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Beautiful Cotswold Thatched Bluebell Cottage Idyllic Village Near Legendary Pub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bluebell Cottage, Old Road, Great Tew, Oxfordshire Cotswolds - Wonderfully Appointed Cottage In A Unique, Peaceful Location With Unspoilt Views For Miles

Bluebell Cottage lies in the quiet and secluded village of Great Tew, well known for the legendary Falkland Arms pub. The village is at the end of a country road within the Great Tew Estate. This means that there is no through traffic and the only vehicles are those of residents and visitors. The cottage was built around 1850 from the local, golden Cotswold stone that is complemented by the beauty that only thatch can provide. Extensively modernised and updated, it now provides a luxurious, cosy hideaway furnished and equipped to a very high standard with full central heating and an open fire to keep you warm on even the coldest night. Uninterrupted views from the front of the cottage looking out across the beautiful Great Tew Estate are totally unique. There is even a wooden bench on the grass over the little lane for anyone that would like to sit and absorb the tranquility of the surroundings. Surprisingly, to the rear of the property is a large garden and private car parking as well as a shed for cyclists to store their bikes.

Property Manager
Karen Davies
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Karen Davies

We travelled around the very best parts of the English countryside from top to bottom to find what we believed to be the most beautiful village!

We succeeded! We are very pleased that our family and friends love our choice as much as we do.

If you need accommodation for more than 5 people, how about looking at our other beautiful holiday home in the idyllic medieval black & white village of Weobley in the heart of rural Herefordshire?

Karen Davies purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Karen Davies chose West Oxfordshire

The cottage is absolutely beautiful! Thick golden cotswold stone walls and a lovely thatched roof .... how could you not love it?

Great Tew is an amazing village and a step back in time. Nothing much changes here we are pleased to say!

We love the location because it has a quiet, relaxing feel to it but is within easy reach of larger towns should the need ever arise to venture out into the big wide world!

Have a pint of local ale at the well renowned Falkland Arms where on some Sundays you will be joined by a live folk band.

The only problem you will face at Bluebell Cottage is that you may not want to leave!

What makes this cottage unique

Recharge your batteries!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Bluebell Cottage is delightful and in a beautiful setting - inside is surprisingly modern with every convenience; the beds are extremely comfortable and we all felt as snug as a bug in a rug! Thank you so much for sharing it with us"

"We had a wonderful time in your beautiful cosy cottage. The little extras - tea, coffee etc. were very much appreciated and The Falkland Arms is a little gem - a real rustic pub. Thank you!"
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A modern family bathroom upstairs with bath and shower over, WC and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with a double bed and Bedroom 3 with a single bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Bluebell offers the comfort of a home away from home and perfect for a long weekend, week or even longer to escape the bright lights and busy lives we all seem to live these days. The cottage itself benefits from thick stone walls and mullioned windows that keep the heat out in the summer and help keep the warmth in in the winter. Central heating radiators in every room help a lot! Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds, Bluebell Cottage is ideal for romantic getaways, family celebrations, couples and family holidays, walkers and cyclists etc. The cottage is ideal for all age groups and there is a travel cot as well as high chair and stairgate for young children. It is essential that children are supervised when the fire is lit to prevent accidents. Sorry no pets. Outside: On a sunny day, the garden is an attractive, peaceful suntrap with fruit trees, shrubs and wild flowers in abundance. Garden furniture is provided during the warmer summer months so you can relax in the sun on the patio at the back. There is a garden shed at the back suitable for storing bicycles. Please bring your own padlocks if required. In addition, there is an enormous expanse of parkland at the front of the house with park benches for taking in the views and country air or for children to play on the grass. Utility Room: There is an airer available for drying clothes inside if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: in keeping with the luxurious feel of Bluebell Cottage, lovely thick towels, crisp bed linen and soft duvets are all provided. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned and linen changed before each new guest arrives and at least once a week for longer stays.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)


Great, well appointed, comfortable cottage in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed. Tranquil view, brilliant location, had a fabulous time. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a wonderful time! Please come again! Karen & Nick
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A cosy, comfortable Cottage in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the cottage which was well equipped. It was very cosy with the inglenook fire to sit by in the evening. The location was lovely and quiet - perfect. The local pub just a few metres up the road was friendly with good food - very handy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slough, Berkshire, UK

Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and well equipped cottage just a few metres from a great little pub. What more could you need. A cosy retreat with everything we needed. We were welcomed with fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. We enjoyed nights it by the open fire after long walks and exploring the nearby towns. The pub in the same lane was welcoming with a good selection of food and beer. Would like to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed Bluebell Cottage! We try very hard to maintain high standards and to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We really appreciate your feedback and hope that you will come back soon. Karen & Nick
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Picturesque cottage with home comforts thoughtfully provided such as cosy rugs, pretty accessories and even a torch to light the way home from the delightful pub. Xmas decorations were a lovely addition and much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The latest in many wonderful stays here.

  • 5 of 5

It's all wonderful. Make sure you say how many beds you need made up as I was caught slightly short this time given they'd always been all made up before, but the linen cupboard was open so I think my guest managed. Mea culpa! We also brought a lot of logs along as we do like the fire here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your second visit to our lovely cottage. We don't expect guests to make up their own beds (!), which is why we always ask how many people and how many beds, so sorry you had to do it this time :). Also, we keep the log shed supplied with logs, so please don't feel you need to bring your own as they are included to ensure you're always warm and cosy in the cottage. The shed is large enough to hold logs for a number of weeks! Please come again! Karen
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Wonderful place in the Cotswolds

  • 4 of 5

My 2 sisters and myself stayed here for 4 days and what a welcome - flowers and wine on the table and the lights on - it was a wonderfully warm feeling to walk inside. The property is very clean and well maintained and exactly as described on the web site. It is very well situated for visiting other places in the Cotswolds as well as further afield. I was presently surprised at how short the trip was from Blenheim Palace to 'home' as it was rather late in the afternoon when we left Blenheim.

I do have one concern and that is with the washer/dryer - and as we had arrived from Australia the week before we were getting short of clean clothes. None of us were familiar with the washer/dryer but we did read the manufacturer's instructions and still managed to end up with soaking wet clothes after 5 hours. Clearer instructions would be good - we did get it to work once as we thought it should work but we were still trying to get clothes dry minutes before we left. I rang the 3 contact phone numbers and left a message on 2 of the numbers but did not get a reply. We had gone out for about an hour but were there for the rest of the day and did not receive any reply. This was disappointing as the cottage had lived up to expectations and I would certainly recommend it as a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Bank Holiday 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid-Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half-Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre-Christmas 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for more information and booking details.

A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking.

The balance is payable 30 days before commencement of your stay together with a £100 good housekeeping bond that is fully refundable assuming compliance with the terms and conditions.

Check-in time is after 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out time is no later than 10am on the day of departure

Changeover Day:
Changeover days will typically be on a Friday for 7 day bookings and Friday or Monday/Tuesday for 3 day bookings.

Please contact the owner for other requirements.

Notes on prices:
Please note that our pricing is based on a week long stay, but to accommodate those only able to manage a shorter stay during the week or a long weekend, we also accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights at certain times of the year. Please ask!

Also, Christmas & New Year weekly bookings start on a different day of the week as shown in the Pricing Table.

A fully refundable good housekeeping bond of £100 is applied to every booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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