Entrance to the property
Well-equipped kitchen
Dining area with beams
Wood burner for cosy nights in
Lounge area with wood burner and TV
Warm lounge to snuggle up in
Plan the day over a cuppa
Zip-and-link double bedroom
Bright twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Indulge yourself in the corner bath
Outside area with stream
Enjoy the birds that visit feeders
A warm welcome awaits
The local wildlife
Pretty view to the outside seating area
1 / 16  Entrance to the property
2 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen
3 / 16  Dining area with beams
4 / 16  Wood burner for cosy nights in
5 / 16  Lounge area with wood burner and TV
6 / 16  Warm lounge to snuggle up in
7 / 16  Plan the day over a cuppa
8 / 16  Zip-and-link double bedroom
9 / 16  Bright twin bedroom
10 / 16  Twin bedroom
11 / 16  Indulge yourself in the corner bath
12 / 16  Outside area with stream
13 / 16  Enjoy the birds that visit feeders
14 / 16  A warm welcome awaits
15 / 16  The local wildlife
16 / 16  Pretty view to the outside seating area

River Cottage,

Cirencester, Cotswolds
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Country-style cottage in the tiny village of Duntisbourne-Rouse in the Cotswolds
  • Wood burner to keep cosy by in the cooler evenings
  • Enclosed courtyard garden, separate from a half-acre flower garden
  • Close to Macmillan Way long-distance trail
  • Great location from which to tour the Cotswolds and the wider region
  • Perfect for family or couples breaks to the country
  • Close to the historic town of Cirencester
Property code: CC069

This beautifully restored and renovated holiday cottage close to a pleasant village is designed for style, comfort and character.

Found, approximately three miles away from the pleasant Roman town of Cirencester, this tasteful property is quietly nestled in a courtyard setting. It lies in a secluded village in the Duntisbourne Valley, which is perhaps one of the prettiest valleys in the Cotswolds with its Saxon-age village church. There are wonderful views over unspoilt countryside and enjoyable long or short walks including a section of the Macmillan Way. Central for Cheltenham for the horse racing, Gloucester for its heritage, Oxford for its academia and history, Stratford-upon-Avon for its beauty and associations with the playwright William Shakespeare, and the quaint Cotswold towns of Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold. The region has good access to London and the north via train and motorway transport links.

Relax in the lounge/diner with its and cosy wood burner, where you can snuggle up on the sofa and watch the TV/DVD to watch a movie or listen to the hi-fi. There is a dining area in a wide corner with a table with room for four. If you decide to stay in and cook a meal there is a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs, is a bedroom with a double zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request). There is a further bedroom containing twin beds. Nearby is a bathroom with a shower over bath and a WC.

Stepping outside and overlooking the stream is the enclosed courtyard garden with a BBQ. You are free to make use of the half acre of land. Also, across the yard from the cottage, an old dairy has been kitted out for walkers for drying outdoor clothes and a place to keep your boots. There is off-road parking for two cars by the cottage.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – shower over bath with WC
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Situated in the pretty village of Duntisbourne Rouse
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Half-acre open garden
  • 40 acre field close by for dog walking
  • BBQ

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John, 27th April 2019

Nice secluded cottage in a wonderful location next to a small river with footpaths leading into woods full of deer - and the long distance MacMillan Way footpath on the doorstep. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Rebecca, 13th April 2019

What a perfect stay we had at this ideally suited cottage. Everything we needed was here. The beds were comfy, there was a constant supply of hot water, the kitchen was amply kitted out with all utensils, the Wi-Fi was fast and the cottage was in the perfect position - with woods and fields directly behind which was great for early morning walks wiRead moreth our dog. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie, 30th March 2019

Cottage was well equipped for four people and had everything we needed with lovely fire and plenty of heating nice location friendly people double bed is two adjoining singles but bit uncomfortable ,I dont think we realised before booking it was on a farm with an adjoining property and the owner did let us know that family member would leave daily Read morearound 4.45 am on a motorbike and this unfortunately set our dog off some days that probably woke a few others Hide

Reviewed by Katrine, 29th December 2018

The owners of the cottage were simply lovely and available for anything, including to change the dishwasher within a few hours on 31 December! The cottage itself was romantic, comfortable, beautifully kept and restored, and important during winter: warm and cosy at all times. I would recommend traveling there by car as there is plenty to see in theRead more countryside around, including Bibury which is only a 20 minute drive away. It was a truly wonderful New Year holiday and I would love to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Stephan, 18th November 2018

Cottage: Good set up. Adequate size. Very well equipped kitchen and living room (e.g. TV with DAB-Receiver with recording function). Fireplace: creates just the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a wine and host guests. The wood we had lasted very long therefore we didn't even have to top up (which would not be expensive). Children: Perfect fit for up to Read moretwo children. Owners: Live near and are very supportive if you need help. Superb! Hide

Reviewed by J, 27th October 2018

We really enjoyed the rural setting of River Cottage with its easy access to footpaths for walks. The owners were helpful and the cottage was warm, with plenty of logs for the fire. It was a nice place to stay and we would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Marion, 15th September 2018

Lovely quiet cosy & peaceful cottage, great walks for the dog.

Reviewed by Elaine, 11th August 2018

Really lovely cottage and such welcoming hosts! Despite slightly dodgy weather we had a really great week. Thank you so much!

Reviewed by Janice, 4th August 2018

Lovely cottage with helpful and friendly owners next door. Everything we needed in the cottage, with pretty fresh flowers. The open plan into the lounge was great for chatting while preparing meals. The location was fabulous for our dog with fields where we could let her off lead. Thank you for a super, relaxed holiday.

Reviewed by Andrea, 2nd June 2018

Fabulous owners who gave us a warm greeting and were happy to help out with directions and recommendations too. Idyllic location for accessing all of The Cotswolds. We didnt want to eat out every evening so having such a well equipped kitchen was a huge plus. I would certainly recommend this property.

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Entrance to the property
Well-equipped kitchen
Dining area with beams
Wood burner for cosy nights in
Lounge area with wood burner and TV
Warm lounge to snuggle up in
Plan the day over a cuppa
Zip-and-link double bedroom
Bright twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Indulge yourself in the corner bath
Show 4 moreOutside area with stream


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