Fairford, Cirencester & surrounding area
Mere Coach House is simply stunning! A large, detached house located down a long drive on the edge of the premium (and quite famous) Cotswold village of Fairford, it offers just about everything you could wish for when looking for an exclusive holiday home. Inside, the owners have created a very welcoming and stylish yet quirky home with large rooms throughout and four fabulous bedroom suites, each with private bathrooms. When we visited, we found the kitchen/diner the real heart of the house: warm and inviting with its huge Aga, and with superb views across the private gardens and paddock beyond, both of which are perfect for children (and adults of course!) to play ball games. This choice is one for the family, it is also one for friends too given it's superb layout and location in this historic village and access to some excellent pubs. There is little not to like in this house, so we're quite certain you will have a fabulous and memorable holiday here. Just perfect!
Entrance through to lobby with coat stand, leading to living room and kitchen.
Living Room with woodburning stove, large sofa, plus two 'two seater' armchairs, huge flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD.
Kitchen / Diner, huge and fully equipped with a two oven Aga, fridge, dishwasher, plus large farmhouse kitchen table with two benches and two armchairs. Ipod docking station. There are French doors to the terrace and garden. There is a separate Utility Room with washing machine and a further fridge (large) with freezer section.
Snug / TV / Kids room with huge TV with surround sound system and DVD player. Complete with games and childrens books.
Dining Room with large table and eight chairs, overlooking gardens and grounds.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Suite (Two) with king size bed (5ft), lovely views, Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin
First Floor (via staircase 1)
Bedroom Suite (Three) with king size bed (5ft) great views plus chest of drawers, Ensuite Bathroom with shower over, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Suite (Four) with two single beds, plus chest of drawers, Ensuite Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin.
First Floor (via staircase 2)
Master Bedroom Suite with superking double bed (6ft) with chest of drawers, Ensuite Bathroom with walk in shower, roll top bath with claw feet, WC and washbasin
To the rear of the property and accessed via most rooms on the ground floor is a terrace with large table and 8 chairs, overlooking the garden and paddocks. Both elements are for guests' use, with the paddock particularly ideal for boisterous ball games!
In-ground trampoline in the garden - occupants use at own risk, children should be supervised and no shoes to be worn, only one person at a time and combined weight limit is 100kg.
Heating & Electricity incl all year. Off street parking. Wifi Available. Travel cot & High Chair available. Children Welcome. Sorry No Pets. Security Deposit of £500 required in advance of arrival.
Bookings to start from Fridays only. Full weeks only in school holidays - unless last minute.
Fairford is a small town (well large village really!) that sits on a lovely stretch of the River Coln. It has a long history (and wealthy one) that owes its fortune to its location - an important coaching town on the old London to Gloucester route. Some of the inns and hotels are reminders of this. As so many villages, its great glory is the parish chuch St Mary's which is a fine 'wool church' with a complete set of 28 medieval stained glass windows. The Coln river is a slow and lazy river, offering delightful walks in the quiet Cotswold countryside including kingfishers, swans, little grebe and brown trout plus shy water voles.
There are a number of good places to eat including Allium an excellent restaurant and also the Bridge Restaurant. The Plough Inn is a good local pub serving traditional fare. There are also a number of small shops on the attractive Market Square which are worth a little stroll and visit.
Fairford sits between Cirencester and Lechlade on Thames with each about 15 mins away by car. Surrounding the area are many stunning villages, some which can be reached by walking, some by car. We'd recommend the former as you'll get a much better view of the Cotswolds!
"Mere Coach House was spacious, well-furnished and well-equipped. It was a good layout for a larger group comprising different generations."Mrs Leicester 2016-05-14
"Comfortable, clean and good layout ."Miss Dibiaiso 2015-04-13
"We loved the warm welcome for both my husband and myself, and family. The location was perfect being on the edge of the village, relatively rural with lots of walks, yet very close to amenities. Thank you"Mrs B 2014-07-01