Welcome to The Old Dairy, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
INSTANT BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
THIS PROPERTY IS INSTANTLY BOOKABLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BOOKINGS COMMENCING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE BOOKING DATE. FOR AN ARRIVAL WITHIN 7 DAYS, CONFIRMATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUIRED BEFORE IT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
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The Old Dairy is a charming and luxurious Grade II listed cottage, located in the peaceful rural village of Cleeve Prior. The cottage is next to the village green and is close to the church of St Andrew, the origins of which date back to the 12th century. Cleeve Prior is less than 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and is on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds, making the cottage perfectly located for exploring the entire Heart of England region.
Built in the 18th century and, as the name suggests, originally a dairy, the cottage boasts a wealth of character features, not least of which is the beautiful stone cheese press in the bedroom. The many other character features include oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors and a wood burning stove. Complementing the period features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a TV and DVD player, and a well equipped kitchen. A stable door from the living room opens onto steps down to a large, tranquil garden area, with a summerhouse. The Old Dairy is the perfect location for a couple looking for a relaxing break in the heart of England.
The cottage sleeps two people, in one bedroom, with a luxurious bathroom and a separate cloakroom.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking 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 two guests. Please consult us prior to booking if you intend to have more than this number of guests at the property at any point during your stay, as additional charges may apply.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am.
If your arrival will be delayed beyond 9pm on the start date of your rental period, you must contact the owner, or you may not be able to get into the property.
Bed sizes and configurations
The bed in The Old Dairy is a king size bed.
Main bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, basin, toilet, plus underfloor heating and a heated towel rail;
Upstairs cloakroom: Basin and toilet.
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas fired central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs, firelighters and kindling are provided for the wood burning stove and further supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a TV with DVD player.
There is no telephone available, however, mobile phone reception is generally OK.
The property has two off street parking spaces.
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
The Old Dairy does not accept children, however, guests with one baby are welcome. A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, 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, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including low beams and external stone steps to the front and back doors (with handrails), which may be slippery when wet and 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.
The cottage's garden is a private area within the owner's large garden. Guests are invited to use all of this garden, should they wish.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
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.