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Places to stay in Farmington

Places to stay in Farmington
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

    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
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    Bedrooms

    1

    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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

    Bourton-on-the-Water, 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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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Naunton, 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 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
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    Hampnett, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ben2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful, characterful filled cotswolds Cottage set in a classic cotswolds hamlet. Jayne the host welcomes you with amazing scones... Jam and cream...... The best marmalade and a loaf of bread and milk in the fridge. It works for a couple and or with a family as the room in the loft is perfect for kids. There is also a local pub which is friendly and does good food and beer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Steven2017-11-10T00:00:00Z
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    Naunton, Cotswolds, 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
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    Bourton-on-the-Water, 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/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Northleach, United Kingdom

    A traditional Cotswold home in a beautiful village at the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty close to the historic town of Northleach. Perfect for the races and other festivals at Cheltenham which is an easy 25 minute drive. Located 10-15 minutes from Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, The Slaughters and Burford, 20 minutes of Cirencester and 45 minutes from Oxford. A car is essential.
    Constructed of traditional honey-coloured Cotswold stone, the house was originally a granary barn and is Grade II listed for its historical and architectural importance. It enjoys a peaceful setting in a very pretty village with scenic walks in stunning undulating countryside. The property is in the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - a great base for outings to many attractions and places of interest. It is also an ideal base for cycling with a variety of scenic bike routes.
    A peaceful setting in a beautiful village surrounded by scenic farm land and rolling hills. The central location in the Cotswolds makes it easy to visit key attractions. The historic Medieval town of Northleach, less than miles away, has a fine church and attractive market place with a cafe, pub & wine bar. It also has an excellent gastropub, The Wheatsheaf Inn. We also recommend The Plough Inn, Cold Aston. There are public footpaths over scenic open countryside from our house and in the nearby villages including Sherborne two miles away, where you can roam National Trust parkland then visit the award-winning village shop & cafe for a coffee or lunch.
  • Mia is a very warm and welcoming host and her house is extremely nice - we had a lovely time exploring the local area, highly recommended!

    Jonathan2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Mia is very friendly and takes care of us, getting up early in the morning to help us prepare breakfast. We have separate small rooms and bathrooms, they are very clean, the decor of her home is also very style, there are 2 cats. The village is small and very quiet. It takes about half an hour to get to the Northleach bus stop. You can see the cattle farm along the way. The bus goes to Burton on the water, Moreton and Cheltenham. It is best to drive by car. Otherwise, there are too few buses. We must calculate the time in advance and we can only go to one place in one day. In short, very recommended, and very happy to know Mia. It was really a pleasure to meet Mia. She's such a nice and thoughtful host and helped us a lot. Both the bedroom and bathroom are very clean. And we're grateful that Mia prepared breakfast for us in the early morning the day we went To Bourton-on-the-water. If traveling without vehicle, it takes about 30 minutes' walk to the bus stop in Northleach which can take you to Bourton-on-the-water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cheltenham. Just need To check the timetable in advance as there's few buses here. Quite an experience as we saw fields & farms along the road to Northleach and enjoyed the fresh air and the village views. Highly recommended and I'd love to come back if there's a next Trip to Cotswolds.

    Sun2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Mia had wonderful local tips which made our time at Cotswolds a blast. Her place is in a very convenient location if you are traveling within Costwolds with a car. Nice and serene. The only shortcoming I can think of is the lack of access to the kitchen, but her complimentary breakfasts and hospitality make up for it!

    Kam Chan2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time! Mia was warm, friendly and very helpful, giving us a lot of tips of places to go and where to eat, as this was our first time visiting the Cotswolds. We will definitely come back again!

    Catarina2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Staying in mine is to be at home, kindness, warm treatment, the impeccable and beautiful house, for those who like the rural area is very quiet, and is at a point that if you drive to the area of costwolds all You are close, mine always willing to organize and recommend both places to visit and go to dinner. Anyway if I came back I would not hesitate to stay again. Highly recommended

    Franco2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent Airbnb accommodation: Immaculately clean facilities within a really lovely house, set in a terrific location from which to go sightseeing around the Cotswolds. Mia (and her terrific cats!) offers a friendly reception, a very lovely and welcome breakfast, and good advice in terms of Cotswolds sightseeing, historical locations and attractions (all suitable for any variable weather across the duration of the stay!) and terrific Cotswolds pub dinner suggestions.

    Des2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Mia's home is a good starting point to visit the Cotswolds, Mia was very kind and punctual in communications. The house is very nice, spacious and clean.

    Daniele2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • We were delighted with our stay at Mia's in the Cotswolds. Her home is comfortable and elegant. Check in was easy and welcoming. The bedroom felt very private and was on the far side of the house helping us feel we were in a lovely retreat. The bathroom we had all to ourselves was large and well stocked. Mia was gracious providing breakfast and offered excellent local advice on hidden treasures in the area. A fantastic find.

