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Places to stay in Upper Windrush

Places to stay in Upper Windrush
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

    Tucked away in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Retreat is situated within a secluded & idyllic south-facing meadow. Lounge in your private area by summer and cozy up by the log-burner come autumn, the Retreat is a perfect escape for any season. Relax and soak your troubles away in the hot tub (available at extra cost) whilst gazing at the stars sipping champagne. Get back to nature but with a good dollop of comfort! Please note there is no electricity at this site. Your dog is welcome too!
    Facilities include: 1 x Double sized bed (bedding & towels provided) 1 x Double sized camp bed (bedding & towels provided) Indoor Log burner (fire wood provided) Wood fired Hot Tub (this is an additional cost please enquire for more details) Basic cooking facilities within the cabin with hot running water Crockery, glasses, mugs & cutlery Tea, coffee, sugar & milk Small gas fridge Fire pit/BBQ outside for your use (firewood provided, coal not provided) Outdoor seating Bathroom comprising, hot water shower, WC & sink All bedding and towels provided together with additional blankets Lighting via 12v system No Electricity No Wi-Fi Check-in after 3pm / Check-out before 11am Your beloved dog is also very welcome at The Retreat (we do have to take a small surcharge, payable upon arrival) This beautiful renovated vintage former railway carriage boasts tons of character. It has been sympathetically restored to offer you a wonderfully unique stay, set in a private area all to yourselves and has bundles of charm. The comfortable carriage sleeps 4 adults with a double sized bed and a double sofa bed, a cute kitchen and a perfectly formed bathroom. Everything you need for a relaxing break will be supplied, including kitchen basics, bed linen and towels. The adorable bathroom cabin will provide you with a hot shower after a glorious day's sightseeing. If there are more than four of you, one tent is permitted to be pitched. If you would like to pitch more let us know and we can let you know the additional cost. Please bear in mind there is no electricity (or WiFi) at this site, but there is lighting via a 12 volt battery system. The eco wood-fired hot tub (available at extra cost, please enquire) will keep you relaxed as your supper is sizzling away on the BBQ. Treat yourself to a glass of bubbly, gaze at the stars and let the beautiful surroundings wash away your stress. This is an idyllic place to unwind and leave your hectic life behind. There is no power or wi-fi to distract you, so you can truly switch off. You are close to the beautiful cities of Oxford and Cheltenham and the gorgeous towns and villages of the Cotswolds. Shop till you drop in the many boutiques and antique shops that the surrounding towns have to offer. Or lose yourself in the wonderful stately homes and gardens nearby. To name a few; Blenheim Palace, Buscot Park, Friar’s Court, Kelmscott Manor. Or visit one of our local villages, Bampton, where many scenes of Downton Abbey were filmed. The Cotswolds is dripping in history, from ancient churches and barns, to Roman ruins and gothic monasteries, there is a wealth of activity on your doorstep. If the great outdoors is your thing, you are spoilt for choice with wonderful walking and cycling opportunities. The Cotswold's Way is close by and boasts over 100 miles of trails through picturesque villages and ancient woodland. You also have the river Thames just a couple of miles away. If all that activity sounds like hard work, just kick off your shoes and spend the day lounging by the fire pit toasting marshmallows enjoying the beautiful countryside, wander down to the local pub or cozy up next to the log burner. The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you will be staying in the heart of this wonderful area. If the Retreat is booked for the dates you are looking for, please look at our other cabins - 'Rectory Farm Camp' and 'Rectory Farm Hideaway'. All set in a similar setting as the Retreat! The Hideaway has the addition of limited solar power.
  • What a perfect little haven away from it all! Loved the peace and quiet of no tv or wifi. The old railway carriage is very cozy and has everything you need including tea, coffee and milk. Hot tub was awesome after dinner for some stargazing and still warm enough in the morning before breakfast. We will return👍

    Emma2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Couldn’t be more perfect. Away from everyone and everything. A real chance to connect with nature and watch the stars in an evening soak in a log burner hot tub. Wish I had more time At the cabin.

    Amy2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay- we will be returning

    Becky2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Really great stay the Rectory Retreat, it was the cutest cosiest place we have ever stayed! Loved it and didn’t want to leave- Winnie the dog had the best time too! Thank you for everything!

    Lauren2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The Shepard’s hut was perfect for a quick weekend away. The hot tub was definitely the highlight, even in the rain. Cabin warms up very quickly after lighting the log burner. Bring flip flops/sliders for getting to and from the hot tub and toilet. Plough across the road do great food too. Thanks again!

    Ben2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely one night stay here and the hot tub was great, the cooking facilities were perfect and the fairy lights were a great touch! Great communication, would defiantly recommend.

    Bethanie2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • I would 100% recommend this place, and even come back again! Myself and 3 friends came to the Rectory Retreat as a get away for my birthday and as a general get away from the city. It was far beyond what we expected and loved every minute. From the moment we got there, Lisa had everything ready for us. She gave us a tour and explained how everything worked. They’re avid recyclers too!! Which was a plus. The hot tub is with an extra cost but split between myself and friends it was virtually nothing. Can’t thank Lisa and Jeremy enough for an amazing place to stay.

    Rachel2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a brilliant stay! The cabin exceeded our expectations, the hot tub was gorgeous and we were well looked after. Lisa offered to get the hot tub going for us with wood fire as it takes a couple of hours to get going - perfect for the return from our long walk! It was very comfortable, romantic and cosy. Also, the Plough Inn was great for food and Blenheim Taxis were brilliant if you need a ride!

    Tina2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Oxfordshire, England, 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

    You will love Stable Cottage because of its unique and peaceful setting attached to our C18 Cotswold Farmhouse which has wonderful views and huge garden. It's is private, spacious but cosy with a comfy bed and woodburning stove for chilly winter evenings. Perfect if you want to come and isolate yourself from coronavirus..
    The beautiful setting and stylish interior
    The peaceful countryside and convenient location. There are footpaths nearby and the nearest Pub is 2.3 miles away.
  • A lovely setting to escape to the country for a couple of nights - Caroline's characterful family house is the only other in site from the cottage. I'm sure it would be lovely to sit out on a warm summers eve, but if not, retreating to the snug and the log burner is a delight. The cottage is well kitted out with everything needed for a self sufficient visit, and makes for a very comfortable stay. Only a short drive to the nearest villages, also part linked up by footpaths if the weather is right. The recommended 6 mile walk in the welcome folder was very enjoyable, and muddy!

    Jody2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is absolutely brilliant. Lovely location and only a short drive from the best parts of the Cotswolds.

    Hugh2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Extremely clean, tidy and comfortable. A good location, close to Cirencester and some good pubs.

    Andrew2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • I highly recommend this lovely cottage in the middle of a farm: very charming, very convenient with a fully equipped kitchen. The fireplace is such a plus in winter and cosy. The bedding is perfect and comfortable. Very adapted for a couple and a baby. Caroline is very nice and flexible regarding check in time. Unfortunately we did not get the chance to meet her.

    Alixia2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Cottage as described. Surrounds beautiful and very peaceful. Very clean and location brilliant! A must!

    Lauren2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place to visit for a getaway in cotswolds

    Elias2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • The stable cottage was cosy, comfy and everything that I wanted for this trip. Friendly dogs made for a warm welcome!

    Gary2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Stable cottage is a fantastic place to enjoy the Cotswolds. The excellent facilities and great touches (particularly the woodburner) made our short stay both easy and extremely comfortable. I will definitely return to enjoy this beautiful part of the world again soon.

    Alex2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    The Studio is a cosy single storey self-contained annexe to the owner's house in the Cotswold village of Poulton. Double bedroom, en suite shower room, fully equipped kitchen/living room with sofa bed, private courtyard garden. WiFi, underfloor heating, freesat TV, parking. Basic breakfast included. Great village pub nearby.
    Bed linen and towels are provided. On-drive parking is available for two vehicles. The property is adjoined to the owner's family house, but is completely self-contained with its own access. There is space to store bicycles securely (behind a locked gate). To the rear there is a small, private courtyard garden. The property is self-catering but the cupboards are stocked with items for a basic breakfast, plus tea and coffee. The property is compact but well-equipped and newly decorated and furbished throughout. Everything is brand new and clean: the conversion was completed in January 2016. It will sleep two comfortably. There is also a double sofa bed which will sleep a further two people, but space is very limited when the sofa bed is extended, and it is a bit of a squeeze. Please also be aware that access to the toilet and shower room is through the bedroom. Babies and children of all ages are very welcome.
    The village of Poulton has a shop, a well-equipped children's park, a church and a fantastic dining pub, The Falcon Inn, which is renowned for its quality food (booking for dinner, particularly at weekends, is advised, as they are often fully booked in advance). Poulton is also home to Performance Cycles (cycling club), and the area is very popular with cyclists at all levels. The village is well situated within the Cotswolds, 5 miles from Cirencester, 3 miles from Fairford, 4 miles from Bibury, and within a half-hour drive of Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Malmesbury and Bourton-on-the-Water. Oxford, Bath and Stonehenge are all within an hour's drive. Kemble train station is 10 miles away, with the journey to London Paddington taking just under an hour and a half. Beautiful countryside is on the doorstep - just step outside and start walking! Nearby attractions include the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cotswold Water Park (with watersports and a beach), the famous village of Bibury (described by William Wordsworth as "the most beautiful village in England") with its trout farm, Cirencester with its boutique shops, spa hotel, gastropubs and historic architecture, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, and Swindon's Steam Museum and designer shopping outlet centre. Oxford, Bath and Stonehenge are all within an hour's drive. National Trust attractions include Chedworth Roman Villa, Buscot Park and Hidcote Manor Gardens, and the fantastic Westonbirt Arboretum is also nearby. Local events include the Royal International Air Tattoo in July, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Cheltenham Festival in March, the Cotswold Show in July, Cirencester's Phoenix Festival (family music weekend) in August, and WOMAD world music festival in July. Westonbirt Arboretum holds autumn colour events, and Colesbourne Park holds snowdrops walks in the winter.
  • Terrific experience, will come back

    文龙2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, nice folks and easy access.

