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Mickleton, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Dog friendly with walks and open fields at the end of the lane. Cosy and comfortable. Everything that we needed in the cottage. Local pub, shop and deli.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Feb 2024

  • "April Cottage lived up to our expectations."

    Very cosy, and everything we needed. So much charm and so has Mickleton. Morrisons is less than 5 mins away,and also is The Kings Arms pub,which was excellent for food and atmosphere.lovely little deli in the village which also made a birthday cake for me ready to collect Very nice welcome pack when we arrived too Can honestly say the cottage and the village made our holiday,absolutely no complaints at all,thank you April Cottage

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at April Cottage. It's wonderful to hear you spent your Birthday celebrating at April Cottage, hopefully some great memories got made. We hope to welcome you back very soon for another break. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our fourth or fifth time staying at the stunning April Cottage and we’ve never been disappointed."

    However this time felt particularly special. The house book has been developed a lot since our last stay and included so much useful information about local walks, activities and facilities. The gift basket was an incredible surprise - generously filled with delicious local treats. The house was immaculately clean and spelled fresh as soon as we walked in. And the Christmas decorations made the whole place feel cosy and homely. What a wonderful trip, we were so sad to leave. Thank you to all the team at Manor Cottages - great service before, during and after our stay.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to welcome you back again and to have been able to exceed your expectations. We do our best to make our properties festive during the Christmas period and it's really nice to know that these efforts are appreciated. We do hope that we can welcome you back for another stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage with adequate amenities, great location."

    Would recommend that the shower head is descaled though as quite a lot of the holes were blocked making the shower not as good as it should be.

    Thank you for providing this feedback. We're pleased your enjoyed your stay at April Cottage and loved the location too. Thank you also for bringing to our attention an issue with the shower which we have passed on to the Property Manager. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Sep 2023

  • "Rather than 2 fridges ,1 fridge and 1 freezer would be better."

    The smart TV could do with upgrading as the apps were very limited.The door to the smaller double room needs attention as the hinges were loose .

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. The property description does state that there are "two undercounter fridges, one with a small freezer compartment". One has an ice box sufficient for ice cubes and ice cream etc. We find that most of our guests come to the Cotswolds to share meals with friends and family, making the most of the fresh local food (there are some wonderful nearby farm shops) and do not need to stock up on frozen food. The TV is a modern smart TV which suits most guests. We hope you enjoyed exploring the local area. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian3.4Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyable relaxing stay in Mickleton."

    The accommodation is very well appointed with everything you need. The stairs are quite steep but that was mentioned in the description and the lights witches took some getting used to. April cottage is fortunate to have off road parking but it is a tight squeeze if you have two cars. Would thoroughly recommend the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ideal location, perfect for walking and touring."

    Very peaceful well stocked shop and The Kings Arms which had a lovely garden was only a very short walk away. We loved it there and so did the dogs.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful three weeks at April Cottage."

    The lighting takes some getting used to but otherwise works well. A vent in the ground floor toilet may be something to consider. A great cottage in a good location (perfect as a base for dog walks).

    Reviewed by Idsart5.0May 2023

  • "Nice cottage in a quiet location."

    Good pub!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the local amenities! Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was in a good location and was clean, warm and spacious."

    The storage for clothes and personal belongings in the second double and twin bedrooms was very limited and resulted in four adults having to use cases for storage which was awkward and used up floor space. Outside coats and shoes had to be stored in the downstairs cleaning cupboard. Even though this is a period cottage this matter could have been simply improved. Some appliances needed refreshing i.e. the toaster switches are broken and awkward, dishwasher door bumps into the fridge when opened . The refuge /recycle system is not really clear. Not enough toilet paper for 6 adults for a week or any kitchen roll provided which are usually standard . Small things but noticed and reflected on comfort factor .

    We are glad to hear you found the cottage, clean, warm and spacious. The cottage has a folder with information to help guests have an enjoyable stay in the Cotswolds, including details on all aspects of the cottage, which includes rubbish and recycling information. The owners usually provide a good stock of basic provisions suitable for guests’ typical needs and, there is a well stocked local shop two minutes walk from the cottage. We were surprised in relation to your storage comments; the website information for the cottage contains an accurate description, as there are two chests of drawers and the two wardrobes contain twenty clothes’ hangers. We are pleased that you enjoyed the location. Excellent walks are available directly from the cottage. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for an enjoyable stay in this beautiful cottage, we all had a really lovely relaxing time."

    We would most definitely stay again. However, for your records, we were disappointed that there was no welcome pack other than a pint of milk. I, certainly, have stayed in many properties and have always had a delightful welcome pack which nearly always consisted of ; Milk, Bread, a cake, eggs, jam, and a few more bits too. I feel that paying nearly £1000 for a week that a little more than a pint of milk should have been left. Secondly, the main oven was filthy with oil/ fat in the bottom. I wiped it out as best as I could but it really needs a proper clean. Some of the pans need a proper clean too. My only other point to raise is that the walls are very thin, so not much privacy. I did need to call to report s leak from the en-suite shower into the lounge, which I believe should now be fixed, We left the property cleaned throughout ( apart from the oven). Overall, 9.5 out of 10. A fantastic cottage in a beautiful little village. Thank you Marie Etienne Sent from my iPhone

    Thank you for your feedback and comments, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed a relaxing break. We're sorry to hear about the oven and will ensure this is checked by housekeeping. We can confirm that the shower has been fixed. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us and hope you will return again. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Mar 2023

  • "We loved our stay in this outstandingly beautiful cottage and would love to return at some time in the future."

    Dog walks are easily accessible and almost on the doorstep. The church bells added character and atmosphere to the lovely feel of the cottage.Underfloor heating was really lovely but we had a bit of trouble understanding the heating controls and timings. A chest of drawers in all the bedrooms would be most welcome as I had to live out of my suitcase. There is plenty of room for this particularly in the master bedroom. We were warm enough but thicker duvets may be needed in cold snaps. The mattress in the master bedroom is not too comfortable and the shower mixer needs some adjustment as it is still not warm enough as noted by previous reviews. I showered in the over bath shower rather than the en-suite. Kitchen was fine with plenty of plates etc but freezer is tiny and also iced up. We had a job to fit anything in there which was a bit difficult as we had Christmas food for 4. Thanks for the welcome package which was indeed very welcome on our arrival. We loved the Christmas decorations and what a treat to have a real tree. We ate at the Kings Arms on Christmas Eve and had a great meal in a friendly atmosphere.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope that the issues you encountered did not leave a lasting impact. These will be investigated and rectified for future guests. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Dec 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Once again we all had an amazing time. We had a problem with the heated floor, it wouldn't work. I emailed about it but I'm still waiting for a reply! Please don't advertise the heated floor if it no longer works. We loved it when we stayed before. The cottage was beautifully clean apart from the stone floor downstairs, my Sons socks were black from walking around, a little disappointing. Great kitchen, lots of utensils, plates, mugs etc. A few beer glasses would have been great though. The fire is so cosy, our dogs loved it. Location is great. Lots of dog walks on your doorstep. The field up the lane was great! The church across the road is stunning. Shop a couple of mins walk away. Both pubs were very friendly, especially the Butchers Arms. We would love to return for a 3rd time.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at April Cottage. It's lovely to hear your a returning guest, it's a fabulous location to base yourself in the Cotswolds. Thank you for letting us know about the floors and underfloor heating, we will get this looked at asap. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Nov 2022

  • "April cottage was in a fabulous location with some lovely walks right from the door step & within 5 mins walk to the village pub which served delicious food."

