Tetbury, Tetbury & surrounding area
In the heart of Tetbury, down a quiet historic pathway, sits the beautiful townhouse 29 Chipping Steps - a rambling treasure perfect for families or groups alike. Covering four floors and beautifully furnished this hidden gem is just the place for a family retreat in one of the Cotswolds best-kept secrets -Tetbury. On the ground floor is a handsome living room with stove, ideal for the chillier days of the year. The kitchen is a true classic cook's delight with an Aga, (gas hob and electric oven too) very homely, with a dining area that overlooks the garden. Upstairs is a selection of spacious bedrooms - large beds and all with great views across the old town. Step outside and within 100 yards you're in the heart of Tetbury with a wide selection of places to eat and drink.
We fell in love with this gem of a holiday home. If you visit, you will too!
Entrance through to hallway with flagstone floor, leading to living room and kitchen/diner which is located towards the back of the house.
Living Room is cosy and welcoming with gas burner, TV with Freeview and DVD player. There is a very large sofa, plus additional seating.
Kitchen / Diner is very homely and a great place to cook - with an Aga and multiple ovens, plus also a gas hob with two rings and electric oven and grill plus dishwasher and microwave. There is a separate breakfast table and two chairs. From the kitchen there is a step up to the conservatory (which is heated) with dining table and 6 chairs, overlooking the classic Cotswolds cottage garden.
Utility Room / Cloakroom with washing machine and tumble drier. There is also a WC and washbasin.
Master Bedroom a grand old room with the original oak floorboards that have been treated and look wonderfully warm, with views to the Chipping Steps themselves. King size double bed (5ft), wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom Two with two single beds, looking towards the garden and roof tops of Tetbury beyond with chest of drawers and hooks for hanging.
Family Bathroom (1) with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Three a large and spacious room, with king size double bed (5ft), wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Shower / Bathroom (2) with shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Four with two single beds. (*Please note that this bedroom will not be made up unless requested)
Garden Room / Games Room is a few paces from the conservatory and provides a second space for children to play or simply somewhere to retreat to. The room is heated and insulated and has a sofa, table football and some games.
The garden is enclosed and with traditional flower beds, which from spring onwards are full of colour and vibrancy.
One very well behaved dog welcome, NOT less than a year old. PLEASE NOTE the dog is not allowed upstairs or on soft furnishings! Children Welcome cot and high chair is provided, but not the travel cot soft mattress. On street parking nearby plus additional Free parking in the nearby Railway Yard car park. Wifi available and incl. Heating & Electricity included. Security Deposit of £400 required.
* £50 charge per extra bed required
Tetbury is, arguably, one of the most attractive of the market towns in the Cotswolds. However it always seems to be one that people have heard least about - which is ironic given that its most famous "local" is the next King of England - Prince Charles - who lives about 1 mile outside. The town (a big village really) has a lovely selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs and certainly has plenty to keep most people happy for days on end. The Snooty Fox is perhaps the most recognisable place, set in the heart of Tetbury, but there are many more.
Above all, though, it is the antique shops that Tetbury is best known for. Browsing through these is great fun and of course there is always a bargain to be had. One of our personal favourite haunts is the Hobbs House Bakery, a small local bakery on the Bath Road which sells some fabulous cakes and breads. It is owned by the Baker Brothers, who are currently a famous pair with their TV shows - they pop in regularly.
Beyond Tetbury there is a huge wealth of things to do. Be it walking on the many paths that criss cross the countryside in this area or if you fancy visiting any of the National Trust properties that are nearby. About 40 mins drive south is the beautiful city of Bath which for the shopper has a huge choice plus of course a wide selection of attractions to visit. To the north you can go deeper into the Cotswolds - Cirencester, Burford and Stow on the Wold are all within a reasonable drive and are certainly worth a visit.