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The Old Band Room is a traditional Cotswold stone property, where military bands used to practise

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

The Old Band Room - a cottage that sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms

Welcome to The Old Band Room, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.

Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

The Old Band Room is a traditional Cotswold stone property, with a wealth of character features and an interesting history, having once been used to practise in by the military bands of the surrounding villages. The cottage is located in the heart of the popular and picturesque village of Naunton, which is set well away from busy roads and benefits from a good village pub, a golf course and many beautiful walks straight from the doorstep. The well known market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are both within six miles, with their wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants. Naunton is also within easy reach of many tourist destinations, including Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

The cottage has lots of traditional character, including oak beams, wooden floors and exposed Cotswold stone walls. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including a TV with DVD player and a well presented kitchen.

The Old Band Room sleeps a maximum of five people (4 adults and 1 child), in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a lovely garden just across the lane from the cottage, which sits on the shallow stream running through the village, and quiet, on street parking is available close to the cottage. The Old Band Room is perfect for families or small groups of friends looking for a peaceful break in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds region.

House Rules

Booking and payment

Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits

Security deposits are not required at The Old Band Room. Please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions.


The maximum occupancy of the property is five guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than five guests at the property.

Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.


Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog.

For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Please note that the patio garden is not accessed directly from the cottage, it is across the lane at the front of the property. Open countryside is available at the end of the lane, however dogs should be kept on a lead if livestock is in the fields.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

Bedroom 1 (ensuite): Double bed

Bedroom 2: Double bed

Bedroom 3: Small single bed (measuring approximately 75cm x 167cm/2'6"x5'6"). This is a very small bedroom, only recommended for children under 12.


Family bathroom: Bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin

Bedroom 1 ensuite: Walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin


The property has a gas central heating system.

Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.

Services provided

The property has free wireless internet access and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player.

There is no telephone at the property. Mobile phone reception is generally OK, however, this cannot be guaranteed.


Quiet, on street parking is available, close to the property.


Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities

A travel cot (without linen), high chair and safety gate are provided. The safety gate is located at the bottom of the stairs, enclosing the ground floor area.

Please note the accessibility, health and safety information below.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety

The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

The property's patio garden is located across the small lane in front of the cottage. Please note that the garden leads directly to a small stream, which is approximately 20-30cm deep. Children and dogs should be supervised at all times in the garden.


No smoking is permitted throughout the property.


In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.

If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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23 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Naunton in Naunton

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Family bathroom
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1 ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom #3 - 1 Single Bed , Only recommended for children under 12 as the bed is small
  • Television
  • Garden
  • restaurants
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The Old Band Room is a traditional Cotswold stone property, where military bands used to practise
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful property in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely three night stay here, as did our Lab Oatie. The cottage is cosy, welcoming, clean, and has almost everything you need for your stay, including dog towels and feed bowels for the pets! I'd just say that the kitchen is a little sparsely equipped (more oil, salt and pepper, ie the real basics, would be appreciated) and the knives really need a good sharpening as they were all blunt. However, the welcome biscuits were lovely, and we felt at home from the second we walked through the door. It was the loveliest weekend away we have ever had, so thank you so much for providing such a wonderful get-away.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy, comfortable and beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely house in a beautiful setting. Fully equipped and a well thought out info booklet for your arrival. Really cosy and welcoming, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of The Old Band Room, we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!
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Fabulous Cottage in a beautiful Village! Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Kim and Lynne have truly thought of everything. This is the perfect property to stay in. Warm, Cozy and Luxurious feeling. The dog enjoyed her stay too.

Our boys who are 8 and 5 enjoyed having bedrooms with a 'secret' door between them. Our 5 year old loved his 'harry potter' bedroom.

Every aspect of this property was perfect and I am extremely fussy as I have a background in venue finding and event planning, therefore staying in some incredible venues over the years. This is truly top notch!

We have said as a family we intend to make this trip an annual one and come back year after year as we just can not fault our stay.

details such as having dog towels for when your pup gets muddy on the walks is just so thoughtful.

It was very good value for money too. I will note that if you like good food, 2 miles away is 'The Hollow Bottom' in Guiting Power - please go, you will love it!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Emma, we're pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in the Cotswolds. We hope to see you again soon!
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beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

the old band room is in an ideal spot for travelling to other places in the cotswolds

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great launching point for Cotswold exploration ...

  • 5 of 5

The Old Band Room made my family of four (kids 15 and 14) feel instantly at home. The furnishings are so cozy, the kitchen is so well-appointed, and the bedrooms are so comfortable that we enjoyed our time in the house almost as much as we enjoyed hiking outside it. I was personally worried, because the renters allow dogs on the main floor, that we would enter to a heavy dog smell or pet hair. My daughter is particularly sensitive to that stuff. But there wasn't a trace! Super clean! I loved the timber and stone décor of the house, along with the pictures on the stairway of the old bands that once practiced there. The two primary bedrooms are spacious. The third is more like Harry Potter's cupboard under the stairs, except that Potter didn't have an airy skylight or end table or nice bed. While the bed is sized for children, it was just big enough for my daughter, who is 5-7. She was comfortable. Having a washing machine was nice, but it was damp outside and it took us ages to dry clothes on a rack inside. The kitchen was modern and spacious, as was the living room where my kids collapsed after our daily activities. The house is immediately located on the Wardens Way trail, which we used to hike to/from Bournton on the Water. The huge negative on our trip was the neighboring house renovation. Maybe the tiny bridge across the creek to the neighboring house was too narrow or something, but it made our front door the dumping place for concrete and palates of wood and construction debris. At one point, I really thought a concrete truck was backing right through the Old Band Room window and into our living room. We're talking inches! My family didn't care. We were up by 7 a.m. anyway when construction work started. And we were out and about during the day. But for any visitors who are staying longer, and envisioning the house itself as a place for peace and quiet, they should receive an accurate update on construction progress before booking in 2017. That I gave it 5 stars, despite this substantive issue, reflects the awesomeness of the Old Band Room itself!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed the Old Band Room and the general area, which we also regard as stunning. We do take a pride in presenting the cottage as we would like to enjoy it ourselves and it gives us great pleasure to receive such positive comments about the place. The building work across the bridge is at times a nuisance and is, we understand, a source of annoyance to many local residents, who talk to us when we do the changeovers. We have contacted the home owner and builder and acknowledged their right to renovate their home, but simply requested advance notice of a concrete or material delivery, just so we can advice guests in more detail of what could happen during their stay. Unfortunately, whilst the men on site are courteous, the owner and builder do not give us warning of their planned work. We have been in contact with the local authority about the out hours working and the methods of delivery. We hope they will be able to help. On a positive note, we have managed to contact the owner of the building company, an older gentleman who appeared sympathetic to our concerns. he has given us his personal contact details and advised us that there is no more concrete work to be done. He has also undertaken to get his contract manager to be more informative of future deliveries. They have also advised they have deployed extra operatives to try to finish the work asap. We are hopeful the builder will be more co-operative with the local community going forward.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Birmingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Local pub
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Other Activities:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Car: Naunton is easily accessed by car, being located approximately 4 miles away from the A429 (Fosse Way) and approximately 6 miles away from the A40, which are two of the main roads running through the North Cotswolds.

Train: The nearest railway station to Naunton is Kingham (approximately 10 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of less than 90 minutes.

Plane: Naunton is within easy reach of a number of international airports: Birmingham International Airport: 50 miles, approximately 70 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 78 miles, approximately 100 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 60 miles, approximately 80 minute drive.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent