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Places to stay in Upper Swell

Places to stay in Upper Swell
This cabin has the feel of a true hideaway. With the light of the pond outside reflecting on the ceiling, you could be anywhere. 1 double bed and a mezzanine for 2 kids or 1 adult. We also have a gypsy vardo that sleeps 2 which is available. Please see our other listings https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/18679400?preview_for_ml
This is an unusual space in a beautiful Cotswold garden. It is very calming and romantic. In addition you could rent the Quintessential Cotswold Cottage located in the same romantic garden
The never ending beauty.
  • A delight!

    Rebecca Jane2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Small and cosy this is a the perfect place to surrounded by nature. Really recommend this!!

    Krasimir2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely place. Great little room and very restful and beautiful area. Don't forget to bring milk though if you want a cup of tea!

    Dan2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely long weekend at Dolly’s little garden cottage. It was so nice waking up with the sun coming through the roof and windows, lots of long walks and nice pubs all a short drive away. Thank you!

    Isabelle (Fizz)2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful space and surroundings. Highly recommend! Dolly had the place sparkling clean and lovely

    Sarah Elizabeth2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and i absolutely loved staying here!! As soon as we walked in i fell in love with this little space, the perfect get away we needed! It was so cozy and the bed is very comfortable. Highly reccomend and cant wait to come back!!

    Caroline2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • The hut at Dolly's farm is a fabulous place to stay to get away from everything. It's such a tranquil setting and beautifully presented. There are fantastic walking routes nearby and some amazing pubs to eat in.

    James2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful place to stay! Very scenic and close to local town with pubs. I highly recommend!

    Maggie2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Naunton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Chapel Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Chapel Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed cottage, which dates back to the 17th century, and is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, due to the River Windrush that flows peacefully though the village, Bourton has an abundance of attractions, including Birdland, the Cotswold Motor Museum, and the Model Village. There are also a wide range of traditional pubs, shops and restaurants, making Bourton perfect for guests of all ages. The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, and the many picturesque market towns and villages of the Cotswolds are all within easy reach, as are further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Chapel Cottage is a semi-detached cottage, located just off Bourton’s High Street. The front door is accessed via the cottage’s front garden, and opens directly into the living room, with the following rooms on the ground floor: Living/dining room: This characterful room has exposed oak beams, stone mullion windows, and a large Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a three seater and a two seater leather sofa plus a leather pouff, as well as a pretty window seat.Other facilities include a Smart TV with Netflix access, and a DAB radio with an iPod docking station. The dining area has a lovely flagstone floor, and contains an antique wooden dining table with four chairs and a window seat, which overlooks the front garden; Kitchen: A doorway leads through to the country-style kitchen, which overlooks the garden. This well presented room has an electric oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a stable door out from the kitchen to the courtyard garden at the back of the cottage. A steep, winding staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A lovely room with whitewashed stone walls and oak beams, which contains a double bed, a chest of drawers with a mirror, and hooks to provide hanging space; Bedroom 2: Another stylish room, which contains a king size bed, and hooks to provide hanging space; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. Further steep, winding stairs lead up to the second floor room: Snug/bedroom 3: This room is a perfect hideaway in the lovely eaves of the cottage, complete with Freeview TV and DVD player, plus a selection of DVDs, books and games. The room contains a day bed, which can be made up into a single bed. At the front of the cottage is a pretty, gravelled garden, with a stylish wrought iron table and chairs, which is ideal for making the most of the morning sun. The stable door from the kitchen opens out into the private courtyard garden at the rear of the cottage, which also has an outdoor table and chairs, and captures the late afternoon sun. The back garden has a useful outbuilding, which contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a 30-minute parking zone directly opposite the cottage, which is ideal for loading and unloading luggage, and two Pay & Display car parks are located a short walk away from the cottage.
    Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton. The river is fed from many springs, with the source approximately ten miles from the village and, after flowing under the bridges of Bourton, it passes other villages before eventually joining the Thames. There are various attractions in the village, including the famous Birdland, which is home to a variety of birds from around the world. Here visitors can see parrots, pelicans, flamingos and penguins to name just a few, with experienced keepers feeding the birds and leading demonstrations. The Model Village is well worth a visit, as Bourton is the only village in the Cotswolds to have a one-ninth scale replica of itself. It is carefully maintained and has all of the characterful buildings including the Old Water Mill and the Old New Inn. Those lucky enough to witness snow in the winter months will notice photographers at the model village trying to get the perfect picture of the snowy scene. Another family favourite is the Dragonfly Maze. This yew maze leads visitors through the labyrinth, gathering clues in order to find the pavilion in the centre which enables them to unlock the final secret! The maze was constructed by Kit Williams, author of the golden hare treasure hunt book, "Masquerade". Food & Drink Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The list below is a small sample of the options available: The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant (www.chesterhousehotel.com): Breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and evening meals in a riverside restaurant. You can enjoy freshly prepared, local produce throughout the day and night, with seasonal specials added to the menu daily. The Duke of Wellington (www.dukeofwellingtonbourton.co.uk): A local village inn aiming to provide fresh home cooked food with a friendly service. There is a light snacking menu, a full menu and a wonderful range of desserts and hot beverages. As well as daily home cooked specials, on Sundays you can enjoy a traditional carvery with all the trimmings from 12-6pm. The Mousetrap Inn (www.mousetrap-inn.com): A traditionally run Cotswold stone Inn, with a history dating back to the building of the railways in the 18th Century. Serving home-made food, along with fantastic, locally brewed real ales. The Village Restaurant & Tearooms (www.thevillagerestaurant.co.uk): Traditional, home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere, overlooking the river Windrush, in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful town. Perfect for walking in to Bourton or for using as a base to travel from. Thank you very much!

    Oliver2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic cottage just off the high street in the middle of Bourton-on-the-Water. The cottage is very charming but should warn about the steep stairs! The bedrooms were cosy and the location can’t be matched. We had no problems checking in our out and communications with the host were very clear. Would definitely recommend if you don’t have mobility issues or giant suitcases.

    Maiko2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • It is lovely and warm. we have a wonderful time.

    Jiang2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • We’ve just returned home after a fabulous long weekend at Chapel Cottage. The house is beautiful, cosy and a perfect base for exploring The Cotswolds. Little touches like the chocolates were a welcome surprise with out first cuppa! Thank you to Carol & Nick for all the information provided and for letting us stay in this beautiful home. Precious memories made and we are already planning a return trip.

    Michelle2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Chapel cottage is in a wonderful location. Stylish, decor throughout, all the amenities you could need and the beds have the most comfortable mattresses and soft linen.Cosy, comfortable. In the heart of the village if you want to explore, but once inside it feels so secluded. A really wonderful cottage.

    Mateja2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Nick and Carol were so helpful and quick to respond if we had any questions during our stay. The cottage was so great, just as pretty as the pictures, and the cake on arrival was such a sweet touch. The notes that were sent beforehand were so helpful as well. Would definitely highly recommend. Bourton-on-the-Water was just slightly more touristy than we were hoping for.

    Georgina2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic cottage in an idyllic setting, literally 2 minutes from the high street- This is a warm and cosy place and thoughtful touches make a stay here extra special.

    Timothy2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • A very tidy and lovely little cottage equipped with everything you need. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was clean and modern. Great location. We had a wonderful stay!

    Dan2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Shepherds View is a brand new Shepherds Hut with one double bedroom, shower room, toilet, microwave, sink and hob. Outside there is a decking area with table,chairs and bbq. It is set in glorious countryside with it's own parking
  • We came for a weekend stay, prior to this we said we probably would need a late check in so Linda left the key on the table for us. Upon arriving there were some little jams, milk in the fridge and some chocolate bars which was a lovely touch. Communication was great, Linda told us some lovely places to see and eat. The cabin itself is so cute and cosy and was just what we wanted, the horse fields surrounding it was amazing, waking up and looking out the window to horses was so lovely. It’s about an 8 minute drive to a lovely village with plenty of places to eat however you have a hob and microwave you can cook in. Highly recommend this place. I saw Linda before leaving and she showed me the horses in the stable after learning I was horse mad.

    Tasha2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This was our second stay at the hut and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time round. Great location and beautiful grounds. Thanks very much to Linda for a very enjoyable stay!

    Nicole2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time in Naunton, the cabin is super cute and the local pub (the black horse) had amazing staff and food. All the local horse trainers drink in their too so if that's your thing, and maybe want to pick up tip or too this is the spot for you!

    Matthew2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Incredibly clean and cosy. Linda was very helpful. Great for a quiet getaway

    Daniel2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic stay. Had to be cut short due to weather and Linda was understanding and has messaged me privately on the matter. Amazing little glamping style hut that I would highly recommend

    Edward2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly as described 🙂

    Felicity2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed a lovely couples holiday in this shepherd's hut. It is cosy and clean, and the pictures do it justice. The location was excellent for being able to visit all of the prettiest towns and villages within half an hour's drive. The hut was nice and private, with a lovely view of the fields. We had everything we could have needed in the hut, including a hot water bottle, extra blanket, and even a bottle of milk in the fridge for tea and coffee. It may be small, but we still had enough space for the two of us to move around in without getting in each others way. I highly recommend this for couples looking for a quiet getaway.

    Rosie2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • The shepherd's hut was a fantastic place to stay for our weekend in the Cotswolds! It has loads of character and is very cosy, with a comfortable bed and everything we needed for a comfortable weekend stay - even though we picked the weekend of Storm Dennis to visit! Lovely views and a peaceful location. It's a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside and the local pub (10 minutes walk) was cosy and served tasty food and drinks. We would definitely come back!

    Jillian2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Naunton, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    Quaint, private annexe in the heart of the Cotswold countryside, offering unique accomodation. Village setting with two pubs within walking distance. A car is recommended to reach the village easily. Perfect for exploring the beautiful villages and towns nearby, whether on bike, foot or by car.
    Quaint, private annexe in the heart of the Cotswold countryside, offering unique accomodation. Village setting with two pubs within walking distance. Perfect for exploring the beautiful villages and towns nearby, whether on bike,foot or by car. Located in the heart of a beautiful Cotswold village, the annexe has a double bedroom with shower. Newly decorated in 2016, it offers relaxing accomodation to explore the local area. The annexe has private access via a small cottage garden. This is a ground floor room with just one small step to access. On road car parking. We respect our guests privacy, but are equally happy to offer local advice if needed. Despite our postal address of Moreton in Marsh, we are in the small village of Upper Oddington - about 6 miles from Moreton. Oddington is a quiet, rural village in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The area is very popular with cyclists, walkers and those who enjoy exploring pretty small towns and villages nearby. The village boasts two great pubs - The Horse and Groom in Upper Oddington and The Fox in Lower Oddington - both offering great food and local ales. The closest town is Stow on the Wold, with Bourton On The Water and Moreton in Marsh, very close by. Oddington dates back to the 11th Century and has two churches one of which dates back to this (website hidden) St Nicholas church is of particular historical interest not only because of it's age but also because of the well preserved 'Doom' painting on it's wall. Public transport is very limited. The nearest train station is Kingham, Oxfordshire, which is about 6 miles away. The annexe has private access via a small cottage garden. This is a ground floor room with just one small step to access. On road car parking. Public transport is very limited. The nearest train station is Kingham, Oxfordshire, which is about 6 miles away. Other local attractions include: Great local walks and Cycle routes. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop. Moreton in Marsh country Show( September). Longborough Opera in Summer season. Fantastic local Pubs with great food. Indian/Chinese restaurants available in nearby Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh. Addlestrop, Chastleton House, Sezincote House and Batsford Arboretum nearby. Plus much more...
    Oddington is a quiet, rural village in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The area is very popular with cyclists, walkers and those who enjoy exploring pretty small towns and villages nearby. The village boasts two great pubs - The Horse and Groom in Upper Oddington and The Fox in Lower Oddington - both offering great food and local ales. The closest town is Stow on the Wold, with Bourton On The Water and Moreton in Marsh, very close by. Oddington dates back to the 11th Century and has two churches one of which dates back to this (website hidden) Nicholas church is of particular historical interest not only because of it's age but also because of the well preserved 'Doom' painting on it's wall.
  • Nicely situated, for our stop near the cotswolds. Pub on the doorstep, very friendly.

    Pamela2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Small but lovely and clean annexe with everything we needed and a comfortable. In a stunning village with two amazing pubs, one right next door and the other an easy walk away. Jenny was very quick to reply and helpful and everything was exactly as described.

    Jenny2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Jenny’s place is in a quiet and picturesque village. I was looking for somewhere at the last minute for a friend and me. Jenny was accommodating and responsive, and the place was clean and perfect for our stay. There is a great pub next door, which we stopped by for a fabulous breakfast.

    Nathan2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect little room for exploring the Cotswolds. Even more ideal, the pub is a few steps away for sheltering from a storm! 🍻Would highly recommend.

    Sam2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • A cosy place to stay.Very quiet and a good pub next door

    Keith2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We were briefly visiting the area and the space was perfect for what we needed. The space is small but you have everything you need. The pub is perfectly located and Jenny was very flexible with check in and out times.

    Abbi2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Wow what a great little space for a short stop during our motoring tour of the UK. We especially enjoyed the beautiful village to walk around. We also visited the amazing old church and its peaceful wooded grounds. Jenny was very accurate with her communications.

    Rob2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Small, compact but exactly what was needed for a lovely short stay in the Cotswolds. Jenny was a lovely host and the pub next door served great food!

    Laura2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Moreton In Marsh, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    Private Annex studio flat in rural setting on edge of Longborough village with a great pub, village and farm shops all within an easy stroll. Lovely local walks and easy access to Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh, Bourton on the Water and surrounding area.
    Situated in the village of Longborough in a convenient location between Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh, the Annex is set in the grounds of our Rectory home on the edge of the village, with the Coach & Horses (Donnington Ales), Longborough Village Shop & Cafe and Cotswold Food Store & Cafe all within an easy walking distance. The Annex, newly decorated and furnished in 2018, provides very well appointed self contained accommodation and is perfect for Hikers, Ramblers, Foodies, Cyclists, Mountain Bikers, Opera goers or those just seeking the tranquility of the wonderful Cotswold countryside. Amenities include: - Welcome basket / hamper - Self contained accomodation with kitchen, bathroom, king-sized bed, table / chairs, easy chairs, TV/DVD and wifi - Off road parking - Bike washing - Ordnance Survey Landranger map of the area - great walking and cycling on quiet lanes, trails and tracks - A great village pub (Coach & Horses), village shop/cafe and the Cotswold Food Store & Cafe, all within a few minutes walk - Situated in-between Stow on the Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh with extensive shopping, restaurants etc. - Mainline railway station at Moreton-in-Marsh 3 miles away - Taxis available Owners favourites: - Coach & Horses pub in Longborough, great food and fine vies across the village from the terrace - Cotswold Food Store & Cafe, on the main road up the hill from the Annex - Indian restaurants in both Stow on the Wold (1) and Moreton in Marsh (3) - Chinese take away in Stow on the Wold - Posh food at Daylesford Organic farm - Lambournes butchers in Stow on the Wold - The local walks and cycle rides, there are way too many to list offering various levels of challenge - Racing at Cheltenham - Prescott Hill Climb - The Moreton in Marsh Show - Batsford Arboretum - Budgens Supermarket - Longborough Festival Opera - Sezincote House & Garden - Gloucester Rugby Please do contact us with any questions or requests.
  • Very nice annex everything clean, very well equipped kitchen Nice local pub

    Ian2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • This was the cutest little getaway for my partner and I. It was incredibly clean and well-kept, offered plenty in the way of our kitchen needs, and the heated bathroom floor was a luxury. Thank you, Trudie!

    Olivia2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay

    Jelena2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place located in a very pretty area. Trudie was very helpful and responsive.

    Georgia2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • The annex was spotlessly clean and nicely furnished, exactly as shown in the pictures. We really enjoyed our stay and it was a great place for exploring the Cotswolds. Would definitely recommend to others to book.

    Gillian2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful little place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.

    Blaine2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect spot to get away from it all. Annex @ The Rectory is a real gem in the heart of Longborough.

    Bryce2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment in beautiful village

    Patrick2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Longborough, United Kingdom

    A comfortable and cosy first floor apartment set in 60 acres of tranquil Cotswold countryside. Overlooking a stable yard which is home to over 30 much-loved horses and ponies. Horse riding experiences available whilst you stay. Many lovely walks and National Trust buildings to explore nearby. Conveniently located 5 minutes drive from Moreton in Marsh, with direct train links to Oxford and London. Durhams Farm is the perfect location for couples, adventurers and animal lovers.
    You enter the Stable apartment via a wooden staircase, which leads into the open plan kitchen / living area. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, iPod docking station and oven with hobs. The living area has a TV/DVD player and lots of information about the local area. This space then leads into the cosy bedroom with king-sized bed and then on into the bathroom with wardrobe, sink, bath and WC.
    Our stable apartment is set in a stunning part of the Cotswolds within easy reach of picturesque towns such as Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold. There are miles of bridleways and footpaths to explore in the surrounding area and some great local pubs and restaurants. Daylesford Organic farm is 3 miles away too and well worth a visit whilst you stay. The Farm is home to over 30 horses and ponies, lots of rare breed ducks and chickens and a few friendly dogs and cats.
  • Spotless, lovely spot in the cotswolds for a break. Being able to book riding lessons easily was also fantastic, and the trainer was excellent - we will be back!

    Ben2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place for a getaway in the Cotswolds. Was our first time there and was very happy with our choice of location!

    Harry2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was clean, cosy and perfect for a weekend getaway. The location was beautiful and secluded. Would definitely recommend.

    Laura2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • We were amazed with the amount of extras Pat & Sarah had thought of e.g. bubble bath! It was amazing to wake up and see the riding school from the window. There was absolutely no hassle at all. We would definitely stay again and recommend to everyone!

    Carly2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • The location was the perfect retreat to a relaxing time away from London stressful life. The apartment was so cozy and cute and definitely something else ❤️

    Stefania2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, relaxing, cosy. Perfect for chilling out in the countryside!

    Ross2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and professional. Great little place for a get away. Recommend this place.

    Ashish2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay in the Cotswolds! Thank you Pat for your kind hospitality. We especially loved horse riding and the beautiful walks around the area

    Charlotte2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Chastleton, England, United Kingdom

    A special place to stay offering tranquillity in the Cotswolds. The Shed has been developed using mainly up-cycled materials. Laid out over two floors with under floor heating it has its own fridge, combination microwave oven, induction hob and a warm and cosy feel. Perfectly located for the Cheltenham Races and all that the Cotswolds offer. We are close to Bourton on the Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters, Broadway and many other popular places. We welcome dogs.
    The Old Log shed is laid out over two floors and is situated in the grounds of the owners home. On the ground floor there is a good sized open plan kitchen/breakfast room with two southerly facing windows. There is a fridge/freezer, sink, microwave, kettle and toaster. The breakfast bar overlooks a small courtyard where you are welcome to sit. Upstairs there is a large open plan living/bedroom with a super king size bed. There is also an L-shaped sofa bed and a single mattress. Extra guests are welcome at an extra fee. There is a television with free view channels and built in dvd player. Off the bedroom/sitting room there is a bathroom with a bath with a hand held shower head. There is also a heated towel rail. Throughout the Log Shed is underfloor heating.
    We are situated in the beautiful Cotswolds, 25 minutes from Cheltenham Racecourse. Cheltenham Town has the Literature, Science and Jazz festivals. Local pubs include The Black Horse at Naunton, The Hollow Bottom at Guiting Power, The Plough at Ford. We are surrounded by picturesque villages and stunning walks. We are also a few minutes from Naunton Downs Golf Course.
  • Brilliant 3 nights here, would highly recommend to anyone interested.

    Jacob2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Annabel was an amazing host who communicated very well. The Old Log Shed is a comfortable place with a real home from home experience. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, you're only a short distance from all of the main attractions the Cotswolds has to offer. Thank you for having us to stay!

    Harry2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Had a wonderful stay here. Really cosy and comfortable place with a lovely, massive bed. Annabel was a great host and very good communicator. Cookies and fresh eggs waiting in the kitchen was a nice touch.

    Joe2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed for a weekend at Annabel’s place. It was warm and cosy and exactly what we were looking for. The personal touches made it very welcoming with fresh eggs and other amenities in the fridge. Accommodation was only a short drive away from quaint villages and beautiful scenic walks. All in all, my husband and I (and our dogs) had a lovely, relaxing weekend. Thank you very much.

    Charlotte2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a fantastic base for exploring the Cotswold's, complete with an extremely comfy bed and cosy living room. The place was clean and warm and a great place to relax in. Would highly recommend

    Dave2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and facilities

    Alison2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great communication and a lovely place to stay. Safe grounds and easy links into local towns. Nice for quiet nights in with plenty of information about local attractions/ walks nearby. Happy to recommend.

    Cameron2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Spaces are larger than photos suggest

    Alison2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Naunton, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Sanctuary, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Sanctuary forms part of a converted church with an enviable position just moments from the market square in the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Sitting on top a hill, surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside, Stow is famous for its historic buildings and its wide range of restaurants, traditional pubs and antique shops. It is an ideal base for exploring the region, including the many lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The main door of the building opens into a communal lobby and The Sanctuary’s front door opens into a hallway, off which are the following rooms, all with underfloor heating: Living/dining room/kitchen: This smart open plan living space has been finished to a high standard with wooden floors and a high west-facing window which floods the living area with natural light. There is a sofa bed, a Smart TV with access to Netflix and a DVD player. An extendable wooden table with seating for four divides the living area and kitchen, and the latter has Shaker-style units and is equipped with an electric oven, four-ring induction hob, fridge, toaster, kettle, cafetière, water filter and dishwasher; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the hallway into the master bedroom. The following rooms are on the first floor, both with underfloor heating: Master bedroom: This unique room has a stunning church window and a glass balcony overlooking the living area below. This room contains either two single beds or a king size bed, an elegant chest of drawers, a mirror, a writing desk with a comfy chair and radio; Family bathroom: This stunning space is dominated by the original floor-to-ceiling stone arched window, complemented by smart flooring and stylish tiles. It contains a walk-in rain shower with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. There is free on-street parking a short walk from the property, and there are pay and display options close by if needed.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • Beautifully decorated open plan apartment in the very centre of Stow. Can’t find a fault. We had a fantastic weekend break pottering around Stow and the nearby villages too. Recommend the Hive coffee shop just opposite.

    Heather2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The Sanctuary is a superb place to stay. It is furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Located right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold with great cafes and pubs all within a 5 minute walk. Plenty of beautiful country walks that start virtually from your front door!! Communication and check in were smooth and easy. We’ll definitely visit again. Thank you.

    Sue2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful apartment in a great location. It was sparkling clean with some really thoughtful touches left for our stay. Would absolutely recommend!

    Eleanor2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning beautifully kept property with quirky features that we absolutely loved. The property is spotlessly clean and well presented. The location is perfect for exploring and there are lots of lovely places to eat nearby. Questions were responded to quickly and the welcome gift upon arrival was a kind and thoughtful touch.

    Anna2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect place in a perfect place I don't want to say to many good things about this place as we might find there aren't any vacancies in the future! (-;

    Alan2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment in an old church. Stylishly decorated and in a great location in Stow.

    Tanya2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Character Cottage’s cottage is beautiful and very well appointed with everything you’d need for a great stay. The location is ideal for exploring all the different lovely villages in the Cotswolds, but we especially liked coming back to the amazing Church Windows upstairs. Character Cottages go above and beyond with recommendations for getting the most out of the area. Would highly recommend!

    Ashley2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at The Sanctuary, it was stylish and we immediately felt at home. Stow on the Wold was a perfect location too. Will definitely recommend and hope to go back.

    Gerrie2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
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    Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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    Welcome to The Chapel, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Chapel is a beautifully renovated property located opposite the attractive village green in the heart of the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Stow is famous for its historic buildings and its wide range of restaurants, traditional pubs and antique shops. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Stow is also perfectly situated for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as other tourist destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The Chapel is located in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. A blue door at the bottom of the clock tower opens into a lobby area which is shared with neighbouring apartments. The Chapel’s front door opens into a stunning entrance hall, off which are the following rooms: Living/dining room: This bright and stylish open plan living area has an extensive collection of wall art and a beautiful glass lantern roof over the dining area. There is a sofa and two armchairs positioned around a beautiful trunk serving as the coffee table, as well as a console table with Freeview TV, a Blu-ray DVD player, digital radio and Bluetooth connector. The lovely wooden dining table comfortably seats four guests; Kitchen: This well-equipped space is perfect for home cooking and features an electric oven with four-ring electric hob, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster. A small round breakfast bar with two stools is located in the corner of the kitchen; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, which has a closet for additional storage space. The following rooms are off the landing: Master bedroom: A spacious and elegant room with lovely views over Sheep Street. There is a king size bed, a chest of drawers and wall-mounted hooks for additional storage space; Bedroom 2: Another well presented bedroom which contains a double bed with drawers for storage underneath, plus wall-mounted hooks for additional storage space; Family bathroom: Contains an L-shaped bath with an overhead rain shower and shower attachment, a toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Friday evenings are legendary for the Champagne Happy Hour at 5pm - grab a seat if you can as the weekend gets off to the perfect start! Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • This is a great Air BnB - location is right in the middle of town, with all amenities just a few mins walk away. The property is stylishly furnished and every little detail of what a guest may require seems to have been thoroughly thought through. Would recommend highly if you are visiting the Cotswolds.

    Ajay2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful apartment in such a great location. Within very easy walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants. We had such a lovely weekend in the cottage - it was so beautifully presented and very clean. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again!

    Tess2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect get away for a bunch of friends over the weekend. Great location in the heart of Stow on the wold. Right in the heart of all the shops and restaurants.

    Ashley2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing Stay at the Chapel in Stow. Cute village with lots of country pubs, coffee shops and nice shops. Went on lots of walks and easy to travel to other towns nearby. The house was cosy and warm and well equipped. Beautiful interior and design. Had a fabulous stay!

    megan2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation. It served us well. All essential white goods included which made our lives (4 guests) much easier, perfect for holiday time.

    Daniel2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space in an excellent location.

    Suzanne2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment in a renovated building with a fabulous location in the centre of Stow-on-Wold. Easy check in instructions & place was very clean.

    Len2019-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Would recommend this beautiful house to anyone!! Stow-On-The-Wold was just perfect for a relaxed girls weekend away. The house is stunning and very stylish. 5 stars!

    Lucy2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Cosy Corner, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Cosy Corner is a lovely Cotswold stone cottage, which is peacefully located towards the end of a short path in the small village of Evenlode, approximately three miles away from the famous North Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh, with their wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. There are several footpaths from the village, and two national cycle routes pass through the village, making this an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts. The many picturesque towns and villages of the North Cotswolds are also all within easy reach, as are other attractions such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Cosy Corner sits in a short terrace of Cotswold stone cottages, on a footpath in the heart of Evenlode. The front door opens into a small porch, which leads through to the well laid out ground floor area: Living/dining room: A lovely, characterful room, with an inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, which contains a two-seater sofa, two armchairs and a window seat (microfibre cushions are provided). The comfortable dining area in the corner of the room has a round table and seating for four people. There is a SMART TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player, and a DAB digital radio with a wireless smartphone connection; Kitchen: Looking out to the garden, the well presented kitchen contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, fridge with ice box, slimline dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, Dualit coffee machine (compatible with Nespresso capsules), electric coffee percolator and milk frother. Bedroom 2: A bright room, with two single beds (hypoallergenic, microfibre bedding is provided) and a built in wardrobe; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with a handheld shower attachment, a walk-in shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin. Stairs from the landing lead up into the lovely eaves room: Master bedroom: A characterful, cosy bedroom, with a double bed (hypoallergenic, microfibre bedding is provided), a comfy chair, plus a Freeview TV and a DAB digital radio. Directly outside the cottage is a bench and bistro table, and across the footpath in front of the cottage is a private garden. Laid to lawn with beautiful shrubs, there is a patio table with parasol and five chairs, as well as an additional bench, a charcoal barbecue with utensils, and a selection of garden games. At the end of the garden is a useful utility room, which contains a washing machine, two tumble dryers, and a freezer, as well as a shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin. The utility room is perfect for cyclists or walkers returning from a day out in the countryside, and three adult bicycles and helmets are provided for guests to use (at their own risk). Free parking is available within 50 metres of the cottage, adjacent to the village green. Upon arrival, luggage can be unloaded adjacent to the village hall, approximately 20 metres from the cottage.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • Great place to stay, sparkling clean and very homely. Also great location for exploring nearby villages. There was everything we needed and some very thoughtful touches.

