Surprised to see that I am the first to review this property although I understand from owner Katy that it has only recently been available to rent. This is a fabulous 16th Century Cotswold cottage, tastefully restored by the owners to provide all the conveniences of modern living whilst retaining old world charm. We arrived with our two young children for a stay in snowy January and took full advantage of the log burner in the inglenook fireplace. When I hear 'cottage', I tend to think small and poky. That is not the case here, with an open hallway, landing, large master bedroom and bathroom. One of the bedrooms and bathroom with shower is downstairs and would suit someone not wanting to navigate stairs. There is also a stairgate and high chair for families with very young children. The decor is fresh and the owners have wisely used period furniture around the property rather than the usual Swedish utility pieces. This gives a feeling if quality and luxury. We enjoyed an outstanding but eye-wateringly expensive lunch at the exclusive Lords of the Manor Hotel across the road - think we'll go for the pub next time. Three miles away is the lovely Stow-on-the-Wold with it's antique shops and art dealers as well as a supermarket and most importantly a Majestic Wine. There are a number of child friendly attarctions at nearby Bourton-on-the-Water which were unfortunately closed because of the snow. We plan on coming back later in the year and using this as a base for the Cheltenham Races. We also hope, with better weather, to be able to take advantage of some of the beautiful country walks. I'd recommend this property for families, couples, small groups and the elderly - a lovely place to stay.
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