If you are looking for a different kind of self-catering holiday, why not stay in this unusual holiday home in a Grade-II listed building which dates from the seventeenth century? Dovecote View occupies what was originally the seventeenth century kitchen. It has now been refurbished to make an elegant split level studio apartment, with oak flooring, a hand finished kitchen, bathroom with luxury shower /water jets and cosy underfloor heating.
In the apartment, two comfortable oak window seats offer a panoramic view over a garden of mature trees, lawn, lily pond, and the dovecote. To the right of the entrance is a spacious open plan kitchen and living area, with a breakfast bar seating three, an extending dining table, and a pair of easy chairs. To the left is a huge Cotswold stone fireplace – a reminder of the original kitchen range. It now forms part of the carpeted bedroom area (with double bed), which leads into a light and airy, but wholly private bathroom and shower.
Across the hall from the studio is a separate games room, with flat screen TV, a DVD player, and traditional board games, puzzles etc.
One of Shipton Court’s most appealing features today is its gardens: beautifully landscaped in the early 1900s but then refined by the leading garden designer James Pulham, whose other commissions included the gardens at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley.
Dovecote View makes a perfect hideaway for a peaceful break, surrounded by idyllic countryside for walking or cycling. There is an ample choice of nearby golf courses, and the market towns of Burford, Stowe on the Wold and Bourton on the Water are within easy reach. Oxford. Blenheim Palace, Chastelton House and Snowshill Manor are a short drive away. For a day at the races, Cheltenham’s Prestbury Park is less than thirty miles away.
studio 1: 1 x double
shower 1: shower, toilet
Bathroom has luxury shower with water jets and underfloor heating.
|central heating||air conditioning||fireplace||telephone|
|fax machine||internet access||linen||towels|
|sofa bed||baby high chair||baby crib||hair dryer|
|disable friendly||computer available||wifi||sauna / steam room|
|gym||indoor pool||ceiling fans||high speed internet|
|home security||gated community||water view||lift /elevator|
|oven||hob / stove||dishwasher||washing machine|
|coffee maker||toaster||iron & ironing board||condiments/essentials|
|tv||vcr||cd player/hi-fi||dvd player|
|cd library||video library||dvd library||cable / satelite tv|
|parking||garden / yard||shared pool||balcony/terrace|
|outdoor grill||private hot tub||outdoor furniture||private pool|
|shared hot tub||garage||beach / water front||canoe/cayak|
|Credits||9 to 15|
|Weekly 9 credits in low season (11th January-27th March, 15th November-18th December) 11 credits mid season (28th March-19th April, 8th May-30th June, 1st September-14th November) 14 credits high season (19th December- 10th January, 20th April-7th May, 1st July -31st August) 5-10 credits for three or four night stay.|
No Smoking inside
No wheelchair access
There are five steps up to the apartment, and three steps within it, separating the living area from the sleeping area.
Housekeeper to meet and greet. Hampers can be arranged for additional charge.
Swimming (10 minutes drive)
Horse riding (10 minutes drive)
Golf (5 minutes drive)
Hiking / Walking (2 minutes walk)
Bicycling (2 minutes walk)
Shops (5 minutes drive)
Restaurants (5 minutes walk)
Culture (20 minutes drive)
Wildlife Viewing (15 minutes drive)
Near by golf couses http://www.thewychwood.com http://www.burfordgolfclub.co.uk http://www.chippingnortongolfclub.com
Charlbury railway station is 5 miles away and Birmingham Airport is 55 miles away.
There is limited public transport in the area, so a car is recommended.
What a wonderful apartment,I went by myself for a well deserved break but would be terribly romantic with someone special. beautiful grounds and surrounds a perfect base for the cotswolds.
Miss Alix Common (07 Oct 2011)
Cotswolds Studio Apartment in 17th Century histori...
Beautifully refurbished period accommodation in the English Cotswolds
|Property||Apartment/Condo (vacation home)|
|Credits||9 to 15 per week|
|Min stay||3 days|