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Relax by a Roaring Log Fire in Our Cosy Cottage Perfect to Explore the Cotswolds

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Charming 18th century Costwold stone cottage in idyllic rural location with great character and period features, stunningly refurbished. Perfect for a comfy cosy weekend retreat with family or friends, and ideal for sightseeing around the Cotswolds. Huge inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove in lovely large sitting room with exposed beams and comfy seating, tv and freeview. Stylish modern and well equipped kitchen with breakfast area and separate sunny dining room seating up to 8. In addition, there is a utility/boot room and separate wc. Upstairs 3 delightful sunny bedrooms with twin/double beds, two luxury modern bathrooms (1 ensuite) with wc, basin, bath and large shower in each. Central heating throughout. Fresh linen provided.
The cottage is surrounded by its garden, with a summer house and large pond (home to wild ducks and moorhens) and overlooks idyllic pasture fields with sheep grazing. There is an attractive BBQ area by the pond and garden furniture is provided. The garden is secluded, and fenced in. Behind the house is a large gravelled parking area for up to 3 cars.
The Old Sheephouse is situated in a secluded spot in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers all the attractions of the Cotswolds. Perfect for those seeking an idyllic rural retreat away from it all, with wonderful unspoilt walks on your doorstep. A peaceful 1.5 km walk will bring you into Barnsley Village with the chic Barnsley House Hotel and renowned Village Pub, with its great cuisine and famous clientèle. The Cottage is located just 7 minutes from the fashionable Roman town of Cirencester with its fantastic restaurants, shops and boutiques, Roman sights, golf courses and Cirencester Polo Club. There is a Waitrose and Tesco in Cirencester for any self-catering supplies and both deliver to the postcode. The Cotswold Leisure Centre has great gym and fitness facilities and a large modern swimming pool. Nearby the Cotswold Water Park offers a huge variety of watersports and activities.
Other towns within a 20 minute drive include Lechlade, Bibury and Tetbury, charming traditional Cotswold towns offering antiques, small boutiques, cafes, pubs, great restaurants and even trout fishing. Cheltenham Is close by with its elegant shops, racecourse and Literary Festival, and there is a dry ski slope in Gloucester just 20 miles away. Why not visit the Cotwold Wildlife Park at Slimbridge on your way back? Or for a fun day out, visit Bristol, home of Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, with its great Science museum, zoo and botanical gardens, not to mention excellent shopping. A trip to the Unesco World Heritage sites of Oxford or Bath is a must, to experience the dreaming spires of Oxford or to lose yourself in the Georgian splendor of Bath, with its Roman thermal baths, elegant shops and theatre. The world famous equestrian events of Badminton Horse Trials, Gatcombe Horse Trials and Cheltenham Gold Cup are all within easy reach. Famous gardens close by include the legendary Rosemary Verey's garden at Barnsley House, snowdrops in February at Colesbourne and Painswick Rococco Gardens, tulips in April at Cerney House gardens. The fritillary fields at Cricklade are well worth a visit around Easter, as is Westonbirt Arboretum particularly in October with the autumn colours.

The nearest train station is Kemble which is 15 minutes away and the nearest international airport is Heathrow. London is an hour and a half away by car or 55minutes by train.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Parents should note there is a large unfenced natural pond adjacent to the Cottage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Can be twin bedded...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • King size double bed/ twin beds as required. Cot/high chair available by arrangement....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Ensuite, 2 basins...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Family bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet


Other Amenities

  • Please note that there is a large natural unfenced pond at the rear of the property, accordingly the property is not recommended for young children who may be unattended in the vicinity of the pond. We regret there is limited accessibility for wheelchairs downstairs due to the age of the building....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso coffee machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Nespresso coffee machine and cafetiere provided. Fully equipped kitchen, with microwave and toaster....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Wall mounted double electric oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    American style fridge freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic electric hob....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 29 - Sep 10, 2015
3 night min stay
£275 £300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Sep 11 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
£275 £300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

New Year
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

Winter 2016
Jan 4 - Mar 17, 2016
3 night min stay
£275 £275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Mar 18 - Apr 7, 2016
3 night min stay
£300 £325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Peak season
Apr 13 - Sep 22, 2016
3 night min stay
£300 £325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £600
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Weekend breaks by arrangement, please email for rates.

Deposit not included. Please email for details of deposit and terms of rental.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Heathrow or Kemble Airport
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Village Pub, Barnsley
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
M4 Junction 15
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Barnsley House Hotel

Car: Necessary

Charming rural location, close to Cirencester with its wonderful shops and cafes, and an easy walk to Barnsley village with the famous Village Pub and Barnsley House hotel.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The idyllic location, waking up to the sound of the birds and sheep in the field next door. The great sunsets across the open fields. The proximity to so many lovely places to visit. Above all the happy and cosy atmosphere the Cottage has.

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, polish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Old Sheephouse

    The Old Sheephouse

  • Kitchen


  • Hall looking through to Kitchen

    Hall looking through to Kitchen

  • Sitting room looking towards the fireplace

    Sitting room looking towards the fireplace

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Family bathroom

    Family bathroom

  • Beautiful pond beside the Cottage

    Beautiful pond beside the Cottage

  • Sheltered seating beside the pond

    Sheltered seating beside the pond

  • View of the secluded garden from the dining room

    View of the secluded garden from the dining room

  • Entrance  Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Timber beams in the sitting room

    Timber beams in the sitting room

  • Hall landing

    Hall landing

  • Ensuite bathroom

    Ensuite bathroom

  • Bedroom 2 looking the other way!

    Bedroom 2 looking the other way!

  • Family Bathroom

    Family Bathroom

  • View from the garden

    View from the garden

  • The pretty pond beside the house

    The pretty pond beside the house

  • Views across the fileds from the Cottage

    Views across the fileds from the Cottage

  • The annual Duck Race in Bibury

    The annual Duck Race in Bibury

£179 - £325 per night (GBP)
Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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