Poppy Cottage is a delightful, mid-terrace, three-storey, 18th Century cottage in the pretty village of Broadwell, lying between the popular Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. The cottage has been beautifully refurbished and styled, while retaining its original character and features a cosy living-dining room with a log burner and a separate kitchen overlooking a pretty courtyard garden. Poppy Cottage sleeps four in two king-size bedrooms, with one family bathroom. At the rear of the cottage is a sunny courtyard with a dining table and four seats. Just five minutes’ walk away is the Fox Inn and a picturesque village green.
Poppy Cottage sits on a quiet, residential road, with equally pretty and ancient dwellings to either side and across the road, with open countryside on the doorstep. Guests step from the road directly into the living room-dining area where there are hooks for coats and room to leave shoes and boots.
On the ground floor of this immaculate and stylish cottage is a living-dining room, featuring an original fireplace with a wood burning stove, polished limestone floor tiles and comfy seating for four guests. Three steps lead through to a bright and light, fully equipped kitchen, with a back door out to the courtyard patio. On the first floor is the family bathroom and a double bedroom with a king-size bed, and on the second floor is the more spacious master bedroom with a king-size bed and original, exposed A-frame beams.
At the rear of the cottage there is a sunny courtyard with a beautiful acer tree and a dining table with four chairs.
Living Room-Dining Area:
As you step in through the front door, you’ll find hooks for coats and room to leave shoes and boots. Directly ahead is a delightful living room featuring an original fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a window seat just wide enough to perch on. The room is furnished with a 2-seater sofa, armchair, and button-back, velvet day chair with occasional tables to rest a book or drink on. There is a 33” smart TV to one side of the fireplace and a dining table and four chairs to the other side. Set to one side is an alcove with an antique drinks cabinet, with glasses at the ready for guests to pour their favourite tipple.
From the dining area head up three stone steps and through a latched door into the kitchen – mind your head on the original beam as you step through. This lovely, light room is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washer/dryer, fridge with freezer compartment and a butler’s sink overlooking the courtyard patio. A door opens from the kitchen out to the courtyard making it super convenient for al fresco dining.
A latched door in the living room opens to carpeted stairs with a handrail that lead up to the first floor where you’ll find Bedroom One and the family bathroom. Note that the stairs are steep and unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility.
This chic bedroom, with minimalist styling, sits at the front of the house, overlooking Chapel Street and the neighbouring ancient rooftops. It features a king-size bed with bedside lights set against a deep charcoal grey wall, a full-length, antique mirror and a double, built-in wardrobe.
The small but stylish bathroom has Fired Earth tiles and Burlington bathroom ware, including a three-quarter-size bath with a shower over the bath, a WC, and a washbasin with a towel rail and a mirror above.
Head through a latched door from the landing and up a carpeted staircase with a handrail to the second floor/converted attic and Bedroom Two.
The striking master bedroom features the attic’s original beams, which are painted white, giving this room a beautifully light and spacious feel - made even lighter when the sunshine streams through the Velux windows on either side of the room (all with blinds). The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed on a wooden, sleigh bed frame, with bedside tables and reading lamps, a chest of drawers (not shown) with a mirror and a hanging rail with hangers.
The cottage has a secluded and pretty courtyard garden with a tall acer tree in one corner. The courtyard is at the rear of the property and accessed through the Kitchen. A table and four chairs with cushions are provided for guests, making it a lovely spot for breakfast, lunch or supper. There is a handy, retractable washing line for guests’ use and a shed where the BBQ is stored, and muddy boots can be kept.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms both with king-size beds.
1 Family Bathroom with P-shaped bath, over-bath shower, WC and wash basin.
Parking – on street
No dogs or pets
Private enclosed courtyard garden
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: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel
Heating and hot water via central heating with heating Nest control.
Free Wi-Fi: Fast Fibre
Smart TV: 44”
Radio (in kitchen)
Bose speaker (in kitchen)
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Fridge with freezer compartment
Ironing board, iron, clothes pegs, outdoor washing line
Baby/child equipment: highchair and travel cot (please bring cot bedding)
Garden furniture: table and 4 chairs
BBQ – charcoal (please provide your own charcoal)
5-minute walk to the village pub - The Fox Inn at Broadwell
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
The fabulous Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold is just 1.5 miles away, where there’s a fantastic range of independent boutiques, art galleries and antique shops, providing those who love a bit of retail therapy plenty of opportunity to indulge. This is a working market town too, so there are all the general amenity stores and services you need, including food shops, banks, a pharmacy and a Post Office. Farmers’ Market Day is the second Thursday of every month.
The town has a well-stocked Co-operative Food Store on Market Square, a Tesco Superstore and a Marks & Spencer Mini Store at the BP fuel service station on the A429.
The Fox Inn (5-minute walk from the cottage)
The Porch House (1.7 miles)
The Old Butchers (1.7 miles)
Sitting right in the middle of the glorious rolling Cotswold hills, keen walkers have plenty of choice right from the doorstep. Head to the Cotswold AONB website’s Self-Guided walks section for a wide choice of local walks. The village is also on the Monarch’s Way, a 625-mile-long footpath that runs from Worcester via the Cotswolds to Shoreham in West Sussex. It follows Charles II’s escape route in 1651 as he fled form defeat at the Battle of Worcester.
Train - the nearest train station is Kingham (5.7 miles) with a regular service to/from London Paddington
Taxis - Jays Taxis & Stow-on-the-Wold Taxi Service
Poppy Cottage has some low beams, particularly in the Master Bedroom in the attic (a beam about 5ft high curves across one end of the bed), and steep staircases to both the upper floors
The wooden gate in the courtyard is kept locked, as this leads to the neighbour’s private garden
There is free, on-street parking in front of and close to the cottage
Note the stairs to the second floor are steep and unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility and young children
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Broadwell is an historic and tranquil village that dates to 708AD, with a church - St Paul’s - that was first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Sitting just 1.5 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold and 3.5 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadwell is an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds. The village sits near a tributary of the River Evenlode, which after rainfall rushes across the road near to the village common – a lovely green area that guests can walk to and enjoy, perhaps before or after having a drink or meal at the Fox Inn on the far side of the common.
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