Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

18th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds

You sent a message to this owner.

Rose Cottage, from our neighbour's rose garden

Calendar

Last updated: 10/19/2008

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 69 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oddington cottage description

In the heart of one of the Cotswolds' premier conservation areas, Rose Cottage is a charming 18th-century cottage built with local honey-coloured limestone. It is filled with period features such as exposed beams on both floors and a traditional wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The cottage faces south, so you can enjoy the sun inside or out, in the intimacy of a pleasant garden.

The house is comprehensively equipped to a high standard throughout, with many personal touches that give it a cosy feel. Curl up in front of the television with video and DVD player, settle down with a good book from the bookshelves, rummage through the chest of games or listen to music on the CD player/radio. Hand-made quilts and blankets will keep you snug, and there is plenty of wood available for the fireplace, to make it even cosier. In the kitchen, you will find everything you need for your stay, from the basics to small luxuries.

One floor up, you have two bedrooms (one king, one double) with very comfortable mattresses, thick duvets and postcard vistas of the village. You also have a modern bathroom with power shower and tub (note, all linen for bed and bathroom provided). The well-maintained garden offers a table and chairs for outdoor dining. If you want, a telephone and wireless broadband will help you stay in touch with the outside world.

You can get a good impression of what a stay at Rose Cottage feels like from our guests' descriptions of their own experience, in the Comments section below.

The cottage is nestled alongside a calm, narrow lane, surrounded by fine Cotswold cottages and gardens, a 2-minute stroll from the Horse and Groom. The pub serves delicious meals in a very nice decor, and has a large garden terrace for sunny weather. Publicans Simon and Sally will offer you a warm welcome.

Continue your walk through Upper Oddington, a 16th-century settlement tucked away from traffic and well preserved by the extensive conservation area that protects its many listed buildings and overall historical character. Strolling through the conservation area to Lower Oddington, you will find the Fox Inn, another highly-rated pub. Both the Fox and Horse and Groom benefit from an excellent reputation across the region and are recommended by the Good Pub Guide.

At the very end of Lower Oddington, you will discover St. Nicholas Church, an early Norman gem, well known for its large-scale medieval doom fresco. Another 20 minutes across the fields, or 5 minutes by car, will bring you to the award-winning Daylesford Farm Shop and Cafe.

For more general shopping, Stow-on-the-Wold is just 5 minutes away by car. The highest and one of the most attractive market towns in the Cotswolds, Stow offers a wide variety of specialist shops and plenty of restaurants where you can relax over a drink or meal. You will also find a large grocery store for all your holiday provisions.

Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, and Moreton-in-Marsh are both 10 minutes away, the popular towns of Burford and Broadway are less than 20 minutes away, and it takes around 30 minutes to reach Blenheim Palace or the elegant horse racing centre of Cheltenham. Historic Oxford is an easy 45-minute drive away.

Rose Cottage is located towards the centre of the Cotswolds, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the largest in Britain, and as such makes a great base camp for walkers and cyclists alike, with plenty of maps and guides provided. You can follow footpaths starting right out of the front door, or short drives give easy access to the many other walks in the Area.

Welcome to Rose Cottage. During your stay, we trust that you will enjoy a peaceful retreat and a quintessential Cotswold experience.


Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Cat or small dog welcome, at £15 per stay for extra cleaning. Pets must be kept to the ground floor and garden. The garden is securely enclosed....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Very high quality mattress, Double Beds (1) Very high quality mattress, Baby Cribs (1) Folding crib provided, with linen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Double sofabed in the living room. Very comfortable, with wooden slats and a top-quality mattress.
 We also have 2 inflatable mattresses – comfortable and easy to inflate, deflate and store away in the day time. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            Good size, with a separate freezer....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            Plenty of wood provided, under an outside canopy. A great Scandinavian stove with big windows that can be open for a natural fire experience....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Space for one car on the property. Extra spaces available on the car park of our local pub, literally around the corner....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            Flat screen LED, linked to the hifi....moreless

          • VCR
          • Stereo
          • Video Library
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library

          Communications

          • Computer Available:

            There isn't a computer but there is an all-in-one printer / copier / scanner / fax machine....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Good wifi across the house. Ethernet cable also provided for wired connection....moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            Good connection, professional quality. Unlimited usage free of charge....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Free full UK calling available. International upon request....moreless

          • Free Long Distance

          Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Small garden at the back of the cottage. Raised pond in one corner. Hardwood table and chairs provided for outside dining....moreless

              Location & View

              • Village:

                The cottage is in Oddington, one of the most charming villages in the Cotswolds, in the historic conservation area at the heart of the village....moreless

              • Monument View:

                From the first floor there is a nice view over the old stone houses of Upper Oddington. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Cycling
              • Hunting
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Antiquing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Zoo
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Ruins
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Tennis
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 18 traveler reviews
              Loading...
               
