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Asphodel Cottage - Historic Cotswold Luxury For 2

SuperhostCirencester, Glos, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Martin
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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Dating back to 1624 and immaculately restored this beautiful little one bedroom cottage simply oozes character.

With a stylish designer interior and romantic bedroom under historic eaves it has a large and private, dog-friendly, garden. Enjoying panoramic country views it is located in the historic and peaceful village of Tarlton whilst being close to chic Cirencester and Prince Charles’ Tetbury.

A perfect romantic retreat to get-away from it all.

The space
The owners, an art advisor and writer, have taken great care in creating a unique interior of great style in a restoration of the highest quality. All the original features have been retained with natural floors, beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace. There are velvet sofas, beautiful oriental carpets, fine art and classic books. Lighting is discrete and atmospheric whilst a log stove provides a delightful atmosphere.

Create a meal in the hand-made kitchen before dining on the farmhouse table using vintage china and crystal glasses. There is a Nespresso machine and milk frother for coffees.

There is a set of beautiful, original 400 year old stone steps up to the first floor with a 16th century iron handrail (beware - narrow and slippery!). Here you will find the wonderful romantic bedroom tucked under the eaves and beams. There is an ensuite eaved bathroom that features a Venetian mirror, deep-pile towels, complimentary toiletries and a free-standing bath (heaps of hot water) with country views.

The latest in LED televisions, with freeview and Apple TV is located upstairs in the bedroom (not available downstairs) together with a DVD player and varied films. There is unlimited free and upgraded high speed wi-fi.

Private off street parking for two medium or one large car. Large private garden with outdoor sofa seating area with soft cushions (stored in box). The orchard area has a table and two chairs .

The cottage is private and independent. We do not usually meet our guests.

Tarlton is a pretty and sleepy hamlet, off the beaten track but within ten minutes of the historic market towns of Cirencester and Tetbury. A mile away via country path or dirt road is the local pub, the Tunnel House, originally built to house workers on the canal tunnel, whose 19th century classical entrance is adjacent. For excellent gastro-pubs The Bell at Sapperton, Wild Duck, Trouble House Inn, Potting Shed and Village Pub Barnsley are within 10 mins drive. For fine dining try Barnsley House, Calcot Manor or The Rectory.

From the doorstep there is excellent walking through the Bathurst Estate with the source of the Thames about a mile away.

Within half an hour are the widely varied attractions of the entire Cotswold region. The cities of Bath, Bristol & Cheltenham are all within one hours drive.

A car is necessary for all but the most determined. There is a direct London rail service two miles away served by a taxi service.

Babes in arms and small well behaved pets possible upon request. There is a pet charge of £30 per pet per stay, payable upon confirmation and subject to acceptance.

Guest access
Guests have sole access to the whole of the property and gardens (except stone store room)

Other things to note
A gardener may visit briefly during your stay. Let us know in advance if this is a problem for you.
Dating back to 1624 and immaculately restored this beautiful little one bedroom cottage simply oozes character.

With a stylish designer interior and romantic bedroom under historic eaves it has a large and private, dog-friendly, garden. Enjoying panoramic country views it is located in the historic and peaceful village of Tarlton whilst being close to chic Cirencester and Prince Charles’ Tetbury.

A perfect romantic retreat to get-away from it all.

The space
The owners, an art advisor and writer, have taken great care in creating a unique interior of great style in a restorati…

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Kitchen
Cable TV
Iron
Free parking on premises
Smoke alarm
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Cirencester, Glos, United Kingdom

Tarlton is a pretty and sleepy hamlet, off the beaten track but within ten minutes of the historic market towns of Cirencester and Tetbury. It is close to the heart of the scenic Cotswold region with major attractions like Stow, Chipping Camden and Burford and bigger destinations like Bath and Cheltenham all within about 40 minutes drive. Only slightly farther afield are Shakespeare's Stratford, Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace and the dreaming spires of Oxford. Asphodel is a perfect base to relax or explore.

Locally just a mile away via country path or dirt road is the local pub, the Tunnel House, originally built to house workers on the canal tunnel, whose 19th century classical entrance is adjacent. There are excellent gastro-pubs like The Bell at Sapperton, Trouble House Inn, Potting Shed (below) and Village Pub Barnsley all within just ten minutes drive. For special occasions there are critically acclaimed destinations like Barnsley House, Calcot Manor or The Rectory.

But you don't always need 'destinations'. One of the delights of the Cotswolds is touring the picturesque country lanes and discovering picture postcard villages where the tourist buses never venture. Relax in the garden of the village cafe or by the fire in the historic pub. All our local recommendations and secrets are revealed in your cottage welcome guide.
Tarlton is a pretty and sleepy hamlet, off the beaten track but within ten minutes of the historic market towns of Cirencester and Tetbury. It is close to the heart of the scenic Cotswold region with major attr…

Top places nearby

The Bell at Sapperton
3.9km
Jolly Nice
4.4km
Corinium Museum
6.7km
MADE BY BOB
6.9km

Stroud Brewery Bar
10.3km
The Woolpack Inn
11.7km
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
14.5km
Cotswolds
16.5km

Hosted by Martin

Joined in April 2014
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I am an art consultant and photographer and Julie my wife is a writer and magazine editor. We love beautiful and well designed things and we try to fill our properties with beautiful objects to make them as inspiring and interesting as possible for our guests. We rent out three beautiful holiday homes - Number 444 in Palm Springs, Asphodel Cottage in the Cotswolds and Cotswold Place in Cirencester. All are refurbished and equipped to the highest standards and where locally assessed are recognised as 5* We are sure you will recognise the attention that we have put in to our properties and enjoy and care for them as much as we do! We want to you to have the very best holiday available. Do let us know if anything is not up to standard as soon as possible and we will do everthing we can to put it right!
I am an art consultant and photographer and Julie my wife is a writer and magazine editor. We love beautiful and well designed things and we try to fill our properties with beautif…
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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