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Middle Gable is accessed via its garden, which leads to the beautiful wooden front door. Inside the house, a small entrance hall leads into: Living room: A grand room, which has been newly refurbished in a traditional style, enhancing the abundance of period features, including stone mullion windows, a large fireplace with wood-burning stove, wooden beams and a centuries old alcove. The refurbishment includes a limestone flagged floor, with underfloor heating, and the provision of a flat screen satellite TV and Blu-ray home theatre system with an iPod docking station.The living room then leads into the Inner Hall, which in turn leads to: Shower room: Contains a shower, basin and toilet; Kitchen/dining room: The kitchen is well equipped, including a cooker with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. There is a good sized dining table, with five chairs, and the layout of the room ensures that all guests can socialise whilst cooking is in progress.Returning to the Inner Hall, a grand wooden staircase leads up to the first floor hallway, off which are: Bedroom 1: The initial highlight of the room is the spectacular super-king size four poster bed and this impressive room also has what is believed to be the original wooden flooring, stone mullion windows and the original "wig and gown" cupboard. There is a flat panel satellite TV in the room; Bathroom: Contains a bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet.The staircase then continues up into the gable of the house, giving access to: Bedroom 2: A very spacious, dual aspect eaves bedroom, with beautiful original wooden beams. The room contains three single beds, two of which can be pushed together and one of which doubles up as a sofa (it is a full size adult bed, however).Heading back downstairs and out of the front door, the lovingly cared for open plan gardens spread out in front of you. In Middle Gable's garden, extending from the front of the house, there is a bench, for relaxing and looking out over all the gardens, as well as a paved seating area, which contains an outdoor table and chairs. At the end of the garden is a double garage for guest use.
To stay in Middle Gable is a privilege. A beautiful period building, clean and well, maintained in the heart of a picturesque village. Walk a few hundred yards to the center of Bourton and you have the river with five pretty bridges surrounded by some very nice bars and restaurants. Food and drink in the village was plentiful.
The house is stunning, beams, low doorways, beautiful staircase, period fittings - comfortable beds, good kitchen, etc.
The owner was very personable, provided good customer service and was easily contactable. We found there to be plenty of space for two couples. There were an abundance of walks to enjoy around the village.
Would highly recommend to the discerning.
Car: Bourton is located approximately 1 mile away from the A429 (Fosse Way) and is easily accessed by car.
Train: The nearest railway station to Bourton is Kingham (approximately 8 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 50 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 73 miles, approximately 90 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 66 miles, approximately 90 minute drive.