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Places to stay in Little Compton

Places to stay in Little Compton
Welcome to Chapel Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Chapel Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed cottage, which dates back to the 17th century, and is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, due to the River Windrush that flows peacefully though the village, Bourton has an abundance of attractions, including Birdland, the Cotswold Motor Museum, and the Model Village. There are also a wide range of traditional pubs, shops and restaurants, making Bourton perfect for guests of all ages. The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, and the many picturesque market towns and villages of the Cotswolds are all within easy reach, as are further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
Chapel Cottage is a semi-detached cottage, located just off Bourton’s High Street. The front door is accessed via the cottage’s front garden, and opens directly into the living room, with the following rooms on the ground floor: Living/dining room: This characterful room has exposed oak beams, stone mullion windows, and a large Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a three seater and a two seater leather sofa plus a leather pouff, as well as a pretty window seat.Other facilities include a Smart TV with Netflix access, and a DAB radio with an iPod docking station. The dining area has a lovely flagstone floor, and contains an antique wooden dining table with four chairs and a window seat, which overlooks the front garden; Kitchen: A doorway leads through to the country-style kitchen, which overlooks the garden. This well presented room has an electric oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a stable door out from the kitchen to the courtyard garden at the back of the cottage. A steep, winding staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A lovely room with whitewashed stone walls and oak beams, which contains a double bed, a chest of drawers with a mirror, and hooks to provide hanging space; Bedroom 2: Another stylish room, which contains a king size bed, and hooks to provide hanging space; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. Further steep, winding stairs lead up to the second floor room: Snug/bedroom 3: This room is a perfect hideaway in the lovely eaves of the cottage, complete with Freeview TV and DVD player, plus a selection of DVDs, books and games. The room contains a day bed, which can be made up into a single bed. At the front of the cottage is a pretty, gravelled garden, with a stylish wrought iron table and chairs, which is ideal for making the most of the morning sun. The stable door from the kitchen opens out into the private courtyard garden at the rear of the cottage, which also has an outdoor table and chairs, and captures the late afternoon sun. The back garden has a useful outbuilding, which contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a 30-minute parking zone directly opposite the cottage, which is ideal for loading and unloading luggage, and two Pay & Display car parks are located a short walk away from the cottage.
Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton. The river is fed from many springs, with the source approximately ten miles from the village and, after flowing under the bridges of Bourton, it passes other villages before eventually joining the Thames. There are various attractions in the village, including the famous Birdland, which is home to a variety of birds from around the world. Here visitors can see parrots, pelicans, flamingos and penguins to name just a few, with experienced keepers feeding the birds and leading demonstrations. The Model Village is well worth a visit, as Bourton is the only village in the Cotswolds to have a one-ninth scale replica of itself. It is carefully maintained and has all of the characterful buildings including the Old Water Mill and the Old New Inn. Those lucky enough to witness snow in the winter months will notice photographers at the model village trying to get the perfect picture of the snowy scene. Another family favourite is the Dragonfly Maze. This yew maze leads visitors through the labyrinth, gathering clues in order to find the pavilion in the centre which enables them to unlock the final secret! The maze was constructed by Kit Williams, author of the golden hare treasure hunt book, "Masquerade". Food & Drink Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The list below is a small sample of the options available: The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant (www.chesterhousehotel.com): Breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and evening meals in a riverside restaurant. You can enjoy freshly prepared, local produce throughout the day and night, with seasonal specials added to the menu daily. The Duke of Wellington (www.dukeofwellingtonbourton.co.uk): A local village inn aiming to provide fresh home cooked food with a friendly service. There is a light snacking menu, a full menu and a wonderful range of desserts and hot beverages. As well as daily home cooked specials, on Sundays you can enjoy a traditional carvery with all the trimmings from 12-6pm. The Mousetrap Inn (www.mousetrap-inn.com): A traditionally run Cotswold stone Inn, with a history dating back to the building of the railways in the 18th Century. Serving home-made food, along with fantastic, locally brewed real ales. The Village Restaurant & Tearooms (www.thevillagerestaurant.co.uk): Traditional, home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere, overlooking the river Windrush, in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful town. Perfect for walking in to Bourton or for using as a base to travel from. Thank you very much!

    Oliver2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic cottage just off the high street in the middle of Bourton-on-the-Water. The cottage is very charming but should warn about the steep stairs! The bedrooms were cosy and the location can’t be matched. We had no problems checking in our out and communications with the host were very clear. Would definitely recommend if you don’t have mobility issues or giant suitcases.

    Maiko2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • It is lovely and warm. we have a wonderful time.

    Jiang2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • We’ve just returned home after a fabulous long weekend at Chapel Cottage. The house is beautiful, cosy and a perfect base for exploring The Cotswolds. Little touches like the chocolates were a welcome surprise with out first cuppa! Thank you to Carol & Nick for all the information provided and for letting us stay in this beautiful home. Precious memories made and we are already planning a return trip.

    Michelle2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Chapel cottage is in a wonderful location. Stylish, decor throughout, all the amenities you could need and the beds have the most comfortable mattresses and soft linen.Cosy, comfortable. In the heart of the village if you want to explore, but once inside it feels so secluded. A really wonderful cottage.

    Mateja2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Nick and Carol were so helpful and quick to respond if we had any questions during our stay. The cottage was so great, just as pretty as the pictures, and the cake on arrival was such a sweet touch. The notes that were sent beforehand were so helpful as well. Would definitely highly recommend. Bourton-on-the-Water was just slightly more touristy than we were hoping for.

    Georgina2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic cottage in an idyllic setting, literally 2 minutes from the high street- This is a warm and cosy place and thoughtful touches make a stay here extra special.

    Timothy2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • A very tidy and lovely little cottage equipped with everything you need. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was clean and modern. Great location. We had a wonderful stay!

    Dan2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

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

    A beautiful self-contained Cotswold Coach House B&B, this is a great base to explore the Cotswolds & local attractions. We are happy to help with recommendations. Bathroom with a Roll-top Bath and second Shower room Continental Breakfast is provided for your first night. rate is based on 2 people sharing a room. B&B comes with extra facilities including a small kitchenette/living area to enjoy your breakfast. *If coming by Train to Moreton, you will need to book a Taxi for a 5 minute journey.
    A beautiful self-contained Cotswold Coach House with room to relax and enjoy your stay. The front door leads into a kitchenette and a small sitting room and you have a downstairs small shower room with a good sized shower. Staircase leads up to the bedrooms and hallway links the two bedrooms and and bathroom, with a lovely roll top bath. This Is Bnb, a base to explore the Cotswold The kitchen area has a dishwasher, fridge, 2 ring hob and microwave. It is a small kitchen area for heating up food. Small sitting room with tv. The Bathroom features a stylish Rolltop bath. The first Bedroom has a super comfy double bed, decorative furniture. The second Bedroom can either be made up as a double or two single beds. All of your bed linen and towels will be provided. I provide breakfast for the first morning, Tea, coffee, milk, Juice, butter, jam and croissants. There is also a Nespresso coffee machine. It is a private self-contained coach house and you will be the only guests. Please come and go as you wish. Strictly no smoking in the building. I run a quiet Beauty Salon in my garden, please inquire if you would like to book in for a treatment! Guests also have access to the terrace, so you can sit outside and enjoy refreshments looking out across the glorious countryside views. No public transport from the village, but taxis easy to book. Lovely walks to some great pubs and Chastleton House (National Trust) Moreton in Marsh Train Station 4 miles away - Direct links to Oxford and London Paddington. I
    The neighbourhood is picturesque, steeped in history & very safe (since the English Civil War of the 1640's was concluded!) The Cotswolds is filled with lovely places to dine out - there is a nice village pub, The Red Lion, within walking distance. Please just ask for any recommendations of places to visit during your stay. Chastleton House is a mile away & described as the finest example of a Jacobean Country House in England. Little Compton has a Stunning Manor House with Saxon/Norman Church adjoining. The Walks from The Garden Room are spectacular, for example, an hour & half walk through fields will take you to Long Compton & another Red Lion for lunch perhaps?.. equally fabulous food. Traveling further afield by car or taxi, you have Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Norton, Stratford Upon Avon, Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, Woodstock & Blenheim Palace, Cheltenham, Oxford, all under an hour to get to & all beautiful towns.
  • Pamela was very welcoming the accommodation was very pleasant clean with all the amenities that you would need for a very comfortable stay

    Martyn2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, family friendly accommodation. Pamela is very friendly and supplies great local tips. Can highly recommend it

    Emily2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Freinly and informative

    Hilary2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Freinly and informative

    Hilary2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Pamela was super accommodating of our uncertain arrival time, and the self-contained AirBnB is modern, spacious, thoughtfully maintained and of course set in an absolutely beautiful area of the Cotswolds. Highly recommend!

    Matthew2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had another really enjoyable stay at this property. It is rural, cosy, and equipped with everything you need, including a few special touches! It is very clean, and we had no issues with anything. We hope to stay again in the future.

    Harriet2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Pam's place was wonderful! Her house and her rooms were pretty. She took us to the neareat bus stop in the morning and picked us up in the evening. What is more, she helped us book the nearest pub and the taxi for the last day. Our travel to Costwolds becomes memorable with this airbnb stay!

    Haruka2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Pamela's place is a super spot to stay in the Cotswolds, near to loads of beautiful towns and villages. The house is lovely and comfortable, and we found it full of thoughtful touches such as homemade bread and freshly laid eggs. Highly recommended.

    Nick2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    An en-suite room in a 400 years old traditional English farm house, cosy and nice, breakfast included. Over 1000 excellent reviews! Long-term committed hosts, close to popular wedding venues like Lapstone, Charingworth Manor, Mickleton Hills Farm
    Would you like to experience authentic rural England ? There is not a better location than an old Saxon hamlet originally listed in the Domesday Book in the picturesque rolling hills of the North Cotswolds. There is not a better place there than a room in our 17 century farm house with its original features - beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace, AGA cooker. Our house imaginatively called 'The Old House', was built just after the chaos caused locally by the English Civil War in the second half of the seventeenth century. It has been updated a little since then though. This is a place for those who appreciate and respect the "old". This listing is for our Yellow Room with its own en-suite on a B&B basis. Please note this is a smaller room and if you like to a more spacious room with a bigger bed, check our other listing. Free parking and free Wi-Fi available.
    Hidcote Boyce is a typical small cotswold village - it has not materially changed for the last three to four hundred years. This makes it relatively unique in a rapidly changing world.
  • A warm and welcoming home with fantastic hospitality from Konstantina and Tim. We very much enjoyed their company, delicious breakfast and impromptu waffles! A great location to explore the Cotswolds from. Would highly recommend!

    Vino2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Google maps finds the house easily and parking is easy on the gravel next to the house. We had been visiting Hidcote gardens which are just round the corner within a mile or so. We had the best breakfast I’ve ever had in an Air BnB which more than made up for not having a kettle in our room. Many thanks!

    Richard And Imogen2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic hosts and lovely room.

    Munish2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Its a lovely old house situated in a very small hamlet with great views of the countryside. Nearby are 3 villages about 5 minutes drive where you’ll find pubs, supermarket etc. The room was large with an ensuite & very cosy for February weather. Breakfast was an added treat with all food groups. Ian is a nice chatty host. I would recommend a stay of at least 2 nights - great value & well situated to see all the beautiful villages & countryside.

    Gayle2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Konstantina and Tim were lovely hosts. Both are warm, welcoming, and great conversationalists. The cottage is cosy, warm and full of character. The breakfasts served in the living room was perfect - Bulgarian sweet doughnuts, cheeses, cereals, tea and toast. They were quite flexible and accommodating, and also gave great recommendations on what to do in the area.

    Theba/Diego2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The old house is special and and fool of atmosphere, located in a unique area. Konstantina & Tim are so nice. Highly recommended.

    Tally2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay, wish we were staying with them longer

    Eilis2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • The house was very cute and full of character maintaining its traditional style. It was spotlessly clean and the breakfast was delicious! Tim and Konstantina were very welcoming and helpful (Tim's to do tips were mostly appreciated). They were also kind enough to give us the bigger pink room despite having booked and paid for the smaller one. All in all, great stay and would happily recommend!

    Lygia2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hidcote Boyce near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    Come to our spotlessly clean cottage, up a long driveway, totally private and peaceful and relax in peace and total comfort and peace of mind. You will be able to arrive without any checkin, no contact with anyone, and you can relax in the middle of the most beautiful countryside location. In the middle of nowhere!. Discover the local beautiful Cotswold area. On our doorstep is Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh and all the local Cotswold villages
    Our Cottage has three double bedrooms and a very large bathroom with shower and bath. There is a large kitchen and large sitting room with television including DVD player. The cottage is immaculately clean, and during these times it is perfect for a home from home experience, deep in the countryside and you will have total privacy. For larger numbers of guests there is a one bedroomed cottage that sleeps 2 people less than 10 paces opposite which is let separately. The Cottage has a garden to enjoy. For weekends I book for 4-6 guests rather than smaller numbers as we sleep 6 but for guests of only 4 - I would require a minimum of 2 night stay over weekend unless prior arrangement with Jo
    We live closest to the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden, with Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold close by too. You should not miss Broadway either! We are also close to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham
  • This is a wonderful house that has everything you need and is so comfy, cosy and beautifully maintained. We loved our time staying here

    Claire2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Was perfect. The worst part is the review leaving process of Airbnb!

    Christopher2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Jo’s place is the perfect place for a group getaway, the cottage is super cosy and Jo couldn’t be more helpful as a host!

    Rachel2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very stylish clean cottage, wonderful stay.

    Max2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is stunning and well put together. Plenty of space to entertain in the evening (we were a group of 6) and the kitchen has everything you’d need to cook a meal. Jo was a great host and responded to all my questions quickly. I will definitely stay at the cottage again and will be recommending others to do so.

    Claire2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Jo's place is a exactly as advertised, cosy and quiet surrounded by pretty countryside. We had a relaxing few days exploring the nearby towns and villages then coming back and firing up the log burner. Highly recommend.

    Dale2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Jo was a wonderful host, a beautiful, comfortable cottage and her restautant recommendations were fantastic. We absolutely loved everything about our stay!

    Fay2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is just beautiful. It's set in a perfect location - quiet, but also close for trips to places. It's incredibly well decorated and presented and is very cosy. It was very homely. We had everything we needed and Jo and her husband were lovely and so helpful. We wish we could have stayed for longer!!!

    Ben-Jamin2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Tredington, England, United Kingdom

    Country home with fabulous views. Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Contemporary meets traditional design. Log fire AGA Hot Tub (extra) Barbecue. Sleeps 24 in 6 ensuite bedrooms. Chipping Campden, Daylesford, Soho Farmhouse, Bicester Village nearby. Pets welcome. For all ages , family celebrations, friends, hen/stag weekends. Walking distance to pub ( Times Best Village Inn.) . Please contact Stephanie for availability as more dates may be available than shown on calendar.
    Message to guest regarding COVID-19 Our properties are meticulously cleaned between visits and deep cleaned every month. However, because of the current situation, we have doubled up on this and are using bleach to clean every surface, in particular door handles, floors, kitchens and bathrooms. Generally there are more than 72 hours between bookings so this is helpful. When there isn’t this gap, we are deep cleaning. This means preparing the house may take longer than usual, so we hope our guests will appreciate that they may not be able to check in as early as normal or as has been previously agreed. We will continue to honour all our bookings. We are in a quiet rural and fairly isolated location, so the house is a refuge from the current situation! Our beautiful Cotswold Stone house is traditional designed but with contemporary interiors and facilities. Please contact Stephanie if the dates you want are not listed as available. The house has 6 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, and all with stunning views. There is a comfortable sitting room with log fireplace and large TV. Also a large dining hall with long oak table and a fabulous kitchen with AGA and a circular dining table. All the rooms boast the most wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and all have french doors opening onto the terrace and garden. The house is open plan on the ground floor with the rooms flowing into each other with the dining hall in the centre. We now have a Hot Tub. This is suitable for 6 people. There is a £150 charge for the use of the tub so please ask for details. We also have a table tennis table, darts board and a croquet set so lots of fun things to do in the garden. The house is wonderful throughout the year, whether it is enjoying the sunshine in the summer months, or basking in the warmth of a log fire in the chilly winter. We love Christmas at Charingworth and the house will be festively decorated with Christmas trees, candles and decorations throughout December. Please abide by the house rules regarding noise. No amplifiers are permitted, unless by prior agreement. The house is also available for small weddings receptions and family events. We do not allow weddings with large marquees. We are very excited because we now have ultra fast internet , supposedly 300mbps but of course it's not quite as fast as that in reality. Still it is very fast especially for a rural location. The house has 6 good sized bedrooms and will comfortably accommodate 2 or more families, with comfortable fold up beds and sofa beds available in the bedrooms for children or adults. There is also a sofa bed in the sitting room. It is also suitable for larger number, of up to 24 people, who don't mind sharing bedrooms and bathrooms. The bedrooms are on 2 floors and all are a good size. All the beds are made up with high quality, white, high-thread cotton linen. Extra fold up beds or cots can be provided in any other the bedrooms - please just let me know and they'll be set up for you. Please note that for more than 12 guests there is a charge of £105/person capped at £420/night. So this means after 16 guests there are no extra charges. This covers the extra costs of setting the house up for larger numbers of guests. Soft white towels, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and bath and shower gel are provided in each bathroom. Bedroom details (all bedrooms have views over open countryside as shown in the photographs. :- First Floor Bedroom 1 - Oak 4 poster king size bed. Room for up to 2 x fold up beds (available on request) Ensuite with bath. Bedroom 2 - Oak 4 poster super-king size bed. Room for 1 x fold up bed (available on request). Ensuite with bath and large walk in shower Bedroom 3 - Brass king size bed. Room for 2 x fold up beds (available on request). Ensuite with bath and large walk in shower Second Floor Bedroom 4 - Super-king size bed and double sofa bed (this is a snug double). Room for 1 x fold up bed (available on request). Ensuite with bath. (NB this bedroom has a hanging rail for clothes) Bedroom 5 - Queen size bed. Single sofa bed. Ensuite with bath and shower Bedroom 6 - Queen bed . Single Day bed with pull out single trundle bed. Ensuite with large walk in shower. (NB this bedroom has a hanging rail for clothes). The kitchen has a 4 oven electric AGA, 2 x double electric hobs and a double electric oven. There is a double belfast sink, an American style fridge freezer with ice making facilities and a larder cupboard. There is an island unit with stools for 2 people and a round kitchen table with 10 chairs. The larder cupboard will have some food supplies (herbs and spices, olive olive, salt and pepper, etc) which guests are welcome to help themselves to. There is a kettle for the AGA together with an electric kettle, Nespresso (please bring pods), Milk Frother and toaster. There are also cafetieres available. Also a food processor and other cooking appliances There is a TV in the kitchen. There are 9 sets of French doors opening onto the terrace on 2 sides. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery, plates, serving dishes etc. I am a keen cook and all my equipment is available for use by guests. If you require any particular item, please ask and I can let you know if we have it. The dining room also has french doors opening onto the terrace. This room has a long oak, refectory style table, with 10 chairs, but room to accommodate 12 with additional chairs available. For larger numbers we have 2 additional tables which can be used in various different configurations. This increases the seating capacity to 32. There is an Alexa Echo in the dining hall linked to our Amazon Prime Music account. Or you can link to your own accounts by downloading the Alexa App. Off the dining room is an inner stair lobby with stairs leading to the first floor, WC and Sitting Room. Also french doors leading to outside. The sitting room has 3 large sofas, 2 wingback chairs and further chairs are available if required. There is a log fire (with a plentiful supply of logs) and two sets of french doors leading out into the garden. There is a Smart TV, DVD, Sound system and Youview box, with recordable hardrive. There is also a library of DVDs and BlueRay discs available for our guests to watch. We also have a selection of board games, which you are welcome to use. This is a new house and the gardens are simply laid to lawn at present. There is a terrace around the house with garden furniture and parasols. Steps lead up to the lawn area. There is a large, dual fuel barbecue on the terrace (barbecue fuel and gas both provided), a chiminea, a pizza oven and plentiful outdoor seating, including 3 separate tables and chairs seating 22. The terrace has outside lighting and an exterior power socket and a darts board. We have another holiday home next door, The Apple Barn (which is also listed on Airbnb) and are happy to discuss the hire of both properties together.
    Charingworth is a quiet hamlet on the edge of Ebrington. There are fantastic walks nearby, a great local pub and lots to do nearby. The house is in the Cotswolds but also very close tonStratford upon Avon, Oxford and Warwick. The house is located in the middle of the Cotswold countryside. This is a rural location and the nearest village of Ebrington has a farm shop and a village pub. We always knew that our local pub, The Ebrington Arms, was special. Apparently The Times agrees. In 2017 it received the accolade of Best Village Inn and also listed it as one of the in the best summer pubs in the UK. In 2018 The Times again recognised it, by including it in their list of best 50 UK pubs. The pub is a short walk away in Ebrington. It's open all day and serves lunch and dinner (booking recommended) as well as snacks at other times. It also offers a very superior take-away fish and chips service. We are very lucky because we have several really good pubs nearby. The Churchill Arms in Paxford also has to get a special mention for excellent food and service. The chef/owner Nick Deverill-Smith, who used to be head chef at The Dean Street Townhouse (part of the Soho House Group) has appeared on Saturday Kitchen Live alongside Michel Roux. He and his excellent staff run a fantastic establishment. We are very excited to offer an exclusive menu at The Churchill to our guests, including a complimentary bottle of prosecco. Please contact Stephanie for details about how to book this offer. Menu details in the 'Other Things To Note' section. A new farm shop and cafe has recently opened in the nearby village. This is about 20 minutes walk from the house and close to the village pub. Vegetable Matters offers 'fresh local produce and a warm welcome'. There are general stores in Chipping Campden and Shipston-on-Stour which are both within 4 miles of the property. There is a Waitrose in Stratford-upon-Avon which is about 15 minutes drive away. Ideally you will need a car, although, if guests prefer not to drive. they can arrange supermarket deliveries from Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco. The house is surrounded by beautiful rural Cotswold countryside with many public footpaths, including The Cotswold Way. There are numerous Cotswold stone villages and towns nearby, including Chipping Campden, Broadway, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold. It is also close to Stratford-upon-Avon and an ideal location for visiting both the theatre and this historic town. Oxford and Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, are also only a short drive away.
  • Beautiful house, plenty of room for everyone, amazingly comfy beds, great location with some good walks and local pubs in easy reach. Also great communication. All good thank you!

    Adam2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Home from home.

    Sue2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful villa, excellent weekend and terrific / responsive host

    Craig2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Fab house, great host

    Emma2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing place to stay! Stephanie was fantastic! What an incredible value and experience!

    Richard2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Well appointed house with lovely en-suite bedrooms and a plentiful supply of plates and glasses. Great communication and tips for the local area.

    Sean2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay in every way!

    Joel2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • We couldn’t have asked for a better stay. Stephanie went above and beyond. She bought in some extra touches for our Halloween party, and even left us some Prosecco. The house was gorgeous, the view incredible. Stephanie also helped us find a catering company. Angela Winter and her team were exceptional and very good value for money-I would highly recommend hiring them for a 3 course meal. Victoria and Toby were also amazing bar tenders. No one was ever without a drink in their hand! The area was stunning, and Steph’s recommendation of the Ebenington arms was fab. The roast dinner was delicious. Overall a brilliant stay, very relaxed and a perfect venue. 10 out of 10. Thanks Steph x

    Lisa2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    6

    Charingworth, England, United Kingdom

    This 300 year old cottage has an abundance of period features, is comfortably furnished and well equipped. There are 2 double bedrooms +single fold down guest bed and a child's cot. The beautiful village of Kingham is just a 30 minutes from Oxford and 90 minutes from London Paddington.
    The village was voted "England's favorite village" by Country life magazine and by the Sunday Times newspaper, as one of England's best places to live and most fashionable place to live in the UK, it has its own station with services in to London Paddington (90 mins) and Oxford (30 mins), there are two great traditional pub's/restaurants in the village, the Michelin star Wild Rabbit pub was voted pub of the year 2015 by the Michelin Guide and reviewed by the Daily Mail as England's poshest pub. The Kingham Plough is an award wining gastro pub, reviewed by the late AA Gill, the former Sunday Times food critic....." the kitchen is a serious restaurant work place. The bar menu is as fine as any Ive seen, any one thinking of opening a local pub restaurant should come here and see the gold standard ". All are within a short walk from the cottage. Also near by is the renowned Dailsford organic farm and spa. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, great for long walks and being the very hart of the Cotswold's, close to many places of historic interest.
    Great little village, nestling in the very hart of the Cotswold's, one of England's areas of outstanding natural beauty and historic significance, there is a local village shop/post office, were you can get cash back over the counter, 3 great places to eat or just have a drink, all have nice outside spaces to enjoy in the sunshine and log fires, lovely village green with small play area and public transport. SO A CAR IS NOT ABSOLUTLY NECESSARY.
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    Kingham, England, United Kingdom

    In the heart of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, converted from an old farm building in a contemporary style with inglenook fireplace and private garden with barbecue - perfect for all seasons. Available for family events and celebrations, including hen and stag weekends. Within walking distance of The Times Best Village Inn. Nearest town Chipping Campden. Close to Daylesford, Soho Farmhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bicester Village and countless Cotswold villages.
    COVID-19 information Our properties are meticulously cleaned between visits and deep cleaned every month. However, because of the current situation, we have doubled up on this and are using bleach to clean every surface, in particular door handles, floors, kitchens and bathrooms. Generally there are more than 72 hours between bookings so this is helpful. When there isn’t this gap, we are deep cleaning. This means preparing the house may take longer than usual, so we hope our guests will appreciate that they may not be able to check in as early as normal or as has been previously agreed. We will continue to honour all our bookings. We are in a quiet rural and fairly isolated location, so the house is a refuge from the current situation! The Apple Barn is a recently converted farm building which was originally used to store fruit and vegetables. It combines the traditional features of stone and oak floors and beams, with contemporary fixtures and fittings. We are very excited because we now have ultra fast internet , supposedly 300mbps but of course it's not quite as fast as that in reality. Still, it is very fast especially for a rural location. The house can comfortably accommodate a large family or group of friends that don't mind sharing. There are plenty of extra beds available, but obviously the more beds you add, the more snug the accommodation becomes and the more people sharing the 3 bathrooms. There are 2 good sized ensuite bedrooms on the first floor and a further 2 -bedroom family suite with one ensuite bathroom on the second floor. PLEASE NOTE - these 2 bedrooms are conjoined so they make up one large space and are therefore ideal for a family or people that don't mind sharing. The first floor bedrooms have king sized beds (5 foot). Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and a single bed. There is also space in this room for an additional fold up bed. (2 extra beds if you don't mind very little space between beds). Bedroom 2 also has space for 2 additional fold up bed, but the space is snug with the extra beds in situ. The beds on the second floor are Queen (4ft 6") and four single beds. There is room in Bedroom 3 for an additional fold up bed and we have even managed to fit 2 extra beds in here, although it's a tight fit. There is a large double sofa bed in the sitting room. Cots and highchairs are also available. I'm happy for up 16 people plus infants and pets to stay and there is enough room to seat 16 in the dining room, but it will make the common areas more of a squeeze, especially in the winter when the garden will be less usable. There are enough beds for 16-18 but you should be aware that the accommodation would be very snug if you had that many people sharing the facilities. Please note that the second floor bedrooms are accessed via a spiral staircase so not suitable for those with mobility difficulties or very young children (see photo) The ground floor is open-plan with a large sitting room, kitchen and dining room. There is a large inglenook fireplace in the sitting room with log-burning stove, TV, DVD player, iPod connectable stereo (via aux cable or old style jack) and football table. The kitchen is well appointed with range cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, breakfast bar. and Smart TV. The dining room has a long refectory table with seating for 16 people. There is also a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and downstairs cloakroom. All rooms are served by wireless broadband. There are two outside areas. At the front of the property there is a lawned area with terrace. To the side is a very private circular terrace with dining area and parasol. This is a particular sun trap and effectively creates an outdoor dining room in fine weather. We provide you with tea and coffee, salt and pepper, sugar and cooking oil. We also give you washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, fabric conditioner, foil, kitchen roll, clingfilm and loo rolls. At Christmas there will be a real Christmas tree and all winter there is a plentiful supply of logs for the wood burner. The bathrooms have towels and face cloths, soap, bath soak, shampoo and conditioner. There is also a hairdryer, iron and ironing board. We don't expect you to use it but there is a vacuum cleaner and some basic cleaning products.
    Charingworth is a quiet hamlet on the edge of Ebrington. There are fantastic walks nearby, a great local pub and lots to do in the surrounding area. The house is in the Cotswolds but also close to Stratford upon Avon, Oxford and Warwick. The house is located in the middle of the Cotswold countryside. This is a rural location and the nearest village of Ebrington has a farm shop and a village pub. We always knew that our local pub, The Ebrington Arms, was special. Apparently The Times agrees. They have given it the accolade of Best Village Inn and also listed it as one of the in the best summer pubs in the UK. The pub is a short walk away in Ebrington. It's open all day and serves lunch and dinner (booking recommended) as well as snacks at other times. It also offers a very superior take-away fish and chips service. We are very lucky because we have several really good pubs nearby. The Churchill Arms in Paxford also has to get a special mention. The chef/owner (he used to be Head Chef at Soho House and who has worked for Gordon Ramsey, Marcus Wareing and Eric Chavot) has appeared on Saturday Kitchen Live alongside Michel Roux, and his food is really excellent. A new farm shop and cafe has recently opened in the nearby village. This is about 20 minutes walk from the house and close to the village pub. Vegetable Matters offers 'fresh local produce and a warm welcome'. There are general stores in Chipping Campden and Shipston-on-Stour which are both within 4 miles of the property. There is a Waitrose in Stratford-upon-Avon which is about 15 minutes drive away. Ideally you will need a car, although, if guests prefer not to drive. they can arrange supermarket deliveries from Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco. The house is surrounded by beautiful rural Cotswold countryside with many public footpaths, including The Cotswold Way. There are numerous Cotswold stone villages and towns nearby, including Chipping Campden, Broadway, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold. It is also close to Stratford-upon-Avon and an ideal location for visiting both the theatre and this historic town. Oxford and Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, are also only a short drive away. We are a short drive from Daylesford, Soho Farmhouse and . Bicester Village.
  • The Apple Barn is a beautiful place to stay and really well equipped for groups. Stephanie went above and beyond to help with anything we needed and we really enjoyed the stay.

