If you are looking for luxury self catering in the Cotswolds, your search is at an end, because here you will discover a stunning 30′ by 15′ library/drawing-room/dining-room, with a high pitched roof and big Gothic stone fireplace. Tall bookcases frame the windows and the desk at the back of the room; in the middle is a large round dining table, and arranged around the fire are a deep off-white sofa, a couple of armchairs in off-white and pale rose, a club fender and a pair of large matching stools.
The atmosphere is light and elegant – more chateau than cottage: the curtains and window seat cushions are striped in rose and white , the walls are pale grey and the woodwork off white – picking up the colours in the Aubusson style needlework rug. The books, hundreds of them, a bibliophile’s dream, provide a richness that anchors and articulates the room and stops it from tipping over into pretty–pretty.
The large, pretty bedroom has a gleaming, dark polished wood floor, a high pitched ceiling and a 6′ bed framed by off white hangings. It looks wonderful against the wallpaper, a soft grey green and white chinoiserie pattern by Colefax and Fowler whose massive scale is perfect for the room. Opposite is an off white painted French armoires and antique mirror hangs over a mahogany chest of drawers. A door leads into a trellised terrace, where you can drink your morning coffee surrounded by Mediterranean scents of lavender, cistus and roses. The en suite bathroom has pale coffee marbleised tiles and a marble-topped vanity unit. There’s a power shower over the bath and a mirror running the whole way down one wall.