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18th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)


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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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More Details

Emmanuel Peccoud
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About Emmanuel Peccoud

Jenny grew up in San Francisco and Emmanuel in Grenoble, in the French Alps.

We’re both 46 and we’ve lived in the UK for 20 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.

Emmanuel Peccoud purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Emmanuel Peccoud chose Oddington

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.

What makes this cottage unique

We're big walkers and food lovers, and the Cotswolds have so much to offer...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Emmanuel,

We are doing very well, are having a wonderful time and enjoying every minute. The cottage is whatever we could wish for. Work and pleasure alternate and that is what we came for.

Thank you for asking, with kindest regards,

Sep 2016
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Upper Oddington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

18th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews

Lovely, Cozy Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful! The house was perfect for us, and the surrounding walks were wonderful.

What a wonderful surprise to have Carol's fresh eggs, milk, butter and bread ready for us when we arrived! The kitchen was very well-equipped, and we cooked several meals for the 8 of us, a money saver for sure!

We loved just staying in, playing board games and having our tea 'at home' as much as we enjoyed the surrounding areas.

Just out the door and across the lane, a footpath leads through open fields, past horses and sheep to Stow-on-the-Wold. We could also walk to the 'local' Horse and Groom Pub for an easy dinner after a day of sightseeing.

Emmanuel was so helpful, especially by providing so much info ahead of time, so we knew what to expect on arrival.

A great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk in the door of Rose Cottage you feel at home. Even in the middle of winter the cosy, low beamed lounge with the lovely wood burner and comfy sofa instantly makes you unwind.

Everything is provided, logs, local information, books, games, entertainment system, etc.

The kitchen is compact but well equipped and the welcome basket of fresh local bread, milk and other essentials was very useful as we arrived late in the day, that been said the Horse and Groom Inn does excellent food and is only a couple of minutes walk away.

Upstairs the beds are exceptionally comfortable, as is the peaceful village setting. Outside is a lovely enclosed cottage garden which would be lovely in the summer but was great for letting our Border Terrier run around without running off.

The cottage is superbly located for exploring Oxford and the many beautiful Cotswold villages.

All in all we had a brilliant short break and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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True Gem

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about Rose Cottage. It was exactly what we were looking for, 18th century charm with every modern amneties you could possibly think of. Emmanuel went above and beyond to make us feel at home. There were fresh eggs, milk and bread on our arrival. Detailed instructions on how to use every equipment which was very handy especially if you are not from the country. We thoroughly enjoyed the wood burning stove, books,board games and the most comfortable cozy bed. Overall a great find and a true gem to us!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We spent a marvellous week in Rose Cottage with its cozy atmosphere. Everything was kindly prepared for our stay.

A practical person would write: „The cottage was equipped with all things you ought to need during your stay: table ware, soft towels for everyone, household appliances ...“. But I prefer to write that what made it all so wonderful was the lovelyness of it all: the personal touch of the owners, the cute garden with nice garden furniture; he beds (so comfortable!) ... We had nice breakfast and little meals at the dining room table and it felt … like relaxing and really nice holidays! The whole area is beautiful and has a lot to offer: you can either have long walks or visit towns nearby (Oxford, for example, ist not far away.) Blenheim Palace ought to be visited as well. But there are so many other interesting things!

And that is the reason why we have taken the decision to come back again!

Thank you Jenny and Emmanuel for letting us share Rose Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely secluded cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and quirky - perfect location for exploring the northern Cotswolds! Well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, great shower, private fragrant garden, complete with lawn furniture and cushions. Loved the quiet seclusion!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful and relaxing english cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is warm, characterful and cosy. It has a small but well equipped kitchen that we made many meals in for the 5 of us staying. Everything has been thought through and the instructions and visitors manual is completely fool proof making our stay easy and smooth running. We arrived to some organic local breads, mild, butter and some fresh eggs from the cleaners hens. Super sweet! The beds are really comfortable. Lovely walks are on the door step with public footpaths beginning within eye shot of the front door. Local pubs serve great food, cask ales and good cider. its not a cheap area so having a kitchen of your own means you don't spend a fortune whilst being here :)

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Train
4 Miles
Kingham Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Horse & Groom
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Upper Oddington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid season
Apr 19 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mid season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
Low season
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Apr 20 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
Mid season
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.4

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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