Welcome to Little Culver, 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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Little Culver is a stunning and unique Cotswold stone property, built in 1821. The cottage forms the right hand half of a beautiful castellated Grade II listed building, Culver Cottage. Originally an almshouse, it was built by David Ricardo of Gatcombe Park, and its distinctive architectural style is reflected by its reference in Pevsner's Architectural Guide for the Cotswolds.
The cottage is located in the heart of the charming village of Minchinhampton, which is situated on the eastern edge of the beautiful Minchinhampton Common. Although just a small village, Minchinhampton has a village shop and post office, an independent butcher, and a well regarded cafe;. The Ragged Cot pub is on the edge of the village, just over a mile away from the cottage, and the vibrant market towns of Nailsworth and Stroud are both close by, with their wide range of dining options and unique shops. Minchinhampton is in the stunning Five Valleys area of the South Cotswolds, which is also home to Gatcombe Park, the venue for the famous annual horse trials. Little Culver is well located for visiting the spa towns of Bath and Cheltenham, as well as the many picturesque towns and villages of the Cotswolds.
Little Culver has been lovingly refurbished by its owners, in a warm, contemporary style. There are a wealth of character features, including Gothic windows, exposed Cotswold stone, pretty window seats and a wood burning stove. The character of the property is complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a SMART TV and a stunning kitchen. The property sleeps five people, in three bedrooms, with a family bathroom, enclosed back garden and free on street parking close by. Little Culver is perfect for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxing break in the beautiful Five Valleys area of the Cotswolds.
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 five 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 five 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 one additional infant.
Up to one medium sized dog is accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog.
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 4pm 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: Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds
Bedroom 3: Single bed
Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system.
Electricity is included in the rental price. From October to April, an initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove, and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a SMART TV, with a Freesat box and DVD player.
There is no telephone at the property.
Mobile phone reception is variable in the property and is typically better outside and in the village.
Guests can load and unload cars opposite the property, and free on-street parking is readily available close by, however please note that parking is not permitted on the road the property is on.
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
Regrettably, due to the absence of window restrictors on the original timber-framed windows, Little Culver does not accept children under the age of 5. Babies who are not yet walking are accepted and 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, 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, Grade II listed property and has a number of character features, including some low door frames and steps into some rooms, as well as being laid out over two 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 property in the event of an emergency.
There are no locks on the original timber-framed windows.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 open onto the first floor landing, next to the top of the staircase, therefore guests should be careful exiting these bedrooms, particularly at night time.
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.
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.