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Cotswold Cottage In Idyllic Hamlet

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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).

Sean Magee
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tetbury in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • One upstairs bathroom with bath and hand held shower, basin,WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)



  • 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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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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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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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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Wonderful holiday cottage in central Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

As a Dutch family of 4 (two kids) we enjoyed our week stay in this wonderful cottage very much. We felt very welcome in the comfortable cottage due to our great hosts Sean and Kena. They really took good care of us for a convenient and pleasant stay. The cottage was fully equipped and decorated with tasteful furniture. The kitchen was very big and we've prepared some exquisite meals.

Also great atmosphere in a beautiful landscape full of touristic opportunities: walking along the public footpaths, nice villages and great nature. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your most generous review. You were simply charming guests and great fun to have in the cottage.. Best wishes Sean and Kena
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Prices & 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
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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