About the property
- Cottage660 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Has it’s own signature style and invites you to a touch of luxury combined with a homely feel. Quintessentially English, but with a French/Moroccan flavour. Nestling at the edge of a beautiful open field in the heart of Chipping Campden. A babbling brook outside your window, great bed, fabulous shower and cosy kitchen/diner to cook up a storm if you’re having a night ‘at home’. Walking distance to the High Street if you’re not…… with plenty of great bars and restaurants to dine and drink. A perfect little cottage for two providing a romantic place to kick back and relax or morphs into a great base for four good friends to explore and walk the highways and byways of the Cotswolds. A spiral staircase winds it's way up to the main bedroom and bathroom. Savour some al fresco dining under the wisteria arbour in Summer, play pooh sticks in the brook, snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy the view on a frosty morning. The Annexe has it all: wellies, umbrellas, hot chocolate, sunhats, lemonade and music. More than a holiday let, a home from home you won’t want to leave. Come and enjoy.
Alice & Jerome Hoefkens
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- May 21, 2018
About Alice & Jerome Hoefkens
Jerome and I are both retired and have four grown up children dotted around the UK. We love meeting new people and hopefully look forward to welcoming you to the Cotswolds very soon.
Alice & Jerome Hoefkens purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Alice & Jerome Hoefkens chose Chipping Campden
We moved to Chipping Campden initially for two very practical reasons - to be closer to work and to downsize. There was no romantic vision of country living or any desire to live 'the good life', but the beautiful buildings and honeyed stone captured our imaginations and our hearts. Our children had all left home, living in the city of Birmingham held no charm any more and the Cotswolds beckoned. Alice knew Campden through her work and after a couple of initial forays we began the search in earnest to find the right home somewhere in the North Cotswolds, but with a particular soft spot for Campden. Michaelmas Cottage came onto the market and the rest is history. Quite simply we fell in love, practicality and reason were muted and every aspect of the cottage, garden, and location made an impression that was impossible to ignore. After 3 years here each day still brings fresh surprises and never disappoints. Campden really is the land of milk and honey and it has become something we want to share - we know whoever you are, wherever you come from, time spent here will be time well spent.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Annexe is unique within Chipping Campden because it doesn’t strive for perfection but offers excellence. Comfortable, stylish, relaxed and informal - the space allows guests to completely switch off from all the hassles of life and really find both peace and fun. We have lovingly brought the Annexe together over several years, carefully choosing furnishings and fabrics to produce an eclectic mix. We feel we have created a place where people can be comfortable, stimulated and happy, lazy or energetic. It’s a wonderful base for walking, cycling, riding, chilling and reading. Throw open the French doors over the Cam brook on a sunny day and the view before you is simple but sublime - find that moment of total bliss.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Best Of The Cotswolds
Alice and Jerome's Annexe was possibly the best accommodation we've ever had. The photo's do not do this property justice. When we arrived, we felt as though The Annexe had been set up specifically for us. There were several days worth of deluxe provisions - snacks, fruit, cheeses, bread, pasta, eggs, milk, coffee, tea, etc. The kitchen is great - we did a bit of cooking and everything we needed was there, within arms reach, easy to find and logically organized. There are beautiful toiletries to try for both men and women. Nothing is lacking. The color palette and attention to detail flow through each room creating a calming atmosphere. We slept so well in the cozy upstairs loft!
The location is fantastic - located on the margin of a large sheep pasture, with easy access to the best walking paths in the Cotswolds, as well as being located on the high road in Chipping Campden which means shopping, great cuisine and pubs are just minutes away. We look forward to returning to The Annexe.
Thank you Alice and Jerome!
Fred and Linda Metz
Thanks Fred & Linda for taking the time to send us such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Alice & Jerome
The property was excellent, very clean and contained everything that you need for a perfect getaway.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we loved all the quirky extra touches in the annexe., Alice and Jerome were extremely helpful but not intrusive. It was lovely to sit and watch the sheep in the field outside the patio doors. Would certainly recommend to friends and family if visiting that part of the country, we would love to return.
The Annexe is the best appointed two-person accommodation I've yet encountered after many years travel in the UK. It's a special and unique place that reflects the good taste and caring nature of owners Alice and Jerome. Mornings and evenings dining by (almost in!) a field full of lambs in the middle of Chipping Campden was unforgettable.
The Annex is a perfect home for 4 in the Cotswolds
The property is cozy and very well appointed and fits four guests perfectly. The decor is adorable, well done, and efficient. The setting is idyllic with fields of sheep literally right out your kitchen window and family room so you feel like you are in the country. Out the front door is an adorable area for outdoor grilling, sitting under a Wisteria drapped porch, up a cobblestone walk and two doors down from the beginning of the adorable town of Chipping Campden. The amenities in the home include everything you need from bath products, cleaning supplies, lotions, waters, candles, flowers making your stay extra sweet and pampered. I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed the ANNEX. I will return.
Chipping Campden is one of the loveliest small towns in the Cotswolds and a gilded masterpiece of limestone and craftsmanship. The main street curves in a shallow arc lined with a succession of ancient houses each grafted to the next but each with its own distinctive embellishments. Pevsner described Chipping Campden as ‘the best piece of townscape in Gloucestershire, arguably one of the best in England’. As the name suggests ("Chipping" means market or market place from the old English "Ceping"). Chipping Campden was one of the most important of the medieval wool towns and famous throughout Europe. This legacy of fame and prosperity is everything that gives the town its character. Campden was already established in the 7th century and derives its name from the Saxon "Campa-denu" or "Campadene", meaning a valley with fields or enclosures of cultivated land. In 1970 the High Street and much of the rest of the town was officially designated a conservation area to preserve the ancient town for centuries to come. To day Chipping Campden has a population of circa 2500. For many visitors, Chipping Campden is the quintessential Cotswold town. It has a variety of building styles that have survived from all ages. Chipping Campden was one of the Cotswold's main wool markets. The Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden has become known for its unusual and attractive High Street, said by G.M. Trevelyan (English Historian) to be "the most beautiful village street now left on the island". The High Street is long and broad, and is flanked on either side by an almost unbroken single terrace, made up of many different architectural styles. Chipping Campden's 17th-century Market Hall was built by the town's benefactor, Sir Baptist Hicks for a cost of £90.00. It was for the purpose of giving shelter to the local market selling cheese, butter and poultry - not wool as is sometimes thought. Each corner of the building has a pediment, and each gable had a window which is now blocked up. The side arches have stone balustrades and the floor is paved with stone. William Grevel's House built in 1380 is the oldest house in Campden . The house would have been one of the first to have chimneys instead of just holes in the roof. William Grevel was one of the country's most influential wool merchants, a citizen of London and financier to King Richard II. St James church is one of England's finest Wool Churches Featured with four stars in 'England's Thousand Best Churches' by Simon Jenkins". With pinnacles topping the diagonal buttresses and a pierced parapet with ogee arches, the composition soars over the landscape. Most of the church is 500 years old and was built with money from the flourishing wool trade. Each of the lime trees leading from the main entrance to the porch represent an apostle. Chipping Campden has important links with the Arts and Crafts movement. C.R. Ashbee set up his Guild of Handicrafts here in 1902. His workshop in the old silk mill in Sheep Street is now a small museum. Visiting Famous Gardens There are several famous gardens within 15 minutes car journey of Chipping Campden including - Hidcote Manor, - Snowshill Manor, - Bourton House, - Sezincote, - Kiftsgate Court, and - Batsford Arboretum.
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