    Terence Shelton2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • A nice small space with good heating

    Ngaire2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place! Fab location and the flat is lovely and cozy. The underfloor heating is a nice experience. Everything was spotless. Good night sleep in a comfy bed. Nice and modern. Highly recommended

    Katalin2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • A great space, a lovely stay, perfect location and great hosts who went above and beyond to help us look for something we lost!

    Alana2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for exploring the area. The studio is perfect for 2 and was snug for the 3 of us. We made the most of our break visiting Bath Cirencester and the Cotswolds water park during storm Dennis would like to come back and see in the summer

    Paul2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay for two people in a lovely location, nice and cosy place with a very comfy bed! Lovely extra touches providing cereals, porridge, biscuits etc. Thank you!

    Rachel2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • The house is about ten minutes drive from Byblos. It is very convenient to drive to the town during the day. The rooms are the same as the pictures. The rooms are small but they should be there. It ’s just that it ’s really crowded if you want to cook by yourself.

    Kathy2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cirencester, England, United Kingdom

    We are in stunning Cotswold countryside perfect to get away into healthy fresh air. Based in Aldsworth (Nr Stone Barn) with a beautiful sitting room, lots of books, over 250 dvds and large tv.. No kitchen but a portable hob to fry or heat, a fridge and microwave. I provide, cereals, porridge, fruit, bread. The second bedroom has two single beds . Its a perfect get away.
    You will have a large private sitting room with tv, microwave and a fridge. (no kitchen but a microwave and portable hob). A wide range of DVD's are available (over 250). We have a double bedroom, a bathroom and twin room . Wifi is available and it's perfect for guests who want to get away. I have a travel cot and a dog bowl!.
    Fantastic countryside and wonderful walks. Within easy access to Oxford, Cheltenham and Cirencester as well as Bibury, Burford and Stow on the Wold. Good get away from Covid 19 and very healthy.
  • We had a wonderful stay at Ursula's place. The house was very clean, warm and cosy. There was a fruit bowl, bread and coffee provided which was a thoughtful touch. Amazing DVD collection, lovely bath and an extremely comfy bed. Ursula was a lovely host and we would definitely stay here again!

    Holly2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous location, cosy place with lots of lovely little touches to make the place feel like a home away from home. Would absolutely stay here again!

    Rory2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and lovely home.

    Edward2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place with great amenities. It is really nice inside, even better than the pictures look. They have a massive DVD collection so you can pick a movie and snuggle up in the evening. We had a lovely time, I definitely recommend.

    Liz2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • I enjoyed my stay here with my partner. This is a beautiful and comfortable home, and Ursula is a great host.

    Jig2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and very homely - we didn't want to leave

    Lynne2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • This is a stunning conversion; such attention to detail and very roomy. Great amenities and if you’re idea of a perfect getaway is two options Hamlet recordings to choose from (mine is) then this will be a dream. Great dvd selection!!!

    Paul2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely loved staying at Ursula's stylish, comfortable, quiet & well equipped annexe. Lovely countryside location in small hamlet with quick access to many of Cotswolds attractions. Great range of breakfast items supplied & having microwave meant I could rustle up quick lunch & dinners (no hob or oven but that didn't matter). Excellent communication at all times. I would highly recommend this Airbnb & would love to stay again.

    Lynda2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 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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    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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    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.
  • Character Cottage is a beautiful 2 bedroom cottage right in the heart of Bourton on the Water. Waking to birds in the morning was delightful . It is very close to the Bakery , tea rooms next door and tourist information office 10metres away. Parking at front of house a big bonus. Loved our stay here and would highly recommend

    Robyn2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • 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
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    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Hayloft, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Hayloft is a stylish bolthole located in the peaceful village of Cold Aston. This unspoilt village has a real community feel, with its lovely church and primary school, as well as it’s popular country pub. Just a short drive away is Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest market towns in the Cotswolds, with its many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, and the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is also within easy reach. The location is also ideal for exploring famous tourist destinations, 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!
    The Hayloft is part of a beautiful barn conversion, accessed via a gravel driveway. Steep stone steps lead up to the front door. The front door opens into the entrance hall, with all the rooms laid out on one floor: Living/dining room: This stylish living area is bright and spacious, with an eye-catching exposed Cotswold stone feature wall. This room has two sofas, a coffee table, a Freeview TV and DVD player. There is also a dining table and two chairs; Kitchen: The galley kitchen contains an electric oven with four-ring hob, a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière, as well as a washing machine/tumble dryer; Bedroom: Two steps lead down from the hallway into this characterful room with sloped ceilings, a king size bed and built-in cupboards for storage; Bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. The Hayloft is situated within the spacious grounds of private home, and a private patio area has been created especially for guests of The Hayloft. With pretty, trellised fencing and a table for two, it is the perfect spot for al fresco dining. There is one allocated parking space and further on-street parking is available in the village if needed.
    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 stay. Unbelievably comfortable bed ! Beautiful original wood beams and stone walls, tasteful decor and a lovely place to unwind in. Came for a long weekend of total peace and quiet to relax and recharge ..... and pretty much got exactly that. Hosts left me all the details I needed and didn’t disturb me once , which I really appreciated. Thank You !

    Mitch2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The Hayloft is absolutely what you see on the photos - it is spotlessly clean, modern and on trend. The amenities leave nothing to be desired, even down to the little touches like dressing gowns on the bed and fresh milk in the fridge on arrival. The ‘check in’ was very quick and easy, all that was required was a key safe code. The property itself is in a perfect location, an idyllic little village with a pub straight across the road (that does amazing food!) and not too far from Bourton-On-The-Water which is beautiful and well worth a visit. Could not fault our stay and will definitely be recommending to our friends and family!

    Samantha2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Don’t hesitate to book The Hayloft if your travels take you to the Northern Cotswolds. Beautiful home, perfect location, serene surroundings.

    Philip2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful stay and perfect location for visiting the stunning Cotswolds x

    Georgia2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • The Hayloft is absolutely gorgeous. Looks exactly as it does in the pictures. We really enjoyed the extra touches like biscuits in the kitchen and lovely smelling body washes in the bathroom. The apartment was also really warm and cosy. Location is great for general cotswolds exploring and the pub opposite (The Plough) is cosy and friendly. We were enjoying our stay so much that we requested an extra day, which the owner allowed us at no extra charge! We really couldn’t have been happier with our stay. I should also add that the bed is really comfy and everything felt sparkling clean.

    Emma2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • The Hayloft is a unique and beautiful location in the Cotswolds! Much bigger than I expected and we had a lovely time. Highly recommend.

    Amy2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay and is in a really great location only a few minutes away from Bourton-on-the-Water, with lots of other walking stops nearby. Amenities are brilliant and the area the cottage is in is lovely and quiet. Would stay again

    Victoria2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • The Hayloft is a wonderful place to stay in the Cotswold, as being located within 45 min to 1 hour of main places to visit. Cold Aston is very quiet town with a family Pub across the street. We were able to rest a lot. No street’s sound, just the sound of birds to wake up to... The particular care and attention with a bottle of milk in the refrigerator and of bathrobes were much appreciated. Thanks a lot.. we have not left UK yet to get back to Canada, but we are already planning coming back to The Hayloft over next few years.

    Jean2019-09-13T00:00:00Z
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    Cold Aston, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Fairholme, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Fairholme is a wonderful Grade II listed property which sleeps four guests, in two elegant bedrooms, with a spacious family bathroom. Dating back to the 17th century, this Cotswold stone property has retained lovely character features including exposed beams, an exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast and a large fireplace in the living room with a roaring real fire. These period features have been complemented by stylish furnishings and modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a pretty garden to the rear of the property and free on-street parking is available close by. Fairholme is located in the picturesque town of Northleach, an unspoilt town which boasts a number of independent shops, restaurants and pubs, including The Wheatsheaf Inn which is just a stone’s throw from the property itself. The town prospered during the Cotswold wool trade and this funded the impressive 15th century church of St Peter and St Paul. Every Wednesday, locals and tourists alike come to the town for the open-air market which showcases local produce, and the annual Northleach Charter Fair and Music Festival in June is a wonderful event for all ages. On the outskirts of the town sits Stowell Park, a private estate whose stunning gardens are open to the public during the months of May and June each year, offering fine views over the Coln Valley and displaying gorgeous flowers. Northleach is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many cycle routes and walking trails on its doorstep to explore. It is also well placed for visiting the other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds, including Cirencester, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chedworth, home to the Roman Villa which is owned by the National Trust. Further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford 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!
    Fairholme is the perfect base for a family or a group of friends who are seeking a relaxing getaway surrounded by the glorious Cotswold countryside. From the road, the cottage is accessed via a communal passageway hidden behind a white door marked ‘Fairholme’. Fairholme’s actual front door opens into a hallway, off which are the following rooms: Living/dining room: A step leads down from the hallway into this light and stylish room where charming character features are complemented by contemporary furnishings. This room contains a large Cotswold stone fireplace with real fire, a two-seater sofa and two armchairs, Freeview TV, glass dining table which comfortably seats four, two window seats and a small selection of books and games; Kitchen: The modern kitchen is ideal for home cooking and contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière. Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: With a high ceiling and elegant furnishings, this beautiful room contains a double bed, built-in wardrobe and small chest of drawers, a comfy chair and a wall mirror; Bedroom 2: Overlooking the street below, this well presented room has an exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast and contains a 4ft double bed, a small chest of drawers and hanging shelf for storage and an ornamental fireplace; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. The communal passageway leads out onto a garden path which gently climbs up alongside the neighbour’s garden before arriving at a wooden gate signposted ‘Fairholme’. The enclosed garden is mostly laid to lawn with a rockery at the far end and mature trees and shrubs at its borders. This tranquil area houses an outdoor table with seating for four, a parasol and a charcoal barbecue, making it a delightful space to relax in the warmer weather. There is a secure garden shed which has space to store up to two bicycles. Free on-street parking is available at the front of 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.
  • Lovely cosy cottage, open fire and cake and milk waiting on arrival. Easy check in process. Great local tips given and the pub across the road is brilliant!

