In a clearing below Peter's Nest Wood known mysteriously as 'Hell's Throat', hard by a woodland spring, is the original tiny cottage of Woodwells farmstead, marked on an 1847 map. Outside, the grounds provide a meeting place for sociable pheasants. The cottage is approached up a long and sometimes bumpy private drive. It leads behind the church and manor house, into the heart of the beech woods. Surrounded by the steep hangers, off a drive, off a lane, off a minor road, buried in the bosom of the Cotswolds, here is a cosy hideaway that must be about as remote as you can get from the twentieth century in southern England.
Peter's Nest is a favourite cottage for honeymooners and couples--especially walkers and those with dogs! This Cotswold stone cottage tucked away by woods is the perfect 'love nest' for two, Virgilian in bucolic peace and sweet sylvan scenery. Downstairs the house has an modern, open-plan kitchen and living room with a wood-burning stove in one corner and a small bathroom. Upstairs is a cosy bedroom with a low ceiling, a perfect retreat from the world.
Downstairs we enter through the kitchen, which leads into the living room with comfortable dining and sitting areas, and a cosy wood-burning stove. The bathroom is adjacent. As this is a small cottage the ceiling height is low in the bathroom! The cottage is heated by storage heaters. A narrow staircase lead upstairs to the cosy attic bedroom with king-size bed (with very low, sloping ceilings under the eaves), enjoying views to the west down the Owlpen valley. Hanging space for clothes is provided under the eaves, and a dressing table. Peters Nest is situated in the east of the valley in the heart of the woods, making it a perfect location for walkers looking to explore the valley, and is adjacent to Woodwells cottage. There is ample parking and a small garden adjoining the garden of Woodwells cottage. The garden is not enclosed. There is also a large wilderness woodland dell to the east of the cottage. A small wrought iron table provides the opportunity to enjoy a sunset aperitif or breakfast coffee.