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Idyllic Cotswold Thatched Cottage With Private Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Cirencester. Rural Location in the heart of the Cotswolds

[Please note changeover days are Friday/Monday before booking i.e. Weekends ONLY Friday to Monday Weeksays ONLY Monday to Friday]

Dating back to 1624 and immaculately restored this beautiful little one bedroom designer cottage oozes character. With its own large garden and country views it is located in the peaceful village of Tarlton whilst being close to chic Cirencester and Prince Charles' Tetbury. The owners, an art advisor and writer, have taken great care in creating a unique interior of great style in a restoration of the highest quality. All the original features have been retained with natural floors, beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace. There are velvet sofas, beautiful oriental carpets, fine art and classic books. Lighting is discrete and atmospheric whilst a log stove provides a delightful atmosphere.

Martin & Julie
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Martin & Julie

We have been visiting the Cotswolds for many years and loved it so much that we decided to move here with our retired guide dog - Lola the Labrador.

Why Martin & Julie chose Gloucestershire

Asphodel Cottage was our own Cotswold retreat for several years before we decided to move to the area. Since then we have been pleased to rent it out to careful and discerning holidaymakers.

We bought the cottage as a very run down and neglected property and carefully restored it from earth and bare walls using traditional materials and methods.

Using our design and art consultancy experience we added a stylish and comfortable interior together with top quality appliances, satellite TV and unlimited wifi.

We hope that you enjoy the cottage as much as we still often do.

What makes this cottage unique

We think that we have the only detached thatched cottage for two persons in the Cotswolds.

Together with its private garden, peaceful rural location and it is a pretty and unique property.

It is a perfect romantic retreat - so much so that we have lost count of the honeymoons, mini-moons and marriage proposals at the cottage. We already get regulars coming back for anniversaries of their special stays.

And all within 90 minutes of London and in the heart of the Cotswolds…!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings MUST start and end on either a Monday or Friday except by prior arrangement
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Ensuite bathroom with claw foot bath, hand-held shower in bath, washbasin and wc. As the bedroom it is under the original eaves and is a wonderful place for a long soak with views over the countryside. Loads of very hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One queen bed in delightful eaved room. Hugely atmospheric and romantic - sleep under the original 17th century beams and a modern chandelier. The bedroom has the latest in LED televisions, with Apple TV and freeview, together with a DVD player and a selection of films.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Private off road parking. Pets accepted under certain conditions - please ask. £30 charge. Outside: Large private garden with open country views. The delightful garden is peaceful, pretty and secluded and carefully designed to feature a range of environments. A lawn edged by flowering shrubs gives way to a formal box-lined path with scented plants like rosemary and thyme. A low-walled orchard with apples and plums has mown paths through areas of wild flowers together with a herb garden of parsley, sage, sorrel, fennel, rocket, strawberries and mint - please help yourself. Move the cast iron table and chairs around to suit your mood. The ruins of an historic outbuilding make a perfect outdoor seating area with luxury rattan sofas and soft cushions. A huge sun canopy hangs overhead with atmospheric up-lights available as the sun sets. The whole enjoys a south-facing panorama over the lands of the Bathurst Estate and rings with birdsong. Enjoy breakfast here on a sunny morning and you may just find yourself staying all day! Utility Room: Dining area adjacent to kitchen with country-style table and chairs suitable for up to 4 people. Cleaning / Towels / Linen High quality linen and towels are supplied. Stays over one week will have an extra linen change and basic tidy


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Idyllic Cotswold Thatched Cottage With Private Garden
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Perfect base

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful;y decorated cottage with a fairytale-like outlook. If you prefer an extremely quite village, as we do, but yet a perfect base to make trips from to the South (e.g. Bath) or the North (Stratford, Bourton, Slaughter's), this is the place to stay. Tall people should take the warnings about low beams and door openings very serious, but after a few days and bumps that is no longer a problem. Kitchen outfit is very complete but the cosy Tunnel Inn is nearby if you do not want to cook.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just stunning

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage. Can't recommend enough

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Welcoming tasteful and romantically cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Delightful setting, in all weathers and we had snow.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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The "thatched roof cottage" as we referred to it, is beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

The "thatched roof cottage," as we referred to it, is beautiful! The cottage itself is full of character and comfort (and full of modern luxuries). The grounds and garden are beautiful--full of herbs and apple and plum trees to augment your meals. We were thrilled to have the time to relax at the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a beautiful cottage set in a picturesque village .

