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Luxury Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Well Close Cottage is a beautiful detached Cotswold stone cottage set in the heart of the Golden Valley of the South Cotswolds.

The cottage has been sympathetically renovated by its' owners, Jayne and Peter Davie, who live nearby and are available to ensure their guests have a restful and rewarding holiday.

Guests are treated to everything that a 4 Star (English Tourist Board) property has to offer, for example, top quality beds and bed linen offering the best nights sleep, a fully fitted modern kitchen as well as plenty of space for guests to relax.

The Cotswolds offers wonderful walking through outstanding countryside as well as proximity to the famous Roman towns of Bath, Cheltenham and Cirencester.

In conclusion, Well Close Cottage is a wonderful base from which to explore everything that this beautiful part of England has to offer.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About The Owner

I am a mother of 2 sons (7 and 4). My husband and I rent our cottage which is located within the grounds of our home. Both my husband and I have been involved in international business and offer a vacation rental that meets our own exacting standards.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose England

The vacation rental was previously a disused barn which offered itself for sympathetic development into a holiday rental. It has enhanced our property as it is situated within the grounds which are themselves situated within an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. The cottage benefits from it's own private garden, separate from us. We are 'on hand' if you need us but respect your privacy if you don't!

What makes this cottage unique

Situated within the beautiful and historic Cotswolds with easy access to the famous sites of the area. The cottage is situated within a very quiet village with many walks through outstanding countryside. Proximity to the Roman towns of Bath, Cheltenham and Cirencester as well as good train links to London (1.5 hours). The cottage guarantees a fantastic nights sleep as we pride ourselves on the quality not only of our furniture but of our beds and bed linen. We are also on-site and are able to provide local knowledge and assistance during peoples' stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely one week stay at Well Close Cottage. We loved the village feel of the place, especially next to the village school where we could feel part of the community. This is a perfect spot to drive to Bath (1 hr), Bibury (45 mins), Upper and Lower Slaughter (1 hr).
Oct 2012
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Oakridge Lynch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large family bathroom with pedastool sink, toilet and bath with over bath power shower and glass screen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds
average rating of 4.785714 based on 23 reviews
Orem, Utah

Beautiful area, lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place! It was seriously a home away from home, down to the jigsaw puzzles in the living room. We stayed for a peaceful, quiet week in the middle of a hectic trip and it was very nice.

The only problem we had was with the roads. It was our first time driving in England and it was a trial by fire. The roads in this area are all one lane and people go both directions on them so there is always a chance of coming around one of the many blind corners straight into someone else's car. Which wouldn't be too bad if everyone drove slowly, but they don't. The speed limit in the area is a ridiculous 30 mph and it seems that most of the drivers are driving that fast. We meant to use the cottage as a base camp for exploring cities in the area, but we ended up staying at home for all but two days because it was just too stressful to venture out on the roads. Maybe we're just too timid, but it is a consideration for drivers who aren't used to British cars.

That said, we thoroughly enjoyed the days we spent at home. We climbed stiles and tramped through fields and visited little village post offices and generally explored the neighborhood. It wasn't exactly what we had planned but it was fun and beautiful regardless.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, VA

A little bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage was well equipped and comfortable. The grounds picturesque with outdoor seating. Our host, Jayne, and her family were delightful and catered to our every need. We loved the quiet village and found everything that we needed in the little store and post office run by Oscar. The only pub in the village served very good food and the staff was very friendly but be sure to reserve a table. It was so easy to walk to both.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you all. Thank you for looking after the cottage so well. Perfect guests!
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A Great Base For A Walking Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th stay at this property. We like it for its quiet location and for the lovely country walks in the immediate vicinity.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always lovely to see returning guests and geoffrey and Sue have visited many times. They are perfect guests. Very respectful of the property and clearly enjoy the walks and butterfly life in the area. Hope to see them next year !
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lovely cotswold cottage in walking country

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly as described on the web site. The layout is unusual because the bed rooms are down stairs and the living room above, which adds to the charm. It is very well equipped and comfortable and only a few minutes walk from the local shop and the Butchers arms pub run by a very friendly Irish man. The pub does get busy so booking for Sunday lunch or dinner is very much recommended. Jayne the owner of the cottage lives next door so is on hand for any problems or advice. The village is at the centre of many footpaths and the cotswold way is easily linked up with. We had a lovely few days despite the changeable weather.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful base for exploring the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable cottage down the lane from a gourmet pub in a beautiful tucked-away village. It's a great base for walks, hikes, drives and sight-seeing. (Try to stick to main roads instead of relying on GPS/sat-nav to get there).

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Folsom, California, USA

Stay here for an amazing "local" experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is picture perfect! It is located right across from the school on the main Oakridge Lynch road, so that helps with the driving directions. You do have to travel on some small one way, high hedged roads to get here, fyi. Beautiful but tricky. We loved the accomodations and it was spacious for our family of 4. Plenty of pillows, linens and a huge bathroom which I totally appreciated. The kitchen was delightful for preparing our tea and breakfasts, the big bonus room with sofas and a working tv/dvd player helped us lounge comfortably in the evenings after a busy day of touring. I love the owner's sense of style and detail decorating the cottage- I felt right at home.

Waitrose grocery in Stroud was very good for obtaining supplies, but Kim's shop in the village was awesome. Well stocked and a quick walk. The Bell at Sapperton was one of the best meals of our entire trip but also The Butcher's Arms was GREAT too, walking distance, and we loved the owner, who was very friendly and fun to talk to. Great food all around. I read that Jayne will also prepare meals for you for a fee, this was a great idea and I'd do that in the future!

For us, the one of the best parts of this cottage experience was meeting locals and being in the heart of the Cotswolds. We met the blacksmith Bill, who showed us his amazing work space and shared his story of growing up in Oakridge Lynch. We loved meeting the owners and their polite sons and could have chatted with them all day! We took several day trips: to Bourton on the Water (based on Blacksmith Bill's recommendation) and we loved it, especially the Motor Museum. We took the train from Kemble to Bath and that was outstanding. We spent an afternoon exploring Cheltenham and visited Ian Coley Sporting grounds. We found Bibury to be picturesque plus we found great tea houses in Stow on the Wold- BUT- nothing beat staying in the cottage and reminding yourself every day you were in the heart of it all! You didn't even have to leave! Thank you Peter and Jayne :)

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon! Jayne and Pete
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Rates & Availability

Oakridge Lynch Cottage Rental Rates

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High season
May 1 - Sep 30
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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