Chedworth, Cirencester & surrounding area
With wonky beams, slopey floors and majestic views across the quintessential English scene, 'Brooklands' is just what you want from a typical Cotswolds' cottage. Tucked within the Ballinger's Row, an historic collection of 17th Century cottages, Brooklands is the charming and perfect 'get away from it all' bolt hole within a truly romantic location. Not only that Inside the character speaks for itself, spacious rooms presented with antique touches, altogether give this beautiful home a truly cosy feel. Watch the telly or read a book in front of the fire, or simply do nothing but enjoy the exceptional setting and commanding views over the completely unspoilt Chedworth Valley. AND, there is a delightful country pub at the end of your lane too, The Seven Tuns which has opened once again after a number years being refurbished.
Although in the Row, the impression is of complete seclusion and tranquility, having an enclosed mature garden and situated on a narrow lane with scarcely any traffic at all: but cars can deliver (and turn around at the end of the road) and are parked at the end of the lane. This is an eclectic, manor-style bolt hole just perfect for hiding away from the busy world!
Entrance (through historic front door) to open plan living space.
Living Room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, flatscreen TV and DVD , sofa, chairs and sweet window seat. Starter logs and kindling provided.
Kitchen / Diner, well equipped period kitchen with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave and fridge (washing machine upstairs). Classic farmhouse style dining table with bench and chairs. From the kitchen is a door to the rear garden.
Beautiful, spacious Bedroom with double bed (4ft 6in), and oodles of period furniture.
Bathroom, wood panelled and spacious, with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin. There is also a Washing machine.
Bedroom Two* (accessed through bedroom 1) with single bed and with cupboard for hanging clothes. (More hanging space in the wardrobe in the living room).
To the front is typical cottage style garden, while to the rear is a much larger garden with old trees and attractive shrubs.
Night storage heating and Wood burner. Electricity included. Sorry No Pets. Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available.
*Extra bed available for £40 per week or per weekend (due to the layout of this cottage the extra bed is suitable for a small child, but probably not for an adult - please discuss with a member of the Manor Cottages team if this bedroom is required).
Please note that parking is located at the end of the lane, although guests will be able to pull up to the front door and unload. Sadly the lane isn't wide enough to park on. Where you park is about 75 yards away and is on a similarly quiet spot, but a wider lane!
Chedworth is an absolute beauty of a village! Set approx 5 miles north of Cirencester and approx. 10 miles to the south west of Burford it is one of the most idyllic and mesmerising of villages. It is also very confusing!! Why? Well it's because there are so many little lanes which weave 'this way and that way' across the valley that it is very easy to get lost!! Not that this is a problem, it's actually very much part of the charm and appeal that Chedworth has. We love it. The village now also benefits from the recently re-opened pub; The Seven Tuns (early days, but we're already hearing very good things about it).
There are also many good pubs in nearby villages, most notable are The Fossebridge Inn, a friendly Inn in the next village, while The Wheatsheaf in Northleach is a must visit gastro pub that has won many awards. Failing these you will certainly find alternatives!
Walking is a must do from Chedworth with a variety of excellent walks from your door including The Monarch's Way and The Macmillan Way both of which are very scenic. The Roman Villa at Chedworth (located just outside the village, deep in the hills) is an historic site of signifcance and certainly worth a visitt too. Chedworth also has a very good quality Farm Shop supplying top-notch, locally produced meat, dairy and vegetables plus other food essentials. It's about 2 mins in the car or 20 mins walk away
The village is located in the centre of the Cotswolds, very convenient for all the main hotspots including Burford, Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water, along with easy access to the main motorways that access the Cotswolds' region.
"The property is lovely and well kept, equipped with all one needs for a short stay. The heating was on all day, which made our stay very warm and comfortable. The stove was already prepared with logs and ready to be fired. We found chocolates and milk for us in the kitchen: very much appreciated. The back garden is lovely and we could enjoy some time outside. There is an awesome pub just 5 minutes away and many walking paths through the beautiful landscape. "Mr Velenti 2017-10-16
"We wanted a small, inexpensive cottage with a log fire within short driving distance of friends - and that is what we got!"Bower 2016-11-13
"there were so many things to do in the area that we couldn’t choose… the cottage was lovely and suited our needs ideally - we cycle a lot and were able to make good use of the rural location "Miss Begg 2016-08-30