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Cotswold Period Cottage in a Village with a pub in 5 minutes' walk. Large garden

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Original cottage totally refurbished. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + shower. Garden.

Built around 1840, the cottage is on a dead end country road, so no traffic. Totally renovated in 2010 as a country retreat for its owner, it boasts modern central heating, new bathrooms, handmade curtains and a new kitchen equipped to the highest standard.

Rated 4*GOLD by the English Tourist Board 8 years in a row.

Traditional character has been preserved with deep windows, beams, a traditional wood fire, and Rayburn (Aga) cooker, and a selection of antique pictures. We even provide complimentary logs for the fire!

It is a five minute walk to a traditional English pub with excellent food. Rolling Cotswold countryside can be seen past the traditional village roof lines at the back.

There is a large cottage garden with patio, barb-b que, and outdoor dining. Fluffy towels and toiletaries provide that extra pampered feel. There is an extensive selection of books, and even some children's books and toys for the perfect country retreat.

NEWSFLASH: Cottage awarded Gold rating by English Tourist Board again. - Dec 2016.

The English Tourist Board has certified this property as family-ready and suitable for cyclists. Cycle hire is available and there is storage. Cot, high chair, toys, plastic cutlery and crockery all available.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Fox
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Mark Fox

I have an obsession about personal service, not just machines with endless tape recordings an options and waiting 20 minutes to be answered!

I always make sure that I or my agents are available at the end of my mobile if needed. My motto is "personal holidays with personal service".Almost 1000 guests a year now stay at my holiday homes. The average rating of over 250 online reviews is 4.9! I try to deliver consistency and quality.

We are all from London. I am a retired banker and my wife is a doctor. We started buying holiday homes because we were consistently disappointed with the quality of other places when we started renting self-catering places as a young family. Hotels didn't offer proper flexibility for small kids, and self-catering was either very basic or ridiculously expensive jetset places.

Our children are now 18,17 and 14, but the business has grown as we found that others like our choice of locations and standards. Some of our guests have stayed in all five of our holiday homes, sometimes 3 or 4 times in the same one.

Mark Fox purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mark Fox chose Great Rissington

The most important factor is the village. Many properties are listed in busy tourist villages such as Burford or Bourton. We wanted a genuine farming village, not a tourist place, but one that had all the charm of a Cotswold village, with pub, church, etc.

The property is an unusual blend of feeling like a very traditional cottage, but properly modernised, yet not losing any of that tradition. It is quiet, there is lots of parking and a large garden.

What makes this cottage unique

See the comments about the village above! the 15th century pub is just five minute's walk away. The church is more than 1000 years old, there are Norman graves in the church yard. Visit the tapestry of the village beneath the bell tower and you can find the cottage woven into it!

The cottage is furnished with appropriate furnishings and lighting so that it feels like a country cottage. There is even a library of books to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely Cottage, great location. Thank you.
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Great Rissington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Brand New
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Shower/sink/WC
  • All showers are modern power showers. Both bathrooms are sizeable, with plenty of storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 has twin beds that can also be joined together as a large double. Cot available on request. Two of the bedrooms can easily take a cot as there is plenty of space. Each room has excellent storage space and a dressing table. The 7 beds are full luxury adult size.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Lots of space including large traditional country cottage garden

Reviews

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Cotswold Period Cottage in a Village with a pub in 5 minutes' walk. Large garden
average rating of 4.71875 based on 34 reviews
5

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing week in a beautiful cottage. We appreciated the quiet location and well presented accommodation that was perfect for our visit. There was plenty to do in the area and we enjoyed a fabulous day at the Costwold Animal Park. Parking in Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold can get busy at weekends but the villages are well worth a visit. The cottage is also within easy driving distance of Gloucester, Cheltenham and Oxford for day trips. There are plenty of facilities, as well as museums, tea shops and supermarkets in Bourton but we could then retreat to the cottage at the end of the day. A lovely holiday to be recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very well provisioned and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of five with three adult children and a 90 year grand parent. Very comfortably accommodated in this very well provisioned cottage. The location is as good as gets in the Cotswolds for ease of driving from London and access to all the sights and amenities of the area. Mark is a first rate host. Very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had such a good time! Mark.
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4

Lovely cottage in good location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a small village which makes it very quiet and peaceful.

The accommodation is cosy and relaxing, with everything you need.

Lorraine who manages the place was very helpful and on hand if needed, although we did not need to call on her. The towels and general fittings were of high quality.

We had a meal in the Lamb pub, only a few minutes away, which we enjoyed very much.

Overall we were very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great, relaxing spot in the Cotswolds!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (kids aged 13, 10, and 8) had a wonderful experience with this property. We stayed here June 28-July 5, 2016. The cottage is just as depicted in the pictures -- lovely, charming, and comfortable. It looks like it belongs in a movie set! We had everything we needed. The supermarket in Stow-on-the-Wold is about 12 minutes away. The Lamb Inn is a 2-minute walk and is a wonderful place to dine. Bourton-on-the-Water is about a 6-minute drive and has many restaurants and shops. Wi-Fi and washer/dryer work very well. We took day trips from here to Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, Highclere Castle, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, and Sudeley Castle. We also enjoyed quiet, relaxing mornings and evenings in the cottage. The gardens in the back were a nice surprise -- larger than we expected. The only slight negatives were endearing ones. (I had to learn to duck my head under very short door frames, and we learned not to walk on the bottom two creaking stairs.) The owner was very pleasant to work with and always responded to our inquiries in a timely fashion during the booking process and leading up to our trip. This property was exactly what we were hoping it would be, and we enthusiastically give it our highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a good review. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and you are always welcome back at this or any of my other places!
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4

Beautiful Spacious cottage with lovely features and cosy log fire.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage had plenty of room for the 7 of us,for our family get together. It was very clean and had a well equipped kitchen including a good coffee maker. The cottage had lovely features through out including a lovely log fire , which along with the central heating kept us nice and cosy even in January . It was close by to other popular villages which were nice to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Cottage and Village

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Eastereleigh Cottage! There were 7 adults and the sleeping arrangements were perfect, the bathrooms worked out well and we felt there was plenty of room for all us. The cottage itself is just gorgeous! Exactly what you would picture for an old English cottage. We walked to the pub for dinner, walked up the street to the beautiful church, and had easy access to all the nearby villages. The location is perfect. We had no trouble parking the car in front. We had a couple small issues- ants, broken chair, and power outage (that was probably our fault) and we contacted the manager Lorraine, and she took care of things immediately. We only wish we had more time! My hubby knocked his head many times on the low doorways, but that's what makes the cottage so charming! I plan to share this property to all my travel friends. All 7 of us agree, it couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Kingham
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M40
Car: necessary

Situated in a glorious Cotswold village, complete with pub, village green, and 900 year-old church and spectacular views across the Cotswolds. 90% of the buildings are hundreds of years old, built in traditional local style. Right in the middle of the Cotswolds, but away from the tourist trail. The village is a starting point for many beautiful walks across the countryside,The famous towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the Water and Burford are just a few minutes' drive away. It' a perfect spot to base touring across the Cotswolds and for Oxford (40 minutes' drive away), Stratford-Upon Avon (40 minutes) and Cheltenham (40 minutes). But then back to a peaceful, beautiful traditional village cottage, complete with large character garden.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199.57

Rates are subject to confirmation. For exact details see Prices Table on entry. NOTE THAT TOTAL COST MAY BE LESS THAN THE SYSTEM SHOWS! E-MAIL ME TO CONFIRM.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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