Period Cotswold Cottage
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The cottage is built of Cotwold stone in the local style of architecture, with gables and dormers. Decorated in very traditional style, it has a wood burning fire, Rayburn (Aga) cooker, and large garden. Yet renovated to include power showers, the latest central heating and other comforts. NOW UPGRADED TO 4* GOLD by the English Tourist Board.. The cottage has also been certified as suitable for families and cyclist holidays,
The village, Great Rissington, is at the centre of many scenic walks. Guide books are in the cottage. It's a great place to laze about in, a haven of tranquility, or as a touring base right in the middle of the Cotswolds, and then relax in the village pub in the evenings!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Heathrow 150 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Handmade curtains, carefully chosen paintings, all designed to exude an air of comfort and luxury.
Wooden paneling has been either restored or added in character. When you arrive you willfind logs in the grate, books on the shelves to chill out to and spacious relaxing areas carefully laid out. Wooden plank doors are original.
There is a light and airy conservatory for dining, well heated in the winter as wella s a large kitchen complete with Rayburn (aga).
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample parking, both off-street and on the uncrowded road edge.
A large coal and wood store is in one corner.
The garden large has hidden corners and gates, wild pheasants seem to love it, and are regularly to be seen strutting about!
BBQ and quality garden furinture foroutdoor eating.
Views from the garden are over gentle hills and a couple of small other traditional Cotswold cottages.
Agent lives in the village itself.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotsowld Hills are famous worldwide as capturing the essence of English country scenes.
Gentle hills and numerous villages, 100s of years old, built of warm stone, with friendly pubs tea rooms and antique shops, capture the atmosphere.
Gentle country walks or strenuous hikes, riding, touring to see the villages and numerous stately homes are all part of the scene.
In summer beautiful rolling fields stretch out, in winter cozy log and cola fires burn everywhere whilst the countryside is wrapped in gentle mist.
Great Rissington dates back to at least 1086, it still has a population of a couple of hundred.
The church is over 900yrs old, the village pub and green are several hundred years old. There are very few modern buildings. It is a sleepy, friendly village that is off the beaten track, some residents have lived here their whole lives. No tourist coaches here, just country life.
Yet just 5 miles away are the famous centres of Stow-on the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford. All postcard-picture villages with fascinating antiques shops and long histories.
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20 Feb 2014
"Our weekend couldn't have been better - a lovely house and everything we could need."
This cottage is the perfect size for 6 people on a weekend break. There are plenty of walks around and the kitchen was fully stacked with cooking implements - very helpful when you're making pancakes, pizzas and fried breakfasts to give you some ideas! The wood burning stove was made the living room very cosy and having 2 areas for dining (kitchen and dining room) meant that we had a very confortable stay.
Delighted, that's exactly what we aim to provide!
23 Jan 2014
"Lovely, well-presented cottage in a very pretty Cotswold village"
We stayed as a large family in Easterleigh Cottage, Great Rissington over Christmas 2013 and found it ideal in every respect. The quality of the furnishings and equipment was excellent and we really appreciated having three bathrooms. Our chief cook pointed out that there are no kitchen scales, but he is unusually precise in his ingredient measuring! We did find that setting the heating system was a bit complicated and we got the timing a bit wrong on a couple of occasions, but generally the cottage was warm and cosy even on those stormy days around Christmas. The wood stove was vey pleasant, though we found the coal briquettes were more efficient than wood. Remember to take some matches! Getting all seven us comfortably seated in the living room was a bit tight, though adequate, but there was plenty of space around the dining table for our Christmas lunch. It was nice having free wifi and being able to Skye with our family members in far away foreign parts on Christmas day.
Though the weather was brutal, we did manage local walks - if you walk across the fields (muddy!!) to the river you may see the very large herd of deer, as well as red kites. The river was in flood at the time and was impossible to cross so a circular walk was out of the question. We visited Bourton a couple of times and particularly enjoyed the model village - rather to our surprise. We had a drink or two and a lunch at the Lamb Inn in the village - a few minutes walk - and found the food and beer to be very good, though not the cheapest. Friendly though, and a nice atmosphere.
Altogether a very enjoyable stay at Easterleigh Cottage. Thank you Mark.
Christmas is an important family time to enjoy yourselves thoroughly and expectations are high. Glad that we lived up to those.
9 Jan 2014
We booked the cottage for a surprise 70th birthday for my mother. The cottage was lovely, ideal especially when you are watching a heron sitting proudly on next doors roof top.
Location great, space and layout excellent especially with 2 teenage boys who slept downstairs. We certainly will be bearing your cottage in mind for future visits to the Cotswold.
Thank for your excellent communication which installs confidence when booking.
What a lovely surprise! We can't own up to arranging the heron, but there is a lot of lovely wildlife in this area of countryside.
30 Nov 2013
"Great weekend retreat with friends"
Thank you for a great weekend at your cottage. The location is idilic and we found the cottage very homely and well-equipped. We'd love to re-visit at some point soon.
Delighted that you enjoyed yourselves, we'd love to have you back!
5 Oct 2013
"excellent oasis of a cottage with everything available to ensure a happy stay"
wonderful cottage with all facilities fully available - quiet and peaceful with superb countryside to walk in - warm and cozy
Delighted that it met your expectations in every way.
14 Sep 2013
"Excellent accommodation and quiet location"
Your cottage was perfect for the 3-day weekend stay.....the weather was also brilliant! The facilities were excellent and were very much appreciated by my family......my wife and myself, son and wife and 2 grandchildren + 2nd son who was getting married in Bourton. The 3 shower / bathrooms provide the necessary privacy for couples. The garden was a bonus as the children are very much the out door kind, although the access at the bottom of the garden onto the road is not secure for young children. The quiet location was also appreciated for the children.....very little traffic. We had Sunday lunch at The Lamb, which was very good, although we were the only people in the dining room over the whole of the lunch time. Spookey! We will recommend your cottage to friends and hope to stay there again for longer and a more relaxing occasion. Although there are many places to eat in nearby Bourton, there are only a few that provide meals on Sunday evenings, one of which is the Italian restaurant, which we would recommend. Also the Coach and Horses for other evenings. And directions to the cottage....just follow the tourist sign to The Lamb!
I am glad that you had a good time and, yes, there is a lovely garden. It's most unusual for the pub to be empty on a Sunday lunchtime!
13 Aug 2013
"Perfect cottage retreat"
Upon arriving the cottage was exactly as advertised. It was very clean and had everything you could possibly want - except a rolling pin:-)
It was very comfortable and relaxing. The village was so nice, and it was the perfect location for a short get-away. There were lots of local attractions and I don't think we travelled more than 6miles during our entire stay. I have already told lots of people about this lovely cottage, and I would love to stay there again.
6 Jul 2013
"lovely central cottage"
The cottage is well appointed, clean and well looked after.
We found it to be very close to the places we wished to visit.
There is no shop in the village, but that's why its so nice for a break.
12 Jun 2013
"True Cotswold's Cottage!!"
Easterleigh Cottage is absolutely wonderful and Great Rissington is everything we imagined the Cotswold's to be. Mum had a fantastic surprise 60th Birthday, made so special by such a stunning, im… More
2 Jun 2013
"Perfection in the English countryside."
Surprised my mother with a trip to the Cotswolds for her birthday. This cottage is in a perfect location with all other towns within 15 minutes. The neighbors were friendly and the house was very clean and had all we needed to enjoy our vacation. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in the Cotswolds.
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