Oddington, Stow on the Wold & surrounding area
Orchard House is a detached and venerable old cottage that has been beautifully renovated with a cool and contemporary feel throughout. An award winning self catering cottage it is the essense of luxury and high quality and is without question amongst the finest holiday cottages in the area. Inside, the home is well laid out with light, bright rooms, all thoughtfully and stylishly equipped; there are wooden and flagstone floors downstairs mixed with beams which retain an attractive character. Upstairs there are three stunning bedrooms and two modern bathrooms providing warmth and luxury in equal measure. Cooks will adore the huge kitchen which definitely makes you want to cook(!), plus the important classic farmhouse dining table together creating an incredible heart to this unique home. Outside you've got ample off street parking (not that this is important in a quiet village like this...) along with a good size garden to the rear, accessed from the kitchen. Families especially will love this home, but it is likely to appeal just as much to friends who want to sample the Cotswolds at its best.
With the pub quite literally 30 seconds from your front door and Stow on the Wold 5 mins in the car - everything you could possibly need is here!
Entrance through to attractive, large hallway, with ample space for coats, shoes, boots etc
Living Room with two large sofas, armchair, woodburning stove, large flatscreen TV, blue-ray DVD with Original Sky TV package (Sky Sports !). A Stunning room
Kitchen / Diner - simply amazing - huge and well equipped. Electric range cooker, 5 hobs, double oven, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave, plus other electronic gadgets. Dining Table with 8 chairs
Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Please note that there are a few steps between the kitchen, lobby/hallway and also from living room to the lower landing.
Master Bedroom Suite with King size double bed (5ft), wardobe and drawers, Ensuite Bathroom with walk in shower, WC and washbasin and all with lovely view towards the village
Bedroom Two with zip and link beds, either Super King size double (6 ft) or two single beds, chest of drawers and also hanging space too.
Family Bathroom with bath, power shower over, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Three with twin beds, chest of drawers and hooks for hanging.
There is a patio with a large table and chairs directly outstide the kitchen/diner. Beyond is an enclosed garden looking across the village. There is a small stream at the very bottom of the garden, families with very young children should take note. To the side of the cottage is a gravelled driveway with ample parking space for three cars.
One well behaved pet accepted. Children Welcome. Cot and High Chair available. Heating & Electricity incl. Wifi available & incl. Off street parking. Please let us know your bed make-up requirements upon booking.
There is a £300.00 refundable Security Deposit payable at this property.
Orchard House sits in a the heart of Upper Oddington an attractive village that sits in the valley of the River Evenlode, just two miles east of the market town Stow on the Wold. Upper Oddington is part of the 'Oddington Conservation Area' and is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty - and you can see why, its is gorgeous. Every inch the classic Cotswolds village, there are few to compare (in our opinion!) with a truly beautiful collection of traditional Cotswolds stone houses throughout the village. It is one of the very few to remain untouched in terms of property development and therefore is truly charming. The nearest pub around the corner from the cottage is the lovely and welcoming The Horse and Groom. AND there is another one further down the village called The Fox, which some feel is even better - not bad for one village!!
There is a long history to the area and village with many houses dating back as far as the 16th century, while the Church of St Nicholas dates further back to the 12th century and therefore is Norman! Visitors to this lovely little church will be rewarded with an opportunity to see the rare Doom fresco.
Upper Oddington is ideal for exploring quintessential English villages, historic houses and gardens and an abundance of superb walks of the surrounding area. There are many National Trust historic houses and gardens within a very easy drive with Chastleton House perhaps the most obvious. Serious garden enthusiasts will also like the opportunity to visit Sackville's Gardens at Hidcot Boyce - a must see.
For the more determined shopper, there is the 'organic paradise in the countryside' to be found at Daylesford Organic Farm with it's shop, restaurant, garden centre and it's holistic spa too. Stow on the Wold too has a good selection of boutique style shops - approx 5 mins drive away.
The villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bledington and Broadwell are well worth a visit all with good pubs or similar worth visiting. Stow-on-the-Wold and Morton-in-Marsh cater for all shopping needs with a Tescos etc.
Finally (but by no means least) there are some absolutely excellent pubs nearby, in addition to your local! Lower Oddington is the location of the Fox Inn both offering warm hospitality and wonderful food, while award winning food and service can be found at the Kings Head, Bledington (5 mins), The Wild Rabbit and Kingham Plough (both Kingham about 8 mins) or The Feathered Nest at Nether Westcot (about 10 mins) Plenty to keep you well occupied!!!
"We find the Cotswolds full of entertaining "things to do" and many places of quality for dining and enjoying a relaxing drink. The cottage had everything you would expect from 5 star accommodation and was in pristine condition. "Mr Leak 2017-06-19
"Orchard House is a beautiful property outside and in, with every room finished to a high standard offering all modern conveniences. There were lots of little touches such as bread and dog treats provided on arrival to make us feel at home."Yates 2016-10-13
"It ticked all the boxes and even exceeded our expectations. We could not have wished for a more comfortable, homely , tastefully decorated and well- equipped cottage for our family weekend. "Watson 2016-11-14