Welcome to April Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.
April Cottage is a stunning property, which is believed to date back approximately three hundred years and combines a mixture of traditional timber frame and Cotswold stone building styles. The cottage is located on a quiet lane, close to the beautiful local church, in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Mickleton. The location is ideal for exploring some of England's finest countryside, towns and villages, being just three miles from Chipping Campden and eight miles from Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Many beautiful walks can be taken directly from the doorstep of the cottage.
Important Customer Notice:
- Weeks: we can only accept week long bookings commencing on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday and Monday are the preferred options
- Short Breaks: we can only accept short breaks that start on a Friday or Monday
- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day
If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
The front door of April Cottage is accessed via the garden and opens into the living room. The following rooms are on the ground floor:
Living room: Exuding traditional character, the living room contains oak beams and frames, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors and a stunning inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is also underfloor heating, comfy seating for six and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player;
Dining room: With the same character as the living room, the dining room also has underfloor heating and a beautiful dining table with seating for six;
Kitchen: A later addition to enlarge the cottage, the well presented kitchen contains a four ring gas hob, electric cooker and grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules);
Utility room: Contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and a clothes drying rack;
Cloakroom: Contains a toilet, with a wash basin just outside the door.
Relatively steep stairs wind up to the first floor, off which are the following rooms, all beautifully set in the eaves of the cottage, surrounded by lovely oak beams:
Master bedroom: Contains a king size bed, one large wardrobe, and an ensuite bathroom,with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed and a wardrobe;
Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds and a chest of drawers
Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.
April Cottage's enclosed garden is at the front of the property, with peaceful views down the lane and towards the church. The garden is mostly paved and contains a table and seating for six. A charcoal barbecue is provided during the warmer months of the year. Next to the garden is an off-street parking area, with space for two cars.
Disponible para huéspedes
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.
Atención a los huéspedes
After completing your booking, we will provide you with the contact details of the property owner or their nominated property manager, who can support you in the event of any property related emergency.
Otros aspectos destacables
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Instant booking restrictions
This property is instantly bookable, subject to the following restrictions:
Short breaks: We can only accept breaks less than a week long that start on a Friday or Monday;
Weeks: We can only accept week long bookings commencing on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday and Monday are the preferred options;
Special events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day;
Short notice bookings: For bookings commencing within 7 days of the booking date, we have to seek confirmation from the property owner that they can accept the booking, before it can be accepted.
In addition to Airbnb’s terms and conditions, any bookings made for this property are made on the basis that you agree to the Booking Conditions set out on the Character Cottages website. Please type “Character Cottages Booking Conditions” into your search engine to find and review these conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is six guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than six guests at the property.
Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants.
One small or medium sized dog is accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
Master bedroom: King size bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: 2 x single beds
Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin;
En-suite bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin.
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system. The ground floor of the cottage has an underfloor heating system, which allows the cottage to warm up very quickly during the colder months of the year.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs is usually provided for the wood burning stove and further supplies can be purchased locally. Please note that the initial supply of logs is normally available, however, on rare occasions, there may be situations when the previous guests have used up all the logs and the log supply cannot be replenished immediately.
The property has free wireless internet access and a flatscreen TV with DVD player. There is also a telephone, for UK calls only, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.
Mobile phone reception is variable at the property, generally being better outside, or close to the windows when inside the property.
The property has off street parking for two cars and free on street parking is also readily available.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided, as well as a selection of children's DVDs.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
This is an old property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs with no bannister, low beams and doorways, and multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property. This includes in the courtyard garden and the small outside area at the rear of the property, due to the cottage's exposed timber frame.
Corporate and commercial bookings
Unfortunately, this property does not accept corporate, work related or commercial bookings of any kind.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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