A pretty holiday cottage comprised of pieces constructed over the years on a picturesque Bedfordshire site in the peaceful village of Melchbourne, Church Cottage and Water Tower offers a secluded retreat for families and groups of up to 10 guests gathering for whatever the occasion.
Church Cottage and Water Tower started as a humble two-bedroom vicarage house next to the village church in the 17th century. U.S. forces stationed in Melchbourne during World War II built the water tower addition that accented this unique pet-friendly holiday cottage.
The classical interior blends with modern features, whilst a contemporary extension designed by Sterling Prize short-listed architects Theis + Khan won an award for the best extension to a listed building and boasts floor-to-ceiling glass and wall-mounted Smart TV, accessible via slate stone steps from the glass lobby.
From the entryway of this countryside cottage, gaze upon 18th-century panelled walls and wooden beams onto the elegant drawing-room. Fire up the wood-burning stove and sink into one of the plush chairs or sofas to relax.
Prepare sumptuous meals at the large double range cooker beside the fireplace or use the gas-fired barbecue on the upper terrace and dine al fresco in the gazebo, enjoying far-reaching views of the Grade I-listed church and surrounding Bedfordshire countryside.
The child-friendly cottage also boasts an indoor swimming pool with Fastlane endless wave machine, exercise machines in the underfloor heated Tower gym, a hot tub, and table tennis in the garage.
The main cottage features a super-king bedroom looking out over the church, a king bedroom overlooking the rose garden, each with high beamed ceilings and sharing a bathroom. A double en-suite bedroom accessed by a staircase from the lobby, a ground-floor bedroom behind a secret bookcase door, and a spectacular king bedroom in the Water Tower allows plenty of room for guests to spread out and find the space that suits them best.
The small village of Melchbourne sits amidst the splendour of Bedfordshire, with plenty of stunning villages and small towns within short drives offering a wealth of attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a walk along the Three Shires Way, a lovely path through Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Cambridgeshire that runs within a mile of the cottage.
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