The Shipton Residence

the cotswolds, england
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(0 reviews)
Travel dates:
£389 - £472 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

A charming Cotswold cottage tucked down a peaceful lane with countryside views, stylish interiors, and an award-winning pub just down the road. It sleeps 6 + 2. Inviting, cozy and full of character, this residence offers the perfect countryside escape with village amenities as well as outdoor activities and walks on its doorstep. There are plenty of modern home-from-home comforts and thoughtful family-friendly touches, with everything provided for a stress-free family vacation. There’s a gorgeous garden with meadow views, a BBQ for alfresco dining during the warmer months, and a log burner for cozy winter nights in, playing games by the fire. The generous country kitchen is well equipped to cater for family mealtimes and the farmhouse dining table is large enough for feasts and board games. The primary bedroom has an ensuite offering parents that extra bit of privacy when needed while the family bathroom has a whirlpool bath for pre-bedtime bubble fun or lengthy, luxurious soaks. For parents keen to try out the local pub/foodie scene at a more leisurely pace, the hosts can provide babysitter recommendations.

Why Kids Love it

Kids are well looked after at this fun-filled residence with colorful interiors and a spacious garden full of toys, games and thoughtful touches. There's a ping pong table and board games for inter family competitions, and a piano and Bluetooth Soundsystem for musical entertainment. Movie buffs and kids in general will appreciate the TV with Prime and Netflix for screening all the latest films and series whilst on warmer days, there's nothing better than swinging in the garden hammock, stretching out on the yoga mat or finding a peaceful nook to curl up with one of the many books on offer. For mini explorers, there’s plenty of adventure to be found on the doorstep with walking trails, a village playground, a horse-riding center and a local forest school offering sessions for kids from 1 to 14. Some of the Cotswold’s best loved attractions are an easy car ride away including the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, the miniature village in Bourton on the Water and Birdland. The hosts provide baby baths, bottle warmers, a highchair, kids’ tableware, toiletries, a baby carrier and 2 travel cribs.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights. The residence is situated in a quiet area and guests are kindly requested to be considerate of neighbours when it comes to noise - no loud music or parties please. There’s an indoor wood burning stove which younger children should be supervised around when in use. Portable fans are available for comfort in the warmer months and there is central heating. There is good Wi-Fi throughout the property and a laundry room with a washer/dryer. Uou can attach a ping pong net to the dining table and there are ping pong rackets and balls. Small - medium sized dogs are allowed in the downstairs area; please let the hosts know at the time of booking if you intend to bring a dog. Guests are politely asked to make sure their paws are clean before they run around the cottage. Please note that the garden walls are quite low and there are ducklings and other wild animals roaming around the neighbor’s garden so kids (and dogs) should be kept an eye on when outside. Car hire is recommended to fully explore the area; there is parking at the cottage for 1 car with additional parking available on the street.

About the Location

The residence is located in Shipton-under-Wychwood in the eastern part of the Cotswolds. It is an excellent base for exploring the wider area with many of the Cotswold’s best loved attractions within easy reach. The local village, minutes’ walk from the residence, is home to The Lamb which was recently GQ magazine’s pub of the year. The village also has a playground as well as grocery stores and cafes. There are many walks on the residence’s doorstep as well as Wychwood Wild Garden, a 5-minute walk away and Treemendously Wild Forest School which is 10 minutes. The local rivers are the perfect spot for paddleboarding - or if brave - a ‘wild swim’. The Cotswold Wildlife Park is a 10-minute drive, Birdland is 18 minutes and Bourton on the Water (for the model village and the Vale Equestrian Centre) is around 20 minutes by car. The foodie pubs of Kingham and Daylesford Organic are around a 15-minute drive. The closest train station is at Charlbury, 8 minutes by car or taxi, and it is an hour by train to London Paddington. Kingham station is also close by. Heathrow airport is the closest international airport and is around a 1 hour, 20-minute drive.

Accommodation Details

The residence has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms over 2 floors. The main entrance is on the ground floor where guests will find a spacious kitchen fully equipped with everything you could expect including a kitchen island, a dishwasher, a coffee maker and a farmhouse style dining table seating 6. The cozy living room has a large fireplace with a log burner, bookshelves, a TV, armchairs, board games and a comfy sofa. There’s a laundry room with a miele washer and dryer for washing things off after countryside hikes, as well as a toilet for convenience. Outside, the pretty garden has an alfresco table seating six, a BBQ, a hammock and glorious views of the countryside. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms. The primary comes with a double bed and an ensuite shower room; the other 2 have double beds with the option of travel cribs for accommodating younger guests. The family bathroom is also on this floor and has a small whirlpool bathtub.

Style Notes

Quaint and cozy. This film-worthy Cotswold stone cottage teems with charm and character combing period features with modern finesse. Interiors have been beautifully styled by the hosts with hand picked art, wood panelling, bold tiling and a mix of antique and contemporary furnishings. Bedrooms are oases of calm with a warm neural palette complimented by toile textiles and beautiful views of the garden and surrounding countryside. We love the cozy living room with whitewashed stone walls, sink-in sofas, colorful textiles and a period fireplace with log burner for gathering together on colder nights.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 full / double
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Claudia B.
Member since October 04, 2018
Italian based in Hackney, London. Mum, potter, photographer.

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