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Rural Cotswold Cottage in grounds of beautiful Nell House



Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Oak framed 2 Bedroom newly built Cottage overlooking lovely gardens and lake

The Cottage at Nell House is a beautiful oak framed conversion set in tranquil grounds. It is located on the edge of the small country village of Hannington in the South Cotswolds where the counties of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire meet. The village has a "pub" within walking distance and is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds in your car. It is a 90 minute drive from Heathrow Airport.

The cottage has an open plan kitchen living area on the ground floor, with a well equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave, and a seating area including two sofas and large TV. There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor as well as a toilet and shower room. The entire upstairs floor is an en-suite double bedroom with separate seating area, sofa and TV. The staircase is open to the ground floor.

The cottage is in the landscaped grounds of Nell House, with a large decking area, with BBQ, overlooking the lake and surrounded by wildlife such as moorhens, ducks, fish and if you're lucky deer and a kingfisher.

There are extensive grounds including a croquet lawn and fields with farm animals.

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About the Owner

James and Jo Ramage
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About James and Jo Ramage

James and Jo moved out of London in 2013 for a better lifestyle in this beautiful part of the world with more space for a young family to grow up in the green fields and clean air.

Why James and Jo Ramage chose Cotswold district

A great property with space in a location that balances the spectacular rural Cotswolds with ease of access to and from London and the South.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace, space and privacy ..... in comfort.

31 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)


Idyllic Nell House

  • 5 of 5

Nell House is a totally idyllic stay, far enough from the hustle of big cities to feel tranquil yet close enough too many major attractions to be convenient. James and Jo were lovely, hospitable and helpful. The cottage itself is perfect for a family of four, including a little one. The surround is breathtaking, we loved listening to the sheep, cows, and birds while sitting near the pond and watching the moorhen chicks scurry around. We would love to return to the Nell House and take in more of the quaint villages that surround it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay - we hope you come back next time you're this side of the Atlantic.
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A Little Gem in the Cotswold countryside

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Located in the owners beautiful gardens with stunning views. We really enjoyed waking up to the sound of sheep in adjoining fields. We will certainly book again and highly recommend. James and Jo made us feel most welcome..Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a cosy property in spectacular surroundings. We enjoyed a restful stay here whilst visiting family. We would recommend the area as having plenty to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nell Cottage. The grounds are stunning, cottage is comfortable and Jo and James made us very welcome. Perfect location for a family of 4 and close to lots of interesting places to explore. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for....

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you drive through the main gate the setting is absolutely amazing.

We drove down the long driveway and first noticed the beautiful well maintained garden and pond, then the magnificent main house appears with it's typical Cotswold look. Just in front of the pond is the charming Cottage itself.

(I wish I had taken some photos for reference, as I draw as a hobby and it would make for a lovely home Portrait!!)

The Cottage was clean and well equipped even for those staying for a longer period.

We arrived quite late and our first nights sleep was not very comfortable, however Jo went out the same day and purchased "mattress toppers" for all the beds which made a big difference. James and Jo were friendly and helpful throughout our short stay which confirms exellent customer service.

We would recommend this property to friends and relatives and hope to return when visiting the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and we do hope you return. The mattresses are a challenge for us as people's tastes differ so much - what one client likes another dislikes. All the mattresses were replaced this year and now also have thick toppers which will hopefully accommodate all tastes.
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Lovely stay at Nell House Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by the owners. The cottage is in their beautiful garden and is quiet and tranquil. The accommodation is first class and comfortable. The information pack is comprehensive and we enjoyed the recommended restaurants and places to visit. Thank you James and Jo.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your break in the Cotswolds.
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From the Owner

A great property with space in a location that balances the spectacular rural Cotswolds with ease of access to and from London and the South.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Heathrow at 72 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Jolly Tar (Public House) at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Wragbarn at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Swindon at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 Motorway at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Jolly Tar (Public House) at 1 Miles Car: necessary

The Cottage at Nell House is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds close to both Cirencester (the 'Capital of the Cotswolds') and the Cotswold Water Park.

Although situated in a picturesque quiet rural village, there are plenty of attractions only a short drive away.

The beautiful market town of Cirencester has lovely shops, restaurants, pubs and markets. There is also the Corinium Museum.

Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo is in July annually. It is a huge event and we are only a short drive or cycle away. As we are so close, you also get to see many of the planes without having to leave the garden!

Swindon Designer Outlet has a huge selection of designer shops and reduced prices. As it is inside it also makes an excellent rainy day excursion!

STEAM is situated next to the Designer Outlet and is a lovely museum detailing the history of the Great Western trains.

Westonbirt Arboretum has thousands of trees and some wonderful walks.

Lechlade-on-Thames has the unusual Christmas Shop, open most of the year, and the beautiful River Thames.

Stow-on-the-Wold is full of quaint tea shops and old pubs. There are lovely, individual shops there.

Birdland Park and Gardens is a good family trip. It is located in the picturesque town of Bourton-on-the-Water which is also home to a model village.

Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford, is a great day out. There is a brilliant giraffe house where you stand level with the animals' heads and can watch them eating.

The beautiful city of Bath with its wonderful architecture, Roman Baths, and fascinating shops is definitely worth a trip.

Chedworth Roman Villa has some beautifully preserved mosaics and is set in lovely countryside.

Burford town has some lovely old pubs, a beautiful river and shops.

Fairford is small but well worth a visit. It has a fantastic 15th Centuary church which is the only parish church in the country to have a complete set of late medieval glass.

The Living Rainforest is a lovely half-day trip. The variety of plants and birds is amazing and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Oxford is a busy, vibrant university town. Apart from the large selection of shops and restaurants there is the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library, Oxford Castle (ruins), the Radcliffe Camera, the Oxford University Press Museum, University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the various colleges and churches, University Museum of Natural History, and the Bridge of Sighs, to name but a few!

Bristol is about 1 hour away. It has a large, out of town shopping centre, Cribbs Causeway, as well as 'in town' shops like Cabot Circus. Bristol Zoo is another favourite trip out and houses some gorillas. @tBristol is a fantastic hands on science museum.

Cheltenham is home to horse racing, as well as being a beautiful regency town.

Golf courses are plentiful in the area. The nearest is Wragbarn, but slightly further afield are Bowood, Frilford Heath, and the Oxford Golf Club. There is an unusual golf course in Minchinhampton, where you have to play while avoiding the cattle who have the run of the course.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

£250/week deposit at time of booking with balance due 2 months prior to arrival.
We can be flexible with changeover days - just ask.

For holiday less than 7 nights :
3 nights = 60% of weekly rate
4 nights = 80% of weekly rate
5 nights = 95% of weekly rate
6 nights = 95% of weekly rate

No Smoking
No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 24-May-2017


From the Owner

Peace, space and privacy ..... in comfort.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Upstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to upstairs bedroom
  • Downstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Bedroom (Double) - 1 Double Bed, Ensuite shower room/WC and seating area with sofa
  • Downstairs Bedroom (Twin) - 2 Single Bed, Adjacent to downstairs shower room/WC
  • Two Bedrooms - 1 Double and 1 Twin All beds with micro fibre duvets and pillows Infant Cot available on request


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...

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