Moreton-in-Marsh 4.2 miles
Star Cottage is an immaculately presented Cotswold stone property which sleeps four guests, in two elegant bedrooms. Built in 1845 to house workers from the local brewery, Star Cottage sits in the beautiful village of Little Compton, close to Moreton-in-Marsh, perfect for a small family, group of friends or a couple seeking a tranquil break in the stunning Cotswolds.
Step inside to discover beautiful flagstone floor dining room which has been decorated to a high standard and has a real homely feel to it, complete with exposed beams, electric stove-effect fire, and a wooden dining table.
Moving through the cottage, find the bright and spacious dual aspect sitting room that houses a charming exposed Cotswold stone feature wall, exposed beams and boasts garden views; with an inviting sofa and two armchairs settled near a warming woodburning stove, where you can unwind with a compelling book or enjoy a fun game night with your group using the selection of board games on offer. Your furry friend will be pleased to see a fluffy dog bed snuggled near the warming fire.
Out into the hallway, a step leads you up to a handy shower room/utility on your right, complete with walk-in shower, basin, WC, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, and to your left, the attractive and tastefully decorated kitchen that contains all the facilities you require to cook delicious meals for your guests.
Soak up the last of the afternoon sun in the rear enclosed cars, comprising of a paved patio area with a stylish outdoor table set and a barbecue, and gravelled areas surrounded with colourful flowers, leafy shrubs and a raised pond whose gentle fountain adds to the peaceful atmosphere. Make use of the bean bags located in the shed and delight at your surroundings as you sip on a glass of wine. For some peace from the rest of the group, a bistro table with seating for two is located at the front of the cottage.
In the spring the stunning wisteria comes into bloom, and within the shed two bean bags can be found, perfect for making the most of the warm summer sunshine. At the front of the cottage there is another delightful garden, complete with bistro table and seating for two.
As the sky grows darker, retreat inside, head up the stairs and enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath before heading to one of the two bedrooms both elegantly furnished overlooking the front garden, with ample storage space and king-size beds where you can listen to some calming music through the Roberts DAB radio and get lost in the pages of an insightful book.
Discover your surroundings and make your way out for the day, starting in Little Compton itself, which is a beautiful village filled with historic Cotswold stone buildings, a village hall, church and pub, The Red Lion Inn.
A splendidly-preserved Grade l Jacobean manor house, Chastleton House, is found about a mile from Little Compton and is owned by the National Trust.
Head over to the market town of Chipping Norton, where you can enjoy some breakfast at The Old Mill Coffee House & Bistro, before catching a show at The Chipping Norton Theatre or meandering around the market square where you may be lucky to catch the farmers’ market if you’re visiting on the third Saturday that occurs of each month, and finishing your day with a heart-warming meal at The Chequers pub.
Theatre fans have only a short drive to Stratford-upon-Avon which is well-known for being Shakespeare’s hometown, where the Royal Shakespeare Company is based.
The perfect base for a perfect holiday in the Cotswolds.
The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh lies on the Fosse Way Roman Road in the northern Cotswolds and boasts many elegant 18th century buildings, which are home to traditional inns, serving real ales and home-cooked food, tea rooms, restaurants and individual shops to suit all tastes. It also boasts it's own train station and lies on the intersection of the Paddington rail line from London. The town hosts the Moreton-In-Marsh Show, one of the UK's largest one-day agricultural shows, as well as the Moreton Beer Festival, an annual French Market, and a large outdoor market every Tuesday. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of the town, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close by. Less than five miles away is Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. Close by is Bourton-on-the-Water, which is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds as the River Windrush runs through the centre. It lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. Also within reach is the spa town of Cheltenham. This town boasts an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, and is famous for its horseracing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within driving distance. A convenient base for exploring the Cotswolds and the wider area.
Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size.
Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Dining room with electric stove-effect fire.
Sitting room with woodburning stove
Electric central heating with woodburning stove and electric stove-effect fire.
Double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker (without capsules), 2 x hairdryers, pond safety grill, dog bed, fire guard.
Smart TV, Netflix (account holders), DVD player, 2 x Roberts DAB radios with Bluetooth, Bose Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books and board games.
Fuel and power included in rent.
Bed linen and towels included in rent.
Highchair, cot and 2 x stair gates available.
Free roadside parking.
Enclosed rear patio garden with furniture, bean bags, charcoal barbecue (without coal).
Two well-behaved dogs welcome.
Sorry, no smoking.
Shop 3.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles.
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