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Places to stay in Little Barrington

Places to stay in Little Barrington
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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    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

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

    The Cotswold Wash House nestles in the slopes of the Windrush Valley on the edge of Great Rissington. The village has a manor, church and inn; all the charm of a bygone age. The compact cottage combines antique furniture with modern interior design. You'll find a super kingsize bed with crisp, white 800 thread Egyptian cotton bed linen. The kitchen is fully equipped and we provide a generous breakfast hamper with locally baked bread, eggs, milk, cereals, jams, coffee and tea in plentiful supply.
    This is a fully converted Wash House that once served a three hundred year old house. It's made of honeyed Cotswold stone and is set in the heart of our tranquil village. Made for two! The rear windows look out onto an orchard and the front have stunning views down the Windrush Valley.
    This is the Golden Mile of the Cotswolds. There are country walks from your front door; river banks and villages of honeyed stone. Popular destinations include: Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh as well as beautiful smaller villages like the Slaughters and Bibury.
  • The Wash House is a wonderful cosy place for a short break away in the Cotswolds. It’s exceptionally comfortable and all the amenities you might need are provided for. Chris and Ali are fantastic hosts and there were some very thoughtful and welcoming touches for when we arrived. We would definitely stay again.

    Colin2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • The Wash House was a lovely place to stay - warm, cosy, beautiful location...and with delicious breakfast hamper provided. Chris was a lovely host - easy to communicate with and incredibly hospitable. Would highly recommend.

    Lucy2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful little stay at The Wash House. It had everything that was needed for a weekend get away. A perfect location for country walks and exploring the surrounding villages. Thank you for having us!

    Charlotte2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This place is really satisfying. It's a central part of Cotswolds, so it's easy to get to any nearby city, but you'll have to drive through rural back roads, so be careful about driving. (In addition, everyone is fast, like Forza Horizon 4) But everything else is perfect. Clean and warm. At the end of February, I thought I could get it, but the heating is perfect. Beds and bedding are also comfortable. The lighting is also everywhere, so it's convenient and nice. The breakfast you provided was also very satisfying. If you're two, you'll have no regrets at all.

    hoseon2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • This stylish cottage was perfect for a little Cotwolds getaway I had with my friend. Chris met us on arrival and showed us round. The place was clean and cosy, with helpful leaflets and walking routes for the surrounding areas. The location was perfect and we had the best time! Thank you for a great stay.

    Molly2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Had a fantastic stay at this little cottage for the 2nd time! Very cosy and pleasant stay, in a lovely little village, with great places nearby too! Chris is a lovely host and we were very happy 😊

    Daisy2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect little cottage for a lovely weekend away for two! Chris was very welcoming and the cottage as absolutely lovely and in a fabulous quiet location. I would definitely recommend and will likely be back myself. The breakfast basket was a lovely touch and the bed was unbelievably comfortable.

    Georgia2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Most pleasant cottage, picturesque little spots with riverside and woodland walks

    Mourad2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Near Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    Stunning romantic bolt hole in the Cotswolds.
    Underfloor heated stylish apartment in a stunning rural location 20 acres of permanent pasture and young copses for delightful walks and connection to the local footpath network We will be delighted to help you find your way around the area and share with you tips of places to visit and things to do. Located between the villages of Churchill and Kingham we are a very rural location perfect for a quiet relaxed get away Main line railway station 10min walk away. Regular bus to chipping norton from train station Wychwood Golf Club just 5 mins drive away for the golfers - Daylesford Organic Farm Shop 5 mins drive away for the foodies & lots more besides
    Quiet and beautiful, it is a gem in the English countryside.
  • Beautiful part of the country and only a short walk into Kingham where there are some great pubs with amazing food. Very well designed apartment. We loved everything about it.

    Kathryn2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a high-quality place with everything you need for a chill weekend in the countryside, the wood-burning stove was an extra treat! Possible just with public transport as close to Kingham station and lots of walks right around the property.

    Nina2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Jamie’s apartment was a lovely place to spend a weekend in the Cotswolds - it’s really well located to walk to Kingham & had everything we needed. Thank you!

    Felicity2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend and I had an amazing weekend at Jamie’s flat. The place was spotless, ideally located just a 10 minute walk from Kingham station and fitted out with everything we needed for a very cosy weekend in the Cotswolds. We can’t wait to go back!

    Alasdair2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic studio apartment working walking distance of Kingham. Beautifully set up and very clean, we would highly recommend!

    Lindsay2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful relaxing space about 15 minutes outside of Kingham. We had grand plans around the Cotswolds but the space was so cosy and inviting we loved being inside with the Fire! For winging and dining The Wild Rabbit and Kingham Plough are a must as well as The Chequers in Churchill. We enjoyed buying all our food for the weekend from Daylesford which is gorgeous and the kitchen in the apartment has everything you would need. Further afield Burford Garden centre is a must as well as the lovely villages of Broadway, The Slaughters, Bibury and Stanton.

    Hayley2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully furnished, cosy apartment run by a great host. Kitchen is very well equipped and wood burner really makes it special. Very short walk to kingham where there are two fantastic pubs. I highly recommend

    Rebecca2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Place is amazing! Short walk to lovely pubs in Kingham :)

    Ryan2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kingham, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    1 & 2 The Stables are independent suites, suitable for couples travelling together & combines rural chic with modern comforts. 1 mile south of the medieval town of Burford at the end of a no through road adjacent to A361, plenty of private parking, storage for bikes & good walks.South-facing room overlooking fields.Ideally located if attending weddings at Stone Barn 6 miles or Oxleaze Barn 5 miles.Easy access Oxford, Stratford & hidden village gems.Cotswold Wildlife Park is 1 mile away.
    2, The Stables consists of a large, luxury suite with a king-sized bed, bedside tables, underfloor heating, dining table with two comfortable chairs and are adults only. We do not take children. Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and bottled spring water. THERE ARE NO KITCHEN FACILITIES but there is crockery and cutlery. Freesat TV, chest of drawers and blanket box.There is shower gel provided in the en-suite shower room which has a heated towel rail and again, underfloor heating. Situated on the outskirts of historic Burford and is well placed for easy access to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, famous for National Hunt Racing as well as the music and literary festivals. There are numerous, hidden Cotswold village gems to discover, along with walks, one of which is to the pretty Rose and crown pub in Shilton. Conveniently placed if attending a wedding at Stone Barn, Aldsworth, approximately 6 miles away, or Oxleaze Barn, approximately 5 miles away.
    The Stables are ideally situated for visiting local and historical attractions such as Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, the Georgian spa town of Cheltenham, along with the famous National Hunt Racing Festival. Stratford-upon-Avon is approximately a 45 minute drive away. There are also the beautiful villages of The Slaughters and Coln Valley to visit.
  • Cozy little room in a great Cotswold location

    Sam2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • The stables is a great place to stay. Everything was as described. Enough space for the luggage. Super clean, cosy, a lot of space to park the car. Close enough to visit Oxford. There was some traffic noise outside, but you hear nothing inside. We would stay there again.

    Brigitte2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic place to stay, the rooms are beautiful, spotlessly clean and have everything you need for a get away in the Cotswolds. Great base for exploring the area with pubs and restaurants just a short 4min drive away. We stayed for Cheltenham festival and although it is 40mins drive away we would definitely stay for that reason again as its just so lovely. Libby is also fantastic host with great communication. We will be back again next year.

    Carley2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, perfect for a weekend break to the Cotswolds

    Alyce2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely weekend at the Stables. The location is perfect for exploring the area and Libby's directions were spot on. The room is spotless and has everything you need including a lovely hot shower and a comfy bed. We have already recommended this place to our friends and would definitely return!

    Cathy2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Libby’s place is located perfectly for trips into the Cotswolds and Oxford. Burford is lovely with everything you could need. The space is clean and check in / out is easy.

    Lili2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific stay for a quick overnight for two

    Dave2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • We have just had the most wonderful weekend stay here! Amazing value for money and such a lovely room, in such a great location. We will definitively return and I couldn’t recommend more.

    Hannah 2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Burford, England, United Kingdom