    Irena2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Farmington, 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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amanda2019-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, 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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Aylworth, 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/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Ablington, 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/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Hetty's Stables, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Hetty’s Stables is a beautiful semi-detached barn conversion which sleeps seven guests, in three smart bedrooms, with three well presented ensuite bathrooms. Named after the family’s beloved first pony, this recently converted property has been finished to a high standard with modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV, underfloor heating in the ground floor living areas and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a private patio area at the rear of the property and beyond this lies a vast lawn which is shared with Flynn’s Barn. Sat within the grounds of Aylworth Cottage, guests are welcome to wander the eight acres of land which form the owners’ estate, and for keen riders, 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 at the front of the property. Hetty’s Stables is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Aylworth, a picturesque spot in the heart of the Cotswolds which offers an abundance of walking, riding and cycling trails. Footpaths crossing the neighbouring fields lead to the nearby villages of Naunton, Cold Aston and Guiting Power, all home to popular country inns including The Black Horse Inn and The Hollow Bottom. The much-loved village of Bourton-on-the-Water is only four miles away and can be walked to following The Windrush Way walking trail, a scenic route over the hills which links Winchcombe to Bourton. Bourton has a range of pubs, restaurants and tearooms to enjoy and in the quiet hamlet of Notgrove stands The Nuttery, a newly opened community hub which serves delicious food during the day. Whilst enjoying a tranquil rural setting, Hetty’s Stables is ideally located for exploring the many lovely towns and villages of the North Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters and Broadway. The regency spa town of Cheltenham is just 12 miles away, host to an impressive calendar of festivals including the renowned Cheltenham Festival, one of the most popular horse racing events in the UK. World-famous tourist destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Bath are all easily accessible 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!
    Hetty’s Stables is the ideal choice for a family gathering or for a group of friends who are looking to explore the breathtaking Cotswold countryside. The front door opens directly into the inviting open plan living area and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This stylish and light dual aspect room has an attractive exposed brick wall and cosy underfloor heating. It contains a contemporary wood burning stove, a Freeview TV, two two-seater sofas, armchair, occasional chair, wooden rocking chair and a small selection of books and board games; Kitchen/dining room: This sociable space with underfloor heating is perfect for enjoying home cooked meals. It contains a double electric oven with four-ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, two cafetières, kettle and toaster. There is also a radio and a wooden dining table with seating for seven; Bedroom 3 with ensuite bathroom: Discreetly located off the dining area, this tastefully decorated room with underfloor heating contains a king size bed, freestanding wardrobe with shelving and two bedside tables. The spacious ensuite bathroom has access to the back garden and contains a 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: This bright and elegant room located in the eaves boasts far reaching countryside views from the gable apex window. It contains a king size bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and a chair. The light and airy ensuite bathroom contains a walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom: This dual aspect bedroom overlooks the garden and fields and contains three single beds and a chest of drawers. The smart ensuite bathroom contains a bath with overhead rain shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. French doors from the dining area lead out onto the private patio which has a wooden table with seating for seven, perfect for evening meals in the warmer weather. Cotswold stone steps lead up to the large lawn area, shared with the neighbouring property, which offers wonderful countryside views. Guests are welcome to explore the vast green fields and paddocks which make up the owners’ eight acres of grounds, and 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 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.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Aylworth, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    A stylish open plan barn conversion, with gorgeous uninterrupted Cotswold countryside views. It's in a private setting, perfect for couples or solo visitors. Situated on the edge of a beautiful village, it's an ideal base for enjoying all the Cotswolds has to offer, including great walking and cycling, lovely country pubs and famous cultural/sporting events in nearby Cheltenham (@10 miles). Alternatively you can just relax, enjoy the scenery and do nothing at all.
    We are perched on top of a hill on the edge of a beautiful and typical Cotswold village in an area of outstanding natural beauty. At the top of our driveway, tucked away from the main house, is our barn. If you are looking for something a little bit different but with a modern feel, gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and privacy, then this will be for you. Our pool house was converted from a small stone barn and, as the name suggests, there is an outdoor pool and one side of the building looks out on to this (though it's only open June-August). The other side looks out on to uninterrupted views of magnificent rolling hills, complete with sheep, pheasants and birds of prey. Outdoor furniture is available. Inside it's a little non-conventional, and is open plan, with a mezzanine bedroom area that has a huge gable-end window and an 11-rung wall-fixed ladder to get you up to it. Up there is a low-level double bed and a cargo net that pulls across the mezzanine opening for extra safety, if needed. NB We are very sorry but this won't be suitable for anyone who cannot ably and confidently use a ladder to go both up and down. There is a separate toilet with a small hand basin and a walk-in overhead shower (please note no bath) with a connecting changing area where you can also store/hang things out of the way. The main room is open plan and has a kitchen area with an island and seating for 6. It's well equipped and includes gas hob, electric oven, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle (no washing machine/dryer). There is a huge, very comfy corner sofa for relaxing and there's a TV with an Amazon Firestick with a small selection of channel apps including Netflix and Amazon Prime. It has under floor heating throughout. Please note we do not have curtains on the massive sliding doors on each side, however it is private where the barn is situated with no buildings overlooking it. There are removable blackouts that can be used on the gable-end window on the mezzanine/bedroom level, for those who prefer less light when sleeping. Outside there's a lovely deck and beyond the pool is a private garden area leading on to a paddock. Wifi works very well, mobile not very well at all, though you can hook-up to the wifi and use wifi calling, if you have it and that works perfectly.
    Our area is very beautiful, very green, very quiet and very rural. This makes for a relaxing and peaceful stay. It's also super-dark at night as we have no street lights. If you are looking for night-life you'd have to go to Cheltenham (15 mins drive, cab possible with a bit of pre-planning). Please note you will have to drive to get to a pub or shop.
  • Our stay was perfect! The converted barn was just what we needed and had everything for a lovely weekend. Views were amazing and the host left us to it but was only a message away. Highly recommend this place.

    Jordan2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great views and well insulated in winter.

    Christina2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely clean space with phenomenal views. Great base to explore the Cotswolds from!

    Rhys2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and accommodation and a very helpful host. We had everything we needed for a lovely stay. We hope to be back some time.

    Dan2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for a very private, enjoyable stay in your pool house. The decor is modern and minimal as shown in the pictures- the bathroom and shower were functional and spacious. Even during stormy weather the views are beautiful and it’s very peaceful. We went to Cheltenham which is only a 15 minute drive. We didn’t go walking because of the weather but the pack in the barn is full of ideas. A pint of milk in the fridge would be my only suggestion. Otherwise everything was perfect.

    Alex2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, lovely veiws and good walks. Looking forward to staying again!

    Alexander2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend anyone to stay here if they are looking to come to the cotswolds! The most amazing place to stay, with lovely and peaceful views! Tina is a wonderful host, always waving us hello and goodbye when she saw us, and offering great tips and hints for our stay! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Kyle2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location, looking over lots of green hills. Lovely weekend getaway

    Hattie2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cheltenham, 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.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little Rissington, 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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bibury, England, 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/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

