Woodside Cottage is a delightful Cotswold stone house in the charming village of Mickleton. There are wonderful walks on your doorstep and two great village pubs just a short stroll away. Sleeping 6+2 guests across three bedrooms, and a fourth bedroom with a double sofa bed, which also doubles up as a snug, this lovely house offers plenty of space. The ground floor has a sociable open-plan layout with a spacious living room, dining room and a fabulous kitchen. The garage has been converted into a fun games room and outside there’s an enclosed garden with rural views.
Set slightly back on the pretty high street in Mickleton, Woodside Cottage is an elegant, detached family home with beautiful, rural views to the rear. Built from the local honey-coloured limestone, this spacious cottage is surrounded by mature planting and during the summer months, white roses clamber around the front door.
The interior is stylish and thoughtfully laid out with plenty of space to be both sociable but also offer a little peace and quiet when needed. The generously proportioned living room has a cosy open fire, the dining room seats eight comfortably and there’s a superb kitchen. The former garage has been converted into a games/utility room with a pool table and a dartboard, the door to the kitchen can be closed if the competition gets animated! Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms; the fourth room can be used as a snug or the double sofa bed can be made up for use as a bedroom, perfect for children or teenagers.
The private gravel drive provides parking for up to three cars, whilst to the rear, the enclosed garden has a lawned area, a patio with a square dining table and rattan-style seating for eight. It’s a peaceful spot to spend lazy afternoons before enjoying an evening of alfresco dining with treats rustled up on the gas barbecue. Younger guests can enjoy games of hide and seek in the sandbag-built army bunker in the rear garden.
The covered porch has a Cotswold stone bench, where you can rest weary legs to remove muddy boots. The front door opens into a large entrance hall where you’ll find a wooden shoe rack and welly rack tucked under the stairs and coat hooks. There’s also a ground floor cloakroom with a hanging rail, which is perfect for drying wet outdoor gear. The warm wooden flooring flows from the entrance hall into the living room and dining room.
This spacious room has windows to the front and side and double doors which open out to the enclosed rear garden. The focal point is the open fire which sits within a Cotswold stone fireplace, the cosy glow of flames is welcome on cooler evenings. There is ample seating with a comfy two-seater and three-seater leather sofa and an armchair strewn with plump cushions. Catch up on your favourite box sets on the 50” Smart TV or spend fun evenings around one of the many board games provided. The sideboard beneath the front window has a Sonos speaker and is packed with children’s books and games.
Opening from the living room and entrance hall this open space features a large oak dining table, which seats 8 comfortably, and two stylish pendant lights. The bookshelves offer plenty of reading material for guests of all ages.
The stunning kitchen will undoubtedly be the hub for social gatherings. The vaulted high ceiling showcases the triple-strand light fitting and sparkly glitter ball, and the generous breakfast bar is conducive to lazy morning coffees, quick snacks or relaxing with a glass of wine, whilst culinary masterpieces are prepared. The blackboard wall is just crying out for epic games of noughts and crosses. Hidden behind the sleek white units you’ll find everything you need for a self-catering stay including a dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, cafetiere and plenty of cookware, there is also a Smart TV. There is a built-in, eye-level Siemens double oven and a five ring Siemens induction hob. The American style-fridge freezer ensures there is plenty of chilled food storage. The window overlooks the rear garden and there’s a back door for easy access to the outdoor dining area.
The converted garage alongside, housing the washing machine and an additional full-size drinks fridge, also plays host to a pool table and dartboard. The door between the games room and the kitchen can be closed should the games become animated!
The carpeted stairs lead up to a roomy and airy landing, a feature light fitting hangs in the stairwell and stylish art hangs on the wall.
The master bedroom features an oak-framed king-size bed with bedside tables and reading lamps on either side. The triple wardrobe ensures there is ample storage so you can properly unpack. You’ll also find a dressing table with a mirror and faux-hide stool, a wall-mounted Smart TV and glorious rural views over a field of grazing sheep to the rear.
Adjoining the bedroom is a spacious ensuite with a large shower featuring a rainfall showerhead and a handheld shower, WC, a vanity unit with storage, a handbasin and a double-door mirrored bathroom cabinet.
This large room offers peaceful rural views to the rear and is furnished with twin oak beds, and a nightstand sits between the two beds with a reading lamp. There’s a double wardrobe as well as a five-drawer chest of drawers for storage.
The second king-size room overlooks the front of the house and is generous in size. There’s an oak frame bed, two bedside tables topped with stylish reading lamps, a double wardrobe, and a five-drawer chest of drawers.
Bedroom Four / Snug:
This cosy room is perfect for use as a snug/den for children or teenagers and has a Smart TV equipped along with a PlayStation (PS2) and a selection of games. There is a comfy double sofa bed, which can be made up on request.
The family bathroom features a bath with a rainfall shower overhead, WC and a vanity unit with a handbasin and demister mirror above.
To the front of Woodside Cottage is a private gravel drive with space for three vehicles. To the rear is an enclosed garden, surrounded by mature planting. On the patio there’s a rattan-style dining table and seating for eights guests, a cantilevered parasol provides shade on sunny days. There’s also a gas barbecue and a garden shed, which is secure and can be used for bike storage. Younger guests can enjoy games of hide-and-seek in the army-style sandbag bunker which is tucked alongside the shed.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 6+2 in 4 bedrooms across 2 king-size, 1 twin and 1 sofa bed (if the sofa bed needs to be used please request this at time of booking)
2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room to bedroom one, 1 family bathroom
Parking for 3 cars
Dog-friendly – max. one well-behaved dog is welcome
Private enclosed garden (small children and dogs should be supervised)
Fireplace – one basket of logs is provided between October and April.
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
Heating and hot water via gas central heating with individual thermostat controls and a central thermostat in the hall
Free High-Speed Wi-Fi
4 Smart TVs – Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, and Snug/Bedroom 4
Digital radio with Bluetooth speaker
DVD player / DVDs
PlayStation (PS2) with 2 controllers and a selection of games
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine (pods are not provided), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Drinks Fridge in the Garage/Games Room
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) - please request at time of booking
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture: Rattan-style table and chairs to seat 8
BBQ (gas) – gas is provided
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There is a village store in Mickleton, just a short walk from the cottage offering a good selection of essentials and weekend papers. David Moore Family Butcher is the superb local butcher and only four doors down from Woodside Cottage – the sausages are particularly good! In nearby Chipping Camden (3.4 miles) you’ll find a small Co-op, an excellent bakery and Fillet & Bone, a fabulous food emporium, they also offer a delivery service.
Butchers Arms (0.3 miles)
Kings Arms (1 mile)
Eight Bells (3.3 miles)
The north Cotswolds is blessed with some superb walking and the Cotswold Way starts in nearby Chipping Camden. Recommended walks include a circular walk from Chipping Campden, which takes in beautiful Dover’s Hill, a loop walk from Mickleton to Chipping Camden and a trail which takes in Broadway and Broadway Tower. Visit the Cotswold AONB website for more inspiration on self-guided walks and cycling routes.
Places to Visit:
Kiftsgate court Gardens (1.9 miles)
National Trust – Hidcote (2.1 miles)
Broadway and Broadway Tower (6.6 miles)
Train – Honeybourne (4 miles) has regular, direct services from London Paddington
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
One well-behaved dog is welcome. An additional fee will apply.
Guests exceeding the maximum occupancy are not permitted for day visits or overnight stays.
There is a sandbag bunker in the rear garden which children are welcome to play in – they must be supervised at all times.
Guests are welcome to store bicycles in the shed.
Family events are welcome at the property, but 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.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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Mickleton is a little hidden gem in the northern Cotswolds, the village itself has an excellent pub and is home to the renowned ‘Pudding Club’. The location is perfect for exploration and there is much to see and do on the doorstep. From fabulous walks and beautiful countryside to quaint country towns and award-winning attractions. The villages of Broadway and Chipping Campden are within a ten-minute drive, whilst literary lovers can explore William Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, just 8 miles away.
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