    Down a long and winding private country track, close to Kingham is this seriously cool property, sleeping up to 10 adults and 4 children in 7 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms – 2 ensuite. An eclectic haven with dramatic interior décor and beautiful gardens, complete with trampoline and swings, and lots of separate indoor spaces to explore and find some privacy. Perfect for large families or friends with children, with an uber-stylish self-contained annex that's great for teens or a bit of seclusion.
    Tucked away down a winding private track just outside of the peaceful hamlet of Foscot is this seriously cool cottage for up to 14 guests (10 adults + 4 children); an eclectic haven with outdoor and indoor space a-plenty, perfect for families and groups alike. A traditional single-story cottage from the outside, this vibrant home comes to life as soon as you step inside, filled to the brim with eye-catching artwork, bright pops of colour and unique furnishings; all sourced from owners Adam and Rowan’s private, personally-collated collection of quirky international artefacts. Light, bright spaces sweep throughout the property thanks to its many skylights and windows, with 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests comfortably, including two bedrooms specifically kitted-out for younger guests. It even benefits from a separate studio annex, great for teens or those who simply want their own space. The hub of the home comes courtesy of the spacious kitchen/dining/living space found just off the entrance hall, boasting a well-equipped kitchen, quirky living space with sofas and TV, cosy wood-burner and huge floor-to-ceiling sliding doors; expertly blending indoor/outdoor living by offering direct access onto the pretty outdoor dining veranda. Kids and big-kids alike have plenty of room to burn off energy thanks to the mature one-acre garden that sweeps around the property, with the hottest new-kid-on-the-culinary-block, Kingham, offering foodies the perfect dining destination just a 5-minute drive away. The Living Space The cottage’s contemporary-cool feel hits you as soon as you enter the bright reception hall, with walls filled-to-the-brim with a mixture of eclectic artwork- many of which are owner Rowan’s own works- greeting you as you step into the light-filled space. Just off the hallway sit the cottage’s two main living areas: a cosy snug, complete with log fire, sink-in sofas and vibrant purple walls (plus a cleverly-concealed TV) and an impressive adjoining living/kitchen/dining space spanning the rear of the cottage. This spacious open-plan hub boasts a stylish 10-seater oak dining table (plus a cute 4-seater table for little ones), high vaulted ceilings, beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a comfy lounge area at the far end; complete with TV and crackling wood-burner. The well-equipped kitchen benefits from a triple oven, gas hob, large American-style fridge and dishwasher, brought to life by vivid green cupboards and quirky mosaic tiles. Leading through the living space at the far end is a separate annexed studio area, perfect for overspill, complete with sofas, wood-burner, 4-seater dining table and kitchenette. Carrying on the impressive contemporary-meets-traditional feel of the property, this additional studio space homes a hidden attic single bedroom- found at the top of a quirky built-in staircase- plus a fully-equipped shower room and toilet, making it great for teens or older guests in search of a little privacy. Bedrooms 7 bedrooms can be found throughout the property, sleeping up to 10 adults and 4 children comfortably: Master Bedroom Tucked away down a book-lined corridor along from the entrance hall is the Master Bedroom, benefitting from a sink-in super king bed, en-suite shower room and French doors opening directly onto the property’s sheltered front garden. In here, the owners’ passion for art shines through the painted mural wall behind the bed; hand-painted by owner Rowan as an homage to her family home in southern India. A stand-alone crib also fits comfortably at the foot of bed for those travelling with babies. Bedroom 2 Found through a unique stable-door just off the entrance hall, Bedroom 2 homes a king-sized bed (configurable as a twin) and bright, Moroccan-inspired interiors, evident through its sparkling lantern lights, cool blue hues and pretty, tiled wardrobe. We love the roll-top bath taking pride of place in the room itself, plus there’s a handy en-suite toilet room, too. Bedrooms 3 - 5 Hidden behind a secret cupboard door in the entrance hall sit three further bedrooms, all benefitting from their own shared family bathroom. Bedroom 3 is great for adults, with its king-sized bed and French doors leading directly onto the garden, whilst Bedroom 4 can be used for big kids or those who don’t mind sharing thanks to its twin-bed setup. Bedroom 5 is definitely best for younger guests, with full-sized bunk beds, a great toy collection and plenty of space for playing, plus its own set of French doors leading onto the grounds. Bedroom 6 A den-lover’s dream, Bedroom 6 is perfect for younger guests or adults who don’t mind a bit of a squeeze. Able to accommodate up to two guests on two mattress-beds (one single, one small double), one is hidden in the rafters up a small wooden ladder; perfect for mini-explorers in search of a hideaway. Located just off the entrance hall, the Rudyard Kipling-esque wallpaper will speak to book-lovers of all ages and it’s perfect to use as a study for those who need a little peace and quiet. Studio Bedroom Another great room for intrepid explorers, this small annex room, sleeping one on a single mattress-bed, is hidden away up a flight of steep wooden stairs in the studio; great for teens and agile adults, not so great for those less mobile. The studio also homes a sofa bed which can accommodate two if needed. Be warned, the sky lights have no blinds on them, so it’s best for early-risers! What’s Outside Brock Cottage offers blissful seclusion by the bucketful thanks to its rural location and sweeping one-acre garden, surrounding the property like a pretty, green cocoon. Mostly lawned (great for kids wanting to stretch their legs), mature trees and shrubbery reward the garden with complete privacy, with a trampoline and swing to keep little ones happy for hours. The cottage’s rear garden, accessed through the kitchen/diner’s sliding doors, also benefits from a large paved dining area complete with outdoor dining table and charcoal BBQ; sheltered from the elements by a wisteria-strewn pergola.
    Eating Brock Cottage is located just a short 5-minute drive from the village of Kingham, renowned as the Cotswolds’ newest foodie hotspot thanks to its two excellent, award-winning restaurants - The Kingham Plough and The Wild Rabbit Inn – both well worth a visit. The King’s Head in Bledington offers tasty, seasonal food in a picture-perfect setting just a 2-minute car journey (or slightly longer walk) from Brock Cottage, whilst high-end hangout and favourite of the jet-set, Daylesford Farmshop and Café, is also just an 8-minute car journey, with a delicious all-day dining menu. For those wanting to venture slightly further afield, we’d highly recommend a visit to Stow-on-the-Wold, a pretty market town just 5 miles down the road that packs a punch when it comes to culinary credentials. Check out The Porch House, a 10th century inn in the heart of the town with good beer and a great lunch menu, before heading to The Old Butchers for dinner; a Michelin Guide must-visit where pre-booking is definitely recommended. Walking Somewhat of a walker’s paradise, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the Cotswolds on foot from Brock Cottage. The cottage itself sits within Foxholes Nature Reserve, awarding stunning woodland walks right from the doorstep, bursting to life with carpets of bluebells in the Spring. The Oxfordshire Way- winding all the way from Bourton-on-the-Water to the banks of the River Thames in Henley- also passes directly through Foscot; a great option for those keen to join the trail. We’d recommend the 6-mile round-trip from Foscot to Churchill, passing through streams and meadows with a handy stop-off at The Chequers pub for delicious sustenance half-way round. Must-Sees The Cotswolds is jam-packed full of attractions to keep visitors of all ages entertained. For younger guests, a visit to Cotswold Farm Park (20-minute drive) and Cotswold Wildlife Park (20-minute drive) are a must, with the Cotswold Water Park (40-minute drive) the perfect place to head on hot-weather days. For older generations, Chastleton House National Trust property is just 15 minutes away, and we’d recommend that no visit to this area be without a day exploring the pretty surrounding market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water; both renowned for their quaint independent stores, cutesy-cafés and quintessentially-Cotswolds good looks. Daylesford Farmshop and Café is also a must-visit - a beautiful destination store in its own right - crammed to the brim with high-end, artisan produce, delicious deli treats and an impressive restaurant. Just be sure to allow a few hours there; we don’t know anyone who hasn’t been mesmerised by this country-chic hangout.
  • This house is incredible!! I cannot rate it highly enough - the decor and artwork is stunning. It was such a joy to be here for the weekend and spend time in this amazing house. It had everything we could want and I had a wonderful weekend with my friends. Such a hidden gem. Thank you for the milk & biscuits too :) X

    Sorrell2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful property, full of character and in a lovely spot. Would highly recommend!

    Alex2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Really great house, nice and secluded and perfect for a big group. Everywhere really well equipped, would definitely recommend if you want as spacious place and don’t mind being a bit off the beaten track!

    Oliver2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic spot that we used fir a large family getaway, it certainly didn’t disappoint. It has especially good living areas

    Joshua2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, many thanks!

    Matt2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • This house is a great size for a large family with lots of sleeping options and space for everyone to be together and have time apart. Well equipped kitchen and lots of games and dvds etc for the kids and outdoor play space. Great walks locally. This place feels really comfortable.

    Katie2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is amazing! It is clean, tidy and spacious with plenty of beautifully decorated bedrooms and living rooms. My family enjoyed the stay very much. It is perfect for a big family or a group of friends! It is a bit difficult to find the place (it is like a teasure hunt for us!) but once you find the way it is pretty easy to navigate in that area.

    Edwina2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for a wonderful stay in this beautiful space. I hosted my three day yoga retreat here and it was perfect. The kitchen was very well stocked, the items around the home were beautiful and so stylish! The big Windows overlooking the trees in the garden were a perfect meditation and yoga view! We had a problem with the heating one night but Adam was super quick to resolve this, communication was great. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone especially families as the kids facilities were great. An added bonus was the punching bag and equipment which meant I could do an exercise class there also! Was a lot of fun and the area is beautiful. I will definitely be using this space again for future retreats and events.

    Lucy2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    14


    Bedrooms

    7

    Foscot, England, 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
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    Great Rissington, England, United Kingdom

    Barn1 bed
    Cotswold Cottage
    Price:£75/night
    126 reviews
    Superhost
    Rose Cottage is located in Westwell, a beautiful, rural village, just 2 miles from Burford, the gateway to the Cotswolds.
    4 bedrooms - 1 bedroom with superking size bed 1 bedroom with king size bed 1 bedroom with twin beds 1 bedroom with double bed Bathroom with shower, bath and WC Living room with wood burning stove Newly fitted in April 2018 Large kitchen/dining room Separate WC Sun room with access to rear garden
    Quiet, rural village, lovely for walking, an ideal location for relaxing in beautiful countryside and exploring some of the lesser known areas of the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty, though still close to all the attractions. A stone's throw from Burford, with its attractive antique shops, pubs, cafes and gift shops, as well as the famous Cotswold Wildlife Park. Easy access to Oxford, where you can explore the historic University with its many beautiful colleges. Explore Stow on the Wold, or Cheltenham with its unique shops, or spend a day at Cheltenham races during the season.
  • Lovely cottage with plenty of room but also maintaining a cosy feel. We loved this for our girls weekend. Westwell is beautiful and Burford is fab for shopping and browsing. The cottage has everything you need and is perfectly located.

    Suneeta2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah is a wonderful host, very attentive and helpful. Lovely accommodation, cosy and comfortable. Really homely feel and beautiful location. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Sarah2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The Cotswolds at its best. A beautiful well presented and proportioned cottage bursting with homely touches to enhance your experience from arrival. Within short reach of lovely Burford high street.

    Leah2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect weekend getaway. A birthday weekend for a group of 7 girls. The cottage itself is stunning and Sarah makes a lot of effort with the little details. The kitchen is very well equipped and we were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine, some milk and orange juice! The little touches make a difference! Sara responded very quickly to any queries and gave us recommendations for local eateries and walks. Rose Cottage felt like a 5* hotel, beds were so comfy and spacious. The perfect place for walks to the local pub and cosy nights in on the sofa in front of the fire. We will definitely be back!

    Lydia2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah was a great host, very responsive and accommodated all our needs. The cottage is lovely and perfect for a family stay. Well equipped and the log fire was just lovely. Would highly recommend.

    Rachel2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy but spacious cottage (we were 5 adults) surrounded by beautiful Cotswolds countryside. We loved the log burner (we bought a generous bag of extra logs) and found the place well equipped - we happily cooked a roast for Christmas dinner. Comfortable and quiet at night with most bedrooms having nice thick curtains. Only minor quibble was it would have been nice to be able to regulate the heating more ourselves as we sometimes found it too hot or too cold, but overall I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rose Cottage!

    Ellis2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah's place was clean and tidy, with everything you need. Plenty of space in the living and dining areas for us (a group of 7), and in a lovely little village. Sarah was speedy at answering questions and even provided milk, orange juice and a bottle of wine! The perfect getaway.

