Set amidst glorious rolling countryside and in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the perfect location for exploring unspoilt villages and historical towns.
Once a Victorian schoolhouse built in 1854 by the local brewery and more recently a lively day nursery for surrounding village toddlers, the converted home has a more genteel but still carefree atmosphere. Four comfortable en-suite rooms, private sitting rooms and a choice of indulgent or active pastimes and treats.
Whether walking, cycling, rowing or just sitting – book a hamper (rugs and brollies included). Maybe a hearty homemade soup and bread or a ‘fancy’ picnic to graze on, or just a flask of coffee or tea with biscuits or cakes…Wicker baskets look the part but are not ideal for keeping food at its best so insulated rucksacks or boxes are provided so the food waits for you
Spacious yet private, you have your own key and entrance into a boot room to abandon all evidence of muddy walks, return picnic hampers / brollies / hats or just wring yourselves out! Walk through the hall and follow a typical school corridor to the spacious living room – once the assembly hall – to read the daily papers, map out your day or just recover from a leisurely full English breakfast (or light and healthy if you prefer!) served at a long oak table. Quirky old school style fire doors with safety glass, aluminium handles and even fire exits have been preserved for nostalgia.
Parking is plentiful and beyond you can potter around the large garden, formed into areas with pergolas, patios and a fish pond, for taking afternoon tea or just wandering or snoozing. Venture into the orchard where Cluckingham Palace is home to chickens including Sybil and Colonel Lavender and rabbits Valentine and Maisie, Mr Frosty and Scruffy who all enjoy this relaxed Cotswold way of life whilst Molly the rescue cat surveys with interest!
Why not enjoy a game of Boules or Croquet on the lawn?