2 Manor Lodge Cottages is a delightful, 19th century, Cotswold stone cottage in the beautiful village of Paxford, near Chipping Campden. The cottage sleeps four across two bedrooms, with a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. The cottage is surrounded well as endless opportunities to walk or cycle in all directions. The private and secure garden and patio provide a welcoming outdoor space for al fresco dining and relaxation, while inside is a lovely living room with an open fireplace and a practical yet very inviting kitchen-dining area with French windows to the garden.
The drive through the beautiful, rolling Cotswold countryside approaching Paxford will set you in the mood for your stay in this lovely, semi-detached, Victorian cottage. The cottage is one of a semi-detached pair, called Manor Lodge Cottages, and sits on the quiet village road that runs from Blockley to Ebrington. The cottage's pretty bay window greets you at the front of the house.
This cosy but spacious cottage was built in the 1880s and retains some of its original internal features, giving it great character, while being brought up to date with contemporary facilities. On the ground floor there is a cloakroom, hallway, and a beautiful blue kitchen-dining room and living room with an open fire. Upstairs are two light and bright double bedrooms - in a soothingly neutral Farrow & Ball colourway - one super-king and one standard double, and a family bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
There is a pretty cottage garden that runs down the side of the house with a patio that wraps around to the rear. Guests can enjoy a drink or a meal on the patio at the large circular table, relax on the lawn or sit in the little pergola under the garden's towering fir tree. With the easy access from the garden to the kitchen, al fresco entertaining will be an integral part of a stay during the warmer months. To one side of the garden is off-road parking for two cars.
Step into the spacious hallway with wood effect flooring, which is carried through the entire ground floor area, and a handy seat and coat hooks.
Just off the hallway is a cloakroom with a toilet and a handbasin.
Head up one step into this attractive room with its sea blue walls and white-washed ceiling and timbers - a gorgeous colour scheme that's carried through to the living room. The small but fully equipped kitchen has all the major appliances needed for a self-catering stay, including an oven, microwave, dishwasher and preparation area, alongside an antique pine table that comfortably seats four guests. To one side are French windows that open to the garden and patio.
Between the two downstairs rooms is a large understair cupboard where guests will find a highchair, travel cot, stairgate, torches and cleaning equipment.
This delightful and welcoming living room is both cool and relaxing on a summer day, with its large bay window bringing light and air into the room, and cosy and warm on a winter's evening, with its open fireplace and twinkling fairy lights. The room is furnished with two armchairs, a double sofa, a coffee table and occasional tables, plus an antique bureau that opens to reveal a beautiful desk. In one corner is a 41” smart TV with an Amazon Firestick.
Head up a carpeted staircase with a handrail to two bedrooms and a family bathroom all decorated in neutral Farrow & Ball tones.
This bright, light and spacious master bedroom overlooks the front of the cottage through a lovely big window with a wide, wooden windowsill and features a super-king size double bed with bedside tables and lamps. The bedroom also has a fitted wardrobe, antique pine chest of drawers and an ornate, full-length mirror. The room is big enough to accommodate a travel cot.
Sitting at the back of the house, overlooking the patio and entrance hall below, the second bedroom is equally light and bright and features a standard double bed, with a bedside table and reading lamp to one side. The bedroom has a high cupboard with shelves and baskets and five hooks with hangers for hanging up clothes.
Sitting between the two bedrooms, the family bathroom features a full-size bath, a toilet and handbasin with a mirror over and heated towel rail, and a separate walk-in shower with a hand-held shower and overhead rain shower.
The cottage has a pretty, fully enclosed patio and garden to the rear with mature borders, a lawn and a very tall fir tree in one corner. The patio has a large circular table and four chairs and is accessible via the hallway or through the French doors in the kitchen. A garden path leads up the side of the cottage to the front where there is an original iron gate that opens to the road and a footpath, which leads to the centre of the village, a children’s playground and footpaths to longer walks. On the far side of the garden is a wooden gate that opens to the parking area.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across 1 super king-size bed and 1 standard double
1.5 bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and 1 ground floor cloakroom with WC
Parking for 2 cars
Dog friendly – maximum one dog (additional fee per dog)
Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
Fireplace with open fire – logs, kindling and firelighters supplied for first fire
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
Heating and hot water via oil central heating with individual thermostat controls
Smart TV (41”) with Amazon firestick
DVD player / DVDs (family friendly)
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Oven/hob - electric
Fridge (under unit) with freezer compartment
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture: table, chairs, parasol
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
The nearest larger supermarkets are in Moreton-in-Marsh (3 miles) where there is a wide range of food shops, including a Co-Operative Food Store, Tesco Express, Aldi and Warner’s Budgens, and an independent butcher and bakery. Chipping Campden (3 miles) also has a Co-operative Food Store and Fillet & Bone, selling artisan produce sourced from across the Cotswolds, including rare-breed meat, seasonal vegetables, fresh breads, charcuterie and freshly baked cakes and patisserie. Just one mile away is Vegetable Matters Farm and Café and Fresh Meat Matters, selling vegetables, seasonal fruits, bread, milk, jams, preserves and deli items. Adjacent Fresh Meat Matters sells the highest quality fresh local meats. In nearby Blockley (2 miles) there is a very well-stocked village shop, with a superb, licensed café – Blockley Café - alongside it.
Ebrington Arms, Ebrington (1.4 miles)
Blockley Café, Blockley (2 miles)
Eight Bells, Chipping Campden (2.8 miles)
The village is surrounded by fantastic walking options with several footpaths criss-crossing the surrounding countryside. A good selection of maps and suggested walks is provided at the cottage for guests’ use. For guests staying with young children, there is a great adventure playground in the village, just a short toddle along the footpath outside the house (turn right on exiting the house).
Places to Visit:
Chipping Campden (3 miles)
Batsford Arboretum (4 miles)
National Trust Hidcote (4 miles)
Train - Moreton-in-Marsh Station (3 miles)
Taxis - AAA Station Taxis of Moreton-in-Marsh, Moreton-in-Marsh Taxi4u
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences?
Points of Note
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
One well-behaved dog is permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Beautifully maintained interior, exterior, and gardens. spacious with comfortable furnishings. The owner has added countless small extras.
A lovely cottage, well outfitted with everything you could need. Beautiful outdoor space and is in a really sweet little village. We felt very comfortable there with our dog and 1-year old. We’d love to go back and we will recommend to others.
A beautiful, spacious and clean cottage in a lovely village and a great location for exploring other parts of the Cotswolds. A pub selling great food within easy walking distance. Also, enjoyable 30 min walk to Vegetablematters which has a great farm shop and cafe that also caters to vegan/dairy free/gluten free etc. Many pubs, restaurants and cafes in the area are very dog friendly too. A visit in the chilly, rainy season didn't stop us from enjoying great walks and trips out. Will definitely return. We booked the cottage through Bolthole Retreats online which was easy to use and the guest portal gave all the information and payment access required. Any questions were answered promptly too. Great Customer Service.
Wonderful cottage, cosy and well equipped, lovely decor, and an intimate feel all around!
Paxford is a delightful, largely undiscovered village on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, two miles to the east of Chipping Campden. The village has a hall (bookable for private events) and a children’s adventure playground. It is surrounded by fabulous walking and cycling country, with routes in all directions. Guests will find walking and cycling maps at the cottage. Within a few miles are several popular destinations, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold, and Stratford-upon-Avon is less than 30 minutes’ drive away. Please note: the village pub is temporarily closed until further notice.
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