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School View

Alderton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 961692)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "It was very comfortable with all modern amenities in a lovely cottage."

    Our family would not hesitate to stay here again. Warm ,welcoming and a treat to visit. Excellent privacy (south facing garden) with the area feeling safe and secure. Rare to find such helpful, professional and thoughtful owners whose integrity, help and advice was very much appreciated. The cottage is ideally located with local walks and fantastic access to the Cotswold's, Broadway is only a 15 mins drive. The village has a shop, lovely pub and welcoming locals

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, well presented, clean and well equipped."

    Lovely area and so nice to have such a big garden. Great kitchen and very comfortable beds. Nice to have a fan provided too. Couldn't fault the presentation of the home and garden. Thank you. Just a few small points, it would be nice to have some leaflets for surrounding areas like in many other cottages. The single chair was uncomfortable to use for the whole week, maybe a foot rest would help. Also the kitchen bin needs to be a lot bigger/taller for functional use.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "School View is a delightful cottage and Kate who owns it is very helpful."

    Everything in the cottage is spotlessly clean and the garden is wonderful. If you want a relaxing, quiet holiday cottage School View is the place for you. It is in a great position for visiting many wonderful places in the Cotswolds. Thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2022

  • "Very accurate listing."

    Extremely clean. Superb Garden. Very well positioned for touring the area.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "This is a delightful cottage with everything provided you are likely to need."

    Very cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The garden is fantastic to relax in if you so wish. The drive is a little tight but off street parking is easily possible with care; or just leave the car parked in the street. The school opposite (as the cottage name suggests!) was not a problem at all. The local pub is a short walk away and is a must to visit, the staff, food and pub were excellent. There are local walks which could take in other hostelries. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "This cottage was superb and an excellant position to travel around"

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage with a pretty garden set in a quiet picturesque village."

    Reviewed by FrixosApr 2022

  • "The location was ideally situated for us to explore the Cotswolds."

    The cottage provided ideal accommodation and a great flat and seclided back garden. The neighbours were said to be friendly and this turned out to be the case. Parking to the side of the house was a little tight but managable. Although opposite a junior school dont be put off, this was not an inconvenience through the week with parking or noise. A good choice.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "Great place to stay and everybody in the village was very friendly"

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "We've stayed in many cottages and this is our second best only because we would have loved to take our Son's labrador with us, she would have loved the beautiful garden."

    Everything in the cottage was great, clean, warm, fully equipt and range cooker was amazing. We will return. Many thanks Julie and Neil

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2022

  • "It’s been a couple of weeks since we stayed, but I felt I had to write a few words as whilst we’ve stayed in a number of places over the years, this is probably the best."

    We couldn’t fault the cleanliness and I can’t think of anything we needed that wasn’t already there. It was great to have a log fire and we were able to pick up some more logs from the Wickes in Cheltenham (the village shop sells firefighters, but not logs). The village itself is quiet and it was a welcome change to walk back from the pub with no street lighting. Very different to life in Leeds! Parking in the space next to the cottage is tight, even for a Fiesta, but there is plenty of space to park on the road at the front. All in all, it was a fantastic week and I proposed to my girlfriend next to a roaring log fire. Will definitely look to book here again in the future. Thanks again for a fantastic stay, Kate!

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2021

  • "We had the ultimate relaxing and cosy holiday at School View - everything was perfect."

    Alderton is a quiet village, with a wonderful local pub, and the cottage is ideally located to make the most of the Cotswolds. Destinations such as Croome Court, Snowshill Manor and Hidcote are all a short drive away, and then after an outing, School View makes a welcoming home from home. The cottage is equipped with everything we needed, and it was spotlessly clean. We hope to return before too long! Thank you, Kate, for a delightful stay.

    Reviewed by AbigailOct 2021

  • "Only that School View is a charming cottage, so very clean with a beautiful garden."

    The owner Kate is a very lovely lady too.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2021

  • "The owner of the cottage went out of her way to be helpful and communicated warmly and professionally, at appropriate times."

    The location was great: quiet, close to a good pub and easy to access lots of places of interest. The cottage was impeccably clean, well laid out, well-equipped and welcoming; the garden is lovely and secluded. We would highly recommend School View for anyone wanting a holiday in the Cotswolds. We travelled to nearby Winchcombe for walks and tried the great deli Food Fanatics. To Bourton-on-the-Water, where we had a wander around the farm/nature reserve. A great trip to Great Malvern, when the sun emerged just in time for our afternoon trip up to the Herefordshire Beacon and along the ridge. And, to our surprise, the outstanding Slimbridge Wildlife and Wetland centre was just a fifty-minute drive. In summary, our stay at School View could hardly have been better.

