Secluded cosy cottage hideaway in an idyllic rural setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Cotswolds, yards from the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway.
Orchard Cottage is set well back from a lane, in an old fruit orchard, in the grounds of a beautiful 14th century house. Direct access to open countryside makes the cottage an ideal place for walkers, lovers of the countryside, bird watchers, steam railway enthusiasts, or simply for relaxing.
The cottage is light and comfortable with rural views through 360 degrees. It has a simple single floor layout and will sleep four, ideally two adults and two children. The main bedroom has a double bed. The second bedroom has two full sized bunk beds. In addition there is a child cot and high chair. The cottage is very well equipped with everything to make you comfortable including Wi Fi via reliable full fibre broadband and a wood burning stove, to keep you snug in winter.
To the rear of the cottage there is a private and very secluded south-facing garden. To the north the cottage directly overlooks the passing steam trains with views beyond, across the vale.
A cluster of six houses and a small Norman church, Stanley Pontlarge lies at the foot of Stanley Mount and a track leads over the hill to Winchcombe, one time capital of Mercia and an historic stone town with a variety of independent shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants.
Tom Rolt, author and pioneer of preserving steam railways, canals and the nation’s industrial heritage, lived in the medieval house across the garden and several of his books are amongst those in the extensive cottage library. www.ltcrolt.org.uk
The Royal Oak country pub in Gretton is a mile from the cottage either by footpath or road and serves good food and drink.