Chipping Campden , The Cotswolds
Elkstones is an elegant, five-bedroom, Cotswolds large holiday house which sits on the edge of Chipping Campden. This mellow stone, oak-beamed home has spacious gardens and luxury features such as a sauna, cinema room and swimming pool. It is conveniently located just a short walk from one of Gloucestershire’s most picturesque towns.
The contemporary and eclectic interior features exude decadence, with lavish furnishings, bespoke English-made furniture and individual design pieces. Elkstones is the perfect house in which to celebrate a special occasion, or a wonderful country retreat for a well-earned family break.
The Lounge is a beautifully light and airy room, with flagstone flooring and large sumptuous rugs. It is divided into two areas, one with an L shaped deep sofa with a bespoke bookcase and TV unit, whilst the other end is more formal, with a Chesterfield style sofa and Baby Grand piano (a local pianist is available to book for private performances).
The small cosy study is ideal for reading, decorated in rust and taupe with a Shargreen campaign desk and bookcase. Pool and relaxation area
The lower ground floor is dedicated to recreation with an indoor swim jet heated pool and ample relaxation area, with a sculptured ceramic feature wall. The large redwood cedar sauna has beech seating with rainbow LED lighting. Adjacent is a cloakroom and shower room with marble mosaic tiling and drench shower.
A cinema room where one wall is dedicated to a giant projector screen 2 metres in width with surround sound and home cinema equipment. A comfortable sofa unit runs around the room with a central Perspex floating coffee table.
The stairs feature an impressive cast iron balustrade with a central Bruce Munro designed chandelier with 300 individual clear tear drops.
The beamed kitchen is very much the heart of the house. It comprises a stylish Loxleys oak kitchen, limestone tiled floor, granite worktops, seven ring gas range with griddle, two large ovens (one with facility for pizza/bread baking), combination oven, microwave, dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer.
There is a large solid timber table which seats up to 10, ideal for breakfast, lunch or informal suppers. Striking pendant lights illuminate the space. French doors open out onto a large south facing terrace with seating area and BBQ.
The main feature of this elegant dinning room is its beautiful oval dining table in greyed oak which seats 10. A Tondo mirror in oxidised silver, a nickel chandelier, warm purple tones, luxurious carpet, lamps and upholstered chairs complete the indulgent look.
Each of the five double bedrooms (four with en suite bathrooms and one family bathroom) has an individual design. Hypnos beds with faux suede bases and wall mounted headboards, TV/DVD players, fitted cupboards and comfy upholstered chairs are a constant theme. Colour schemes include taupe, greens and blue with a splash of red and orange here and there.
The highlights of the master suite are the contemporary four poster super king size bed in oak and an impressive free standing mineral cast bath in a perfect oval for two, set on a raised platform with magnificent views out over the surrounding countryside. The marble tiled en suite bathroom has a double drench shower and the generous dressing room has a full wall of faux baby ostrich panelled wardrobes.
Bathrooms have a series of different looks, from black marble, to stone and mosaic tiling, with superior fittings from Grohe and Duravit.
Large landscaped gardens open out onto a rolling meadow. Interesting features include a ‘ha ha’ in the lower garden and the upper terrace provides a sunny area with sheltered seating beneath a circular pergola. A terrace adjacent to the kitchen makes the perfect ‘al fresco’ dining spot with built in seating, table and a BBQ.
What you can see from the windows: Beautiful Cotswolds countryside with rolling hills with wooded areas.
Boasts a level of hi-tech design and opulent service rarely seen in the UK”
Elkstones, a stunning Cotswolds house outside Chipping Campden”
Susan D’Arcy - Sunday Times
“Simon Nixon bought a place in the country, and turned it into a sophisticated weekend bolthole”
“Elkstones is a truly magnificent property fitted out in the style of a boutique hotel complete with Drench showers, marble bathrooms, original artwork and a baby grand piano.”
Frank Barrett, Travel Editor - Mail On Sunday
“If you want a cottage to impress your pals this Summer then choose Elkstones, the ultimate millionaire’s lair.”
Tourist Attractions: Elkstones is perfectly placed for visiting Cotswolds little gem, Broadway, which has a fantastic range of shops, restaurants and pubs and is one the most picturesque of the Cotswold villages with its picture perfect honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings. Visit Broadway Tower only a few minutes drive away. The Tower is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints. It is possible to survey an area which includes as many as thirteen counties. And also close at hand is Snowshill Manor. Few places are more historic than the lovely Tudor buildings which make up Snowshill manor. Beautifully built in local Cotswold stone, the existing modest house was built between the 15th century and the 18th Century. Also close by is Mill Dene Garden which is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This romantic garden is set around a lovely mill which is probably Norman. Sited in its own steep sided valley, the garden has hidden paths winding up from the mill-pool and stream at the bottom through the Rose Walk to the Cricket Lawn.
For a more detailed list of attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants visit Broadways Website.
Eating and Drinking: There is plenty of choice for eateries in Chipping Campden but try Eight Bells Inn who are recognised within the food and pub guides that really matter and are visited regularly by discerning locals and those who return to the Cotswolds time and time again. Or dine at Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant where you can Wine and dine in relaxed surroundings with the warm ambience of open fires and a friendly service. They serve the best in Greek food complemented by Mediterranean cuisine. From a delightful array of Mezze dishes, fresh fish and seafood with seasonal daily specials to our renowned “Marathona” Fillet Steaks.
Food Stores: A few miles away in Broadway you really must shop at Budgens which has firmly been established as a community food retailer for over 125 years and is recognised for its excellent fresh food. For a grocery delivery, Tesco in Evesham will deliver for you.The nearest supermarket is Tesco which is located in Evesham which is only 7 miles away. Why not pre order your grocery orders for delivery for the cottage.
Sporting activities: For Golf lovers there is an excellent Golf Course on the doorstep, Broadway Golf Club one of The Cotswolds finest with exceptional views over the Vale of Evesham, this inland links style golf course provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities.And if you fancy a bit of Clay Pigeon shooting visit Cotswolds Shooting at Murcot, Broadway again only a short drive away.If you fancy a bit of Horse Riding visit Washpool Equestrian Centre. With over 50 horses and ponies to suit any level of ability and challenge, people come from all over the UK and around the world to ride at the centre. Set in the picturesque village of Stanton at the foot of the Cotswolds escarpment, riders can be up in the hills enjoying magnificent views on many miles of paths and bridleways, with virtually no roadwork.
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Food Mixer
- Ice Maker
- Bedroom TV
- Sky/Sat/Free View
- Music System/CD/Radio
- I-Pod Dock
- X-Box & Games
- Log/Multi Fuel Burner
- Gas Central Heating
- Underfloor Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Childs Cot
- Childs High Chair
- King Sized Bed
- Selection of DVD's
- Selection of Books and Games
- Enclosed Garden
- Open Patio
- Garden Furniture
- Off Road Parking
- Use of adjacent land/parkland
- Private Cinama
- Indoor Swimming Pool
Included In The Price
- Bed Linen
- Basic Kitchen Provisions
- Welcome Tea Tray
- Homemade Cake
- In-House Beauty Treatments
- In-House Hairdressers
- Readymade meals delivered
- On site Chef
- Grocery delivery
- Babysitting Service
|Week Low Season||£4900|
|3 Day Low Season||£3185|
|Week Mid Season||£5600|
|3 Day Mid Season||£3650|
|Week High Season||£6300|
|3 Day High Season||£3900|
Managers Contact Details
Tel: 01244 784152