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Low Season 2013: £680 per week
High Season 2013: £995 per week
Changeover Day: Saturday
Low season is December and January (exc Christmas and New Year). High season is July and August. Prices gradually increase and decrease between these periods. Prices for Christmas and New Year on request. Short breaks out of season or for late availability. Prices quoted include for electric, logs, linen and towels, fresh flowers and welcome tea tray with home made cake.
April Cottage is a delightful, 15th century Grade II Listed cottage, with a modern (early 19th Century!) extension, which is tucked away down a quiet no through road in the north Cotswold village of Mickleton. With two pubs, a hotel and two stores and a butchers all within easy walking distance, April Cottage is an ideal place to stay. Recently completely modernised and refurbished to provide a lovely family home, whilst retaining its wealth of period features including old elm beams, flagstone floor, inglenook fireplace and its own individual quirky features. There are plenty of walks in the area with a footpath at the end of the lane leading across the fields to Hidcote Gardens, the world renowned garden owned by the National Trust
- Full gas central heating (underfloor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs)
- Wood burning stove (not shown)
- Free Wi-Fi internet access
- Flat screen TV with BT Vision and DVD player in Sitting room, Bedroom One and Bedroom Two
- Teac micro hifi system - radio/CD player/ipod dock
- Telephone with “honesty” box
- Off road parking for two cars
- Two bathrooms + downstairs cloakroom with wc
- Children welcome
- Cot and high chair available on request
- A dog welcome by prior arrangement only
- No smoking
- Secure undercover storage for bicycles
The sitting room, dining room and kitchen are all open plan with just the original elm beams dividing the sitting and dining areas. This gives a lovely spacious feel with plenty of light coming from the windows on two sides. Furnished with style with very comfortable leather sofas for you to relax. There is a wood burning stove in the inglenook fireplace (not shown)
The old pine furniture in the Dining Area includes a long table to seat up to 10 people on chairs and a settle. Additional armchair.
Fully fitted shaker style Kitchen with wood effect worktops. Integrated larder fridge and freezer, gas hob with electric one and a half oven with grill, dishwasher, Delonghi 4 slot toaster, Delonghi kettle, microwave, cafetiere.
Small Utility Room with Bosch washing machine and Kenwood tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board.
From the sitting room a passageway leads to a Downstairs Cloakroom with wc and Belfast sink. Off the passageway there is a door to a narrow rear yard where a clothes rack can be put to dry clothes outside.
Stairs lead from the dining area to the landing
Bedroom One with En Suite Shower, WC and Basin
Light, airy, good sized room with solid oak 5’ wide double bed (with no footboard). Solid oak bedside cupboards, wardrobe. Old pine chest of drawers. Television. The en suite shower room has a walk in corner shower, wc and basin. Steam activated extractor fan.
With solid oak 4’6” double bed with footboard. Solid oak bedside cupboards. Old pine wardrobe. Television
With New England style twin beds, 3’ wide. Bedside cupboard. Coat stand for hanging clothes. Chest of drawers
White bathroom suite. Bath with shower screen and shower over. Vanity unit with basin and wc. Heated towel rail. Steam activated extractor fan. Shaver point
There is a paved patio garden with raised herbaceous borders and trellis around at the front of the cottage. Circular bistro style table with 8 chairs. Gas barbecue.
There is parking for two cars in front of the garage. The garage is used for storage only.
From the Visitor's Book at April Cottage
With Sheila's help, we found this wonderful and storybook-like setting for our England adventures. April Cottage has been a perfect "home away from home". The village has been equally inviting - so quiet and friendly - from the pubs to the post office store to the long walks on "the Heart of England Way". We will not soon forget our visits to St Lawrence's parish just across the lane. Mickleton is simply enchanting!
Bill, Robin, Jeff and Mary Jo
Perfect cottage for me and my dog! - the location is great for walks and the church is so pretty. Very well kitted out - all comforts catered for and particularly appreciated the fire being laid and milk in the fridge. It's lovely to come to a place that is clearly loved and cared for with so much thought having gone in to it. Thank you so much!