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

    Daisy's cottage is situated in Great Rissington a hill top village overlooking the Windrush valley. A few minutes drive away is Bourton on the Water, The Slaughters Stow on the Wold and Burford. Set in the grounds of Kate and Richard's own home the cottage has been converted from a Georgian Barn it provides cosy, self contained accommodation, and offers couples the chance to share this wonderful area while enjoying the privacy of their own characterful cottage.
    Whilst retaining the original beams and stonework Daisy's has a light, airy interior; stable door to the front and French doors to the private patio area at the back. The wonderfully equipped kitchen lacks nothing. Everything has been considered to make self-catering a joy. The cosy sitting room has a television and dvd player. It also has a radio and iPod/iPhone docking station. The bedroom is furnished in antique pine with a comfortable king size bed and has a window opening to the patio. The bathroom has a bath with over head shower, it also has a hand held shower attached to the taps, and a pretty window with views over the gardens of Meadow Barn. The preferred check in times are 3pm to 5pm but this is flexible with prior arrangement.
    Set in the heart of the Cotswold we have many beautiful villages to visit all within a short drive Bourton on the Water, The Slaughters, Burford and Bibury to name just a few. Also worth a visit is Adam Hinson’s Farm Park, Snowshill Manor, the world famous Arts and Crafts garden at Hidcote near Chipping Campden, Chedworth Roman Villa and Cirencester. The city of Bath makes a wonderful day visit as does Stratford on Avon and Warwick. For those of you that enjoy period drama a visit to Chavenage house where some of Poldark was filmed is a must, at Chavenage you can escape into the peaceful surroundings of a Cotswold manor, virtually unchanged for 400 years. The house is situated near Tetbury which is 31 miles from Daisy's Cottage and open to the pubic from 1st May to 30th September on Thursdays and Sundays from 2-5pm. The charming village of Bampton which is just 14 miles away is where many scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed, St Mary's church renamed St Michael and All Angels in Downton Abbey, has hosted many dramatic events including weddings, funerals, christenings and even a jilting at the alter!
  • We had a lovely long weekend break at Daisy’s Cottage. Kate greeted us on arrival and provided a few essentials for the coming days, including some yummy fresh eggs from her chickens. The cottage had everything we needed for a nice break, plenty of information on local attractions and a great pub a stones throw away. We look forward to returning at some point in the future!

    Josh2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Won’t be disappointed

    Annette2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay. Enjoyed the local guide. Lovely cozy cottage. Thank you.

    Charlotte2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Kate’s place was amazing! From the thoughtful touches of having delicious eggs from her chickens at check in to the beautiful grounds it was all I wanted in a Cotswolds holiday and more! Perfect spot for quick day trips as well as a comfy place to hibernate a bit if that’s what you are looking for. The town is small so it was great to just pop down for a walk when the sun would come out. All around a great time that we will never forget!

    Alison2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Had a wonderful time at the cottage, such a nice place. Really enjoyed the peace and quiet and Kate&Richard were great hosts, super helpful and lovely! Highly recommended and I will definitely come back!

    Ina2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Myself and my partner stayed at Kates wonderful place for my birthday. Easy and perfect for what we needed. Kate was wonderful and did everything we needed and wanted. Couldn’t have been a better location and will be booking again for our next trip

    Jim2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage! Everything you need. Perfect for a trip away. Great location and fantastic pub !!

    Samantha2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was fabulous - perfectly located to explore the surrounding countryside and villages and a lovely cosy, private place to come back to. Plus, Kate was a wonderful host, very welcoming and made some very thoughtful touches to make our stay special. Couldn’t think of a better place to stay.

    Lucy2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Great Rissington, England, United Kingdom

    Barn1 bed
    Cotswold Cottage
    Price:₹7,027/night
    126 reviews
    Superhost
    A private section of our home, the Garden Room is set on the ground floor of our wonderful converted Barn in the heart of the Cotswolds. The room has external private access with private bathroom. The village has a local pub, and are very close to Stone Barn which is a popular wedding venue. The Garden Room has a really peaceful feel to it, with lots of light and high vaulted ceilings and original oak beams. We supply ironing facilities also kettle with tea and coffee.
    A private section of our home, the Garden Room is set on the ground floor of our wonderful converted Barn in the heart of the Cotswolds. The room has external private access with private bathroom. The village has a local pub, and are very close to Stone Barn which is a popular wedding venue. The Garden Room has a really peaceful feel to it, with lots of light and high vaulted ceilings and original oak beams. The room has a really comfortable bed and dressing table with ironing facilities aswell as kettle with tea and coffee. Other amenities may be possible at small extra charge (please ask) we also provide fast complimentary WiFi.
    Aldsworth is a small peaceful village near to the popular wedding venues of Stone Barn which is 1.5 miles away, and Cripps Barn about 10 miles. Northleach is only 4 miles, if you want some shopping and places to eat, the beautiful town of Burford is only 6 miles away. We also are only 4 miles from the pretty village of Bibury which is very popular with tourists. Further away at around 17 miles is the Spa town of Cheltenham which is popular for its racecourse and plenty of shopping.
  • Kelly and nick were fantastic hosts and made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. The garden room is sparkling clean provides everything you could need. Thank you so much for having us!

    Emma2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place with probably the most attentive and friendly host we have had on Airbnb! We had a short but very enjoyable stay and really appreciated all the attention to detail, tasteful decor and peaceful surroundings. Highly recommended for a restful getaway!

    Joseph2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Aldsworth, England, 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
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Windrush, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Honeystones, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Honeystones is a stylish, interior designed, detached house, located on the edge of the famous village of Bourton-on-the-Water and within walking distance of The Slaughters. Bourton is affectionately known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, due to the beautiful river that meanders through the heart of the village. Bourton itself has plenty to appeal to visitors, including a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as being ideally located for exploring the many other beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds. Further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also within easy reach. 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!
    Honeystones is very peacefully located on a no through road, in the village of Bourton-on-the-Water. There is a small lawned area at the front of the property, with a path leading to the front door, which opens into a spacious hallway. This leads to the following ground floor rooms: Living room: A stylish room in muted tones, with bi-fold doors leading directly onto the garden, there is ample seating with a two and a three-seater sofa, plus an arm chair and SMART TV; Dining & family room: this convivial space has a dining table with seating for eight plus a chaise sofa and arm chair, plus another SMART TV; Kitchen area: This spacious area is open to the dining room and is very well equipped with two electric ovens, a six-ring gas hob, full height double fridge and freezer units, a full-size dishwasher plus washing machine and a tumble dryer. As well as plenty of pots and pans, glasses a crockery, there is a microwave, kettle, toaster, blender, a coffee machine and separate cafetiere. In addition to the island there is a breakfast bar and three bar stools as well as a docking station. Double doors open onto a patio with table and chairs, and the back garden beyond; Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor, with the following rooms: Master bedroom: A good size room with stylish feature pieces which contains a king size bed and an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: Smart room with twin beds or a super king size bed and a second ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 3: Contains 2 single beds; Bedroom 4: Contains a double bed; Games room: A great room for children, stocked with games. The sofa is also a day bed, providing the +1 sleeping option. Outside the cottage is an enclosed garden with a large lawn area and a patio area with a table and four chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue. There is a double garage at the side of the house, with additional parking for three cars on the drive or in the designated space in 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".
  • We loved our stay, the house is beautiful and there has clearly been a lot of thought that has gone into the house, along with all the additional touches. It is in a great location and easy to find, the communication has been great. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and the place was spotless! Thank you!

