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The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden

5 reviews
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Welcome to The Forge, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dating back to the 18th century, The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a lovely private garden, which sits on a quiet road in the picturesque village of Upper Oddington. The village benefits from the award winning Horse & Groom pub, and is next to Lower Oddington, which has the equally well regarded Fox at Oddington pub. Numerous beautiful walks are available right from the doorstep, and the village is just two miles away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the- Wold, with its many shops and restaurants. The well known Cotswold towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Chipping Campden are all just a short drive...Welcome to The Forge, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dating back to the 18th century, The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a lovely private garden, which sits on a quiet road in the picturesque village of Upper Oddington. The village benefits from the award winning Horse & Groom pub, and is next to Lower Oddington, which has the equally well regarded Fox at Oddington pub. Numerous beautiful walks are available right from the doorstep, and the village is just two miles away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the- Wold, with its many shops and restaurants. The well known Cotswold towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Chipping Campden are all just a short drive away, and further afield places such as Oxford, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon are also within easy reach. House Rules Booking and payment Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner. For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival. All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions. Security deposits Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions). Occupancy The maximum occupancy of the property is four guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than four guests at the property. Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant. Pets One medium sized dog is accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog. For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. Bed linen and towels Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. Arrival and departure times Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night. Bed sizes and configurations •Master bedroom: Double bed •Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds Bathrooms •Family bathroom (1st floor): Roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin •Shower room (ground floor): Walk-in shower with separate shower attachment, toilet and wash basin Heating, fuel and logs The property has a gas central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased directly from the owner. Services provided The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. There is no telephone at the property. Mobile phone reception is variable, typically being better outside the property than inside. Parking The property has off street parking for one car and free on street parking is readily available. Housekeeping Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request. Child friendly facilities A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided. The property’s garden is enclosed, however young children should be supervised outside at all times. Initial consumables A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay. Accessibility, health and safety This is an old property with some low beams and it is laid out over two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the cottage in the event of an emergency. The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk. Smoking No smoking is permitted throughout the property.More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Great location with easy access to the many villages that make up the Cotswolds. The cottage was well styled and have everything we needed for our stay. We really appreciated the home cooked cake that was waiting for us on arrival. If we are ever...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review for The Forge. We're pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in the Cotswolds. We hope that you visit again soon!

Reviewed 17 October 2018

I searched for months for the perfect Cotswolds cottage before deciding on The Forge. It was everything we wanted. So much character, clean, well stocked, wine chilled in the fridge upon arrival (and a chocolate cake!). Close to many lovely areas, we explored Stow, Bourton,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review for The Forge, Tamina. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely break away & that you enjoyed exploring the Cotswolds. We hope that you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed at the forge and it’s was just as good as we remember. It’s a hidden gem! Cosy, great for getting away from it all and in the perfect location to explore the best of the Cotswolds.

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank sunnyfunny1uk
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful Cotswold cottage with everything you would want and more! Modernised inside without losing it's character, cosy and warm, wood burning stove, central heating and under floor heating in downstairs bathroom Everything you could want in the kitchen! Starter pack on arrival, included a...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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Management response:Responded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of The Forge. We're pleased to hear you had a lovely time in the Cotswolds and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

We stayed at The Forge for 4 days in August. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds and has all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay. Its definitely a home from home!

Date of stay: August 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
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The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
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