This super spacious and characterful holiday home is in the gorgeous Cotswold village of Churchill. The main attraction is the superb, open-plan living space that’s double the area of the first floor, with a woodburning stove and bi-fold doors to a private, enclosed courtyard. 4 The Square sleeps four guests across two generous double bedrooms and has two showers and WCs. Within a stone’s throw is The Chequers - a very popular pub and restaurant - the village green, a cricket pitch and church, plus lots of country walks. Kingham Station is just 2.5 miles away, bustling Chipping Norton is 3 miles and Soho Farmhouse is an easy 10-mile drive.
4 The Square sits on a recently developed quadrangle off Churchill’s main, but quiet, village road, and is tucked away behind two renovated 18th-century stone farmhouses in a tranquil corner of the Square. This wonderful self-catering escape is in a beautifully tranquil spot in the heart of the village, only a short stroll to The Chequers inn.
As soon as you step inside, you’ll be greeted with the stylishly decorated and roomy, open-plan living space, with a dining area and bi-fold doors immediately ahead, opening out to a private courtyard. Moving to the right is a fabulous, fully equipped and fully integrated kitchen that turns around the L-shaped space into a cosy but equally generous living area, with a stone fireplace and wood burning stove, two comfy sofas and a large smart TV. Off the dining area is a multipurpose utility room with an open-plan shower room and WC. Upstairs, are two double bedrooms, one with a super king-size bed (can be twin on request) and the other with a king-size bed, and a family shower room.
Guests have plenty to enjoy outside at this hand-picked bolthole. To the front is a charming, south-facing patio with a table, chairs and a two-seater rocker. A portico over the entrance to the utility room has two hand-built seats where guests can take off their boots and shoes after a long day exploring the area. To the rear is a private, enclosed courtyard, with a hanging egg-chair and a wooden seat built into the bespoke, wooden panels with fairy lights entwined around their length.
Step through the front door into a spacious, high-ceilinged atrium with a beautiful, reclaimed-wood bureau set with fabulous table lamps, an eye-catching mirror above and a woven jute rug on wood-effect flooring.
Open-Plan Living Space
The dining area features a lantern roof over a long, refectory-style table with four chairs on a woven jute rug – there’s heaps of space for all four guests to spread out and enjoy a convivial meal together. Bi-fold doors open out behind the dining table to a private and secluded courtyard, bringing the outside in, and making it the perfect space for entertaining on a warm evening. Alternatively, keep the doors closed and enjoy the twinkling lights in the courtyard while you savour a cosy meal indoors. For a quick bite, breakfast for two or a coffee, head to the breakfast bar and perch on the fluffy bar stools.
The fabulously expansive, very well-equipped kitchen features duck-egg blue units around a central island. The fully integrated kitchen units (with a dishwasher, fridge, freezer and wine fridge) sit below shining polished granite worktops, on a polished limestone floor with a colourful, centred rug. To one side is a double, stone sink overlooking the courtyard through counter-level windows, while to the other side is the cooking area, with a five-ring, triple oven range cooker.
The lovely living area is spacious and light - yet made super cosy by the big wood-burning stove on its central stone plinth and original lower ceiling. A large, comfy sofa with chaise seat provides plenty of room for two couples or a family to sit and enjoy the TV and a roaring fire. Two windows look out to the sunny patio at the front of the home, with light reflected into the room from the floor to ceiling mirrors on either side of the fireplace.
Utility Room with Shower & WC:
The large utility room, off the dining area, includes an open-plan walk-in shower and toilet with a heated towel rail, laundry and cleaning appliances, a sink, a pulley clothes airer and hooks to hang coats. A stable door to one end opens to the front patio while a door at the other end opens to the courtyard.
Carpeted stairs with a banister lead up to a landing with eye-catching glass panelling.
The light and bright master bedroom features a super-king-size bed with bedside chests and reading lamps. The bedroom has three Velux windows, with blinds, two double wardrobes and a chest of drawers, all built into the eaves. To one side is a charming window seat, a lovely spot to sit, read and contemplate the day ahead or just completed.
The second bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed under a dormer window, with a bedside table and reading lamp. (The bed is tucked into the eaves on one side, so tall guests should mind their heads.) A triple chest of drawers is built into the opposite eaves and has a hanging rail beside it. A comfy chair with a cushion and reading light sits in the corner next to a full-length mirror.
Family Shower Room:
The light and spacious family shower room lies between the two bedrooms, and is equipped with a large walk-in shower, with a rainfall shower head and handheld shower, a toilet and a wash basin in a custom-built vanity unit with a large mirror above.
To the front of the cottage, overlooking The Square, is a large, south-facing patio with a square table and four chairs and a delightful rocking bench. A small, covered portico, with a seat to either side, is immediately outside the second entrance, which opens into the utility room. It’s the ideal spot to perch while you put your walking boots on or take them off after a lovely countryside ramble. To the rear, though bi-fold doors off the dining area, is a private, gravel courtyard with a hanging egg chair and a wooden seat built into the length of the wooden panels around the courtyard. The property has one off-street parking space and nearby, free street parking.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 super-king size bed, 1 king-size bed
1 family shower room with WC; 1 shower and WC in utility room
Parking for 1 car (extra street parking available)
Dog friendly – accepts 2 dogs (for an additional fee per dog)
Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for first fire
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: toilet paper, hand soap, shampoo, shower gel, body lotion
Heating and hot water via oil-fired central heating with Nest and individual thermostat controls
Free Wi-Fi – Gigaclear fibre (*94Mbps)
Smart TV: 65”
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, slow cooker, kitchen foil, kitchen paper
Oven (electric, triple), hob (gas, 5-ring)
Fridge and freezer
Ironing board, iron, pully clothes airer
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture: table and four chairs, rocking bench and teardrop swing seat
* WiFi: Please note that Wi-Fi speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Kingham (2.5 miles) has a well-stocked village shop. The nearest place to do a large food shop is in Chipping Norton (3 miles) where you will find a great choice of national and independent stores, including a well-stocked Cooperative Food Store, M&S Food Store, Local Sainsburys, Aldi, Nash’s Bakery, Oats the health food store, Trev Beadle Butchers and Roger’s Fishmongers. Alternatively, Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Café is 2.5 miles away.
The Chequers, Churchill
The Wild Rabbit (1.5 miles)
Daylesford Organic Farm & Café (2.5 miles)
Churchill is surrounded by great walking country, including the Darcy Dalton Way - a 65-mile-long trail named after Colonel d'Arcy Dalton a founding member of the Oxford Fieldpaths Society that can be joined at Hastings Hill. It runs from Wormleighton in Oxfordshire to the Ridgeway near the Wiltshire border, crossing the Thames Path and passing through the Cotswolds on its way. Amongst many places of interest, you can walk on public footpaths directly from the cottage to Daylesford and to Kingham.
Places to Visit:
Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Café and Bamford Spa
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.
Two dogs are permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.
The property has feather pillows.
It is not possible to arrive on a Wednesday.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Lovely cottage & a great location for exploring the Cotswolds! The Chequers pub was fab for food & drink & just a 4 minute walk away. Facilities at the venue were good & it was a lovely quiet location. Would definitely recommend. Our dog enjoyed his stay too- the garden area was secure for him & the Chequers also welcomed him for dinner 😊
Great place. Would book again.
Great location and lovely cottage - we had a very relaxing stay here.
Lovely house. Very clean. Peaceful setting.
Very nice cottage in a great location . Very well set up to have two dogs with us with nice large Utilty room with access to a completely dog proof garden. Nice walks straight from the cottage and great bike rides. Bonus that there is a nice pub within 5 minute walk.
It would be nice to have a bit more kitchen equipment to do some cooking after a day out.
We had a great weekend thank you.
Churchill is a quintessentially Cotswold village with honey-coloured cottages, a pretty church, the excellent Chequers pub, a village heritage centre and great walking in every direction, including the Darcy Dalton Way - a 65-mile, long-distance walking trail. Churchill has the enviable position of being at the centre of a triangle linking the three hugely popular Cotswold towns of Chipping Norton, Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold, providing a huge array of things to do and places to visit in each direction, including Daylesford Organic (3 miles) and Soho Farmhouse (10 miles). Kingham train station is just 2.5 miles away, with a regular service (GWR) to London Paddington.
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