    Sarah2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for a fab stay at the Honeystones cottage, it was the perfect house to celebrate my 30th birthday in with friends. It's in the perfect location and close to Bourton-on-the-Water and other nearby villages. The homemade cake was delicious too and was a really special and thoughtful touch :)

    Lauren2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Had a lovely stay at Honeystones, great location and great amenities. Would recommend to anyone. we had a minor issue during our stay but the property manager had a handyman out within a few hours on a bank holiday Sunday and fixed the problem.

    Becky2019-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic stay! The communication from Character Cottages was excellent and they made every effort to accommodate our requests and offer family friendly touches. Thanks again!

    Rakhi2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic time at this property. There was plenty of space for our party and just a short walk to the town centre.

    Andrew2018-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Very good place for lesure of family

    Jian2018-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Me and my family enjoyed our 4 day stay at the cottage ...amazing place and very nice location !!! Will surely come back

    Karan2018-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, 2 minutes drive to bourton, 10minutes to superstore, everything ready in kitchen. It's perfect for a group or a family

    Xiaoyu2017-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    4

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

    Welcome to Laurel Tree Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Laurel Tree Cottage is a beautifully presented country retreat nestled peacefully in the village of Guiting Power. Guiting Power remains a traditional Cotswold village, with friendly locals who live and work in the area, creating a lovely sense of community. It benefits from two well-regarded pubs, as well as a bakery which stocks local provisions and a Post Office with a tearoom, serving food throughout the day. With an abundance of local walking and cycling trails, plus places of interest including Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, The Cotswold Brewing Company and the Dragonfly Maze in Bourton-on-the Water, there are plenty of things to do nearby to keep visitors occupied. The village is also within easy reach of many other market towns and villages of the North Cotswolds and the historic cities of Bath and Oxford are easily accessible 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!
    Laurel Tree Cottage is a detached property located on a quiet lane. Accessed via the French doors leading into the kitchen, the following rooms are located on the ground floor: Kitchen/dining/sitting room: This beautiful dual aspect room is light and airy and has many wonderful character features including its high vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams and country-style décor. This room contains an Aga (see House Rules), an electric oven with two-ring induction hob, a microwave, kettle, toaster, American-style fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine and a dishwasher. There is also a large island with two stools. Beyond the kitchen there is a lovely dining and sitting area which contains a large wooden dining table with seating for ten and an L-shaped sofa which seats six. This area contains a wall-mounted Smart TV, a DAB radio, Bluetooth speakers and a selection of board games; Snug: This peaceful room is accessed via a sliding door from the sitting room and is the ideal space to relax and unwind with a book. With exposed wooden beams and garden views, this room contains a small double sofa bed (4ft x 6.3ft), a desk with a stool and a wall mounted Smart TV; Living room: This warm and inviting reception room contains two sofas, two armchairs and a wall-mounted Smart TV; Bedroom 6: This cosy bedroom contains a single bed, a wardrobe and open shelves for additional storage; Utility room: Contains a washing machine, tumble dyer and a butler sink; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A eye-catching room which contains a colonial-style four poster super king size bed, built-in wardrobes, a chest of drawers, a full length mirror, Freeview TV and a comfy chair; Bedroom 2: Overlooking the garden, this attractive bedroom contains a double bed, a built-in wardrobe and an upholstered chair; Bedroom 3: A light and airy room which contains a single bed and a chest of drawers; Bedroom 4: This room contains a single bed, a chest of drawers and a cosy bedroom chair; Family bathroom: A bright and modern bathroom with underfloor heating which contains a freestanding bath, a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and a heated towel rail; Shower room: This stylish bathroom has modern touches including underfloor heating, and contains a walk-in shower, twin wash basins and a toilet. Further stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which is bedroom 5: Bedroom 5: This tastefully decorated bedroom in the eaves has a high vaulted ceiling and striking exposed beams. This room contains either a super king size bed or two single beds, a freestanding wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The delightful garden is well-maintained and comprises various areas for guests to relax and unwind. Directly outside the kitchen there is a gravel area with a pretty bistro table with seating for four, a peaceful spot for an early morning coffee, enjoying the sights and scents of the surrounding flowers. Behind the kitchen is the main lawn area which gently climbs up to a high hedge, and from here there are fantastic views of the local countryside. The garden has a children’s play area which includes a climbing frame, swings, slide, trampoline and a sandpit. For al fresco dining there is a large outdoor table with seating for eight, a charcoal barbecue and a fire pit. A wooden gate in the hedge leads through to an orchard and wildflower area, home to a variety of fruit trees including plum, pear and cherry. Off-street parking is available for three medium sized cars within the designated parking area on the gravel driveway located at the front of the property. Further on-street parking is available in the village, if required.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • This place was perfect. Furnished to a really high standard & full of character. Friendly village close to Cheltenham. Hosts were very communicative and quick to sort out minor issue on arrival - couldn’t have been more helpful. Will def return here with family

    Brian2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Laurel tree cottage was impeccably clean, beautifully decorated and a delight to stay in. Great pub a few minutes walk away and some excellent walks nearby. We had a wonderful weekend.

    Kim2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful home with lots of character and charm. Very comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms and plenty of kitchenware so great for the 8 of us staying. Beautiful countryside setting and lovely walks to the local pubs, we hope to stay again!

    Emily2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to stay for a long weekend. Hollow Bottom pub was awesome as well for drinks & great meal.

    Simon2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing find. Warm house. Beautifully decorated, comfy sofas and beds. Well stocked kitchen. Great area too. We are a group of fiends who have been meeting up for the last 20 years and this was the best house we’ve found.

