Early 18th century stone cottages
Two Listed 18th century (1703) stones cottages located in The Square near The Bibury Court, which is famous for its link to Queen Elizabeth I. The cottages have been sympathetically restored to the highest standard by architect and interior designer. The interiors feature modern facilities such as WiFi, modern kitchens and bathrooms.
Each cottage has two double bedrooms that sleep 4 people & have been furnished with a mixture of antique furniture, which is in keeping with the traditional interior. The original wooden beams are exposed and new stone floors installed with original fireplaces, creating a comfortable modern home maintaining the historical beauty of the period property.
Cottage Number 27: This cottage has a master double bedroom and a double bedroom that sleeps 4. There is extra bedding for sleeping another person on the sitting room's large sofa. We also have a double blow up mattress
Cottage Number 28: This cottage has two double bedrooms to sleep 4 people.
Extra single mattress and bedding can be provided upon request. A charge of £50 will be required for extra bedding & cleaning.
There is a travel cot for family use.
Pubs & watering holes within walking distance:
Bibury has two pubs the Swan Hotel, near the bridge on the corner and the Catherine Wheel up the hill from the bridge on the left. You can always go to the Bibury Court, walk down the gravel path in front of No 30 turn right and walk down to the Bibury Court. Tea in the garden or in the drawing room is nice way to spend an afternoon. They are very welcoming and nice people don’t be put off by the grand entrance it is a nice place.
You can always drive to a pub:
• Sherborn Arms Aldsworth, up the hill out of Bibury towards Burford, the next village is Aldsworth and the pub is on the left just as you seem to be leaving the village. (Good no nonsense pub grub)
• Village Pub Barnsley, up the hill out of Bibury towards Cirencester, the next village is Barnsley and the pub is on the right. (Nice place a bit Gastro and good)
• Fairford has 5 pubs, restaurant Alum, shops and the fantastic church, the river Coln runs through Fairford. There is a nice walk along the river Coln in Fairford, go to the right of restaurant Alum then right again down River Walk and follow your nose.
• The Fox at Barrington is a great pub on the river windrush just off the A40 about 15 mins away, mention my name you might get mates rate’s?
Top Traveller Review
Ask any actor or performer what reviews mean to them, both good and bad. And the answer will be to take note of each one for its merit and distinctive flavour. There is both positive and negative in the mix.
So the same with luke warm reviews from places we stay at, or restaurants that haven’t delivered what our expectation warranted.
As a custodian of two fine cottages in a very picturesque setting of historical and English heritage, I make a commitment to you my clients to upgrade my service and grant you an enjoyable holiday experience that you will cherish as a fond memory.
About the Owner
About Julian Hunt
We are a husband and wife team- architects and interior designer.
We are interest in character buildings which we would renovate and modernised. Our collection of furniture and artwork are based on the beauty of each individual pieces.
Why Julian Hunt chose Cotswold district
Bibury was described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England and in one of my cottages you will be in a private part of Bibury away from the tourists but close to the heart and a 3 minute walk from the centre with lovely walks close by.
Both my cottages are designed and built to the highest specifications with all the facilities. You will be renting what has been described as “one of the most fantastically put together old places with feeling I have had the pleasure of staying in”
Parking is easy and private for you as a resident a 1 minute walk from your cottage.
We also have a number of fine restaurants within a short drive and some within walking distance.
(16 traveller reviews)
Picture postcard cottage in gorgeous location
Julians cottage was exactly as we expected from the description however it does need some TLC to bring it up to speed. The village of Bibury is beautiful and a great place to base oneself in the Cotswolds. Julian was very helpful in the booking process, providing great assistance in sorting out our Christmas booking and even offering suggestions to buy at the local butcher! The bath/shower however leaked through the roof into the lounge every time someone used it even after we reported it and he said someone had popped by to fix it. The microwave and oven also needed a good clean and quite a lot of globes had blown. Small things that would improve the house immensely if they were addressed as it is a beautiful little house
Not only did Julian provide us with two amazing cottages that were exactly what I had envisioned; but also a great service with a full description of how everything in the cottage works and the local area around us. The cottages authenticity provided a relaxing atmosphere for my family as we sat next to the fireplace all night enjoying the warmth and cosiness of the house. The property was clean and well maintained and the listing description was accurate in regards to the cottage and location. I would fully recommend this to anyone/any family that would like to have a relaxing and peaceful weekend away!
Very pretty cottage in a very pretty village. Milk ,bread and chocolates where a very welcome touch.
Very pleased with the cottage, clean and everything was thought of. It was well situated for us as we were attending a local wedding.Would definitely book it again.
I can highly recommend cottage 28. It’s a glorious spot and needs investigating further. With reference to unfortunate reviews the cottage is equipped with clean cotton sheets and a charming ambiance. An ideal weekend retreat. I found the owner charming and professional. I can see there have been blips in the past but he seems to have everything under control. I had the most wonderful stay and as a writer, it was peaceful and very quiet.
DO NOT BOOK THIS PROPERTY !!
Beautiful cottage......or so I would presume if we had got to stay in it !!
We booked this property for a three night stay for my partners 50th.
Myself, my partner and our 3 year old dog travelled up as planned. Journey took us around 4 hours, so were thrilled to finally arrive, not so thrilled when we discovered it had been DOUBLE BOOKED !!
When booking the property , two weeks in advance, the owner suggested that we book and pay direct with him as it would be cheaper and save the cost of commission for both parties that the website company charges. We paid the full price in good faith and trust direct to him.
After making payment, we had to chase the owner for confirmation of the booking and key code, information etc... NOT VERY PROFFESIONAL !!
On arrival we contacted the owner to query why the property had been double booked and why that he failed to inform us .
Alternative accommodation was offered to us by the owner. The property offered to us was obviously privately lived in.....I can only say the resident was not fond of cleaning or washing items of clothing as they were dirty all over the floor. We declined the offer to stay there and asked for our money back and made a very disappointed journey home.
We asked for our money back as the error clearly was not on our behalf, the owner did not offer to do that there and then. After sending several messages...all of which were ignored, we finally had our money refunded 5 days later !!!
I would suggest that the owners prefers to dedicated his time and effort into other areas of his life , and not his holiday rental business.
From the Owner
“Bibury was described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England and in one of my cottages you will be in a private part of Bibury away from the tourists but close to the heart and a 3 minute walk from the centre with lovely walks close by. Both my cottages are designed and built to the highest specifications with all the facilities. You will be renting what has been described as “one of the most fantastically put together old places with feeling I have had the pleasure of staying in” Parking is easy and private for you as a resident a 1 minute walk from your cottage. We also have a number of fine restaurants within a short drive and some within walking distance.”
Activity and Interests
Bibury is situated in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds on the River Coln 9 miles from Burford.
The village was once described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds'.
The village centre clusters around a square near St. Mary's, a Saxon church and Bibury Court Hotel. One of the village's main tourist spots and overlooking a water meadow and the river is Arlington Row, a group of ancient cottages with steeply pitched roofs dating back to the 16th Century, has provided the backdrop for films including Stardust and Bridget Jones's Diary.
Bibury Trout Farm, Bibury Court, Arlington Mill Museum.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
Depending on what country you book from will determin the extra % rate.
This will vary from 1.4% - 2.4% if you book useing the payments facility.
We have a cleaning and laundry charge of £40 GBP
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking On Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Mini Refrigerator
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- water parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Towels are provided
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedrooms are with large Queen double bed, sofa in sitting room can sleep one. All towels and bedding is provided. An air bed is also available if needed.
- 1 deck chairs
- The housekeeper is required for all lets and a charge of £40 is in order for all lets.