Cottage in Longborough, Nr. Stow on the Wold, Cotswolds, England, UK - Beautiful, Quiet Location With Village Shop/Cafe & Pub, Yet Close To Bustling Cotswolds Market Towns
A charming 16th Century grade II listed cottage in an attractive Cotswold village, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. A wonderful mixture of ancient and modern, with exposed beams and open fire, but also gas central heating, WiFi internet, flat screen TV, dishwasher and washing machine. Great centre for discovering this most attractive part of England, with its sleepy stone villages and interesting market towns. Also good for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, theatre/opera goers and those interested in historical buildings. Close to Bourton on the Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton and within 45 mins drive of Oxford, Stratford on Avon and Cheltenham. Note: This is a no smoking property.
Top Traveller Review
A cozy winter escape
About the Owner
We are a professional couple with 3 school age children who bought this lovely cottage in December 2009 as a weekend / holiday home. We spent most of 2010 renovating and re-furbishing it, so that it is now a well equipped 'home from home' which we use regularly ourselves.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Thank you for sharing your charming cottage, It was so wonderful to walk to the Opera! This was the perfect setting for our vacation. The village is delightful - everyone was so friendly and helpful, we hope to return soon." ( B,J & S Atlanta & Boston).
"Thank you for what proved to be the perfect venue for our first family holiday with our baby. The cottage and village were simply delightful! Memorable moments included BBQ Donnington Trout in the garden. We especially appreciated the super books and maps." The F. Family, Hendon)
"Thank you so much for a brilliant week. I love your cottage! Your guest information was invaluable - we used your maps and books to go on some great walks. (The J Family, Harpenden)
" The Cottage was lovely, the kitchen very well equipped and a pleasure to cook in, as I love to cook. The bathrooms were a very high standard too. The cottage was lovely to stay in and very well located for all I wanted to do with the children. Thanks ! " (JT - Dubai)
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
A cozy winter escape
One of the best-equipped cottages you will find, and really cozy even in December. Located in a lovely village with friendly locals, and perfectly located for all the points of interest in the Northern Cotswolds. There's plenty of parking space, but you don't really need the car if you have a decent pair of boots as several long-distance paths run through Longborough itself. And only about a couple of hours from London, making for a very relaxing weekend.
A cosy, characterful cottage
Our family of four (with two young children) stayed for a week. Mike (the owner) was great to deal with - very prompt responses to email queries and making suggestions for things we might find useful or wish to know. So booking was very easy and straightforward.
The cottage itself is cosy and character-filled. Being February, we were delighted with the open fire, the central heating, and the thick stone walls to keep us warm. The kitchen is very well equipped and the bathroom is modern, and the house was clean and well presented. Our girls loved the loft room and there were plenty of DVD's and CD's to amuse us. There is a huge amount of information about the local area, books, maps, guides for exploring. And a very detailed guide to the cottage itself and recommendations from the owners.
The best thing about the cottage is the location - in the village itself, just uphill is the local pub (the Horse and Groom - a Donnington Brewery pub) and just downhill, is the local village shop and cafe - which is more than just a village shop as it's run by the community and mostly volunteers. Definitely worth a daily visit. There's also a playpark just down the hill.
And the location in the Cotswolds too - very central for many of the main sights we wanted to explore.
excellent place to enjoy beauty of cotswo
The cottage is very nicely built, with all modern cons, including numerous maps of the area, good library and DVD collection and guides about the local shopping. the village itself is beautiful and people - nice. the owner was extremely efficient and helpful in communications. we enjoyed our stay!
From the Owner
“The peaceful location with convenient local amenities and proximity to great walks and easy access to a huge variety of local attractions and activities for both children and adults.”
Activity and Interests
Longborough is 75 miles from London Heathrow Airport and there are direct trains from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh (1h 40 mins). It is a 10 minute taxi ride from Moreton.
Bristol airport is 72 miles.
London, Gatwick Airport is 112 miles
Less than 3 miles from Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh and approximately 7 miles to Bourton on the Water. Chipping Norton, Chipping Campden and Broadway are all less than 20 minutes drive.
Stratford on Avon, Cheltenham, Warwick and Tewkesbury are a little over half an hour away by car.
A particularly good location for walkers, cyclists and National Trust lovers. Also great for horse racing, with courses at Cheltenham, Stratford and Warwick all less than 45 mins away.
Theatre goers are spoilt for choice with the Stratford Memorial Theatre, Cheltenham Playhouse and Oxford Playhouse easily available, while the Longborough Festival Summer Opera is a short walk away.
Sports centres and swimming pools are available in Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Campden and Chipping Norton and there are riding stables and fishing lakes locally. For water sports, the Cotswold Water Park is less than an hour away with sailing, water skiing and windsurfing available.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest|
16 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Feb Half term
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
A non-refundable booking deposit of £100 is required and the balance together with a £100 deposit against damage or excess cleaning requirements is payable one month before the start of your stay. The damage deposit will be returned within a week of departure assuming the property is left in good order.
Changeover day is flexible depending on other bookings. Guests can access the property after 3pm and must depart by 10am, although this can also be flexible.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
For longer winter lets please email the owner with your enquiry.
For shorter stays:
Low Season: 3 nights £310. 4 nights £360.
Mid Season: 3 nights £350 4 nights £475.
High Season: 3 nights £400 5 nights £650.
Couples using 1 bedroom 10% discount
Additional charge for more than 4 people - please email owner for details
£100 deposit to secure booking then balance payable 1 month before arrival
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The layout of the cottage means that we can enjoy a restful time in front of the open fire while the children are occupied in the attic room with their music games and TV etc. - they just love coming here. It is so convenient having a well run shop, cafe and cosy country pub serving great food on the doorstep.”
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Hob ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Music Library ...
- Video Games
- Video Library ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom on first floor with 'shower bath' and powerful MIRA shower plus WC, wash basin and large heated towel rail. Additional cloakroom downstairs with WC / washbasin.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Attic room with low beam
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Attic bedroom suitable for older children (low beams), with full size twin beds. (Has Kids 'den' area with sofa, TV etc.) All rooms with wardrobe and chest of drawers.
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Modern kitchen and bathroom, plus very efficient gas boiler. A warm and cosy cottage in the winter and with thick stone walls which also keep it cool in the summer. Outside: Pretty lawned garden with attractive flower beds, table and chairs. Off-road parking for 2 cars and shed containing additional chairs, BBQ, mountain bike and rotary clothes drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels and linen included. Other: Attic room accessed via proper stairs and door, with TV, DVD, video games, books, music and board games, as well as two full size single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Original beams may make this unsuitable for those less flexible and small kids.