    Sarah2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderfully appointed family home that is cozy and homey with all the modern amenities. The location in the village of Guiting Power is close to many other larger villages and also is home to Hollow Bottom which is a fabulous pub and also a great kids park with a zip line. There are gorgeous walks just out the front door and all the villagers we met were so welcoming and lovely. Highly recommend.

    Corre2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house, full of character. Great location for walks in the countryside and within striking distance of village pubs.

    Carrie2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house for a family get together.

    Edward2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    11


    Bedrooms

    6

    Guiting Power, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    In the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, this 2-bedroom, terraced holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the area. Enjoy the shops, or visit the Motor Museum and Model village, all within walking distance. Further afield are many delightful Cotswold villages and towns including Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford or nearby NT properties - Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor Gardens, Warwick Castle and Sudeley Castle. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.
    Forsythia Cottage is a two-bedroom (1 single, 1 double) Grade II Listed property and forms part of one of the original terraces situated within the peaceful backwaters of Bourton-on-the-Water’s picturesque High Street. The River Windrush flows through the centre, spanned by low arched bridges, flanked by wide village greens and lovely period Cotswold stone buildings. The village offers a wealth of attractions, delightful shops and eating establishments to suit everyone’s taste.
    Eating Bourton-on-the-Water is jam-packed full of quaint cafés, renowned restaurants and traditional pubs to enjoy, all within a gentle stroll of Forsythia Cottage’s front door. Highly recommended is The Rose Tree, a cosy riverside restaurant boasting great views and even better food where booking is essential, as well as The Croft Restaurant at Chester House Hotel; another riverside gem with a well-priced menu of light bites and freshly-prepared mains, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. An afternoon tea lover’s dream, Bourton-on-the-Water has options galore to satisfy your sweet tooth. Smiths of Bourton is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike; a quintessential Cotswolds tearoom in every sense from the outside, serving up a freshly-baked menu of sweet and savoury treats as well as traditional afternoon teas. For fans of the artisan scene, Bakery on the Water is somewhat of an under the radar riverside gem, offering up delicious fresh pastries, brunch dishes, tasty sandwiches and baked goodies, freshly made each day using the finest of ingredients. Slightly further afield in nearby Upper Slaughter (9-minute drive), Lords of the Manor offers an award-winning fine dining experience that comes highly recommended (albeit with a price tag to match), as does The Slaughters Manor House; a 17th century manor house that houses an award-winning restaurant in its Orangery, with an exquisite locally-inspired menu created by chef Nik Chappell. Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold also boasts its fair share of dining establishments well-worth a visit, including the laid-back Sheep on Sheep Street with its sourdough pizza specialities and The Old Butchers; a hugely popular eatery where booking is recommended. Walking Smack bang in the middle of the glorious countryside of the rolling Cotswold hills, keen walkers have plenty of choice when it comes to walks that lead straight from the village centre; just a two-minute stroll from Forsythia Cottage. A wonderful circular village walk, leading from the village’s Visitor Information Centre, is highly recommended and allows you to get to grips with Bourton-on-the-Water’s rich heritage, taking you past key sites, buildings and monuments as you stroll. For those keen to explore the surrounding villages, a circular walk following the Windrush and Gloucestershire Ways through to the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter offers a gentle pace that totals 4 miles in distance; perfect for those not looking for anything too strenuous. More hard-core rambling fans should give the 9-mile circular trek from Bourton through Naunton and the Slaughters a go. Starting at Victoria Street’s Visitor Centre, this picturesque walk takes you through lush fields, chocolate-box villages and along the flowing River Windrush, with Naunton acting as a perfectly-placed pit-stop half way round to relax and refuel. Must-Sees Bourton-on-the-Water and its surrounds have a plethora of attractions to keep guests of all ages entertained, many of which are within walking distance of Forsythia Cottage. No visit to the village would be complete without a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection (2-minute walk), perfect for kids and big kids alike, and home to children’s TV favourite Brum. The Model Village (5-minute walk) is also a must see, a perfect replica of the village built to 1/9th scale in traditional Cotswold stone, as is the wildlife-lovers’ paradise Birdland (8-minute walk) if you’ve got younger guests in tow. If you’re visiting in the summer, you may also be lucky enough to play witness to the village’s annual football match taking place entirely in the River Windrush; an August Bank Holiday favourite that sees visitors flock from miles around to cheer on their favourite team. Slightly further afield, Cotswold Farm Park (10-minute drive) is a firm favourite for families and animal lovers, as is Sudeley Castle (25-minute drive) in the historic town of Winchcombe. For adults in search of a peaceful day out, Burford Garden Centre (20-minute drive) is a shopping haven crammed full of luxury goodies, artisan gifts and beautiful plants to browse, as is Daylesford Farmshop & Café (15-minute drive); a famous farmshop with a distinctly luxury feel, owned by Lady Bamford.
  • Wonderful wee cottage in the heart of the village. Great two bedroom place with a cute kitchen/living area. Cottage was clean and cosy. Host responded very quickly. Would stay again

    Andrew2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice house, very good location, in the center of town, easy to walk anywhere. The cottage is warm and clean, and quite a sense of history. I highly recommend my Chinese friends to come and experience it when they come to the UK.

    Shuai2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely cottage! Brilliant location, perfectly clean, comfortable beds and very cosy. Exactly how you image a cottage in the Cotswolds to be. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay in the Cotswolds or Bourton on the water. We will definitely be back!

    Niamh2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Fab little cottage. Location was great, just off the main tourist part of Bourton on the Water. A lovely Italian about 2 mins away and bakery across the bridge. The house is perfectly compact, warm and cosy. Loads of hot water and comfy bed. It was great to have off street parking and a back garden. Just something to note, the stairs are very steep and narrow so if you have mobility issues, take care.

    Sarah2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • It was incredibly good. My husband said it was the best place in the whole Airbnb and hotel. The village is so lovely in the cutely decorated space. I was so happy and happy that I was in that space. If you're thinking of staying in Cotswolds, Burton on the Water, and this hostel is the best place to stay! At first I thought about the Bibury Swan Hotel, but the price was so high that I couldn't make a reservation. It's close, so I stayed here for a while, but I'm a little disappointed. The ceiling is low, the shower booth is narrow, and all of them are expressed in cuteness. My big husband was annoyed in London, but it's okay that it's okay even though it's a narrow sour booth.