    Rosie2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • The Apple Barn is such a sweet place to stay - full of local Cotswolds charm and cosy. We enjoyed a walk into Ebrington (including pub!) and the country air was most welcome! Stephanie was communicative and accommodating - very easy to deal with but also let us get on and enjoy our stay. We all had a wonderful weekend!

    Carly2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The Apple Barn was a lovely venue for a hen do of 12 and perfect for what we wanted. Stephanie was extremely friendly and helpful and more than happy to offer tips on the area.

    Helen2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great family vacation

    Steven2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely property - we really enjoyed our stay. The house was beautifully decorated, clean and was deceptively spacious. It managed to accommodate our extended family of ten adults, five children and three dogs - albeit with a bit of 'open plan' sleeping quarters upstairs. We especially liked the downstairs layout with an open plan lounge and kitchen and long dining table in a separate room which created a great space for our group to gather, talk, cook and eat together.

    Robert2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • The Apple Barn is very spacious with everything you need. Located not too far from pubs and visitor attractions. Stephanie was very helpful as our arrival was delayed and we were expecting a shopping delivery, she was very flexible and offered to bring our shopping in it go there before us (it didn't). All rooms are very clean.

    Julia2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • The house is lovely! Exactly as it looks in the pictures, lots of space for everyone and loads of beautiful walks to do in the area. We had a great time!

    Evey2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Myself and a group of old school friends stayed at the Apple Barn recently, Stephanie was extremely helpful and made the whole process very smooth. The barn itself is beautiful and we were very comfortable, we walked to the local pub and enjoyed a fantastic meal. We hope to be back again next year.

    Catherine2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    4

    Charingworth, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Robin Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. One of a short row of Cotswold stone cottages in a picturesque village, Robin Cottage is immaculately presented and has a beautiful, enclosed front garden. The village of Little Compton has a well-regarded pub, The Red Lion, as well as being located close to the beautiful market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold. Many walks through the stunning Cotswolds countryside are available on the doorstep and the cottage is within easy reach of numerous attractions. 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!
    Robin Cottage is accessed via a beautiful, enclosed, south facing front garden, which contains an outdoor table and seating. The front door opens into a good sized hallway, off which the main open plan ground floor rooms are: Living room: a spacious, yet cosy room, with character features including oak beams, a wood burning stove and a lovely antique writing desk. There is comfortable seating for five and a Freeview TV, with DVD player. Oak doors open into a utility room, which includes a freezer and a washing machine; Dining room: Contains a wooden table, with seating for six, as well as a beautiful Welsh dresser. There are French doors leading out to the back garden and a flagstone floor, which runs into the adjoining open plan kitchen; Kitchen: Contains a large range cooker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher and fridge. Returning to the hallway, stairs lead up to a lovely first floor landing, with exposed oak beams and stone walls. Leading off the landing are three bedrooms and a family bathroom: Bedroom 1: Contains a king size bed; Bedroom 2: Contains two 75cm wide single beds, which can be joined together to form a double bed; Bedroom 3: Contains a single bed; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, basin and toilet. As well as the large front garden, there is also a rear courtyard garden, accessed via French doors from the dining room. This tranquil, gravelled area is enclosed (please note that there is a right of access through the garden for the next door neighbour) and contains an outdoor table and seating, a chiminea and a barbeque. There is a storage shed in the back garden, which contains a tumble dryer.
    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.
  • My friends and I had a wonderful stay at Robin Cottage, it was the perfect spot girls’ winter weekend. The communication from the cottage management team was excellent and the property was spotlessly clean. We plan to return next year!

    Rebecca2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a perfect get away in the cotswolds! close to all the great towns, but just tucked away enough to be a real treat. The cottage has everything you need, bigger then the pictures look and the kitchen is amazing! We had such a great time! thank you!

    Lucy2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • A sweet cottage in an attractive Cotswold Village close to nearby towns such as Chipping Camden and Moreton in the Marsh.

    Kate2019-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing stay, great location and the cottage is full of character and cute details. Kitchen is well stocked for all your core needs.

    Ksenia2019-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely cosy cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds! Would highly recommend

    Lucy2019-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Robin Cottage in January 2019 for a 30th birthday weekend away. There were four of us. The cottage was perfect for our trip - it's in a great location and only a ten minute drive to Daylesford Farm and the WIld Rabbbit in Kingham (where we had dinner). the cottage was very clean and warm, with a log burner file and lovely bedrooms. The kitchen was stocked with all the necessary crockery. I thought the was very good value for the size and location and would definitely return. thank you!

    Heather2019-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Little Compton! The cottage was cozy and warm with everything you need. Check in was straight forward, so was all communication. Thanks for a great weekend!

    Mark2018-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Robin Cottage offered us the wonderful experience of staying in a quiet village within easy driving distance to facilities and the many Cotswolds highlights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and appreciated the extra welcoming touches our hosts delivered. We thoroughly recommend staying at Robin Cottage.

    Karyn2017-06-08T00:00:00Z
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    3

    Little Compton, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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    Welcome to Cosy Corner, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Cosy Corner is a lovely Cotswold stone cottage, which is peacefully located towards the end of a short path in the small village of Evenlode, approximately three miles away from the famous North Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh, with their wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. There are several footpaths from the village, and two national cycle routes pass through the village, making this an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts. The many picturesque towns and villages of the North Cotswolds are also all within easy reach, as are other attractions such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Cosy Corner sits in a short terrace of Cotswold stone cottages, on a footpath in the heart of Evenlode. The front door opens into a small porch, which leads through to the well laid out ground floor area: Living/dining room: A lovely, characterful room, with an inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, which contains a two-seater sofa, two armchairs and a window seat (microfibre cushions are provided). The comfortable dining area in the corner of the room has a round table and seating for four people. There is a SMART TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player, and a DAB digital radio with a wireless smartphone connection; Kitchen: Looking out to the garden, the well presented kitchen contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, fridge with ice box, slimline dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, Dualit coffee machine (compatible with Nespresso capsules), electric coffee percolator and milk frother. Bedroom 2: A bright room, with two single beds (hypoallergenic, microfibre bedding is provided) and a built in wardrobe; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with a handheld shower attachment, a walk-in shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin. Stairs from the landing lead up into the lovely eaves room: Master bedroom: A characterful, cosy bedroom, with a double bed (hypoallergenic, microfibre bedding is provided), a comfy chair, plus a Freeview TV and a DAB digital radio. Directly outside the cottage is a bench and bistro table, and across the footpath in front of the cottage is a private garden. Laid to lawn with beautiful shrubs, there is a patio table with parasol and five chairs, as well as an additional bench, a charcoal barbecue with utensils, and a selection of garden games. At the end of the garden is a useful utility room, which contains a washing machine, two tumble dryers, and a freezer, as well as a shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin. The utility room is perfect for cyclists or walkers returning from a day out in the countryside, and three adult bicycles and helmets are provided for guests to use (at their own risk). Free parking is available within 50 metres of the cottage, adjacent to the village green. Upon arrival, luggage can be unloaded adjacent to the village hall, approximately 20 metres from the cottage.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • Great place to stay, sparkling clean and very homely. Also great location for exploring nearby villages. There was everything we needed and some very thoughtful touches.

    Linzi2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage in the Cotswold !

    Emmanuelle & Antoine2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much Nigel and Jane. We had a wonderful experience and throughly enjoyed our time at this beautiful, inviting home. We loved the central location, with day trips in the area and returning back to a warm cottage and great kitchen We loved the unexpected Christmas gift, which made our stay. Would highly recommend staying at Cosy Corner for an authentic Cotswold stay.

    Katrina2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a perfect time in this very nice cottage. Especially the opportunity to take the bikes was fabulous

    Peter2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute cottage with lots of thoughtful touches and very well equipped for a relaxing weekend in a beautiful part of the world!

    Arti2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for peace and still want the comfort of a fully equipped apartment, this is right. House and garden were perfect for me. Very well equipped and cozy, excellent to feel at home and nothing to miss. I stayed here for three weeks and would have liked to renew.

    Leonard2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage, lovingly furnished and with everything you need! Even the garden and the little place right in front of the house are wonderful for relaxing. We felt very comfortable here and can really recommend it!

    Barbara2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • I can’t thank Jane and Nigel enough for their communication throughout our stay if we needed them, nothing was a problem for them. The cottage itself was stunning and by far the best accommodation we have stayed in so far on our travels. The location is perfect being close enough to the many idyllic Cotswolds villages but nice and quiet to come home to at night time. Thank you Jane and Nigel, will definitely stay here again

    Karen2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
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    Evenlode, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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

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

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

    Nicholas2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
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    Bedrooms

    2

    Kingham, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Stow Cottage Barn, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Stow Cottage Barn is a beautiful holiday home located in the peaceful village of Churchill. Formerly a 19th century barn and steam mill, the property has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and retains traditional character features. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Stow Cottage Barn is part of a large barn conversion accessed via a sweeping gravel driveway. The front door is at the back of the property and opens into a spacious entrance hall, leading into the well-laid out open plan ground floor area. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living/dining room: This bright and airy space has an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, and exposed oak beams. There is a large sofa with two matching armchairs, a stylish wooden trunk coffee table, a wall-mounted Freesat TV with Netflix, and a writing desk and chair. The round wooden dining table seats five, and is positioned between the living room and the kitchen; Kitchen: This well-equipped space has a large electric range oven with a five-ring induction hob, a dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee machine and a large fridge (the freezer is located in the entrance hall). There is a breakfast bar with three high-backed stools; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor landing, off which is the following room: Master bedroom: A spacious and elegant room, which contains either a super king size bed or two single beds. There is a sofa which can be made into a large single bed upon request, and enclosed within a cupboard is a washing machine and tumble dryer. The ensuite bathroom contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. From the first floor landing, stairs lead up to the second floor, opening directly into: Bedroom 2: Contains either a super king size bed or two single beds. The ensuite bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, a toilet and wash basin. French doors open out from the living room to the patio garden, which contains a wooden table with seating for six. Behind the seating area are pretty, landscaped beds, and to the rear of the property is a gravel area with parking for two cars.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • Beautiful large cottage in a quaint village location. Super clean house and great host. Quiet and peaceful!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Imogen2019-06-17T00:00:00Z
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    Bedrooms