    Beth2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Sarah's cottage is really spacious but cosy. All the rooms were really clean, well appointed and laid out. The kitchen is really well equipped too which is helpful if you decide to cook a meal in. We really enjoyed that there were some pretty Christmas decorations as it helped make our break feel very festive :-) Would recommended

    Claudia2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    8


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    4

    Burford, Oxon, United Kingdom

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

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

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

    Nicholas2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    2

    Kingham, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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    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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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

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

    Yian2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    2

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

    Welcome to North House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. North House is a beautiful Cotswold stone property with an enviable position in the heart of the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" due to the lovely river that runs through the village, Bourton has a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as numerous lovely walks right on the doorstep. Bourton is also perfectly located for exploring the many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds region, as well as further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    North House is a lovely terraced property set on a quiet road in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. The front door opens directly into the open plan living space which is laid out as follows: Living/dining room: This dual aspect room is divided into two areas by the impressive staircase which descends from the first floor. The welcoming living room has a sofa, two leather armchairs, a wall-mounted Smart TV and an ornamental fireplace and the dining room on the other side of the floating staircase has an Oak effect dining table with seating for four and a second ornamental fireplace; Kitchen: The compact yet well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden and contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, a compact dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster and coffee machine. The wooden staircase leads up from the main living area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This lovely spacious room, with high ceiling and views of the lane below, has a double wrought iron bed, a pretty vanity table and a freestanding wardrobe; Bedroom 2: With a lovely feature Victorian fireplace and dual aspect views, this pretty room has two single beds, a vanity table and a built-in wardrobe; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with an overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. The back door in the kitchen leads out into the lovely enclosed garden which has a large patio area with a bistro table and chairs on one side and a Rattan lounge set with a sofa and two armchairs on the other. The patio looks out over the lawn, bordered by colourful flower beds and shrubs, and with the provision of the charcoal barbecue this is a wonderful setting for al fresco dining. There is off street parking for two cars on the gravel driveway at the front of the property.
    Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton. The river is fed from many springs, with the source approximately ten miles from the village and, after flowing under the bridges of Bourton, it passes other villages before eventually joining the Thames. There are various attractions in the village, including the famous Birdland, which is home to a variety of birds from around the world. Here visitors can see parrots, pelicans, flamingos and penguins to name just a few, with experienced keepers feeding the birds and leading demonstrations. The Model Village is well worth a visit, as Bourton is the only village in the Cotswolds to have a one-ninth scale replica of itself. It is carefully maintained and has all of the characterful buildings including the Old Water Mill and the Old New Inn. Those lucky enough to witness snow in the winter months will notice photographers at the model village trying to get the perfect picture of the snowy scene. Another family favourite is the Dragonfly Maze. This yew maze leads visitors through the labyrinth, gathering clues in order to find the pavilion in the centre which enables them to unlock the final secret! The maze was constructed by Kit Williams, author of the golden hare treasure hunt book, "Masquerade". Food & Drink Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The list below is a small sample of the options available: The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant (www.chesterhousehotel.com): Breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and evening meals in a riverside restaurant. You can enjoy freshly prepared, local produce throughout the day and night, with seasonal specials added to the menu daily. The Duke of Wellington (www.dukeofwellingtonbourton.co.uk): A local village inn aiming to provide fresh home cooked food with a friendly service. There is a light snacking menu, a full menu and a wonderful range of desserts and hot beverages. As well as daily home cooked specials, on Sundays you can enjoy a traditional carvery with all the trimmings from 12-6pm. The Mousetrap Inn (www.mousetrap-inn.com): A traditionally run Cotswold stone Inn, with a history dating back to the building of the railways in the 18th Century. Serving home-made food, along with fantastic, locally brewed real ales. The Village Restaurant & Tearooms (www.thevillagerestaurant.co.uk): Traditional, home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere, overlooking the river Windrush, in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Character Cottage is a beautiful 2 bedroom cottage right in the heart of Bourton on the Water. Waking to birds in the morning was delightful . It is very close to the Bakery , tea rooms next door and tourist information office 10metres away. Parking at front of house a big bonus. Loved our stay here and would highly recommend

    Robyn2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • North Cottage is perfectly located right in the middle of Bourton and is beautifully decorated throughout with comfortable bedrooms and a lovely modern but cosy open plan living and dining area. The bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely thoughtful touch. We would definitely stay again

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Abby2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
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    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The 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
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    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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    Bedrooms

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    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
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    Accommodates

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    2

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

    Surrounded by nothing but acres of fields filled with wildlife, College Farm Cottage is a charming 18th Century child- and dog-friendly* property, sleeping 3 guests in 2 bed-rooms with 1 bathroom. A short drive from the Cotswold towns of Burford and Lechlade, College Farm Cottage is perfect for guests seeking open space and tranquillity, with plenty of walking routes quite literally on your doorstep.
    *Dogs: Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome at the cottage at an additional cost of £30 per dog. Please let us know if you will be bringing a dog(s) and we will then revise your booking confirmation. Introduction Low hedges, acres of flat green fields and an abundance of wildlife – these are the scenes that will greet you as you head towards College Farm Cottage. Situated on the expansive Bradwell Grove Estate, home to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, it’s hard to im-agine that you are only a few miles from Burford and Lechlade. As you make your way along the open fence-less lanes, you will almost feel as though you’re driving through the middle of the fields. Once you have arrived at the end of the farm track, you will find a delightful cottage with plenty of character – if you’re visiting in the summer months, you’ll even get to appreciate College Farm Cottage in all of its beautiful Wiste-ria–covered glory. College farm was built in 1771 by Trinity College of the University of Oxford for the use of tenant farmers as a source of additional income for the college. A working farm up until recent years, College Farm is now owned by the Bradwell Grove Estate, home to the nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park that exhibits over 260 different species of ani-mals – on a quiet day you may even be able to hear the lions roaring from the cottage! Although College Farm is no longer a working farm, it is surrounded by mainly arable farmland, all of which is organic. With a strong emphasis on conservation around the estate, there is plenty of wildlife to observe, from ground nesting birds to deer. You only have to step outside of the door at College Farm Cottage and you are right in the heart of unspoilt countryside, with bridle paths and walking routes running alongside the farmyard. Inside, the cottage is a lovely mix of traditional and new. The original flagstone flooring and woodburner add a touch of rustic charm, while there’s a new JVC Smart TV for guest use. Benefitting from a bright and airy feeling throughout, the cottage is decorat-ed in neutral tones, accented by quirky pops of colour and unique pieces of art and furniture. The back door opens out into a garden, while the windows boast views of nothing but green fields and the historic farmyard buildings. If you’re looking for peace, tranquillity and open starry skies, you’ve come to the right place. Despite its rural location, College Farm Cottage is just a 5-10 minute drive from the beautiful market town of Burford, where you will find artisan boutiques, cosy cafés, and interesting pubs. Walk to the top of the High Street and look back down the hill to enjoy one of the most exquisite views in the Cotswolds – and perhaps the finest ‘streetscape’ in England! Full Description Ground Floor Enter through the front door straight into the… Sitting Room A bright and spacious living space, the Sitting Room has a wonderful quintessential country cottage feel to it. Painted in fresh cream and white tones, the room has a cosy feel thanks to a corner lamp and its central feature, the woodburning stove. Set in the original fireplace, guests are welcome to use the woodburner, with a basket of logs provided. The original flagstone flooring is a characterful feature of this property, eve-ry stone is individual and unique. The Sitting Room boasts some beautiful pieces of furniture and artwork, adding eccentric and colourful highlights to a lovely relaxing room. There is a JVC Smart TV for guests to use, as well as a selection of books and games on the built-in shelves next to the fireplace. The WIFI router can be found in the Sitting Room window. To the left of the entrance to the Kitchen there is a latched cupboard. In here you will find an ironing board, iron, high chair, clothes airer and a mop & bucket. Through the door into the… Kitchen A well-equipped and pretty room, the Kitchen has a table and seating for 3 guests. En-joy breakfast looking out through the mustard yellow linen curtained window into the farmyard and fields beyond. With a cooker, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, oven, wash-ing machine, and cupboard filled with crockery and utensils, guests staying at College Farm Cottage are completely set up for cooking and dining in. There is a door leading from the Kitchen into the garden to the rear of the cottage. Through the Sitting Room and up the stairs. Please take care on the stairs as they are very steep and narrow. Into the upstairs hall and turn right into… First Floor The Master Bedroom A simple and sophisticated room decorated in neutral tones with colourful features, this exceptionally large and spacious bedroom is the perfect place for a peaceful night’s sleep in the heart of the countryside. With a comfortable king size bed and its own washbasin, guests staying in the Master Bedroom will appreciate the generous storage space provided by the built-in shelved wardrobe (where the travel cot is stored) and chest of drawers, as well as the beautiful views over the farmyard and fields. The cupboard next to the bed contains the water heater. Turn right into the… Single Bedroom Perfect for children, this compact single bedroom has plenty of storage thanks to the inbuilt wardrobe, and a comfortable single bed right next to the window overlooking the farmyard and fields beyond. Turn right into the… Family Bathroom The bathroom offers guests a bath with a fixed overhead shower, toilet and washbasin with one of the loveliest views in the cottage! Outside The garden of College Farm Cottage can be accessed via the back door from the Kitch-en. A great space for children to play or to even enjoy a BBQ or drink in the sun, the private garden is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the country-side, except for maybe the occasional lion roar…
    Benefitting from the best of both worlds, College Farm Cottage enjoys a secluded location but is also the perfect location for exploring Burford and the wider Cotswolds. Please see the framed OS map in the sitting room where College Farm sits exactly cen-trally. In just a 5-10 minute drive you will find yourself on the High Street of Burford, a stunning medieval market town with plenty to offer. The excellent Co-operative su-permarket on the High Street stocks all immediate shopping requirements and is open 7am – 10pm every day of the week. There is also a Co-operative supermarket in Lech-lade, a 5-10 minute drive in the opposite direction to Burford, open 8am-8pm every day. There are some great cafés in Burford. Head towards the historic church and you will discover the newly built Warwick Hall and café, ideal for a morning coffee and snacks. Another good spot for a reviving cup of coffee or tea is Lynwood & Co on the High Street, where you can also buy delicious local artisan-made Sourdough bread and of course the famous Huffkins tea shop. If you find yourself parking in the main car park for Burford near the church (free parking) you will cross the mill-race connecting to the charming River Windrush that meanders through the Cotswolds, a lovely spot to feed the ducks and swans! Burford used to be a major coaching town between London and the West Country and was home to 35 coaching inns! The town still retains 13 pubs, of which some favour-ites are The Angel, a very good gastropub, The Highway and The Lamb on Sheep Street. There’s also a great variety of specialist shops to explore – including Maggie White and the fascinating Tolsey Museum. Alternatively, The Victoria in Eastleach, a very pretty Cotswold village nearby, is about an hour walk from the cottage and is a wonderful pub with good food, recommended by Emma and William. Also highly recommended - The Five Alls in Filkins and The Bell in Langford, both excellent pubs. All are popular so booking is essential. Around 5 miles south of the cottage, you will find Lechlade-on-Thames, a small historic town on the Thames, from which London could be reached by boat. With plenty of walks, a thriving market square, pubs, cafes and antique shops, Lechlade is slightly off the beaten tourist track compared to Burford and makes for a great day out. Here you will find a fantastic butcher, Cutler & Bayliss, selling high quality meat, cheese, fresh vegetables and bread as well as another Lynwood & Co café. If you fancy exploring a bit further afield, the beautiful ancient Roman market town of Cirencester is about 10 miles south and also there’s Witney which is an easy 11-mile drive east towards Oxford. Like Cirencester it has a great array of high street shops, larger supermarkets such as M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, eateries and a modern cinema complex. Also, around 15 miles away is the renowned Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham, a farm complex that offers a farm shop, restaurant, spa as well as other activities such as farm tours and cooking courses. See the Burford Guidebook for further information.
  • A really lovely little cottage in the countryside. Quiet, well appointed with plenty of character. We had a really relaxing stay

