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18th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds

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Rose Cottage, from our neighbour's rose garden

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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.


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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • 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

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

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • 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

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Tennis

General

  • Broadband Access:

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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

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

  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • 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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

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

  • 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

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$82
$571
Christmas / New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2017
6 night min stay
$159
$1,110

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $19.03

Notes:

Seasonal periods and rates listed here are approximate. Exact quote available upon request.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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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 Upper Oddington, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK:
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
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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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

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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