              Nov-Apr 15 ........................ GBP 475 per week - Low Season
              16 Apr-May, Oct, Holidays* ........ GBP 630 per week - Mid Season
              June-Sept, Holidays**.............. GBP 770 per week - High Season
              Christmas/New Year ................ GBP 825 per week - Premium
              * Spring Half Term, Cheltenham Week, 2 weeks pre & post Easter,
              Easter School Break ** Easter, 2 May Bank Hols, Summer & Fall Half Terms
              SHORT/LONG STAYS AVAILABLE.  Rates for 2013 only (later years upon request)
              Secure online credit card payment. Other options available.
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
               

              Calendar

              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 69 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

               

              Location

              4 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Kingham Station
              100 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Horse & Groom

              Car: Not Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Jenny grew up in San Francisco and Emmanuel in Grenoble, in the French Alps. We’re both 42 and we’ve lived in the UK for 15 years – and we like the country so much that we became British citizens a few years ago! Jenny is a management consultant and Emmanuel is a former corporate lawyer turned writer.

              Why the Owner Chose Oddington:
              The area is perfect for us. It's full of so many charms and yet really close to London, where we live. Our jobs are geographically flexible, which allows us to spend a month at the cottage 3 or 4 times a year.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              We're big walkers and food lovers, and the Cotswolds have so much to offer...


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Rose Cottage, from our neighbour's rose garden

                Rose Cottage, from our neighbour's rose garden

              • Snow on the Wold

                Snow on the Wold

              • Arriving from London, into Back Lane

                Arriving from London, into Back Lane

              • Come in!

                Come in!

              • The 'blue' bedroom

                The 'blue' bedroom

              • The bathroom

                The bathroom

              • Our neighbours – Old Mill Farm

                Our neighbours – Old Mill Farm

              • The public footpath to Stow, starting straight from our entrance door

                The public footpath to Stow, starting straight from our entrance door

              • St Nicholas – Oddington's beautiful 11C church

                St Nicholas – Oddington's beautiful 11C church

              • Stow on the Wold – The highest town in the Cotswolds

                Stow on the Wold – The highest town in the Cotswolds

              • Stow's long history – Site of a decisive battle in the English Civil War

                Stow's long history – Site of a decisive battle in the English Civil War

              • Around Stow, cycling at sunset

                Around Stow, cycling at sunset

              • The house faces south and overlooks the village

                The house faces south and overlooks the village

              • Sun on the Wold

                Sun on the Wold

              • Arriving from London, our north-facing wall at sunset

                Arriving from London, our north-facing wall at sunset

              • The living room, downstairs

                The living room, downstairs

              • The 'purple' bedroom

                The 'purple' bedroom

              • The kitchen

                The kitchen

              • Our neighbours – The Rosewalk

                Our neighbours – The Rosewalk

              • The Horse and Groom – Our local, around the corner

                The Horse and Groom – Our local, around the corner

              • St Nicholas – Famous medieval Doomsday painting

                St Nicholas – Famous medieval Doomsday painting

              • Stow on the Wold – A town of many pleasures

                Stow on the Wold – A town of many pleasures

              • Around Stow – Lords of the Manor, our favourite place for tea time

                Around Stow – Lords of the Manor, our favourite place for tea time

              • Around Stow, cycling at sunset – Stow's church is visible from miles away

                Around Stow, cycling at sunset – Stow's church is visible from miles away

              VRBO #98227

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 01, 2013

              18

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              Contact owner for availability
              Owner
              Email owner

              +44 7813 673 793 (United Kingdom, Europe)

              Speaks: english

              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              Get it now

              advertisement