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Cotswold Period Cottage in a Village with a Pub in 5 Minutes' Walk. Large Garden

(28 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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

    Brand New...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • All showers are modern power showers. Both bathrooms are sizeable, with plenty of storage space....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lots of space including large traditional country cottage garden


  • Books:

    A selection of English classics, books about the Cotswolds, and a variety of others. Everything for a relaxing weekend!...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Unlimited high speed...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Super-fast gas central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Unlimited high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We have bought expensive high quality linen because we like it! Rather than economise on cheaper stuff....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking:

    There are no restrictions/yellow lines around the cottage and there is always room....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 cars easily, 3 at a squeeze....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Top quality towelling - it makes the place feel more luxurious....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:


  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine, iron, ironing board, everything you could need....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    We supply a basket of logs and kindling when you arrive. Top-of-the-line, it's a real feature, very efficient and cozy....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Modern filter coffeemaker,...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    In order to achieve Gold Star rating we have had to comply with stringent rules on minimum quantities of dishes and a wide range of utensils - even down to eggcups! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Decent size top half freezer to the fridge....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen was completely redone from scratch when we renovated the property in 2008 with the needs of a modern family or two families in mind. Aimed to be practical and convenient....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full family size, not one of those tiny under-worktop fridges!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 pieces at a time!...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brick built barbeque with tray and all necessary utensils...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Complete with outdoor table and chairs for outdoor dining....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


Write a review 4.7
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$282 $321
Fri, Sat, Sun
May Bank Holiday 2017
Apr 28 - May 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017
May 2 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$282 $32
Fri, Sat, Sun
Whitsun 2017
May 27 - Jun 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$321 $321
Fri, Sat, Sun
Spring/Early Summer 2016
Jun 5 - Jun 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$282 $321
Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
Jun 19 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$295 $321
Fri, Sat, Sun
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 - Oct 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$295 $334
Fri, Sat, Sun
Autumn Half term
Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$308 $353
Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter 2016
Nov 4 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$295 $334
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $192.56
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
London Heathrow
12 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: 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.

Why Great Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • The Kitchen Dining Area

    The Kitchen Dining Area

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Part of the Cottage Garden

    Part of the Cottage Garden

  • Next To Nearby Broadway Tower

    Next To Nearby Broadway Tower

  • The Cottage Garden

    The Cottage Garden

  • The village with our cottage is the other side of this valley

    The village with our cottage is the other side of this valley

  • Just up the road from us

    Just up the road from us

  • Local countryside

    Local countryside

  • The Sitting Room

    The Sitting Room

  • The kitchen, complete with traditional Rayburn

    The kitchen, complete with traditional Rayburn

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • The Conservatory Dining Room

    The Conservatory Dining Room

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Hills Behind The Cottage

    Hills Behind The Cottage

  • The Village Church

    The Village Church

  • View from rear bedrooms

    View from rear bedrooms

  • The classical Cotswold country Church

    The classical Cotswold country Church

  • A typical local street

    A typical local street

  • Great Rissington's 1000 year old church

    Great Rissington's 1000 year old church

  • The wide open Cotswold countryside

    The wide open Cotswold countryside

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