    There was a lovely amount of equipment, table-wear and a coffee machine in the kitchen as well as basics like oil, Salt, pepper, coffee, tea & milk, which was a bonus and very much appreciated. The cottage was cosy and warm. The shower in the main bathroom was always steaming hot but the en-suite was temperamental. We would have liked some recycling bins for waste & bottles.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time away. We hope to welcome you back to April Cottage one day soon. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tanya4.7Nov 2022

  • "Charming period cottage with all the modern facilities tastefully incorperated, superbly mordernised throughout with all the conveniancies you could want to make your stay enjoyable, Would definatley recommend, The only note of caution is that the spiral staircase may be challenging for some peopls particularly the elderly."

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    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at April Cottage and thank you for wanting to recommend us. The staircase is not spiral, it is a normal staircase with a turn at the top, with handrails. Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by R4.4Sep 2022

  • "All very good except that the mattress in the main (en-suite) bedroom was uncomfortable."

    Otherwise, very nice indeed.

    Thank you for providing this feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay but sorry if you found the mattress uncomfortable. This is often a matter of personal preference but we have noted your comments. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by J3.8Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay , gorgeous cottage , fabulous location."

    Lovely friendly neighbour opposite. Morrisons 5 mins away if you forget anything. Pub also 5 mins from cottage. Some negatives 4.30 pm check in very late and 10.00 am check out very early . The fact you have to leave the cottage as you found it and strip all the beds on the morning you leave , it’s a very early start. Freezer is tiny just about got a bag of ice in there. No what I would consider basic condiments ketchup, brown sauce . Toilet seat in downstairs loo still loose. You have to open fridge door wide to open dishwasher door completely to load large plates.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you found out check in and check out times quite late and early - we do however need time between guests to clean and sanitise the property. We will ensure our maintenance attend to the toilet issue you have raised and apologise for any convenience this may have caused. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had no issues with the cottage, just enjoyed our few days there."

    The thick walls kept the interior beautifully cool in the heatwave and it was very handy having good dog walks from the front door. We would enjoy another stay in April Cottage.

    We are happy that you found April Cottage to your liking and comfort and that the location is ideal for dogs walks.We look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Perfect location. I loved my stay there. Just a couple of points. Garden needs tidying up and downstairs toilet seat very loose. Great pub a few minutes walk away.

    Thank you for your constructive comments, we are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay and will ensure that our maintenance team attend to the issues raised. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Jul 2022

  • "Our week at April cottage was wonderful!"

    Living in America, our experiences in this beautiful old English period cottage were amazing. It was well stocked and we appreciated the extras - coffee, tea, washing powder, oils, spices, paper products etc. The welcome produce from a local farm shop was lovely! Thank you. Glad we knew about the church bells in advance - we got used to them very quickly. (Glad they stopped during the night). One morning the washing machine leaked but the problem was immediately addressed and repaired. Mu 12 year old twin grandsons, loved the village and walking to the local shop and pub. I hope we can return one day! It was a fabulous week.

    So lovely that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and enjoyed the local farm shop produce. Pleased that the washing machine issue was sorted efficiently. Fabulous to hear that your grandsons loved the village, and the walk to the local shop and pub. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely on the edge of a very picturesque village with 2 excellent pubs within walking distance."

    It is very well equipped and the owners left a very nice welcome basket for us. Unfortunately the underfloor heating sprung a leak on our second to last day but the owners/Sykes had a plumber round that day and I’m sure it will be fixed promptly. I would recommend April cottage to anyone looking to explore the Cotswolds

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our three nights in April Cottage but were disappointed with certain aspects of it."

    The sitting room sofas were extremely uncomfortable, they were very low, had sagging cushions and the covers were discoloured. The kitchen lacked utensils and different sized plates. The drawers were messy and hadn't been sorted out. There was no welcome pack and bearing in mind this stay was to celebrate a special birthday, was disappointing.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Some of your comments are a little strange in that there are over twenty four separate kitchen utensils in a pot and in the drawers. The kitchen has a standard cutlery drawer with slots for knives, forks etc. As to plates, we are quite baffled, as there are sixteen dinner plates and eight smaller side plates. As the maximum capacity of the cottage is limited to six people, this amount of crockery should be more than sufficient as more than six people would be a breach of our terms and conditions. I can confirm that milk, tea, coffee ( including capsules) are supplied along with a good supply of other provisions. Regarding the sofas, we have never received complaints of this nature before as we find that sofas and chairs ( seating height and firmness) are always a personal choice. We hope that the above did not have a lasting impact and that overall did not detract from your stay at April Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony3.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Handy for walks on your doorstep, local shops and pubs. Would definitely come back.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is a great base to explore the Cotswolds and you have some amazing walks on your doorstep. It's wonderful to hear you how much you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cottage was great, spacious & had everything we needed."

