Riverwood Cottages @ Manor Farm
Lechlade-on-Thames 0.9 miles. Situated just a short distance from the pretty riverside town of Lechlade, these barn conversion cottages and wooden lodges are located on a family run estate on the edge of the Cotswolds, where you can sit and watch the animals on the farm or stroll through the 40 acre farm and 14 acres of woodland. These delightful properties have been lovingly created from old farm buildings and each is individually furnished and decorated, retaining much of the rustic character and charm. With lovely bedrooms, open plan living areas with exposed beams, well-equipped kitchens with dining areas and cosy sitting areas, these cottages and lodges make wonderful bases for your holiday. All of the cottages provide outdoor seating, four together in a courtyard setting and two which overlook the farm, watching the animals and enjoying alfresco dining. The two lodges on-site are set in a woodland environment and provide perfect accommodation for a romantic break or small family holiday. Step inside the lodges and you will be able to enjoy their rustic charm with simple wooden fixtures combining seamlessly with contemporary furnishings to provide a lovely base in peaceful surroundings. Spend a day on the estate where the younger children can make full use of all the swings, slides, sand pit, parkland and woodland play areas. Other facilities for children include a football pitch, scooters, plus a heated indoor swimming pool is available for all guests from the start of April until the end of October. In the woodland, guests are welcome to light the fire pit and enjoy a barbecue or spend a day at the nearby Cotswold Water Park which offers many watersports, horse riding, cycle routes and walks around the nature reserves. Take a stroll into Lechlade and enjoy the individual shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs, plus there are many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages are on the doorstep of these fantastic properties.
A detached wooden lodge situated in a peaceful woodland setting, with a front decked area, where you can enjoy alfresco dining, or sit with a refreshing drink in a peaceful environment.
An en-suite shower room, double bed and an open plan living area all combine to provide a lovely holiday home in wonderful surroundings.
The cosy woodburning stove creates a lovely atmosphere all year round; so on chilly evenings simply relax in front of it with a warm drink and plan the following day’s adventures.
An ideal base for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Note: This property is next to Ref: 929312, together they sleep 8 and with Refs: 30808, 31093, 31094, 31095, 31096 and 31097 on the farm, together they sleep 36.
All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove. The pool is available for private use at £5 per hour per property, please book in advance with the owner.
- Electric radiators with woodburning stove
- Combi microwave/oven, 2 ring electric hob, fridge, DAB radio, selection of books and games
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional logs at £5 per bag
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Decked area with furniture
- Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool bookable at £5 per hour (available from the start of Apr to end of Oct)
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop, café and pub 10 mins walk
- Note: Guests have access to the owner’s 40 acre estate with animals, children’s play equipment and woodland walks
- Note: Unfenced lake on-site and natural hazards such as rabbit holes etc in the woodlands, children to be supervised
- Note: Lake is not available for fishing
- Note: As the lodges are in a woodland setting, guests can drive to the lodge to unload, but the parking area is 5 mins walk from the lodge
- Note: No TV or WiFi at this property.
About the location
Cirencester 13 miles; Oxford 24.5 miles.
The popular riverside market town of Lechlade lies on the edge of the southern Cotswolds and has many traditional pubs, antique shops, a Londis and a Co-operative including a fuel station. Lechlade is also home to the infamous Christmas shop (“Where it’s Christmas all year round”) and offers many river-based activities with River Thames trips available throughout the summer season. Lechlade is steeped in history and is an excellent base for many Cotswold and River Thames walks, including the Thames Path, plus excellent fly fishing is also on offer and the town plays host to many festivals throughout the year, including the annual three day Lechlade Music Festival, featuring over 80 bands and performers. Nearby, The Cotswold Water Park is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles, made up of 140 lakes; an area larger than the Norfolk Broads. Britain's largest water park, it offers a wide range of activities, including boating, water skiing, fishing (some of the finest trout fishing in the country), cycling, walking, golf and horse riding. Cirencester, known as The Capital of the Cotswolds is just a short drive away and boasts a rich and well-preserved heritage with a Roman Amphitheatre, Corinium Museum and Abbey Grounds. The Brewery Arts Centre offers visitors a unique arts and crafts shopping experience or visit the Bathurst Estate, home to the Cirencester Polo Club where some of the highest level of polo can be seen. Oxford, the oldest University City in England, boasts interesting Botanical Gardens, museums and libraries, and plays host to many festivals and markets throughout the year. The ancestral home of Winston Churchill and the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace is just a short drive away, where many lovely walks can be enjoyed around the landscaped parkland. Within an hour's drive is Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, many unspoilt Cotswold villages and the Malvern Hills, all of which are well worth a visit.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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