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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Tillotson Cottage is a Cotswold stone building offering a beautifully furnished large reception and spacious king size bedroom. With a quality sofa bed downstairs, the cottage can accommodate 4 people comfortably, but is ideal for a couple who are looking for a holiday base in the glorious Cotswolds. Light, airy and spacious, the cottage has basic cooking facilities, with a small kitchenette, central heating with a combi boiler and a large and warm wet room with overhead shower, modern basin and WC. Guests can self-cater, taking advantage of the large, floodlit patio for alfresco eating or enjoy sampling the many local hostelries close by. The cottage is set in the half acre garden of the main house Upper Farm. There is also generous and off road parking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International 55 km, Nearest railway: Cheltenham Spa 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Tillotson is set in a half acre of garden that belongs to the main house, Upper Farm. The parking space is on a gravel drive and close to the property. The village is very old as indeed is the main house, with some spectacular walks and views nearby. There is also a bicycle that I am happy for an adult to use if required.
The living accommodation is generous for 2 guests, 4 guests, using the sofa bed downstairs would encroach on the living area and needs to be mentioned as a limitation. Pets are considered as long as they do not get on the furniture or beds and are obedient as the property is within a rural area with livestock grazing at the end of the garden and nearby. The large master bedroom can also comfortably accommodate a travel cot (provided) and a single mattress on the floor in order for children to share the main bedroom and therefore not necessitating the use of the sofa bed in the lounge.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
As the road from Stow-on-the-Wold drops down the sharp Cotswold escarpment towards Tewkesbury, Alstone lies nestled in the lee of Oxenton Hill, with views across to Bredon Hill and, more distantly, across the vale of Gloucester to the ancient Malvern Hills in the west. Verdant and undulating, the local countryside hasn't changed much over the years and is punctuated with the honey-stoned hamlets and villages so typical of the region. Close by are the medieval centres of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Evesham as well as the notable Cotswold towns of Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Nearby, regency Cheltenham offers a more eclectic cultural experience while further afield, Stratford, Hereford, Burford and Cirencester provide daytrip destinations in every direction.
The area and region is renowned for holiday activities, shows and attractions. Visitors are spoilt for days out and sightseeing whether it be the three counties Cathedral trail, water sports on the river Wye or cycling in the Forest of Dean. The Cheltenham Literary and Jazz festivals have achieved international reputations and are major annual events while, of course, the National Hunt Festival in March remains one of the year's premier sporting occasions. Music and theatre are also close to hand to complete the cultural experience. Strolling, shopping or socialising in Cheltenham's tree lined Promenade will provide a more hedonistic excursion.
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19 Aug 2014
We felt like at home, everything was great and both Karen and Colin were always helpful for anything we needed. Both the house, the garden, the surroundings, the whole Cotswolds are incredible and we … More
thank you so much, it is so good to know that we are doing everything to make you stay enjoyable. Karen & Colin
20 Apr 2014
"A really lovely place to stay"
This was our second time staying at Tillotson Cottage. We have elderly relatives nearby who don't have space for us to stay now we are a family of 4. The cottage is in a beautiful location set on the well-kept property of the owners. It is a lovely, comfortable place to stay, and we were provided with an extra mattress for our 4 year old and a travel cot for our 11 month old. The cottage has everything needed to enjoy a self-catering break in this beautiful part of the country. And the cottage opens on the a beautiful, well-kept garden and it is very peaceful and quiet. It would be great in future if WiFi were to be available. Thanks again for another lovely stay.
7 Apr 2014
Stayed here at the end of March for 3 nights. It's perfect for two people, any more and the kitchen would be a bit small I think and not ideal if you're planning on doing lots of cooking, bu… More
27 Mar 2013
"Beautiful, comfy and treat to come home to each night"
We stayed at Tillotson Cottage over the Cheltenham Festival and found it to be excellent in every way. Not too far outside of Cheltenham (and the right side from a traffic perspective), the scenery is gorgeous and the cottage only adds to that. The owners have thought of pretty much everything and the welcome wine was just that. It is spotlessly clean and exceedingly comfortable. Perfect for a couple and would work for a small family. We could imagine in the summer the terrace and garden area would make it the perfect hideaway. Only caveat if relying on taxis, have a decent idea where you actually are, all 3 of our pre-racing taxis needed directing in!
22 Mar 2013
"A beautiful and peaceful retreat"
Our stay at Tillotson was exactly what we needed. A few days there and we felt entirely rejuvenated. The house is beautifully appointed with everything supplied for a truly comfortable stay. The groun… More
10 Mar 2013
"A peaceful retreat"
Just come back from a lovely, relaxing weekend away. We had good communication from the owners prior to our arrival, answering any questions we had. Then we received a very warm welcome from Colin who couldn't have been more helpful when we arrived. We also appreciated the fresh flowers, milk and orange juice left for us after our journey.
Tillotson Cottage is beautiful. We felt very relaxed from the moment we walked in. No expense had been spared on the fixtures and fittings but we still felt at home straight away! Due to dietary requirements, we ate in both nights, the kitchenette is small but fully functional for cooking for 2 people. The living room is large with two very comfortable sofas and a beautiful view across the garden, watching little birds and even pheasants, through the French doors. Sadly the weather wasn't suitable for us to open the doors or sit outside but I imagine that would be delightful. The wetroom was also very large - and the waterfall shower was just amazing!
We visited Cheltenham, a very nice town, using the Park and Ride at the Racecouse which was about 10 minutes easy drive and saved the hassle of having to park in Cheltenham aswell.
We would certainly visit again and would definitely recommend Tillotson Cottage as a rural retreat.
3 Mar 2013
"Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings."
We very much enjoyed our stay in the Cotswolds recently- for a very reasonable charge, we stayed at a beautifully renovated cottage in a tiny village, a short drive from Evesham. It is an incredibly … More
24 Feb 2013
The cottage was excellent, it's not too far away from everything and Karen and her husband are lovely, would definately stay again.
16 Jul 2012
"Charming place, great views, lovely owners"
We stayed at Tillotson last month for a couple of days on a trip to the Cotswolds to visit family. The whole place was obviously newly refurbished and decor was a high standard, the exposed local stone as you walk in is a nice touch and a constant reminder that you are really in the heart of the Costwolds. Everything was very clean, bed was really comfy, the kitchenette was small but suited us perfectly - we ate out with family most of the time in any case.
The area is great, a very quiet village and nice for long afternoon walks. There are some really nice pubs within about quarter of an hour's drive - we visited both the Royal Oak and The Plough in our time there and the food at both was first class. We visited Cheltenham racecourse while we were there, about a 10min drive down the road so if racing's your thing it's good for that as well. The centre of Cheltenham is a bit further, maybe 20minutes in total but has lots of nice coffee shops and pretty regency architecture. The owners, Colin and Karen were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed before really leaving us to our own devices.
All in all a great trip and will definitely be returning to Tillotson before long!
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