    Lighting panels instead of light switches were not easy to use & none of us ever really got the hang of them! But we enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at April Cottage. It's great to hear you loved the cottage and thank you for the note regarding the lights, we will speak to the Housekeeper and see if we can put some better instructions in the cottage. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Mar 2022

  • "A very enjoyable week staying at April Cottage."

    Perfect situation for dog walking - will bring ours next time! Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen. Shop and pubs just around the corner. Very picturesque church opposite. Locals very friendly and chatty. Just what the doctor ordered to get us out of our rut!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at April Cottage. It's always lovely to hear how much guest's have enjoyed their stay. Please do bring your fury friends with you next time, we have lots of lovely walks and so many places take pets now to. Cotswold Wild Life Park and lots of National Trust gardens too. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved our stay - it worked well for us and presented well."

    However, I had phoned beforehand and asked if certain basics were included in the rental. I have owned a holiday home myself for many years, which was rented out, and we always included basics like salt, pepper, washing up liquid, soap, shower gel, loo paper, also some tea, coffee and sugar. I was told to take everything with me, that nothing was provided, only one roll of loo paper per bathroom. However this was not the case, and we were pleasantly surprised to find all of the above items, plus additional things too. So Sykes need to have accurate and better information on their properties to give to their guests. We also asked if we could check in earlier than 5:00pm, as we had a baby with us. We were told not a minute before 5:00 was acceptable. However my son's journey took less time than he had allowed for, and he arrived early at 3:30, to find the cottage empty and ready for occupation - it would have been very helpful to be given this information in advance. A simple phone call to let us know we could check in early would have been an easy thing to do. The cottage itself was charming, however the lighting is a very fiddly to work. We were unable to turn the heating off downstairs, and had to have some of the doors and windows open when when we were there as despite following the instructions for the heating, it never turned off.

    Thanks for your feedback and we are delighted you loved your stay. In terms of arrival and check in times, they have been set in the context of Covid - 19 guidelines to protect cleaning staff and guests. That is to say , we are required to leave sufficient time for the cottage to be aired, deep cleaned and for there to be some hours separating arrivals and departures of guests and the cleaning team to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone. We apologise for the miscommunication relating to supply of provisions at April cottage The owners usually provide a good amount of the basics. The heating is controlled by three Hive thermostats downstairs and is in full working order. The house is well insulated downstairs so some guests prefer to turn some of the heating zones off. We hope that you will return again to April cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Walking distance to local pub and great walks. Thoroughly enjoyed the log fire over the wet weekend.

    NickSep 2020

  • "A great cottage in a wonderful location - really enjoyed our stay - would recommend!"

    TonyAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and clutter free yet very cosy which is often a hard balance to strike."

    Everything you need and really practically organised to make finding things intuitive. Great location.

    KirstinMar 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and had everything we needed!"

    It is very well looked after and we had a great weekend! Looking forward to going back again soon!

    HarryMar 2020

  • "Super location in nice cottage ."

    Loved the underfloor heating on the ground floor.

    RachelNov 2019

  • "Perfect for us!"

    CharlesNov 2019

  • "Perfect cottage for family getaway."

    Heritage features with modern facilities. Great location, thanks for a wonderful getaway.

    EmilyJul 2019

  • "The Bowen Family and our new daughter-in-law to be had a very comfortable time at April Cottage."

