Honeystone Cottage, Withington


Entire residential home hosted by Character Cottages

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms
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Welcome to Honeystone Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

Honeystone Cottage is a beautiful 18th century property which sleeps six guests, in three stylish bedrooms, with two modern bathrooms. Lovingly furnished in a warm, contemporary style with neutral tones, the property has been finished to a high standard with delightful features including a Farmington stone fireplace complete with inviting wood burning stove, high vaulted ceilings with painted beams, and smart oak flooring. These features are complemented by modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV, a well-equipped kitchen and underflooring heating throughout. The property has both a front and back garden and off-street parking is available for three cars.

Honeystone Cottage is situated in the peaceful and unspoilt village of Withington. This quaint village has an impressive 12th century parish church and a pet-friendly country pub, The Mill Inn, which sits on the banks of the River Coln and makes for a picturesque setting for a pub lunch. The annual 2000 Trees music festival is held just north of the village and neighbouring Chedworth boasts one of the largest Roman villas in the UK, now owned by the National Trust and a popular attraction for all ages.

Withington is surrounded by the breathtaking countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep to discover. The village is well-placed for exploring the many vibrant towns of the Cotswolds including the regency spa town of Cheltenham, home to the beautiful Pittville Park and Cheltenham Racecourse, and Cirencester, Capital of the Cotswolds and well-known for its range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The honeypots of Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe and Broadway are all nearby and further afield destinations such as Bath, Hereford and Oxford are accessible for day trips and showcase extraordinary architecture.

Important Customer Notice:

- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day

If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!

The space
Honeystone Cottage is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing getaway surrounded by the glorious Cotswold countryside. Three wide stone steps lead down to the front door which opens into a bright and practical entrance hall with storage for coats and boots. The following rooms are on the ground floor, all with underfloor heating:

Reception hall: This well presented hall gives access to the garden and contains a comfy armchair and writing desk;
Living room: This contemporary dual aspect room is perfect for relaxing after busy days exploring the Cotswolds. With smart oak flooring, it contains a Farmington stone fireplace with cosy wood burning stove, a corner sofa which comfortably seats six, two footstools, a Freesat TV and a small selection of board games;
Kitchen/dining room: This wonderful open plan space boasts a high vaulted ceiling with exposed painted beams and stylish pendant lighting. Finished in neutral tones, this light and airy room gives access to the garden and contains a double electric oven, three-ring induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dulce Gusto coffee machine, two cafetières, kettle, toaster, microwave/steamer, dining table with seating for six, a Bluetooth speaker, a three-seater sofa and an armchair;
Bedroom 2: This tastefully decorated bedroom, also with high vaulted ceiling, contains a king size bed, shelf unit with storage baskets, door hooks for hanging clothes and a mirror;
Bedroom 3: Overlooking the garden, this spacious and elegant dual aspect bedroom contains a king size bed, chest of drawers with hanging space, Freesat TV and DVD player, two-seater sofa, footstool, mirror and a small selection of DVDs;
Family bathroom: The modern bathroom contains a bath, walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and touch illuminated mirror;
Utility room: Located off the entrance hall and accessible from the back garden, this handy space contains a washing machine/tumble dryer and a sink;
Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin.

Stairs lead up from the reception hall to the first floor handing, off which is the master bedroom with underfloor heating:

Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: Located in the eaves, this impressive dual aspect room contains a king size copper pipe frame bed, storage trunk, two chests of drawers (one of which has hanging space), an armchair, mirror and a Freesat TV. The bright ensuite contains a bath, walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and touch illuminated mirror.

A well-maintained garden wraps itself around the cottage and comprises luscious green lawns, mature leafy trees and a colourful flower bed with fragrant lavender. A sun trap in the warmer months, the front garden houses a patio area with a small table and garden bench, allowing guests to soak up the summer sunshine. The main garden lies at the back of the cottage where a second patio area with an outdoor table with seating for six, along with a charcoal barbecue, are provided. This varied garden retains original character features including the hayloft staircase on the patio and a lamp post which has been reclaimed by nature, now home to a beautiful climbing clematis. A small unfenced pond lies beyond the trees at the end of the garden and a stream flows along the property’s boundary line.

There is off-street parking for three cars on the property’s driveway.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Cheltenham, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Hosted by Character Cottages

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Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We specialise in luxury and contemporary styled properties that sleep 2 to 16 guests, and our territory spans all 5 counties of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Cotswolds. We have over 120 fabulous homes for you to explore and enjoy, in beautiful villages throughout the area. We know all of our property owners very well, and we have visited every property, so you can be assured of accurate and reliable information. All of our staff are trained in everything “Cotswolds”, from the best local pubs, to good advice on local travel - just get in touch! If you would prefer to contact us directly, just search for “Character Cottages” and the name of the property you are most interested in. We are very friendly and we are here to help!
Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We speci…

During your stay

After completing your booking, we will provide you with the contact details of the property owner or their nominated property manager, who can support you in the event of any property related emergency.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 94%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 17:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £100

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