Ivy Cottage is the latest Cotswolds offering from Beachspoke – a newly remodelled, striking two bedroom cottage located in the heart of the pretty village of Long Compton. Ideal for a discerning group of four who are seeking a boutique retreat in the countryside, Ivy’s beautiful and stylish interior won’t disappoint.
Recently renovated from a humble countryside cottage, Ivy has been transformed into an uber cool escape with exposed wood, cleverly placed mirrors, contemporary furniture and bespoke touches set over two storeys. As a result you’ll discover one of the most interesting and luxurious boltholes for a holiday in the Cotswolds.
A carefully curated space that has maximised the cottage’s beautiful classic features and local honey-coloured stone, Ivy Cottage is seemingly modest on the outside, yet beyond the quaint blue front door you’ll discover an opulent open-plan dining and kitchen area to the left and a sumptuous and spacious living room to the right. An open-tread wooden staircase sits in the middle of the house and leads you upstairs to two elegant bedrooms.
The master bedroom has a super king size bed and a copper bath in the room as well as an en-suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom also has an en-suite shower room, and both have been built with beautiful attention to detail, as well as offering bathrobes and comfy bed linens added to make your stay all the more luxurious.
Living Room: 3 seater sofa, 2 armchairs, large SMART TV on a moveable bracket, Sky Q with all sky sports movie channels, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Bluetooth Bose soundsystem, woodburner fireplace, dimmable lighting.
Kitchen & Dining Area: Dining table with 6 chairs, fully equipped kitchen, electric oven with 5 hobs, Nespresso machine with milk frother, washing/drying machine.
Master Bedroom: Super king size bed, goose feather down duvet, copper roll top bath, chest of drawers, storage baskets under the bed, hangers on the back of the door, large en-suite bathroom with rain shower, loo and sink.
Second Bedroom: King size bed, goose feather down duvet, large en-suite bathroom with large double headed rain shower, loo and sink.
Garden: Quaint garden at the back of the house.
Dogs: We are happy for you to bring a small/medium sized dog to the property at an extra charge of £30. We do ask that dogs do not go on the furniture or upstairs in the properties and any dog mess left in the outside areas are cleared up. Please note that outside areas are not fenced for dogs.
Pantry Items: Vodka, gin & whisky, olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, tea, a few Nespresso Pods. (If you are serious coffee drinkers please bring your own top up selection.)
Welcome Pack Items: Eggs, bread, butter, milk & Cremant.
General: Hive heating control, fibre broadband, strictly no smoking and unfortunately not suitable for a wheelchair. Unfortunately we don’t provide a cot or a highchair but the master bedroom can easily accommodate a travel cot. Check in is at 4.00pm and check out is at 11.00am.
Parking: Ivy Cottage comes with off street parking for 1 car.
Ivy Cottage is located in the village of Long Compton in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has all the attributes of the quintessential English countryside. Discover thatched cottages built in the iconic local limestone, a medieval church, and quaint little lanes framed with lovingly pruned hedges that branch off into the rolling hills nearby. Close to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Chipping Norton, Ivy Cottage is also within a short drive from Soho Farmhouse, Daylesford Organic farm, Chastleton House the Grade I listed Jacobean country house owned by the National Trust and just over a half an hour drive to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens.
How to get to Long Compton
We highly recommend getting about by car when staying at Ivy Cottage, but if travelling by train, the nearest railway is Moreton-in-Marsh which is just a nine minute taxi away or Banbury which is forty-six minutes away by bus. Ivy Cottage is approximately an hour and forty minutes away from London via car and we provide detailed driving directions upon booking. As always, our sales team our on hand to help you plan your journey to the cottage.
Things to do nearby
Food & Drink
The Red Lion Inn in Long Compton is a dog-friendly pub about a 20-minute walk from Ivy Cottage. There is also a small village shop but for more amenities, Chipping Norton is just four miles away and has a fantastic restaurant, Wild Thyme. In less than fifteen minutes in the car, you can feast on excellent fare at The Wild Rabbit or The Plough in Kingham. For other excellent local food, head to The Old Butchers or Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold and the Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote or Chef’s Dozen in Chipping Campden, they are all just a thirty minute drive away.
Further afield we recommend the newly opened (and Giles Coren favourite), The Bell Inn at Langford, the brilliant Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, or The Lamb Inn in Burford amongst others. You will find a full area guide in the cottage.
Things To Do In or Around Long Compton
When you aren’t relaxing in the comfort of Ivy Cottage, you are spoilt for choice with things to do near Long Compton. Walkers and hikers can tackle the nearby routes that meander through the picturesque landscape of the Cotswolds, encountering incredible views and points of interest including the ancient Rollright Stones.
Whichford Pottery, located in the village next to Long Compton, is famous for producing the Soho House pottery. A short walk or drive from Ivy Cottage, you can visit their workshop, choose the pot of your dreams, be inspired by their courtyard garden, grab yourself a stunning gift in their Octagon shop and top it all off by soaking up the rolling Cotswold hills with a steaming brew and a homemade cake.
Ivy Cottage is only half an hour from Stratford-Upon-Avon, a medieval market town and the birthplace of William Shakespeare, it is a great day out for all the family.
Daylesford Organic Farm has events and courses along with the brilliant Bamford Haybarn Spa. The Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens has over 260 different species of animals and the largest privately owned Zoological collection in the UK. Blenheim Palace, Chastleton House and Broughton Castle are incredible historic homes worth a visit.