The Thatch is in the heart of the North Cotswolds village of Todenham, three miles from the bustling market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. It is an immaculate, detached period property, which has been lovingly renovated and refurbished by its interior designer owner. The cottage has a fabulous, open-plan living-dining room, with an original inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove, a large, modern kitchen, three beautifully decorated and styled bedrooms sleeping six guests and 2.5 bathrooms. Outside is a delightful garden and patio, with private parking for two vehicles. The cottage has a farm shop in walking distance, country pubs within five miles, fabulous walking from the front door and a mainline train service to London just three miles away.
The Thatch at Todenham is a quintessentially Cotswold country cottage with a thatched porch and a pretty cottage garden where guests can relax and enjoy an alfresco drink or meal after a day exploring the region. The picture-perfect exterior sets the scene yet disguises the even more fabulous interior that has been lovingly restored to create a cosy yet stylish holiday home with all mod cons. The owners have spared nothing in the design and décor, using Farrow & Ball paint, Fired Earth tiles, GP & J Baker fabrics, and Sanderson and Harlequin wallpapers, and White Company linen and towels.
Beautiful, engineered oak floorboards run throughout the ground floor, perfectly complementing the stunning Harlequin and Sanderson wallpapers and the Farrow & Ball paintwork.
Head up the garden path to the front door and into the covered porch with its delightful, thatched roof. Inside are hooks for coats and room to keep boots and shoes.
Open the door from the porch and step into the dining area, with its glorious, original inglenook fireplace and large woodburner stove. The area is furnished with a long, rectangular dining table, which comfortably seats six guests. To the kitchen end of the dining area is a large sideboard full of useful items, while opposite the fireplace is a basket with umbrellas and a handy wicker shoe bench.
The dining and living area are divided by a hand-built, half-height wall with exposed painted timbers, creating a cosy seating area beautifully furnished with a three-seater sofa, three armchairs, a large smart TV in a bookcase, with a great selection of interior design books, and an original window seat.
The fully equipped bright and spacious kitchen is a cook’s dream, with a beautiful, polished quartz preparation surface, a four-ring induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and a walk-in pantry with plenty of shelving and storage space for food and wine, plus a large Kenwood blender. There is also a concealed washing machine/tumble dryer. Busy parents can keep an eye on children playing in the garden from the kitchen window.
The downstairs cloakroom – located between the kitchen and dining area - has a toilet and hand basin and features striking Fired Earth tiles and Harlequin dragonfly wallpaper.
Carpeted stairs with a bannister lead up from the ground floor to the first-floor landing - passing a stunning backdrop of Sanderson’s Picture Gallery wallpaper - off which are the three bedrooms – all with soft, woollen carpeting, complementing the rich, neutral colour palette of each bedroom where exposed timbers remind guests of the age of this 17th-century property:
A wonderfully tranquil master bedroom that looks out to the village and surrounding rolling hills and countryside. Furnished with a king-size bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, a day chair and a free-standing wardrobe.
En-suite Shower Room:
The master bedroom’s en-suite features a large walk-in shower with hand-held and rain-effect showerheads, a toilet, a hand sink and a heated towel rail. Decorated throughout with Fired Earth, white wall tiles and tiny, gorgeous, marble floor tiles. (Note: There is a small step up from the bedroom to the bathroom).
This lovely, dual aspect bedroom overlooks the garden to one side and the surrounding rolling hills and countryside to the other. It is the largest bedroom and features a king-size bed, bedside tables and reading lamps, an armchair, a free-standing wardrobe and a laundry basket. (Note: There are two small steps up from the landing to the bedroom.)
Beautifully decorated with deep grey Farrow & Ball paintwork and featuring two hand-built platforms for the two extra-long (two metre), single beds, with hand-built headboards covered in GP & J Baker fabric. Guests share a central chest of drawers with a double reading lamp. Hanging space is provided in the landing wardrobe opposite the bedroom’s entrance.
Sitting between Bedroom Two and Three, the family bathroom features original oak floorboards, a full-size, P-shaped bath with an overhead shower, a polished stone washbasin in a hand-built vanity unit with a mirror above, a toilet and a heated towel rail.
The Thatch has a pretty cottage garden to the front with a stone path leading to the front door from a garden gate. To the side of the cottage is a gravelled parking area accessed from through a double wooden gate off Main Street. Step through a planted wall border to the patio, with a wooden table and chairs that comfortably seats six guests. Beyond is a lovely garden mostly laid to lawn, with a huge oak tree and a tall, espaliered beech tree hedge.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 king size beds and 2 extra-long single beds (twin room)
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, washing machine pods
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
Heating and hot water: oil-fired central heating with individual thermostat controls.
TV – a large smart TV
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, food mixer, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Oven (electric)/hob (4-ring induction)
Washing machine / dryer
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, clothes pegs
Baby/Child Equipment: not provided
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture – seats 6
BBQ – not provided. (Guests may bring their own.)
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Dogs and other pets: The Thatch does not accept any pets
Points of Note
Parking is NOT permitted in either of the nearby ex-pubs car parks. Guests who leave their cars in either location risk having their car clamped.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
The village of Todenham lies in the north Cotswolds, three miles north-east of Moreton-in-Marsh. It is a quiet residential village with the towering 12th-century St Thomas a Becket Church at its centre. Just half a mile away guests will find a well-stocked farm shop, selling specialist food and drinks as well as daily essentials. The village is ideally suited for walkers, cyclists and guests wishing to explore the wider Cotswolds.
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