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Niclas2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was great and really clean when we arrived! The cottage is in a really peaceful area and the hosts are very responsive. Lovely place to stay!

    Sheyi2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


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    2

    Filkins, England, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Nest at Robins Roost, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Nest at Robins Roost is a delightful Cotswold stone property which sleeps two guests, in a contemporary bedroom, with a stylish bathroom. Forming the first floor of a converted barn within the grounds of Robins Roost, this country bolthole has been finished to a high standard with a warm and inviting interior and an array of modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a charming designated outdoor seating area with fabulous rural views and an off-street parking space for one car is available on the shared driveway. The Nest is peacefully situated in the heart of the unspoilt village of Little Rissington, a traditional village surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many pleasant walks and cycle routes on its doorstep to discover, including scenic footpaths to the neighbouring villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters and Great Rissington, the latter being home to The Lamb Inn, a popular 14th century pub which serves delicious local food and offers views across the Windrush Valley. Little Rissington is well-placed for exploring the many picturesque towns and villages of the North Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water. Bourton, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, has a number of pubs, restaurants, tearooms and shops to enjoy, as well as popular tourist attractions such as Birdland, The Model Village and the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum. Further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips.Welcome to Something Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The Nest is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. Stone steps lead up from the carport to the front door which opens into the living area: Kitchen/dining room/living room: This bright and contemporary open plan living area has wonderful countryside views and is a cosy home away from home. It contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, a fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster. There is a fold out counter for additional food preparation space, a DAB radio with Bluetooth connection, a fold away dining table which comfortably seats two guests, a two-seater sofa, small footstool and Smart TV; Bedroom: This beautifully presented dual aspect bedroom contains a king size bed, chest of drawers and clothes rail; Bathroom: The smart, modern bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. At the bottom of the entrance steps there is a designated gravel patio area with a bistro table and seating for two, perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer weather. From here there are stunning rural views across the grounds of Robins Roost, grounds comprising large lawns, mature trees and a tranquil pond. The garden is primarily for the use of the main house, however guests are welcome to explore at their leisure. Please note that the pond is unfenced and that dogs must be kept on a lead when in the grounds as there could be young children or other dogs in the vicinity. There is an allocated parking space for one car on the shared driveway.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
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    Accommodates

    2


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    1

    Little Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Friesland Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Friesland Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, dating back to the 1700s, which is located on the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds village of Shilton, and surrounded by stunning countryside. Shilton is well known for its attractive ford across “The Shill” brook, its open village green and its pretty stone cottages, all of which are much photographed and provided the setting for the Old Forge in Downton Abbey. The village also has an award winning pub, The Rose and Crown, which ensures that Shilton provides a true Cotswold experience. The beautiful market town of Burford is just two miles away and can easily be walked to across the fields from the cottage, and the many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds are all within easy reach, as are famous places such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Cheltenham. London is also easily accessible by train or car. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Friesland Cottage is a Cotswold stone semi-detached property located on a quiet road, on the edge of the peaceful village of Shilton. The front door opens into a large, welcoming hallway, with a wood burning stove and flagstone flooring, which leads through to a well laid out ground floor area: Living room: This elegant room provides a wonderful relaxing space, with stylish wooden floors and a fireplace containing a wood burning stove. There are comfortable sofas with seating for eight, a SMART HD TV with DVD player, and a SONOS multi-room player; Kitchen, dining and sitting room: A fabulous sociable room for cooking, eating and relaxing, which looks out over the back garden. The contemporary kitchen contains a large island and double sink, and comes very well equipped, with a large Aga with a four ring gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine. The dining area has French doors leading out into the garden and contains a large dining table that comfortably seats eight. There is an additional sitting room area, also with French doors out to the garden, which contains a comfy sofa and armchair, together with a SONOS multi-room system, a SMART HD TV and a DVD player; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a wash basin. Wooden stairs with a handrail lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A substantial dual aspect room, with a vaulted ceiling, wooden floors and views over the open countryside, which contains a double bed and a SMART HD TV. There is an ensuite bathroom, with a roll top bath, separate digital walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet; Bedroom 2: Another stylish room which contains a double bed; Bedroom 3: This lovely light room contains two bunk beds, which are large enough to accommodate adults; Family bathroom: Contains a bath, toilet and wash basin. Heading out through the doors of the dining area and into the garden, three steps lead up to the annexe, which contains: Bedroom 4: A beautifully presented room with wooden floors, which contains a double bed and a SMART HD TV. There is also an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. There are beautiful gardens at the front and back of the cottage, which primarily comprise of lawns bordered by fruit trees and flower beds. There is a large table in the back garden with seating for eight, a charcoal barbecue, outdoor games for children, and a croquet set. Just outside the front door of the cottage is a magnificent old well, which is securely covered. There is a driveway in the front garden, with parking space for up to four cars.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Shilton, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Pear Tree Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Pear Tree Cottage is a beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quiet lane in the heart of the famous market town of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds", due to the lovely river that runs through the town, Bourton has a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as numerous lovely walks right on the doorstep. Bourton is also perfectly located for exploring the many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds region, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The front door of Pear Tree Cottage is accessed from a quiet lane and opens into the cottage's dining room. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This lovely room is full of traditional character, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, oak beams and a cosy wood burning stove. There is comfortable seating for six and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player; Dining room: As well as exposed Cotswold stone walls, oak beams, a lovely window seat and an ornamental inglenook fireplace, the dining room also contains the original well for the cottage, which can be viewed through a secure glass window in the floor. There is a solid wood dining table, with seating for six; Kitchen: Fully refitted in 2015, the galley style kitchen contains a double electric oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer; Bathroom: Installed in 2015 to provide additional bathroom facilities, this room contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: With lovely oak beams and a traditional ledge and brace door, this room contains a king size bed and a wash basin; Bedroom 2: Also with oak beams and a lovely wooden door, this bedroom contains two single beds and a wash basin; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. A further steep, winding staircase leads up from the first floor landing to the second floor, in the lovely eaves of the cottage. There is a small landing space, with an open side over the staircase, which leads into: Bedroom 3: Before entering the main bedroom space, there is a lovely dressing room, with a comfy chair and a full length mirror. The bedroom has two single beds tucked under the cottage eaves and there is an ensuite bathroom, containing a toilet and a wash basin. Returning downstairs, the cottage's back door leads out from the kitchen into the peaceful garden, which contains an outdoor table, with a large parasol and seating for six, as well as a charcoal barbecue. There is a garden gate leading out to the side road next to the cottage.
    Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton. The river is fed from many springs, with the source approximately ten miles from the village and, after flowing under the bridges of Bourton, it passes other villages before eventually joining the Thames. There are various attractions in the village, including the famous Birdland, which is home to a variety of birds from around the world. Here visitors can see parrots, pelicans, flamingos and penguins to name just a few, with experienced keepers feeding the birds and leading demonstrations. The Model Village is well worth a visit, as Bourton is the only village in the Cotswolds to have a one-ninth scale replica of itself. It is carefully maintained and has all of the characterful buildings including the Old Water Mill and the Old New Inn. Those lucky enough to witness snow in the winter months will notice photographers at the model village trying to get the perfect picture of the snowy scene.
  • Oh My Goodness! Pear-Tree-Cottage is exquisite!! Beautifully furnished, warm, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need. Loved the quirkiness of the house and our kids loved their Attic beds! The village is so pretty - and this is a great base for exploring other parts of The Cotswolds. We would highly recommend this beautiful cottage and we thank our wonderful hosts for allowing us to experience their beautiful home. Ten out of ten! Thankyou Pear-Tree-Cottage for an unforgettable holiday! xx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Davin2019-01-11T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Adam2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Windrush, England, United Kingdom

    Situated in the beautiful Cotswold Village of Windrush close to Burford, this large lovely first floor self-contained Studio offers total comfort with private access, a kitchenette, dining facilities, outdoor seating with views of countryside and secure parking. You can easily visit Oxford, Cheltenham and lots of Cotswold Villages such as Stow, Bourton , Bibury and Stone Barn. There are some lovely country walks direct from the property where you can visit some traditional English pubs.
    Elder Mews is over a double garage at the back of the house with private views over countryside and outdoor seating. It is a large room with dining table and chairs as well as two easy chairs and table. It has a kitchenette with a fridge/ice compartment, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, tassimo coffee machine, cutlery, crockery and glasses. It also has a smart TV with freesat channels and has WiFi. It also has a compact shower room. Please note a car is essential as like most Cotswold Villages public transport is sadly lacking. Also note breakfast is not provided we do a welcome pack with coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits and milk.
    Windrush is a quiet Cotswold Village and is ideal walking, cycling and for visiting some of the lovely Cotswold Villages nearby such as Burford, Bibury, Cirencester, Bourton on the Water, Aldsworth, Moreton in March, The Slaughters to name a few. It is one of the closest overnight accommodation for Stone Barn. It is a lovely walk away from Sherborne which has a truly unique Village Shop with a restaurant and tea shop. We are situated just off the A40 four miles from Burford and 20 miles from Oxford and Cheltenham. We are ideally located for visiting National Trust properities and lots of the lovely Cotswold Villages such as Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Bibury and Circenester to name a few. We are also ideally situated for visitors to RAF Brize Norton and Carterton and is perfect for wedding guests attending Wedding Breakfasts at one of the many lovely venues close by such as Cripps Stone Barn which 2.9 miles away, Caswell House near Curbridge 10.4 miles and Lodge Park & Sherborne Estate near Aldsworth 3.9 miles.
  • Lovely host, spotless and stylish space. Excellent

    Alexander2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice flat, area and room beautiful, very good recommendation

    Yanssy2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay for a short break. Really clean and very well equipped. Located in a quiet and small village, that is very accessible from the A40 and about a 10 minute drive to Burford (where there is free parking!). Would highly recommend the ‘Inn for All Seasons’ which has an especially great fish menu. We had a lovely time and would definitely stay there again.