    2

    Churchill, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Garden Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Garden Cottage is a beautifully finished property located in the charming market town of Chipping Norton. As well as having a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, Chipping Norton is ideally placed for exploring the Cotswolds region, whether walking, cycling or riding through the beautiful countryside, or exploring the many other lovely towns and villages just a short drive away. Chipping Norton is also well placed for visiting other world famous attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. 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!
    Garden Cottage is accessed via the front door which opens into a spacious living area. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living/dining room: This sociable living space has been tastefully decorated and has lovely features including a spiral staircase, Cotswold stone fireplace with wood burning stove, and wooden beams. There are two sofas, a Freeview TV with Apple TV box, a selection of books and games and a round wooden dining table with seating for four; Kitchen: This well-equipped space is perfect for home cooking and features an electric oven with four-ring electric hob, a fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother, a kettle, toaster and microwave; Utility room: Contains a washing machine and tumble dryer. The wonderful open riser spiral staircase in the living room leads up to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: This smart and stylish bedroom overlooks the street below and has a lovely arched doorway. There is a double bed, a bedroom chair, a chest of drawers and hooks for hanging space; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. A second staircase leads from the first floor landing directly into the master bedroom: Master bedroom: This contemporary bedroom contains either a king size bed or two single beds (75cm wide), a bedroom chair, chest of drawers and wall-mounted hooks for hanging clothes. The wonderful walled garden is at the rear of the property, with a pathway that leads uphill to a patio area with a gas barbecue and garden table with seating for four. Continuing up, there is a second patio with further seating and a fire pit. The garden levels out with an elevated wild flower meadow and hammock, a lovely area to relax and unwind. With the lowest wall on the long south side, the garden enjoys sunshine throughout the day, while mature trees provide welcome shaded areas in the warmer months. Please note that there is a steep drop between levels at several places in the garden. Free on-street parking is available close to the property.
    Chipping Norton, better known as "Chippy" by locals, is a well-known market town in the Cotswolds which has been runner up in the Great British High Street awards for small market town for the last two years. Once the site of a Norman castle, the town is the highest in Oxfordshire and has a number of notable buildings to visit. The Town Hall proudly marks the days when the town was a Borough. It was built in 1842 and used to host the poultry and butter markets on Wednesdays, as well as the Corn Exchange. It was also used for entertainment and auctions and lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of a bride and groom as the hall is licensed for weddings. A picturesque row of traditional Cotswold stone cottages can be found in the town which were once almshouses given to Chippy by puritan Henry Cornish. The almshouses are set back from the road and are entered through a grand archway which has elaborate finials and cresting. Another standout building is Bliss Mill. It dates back to the 1870s and was once used in the manufacturing of wool and tweed for cloth manufacturer William Bliss. The mill was designed to look like a country house, but has the large chimney at one end for which it is recognised. It is now a Grade II listed building and was converted into luxury apartments in the 1980s. Being a relatively small town, it comes as a surprise to many to find a theatre in Chipping Norton. The team put on an array of productions including theatre, music, comedy and the annual pantomime. As well as live performances, the theatre also screens a range of classic, art house and foreign language films. Food & Drink As one of the main market towns in the Cotswolds, Chipping Norton has a wide variety of places to eat and drink, catering for most tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample, to give a flavour for the various options available: Wild Thyme Restaurant (www.wildthymerestaurant.co.uk): Offering exciting modern British food and relaxed friendly service, complemented by three stylish rooms, this is a special place to enjoy great food and wine with family and friends. The Chequers (www.chequers-pub.com): The Chequers was built in medieval times at the entrance to the market place and is thought to date back to the late 1500s as a pub, when it was identified by a sign of a blue anchor outside. The main bar is situated amongst four seating areas. In the absence of any electronic games machines, pool tables or juke boxes, the traditional pub styling of yesteryear is recalled. A blazing log fire in the winter creates a cosy atmosphere. There is also a separate restaurant area. Whistlers Café Bar & Restaurant (www.whistlersrestaurant.co.uk): The owners of Whistlers are passionate about food and passionate about entertaining. Open during the day as well as for evening meals, Whistlers has a range of breakfasts, through to lighter snacks and lunchtime treats, as well as a great range of hot drinks and cakes to help you while away the hours. Café Le Raj (www.cafeleraj.net): A contemporary Indian restaurant, where top quality ingredients and fragrant herbs and spices are used to create sumptuous dishes. Chipping Norton also has many food shops, ranging from small, family run places, to a Co-op and a Sainsbury's.
  • Beautiful cottage with very thoughtful touches, including breakfast supplies and a lovely homemade cake for us on arrival. Would highly recommend!

    Daniel2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Garden Cottage is charming, pristine clean and has everything necessary for a comfortable home from home stay. The cottage was cosy, warm and welcoming and I loved the wood burner. Communication with Alison was immediate and she contacted me shortly after my arrival to make sure that all was well. Using the lockbox was straightforward. I didn’t have any difficulty finding a space in the residents car park. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Rose2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house, super comfortable right in the heart of chipping norton. Perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds. Communication with host was excellent. Loved our stay

    Rael2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • If you plan on traveling to the area, I can highly recommend this cottage. Was the most adorable cottage with all the amenities you could ask for. We even arrived to some fresh sourdough bread and mince pies. Absolute perfection

    Vanessa2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay. The cottage is very comfortable and clean, with everything you could possibly need, and in a great location in Chipping Norton. There was even a lovely lemon cake left for us! Check in and all communications were smooth and easy. Would highly recommend and hope to visit again- thank you for such a wonderful time!

    Sarah2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • All in all fabulous!

    Denise2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • The house felt more like a home, warm, full of all the essentials you would need. The decor was cosy and country, perfect for a break in the Cotswolds. The location was perfect with a short walk to most sights and pubs. The hosts were fab and only to happy to help. Parking was only a 2min walk from the property and everyone was so friendly. We enjoyed spending time in the house as so warm and homely. 2 sofas to make watching films and drinking wine very easy. Thoroughly recommend!

    Romy2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place! Fantastic position and exactly what we were looking for. Couldn’t recommend it more.

    Josh2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Sanctuary, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Sanctuary forms part of a converted church with an enviable position just moments from the market square in the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Sitting on top a hill, surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside, Stow is famous for its historic buildings and its wide range of restaurants, traditional pubs and antique shops. It is an ideal base for exploring the region, including the many lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The main door of the building opens into a communal lobby and The Sanctuary’s front door opens into a hallway, off which are the following rooms, all with underfloor heating: Living/dining room/kitchen: This smart open plan living space has been finished to a high standard with wooden floors and a high west-facing window which floods the living area with natural light. There is a sofa bed, a Smart TV with access to Netflix and a DVD player. An extendable wooden table with seating for four divides the living area and kitchen, and the latter has Shaker-style units and is equipped with an electric oven, four-ring induction hob, fridge, toaster, kettle, cafetière, water filter and dishwasher; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the hallway into the master bedroom. The following rooms are on the first floor, both with underfloor heating: Master bedroom: This unique room has a stunning church window and a glass balcony overlooking the living area below. This room contains either two single beds or a king size bed, an elegant chest of drawers, a mirror, a writing desk with a comfy chair and radio; Family bathroom: This stunning space is dominated by the original floor-to-ceiling stone arched window, complemented by smart flooring and stylish tiles. It contains a walk-in rain shower with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. There is free on-street parking a short walk from the property, and there are pay and display options close by if needed.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • Beautifully decorated open plan apartment in the very centre of Stow. Can’t find a fault. We had a fantastic weekend break pottering around Stow and the nearby villages too. Recommend the Hive coffee shop just opposite.

    Heather2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The Sanctuary is a superb place to stay. It is furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Located right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold with great cafes and pubs all within a 5 minute walk. Plenty of beautiful country walks that start virtually from your front door!! Communication and check in were smooth and easy. We’ll definitely visit again. Thank you.

    Sue2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful apartment in a great location. It was sparkling clean with some really thoughtful touches left for our stay. Would absolutely recommend!

    Eleanor2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning beautifully kept property with quirky features that we absolutely loved. The property is spotlessly clean and well presented. The location is perfect for exploring and there are lots of lovely places to eat nearby. Questions were responded to quickly and the welcome gift upon arrival was a kind and thoughtful touch.

    Anna2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect place in a perfect place I don't want to say to many good things about this place as we might find there aren't any vacancies in the future! (-;

    Alan2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment in an old church. Stylishly decorated and in a great location in Stow.

    Tanya2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Character Cottage’s cottage is beautiful and very well appointed with everything you’d need for a great stay. The location is ideal for exploring all the different lovely villages in the Cotswolds, but we especially liked coming back to the amazing Church Windows upstairs. Character Cottages go above and beyond with recommendations for getting the most out of the area. Would highly recommend!

    Ashley2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at The Sanctuary, it was stylish and we immediately felt at home. Stow on the Wold was a perfect location too. Will definitely recommend and hope to go back.

    Gerrie2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

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

    Welcome to Honeysuckle Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Honeysuckle Cottage is a beautiful grade II listed thatched cottage, located in the north-east of The Cotswolds, looking out over the village green in the peaceful little village of Sutton-under-Brailes. Many lovely walks can be accessed directly from the cottage and a number of local pubs are a pleasant walk away. The village is close to the famous Cotswold market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Chipping Campden, as well as being within easy reach of well known tourist attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. 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 Honeysuckle Cottage is accessed via the front garden, which overlooks the lovely village green. The front door opens diectly into the kitchen and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living/dining room: Looking out over the village green, this room contains comfy seating for four, a flame effect fire, and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. There is also a wooden dining table, with seating for four; Kitchen: A well presented galley style kitchen, which contains an electric oven, four ring electric hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a washing machine. There is also a breakfast bar, with two bar stools. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms, all in the cosy eaves of the cottage: Bedroom 1: With views across the village green, this lovely room contains either two single beds or a super king size bed. There is a chest of drawers as well as hooks behind the door for hanging items; Bedroom 2: Also with views across the village green, this smaller room also contains either two single beds or a king size bed; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin; Shower room: Contains a walk-in shower and a wash basin. French doors lead out from the living/dining room to the enclosed garden (please note that the neighbouring cottage has a right of way through the garden). The lovely garden is mostly laid to lawn and contains an outdoor table and four chairs, plus an additional two seater table and a swing seat. The cottage has one off-street parking space at the end of the front garden and further on-street parking is available directly outside the cottage.
    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.
  • Quaint, quiet and comfortable, just what I was looking for!

    M J2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful cottage in a very quiet village. Beautifully decorated with super comfy beds. Although there are no amenities directly in the village there are plenty of lovely walks (which can be found in the books in the lounge) nearby. The welcome goodies mean you don’t have to rush to the shop and can build a trip into your day, as anything is a short drive or walk away. We really enjoyed our stay here, such a perfect break away from the hustle and bustle! Would definitely book again.

    Emma2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Character Cottage is a quiet and peaceful place in Sutton, not far from Stratford's small town near Shakespeare's home. Self-driving is recommended, parking is possible. As it is winter, there are few tourists. The rest was good, the cottage kitchen was well-equipped, and the host warmly prepared eggs, milk, bread and butter for us. The bedroom is on the second floor. Although small, it is very welcoming. The bathrooms are great, with romantic bathtubs and comfortable shower rooms.

    红丽(Jennifer)2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Honeysuckle cottage is an amazing stay! It is cute and cozy. We got everything we needed to stay comfortably. Everything was very clean and they provided us with milk, bread, butter and eggs. And special thanks to Chris for helping us out when our car got stuck at the parking spot. He was quick to respond and easy to communicate. We arrived at night (it was very dark) and didn’t realize we accidentally ran over a small rock n got stuck. 😂 Luckily it was okay. Overall, it was a perfect stay!

    Farah Liyana2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic property in a stunning location, and it was super easy to find! Really enjoyed the surrounding countryside and had useful tips from the host on the local area. Definitely recommend this Airbnb.

    Thomas2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great company. Very responsive, very helpful. Can not fault them and will definitely use them again ❤️

    Joni2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • If you're looking for an idyllic little cottage to get away from it all, this is the place for you. The ling room is perfectly cosy and both bedrooms offer good sized beds which the host asked before arrival if we'd like making up as twin or double rooms. The bath is great for relaxing in after a long walk and the kitchen is sufficient enough to fully self cater. The cottage is managed by a larger company and, as I found out subsequently, it's cheaper to book direct than via this website. Also, they charge £20 to bring a dog (hidden away in the Ts & Cs on this site) but I can't see what that extra charge provided. The nearest pub (The George) is 1.6 miles away and serves some excellent food and drink in a classic, dog friendly, pub environment. All in all, a great little find and we'd definitely return.

    Suneil2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a wonderful weekend away in this beautiful cottage. Perfect for 4 of us and so many lovely little towns to explore. Thank you!

    Abbie2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Sutton-under-Brailes, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Hayloft, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Hayloft is a stylish bolthole located in the peaceful village of Cold Aston. This unspoilt village has a real community feel, with its lovely church and primary school, as well as it’s popular country pub. Just a short drive away is Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest market towns in the Cotswolds, with its many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, and the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is also within easy reach. The location is also ideal for exploring famous tourist destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The Hayloft is part of a beautiful barn conversion, accessed via a gravel driveway. Steep stone steps lead up to the front door. The front door opens into the entrance hall, with all the rooms laid out on one floor: Living/dining room: This stylish living area is bright and spacious, with an eye-catching exposed Cotswold stone feature wall. This room has two sofas, a coffee table, a Freeview TV and DVD player. There is also a dining table and two chairs; Kitchen: The galley kitchen contains an electric oven with four-ring hob, a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière, as well as a washing machine/tumble dryer; Bedroom: Two steps lead down from the hallway into this characterful room with sloped ceilings, a king size bed and built-in cupboards for storage; Bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. The Hayloft is situated within the spacious grounds of private home, and a private patio area has been created especially for guests of The Hayloft. With pretty, trellised fencing and a table for two, it is the perfect spot for al fresco dining. There is one allocated parking space and further on-street parking is available in the village if needed.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • Lovely stay. Unbelievably comfortable bed ! Beautiful original wood beams and stone walls, tasteful decor and a lovely place to unwind in. Came for a long weekend of total peace and quiet to relax and recharge ..... and pretty much got exactly that. Hosts left me all the details I needed and didn’t disturb me once , which I really appreciated. Thank You !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jean2019-09-13T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cold Aston, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Barn End Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Barn End Cottage is a stylish property located in the peaceful village of Broad Campden, close to the famous Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden. The village benefits from a well-regarded pub and is surrounded by stunning countryside and many lovely walks are accessible directly from the cottage. Chipping Campden contains a wide range of small shops, tea rooms and restaurants, and the many other beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds are all just a short drive away, as are well known places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Barn End Cottage is a semi-detached property located on a quiet country lane. The front door opens into an entrance hall, off which are the following rooms: Living/dining room: This spacious living area with lovely wooden flooring has a sofa (which can be set up as a single sofa bed upon request), a smart armchair and a trunk serving as a coffee table. The wood burning stove creates a cosy feel in winter and there is a Smart TV with access to Now TV. This L-shaped living space has a separate area for the dining table, which comfortably seats five; Kitchen: A well presented space, complete with an electric oven, four-ring induction hob, a fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and Tassimo coffee machine; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: With sloping ceilings and exposed beams, this characterful room in the eaves has views over the lane. There is a king size bed and chest of drawers for storage; Bedroom 2: Also in the eaves, this room contains a double bed, chest of drawers and coat rack; Family bathroom: A stylish bathroom which contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. The shared gravel driveway has parking for two cars.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • This is a lovely cottage, finished to a high standard. It was brilliantly clean and had everything we needed for a weekend stay. The pub in the village is great, and it's only a 25 min walk to Chipping Camden.

    Anna2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds, exceptionally clean with thoughtful touches. A great base to explore the countryside- with a very professional and reliable checkin procedure. Thanks for a lovely trip!

    Hannah2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • My family of 5 stayed at the barn end cottage. We had no trouble finding it and it was a perfect size for 5. It was warm and cosy with great access to the Cotswolds villages and public foot paths. We had a great stay!

    Brogan2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great cottage in a beautiful setting. Had a great holiday.

    Ruth2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful cottage to stay in to explore the Cotswolds! A great base to get to the little villages nearby. The cottage is cosy, modern and has all the facilities you need after a day of mooching.

    Jane2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is very nice, comfortable, and cozy. We spent more than 2 weeks there and discovered, close to wonderful picturesque villages (Chipping Campden, Broadway ..), Broad Campden is also very pretty. Directions for arrival are accurate .Ideal for visiting the North Cotswolds.

