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Cotswold Cottage In Idyllic Hamlet

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Willesley, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England GL8 8QU - Rural Charm Near Bath And Cotswolds

Garden Cottage is the converted dairy for Byams House. It sleeps 4 and is fully equipped with Wi-fi, television, DVD etc. Kitchen/ diner, sitting room, two bed rooms,one of which has twin beds which convert to a comfortable double bed, bathroom with hand-held shower, downstairs WC. Small private garden with table and chairs. The welcoming owners live next door. No smoking and no dogs( Owners have their own).

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sean Magee
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Sean Magee

Kena and Sean Magee are retired from a career in developing countries. They have three children and are involved with the National Gardens Scheme.

Sean Magee purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Sean Magee chose Cotswold district

Quiet rural location, near attractions of Cotswolds and Bristol and Bath

What makes this cottage unique

Charming old cottage in idyllic hamlet. Walking distance of Westonbirt arboretum. Close to delights of Tetbury and Highgrove. Less than five miles from Badminton

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. We couldn't have enjoyed our first family holiday more.Adrian , London

Very lovely cottage,where we felt very welcome. We enjoyed very much the lovely surroundings and regret that our stay could not be some days longer. Thank you very much for the warm welcome! P.S the dogs were a real joy!S.N. The Netherlands

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and the use of your adorable cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you. Pamela , Sydney, Australia

We had a fabulous time here. We stayed 16 nights and have loved every moment.Emma Glos
Dec 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. We couldn't have enjoyed our first family holiday more.Adrian , London

Very lovely cottage,where we felt very welcome. We enjoyed very much the lovely surroundings and regret that our stay could not be some days longer. Thank you very much for the warm welcome! P.S the dogs were a real joy!S.N. The Netherlands

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and the use of your adorable cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you. Pamela , Sydney, Australia

We had a fabulous time here. We stayed 16 nights and have loved every moment.Emma Glos
Dec 2013
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9 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Cosey cottage with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is an beautiful authentic Englisch cottage. A bearn burn stove, good beds, a fire plays, everything you need is there. The surrounding is beautyful, like walking in a painting. The towns Malmesbury and Tetbury are very close and nice and cosey. Bath and Oxford are nearby with a lot of culture buildings. I realy can recommand the cottage for a stay. The owners Sean and Kena live nextdoor and are there to answer all your questions.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dirkje Thank you so much for your generous review. You were such lovely guests that we would award you ten stars. It was a pleasure. Sean and Kena
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une très belle semaine dans une région magnifique et un gîte so "english"

Les propriétaires sont charmants.

Nous serions volontiers restés beaucoup plus longtemps

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci,Gérald, Une critique très généreuse et bien aimable. Un grand plaisir accueillir vous et votre charmante famille. J’espère que votre prochaine visite soit aussitôt que possible. Sean
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Wonderful old family cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful old cottage which is effectively an annexe to a rather grand family house in the Cotswolds. The owners are a total delight and if you want a place to relax, read, sit in the garden, visit the National Arboretum, make log fires then this is definitely the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your most generous review. It was our pleasure to welcome the Fraser family. They were utterly charming and ideal guests.
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5

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely great time staying with Sean and Kena. The cottage was lovely and fitted our needs perfectly.

If you like to stay in a beautiful cottage in a lovely, quiet setting, I highly recommend this cottage.

Willesley itself is a very small town, but Tetbury is only a 6 min drive away in case you need to get some groceries.

Cities like Bath, Oxford and idyllic cotswolds villages like Bibury are all an hour long drive away at most (Also don't forget to visit the National Arboretum!).

Again we had a great stay and highly recommend this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. You were delightful guests to have and could not have been easier. Dutch guests are now great favourites. Sean Magee
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5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely relax week at this cottage. It is set in a beautiful area.

We found the location great, it is close to Bath and lots of other places to explore.

We visited longleat which was a great day out and well worth a visit.

The cottage is well equipped and the tea tray on arrival was a lovely touch.

The hosts Sean & Kena are a lovely couple.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maureen Thank you very much for your generous review. We enjoyed having you and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks again Best wishes Sean
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5

Lovely Cotswold cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a lovely week in this cottage. It's a nice quiet location and very peaceful.

The cottage very comfortable and well equipped. It's also bigger than it looks in the pictures.

There is a large garden which our children (8 & 5) enjoyed playing in.

The owners, Sean and Kena, are very friendly and welcoming.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having a delightful family in the cottage. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay as the weather was rather indifferent. Sean and Kena
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Location

From the Owner

Quiet rural location, near attractions of Cotswolds and Bristol and Bath

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rattlebone Inn Sherston at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Westonbirt at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Kemble at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Rattlebone Sherstom at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Very convenient for the National Arboretum at Westonbirt as well as many walks.

Travel:

Bristol airport is 33 miles , car essential

Distances:

Sherston 1 mile, Tetbury and Malmesbury about 4 miles and Bath 21 mies

Further Details:

Good pub in Sherston, excellent restaurant in Malmesbury (Whatley Manor). Butcher and grocer in Sherston, usual supermarkets in Tetbury and Malmesbury. National Trust properties and other attractions e.g Highgrove, Bowood, Badminton are all accessible.Walking , polo, riding on your doorstep

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
AUTUMN 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
£450
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
New year 2017.8
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£514
for 6 nights
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
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£100
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking, balance 28 days before arrival. To be paid by cheque, BACS preferred. Cancellation insurance recommended.

Changeover Day:
Flexible but Friday preferred

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Charming old cottage in idyllic hamlet. Walking distance of Westonbirt arboretum. Close to delights of Tetbury and Highgrove. Less than five miles from Badminton

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • One upstairs bathroom with bath and hand held shower, basin,WC.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and one with twin beds. The double bed can be converted to twin beds

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Off street parking. Outside: Private garden available for guests with table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included. Property cleaned and towels and linen changed weekly.