    Becca2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Elder mews is a little gem of a place. Fantastic views looking out over the countryside. The studio was sparkling clean and warm. A car is a must as the local supermarket is a short drive away.

    Connor2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, very clean, nice big apartment with everything necessary to spend a few days. It is in a beautiful, peaceful setting- but not too far from shopping and great restaurants! Nice central location in the Cotswalds, perfect for exploring the area. Highly recommend!

    Kristi2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to stay in the Cotswolds. Not too far to get to Burford and, if you love a country pub, The Fox Inn is just a short walk away. Great walks, lovely scenery, perfect way to see in the New Year.

    Harry2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely comfy clean place with a small kitchen which is a bonus. Neat and modern. Close to Burford Town which have lovely pubs, restaurants antique shops etc. Loved the whole weekend away in the Cotswolds.

    Ann2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • The place was really lovely, characterful and clean, Victoria was a great host and extremely helpful. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely come back if we were in the area. Highly recommended!

    Rory2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Burford, 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.
  • 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
  • Amazing stay in The Barn, Jackie’s house. The house is located in a beuatidul countryside in the Cotswolds. The view from the room in absolutely stunning. We spent one night and was great. The Barn is the perfect place where to escape from the busy life of the city, and relax a peaceful weekend.

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

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Windrush, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

    Church Cottage is a beautifully preserved Cotswold home, with original features that seamlessly blend with contemporary comforts. The cottage sleeps 6 guests across 3 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms, and a downstairs WC. In the heart of beautiful Burford, Church Cottage has layers of history, curiosities and unique craftsmanship, including a wood-burning stove. The cottage has a large, secluded garden and a sunny Rose Terrace, plus off-road parking for 1 car, with additional street parking nearby.
    Full Description Ground Floor Entrance Hall and downstairs WC Step through the red front door into the entrance hall, a compact space, but with plenty of room for coats, umbrellas, boots and shoes. Above is a Victorian clothes-drying rack, operated on a pulley system, with the rope wound around the hook on the wall - providing an efficient and environmentally friendly way to dry clothes. Open the door to your left and you will find the downstairs WC and washbasin, situated in the old ‘privy’. Take one step up through to the: Kitchen The well-equipped kitchen is a light and airy space filled with beautiful original features, such as the tiled flooring and half-size Belfast sink. The super-efficient ‘Everhot’ range cooker will be warm and ready to use and is fantastic for baking and drying alike! The row of cream cupboards opposite the cooker cleverly hides a separate fridge and freezer, individual bins, washing machine and dishwasher. The tall cupboard next to the door to the sitting room contains the microwave, and a full range of plates, glasses and cooking equipment. Before moving on into the sitting room, take a moment to study Clare’s collection of vintage tins in the glass fronted cabinet. With some tins dating from the early 1900s, this unique collection is the culmination of a lifelong hobby for Clare. Which one is your favourite? Through to the: Sitting Room A wonderfully cosy living space, this room is the heart of the cottage, with original painted wooden floorboards and beams, cheerful floral curtains, warm bright furniture including two armchairs a three-seater sofa. An inviting wood-burning stove sits proudly in the original brick fireplace, framed by oak bookcases handmade in Witney containing a selection of novels, reference and guide books. The perfect place to curl up next to the fire with a book in hand or snuggle down to watch the new ‘Smart’ television, located in the antique pine corner cupboard, along with a DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and a selection of games and puzzles. The room is very well lit, with subtle spotlights adding a touch of modernity while ensuring that the cottage never feels dark. (TV and DVD player instructions are in the ‘Owners’ Notes’.) French windows in the Sitting Room lead to the garden. Head through to the Dining Room via the cottage’s original front door: Dining Room The first thing that may strike you about this room is its spaciousness; for a compact cottage, this generously sized dining area provides plenty of space for entertaining. This is the newer part of the house, added in 2002, though it blends in seamlessly with the original style of the cottage. A fresh, light room with shelves displaying more gorgeous ceramics and original paintings, and of course, the centre piece of the room, a large dining table with ample room and seating for six. In the far-left corner you will notice a piece of furniture from a bygone era, a lovely antique headteacher’s desk. If you fancy some al fresco dining, the French windows take you directly out onto the sheltered Rose Terrace, with its truly stunning view of the magnificent west end of Burford Church. Head back into the Sitting Room to the left-hand corner where a door opens to traditional cottage stairs leading up to the bedrooms and bathrooms: Upstairs Upstairs Landing Once you are at the top of the stairs - take care as they are quite steep - you will reach the landing where you will find a wide wooden worktop that stretches the length of the landing. On top of the worktop there is a travel cot, baby changing mat and a little step that may be useful for teeth-brushing! Through the door on the right at the top of the stairs to the: Bathroom A bright and compact bathroom, with a gorgeous, original 1930’s bathtub with attached shower hose, W.C. and wash basin. Please note: the shower fitting is not suitable for use as a stand-up shower but is fine for sitting/in-bath use and hair washing. Enter the next door opposite the stairs into the: Double Bedroom With its soft, pastel-coloured walls and furnishings and comfortable ‘Queen-size’ double bed, it’s hard not to feel cosy in this charming bedroom with its sloping ceiling. There’s also plenty of space and storage, with two bedside tables with drawers, a chair, a lovely vintage pine chest of drawers, and a small hanging cupboard inside the door on the left-hand side next to the bed. This bedroom has a lovely view over the gardens and rooftops of old Burford. Further along the landing on the right and into the: Twin Bedroom Set up as a children’s bedroom, this charming room is sure to enchant all ages. Two comfortable single beds line either side of the room, with a large vintage pine chest of drawers between the beds. Above the chest of drawers hangs a captivating illustration of a rabbit family guaranteed to delight young guests, while the quaint little fireplace (not working) and patchwork curtains all add to the appeal of this cheerful twin room. On to the end of the passage and into the: Master Bedroom with En Suite Complete with two 1940’s chests of drawers, bedside tables and modern radio – the master bedroom is full of thoughtful touches. Lie back on the king-size bed and look to the ceiling: you’ll notice the lucky horseshoe fixed up above you, this came from the original front door of the cottage! The ensuite shower room has a walk-in shower, WC, wash basin and adorable little cubby holes for storage. This room has a fabulous view of the church and the cottage’s Rose Terrace below. The elegant converted gas streetlamp just outside the entrance to the churchyard adds a romantic glow to the Rose Terrace at night, and if you leave your windows open on a summer evening you will enjoy the scent of the roses in the bedroom! Outside Garden The garden of Church Cottage will take you completely by surprise. You will notice hints of what’s to come through the garden gate in the pretty raised border in the parking area. As well as providing complete privacy from Lawrence Lane and public view it is also totally secure garden, making it a wonderful place for children to play. As the cottage is south facing, the garden really benefits from the summer sun. It has fantastic views of the Church, and the most beautiful blooms of flowers along the long high stone wall during the spring and summer months. Plenty of outdoor seating is provided, including two benches, two chairs and a table, and a further bench tucked under an arch covered with clematis and roses. Please note: The ‘garden house’ at the near end of the garden is locked and not for guests’ use. However, guests are welcome to use the veranda and the chairs. If you smoke, then this is a good covered smoking area – with a perfect view of the Church. Rose Terrace At the end of the house closest to the Church, you will find the walled, sheltered and sunny Rose Terrace, accessed from the dining room or the side gate in the garden. This beautiful paved space is a real sun trap, and wonderful for al fresco dining, with an outdoor dining table that seats six, as well as a bench. Relax in this private paradise as you sit amongst the flourishing roses, ancient holly tree, and an apple tree that is probably older than the cottage itself! (Make the most of the sun in this area by using the retractable washing line fixed next to the door from the garden to dry your laundry!) Shed in parking area Opposite the red front door, you will see a small lockable shed. This is where the outdoor bins are kept. It also has some hooks - great for suitcase storage - and it is a good place for deliveries to be left. The key to the shed hangs on the overhead hooks in the kitchen entrance.  
    Although tucked away down a peaceful lane, Church Cottage is the perfect location for exploring Burford and the wider Cotswolds. In just a few paces you will find yourself at the bottom of the famous High Street of Burford, perfect for exploring everything that this stunning medieval market town has to offer. The excellent Co-Operative supermarket is a three-minute walk from the cottage and stocks all immediate shopping requirements, with a great wine selection. It’s open 7am – 10pm every day of the week. There are some great cafés in Burford, if you turn left out of Church Cottage and head towards the Church, you will discover the newly built Warwick Hall and café, ideal for a morning coffee and snacks. Another good spot for a reviving cup of coffee or tea is Linwoods on the High Street, where you can also buy delicious local artisan-made Sourdough bread. If you walk towards the main car park from Church Cottage you will cross the mill-race connecting to the charming River Windrush that meanders through the Cotswolds, a lovely spot to feed the ducks and swans! Burford used to be a major coaching town between London and the West Country and was home to 35 coaching inns! The town still retains 13 pubs, all within walking distance of the cottage, of which our favourites are ‘The Angel’, a very good gastropub, and ‘The Highway’. There’s also a great variety of specialist shops to explore and a visit to the fascinating Tolsey Museum. If you fancy exploring a bit further afield, Witney is an easy 10-mile drive east towards Oxford, and has a great array of high street shops, larger supermarkets such as M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, eateries and a modern cinema complex. Also, around 10 miles away is the renowned Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham, a farm complex that offers a farm shop, restaurant, spa as well as other activities such as farm tours and cooking courses. See the Burford Guidebook for further information.
  • Stunning home. Great charm. Brilliant location. Loved the sounds of the church bells. The coffee and biscuits on arrival. Spotless. Wonderful outdoor space - all enclosed - so very safe for our toddler to run around. Charming hidden parts of the garden too. Only negative comment would be the sofas. Not comfy at all. Can feel the wood through the cushions. But a really lovely stay and would definitely come back!

