Grade II listed Cotswold Detached cottage
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The Old House

Longborough, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

 

  • Grade II listed Cotswold Detached cottage set in the heart of Longborough
  • Beautiful interior with original features and pretty décor
  • A rural escape with a wealth of walking and cycling from your front door
Property code: 82284

A fine example of quintessential Cotswold living, an eclectic range of antiques and soft furnishings blend beautifully with the original features. Perfect for couples to enjoy a slice of life in the Cotswolds.

Longborough sits within the hillside above the beautiful Evenlode valley just north of Stow-on-the-Wold. This traditional Cotswolds village is peaceful and largely undiscovered with some hidden gems. The village is famous for the opera promenade concerts in the summertime, tearoom and local inn, and to grab a loaf of bread just pop to the community village store. Just a stones' throw away are Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold, with Lower Slaughter, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford all close by. Further afield are the historic towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, known as Shakespeare’s birthplace, and Cheltenham, home to the literature and food festival and horse racing. More local attractions include Chastleton House and Gardens, Hidcote Manor, Daylesford Organic farm shop and Batsford Arboretum.

The peaceful high street of traditional Cotswold stone buildings is the backdrop for this Grade II listed detached cottage. Step back in time through the heavy wooden door into the lounge, a cosy space that’s been finished with tasteful soft furnishings and warmed by a wood burner. For dining continue through the cottage where you can take a seat at the solid wooden table and enjoy a simple supper of local produce. The kitchen is to the rear of the cottage, finished with a more contemporary style and well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, and washing machine. There is access to the rear of the cottage which is a great place for muddy boots. The stairs are accessed via a small wooden door in the lounge, they are cottage style and aided with a rope. Off the landing, there is a double bedroom with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, and a double bed dressed with natural linens. There’s also a bathroom where you can relax in the free-standing clawfoot bath, and there is a separate shower and WC.

The gardens are to the rear of the cottage and immediately from the side door there is a small, gravelled area with table and chairs, perfect for dining along with a further enclosed area edged with mature hedgerows.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with gravelled area and seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Stairs may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues
  • Pub and village shop within 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • 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.

Gemma Cole

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Gemma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ben, 20th February 2024

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A lovely cute old house, located in Longborough which is a great base for a week in the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Patricia, 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Steve, 26th January 2024

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Cottage full of character in a beautiful village. Really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Polly, 21st December 2023

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We had a wonderful Christmas at the Old House, the property is beautiful and we found it very warm and cosy. The main rooms are larger than expected and comfortable. The owner had left a lovely welcome pack and good instructions for the cottage. The village of Longborough is lovely and well located for exploring the local area - excellent local pubRead more and shop; the church is well worth a visit. We would definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Graham, 17th November 2023

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This fabulous characterful old property was wonderful for a weekend away. Had everything we needed and a lovely fire to curl up in front of at night. For all its old character it also had super fast broadband and good central heating. Set in a quintessential Cotswold village, walking distance from a lovely country pub with great food. Highly recommRead moreended Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 5th November 2023

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This property far exceeded our expectations and was exceptional. The garden being totally safe and secure for our two terriers was brilliant and would love to return in better weather to enjoy this to its full. The bed was really comfortable and the cottage decor completely in keeping with the building and the village. The log burner was enjoyed byRead more my husband and the dogs and we stayed in each night as it was too homely to leave. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Philip, 6th October 2023

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A charming old cottage in a quiet village with a lovely pub. Ideal base for walking in the Cotswolds

Reviewed by Denise, 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Melanie, 14th July 2023

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Otherwise it was a great place to stay in a very idyllic location. We had many nice encounters and enjoyed the time very much. The reception with prosecco and delicious cookies was great. Thank you!

Reviewed by Robert, 7th July 2023

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Lovely old cottage in a pretty and friendly village. Good pub and shop in easy walking distance.

Reviewed by Alison, 3rd July 2023

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Quicky cottage with all equipment needed. Great bath and hot water plenty. Nice surprise wine and biscuits. Lovely location with friendly people. Close to lots of well known places like Stow-on-the-Wold etc. Would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Suzy, 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Chris, 2nd June 2023

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Nothing much to add to my previous review (see 'Chris' in 2022 below). The fact that we have returned - and will return again next year, says it all.

Reviewed by Natalie, 14th April 2023

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What a stunning cottage in a beautiful location. We had the most wonderful and magical stay. Thank you.

Reviewed by Wendy, 24th March 2023

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Overall a really lovely cottage in a beautiful village. Very cosy and perfect for an out of season stay. Garden perfect and safe so no concerns for the dog. Kitchen modern and well equipped. Bathroom a little cramped but having a bath a real treat. There is a 2nd bedroom which wasn't advertised which is a shame as my daughter would have liked to coRead moreme for a night but we didn't know there was a second bedroom. A little dusty and cluttered in places but overall comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Amelia, 10th March 2023

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Beautiful stay in a beautiful and quirky cottage

Reviewed by Craig, 27th February 2023

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The perfect place to stay, very close to stow on the wold with lots of shops and things to do and only a 5 minute walk from a quiet little pub. The house itself is amazing and very cosy with the log burner going, highly recommend!

