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This is a unique opportunity to stay in one of England's most iconic row of cottages. Number 9 is the only holiday cottage in this incredible location, Arlington Row. The buildings themselves date back to 1380 when their function was a monastic wool store. In the 17th century the properties were converted to cottages and No. 9 is at the end of this historic row. The sitting/dining room offers a cosy feel with a wood burning stove to enjoy.
Number 9, being the last cottage on the row is the only one set back from the road with its own small front garden. From here you can sit and look over the Rack Isle opposite which is where the wool was hung on racks after being washed at Arlington Row and it is now an important habitat for water loving plant, bird and animal species. To the rear of the cottage is also a medium sized cottage garden with seating which offers more privacy and a quiet area away from the village hubbub. Staying at this cottage you are situated in the picturesque village of Bibury where there are tea rooms, pubs and opportunities to enjoy a gentler pace of life especially after visitors have left for the day.
This central Cotswold location provides easy access to the Roman town of Cirencester, Birdland Park and Garden's, Chedworth Roman Villa and a cluster of other National Trust properties and estates to explore too. A little further afield you can visit Cheltenham with its renowned race course or discover some of the other typical Cotswold villages in the area.
Heating: There are electric storage heaters and a wood burning stove.
Parking: There is an allocated space in residents car park at the end of the terraced row, approximately 150 yards from the cottage, but it is possible to unload/load on the road outside.
Offers: Guests will benefit from free access to Chedworth Roman Villa and 20% discount on purchases made in the shop and café at Chedworth.
N.B Due to Arlington Row being a popular historic attraction there may be visitors in close proximity but No. 9 benefits from a private garden at the rear.
These three counties are a chance to get closer to traditional English life, gentle rolling hedgerows alive with wildlife and wide open green spaces to relax in. Best bits include exploring the green chalk hills and woodlands of the Chilterns and discovering the history of Warwickshire, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .