Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold & surrounding area
Set in the heart of this attractive Cotswolds' market town, Toll Keepers Cottage is a beautifully presented cottage set in the heart of Moreton in Marsh. Spaciously arranged across three flooors, this historic and characterful cottage is an ideal base for exploring this and other popular Cotswolds towns/villages.
According to local history this cottage was reserved for the town's 'Toll Collector' hundreds of years ago when the town was the centre for the region's wool and farming trade. In fact we are told the cottage contains the oldest window in Moreton!! Although much has changed, the wonky floors, flagstone floors downstairs and inglenook fireplace all give this home a very special charm. There are three bedrooms spread across the three floors (via steepish stairs). This cottage is suitable for families, friends or couples as it combines a central location with easy access to the shops and pubs in Moreton - all just minutes away.
Delightful, convenient and welcoming this historic cottage is spot on!
Front door into spacious Living Room with two comfortable sofas, two armchairs, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, large TV, no DVD player.
Leading from the Living Room is a Dining Room, a good size with large dining table and six chairs. Please note gas fire in here 'not in use'.
Kitchen, fully fitted shaker style, fully equipped with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. From the kitchen and overlooking the courtyard garden is a modern, insulated Garden Room with seating - perfect for your morning coffee! Door to cottage garden.
Utility Room with washing machine
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
Bedroom One, with King size double bed (5ft), wardrobe and ample storage space
Bedroom Two with two single beds, looking towards the town centre.
Bathroom One with bath, overhead shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Three with King size double bed (5ft) plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin. (Please note that the stairs to this bedroom are quite steep.)
The cottage sits close to the centre of Moreton. Although there is no 'designated' parking for Toll Keepers, there is plenty of free, on street parking on the lane outside the cottage. Behind the cottage is a small, courtyard garden which is fully enclosed and well maintained. There is a table and chairs for guests.
Pets Welcome. Children Welcome, Cot & high chair available. On Street Parking only. Wifi available and included
No smokers. Saturday changeover (other days by arrangement). The property has a £100 damages deposit payable 1 week before you go.
Moreton-in-Marsh is an attractive market town situated in the northern Cotswolds at the head of the Evenlode valley, on the Fosse Way, and mid way between Chipping Norton and Stow on the Wold. Hundreds of years ago, it was once a major stopping point on a Roman road which travelled from the south coast all the way to Lincoln. Much of the towns architecture is still evident and displays history and classic signs of the region's 'style'. As you would expect the town has a long history including being a stopping location for the old coaching route from London to Worcester, hence several coaching inns that still exist today. Additionally, there is The Four Shires Stone is about two miles out of the town - the meeting place of four counties: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire.
Today the town has a great selection of shops including teashops, restaurants, antiques and art galleries. There are many delightful Cotswolds villages within a short drive with more of the well known hotspots such as Bourton on the Water, Burford and Stow on the Wold very close by. Warwick and Warwick Castle plus Stratford upon Avon are nearby also.
Add to this the fact that there is a train station in Moreton (just 5 mins walk away also) with direct access to Oxford and London, a great location for sure!!
"The cottage was very charming, clean and comfortable"Mrs Paley 2017-10-13
"Really nice home from home in a lovely location. Mr Gearing, April 2017."Gearing 2017-04-16
"Nice homely cottage. Good quality furnishings etc. Plenty of kitchen ware. From a personal point of view my elderly mother found the stairs into the downstairs cloakroom difficult because of the different levels. That's no criticism of the cottage. Mrs Daw, May 2017."Daw 2017-05-22