    The property is delightful and well designed. It is well equipped with nice extras like delicious hand wash. My husband and I were very grateful to find milk in the fridge after a very long journey. It was also great to have basics like oil, s&p, dishwasher tablets etc. We’ve recently stayed in an apartment in Milan where nothing was provided. We had to buy everything! It was also useful to have plenty of glasses, crockery and cutlery. This was very much appreciated as there were five in our party. April Cottage was the perfect stay for a wedding at Mickleton Hills Farm. Thank you for a very enjoyable time.

    LizzieJun 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, great location to explore The Cotswolds."

    KevinMar 2019

  • "Wonderful stay, the cottage is beautiful and the village is just perfect."

    Highly recommended.

    Ann-MarieMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely and relaxing stay at April cottage Parking and nearly on the high street!"

    Just a short walk to the pub :)

    CindyMar 2019

  • "We have stayed at this beautiful cottage twice for family celebrations."

    It is full of character, in a great location and close to the country side for walking. Also very clean with fab facilities.

    WendyMar 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect and dream like."

    Perfect place for a taste of real English life in the Cotswolds. Great host, and quick communication.

    AbbyMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, cosy, homely and welcoming."

    Great setting. Had a lovely time! All of us will definitely come again.

    GillMar 2019

  • "Had an absolutely wonderful time."

    This cottage will always be in my memory as one of the best weekends of my life. Highly recommend.

    JoshuaJan 2019

  • "Recommended for a great location and property."

    PaulJan 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be excellent in all regards."

    It was warm and spacious and with every amenity you could wish for. The kitchen was extremely well equipped making life very easy. Comfy beds and lovely fluffy towels. It was everything we had hoped for.

    StuartSep 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday wow what a cottage, ideally placed to go anywhere in North Cotswolds."

    Highly recommend.

    PeterAug 2018

  • "We had a brilliant stay at April Cottage, Mickleton - the cottage was beautiful, clean, well equipped and met all our expectations."

    The beds were very comfortable and the outside space was so lovely and we used it so much as the weather was fantastic. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    LorraineJun 2018

  • "Great cottage!"

    Every amenity that one needs for a longer stay with a heap of character. Enjoyed every minute!

    LukeApr 2018

  • "A stunning cottage with absolutely everything you need."

    Can’t wait to return.

    JulieMar 2018

  • "A lovely cottage full of character and charm."

    Very cozy, warm and lots of quality equipment in the Kitchen (missing a veg peeler and spatula though). Bedrooms and bathrooms were well decorated but could do with a mirror in the double room and a bit more storage space for clothes. Great location for walking and for taking our dog out. only a couple of mins walk to either shop and same to go to the pub. We found the Butchers Arms to be best and dog friendly. Stairs are pretty steep and there are some low headroom areas upstairs including the twin bedroom and shower in the bathroom. Loved our week there.

    JohnSep 2017

  • "A wonderful cottage in the beautiful village of Mickleton."

    My wife and I stayed with my parents visiting from Australia for a week, and we were very impressed by the charm and character of this cottage, offset by the convenience of the underfloor heating, great kitchen and charming fireplace. I wanted to show my parents quintessential England for their one big trip overseas. April Cottage totally nailed this intent!

    GregAug 2017

  • "Loved the cottage."

    It was very clean and comfy and had every home comfort.

    JanetFeb 2017

  • "A spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage."

    Thank you for the chocolates and milk. Such a lovely touch. Neil

    Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC,small chest of drawers
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, two undercounter fridges, one with a small freezer compartment, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules), kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, access to Netflix (account holders only), DAB radio, iPod docking station, selection of children's DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal) available in summer months
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping (including in the front courtyard garden and small outside area to the rear due to the cottage’s exposed timber frame)
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Tucked away down a quiet street in Mickleton is this beautiful, period property, April Cottage.

It is the perfect getaway for a family or group of friends alike to spend a relaxing holiday in the beautiful countryside.

