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Norton Hall

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Arrival

Where We Are

Norton Hall
Mickleton
Gloucestershire
GL55 6PX

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am
Check-out for Sundays 4pm
Marcus Pollen 07776137799
Lori 07404138722

Amenities

Post Office

Mickleton Post Office
Mickleton, Chipping Campden GL55 6RX (5-minute drive)

Petrol Station

Shell
A429, Stretton on Fosse GL56 9RE (15-minute drive)

Getting To Us

Best postcode to use for satnavs GL55 6PX
Nearest train station Honeybourne (10-minute drive)
Nearest airport Birmingham
Taxis JML Taxis 01386830004 | Claremont Cars 01386833660

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

Dineindulge
A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant-quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone.
www.dineindulge.co.uk/?ref_code=KATETOMS

Côte at Home
Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!
https://coteathome.co.uk/?aff=Z49Q55Y2

Local produce that the area is renowned for

As we’re sure you’re well aware, the Cotswolds is a foodie’s paradise: literally everything and anything is grown and raised on these vast, green expanses. The buying and selling of organic foods has long been a tradition within these villages, and the successes of the Cotswolds farmers markets has now led to a national trend in ‘localised ethical shopping’, a movement spearheaded by the Prince of Wales, who has his own market shop in Tetbury, and firmly believes strong local markets creates a strong local economy and a vibrant society.

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Pubs

The Kings Arms Inn, Mickleton
A great pub five minutes from the property.
www.kingsarmsmickleton.co.uk

The Howard Arms, Ilmington
Previous Dining Pub of the Year winner with a lovely pub garden.
www.howardarms.com

The Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill
Run by the sons of the owners of the Howard Arms.
www.horseandgroom.info

The Kings, Chipping Campden
www.kingscampden.co.uk

The Noel Arms, Chipping Campden
www.noelarmshotel.com

Restaurants

Russells of Broadway
A Remy Martin Award Winner
www.russellsofbrodaway.co.uk

The Lygon Arms, Broadway

The Cotswolds House Hotel, Chipping Campden
www.cotswoldhouse.com

Best places to eat out with children

Moreton-in-Marsh

Pop into Ask Pizza for a quick meal or visit Tillys for tea, cakes and light lunches. The Cotswold Cheese Shop serves a good selection of delicatessen food for picnics.

The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington
Less than 15 minutes drive away is a friendly pub with a pub garden serving fresh, local food. There is a separate dining room suitable for around 20 people – please phone to book.
01386 593223

Stratford-upon-Avon

Popular for a day out. Lots of shops and restaurants including Carluccios

Hicks Terrace, The Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden
Lovely gardens and terrace serving delicious, fresh food.

Best Takeaways

There is a Chinese take-away on Sheep Street in Chipping Campden (also serving fish and chips).

The Volunteer Inn in Chipping Campden has a good Indian menu.

Cotswold Spice on the A429 Fosseway offers Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine and a stylish and spacious interior that is ideal if you want to dine out.

There are also Thai and Indian restaurants serving takeaways in Moreton-in-Marsh.

Shopping for Food

Local Supermarkets

Blockley Village Shop and Café. A lively, community-run shop in Blockley | www.blockleyshop.com
Warner Budgens, Moreton-in-Marsh. Great quality food with lots of local produce
Tesco Express, Moreton-in-Marsh, in the centre of Moreton

Butchers

Rightons, Shipston on Stour
PG Checkett, Moreton-in-Marsh

Greengrocers

Drinkwaters, Chipping Campden

Bakers

Le Petit Croissant, Chipping Campden

Organic/local produce

Taste of the Country, Shipston on Stour
The Cotswold Traiteur in Moreton-in-Marsh for delicious gourmet take-home meals | www.cotswoldtraiteur.com
Daylesford, near Kingham (the largest, smartest organic shop in the country!) | www.daylesfordorganic.com

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ markets are held throughout the year at different venues in the Cotswolds. For more information on this and other events in the area, follow the link below.
www.cotswolds.com

Wine Merchant

Bennetts, Chipping Campden | www.bennettsfinewines.com

Home Delivery

Tescowww.tesco.com
Ocadowww.ocado.com

Things to Do

Cotswold Tours & Travel

Tour company offering 35 unique luxury experiences across the Cotswolds and South West of England. From sheepdog demonstrations, private house and estate tours, private falconry experiences on their family farm, private castle and garden tours, blacksmith experiences, farming experiences in the countryside, learning how to play polo and even baking an afternoon tea in a cottage are just a few experiences Cotswold Tours & Travel can offer.

www.cotswoldtoursandtravel.com

info@cotswoldtoursandtravel.com

Quad Biking

Adventure Sports is well worth the trip for quads and full-on action with 4×4 off-roading, argo cats and much more.

