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Ilexmead Mews

Upper Brailes, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful bolt hole for two, tucked away in a village location with fabulous views
  • Great location for keen walkers with access to footpaths from the village and the rear of the property
  • Ideal for exploring the many picturesque Cotswold villages and stunning countryside
Property code: 78604

Located in a stunning traditional Cotswold village, this bolthole renovated in 2020 is the ideal hideaway for a couple looking to unwind and enjoy this Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, whatever the occasion or time of year.

Nestled away in the North Cotswold village of Upper Brailes, this property is set in the grounds of the owners home and offers contemporary, stylish and compact accommodation enjoying the most breath-taking views across the Cotswolds countryside to an ancient hill fort. For keen walkers or cyclists, this is a dream location with historic towns such as Chipping Camden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Burford and Stratford-Upon-Avon all within easy reach. There is a good selection of local restaurants, for keen or casual golfers head to Feldon Valley golf course or book a tour around the Cotswold Distillery. Other beautiful attractions, all within driving distance include Blenheim Palace, Ragley Hall, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Chasleton House, Upton House and Compton Verney House. For some retail therapy, multiple eating places and beautiful sights, why not head to dreaming spires of Oxford.

This stunning one bedroom loft conversion has one entrance via a staircase located in your own courtyard garden. Inside, the cosy yet bright lounge/kitchen/diner has been thoughtfully designed and laid out to make full use of the space available. The stylish kitchen area has lots of light flooding in from the skylights and is equipped with a Bosch electric oven and integrated microwave, electric hob, fridge with ice compartment and a mini dishwasher. Enjoy a morning coffee or lunch at the breakfast bar, and after a busy day exploring, settle down and put your feet up in the lounge area and enjoy a favourite programme on the Sky TV (standard package). The bedroom is a double room with some storage space for your belongings and there is a very spacious shower room with shower and WC.

Outside, not only do you have spectacular views of the countryside from your very own courtyard garden, you have a charcoal BBQ and secure storage for your bicycles. There is allocated parking for one car.

  • 1 Bedroom - double
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC
  • Bosch electric oven with integrated microwave and electric hob, fridge with ice compartment and mini dishwasher
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • Sky TV with standard package in the lounge area
  • Tailored Welcome pack provided
  • Courtyard garden with charcoal BBQ and garden furniture with sun beds
  • Secure storage for bicycles with charge point for electric bikes

Samantha Weatherstone

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan, 5th September 2021

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Highly recommended for location - conveniently around half an hour drive away from most places of interest. Mike was a super friendly host - provided information in advance to help us plan good places to eat, greeted us warmly on arrival and provided a lovely welcome pack that was tailored to our likes - felt very special. Ilexmead was literally spRead moreotless and everything had been thought of. All of the internal furnishings, towels, crockery etc were luxurious which was not expected and a treat! Hide

Reviewed by Andrea, 27th August 2021

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Small but perfectly appointed. Generous welcome pack. Had a great stay!

Reviewed by John, 13th August 2021

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This little gem in the Cotswolds should be permanently booked up, the quality of accommodation is so high! Perfect location to explore surrounding villages. Everything was high quality inside the apartment and there were excellent touches such as the welcome pack and advice on where to eat. First rate hosting and cleanliness. Would highly recommendRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Josh, 9th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jade, 23rd July 2021

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An amazing experience. As soon as you walk in the place is completely spotless throughout, with all the equipment you could possibly need. So much thought has gone into fitting everything into a smaller space and it works perfectly. The very kind and thoughtful welcome basked was amazing especially after a long drive up there. Mike and Debi were suRead moreper helpful, nothing seemed too much for them. Thank you so much for an amazing week. Hide

Reviewed by Justin, 16th July 2021

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Thoroughly enjoyed our week away based in Upper Brailes. The owners were attentive and very understanding of our late arrival after a full day at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Apartment was spotlessly clean and with everything you could need. All appliances were high quality and we were able to have the privacy needed even though it is in Read morethe lovely back garden of the owners. Very peaceful and a lovely spot to unwind. Great base to explore the Cotswolds. Thank you again Mike and Debbie Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 9th July 2021

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We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Ilexmead Cottage, which was immaculate and very well equipped. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had. The owners, Mike and Debbie are a friendly couple, most helpful with local knowledge, recommendations for the best places to eat and nothing seems too much trouble to them. The surrounding groRead moreunds are immaculately kept and its been the nicest holiday let we have ever stayed in. Hide

Reviewed by Mel, 25th June 2021

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Excellent accommodation. All equipment and utensils were of the highest order and the welcome pack was both thoughtful and useful. Mike and Debbie were excellent hosts with a good knowledge of the local area. We certainly hope to pay a return visit in the future.

Reviewed by Gillian, 11th June 2021

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Ilex mead news was very well equipped and in a good position for great walks and for visiting places of interest. Great hosts who were very helpful and friendly. Very generous welcome pack was provided too.