The stunning property is be is believed to date back approximately three hundred years and combines a mixture of traditional timber frame and Cotswold stone building styles.

On arrival park up on the off-road parking space, before entering into the sitting room that exudes traditional character with oak beams and frames and exposed Cotswold stone walls, where you can relax on the inviting seating whilst watching a film on the Smart TV, as you are kept warm and toasty by the woodburning stove and underfloor heating.

Moving through the property on the beautiful flagstone flooring you will come to the kitchen/dining room, where you can cook delicious meals using the contemporary appliances as you retreat to the beautiful dining table to indulge in your meals and toast to an exciting holiday that lies ahead.

Adjacent to the kitchen/diner sits a handy utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a cloakroom with a basin and WC.

Relatively steep stairs wind up to the first-floor, where you will find three lovely bedrooms all beautifully set in the eaves of the cottage; there is a king-size bedroom with an en-suite walk-in shower, hand basin and WC, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, all with storage space.

In the morning, enjoy a long soak amongst the bubbles in the bath or have an invigorating rinse in the power shower, before moving downstairs to make you and your guests a steaming mug of coffee using the Nespresso coffee machine, to be enjoyed in the enclosed garden at the front of the property, to delight in the peaceful views down the lane towards the church, where you can also make use of the charcoal barbecue during the warmer months.

The cottage is located on a quiet lane, close to the beautiful local church, Church of St Lawrence.

The location is ideal for exploring some of England's finest countryside, towns and villages, such as Chipping Campden where you can start your day with a delicious breakfast at Campden Coffee Co before heading over to Dover’s Hill to enjoy the stunning views over the Vale of Evesham where you can join the Cotswold Way, which is a 100-mile walking trail, taking you through picturesque villages, breath-taking countryside and famous ancient sites and finish off your day with a heart-warming meal at The Swan in Broadway – the second stop on Cotswold Way!

Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, is within easy access, and is a well-known tourist destination, where you can visit an array of attractions including Magic Alley, Stratford Butterfly Farm and The MAD Museum, and finish off with a lovely dinner at one of the many restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon.

For a wonderful holiday that all the family will cherish, stay at April Cottage.

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About the location

MICKLETON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Chipping Campden 3.5 miles; Shipston-on-Stour 8 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 8.5 miles.

The charming village of Mickleton in Gloucestershire lies on the western edge of the Cotswolds Hills, close to the borders of Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Boasting many attractive black and white buildings, Mickleton offers a good selection of village amenities including a well-stocked shop, farm shops offering a taste of the area and two traditional pubs. Mickleton village is home to the famous Pudding Club at the Three Ways House Hotel, Definitely worth booking ahead for a full on 'Pudding Club experience'. Mickleton lies just south of the infamous Meon Hill, said to have inspired Tolkien's Weathertop from The Lord of the Rings. The small market town of Chipping Campden is close by, boasting an elegant terraced high street dating back to the 14th century. Here you can discover old inns, specialist shops, tea rooms and a splendid 17th century market hall. Also nearby is Shipston-on-Stour with its magnificent 17th century church. Stratford-upon-Avon can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is alive with character with its famous theatre, medieval buildings, cafes, charming riverside walks and boating trips. The magnificent medieval castle at Warwick makes a great day out for all the family, or why not visit the National Trust house at Charlecote Park with its graceful gardens, intriguing maze and deer park? Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages are dotted about this wonderful rural area, making Mickleton a superb holiday destination at any time of year.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, please ensure that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Note: An initial supply of logs is usually provided for the woodburning stove and further supplies can be purchased locally, though please note that the initial supply of logs is normally available, however, on rare occasions, there may be situations when the previous guests have used up all the logs and the log supply cannot be replenished immediately.

Note: No smoking or vaping including in the front courtyard garden and small outside area to the rear due to the cottage’s exposed timber frame.

Note: The cottage is located opposite the village church of St Lawrence and as such, bells and chimes are audible in the cottage.

Note: There is to be no charging of electric vehicles at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas