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The Tap Room, Kingham

SuperhostKingham, Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Character Cottages
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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Welcome to The Tap Room, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

The Tap Room is a charming Grade II listed cottage in the much loved Cotswold village of Kingham, one of the most desirable culinary destinations in the Cotswolds and home to The Big Feastival weekend in August. The Wild Rabbit, an award-winning pub, is moments from the cottage and the Daylesford Estate is less than two miles away, making it an ideal lunch stop on a country walk. Many of the picturesque villages and market towns of the North Cotswolds are close by, including Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters and Stow-on-the-Wold.
Kingham has a train station with direct train links to London and Oxford, making further afield destinations easily accessible without a car.

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The space
The Tap Room enjoys an idyllic corner plot with its main entrance being via the back door. Opening into the dining area, the following rooms are on the ground floor, all with underfloor heating:

Living room: This delightful living space has a cosy yet contemporary feel, with exposed beams and an exposed Cotswold feature stone wall. There are two sofas and a footstool, a Smart TV with DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and a selection of board games;
Dining area: Tastefully decorated, this dining area has two picture windows on either side of the back door which overlook the attractive garden. There is a wooden table with seating for six;
Kitchen: Adjacent to the dining area, the well-equipped kitchen has solid wood surfaces and contains an electric oven, four-ring electric hob, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière. There is also a slimline dishwasher, washing machine and DAB radio;
Family bathroom: The smart family bathroom contains a bath with an overhead shower, separate handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.

Stairs lead up from the dining area to a spacious first floor landing in the eaves, off which are the following rooms:

Master bedroom: A characterful room with an exposed Cotswold stone wall and original oak beams. It contains a king size divan bed, a large cupboard with a hanging rail and an Ottoman with two drawers. The Velux window overlooks the garden below and has a blackout curtain;
Bedroom 2: At the opposite end of the landing is the second bedroom which has two single divan beds, an Ottoman with two drawers and a cupboard for storage.

The garden is accessed via the back door which opens onto a patio area with smart Rattan armchairs and a matching glass-topped table. Mostly laid to lawn, the garden is bordered by attractive shrubs and fragrant lavender, and two mature trees provide shade in the sunshine. A charcoal barbecue is available in the summer months as well. This attractive outdoor space is fully enclosed, however, young children and dogs should be supervised at all times.

The cottage has parking space for two cars in the carport and further on-street parking is available in the village.

Guest access
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.

Other things to note
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Welcome to The Tap Room, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

The Tap Room is a charming Grade II listed cottage in the much loved Cotswold village of Kingham, one of the most desirable culinary destinations in the Cotswolds and home to The Big Feastival weekend in August. The Wild Rabbit, an award-winning pub, is moments from the cottage…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
TV
Washer
Iron
Hangers
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Hair dryer

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Kingham, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Voted "England's Favourite Village" in 2004 by Country Life magazine, Kingham is a beautiful, unspoilt Cotswold village, with a large open green and some elegant stone and thatch cottages, mostly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is situated in the Evenlode valley, a short drive from the well known Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton.

There has been a church on the site of St. Andrew's Church for at least 900 years, although the present building is a mixture of ages. The font is 13th century, the Perpendicular Gothic tower 15th century, the nave roof is dated 1774 and the rest of the church was remodelled in 1851-3. The church also has a fine old rectory, built in the 17th century.

Kingham has two highly regarded pubs, a village shop and is just a mile away from Daylesford Organic, which is well known for its organic food, cookery school and spa. Kingham is also the only village in the Cotswolds that is served by a main line railway station, which provides regular services to London Paddington station.

Food & Drink

Kingham is fortunate to be blessed with two of the best village pubs in the whole of the Cotswolds, as well as a welcoming hotel, and is just a mile away from the well known Daylesford Organic Farm:

The Wild Rabbit (www.thewildrabbit.co.uk): Owned by Lord and Lady Bamford, and described as "the poshest pub in Britain", the Wild Rabbit has been totally refurbished and boasts a total of three real fires in its dining room and separate bar. The menu reflects the seasons and celebrates everything that is great about local produce. All ingredients are carefully selected for their quality and are organic, where possible;
The Kingham Plough (www.thekinghamplough.co.uk): The Kingham Plough has established a well deserved reputation as an outstanding dining pub and has deservedly been recognised by numerous awards bestowed by various different bodies. The modern British food is inspirational, not your ordinary Gastro-Pub menu, where everything is prepared from scratch by a team of skilled chefs. Headed by chef-owner Emily Watkins and head chef Ben Dulley, the menu offers an exciting take on English classics. The kitchen is dedicated to making the most of the carefully sourced local ingredients and everything from the charcuterie to the baked beans in the award winning breakfast is proudly made by hand.

Kingham also has a village store, selling a wide range of everyday products, including fresh items, beers, wines and spirits, groceries and confectionery. There are regular farmers' markets held in the village, throughout the year.
Voted "England's Favourite Village" in 2004 by Country Life magazine, Kingham is a beautiful, unspoilt Cotswold village, with a large open green and some elegant stone and thatch cottages, mostly dating from th…

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Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We specialise in luxury and contemporary styled properties that sleep 2 to 16 guests, and our territory spans all 5 counties of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Cotswolds. We have over 120 fabulous homes for you to explore and enjoy, in beautiful villages throughout the area. We know all of our property owners very well, and we have visited every property, so you can be assured of accurate and reliable information. All of our staff are trained in everything “Cotswolds”, from the best local pubs, to good advice on local travel - just get in touch! If you would prefer to contact us directly, just search for “Character Cottages” and the name of the property you are most interested in. We are very friendly and we are here to help!
Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We speci…
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