Clay-Pigeon Shooting and Other Country Pursuits

Rob Ireland Country Pursuits
An exciting range of country pursuits. From a couple of hours of clay-pigeon shooting or archery to a whole day of activities with a steak barbecue, you can design your own day.
07860 783013 | www.robireland.co.uk

Horse Riding

The Vine Stables, near Broadway
Offering hacks and lessons for individuals or groups.
01386 584250 | www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk

Adventure Sports

Paintballing
Held in a wood nearby. There’s also information on the website below about country pursuits – which are provided by Rob Ireland (see above).
07836 657397 | www.cotswoldquads.co.uk

Photography

Make the most of being together with a photography session at your Cotswolds country house from James Crockford, a fantastic photographer who will come to your holiday house to take photos of family and friends. Follow the link below to see some lovely examples of James’ photography at our Cotswolds houses.
www.jamescrockford.com

Pampering

Cotswold Wedding Belles
If you would like some pampering in the comfort of your holiday house Kerry Belinda heads a team of mobile beauty therapists, based in nearby Moreton-in-Marsh. Kerry offers a full range of beauty treatments, in either full sessions, or mini-treatments for large groups.
07768 768208 | www.cotswoldweddingbelles.co.uk

Glo Pamper
At Glo Pamper mobile massage & beauty therapists bring spa quality treatments to you. Their organic and truly indulgent service delivers tailor-made treatment packages for individuals, couples and groups of all ages to the comfort of the house. To book please use the contact details below and remember to quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
0207 096 0385 | www.glo-pamper.co.uk

Yoga, Fitness & Therapy

Pure Body Balance
Pure Body Balance bring just the right kind of fitness and therapy to your Cotswold retreat. Enjoy yoga, personal training or circuit classes to energise or nourish. Experience Swedish sports or neuromuscular massage to enliven or restore. Offered in-house and on site at their Centre for Wellbeing.
01285 831271 | info@purebodybalance.co.uk | www.purebodybalance.co.uk

Wine Tasting

Sheldon’s Wine Cellars, part of the award-winning Bennetts Fine Wines company of Chipping Campden, offer private wine tastings in the comfort of your holiday house. The event can be as formal or informal as you require and can match wines to a meal being served or can be a wine tasting challenge for those who want to test themselves! Starting at around £25 per head for everyday wines with a minimum of eight guests. Or step back in time with a private wine cellar tour and tasting.
01608 661409 | www.bennettsfinewines.com

Top Things to Do for Children

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Fantastic parkland setting with a train ride through the grounds in peak season, an adventure playground, café and of course lions, zebras, hippos, penguins, fruit bats and monkeys to name just a few of the animals. Open every day except Christmas Day.
01993 823006 | www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

Batsford Arboretum and the Falconry Centre

Located at Bourton-on-the-Hill, next door to each other. The Batsford Arboretum has some lovely woodland walks and is spectacular in the Spring and Autumn. There is also a great café with wonderful views, delicious homemade cakes and a garden centre. At the Falconry Centre you can watch exciting displays of falconry.
www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk | www.batsarb.co.uk

Cotswold Farm Park

Near Guiting Power. Open March – September. Especially for younger children, a great place to feed the animals, ride on a tractor and learn about rare breeds.
01451 850307 | www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

Warwick Castle

Definitely a whole day out. Arrive early to avoid ticket queues. Jousting, archery, falconry, medieval displays and mighty trebuchet catapult throughout the Summer. Open all year. Ice rink in December.
Info 0870 442 2000 / booking 0870 442 2371 | www.warwick-castle.com

Moreton-in-Marsh

For a quick trip out there is a lovely playground opposite Warner Budgens in Moreton-in-Marsh suitable for younger children. Pop into Ask Pizza for a quick meal or visit Tilly’s for tea and cakes.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Apart from all the connections with Shakespeare, Stratford is a great place for picnics, boating and shopping. You can park at the Butterfly Farm Car Park (follow directions to the Butterfly Farm as soon as you enter Stratford). There are always boats to hire or boat trips in the summer and the Butterfly Farm is worth a visit – great for a rainy day as it’s warm and dry inside!
01789 299288 | www.butterflyfarm.co.uk

Bourton-on-the Water

Touristy but very pretty with the stream running through and lots to do for children including: Birdland Park and Gardens – open all year; the Cotswolds Motor Museum with the TV character Brum; and the Miniature Railway exhibit within the Toy Shop on the main High Street.
www.birdland.co.uk/MiniatureVillage | www.cotswold-motor-museum.co.uk

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Open March to September. One of the most visited National Trust gardens in the UK, Hidcote is a beautiful place and fun for children as there are lots of garden “rooms” and grounds to run around in.

Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe. Explore the castle, the gardens and the big fort in the adventure playground. The wooden fort is full of hidey-holes and towers. Closed in the Winter months.
www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Fascinating museum with extensive Roman collections. Holds holiday events.
www.coriniummuseum.co.uk

Woodstock and Blenheim Palace

As well as the Palace there is an adventure playground, butterfly farm and miniature train. Check for limited opening hours in the Winter months. In Woodstock there are lots of shops to explore and there is the local Oxfordshire museum on the High Street – worth a quick visit and to enjoy a coffee and cake in the airy glass-fronted café.
www.blenheimpalace.com

Heritage Motor Centre and Museum

Gaydon. Perfect for car enthusiasts and older children. Outdoor activities in peak periods include Land Rover 4×4 driving, Go Karting and Miniature Roadway. Open all year apart from Christmas week.
01926 641188 | www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk

Top Places to Visit

Chipping Campden

Wide selection of tea shops, restaurants, pubs and shops. The Cotswolds House Hotel has Hicks on the Terrace – enjoy a drink, cake or lunch on the terrace and enjoy the gardens designed by Paul Williams, a leading local garden designer.

Moreton-in-Marsh

There is a good Warner Budgens, selling very good quality food with lots of local produce and Tesco Express (open until 11pm) for your basic shopping needs. The Cotswold Cheese Shop, voted Britain’s Best New Deli, sells a wide variety of bread and delicatessen food and Tilly’s is good for bread, cakes and quiches.

Stow-on-the-Wold

There are many good restaurants, pubs and cafes in Stow-on-the-Wold. You can park in the town square and wander around the interesting range of shops.

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

•  Sleeps 16 (plus 2 children)
•  9 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms (4 en-suite)

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Master bed 2 Superking En-suite
Bedroom 2 2 King double En-suite
Bedroom 3 2 King double (4 poster) En-suite
Bedroom 4 2 Superking double (4 poster) En-suite
Bedroom 5 2 Twin / Superking
Bedroom 6 2 Twin
Bedroom 7 2 Queen double
Bedroom 8 2 Twin or Superking
Bedroom 9 2 King double

Cooking and Dining
• Dining Table seats 16 comfortably
• Oil-fired AGA
• Gas hob cooker
• Gas BBQ

Where We Are
• Just 20 minutes from Shakespeare country
• The postcode is GL55 6PX
• The nearest village is Mickleton
• The nearest station is Honeybourne
• The nearest airport is Birmingham
• Taxis available
• Parking for up to 10 cars

Inside
• Grand piano
• Full-size snooker table
• 47” TV; Sky movies and sport
• DVD player and DVDs (suitable for children)
• iPod dock
• Books and board games

Outside
• Heated outdoor pool (June-September)
• Tennis court (rackets provided, balls not provided)
• Croquet, bowls and badminton
• 12 acres (and in centre of 500 acres private farm and parkland)
• Swings
• 3 ponds

Activities
• Country pursuits available nearby, including clay pigeon shooting and archery
• Bike hire
• Paintballing
• Balloon trips
• Pampering and beauty treatments at the house

For Children
• Cotswold Wildlife Park
• Batsford Arboretum and the Falconry Centre
• Cotswold Farm Park
• Warwick Castle

Payment Process
• We take a one-third deposit at the time of booking
• The balance is due three months before the date booked

Cautionary Deposit
• £1,000 refundable deposit

House Restrictions
• Additional guests only welcome on approval
• Strictly no dogs permitted
• Noise policy in place
• Not suitable for stag or hen parties

Arrival and Departure
• Check in is 4pm
• Check out is 10am

What’s Included
• Linen, towels and essentials
• Wi-Fi
• DVDs
• Fire logs
• Travel cot (linen not included)
• High chair

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