    Reviewed by JimSep 2021

  • "An ideal location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    Lovely garden to relax in on an evening. House was clean and presented well.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "This cottage is brilliant, the owner has thought of everything you might need to be comfortable whilst there."

    The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. The cottage itself is in a great location for visiting nearby towns/ attractions. The driveway is small which wasn’t an issue for us, however those with larger vehicles could easily park on the road. The local pub is very welcoming and the food there was excellent.

    Reviewed by NatashaAug 2021

  • "Ideal quiet cottage clean comfortable."

    Great central position for visiting other towns and villages within 20mile radius.

    Reviewed by BrendaJul 2021

  • "We had fantastic stay in this lovely little cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean upon arrival and fully equipped with everything you need. Very well located to get around and see the beautiful areas of the Cotswolds. The owner was very helpful prior to our stay and sent us a welcome package of goodies which was a lovely touch. We would highly recommend this cottage and will hopefully be back soon. Thanks Mandy & Dave

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2021

  • "Great cottage in fantastic location and the usual excellent service from Sykes."

    Great communication from the owner too. Really lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything needed for an enjoyable holiday."

    Great garden also and off street parking. Lovely village and enjoyed several meals in local pub along with walks from the doorstop and great location to explore nearby towns and villages

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "School View Alderton was just delightful, the Sykes website description was spot-on although failed to mention just how friendly the locals are."

    Lovely cottage, beautiful countryside, great holliday.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Top quality fixtures, fittings and appliances"

    Reviewed by RSep 2020

  • "Great holiday, great cottage, had everything we could have possibly needed would definitely go back ."

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "School View is a charming cosy cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham and so many more places within easy reach."

    Alderton is a pretty little village with walks on your doorstep and a picture perfect English pub serving delicious food along the road. The cottage is so peaceful with the passing sound of horses hooves being the only noise. We were there during extreme heat and appreciated the shade of the trees in the larger than expected garden with its variety of fruit trees and herbs. Breakfast could be enjoyed outside on the patio area too. Inside was cool and well ventilated when the garden was too hot. We’ve never stayed in such a clean, well equipped holiday home. It really is a home from home. A comprehensive welcome guide - everything had been thought of by the owner. Mix of country and contemporary styles throughout. Large kitchen with plenty of cupboard space and excellent array of utensils, crockery etc. Cosy lounge diner with log burner. Two attractive bedrooms with plenty of hanging space, lots of hangers and a hairdryer. Good size bathroom with a shower over bath that works well with good pressure. Would return in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "As previous guests have said this is one of the nicest cottages we've rented."

    It's a real home from home with a top quality kitchen, bathroom and cosy lounge, the wood burning stove was a real highlight, very easy to light (full instruction provided) and really cheered up the cold December nights! School View only provides enough logs for one brief fire, other properties we've stayed in have provided a week's supply, this would be our only very minor gripe. In summary, a great place for a relaxing break at any time of year.

    Reviewed by NicholasDec 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely very well equipped and very clean."

    It had a beautiful garden. The village is so pretty, with lots of thatched cottages. We found the locals very friendly. All in all, the cottage location made an ideal base to visit the picturesque villages and towns and castles in the area.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "Great location, very well equipped and very comfortable."

    Can be some noise from the small school opposite but this is to be expected.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "This was the best ever cottage we have stayed in."

    The cottage had everything one would need and was really comfortable. We would recommend School View to anyone who would like to visit and tour the Cotswolds

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Lovely cosy well equipped cottage with a wonderful garden for our little one to play in."

    Location was excellent with Worcestershire on the doorstep and all the major (Gloucestershire) Cotswolds sites all with 45 mins drive. Will certainly be back

    Reviewed by AishlingApr 2019

  • "The village is very attractive and very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2019

  • "My wife and I have just spent 14 days at School View for Christmas and New Year and must say the house was very well decorated, comfortable and clean."

    It has all the amenities and more. The kitchen accommodates for every need, from a 5 ring gas cooker to a citrus press. The living room has an excellent wood fire, comfortable settee and adequate seating for meals. Bathroom and bedrooms are also of a very high standard. Large well kept garden for the summer months. The house being situated in Alderton, is a very nice and quiet Cotswold village. The location is very good for taking day trips to different towns and villages in any 40 minute driving radius. This is not just a house too stay at in summer but also in winter. Would recommend to any party of two, maximum three. Kind regards John and Petra Berlin

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2018

  • "Lovely warm and comfortable cottage."

    It was really clean and well equipped with plenty of the essentials like toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, hand wash etc. Plenty of walks from the door, so not necessary to use the car. Couldn’t fault it and hope to return.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, cosy and decorated to a high standard."

