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Ilexmead Mews

Upper Brailes, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful bolt hole for two, tucked away in a village location with fabulous views
  • Great location for keen walkers with access to footpaths from the village and the rear of the property
  • Ideal for exploring the many picturesque Cotswold villages and stunning countryside
Property code: 78604

Located in a stunning traditional Cotswold village, this bolthole renovated in 2020 is the ideal hideaway for a couple looking to unwind and enjoy this Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, whatever the occasion or time of year.

Nestled away in the North Cotswold village of Upper Brailes, this property is set in the grounds of the owners home and offers contemporary, stylish and compact accommodation enjoying the most breath-taking views across the Cotswolds countryside to an ancient hill fort. For keen walkers or cyclists, this is a dream location with historic towns such as Chipping Camden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Burford and Stratford-Upon-Avon all within easy reach. There is a good selection of local restaurants, for keen or casual golfers head to Feldon Valley golf course or book a tour around the Cotswold Distillery. Other beautiful attractions, all within driving distance include Blenheim Palace, Ragley Hall, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Chasleton House, Upton House and Compton Verney House. For some retail therapy, multiple eating places and beautiful sights, why not head to dreaming spires of Oxford.

This stunning one bedroom loft conversion has one entrance via a staircase located in your own courtyard garden. Inside, the cosy yet bright lounge/kitchen/diner has been thoughtfully designed and laid out to make full use of the space available. The stylish kitchen area has lots of light flooding in from the skylights and is equipped with a Bosch electric oven and integrated microwave, electric hob, fridge with ice compartment and a mini dishwasher. Enjoy a morning coffee or lunch at the breakfast bar, and after a busy day exploring, settle down and put your feet up in the lounge area and enjoy a favourite programme on the Sky TV (standard package). The bedroom is a double room with some storage space for your belongings and there is a very spacious shower room with shower and WC.

Outside, not only do you have spectacular views of the countryside from your very own courtyard garden, you have a charcoal BBQ and secure storage for your bicycles. There is allocated parking for one car.

  • 1 Bedroom - double
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC
  • Bosch electric oven with integrated microwave and electric hob, fridge with ice compartment and mini dishwasher
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • Sky TV with standard package in the lounge area
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Courtyard garden with charcoal BBQ
  • Secure storage for bicycles with charge point for electric bikes

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by B 4th September 2020

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Bijou property built into A frame roofing area so take care if tall. Very well equipped and modern with everything that a couple might need. Located in a quiet village with easy access to many places of interest.

Reviewed by BRIAN 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Katharine 7th August 2020

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The warm welcome received from Mike, Debbie and Alfie the dog really set the tone for a fantastic week-long stay. The cottage was immaculate with quality appliances and furnishings, and great thought had gone into providing everything required to have a relaxing stay, including a welcome basket of provisions that included prosecco and some local giRead moren! The location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. I would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Isabel 3rd August 2020

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Very nice owners and the apartment was beautifully done. We had a lovely time. It was, however, really small so best for short breaks.

Reviewed by Wendy 31st July 2020

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A wonderful place to stay! Mike & Debbie (& Alfie the dog) are the most lovely hosts who made our stay extra special. This cottage is an open plan loft designed to maximise the space. There is everything you need to make your stay comfortable & all appliances and accessories are top quality. Parking is great & off street. The area is perfect for waRead morelking or is a short drive to many Cotswolds main towns or villages. We are already booked to come back! Perfect little gem which you will love! Hide

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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