A beautiful character cottage, set in the owner’s grounds, in the small town of Cricklade in North Wiltshire.
This well-presented cottage is an excellent base for a couple looking to explore the Cotswolds either on foot or wanting to visit the many surrounding towns and areas it has to offer.
On entering the cottage, you arrive in the neat and tidy kitchen with its’ own breakfast table, making a good place to enjoy breakfast whilst planning your days activities.
There is a spacious sitting room with plenty of comfy sofas with a welcoming woodbuner-effect stove; a lovely place to relax after a full day out and about, as well as a modern table and chairs to use as and when needed.
There is a well-presented bedroom with its own shower room to also take advantage of.
The cottage has its’ own patio garden with a pretty pond, making a wonderful place to sit and relax in the sunshine.
There are plenty of lawned gardens to explore on the owner’s grounds with a beautiful secret garden also, with a lovely array of shrubs and plants to enjoy.
A short walk takes you to the High Street with a good range of shops, pubs and cafes to enjoy.
The cottage is an excellent base for walkers or cyclists with the Thames Path National Trail passing through the town.
Take a trip to the Cotswold Water Park with its’ many lakes for recreation and leisure activities including sailing, jet skiing, fishing and bird watching.
Alternatively why not visit the North Meadow National Nature Reserve, which is home to the UK’s largest population of wild Snakeshead Fritillaries?
A 15 minute drive takes you to the market town of Cirencester with a unique mix of independent and national shops as well as a good range of pubs and restaurants.
Further afield you can visit the town of Cheltenham or Gloucester with their classy shops and restaurants, all surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Whatever you decide to do, Straw Paddock Cottage is an ideal location for those who wish to explore the Cotswold scenery or soak up the nearby cosmopolitan and historic towns
About the location
Swindon 9 miles; Cirencester 10 miles; Cheltenham 24.4 miles; Gloucester 27.6 miles.
Cricklade is a small town on the River Thames in North Wiltshire, midway between Swindon and Cirencester as well as being the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. The Thames Path National Trail passes through the town, which is an excellent base for walkers or cyclists and visitors to the Cotswold area and Cotswold Water Park which boasts 140 lakes for recreation and leisure activities including sailing, water or jet skiing, fishing and bird watching. The High Street has a range of shops, pubs, cafes and hotels as well as many of the town’s historical building and places to enjoy along The Heritage Trail. On the outskirts of the town there is the North Meadow National Nature Reserve, this Site of Special Scientific Interest is home to the UK's largest population of wild Snakeshead Fritillaries, and nearby Blakehill Nature Reserve offers 600 acres of grassland for wildlife enthusiasts. Within a few miles of the town there is also the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, a heritage standard gauge railway and depot operated by a group of local volunteers. A short drive takes you to the market town of Cirencester which is often referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds. Cirencester is a popular shopping destination with a unique mix of independent and national shops as well as a good range of pubs and restaurants. Swindon, once an integral part of the Great Western Railway Works, has historical places places worth a visit, as well as the outlet shopping centre. Cricklade is an excellent base for those interested in history, wildlife enthusiasts, walkers and in close proximity to many recreational activities for all age groups.