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Hope Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 28 reviews

The view of the house from the garden

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Hope Cottage is a charming 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
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
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, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Central England/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!


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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17 Nov 2014


"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


"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


"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

6 Nov 2014


"Wonderful cottage with lovely views"

I came here with my wife for a short honeymoon and it was perfect, the cottage is very tidy, surrounded by country walks and a great local pub at the end of the lane. Sarah was extremely helpful and m… More

20 Sep 2014


"A wonderful retreat"

On arrival at the cottage we found an information booklet from Sarah which helped us plan out week, and also a welcome pack which was a lovely gesture.The area was very quiet and relaxing, and we enjo… More

4 Sep 2014


"Tiny and quirky - almost perfection"

Loved staying for a couple of nights in this cosy cottage. Generosity is what we experienced about the stay, as it is well-furnished and fully equipped, (lacking only a dishwasher - but how much wash… More

4 Jul 2014


"A little piece of heaven on earth"

A charming country cottage on the outside, but containing all the modern amenities we expect on the inside without losing its cosy welcoming feel. It was spotlessly clean and fully equipped with top of the range goods. The garden outside was secure and prettily planted and had the most amazing view.
There was a welcome pack when we arrived and the owner was always at the end of the phone, friendly and helpful, whenever we needed assistance from making the original booking through to sourcing a spare key when we locked ourselves out!!
We visited Westonbirt Arboretum and the Cotswold Water Park which would be ideal for children, but also had a separate swimming area for our dogs. Its very hard to tear yourself away from the garden though and for those who don't have such good weather as we did, the view can still be enjoyed through the picture window on the landing at the top of the stairs where a settee is conveniently placed.
The WiFi was also much appreciated and we were able to send holiday snaps home as we took them!!

2 Jul 2014


"Idyllic cottage, idyllic location"

Hope Cottage is a delightful, quirky, cosy and very homely quaint cottage. Set in the idyllic village of France Lynch it really is picture postcard English countryside. The cottage itself is tastefu… More

23 Jun 2014


"Lovely spot to relax with friends"

We stayed for 2 nights in this cosy cottage as a base to visit friends in Tetbury. We were on a budget and were really pleased to have found such a lovely place to stay. Very clean and presentable, mi… More

3 Jun 2014


"The perfect Cottage!"

Hope cottage was more beautiful than we had expected. Its has everything you need for a small get away. The lovely Sarah has thought of everything, to make it a home from home. Set in a great locatio… More

Review 1-10 of 28

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Calendar last updated:27 Nov 2014

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Languages spoken
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  • French

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