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The Old Brew House

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER REGARDING BOOKINGS AND PRICES. WE OFFER LONG WEEKENDS, MIDWEEK STAYS AND WEEKS STAYS. WE DO NOT OFFER NIGHTLY STAYS AND THEREFORE THE CALCULATIONS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE NOT ACCURATE. WE CAN QUICKLY RESPOND AND QUOTE YOU THE CORRECT PRICE SO YOU CAN THEN PROCEED WITH THE BOOKING IN THE NORMAL WAY. THANK YOU. The Old Brew House is situated in the peaceful walled gardens behind the historic Dragon House alongside 2 other properties, The Old Stables (sleeps 4) and The Cottage (sleeps 5). Despite the private tranquil location the cottage is right in the centre of the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden and ideally suited for exploring the famous Cotswold towns, villages and countryside. The cottage was totally renovated in 2014 and with the aid of interior d...PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER REGARDING BOOKINGS AND PRICES. WE OFFER LONG WEEKENDS, MIDWEEK STAYS AND WEEKS STAYS. WE DO NOT OFFER NIGHTLY STAYS AND THEREFORE THE CALCULATIONS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE NOT ACCURATE. WE CAN QUICKLY RESPOND AND QUOTE YOU THE CORRECT PRICE SO YOU CAN THEN PROCEED WITH THE BOOKING IN THE NORMAL WAY. THANK YOU. The Old Brew House is situated in the peaceful walled gardens behind the historic Dragon House alongside 2 other properties, The Old Stables (sleeps 4) and The Cottage (sleeps 5). Despite the private tranquil location the cottage is right in the centre of the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden and ideally suited for exploring the famous Cotswold towns, villages and countryside. The cottage was totally renovated in 2014 and with the aid of interior designers, it combines traditional character with modern facilities/equipment, contemporary décor and above all comfort. It accommodates a maximum of four people in two bedrooms with one bathroom. There is secure off-street parking for one car with additional free parking on the High Street. The Old Brew House is an ideal retreat for those looking for a peaceful and interesting holiday home with modern amenities such as wireless internet access, flat screen TVs, and a well presented and equipped kitchen. Description: Approaching from Chipping Campden High Street, old oak gates access Dragon House, its Cottages and grounds. The path leads you to The Old Brew House and the solid door opens into the living room and then through an oak door to the kitchen. The large living space has oak flooring, original beams and a wood burning stove together with comfortable lounge seating. There is a flat screen TV with built in DVD player and free wireless internet access, CD player and docking station with integral ceiling speakers. The attractive kitchen has a modern electric oven and hob, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, wine cooler, kettle and toaster. The stairs lead to Bedroom 1 with super king size or two single beds, flat screen TV & DVD player; Bedroom 2 with king sized bed, flat screen TV & DVD player, and the Family Bathroom which has a bath with overhead rain shower, wash basin and toilet. Outside, the path continues past The Old Stables and The Cottage to the car parking area, beyond which are the main gardens with outdoor seating and charcoal barbecue (shared). The gardens in the spring and summer are of particular note being a traditional English Walled garden including a pond. Other equipment/provisions include Fire blanket, Fire extinguishers, Smoke alarms, Iron (on request), Ironing board (on request) Clothes drying rack, Travel cot without linen(on request), High Chair (on request). A small quantity of initial consumables are provided for your convenience:- tea, coffee, sugar, toilet roll, soap, bin bags, J clothes & scourers, washing up liquid, salt & pepper. The local shops on the High Street cater for most needs including a convenience store open from 7am to 10pm, delicatessens, bakery, butchers, green grocers to name but a few. HISTORY: The Cottage, The Old Brew House and The Old Stables are in the grounds of the Grade II listed Dragon House, which has a varied history, believed to date back to the late 1500s. • Dragon House and its long grounds were known as a “burgage plot”, which was a strip of land where people both lived and earned a living. In the earliest chartered foundations, predating the Norman Conquest, the burgage plots were simply the ploughland strips of pre-existing agrarian settlements. In towns like Burford and Chipping Campden, Bromyard in Herefordshire, and Cricklade in Wiltshire, the property on the road frontage extends in a very long garden plot behind the dwelling even today, as English property boundaries have remained very stable. Dragon House is one of the few remaining in Chipping Campden. • The earliest record of a sale of the freehold was in 1619, by Benson and Jenks, when the property became The George and Dragon Inn. It was one of the oldest pubs in Chipping Campden. • Further records in the Campden Rate Book show William Wyatt as the owner in 1821 and the value of the George Inn, the shop (now a hat shop), the outbuildings (now the holiday cottages) and the garden of 1 rood 28 perches was approximately £10. • It was common for publicans to have another trade and in the 1841 census William Wyatt is described as a “butcher and publican”. The old deeds confirm that one of the barns was used for the butchers trade. • In 1892 William Wyatt's son sold the “pig sties” (currently garage) “Trap House” (The Cottage), Slaughter House” (The Old Stables) and “Brew House” (The Old Brew House) to Flowers Brewery. • Until 1854, when “railway time” was introduced, the town hall clock in Chipping Campden was regulated by the sundial on the front of Dragon House. The sundial is dated 1690 and was added after the house was built. • In 1918 there were 22 pubs in Chipping Campden and the police decided that a cull was required. At this point there were 17 men lodging in the Dragon Inn barns for hay baling and the police said that the path at the side of the Inn from the High Street to Back Ends made it difficult to police (this is now a private path from the wooden doors at the front, along the side of Dragon House and past the holiday cottages) Despite an appeal, the George & Dragon Inn lost its licence. • More recently, in the 1930s the barns and stables were used as storage for a greengrocer who had the little shop on the High Street (now a Milliners). In the 1970s Dragon House was refurbished and run as a B & B with the barns left to fall into disrepair, although a pottery studio operated from one. The barns and stables were renovated and refurbished as luxury holiday cottages in 2014. Key Features: Occupancy - The maximum number of occupants is four people and unauthorised over-occupancy is a breach of the terms which may result in cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Arrival and Departure - Your cottage will be ready for your arrival from 3 pm onwards and departure time is 10 am at latest please. Access is via a key safe so a late arrival can be accommodated if required. Pets - Up to two dogs are accepted subject to a charge of £20 per dog. It is a condition of occupancy that dogs remain downstairs, are not permitted on the furniture and must never be left in the property on their own. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times within the grounds. Heating - The cottage has gas fired central heading and a log burning stove. An initial supply of logs is provided (further supplies available locally) and gas and electricity are included in the rental charge. Housekeeping - When a letting exceeds seven nights a mid-stay clean, linen and towel change is included in the rental. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request. Children - Travel cot (without linen) and high chair available on request. Although the gardens are enclosed children should be supervised outside at all times. Refuse - Please place any mixed refuse in the large green bin marked “Grundon”. If you use the black domestic bins you need to separate paper and glass to put in the black boxes, also plastic in white sack and cardboard in blue sack. Smoking - No smoking is permitted throughout the cottage Accessibility Health & Safety - The cottage bedrooms are in the eaves so have restricted head height in places which may be of concern to guests with limited mobility or those carrying babies. The smoke and CO detectors only operate by sound so anyone with severe hearing difficulty could be at risk. PROBLEMS/COMPLAINTS - We do our utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable stay at Dragon House Cottages but if something should go wrong and a problem occur please contact Sarah immediately so there is an opportunity to rectify that problem as soon as possible. Detailed terms and conditions are available on request. CHIPPING CAMPDEN, COTSWOLDS AND NEARBY PLACES OF INTEREST Chipping Campden is a small North Cotswold market town famous for its historic and elegant High Street dating from the 14th to 17th centuries. A recent edition of “Country Life” included it as one of England's best 100 views. The word “Chipping” comes from the Old English word for market place and at its centre, a few steps from Dragon House, is the ancient Market Hall with its splendid arches built in 1627. Chipping Campden was a rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages and the very grand early perpendicular church of St James has superb architecture, medieval altar frontals, cope and vast and extravagant 17th century monuments to local wealthy silk merchant Sir Baptist Hicks and his family. Near the church are the Almshouses, Woolstaplers Hall and the Court Barn museum which celebrates the rich Arts and Crafts tradition of the area. Sir Baptist Hicks was responsible for Campden House which was destroyed by fire during the English Civil War, possibly to prevent it falling into the hands of the Roundheads. All that now remains of this once imposing estate are two gatehouses, two Jacobean banqueting houses and Lady Juliana's gateway. In the early 20th century Chipping Campden became known as a centre for the Cotswold Arts and Crafts Movement and visitors find much of interest in this respect in both the Court Bsrn Museum and the Silk Mill in Sheep Street. Since the early 1600s Chipping Campden has been home to a championship of rural games which became Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games. These Olimpicks are held every summer on the Friday following Spring Bank Holiday on Dovers Hill. A novel event is the sport of shin-kicking, hay stuffed down trousers can ease one's passage to later rounds! At the end of these Games there is a massive bonfire and a fireworks display