Double bed with cotton sheets Shared sitting room with wood burning stove, TV, wifi, beautiful views of the garden
Peaceful and charming room in Cotswold village.
Hosted by Arabella
Arabella is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared baths
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Stay in our comfortable double spare room in this traditional Cotswold village. 50 yards from our ace pub and 10 minutes to the market town of Cirencester via the famous village of Bibury. Enjoy the peace and quiet in our large, beautiful wildlife garden or take one of many lovely walks from the door - great for dog owners. We will be here to make you breakfast (homemade sourdough and eggs or locally made muesli) and endless tea whilst making suggestions of things for you to do or visit locally.

The space

This little cottage retains its historical features and layout and is charmingly decorated: it is cool in the summer and cozy in the winter and we have the two fires burning whenever necessary. Our dogs are free to roam around (downstairs!) and love guests. We have a beautiful garden with prairie style planting in front to encourage wildlife, and two large meadows in the rear for the same reason. We bake handmade sourdough regularly through the week which we'd love for you to sample but if not, the pub is fantastic. The village is fantastically peaceful yet wonderfully accessible and you really can't beat being woken by the dawn chorus!

Guest access

You will share a bathroom with us whilst our top floor is being renovated but there is a separate cloakroom downstairs. We are very clean and tidy. You can also use the kitchen to make tea and toast at any time; we usually eat at home and you are welcome to join if necessary but we are surrounded by great pubs, two of which are easily with walking distance. We do not have off-street parking but who does in an old village if they don't want to give up their garden!!

Interaction with guests

Toby and I work from home half the time and so there will always be one of us at least to recommend activities for you. We are keen walkers (dogs!) and so you can either join us or we can show you on a map. We also know of lots of beautiful local gardens or sites to visit. We are situated within the Cotswolds AONB but we are also close to the Forest of Dean and the Welsh Borders.

Other things to note

We want you to be our guests which is why we only let the house when we are around. This is our home, and we would like for you to appreciate that. If you are looking for something more formal, this is not your place!


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Fairly steep as is typical in an old house.
Potential for noise - We live and work here! But we do so peacefully.
Pet(s) live on property - 2 dogs
Some spaces are shared - On-street unlimited free parking available but none privately owned


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Hendrianto User Profile
September 2017
Bella and Toby provided everything I needed. They are very friendly and I felt so welcome there. I highly recommend everybody visiting Quenington or even Bibury to stay at Bella and Toby's. Bella even drove me to Bibury to catch my bus, I really appreciate that! I definitely want to stay at theirs again if I visit Bibury.

Chris User Profile
September 2017
Arabella and Toby are great hosts and they instantly made us feel at home. Nothing was any trouble and they are very easy to get along with. The cottage is homely with some interesting books and items dotted around, and they have some very friendly dogs who also made us feel welcome. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.

Will User Profile
September 2017
Very welcoming and laid back hosts. The room is comfortable, clean and in a lovely part of the country. I Can't thank these guys enough, I had stayed for a wedding and they were kind enough to drop me off at the church and were very easy going about my arrival and check out times. 10/10

Sara User Profile
July 2017
Great location, beautiful house and garden and very comfy room. Both me and my dog were made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed the stay.

Naiji User Profile
September 2017
Arabella' place is great! The room is very clean. Everything is perfect! We had a really good time staying there. I would highly recommend Arabella' place!

Wauthier User Profile
September 2017
With Arabella and her husband your feel at home directly. They are very nice, simple, interesting and warmful. I would advice it to anyone. The room is nice and the bed is really comfortable. Thanks again

Yan User Profile
September 2017
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