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Wishbone Cottage, A Period Cotswold Stone Holiday Cottage

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Fairford, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Newly Renovated in a Contemporary Style

Originally a 16th Century bakery, Wishbone is a period Cotswold Stone Cottage in a row of terraced limestone property on Milton Street in the pretty market town of Fairford, which is situated in the beautiful Coln Valley and the Cotswold Water Park. Wishbone has recently undergone complete restoration, retaining the essence of a Cotswold Cottage blended with modern colour and current technology in a contemporary style. Comfortably furnished and well equipped to a high standard on the background of the original flagstone and wooden floors and exposed stone walls. It provides guests with an elegant relaxing stay. Everything is catered for in Fairford, and guests are able to walk into the town to shop and eat. You can easily join the many beautiful walks in and around Fairford. Further afield is the Roman town of Cirencester, the village of Bibury with its trout farm and the famous Arlington Row, Burford Wildlife Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, and the Spa town of Cheltenham are all close by.


Owner
Karen
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Karen

Simon and I have lived in Gloucestershire for 28 years, enjoying everything that The Cotswolds has to offer. We live in the same area as Wishbone Cottage and often visit a lot of the places we recommend on our website.

Karen purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Karen chose Cotswold district

Fairford is a gateway to everything that the beautiful Cotswolds has to offer

What makes this cottage unique

Wishbone is renovated to a high contemporary standard giving you elegant holiday living in a period Cotswold Cottage

Guestbook comments from the owner

“dear karen and family, thank you so much for all your fantastic hospitality during our stay at your amazing wishbone cottage! we had a truly wonderful time! fairford is so picturesque and we would love to come again! many thanks again! lots of love debbie, terry and evie (who loved the toys and books) ps terry is sad to leave the fire!”
Jun 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fairford in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has exposed stone walls finished with modern designer fittings and travertine tiles. It has a contemporary washbasin, WC, chrome heated towel rail and a bath with a shower. There is an endless supply of hot water and lots of fluffy towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with comfortable 5ft pine double bed and pine furniture. Bedroom 2 with comfortable pine double bed with pine furniture and sofa bed. Beds are dressed with soft quilts, pillows and lovely white linen. A travel cot can be supplied if needed and can be set up in either room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We can also supply a good travel cot if needed along with stair gates for the little ones! The sofa bed can be made up on request for a small charge. This gives you flexible accommodation and the benefit of turning the 2nd bedroom into a twin room or the 2nd bedroom can accommodate 3 people giving you the capacity for sleeping up to 5 people at Wishbone. Outside: The lovely Cottage garden has views to the Beautiful Medieval Church across the water meadow. There is a Summer house at the end of the garden which is perfect for reading and relaxing on the daybed. In the South facing garden there is a gas BBQ and plenty of garden seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The maids clean Wishbone between each stay. Wishbone includes beautiful clean white linen, and lots of fluffy towels. An extra cleaning service can be provided during your stay for a small charge.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Wishbone Cottage, A Period Cotswold Stone Holiday Cottage
average rating of 4.972973 based on 39 reviews
5

A lovely cosy cottage, well presented and equipped

  • 5 of 5

A return visit to this lovely cottage, which is nicely decorated throughout with some exposed stone walls, a well-equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. It was very clean on arrival and the owner was readily available if we needed any help (which we didn't, in fact). Lots to do in this beautiful part of the country. We particularly liked the food at The Falcon Inn in nearby Poulton.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures represented the cottage perfectly. It was a charming, clean, and attractive place. We have stayed in VRBO over the years, this had the best equipped kitchen. It was a convenient location for touring. It was also an easy walk to footpaths and into the village for shopping. Karen was helpful from the beginning of booking and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved Wishbone Cottage and would recommend anyone to stay there. It was very clean and comfortable and we also loved the Summerhouse at the back. IT is walking distance to the pretty village of Fairford, and Karen the owner was extremely helpful with all the information she sent us. WIshbone cottage is an excellent cottage and I can't recommend it enough. Jane Pratt

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Easter weekend 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at Wishbone and all three of us felt totally at home. Such a comfortable and homely place, Karen certainly made us feel very welcome with the chocolate brownies and elderflower drink.

All her recommendations were very useful, we had some great meals in Fairfield and the vicinity.

We hope to be back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Wishbone Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wishbone cottage is a comfortable well appointed cottage in an ideal spot to tour the Cotswolds. We were greeted on arrival and given all the information we needed to make the most of our stay.

We would recommend Wishbone cottage and hopefully return for another enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Idealic homely cottage in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Wishbone Cottage we were delighted with our find. We were welcomed on arrival by Karen who showed us around this beautiful cosy cottage and lovely garden. All home comforts were provided and made for a very easy stay. Would highly recommend this cottage to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
The Bull Fairford
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Burford
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Swindon
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Colloseo
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Gloucester Dry Slope
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cotswold Water Park Lakes South Cerney
Car: recommended

Travel:

The nearest airport is Heathrow and is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away along the M4. Car hire is not essential however in order to see the many sites of interest in the Cotswold area, a car is recommended

Distances:

A short drive is the Roman town of Cirencester, the village of Bibury with trout farm and famous Arlington Row, Burford Town & Wildlife Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Keynes Country park with beach. Spa towns of Cheltenham and Bath are in driving distance as well as Warwick Castle & Blenheim Palace. Many Roman points of interest locally with Chedworth Villa just a short drive away. Wishbone is within the Cotswold Water Parks for water skiing, wakeboarding and sailing.

Further Details:

Easy access to beautiful walks, including the local lakes in Fairford, the River Coln and Classic English Countryside. There are local restaurants just a short walk into the Town, 2 minimarkets, Boots the chemist, a beautiful book shop with artist supplies and a Lloyds bank with cash point in the Market Place. Local fishing is available along with water skiing, wakeboarding and sailing all within a short drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fairford, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
£2,000
 
 
August Special Offer
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£352
for 3 nights
From
£118
£495
£1,500
 
 
Low Season
4 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£395
£1,100
 
 
Pre Christmas Stay
15 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
£1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year Weeks
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£525
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Saturday during high season. This is totally flexible during low and mid season. 3 day minimum during low, mid & early summer seasons. Weekly bookings during high season, Christmas and New Year

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. For longer lets please email the owner with your enquiry and dates as a discount will be applied

The security deposit will be refunded in full within 14 days of your departure if no damage has occurred during your stay

We send our Terms and Conditions at the time of booking and require a booking form to be completed and returned by email

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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