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April Cottage

Mickleton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091152)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AnthonyApr 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 IanMar 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 KateMar 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 ColinFeb 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 AnneDec 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 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

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

    KevinMar 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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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 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, fridge, freezer, 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 ample 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


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.

Region Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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