Tucked in the folds of the beautiful Cotswold hills is the little hamlet of Compton Abdale. The newly renovated Cobblers Hill Cottage is at the end of a private drive, set in a secluded position, with exclusive use of a terrace overlooking open countryside. Compton Abdale is equidistance from Cheltenham Spa, the Roman town of Cirencester and the medieval town of Burford. There are an abundance of walks radiating from this peaceful hamlet, with a variety of scenic views, flora and fauna to be experienced from the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The National Trust Roman Villa is within a 3 miles walking distance and the wonderful Stowell Park Estate is within 4 miles.
The nearest market town is Northleach, at the junction of the A40 and Fosse Way (A429). Here, find fine food at The Wheatsheaf Inn, a speciality butchers, a fantastic wine bar, several shops and the glorious 12th century wool church of St Peter and St Paul, historically known as the ‘Cathedral of the Cotswolds’. The area boasts numerous art galleries and cultural attractions. Within a 10 mile radius there are a good selection of places to eat, as well as the many restaurants waiting to be tried out in nearby towns. There are many beautiful gardens a short drive away including Snowshill, Kiftsgate and Sezincote, and for those wishing to venture a little further afield the city of Oxford with its prestigious university and breath-taking architecture, can be reached within an hour's drive.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps two guests.
First floor studio sitting room/bedroom.
Separate bathroom with bath and shower over.
Ground floor kitchen.
Paved terrace with views to open countryside.
Parking for one car.
Sorry, no children or pets.
Minimum stay two nights.
Vispring bed with antique headboard.
Well stocked bookcase with selection of books and maps about the local area.
Electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer.
TV with Freeview, radio and CD player.
Garden furniture and barbecue set.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Local amenities can be found in the nearby market town of Northleach, including a popular local pub, wine bar, butchers and grocery shops. Local fresh produce can also be found 7 miles away at the Chedworth Farm Shop.
For those wishing to take a break from the kitchen, a local cook is able to supply delicious prepared meals if requested in advance.
The property is set within the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close by is the National Trust Roman Villa and the Stowell Park Estate, both of which are perfect for relaxing countryside walks.
The historic spa town of Cheltenham is just over 10 miles away and is renowned for its many festivals including music, literary and food festivals, and of course, its world famous racecourse cannot be forgotten.
Enjoy a day in Bourton-on-the-Water, either sat beside the River Windrush, visiting the Cotswold Motor Museum or The Cotswold Perfumery.
The beautiful gardens of Snowshill, Kiftsgate, Sezincote, Batsford and Hidcote are nearby and the city of Oxford can be reached within an hour’s drive.
Mainline rail services run to Kingham railway station including a direct service from London Paddington which takes approximately 1½ hours.
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