Little Maunditts Cottage was completed to a very high standard in early 2015. The sympathetically restored barn has the charm of an old building but with the benefits of all modern facilities. It has a wealth of interesting features including fabulous marble radiators and handsome oak doors reclaimed from a Cotswold Manor House.
The large modern kitchen has a range cooker, dishwasher, etc and the dining table comfortably seats eight. An additional seating area means the kitchen is the sociable place to hang out whether cooking or relaxing and pouring the wine! South-facing triple bi-fold doors open onto the delightful enclosed garden bringing the outside indoors and making al fresco dining an easy option. All three en-suite bedrooms are equally well equipped so couples and families travelling together can all enjoy a master suite each. The additional cosy sitting room is well equipped with local maps and guidebooks for you to borrow during your stay. The cottage is heated with underfloor heating throughout the downstairs area & also in all the bathrooms so it is always warm underfoot. The bedrooms have central heating.
Tucked away in a quiet lane in the very centre of the historic village of Sherston, voted by The Times newspaper as the 5th most desirable place to live in Britain! This delightful and friendly village hosts many traditional events and is especially renowned for the annual Boules Tournament weekend in July which attracts teams from all over the country - and even from France. Little Maunditts is within easy walking distance of the village centre where you will find the excellent Rattlebone Pub, a wine shop, Tucks Farm shop & florist, and the community run Post Office and Village Stores. There are plenty of wonderful scenic Cotswold walks both direct from the doorstep of the cottage or a short drive away.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps six guests.
Three double bedrooms all of which are en-suite.
Off street parking for one large or two smaller cars.
Enclosed courtyard garden with box lined gravel paths, flower beds and garden furniture.
Sorry, no pets.
Regrettably fireworks are not permitted.
Minimum of a three night stay.
The local pub, wine shop and village shop are all within walking distance.
Oil underfloor heating throughout downstairs, adjustable by zones. Marble radiators to bedrooms and hall. Electric underfloor heating and heated towels rails in all bathrooms.
Electric range cooker with two ovens, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, additional freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
LCD TVs with DVD players in both open plan kitchen and sitting rooms. CD player.
Library of books including local guides and maps.
Jigsaws and board games.
Travel cot and high chair available on request.
Attractions and nearby amenities
There is easy access to nearby Tetbury, renowned for its wealth of antique shops, and also close to Prince Charles' residence at Highgrove (gardens open in summer, advance booking required).
The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is only 5 miles away and a must-visit at any time of year but especially so when the autumn colours put on a fantastic show.
Also 5 miles away is the historic town of Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England, with it's impressive semi-ruined Abbey and picturesque winding streets.
A short drive away is Cirencester, the Stroud Valleys, the Marlborough Downs and the Cotswold villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. Castle Combe is frequently voted the prettiest village in England and Lacock is almost entirely owned by the National Trust and is home to the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography and Lacock Abbey. Lacock is often used as a film set for period dramas such as Pride and Prejudice and Cranham and was used in the Harry Potter films. Castle Combe was the set for the original Dr Dolittle film and, more recently, Warhorse.
It is also a leisurely and scenic drive to the popular (but usually much busier) Cotswold destinations of Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-In-Marsh as well an hour’s drive to the Roman city of Bath.
Little Maunditts is a perfect location for visiting the Badminton Horse Trials, Fairford Airshow or the Womad festival.
Norman home of the Berkeley family since 1153, enjoy a wonderful day (EMAIL HIDDEN)e and explore Cotswold Water Park, with plenty of lakes offering watersports, fishing, bird watching, a beach, cycling and much more.
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