View towards the property
A classic style with a contemporary twist
Sit back and relax with views onto the green
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a busy day
Enjoy bread and cakes from the local bakers
Enjoy a good nights sleep in this stylish double bedroom
Wake up to the morning sun
Stylish details
Enjoy the rainfall shower
The perfect place to relax
Well deserved refreshments after a busy day
1 / 11  View towards the property
2 / 11  A classic style with a contemporary twist
3 / 11  Sit back and relax with views onto the green
4 / 11  Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a busy day
5 / 11  Enjoy bread and cakes from the local bakers
6 / 11  Enjoy a good nights sleep in this stylish double bedroom
7 / 11  Wake up to the morning sun
8 / 11  Stylish details
9 / 11  Enjoy the rainfall shower
10 / 11  The perfect place to relax
11 / 11  Well deserved refreshments after a busy day

Salamander Studio

Upper Brailes, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stylish romantic retreat with views onto a village green
  • Perfect base for keen walkers with access to footpaths from the village
  • Ideal for exploring the many picturesque Cotswold villages and stunning countryside
Property code: 57103

Set within a traditional Cotswold village, this beautiful bolt hole is the perfect hideaway for couples looking to getaway and enjoy this Area of  Outstanding Natural Beauty whatever the time of year.

Upper Brailes is just east of Shipston-on-Stour, set on the edge of the Cotswold’s, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a wealth of walking, with villages just ready to explore. Attractions within easy access to include Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford with its dreaming spires and Cheltenham, home of the Gold Cup. There are also many National Trust Properties and gardens including Blenheim Palace and Chastleton House, with Brook Cottage Garden, the Bloxham Museum and the Civil War battlefield of Edgehill also well worth a visit. For shoppers, Bicester shopping village is within easy access and offers a great day out. Foodies will love the selection of nearby pubs and restaurants, and the local French artisan bakers.

Shielded with mature trees boasting blossoms in the springtime, the contemporary style of this bolt hole will take you by surprise as you step inside the property. The lounge/kitchen/diner offers a perfect space for two with a clever mix of interesting colours, art work and soft furnishings. The lounge area with a cosy sofa, TV and interesting art work is further enhanced by the soft lighting. A small dining table and chairs is set to the side if you choose to eat in. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment, and when your day is done step into the double bedroom, with en-suite shower room and WC, complemented with bath robes for your stay.

Step outside and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun, where there is a small area with table and chairs. There is off-road parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • 5pm arrival
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV  and Bluetooth radio

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Deborah, 20th October 2020

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Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and equipped. Only small but well presented and designed perfect for 2 people.

Reviewed by Sue, 9th October 2020

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Salamader Studio is imaginatively designed to make the best use of a small space, furnished and equipped to a very high standard and set in a lovely location. Caroline provided a thoughtful and generous welcome pack, far beyond the basics , along with helpful information about local facilities and activities. Lovely walking from the door on well maRead morerked and maintained footpaths. Hide

Reviewed by June, 2nd October 2020

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We really enjoyed our stay at Salamander. The quality of the accommodation, fixtures & fitting is excellent. Caroline, the friendly & helpful owner, provided us with a very thoughtful food 'welcome pack' which included prosecco!!! Also I really appreciated all the 'extras' eg washing up liquid, salt, pepper etc. The studio is well positioned for waRead morelks from the accommodation and short car drives to eg Blenheim Palace, Hidcote Gardens, Bourton on the water, Snowshill, Stanton, Broadway... Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Malcolm, 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Kathryn, 11th September 2020

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We have just spent a wonderful week at the Salamandar Studio. From the generous arrival pack to the beautiful decor and even down to the quality cutlery, crockery and toiletries supplied, everything was perfect. Caroline, the owner, was a wonderful host suggesting places to eat and visit of which there are many. An altogether great experience.

Reviewed by John, 4th September 2020

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Beautifully presented studio property. Ideally situated for exploring the Cotswolds but away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail. Welcome pack a nice touch and greatly appreciated. Caroline, the owner, very welcoming and happy to share her knowledge of the local area. Would certainly stay at Salamander Studio again and would recommend tRead moreo family and friends without any hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 8th August 2020

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Salamander Cottage is a real find and perfect bolthole for a couple. Trendily and beautifully decorated and furnished and with all the kitchen/bathroom/bedroom equipment you could want. It was well located for visits to Upton House, Hidcote, Snowshill, Broadway and Chipping Camden, with spectacular views of the Cotswolds minutes away. A bit sad thaRead moret neither of the local pubs was open but we had a good meal at the Norman Knight in Whichford. Hide

Reviewed by Rita, 6th September 2019

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The cottage is absolutely beautiful; it is difficult to choose anything that can be improved on.

Reviewed by Conna, 29th July 2019

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Reviewed by Lorraine, 21st June 2019

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We enjoyed a lovely 6 days at Salamander Studio. Everything about the Studio was first class and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are lots of little villages to visit within easy driving. Slightly further afield is Banbury, Stratford and Bicester outlet village. We ate at the local pub which Read morewas lovely and also in Shipston on stour. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley, 24th May 2019

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Reviewed by Gillian, 17th May 2019

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We had a wonderful week at Salamander Studio. The weather was good so we were able to sit outside on the terrace for breakfast and enjoy the peace and quiet and the birdsong. After our day's visits to the many places of interest within close reach we were pleased to return to the property and relax in comfort. Caroline is a superb host, always helpRead moreful but not intrusive. Hide

Reviewed by Ciaran, 30th April 2019

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Very nice little studio, located right between Upper and Lower Brailes. The welcome pack, heated floors, amazing shower, and other little touches really made our holiday special!

Reviewed by Pretpal, 19th April 2019

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Great place to stay...cosy, clean and great location. 20 mins from Stratford Upon Avon and only a couple mins drive to the nearest town and shops. The owner was extremely helpful with the 'help pack' provided to help plan our stay. Also a lovely welcome pack of eggs, bread and milk was greatly appreciated! If your looking for a cosy little place wiRead moreth a modern twist then this is for you! Hide

Reviewed by Shanice, 28th December 2018

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