Self Catering in Gloucestershire - Lechlade
Areas: Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
Sleeps a maximum of: 4
Pricing From: £400.00 - 645.00
Lechlade is superbly situated for access to the Cotswolds, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Oxford. It is well known for being the highest navigable point of the Thames. It is a village strongly associated with the river historically, for the salt and wool trades and now for rowing boats and other river craft.
As well as fascinating antique and speciality shops, there is an appealing Garden Centre, a good butchers/greengrocers as well as a supermarket, Post Office and chemist. Of the old Church and chuchyard Shelley wrote his poem:'A Summer Evening Churchyard, Lechlade, Gloucestershire' The lovely cotswold town of Burford, is just seven miles to the North and there are many other pretty villages close by sporting attractive pubs and wonderful scenery. Nearby attractions include: Cheltenham race week in March and Badminton horsetrials in May; for plane enthusiasts, nearby Fairford's annual International Ait Tattoo is in July.
William Morris's museum in Kelmscott Manor is open every Wednesday in Summer. Many other fine houses and gardens of historic and modern interest abound. Lechlade Manor formed part of the estate of Catherine of Aragon.
Isenbard Brunel's Great Western Line had its railway works and now a railway museum in nearby Swindon which also boasts a retail outlet, a cinema complex, icerink and a swimming pool leisure centre. Peacefully set at the end of a short footpath and hidden away from the road and passers-by is this old Cotswold stone cottage, part of which is thought to date back to the 1500s: it is in a conservation area in the heart of this historic village. Onstreet parking is readily availble 30 yards from the cottage door.
Conveniently within 200 yards of the village shops, pubs, restaurants and the river and there are picturesque walks from the cottage by the riverside and to the nearby wildlife reserve. Nearby in the Cotswolds there are many more attractions: good pubs Wildlife Park, This old semi-detached cottage retains many attractive original features and has a delightful south-facing garden: a peaceful retreat. This property offers 1 double bedroom and 1 twin room comfortably sleeping 4 people.
A sitting room with woodburner provides a year-round attractive environment. The kitchen has all modern facilities including electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave. Also available washing machine & tumble dryer.
Services / Facilities:
Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Bed Linen Included
Fuel and Power Included
Open Fire/Wood Burner
1 Double Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom
Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Toilet
Ground Floor Bath
Enclosed garden / play area
Activities within 20min drive of the property
Pub/Bar within 1 mile
Local Water Sports
Swimming (indoor pool)
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Lechlade area.
Nearest AttractionsHeritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Inglesham, St John's Church - 0.9 miles (Historic Church)
Buscot Old Parsonage - 1.2 miles (Historic Building)
Buscot Park - 2.1 miles (Historic House)
Kelmscott, St George Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Kelmscott Manor - 2.3 miles (Historic Building)
Southrop, St Peter's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Langford, St Matthew - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Eastleach House Gardens - 3.5 miles (Garden)
Eastleach Martin Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Eastleach Turville, St Andrew's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church)
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