The Cotswold Wash House
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Nestling on the edge of the village of Great Rissington and overlooking the Windrush Valley, The Wash House is built of the same honeyed Cotswold stone as the main house, dating to c.1690. The village, off the beaten track, has a manor house, church, inn, cricket pitch and all the peace and quiet of a bygone age. We are on the Cotswold Golden Mile with walks to Bourton-on-the-Water, Sherborne and the Barringtons from the front door.
This is a compact cottage for two, newly refurbished with modern decor and antique furniture. A spiral staircase winds up to the mezzanine level sleeping gallery, overlooking the sitting/dining area. There's a fully equipped kitchen and roomy walk-in shower, running under full mains pressure - just what you need after a winter walk, or to cool off in Summer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 50 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 5 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
All sheets are Egyptian 400 thread cotton.
Highest quality fluffy white towels.
Breakfast hamper filled with local produce available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
Terrace with outdoor table and chairs
The terrace is connected to the owner's garden
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds are in the heart of England. We are in the centre of a triangle made by Oxford and it's historic University, the mighty cathedral of Gloucester and Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon.
There are castles (Sudeley), palaces (Blenheim) and exquisite Cotswold stone villages all around.
The cotswolds region is an area of natural outstanding beauty and contains many lovely small towns and villages.
t is officially designated as the country’s largest ‘areas of outstanding natural beauty’. Famous for its hillsides, river valley’s and Cotswold Stone Villages, the Cotswolds hold a wealth of history, stunning scenery, fine dining and many varieties of activities for all age levels.
The great houses of Chastleton, Sezincote, Batsford with its arboretum.
The Burford wild life centre.
The honeyed Cotswold towns of Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, the Rissingtons and Barringtons.
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.
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23 Jul 2014
My husband and I stayed at the cottage for a few nights at the tail end of our trip to the UK in order to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Chris and Ali were extremely gracious as we had some issues … More
30 Jun 2014
"Great little cottage, perfect for exploring the Cotswolds"
We had a fabulous stay at the old wash house, the cottage is small but cleverly designed to make the most of the available space-the result is a beautifully finished, cosy cottage for 2. The facilitie… More
23 Apr 2014
"Perfect peace and quiet and excellent cottage"
A wonderful stay for 4 nights in this gorgeous cottage. Anything you could want is there. We spent hours walking in the countryside with our dog. Just what was needed as a break from normal hecti… More
24 Mar 2014
Had an amazing 2 night stay. The wash house was spotlessly clean & warm & the bed soooo comfy!
A wonderful welcome on arrival & breakfast essentials in the hamper were an added bonus.
Had a wonderful & peaceful break & would very much love to return!
21 Mar 2014
We had a gorgeous stay at The Cotswold Wash House this week. Chris provided us with a brilliant breakfast hamper and the accommodation had everything that we needed. A lovely base to explore from, we … More
18 Mar 2014
"Struck gold!! Fabulous break away!"
The wash house was an absolutely wonderful place to stay, my partner and I stayed for a 3 day mid week break and we're welcomed by Ali and Chris, who were both lovely!
It was picturesque and everything we had hoped for and more. The bed was FANTASTIC, like a big marshmallow, duck feather quilt, didn't want to get out! The breakfast hamper that we received upon arrival was so well thought about it was lovely and very unexpected. Great Rissington is a beautiful village, with great food at the 'Lamb Inn' the local pub, and everything we could have asked for! We have already recommended to everyone we know, and we are looking forward to re visiting later on in the year. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
8 Feb 2014
"Well presented, cosy & peaceful."
Stayed here for a long weekend in January so the weather wasn't at its best, meaning that we probably spend more time that we otherwise would have sitting inside and waiting for a break in the ra… More
9 Dec 2013
"Lovely friendly cottage"
My wife and I booked the Cotswold Wash House after extensive research via Trip Advisor as we wanted to have a week in a quiet central location from which to explore the Cotswolds and nearby cities and… More
29 Sep 2013
"A peaceful and tranquil break"
We arrived to a warm welcome from Chris and Broady who showed us to their lovely wash house. It was nice discovering a special part of England, very pretty and unspoilt. Great for dog walks. We espec… More
26 Sep 2013
"A little bit of Heaven!"
My partner and I spent a long weekend at The Wash House. The location is absolutely idyllic in a peaceful village (with a lovely pub too!). The cottage was equipped beautifully ~ lovely bed linen, fluffy towels etc and the fittings were top class. We spent an hour each evening watching the bats and stargazing! Lots of places of interest very close by and walks galore! I would recommend The Wash House to everyone who wants to escape everyday life for a quiet break in a beautiful little cottage in a perfect location. We hope very much to return!
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