    Cyril2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Our visit at the cottage was fantastic. Great location for touring the cotswolds as well as close walks and a fantastic pub near by. We loved our stay and the cottage was a perfect mix of old world charm and modern design. Thanks again!

    Briana2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage, very comfortable! Speedy responses and helpful manager. Would certainly stay again!

    Alex2019-03-15T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

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    Broad Campden, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Bracken Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Bracken Cottage is a traditional Cotswold stone cottage built to house the weavers who worked in the many silk mills of the beautiful village of Blockley. The cottage is one of a row on a quiet road and the rooms at the back benefit from fabulous views of the surrounding Blockley Valley. The historic village is very peaceful and picturesque yet benefits from having two pubs and a community owned village shop & café, as well as a historic Norman church in the centre of the village. Numerous scenic country walks are accessible directly from the cottage and Blockley is well located for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds. 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!
    Bracken Cottage is one of a row of former silk weaver’s cottages set on a quiet road in the village of Blockley. The front door opens directly into the ground floor living area: Living room/dining room/kitchen: This homely open plan living space has a cosy wood burning stove, wooden beams and a stable door with views across to the fields beyond. This room contains a sofa, a window seat, a Smart TV, a fold away dining table with seating for two, an electric oven, four-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster. Steep stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: A smart room with exposed painted beams, a king size bed, bedside tables, full length mirror and chest of drawers (please note the chest of drawers is not for guest use); Family bathroom: Decorated in a contemporary style, this spacious bathroom has a bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and a cupboard containing a washing machine. Further steep stairs lead directly into the master bedroom: Master bedroom: A characterful and cosy room in the eaves which contains a king size bed, Smart TV, chest of drawers and vanity mirror. The bedroom leads into the ensuite bathroom which contains a walk-in rain shower with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. The stable door leads from the kitchen into a wonderful landscaped garden with uninterrupted views of the countryside. The patio area directly outside the kitchen has a garden table with two benches, two chairs, a charcoal barbecue and a parasol. Three steps lead down from the patio to the lawn, bordered with timber beds along one side, and there is a further sunny patio and herb garden beyond. Free parking is available in the village car park opposite the cottage.
    Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café. As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling. Architecturally the village has quite a different character in comparison to the rest of the North Cotswolds as it has a more similar style to that of the villages in the Stroud valley, but here they have used a more golden stone. This design is reminiscent of wealthier times as the majority of the cottages were built during the 17th and 18th century, at the height of the industrial era. A popular attraction in Blockley is Mill Dene Garden which is a partner garden of the Royal Horticultural Society. With a misty grotto, stream and seats around the mill pond, this is a lovely place to while away the time looking out for the kingfishers whilst enjoying a cream tea. Food & Drink For a relatively small village, Blockley is blessed with a number of places to eat and drink, all just a short walk from anywhere in the village. The Crown Inn (www.crownhotelblockley.co.uk): This 16th century country inn is situated in the heart of Blockley and features a restaurant serving dishes prepared with local produce, along with a bar with an open fire and a wide selection of real ales. This honey coloured historic inn is covered in Virginia creeper which turns a stunning red in Autumn. Walk inside to the scents of wood smoke from the open log fires and snuggle into a comfy chair by the fire, to view the daily papers with a coffee or something stronger. Dinner is served in the warm and friendly restaurant with lighter meals and snacks available in the bar. The Great Western Arms (https://www.hooky.co.uk/content/our-pubs/great-western-arms-blockley.ashx): The award winning Great Western Arms is the “Local” of Blockley. The “Western” as it is locally known, is a Hook Norton Brewery pub and is tenanted to Sharon Brace. It is right at the heart of the village both geographically and socially, and is where Sharon and her team serve up some of the finest food, drink and entertainment available. The pub has two rooms: one is used as the restaurant and the other houses a pool table, juke box and darts board (dogs are welcome in the pool room). The Pub has recently been extensively refurbished and now boasts 1st class facilities and comforts. The spacious lounge bar/restaurant retains its period "feel" but has been re-furnished and decorated with great taste and care. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and friendly. Blockley Village Shop & Café (blockleyshop.com): The community owned shop and café is the hub of the village. The shop offers a wide range of basic groceries and necessities, and a tempting array of local products, including farm meat and free-range eggs, daily deliveries of local fruit and veg, freshly baked bread and locally made ready meals. Logs are generally stocked in winter. The licensed café is open all day, serving breakfasts, lunches, coffees and teas, and home-baked cakes. Take-away hot and cold food, including croissants, pastries and baguettes, is also very popular. The café, where free broadband is available, is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors of all ages.
  • A lovely character cottage, in a beautiful unspoilt village, perfectly situated for exploring The Cotswolds. Local pub and wonderful village shop and cafe were definitely a bonus.

    Keith2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in Bracken Cottage for a weekend away and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Beautiful house, lovely village with a great cafe. Good location to nearby villages to explore. Would absolutely return to Bracken Cottage another time.

    Katie2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage was beautiful, would highly recommend to those wanting to Visit the Cotswolds. Very close to many of the towns, but also located in a nice quiet area. We went to the local pub and cafe for meals, they were absolutely delicious. The cottage itself was very well decorated with lots of amenities. It was so lovely to snuggle up with the fire in the middle of winter. We would really recommend this home to others.

    Gaetano2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely and clean would definitely go back if I was in the area

    Stephen2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely relaxing stay at Bracken cottage with our 3 month old baby. The amenities were excellent and there were plenty of good options for food and excursions close by.

    Ursula2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • My hubby and I had a lovely short break here. Great little cottage with all you need in a nice village that’s not really touristy yet really close to many of the Cotswolds attractions. If you don’t fancy cooking there’s a super village cafe within walking distance for coffee & cake or breakfast or lunch and also a nice village pub for a pint or evening meal.

    Sam2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Bracken Cottage. It was perfect for my wife and me and our infant son. It is charming and well-appointed with a lovely back-yard. Parking was easy across the street. It's less than a 300 meter walk downhill to the village cafe. We would stay there again without hesitation.

    Paul2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for some “R&R”, as well as exploring the delightful towns nearby. Blockley is quiet and not touristy, but full of charm, and the locals are very friendly. Also the Great Western has excellent food, as does the local cafe, and the village shop has an amazing array of stock. Bracken Cottage is so quaint, warm and sunny. It has a really comfortable bed and lovely linens.

    Kay2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    2

    Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Lavender Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Lavender Cottage is modern Cotswold stone property in the peaceful village of Stretton-on-Fosse, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Located on the border of Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, it was historically a working farming village and retains an unspoilt air today, with some fine examples of Cotswold stone and locally-made red brick houses. There is a lovely dog friendly pub that serves as a meeting place for locals and an annual village show takes place each September. Stretton-on-Fosse is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful countryside of the North Cotswolds, along with its many pretty villages and impressive market towns. It is just three miles from Shipston-on-Stour with its many art galleries, museums and eateries, and for an insight into British history, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford can easily be visited 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!
    Lavender Cottage is set on a no through road in the village, with an entrance porch accessed via the driveway at the side of the cottage. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This tastefully decorated room has lovely wooden floors, stone mullion windows and a Cotswold stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There are two sofas and an armchair and a Smart TV with a DVD player; Dining room/kitchen: This sociable space has a double electric oven with a four-ring electric hob, a fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, cafetière and microwave. There is also a washing machine and a dishwasher. The wooden dining table has seating for four; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the dining room/kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This bedroom has lovely views of the fields and surrounding countryside and contains a double bed, a walk-in wardrobe and a dressing table; Bedroom 2: A well-proportioned room with two single beds and a Tub chair. There is a freestanding wardrobe and a chest of drawers; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. The enclosed patio garden is adjacent to the driveway and has an outdoor table and seating for four, together with a charcoal barbecue and a parasol. Bordered by flower beds and trellises, with solar lanterns dotted around, this is a lovely spot for the warm summer evenings. There is off-street parking on the gravel driveway for one medium sized car.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • You won’t be disappointed, great communication, superb cottage making the stay perfect! Loved the welcome basket - nice touch! Would definitely stay again and use Character Cottages again too! Thank you!

    Jason2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage, great location for both the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon. Lovely touches like a food basket on arrival.

    Miranda2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lavender cottage was extremely clean, very comfortable and has great facilities. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Lisa2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Lavender Cottage was fantastic from start to finish. Very easy check-in with plenty of information to find the property. The house was beautiful and the welcome basket was such a lovely touch. We really appreciated everything and enjoyed our stay. Everything in the house was at the highest quality, providing a really comfortable stay. We highly recommend and will certainly be back.

    Corinne2019-06-28T00:00:00Z
  • Really delightful cottage, furnished to the highest standard and scrupulously clean. Really tranquil setting in a delightful village.

    Roger2019-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice location. Walking paths and a nice pub are near there.

    Kazumi2019-06-05T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    2

    Stretton-on-Fosse, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to The Granary, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Granary is a lovely former farm building, which has stunning rural views and sits in the owners’ extensive grounds, in the heart of the beautiful North Cotswold countryside. The cottage is located on the outskirts of the small, peaceful village of Great Wolford, and is also only a short drive or a lovely walk away from many of the famous North Cotswolds towns and villages, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water. The Granary is also well placed for exploring further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The Granary is a detached former farm building, which is surrounded by the owners' beautiful large gardens, including an enclosed meadow that dogs can run around freely in. To benefit from the lovely rural views, the cottage is an upside down property, with the living space on the first floor. The front door opens into the ground floor hallway, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: Contains a double bed and an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet; Bedroom 2: Can be set up as either a king size bed or two 75cm wide single beds; Bedroom 3: Contains a single bed; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, and a wash basin; Ground floor utility room and WC: Contains a toilet, wash basin and a washing machine/tumble dryer. Stairs lead up from the hallway to the sociable, open plan first floor, which contains the following areas: Living space: Sitting under beautiful oak beams and with a set of French doors providing glorious views across the fields, this stylish living space contains two leather sofas and a comfy armchair, as well as a Freeview TV with a SMART DVD player, and a Bluetooth radio; Dining area: There is a large wooden dining table and six wooden chairs; Kitchen: The well presented kitchen area contains an electric oven, four ring electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. French doors lead out from the dining area to a raised decking area, which contains comfy outdoor seating and a small table, and is a beautiful space to relax and admire the lovely gardens in which the cottage sits. To the side of the cottage, on the ground floor is a further outdoor table, with seating for five, and a charcoal barbecue. Off street parking is freely available directly outside the cottage.
    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.
  • A lovely place to stay and a great host. Highly recommended!

    Adrian2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • The barn is beautiful. In a lovely countryside spot. Really comfy beds too!

    Lucy2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome

    Matthew2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • I visited for a couple of days with my family and we had a wonderful stay. The place is as shown in the images - even better when you're in it. The living space is bright, spacious and well furnished - with plenty of books and games to entertain the family. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you'd need to cater for your family. The bedrooms are cosy with storage and the beds are comfortable. Communication with the host was easy and quick. Checking in was easy as per instructions provided. We checked in during daylight and I would recommend you do too as you may miss the property at night. Highly recommended and my family are already talking about another stay here.

    Nima2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful house located in the countryside with amazing views. the upside down house is a perfect place to stay and I would definitely return to this beautiful house. Thank you so much for making it a very pleasant stay!

    Lauren2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • 3 friends & I has a lovely long weekend at The Granary. The cottage was very spacious, with very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely open dining/lounge space & very nice grounds outside. The shower pressure was also amazing. The house is easy to find by following Google maps & is within close driving distance to all the cute Cotswolds towns. Daylesford Farm is a must do if you're a foodie, with great restaurants, jams & preserves & a zero waste shop! Coming to the area in November was a great idea as it's not too cold yet, but the colours of the trees were amazing & the pubs are so cosy. We had a lovely time.

    Felicity2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great base to sight see in and around the Cotswolds. Lovely place and photos don’t do it justice.

    Rahima2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fabulous stay at the Granary! It was comfy and lovely, and had everything we wanted and needed. I would definitely stay again on another trip to the Cotswolds.

    Susan2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    3

    Great Wolford, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Alice Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Alice Cottage is set on a hillside, with views out over the rooftops of Blockley, to the woods and fields beyond. The village is a hidden gem, being set well away from major roads and is very peaceful and picturesque, yet it is large enough to have two pubs, a restaurant and a community owned village shop and café, as well as a historic Norman church. It is also the location where the Father Brown mystery series is filmed. Blockley is close to the popular Cotswold market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Camden and Stow-on-the-Wold, and many beautiful countryside walks are right on the doorstep. It is also well located for further afield destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford or Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Alice Cottage is one of a handful of cottages set on a small quiet lane, yet only moments from Blockley's historic high street. There is one shared parking space in front of the cottage and additional, free street parking is readily available. A path through the garden leads to the front door, which opens into the sunroom and the rest of the ground floor: Sunroom: South facing and looking out to the garden, with exposed stone walls and a clear roof, this is a lovely room to relax in, whatever the season. Contains a wooden table and two chairs; Living room/dining room/kitchen: The heart of this cosy cottage, the living room area contains comfy seating for three people, a wood burning stove and an LED HD Freesat TV, with DVD player. There is a fold away table, for formal dining. The kitchen area is very efficiently and practically arranged, and includes a 2-ring electric hob, electric oven, Smeg fridge/freezer, microwave, Miele washing machine/tumble dryer, toaster and kettle. There is also a radio with an iPod dock. Stairs lead up from the kitchen area to a small first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: Contains a double bed and plenty of storage space. There is also a radio with an iPod dock; Bedroom 2: A small room, which contains a 75cm wide single bed and a bedside cabinet with drawers; Shower room: Although small, the bathroom has been well designed, to include a shower, small basin and toilet. Alice Cottage's small, enclosed garden is well proportioned with a raised terrace to take advantage of the lovely far reaching rural views and to provide a beautiful south facing outdoor seating area, with a table, wooden bench, two chairs and a charcoal BBQ.
    Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café. As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling. Architecturally the village has quite a different character in comparison to the rest of the North Cotswolds as it has a more similar style to that of the villages in the Stroud valley, but here they have used a more golden stone. This design is reminiscent of wealthier times as the majority of the cottages were built during the 17th and 18th century, at the height of the industrial era. A popular attraction in Blockley is Mill Dene Garden which is a partner garden of the Royal Horticultural Society. With a misty grotto, stream and seats around the mill pond, this is a lovely place to while away the time looking out for the kingfishers whilst enjoying a cream tea.
  • This. Cottage. Is. So. Cozy. I had the best time, and found it perfectly suited for for resting, reading, and re-charging. The fireplace is a nice added touch, as was the lemon cake waiting for me with my tea. I would 100% go back. I miss it already.