    Emma2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely amazing location, a cottage with character throughout, the open fire was really great to have everything you need for time away was to hand

    Lorraine2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage, nice biscuits and a pint of milk waiting for us on arrival. Comfy beds, great central heating. Easy check in. Everything was great and exactly what we wanted for a few days away. The pub over the road was super food and very welcoming of us with our 2 year old.

    Kayleigh2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, loved the area ...

    Florence2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful property. Beautifully furnished. Very cosy, great amenities and peaceful with the sound of the church bells in the distance. Home from home! Village is lovely great pub for Sunday lunch and local shops have all you need.

    Aaron2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Home away from home, personal touches made it so comfortable. Wonderful location too :)

    Ben2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to stay. Location is amazing with a great pub right opposite the cottage. Communication was simple and easy. Highly recommend.

    Amandeep2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
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    Northleach, 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.
  • Nice secluded spot with great privacy, yet only a 5min walk to the centre. House has everything you could need and great mezzanine to play board games, read or just look out across the grassy paddocks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, excellent communication and hospitality lending us additional cooking equipment. Highly recommend and will be back.

    James2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Superb accommodation, very comfortable beds, everything you need, home from home. great location, short walk into Bourton-on-water.

    Jackie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • 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
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    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Stow Cottage Barn, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Stow Cottage Barn is a beautiful holiday home located in the peaceful village of Churchill. Formerly a 19th century barn and steam mill, the property has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and retains traditional character features. 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!
    Stow Cottage Barn is part of a large barn conversion accessed via a sweeping gravel driveway. The front door is at the back of the property and opens into a spacious entrance hall, leading into the well-laid out open plan ground floor area. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living/dining room: This bright and airy space has an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, and exposed oak beams. There is a large sofa with two matching armchairs, a stylish wooden trunk coffee table, a wall-mounted Freesat TV with Netflix, and a writing desk and chair. The round wooden dining table seats five, and is positioned between the living room and the kitchen; Kitchen: This well-equipped space has a large electric range oven with a five-ring induction hob, a dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee machine and a large fridge (the freezer is located in the entrance hall). There is a breakfast bar with three high-backed stools; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor landing, off which is the following room: Master bedroom: A spacious and elegant room, which contains either a super king size bed or two single beds. There is a sofa which can be made into a large single bed upon request, and enclosed within a cupboard is a washing machine and tumble dryer. The ensuite bathroom contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. From the first floor landing, stairs lead up to the second floor, opening directly into: Bedroom 2: Contains either a super king size bed or two single beds. The ensuite bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, a toilet and wash basin. French doors open out from the living room to the patio garden, which contains a wooden table with seating for six. Behind the seating area are pretty, landscaped beds, and to the rear of the property is a gravel area with parking 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.
  • Beautiful large cottage in a quaint village location. Super clean house and great host. Quiet and peaceful!

    Ryan2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for such a lovely stay. This was our second time back to stay because we loved it so much the first time. We had a really lovely weekend - thank you

    Aleisha2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 10 days in Churchill. The accommodation was perfect on every level. It was such a pleasure to be there... spacious, well equipped, beautifully furnished and decorated, beautiful location. It could not have been better and we were sorry to leave.

    Ann2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is incredible, we did not want to leave, so cozy and warm and has everything you need. Fantastic location and very friendly hosts.

    Sharna2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic stay, the place is superb and we hope to return in the future. It was very clean. The furniture and appliances are of a very high standard/specification.

    Rich2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing cottage with well cared for house with great facilities and character.

    Tali2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Five stars

    Tina2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • All your home comforts, set in a very chic barn conversion, makes for a delightful countryside getaway. Tom (the owner who lives in the main house across the way) was very welcoming, and very knowledgable about the local area. The downstairs is a particularly lovely space, with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, and a very comfortable living room with doors that open onto a great outdoor patio and garden. If we had had a little more sun across the weekend we definitely would have given the BBQ a go! The large bedrooms are complimented by en suite bathrooms, both of which have been done to a very high standard. We will definitely be back!

    Imogen2019-06-17T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Churchill, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Tap Room, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Tap Room is a charming Grade II listed cottage in the much loved Cotswold village of Kingham, one of the most desirable culinary destinations in the Cotswolds and home to The Big Feastival weekend in August. The Wild Rabbit, an award-winning pub, is moments from the cottage and the Daylesford Estate is less than two miles away, making it an ideal lunch stop on a country walk. Many of the picturesque villages and market towns of the North Cotswolds are close by, including Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters and Stow-on-the-Wold. Kingham has a train station with direct train links to London and Oxford, making further afield destinations easily accessible without a car. 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 Tap Room enjoys an idyllic corner plot with its main entrance being via the back door. Opening into the dining area, the following rooms are on the ground floor, all with underfloor heating: Living room: This delightful living space has a cosy yet contemporary feel, with exposed beams and an exposed Cotswold feature stone wall. There are two sofas and a footstool, a Smart TV with DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and a selection of board games; Dining area: Tastefully decorated, this dining area has two picture windows on either side of the back door which overlook the attractive garden. There is a wooden table with seating for six; Kitchen: Adjacent to the dining area, the well-equipped kitchen has solid wood surfaces and contains an electric oven, four-ring electric hob, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière. There is also a slimline dishwasher, washing machine and DAB radio; Family bathroom: The smart family bathroom contains a bath with an overhead shower, separate handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the dining area to a spacious first floor landing in the eaves, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A characterful room with an exposed Cotswold stone wall and original oak beams. It contains a king size divan bed, a large cupboard with a hanging rail and an Ottoman with two drawers. The Velux window overlooks the garden below and has a blackout curtain; Bedroom 2: At the opposite end of the landing is the second bedroom which has two single divan beds, an Ottoman with two drawers and a cupboard for storage. The garden is accessed via the back door which opens onto a patio area with smart Rattan armchairs and a matching glass-topped table. Mostly laid to lawn, the garden is bordered by attractive shrubs and fragrant lavender, and two mature trees provide shade in the sunshine. A charcoal barbecue is available in the summer months as well. This attractive outdoor space is fully enclosed, however, young children and dogs should be supervised at all times. The cottage has parking space for two cars in the carport and further on-street parking is available in the village.
    Voted "England's Favourite Village" in 2004 by Country Life magazine, Kingham is a beautiful, unspoilt Cotswold village, with a large open green and some elegant stone and thatch cottages, mostly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is situated in the Evenlode valley, a short drive from the well known Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton. There has been a church on the site of St. Andrew's Church for at least 900 years, although the present building is a mixture of ages. The font is 13th century, the Perpendicular Gothic tower 15th century, the nave roof is dated 1774 and the rest of the church was remodelled in 1851-3. The church also has a fine old rectory, built in the 17th century. Kingham has two highly regarded pubs, a village shop and is just a mile away from Daylesford Organic, which is well known for its organic food, cookery school and spa. Kingham is also the only village in the Cotswolds that is served by a main line railway station, which provides regular services to London Paddington station. Food & Drink Kingham is fortunate to be blessed with two of the best village pubs in the whole of the Cotswolds, as well as a welcoming hotel, and is just a mile away from the well known Daylesford Organic Farm: The Wild Rabbit (www.thewildrabbit.co.uk): Owned by Lord and Lady Bamford, and described as "the poshest pub in Britain", the Wild Rabbit has been totally refurbished and boasts a total of three real fires in its dining room and separate bar. The menu reflects the seasons and celebrates everything that is great about local produce. All ingredients are carefully selected for their quality and are organic, where possible; The Kingham Plough (www.thekinghamplough.co.uk): The Kingham Plough has established a well deserved reputation as an outstanding dining pub and has deservedly been recognised by numerous awards bestowed by various different bodies. The modern British food is inspirational, not your ordinary Gastro-Pub menu, where everything is prepared from scratch by a team of skilled chefs. Headed by chef-owner Emily Watkins and head chef Ben Dulley, the menu offers an exciting take on English classics. The kitchen is dedicated to making the most of the carefully sourced local ingredients and everything from the charcuterie to the baked beans in the award winning breakfast is proudly made by hand. Kingham also has a village store, selling a wide range of everyday products, including fresh items, beers, wines and spirits, groceries and confectionery. There are regular farmers' markets held in the village, throughout the year.
  • A relaxing setting in a beautful part of the Cotswolds. The living space is comfortable and makes relaxing very easy, the beds are also very comfortable and the propery is very clean. Two pubs within walking distance, we visited both and had great food in both.

    Vivienne2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very centrally located in Kingham and very charming. The house is small and the ceilings in the bedrooms are quite low, but overall it was everything we needed. Nice heated floors in the bathroom.

    Brian2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely little cottage, ideal for 2 people! the location is amazing being just a stones throw away from some great pubs, and Daylesford Farm. It was really clean with lots of amenities, and very handily for us lots of toys and games for our little one. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be staying again soon!

    Nicholas2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kingham, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Our new luxury Mega Pod Glamping accommodation sleep up to 4, all overlooking the idyllic village of Notgrove. Surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside with access to walks over the 1,500 acre private Notgrove Estate it’s the ultimate in peace and relaxation. All with en-suite shower and WC, on site games room, a mini football pitch and our friendly animals we welcome couples and families looking to enjoy the laid back Cotswold life. - Double bed and sofa bed - En-suite shower and WC - Kitchenette with fridge, microwave oven and hob - Flat screen Freeview TV - Dining table and Chairs - Outdoor seating and Fire pit - Heating, lighting and Electrical points - Wi-Fi - Linen included for double bed - extra linen for sofa bed £30 - Fire pack can be ordered once booked £10 A kettle and toaster, microwave and fridge are in the pod plus 1 x colander, 4 x mugs, 4 x cereal bowls, 4 x plates, 1 x tea towel, 1 x dish cloth and scourer, 1 x saucepans, 1 x frying pan, 1 x scissors, 4 x dinner knives Group Bookings – we are happy to take group bookings we have 8 pods in total sleeping up to 4 each, but please note we are a quiet family friendly site so no loud music and parties will be possible. Pod Locations – Our Pods are all individually named…Campion, Mallow, Willowherb, Periwinkle, Lupin, Poppy, Buttercup and Bluebell. Campion is closest to the games room and Bluebell is the furthest pod. Fire Pack £10 1 x bag of logs, 1 x bundle of kindling, 1 x box of firelighters, 1 x box of matches Extra linen for sofa bed £30 1 x double duvet, 2 x pillows, 1 x sheet, 1 x duvet cover, 2 x pillow cases, 2 x towels. Please contact the owner after booking for these. Pod games room As we know the great British weather can’t always be relied upon…..our onsite games room ensures you can keep the family occupied whatever the weather. For the big kids we have table football, table tennis and for the little ones a variety of books, toys and games to suit all ages. For parents enjoy a drink from the hot drinks machine, relax on the sofa and enjoy a welcome alternative to your pod. A clamber stack and mini football area are also situated to the side of the pods outside the games room. Tennis court and bike hire available. Walks and cycle routes around the estate and local area Pet Farm animals live in the paddocks opposite the pods - goats, donkeys, alpaca and a pig - they love you to visit them during your stay.
    Notgrove Estate is one of the few remaining privately owned Cotswold estates offering 1500 acres of private rolling farmland. We have mapped out walks, around the estate and local area and can recommend longer walks if required. Our working farm has sheep and cattle as well as our pet goats, donkeys and alpaca who live just across the track from the pods . You can hire bikes from the local company via our website. We are ideally located to visit the local attractions of Bourton on the Water (3 miles) Stow on the Wold (5 miles) or Burford, Stratford Upon Avon, Cheltenham. Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is a 15 minute drive away and The Cotswold Wildlife Park is a 25 drive away. Bourton on the Water is 3 miles down the road and has many Cotswold wonders such as Birdland, The Model Railway and the Miniature Village - as well as lovely cafes and shops. The local pub is The Plough at Cold Aston, this is a 1.5 miles walk from us across the fields or down a quiet lane - with lovely food and beers. Or The Black Horse at Naunton is also a lovely village pub with great pub food and a cosy atmosphere.
    The Notgrove Estate is a 1500 acre family run working farm owned by Harry and Diana Acland. Set high up in the Cotswold Hills it has 400 acres of grassland in deep valleys and 100 acres of woodland and rolling arable fields. The farm has a mix of sheep, cattle and arable and has diversified with two horse livery yards and a holiday cottage business. In the last few years Harry and Diana have put in new foot and bridle paths and entered into a wildlife conservation scheme planting 200 acres of special plots planted with wild bird mixes, corn bunting mixes, pollen and nectar mixes for bees and beetle banks that promotes the preservation of our natural wild birds. The scenery changes with each season as does the pattern of farming; we have an abundance of lambs and calves in spring, harvest in summer, colourful autumn leaves and dramatic winters, often with snow.
  • This place is everything you need and more. The pods are adorable and have a lot more room inside than you would think. We stayed for one night but wish we had stayed longer. Definitely order the fire pack if you can, it was pretty windy but we still managed to get the fire pit going and it was such a lovely way to end the evening. We met the owners when having brunch at the onsite café called the Nuttery. The food hit the spot and the staff and the owners were so welcoming and extremely hospitable. Definitely somewhere you will want to go back to in the future, we are already looking to book this place again! Thank you so much again! See you soon!

    Jennifer2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay. Pods were a really neat idea. If you like getting away from hotels and fussy check in and check outs this is a good one for you.

    Joe2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy pod in the countryside. Great fire pit and fire pack provided at additional cost. Extra special in the bright fresh sunshine as well as waking up to snow in the morning!

    Maddie2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience!

    Laia2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place to stay. Highly recommend trip to Nuttery for evening beer, very welcoming

    Ben2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little pod on an equally lovely farm. The weather was cold but the pod was really cosy. We enjoyed walking around the estate and seeing all of the animals.

    Michael2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience staying at willowherb. There was a lovely pub near by called The Plough Inn at Cold Aston and a few mins drive from Bourton on the water. Fresh linen and enough cutlery etc. for our stay. Will be recommending to family and friends

    Katie2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great accomodation for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings.

    Catherine2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cheltenham, 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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Wyck Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    'The Bolt Hole' is situated in the lovely Cotswold town of Northleach. It is within a few minutes walk of the town square, shops, restaurants, pubs and church. The location makes it an ideal touring base with Stow-on-the-wold, Burford, The Slaughters & Moreton in Marsh all within 15-25 minutes drive. It is also within easy access of Broadway, Stratford, Oxford & Cheltenham. An excellent selection of restaurants, pubs and a wine bar are within easy walking distance of the cottage. It is furnished to a good standard and has underfloor heating throughout. The kitchen / dining area is fitted with dishwasher, full size oven, hob & grill, fridge and microwave. There is a small sitting area with TV. The bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is a separate bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and sink. Outside is a small enclosed courtyard with table and chairs We're right in the middle of the Cotswolds so the main towns and villages are all within a 15-20 min drive.
    Situated right in the middle of the Cotswolds within 15 miles of the major Cotswolds towns and sights
  • The Bolt Hole is a lovely cottage located in a beautiful part of the country. It had everything we needed with plenty of great pubs and restaurants close by. Communication was quick and there were no issues whatsoever. I would highly recommend staying here.

    Stephen2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at The Bolt Hole! It is in such a brilliant location for exploring areas of the Cotswold. The accommodation has everything you need and is very comfortable and clean - I would highly recommend.

    Sophie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely cosy place to stay. Joyce was very prompt and helpful. So much advice on local walks and places to eat and drink. Absolutely perfect for a weekend away.

    Harry2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Everything you need for a few days in the Cotswolds. Great location for exploring. Plenty of parking on the street. Great kitchen facilities for cooking. Very comfy living and sleeping spaces.

    Emily2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great location with a lovely town square with great cafe pubs and shop would highly recommend for two people

    Alison2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Joyce replied quickly to messages and was accommodating when we had to change the date. We got into the place easily with clear instructions, and we found the place clean, cosy and welcoming. Joyce had even thoughtfully left a bottle of milk and tea and coffee so we were able to have a cup of tea on arrival - the most important thing for a true Brit!!! Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful place :)

    Sarah2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Was utterly perfect, super clean and tidy. A really cute little cottage in a picturesque village

    Odette2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • I’d highly recommend this accommodation!

    Denis2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Northleach, 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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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

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

    Surrounded by nothing but acres of fields filled with wildlife, College Farm Cottage is a charming 18th Century child- and dog-friendly* property, sleeping 3 guests in 2 bed-rooms with 1 bathroom. A short drive from the Cotswold towns of Burford and Lechlade, College Farm Cottage is perfect for guests seeking open space and tranquillity, with plenty of walking routes quite literally on your doorstep.
    *Dogs: Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome at the cottage at an additional cost of £30 per dog. Please let us know if you will be bringing a dog(s) and we will then revise your booking confirmation. Introduction Low hedges, acres of flat green fields and an abundance of wildlife – these are the scenes that will greet you as you head towards College Farm Cottage. Situated on the expansive Bradwell Grove Estate, home to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, it’s hard to im-agine that you are only a few miles from Burford and Lechlade. As you make your way along the open fence-less lanes, you will almost feel as though you’re driving through the middle of the fields. Once you have arrived at the end of the farm track, you will find a delightful cottage with plenty of character – if you’re visiting in the summer months, you’ll even get to appreciate College Farm Cottage in all of its beautiful Wiste-ria–covered glory. College farm was built in 1771 by Trinity College of the University of Oxford for the use of tenant farmers as a source of additional income for the college. A working farm up until recent years, College Farm is now owned by the Bradwell Grove Estate, home to the nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park that exhibits over 260 different species of ani-mals – on a quiet day you may even be able to hear the lions roaring from the cottage! Although College Farm is no longer a working farm, it is surrounded by mainly arable farmland, all of which is organic. With a strong emphasis on conservation around the estate, there is plenty of wildlife to observe, from ground nesting birds to deer. You only have to step outside of the door at College Farm Cottage and you are right in the heart of unspoilt countryside, with bridle paths and walking routes running alongside the farmyard. Inside, the cottage is a lovely mix of traditional and new. The original flagstone flooring and woodburner add a touch of rustic charm, while there’s a new JVC Smart TV for guest use. Benefitting from a bright and airy feeling throughout, the cottage is decorat-ed in neutral tones, accented by quirky pops of colour and unique pieces of art and furniture. The back door opens out into a garden, while the windows boast views of nothing but green fields and the historic farmyard buildings. If you’re looking for peace, tranquillity and open starry skies, you’ve come to the right place. Despite its rural location, College Farm Cottage is just a 5-10 minute drive from the beautiful market town of Burford, where you will find artisan boutiques, cosy cafés, and interesting pubs. Walk to the top of the High Street and look back down the hill to enjoy one of the most exquisite views in the Cotswolds – and perhaps the finest ‘streetscape’ in England! Full Description Ground Floor Enter through the front door straight into the… Sitting Room A bright and spacious living space, the Sitting Room has a wonderful quintessential country cottage feel to it. Painted in fresh cream and white tones, the room has a cosy feel thanks to a corner lamp and its central feature, the woodburning stove. Set in the original fireplace, guests are welcome to use the woodburner, with a basket of logs provided. The original flagstone flooring is a characterful feature of this property, eve-ry stone is individual and unique. The Sitting Room boasts some beautiful pieces of furniture and artwork, adding eccentric and colourful highlights to a lovely relaxing room. There is a JVC Smart TV for guests to use, as well as a selection of books and games on the built-in shelves next to the fireplace. The WIFI router can be found in the Sitting Room window. To the left of the entrance to the Kitchen there is a latched cupboard. In here you will find an ironing board, iron, high chair, clothes airer and a mop & bucket. Through the door into the… Kitchen A well-equipped and pretty room, the Kitchen has a table and seating for 3 guests. En-joy breakfast looking out through the mustard yellow linen curtained window into the farmyard and fields beyond. With a cooker, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, oven, wash-ing machine, and cupboard filled with crockery and utensils, guests staying at College Farm Cottage are completely set up for cooking and dining in. There is a door leading from the Kitchen into the garden to the rear of the cottage. Through the Sitting Room and up the stairs. Please take care on the stairs as they are very steep and narrow. Into the upstairs hall and turn right into… First Floor The Master Bedroom A simple and sophisticated room decorated in neutral tones with colourful features, this exceptionally large and spacious bedroom is the perfect place for a peaceful night’s sleep in the heart of the countryside. With a comfortable king size bed and its own washbasin, guests staying in the Master Bedroom will appreciate the generous storage space provided by the built-in shelved wardrobe (where the travel cot is stored) and chest of drawers, as well as the beautiful views over the farmyard and fields. The cupboard next to the bed contains the water heater. Turn right into the… Single Bedroom Perfect for children, this compact single bedroom has plenty of storage thanks to the inbuilt wardrobe, and a comfortable single bed right next to the window overlooking the farmyard and fields beyond. Turn right into the… Family Bathroom The bathroom offers guests a bath with a fixed overhead shower, toilet and washbasin with one of the loveliest views in the cottage! Outside The garden of College Farm Cottage can be accessed via the back door from the Kitch-en. A great space for children to play or to even enjoy a BBQ or drink in the sun, the private garden is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the country-side, except for maybe the occasional lion roar…
    Benefitting from the best of both worlds, College Farm Cottage enjoys a secluded location but is also the perfect location for exploring Burford and the wider Cotswolds. Please see the framed OS map in the sitting room where College Farm sits exactly cen-trally. In just a 5-10 minute drive you will find yourself on the High Street of Burford, a stunning medieval market town with plenty to offer. The excellent Co-operative su-permarket on the High Street stocks all immediate shopping requirements and is open 7am – 10pm every day of the week. There is also a Co-operative supermarket in Lech-lade, a 5-10 minute drive in the opposite direction to Burford, open 8am-8pm every day. There are some great cafés in Burford. Head towards the historic church and you will discover the newly built Warwick Hall and café, ideal for a morning coffee and snacks. Another good spot for a reviving cup of coffee or tea is Lynwood & Co on the High Street, where you can also buy delicious local artisan-made Sourdough bread and of course the famous Huffkins tea shop. If you find yourself parking in the main car park for Burford near the church (free parking) you will cross the mill-race connecting to the charming River Windrush that meanders through the Cotswolds, a lovely spot to feed the ducks and swans! Burford used to be a major coaching town between London and the West Country and was home to 35 coaching inns! The town still retains 13 pubs, of which some favour-ites are The Angel, a very good gastropub, The Highway and The Lamb on Sheep Street. There’s also a great variety of specialist shops to explore – including Maggie White and the fascinating Tolsey Museum. Alternatively, The Victoria in Eastleach, a very pretty Cotswold village nearby, is about an hour walk from the cottage and is a wonderful pub with good food, recommended by Emma and William. Also highly recommended - The Five Alls in Filkins and The Bell in Langford, both excellent pubs. All are popular so booking is essential. Around 5 miles south of the cottage, you will find Lechlade-on-Thames, a small historic town on the Thames, from which London could be reached by boat. With plenty of walks, a thriving market square, pubs, cafes and antique shops, Lechlade is slightly off the beaten tourist track compared to Burford and makes for a great day out. Here you will find a fantastic butcher, Cutler & Bayliss, selling high quality meat, cheese, fresh vegetables and bread as well as another Lynwood & Co café. If you fancy exploring a bit further afield, the beautiful ancient Roman market town of Cirencester is about 10 miles south and also there’s Witney which is an easy 11-mile drive east towards Oxford. Like Cirencester it has a great array of high street shops, larger supermarkets such as M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, eateries and a modern cinema complex. Also, around 15 miles away is the renowned Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham, a farm complex that offers a farm shop, restaurant, spa as well as other activities such as farm tours and cooking courses. See the Burford Guidebook for further information.
  • Lovely location, the house was spotless. Shame we couldn't stay longer!

    Ryan2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • A really lovely little cottage in the countryside. Quiet, well appointed with plenty of character. We had a really relaxing stay

    David2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at this beautiful cottage. It was very clean and spacious, and a working fireplace made the place super cosy. This is the ideal place for a cosy countryside weekend away. We will visit again.

    Shahmeer2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy cottage in the countryside in a perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds, had a great relaxing weekend.

    Simon2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely recommend this place, it’s lovely and snug: all very picturesque and exactly up the street of any cotswold tourists looking for a countryside idyll. Great location near lots of great villages, towns and Oxford. Clean, charismatic, an incredibly comfy bed. Just the January pick-me-up we were after.

    Ella2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage, which was just what we needed. The setting was very scenic, and we enjoyed the using the wood burner in the living room, which helped with the cold weather! It was also lovely to explore the historic town of Burford nearby.

    Lottie2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. In a peaceful location with plenty of local attractions, food and walks.

    Katherine2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very lovely spacious cottage in a beautiful area.

    Niclas2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Filkins, England, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Willow Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Willow Cottage is a stunning Cotswold stone property, decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard. The cottage is one of a short row of Grade II listed properties tucked away in a quiet lane in the idyllic village of Hampnett, which sits in the valley of the river Leach. There are many beautiful walks accessible directly from the cottage, including a lovely mile long walk through the fields to the pretty market town of Northleach, which has a well-regarded pub and a number of shops. Hampnett is in the heart of the Cotswolds, and is within easy reach of the many beautiful towns and villages of the region, as well as being perfectly placed for exploring many other popular destinations, including Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. London is also easily accessible for a day trip. 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!
    Willow Cottage is one of a short row of cottages located on a quiet lane, surrounded by lovely countryside. The front door opens into a small porch area, with the following rooms on the ground floor: Living room: This large room has been beautifully furnished, with stylish sofas and chairs complemented by various antique pieces, plus a feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove and alcove book cases on either side. There is a three-seater sofa, two matching arm chairs and a leather wingback arm chair, plus a 60" Smart cinema TV, with Apple TV box and Roku streaming for Amazon Prime, as well as a Sonos surround sound system; Kitchen/dining room: Steps lead up from the living room into the stylish kitchen, which contains a two-oven electric Rangemaster with a grill and six ring electric hob, a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, Kitchen Aid and Nespresso coffee machine (pods not included). There is a large wooden dining table in the centre of the room, which comfortably seats four, and a lovely Welsh dresser. The kitchen looks out over the back garden and has a door leading outside; Utility room: Accessed from the kitchen, this convenient room contains a microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, food mixer and juicer; Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master Bedroom: Steps lead up to this stylish room, which overlooks the garden, and contains a king size bed. There is a large, elegant ensuite bathroom, which contains a bath with an overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and dressing table; Bedroom 2: Another luxurious room, with exposed beams, a window seat and a king-size bed; Family bathroom: A pretty room that contains a bath with overhead shower, wash basin and toilet. The back door leads out into the well-established garden, where stone steps lead up to a patio area with a table and seating for four. Further steps lead up to an expansive lawned area, with lovely views over the cottage to the the rolling countryside beyond. At the front of the cottage is a small garden with a wooden bench, and also at the front there is a parking bay, with space for one 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.
  • Great place set away from traffic. But still pretty close to the main road. Looks quaint outside, but very well done inside with all the amenities you could want.

    Hamza2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is steeped in character, lovingly furnished, and super cosy. It had two well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, and as two couples travelling we had plenty of room. We enjoyed walks directly from the property and would definitely recommend it for a quintessential stay in the Cotswolds.

    Emma2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • We have stayed in this gem of a cottage before so I knew our stay would be a very comfortable one. The cottage is deceptively spacious and very welcoming. It would be my ‘go to’ cottage booking in the Cotswolds.

    Lj2019-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay for families. Quite , well located.

    Kim2018-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place in an idillic location

    Marco2018-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. Very peaceful and cosy.

    Lj2018-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • Willow Cottage exceeds expectations - it's a perfectly gorgeous gem of a Cotswold cottage in a picturesque village - really just a church and a handful of homes. The pastoral surroundings and the cottage itself could not have been more lovely. Thank you for being the anchor of our stay and we''ll look forward to a return visit.

    Tc2018-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Hampnett, Cotswolds, 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.
  • Stayed here for three nights and got ready here for my wedding - the place was fantastic! Everything you need is available for you and beautiful places nearby. The rooms were clean and tidy and beds were comfortable. Parking was perfect.

    Rosie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • 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

    This is a detached conversion which you have to yourselves. The beautifully renovated Grade II Listed stable, in a quintessential Cotswold village, has a cosy fire in a spacious living area. There's a large bedroom with wardrobe, and a modern ensuite shower. Local walks are on the doorstep, close to attractions such as Sherborne Park (National Trust), Burford, Bibury and Stone Barn.
    Underfloor heating downstairs, and woodburner with a basket of wood provided. Tea, coffee, milk and snacks are provided in the kitchen. There is a microwave for cooking (no oven or hob) but we can cook meals for you and deliver to the door during the Corona crisis. We recommend cookfood.net.
    Fabulous local shop/tea room in the next village. Pub also within walking distance.
  • Great place, even better than the photos!

    Tom2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • This property is superb, cosy, clean and comfortable! Jo and her husband are brilliant hosts & couldn't have done more to help me Thank you again, I'll definitely be back to stay if I'm passing through :-)

    Claire2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! Jo’s place is absolutely gorgeous. As other reviewers have said it’s even nicer than the photos. Very spacious but still cosy. Jo is also a kind and generous host. The local area is beautiful and we also tried out a few of the recommendations for places to eat.

    Sharon2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The stable is a lovely place to stay, the inside is absolutely stunning and is set in a wonderful location. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area!

    Gabby2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful barn conversion in a stunning location. The perfect place to retreat and live slow for a bit

    James2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • I can’t recommend Josephine’s place enough. It is nicer than the pictures (if you can imagine that!) and had everything you need to have a restful and homely stay. I’ll definitely be back!

    Sarah2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Josephine’s barn was the perfect place for our last minute weekend getaway. It is much bigger than the pictures suggest and beautiful appointed. It’s a very short drive away from some lovey walks and picturesque Cotswold villages. Would definitely recommend!

    Tom2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Quite, would recommend to anyone

    Adam2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Windrush, England, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Nest at Robins Roost, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Nest at Robins Roost is a delightful Cotswold stone property which sleeps two guests, in a contemporary bedroom, with a stylish bathroom. Forming the first floor of a converted barn within the grounds of Robins Roost, this country bolthole has been finished to a high standard with a warm and inviting interior and an array of modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a charming designated outdoor seating area with fabulous rural views and an off-street parking space for one car is available on the shared driveway. The Nest is peacefully situated in the heart of the unspoilt village of Little Rissington, a traditional village surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many pleasant walks and cycle routes on its doorstep to discover, including scenic footpaths to the neighbouring villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters and Great Rissington, the latter being home to The Lamb Inn, a popular 14th century pub which serves delicious local food and offers views across the Windrush Valley. Little Rissington is well-placed for exploring the many picturesque towns and villages of the North Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water. Bourton, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, has a number of pubs, restaurants, tearooms and shops to enjoy, as well as popular tourist attractions such as Birdland, The Model Village and the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum. Further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips.Welcome to Something Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. 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 Nest is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. Stone steps lead up from the carport to the front door which opens into the living area: Kitchen/dining room/living room: This bright and contemporary open plan living area has wonderful countryside views and is a cosy home away from home. It contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, a fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster. There is a fold out counter for additional food preparation space, a DAB radio with Bluetooth connection, a fold away dining table which comfortably seats two guests, a two-seater sofa, small footstool and Smart TV; Bedroom: This beautifully presented dual aspect bedroom contains a king size bed, chest of drawers and clothes rail; Bathroom: The smart, modern bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. At the bottom of the entrance steps there is a designated gravel patio area with a bistro table and seating for two, perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer weather. From here there are stunning rural views across the grounds of Robins Roost, grounds comprising large lawns, mature trees and a tranquil pond. The garden is primarily for the use of the main house, however guests are welcome to explore at their leisure. Please note that the pond is unfenced and that dogs must be kept on a lead when in the grounds as there could be young children or other dogs in the vicinity. There is an allocated parking space for one car on the shared 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.
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    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Chapel, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Chapel is a stunning property located in the picturesque village of Poulton, close to Cirencester, the largest market town in the Cotswolds. Although small, Poulton has a well-regarded pub, a village shop and Post Office, and there is a children's playground and playing field. The village is very well placed for exploring the surrounding countryside, visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, or visiting famous places such as Bath, Oxford or 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!
    The front door of the main house opens into the entrance hall, off which are the following rooms: Living room: This bright and spacious living area has oak flooring throughout and an impressive Cotswold stone feature wall. There is a large sofa, two leather armchairs, a wall-mounted Smart TV and a wood burning stove; Kitchen/breakfast room: This well-equipped, sociable space is perfect for entertaining and has plenty of natural light from the beautiful roof lantern and oak bi-fold doors. This room features an electric cooker with four-ring electric hob, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and filter coffee machine, plus a large wooden dining table with seating for eight guests. In addition, there is a breakfast bar with five stools and a wall-mounted Freeview TV; Utility room: Contains a washing machine and tumble dryer; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A spacious and elegant room with high ceiling, original arched windows and Velux windows. This room contains a super king size bed, wardrobe, armchair and an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: Located in the eaves, this lovely bedroom overlooks the garden and contains either two single beds or a king size bed, plus a wardrobe; Bedroom 3: Contains either two single beds or a king size bed, plus a wardrobe; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. From the kitchen/breakfast room, double doors lead out across to the annexe, where the door opens directly into bedroom 4: Bedroom 4: A bright and spacious room with a king size bed, built-in closet, armchair and an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. The lovely garden is accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room and has a patio and tiered decking area close to the property, with an outdoor table and seating for eight guests, plus a charcoal barbecue. From here, there is a long reaching lawn area bordered by trees, with a wonderful brook at the very far end, separated by a fence. Off-street parking is available for up to five cars on the gravel 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.
  • Great place, just 5 minutes from Cirencester.

    Richard2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place

    Inderdeep2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful property - perfect space for a family get together.

    sarah2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful property in an excellent location. The Chapel was easy to find thanks to clear instructions sent before our stay, and it was very clean and cosy, with plenty of space for eight people. The only slightly annoying thing was the shower in the annexe, which was breaking, but it was still useable so not too bad. Check in was very simple - we were even left a cake as a welcome gift. There are plenty of lovely walks nearby plus an amazing pub. We had a really wonderful weekend here. Thank you!

    Elizabeth2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage, perfect for any time of year. Great stay!

    Scott2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Nice spacious house, perfect for a family get together. Well equipped. It's warm and quiet.

    Lindsey And Tim2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely space. We were a group of eight so the size was perfect. The main bedroom and annexe are great sizes both with en suites and the other two bathrooms are still a comfortable size with a good sized family bathroom. Garden is gorgeous and would be perfect for summer, sadly the weather didn’t allow us to enjoy it. Kitchen is a great size and very practical. Local pub the Falcon is very welcoming and great food- highly recommend. Overall a fab stay.

    Hannah2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at The Chapel, the property is stunning and the process from booking through to arriving was very easy. The space works really well for a group of 8, with both the kitchen/diner and lounge being good communal spaces. The enclosed garden was also great, especially for the dog.

    Anna2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
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    4

    Poulton, 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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    2

    Naunton, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    The Barn is situated in the beautiful Cotswold village of Windrush which is on the borders of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The Barn was converted into a detached house in the 1970s. There are many walks close by including the Cotswold Way. We are the next village along from the beautiful Sherborn Estate, where Springwatch and Autumn watch were filmed. I have one double bedroom with double bed with private bathroom. There is free parking.
    The Barn is situated on the edge of the village of Windrush. It is very quiet and tranquil. There are far reaching views from the house and garden. It would make an ideal retreat for artists. It is close to the beautiful Cotswold town of Burford and only 3.1 miles away from Stone Barn a popular wedding venue. It is 1 mile off the A40 which makes it ideal for sightseeing around Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. We are only 20 miles from the famous Cheltenham Race course. We are 8 miles from Bourton on the Water otherwise known as the Little Venice of the Cotswolds.
    Windrush is a beautiful Cotswold village with a church and a village hall where many functions are held. The National Trust Sherborne Estate is one mile away where there is a thriving shop with a cafe which sells delicious coffee and cakes. There are walks all over Sherborne Estate. There is a Pub at Little Barrington which is one mile away which serves delicious food.
  • The location of Jackie's place is in the beautiful Cotswold area. There are a couple of villages nearby in easy walking distance that are really charming. You feel immersed in the serenity of the Cotswold countryside. Jackie is very welcoming and accommodating. We highly recommend her place.

    Angel2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Jackie's home is beautifully situated with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. The bed was super comfy, great shower and we were made to feel very much at home. Jackie was flexible around our check in timing which made our weekend very much easier to manage.

    Amy2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We could not recommend this place more highly. The house was beautiful, quaint and clean and the room comfy and beautifully cosy. The real gem in this experience, however, was Jackie who is a fabulous and gracious host! Nothing was too much trouble, but the highlight for us was getting to share breakfast with her as we chatted with her about all aspects of life, which was really wonderful! We’ll definitely be making another visit not only for the house and wealth of things to do in the area but for the lovely hostess with the mostest! Thank you, Jackie!

    Nathaniel2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a wonderful stay. Thank you Jackie for going to extra mile for your guests.

    Michelle2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful host and a beautiful place. Thanks!

    Scott2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Always a lovely stay at Jackie’s . Love the peace and quiet of staying in Windrush . Jackie’s house is gorgeous, using her kitchen for any meal is a bonus. Jackie is one of the loveliest people we have met on our travels . Our favourite AirBnB to relax in .

    Sarah2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay in Jackie’s home, perfect base for a local wedding and Jackie was very helpful with recommending a taxi firm. Check in and check out was simple and flexible, and the room was very clean and comfortable.

    Clare2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Jackie‘s! She has a beautiful home and made us feel very welcome 😊 We would highly recommend!

    Beth2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
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    Windrush, Oxfordshire, 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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    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    The Sycamore is a beautifully designed, luxurious retreat for two in the popular Cotswold village of Arlington, in the parish of Bibury. The owners have spared no expense furnishing this bolthole, using a clever combination of contemporary building materials, sumptuous fabrics, gorgeous antiques and eye-catching artwork. The Sycamore sits in the grounds of Arlington House, in the heart of the Cotswolds. A few minutes' walk from the famous Arlington Row and a local pub with roaring log fire.
    Facilities  Sleeps 2 in 1 king-size double bedroom  1 ensuite shower room - with large walk-in shower, contemporary wash basin, W.C. and heated towel rail.  Parking for 1 car in marked bay  Private rear patio  All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided  Hairdryer  Kitchen starter consumables: e.g. teabags, fresh coffee, sugar, fresh milk, salt/pepper.  Cleaning starter pack: scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper, baking foil.  Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash  Heating and hot water via gas central heating with individual thermostat controls.  Free Wi-Fi  TV: flat screen, smart TV with Amazon Firestick  Card and boardgames  Kitchen with toaster, kettle, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil and trays.  Oven/hob (gas)  Fridge-freezer  Microwave  Ironing board and iron  Outdoor patio seating area with seating for 2  BBQ – charcoal (please provide your own fuel)  Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit. Full Property Description Ground Floor Hallway Step from the gravelled parking area immediately in front of The Sycamore into an entrance lobby with polished limestone floor, handy coat hooks and a pretty antique chair - ideal for perching while you remove your boots or shoes before heading up the beautiful oak staircase to the open plan living space and king-size bedroom. First Floor Dining-Living-Kitchen Area Emerge at the top of the stairs to a brightly lit, elegant and beautifully decorated living space, with the stunning king-size antique bed in view at the far end. A dining table at the top of the stairs comfortably seats two around a contemporary, glass-top table. The dining space leads to a central island housing the oven and hob, crockery and glassware. At the far end is a double ceramic sink, kettle, toaster and fridge-freezer, while a sideboard at the dining end houses a microwave oven. Within the main living area, but slightly off-set, is the delightful seating area, with a three-seater sofa and plush, velvet cushions, a coffee table and a large smart TV with an Amazon Firestick. The living area has bi-fold doors that open out on to the patio. At the top of the stairs, French doors open out onto an elevated walkway that leads round to the back of The Sycamore’s patio. Bedroom At the far end of The Sycamore is the beautiful bedroom, with a king-size bed on a fabulously carved mahogany bed frame, creating an opulent feel, perfect for any couple wanting to escape for a romantic break. The bedroom has bedside tables with reading lights, a comfy antique armchair and occasional chair, with a low coffee table between the chairs, a large double wardrobe with hanging space and shelves and a Velux window (with fitted blind) that allows the sunlight to flood in. Shower Room Just opposite the dining area is the entrance to the luxurious shower room, which features a large walk-in shower with handheld and overhead showerheads, a contemporary wash basin with vanity unit and large mirror, a dual flush W.C. and a heated towel rail. All towels, shampoo and soap are provided for guests. Outside The Sycamore’s guests have a private patio at the rear of the property, accessed through the living area’s bi-fold doors or through French doors at the top of the stairs. A table and seating is provided along with a charcoal BBQ (please provide your own fuel). The patio looks out to a towering beech tree and Arlington House’s lovely garden. Please note: The Sycamore’s patio adjoins the owners’ private garden. Though it may be tempting to take a stroll in the garden, we ask that you remain on the patio as the main garden and pool is not for The Sycamore guests’ use. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    Local Amenities Places to Eat Guests at the The Sycamore are lucky to have plenty of great pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from, with a few in walking distance. Here are the owners’ local favourites: The Village Pub, Barnsley (3 miles away) Casual dining in a traditional pub with outdoor seating. Good food. Barnsley House, Barnsley (3 miles away) The original home of Rosemary Verey, the highly acclaimed garden designer, a stunning boutique hotel and gardens open to non-residents. Well worth a visit. The Wheatsheaf, Northleach (6.5 miles away) Casual dining inside and out with great food and cocktails. The New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns Traditional pub with a good menu. You can do a lovely walk cross country to Coln St Aldwyns from Bibury - it takes about 40 minutes each way or drive the 3 miles by car. The Swan, Bibury – a 2-minute walk A small bistro attached to the hotel offers non-residents breakfasts, lunches and suppers. Good food and surroundings and within staggering distance although sometimes it can be a bit too quiet! The Catherine Wheel, Bibury – a 1-minute walk The nearest old-fashioned local pub that offers traditional pub grub. Made by Bob, Cirencester (7 miles away) If you would like to explore Cirencester, Bob’s is the best restaurant in the town, whether it is for brunch or a full-blown supper. Linwood Cafe, Fairford (6 miles away) Great for a coffee, breakfast or a lunch time snack. The Organic Farm Shop, Cirencester (6 miles away) Fab food that is largely grown on site. On the Burford Road, just outside Cirencester Things to Do Walking There are some lovely walks that you can start from Arlington/Bibury. Maps are provided with the printed Welcome Guide at the property and are attached to bookings made directly with Bolthole Retreats. Fishing If you would like to try your hand at fishing, and have your own rod, the Swan Hotel offers access to the riverbank in Bibury. Just ask at reception for details. Alternatively, you might want to take the easier option and catch your own trout at the Bibury Trout Farm. You can just turn up and they will provide you with everything you need. Water sports The nearby Cotswold Water Park at South Cerney offers a great selection of water sports, from kayaking and sailing to water skiing and rowing. There is also a lake for swimming, and you can hire bikes there to explore the local area Polo Between May and September, you can watch a polo match almost every Saturday and Sunday either at the Cirencester Park Polo Club or the Beaufort Polo Club (near Tetbury). If you have never watched it before, just turn up with a picnic and enjoy this very English pastime on a lovely summer day, there is nothing nicer, and you may be lucky and catch a match with a member of the royal family playing! Shopping Cirencester is the nearest town that offers a selection of really good boutiques, small independent shops and the Corn Hall in the Market Square, which features a home, fashion and garden bazaar from Monday to Thursdays, antiques on Fridays and crafts on Saturdays. (The Corn Hall occasionally holds specialist fairs on a Sunday. A farmer’s market is held in the Market Square, Cirencester on the 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month, from 9am to 2.30pm. See the Cirencester Guide at the end of this Welcome Guide for more details about the town’s attractions. Burford Garden Company is just 8 miles away and is known as the next best thing to Liberty’s outside London. It is well worth a visit to browse, shop and enjoy the great food in their cafe. Burford – known by many as ‘the Gateway to the Cotswolds’ is also very sweet with lovely shops and eateries. Museums and archaeological sites As an important area to the Romans, Cirencester and the surrounding villages offer some interesting museums and archaeological sites, including the Corinium Museum in Cirencester and Roman sites at nearby Chedworth and Withington.
  • The cottage was spotless and seems new,location to the village was convenient. The closest grocery is about 15-20 minutes away so stock up before you get there especially if you plan to eat at home sometime.Kitchen was well equipped. Very nice and cosy for a couple.

    Nishant2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • To call this place outstanding would be underselling what my experience was. The cottage was more than comfortable, we immediately started referring it to home. Immaculately clean with nice touches like the towel warmer, a comfortable, a true Queen sized bed that was comfortable beyond expectation and a very simple check in process. This was way beyond expectations and nothing I would ask to be modified. In the village it was conveniently located steps from The Swan which provides a great location for pints, breakfast, dinner, whatever was needed that day. I had considered staying at The Swan and fortunately didn't as it would have been a mistake to miss out on this cottage. If you are out of country looking at this location (I am from Canada) do not hesitate to jump right in and book. It will meet your expectations and more. Personally I hope to get the opportunity to stay again.

    Angus2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A beautifully fitted Cotswold cottage within easy walking distance of every drinking/dining/sightseeing in Bibury.

    William2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bibury, England, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Flynn's Barn, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Flynn’s Barn is a fabulous semi-detached barn conversion which sleeps 7+1 guests, in three bedrooms (with the +1 option being a pull out bed in bedroom 2), with three stylish ensuite bathrooms. Newly converted at the end of 2019, and located within the grounds of Aylworth Cottage, this country retreat boasts contemporary interiors and modern facilities including wireless internet access, a well-equipped kitchen, underfloor heating in the ground floor living areas and a Freeview TV. At the rear of the property there is a private patio which encourages al fresco dining in the summer months, and the shared raised lawn area offers idyllic rural views. Sitting within the owners’ grounds covering eight acres, guests are welcome to roam the fields and footpaths that fall within the estate, and horses can be stabled within the paddocks by prior arrangement with the owners. At the front of the property there is a shared driveway with off-street parking for three cars. Situated in the peaceful hamlet of Aylworth, Flynn’s Barn is surrounded by the stunning countryside that falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Windrush Way passes through the hamlet itself, linking the Cotswold Way at Winchcombe with the Oxfordshire Way at Bourton-on-the-Water, the latter being just a pleasant four mile walk away. The fields around Aylworth are home to a number of footpaths including those that lead to the villages of Naunton, Cold Aston and Guiting Power, all with popular country pubs such as The Hollow Bottom which offers seasonal food and a welcoming atmosphere. Aylworth is well placed for visiting the many lovely towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, including Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters and Bourton-on-the-Water. Bourton is home to a number of popular pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as a range of tourist attractions including the Model Village, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum and Birdland. The whole region has many wonderful attractions for all ages including the Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting Power, the local Naunton Downs golf club, the Batsford Arboretum and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Just 12 miles away lies the vibrant regency town of Cheltenham, an architecturally impressive town with many high street shops to browse, fine dining restaurants to discover and cultural festivals to dive into. Playing host to over 25 festivals a year, including the long-standing Literature, Jazz and Science Festivals to the newly added International Film Festival and Wellbeing Festival, all interests are catered for, and perhaps the most talked about of all is the renowned Cheltenham Festival, one of the top horse racing events in the UK. Further afield destinations such as such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford 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!
    Flynn’s Barn is the perfect retreat for a family break or for a group of friends who are looking to unwind in the Cotswolds. The front door opens directly into the inviting open plan living area and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This warm and welcoming dual aspect room is flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows which look out across the driveway and garden at the rear. With a striking exposed brick wall and underfloor heating, this stunning room contains a cosy wood burning stove, Freeview TV, 2 x three-seater sofas, two-seater sofa and a selection of books and games; Kitchen/dining room: The light and airy kitchen is ideal for home cooking and also has underfloor heating. This well presented space contains a double electric oven with four-ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, larder, dishwasher, microwave, two cafetières, kettle and toaster. There is also a radio and a wooden dining table with seating for eight; Bedroom 3 with ensuite bathroom: Accessed via the kitchen, this stylish bedroom with underfloor heating has access out to the garden and contains a king size bed, freestanding double wardrobe with storage drawer beneath, and two bedside tables. The smart ensuite bathroom contains a bath, walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and washing machine. A staircase concealed behind a fire door in the living room leads up to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: Overlooking the lane and Windrush Valley beyond, this dual aspect bedroom in the eaves contains a king size wooden sleigh bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair. The bright, tastefully decorated ensuite bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom: This spacious second bedroom in the eaves has lovely countryside views and exposed wooden beams. This room contains three single beds, a single pull out bed, available upon request, a built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. The modern ensuite bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Accessed via the living room, the garden comprises two areas in which guests can relax and enjoy the fresh air. There is a private patio directly outside the property which houses an outdoor table with seating for eight, perfect for al fresco dining in the summer sunshine. From here, Cotswold stone steps lead up to the large lawn area, shared with the neighbouring property, which offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The owners’ grounds cover eight acres and guests are welcome to explore the luscious green fields and paddocks at their leisure. Horses can be stabled in the paddocks by prior arrangement with the owners. There is off-street parking for up to three cars on the shared driveway and additional free on-street parking is available on the quiet lane.
    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 location and thoughtful hosts. Excellent accommodation.