    Linzi2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage in the Cotswold !

    Emmanuelle & Antoine2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much Nigel and Jane. We had a wonderful experience and throughly enjoyed our time at this beautiful, inviting home. We loved the central location, with day trips in the area and returning back to a warm cottage and great kitchen We loved the unexpected Christmas gift, which made our stay. Would highly recommend staying at Cosy Corner for an authentic Cotswold stay.

    Katrina2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a perfect time in this very nice cottage. Especially the opportunity to take the bikes was fabulous

    Peter2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute cottage with lots of thoughtful touches and very well equipped for a relaxing weekend in a beautiful part of the world!

    Arti2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for peace and still want the comfort of a fully equipped apartment, this is right. House and garden were perfect for me. Very well equipped and cozy, excellent to feel at home and nothing to miss. I stayed here for three weeks and would have liked to renew.

    Leonard2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage, lovingly furnished and with everything you need! Even the garden and the little place right in front of the house are wonderful for relaxing. We felt very comfortable here and can really recommend it!

    Barbara2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • I can’t thank Jane and Nigel enough for their communication throughout our stay if we needed them, nothing was a problem for them. The cottage itself was stunning and by far the best accommodation we have stayed in so far on our travels. The location is perfect being close enough to the many idyllic Cotswolds villages but nice and quiet to come home to at night time. Thank you Jane and Nigel, will definitely stay here again

    Karen2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Evenlode, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Bury Fields Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Bury Fields Cottage is a modern barn conversion and despite its rural appearance, the property is just a short walk from the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, due to the River Windrush that flows peacefully though the village. Bourton has a wide range of traditional pubs, shops and restaurants and is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, and the many picturesque market towns and villages of the Cotswolds are all within easy reach, as are further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Bury Fields Cottage is located off a farm track, just a short walk from the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. The front door opens directly into the main living area and the following rooms: Living/dining room/galley: This bright and airy space provides a comfortable and sociable living area and contains a sofa, two bucket armchairs, electric flame effect fire and a wall-mounted Smart TV. The wooden dining table comfortably seats four. A staircase leads up from the living room to a gallery, with two large bean bags, two wicker chairs and a bookcase with a selection of books and games; Kitchen: This space has been thoughtfully designed and features an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, microwave, toaster and filter coffee machine; Master bedroom: This room contains either a super king size bed or two single beds, and a combined chest of drawers and wardrobe; Bedroom 2: Another lovely room featuring a double wooden bed and a built-in cupboard; Family bathroom: Contains a walk-in rain shower with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Utility cupboard: Contains a washing machine/tumble dryer. Outside the front of the property there is a lovely decking area for guests to enjoy, surrounded by beautiful planters this area contains comfortable chairs, a sun parasol and a gas barbecue, as well as an outdoor table-tennis table. A safe, locked storage facility is also provided for guests who are keen cyclists. There is space on the driveway at the front of the property for up to four cars.
    Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton. The river is fed from many springs, with the source approximately ten miles from the village and, after flowing under the bridges of Bourton, it passes other villages before eventually joining the Thames. There are various attractions in the village, including the famous Birdland, which is home to a variety of birds from around the world. Here visitors can see parrots, pelicans, flamingos and penguins to name just a few, with experienced keepers feeding the birds and leading demonstrations. The Model Village is well worth a visit, as Bourton is the only village in the Cotswolds to have a one-ninth scale replica of itself. It is carefully maintained and has all of the characterful buildings including the Old Water Mill and the Old New Inn. Those lucky enough to witness snow in the winter months will notice photographers at the model village trying to get the perfect picture of the snowy scene. Another family favourite is the Dragonfly Maze. This yew maze leads visitors through the labyrinth, gathering clues in order to find the pavilion in the centre which enables them to unlock the final secret! The maze was constructed by Kit Williams, author of the golden hare treasure hunt book, "Masquerade". Food & Drink Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The list below is a small sample of the options available: The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant (www.chesterhousehotel.com): Breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and evening meals in a riverside restaurant. You can enjoy freshly prepared, local produce throughout the day and night, with seasonal specials added to the menu daily. The Duke of Wellington (www.dukeofwellingtonbourton.co.uk): A local village inn aiming to provide fresh home cooked food with a friendly service. There is a light snacking menu, a full menu and a wonderful range of desserts and hot beverages. As well as daily home cooked specials, on Sundays you can enjoy a traditional carvery with all the trimmings from 12-6pm. The Mousetrap Inn (www.mousetrap-inn.com): A traditionally run Cotswold stone Inn, with a history dating back to the building of the railways in the 18th Century. Serving home-made food, along with fantastic, locally brewed real ales. The Village Restaurant & Tearooms (www.thevillagerestaurant.co.uk): Traditional, home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere, overlooking the river Windrush, in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Lovely little cottage in a great location. Dog friendly and loads of tips and ideas of things to do in the area. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property to others!

    Emily2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We met Richard shortly after our arrival. Very welcoming and gave all the details we needed. The barn was in excellent condition and perfect for 2 couples and a little one. Cleanliness, information, parking, amenities, value for money - all spot on! If you ever wanted an excellent stay in the Cotswolds, stay here. Thank you for a perfect weekend.

    Gareth2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and amazing hospitality. Would definitely visit again.

    Sunny2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place for a Cotswolds getaway

    Andrew2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a wonderful 3 day stay at this lovely cottage. The location was perfect for us with our dog and the long country walks and quick walk into the beautiful village made for a great stay. The accommodation was perfect too - everything we needed and very comfortable too. Many thanks to Patricia and Richard for such a lovely stay.

    Loretta2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic accommodation and hosts. We wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Aimee2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great listing, beyond expectations! A 5-10 minute walk from the property will take you to the heart of Burton. The kitchen is small, but all kinds of facilities and equipment are available. The bathroom has shower gel and shampoo and conditioner. The bedding in the bedroom is comfortable. The surrounding scenery is very beautiful. In addition to the farm, there is also a special venue for walking dogs. The dogs here are very close and very cute. The hostess is very warm and friendly, thank you very much. Very recommended to stay. The kitchen is small, but all amenities are available. The kitchen is shower gel and shampoo, conditioner. The central location of Burton-on-the-water can be reached in 5-10 minutes from the property. The scenery are is beautiful. The addition is the farm, there is a dog-walking special site. The dogs are are very cute. The hosts are warm and friendly, thank you very much. Very recommed.

    Yian2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • amazing stay!!

    普予2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Court Hayes, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Court Hayes was originally two cottages, which have been lovingly restored, to create a large and interesting two bedroomed property. The Cotswold stone cottage sits in the picturesque and peaceful village of Wyck Rissington, across the road from the 800 year old St Laurence's church, where the famous composer, Gustav Holst, was the resident organist between 1892 and 1893. Court Hayes is perfectly placed for exploring the Cotswolds, whether by car or on foot, and is close to the beautiful market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Court Hayes front door opens into: Living room: A beautiful room, with an abundance of character. Contains a large inglenook fireplace, with a real fire, exposed stone walls, wooden beams and the original flagstone floor. There is a Freeview TV with DVD player, a writing desk and comfy seating for four guests. There is a lobby between the living room and the dining room, with a door out to the garden. Dining room: Contains another inglenook fireplace, with an ornamental stove, wooden floors and wooden beams. There is a dining table with seating for four; Kitchen: Accessed through the dining room, the new, well equipped kitchen contains a 4 ring electric hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, kettle and toaster. There is door out to the garden and a good sized pantry, which is also used as a cloakroom. The bedrooms are accessed via two different flights of stairs, one leading up from the living room to: Bedroom 1: A beautiful room, surrounded by exposed stone walls, wooden beams and a stone fireplace (not for use as a real fire). Contains a king size bed. Narrow stairs, with restricted height, lead up from bedroom 1 to: En-suite bathroom: In the eaves of the house, with exposed stone walls and wooden beams, contains a claw foot bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet. Stairs lead up from the dining room to: Bedroom 2: A large, eaves room, with beautiful exposed beams, which contains two single beds. There is a small shower room and a separate room, with a toilet and small basin. The large, enclosed garden is to the rear of the house, backing onto farmland. There is a patio area, with a charcoal barbecue, an outdoor table and seating for four. The lawn then runs down to a further, separately enclosed wildlife area, with a pond and a summer house.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • Great cottage well located to all the other towns nearby!

    New2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at the character cottage. The cottage had a really interesting design and the two rooms are quite far apart which was nice to have some extra privacy! The fireplace is absolutely beautiful and so is the location. There's lots of beautiful cottages on the same street with a beautiful church across the road. Only tip I would have is make sure you bring a blanket and some thick socks since it can get a little cold in the winter even with the fireplace. We would definitely stay again!

    Elizabeth2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous cottage! Truly delightful place with traditional charm, but all the modern comforts.

    Stephanie2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute cottage! We had a wonderful time. A few things to note (per my husband), the doorways on the first floor are quite low - he's 5'11" and hit his head numerous times, and the access to the bathroom on the top floor is awkward - at 5'6" I had to bend in half to get up the stairs. The stone walls hindered our baby monitor from reaching the whole house, but we expected that. It was lovely to get away from real life, and in such a cozy little cottage! Don't go expecting consistent wifi, but who needs it! Would definitely come back (if I could convince my husband's poor head!).

    Leigh2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was terrific. Check was a breeze, everything was ready for us when we arrived. The cottage is very close to neighboring villages for shopping and many fine restaurants.

    Bruce2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • This was a nice place that comfortably housed four adults and a baby.

    Harriet2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is very special! We have stayed at multiple places and this one is definitely at the top as one of our favorites! Every room has such charm - the stone walls, the black beams, the lamps with dimming switches, the artwork... everything! Our daughters loved their room with the vaulted ceiling and my husband and I enjoyed the master suite. We loved our dinners in the dining area and our breakfasts in the private garden! The location is so wonderful for a visit to the Cotswold. We had no idea how much we'd enjoy this area and how close we would be to so many of the towns! And then to return to the very quiet and quaint village of Wyck Rissington, away from all tourists, and go for evening walks was so peaceful. We hope to return to this wonderful place!

    Sarah2019-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • This was the perfect location for our Cotswolds holiday. The house was perfect and the back garden is lovely to sit and relax. I would come here again.

    Julie2019-07-11T00:00:00Z
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    Wyck Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to North House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. North House is a beautiful Cotswold stone property with an enviable position in the heart of the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" due to the lovely river that runs through the village, Bourton has a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as numerous lovely walks right on the doorstep. Bourton is also perfectly located for exploring the many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds region, as well as further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    North House is a lovely terraced property set on a quiet road in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. The front door opens directly into the open plan living space which is laid out as follows: Living/dining room: This dual aspect room is divided into two areas by the impressive staircase which descends from the first floor. The welcoming living room has a sofa, two leather armchairs, a wall-mounted Smart TV and an ornamental fireplace and the dining room on the other side of the floating staircase has an Oak effect dining table with seating for four and a second ornamental fireplace; Kitchen: The compact yet well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden and contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, a compact dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster and coffee machine. The wooden staircase leads up from the main living area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This lovely spacious room, with high ceiling and views of the lane below, has a double wrought iron bed, a pretty vanity table and a freestanding wardrobe; Bedroom 2: With a lovely feature Victorian fireplace and dual aspect views, this pretty room has two single beds, a vanity table and a built-in wardrobe; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with an overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. The back door in the kitchen leads out into the lovely enclosed garden which has a large patio area with a bistro table and chairs on one side and a Rattan lounge set with a sofa and two armchairs on the other. The patio looks out over the lawn, bordered by colourful flower beds and shrubs, and with the provision of the charcoal barbecue this is a wonderful setting for al fresco dining. There is off street parking for two cars on the gravel driveway at the front of the property.
    Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton. The river is fed from many springs, with the source approximately ten miles from the village and, after flowing under the bridges of Bourton, it passes other villages before eventually joining the Thames. There are various attractions in the village, including the famous Birdland, which is home to a variety of birds from around the world. Here visitors can see parrots, pelicans, flamingos and penguins to name just a few, with experienced keepers feeding the birds and leading demonstrations. The Model Village is well worth a visit, as Bourton is the only village in the Cotswolds to have a one-ninth scale replica of itself. It is carefully maintained and has all of the characterful buildings including the Old Water Mill and the Old New Inn. Those lucky enough to witness snow in the winter months will notice photographers at the model village trying to get the perfect picture of the snowy scene. Another family favourite is the Dragonfly Maze. This yew maze leads visitors through the labyrinth, gathering clues in order to find the pavilion in the centre which enables them to unlock the final secret! The maze was constructed by Kit Williams, author of the golden hare treasure hunt book, "Masquerade". Food & Drink Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The list below is a small sample of the options available: The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant (www.chesterhousehotel.com): Breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and evening meals in a riverside restaurant. You can enjoy freshly prepared, local produce throughout the day and night, with seasonal specials added to the menu daily. The Duke of Wellington (www.dukeofwellingtonbourton.co.uk): A local village inn aiming to provide fresh home cooked food with a friendly service. There is a light snacking menu, a full menu and a wonderful range of desserts and hot beverages. As well as daily home cooked specials, on Sundays you can enjoy a traditional carvery with all the trimmings from 12-6pm. The Mousetrap Inn (www.mousetrap-inn.com): A traditionally run Cotswold stone Inn, with a history dating back to the building of the railways in the 18th Century. Serving home-made food, along with fantastic, locally brewed real ales. The Village Restaurant & Tearooms (www.thevillagerestaurant.co.uk): Traditional, home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere, overlooking the river Windrush, in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • North Cottage is perfectly located right in the middle of Bourton and is beautifully decorated throughout with comfortable bedrooms and a lovely modern but cosy open plan living and dining area. The bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely thoughtful touch. We would definitely stay again

    Victoria2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Location is perfect! House is modern, clean, well decorated and has everything you need. The parking is great. The hosts are very helpful. Plus a travel cot, high chair and stair gate can be provided, great if you have a little one with you. We were sad to leave as such a lovely place to stay.

    Yvonne2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, lovely cottage and prompt response from host..Thanx suzzane and adam

    Intan2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location just a few steps from the water in the middle of town. Perfect space for enjoying town or exploring nearby. Everything just as promised - would definitely stay again.

    Tom2019-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was spot less and in a perfect location, we loved our stay and would definitely recommend it.

    Jessica2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely period cottage in the middle of the beautiful Bourton on the Water village. Short walking distance to everything in Bourton including restaurants, pubs, bakery and supermarket and nice walks. Lovely garden and good functional kitchen. Perfect for two couples or family. Highly recommended.

    Andrew2019-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Book this lovely cottage if it's available! The instructions and self check-in was a snap, a bottle of wine and helpful tips were waiting on the table, milk in the fridge, coffee, tea and biscuits in the kitchen and a beautiful apple tree in the back yard (in September). You could not be any closer to the high street of Bourton-on-the-Water; a 30 second walk and you were feeding ducks on the river. Parking was right at your front door, too. The cottage was beautifully appointed with thoughtful and useful items throughout, and, more importantly, was sparkling clean. Everything was done in advance to make our 5 day stay idyllic! So glad we chose this as our base in the Cotswolds! Thanks to Michelle and everyone involved for our perfect lodging.

    Abby2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic cottage in a perfect location. Even though The village is busy during the day, it’s still ideal. Two stunning bakeries and lots of nice eating places. The fact that the village is flat makes for easy getting around. Good walks from the village though for those who want. We really enjoyed the easy walk to Lower Slaughter for lunch and onto Upper Slaughter . Highly recommend North Cottage

    Sheila2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
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    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Heath Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Heath Cottage is a beautiful, Grade II listed cottage, located close to the heart of the famous Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Sitting on top of a hill, Stow is well known for its many antique shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as for the many lovely walks through the surrounding Cotswold countryside that are accessible directly from the town. The history of the town is beautifully preserved, including a medieval stone cross in the market square, the old town stocks and a number of alleyways for the passage of sheep being herded to market. Stow is also ideally positioned for exploring the wider region, including the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Heath Cottage is located at the end of a short row of Cotswold stone cottages. The front door opens directly from the street into the dining room, and the following rooms are on the well laid out ground floor area: Living room: A spacious, dual aspect room, with a wealth of character features, including a flagstone floor, oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone, and a large inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove. The room is furnished with a large corner sofa, which comfortably seats four, a large footstool, comfortable window seat, and a Smart TV; Dining room: Another lovely, character filled room, with a large, ornamental inglenook fireplace and original exposed oak beams, which contains a large dining table with seating for six. A fridge freezer is also located in this room; Kitchen: Accessed from the dining room, the kitchen contains an electric oven, four-ring electric hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle and toaster. A door from the kitchen leads out to the courtyard garden. A steep, winding staircase leads up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A beautiful room, which contains a king size sleigh bed, fitted wardrobe, and a dressing table with a mirror; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; The second floor bedrooms are in the beautiful eaves of the cottage, and are accessed from the first floor landing by separate steep staircases, with low beams, which open directly into each bedroom: Bedroom two: Contains a king size bed and a fitted wardrobe; Bedroom three: Contains a fitted double bed, fitted wardrobe, and a chest of drawers with a mirror. A door from the kitchen leads out to an enclosed courtyard garden, which catches the late afternoon sun. There is a table with seating for six, a charcoal barbecue, and a shed that can be used to store bikes. At the end of the garden there is one allocated off street parking space.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Friday evenings are legendary for the Champagne Happy Hour at 5pm - grab a seat if you can as the weekend gets off to the perfect start! Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • We had a wonderful stay! The cottage was perfect and as per the pictures provided. I would recommend that anyone stay here, it is in a lovely location too - in walking distance to the local amenities. I must note that: if you are tall you might bump your head quite a lot! :)

    Natasha2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay. Lovely cottage in a great location.

    Ash2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning cottage, very helpful and communicative team. Will definitely come and visit again!

    Sophie2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Charming cottage in a good location, if a trifle noisy from the traffic. Otherwise, everything you could want in a Cotswold cottage.

    David2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location, cosy cottage. Would stay again

    Leo2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute little cottage full of character in a perfect location to access other little cotswold villages. Would definitely stay again!

    Emma2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The property we stayed in was a delightful Cotswold cottage in a great location within easy walking distance to the town.

    Elaine2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect character cottage to enjoy a break with the family in the Cotwolds. Very spacious for 5 people, log fire was great, character features are really pretty and add to the place. Well stocked kitchen. Very good sized bathroom. Characterful bedrooms. Perfectly located for walks and for the town of Stow. Good parking, near to all local pubs. Nearby main road is not really audible and very handy to have BP MandS and Majestic Wine opposite. Good communication with hosts. Would recommend highly.

    Jonathan2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
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    Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Brook Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Brook Cottage is one of the most idyllically situated properties in the Cotswolds, sitting on a quiet lane overlooking fields, with only the soothing sound of the babbling brook outside to break the silence. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is in the historic heart of Blockley, which is a peaceful, yet thriving village, with two pubs, a community owned village shop & café, a historic Norman church and a childrens' playground. Blockley has numerous beautiful walks on its doorstep and is well located for exploring the many beautiful market towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Walking along Blockley Brook leads you to Brook Cottage’s front door, which opens into: Living room: A cosy, beautifully furnished room, with a stone mullion window with window seat, wooden beams, a large inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove and a flat-panel TV. The living room is also used for dining and it contains an extendable dining table, with seating for up to four people. The living room then leads into: Kitchen: For a small cottage, the beautifully decorated kitchen is very well equipped, including a cooker with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. Returning to the living room, a narrow, steep staircase leads up to a small first floor hallway, off which is: Bedroom 2: A cosy bedroom, with exposed beams and brickwork, containing a double bed next to the stone mullion window, which looks out to fields and the brook below. The main bathroom is accessed via bedroom 1 and this contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, basin and toilet. The staircase continues up into the gable of the house, opening out to: Master bedroom: Another cosy double bedroom, with exposed beams and a stone mullion window, bedroom 2 also has an en-suite toilet and basin. Heading back downstairs and into the kitchen, double doors lead out into the fully enclosed, south-westerly facing garden, which contains a paved area and decking at the end of the garden. There is an outdoor table and chairs, with a gas barbecue provided in the Summer. Outside the front door is a small garden area, with a stone bench, which looks down the lane to the brook running past the cottage.
    Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café. As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling.
  • Charming and cozy cottage! Highly recommend it. Located in the beautiful Cotswold town as well!

    Jessica2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This place is truly magical. We had the most amazing stay, it was the perfect location and so beautiful- the pictures do not do it justice. We really recommend and will definitely return! The hosts were very generous and flexible with our checkout which was most appreciated.

    Jaime2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay. Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Very good location and perfect for the dog.

    Olivia2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful Cottage, excellent kitchen, had a lovely time with the girlfriends

    Jacinda2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had such an amazing two night stay with character cottages! The space is super charming and the location is just perfect! Highly recommend staying here!

    Brad2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Brook cottage is very cosy with the log burner. It was very relaxing to hear the brook bubbling away in the evening.

    Laurent2019-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Delightful! Great kitchen, comfortable and in the most lovely location.

    William2018-07-31T00:00:00Z
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    Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Dove Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dove Cottage is a beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone property, located in the picturesque village of Naunton. The village is very popular, being set away from busy roads and benefitting from a good village pub, golf course and many walks straight from the doorstep. The well known market town of Stow-on-the-Wold and the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water are both within six miles, with their wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants. Naunton is also ideally located for exploring the wider Cotswolds region and beyond, including famous places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Dove Cottage’s front door opens into the living room. The open plan downstairs contains the following rooms: Living room: Full of character, this room contains exposed beams and a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a two seater sofa, two armchairs, and a Smart TV with a Blu-ray/DVD/CD player; Kitchen/dining room: Accessed directly from the living room, this well presented room contains a double electric oven, four ring ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, small freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. There is also a stylish glass dining table, which comfortably seats four. Stairs lead up from the living room to the small first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A lovely room with attractive rural views, which contains a double bed; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, wash basin and toilet. There is also a washing machine in the bathroom; A door on the first floor landing leads to a second, steep stairway to the second floor bedroom: Bedroom 2: A lovely eaves room, which can be set up as either two single beds or a king size bed. Directly outside the front of the cottage is a lovely, peaceful patio area, which contains a table, four chairs and a charcoal barbecue. There is also a small garden, together with a gravelled parking area, with space for one average sized car.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • The cottage is lovely, beautifuly decorated and very cute. The location is wonderfull, right in the middle of Naunton and the Cotswolds. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back sometime!

    Esme2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Dove cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend away in the cotswolds - highly recommend.

    Oliver And Chelsea2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay in Dove cottage was great. We loved putting up here for the time we did. Bob was absolutely attentive to our calls, queries and very helpful too in the best possible way. Attention has been given to the finest detail in the amenities provided and this was a hit with us. The quality of everything - household wares, linens and utensils was incredible. Anyone would enjoy staying here and not to mention it’s perfect serene location and neighbourhood.

    Fatmata2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing quiet little place, wonderful for the family. Beautiful village with plenty of scenic walks

    Carl2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is gorgeous and while small the space is perfectly distributed with intelligent solutions everywhere. We enjoyed our stay there tremendously and hope to be back some day.

    Enea2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is in such a fantastic location in the Cotswolds. Naunton is right in the centre of everything and if you have a car you can arrive to Bourton-on-the-water in 10 minutes. There are also beautiful walks through the countryside on your doorstep and the town has a wonderful small community feel. The house itself is so quaint. We were there for Christmas and the hosts had left a huge basket of food including chocolates, wine, cheese and bubbly. We would definitely come back! They made us feel so welcome.

    Sam2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at Dove cottage. Prosecco and chocolates on arrival was a nice touch. The cottage was very clean and you can see that the host goes to an effort to make it a nice place for visitors to stay in. The village of Naunton was also lovely.

    Emma2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • This lovely cottage in beautiful Naunton is a great value and a perfect place to begin exploring the Cotswolds. This cool tiny village has broadband provided by fiber-optic cable. I live in Nashville, TN and I don't have fiber-optic. So needless to say Internet connectivity is fabulous. Loved it.

    Joseph2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
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    Naunton, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Red Lion Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Red Lion Cottage is a stunning Cotswold stone cottage, which is believed to date back to c.1750, and is located on a peaceful country lane, on the edge of the picturesque village of Blockley. The beautiful surrounding Cotswold countryside is visible from the cottage, and many lovely walks are accessible directly from the front door. Once famous for its many silk mills, Blockley is located well away from busy roads and tourist routes, yet still benefits from having two pubs and a community owned village shop & café, as well as a historic Norman church. The village is also close to the popular Cotswold market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Camden and Stow-on-the-Wold, as well as being well placed for trips to popular tourist destinations, such as Blenheim Palace, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Sitting on a raised pavement, Red Lion Cottage is one of a short row of cottages, on a quiet no through lane in the picturesque village of Blockley. The front door opens directly into the main living area, with the following rooms on the ground floor: Living/dining room: The spacious living room is bright and airy, with lovely character features, including oak beams, a window seat, and a large, Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. The room contains two comfortable two-seater sofas, an arm chair, and a Cuban mahogany dining table that can comfortably seat four. There is also a Smart TV, with a DVD player; Kitchen: Two steps lead up from the living room to the well presented kitchen, which contains an electric oven with a four-ring gas hob, an integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster and kettle; Shower room: A door from the kitchen leads into a large shower room, which has a beautiful limestone floor and is decorated with Orla Kiely wallpaper. There is a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, wash basin and toilet. Steep, winding stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A stylish room, with a window seat, which looks out over beautiful countryside. The room contains a wrought iron double bed and large built-in wardrobes; Bedroom 2: Another lovely room, also with a wooden window seat that provides stunning views of the surrounding Blockley Valley. This room contains a double bed and a chest of drawers; Family bathroom: Contains a Victorian style slipper bath, heated towel rail, wash basin and toilet. Stone steps lead up from the kitchen to a small, south-west facing garden terrace, which is a lovely suntrap in the warmer months of the year. The terrace has raised borders, and a gravelled seating area, with a table and four chairs. Quiet, on street parking is freely available on the no through road that the cottage sits on.
    Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café. As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling. Architecturally the village has quite a different character in comparison to the rest of the North Cotswolds as it has a more similar style to that of the villages in the Stroud valley, but here they have used a more golden stone. This design is reminiscent of wealthier times as the majority of the cottages were built during the 17th and 18th century, at the height of the industrial era. A popular attraction in Blockley is Mill Dene Garden which is a partner garden of the Royal Horticultural Society. With a misty grotto, stream and seats around the mill pond, this is a lovely place to while away the time looking out for the kingfishers whilst enjoying a cream tea. Food & Drink For a relatively small village, Blockley is blessed with a number of places to eat and drink, all just a short walk from anywhere in the village. The Crown Inn (www.crownhotelblockley.co.uk): This 16th century country inn is situated in the heart of Blockley and features a restaurant serving dishes prepared with local produce, along with a bar with an open fire and a wide selection of real ales. This honey coloured historic inn is covered in Virginia creeper which turns a stunning red in Autumn. Walk inside to the scents of wood smoke from the open log fires and snuggle into a comfy chair by the fire, to view the daily papers with a coffee or something stronger. Dinner is served in the warm and friendly restaurant with lighter meals and snacks available in the bar. The Great Western Arms (https://www.hooky.co.uk/content/our-pubs/great-western-arms-blockley.ashx): The award winning Great Western Arms is the “Local” of Blockley. The “Western” as it is locally known, is a Hook Norton Brewery pub and is tenanted to Sharon Brace. It is right at the heart of the village both geographically and socially, and is where Sharon and her team serve up some of the finest food, drink and entertainment available. The pub has two rooms: one is used as the restaurant and the other houses a pool table, juke box and darts board (dogs are welcome in the pool room). The Pub has recently been extensively refurbished and now boasts 1st class facilities and comforts. The spacious lounge bar/restaurant retains its period "feel" but has been re-furnished and decorated with great taste and care. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and friendly. Blockley Village Shop & Café (blockleyshop.com): The community owned shop and café is the hub of the village. The shop offers a wide range of basic groceries and necessities, and a tempting array of local products, including farm meat and free-range eggs, daily deliveries of local fruit and veg, freshly baked bread and locally made ready meals. Logs are generally stocked in winter. The licensed café is open all day, serving breakfasts, lunches, coffees and teas, and home-baked cakes. Take-away hot and cold food, including croissants, pastries and baguettes, is also very popular. The café, where free broadband is available, is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors of all ages.
  • Blockley is a lovely village and this cottage is a good option to be 5min walk away with some great countryside nearby. The open fire was lovely and the cottage was perfect size for the 4 of us for a short weekend.

    Kate2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Absolute gem in a rather beautiful, yet lesser known part of the Cotswolds. I would return to the Red Lion Cottage in a heartbeat.

    Caz2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and in a good location. It is in a quiet area with street parking in a lovely village. The cottage is a good size inside with a bathroom and toilet upstairs and shower room and toilet downstairs. Kitchen has all you need and there are books and games available. The village is charming and has a good shop and cafe. We did the historic walks around the village which was great and gave us a sense of village life then and now. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a stay in the Cotswolds.

    Leonie2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect cottage - everything you could ever want for a Cotswold visit!!!

    Mary2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and generally well equipped. Cosy with character.

    Linda2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time at the cottage, so much so we managed to book in a last minute extra night. Lots of little touches made it the perfect Cotswolds stay. The only thing I would say in terms of feedback is the grill smoked up as soon as we switched on so we think it may need a clean! Thank you so much, we definitely want to return again!

    Laina2019-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, charming cottage, and excellent communication. We will likely be going back!

    Jason2018-10-08T00:00:00Z
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    Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Alice Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Alice Cottage is set on a hillside, with views out over the rooftops of Blockley, to the woods and fields beyond. The village is a hidden gem, being set well away from major roads and is very peaceful and picturesque, yet it is large enough to have two pubs, a restaurant and a community owned village shop and café, as well as a historic Norman church. It is also the location where the Father Brown mystery series is filmed. Blockley is close to the popular Cotswold market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Camden and Stow-on-the-Wold, and many beautiful countryside walks are right on the doorstep. It is also well located for further afield destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford or Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Alice Cottage is one of a handful of cottages set on a small quiet lane, yet only moments from Blockley's historic high street. There is one shared parking space in front of the cottage and additional, free street parking is readily available. A path through the garden leads to the front door, which opens into the sunroom and the rest of the ground floor: Sunroom: South facing and looking out to the garden, with exposed stone walls and a clear roof, this is a lovely room to relax in, whatever the season. Contains a wooden table and two chairs; Living room/dining room/kitchen: The heart of this cosy cottage, the living room area contains comfy seating for three people, a wood burning stove and an LED HD Freesat TV, with DVD player. There is a fold away table, for formal dining. The kitchen area is very efficiently and practically arranged, and includes a 2-ring electric hob, electric oven, Smeg fridge/freezer, microwave, Miele washing machine/tumble dryer, toaster and kettle. There is also a radio with an iPod dock. Stairs lead up from the kitchen area to a small first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: Contains a double bed and plenty of storage space. There is also a radio with an iPod dock; Bedroom 2: A small room, which contains a 75cm wide single bed and a bedside cabinet with drawers; Shower room: Although small, the bathroom has been well designed, to include a shower, small basin and toilet. Alice Cottage's small, enclosed garden is well proportioned with a raised terrace to take advantage of the lovely far reaching rural views and to provide a beautiful south facing outdoor seating area, with a table, wooden bench, two chairs and a charcoal BBQ.
    Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café. As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling. Architecturally the village has quite a different character in comparison to the rest of the North Cotswolds as it has a more similar style to that of the villages in the Stroud valley, but here they have used a more golden stone. This design is reminiscent of wealthier times as the majority of the cottages were built during the 17th and 18th century, at the height of the industrial era. A popular attraction in Blockley is Mill Dene Garden which is a partner garden of the Royal Horticultural Society. With a misty grotto, stream and seats around the mill pond, this is a lovely place to while away the time looking out for the kingfishers whilst enjoying a cream tea.
  • This. Cottage. Is. So. Cozy. I had the best time, and found it perfectly suited for for resting, reading, and re-charging. The fireplace is a nice added touch, as was the lemon cake waiting for me with my tea. I would 100% go back. I miss it already.

    Amanda2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • We found this place to be what it says on the tin. Not too overdone and quaint and cosy. Great to relax and let yourself away. Sitting by the fire crackling away as rain pattered on the porch roof with a glass of wine in hand and great friends in toe was a wonderful experience. The local area is good for a few days explore with Bourton Wood as a particularly beautiful highlight. The space is a little small so I’d keep it to three people max but it worked well for 2-3 nights. The parking space was also tight but was fine in the end. The shower was also great - an important part of a winter stay in the Cotswolds!

    David2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Super cosy cottage with a great fireplace making it ideal for a winter break.

    Dan2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time. The cottage was small but very clean and cosy. It’s well equipped and brilliantly located for exploring the Cotswolds

    Sally2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage - perfect for our family of 3!!

    John2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • This is a really sweet, cosy cottage. It is small but this is accurately represented in the description. It is ideal for a couple with a young child. We had a third adult occupying the small single room which was fine for the couple of nights we were there. I did think that at over £400 for a couple of nights was expensive and if I was to stay there again would probably go direct to Character Cottages rather than through AirBnB. However it is very conveniently situated for this lovely village of Brockley and the parking wasn’t as complicated as it first sounded it might be. We did a lovely walk over to Batsford Arboretum and also managed to be in Brockley for film night which was an additional unexpected treat.

    Ann2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • The Alice Cottage is really very nice, tastefully decorated and clean. Comfortable veranda at the entrance, ideal for taking off wet jackets and shoes before entering the house. Large and well equipped kitchen. The only thing missing is the dishwasher, for the rest there's really everything, even a very useful washer / dryer. The bathroom, located on the upper floor, is small but functional. The large and tastefully furnished double bedroom. That single little one but pretty. The strength of the cottage is undoubtedly the small living room with fireplace. Especially when it is raining and cold outside, being able to relax in front of the fireplace, is really a unique and priceless experience (wood is necessary to light the fire provided by the property). Convenient private parking in front of the entrance. Excellent location. The picturesque village of Blockley is the ideal starting point to visit the Cotswolds. Simply perfect for those who want a relaxing holiday in the heart of the English countryside. Finally I point out the seriousness of the agency that manages the property. Really very kind and helpful. If we were to return to the Cotswolds in the future, we would have no doubts, we would certainly return to the Alice Cottage. Highly recommended!

    Monica2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Charming place. Lovely front garden. Beautiful town. We loved it. Would definitely go back!

    Callie2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    2

    Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Whitsun Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Whitsun Cottage is a beautiful, double fronted Cotswold stone cottage, clad in Virginia creeper. The cottage is larger than many other properties of its age, with a separate living room, dining room and kitchen, two bathrooms, and higher ceilings than in many comparable properties. The cottage also benefits from an enclosed courtyard garden and its location in the heart of the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, which has a wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as being ideally placed for exploring the wider Cotswold region. Important Customer Notice: - Weeks: we can only accept week long bookings commencing on a Monday and Friday - Short Breaks: we can only accept short breaks that start on a Friday or Monday - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Whitsun Cottage’s front door opens into the dining room. The ground floor rooms are: Living room: A stylish room, with wooden floors, an exposed stone fireplace with wood burning stove, leather sofa and armchairs. Including a comfy foot stool, the living room can seat six people. There is also a Freesat flat screen TV and DVD player. French doors lead out from the living room to the courtyard garden; Dining room: Contains an abundance of character features, including wooden floors and beams, an exposed stone fireplace with wood burning stove, window seat and wall alcoves. This beautiful room has a large oak dining table, with seating for six. There is also a digital radio, with iPod dock; Kitchen: A well equipped kitchen, containing a dishwasher, four ring electric hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and tumble dryer. A stable door leads out from the kitchen into the courtyard garden. A staircase, with a beautiful oak stair-rail, leads up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: Contains a double bed and plentiful wardrobe space; Bedroom 2: Contains two 75cm wide single beds; Bathroom 1: Contains a bath with shower attachment, toilet and basin; Bathroom 2: Contains a shower, toilet and basin. The large landing space contains a day bed and a trundle bed, both of which can be set up, if required, to enable the cottage to sleep up to six guests. To the rear of the cottage is a small, fully enclosed courtyard garden, with an outdoor table and chairs, and a barbecue during the warmer months. Sheltered from the wind, this is a very pleasant space to sit outside and relax in.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Friday evenings are legendary for the Champagne Happy Hour at 5pm - grab a seat if you can as the weekend gets off to the perfect start! Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • Amazing cottage, immaculately clean and one minute from Stow centre.

    John2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect cottage for a stay in Stow. The location is brilliant and the cottage has everything you can need plus it is clean, beautiful and a great size for 4 people.

    Ellie2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great location

    Jonathan2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Had a lovely girls weekend at Whitsun. Fantastic location (pubs, restaurants, coffee and co-op within a few mins walk) and beautiful cottage. Looking forward to returning!

    Bianca2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely two bedroom, two bath cottage in centre of town on main road. Cosy and great for a weekend getaway. We'd definitely stay again.

    Anne2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Whitsun Cottage. Such a fantastic location in the middle of beautiful Stow which has such great shops and cafes - we paritcularly loved 'The Hive' cafe. A cosy cottage with everything you might need and really clean. Thank you!

    Rachael2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, just lovely.

    Debbie2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous cozy cottage in the heart of stow. Has everything you need to a short stay in the Cotswolds.

    Catarina2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
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    Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Hope Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals Hope Cottage is a beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone cottage, perfectly located in the heart of the peaceful, picturesque village of Longborough, two miles north of the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, and surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North Cotswolds. Longborough sits on the side of a hill, with lovely views over the Evenlode Valley and, despite being a small village, it is fortunate to have a pub, village shop, cafe and a local farm shop. Many beautiful countryside walks can be accessed directly from the cottage, and it is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The front door of Hope Cottage is accessed from the garden and opens into a hallway. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Kitchen/dining room: A beautiful farmhouse style kitchen, with oak beams, flagstone floor and Cotswold stone walls, this sociable room contains a wooden dining table with seating for six. The kitchen facilities include a beautiful Rayburn range cooker, with two ovens and two hobs, a separate four ring induction hob, microwave and convection oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, washer dryer and a Magimix coffee machine (without pods); Sitting room: A lovely, cosy room, with oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a wood burning stove in a large fireplace. There is a sofa and two armchairs, as well as a lovely writing desk. Family room: Next to the sitting room is the bright and comfortable family room, which contains two sofas and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player; Conservatory: Accessed from the family room and with French doors out into the garden, the conservatory contains a comfy wicker sofa and two chairs, and is a beautiful room to relax in during the warmer months of the year; Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin. Open sided stairs lead up to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A lovely room, with a beautiful oak door and elm floorboards, which contains a double bed. The large en-suite bathroom is in the cottage eaves and contains a lovely roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, a toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: A nice cosy room, with wooden window shutters and exposed oak frame, which contains a double bed; Bedroom 3: A large, interesting room, split over two levels. On the first floor level is a single bed and then steep stairs lead up to a mezzanine level right in the eaves of the cottage, surrounded by beautiful oak beams, where there is a second single bed; Family bathroom: A large, well presented bathroom, which contains a bath with overhead electric shower, toilet, two wash basins and a heated towel rail. The stunning private garden is to the front and side of the cottage, with all the rooms in the cottage looking out over it. There is a wooden table and six chairs in the garden, plus a charcoal barbecue. There is also a small pond in the garden.
    Longborough is a beautiful village of Cotswold stone cottages, set away from busy roads on a hill slope, which looks east over the lovely Evenlode Valley. The village is two miles north of the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, three miles south-west of Moreton-in-Marsh, and sits on the Heart of England Way. The village is best known for the Longborough Festival Opera, which presents a season of high quality opera each June and July. The intimate auditorium seats just under 500, with an orchestra pit for up to 70 players, and some of the most glorious views in England. The village is also home to St James' Church, a beautiful Grade I listed building, which dates back to the 12th century.
  • very quaint cottage in a lovely village that is typical of a Cotswolds region. Great find and we will be back

    Ray2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Hope cottage is beautiful, it is a fairy tale cottage tucked away in beautiful Longborough. The decor is cosey and the log fire is perfect for drinking a glass of red in front of. Logs and Kindle were provided. The Rayburn took a little to figure out, but Chris popped round and showed us how it was done. Close to the many of the iconic villages in the north Cotswolds. And a local pub which offer a Christmas dinner option. This place is perfect to get away and relax.

    Mandy2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great holiday cottage in a lovely location

    Helen2018-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely typical Cotswolds cottage.

    David2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful, beautiful home in an idyllic setting- perfect for a family. A real oasis.

    Louisa2018-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • We highly recommend booking Hope Cottage! There are many wonderful cottages in the Cotswold's to book and I ended up selecting Hope because the pictures depicted old world charm, comfort, space and walking distance to a pub. We have never rented in the Cotswold's before and I was uncertain where exactly to stay. The village of Longborough was perfect and the cottage provided us with all we required and then some. Communication was excellent, parking and entering the cottage was easy. We were welcomed with a few items that were greatly appreciated! I was excited to invite some family to visit and stay with us throughout the week. We had great weather and all enjoyed a bbq and walk around the village. We visited the pub numerous times with family and always felt welcomed and a part of the village. The comfort & space that the cottage provides is perfect! The hiking from Longborough is fantastic; short & long hikes. It is also a very easy drive to Stow, Bourton-on-the-Water & Slaughters which a great places to visit. We did enjoy a day of village hopping and always loved getting back to Hope Cottage - our home away from home for the week. You will not be disappointed - book!

    Tracy2018-05-18T00:00:00Z
  • Hope Cottage is a absolutely lovely place. We loved it there. Prefect for driving around to other villages, and for walks. We went on the recommended walk, which was beautiful, with added bonus of a guided tour of a Mogul palace! The village shop was right next door, they even had logs for the fire place. The village pub is a few metres up the road. Peefect Cotswolds experience!

    Sigrid Anna2017-09-17T00:00:00Z
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    Longborough, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Middle Gable The Old Hall, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Middle Gable The Old Hall is one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Cotswolds, forming part of an original 17th century manor house, dating from the time of the English Civil War, over 350 years ago. This grade II* listed property sits in peaceful gardens, in the heart of the famous Cotswolds market town of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds". This lovely town has numerous shops, restaurants and pubs, and is ideally located for exploring the entire Cotswolds region and beyond. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Middle Gable The Old Hall is accessed via its garden, which leads to the beautiful wooden front door. Inside the house, a small entrance hall leads into: Living room: A grand room, which has been newly refurbished in a traditional style, enhancing the abundance of period features, including stone mullion windows, a large fireplace with wood-burning stove, wooden beams and a centuries old alcove. The refurbishment includes a limestone flagged floor, with underfloor heating, and the provision of a flat screen satellite TV and Blu-ray home theatre system with an iPod docking station. The living room then leads into the Inner Hall, which in turn leads to: Shower room: Contains a shower, basin and toilet; Kitchen/dining room: The kitchen is well equipped, including a cooker with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. There is a good sized dining table, with five chairs, and the layout of the room ensures that all guests can socialise whilst cooking is in progress. Returning to the Inner Hall, a grand wooden staircase leads up to the first floor hallway, off which are: Bedroom 1: The initial highlight of the room is the spectacular super-king size four poster bed and this impressive room also has what is believed to be the original wooden flooring, stone mullion windows and the original “wig and gown” cupboard. There is a flat panel satellite TV in the room; Bathroom: Contains a bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet. The staircase then continues up into the gable of the house, giving access to: Bedroom 2: A very spacious, dual aspect eaves bedroom, with beautiful original wooden beams. The room contains three single beds, two of which can be pushed together and one of which doubles up as a sofa (it is a full size adult bed, however). Heading back downstairs and out of the front door, the lovingly cared for open plan gardens spread out in front of you. In Middle Gable The Old Hall’s garden, extending from the front of the house, there is a bench, for relaxing and looking out over all the gardens, as well as a paved seating area, which contains an outdoor table and chairs. At the end of the garden is a double garage for guest use.
    Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton.
  • Middle Gable is the perfect home in the perfect location in Bourton on the water, everything in the town within a short walking distance. Bourton on the water itself is a great place as close to many other lovely villages in towns within the Costwolds. We stayed here just as a couple but would also be perfect as a family, as its plenty big enough with large kitchen/ diner and living room space. Log burner is a very nice touch in the winter. The bathrooms were very clean, the bed was very comfortable. The host called before arriving with very clear arrival instructions on the location and how to get into the property, and gave a lot of information about the town and surrounding area. Highly recommend staying here, our only regret was that we only booked 2 nights.

    Teddy2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at middle gable, perfect position, very comfortable, sparkling clean, would definitely recommend.

    Marie2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Middle Gable is a beautiful house and the location right in the middle of Bourton-On-The-Water is superb. It is the most interesting old building which formed part of the old Manor House and dates back centuries. It was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. The directions from Cate got us there without issue and the parking for 3 cars was a great addition.

    Jocelyn2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Middle Gable is a wonderfully appointed property whose location is excellent and within walking distance to all local amenities but yet is most private and quiet. I would strongly recommend this property anyone wishing to explore the Cotswolds.

    Edward2019-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Very beautiful old house, said to have a history of 350 years, a beautiful large garden in front of the door, and a good location right in the center of the town. The neighbours next door are very welcoming, helping us to carry our luggage and pick up the keys. It is a very good stay experience.

    Wang2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay.

    Matthew2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful village and home to stay in. Staying at Middle Gable gives you the full experience of a small Cotswolds village. The location is perfect as everything is within a few minutes walk. The garden is beautiful and the neighbors, Ann and Steve, were so kind and helpful. The village people are so friendly and welcoming. We did suggest to the owners to provide a steamer as an iron was not available due to previous incidences at the home.

    Peter2019-04-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, fantastic location

    Amanda2019-03-10T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    2

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Lavender Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Lavender Cottage is a double fronted townhouse built from classic honey-coloured Cotswold stone in the heart of the popular bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Stow is possibly the most famous of the many Cotswold market towns, well known for its wide range of restaurants, pubs, antique shops and historical places of interest, including the old stocks and the ancient medieval cross. Stow sits at the top of a hill in the heart of the North Cotswolds, with many lovely countryside walks straight from the town, and it is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you
    Lavender Cottage is located just a short walk from the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold. The front door opens directly into the living room and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This is a stunning room with exposed wooden beams, stylish décor and a large stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There are two sofas, two armchairs, a French-style sideboard and a Smart TV with Netflix access for account holders only; Kitchen/breakfast room: The modern kitchen is bathed in natural light from the beautiful sky lights and bi-fold doors which lead out into the garden. This well-equipped space contains a double electric oven and five-ring gas hob, an American-style fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, microwave, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and toaster. There is a lovely wooden dining table that comfortably seats six guests; Cloakroom: Accessed via the kitchen, this useful space contains a toilet, wash basin, washing machine and a handy cupboard for hanging coats. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: A tastefully decorated bedroom which contains a double bed, chest of drawers and a comfy chair; Bedroom 3: This pretty bedroom has a lovely ornamental fireplace and contains two single beds, a chest of drawers and a stylish bedroom chair; Shower room: Contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Further stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which are the following rooms in the eaves: Master bedroom: This elegant dual aspect bedroom contains a king size bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, a full length mirror and a bedroom chair; Family bathroom: This contemporary bathroom contains a bath with a handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and a bathroom chair. The beautiful enclosed garden is accessed via the bi-fold doors in the breakfast room which open directly onto the patio area with the outdoor table and seating for six. This area is bordered by a dry-stone wall and shrubs and contains a charcoal barbecue. Stone steps lead up to the lawn area which is the perfect spot to enjoy the scents and wildlife of the garden. There is free on-street parking available close to the cottage.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • This is a great cottage! Well placed, equipped, spacious and comfortable. Perfect for a weekend away.

    Jennifer2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location, stunning and stylish cottage, with everything we needed - we could ask for nothing more. Would highly recommend.

    Daniel 2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lavender cottage is beautiful, very stylish and also warm and cosy. Very convenient position. We had a lovely time here and it is one of the best air bnb’s I have stayed in.

    Karen2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Lavender Cottage is a charming, well decorated property in a great location. The beds were really comfy and everything was spotless.

    Kelly2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Love this cottage. Exactly what it looks like in the picture. Location is perfect, 3 minutes walk to coop, 5 minutes drive to Tesco. Next to a Chinese food take away restaurant which is yummy and worthy. You can get everything you want easily here. Nice bedding, sleep really well. Easy to park in the street just out side the cottage.

    Xueyun2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend this comfortable and stylish cottage.Excellent location, beautiful interior decor, very comfortable beds and cleaned to a high standard.Would book again !

    Neil2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • A stunningly decorated home in a fantastic location, seconds from delicious food, fabulous pubs and shops. The house was decorated in lovely Christmas decorations which was a very thoughtful touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to anyone.

    Lauren2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of the most relaxing breaks we have had, the cottage is absolutely stunning everything you could possibly need is there and we will be back.

    Sally2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Bunt Barn, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Bunt Barn is a stylish Cotswold stone holiday home which sleeps six guests, in three spacious bedrooms, with two bathrooms. This recently renovated barn conversion has been finished to a high standard with a warm interior that complements the country feel of the property and wonderful character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and traditional furnishings. These period elements are complemented by modern facilities including wireless internet access, two TVs and underfloor heating throughout the property, and the largely open plan ground floor layout makes it perfect for socialising. There is a large garden at the front of the barn and off-street parking for up to three cars is available on the gravel driveway. Bunt Barn is tucked away in the picturesque village of Broadwell, a quaint and unspoilt village which benefits from a popular pub, a village hall which hosts a tea and cake morning once a week, and a large green which has a children’s playground. Situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is surrounded by glorious countryside, with many cycle routes and walks on its doorstep, including the Monarch’s Way long distance walking trail which passes through Broadwell on its way to Stow-on-the-Wold, just a mile away. Another popular destination nearby is Daylesford, home to the renowned Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Café. The café serves food throughout the day and there is also a restaurant for a more refined dining experience. Broadwell is well placed for exploring many of the lovely towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Kingham to name just a few. Between them they offer a wide range of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms to enjoy, along with a number of attractions to discover, such as the Model Village and Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum in Bourton and the historic sights of Stow with its market square, old town stocks and medieval cross. Further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The front door opens into a stylish entrance hall, a great space to store coats, umbrellas and muddy boots. From here, three stone steps lead up to a hallway, off which are the following rooms, all with underfloor heating: Living room: At the heart of the home is the superb living room, flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows which overlook the garden. This room has many beautiful character features including exposed wooden beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and Cotswold stone flooring. This room contains a Smart TV, two three-seater sofas and an armchair, as well as two wooden chairs and a footstool; Kitchen/dining room: The living room leads through into the open plan kitchen/dining room, tastefully decorated and well-equipped for home cooking. This room has character features aplenty, with four exposed Cotswold stone walls and stone flooring. One side of the kitchen overlooks the garden, whilst the other side looks into the living room, making this a sociable area and perfect for entertaining. This room contains an electric Rayburn oven with two hobs, baking oven and warming oven, a two-ring induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, George Foreman grill and two cafetières. There is also a large island with two breakfast stools and a large wooden dining table with seating for six; Snug: Tucked away off the hall, this room is ideal for reading or for use as a workspace. It contains a writing desk and chair, a built-in seating area, wooden armchair and a small selection of books, toys and puzzles. Accessed from the snug is a cloakroom which contains a toilet and wash basin; Utility room: Adjacent to the entrance hall, this handy space contains a freezer, sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. Stairs lead up from the hallway to a mid-level landing where the staircase divides. One flight continues up to the gallery and two bedrooms, whilst the flight on the right leads to bedroom 3 and the family bathroom. The following rooms are on the first floor, all with underfloor heating: Bedroom 2: Overlooking the lawn and beautiful orchard, this bedroom also receives natural light from the glass panels which look down over the living room and across to the gallery. This warm and cosy bedroom contains a king size bed, chest of drawers, door hooks for hanging clothes, a chair and mirror; Gallery: This lovely additional sitting room looks over the living area below and across the grounds to the stunning orchard. This bright, sociable space contains an armchair, two-seater sofa and wooden chair, along with a dresser and a small selection of books; Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: This elegant and spacious bedroom has an impressive high vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams, and exposed Cotswold stone walls. This dual aspect room contains a king size bed, Freeview TV, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is also a wooden chair and mirror. The bedroom leads into the ensuite bathroom which contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Bedroom 3: This light, airy and tastefully decorated room contains a king size bed, large built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and comfy armchair; Family bathroom: The end of the landing becomes the family bathroom, with an open plan basin area. This space contains a wash basin and heated towel rail, along with a separate toilet and separate walk-in shower. The French doors in the kitchen/dining room lead out into the magnificent garden, beautifully maintained and wonderful for fair weather days. The terrace outside the kitchen has a bistro table with seating for two, as well as a larger outdoor table which can seat four guests. The large enclosed garden has an immaculately kept lawn and an orchard at the back, a perfect playground for younger children. A charcoal barbecue and sun lounger have been provided to make the most of sunny days and mature trees and shrubs cast welcome shade in the hotter weather. The owners’ grounds cover approximately half an acre, and guests are welcome to explore the delightful countryside beyond the farm gates. Off-street parking is available for three cars on the private driveway.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • A fantastic stay at Bunt Barn for my husband’s 30th birthday with family. The barn is beautiful and stylish and in a great location. We walked down the track into Stow. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!

    Melissa2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy place with great views. Was very clean and spacious. Perfect for a weekend away.

    Hananh2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • A truly wonderful stay over Christmas and Boxing Day - A break full of laughter and good cheer! The house was just perfect to enjoy the festivities together as a family. The barn is very comfortable and well equipped, with great amenities and in a good location for walks to Stow and beyond. Communication with the team was swift and efficient, with helpful information and tips. Would definitely recommend and would love to return in the future!

    Robert2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • As per private one

    Tudor2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous place!! Exactly how you imagine it!

    Raye2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • This barn offers a great space to retreat and relax right in the heart of the Cotswolds. Loads of room inside and out, we had a great few days spending a lot of time in and around the Barn and never feeling the need to leave!

    Ben2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Broadwell, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Gleed Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Gleed Cottage is a beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone property, with a wealth of character features and an enclosed garden, located in the picturesque village of Naunton. The village is very popular, being set away from busy roads and benefitting from a good village pub, golf course and many walks straight from the doorstep. The well known market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are also both within six miles, with their wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Gleed Cottage’s front door opens into the living room. The open plan downstairs contains the following areas: Living room: Full of character, the living room contains oak beams, a flagstone floor and a large inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. There is also a TV and a CD player and comfortable seating for four adults; Dining area: Contains a table and four chairs; Kitchen: The kitchen area includes a dishwasher, electric cooker with four hobs, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge. Stairs lead up to the first floor landing, off which are the following two rooms: Bedroom 1: Contains a double bed; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead electric shower, basin and toilet. A lovely ledge and brace door opens to a second stairway to the top floor bedroom: Bedroom 2: A beautiful eaves room, which an be set up as either two 75cm wide single beds or a king size bed. The cottage's enclosed garden is at the front of the house and includes a patio area with a table and four chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • This is a beautiful, characterful filled cotswolds Cottage set in a classic cotswolds hamlet. Jayne the host welcomes you with amazing scones... Jam and cream...... The best marmalade and a loaf of bread and milk in the fridge. It works for a couple and or with a family as the room in the loft is perfect for kids. There is also a local pub which is friendly and does good food and beer.

    Laura & Nigel2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is warm and cosy and in a lovely location just down from the blackhorse Inn and with great access to local villages and walks.

    Robert2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful little cottage in the heat of the Cotswolds, works as an excellent base if you want to go out exploring by foot or by car. Some brilliant walks around and the sunshine in the afternoons on the garden tipped it all off. Jayne was lovely and an excellent host too! What a great introduction to the Cotswolds. Thanks very much

    Kat2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • We thourougly enjoyed our stay in gleed cottage. Jayne is a perfect host. She spoilt us with fresh bread, eggs and even scones. The cottage is lovely and the interior is very stylish. We couldn‘t have wished for any better! Naunton as a location is also very recommended, since it‘s a lot less touristy than other villages in the cotswolds...

    Flu2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage in a friendly village. Dogs welcomed. Would recommend.

    Anna2018-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Pretty period cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds in a very quiet and quaint village. End of terrace, away from the main road so even quieter, spacious with all comforts (from dish washer to hair dryer), outdoor area, two good size bedroom and log fire. Clean, loads of fluffy towels, wonky, age old floors and stair case, it's full of charm. It's a great location to explore such a beautiful part of England, very close to Stow, Bourton on the Water etc. The village has nothing, not even a shop so might not suit everyone; the local pub is lovely and about 30 seconds walk away, but the property has no private parking and when the pub is busy, it's a problem!

    Federica2018-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little cosy Cotswold cottage. Great local pub

    Steven2017-11-10T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Naunton, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Cottage at Robins Roost, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Cottage at Robins Roost is a beautifully presented Cotswold stone property which sleeps 2+2 guests, in one bedroom (with the +2 option being a double sofa bed in the living room), with a stylish family bathroom. Finished in a contemporary style with modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen, the property boasts an open plan ground floor layout with wonderful floor to ceiling tri-fold doors which bathe the room in natural light. An attractive courtyard garden lies at the front and there is allocated off-street parking for two cars in tandem. Situated in the heart of the peaceful and picturesque village of Little Rissington, The Cottage is surrounded by the stunning countryside of the Cotswolds. There are numerous walking trails and cycle routes on its doorstep including paths to the nearby villages of Great Rissington, home to The Lamb Inn, and bustling Bourton-on-the-Water, home to a number of popular pubs, restaurants, tearooms and tourist attractions. The North Cotswolds is known for its many chocolate-box villages and historic market towns such as Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Burford, all easily accessible from Little Rissington. In addition to quaint cottages and impressive architecture, there are a wide range of attractions for all ages including the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Sudeley Castle, the Cotswold Wildlife Park and the Cotswold Falconry Centre. Further afield destinations such as Oxford, Cirencester, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon are also within easy reach for days out. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The Cottage is perfect for a romantic break, a family holiday or for a group of friends who are seeking an idyllic getaway in the breathtaking Cotswold countryside. The front door opens into an open plan living area and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Kitchen/dining room/living room: Flooded with natural light from the beautiful tri-fold doors, this elegantly furnished living space has stylish flagstone flooring and exposed wooden beams. It contains an electric oven, four-ring induction hob, fridge and mini freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster. There is also a breakfast bar with two stools, a round dining table which comfortably seats four, a double sofa bed, available upon request, along with an armchair, wall-mounted Smart TV and a DAB radio with Bluetooth connection; Communal boot room: The smart boot room is shared with the owners at Robins Roost and is a handy space for storing muddy boots and coats. Accessible from both the living room and garden, this area contains a boot rack and coat hooks. Stairs lead up from the living area directly into the master bedroom and the following rooms are on the first floor: Master bedroom: Located in the eaves, this tastefully decorated dual aspect bedroom contains a king size bed, small wardrobe, chest of drawers and wall mirror; Family bathroom: This bright and spacious bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. At the front of the property there is a gravel courtyard with an outdoor table with seating for four, a relaxing spot in which to enjoy warm summer days. Please note that the owners of Robins Roost have a right of access across the courtyard. There is allocated off-street parking for two cars in tandem in a small car park adjacent to the property.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • The perfect cottage for exploring the Cotswolds. Spotlessly clean, a kitchen stocked with everything you could possibly need and a super comfy sofa! The cottage is within 10 minutes of some of the most beautiful Cotswold towns and villages and some fabulous pubs. We would highly recommend The Feathered Nest Inn for a special dinner - lovely atmosphere and amazing service. The Old Butchers in Stow-on-the-Wold is also a unique find with a brilliant selection of fish on the menu.

    Lucy2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant stay, brilliant cottage and beautiful views! What an amazing get away

    Jessica2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

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    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Shenley, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Shenley is a beautiful Grade II* listed cottage, peacefully situated at the end of a short terrace that was once the Manor House in Broadwell, one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds. The village is centred around a large green, which Shenley overlooks, and contains many period properties and a welcoming local pub, as well as being ideally located for exploring the stunning surrounding countryside. The famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is just over a mile away, with its wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, and Moreton-in-Marsh is three miles away, providing a direct train line to London. Shenley is perfectly placed for visiting the many towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Shenley is peacefully located at the end of a short lane, overlooking Broadwell's village green. The main entrance is at the back of the property, into the kitchen, and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Kitchen/dining room: This modern, well presented room has a professional electric cooker with two ovens and a five-ring induction hob, an American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser and filtered water tap, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and washing machine. There is also a large wooden dining table, with seating for six; Living room: This stunning room is full of character features, including oak beams, a stone mullion window, and a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove, as well as a selection of classic artwork. There is a three-seater sofa, three arm chairs and a window seat, plus a flat screen TV with a basic Sky package and a DVD player: Cloakroom: contains a toilet and wash basin; Stairs lead up from the rear of the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: This characterful room looks out over the village green and contains a double bed, an upholstered arm chair, and walls adorned with antique pictures; Bedroom 2: Two steps lead down into this charming room, with an ornamental fireplace and two large single antique brass beds; Family bathroom: This modern room has a large walk in shower, with a rain drop shower head and separate handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, toilet and wash basin. Further stairs lead up from the first floor to the second floor: Bedroom 3: A beautiful eaves room, with oak beams and a stone mullion window, which contains a super king size bed. This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, which contains a free-standing bath with a handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. Outside the front of the cottage is a lawned area, with a bench and a table, which has lovely views towards the village green. There is also a courtyard area at the back of the cottage, with a table and six chairs. Off street parking is available for two cars.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • Lovely cottage in a great location. We loved the log burner during the evenings and thought the chocolate cake on arrival was a lovely gesture. Many thanks for a great weekend. Will definitely come again.

    Mark2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable. Warm. Clean. Dogs welcome. Local pub is great for food and friendly atmosphere

    Bev2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great cottage with lots of character and wonderful home away from home feel.

    Emily2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Quintessential English countryside house. We were a family of five and found it perfect for our stay. Big and comfortable bedrooms for a good night of shut eye before a long day exploring nearby towns and walking. Cosy and warm living room that we could drink wine and play boardgames in the evening.

    Camilla2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful cottage in a lovely village. Very cosy drawing room and everything you could need in the kitchen.

    George2018-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful space, right on the village green! The house is cozy and well-decorated. The host's representative left us a delectable chocolate cake and milk in the fridge. We communicated with the host's representative several times throughout the stay (to get the wifi password and to report a leak) with ease. We were given a late check-out which was really helpful. Staircase is narrow/steep and ceilings are low, so be mindful - but it's part of the "price you pay" to stay in a beautiful, historic Cotswold home - wouldn't trade it!

    Caroline2018-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful, well appointed cottage. We highly recommend it.

    Kristin2018-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful old house, with, we could not help but notice, very high end touches, lovely soft comfy beds, expensive feeling sheets. Idyllic English village location, lovely for some peace and quiet. Only drawback was the opening times of the village pub but it so close to stow it hardly mattered. Had a lovely trip and would stay again.

    Terri2018-04-30T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Broadwell, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Cobblers Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Cobblers Cottage is a period Cotswold stone cottage tucked away within the old market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. Today, Moreton is still a bustling market town boasting the largest open-air street market in the Cotswolds, which takes place every Tuesday. With many beautiful countryside walks nearby, including The Monarch’s Way, the cottage is ideally located for those wanting to make the most of the stunning scenery. As well as the surrounding countryside, Cobblers Cottage is a perfect base for exploring the many lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Cobblers Cottage is located on a quiet road, just a short walk from the centre of the town. The front door opens directly into the open plan living space: Living/dining room: This open plan spacious living room is bright and airy, and has a sofa, an armchair with matching foot rest, and a stylish antique chair. There is a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, a Smart TV, DVD player and a bookshelf with plenty of books and DVDs for guests to use. By the window there is a dining table that can comfortably seat four guests; Kitchen: The living room leads into the contemporary style galley kitchen. This well-equipped space has an electric cooker with a four-ring halogen hob, a fridge, washing machine, microwave, toaster and kettle. At the end of the galley kitchen there is a small cloakroom with a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor, off which is the following room: Master bedroom: A stylish, spacious room, with an exposed Cotswold stone wall and original oak beams. This room contains a king size bed, fitted wardrobes and a chest of drawers. From the bedroom, two steps lead into the family bathroom, which contains a bath with overhead shower, a toilet and wash basin. From the master bedroom, stairs lead up to the following room: Bedroom 2: A characterful room in the eaves of the cottage, which contains two single beds and a chest of drawers. A door leads from the galley kitchen directly out to a pretty courtyard, which contains a bistro table and two chairs. Free on-street parking is available nearby.
    Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the North Cotswolds, situated on the Fosse Way and served by the main line railway from London Paddington. The town was granted its market charter in 1227 and there still is a busy Tuesday market, with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors. Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. The oldest building is likely to be the 16th century Curfew tower on the High Street, whose bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire. The High Street has many elegant 17th and 18th century inns and houses, including the Redesdale Market Hall in the centre of the town. Food & Drink Moreton has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: Redesdale Arms (www.redesdalearms.com): Menus at the Redesdale Arms Hotel are a blend of modern international cooking and traditional British favourites, delicious when given a contemporary twist by the team in the kitchen. Eat in one of the refurbished restaurants, on the garden terrace or in the bar next to the log fires. The finest local ingredients are used, including Cotswold meat and locally grown vegetables, with daily specials including local game and fresh Cornish seafood. The White Hart Royal (www.whitehartroyal.co.uk): The kitchen team use fresh local ingredients to produce cuisine that is contemporary English a la carte or traditional pub classic. To complement the menus there is an extensive cellar of specially selected new and old world wines. You can dine in the Courtyard Restaurant, al fresco in the courtyard or enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Snug Bar with its stone-flagged floor and large Inglenook fireplace; The Spice Room (www.spiceroomrestaurant.com): The Spice Room Restaurant is a family-owned and family-operated Indian Restaurant, with over 12 years of experience cooking and serving the best and tastiest Indian cookery. All the food is made to order with the freshest ingredients. Moreton has a Tesco Express, a Budgens and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: The Cotswold Cheese Company (www.cotswoldcheese.com): The store stocks more than 80 different artisan and farmhouse cheeses, with a real focus on local quality producers, followed by British territorial cheese (Cheshires, Lancashires, Caerphilly etc.) and then focussing on very high quality French, Spanish & Italian cheese. To complement the cheese, the store also sells a wide range of cheese accompaniments and other deli essentials including local breads, biscuits & crackers for cheese, chutneys & local potted meats and pate's.
  • Lovely cozy place, nice to read the guest book and other tips available.

    Tim2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage, gorgeously decorated and with everything we needed (except a freezer which we didn't check before buying ice cream!). Really cosy and comfortable, especially with the wood burner. Tha ks for a lovely stay.

    Sarah2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage, perfect for a few days in the Cotswolds. Very cosy and comfortable

    Nicole2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely few days at Cobblers Cottage- very cosy - great location for exploring The Cotswolds - would definitely recommend it.

    Emma2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to explore the Cotswolds from and return to each evening.

    Sam2019-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is wonderful! We loved it so much. The village is adorable and quite near everything we wanted to visit. There was a lovely market in the town square the day we arrived. Check-in was easy, the cottage is absolutely lovely and felt like home. The floors were a bit squeaky but we loved it! Unfortunately, we got a flat tire when we pulled in and they weren’t able to bring us a spare (no spares in European rentals for some unknown reason). We weren’t able to get a new car until late the next day. And even though that bummed us out, we couldn’t have had a better place to be lazy in while we waited! There’s plenty of places to eat and a small grocery right around the corner. We drove into Stow on the Wold for dinner at The Porch House (it was terrific!).

    Heather2019-05-30T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing cottage in a beautiful spot. Really convenient for an amble to the pub and quaint shops of Morton. Would definitely stay again.

    Harrie2019-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Spa Changing Rooms, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Built over 200 years ago, Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa (a fourth cottage was added later), whose aim was to rival the spa facilities in the towns of Cheltenham and Bath. The cottage is located on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Lower Swell, which has a traditional Cotswold pub, and is less than a mile away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with its wide range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the region, either on foot, by bike or by car, with many of the quintessential Cotswold towns and villages within easy reach, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh. Further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace are also easily accessible. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Spa Changing Rooms is located in a short row of cottages, adjacent to the road from Stow-on-the-Wold to the village of Lower Swell. The front door opens directly into the living room, with the following rooms on the ground floor: Living room: This comfortable and characterful room has exposed beams, a flagstone floor, and a large fireplace with exposed Cotswold stone and a lovely wood burning stove. There is comfy seating for five, further seating including a window seat, plus a Smart TV, DVD/Blu-Ray Player, and a music system; Kitchen: A doorway leads through from the living room to the well equipped kitchen, which has smart granite worktops. The kitchen contains a four ring induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, Dualit coffee machine (compatible with Nespresso capsules), coffee percolator, bread making machine, DAB radio and a drinking water purifier. The original stone stairs down to the cellar are visible from the kitchen, offering a glimpse of the original springs for the spa (the cellar is not accessible to guests); Dining room: Next to the kitchen, this lovely room has a beautiful long case clock, a wall map of the area, a dining table and seating for six. French doors lead out to the enclosed back garden. Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A lovely light room, with beautiful rural views, which contains a king size bed and a 32” flatscreen TV; Bedroom 2: This characterful room can be set up as either a king size bed or two single beds, and also contains a 32” Smart TV; Family Bathroom: Contains a freestanding roll-top bath, with a separate shower, toilet and wash basin. Steep stairs lead up to the second floor: Bedroom 3: A characterful room with exposed beams in the eaves of the cottage, which contains a single bed and a 24” Smart TV. The French doors in the dining room lead directly out to the enclosed garden. Steps lead up from a patio to a lawned area, at the end of which is a decked area, with fabulous rural views across the Abbotswood Estate. There is an outdoor table and seating for six, a parasol and a charcoal barbecue. Directly opposite the cottage there is a dedicated parking area for up to three cars.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • We had a perfect weekend at this lovely cottage which has a well stocked kitchen, cosy wood fire, great shower and cloud-like comfy beds. Nigel and Jane were easy to contact and quick to sort the one issue we did have. Would definitely recommend!

    Brogan2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and a lovely cottage with suggested walks to Burton on the Water!

    Aneesa2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a much better accommodation than expected. Conveniently located in the Cotswolds area, close to marts and shops.

    동재2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful property, very well appointed and comfortable. Everything you need to be able to relax and enjoy your stay.

    David2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at this wonderful cottage! It's really well equipped with good quality fittings, appliances, crockery and cutlery. The owners went out of their way to make it baby friendly which made our holiday really easy, thank you! It's also in a great location to explore the Cotswolds.

    Pamela2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at the Spa changing room. The cottage is cosy and is full of character. We took an advantage of the fireplace every night (and there was enough log supply for 3 nights). There was a clear instruction as to how to set the fire and how much log to put in which was really helpful. The two double bedrooms were super comfortable to sleep in and the single bedroom was cute, perfect for 1 adult to stay. My favourite was the bathroom. It was modern and clean. After a long walk around the countryside, a long, hot bath was a god send. We went to Stow-on-the-wold and Bourton-on-the-water. We did a 16 K loop to Bourton-on-the-water which was fun. I would definitely recommend a stay at this beautiful cottage. Communication with the host really great - clear instructions before arrival and they were prompt to reply and assist during and after our stay. Thank you so much!

    Sooha2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful little English cottege at lower Swell. Beautify drives and countryside. Quick access to town centre and supermarket if you have a car

    Udita2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is full of character with branded Miele Kitchen appliances and water purifier

    Sabrina2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Lower Swell, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Eastnor, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Eastnor is a beautiful 17th century property which sleeps 4+2 guests, in three well presented bedrooms, with a family bathroom. This end of terrace Cotswold stone cottage has been lovingly refurbished in a contemporary style, retaining a wealth of character features including exposed Cotswold stone walls, original beams, flagstone flooring and two roaring wood burning stoves, as well as exposed wooden flooring on the first floor and in the eaves. At the rear of the property is a courtyard garden which leads up to the spacious roof terrace, and there is ample free on-street parking close to the property. Conveniently located in the bustling market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, Eastnor is just a stone’s throw from the well-regarded pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes the town has to offer. Straddling the ancient Fosse Way, the town (affectionately known as 'Moreton' by locals) was once an important staging post, and this is reflected in the impressive architecture that still remains. There are a number of handsome coaching inns dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries and in the centre of the town stands the Redesdale Market Hall, a prominent feature on the high street. Every Tuesday the town plays host to the largest street market in the Cotswolds, with 200 stalls selling everything from delicious local produce to leather goods and clothing. The town also has a cricket ground with regular fixtures, and adjacent to this are the Queen Victoria Gardens, a well-maintained park complete with children’s playground. Located in the Evenlode Valley, Moreton is surrounded by the fantastic countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep to explore. The Monarch’s Way long distance walking trail passes through the town on towards Batsford Arboretum and the picturesque village of Blockley, home to two popular pubs and a community owned village shop and café. Moreton benefits from having a train station with direct links to London, Oxford and Birmingham, and there are good bus links to the much-loved locations of Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway. Further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Cheltenham can also be easily accessed for day trips. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Eastnor is the perfect base for a family or a group of friends who are looking to explore the delightful Cotswold region. The front door opens into the living room, and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This impressive room has exposed stone walls, flagstone flooring and a wonderful beamed ceiling. A warm and inviting space, it contains a stone fireplace with wood burning stove, a three-seater leather sofa and armchair, Smart speaker, bespoke oak window seat with shoe storage and a selection of books; Snug: The living room leads through into the snug, a cosy space with an exposed stone feature wall. This room contains a stone fireplace with wood burning stove, three-seater sofa, upholstered footstool, pouffe, Smart TV with Apple TV and Netflix subscription and a selection of board games; Dining room/kitchen: Two steps lead up from the snug into the spacious farmhouse style dining area/kitchen. With lovely leaded windows overlooking the courtyard, this stunning room contains a wooden dining table with seating for six, an Aga (see House Rules), four-ring gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, DAB radio and bespoke oak bench complete with storage cupboards; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Wooden stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: This elegant bedroom with wooden flooring, exposed Cotswold stone walls and painted beams contains a king size bed or two 75cm wide single beds, a built-in cupboard and hanging rail for storage, a full length mirror and smart velvet bench; Bedroom 3: Providing access to the roof terrace, this tastefully decorated bedroom with wooden flooring contains bunk beds and hooks for hanging clothes; Family bathroom: With painted wooden flooring and a beautifully ornate stained glass window, this smart bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Concealed behind a wooden door on the first floor landing, a second flight of stairs leads up directly into the master bedroom in the eaves: Master bedroom: This charming room has traditional wood flooring and painted original beams. This stylish bedroom contains a king size bed, hanging rail and blanket box for storage, as well as a bedroom chair and full length mirror. Directly outside the kitchen there is a small enclosed courtyard with artificial grass and a large gas barbecue. From here, a metal spiral staircase leads up to the roof terrace (also accessible from bedroom 3) with views across the rooftops to the Queen Victoria Gardens. This attractive enclosed terrace has a Rattan furniture suite with ample seating and is a wonderful spot to enjoy warm summer evenings. There is plenty of free on-street parking just a short walk away from the property.
    Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the North Cotswolds, situated on the Fosse Way and served by the main line railway from London Paddington. The town was granted its market charter in 1227 and there still is a busy Tuesday market, with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors. Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. The oldest building is likely to be the 16th century Curfew tower on the High Street, whose bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire. The High Street has many elegant 17th and 18th century inns and houses, including the Redesdale Market Hall in the centre of the town. Food & Drink Moreton has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: Redesdale Arms (www.redesdalearms.com): Menus at the Redesdale Arms Hotel are a blend of modern international cooking and traditional British favourites, delicious when given a contemporary twist by the team in the kitchen. Eat in one of the refurbished restaurants, on the garden terrace or in the bar next to the log fires. The finest local ingredients are used, including Cotswold meat and locally grown vegetables, with daily specials including local game and fresh Cornish seafood. The White Hart Royal (www.whitehartroyal.co.uk): The kitchen team use fresh local ingredients to produce cuisine that is contemporary English a la carte or traditional pub classic. To complement the menus there is an extensive cellar of specially selected new and old world wines. You can dine in the Courtyard Restaurant, al fresco in the courtyard or enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Snug Bar with its stone-flagged floor and large Inglenook fireplace; The Spice Room (www.spiceroomrestaurant.com): The Spice Room Restaurant is a family-owned and family-operated Indian Restaurant, with over 12 years of experience cooking and serving the best and tastiest Indian cookery. All the food is made to order with the freshest ingredients. Moreton has a Tesco Express, a Budgens and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: The Cotswold Cheese Company (www.cotswoldcheese.com): The store stocks more than 80 different artisan and farmhouse cheeses, with a real focus on local quality producers, followed by British territorial cheese (Cheshires, Lancashires, Caerphilly etc.) and then focussing on very high quality French, Spanish & Italian cheese. To complement the cheese, the store also sells a wide range of cheese accompaniments and other deli essentials including local breads, biscuits & crackers for cheese, chutneys & local potted meats and pate's.
  • Great place. Right in town in Moreton-in-Marsh and direct let a Rios from the grocery store. Lots of room. Big kitchen. Nice to have a king bed. We loved our stay.

    Callie2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    A spacious, light & airy ground floor studio apartment with separate shower room & underfloor heating, set in beautiful surroundings. The apartment is close to the Cotswold Farm Park, located in the grounds of a 48 acre livery business, the apartment has fantastic views across the lawns, to the horses in the paddocks and beyond. This apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and is decorated to give it a Cotswold farmhouse feel, it has it's own entrance, with off street parking & is dog friendly.
    There are beautiful countryside views with horses in the paddocks. I have several dogs which live in the main house with me and at the stables are horses, ducks, turkeys and chickens.
    Direct access to walking tracks and bridle ways Approx 3 miles from Stow-on-the-wold, Bourton-on-the-water and The Slaughters. 15miles from Cheltenham. Very close to the Cotswold Farm Park. Another Airbnb called “Cotswold Barn Loft with panoramic views” is also available on the same site the other side of the ménage but in that unit pets are not permitted.
  • A lovely cosy apartment, which was found to be clean and tidy. A nice location which for us was fairly central to our needs. Would recommend to family and friends. Thank you Lesley.

    Alistair2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay here. A lovely getaway for me and my partner. Fresh eggs were amazing!

    Joe2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lesley's place is an ideal base for visiting the Cotswolds and has everything you need for a few days away. Eggs, milk, oil etc were all very thoughtful touches and greatly appreciated. Highly recommended. Thanks Lesley!

    Blair2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was brilliant, so close to the farm park and local villages. Lots of information and walking maps (although we didn’t get a chance to use these because of the flooding!).

    Chloe2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lesley’s guest suite was charming and cosy. It had everything we needed, along with lovely little touches such as duck eggs from the farm & bread, butter, jam, milk, tea & coffee etc. There’s lots of leaflets of things to do in the Cotswolds, along with a helpful document with local supermarkets etc. The guest suite was easy to get to and had lovely views. Thank you for having us!

    Amelia2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful facilities in a quiet location only minutes away from beautiful villages. Amazing touches from Lesley giving us fresh produce from the farm

    Josh2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lesley's place is idyllic for a couples countryside Cotswolds getaway. My husband, dog and I loved our stay in the beautiful secluded setting. When we weren't out walking, exploring and enjoying lots of dog friendly pubs we enjoyed making use of the kitchenette and fresh eggs in the morning and doing a puzzle and cosying up in the evenings.

    Caitlin2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Perfectly located private annexe/extension. Lovely, clean area and Lesley was very easy to communicate with. Good value.

    Sam2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Old Farmhouse, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dating back to the 17th century, The Old Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage, located in the heart of the picturesque village of Little Rissington. This small village is surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside, with lovely walks straight from the door, whilst also being only a mile and a half away from the famous town of Bourton-on-the-Water. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The Old Farmhouse sits on the main road that runs through the heart of the quiet village of Little Rissington. There is a front door that opens onto the road, however the primary access to the cottage is now via the back door, which leads into the kitchen. The following rooms are on the ground floor of the cottage: Kitchen/breakfast room: This large, dual aspect room includes a lovely kitchen area, with a single electric oven, four ring induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and washing machine. There is also a wooden breakfast table with seating for six; Living room: Another beautiful, dual aspect room, with oak beams, stone mullion windows, and a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is comfy seating for six and a flatscreen TV, with a DVD player; Dining room: With oak beams and a stone mullion window, this room contains a formal dining table with seating for six, two comfy armchairs, and a flatscreen TV with integrated DVD player; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a hand basin. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: A stylish, dual aspect room, with a lovely window seat in one of the stone mullion windows, which contains a super king size bed; Bedroom 3: With oak beams and two stone mullion windows, this cosy room contains two single beds; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and a wash basin. A steep, narrow staircase, with a very low beam, leads up from the first floor to the master bedroom, which takes up the entire second floor: Master bedroom: This magnificent eaves room is framed by ancient oak beams and contains a king size bed. There is a stylish ensuite bathroom, with a free standing bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. At the rear of the cottage, just outside the back door, is a small patio terrace, which contains an outdoor table and chairs, as well as a garden bench. Next to the terrace are two off street parking spaces.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • Lovely cottage, cosy and excellent for our long weekend away. Great for a group of friends to meet up and stay. Lovely country feel!

    Emma2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • A stylish, homely but well spaced character cottage that's well placed for exploring the surrounding Cotswold villages.

    Sam2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, really cosy and clean! The location was ideal and you can park at the cottage. Very beautiful!

    Nabeela2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house in a lovely little village, be aware no village pub you do need to drive. Parking can be a bit tight especially for 2 'big' cars. Would definitely stay here again, fabulous location for exploring all the pretty villages and towns of the Cotswolds.

    Vanessa2019-07-22T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is really lovely. The host was easy to communicate with and access was straight forward. We had a great stay.

    William2019-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at this property was wonderful. The house itself is beautiful, warm, comfortable and just exactly what we were hoping it would be. The location is fantastic for either heading out to explore in the car or for stretching your legs and walking into the neighbouring village of Bourton-on-the-Water. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    Katrina2018-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you, Character Cottages. Our stay in Little Rissington was brilliant - and accommodation/communication was exemplary, with nothing to fault. Do yourselves a favour and stay here!

    Daniel2017-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Set in beautiful open countryside . You’ll love my place because its spacious inside and out, its quiet with fantastic scenery. My place is good for couples.
    Our cottage is a single story detached cottage that has been recently refurbished. It has a large open plan kitchen/living/dining area fitted with all the essentials and more, the hallway leads you through into the bedroom with ensuite shower room.
  • A lovely Cottage, very cosy and well equipped. Mark met us when we arrived and we had no issues at all during the stay. The dogs loved the field at the back and the cottage is in a great location. Bed was very comfy, bathroom great and the living space was cosy. Would recommend to others.

    Duncan2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect Cotswolds getaway - spacious, cosy and comfortable. Excellent location with plenty of villages and greenery to roam about - even storm Dennis couldn’t ruin our stay!

    Joe2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage with everything you need, very cosy warm and a good size. Fantastic field for the dog to run around. Short drive to stow.

    Matt2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage in the perfect location for visiting all the ‘must sees’ of the Cotswolds.

    Carolyn2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic time at Mark’s cottage, I cannot fault it. The surrounding area is stunning. Stow-on-the-Wold is only a 5 minute drive away so you’re never far from the local amenities. The property was spotless, very nicely presented and the log fire was a nice touch. Book this cottage, you won’t regret it!

    Jamie2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful cottage with amazing views of the winter sunsets. And close to lots of places to explore in the Cotswolds

    Toby2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Well Worth the money nice place

    Chris2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re looking for the perfect English countryside getaway, this is it. Perfect location just a short drive out of the village, with a stunning village square which included lots of local shops and pubs. The accommodation was equally as perfect, located in a little cluster of other cottages. The house was incredibly equipped, we were able to cook every night and the kitchen/living area was idyllic you relax in each evening. Comfy bed, hot shower and a real stove to light the fire. This is the perfect place!

    Abi2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Upper Swell, England, United Kingdom

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