    Amanda2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • We found this place to be what it says on the tin. Not too overdone and quaint and cosy. Great to relax and let yourself away. Sitting by the fire crackling away as rain pattered on the porch roof with a glass of wine in hand and great friends in toe was a wonderful experience. The local area is good for a few days explore with Bourton Wood as a particularly beautiful highlight. The space is a little small so I’d keep it to three people max but it worked well for 2-3 nights. The parking space was also tight but was fine in the end. The shower was also great - an important part of a winter stay in the Cotswolds!

    David2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Super cosy cottage with a great fireplace making it ideal for a winter break.

    Dan2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time. The cottage was small but very clean and cosy. It’s well equipped and brilliantly located for exploring the Cotswolds

    Sally2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage - perfect for our family of 3!!

    John2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • This is a really sweet, cosy cottage. It is small but this is accurately represented in the description. It is ideal for a couple with a young child. We had a third adult occupying the small single room which was fine for the couple of nights we were there. I did think that at over £400 for a couple of nights was expensive and if I was to stay there again would probably go direct to Character Cottages rather than through AirBnB. However it is very conveniently situated for this lovely village of Brockley and the parking wasn’t as complicated as it first sounded it might be. We did a lovely walk over to Batsford Arboretum and also managed to be in Brockley for film night which was an additional unexpected treat.

    Ann2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • The Alice Cottage is really very nice, tastefully decorated and clean. Comfortable veranda at the entrance, ideal for taking off wet jackets and shoes before entering the house. Large and well equipped kitchen. The only thing missing is the dishwasher, for the rest there's really everything, even a very useful washer / dryer. The bathroom, located on the upper floor, is small but functional. The large and tastefully furnished double bedroom. That single little one but pretty. The strength of the cottage is undoubtedly the small living room with fireplace. Especially when it is raining and cold outside, being able to relax in front of the fireplace, is really a unique and priceless experience (wood is necessary to light the fire provided by the property). Convenient private parking in front of the entrance. Excellent location. The picturesque village of Blockley is the ideal starting point to visit the Cotswolds. Simply perfect for those who want a relaxing holiday in the heart of the English countryside. Finally I point out the seriousness of the agency that manages the property. Really very kind and helpful. If we were to return to the Cotswolds in the future, we would have no doubts, we would certainly return to the Alice Cottage. Highly recommended!

    Monica2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Charming place. Lovely front garden. Beautiful town. We loved it. Would definitely go back!

    Callie2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    2

    Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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

    Aryo2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • 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
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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.
  • Nice secluded spot with great privacy, yet only a 5min walk to the centre. House has everything you could need and great mezzanine to play board games, read or just look out across the grassy paddocks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, excellent communication and hospitality lending us additional cooking equipment. Highly recommend and will be back.

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

    Jackie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little cottage in a great location. Dog friendly and loads of tips and ideas of things to do in the area. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property to others!

    Emily2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We met Richard shortly after our arrival. Very welcoming and gave all the details we needed. The barn was in excellent condition and perfect for 2 couples and a little one. Cleanliness, information, parking, amenities, value for money - all spot on! If you ever wanted an excellent stay in the Cotswolds, stay here. Thank you for a perfect weekend.

    Gareth2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and amazing hospitality. Would definitely visit again.

    Sunny2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place for a Cotswolds getaway

    Andrew2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a wonderful 3 day stay at this lovely cottage. The location was perfect for us with our dog and the long country walks and quick walk into the beautiful village made for a great stay. The accommodation was perfect too - everything we needed and very comfortable too. Many thanks to Patricia and Richard for such a lovely stay.

    Loretta2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic accommodation and hosts. We wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Aimee2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
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    Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Brook Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Brook Cottage is one of the most idyllically situated properties in the Cotswolds, sitting on a quiet lane overlooking fields, with only the soothing sound of the babbling brook outside to break the silence. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is in the historic heart of Blockley, which is a peaceful, yet thriving village, with two pubs, a community owned village shop & café, a historic Norman church and a childrens' playground. Blockley has numerous beautiful walks on its doorstep and is well located for exploring the many beautiful market towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Walking along Blockley Brook leads you to Brook Cottage’s front door, which opens into: Living room: A cosy, beautifully furnished room, with a stone mullion window with window seat, wooden beams, a large inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove and a flat-panel TV. The living room is also used for dining and it contains an extendable dining table, with seating for up to four people. The living room then leads into: Kitchen: For a small cottage, the beautifully decorated kitchen is very well equipped, including a cooker with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. Returning to the living room, a narrow, steep staircase leads up to a small first floor hallway, off which is: Bedroom 2: A cosy bedroom, with exposed beams and brickwork, containing a double bed next to the stone mullion window, which looks out to fields and the brook below. The main bathroom is accessed via bedroom 1 and this contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, basin and toilet. The staircase continues up into the gable of the house, opening out to: Master bedroom: Another cosy double bedroom, with exposed beams and a stone mullion window, bedroom 2 also has an en-suite toilet and basin. Heading back downstairs and into the kitchen, double doors lead out into the fully enclosed, south-westerly facing garden, which contains a paved area and decking at the end of the garden. There is an outdoor table and chairs, with a gas barbecue provided in the Summer. Outside the front door is a small garden area, with a stone bench, which looks down the lane to the brook running past the cottage.
    Blockley is a popular village in the Cotswolds which is found within a triangle formed by three renowned market towns: Chipping Campden to the North, Moreton-in-Marsh to the South East and Stow-on-the-Wold to the South. Being close to these three towns has led to increased footfall in the village, bringing with it good quality pubs and a lovely village shop/café. As the village is away from main roads, it avoids the heavy tourist traffic and so visitors can get a real sense of rural life, enjoying the rolling countryside which falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peaceful Blockley Brook attracts tourists and locals as a quiet place to relax in the warmer months. This brook, together with the other brook in the village, played a part in Blockley's history as there were once 12 water mills which provided work in various industries over the centuries, including silk production and flour milling.
  • Charming and cozy cottage! Highly recommend it. Located in the beautiful Cotswold town as well!

    Jessica2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This place is truly magical. We had the most amazing stay, it was the perfect location and so beautiful- the pictures do not do it justice. We really recommend and will definitely return! The hosts were very generous and flexible with our checkout which was most appreciated.

    Jaime2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay. Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Very good location and perfect for the dog.

    Olivia2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful Cottage, excellent kitchen, had a lovely time with the girlfriends

    Jacinda2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had such an amazing two night stay with character cottages! The space is super charming and the location is just perfect! Highly recommend staying here!

    Brad2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Brook cottage is very cosy with the log burner. It was very relaxing to hear the brook bubbling away in the evening.

    Laurent2019-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Delightful! Great kitchen, comfortable and in the most lovely location.

    William2018-07-31T00:00:00Z
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    Blockley, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Lanes Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dating back to the 1850s, Lanes Cottage is a stunning Grade II listed property located in the heart of Chipping Campden, one of the most famous and recognisable market towns in England. The cottage is ideally located for exploring the many small shops, tea rooms and restaurants in the town, as well as providing easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside. The many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds are all just a short drive away, as are well known places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Lanes Cottage is located in a row of Cotswold stone cottages, on a beautiful street in the heart of Chipping Campden. The front door opens into the living area, containing the following rooms: Living room: This characterful and cosy space contains a beautiful Cotswold stone fireplace with an open fire and comfortable seating including a sofa and two armchairs. There is a Smart TV, DVD player, and a Sony music system; Dining room: The dining room, which is separated from the living room by the staircase, contains a wooden table which comfortably seats three guests, and a sideboard with a selection of games; Kitchen: Two steps lead up from the dining area into the well-equipped kitchen, which contains an electric oven with four-ring electric hob, a dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster, microwave and a fridge; Shower room: Contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A spacious and elegant room with a striking Cotswold stone chimney breast. There is a king size bed, a dressing table with a mirror, plus fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets for storage; Bedroom 2: This homely room with an exposed Cotswold stone wall contains a 4ft double bed, a bookcase and shelves, plus hooks for hanging space. Accessed via French doors from the kitchen, the beautiful enclosed garden is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the tranquillity. A lovely patio area with a table and chairs is found on the first level of the garden, from which stone steps lead up to the second tier, which has two pretty lawn areas and a garden path bordered by lovely shrubs. The path continues up to the top tier with a bistro table and two chairs, perfect for al fresco dining. Free on-street parking is available close to the cottage.
    Chipping Campden is one of the main market towns in the North Cotswolds, built by medieval traders with wealth created from the wool trade. With many thatched cottages, this is one of the most picturesque towns in the region. A notable feature of the town is the Market Hall which was built in 1627. Originally thought to be used in the wool trade, the main function of the hall was actually to give shelter to local cheese, poultry and butter sellers. The High Street is relatively small, taking just five minutes to walk from one end to the other, and it has a number of well-regarded eateries ranging from tea houses to dining pubs and restaurants. This main street curves in a shallow arc which is flanked on both sides by terraces of ancient houses, each house having its own embellishments. This feature of the town is one of the reasons why, in 1970, the street was officially designated as a conservation area. Chipping Campden marks one end of the Cotswolds Way which is a 102 mile National Trail linking Chipping Campden to Bath. For the majority of the trail it follows the Cotswold escarpment which gives the walker fantastic views of the surrounding scenery. The Way passes through many traditional villages and close to historical sites including Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe and Hailes Abbey. The countryside along the Way is very diverse, ranging from wildflower meadows to beech woodlands, providing visitors with perfect examples of Britain's stunning landscape. Food & Drink Chipping Campden 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 Kings Hotel (www.kingscampden.co.uk): Modern British food with a contemporary twist. You will encounter mouth-watering choices like a starter of Duck Rillets with a Pea Panna Cotta & Pomegranate dressing, or main course of Braised Belly Pork & Fillet, Crispy Langoustine Tail, Roasted Apple, Celeriac Choucroute & Dauphinoise Potato. To finish, the dessert menu promises blissful indulgence with the likes of Caramel Banana Mousse, Pain D’epice & Coffee Soil. For a more informal option, relax in the friendly atmosphere of the stylishly refurbished Brasserie bar, serving morning coffee & brunch through to afternoon tea & dinner. Enjoy favourites such as Mussels in Garlic & White Wine, Home-made Aberdeen Angus Burger, Focaccia, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Relish with Fries; Cotswold House Hotel (www.cotswoldhouse.com): The kitchen team take their inspiration from the finest offerings of dedicated producers - whether it be wholesome crusty breads, locally-churned cheeses, home-reared meats, best Cornish fish, vegetables from the lush Vale of Evesham, or jams and preserves from small-scale artisan producers. The result? The very best of modern British cooking. Wonderful, simple food served at lunch and dinner in The Cotswold Grill or at dinner in The Dining Room at Cotswold House. On warm days, enjoy a drink, coffee, or lunch on the Pavilion Terrace tucked away in the hotel garden, its borders awash with summer colour. Sit under a shady umbrella and enjoy the peace and quiet from morning coffee to your early evening sun-downer; Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant(www.michaelsmediterranean.co.uk): Specialising in Greek and modern Mediterranean cuisine, served in a relaxed, intimate setting. Wine and dine in relaxed surroundings, with the warm ambience of open fires and a friendly service. From a delightful array of Mezze dishes, fresh fish and seafood with seasonal daily specials to the renowned “Marathona” Fillet Steaks.
  • Lovely, cozy cottage in the perfect location to explore chipping campden. Very relaxing stay!

    Laura2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful cottage. Full of character and charm while providing all the amenities for a wonderful stay. Ideal location to explore the Cotswolds. Chipping Campden itself is beautiful. We visited several villages, the hunt at Broadway, Stratford, Bath etc.. Highly recommended and we will be sure to visit back in summer.

    Sanjay2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful cottage, very well presented with a lovely secluded garden.

    Nichola2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, with an amazing garden. Location was easy to find and walk to anywhere in Chipping Campden. Would stay there again:)

    Natalie2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage had the most beautiful garden. It was the perfect place to drink wine, eat cheese, chill out and enjoy the beauty and charm of Chipping Camden and the English countryside.

    Jo2019-08-02T00:00:00Z
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    Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Cobblers Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Cobblers Cottage is a period Cotswold stone cottage tucked away within the old market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. Today, Moreton is still a bustling market town boasting the largest open-air street market in the Cotswolds, which takes place every Tuesday. With many beautiful countryside walks nearby, including The Monarch’s Way, the cottage is ideally located for those wanting to make the most of the stunning scenery. As well as the surrounding countryside, Cobblers Cottage is a perfect base for exploring the many lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Cobblers Cottage is located on a quiet road, just a short walk from the centre of the town. The front door opens directly into the open plan living space: Living/dining room: This open plan spacious living room is bright and airy, and has a sofa, an armchair with matching foot rest, and a stylish antique chair. There is a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, a Smart TV, DVD player and a bookshelf with plenty of books and DVDs for guests to use. By the window there is a dining table that can comfortably seat four guests; Kitchen: The living room leads into the contemporary style galley kitchen. This well-equipped space has an electric cooker with a four-ring halogen hob, a fridge, washing machine, microwave, toaster and kettle. At the end of the galley kitchen there is a small cloakroom with a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor, off which is the following room: Master bedroom: A stylish, spacious room, with an exposed Cotswold stone wall and original oak beams. This room contains a king size bed, fitted wardrobes and a chest of drawers. From the bedroom, two steps lead into the family bathroom, which contains a bath with overhead shower, a toilet and wash basin. From the master bedroom, stairs lead up to the following room: Bedroom 2: A characterful room in the eaves of the cottage, which contains two single beds and a chest of drawers. A door leads from the galley kitchen directly out to a pretty courtyard, which contains a bistro table and two chairs. Free on-street parking is available nearby.
    Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the North Cotswolds, situated on the Fosse Way and served by the main line railway from London Paddington. The town was granted its market charter in 1227 and there still is a busy Tuesday market, with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors. Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. The oldest building is likely to be the 16th century Curfew tower on the High Street, whose bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire. The High Street has many elegant 17th and 18th century inns and houses, including the Redesdale Market Hall in the centre of the town. Food & Drink Moreton has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: Redesdale Arms (www.redesdalearms.com): Menus at the Redesdale Arms Hotel are a blend of modern international cooking and traditional British favourites, delicious when given a contemporary twist by the team in the kitchen. Eat in one of the refurbished restaurants, on the garden terrace or in the bar next to the log fires. The finest local ingredients are used, including Cotswold meat and locally grown vegetables, with daily specials including local game and fresh Cornish seafood. The White Hart Royal (www.whitehartroyal.co.uk): The kitchen team use fresh local ingredients to produce cuisine that is contemporary English a la carte or traditional pub classic. To complement the menus there is an extensive cellar of specially selected new and old world wines. You can dine in the Courtyard Restaurant, al fresco in the courtyard or enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Snug Bar with its stone-flagged floor and large Inglenook fireplace; The Spice Room (www.spiceroomrestaurant.com): The Spice Room Restaurant is a family-owned and family-operated Indian Restaurant, with over 12 years of experience cooking and serving the best and tastiest Indian cookery. All the food is made to order with the freshest ingredients. Moreton has a Tesco Express, a Budgens and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: The Cotswold Cheese Company (www.cotswoldcheese.com): The store stocks more than 80 different artisan and farmhouse cheeses, with a real focus on local quality producers, followed by British territorial cheese (Cheshires, Lancashires, Caerphilly etc.) and then focussing on very high quality French, Spanish & Italian cheese. To complement the cheese, the store also sells a wide range of cheese accompaniments and other deli essentials including local breads, biscuits & crackers for cheese, chutneys & local potted meats and pate's.
  • Lovely cozy place, nice to read the guest book and other tips available.