    Ruth2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • An immaculate place to stay, warm and cosy, great location with lots of space. Perfect for the family.

    Adeel2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • The Church Cottage was perfect! We spent the first part of our trip in England exploring the Cotswolds, and staying in Burford was a great decision. It was central to everything and the town itself was great to explore. The cottage is located right off of the main street through town and incredibly close to restaurants, pubs and shops. The Church Cottage itself fit our family of five well (two parents, 1 adult child, 1 teenager, 1 child). We didn't spend a lot of down time at the house as we were out most of every day, but the house was comfortable and charming, and had all the amenities of home. It was a great space to explore and we loved the proximity to everything!

    Erin2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Extraordinary location and feel!

    Dan2019-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • A clean cottage in the middle of the Cotswolds. A lovely space especially if the weather is good!

    Rohan2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect cottage in a picture postcard location, Martin was the perfect host and made us feel more than welcome.

    Louise2019-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and beautiful cottage perfect for a weekend away

    Ollie2019-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent trip and stay at Church Cottage

    Julian2019-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Wall Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Wall Cottage is an elegantly presented Cotswold stone cottage which sleeps six guests, in three beautiful bedrooms, with a family bathroom. Renovated to a high standard, the property benefits from a bright and spacious open plan ground floor layout and a number of modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen. The cottage boasts a contemporary interior with a sleek minimalist finish, stylish flagstone flooring and an inviting wood burning stove whose fireplace combines both modern and period design. There is a lovely courtyard garden at the rear and free on-street parking is available nearby. Wall Cottage is located in the heart of the bustling market town of Burford, a picturesque medieval town which is home to a number of independent shops, galleries, restaurants and tearooms. Considered the southern gateway to the Cotswolds, the High Street descends from the high Wolds down to the River Windrush, offering glorious views across the Windrush Valley. The street is lined with ancient cottages, slanting half-timbered houses and refined Georgian townhouses, and there is a museum which illustrates the town’s social and industrial past. Surrounded by stunning countryside, there are many walks and cycle routes on Burford’s doorstep, as well as a range of popular attractions including Burford Golf Club, the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Crocodiles of the World. Given its central location, Burford is well-placed for exploring the many historic towns and villages of the Cotswolds such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Kingham, Bibury and Cirencester. Further afield destinations such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Cheltenham and Bath 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!
    Wall Cottage is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing getaway just a stone’s throw from the centre of a vibrant market town. The front door opens into a small entrance hall and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: With stylish flagstone flooring throughout the ground floor, this tastefully decorated space contains a stone fireplace with cosy wood burning stove, Smart TV, two-seater sofa, two armchairs and a Sonos speaker; Dining room: A continuation of the living room, this smart open plan dining area is perfect for entertaining and contains a large dining table with seating for six; Kitchen: Overlooking the garden, this well-equipped kitchen is flooded with natural light from the Velux windows and patio doors. Beautifully presented, it contains an American-style fridge/freezer with manual fill water dispenser, an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, washing machine/tumble dryer, slimline dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and two armchairs; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the ground floor hall to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: Overlooking the rooftops of Burford, this immaculate bedroom contains a double bed and a freestanding wardrobe with storage drawers; Bedroom 2: This elegant room contains a double bed, ornamental fireplace, clothes rail, wooden chair and wall mirror; Family bathroom: A bright and airy room which contains a bath with overhead shower and separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. A second staircase leads up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which is bedroom 3: Bedroom 3: Located in the eaves, this light and spacious room has painted beams and views towards the church. With Velux windows and blackout blinds, this room contains two single beds, a bedside table and built-in shelves for storage and a children’s table with two chairs. Accessed via the kitchen is the enclosed patio garden, a tranquil spot in which guests can relax and enjoy the fresh air. Four stone steps lead up to the higher tier which is bordered by fragrant lavender and home to an outdoor table with seating for four, along with a fire pit which can be used as a barbecue. There is free on-street parking close to the property.
    Burford is twenty miles west of Oxford and is considered the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. It is a beautiful old Cotswold town, famous for its sloping High Street, which runs down from the high Wolds, with beautiful views over the open countryside, to the willow fringed River Windrush, in the pretty Windrush valley. A fine three arched medieval bridge crosses the river at the foot of the hill. In Anglo-Saxon times, Burford was the site of a fortified ford on the river Windrush. The town grew to be an important crossroads and a wealthy wool town, which is very popular with visitors today. The broad main street is lined with dignified old houses, ancient cottages and many shops, all of which appear little changed since Tudor times, as witnessed by the precarious angles the buildings have come to rest at. There are wonderful little side streets to explore, as well as many old pubs, cafes and antique shops. The 15th century parish church of St. John Baptist is magnificent and is another sign of the wealth that the wool trade generated for the town. Food & Drink Burford has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit most tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Bull at Burford (www.bullatburford.co.uk): The Brasserie at the Bull at Burford is a gourmet delight. According to the seasons, specialties range from the chefs homemade pork terrine or Asian seafood stew for starters to hanging kebab skewer specials to medallions of venison. Of the desserts the trio of caramel and the seasonal Eton mess are already a favourite on the menu. Since opening in June 2010, the Brasserie has been given 2 AA rosettes for Culinary Excellence and a special AA Breakfast Award; The Mermaid (www.themermaidburford.co.uk): Spanning two floors, this charming and charismatic restaurant maintains the original 18th century architecture, complete with traditional stone features and fireplaces, and old wooden beams and fittings. If you're a fan of intimate dining, you'll love the candlelit atmosphere upstairs, whilst there is also a conservatory area perfect for large families, and additional space in the general bar area. A varied menu is offered in the restaurant, with homemade food to suit all preferences and dietary persuasions. The award-winning bar has a range of excellent beers and local ales. Three real ales are always available, along with a changing guest ale.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Burford, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Entire house4 beds
    Wall Cottage, Burford
    Price:£104/night
    NEW
    1 review
    Superhost
    Here we have an annexe which is attached to a lovely farmhouse set in the heart of the Cotswold countryside based behind Overdale equestrian centre Nether Westcote You will have your own entrance to the studio/ apartment and parking space The property is ideal for 2 people although the apartment also has a sofa bed which can be set up by arrangement. This location is close to Burford , Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the water and represents outstanding value for this part of the world .
    Within the annexe there is a kitchenette, which has a fridge microwave, toaster, kettle,crockery and utensils available. We will provide you with fresh milk, along with tea and coffee for your arrival also some bottled water. There is a double bed also a 2 seater sofa along with a TV and DVD player. You have an en-suite shower room ,toilet with complimentary shampoo and shower gel.
    We are set in a beautiful sleepy village, surrounded by fantastic views of the Cotswolds, plenty of country walks on your doorstep perfect for four legged friends as well ! We have a village pub the “Feathered Nest” which serves excellent food and beverages they are open from Wednesday to Sunday’s and is 5 Minutes walk away. We are central to many wonderful villages such as Stow on the Wold , Bourton on the Water and Burford which are only minutes away by car to go and discover. A perfect base for visiting the Cotswolds.i
  • Myself and Kevin stayed at the Annexe this weekend and we had the most perfect stay. The Annexe is clean, comfortable and cosy. We loved the calm surroundings and enjoyed walks to the local areas. Gill was a fantastic host and gave us help tips on what to do while we were in the Cotswolds. We would highly recommend staying here. Thank you again Gill.

    Kevin2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect little space in the cotswolds, sparklingly clean and close to the town of Stow.

    Glen2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay. The house is on a farm and we had our own entrance which was nice. Gill was hands off but caring which was perfect. Would definitely recommend!

    Sidney2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Gill's annexe is perfect for a weekend away. It has everything you could need and is exactly as photographed and described. It is so cosy and brilliant value for the Cotswolds. We had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend!

    Ellie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Nether Westcote , Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

    The house is approx 450 years old with many original features. The upstairs space which is for guests has a cosy double room, a shower room and a small sitting room. There is a kettle, a toaster, microwave and small fridge. The house is situated in the centre of Burford. Views of the surrounding area from the bedroom and close to main street, shops, restaurants and pubs. Perfect location to tour the Cotswolds. Ample parking in the local carpark which is 100m away and free street parking
  • Great location in the heart of Burford, plenty of great places for a meal or a drink, car park was a 2 minute walk away. Host were very friendly and welcoming. The house was sparkling clean, would definitely return if stopping in the area again.

    Ben2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent host, nice and friendly. Very cute accommodation in a lovely town. Would definitely come again.

    Andreas2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay! Great room, lovely village, plenty of pubs.

    Richard2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • A cosy Cotswolds getaway. Rayma and Trevor were fantastic hosts who made me feel very welcome. The room was beautifully decorated and cosy. It even had an electric heater to keep you warm on a winters night. The reception room was an added bonus, which had a toaster, microwave and mini fridge. The hosts provided amble tea and coffee making facilities. Just what I like! Thank you for a perfect weekend away. I would love to come and stay again sometime!

    Nicola2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay in Burford, and really enjoyed the cosy room and incredible location for pubs and a walk in the countryside. Thanks for having us!

    Katie2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Rayma's place in Burford is a beautiful 500 years old home. The Airbnb space you get will be the top floor which consists of a bed room, a living/dining space where you have seating facilities and also microwave,mini fridge and cutlery and your own bathroom. There is also a provision for tea and coffee provided. The bed is cozy and comfy and the room is maintained warm during winters. In the bath space, you get fresh towels, soap and shampoo. Though Breakfast is not provided we have many options to eat out. Trevor and Rayma are very kind and would do everything possible to make your stay memorable. I would mark this as a rare find.

    Parvathi2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Characterful cottage, wonderful location and the lovely room made for a very special trip.