    The kitchen had everything you could possibly need for a week away and the garden was lovely. There was lots of leaflet and books about things to do in the Cotswolds. We had a great relaxing holiday and we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable information folder was very helpful the only ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable information folder was very helpful the only slight comment there was 3 of us at the cottage only one two seater settee the other chair was fine but would have been nice if it was a small armchair for comfort for the evenings after a busy day chilling out reading or watching TV

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and a perfect base for visiting the Cotswolds,Stratford, Oxford etc."

    Lovely private garden with friendly neighbours.

    Reviewed by JeffAug 2018

  • "No problems at all so the extent to which Sykes exceeded our expectations was not really tested."

    Nice, comfortable cottage which one would expect for the money paid.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2018

  • "This is the second time we have returned to School View - what better recommendation can you have than that!"

    School View is a pretty and very comfortable cottage near to so many beauty spots in the Cotswolds. There is a lovely garden too! I thoroughly recommend it to you.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Cottage was well presented and clean, and the garden was superb. Don't be put off by the narrow driveway, roadside parking is easy just outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you will need with a beautiful garden"

    Reviewed by JanMay 2018

  • "The cottage was spotless and comfortable and the garden was lovely and well cared for."

    It was in an excellent, tranquil position for either walking The Cotswold Way as we did or for a general visit to The Cotswolds. Would highly recommend it and we will definitely book the place again. Such an enjoyable time..... Thank you all very much.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2018

  • "A very well equipped, tastefully furnished and comfortable cottage."

    The garden is also very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Well placed for visiting the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills and the cities of Gloucester and Worcester. Pleasant walks to Dumbleton and other villages. The local pub Gardeners Arms is excellent. Thank you!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 4' double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking and roadside parking for 2 cars in total
  • Rear lawn and patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 minute walk
  • Note: Care to be taken on steep stairs, not suitable for the less mobile
  • Note: No children under 6 years old, small running stream at bottom of the garden, please take care
  • Note: The driveway is narrow, so please take care
  • Note: Please enquire about Short breaks

The property

This delightful semi-detached cottage sits in the heart of Alderton village.

School View offers a cosy and welcoming base for relaxing in the Cotswolds, with the historic town of Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle just a 10 minute drive away, or why not head into Cheltenham for the races or one of the many festivals held there.For motoring enthusiasts the nearby Prescott Hill Climb will be a must.

As you enter the cottage through the stylish kitchen you’ll start to appreciate the charm of this 19th century cottage, which combines old world features with a light and airy feel.

The kitchen is well equipped with a fabulous range cooker and a dishwasher, but for those who prefer not to cook there’s a great pub with food only 4 minutes’ walk away.

The living/dining room is the ideal place to relax, curl up on the sofa and enjoy the glow of the woodburning stove when the weather is chilly.

The carpeted staircase leads you from the dining area up to the first floor, where you’ll find two tastefully furnished bedrooms with plenty of storage for your clothes and belongings.

The main bedroom offers dual aspect windows which enhance the light and sophisticated style of the room.

The spacious landing has a handcrafted wooden desk, which offers a quiet place to work on your latest novel or plan the next day’s adventure.

The interior of the property is finished off with a beautiful, pristine family bathroom with mosaic tiles and a P-shaped bath with rainfall shower over.

And when the weather’s kind, you’ll find ample space to relax on the patio in the large south facing cottage garden.With snowdrops in late winter and cherry blossom in May, the garden provides an attractive backdrop to the cottage in all seasons.

Come night time, you can enjoy a refreshing drink in the garden.

For couples seeking a romantic break, friends exploring the Cotswolds, or small families seeking a mix of town and country activities, School View offers the ideal place to stay.

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About the location

ALDERTON

Tewkesbury 7 miles; Evesham 8 miles; Broadway 9 miles.

The pretty village of Alderton lies on the border of the Cotswolds and the Vale of Evesham and was mentioned in the Doomsday book. It has a 16th century thatched village pub offering home cooked meals and real ales, and a village store and Post Office stocking locally sourced produce. Close by is the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe with inns, restaurants, tea rooms and individual shops, many full of character. Once the home of Queen Katherine Parr, Sudeley Castle lies in the beautiful Cotswold Hills on the edge of Winchcombe and boasts award-winning gardens and medieval ruins, and it plays host to numerous events throughout the year. The quintessential English village of Broadway is just a short drive away and offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels, including the world-renowned Lygon Arms, popular for centuries and now offering spa facilities. Alderton is centrally situated for exploring tourist attractions such as the spa town of Cheltenham, famous for the Gold Cup horse racing and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Also within short drives are Warwick Castle and the Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water. The surrounding area offers agricultural shows, arts festivals, village fetes as well as lovely walks, cycle trails and National Trust properties. A great base for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

Note:No children under 6 years old.
Note: Please enquire about Short breaks
Note: This property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £100.