    Tim2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage, gorgeously decorated and with everything we needed (except a freezer which we didn't check before buying ice cream!). Really cosy and comfortable, especially with the wood burner. Tha ks for a lovely stay.

    Sarah2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage, perfect for a few days in the Cotswolds. Very cosy and comfortable

    Nicole2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely few days at Cobblers Cottage- very cosy - great location for exploring The Cotswolds - would definitely recommend it.

    Emma2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to explore the Cotswolds from and return to each evening.

    Sam2019-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is wonderful! We loved it so much. The village is adorable and quite near everything we wanted to visit. There was a lovely market in the town square the day we arrived. Check-in was easy, the cottage is absolutely lovely and felt like home. The floors were a bit squeaky but we loved it! Unfortunately, we got a flat tire when we pulled in and they weren’t able to bring us a spare (no spares in European rentals for some unknown reason). We weren’t able to get a new car until late the next day. And even though that bummed us out, we couldn’t have had a better place to be lazy in while we waited! There’s plenty of places to eat and a small grocery right around the corner. We drove into Stow on the Wold for dinner at The Porch House (it was terrific!).

    Heather2019-05-30T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing cottage in a beautiful spot. Really convenient for an amble to the pub and quaint shops of Morton. Would definitely stay again.

    Harrie2019-02-15T00:00:00Z
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    Moreton-in-Marsh, 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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    2

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

    Welcome to The Chapel, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Chapel is a beautifully renovated property located opposite the attractive village green in the heart of the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Stow is famous for its historic buildings and its wide range of restaurants, traditional pubs and antique shops. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Stow is also perfectly situated for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as other tourist destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The Chapel is located in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. A blue door at the bottom of the clock tower opens into a lobby area which is shared with neighbouring apartments. The Chapel’s front door opens into a stunning entrance hall, off which are the following rooms: Living/dining room: This bright and stylish open plan living area has an extensive collection of wall art and a beautiful glass lantern roof over the dining area. There is a sofa and two armchairs positioned around a beautiful trunk serving as the coffee table, as well as a console table with Freeview TV, a Blu-ray DVD player, digital radio and Bluetooth connector. The lovely wooden dining table comfortably seats four guests; Kitchen: This well-equipped space is perfect for home cooking and features an electric oven with four-ring electric hob, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster. A small round breakfast bar with two stools is located in the corner of the kitchen; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, which has a closet for additional storage space. The following rooms are off the landing: Master bedroom: A spacious and elegant room with lovely views over Sheep Street. There is a king size bed, a chest of drawers and wall-mounted hooks for additional storage space; Bedroom 2: Another well presented bedroom which contains a double bed with drawers for storage underneath, plus wall-mounted hooks for additional storage space; Family bathroom: Contains an L-shaped bath with an overhead rain shower and shower attachment, a toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Friday evenings are legendary for the Champagne Happy Hour at 5pm - grab a seat if you can as the weekend gets off to the perfect start! Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • This is a great Air BnB - location is right in the middle of town, with all amenities just a few mins walk away. The property is stylishly furnished and every little detail of what a guest may require seems to have been thoroughly thought through. Would recommend highly if you are visiting the Cotswolds.

    Ajay2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful apartment in such a great location. Within very easy walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants. We had such a lovely weekend in the cottage - it was so beautifully presented and very clean. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again!

    Tess2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect get away for a bunch of friends over the weekend. Great location in the heart of Stow on the wold. Right in the heart of all the shops and restaurants.

    Ashley2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing Stay at the Chapel in Stow. Cute village with lots of country pubs, coffee shops and nice shops. Went on lots of walks and easy to travel to other towns nearby. The house was cosy and warm and well equipped. Beautiful interior and design. Had a fabulous stay!

    megan2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation. It served us well. All essential white goods included which made our lives (4 guests) much easier, perfect for holiday time.

    Daniel2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space in an excellent location.

    Suzanne2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment in a renovated building with a fabulous location in the centre of Stow-on-Wold. Easy check in instructions & place was very clean.

    Len2019-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Would recommend this beautiful house to anyone!! Stow-On-The-Wold was just perfect for a relaxed girls weekend away. The house is stunning and very stylish. 5 stars!

    Lucy2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    4


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    2

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

    Welcome to The Smithy, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. The Smithy is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on the corner of a quaint street in Chipping Norton, one of the North Cotswolds’ famous market towns. As well as having a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, Chipping Norton is ideally placed for exploring the Cotswolds region, whether walking, cycling or riding through the beautiful countryside, or exploring the many other lovely towns and villages just a short drive away. Chipping Norton is also well placed for visiting other world famous attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, the dreaming spires of Oxford, or Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. 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 Smithy is on the corner of a quiet road, in the heart of Chipping Norton. The front door is accessed directly from the pavement and opens into the main ground floor living space. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living/dining room: The stylish living room contains an exposed Cotswold stone wall, wooden floor and a cosy wood burning stove, There is a large sofa, a snuggle chair and an armchair, as well as a flat screen SMART TV. The dining area contains a large wooden dining table, with seating for six; Kitchen: The contemporary kitchen is well laid out, and contains an electric oven, four ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, combined washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a kettle, toaster and a Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules); Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a wash basin. Stairs lead up from behind the dining area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A bright and airy room, which contains two single beds; Bedroom 2: Another elegant room, which contains a double bed; Bedroom 3: The standard setup of this room is with a single bed, however a further 75cm wide pull-out single bed can also be setup in this room, upon request. There is very little floorspace available in the bedroom when the pull-out bed is setup, especially when set up as a twin; Family bathroom: A stylish, modern bathroom, which contains a bath with overhead shower and handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. At the rear of the cottage is a small, elegant courtyard garden, which contains a bistro table and seating for four.
    Chipping Norton, better known as "Chippy" by locals, is a well-known market town in the Cotswolds which has been runner up in the Great British High Street awards for small market town for the last two years. Once the site of a Norman castle, the town is the highest in Oxfordshire and has a number of notable buildings to visit. The Town Hall proudly marks the days when the town was a Borough. It was built in 1842 and used to host the poultry and butter markets on Wednesdays, as well as the Corn Exchange. It was also used for entertainment and auctions and lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of a bride and groom as the hall is licensed for weddings. A picturesque row of traditional Cotswold stone cottages can be found in the town which were once almshouses given to Chippy by puritan Henry Cornish. The almshouses are set back from the road and are entered through a grand archway which has elaborate finials and cresting. Another standout building is Bliss Mill. It dates back to the 1870s and was once used in the manufacturing of wool and tweed for cloth manufacturer William Bliss. The mill was designed to look like a country house, but has the large chimney at one end for which it is recognised. It is now a Grade II listed building and was converted into luxury apartments in the 1980s.
  • We had an amazing stay at the Smithy! The location was excellent, a stone's throw away from some lovely pubs and a little high street. The house was beautiful and had everything you could think of including some handy bits of food for cooking ! Also we had lots of info provided regarding parking, check in check out etc. So everything was super clear and they replied to any questions really quickly. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!

    Eloise2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • My colleagues rated this the best cottage they stayed in over the 4 weeks of working in Oxford. I stayed in one which was beautiful so this place must have been nice to win there approval. I will book again :) Many Thanks Matt

    Matthew2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to gather with friends

    Anaïs2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • My friends and I loved our stay at the Smithy. Both the town and the home were adorable! The hosts were responsive and the home clean and inviting when we arrived.

    Sarah2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous cosy cottage, great location

    Caroline2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • The Smithy was the perfect cottage for us - a lovely, welcoming place to stay, spotless and with everything you needed to hand. It was in a great location for easily walking to the shops and pubs of Chipping Norton, but also well located for beautiful walks into the Cotswolds countryside.

    Nick2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage, perfect location. Charming walks from our doorstep. Sweet thoughtful touches like fresh flowers. Couldn't speak higher of it.

    Katherine2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in this lovely house in the centre of Chipping Norton. It had great extra touches such as fresh milk being provided for us so we could have a cup of tea on arrival. There was a coffee machine and plenty of tea facilities provided. Local facilities were good with a nice pub just a short walk up the road and there is also a Sainsbury’s within a short walking distance. The house has WiFi available and a smart TV. There was a main bathroom upstairs with a bath and good overhead shower, plus the downstairs toilet. Dependent on arrival times (we arrived on the Friday evening when the locals pubs and restaurants were busy), you may need to drive around for a while looking for a suitable parking spot as there are no dedicated parking options for the house. However if you avoid arriving at peak times there should be plenty of nearby parking available. A great stay in a lovely village and would definitely return!

    Amy2019-06-24T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Church Orchard Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Church Orchard Cottage is a 16th century Cotswold stone detached farm cottage which sleeps four guests, in two stylish bedrooms, with a family bathroom. This stunning property is one of the oldest dwellings in the village yet has been finished to a high standard by its interior designer owner in a contemporary style with modern facilities which include wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen. This spacious and elegant cottage boasts many attractive features including painted beams, a large sandstone fireplace with a wood burning stove and a fabulous glass roof lantern which bathes the dining area in natural light. Surrounding the cottage is the enclosed, south facing garden, well-maintained and complete with summer house, and to the side of the property there is off-street parking for up to one large car or two smaller cars. Church Orchard Cottage is located off a quiet lane in the charming village of Weston Subedge, a quaint village with an award-winning local pub, The Seagrave Arms, and a thriving village hall which has a lively bar and regular film viewings. Lying at the foot of Dover’s Hill, and located within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are many cycle routes and walking trails to explore from the village and Dover’s Hill itself also features on the famed Cotswold Way long distance walking trail which links Chipping Campden to Bath, spanning 100 miles of fantastic countryside. Weston Subedge is just two miles from the picturesque market town of Chipping Campden, with its wide range of cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy, and the much-loved village of Broadway is also just a short drive away, with its art galleries, tea rooms and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Weston Subedge is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford and Blenheim Palace. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The gabled porch at the front of the property is a useful space for storing coats and shoes, and from here, the stable front door leads into a small hall. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living room: This elegant room has original beams and bespoke furnishings and contains a large sandstone fireplace with cosy wood burning stove, two sofas and a footstool, a Smart TV with Netflix access for account holders only, and a well-stocked games cupboard with board games, books and children’s drawing books; Kitchen/dining room: Through the internal French doors in the living room lies the wonderful open plan kitchen/dining area. This luxurious space, reminiscent of a Homes & Gardens feature, is flooded with natural light from the glass roof lantern and is perfect for socialising. This space contains a double electric oven, a three-ring induction hob and extraction bar, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine. There is also a washing machine, iPod docking station with Bluetooth connector, round dining table with seating for four and two armchairs; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. The staircase, with its ornate overhead chandelier, leads from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This stunning room has been smartly decorated with antique French light fittings and a panelled feature wall which contrasts with the otherwise light, neutral tones of the room. This bedroom contains a king size bed, a fitted wardrobe and trunk for additional storage, a gilt-edged mirror and an armchair; Bedroom 2: Overlooking the garden, this lovely room has a modern contemporary countryside décor and contains a double bed, bedside tables and hanging rail with shelf for storage and a bedroom chair; Family bathroom: A stylish bathroom which contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and demister mirror. The enchanting south facing back garden wraps around the cottage, with miniature box hedges and an array of beautiful flowers, shrubs and mature trees filling the raised beds at the borders. An impressive date palm tree gives the garden an exotic feel and besides this lies the patio area which contains a large outdoor table with seating for four and a charcoal barbecue. To the side of the cottage there is a lawn area and the addition of dusk-to-dawn sensory lights around the garden creates a romantic atmosphere and makes it a delightful spot to relax in the summer months once the sun’s set. Two stone steps lead up to the summer house which looks down the driveway and across to the neighbouring farmland and 12th century church. Equipped with heating, electricity and a spacious bamboo seating area, the summer house is another wonderful area in which to unwind after days spent exploring the Cotswolds. The gated driveway provides off-street parking for up to two small cars, and further on-street parking is available on the lane.
    The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
  • A fabulous, stylish and comfortable cottage.

    Alison2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is so beautiful, even better than the photos. The interior design is spot on for a cottage. Really quiet location which is what we were looking for, but only a 10 min drive to the busier villages with shops, restaurants and cafes.

    Helen2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great weekend stay with my wife. Great place to switch off from a busy life. Will return!

    Chris2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place to stay - we knew from looking at the photos and previous comments that it would be a beautiful cottage but the attention to lots of little details made it even more special. Also incredibly peaceful with lovely views from both sides of the house and a short drive to the loveliest villages of the Cotswolds. We will be back as soon as we have the opportunity.

    Kay2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • This has simply been the best stay that we ever had. Everything about this place was amazing. Cannot wait to come back and stay again. Thank you!!