Reviewed by Jamie, 31st January 2023

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We were lucky enough to land at this property for a six night stay and we enjoyed every minute. The cottage is absolutely beautiful - a step back in time - with all the modern amenities we needed. Beautifully designed, it had interesting detail everywhere. The host Paul was lovely and helpful - providing us with clear information. The people of LonRead moregborough were welcoming and delightful. The walks were spectacular. We hope to return to this beautiful part of the world soon! Hide

Reviewed by Alex, 13th January 2023

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Great holiday and value for money.

Reviewed by eric, 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by David, 21st October 2022

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The cottage was amazing - it's not everyday you get to stay in a 400 year old property!! The village is beautiful, with a well stocked shop and lovely pub. With great places to visit nearby a super place for a holiday!

Reviewed by Sheila, 14th October 2022

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If you like quirky then you'll love this cottage, as we did. We had a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Paul, 13th September 2022

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The cottage is stunning beyond belief ! A marvellous example of British history in an idyllic setting ! It is impossible to praise this accommodation enough, there are simply not enough superlatives! The owner is a true gentleman and gave us a warm welcome and our stay was truly delightful !!! Paul and Diane from Cornwall.

Reviewed by Paul, 26th August 2022

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Great location quite village with good pub

Reviewed by Liz, 12th August 2022

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Superb location in a beautiful village setting. Stunning period house being renovated. Only safe for our dog with the gates closed (challenging). Small double bed on a sloping floor upstairs accessed via stairs with a rope bannister - a definite no for anyone with mobility issues. Well equipped kitchen but space to eat limited. The bathroom is veryRead more small but functional despite the difficulty of using the taps. The garden space has some outdoor seating. Hide

Reviewed by H, 29th July 2022

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This cottage is right up our street: old, wonky floors and impressive beams (but dark), a fine location & a pretty garden. But it seems the owners are more interested in you admiring their taste (hessian & greige) than having a practical & comfortable stay. The bedroom is great. But (for example) the dining room is dark & simply uninviting and the Read moretable & chairs outside are very pretty but not for relaxing. Less design and more eye for practicalities could turn this cottage from nice to great. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 21st June 2022

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What a beautiful charming cottage and magical escape! We soo enjoyed our stay, set within a beautiful part of England. A perfect base for walks and access to the best of the Cotswolds. Thanks Paul for the suggested walking routes, which were spot on. We would stay again in a heartbeat!!

Reviewed by Chris, 3rd June 2022

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Charming, delightful, characterful - even adorable - these are the words that immediately spring to mind. The Old House has been lovingly restored with great taste and a true, if sometimes quirky, designer's eye for things that will enhance this unique property. The village is a Cotswold gem, off the beaten track, but within a few miles of Moreton-Read morein-Marsh and Stowe. Paul does much to make you feel welcome - a bottle of fizz on arrival, French bread, cake etc. We shall return next year. Hide

Reviewed by Braddan, 6th May 2022

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This cottage, location and scenery is simply stunning, the local village pub is welcoming with yummy food, great walks and a stress free quite village. Totally recommend and we will return very soon.

Reviewed by Wendy, 29th April 2022

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Lovely quaint cottage in a pretty village. Ideally situated to visited Cotswolds villages and attractions. Cottage had a calming and relaxing feel with a lovely garden.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 8th April 2022

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Stunning old cottage with bags of charming features but with modern comforts. Kitchen very well equipped, lovely sunny garden - breakfast outside in the sunshine. Great location in the Cotswolds and a beautiful but quiet village. Village shop well stocked for essentials and supermarkets within a 5/10 min drive. The pub has recently been taken over Read morebut great atmosphere and food delicious. Some amazing walks from the village- I cant recommend this cottage highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by Patrick, 18th March 2022

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Lovely quirky cottage, garden and location. Needs usable furniture/fittings: chest of drawers, more hanging/drying space, bedside/coffee tables, easier-to-clean bathroom, sensible-sized basin, proper taps, curtains that cover windows. Remove awful sacking upholstery, thrones and coir. Improve decorative maintenance. Remove: wood offcuts in grotty dRead moreining room cupboard, pointless apothecary chests/other oddments. Repair splintered stairs (not with parcel tape) and install proper banister. Hide

Reviewed by Justin, 25th February 2022

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Excellent place to stay. The refurbishment of the old house is at the highest quality. A lovely touch by Paul was to find a bottle of carva, flowers, a cake and some bread on our arrival. Just a short walk down the road is a lovely pub with great food. Would not hesitate to return when my wife and I are back in the Cotswolds.

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