    Huiwon2019-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house in a brilliant location so you can just walk around Bourton without a car. The cottage as lovely inside and well equipped with everything needed. Perfect.

    Paul2019-05-15T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location. Right in the centre while being super quiet and charming. Great communication. Recommend

    Joshua2019-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • This picture perfect cottage was the best spot to call home during our trip to the Cotswolds. The cottage was located in our favorite town, Bourton-on-the-Water. The house is just one street over from the river and busy shops, but feels off the beaten path. Having a parking spot included was a great bonus. From the start of our visit we felt right at home with our welcome basket. The cottage is at the top of our list for future stays. Thanks!

    Renae2019-05-08T00:00:00Z
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    Bourton-on-the-Water, England, United Kingdom

    Appletree Cottage is a sumptuously furnished, 3-bedroom (2 king-size doubles and 1 single), 18th century cottage at the heart of the popular Cotswold town of Bourton-on-the-Water. The cottage has been sensitively modernised with a fully equipped kitchen, ensuite shower room and downstairs family bathroom (with bath/shower). With a garden at the front and rear with a patio and outside seating, plus private off-road parking for up to three cars.
    INTRODUCTION Appletree Cottage is the middle property of three, terraced, 18th Century Cotswold stone cottages, just a minute’s walk from the beautiful and bustling centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. The front entrance of the cottage is on Victoria Street, with the front door and porch framed by a rambling rose and ivy. To the rear, accessed via Bow Lane, is private parking leading to the back garden, patio and an entrance into the cottage through the kitchen. Perfectly located for easy access to the centre of this popular Cotswold village, yet away from the well-trodden tourist trail, Appletree Cottage is surrounded by some of Bourton-on-the-Water’s most attractive architecture. Guests can set out from the cottage’s door to explore a wonderful circular village walk, or head off into the surrounding countryside following the River Windrush and Gloucestershire Ways for four miles to the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. The cottage has been thoughtfully modernised, while preserving its 18th Century features, including an inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and impressively thick walls. It is decorated in a style that perfectly suits its age, with a touch of opulence and Rococo style in its lighting, furniture and finishes. Perhaps one of the most famous locations in the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is renowned for its pretty waterside views and quaint limestone buildings and bridges over the River Windrush, giving rise to the moniker ‘Little Venice' of the Cotswolds. Step out of Appletree Cottage’s front door, turn left and you are about 100 metres from Paynes Bridge, dated 1776. The village has so much to see and do, for all ages, you hardly need to go further afield during your stay to get a feel for the Cotswolds, from the Cotswold Distillery to the Motor Museum and Birdland. (See the Guidebook at the end of this Welcome Guide for suggested sights and activities.) FACILITIES  Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms across 2 king-size doubles and 1 single  2 bathrooms: 1 ensuite with shower and 1 downstairs family bathroom with shower over bath  Parking: off-road private parking for up to 3 cars  Enclosed rear garden with furniture – safe for children. Front garden with low wall and gate  All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided  Hairdryer (with diffuser)  Kitchen Starter Pack: teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, sugar, fresh milk, cake, salt and pepper  Cleaning Starter Pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper, baking foil, cling film  Bathroom starter pack: hand soap, toilet paper, shower gel  Heating and hot water via gas central heating with individual thermostat controls  Fireplace (inglenook with gas-fired woodburner-effect fire)  Free Wi-Fi  32” LG flat screen TV with Freeview and Sky (basic package)  DVD player + selection of DVDs  Blu-Ray player  Pure Contour i1 Air wireless music speaker  Games and books  Child friendly  Fully equipped kitchen with 4-slice toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, teapot, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin.  Oven/hob: electric with extractor fan  Microwave  Dishwasher  Fridge-Freezer  Washing machine and dryer  Ironing board, iron, clothes airer  Vacuum cleaner  Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot with mattress and topper (cot linen not supplied)  Outdoor patio with garden furniture – to seat 6  Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit. FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Ground Floor Entrance Hall Step through the front door into the sumptuously decorated and furnished living room and dining area, with its welcoming off-white walls and accents of blue and warm orange. Thick, full length curtains can be drawn to screen the pretty half-pane front door (Note: the back door into the kitchen is used by most guests as the main entrance.) Living Room-Dining Area The original 18th Century stone wall surrounding the inglenook fireplace and exposed beams are the statement features of the living room, which are perfectly complemented by the Rococo-style furnishings, including two large sink-in sofas, an armchair and large square coffee table. Light from the front of the house is reflected into the room by two, sculpted mirrors sitting on ornate tables with decorative lamps. Within the inglenook fireplace is a gas-fired woodburner-effect fireplace, which creates a lovely cosy atmosphere on a winter’s evening. A pretty window seat is the perfect place to sit and read, or while away the time watching the world pass by the front of the cottage – though not many of the village’s visitors do explore further than the High Street, yet they really should as this is where the architectural gems of the village can be found. Georgian features and character meet 21st Century in Appletree Cottage’s living room with a flat screen TV, with Sky and Freeview, a DVD player, Blu-Ray player and Pure Contour i1 Air wireless music speaker. On the bookshelf beside the fireplace is a good choice of novels, DVDs, local guidebooks and leaflets. Opposite the fireplace is the dining area, tucked under the stairs yet with adequate room for five guests to dine, and conveniently situated next to the kitchen for ease of serving. A handy under-stairs cupboard houses the vacuum cleaner. Kitchen The bright, modern and fully equipped kitchen, with spacious white units and grey-blue tiles, is at the back of the cottage, overlooking the garden. The kitchen has all the appliances you need for a self-catering holiday, including electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer, plus all the crockery, glasses and cutlery for six guests. A pretty, half-paned door opens into the living room, and a second door next to the sink leads directly out to the patio and garden. A blue sideboard serves both as a pretty centrepiece as well as useful place to sit a cook book and store house equipment manuals, lightbulbs and other household items. Just off the kitchen is a large storage cupboard, housing cooking equipment and the washing machine/tumble dryer. Just next to the cupboard is the downstairs family bathroom. Family Bathroom The family bathroom is attractively decorated with white tiling, blue-grey panelling and terracotta floor tiles. It features a full-size bath with over-bath shower, toilet, sink, a heated towel rail and a large ornate mirror. There is plenty of space to place your personal toiletries, and hooks to hang clothing and towels while you bathe. (The corner cupboard houses the cottage’s boiler and main water stopcock.) Upstairs A carpeted staircase, with a handrail, full length mirror and striking chandelier lighting leads up to three bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room. Bedroom One The master bedroom features a king-size double bed and ensuite shower room with a large walk-in shower. This sumptuously decorated room overlooks the rear garden and is decorated in an inviting combination of white, greys and hints of purple. It features a tall button-back headboard over a king-size bed with fabulous Egyptian cotton bed linen, a large ornate mirror, bedside tables with large reading lamps and a double built-in wardrobe. Ensuite Shower Room Bedroom One’s ensuite shower room features a large walk-in power shower (small step up), toilet, sink with mirror, wood-effect flooring, plenty of space for personal toiletries, a heated towel rail and hooks for towels and clothes. Bedroom Two The second double bedroom overlooks the front garden and is furnished with a king-size bed with soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, a tall button-back headboard, a large ornate mirror and beautiful mirrored bedside tables and reading lamps. The room has a double, built-in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and a single corner cupboard with shelving. (The travel cot and highchair are stored here.) Bedroom Three The third bedroom overlooks the front garden. Though the smallest bedroom, with one single bed, this is an inviting room for children and single guests. From the restful white, taupe and grey colour scheme to the deluxe Egyptian cotton bed linen, button-back headboard, large over-bed mirror, bedside table and lamp, built in wardrobe and storage cupboard, as the double bedrooms, nothing has been forgotten. Outside To the front of Appletree Cottage is a small, typically English cottage garden, with a lawn bordered by flowers and a gravel path leading from the garden gate to the front door with its porch and red letterbox. A rose and ivy climb the front of this 18th century property, making this a welcoming view of the front entrance. To the rear, accessed through the kitchen, is a large patio with a table and seating for 6. (A BBQ is not supplied but guests are free to use disposable BBQs which can be purchased at local supermarkets.) A large storage chest, on the patio, is available for guests to use to store walking boots. A garden tap may be used to wash off mud from boots. Extending from the patio is a small, private garden with lawn to either side of a paved path and mature shrubs and bedding plants along the borders. The path leads to a tall back gate and the parking area. The rear garden is secure for children and animals.
    LOCAL AMENITIES Bourton-on-the-Water will spoil you with its choice of independent shops, pubs, coffee shops and tea rooms. Everything you need is in walking distance of the cottage, so a car is not essential. Favourite restaurants include the Rose Tree – a grade II listed cottage overlooking the river on the High Street, specialising in locally sourced seasonal dishes, and Bakery on the Water, a great family run bakery and café. Or, for finer dining, try the Dial House Hotel, a 3-minute walk from Appletree Cottage. See the ‘Guidebook’ section of this guide as well as leaflets in the living room at the cottage for further recommendations of cafes, restaurants, takeaways and bakeries. SUPERMARKETS Local Supermarkets: The award-winning, local Co-Operative food store is a fantastic choice for locally sourced, excellent-value foodstuffs. (It also has a fuel station). Opening hours: 7am-10pm Monday to Saturday; and 10am-4pm on a Sunday. Co-Operative Food - Station Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2EP Londis - Cotswold Court, High St, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AQ Tesco Superstore - Fosse Way, Stow-On-The-Wold GL54 1BX Guests can pre-order online for delivery to the cottage. Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons all deliver to Bourton-on-the-Water. (Please ensure that your order arrives when you’re on the premises to accept delivery. We cannot accept deliveries on your behalf.)
  • Great place

