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Unique and very special - an idyllic, historic cottage with stunning views in a village location. Dating back to 1624 this beautiful detached, thatched cottage has been restored to a very high standard and now offers a wonderful retreat for couples.
Full of charm and character Asphodel cottage retains many original features with natural flagstone floor, beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace. Up the stone staircase the hugely romantic bedroom is tucked under the original wooden eaves.
An en suite bathroom has a free-standing tub with country views. For couples wishing to dine in there is a fully equipped kitchen with vintage china and crystal glasses or if you prefer there is a host of award winning pubs, and restaurants nearby.
Outside there is a very private garden. Take breakfast in the orchard or relax on cushioned outdoor sofas within the low walls of a former outhouse - soak up the sun, enjoy the birdsong and take in the gorgeous views.
Set on a quiet country lane, Tarlton is a tiny hamlet of around fifty properties. The cottage overlooks the open farmland and woods of the famous Bathhurst Estate - you may walk from the door all the way to Cirencester on estate land or enjoy local country walks on its pathways. The local pub - the Tunnel House Inn - is around 20 minutes walk, partly along a country path.
Asphodel cottage is detached and sits on its own good-sized plot (no other properties sharing any part of the land). There are single cottages to either side but they do not overlook the cottages private gardens.
In the orchard area is a small ornate metal table and chairs. You can relax on cushioned outdoor sofas, under a parasol, within the low walls of a former outhouse. There are up-lights for a romantic night time setting.
There is off street parking for at least one large car or two smaller ones.
The garden is surrounded by low walls and suitable to let supervised pets (permitted with small extra charge) roam free, although determined pets may be able to 'escape'.
The owners, an art advisor and film producer, have taken great care in creating a unique interior of great style in a restoration of the highest quality. Original features have been retained with natural floors, beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace.
Downstairs two velvet sofas, set on a beautiful oriental carpet before a giant inglenook fireplace. There is fine art and classic books, lighting is discrete and atmospheric. A log burning stove (basic log supply provided) makes the area extra cosy and romantic.
The hand-made kitchen, with a wooden worktop, has top quality equipment and includes extras like a Nespresso machine and milk frother for your morning cappuchino.
The dining area has a traditional style table and chairs (seats up to 4 if you have guests) under a pendant lamp.
First Floor Description
The original twisting stone staircase, with its old wrought iron handrail, winds up behind the fireplace and leads in to a beautiful bedroom. Under vintage beams the Laura Ashley bed has a comfortable mattress complemented with luxury Soak & Sleep bedding.
The en suite bathroom features a Venetian mirror, deep-pile towels, complimentary toiletries and a free-standing bath with heaps of hot water and country views.
Window Views Description
Most windows face front towards a small country lane (occasional very light traffic) or rear facing the garden and open countryside. The bedroom looks over the lane to pasture that usually has horses grazing.
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