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

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

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
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV  and Bluetooth radio
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sophie Clark

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris, 22nd December 2023

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Lovely bijou studio apartment. The hostess couldn't have been more accommodating allowing us to get in a bit earlier as there were no guests checking out that day. Welcome pack of essentials, milk, butter, bread etc much appreciated. Every kitchen implement readily available and everything and everywhere was so clean and well maintained. Local butcRead moreher and artisan bakery literally a few steps away and pub 10mins walk Great location with plenty of walking from the front door. Highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Shanice, 8th December 2023

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My dietary needs were met so well with the lovely package we get from the host. The owner has great communication for any questions we had. This is our second stay because we love coming. It's great to have a place to park right outside the home. In the home we had all the equipment we needed to cook delicious home meals. The owner has provided a bRead moreook to use anything in the home if you get stuck how to use things. Definitely would recommend to anyone!! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen, 2nd November 2023

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What a lovely place highly recommended

Reviewed by SUSAN, 30th October 2023

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the studio was faultless and the owner very helpful.The only downside for us was that we were under the impression from previous reviews that there would be pubs within walking distance.we would have liked to eat out in the evening but had to use the car to get anywhere.This was a problem for us as we do not like to drive in the dark.

Reviewed by Daniel, 20th October 2023

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A beautiful studio surrounded by lovely walks. The local pub was friendly and fun. Nearby towns are pleasant. Be sure to book ahead with taxis though as there aren't that many in the smaller places. The accommodation itself was as-new - it was like nothing had ever been used, it was really that clean! All equipment was provided to cook etc. - just Read morebring the ingredients! Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Peter, 8th September 2023

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Clean and cosy with an excellent welcome pack.

Reviewed by Pamela, 1st September 2023

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Very comfortable, hostess very helpful, perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Liz, 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah, 22nd August 2023

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A beautiful little studio situated in a beautiful location. The lovely host Caroline was welcoming and friendly and on hand for any of our needs. Salamander studio is clean, comfortable and well equipped and the welcome pack was much appreciated. There are lots of places to visit near by or a short car ride away : Traditional Cotswolds villages , bRead moreeautiful walks and places to eat. The information pack was very helpful . Overall we had a really nice stay. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart, 14th August 2023

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Perfect location for all local attractions. Everything was half an hour away. Well equipped and very clean. Norman knight in Whichford if you're looking for an evening meal. Bourton on the Water a must but go early.

Reviewed by Alan, 21st July 2023

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Great cottage, nice and central for trips to major attractions in Cotswolds. Had a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Philip, 16th July 2023

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Very clean and comfortable with everything you require for a peaceful holiday. All equipment was up to date and the property is located in a lovely spot with easy access to local shops and pub. Ideal for exploring the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Raymond, 23rd June 2023

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Spent a lovely week at Salamander Studio.The place was clean,well equipped with good attention to detail.It was a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds,as within 30 minutes you could be visiting such places as Stow on the wold,Burford or bourton on the water.There is also a very nice pub within walking distance serving great food and also a locaRead morel shop and bakery.Really enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by ANN, 19th May 2023

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The studio was spotlessly clean.and everything was to a very high standard.Caroline was the perfect host. A welcome pack was a lovely gesture, lovely crusty bread, butter, eggs and a coffee machine with 6 coffee pots. The studio was very cosy. Peter and Ann Kirby 26th May 2023.

Reviewed by Peter, 5th May 2023

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Very enjoyable stay at this cottage.

Reviewed by Angela, 30th April 2023

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This studio may be small but its beautiful laid out with lots of homely extras. Extremely clean, and has parking too. Host was so nice and left us a welcome pack which was extremely generous, the bread was amazing! Local information and recommendations were a great help. Would definitely recommend this studio.

Reviewed by Bob, 14th April 2023

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My wife and I enjoyed a lovely week spent at Caroline's Salamander Studio. The studio is very well equipped and stylishly furnished. Caroline has decorated and fitted out the studio in a very stylish way. We would certainly recommend the studio to our family and friends

Reviewed by Collette, 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Tracey, 10th March 2023

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Perfect location to explore the famous towns & villages of the Cotswolds. Short drive into Stratford upon Avon. Nice pub within walking distance of property. Lots of walks on the doorstep. Perfect hideaway quiet & relaxing. Very well equipped to a high standard.

Reviewed by Karen, 21st October 2022

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Perfect place in everyway.

Reviewed by Nicola, 24th September 2022

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Perfect location to tour the Cotswolds. Accommodation is of a high standard.

Reviewed by Valerie, 29th August 2022

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A compact, superbly equipped studio, which provided a warm welcome and friendly support.

Reviewed by Paul, 22nd August 2022

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Reviewed by S, 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Jo, 1st July 2022

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Studio so welcoming - spotlessly clean - furnishings so tasteful - kitchen had everything you needed in a brill layout very much appreciated the welcome package provided when we arrived. Salamander bathrobes a lovely touch! Bed comfy . Highly recommend! Salamander Studio was a great base for exploring the Cotswolds. Amazing Patisserie in village ! Read moreYou wont be disappointed with this bijou studio . Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Robert, 10th June 2022

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It is small but cleverly utilised all available space. Don't be put off by first impression as you soon get used to kitchen and sitting area being so compact. Kitchen is perfect. Good equipment and utensils. We felt very comfortable and relaxed using studio as an ideal base to explore the Cotswolds. Shops and pub 10 minute walk away. The George is Read morean excellent pub, well worth a visit. Good Good at very reasonable price. Hide

Reviewed by Dave, 27th May 2022

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Lovely studio, stylishly decorated and containing everything you need, despite its small size. Great location too with many of the Cotwolds attractions within easy reach and the George less than 10 minutes walk. The welcome pack was a nice touch, and the owner very welcoming and willing to help with any enquiries.

Reviewed by Stephen, 9th May 2022

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Reviewed by Amy, 15th April 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Salamander Studio it had everything we needed for a great break away. It was immaculately clean and in a great location to explore the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Leonie, 21st March 2022

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The cottage was absolutely beautiful in a stunning location. Views from the living/diner and plenty of room for two people! The location is quiet and tranquil and cant wait to come back! The mini town is close by, only a walk away and the surrounding villages are great to visit to, not far from the city centre and its the perfect place to come backRead more after exploring Oxfordshire/Cotswolds. Hide

Reviewed by Katy, 12th March 2022

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A lovely little studio cottage for two. We spent a relaxing week there, going for walks in the local area and also driving further afield, very much enjoying it. Caroline left a much appreciated welcome package for us on our arrival, setting us up for breakfast the next day, as well as a few other goodies to enjoy. We were impressed with both the qRead moreuality and cleanliness of everything in the studio. Very happy that we selected this place to stay. The maps and info on the area were very useful. Hide

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