    Sharon2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Had a lovely stay. The cottage was in a great location and had everything we needed. It was also very clean. Would highly recommend.

    Lucy2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • A beautifully decorated cottage situated in a great location. Good bars and restaurants are within an easy stroll of the cottage.

    Guy2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
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    Claire2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage within a 5 minute walk of the stunning village of Bourton on Water. The cottage catered for all our needs, and the village had everything you'd require for a relaxing weekend away.

    Thomas2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds. We had everything we needed and more for our stay and really appreciated the small touches. Would recommend and Thank you!

    Georgie2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • It meets my imagination for a cottage in cotswold. Well furnished and has everything you need for house living. Can't require more. 5 minutes walk to a LONDIS located in the center of town of Boureton-on-the-water, and 15 minutes walk to a larger Co-op, where I can find everything I need during the stay. Free parking just outside of the backyard. Rooms are clean as well as the towels and beds are comfortable. Thanks to the host's kindness. I found a wine and a greeting card left on the dining table, the host apolozied for that the neighbourhood was under decoration and there might be some noisy. In fact, I was not disturbed at all, the worker arrive at 9am and left at 5pm, during this time I was out for sightseeing. After all, it is very nice of the host. Fabulous experience. Will recommend to others.

    Ryan2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely lovely property and location. Perfect jumping off point for exploring the Cotswolds, and the cottage is so nice to come home to.