    John2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Nice central location . Modern but cozy space - separate bathrooms for each bedroom . Log fireplace a nice touch for the winter nights .

    Bella2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful property in a lovely location. We stayed for two nights as a family group of six adults and instantly felt comfortable and made it our home. Spotless with considerate touches to make you feel welcome. Thoroughly recommend.

    Alexa2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • We were 3 couples and 4 kids under 3 - this place was ideal. Spacious, everything seems new, super clean, ideal for kids and babies - lots of nice walks nearby and easy access to Bourton, etc.

    Tamara2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Nice cozy and peaceful place for me and my family. Nic and Megan was very helpful and assist us in with any questions we had. We had a great time and will definitely come back.

    Safiah2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Aylworth, 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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

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

    Welcome to Pear Tree Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Pear Tree Cottage is a beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quiet lane in the heart of the famous market town of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds", due to the lovely river that runs through the town, 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!
    The front door of Pear Tree Cottage is accessed from a quiet lane and opens into the cottage's dining room. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This lovely room is full of traditional character, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, oak beams and a cosy wood burning stove. There is comfortable seating for six and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player; Dining room: As well as exposed Cotswold stone walls, oak beams, a lovely window seat and an ornamental inglenook fireplace, the dining room also contains the original well for the cottage, which can be viewed through a secure glass window in the floor. There is a solid wood dining table, with seating for six; Kitchen: Fully refitted in 2015, the galley style kitchen contains a double electric oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer; Bathroom: Installed in 2015 to provide additional bathroom facilities, this room contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: With lovely oak beams and a traditional ledge and brace door, this room contains a king size bed and a wash basin; Bedroom 2: Also with oak beams and a lovely wooden door, this bedroom contains two single beds and a wash basin; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. A further steep, winding staircase leads up from the first floor landing to the second floor, in the lovely eaves of the cottage. There is a small landing space, with an open side over the staircase, which leads into: Bedroom 3: Before entering the main bedroom space, there is a lovely dressing room, with a comfy chair and a full length mirror. The bedroom has two single beds tucked under the cottage eaves and there is an ensuite bathroom, containing a toilet and a wash basin. Returning downstairs, the cottage's back door leads out from the kitchen into the peaceful garden, which contains an outdoor table, with a large parasol and seating for six, as well as a charcoal barbecue. There is a garden gate leading out to the side road next to 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.
  • Oh My Goodness! Pear-Tree-Cottage is exquisite!! Beautifully furnished, warm, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need. Loved the quirkiness of the house and our kids loved their Attic beds! The village is so pretty - and this is a great base for exploring other parts of The Cotswolds. We would highly recommend this beautiful cottage and we thank our wonderful hosts for allowing us to experience their beautiful home. Ten out of ten! Thankyou Pear-Tree-Cottage for an unforgettable holiday! xx

    Nicole2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • The house gave us a true Cotswold experience. There was so much character from the stunning raffters in the roof, the well and many more little crannies through out the house. The beds were divine. Had one of the best sleeps. The sitting room was perfect for my family of 6 or sit around chatting into the late hours of the night. Also, we didn’t need our car all weekend because the house is right in Burton-on-water.

    Sophia2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Really fantastic location and a great stay. The host was super easy to contact and really friendly. Would definitely recommend!

    Charlotte2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely adored our stay at Pear Tree Cottage. The home is cozy and inviting. My 3 year old thought she was living in a real life fairy tale! The host also provided a travel crib for our 5 month old and a high chair. Everything was spotlessly clean. The beds had huge fluffy pillows and comforters. We used the washer/dryer & dishwasher several times - both great to have on hand. The location cannot be beat - on a quiet street just steps from shops, pubs, and restaurants. Free/easy parking out front. Additionally, the host allowed us to arrive early on our first day, after a very early flight into Heathrow. This was a major help & we were so grateful. We would absolutely stay again!

    Kathy2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely lovely house, had all we needed...we were 5 Adults a tot and 2 babies had room for all... really good location

    Limor2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • The house is very centrally located and is quintessentially English. A few low ceilings are far outweighed by a modern kitchen, tasteful and comfortable furniture, and spotless cleanliness. The house is warm and cozy, so much so that we never felt the need to light the log burner. We cooked several meals and found the kitchen very well equipped. We also loved the coffee, tea and biscuits that were left for our arrival. The house has a very clear instruction book that we referred to several times!

    Ben2019-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • This was a truly wonderful stay in a sweet cottage, tucked behind the main Cotswold village street, overlooking a small garden and pottery shop. Everything was provided and beautifully clean. Highly recommend to those wanting a quiet weekend.

    Penelope2019-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, nice touches, wonderful experience

    Davin2019-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

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

    Welcome to Old Farm Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Old Farm Cottage is a stunning Cotswold stone cottage, which sits in beautiful, large gardens, at the end of a lane in the pretty hamlet of Ablington. The surrounding countryside is a haven for nature lovers, with lots of wildlife and walking routes, and the tranquil River Coln runs right through the hamlet. Ablington is just a mile away from the popular Cotswold village of Bibury, once described as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, which contains a pub, hotel and Post Office, as well as a Trout Farm. Old Farm Cottage is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Bath, 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!
    Old Farm Cottage’s driveway is accessed via a peaceful lane at the rear of the property, and has space for three cars. A path from the driveway leads to double doors, which open into the open plan kitchen and dining room. The well laid out ground floor area has the following rooms: Kitchen/dining area: A bright, open plan area, beautifully presented for home cooking. The kitchen area contains a range cooker, with a double electric oven and 5-ring gas hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. The dining area contains a glass dining table that comfortably seats six adults and can be extended, as well as a comfortable leather arm chair; Living room: A door opens from the dining area into the lovely living room, which contains a cosy wood burning stove and shelves filled with books and local information. There are two three-seater sofas and window seats, plus a Smart TV and a DVD player; Shower room: Refurbished to a high standard, this additional bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A beautiful room, which overlooks the lovely front garden, and contains a stylish king size bed and a large wooden chest of drawers with a vanity mirror; Bedroom 2: Another lovely room, overlooking the back garden, which contains a double bed and a double wardrobe with drawers beneath for storage; Bedroom 3: A smart room, with a wooden floor, which contains two single beds anda double wardrobe with drawers beneath for storage; Family bathroom: Contains a bath (with handheld shower attachment), set on a raised plinth, toilet and wash basin. The back door leads out, via five stone steps, to a pretty, enclosed garden, with a lawned area surrounded by pots of herbs, shrubs and a lovely trellis walkway. Next to this area is a further part of the back garden, which is home to a stylish summer house, containing the following rooms: Sitting room: A bright and airy space, with a large corner sofa that seats five, plus two further chairs. There is a large, wall-mounted TV, with a Sky Sports and Movie package, and a DVD player. Tri-fold doors open out onto a terrace, which has a table with a parasol and seating for six; Utility room: Contains a washing machine, a cold water sink, and an additional fridge freezer for use in the summer months. At the front of the cottage is another lovely, peaceful garden. There is a path up from the garden gate, which is shared with the neighbouring cottage. Benches are dotted around the gardens of the cottage, making them wonderful places to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take advantage of any sunshine throughout the day.
    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.
  • Cozy and charming cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside.

    Oisin2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great property for a group to go and stay with access to plenty of attractions around the Cotswolds area

    James2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful gardens in a beautiful area. Comfortable cottage to relax in.

    Susan2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • It was a great stay, at a very cozy and charming place. Excellent location!

    Bernadette2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is incredible! Perfect location in the Cotswolds. Beautiful cottage and garden. Everything was amazing about our stay here. Would highly recommend.

    Brandon2019-05-21T00:00:00Z
  • I highly reccomend this place! Me and my family had a lovely time in the cottage and the house and the area is just amazing. The check in and check out were super easy and the house was sparkling clean. Would be definetely going back there :)

    Helena2019-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage in a fantastic location.

    Roman2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • This is such a charming cottage in a beautiful, quiet setting. The instructions on how to find the house and the tips when you’re there are thoughtful and helpful. We’ll be back! Thanks for everything.

    Jaime2019-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Ablington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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