Reviewed by Susan, 4th June 2021

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First class, very well appointed and spotlessly clean apartment. Situated in a beautiful peaceful area of the Cotswolds. Our hosts Debbie & Mike were very helpful and friendly giving us plenty of useful advice and information of what to see and where to visit. The welcome pack was a much appreciated gesture! Highly recommended for anyone visiting tRead morehis beautiful part of the country. Hide

Reviewed by Christina, 31st May 2021

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Reviewed by Martin, 28th May 2021

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Wow is all I can say! What an absolute gem of a find. You really won't be disappointed staying at Ilexmead Mews from the friendly warm welcome from the owners Mike & Debbie to the high spec standard and finish of the property. The property has everything you need from pizza cutters to an ice bucket and a very generous welcome pack is included. MikeRead more & Debbie are always on hand to help whether its recommending places to visit or going the extra mile to make your stay memorable. Thank you both Hide

Reviewed by Philip, 21st May 2021

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This property was first class, very clean and modern Mike and Debbie made us feel very welcome and a hamper of goodies was also very welcome ,if the weather had been a bit better we would have used the barbecue in the lovely seating area outside,

Reviewed by Anne, 9th May 2021

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Helpful owners of a lovely cosy property with everything you need to have an enjoyable stay. Generous welcome pack, gorgeous views. Great location for a walking getaway.

Reviewed by Beverley, 30th April 2021

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Cannot recommend this lovely place enough ! It was perfect for a quiet break for two . It was immaculately clean, had everything you could want in it and the location was perfect for visiting all the best places in the Cotswolds ! The owners were lovely hosts too ! We will definitely return .

Reviewed by Elaine, 23rd April 2021

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So many pluses, friendly and helpful hosts, beautifully appointed apartment, everything one needs and all to an excellent standard. Good courtyard garden, with barbecue and attractive views over open countryside. I suppose the only negative is the size of the apartment, with no real lounge area and double bed only. Sloping ceilings could be an issuRead moree if one is tall. That said, we had a lovely time and visited two local restaurants, outside only COVID-19 style. A great first trip. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Cynthia, 16th April 2021

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This apartment is very modern, beautifully furnished and it is spotlessly clean, everything looks brand new. It is very will equipped with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave/oven even a coffee machine. The owners have thought of everything. The bed is extremely comfortable. It is lovely place to spend a holiday with pretty garden to sit in and viRead moreews of the surrounding hills. The owners were very kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. Hide

Reviewed by Amelia, 12th April 2021

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Absolutely amazing hosts and such an outdistancing apartment! We didnt want to leave and wished we could have stayed for longer. Amazing views and excellent facilities

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 5th December 2020

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We had to find accommodation due to building works being carried out in our own home. Wow what a find. Debi and Mike were first class hosts. Made us so welcome it was hard to leave after the two weeks. Luxury apartment. You will want for nothing.

Reviewed by Mark, 19th October 2020

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Lovely apartment, immaculately clean with high quality appliances. Beautiful views over the fields and plenty of good walks from the village . Upper Brailes is an ideal location to visit the Cotswolds area. Our hosts, Mike and Debi, were extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Sean, 2nd October 2020

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We had a wonderful stay in Ilexmead Mews despite the terrible weather. The apartment is lovely, beautifully furnished and decorated, to a very high standard. The owners have thought of everything. The appliances are first class and everything you might need is there. The location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. We would love to return for aRead morenother stay and perhaps be able to make use of the little seating area and BBQ, drinking a glass of Cotswold gin, taking in the tranquility. Hide

Reviewed by Eamon, 25th September 2020

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We were made to feel very welcome by Deb & Mike.

Reviewed by Jared, 18th September 2020

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Ilexmead is the perfect country getaway for a couple. It is impossible to fault the property or where it is situated. You have everything you will ever need during your stay, the opportunity for fantastic days out and are spoilt for choice when deciding where to have dinner on an evening. In addition to all of this, Mike and Debi will do whatever tRead morehey can to ensure your holiday is as relaxing as possible. Finally, to top it all off, you get to meet Alfie the Westie (if you want to that is!). Hide

Reviewed by Terry, 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by B, 4th September 2020

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Bijou property built into A frame roofing area so take care if tall. Very well equipped and modern with everything that a couple might need. Located in a quiet village with easy access to many places of interest.

Reviewed by BRIAN, 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Katharine, 7th August 2020

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The warm welcome received from Mike, Debbie and Alfie the dog really set the tone for a fantastic week-long stay. The cottage was immaculate with quality appliances and furnishings, and great thought had gone into providing everything required to have a relaxing stay, including a welcome basket of provisions that included prosecco and some local giRead moren! The location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. I would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Isabel, 3rd August 2020

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Very nice owners and the apartment was beautifully done. We had a lovely time. It was, however, really small so best for short breaks.

Reviewed by Wendy, 31st July 2020

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A wonderful place to stay! Mike & Debbie (& Alfie the dog) are the most lovely hosts who made our stay extra special. This cottage is an open plan loft designed to maximise the space. There is everything you need to make your stay comfortable & all appliances and accessories are top quality. Parking is great & off street. The area is perfect for waRead morelking or is a short drive to many Cotswolds main towns or villages. We are already booked to come back! Perfect little gem which you will love! Hide

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