside.
Shipton lies in-between the two thriving market towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury, and is just a few miles from each of these towns. Tetbury is a great, somewhat unknown location often overlooked but in our opinion very much one of the Cotswolds' best place. It's main point of interest is its association with Prince Charles and Highgrove which is about 2 miles away. This aside it is a typical Cotswolds market town with a very good range shops from your large supermarket through to a very good selection of local, artisan shops and also a very large (well known in the trade....) selection of antique shops. We especially love and recommend the little The Hobbs House Bakery which sells superb breads and cakes and certainly is well worth a visit. In the centre is the old market place that often has daily sales of different items.
Malmesbury is no less quirky and attractive - in fact it is the oldest borough in England, with its Norman abbey and the beautiful Abbey House Gardens.
Beyond these two market towns are a variety of places to visit. VERY close by is Westonbirt, which boasts a famous arboretum with a magnificent tree collection, and which also hosts a variety of events throughout the year. You MUST look to see what is on at the arboretum as the events are well worth a visit and the walks in here are superb.
Bath and Cheltenham are within 20 miles which we love and are world famous as places to vist. .