    Alexander2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Weston Subedge, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Bunt Barn, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Bunt Barn is a stylish Cotswold stone holiday home which sleeps six guests, in three spacious bedrooms, with two bathrooms. This recently renovated barn conversion has been finished to a high standard with a warm interior that complements the country feel of the property and wonderful character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and traditional furnishings. These period elements are complemented by modern facilities including wireless internet access, two TVs and underfloor heating throughout the property, and the largely open plan ground floor layout makes it perfect for socialising. There is a large garden at the front of the barn and off-street parking for up to three cars is available on the gravel driveway. Bunt Barn is tucked away in the picturesque village of Broadwell, a quaint and unspoilt village which benefits from a popular pub, a village hall which hosts a tea and cake morning once a week, and a large green which has a children’s playground. Situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is surrounded by glorious countryside, with many cycle routes and walks on its doorstep, including the Monarch’s Way long distance walking trail which passes through Broadwell on its way to Stow-on-the-Wold, just a mile away. Another popular destination nearby is Daylesford, home to the renowned Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Café. The café serves food throughout the day and there is also a restaurant for a more refined dining experience. Broadwell is well placed for exploring many of the lovely towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Kingham to name just a few. Between them they offer a wide range of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms to enjoy, along with a number of attractions to discover, such as the Model Village and Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum in Bourton and the historic sights of Stow with its market square, old town stocks and medieval cross. Further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    The front door opens into a stylish entrance hall, a great space to store coats, umbrellas and muddy boots. From here, three stone steps lead up to a hallway, off which are the following rooms, all with underfloor heating: Living room: At the heart of the home is the superb living room, flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows which overlook the garden. This room has many beautiful character features including exposed wooden beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and Cotswold stone flooring. This room contains a Smart TV, two three-seater sofas and an armchair, as well as two wooden chairs and a footstool; Kitchen/dining room: The living room leads through into the open plan kitchen/dining room, tastefully decorated and well-equipped for home cooking. This room has character features aplenty, with four exposed Cotswold stone walls and stone flooring. One side of the kitchen overlooks the garden, whilst the other side looks into the living room, making this a sociable area and perfect for entertaining. This room contains an electric Rayburn oven with two hobs, baking oven and warming oven, a two-ring induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, George Foreman grill and two cafetières. There is also a large island with two breakfast stools and a large wooden dining table with seating for six; Snug: Tucked away off the hall, this room is ideal for reading or for use as a workspace. It contains a writing desk and chair, a built-in seating area, wooden armchair and a small selection of books, toys and puzzles. Accessed from the snug is a cloakroom which contains a toilet and wash basin; Utility room: Adjacent to the entrance hall, this handy space contains a freezer, sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. Stairs lead up from the hallway to a mid-level landing where the staircase divides. One flight continues up to the gallery and two bedrooms, whilst the flight on the right leads to bedroom 3 and the family bathroom. The following rooms are on the first floor, all with underfloor heating: Bedroom 2: Overlooking the lawn and beautiful orchard, this bedroom also receives natural light from the glass panels which look down over the living room and across to the gallery. This warm and cosy bedroom contains a king size bed, chest of drawers, door hooks for hanging clothes, a chair and mirror; Gallery: This lovely additional sitting room looks over the living area below and across the grounds to the stunning orchard. This bright, sociable space contains an armchair, two-seater sofa and wooden chair, along with a dresser and a small selection of books; Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: This elegant and spacious bedroom has an impressive high vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams, and exposed Cotswold stone walls. This dual aspect room contains a king size bed, Freeview TV, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is also a wooden chair and mirror. The bedroom leads into the ensuite bathroom which contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Bedroom 3: This light, airy and tastefully decorated room contains a king size bed, large built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and comfy armchair; Family bathroom: The end of the landing becomes the family bathroom, with an open plan basin area. This space contains a wash basin and heated towel rail, along with a separate toilet and separate walk-in shower. The French doors in the kitchen/dining room lead out into the magnificent garden, beautifully maintained and wonderful for fair weather days. The terrace outside the kitchen has a bistro table with seating for two, as well as a larger outdoor table which can seat four guests. The large enclosed garden has an immaculately kept lawn and an orchard at the back, a perfect playground for younger children. A charcoal barbecue and sun lounger have been provided to make the most of sunny days and mature trees and shrubs cast welcome shade in the hotter weather. The owners’ grounds cover approximately half an acre, and guests are welcome to explore the delightful countryside beyond the farm gates. Off-street parking is available for three cars on the private 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.
  • A fantastic stay at Bunt Barn for my husband’s 30th birthday with family. The barn is beautiful and stylish and in a great location. We walked down the track into Stow. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!

    Melissa2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy place with great views. Was very clean and spacious. Perfect for a weekend away.

    Hananh2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • A truly wonderful stay over Christmas and Boxing Day - A break full of laughter and good cheer! The house was just perfect to enjoy the festivities together as a family. The barn is very comfortable and well equipped, with great amenities and in a good location for walks to Stow and beyond. Communication with the team was swift and efficient, with helpful information and tips. Would definitely recommend and would love to return in the future!

    Robert2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • As per private one

    Tudor2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous place!! Exactly how you imagine it!

    Raye2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • This barn offers a great space to retreat and relax right in the heart of the Cotswolds. Loads of room inside and out, we had a great few days spending a lot of time in and around the Barn and never feeling the need to leave!

    Ben2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Broadwell, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Heath Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Heath Cottage is a beautiful, Grade II listed cottage, located close to the heart of the famous Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Sitting on top of a hill, Stow is well known for its many antique shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as for the many lovely walks through the surrounding Cotswold countryside that are accessible directly from the town. The history of the town is beautifully preserved, including a medieval stone cross in the market square, the old town stocks and a number of alleyways for the passage of sheep being herded to market. Stow is also ideally positioned for exploring the wider region, including the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
    Heath Cottage is located at the end of a short row of Cotswold stone cottages. The front door opens directly from the street into the dining room, and the following rooms are on the well laid out ground floor area: Living room: A spacious, dual aspect room, with a wealth of character features, including a flagstone floor, oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone, and a large inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove. The room is furnished with a large corner sofa, which comfortably seats four, a large footstool, comfortable window seat, and a Smart TV; Dining room: Another lovely, character filled room, with a large, ornamental inglenook fireplace and original exposed oak beams, which contains a large dining table with seating for six. A fridge freezer is also located in this room; Kitchen: Accessed from the dining room, the kitchen contains an electric oven, four-ring electric hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle and toaster. A door from the kitchen leads out to the courtyard garden. A steep, winding staircase leads up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A beautiful room, which contains a king size sleigh bed, fitted wardrobe, and a dressing table with a mirror; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; The second floor bedrooms are in the beautiful eaves of the cottage, and are accessed from the first floor landing by separate steep staircases, with low beams, which open directly into each bedroom: Bedroom two: Contains a king size bed and a fitted wardrobe; Bedroom three: Contains a fitted double bed, fitted wardrobe, and a chest of drawers with a mirror. A door from the kitchen leads out to an enclosed courtyard garden, which catches the late afternoon sun. There is a table with seating for six, a charcoal barbecue, and a shed that can be used to store bikes. At the end of the garden there is one allocated off street parking space.
    Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree. Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town. Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair. Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now. Food & Drink Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available: The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere; The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook; The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly! White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises; The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Friday evenings are legendary for the Champagne Happy Hour at 5pm - grab a seat if you can as the weekend gets off to the perfect start! Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including: Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing"; Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites; Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
  • We had a wonderful stay! The cottage was perfect and as per the pictures provided. I would recommend that anyone stay here, it is in a lovely location too - in walking distance to the local amenities. I must note that: if you are tall you might bump your head quite a lot! :)

    Natasha2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay. Lovely cottage in a great location.

    Ash2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning cottage, very helpful and communicative team. Will definitely come and visit again!

    Sophie2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Charming cottage in a good location, if a trifle noisy from the traffic. Otherwise, everything you could want in a Cotswold cottage.

    David2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location, cosy cottage. Would stay again

    Leo2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute little cottage full of character in a perfect location to access other little cotswold villages. Would definitely stay again!

    Emma2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The property we stayed in was a delightful Cotswold cottage in a great location within easy walking distance to the town.

    Elaine2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect character cottage to enjoy a break with the family in the Cotwolds. Very spacious for 5 people, log fire was great, character features are really pretty and add to the place. Well stocked kitchen. Very good sized bathroom. Characterful bedrooms. Perfectly located for walks and for the town of Stow. Good parking, near to all local pubs. Nearby main road is not really audible and very handy to have BP MandS and Majestic Wine opposite. Good communication with hosts. Would recommend highly.

    Jonathan2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

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

    Welcome to Buckthorn Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals Buckthorn Cottage is a listed Cotswold stone cottage which sleeps 2 + 2 guests, in one bedroom (with the +2 option being a king size sofa bed in the living room), with a stylish family bathroom. Once part of the stables for the Noel Arms Hotel which dates back to the 12th century, this beautiful cottage has been tastefully decorated in a contemporary style with modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen. An enclosed garden lies at the front of the property and there is an allocated parking space for one car. An archway from Chipping Campden’s high street leads into a peaceful cul-de-sac which is home to a small number of properties, including Buckthorn Cottage. This much loved market town has a variety of pubs, tea rooms and independent shops to enjoy, as well as impressive architecture including the 17th century Market Hall in the centre of the town and the East Banqueting House just a short walk away. This picturesque town is surrounded by stunning countryside, with many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep, none so famous as that of the Cotswold Way long distance walking trail, a 100 mile long trail which links Chipping Campden to Bath. Chipping Campden is well placed for exploring the other wonderful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, such as Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Snowshill. Popular tourist attractions in the area include the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, the Lavender Fields at Snowshill and Hidcote Gardens, now under ownership of the National Trust. Further afield destinations such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, 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!
    Buckthorn Cottage is an ideal base for a couple or family who are looking to explore the glorious countryside whilst being only a stone’s throw from the amenities of a vibrant market town. The cottage is laid out as follows: Living/dining room: With beautiful Cotswold stone flooring and oak beams, this light and welcoming space contains a king size sofa bed (suitable for two children under the age of 12 or one adult only), an armchair, a Smart TV with Netflix access for account holders only, a wooden dining table with seating for four, playing cards and a small selection of parlour games; Kitchen: The smart kitchen is a continuation of the living area and contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière. Stairs lead up from the living room to the bright first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This elegant, well presented dual aspect bedroom is flooded with natural light from the Velux window and contains a king size bed, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, wicker chair and full length mirror; Family bathroom: This stylish bathroom with underfloor heating contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Located at the front of the cottage, the delightful west facing garden is framed by two mature silver birch trees and bordered by a low dry-stone wall. Enjoying dappled sunshine throughout the day in fair weather, this charming outdoor space has an attractive stone table with seating for four and the trellis at its border is home to lavender, jasmine and roses which help create a natural screen for privacy. An allocated parking space is provided and there is free on-street parking available in the town if required.
    Chipping Campden is one of the main market towns in the North Cotswolds, built by medieval traders with wealth created from the wool trade. With many thatched cottages, this is one of the most picturesque towns in the region. A notable feature of the town is the Market Hall which was built in 1627. Originally thought to be used in the wool trade, the main function of the hall was actually to give shelter to local cheese, poultry and butter sellers. The High Street is relatively small, taking just five minutes to walk from one end to the other, and it has a number of well-regarded eateries ranging from tea houses to dining pubs and restaurants. This main street curves in a shallow arc which is flanked on both sides by terraces of ancient houses, each house having its own embellishments. This feature of the town is one of the reasons why, in 1970, the street was officially designated as a conservation area. Chipping Campden marks one end of the Cotswolds Way which is a 102 mile National Trail linking Chipping Campden to Bath. For the majority of the trail it follows the Cotswold escarpment which gives the walker fantastic views of the surrounding scenery. The Way passes through many traditional villages and close to historical sites including Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe and Hailes Abbey. The countryside along the Way is very diverse, ranging from wildflower meadows to beech woodlands, providing visitors with perfect examples of Britain's stunning landscape. Chipping Campden 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 Kings Hotel (www.kingscampden.co.uk): Modern British food with a contemporary twist. You will encounter mouth-watering choices like a starter of Duck Rillets with a Pea Panna Cotta & Pomegranate dressing, or main course of Braised Belly Pork & Fillet, Crispy Langoustine Tail, Roasted Apple, Celeriac Choucroute & Dauphinoise Potato. To finish, the dessert menu promises blissful indulgence with the likes of Caramel Banana Mousse, Pain D’epice & Coffee Soil. For a more informal option, relax in the friendly atmosphere of the stylishly refurbished Brasserie bar, serving morning coffee & brunch through to afternoon tea & dinner. Enjoy favourites such as Mussels in Garlic & White Wine, Home-made Aberdeen Angus Burger, Focaccia, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Relish with Fries; Cotswold House Hotel (www.cotswoldhouse.com): The kitchen team take their inspiration from the finest offerings of dedicated producers - whether it be wholesome crusty breads, locally-churned cheeses, home-reared meats, best Cornish fish, vegetables from the lush Vale of Evesham, or jams and preserves from small-scale artisan producers. The result? The very best of modern British cooking. Wonderful, simple food served at lunch and dinner in The Cotswold Grill or at dinner in The Dining Room at Cotswold House. On warm days, enjoy a drink, coffee, or lunch on the Pavilion Terrace tucked away in the hotel garden, its borders awash with summer colour. Sit under a shady umbrella and enjoy the peace and quiet from morning coffee to your early evening sun-downer; Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant(www.michaelsmediterranean.co.uk): Specialising in Greek and modern Mediterranean cuisine, served in a relaxed, intimate setting. Wine and dine in relaxed surroundings, with the warm ambience of open fires and a friendly service. From a delightful array of Mezze dishes, fresh fish and seafood with seasonal daily specials to the renowned “Marathona” Fillet Steaks.
  • We had a lovely stay here, the location is really good, right on the high street with some lovely places to eat. The cottage was very clean, had everything we needed and we appreciated the cake which was awaiting us!

    Emma2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to stop in Chipping Camden very central location, beautiful interior of the cottage done to a very high level with a lot of personal touches.

    Tom2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect in every way! Quick and helpful communication from the hosts from booking to arrival date, a beautiful and well-situated property that exceeded already high expectations. We had the most wonderful holiday here and hope to one day return!

    Alexandra2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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