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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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!
25 Jun 2013
"Perfect holiday location and accommodation"
We were warmly welcomed by Ali and Brodie the labradoodle on a sunny friday afternoon. The wash house is located at the top of the garden but remains very private. It is very compact, ideal for a cou… More
7 May 2013
"Perfect location for the perfect engagement !"
My Fiancé and I have just returned from a lovely long weekend break in the Cotswolds and stayed at the Stunning Cotswolds Wash House.
This quant country cottage is ideal for couples looking for a weekend break in the countryside.
The cottage is situated in the village of Great Rissington set back from the road.(quiet road). Has all the amenities you could want and beautifully decorated and extremely clean and tidy.
We also had the added surprise of a welcome breakfast hamper which was one of many things that made our stay so enjoyable.
The owners are a lovely couple who made us feel more than welcome.
The cottage is perfectly situated for all of the places we wanted to visit, one of which was Burton - on - the - water. A must see and only 7 minutes down the road.
I would also recommend Broadway town and upper and lower slaughter, just to name a couple of the most beautiful villages we visited.
Not only did we have a lovely stay, but this place will now hold much sentimental value to myself and partner as we got engaged this weekend.
A massive thank you again to Ali and Chris. We had the most amazing time. :)
5 Mar 2013
"Lovely getaway in the Cotswolds"
Me and my girlfriend had a great time in this cosy cottage for two. Very modern with designer appliances and an extremely comfy bed provide a luxury feel to the cottage. The only minor suggestion woul… More
Thank you for another fabulous review and we have taken note! A new sofa has been ordered and will be in place next week. The Wi-Fi booster is now working perfectly as you discovered.
7 Feb 2013
Recently stayed at cotswold washhouse for 4 nights. What a beautiful cottage, very high spec. Also with a wonderful breakfast hamper which we must thank Ali and Chris for. The village itself was so pi… More
9 Jan 2013
"Practically perfect in every way"
My wife and I stayed in the Wash house over the Christmas period and honestly could not think of a better place to have spent our break, both Chris and Ali were fantastic to us throughout our time the… More
29 Dec 2012
"Cosy if a little cramped."
Accommodation was a bit smaller than anticipated, however, this did not significantly detract from our enjoyment during our weeks stay. Under floor heating ensured that were were cosy and comfortable despite the very cold weather outside. The conversion to a holiday let has been achieved with commendable practicality and good quality fittings. The bed was very comfortable and certainly aided restful sleep. Ali and Richard were welcoming and attentive hosts. Extensive Welcome Pack of groceries and copious maps and books on local area. Peaceful village within 3 miles of Bourton and well placed for day trips to other Cotswold villages and towns plus Cheltenham and Oxford.
Only negatives were slightly uncomfortable sofa and lack of reliable WiFi - apparently the Cotswolds are notorious for poor coverage.
Thank you for your positive review and we will look into replacing the sofa and check on the Wi-Fi booster.
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