  • 5 of 5

We had a five day stay and found the little touches of wine , fresh flowers and biscuits lovely . The gardens were beautiful and it was great to be able to sit out and take in the county air on the outdoor settees . The local pub was a 15 minute walk across the fields and the staff were so friendly and food great ! Felt utterly relaxed and hope to come back very soon

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely immaculate little cottage! Romantic and peaceful it was a perfect bolt hole for us to get away for a few days. The design has been given lots of thought and it is very modern and tasteful whilst still showing off the history. Local area great too with lots to see. Along with all extras and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival (thanks!) this was a magical place - will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Tunnel House
Car: necessary


Rural location 4 miles from Cirencester and 5 miles from Tetbury. Car almost essential. Kemble railway station is 3 miles, taxis available.

About 100 miles from London - about 1 hour 40 minutes along the M4.

About 85 miles from Heathrow - about 1 hour 20 minutes via M40


Bibury. 13m

Bourton on the Water. 21m

Buscot Park. 21m

Canal Tunnel. 1m

Castle Combe. 24m

Chastleton House. 30m

Chavenage House. 10m

Chedworth Roman Villa. 14m

Chipping Camden. 35m

Cotswold Water Park. 5m

Highgrove House. 6m

Kelmscott Manor. 21m

Lacock. 22m

Lower Slaughters. 23m

Pangolin Gallery Chalford. 4 miles

Rodmarton Manor. 2m

Snowshill Manor. 35m

Stow on the Wold. 25m

Westonbirt Arboretum. 11m

Further Details:

Tarlton is a pretty and sleepy hamlet, off the beaten track but within ten minutes of the historic market towns of Cirencester and Tetbury. A mile away via country path or dirt road is the local pub, the Tunnel House, originally built to house workers on the canal tunnel, whose 19th century classical entrance is adjacent. For excellent gastro-pubs The Bell at Sapperton, Trouble House Inn, Potting Shed and Village Pub Barnsley are within 10 mins drive. For fine dining try Barnsley House, Calcot Manor or The Rectory.

From the doorstep there is excellent walking through the Bathurst Estate with the source of the Thames about a mile away. The fine house and garden at Rodmarton is just down the road with Prince Charles’ Highgrove, Westonbirt (Arboretum and Beaufort Polo Club) and Bibury (photo above) not much further. There is of course much more and with Cotswolds towns like Stow, Chipping Camden and Burford and destinations like Bath and Cheltenham all within about 30 minutes drive Asphodel is your perfect base.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cotswold District, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 May 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Feb 2018 - 17 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:


ARRIVE FRIDAYS - for 3 or 7 or 11 or 14 nights
ARRIVE MONDAYS for 4 or 7 or 10 or 14 nights.

Premium Brut Champagne (Mumm, Lanson, Veuve or equivalent) & Hand-made Chocolates available ready for arrival at £44 supplement

Please phone for last minute bookings or to discuss anything.

On request we may be able to be completely flexible

Peak dates we may insist on stays longer than the 3 day minimum

Two days on request - may carry premium

Notes on prices:
Late bookings within 4 weeks of arrival are usually available at a discount. 2 night stays possible but usu at a premium

Prices are fully inclusive of all charges for services, cleaning etc.

All bedding, linen, towels are basic toiletries are included. In the kitchen tea towels, salt & pepper, cleaning equipment, bin bags, tea, coffee, sugar are supplied.

A welcome tray with tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, milk and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival.

Wifi - is free and unlimited

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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