Oaklea, Bledington, Cotswolds


Entire residential home hosted by Penelope

  1. 6 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2.5 bathrooms
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Great location
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This charming, family friendly cottage, which dates from 1715, is in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Bledington. Located on a picturesque row of cottages opposite the church and only a few minutes walk from the acclaimed local pub The King's Head Inn and the beautiful rolling Cotswold hills. The cottage has a spacious garden and features original oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone, an Aga and a wood burning stove.

The space
Whilst government restrictions are in place due to Covid-19 we will only be accepting bookings for up to 6 guests.


Living & Dining Room:
> Open plan sitting room and dining area
> Wood burning stove (welcome fire laid for guests and possibility to purchase more logs in advance of your stay) - fire safety guard available to use
> Large oak table that sits up to 10 people
> Original oak beams and exposed Cotswold stone

> Downstairs snug and children's playroom with large comfortable sofa, toys, Smart TV with access to Netflix
> Stair gate available

> Aga, under counter Fridge, Dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Machine
> Double doors out to garden
> Kitchen table to seat 6-8
> (Combi microwave/oven in boot room)
> Stair gate to upstairs

Boot Room / Utilities / WC:
> Separate room for boots and coats
> Utilities include another large fridge/freezer, washing machine, combi microwave/oven, clothes drying space
> x2 children's high chairs
> WC


> Bath with shower
> WC

Upstairs sitting room:
> A separate sitting room located directly above the kitchen with french doors if you wish to close it off
> Desk for setting up laptop/for working
> Wifi
> Smart TV with access to Netflix
> Comfortable sofa
> Views of the garden

Bedroom 1 - Children's Bedroom:
> Bunk beds
> Inflatable mattress
> Single pull out bed
> 2 Travel cots
> Clothes hanging cupboard

Bedroom 2:
> 5 carpeted steps to bedroom
> Double bed
> Views of garden

Bedroom 3:
> Super King Size bed
> Clothes hanging cupboards
> View of Church


Bedroom 4:
> Set in the eaves of the house with lovely views of the church and surrounding countryside
> Double bed
> En suite - bath with handheld showerhead, WC
> This room has steps and an open top that can't be closed off by a stair gate. Please refer to photographs

> Wifi
> Oil central heating
> Bed linen and towels provided
> Hairdryer
> Two highchairs, bibs, children's cutlery, changing mat
> Welcome pack with information on local activities, amenities and information on the house
> Large garden (there are steps up to the garden)
> BBQ (you will need to bring charcoal and please clean the BBQ before leaving)
> No smoking
> Information on local babysitters and taxis included in Welcome Pack

This is a family friendly cottage that is set up for children both young and old. The oak beamed ceilings and the age of the cottage does make for a few squeaky floorboards! This is a well used and well loved family cottage so please expect that there will be some signs of this (such as a mark or two on the carpet and ring marks on the kitchen counters) - this is not a polished Soho Farmhouse! But it is delightfully cosy and comfortable as all the reviews will attest to.

Up to two dogs are welcomed but are not allowed upstairs or on the sofas. Two dog bowls are provided.

Bledington is a quiet, delightful Cotswold village with a village green and stream. It is surrounded by open countryside with excellent walking. The Church is opposite the house and the acclaimed and friendly pub The King's Head Inn, is less than five minutes down the lane. The pub was voted pub of the year 2018 by The Good Pub Guide. There are many other places to eat in the locality with a number of gastro pubs and great restaurants in the surrounding villages.

Shopping in the local towns and villages suits all tastes. Daylesford Farm & Organic Shop is 4 miles away and if you don't feel like driving, there is a lovely walk across the fields from Bledington to Daylesford. There are many beautiful towns, villages and churches to visit in the area and activities to suit all ages. Private members club Soho Farmhouse is 12 miles away.

The cottage is within easy reach of Stow-on-the-Wold (4.5 miles), Bourton-on-the-Water (7 miles), Burford (8 miles). Stratford-upon-Avon (25 Miles) and Oxford (27 miles). Kingham station with main-line services to London, Oxford and Worcester, is one mile away.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Travel cot
Children’s books and toys

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 110 reviews


Where you’ll be

Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

Hosted by Penelope

  1. Joined in May 2015
  • 110 Reviews
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  • Superhost
I am in my seventies and worked as a legal partner in a solicitor's firm until 2016. I am now retired and want to make the most of it. Seeing new places and meeting new people are near the top of my list. I spent six months in France and I have now moved from the Cotswolds to live by the sea in Devon, which I absolutely love. I have two daughters and four grandchildren who I love seeing. Sports wise, I like walking (both gentle and strenuous!), swimming and tennis. I love cooking and trying out new foods and recipes. I read widely, go to the theatre and cinema and like a wide range of music. I want to become more creative in my retirement and also want to see more of the world. I am not a fussy traveller! I am easy going, have a good sense of humour and always look on the bright side of life! If I have a motto it is "Anything is possible".
I am in my seventies and worked as a legal partner in a solicitor's firm until 2016. I am now retired and want to make the most of it. Seeing new places and meeting new people are…


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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £250

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