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The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden

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Welcome to The Forge, in Upper Oddington
The beautiful interior designed open plan living area
The quiet streets of Upper Oddington are lined with traditional Cotswold stone cottages
1 of 24Welcome to The Forge, in Upper Oddington
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Welcome to The Forge, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dating back to the 18th century, The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a lovely private garden, which sits on a quiet road in the picturesque village of Upper Oddington. The village benefits from the award winning Horse & Groom pub, and is next to Lower Oddington, which has the equally well regarded Fox at Oddington pub. Numerous beautiful walks are available right from the doorstep, and the village is just two miles away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the- Wold, with its many shops and restaurants. House Rules Booking and payment Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own any of the cottages listed on our w...Welcome to The Forge, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dating back to the 18th century, The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a lovely private garden, which sits on a quiet road in the picturesque village of Upper Oddington. The village benefits from the award winning Horse & Groom pub, and is next to Lower Oddington, which has the equally well regarded Fox at Oddington pub. Numerous beautiful walks are available right from the doorstep, and the village is just two miles away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the- Wold, with its many shops and restaurants. House Rules Booking and payment Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own any of the cottages listed on our website. We manage a proportion of cottages within our portfolio and the remaining properties are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for your property manager. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner. For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival. All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions. Security deposits Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions). Occupancy The maximum occupancy of the property is four guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than four guests at the property. Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant. Pets One medium sized dog is accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog. For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. Bed linen and towels Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. Arrival and departure times Arrival time is after 5pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night. Bed sizes and configurations •Master bedroom: Double bed •Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds Bathrooms •Family bathroom (1st floor): Roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin •Shower room (ground floor): Walk-in shower with separate shower attachment, toilet and wash basin Heating, fuel and logs The property has a gas central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased directly from the owner. Services provided The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. There is no telephone at the property. Mobile phone reception is variable, typically being better outside the property than inside. Parking The property has off street parking for one car and free on street parking is readily available. Housekeeping Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request. Child friendly facilities A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided. The property’s garden is enclosed, however young children should be supervised outside at all times. Initial consumables A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, handful of Nespresso capsules, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay. Accessibility, health and safety This is an old property with some low beams and it is laid out over two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the cottage in the event of an emergency. The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk. Smoking No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The House Rules of the property are listed as part of the Property Overview above. Please ensure you read these as they form part of the contractual Booking Conditions.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Manager
Character Cottage Holidays Limited
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

We loved our stage at The Forge. A beautiful and extremely well appointed cottage in a wonderful location. We hope to be back soon!

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank MelissaA_7
Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020

Thank you MelissaA_7 for your lovely review of The Forge. We are delighted you loved your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2019

Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Costwolds. Lovely accents in every room and an absolutely stunning private garden. The Horse and Groom pub is in walking distance and had great food. Nice walks nearby and many places to visit further away. We visited Snowshill...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Caryn S
Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review, Caryn. We're so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay at The Forge and found the owners to be helpful and responsive. We hope that you will be back to visit for another relaxing break in the...More

Reviewed 19 September 2019

Situated in the very pretty, quiet village of Upper Oddington this small cottage was ideal to stay with our dog. It has floorboards downstairs so no worries about dirty carpets after muddy walks and has a nice cosy wood burning stove in the lounge. There...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank suevaughan54
Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2019

Many thanks for this delightful review of The Forge. We are pleased you enjoyed the cosy wood burning stove and liked the private seating area in the garden. We hope that you (and your pooch) will come back for another stay in the Cotswolds in...More

Reviewed 5 August 2019

The village of Upper Oddington is delightful, full of beautiful Cotswold cottages and very peaceful. The cottage was much as the picture although the garden was rather overgrown. It had been a very good growing summer and everything had gone mad. The gardener was excellent...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank jillgoodfood
Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. The walk-in shower was unfortunately broken by a previous guest but as you mentioned in your review, we did everything we could to have this fixed as quickly as possible. The Forge has a second...More

Reviewed 7 January 2019

Great location with easy access to the many villages that make up the Cotswolds. The cottage was well styled and have everything we needed for our stay. We really appreciated the home cooked cake that was waiting for us on arrival. If we are ever...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Lilpil
Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review for The Forge. We're pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in the Cotswolds. We hope that you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 17 October 2018

I searched for months for the perfect Cotswolds cottage before deciding on The Forge. It was everything we wanted. So much character, clean, well stocked, wine chilled in the fridge upon arrival (and a chocolate cake!). Close to many lovely areas, we explored Stow, Bourton,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Traveler555797, VR Owner at The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review for The Forge, Tamina. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely break away & that you enjoyed exploring the Cotswolds. We hope that you visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed at the forge and it’s was just as good as we remember. It’s a hidden gem! Cosy, great for getting away from it all and in the perfect location to explore the best of the Cotswolds.

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank sunnyfunny1uk
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful Cotswold cottage with everything you would want and more! Modernised inside without losing it's character, cosy and warm, wood burning stove, central heating and under floor heating in downstairs bathroom Everything you could want in the kitchen! Starter pack on arrival, included a...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank Jo S
Management response:Responded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of The Forge. We're pleased to hear you had a lovely time in the Cotswolds and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

We stayed at The Forge for 4 days in August. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds and has all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay. Its definitely a home from home!

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank clairejm2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Getting around
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
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