Long Compton Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 large bedrooms to sleep 4/5 plus 1child in cot
Looking for a home away from home? Milestones is a unique two bedroom stone cottage in the picturesque Cotswold village of Long Compton. Recently renovated, the cottage sleeps 4/5 people and is the perfect size for a break away with close friends or family, or equally cosy for a romantic holiday with your partner.
The area nestles in a valley surrounded by quiet, rolling Cotswold hills and is part of the larger region designated as The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is well located for visiting many attractions, towns, cities and rural areas. There is a varied assortment of things to do which would satisfy most tastes. Some on the doorstep, others with a drive out. Whether it is walking the Shakespeare Way, visiting Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, sports events like Cheltenham Races, cricket at Edgbaston, shopping at Bicester Village designer outlets or a bus from Oxford or fast train to London for the day. All possible from here
The recently renovated cottage sleeps 4/5 people – the perfect size for a break away with close friends or a romantic holiday with your partner. Rooms have been prepared with care and attention using subtle décor to reveal ageing wooden beams and beautiful Cotswold stone walls. Although Milestones looks small from the front, guests always comment on entering that it is so much bigger inside than they are expecting.
The lounge is spacious, carpeted and welcoming, centred on a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, ready to offer those perfect cosy evenings by the fire in the winter, with a DVD and perhaps a glass of wine! During winter months it is very warm and cosy but In the summer, because of the thick stone walls the cottage remains cool when it is hot outside. the perfect all year round choice!
The fireplace is ready to light, provided with a basket of logs and extra available to purchase from the owner. For visitors with young children we have provided a fireguard which fully encloses the inglenook and protects enquisitive youngsters from burning themselves on the hot stove. There is a large widescreen HD Television with Freeview, DVD and CD player. There are two comfortable sofas and an additional covered chair. Two table lamps and one floor lamp provide soft intimate lghting, but there are also brighter ceiling lamps to help with seeing the jigsaws on the coffee table or reading one of the many books to choose from.
The kitchen/ diner with tiled floor, is well equipped with a fridge, dishwasher, electric cooker, comfortable seating, crockery, glassware and cutlery for five people. Highchair also lives in the kitchen for use when required. Leading off from the kitchen there is a utility room containing a large ceramic Belfast sink, and drying space. The space also stores a washing machine and leads to a convenient cloakroom with a toilet, basin and coat hanging area. Leading through an oak door in the kitchen there is access to Milestones' own child and dog proof garden (unless you have a tiny dog) , with dining table and seating area to enjoy those long summer evenings close to the gas BBQ (Gas provided)! Small lawn to sit out in the sun alongside gravel driveway from the side of the house giving the cottage its own off street parking for at least two cars. One well behaved dog is allowed (£20 extra) who may make good use of the hosepipe and outside tap after a good walk up the hills.
Full descriptions of the bedrooms are listed on the following pages under facilities.
If you enjoy FISHING, there are several lakes nearby:
Salford Trout Lakes, Rectory Farm, Golden Lane,Chipping Norton
Chad Fishing Lakes, Chad Lakes, Stow Road, Bledington, Chipping Norton
The Lenches Lakes, Hillbarn Orchard, Evesham Road, Church Lench, Evesham, Worcestershire
Lemington Lakes, Todenham Road, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
If you enjoy horse riding, there is the highly recommended Durham's Farm Riding School at Chastleton, Moreton in Marsh only 10 minutes drive from Long Compton.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Mrs Melanie Smart
Having previously owned and run several holiday letting properties, when the opportunity arose to purchase the lovely Milestones cottage, not at the other end of the country, but right on our doorstep, it was too good to miss. We had just sold our little restaurant in Stow on the Wold, so it was the perfect time for us.With our background in both hospitality and training, we love welcoming new guests for their holidays, aiming to make sure that nothing stands in the way of them having a good time.
Mrs Melanie Smart purchased this cottage in 2007
Why Mrs Melanie Smart chose Long Compton
When we ventured into purchasing Milestones, although it had not been lived in for many years, we were facinated by the delightful friendly feel that the building had. It just needed to be coaxed back into life and have one or two modern additions. We love it so much ourselves that we are just tempted to move into it ourselves at some point!
What makes this cottage unique
New en suite bathrooms and a new kitchen were added. Not forgetting of course the very popular wood burning stove. Just an addition to the efficient background heating. The location is just perfect for lots of reasons. Being convenient for driving to many towns and attractions has many advantages if visitors want to get about to a variety of places, as an alternative to being completely isolated. There are plenty of very rural walks around if visitors want to loose themselves in the beauty of the Cotswold Hills. Being just next door, we are usually on hand if there are any problems, but are very definately not intrusive once visitors are arrived and settled.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Great couple of days with best friends and the dog! Cottage is very nice and welcoming. Red Lion also great. Thank you for a perfect stay!