Lovely one bedroom character cottage with a contemporary twist in the heart of this traditional Cotswold village with its welcoming cafes, pubs and shops; ideal for romantic breaks with large bath and separate walk in shower for two; beautiful country walks and cycling; no need to take a car, spectacular scenery in all seasons, easily accessible from Cheltenham and Oxford. The Cotswold and Winchcombe Way footpaths pass through the town and highlights such as Broadway, Bourton on the Water, Cirencester, Oxford and Stratford-upon -Avon are all within 5-25 miles of the cottage. The cottage is well placed for the world famous Cheltenham Race Course. Sudeley Castle which hosts a Spectacle of Light show every December and events through the year is just 10 minutes walk downhill. We are one of the few cottages to welcome your well behaved small dog.
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- Min Stay3 - 4 nights
Central Winchcombe, Cotswolds, England - 5 minutes to stores, pubs, walks
Jay and Carol
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 11, 2018
About Jay and Carol
Carol and Jay are both country lovers and keen walkers who grew up in nearby Worcestershire. We have held a variety of jobs and have lived in different parts of the UK, but return time and again to the Cotswolds for its beauty and variety, while being well-placed for transport links. We embarked on our property venture in 2014 and hope to build a small business as an alternative to the cut and thrust of city life as we get older. We think there is a gap in the market for small, deluxe cottages aimed at couples or single people wanting a "home from home" but also the added comfort of the amenities of a boutique hotel. We have tried to create this atmosphere in our cottage as well as providing a romantic, ideal country bolt hole with an open fire and exposed beams.
Jay and Carol purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Jay and Carol chose Winchcombe
This is in an area of outstanding natural beauty as well as being well-located for the key sites in the Cotswolds. The Cheltenham Race Course is close by as are Prestbury Hill racing, Stratford- upon- Avon, Gloucester with its historic dockyard, mediaeval Tewkesbury and Worcester cathedral. All these places are readily accessible by bus, train and or car. Winchcombe is very popular with walkers and cyclists, being on both the Cotswold and the Winchcombe Way. All paths are well sign-posted, offering gentle and steep country walks to suit all levels of experience and the surrounding countryside offers delightful unspoilt villages and charming olde world pubs with a variety of cuisine. The town is very authentic and unspoilt and boasts at least 5 public houses, a Michelin starred restaurant within minutes of the cottage and a variety of cafes and interesting shops. It offers both country life as well as proximity to other pursuits and is a year round destination.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is in the heart of the community and it is possible to leave the car and walk to all amenities within 5 minutes. Recently refurbished, we offer superior, comfortable accommodation while keeping the integrity of the country Bolt Hole. There is a lounge with a period working fireplace, 2 comfortable sofas, TV, DVD player and free WiFi. The newly fitted deluxe bathroom has a bath big enough for two and luxurious white towels are provided as well as towelling robes and slippers (on request) for that special occasion. The separate dining room is rare in cottages of this age and seats four comfortably and the patio garden with table and chairs is self-contained and private and can be accessed from the modern, well-equipped kitchen. The patio is spacious enough for breakfasts, aperitifs and meals outside in the summer. (A BBQ can be arranged on request). There is a shed for cycles and plenty of room for muddy boots.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
An ideal cottage in a lovely village location.
We stayed with our two dogs for a long weekend break in this lovely cottage. It’s a great place to stay with a fantastic use of the space available to include a well equipped kitchen, good sized bedroom with a lovely comfy bed and a large bathroom. The living room is really cosy with sofas, freeview TV and a good wi-fi connection for the internet.
A good selection of shops are close-by with a pub across the road and several others in the village serving good food and a wide range of drinks including excellent real ales. There is also a cheap all day car park which is accessed through the garden gate. The cottage is ideally situated to connect with the local footpaths leading to the Sudeley Castle and the surrounding area. The GWS Railway is nearby and can be used to travel between Cheltenham and Broadway.
We will definitely be looking to stay again in the future.
Thank you Carol.
We are very grateful for your very positive review and for leaving the cottage in an immaculate state which is such a credit to dog owners. We will be morecthsn happy to welcome you and your two dogs again. Autumn in the Cotswolds with the golden hues of the Cotswold stones, fewer tourists and plentiful walks. Winchcombe is an ideal winter retreat with Christmas fairs, winter light festivals and cisy pubs with log fires.
Excellent location; cottage suited our needs very well.
Cottage offered all we needed for a week of walking in the Cotswolds; appreciated the location, within walking distance to food store, pubs, and restaurants; would not hesitate to return and highly recommend for couple seeking a quiet, in-town location.
Ideal base for walking the North hallf of the Cotswold Way
Comfy bed, nice bathroom. Kitchen a bit compact and no way to make ice, but othwerwise the cottage provided everything we needed for a week walking the Cotswold Way.
A lovely little cottage, ideally situated
Had a lovely stay at the cottage perfectly situated for pubs and restaurants and local shops. owners did everything to make our stay a good one. Cottage is clean and tidy with good facilities and nice enclosed garden for our dog.
Thanks for the review. We are one of few cottages to welcome well behaved dogs and you were a real credit to dog owners.Thank you. Jay and Carol
Cosy and comfortable
Penny Cottage is conveniently located for everything in Winchcombe. Parking was not a problem and the rear garden gate made access to the long stay car park very easy. The cottage is well equipped, the bed is extremely comfortable and the bathroom would do credit to a luxury boutique hotel.
Thanks for your review and for leaving our cottage so clean and tidy.
Amazing long weekend in the Cotswolds
What can I say - this place is absolutely perfect: located right in the middle of Winchcombe - you have easy access to a variety of pubs, grocery stores, and shops.
The cottage is so nice and cozy. There is a beautiful backyard with a table and chairs to sit in. If the weather is cold there is a good fireplace in the living room. The bedroom and bathroom are the highlights both large and very modern. The bathroom has a separate rainfall shower and tub.
Very close to sights like Sudely Castle, Bourton-on-the-water and lots of walking you won’t get bored. Can’t recommend Penny Cottage highly enough!
Special interest holidays: Walkers and cyclists welcome; historic houses and sites Travel: Car useful but well served by buses to and from Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Distances: Cheltenham 8 miles, Tewkesbury 6 miles Further Details: Michelin starred restaurant No 5 within 10 mins walk of property; excellent local pubs and antique shops easy access to Cheltenham Race course - the place to be during Gold Cup week
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Full payment is required within 6 weeks of booking; There is an additional £25 extra cleaning fee per pet per week; maximum 2 small well behaved dogs who are not allowed on bed linen please. Cheltenham Race Festival , Christmas and New Year. Valentine's Night and all Bank Holiday weekends will attract a minimum night rate of not less than £85. A security deposit of £50 is charged per visit. This is fully refundable within 7 days of departure provided there is no discernible or irrevocable damage. Pet owners please note that we will decuct money if you allow dogs to soli bedding and towels. Logs provided for the first open fire between 31st October and 31 March only. Minimum 3 nights break; 2 night breaks considered but will attract a higher pro rata rate during high season Please note that we do not accept payments on the day of arrival or after the accommodation has been occupied. Also, cancellations made within 4 weeks of your arrival may not qualify for a full refund unless there are exceptional circumstances such as illness. Changeover Day: Friday to Friday, Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday but can be flexible; please ask on booking. Notes on prices: The cottage costs from £55 per night for a minimum of 3 nights. Bank Holiday weekends, the Cheltenham and Paddy Power race weeks and Fri and Sat night only bookings between April and October will attract a higher pro rata or premium rate. Please request prices on application. Longer bookings can be as low as £50 per couple per night. Please ask on enquiry.