Location: Chipping Campden
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Sleeps: 4 people (Children over 5 years old or non crawling baby)
Low Season 2012: £395 per week
High Season 2012: £595 per week
Changeover Day: Variable
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 gas, electric, linen and towels, fresh flowers and welcome tea tray with home made cake.
FREE Wi-Fi INTERNET ACCESS
Kettle Cottage is in the centre of Chipping Campden but tucked away so you would never know it was there. It can be found in the garden of The Kettle House, from which it takes its name. Kettle House, dating from 1640, was originally a coaching house and a blacksmiths. It is believed that the cottage was built in the Victorian era. Kettle House has also been a public house where beer was brewed on the premises at the back in a barn. At the front of Kettle House is the curved green of Leysbourne, said to date from the times when there was a blacksmith working at the property. Horses would be shod, then with their carts led round to turn back onto the street into Campden, so forming the curve. The huge kettle hanging on the front of Kettle House, suspended on high, is a landmark and dates from the time when James "Tinker" Haines was the householder. He repaired kettles and pans and the huge kettle was a sign of his trade.
The owners have just finished completely refurbishing the cottage to a high standard. There is full gas central heating.
Kettle Cottage is reached via a cobbled side passage, containing an old well and a pump in working order, which leads to the garden and the cottage.
At the front of the cottage there is a small, attractive courtyard.
Enter through the oak front door into the
Comfortable two seater sofa and two armchairs. The unusual Victorian Stove style electric fire is great focal point for the room. Television with Freeview. DVD player
To one side of the room is the DINING AREA with circular table and chairs to seat 4
A door leads through to the
This newly fitted bijou kitchen is attractively furnished with fitted cupboards and beech effect work surfaces. White, ceramic circular sink. Ceramic hob with two cooking rings. Electric fan oven with grill. Extractor fan above oven. Electric kettle, toaster, cafetiere plus all essential cooking equipment. The fridge with freezer compartment and microwave are to be found in the walk-in cupboard, just as you enter the sitting room. Ironing board and iron. The owners live in Kettle House and they are happy for you to use their washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement.
Stairs lead from the kitchen to the wide landing upstairs.
This bedroom is full of light and sun. There are windows on two sides and also a door which leads out onto a secluded decking area, overlooking the garden.
Exposed wood flooring with rug (not shown).
Five foot wide double bed Attractive wicker baskets form the bedside tables. Chest of drawers and lloyd loom chair. There is a bentwood coat stand and hooks on the back of the door for hanging clothes. Hairdryer.
BATHROOM FOR BEDROOM ONE
Large bathroom. Bath with shower over and screen. WC. Basin.
Along the landing, through a door and down two steps is
Four foot six inch wide wrought iron bed. Bedside tables formed from wooden former wine boxes. Mahogany chest of drawers. Comfortable armchair
BATHROOM FOR BEDROOM TWO
Bath with mixer tap. WC. Basin. Shaver point.
The garden can be reached either from the decking area, or from steps at the front of the cottage. The pretty garden is laid to lawn with a large herbaceous border. The owner of Kettle Cottage enjoys chatting to guests and is pleased for you to share her garden.
The decking area, surrounded by Wisteria and Clematis, is just for your use. You can sit at the circular, bistro style table and enjoy your breakfast in the morning. Or after a long day sight seeing coming home to a glass of wine and sit and relax, enjoying the view. You can see the lovely honey coloured church tower of St James' church in Chipping Campden which is featured with four stars in 'England's Thousand Best Churches' by Simon Jenkins
"...with pinnacles topping the diagonal buttresses and a pierced parapet with ogee arches, the composition soars over the landscape ..."
We regret there is no smoking and no pets
Parking is either in the "crescent" parking area at the front of Kettle House or in the street where there is no time limit and no charge.