    Chris2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very helpful and welcoming people

    Marc2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Burford, England, United Kingdom

    Planters Studio is a delightful countryside retreat, its 1st floor galleried bedroom & bathroom has an exceptionally comfortable cast iron 4-poster double bed within an oak framed roof - certainly romantic, light and airy. Downstairs is a modern fully equipped kitchen, eating and sitting area including a sofa bed. A Welcome Pack is provided. The Studio has its own front door, patio garden & BBQ, with off road parking. A cot is available on request. Dogs/pets are welcome - charge £5/night/pet.
    Guests regularly comment in our guest book that the Studio is comfortable, very well furnished and equipped. The Studio is private and, only if needed, we are near bye to help in any way. The Studio is in a 'Golden Triangle' of rolling Cotswold, largely organic, farmland & countryside. Footpaths, from the Studio, flow directly cross-country into gorgeous villages of Cotswold stone and narrow country lanes or minor roads lead further afield for trips by car to pretty country towns and villages.
    This part of the Cotswolds we love particularly because it remains very largely working organic farmland rather than a recognised Cotswold destination - like Burford. The near bye villages without exception are all very attractive, most have a pub that serves food from good to restaurant standard. There is a network of footpaths linking the villages. We are happy to recommend our current favourite restaurants and other places or activities of interest.
  • Highly recommend this diamond of a place to stay . It is a true hidden gem, which is highly recommended. All the touches of home and great style !!

    Craig2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Dougy's and Jackie's studio (much bigger than you would think) was perfect for a relaxed base in the Cotswolds. From the birds feeding just outside the door to the well equipped kitchen, meaning you could easily eat in and out. My travelling partner said the four poster bed was one of the best nights sleeps she has had. All in all, a little piece of paradise just 90 mins from London!

    Paul James2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing studio, cosy and quiet! We had such a relaxing couple of days - it just wasn't long enough!

    Emma2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, great quiet location and the dogs had an amazing time too!

    Emma2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Dougie & Jackie’s studio apartment. It had everything we wanted and more. Great location, just a short drive away from lots of local villages! We enjoyed all of the suggestions that we’re given to us- they did not disappoint! A great little get away!

    Melanie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The location is perfect for long walks and visits to the surrounding towns and villages. The studio itself has everything you need and more. Whilst we only stayed for 2 nights, we had a fabulous time in the Cotswolds. Dougy and Jackie are very kind and good hosts. Everything you need is included - basics in the fridge for a nice breakfast the following morning, books and guides to help guide you around and a lovely presented studio, with a great close view of the bird table outside your window - oh and a very comfy bed! Thanks Dougy and Jackie and hope to see you both and chutney in the future again.

    Kyriacos2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Dougy, Jackie and Chutneys place is absolutely fantastic to have a peaceful get-away. It had great facilities to make our own food. The breakfast selection was a lovely touch and they were full of suggestions on where to go and eat. It was clean and tidy. And the location was great for the surrounding villages. Can't recommend enough.

    Dewi2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect property, hosts, and location. Would highly recommend.

    Lucy2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Gloucestershire, England, 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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

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

    Welcome to The Old Coach House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Old Coach House is a stylish Grade II listed property which sleeps four guests, in two bedrooms, with two spacious ensuite bathrooms. The original building was completed in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and this former Coach House retains many traditional features from that time, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, the stone entrance archway in the kitchen and upper mullion window on the first floor landing. Intriguingly, a well-preserved historical graphite inscription from its master builder, Walter Hayward of Northleach is framed in the sitting area along with a further chalk inscription dated 1894 believed to refer to the visit of the Queen to Ireland that year. Recently refurbished to a high standard, the property has a warm, contemporary interior and modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen with underfloor heating, all of which blend effortlessly with the stunning character features. There is an attractive courtyard garden at the rear and allocated parking for two cars parked in tandem is available on a shared driveway. The Old Coach House is located in the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often voted as one of the prettiest villages in England. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, Bourton has a number of popular pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and shops to enjoy and a wide range of tourist attractions on its doorstep, including the Model Village, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum, the Dragonfly Maze and the slightly further afield Sezincote Gardens and House, a 200 year old Mogul palace. Bourton is surrounded by the fabulous countryside which forms the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many walks and cycle routes to explore, including the challenging Winchcombe to Burford cycle route which passes through Bourton itself. Its central location within the Cotswolds makes it a good base for exploring the other lovely towns and villages in the area, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and The Slaughters. World famous destinations such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath are also 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!
    Laid out over three floors, The Old Coach House is the ideal retreat for couples or a group of friends who are looking for a luxurious place to call home whilst exploring the glorious Cotswolds region. The house is laid out as follows: Kitchen/dining room: This well presented open plan kitchen/dining room has an eye-catching exposed stone wall and archway and original flagstone floors which have been modernised with underfloor heating. This cosy and inviting space contains a double electric range cooker with five-ring gas hob, a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetière, toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also an oak dining table with seating for four; Living room: With smart limed-oak flooring, exposed beams, exposed stone walls and a bay window looking across to the church and manor house, this wonderful room contains a brick and Cotswold stone fireplace with cosy wood burning stove, three-seater sofa and two armchairs, Smart TV with Sky News and Netflix access for account holders only, plus a DVD player and a bookcase with selection of board games; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, a beautiful space with an original Cotswold stone mullion window and exposed stone walls. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, the one on the left being the master bedroom: Master bedroom: A step down from the landing leads into a stylish bedroom with exposed stone walls and the reverse side of the stone mullion window. Overlooking the courtyard garden and neighbouring manor house with its dovecote, this room enjoys birdsong throughout the year and contains a king size sleigh bed, built-in wardrobes and a Lloyd Loom chair. From the bedroom, an open riser spiral staircase leads up into the eaves and the master bedroom ensuite: Master bedroom’s ensuite bathroom: This spacious room contains a freestanding bath with handheld shower attachment, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail and a separate toilet. Turning right on the first floor landing leads into bedroom 2: Bedroom 2: Located at the front of the house with views to the church opposite, this pretty bedroom also has an exposed Cotswold stone wall and contains a king size bed, freestanding wardrobe and ornamental fireplace. From the bedroom, a second open riser spiral staircase leads up into the eaves and bedroom 2’s ensuite: Bedroom 2’s ensuite bathroom: With striking exposed beams, this bathroom in the eaves contains a walk-in shower, twin wash basins, heated towel rail and separate toilet. The private courtyard garden, filled with pretty flowerpots and shrubs, is accessed directly from the stable door in the kitchen and has a painted picnic bench which can seat four. This private space enjoys sun throughout the afternoon and is a lovely spot to relax in fair weather. A shared gravel driveway to the side of the property has allocated parking space for two cars in tandem.
    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. here 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.
  • We had a lovely stay at the cottage. It is perfectly located in Bourton-on-the-Water and we especially enjoyed the fireplace on the cold, rainy evenings. The cottage has all the modern conveniences while still maintaining many of the original details. We hope to visit again in the future.

    Katie2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • This place is fabulous. We had a great weekend escape in the Cotswolds, with lovely walks straight from the front door and plenty pubs and shops close by too. Would highly recommend for a countryside retreat!

    Hannah2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Big attention to detail and a very homely cottage

    Carol2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, 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

    In the heart of the quiet village of Bledington; two minutes' walk from the award-winning King’s Head pub. The front door opens to an open-plan living and dining area with a seating area with TV to the right and small but well-equipped kitchen to your left. Stairs lead to a bedroom with king-size bed, plenty of storage in two wardrobe cupboards and a chest of drawers. Upstairs there is a large bathroom with bath and hand-held shower and a utility cupboard housing an automatic washer-dryer.
    Five Bells Garden Cottage is a mid-nineteenth century farmworkers’ cottage which has been renovated to a high standard and offers cosy and comfortable accommodation. Positioned well back from the quiet village street it is a tranquil and restful retreat located in the small village of Bledington in the heart of the North Cotswolds. Garden Cottage started life around the 1860s as an open plan living space with large inglenook fireplace which provided the only means of heating and cooking. A ladder gave access to an upstairs space which was divided into two bedrooms. It was built as a home for workers on the adjacent Grayhursts Farm (now Five Bells Cottages) at a time when there was a significant amount of farming, market gardening and light industry in Bledington. Tenants continued to rent the building until the 1930s when it fell vacant and became part of a local council plan to build more modern homes in the village. However, the Second World War put all such plans on hold and during the war the cottage housed a family evacuated from the East End of London and at times up to nine people lived there – still with no indoor facilities beyond a sink with cold running water and an outside toilet. After the war it remained intermittently tenanted until the 1970s though little was done to modernise it. At some time the ground floor was divided into two small rooms and a staircase built. When it was acquired in 2004 by the owners they decided to return it to its original ground floor plan by removing the partition walls and re-opening the large fireplace. They managed to source some blue lias stone to match the existing flooring, which was sandblasted to remove varnish and paint. The walls and ceilings were re-plastered and a modern kitchen fitted at one end of the open plan living area.(URL HIDDEN)Upstairs the two original bedrooms remain, but one has been converted into a modern bathroom which also houses a utility cupboard with washing machine and tumble drier. The double bedroom is furnished with a super king size bed and has generous fitted wardrobes. Shutters have been fitted to all windows and a fully programmable electric heating system has been installed along with electric water heating and cooking facilities so that the cottage benefits from all modern conveniences whilst retaining all of its original period charm. To the front of Garden Cottage is a south west facing private terrace garden equipped with table and chairs for alfresco dining on warm summer evenings. Deck chairs are housed in the cupboard on the right of the fireplace. Garden Cottage is fully equipped as a holiday home with all necessary crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment. There is a full size oven and a two ring electric hob; a full size fridge with freezing compartment; an automatic washing machine with tumble drier; a drying rack; TV, radio, CD player; hairdryer. All bed linen, towels, tea towels, table cloths, napkins, cleaning cloths and suitable cleaning materials are provided for your stay. There are board games, books, local maps, CDs, DVDs, etc. available in the cottage. Catering services can be offered by prior arrangement, please ask for details and sample menus.
    Bledington is only one mile from Kingham railway station with its regular train services to London, Oxford and Hereford and Worcester. The cities of Cheltenham, Oxford, Stratford on Avon and Bath are only a short distance away and the village lies on the Oxfordshire Way. Situated in the Evenlode Valley and traversing part of the Oxfordshire Way, this scenic village has an attractive green and still retains its 15th century church and Victorian maypole, as well as a popular village pub. On the village green is the King’s Head, a couple of minutes’ walk from the cottage and there are many other good pubs and restaurants within a few miles of the village. Supermarkets and a full range of shops are available in Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton and a village shop selling newspapers is situated in Kingham (2 miles away). The renowned Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is four miles away.
  • We had a lovely, peaceful stay. A great location to explore the Cotswolds.

