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Stunning peaceful Cotswold cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 35 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Hope Cottage is a beautiful 18th Century detached property in the hillside village of France Lynch in the South Cotswolds. Sitting in its own private south-facing garden, this romantic cottage has wonderful views across the valley, with excellent walking and plenty of interesting places to visit. The cottage is newly refurbished and combines period charm - oak beams and exposed stone walls - with modern conveniences. On sunny evenings nothing can beat sitting out in the garden, or watching the birds fly down the valley from the upstairs picture window in the large landing area, while downstairs the woodburner keeps the chill away on winter evenings. There is a great little pub at the end of the lane and numerous others within easy reach. The towns of Cirencester and Stroud - with its famous Farmers Market - are within a 15 minute drive, and other local attractions include the Rococo Gardens at Painswick, Prinknash Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, antique shopping in Tetbury, Slad Valley - the inspiration behind Laurie Lee's 'Cider with Rosie', Woodchester Park Mansion and Gloucester Cathedral and Docks. Cheltenham provides good shopping and a wealth of bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as its renowned Races and Literary and Music Festivals, while the cities of Bath, Bristol and Oxford are easily accessible for a day trip.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Clevedon 35 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links 40 km, 7 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Cotswolds region

The South Cotswolds is a well-kept secret - within a 45-minute drive of the better-known 'honeypot' Cotswolds towns of Stow on the Wold, Burford, Bibury and Moreton-in-the-Marsh, but without the tourist coaches and hordes of amateur photographers! This is a beautiful part of the world, full of hidden valleys and scenic countryside, with pretty little towns, charming villages, and a profusion of narrow lanes and dry stone walls. There are Farmers markets in Cirencester and Stroud, dozens of antique shops in Tetbury and olde world charm in Nailsworth and Painswick, all of which boast numerous excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes. In less than an hour you can also be in Bath, Bristol or Cheltenham to shop, eat or take in some city culture!

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France Lynch is a hillside village between Stroud and Cirencester. It isn't on the way to anywhere, so it's quiet, self contained and the perfect spot to spend a restful or romantic break. There are some great walks direct from the door - many of which pass, or end up at, a good pub - and if walking seems too strenuous there is a great little pub just a few minutes away at the end of the lane.

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30 Mar 2015

5/5

"The Perfect Place"

This is one of the best places for a getaway from it all break. The cottage was well presented and had everything you might need, there is lots of character and charm to this little gem including a en… More

23 Mar 2015

5/5

"Lovely views, sweet cottage - a great break away from the big smoke!"

Quirky decoration inside including the little loft/mezzanine "snug" where my boyfriend holed up with his book. Loved the wood burner in the evening! Lots of useful info available including s… More

16 Mar 2015

5/5

"Beautiful charming cottage with superb views"

Just returned from Hope cottage and it was all we expected it to be. Warm, clean, cosy with lots of character and superb views. Plenty of places to walk. The locals in the pubs were very welcoming, the Kings head 2 minuites walk away and the neighbourhood 10 mins walk (which is dog friendly). We didn't eat in them but the meals look lovely. We had a lovely Indian at the pavilion that we would recommend. Visited Cirencester and the market in Stroud just a short drive away. All in all a good chilled out break with lots of fresh air.

2 Mar 2015

5/5

"Total relaxation!"

A wonderfully decorated cottage in a fantastic, quiet location. We had a fantastic stay, with space to relax in the cottage and plenty to explore in the local area. The cottage itself was clean and ha… More

24 Feb 2015

5/5

"Perfect cottage in every way"

Wow. Just returned from a three night stay in the lovely Hope Cottage. It is situated in the most beautiful area surrounded by rolling hills, lovely walks and picture-postcard beauty.Sarah was just… More

20 Feb 2015

5/5

"Perfect cottage in a beautiful Cotswolds village"

Hope Cottage was everything I had hoped for and more besides. Extremely cosy with a lovely log-burner and exposed stone wall and beams. Spotlessly clean and really tastefully, minimally decorated. Bea… More

3 Jan 2015

5/5

"What a lovely cottage"

If you are looking for a a place to stay in the Cotswold's for a relaxing break or a base to explore the area then look no further than Hope Cottage. My wife and I stayed in this delightful place… More

17 Nov 2014

5/5

"Most charming little cottage set in an unspoilt picturesque location"

Set atop a hill in France Lynch, which is a tiny village and – though only a few miles from the Motorway – is a world away, far from commercial tourism and the like. The cottage itself is delightf… More

15 Nov 2014

5/5

"Wow gorgeous cottage"

I would definitely recommend Hope cottage to my friends and family. It was warm and inviting, a true countryside get away with lovely trails and walks from the front door. The wood burning stove was great and the kitchen had everything we needed, the milk for our tea and cookies were a lovely welcome when we arrived. There is a cute little pub at the end of the lane and plenty of lovely villages nearby to visit. The views were amazing too. I hope to return to Hope cottage very soon!

14 Nov 2014

5/5

"A tranquil, peaceful retreat nestled in the country"

We had a fabulous couple of days here for our 5th wedding anniversary. The cottage was charming, immaculate and the views stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed the surrounding area and the out of the way lo… More

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