Notgrove, Bourton on the Water & surrounding area
These sumptuous and spacious barns, which are centred around a courtyard, are amongst the finest 'holiday cottage' accommodation you could wish for AND they're all surrounded by the finest and most attractive of the Cotswolds' countryside! Together they provide large groups with an exceptional choice for a memorable get-together. This self catering accommodation is absolutely immaculate and planned perfectly: open plan, contemporary kitchens mixed with light bright living spaces and (amazingly) copious and equal numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms. Add to this the ability to come together around one huge dining table and you have the perfect choice for a special gathering. The Notgrove Estate which surrounds is graceful and utterly picture perfect, farm animals including the friendly alpacas, chickens plus all the usual livestock dot the landscape creating an outdoor scene which evokes memories of good times and fresh air!!
There are four individual barns, three interconnecting, one approx 10 yards across the path,Walnut Barn, Chestnut, Hazelnut and Cobnut (click to view each) each beautifully decorated and fully self contained. Add the games room, a private garden area with goals for re-living the childhood winning shot(!) as well as a unique location and you have found perfection for all the family. In case you worried about a pub, rest easy you can walk across the fields to one of the best in the area in Cold Aston.
Heaven is here and it looks good.
ACCOMMODATION for up to 30 people
Each of the barns are furnished to a very high standard. Three have four bedrooms and fourth bathrooms - Walnut, Cobnut and
Hazelnut, while Chesnut has three bedrooms and bathrooms. Each is self contained with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living area.
There is a separate games/dining room (attached to Walnut Barn) which provides ample indoor play space as well as a central spot for getting together. As well as a pool table, table football and table tennis there is a large flatscreen TV - each property also has a large TV.
All bedrooms have King Size 'zip and link' beds which means the beds can either be made up as individual beds or joined as double beds, making it suitabe for either 30 people in single beds (15 people in private suites) or 15 couples.
Each barn has its own front garden area, plus access to wooded area and also an open grassed area which is ideal for playing sport and generally playing. The Notgrove Estate is very small and quaint and with only a few houses. It is therefore, very safe to wander around, although little lanes do criss cross. Bikes can be hired from the Estate office.
There are both individual and communal bar b qs (with covered seating area) for guests to use.
The owner requires a Damages Deposit of £400 to be taken 1 week before arrival,.
Set deep in Cotswolds' territory and surrounded by rolling hills and open countryside, this location is the perfect spot for all that is good and glorious about a UK and English holiday. A visit to Notgrove will (we're quite certain) leave you both recharged and relaxed in equal measure. The family have worked hard to create the perfect balance of a countryside idyll with farm animals, chickens, alpacas and you name it plus the chance to take the bikes to scoot around the local lanes (along with other activities to boot!) If you fancy doing nothing then you can go for gold... there's a pool table, table tennis table and table football within 10 yards in the Games Room. You can even get the local chef in to cook for you if you really want to go for it - in the terms of kicking back!
Notgrove is the place that time forgot - a few period cottages clustered around the Estate Manor and gorgeous fresh air everywhere - no time for the X Box here; leave the Wii at home!
If you bring the kids, the Cotswolds Farm Park owned by BBC Countryfile's Adam Henson is about 20 mins drive away, alternatively how about the famous Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford (15 mins) There are plenty of other options.
If you fancy gastro pubs or simply the best in traditional local pubs, then you've got a huge choice. Try The Wheatsheaf at Northleach for the top end gastro experience, its about 7 mins in the car. The local pub in the village at Cold Aston (The PLough) was refurbished in 2013 and is proving very popular. You can walk across the fields to this pub. We could go on....
If you fancy a little retail therapy, then you've have a good selection - Montpellier in central Cheltenham is attractive (15 mins drive), Oxford is about 25 mins away, meanwhile the infamous Daylesford Country Store is a must visit for those looking for a slightly more expensive treat!!
In short there is something for absolutely everyone here
"Quiet, relaxing comfortable and cosy"Mrs H 2016-12-01
"The property was lovely, tastefully done and was very well equipped."Mrs Flook 2014-03-01
"There is nothing which needed improving. We liked everything about the cottage. It was beautiful and the fittings and furnishings outstanding."Mrs. D'Arcy. 2014-01-01