Norman Chapel is a large detached property, located on a quiet road. The front door is approached via the front garden and opens into the dining room, although guests will typically enter the cottage via the boot room. The well laid out ground floor area includes the following rooms: Living room: The spacious living room has exposed oak beams and a lovely stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a three seater sofa, plus two arm chairs and a chaise longue, as well as a Freeview TV with a DVD player, a stereo system and wireless speakers; Dining room: This characterful room also has exposed oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. There is a large wooden dining table and seating for six, with an additional dining chair also available; Study: Located off the living room, the study contains a desk and chair, plus a selection of books, DVDs and games; Kitchen: Steps lead down from the dining room to the kitchen, which overlooks the back garden. The well-equipped kitchen has a double electric cooker, a four ring ceramic hob, fridge with a small freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and smoothie maker; Utility room: Next to the kitchen, this room contains a microwave and a washing machine; Shower room: Accessed via the kitchen and utility room, the shower room has a double walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Boot room: Adjoining the kitchen, the boot room is the primary entrance to the cottage, providing access to the back garden and the parking area.Stairs lead up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms, all in the eaves of the cottage: Bedroom 1: A beautiful room, with exposed oak beams and an ornate king size bed. A foldaway bed can be set up in the room, upon request, to increase the occupancy to 6+1; Bedroom 2: Another lovely room, with exposed oak beams, this room contains a double bed; Bedroom 3: Overlooking the back garden, this room contains two single beds; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with a handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.The cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with mature fruit trees and a lovely view of a neighbouring former church. A patio area in the back garden contains a large table with seating for eight, and there is a further bistro table and chairs, plus four deckchairs and a charcoal barbecue. A gate leads from the garden to a shared driveway, which has private parking for two medium sized cars or one 4x4. Further parking is available on the quiet road outside the cottage.
Norman Chapel - a cottage that sleeps 7 guests in 3 bedrooms
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- 24 janv. 2019
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Amazing little cottage, a few amenities missing
Such a lovely, spacious cottage well heated and very comfortable. We just felt a few amenities were lacking - not enough loo roll or dishwasher tablets for weekend, no foil/cling film/cooking oil in the kitchen, also barely any fire wood and the recycling was already overflowing when we arrived so nowhere to put ours. However would stay again as such a wonderful little spot!
Many thanks for your review, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in Norman Chapel!
It is important for us that our guests always feel welcome and we do provide a starter pack of toilet roll and enough logs for a couple of fires for each of the burners. As for initial consumables, we provide a small amount but as noted on the website, these are not expected to last for the duration of your stay.
Thank you again and we hope to see you again in the future.
Lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped. Comfy beds!
Thank you for your delightful review of Norman Chapel, Sarah. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay at the cottage. We hope that you visit again soon!
Well appointed and very comfortable
Thank you for your delightful review of Norman Chapel, we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
Really lovely cottage
Property manager Chris was heroic with his help over the cold and snowy weekend!
Thank you for your wonderful review of Norman Chapel, we're pleased to hear that the storm did not discourage you from coming & that Chris was able to help you. We hope to see you again soon!
Lovely house - but turn the heating up please!
We stayed in Norman Chapel with our friends for two nights during February half term. It's a lovely house with plenty of room, but ... TOO COLD! The kitchen is a good size, but the freezing cold tiled floor makes you not want to spend too much time in there. There is a notice next to the heating control panel asking you not to alter the timed settings so that the heating comes on from 6am - 10am, and 4pm - 10pm. It is possible to alter this to constant (although you are requested not to), but we could not find a way of increasing the temperature. It was only on our second night in the property that we noticed the thermostat on the dining room wall, and saw that the temperature had been set to 15 degrees. 15 degrees!!! In February!!! We probably ought to have noticed this thermostat before we did, but it doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere, and I think anyone would consider this level of heating during a cold spell quite mean. Especially as the rent is certainly not cheap.
There are two woodburners in the property. Only enough wood was left for one, and this burned through fairly quickly on the first evening, although didn't give out much heat. There was a notice that more wood could be purchased, but why not just provide what is needed to be comfortable when people are staying in the Winter?
The downstairs shower is a good size, but the water pressure is not very good.
Overall, a nice, clean property, and we really enjoyed staying with our friends in such a lovely area, but the owners frugality with the heating when we were staying there with children did detract from the experience. I hope others staying during cold weather will find the thermostat sooner than we did!
Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay but sorry to hear you were cold. We normally turn the heating down when guests are not staying to ensure the cottage doesn’t get too warm with no ventilation, and turn it up again in advance of guests arrival - the cottage is very old and overheating can damage the foundations. But of course guests are free to adjust the thermostat and the manager would have been very happy to help with this. Ensuring our guests have a cosy comfortable stay is very important to us so we do leave enough logs for a couple of fires in each burner with the option to purchase more (or otherwise they can be sourced very easily locally), and we also have a basket of guest slippers that guests are free to use for extra comfort. We have installed the largest and most efficient burners possible to maximise heat efficiency which we hope you enjoyed. The water pressure in the area is unfortunately not optimal, and we are investigating ways we can improve the water pressure. We very much hope you will return to the cottage another time.
Best wishes, the manager and owner
Great House and wonderful stay
The house is well equipped to make the stay very enjoyable with all the basic amenities provided down to a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival. The house is beautiful with large bedrooms, and a great down stairs area. The only thing I would comment on is the pressure in the down stairs Shower is very low and using the hand held shower upstairs was difficult as I am 6 months pregnant so wasn’t ideal.
Car: Aston Magna is easily accessed by car, being located a mile away from the A429 (Fosse Way), one of the main roads running through the North Cotswolds.
Train: The nearest railway station to Aston Magna is Moreton-in-Marsh (approximately three miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 39 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 75 miles, approximately 90 minute drive.