This romantic seventeenth century hideaway, set in the picturesque village of Willersey, Gloucestershire, is ideally situated for exploring the North Cotswolds, the Vale of Evesham and Stratford-on-Avon, and is a mile-and-a-half from the iconic village of Broadway with its shops, restaurants and galleries. Willersey itself has a lovely village pond, a petrol station, Anglican and Methodist churches, and two dog-friendly pubs serving good food.
Ninds Farm Cottage was once part of the much larger Ninds Farm House. Dating from the later 17th Century, this private wing of the farmhouse had become unfashionable by the end of the 18th century and was partitioned off to form a separate cottage, a curved stair turret was added to allow access to the upper floor, and doorways were created though the ground-floor window. A smaller fireplace was inserted into the original one in the sitting room and the large single bedroom was partitioned into two; the horsehair and lime plaster partitions still remain although the back room now forms the bathroom. Many other original features remain and the present owner has left much untouched while providing a warm and comfortable holiday retreat for two adults. The property was bought by the present owner, who lives in a nearby village, in 2012.
Exposed beams, comfortable seating, Freeview TV, DVD player, and refectory table and joint stools by Welsh furniture makers Haddon Gardiner. Some films on DVD are provided but guests may also bring their own. Please note that the TV is not “Smart”.
Kitchen and larder:
Range of units, electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with freezer box. An iron and ironing board are provided. Please note that there is no dishwasher or washing machine.
A table and two chairs in this light space for summer breakfasts or evening drinks. The downstairs toilet is accessed from the conservatory as is the small enclosed yard.
A small rockery, garden table and chairs, and the wood store.
Cupboard with extra bedding and clothes airer, and switch for the immersion heater.
Exposed beams, double bed, two nursing chairs, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer, pretty window seat. Please note the fireplace is not usable as such.
Toilet, wash basin, towel rail. Bath with hand-held shower over. Please note that there is no stand under shower. Bubble-bath is supplied.
The cottage is heated throughout by electric storage heating and hot water is supplied from an immersion heater. An additional convector heater is available if necessary. The lounge also has an open fire: logs and kindling are supplied and one scuttle of coal is included in the rental. Electricity is also included.
On street parking at the front of the cottage.
The cottage has wi-fi but mobile phone signals are patchy at best.
Towels and bed linen are provided, as are toilet rolls, liquid soap, bubble bath and washing-up liquid.
Guests may bring up to two medium-sized dogs (or equivalent) by prior arrangement, but dogs must not be allowed on the furniture unless on their own pet blanket. The number and size of dogs are limited by the size of the property. The Cottage is non-smoking.
Minimum stay is for three nights; maximum 30 nights, and may be booked directly with the owner on firstname.lastname@example.org or via Vrbo (for an extra charge) using link https://www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p8127849
Take a look at the photographs for a feel for the cottage, and check out my Facebook page for developments at the cottage and more information about the area.