9 olde worlde Cotswolds cottages you must try

Accommodation, Rural, Destinations

Posted by Ed on 7th July 2022

The Cotswolds

Wondering where to stay in the Cotswolds? We don’t blame you! Holiday cottages in the Cotswolds have their own unique spin, not found anywhere else in the UK; with their golden facades, beamed ceilings, cosy fireplaces and quaint features, cottages in the Cotswolds are something of a fairy tale. 

We have picked nine of our favourites to help you discover the Cotswolds on your next staycation. Or, if you'd like to see our full collection of Cotswold cottages, just click the button below.

Cottages in the Cotswolds


Thimble Mill

Thimble Mill, Lower Slaughter

Thimble Mill is a beautiful period cottage set within one of England’s classic villages, Lower Slaughter. Complete with an inglenook fireplace, this recently refurbished cottage still retains all of its original character, making it the perfect location to enjoy a traditional Cotswolds experience

Its original stone, beamed roof and romantic atmosphere sets it apart from others in the area! Stay here to enjoy the quintessential features of Cotswold cottages.

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Beverston Cottage

Beverston Cottage, Beverston

Nestled within the grounds of Beverston Castle, this traditional cottage is a bijou retreat for two. On chilly evenings, cosy up beside the wood burner, which sits in the original stone fireplace and on warm days, pull open the French doors to reveal a sunny terrace and charming cottage garden filled with flowers. 

Close to the pretty town of Tetbury, Beverston Cottage is ideally located for having a cream tea in the Cotswolds.

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Honeycomb Cottage

Honeycomb Cottage, Whichford

Perfect for romantic breaks, this cosy chocolate-box cottage in the Cotswold village of Whichford offers a wealth of luxurious treats under its traditional thatched roof. Dating back to the 17th century, Honeycomb Cottage is kept toasty and warm by its roaring wood burner in a large inglenook fireplace. 

And upstairs in the king-size bedroom, a roll-top bath awaits relaxing soaks after a day of traversing the local walking trails or visiting National Trust properties like Chastleton House nearby.

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Bakery Cottage

Bakery Cottage, Bradford-on-Avon

Bakery Cottage is a truly luxurious yet quaint home, just moments from the popular town centre of Bradford-on-Avon. The former bakery's neutral palette and spacious layout make this a very comfortable home-from-home stay. 

Explore the surrounding area’s independent shops, tearooms and traditional Cotswold pubs or travel 30 minutes out to reach the thriving city of Bristol.

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Hathaway Cottage

Hathaway Cottage, Hook Norton

On the northern fringes of the Cotswolds in the pretty village of Hook Norton, Hathaway Cottage is a beautiful thatched property perfectly suited to romantic escapes. A traditional home that oozes style with a blend of characterful charm, the cosy lounge, stunning kitchen and idyllic bedroom offer a selection of relaxing rooms for you to enjoy during your stay. 

Combining thatched rooves with honey-hued buildings, Hook Norton is one of the best places to stay in the Cotswolds and is a delightful base for your holiday.

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Earl Barton Cottage

Earl Barton Cottage, near Wotton-under-Edge

With panoramic views across the Cotswold hills, Earl Barton Cottage is a must-stay! Furnished to a high standard, this open-plan barn conversion offers old-fashioned exposed beams and oak flooring, completing the cosy atmosphere. 

Snuggle in front of the fireplace with a loved one, or take the footpath just metres from the cottage to explore the area.

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Windrush House

Windrush House, Bourton-on-the-Water

Just a short stroll from the pretty high street of Bourton-on-the-Water, one of our favourite villages to visit in the Cotswolds, this characterful Cotswolds cottage dates back to 1827. Boasting an abundance of original features and tranquil views of the River Windrush, this listed property is the perfect setting for a family holiday. 

Follow the lavender-lined path to the front door of Windrush House and make yourself at home, in front of the glowing wood burner, or in one of the three sumptuous bedrooms. Visit Bourton-on-the-Water’s independent boutiques, eateries and attractions for a fun-packed week or venture into the landscape for a myriad of outdoor activities.

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Warders Farm

Warders Farm, near Cheltenham

For bigger groups, Warders Farm sleeps nine in a delightful rural setting. Perfect for large family gatherings or group holidays, Warders Farm presents a sizeable dining room for meals together, an airy living room with a wood burner and five beautifully furnished bedrooms. Let’s also not forget the hot tub with sound system! 

Surrounded by many famous Cotswolds attractions, this property will not disappoint!

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The Little Red Cottage

The Little Red Cottage, Pershore

Enjoy the welcoming character of The Little Red Cottage. Built from the local red clay brick, this home-from-home cottage sits within the chocolate-box village of Naunton Beauchamp, just moments away from Pershore. This shabby chic haven greets you with a loveable ambience. 

Beautiful décor, comfortable furnishings and an inviting bedroom make this a fantastic cottage for two. Walk to the pub, shops and restaurants to enjoy the local comforts of the village or head just 20 minutes to visit the magnificent National Trust house, Croome.

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