followed by a torch-lit procession down from the hill to the town square to celebrate with dancing to a local band. The following day is the Scuttlebrook Wake where local people don fancy dress to follow the Scuttlebrook Queen and attendants to the town square pulled in a decorated dray by the town's Morris Men. Then follows displays of Maypole and Country dancing by the local primary schools and the Morris Men. Decorated floats and fancy dress competitions entertain the crowds and a traditional street Fair is held in the High Street. Today Chipping Campden is a very popular Cotswold visitors destination with old inns, hotels, specialist shops, tea rooms and restaurants. It has a rich diversity of creative talent for you to enjoy including artists, writers, jewellers, photographers and musicians. The Court Barn Museum celebrates the story of craft and design and the Old Silk Mill is home to a wealth of creativity. A number of festivals and events are held including the renowned Music Festival, a Literature Festival, Made in the Cotswolds, Open Gardens and nearby Longborough Opera. Walking in the Cotswold Hills takes you through wonderful scenery and beautiful villages and several long and short distance footpaths pass through Chipping Campden making it an excellent centre. The Cotswolds are blessed with a variety of styles of wonderful gardens which are open to the public and details of the many gardens and walks can be obtained from the Visitor Centre opposite Dragon House. Other outdoor activities within easy reach of Campden include Cycling, the Blossom Trail, Horse Riding, Archerty, Falconry, Fishing, Paintballing, Quad Biking, Hunting, Horse Racing and Shooting. . .More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2015
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Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
Camper00434760462, VR Owner at The Old Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Myself, mum and dad spent last week in this beautiful cottage in the village of Chipping Campden. Location was ideal as other villages to visit were only 10-20mins away by car. It was just perfect in everyway. So quiet and peaceful. It has a very...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Sarah D, VR Owner at The Old Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

thank you for taking the time to send this, kind notes like this make us all very happy. I am glad you had a lovely time. Best wishes, Sarah.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Am writing this at the end of an all too brief 3 night stay in The Old Brew House. As cottages go this is one of the best we have stayed in - perfect for a couple or couple with child. The old row of...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Management response:Responded 29 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely note - it is really appreciated! You should have had dish cloths - I have a new cleaner so I must remind her! So sorry! I am a gas hob girl so...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

My wife and I had a six nights in the Old Brew House which is one of three cottages behind Dragon House. We were met by Sarah Dillon and she showed us to our accommodation and the parking facilities for our car. Sarah was pleasant...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to send a review, it is much appreciated. I do apologise for the wifi strength, I will get it seen to straight away. Just before you came to stay I had a new router installed and...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Positioned right in the heart of Chipping Campden,The Old Brew House is the perfect location to explore the town - handy for shops, cafes and places of interest. The Old Brew House is well equipped with everything you need for your visit. The accommodation is...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management response:Responded 25 August 2017

Awww, so lovely you took the time to write a review!! It was lovely to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves, it is much appreciated that you did a review as I don't promote such things!! Have a good bank holiday weekend! Sarah....More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Blender
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Cycling Trips
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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NEARBY ATTRACTIONSWithin easy reach of Campden, visitors often visit: Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Worcester and Cheltenham. Even closer are Sudeley Castle, Broadway Tower, Stanway Fountain, Batsford Arboretum, Snowshill Manor and Chastleton House. Children particularly enjoy Birdland Park and Gardens, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cotswold Farm Park, Cotswold Water Park, Cotswold Motor Museum & Toy Collection and the Glos & Warwicks Steam Railway.If you need any additional inspiration further suggestions can be found on the Chipping Campden websites, the National Trust or indeed most of the towns in the area have their own information on the Internet.
How to get there
Please note that a car is advised but it is very easy to get a taxi from Moreton on the Marsh Train Station. There is also a bus service to Stratford upon Avon and nearby villages. Details of local taxi firms can be advised if necessary.
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