    Alexander2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

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

    SOUTHWOLD BARN is a luxurious conversion of five cart barns in Compton Abdale. The village is one of those 'that time forgot' where there are many beautiful country houses, mixed with quirky Cotswold cottages all on little lanes which lead towards the village spring in the shape of a Cotswold stone crocodile! We're right in the middle of the Cotswolds so around 10 miles to Cheltenham, Bourton on the Water, Cirencester, 12 miles to Stow on the Wold. Oxford is only 30 miles away and Bath is an hour's drive. We are conveniently located near to three outstanding wedding barns ( The Barn at Upcote, Stone Barn, Cripps Barn) and host many wedding party groups There lots to see and do in the area with fabulous food, local breweries and Gin and Whisky distilleries within a very short distance.
    Southwold Barn sleeps 8 people. On the ground floor, there is a large vaulted drawing room with original stonework, oak beams, a large logburner and views to open countryside. The fully fitted kitchen opens on to an open plan dining area. There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor, these bedrooms share a bathroom with walk in shower. On the first floor there is a twin bedded room with en-suite bathroom, and a fourth double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. There is also an additional small sitting area with a TV. Outside is ample parking next to the Barn for 3/4 cars. We're close to all the well known Cotswold towns and villages and can tell you about the not so known ones! Cheltenham, Cirencester and Bourton on the Water are about 10 miles, Stow on the Wold is 12 miles, Oxford is around 30 miles and Bath around 40 miles. The nearest shops are in Northleach around 3 miles away where there is a small general store with cash point, bakery, butcher, post office and pharmacy. There is also a really good pub with excellent foot, wine bar (lots of pop up foodie evenings) and a couple of cafés. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink in the area if you don't fancy cooking yourself. All the main supermarkets are available in Cheltenham/Cirencester, about 15 minutes drive away. All supermarkets deliver out to us. This is a fantastic area for things to do: all manner of water sports at the lakes near South Cerney, cycle paths in the Forest of Dean, history/archaeology at Chedworth Roman Villa, Sherborne Lodge and Sudeley Castle, also Warwick and Oxford and Bath are not far away. Equestrian events are very popular here too. There are plenty of fantastic walking/hiking routes to follow and this is a particularly popular part of the country for challenging, hilly bike rides.
    We are at the edge of of a beautiful and typical Cotswold village in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Behind a high hedge, tucked away from the main house, is our barn. If you are looking for a traditional Cotswold Cart Barn but with a modern feel, the gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and privacy then this will be for you. The main view from Southwold Barn is of uninterrupted views of magnificent rolling hills, complete with sheep, pheasants and birds of prey, our free range chickens peck around and visiting ducks come the say hello. The garden has a stream running down through it with ponds top and bottom (toddlers should be supervised), there is a gravelled eating area with furniture and gas BBQ for those balmy summer evenings. The nearest shops are in Northleach 3 miles away where there is a small general store with cash point, bakery, butcher, post office and pharmacy. There are also a couple of pubs, and excellent wine bar (with regular pop up foodie events) and several cafés. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink in the area if you don't fancy cooking yourself, or we can arrange for a local chef to come in and cook for you, or to prepare a meal for you to just heat up in the oven. All the main supermarkets are available in Cheltenham, about 15 minutes drive away. They all deliver. This is a fantastic area for things to do: all manner of water sports at the lakes near South Cerney, cycle paths in the Forest of Dean, history/archaeology at Chedworth Roman Villa and Sudeley Castle, also Warwick and Oxford are not far away. Equestrian events are very popular here too. There are plenty of fantastic walking/hiking routes to follow and this is a particularly popular part of the country for challenging, hilly bike rides.
  • Lovely place, much bigger than pics suggest! Perfect country weekend getaway, thanks Emma!

    Joe2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic property in a great location. On site chickens and ducks made for a good distraction for little people. Host incredibly helpful throughout.

    Nick2019-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very peaceful house - great for a couple of families to stay in.

    Duncan2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay in a great location. There's a warm welcome from your host Emma & the place is spotlessly clean, stylishly furnished and equipped with all the modern amenities you need. There were some nice touches including a bottle of fizz in the fridge & lovely toiletries in the bathroom. Highly recommend!

    Catherine2018-11-12T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Compton Abdale, 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.
  • Our stay at the Poppy Pod was lovely. It was the perfect little space for just my husband and I whilst we were visiting the Cotswolds. We really enjoyed making use of the fire pit, and watching the alpacas across the way. What a lovely little spot.

    Mikeila2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Relaxing place, cozy and practical.

    Fabio2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect for a short getaway

    Amy2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A nice place for a night in the country

    Charlotte2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely cosy few days away in the peace and quiet. Everything we needed was provided and was exactly as described. Would visit again in the summer without storm Dennis!!

    Rebecca2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks Katie for a wonderful stay! We had a wonderful campfire and cosy evening after exploring the cute local villages. Also love the donkeys :)

    Katie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay

    Steve2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to escape for a few days. Lovely spot for a couple.

    Antonio2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    Entire house1 bed
    Poppy Pod
    Price:₹2,902/night
    24 reviews
    Superhost
    Welcome to Inglenook Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Inglenook Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quiet lane in the heart of the famous village 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!
    Inglenook Cottage is one of a row of Cotswold stone cottages, on a quiet lane in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water. The front door opens into a small hallway, which leads through to a well laid out ground floor area: Living room: This lovely, characterful room has reclaimed wooden floors and a feature fireplace with wood burning stove. There are two comfortable sofas, a SMART TV with blu-ray player, and a selection of DVDs and games; Kitchen: This well presented area is open plan to the living room, and contains an electric cooker and four-ring electric hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere; Dining room: A door leads through to the conservatory style dining room, which contains a dining table and four chairs. French doors open directly out into the private garden; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A beautiful room, overlooking the back garden, which contains a king size bed and a built in wardrobe; Bedroom 2: Another lovely room, also overlooking the back garden, which can be set up as either a king size bed or two 75cm wide single beds; Bathroom: Contains a walk-in corner shower, toilet and wash basin. The paved garden is surrounded by a Cotswold stone wall and mature shrubs, and contains a table with four chairs, plus a chimenea and a charcoal barbecue.
    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 cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed for a short stay. The log burner was great but be sure to take logs with you as none are provided. The setting is very picturesque and we would recommend The Mousetrap for a great atmosphere and food!

    Ann2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute and well located cottage

    Janelle2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, the village has lots of eating options and other amenities. Cottage is quaint, clean and easy to access. Would stay again.

    Rory2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is a charming cottage right in the heart of Bourton on the Water (you couldn't ask for a better location!). The cottage is very quaint and has everything you need, just like the town.

    Jessica2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice cottage in the wonderful area of the Costwolds The cottage is absolutely lovely, on the center of Bourton on the water, near tea rooms, pubs and more Very quiet place and well equiped We had a wonderful stay !

    Lisa2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • We, two couples, loved our stay at Inglenook Cottage.. We found it extemely comfortable and a pleasure to come back to after discovering what else was at our footstep. We loved the location within the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water. Lots of eateries within a short stroll if you don't want to cook or travel too far. The proximity to other villages was also perfect. I especially loved the walks we could do in the surrounding areas. Great for couples, a small family, or friends.

    Kathy2019-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Such a little gem of a place ! Clean, central and full of charm!

    Vicky2019-06-20T00:00:00Z
  • Charming cottage in a perfect location.

    Alice2019-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

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

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