    Emma2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy and welcoming cottage, perfect for 2! It's conveniently located close to some of the best attractions, walks and sights of the Cotswolds (Stoke-on-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are highly recommended), as well as a great pub! Ideal stay for a few days of peace and relax.

    Davide2019-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • The Garden Cottage is just as described. The location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds , the village is picturesque and peaceful, and there is a great pub within walking distance. Excellent chance to get away from it all! There were lots of thoughtful touches, including guide books, maps, puzzles, games, and basic ingredients for cooking (fresh milk, garlic, salt, pepper, etc.). Gabrielle and Martin were excellent hosts and I would highly recommend this property. One note: the cottage is pet friendly, so might not be the best fit for those with allergies. I forgot to ask, but had luckily brought along my allergy medication.

    Sophia2018-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely few days at Five Bells Cottage -the ideal spot for enjoying the Autumn colours of the Cotswolds - and a lovely, homely retreat. The cottage was sparkling clean, warm and had everything we needed, and the really big bed was very comfy. We didn't have a car but still found it easy to find local walks, and we really appreciated having the village pub just a few moments walk away - great for dinner and for a drink by the fire. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Mary2018-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic cosy cottage. All facilities were superb and in an idyllic location. I especially loved watched the beautiful birds that frequent your garden.

    Vanessa2018-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely cottage in Bedlington which we found to be a good base to explore the Cotswolds with a car. Great pub just a few minutes walk down the road. Comfy big bed. The cottage has a bath with a shower handle which was fine for us.

    Susan2018-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely Cottage in Bledington. Great secluded location, near to some of th best pubs in the country in Bledington itself and Kingham. A very enjoyable stay!

    Iain2018-06-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing weekend in this cute cottage. The cottage has everything you need for a short stay and is in a fantastic location in a beautiful village. Only 15 min walk to Kingham train station and lots of walking paths to choose from when you get there. Beautiful scenery and the hosts are lovely, considerate and friendly but discrete. Will definitely be coming back!

    Elle2018-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Orchard House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Orchard House is an elegant and spacious home away from home which sleeps eight guests, in four bedrooms, with three stylish bathrooms. Built in the late 20th century from natural stone, the property has been finished to a high standard with neutral tones, well-chosen works of art and decorative pieces. The warm and inviting living room is the heart of the home and the addition of the light and airy conservatory allows the garden to be enjoyed all year round. The property has a wealth of modern facilities including wireless internet access, two Smart TVs, a well-equipped kitchen and underfloor heating in two of the bathrooms. There is a large garden at the rear and off-street parking for up to three cars is available on the driveway. Great Rissington is one of four villages that are fondly known as ‘The Rissingtons’, traditional settlements with fine stone cottages surrounded by the breathtaking countryside that falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just a stone’s throw from the property is The Lamb Inn, a popular 14th century country pub which serves delicious local food and offers stunning views over the Windrush Valley. There are many enjoyable walks and cycle routes to discover, including those across to nearby Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the best loved villages in the region, or shorter strolls which take in the Sherborne Water Meadows. Affectionately referred to as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, Bourton has a number of popular pubs, restaurants, tearooms and shops to enjoy and a wide range of tourist attractions on its doorstep, including the Model Village, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum and Birdland. There are many other lovely towns and villages just a short drive away, including the medieval market town of Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester and Kingham, all offering high quality dining options. Further afield destinations such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon 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!
    Orchard House is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking an idyllic Cotswold getaway. The house is laid out as follows: Kitchen/breakfast room/utility room: The wonderful dual aspect kitchen has been finished in a contemporary style with smart limed oak units and a central island. This room contains a double electric oven with five-ring gas hob, a dishwasher, kettle, toaster, an integrated fridge, wine fridge, island with two breakfast stools and a DAB radio. A doorway in the wood panelling leads through into the utility room which contains a microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, butler sink and coat hooks; Dining room: Leading through from the entrance hall, this tastefully decorated room contains a bleached oak dining table with seating for eight; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin; Study: This fabulous room is perfect for wet and windy days when indoor entertainment or relaxing with a good book are on the agenda. It contains a Smart TV with Netflix access for account holders only, a PlayStation 4 with two controllers and small selection of games, two leather armchairs, two footstools and a writing desk and chair; Living room: This impressive room is great for relaxing with friends and family. It contains a modern fireplace with wood burning stove, a five-seater corner sofa, wingback chair and large footstool, a Smart TV with Netflix access for account holders only, selection of board games and books and a Bose Soundbar; Conservatory: The living room leads out into the gorgeous conservatory which is flooded with natural light and overlooks the attractive garden. This living space has eye-catching exposed stone walls and contains a round wooden table with seating for four, two armchairs, a loveseat and footstool. Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a mid-level landing, off which is the master bedroom. The other bedrooms and bathrooms are located off the first floor landing, five steps further up the staircase: Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: Overlooking the garden and Cotswold hills beyond, this elegant bedroom contains a super king size bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobes, two chairs and a mirror. The bedroom has a spacious ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating. This room contains a walk-in shower, toilet, twin wash basins and heated towel rail; Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom: This delightful bedroom contains a king size bed, full length mirror, button bedroom chair, chest of drawers and wall-mounted hooks for hanging clothes. The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom which contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Bedroom 3: A lovely bedroom which contains a super king size bed or two single beds, a chest of drawers, wall-mounted hooks for hanging clothes, a mirror and bedroom chair; Bedroom 4: Overlooking the garden, this well presented bedroom contains a super king size bed or two single beds, a chest of drawers, wall-mounted hooks for hanging clothes and a mirror; Family bathroom: This modern bathroom has underfloor heating and contains a walk-in shower, bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, twin wash basins and heated towel rail. Accessed via the kitchen, utility room, living room and conservatory, the wonderful garden comprises two separate areas, those being a patio garden and a grass lawn. The enclosed patio area has an outdoor table with seating for eight, along with a fire pit and charcoal barbecue, and is a great spot for al fresco dining in the warmer weather. A pathway behind the garage and through a gated fence leads to the lawn, beautifully maintained and bordered by mature trees and high hedges which create a sense of privacy. A picture-perfect summerhouse looks out across the lawn, and with electricity, heating and a suite of furniture, this botanical inspired annexe is a superb place to take in the sights and scents of the garden. At the far end lies a wild nature garden, home to mature shrubs and a shallow stream which feeds the pond (please note that a fence is due to be installed to separate this area). Hidden amongst the foliage is a bench, great for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. The secure double garage has storage space for bicycles and contains a freezer which guests are welcome to use. The gravel driveway in front of the property provides off-street parking for three cars and further free on-street parking can be found in the village.
    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.
  • Property is to a very high spec, very clean and tastefully furnished cottage throughout. Good location, great pub less than 2 minutes walk away. Although there were 8 adults staying, we never felt that we crowded each other out. Would definitely recommend.

    Fiona2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place Hosted 10 of us Nice local area Clean, spacious Great lounge to relax in

    Chris2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Great Rissington, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    This is a self-catering listing with a small kitchen, and an en suite bathroom separate from the rest of the house.
    On the edge of Shilton village. Great for walks in the country side as there is a public right of way passing the house that goes all the way to Burford. There is a pub in the village if you feel like a meal out.
    Typical Cotswold Village.
  • We loved our stay here. A very positive experience. I thought the location was great, communication was excellent and indeed very good value. It’s very peaceful and spacious. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. I love the fact you can cook and enjoyed making breakfast and dinner! It’s was very warm in each room and a heater was provided for the kitchen if required. I thought the bed was super comfortable and the bathroom excellent. We had a car so used our couple of days to visit the local towns most of which were pretty close. Would return here 100%

    Danny2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Alex’s place was perfect. The bedroom is a lot bigger than in the photos - the bed is very comfortable and sofa situated nicely to relax and watch the telly. Very nice touch by leaving home made bread, bacon and eggs for us to make breakfast. Coffee tea milk and snack all available too. Bathroom was clean and lovely. Had a really great stay and would very highly recommend. Thanks Alex for letting us stay at yours!

    Tom2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect little place close to Cotswold. Everything you need to enjoy your time including a fully stocked kitchen with breakfast items and endless tea/coffee. The bed was extremely comfortable and even had heated sheets for those cold nights. WiFi signal was very weak causing our devices to continuously get kicked off the network, but the place is in a rural area so partly expected. Highly recommend staying here!

    Taunia2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • The best airbnb I've ever been to. The cottage is charming, private, full of tasteful details with everything necessary for the comfort of the guest. Everything is incredibly clean. Alex goes out of his way to make a delicious breakfast of egg, bacon, fruit, bread, butter and marmalade. Coffee, milk and tea are available. Also a chocolate in the room which I found a detail of absolute kindness. The bed is super comfortable and has an electric mattress water heater which I personally loved. The bathroom is large and has a bathtub with electric towel dryer (another detail). Everything is new and works perfectly. The location is excellent as Shilton is a super quiet village on the side of all other costwold villages. The local pub is wells minutes walk from the house and is excellent and the food is delicious. I recommend 1000%.

    Vanina2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Alex's place was really great. It was very clean and a really comfortable bed. A very good breakfast was provided and it was a real bonus to have a kitchen and to be able to cook. It was a really peaceful place and Alex was a very good host. The village was lovely and the pub did good meals. Thanks so much Alex. Philippa and William

    Philippa2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent accommodation in a beautiful village. Walking distance to a lovely pub with good food. Such beautiful surroundings, we loved our stay here. Easy drives to other local villages of the Cotswolds . Breakfast was provided which was so nice of the hosts and really appreciated. I would definitely recommend to friends and stay again.

    Lara2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely big bedroom, immaculately clean, comfy bed, kitchen with supplies, great bathroom,quiet location. Will definitely be back!

    Chris2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Best place so far. Our hosts have thought of everything. Very comfortable and a great quirky town with a great pub for meals. So much to see around the area.

    Moira2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
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    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shilton, England, United Kingdom

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