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Cotswold Cottage, Rodborough Common, Gloucestershire

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A beautiful period Cotswold detached cottage set at the entrance to Rodborough Common. Built in the 1850's the accommodation beautifully blends the old with the new., the cottage has just undergone a complete refurbishment from top to bottom. It has lovely thick stone walls, set on split levels with wide twisting stairwells. The modern contemporary kitchen has been tastefully designed and is fitted with everything you will need for your stay.. The bedrooms are light and airy and finished with superior quality mattresses for your comfort. Linen & towels are provided for your stay.

The main sitting room is a cosy size and has a wood burning stove, flat screen television, Netflix & Wifi access. There is another little snug area beyond with further seating.. on the upper level you will find the modern kitchen. There is also a downstairs toilet area off the main entrance hall. The first floor contains a twin bedded room with television/DVD, guest bed mattresses stored underneath the beds allow for additional sleeping if required. A second double bedroom can be found across the landing with King-size luxury bed and contemporary shower room. The top floor roof space houses another double bedroom with king-size bed, stunning views over Stroud's rolling countryside, off this a family bathroom can be found with WC, bath and shower over (please note the top floor has some restricted head room in the bedroom and bathroom).

Outside is a small private courtyard area with seating and a gas BBQ. There is no parking directly outside the house, being sited in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty parking can found easily 150 yards from the cottage, up or downhill.

A 10 minute walk from the front door will take you up on to Rodborough common with its breath-taking views across the Stroud valleys. Ideally situated if you want to explore Stroud, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester & Tetbury as well as the many other idyllic Cotswold villages in the area! Stroud town centre is only a couple of miles from your cottage.

Given the house's wealth of character; beams, stone walls, turning stairwells and picture-perfect window seats, it is ideally suited for children aged 5 and over. Small well-behaved dogs are welcome. The cottage's lovely kitchen also contains the dining room table, this can comfortable seat 4 adults - for larger bookings of 6 adults it may be a little snug on space.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: bristol Airport (55mins by car) Heathrow (1hr 45 m 60 km, Nearest railway: Stroud 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

The Central England/Cotswolds region

The cotswolds is a beautiful idyllic sanctuary, with pretty villages and lovely market towns, (Area)

The house lies on top of Rodborough Common, 287 acres of open common land managed by the National Trust, it is a biological and geological site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. (Location of House)

Stroud is about a mile or so away and is a wonderful green, ethical and unique market town set in the stunning county of Gloucestershire. With its famous Five Valleys and rolling Cotswolds landscape, it has so much to offer including a unique arts and crafts heritage, fabulous festivals, award winning farmers market, independent shops and gorgeous eateries. (Nearest Town and facilities 15 minute walk, Stroud Train station to London Paddington Approx. 1hr 30 minutes direct)

Tetbury Beautiful shops and coffee shops (Approx 9-10 miles away)

Painswick 'Queen of the Cotswolds' Stunning Cotswolds village (4 miles away)

Nailsworth bustling little town with famous restaurants and bakery (4 miles away)

Bath, Therme Spa here advance booking essential (28 miles away 40-45 minute drive.)

Cirencester, lovely market town (13 miles away 20 minute drive)

Cheltenham with its famous literature festival and races (14 miles away 25-30 minute drive)

Cotswolds waterpark (17 miles 25-30 minute drive)

Slimbridge wetlands


Rodborough Common lies just to the north of Minchinhampton Common and offers a dramatic panorama overlooking Stroud and the Severn Vale. It is renowned for its colourful array of wild flowers and butterflies, starting with the pasque flower in spring and a superb display of early purple orchids in May.

Minchinhampton Common a few miles further is a large swathe of open grassland on the hill top and slopes of the Cotswold escarpment. It is a really important archaeological landscape, with prehistoric field systems, burial mounds and the remains of a defensive earthwork, known as The Bulwarks. In the summer the common is grazed by local commoners' cattle, drive along enjoy the views and give way to the local cattle!!!

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18 Jul 2014


"Fabulous Family Rental"

We loved staying in this remodeled cottage and joked that the beds were more comfortable than the ones back home. The views were gorgeous and it was not far from stores and beautiful walks.… More

27 Apr 2014


"Luxury combined with rural charm - highly recommended"

If you're looking to stay somewhere in the English countryside this holiday let is probably unbeatable. The owners have furnished the house to an incredibly high specification. Everything feels l… More

21 Apr 2014


"Fabulous week.."

"We had a fabulous week in The Cotswolds with your great house adding to the perfect week. We really enjoyed being able to walk on the common so easily and when we discovered The Bear Hotel we ha… More

18 Feb 2014


"Beautiful cottage in a great location"

We had the pleasure of staying here for a weekend at the end of November for a Christmas getaway in a group of 6 friends. The cottage is really lovely and quaint, decorated very tastefully and is imme… More

20 Nov 2013


"Cosy cottage close to great amenities and beautiful common"

We were greeted with wine and brownies and made to feel very welcome. The cottage is warm and well presented with a cosy homely feel. Over our stay we had several adults and small children in and out … More

31 Oct 2013


"Lovely family break for us and our two little ones!"

We had a great time at this gorgeous little cottage. We had everything we needed for the two little ones (stairgate and pull out beds supplied and even a duck for their bath!) and really enjoyed walki… More

29 Aug 2013


"A lovely relaxing break"

Fabulous, well equipped accommodation, the cottage had everything we needed, exceptionally clean, tastefully decorated and in a wonderful setting. A short distance away from the pretty Cotswold villa… More

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