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Rural Cotswold Cottage in grounds of beautiful Nell House



Updated: 28-Aug-2016
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 and new to the rental market recently. 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 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 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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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27 Reviews

based on 27 holidaymaker 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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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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Beautiful well equipped cottage in a good location plenty of places to visit within a hour.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well equipped clean and very comfortable. Enjoyed a wonderful week with my daughter son in law ànd granddaughter. She lived to visit the sheep every morning in the field behind the cottage to say good morning.. Just be aware that there is quite a bit of open water around the cottage and children would need constant supervision. But saying that it is so beautiful . The owners who live on sight were very nice .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and grounds. Perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, lovely grounds, lovely people, lovely area.

We had a great time at Nell House. Really enjoyed the surroundings at the property. So much so we spent two days just in the grounds enjoying the good weather, pond dipping and just chilling.

Not much to do in Hannington itself as this is pretty much the middle of nowhere which is just what we wanted.

There's lots to do in the surrounding area though and most things within half hour to an hours drive away at most.

Loved the crocodile place. Driving the decent roads around the Cotswolds valleys with little traffic and lovely scenery. The wildlife park was very good too. River Thames was within easy reach and the swan just down the road, as recommended by our hosts was a pretty amazing meal.

Would definitely return. Many thanks for a perfect holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Cotswolds and our cottage.
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very beautiful place and surroundings

  • 4 of 5

it was a nice cottage, clean , fantastic garden and good location to visit places such as Oxford, Bibury...We had good weather.

Only was missing a good cooking pan in the kitchen.

We had a splendid vacation in Nell Cottage

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely place in the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are magnificent, the house is neat and clean and equippd to a high standard, and the hosts are nice and supportive ... what else do you need for a perfect holiday? Booking, arriving and departing were as straightforward as you can imagine.

The place in a tranquil rural setting is a perfect base for activities (Thames Way, Cotswold Way) as well as visits (Oxford, Cirencester, Bath, just to name a few) - and in case you do not have plans, just ask Jo or James for recommendations ... or their gardener, who also turned out to be a really nice guy.

Next time we will come to the area this place will definitely be our first choice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come back anytime - there is so much to explore in the glorious 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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.
Dependent on client location there may be a small additional card fee due to increased bank charges.
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

Premium payable for Royal International Air Tattoo Weekend due to our proximity (8-10 July 2016)

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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 ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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