10 cosy Cotswold cottages you can rent on Airbnb
PUBLISHED: 10:50 16 May 2017
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Whether you’re after a romantic break for two, a getaway with friends or a base to explore the beauty of the region, these cosy Cotswold cottages, available to book via Airbnb are the perfect places to enjoy your stay
1. Twine Cottage, Chipping Campden
A thatched roof, honey-coloured brickwork and exposed beams; it doesn’t get much more quintessentially Cotswold than Twine Cottage. This picturesque 17th century, Grade II listed property is ideal for a romantic trip away to the countryside with its beautiful roll top bath, stone fireplace and wood burner and private garden to enjoy al fresco dinner and drinks on a sunny evening.
Guests can enjoy free parking and Chipping Campden’s High Street is only a short stroll away. Positive reviews are plentiful with previous visitors and they highly recommend the property to “fully immerse yourself into the Cotswolds charm.”
2. Chapel Cottage, Bourton on the Water
Fancy staying in the heart of the Venice of the Cotswolds? Well now you can! This two bedroomed cottage bursting with charm and character lies in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
This property is perfect for a couples’ break or for a group of friends to escape to the countryside. The lovingly restored 17th century cottage boasts a living room with a leather sofa, love seat and fireplace (plus a welcome basket of kindling and logs for those colder evenings). Just through the stable door from the kitchen is the suntrap garden with a table, chairs and BBQ.
For parties of two or more, the second bedroom is a cosy hideaway complete with a TV. The perfect bolthole to rest a weary head the morning after a few drinks at the pub!
3. Yew Tree Cottage, Stow-on-the-Wold
The chic interiors of Yew Tree Cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold are bound to give you major house envy. Throughout the house expect light, airy rooms, soft furnishings and a log burner to keep the cottage cosy. There are three bedrooms at Yew Tree so up to five guests can enjoy a comfortable stay.
A peaceful stay can be enjoyed even though Stow-on-the-Wold’s town centre is only a short walk away.
4. Closes Farm Cottage, Broadway
For those planning a break with family and friends in the beautiful North Cotswold village of Broadway, the Closes Farm Cottage is the “home from home” you’d expect of a cosy Cotswold cottage. The wood-burning stove, original oak beams and soft lighting enhance the comfort of your stay while the pretty garden is perfect to soak in the scenery in the sunshine.
The 18th century cottage is positioned on the Upper High Street; the perfect location for exploring the gorgeous village and views from the Cotswold Way.
5. Top Cottage, Broadway
Step through the doors of Top Cottage in Broadway, with its delightful Cotswold stone frontage and you’ll find beautifully appointed decoration and furnishings throughout. All the rooms are light, airy and modern with quirky touches. The walled courtyard at the back of the property provides a perfect backdrop for evening drinks and nibbles.
Top Cottage sits in a row of cottages just off Broadway’s High Street, and parking is available for at least one car.
6. Apple Tree Cottage, Winchcombe
Suitable for either a cosy couples’ breakaway or holiday for four, Apple Tree Cottage is a two bedroomed, cosy abode nestled in the centre of Winchcombe. The cottage is the ideal base for exploring the town and nearby attractions including Sudeley Castle and Hailes Abbey, and the nearby vibrant Cheltenham.
Guests have called the cottage a “real little gem of a place” with “nice little touches” throughout. It’s easy to see why; although sympathetically refurbished with chic, modern styling, Apple Tree Cottage still retains its character. The inglenook fireplace, original oak beams and Cotswold stone brickwork amplify the property’s charm.
7. Springbank, Temple Guiting
Escape hectic everyday life with a stay at the quiet hideaway of Springback in Temple Guiting. The homely cottage is the ideal spot for two; relax in the open plan living room complete with a fireplace to warm yourself up after a long countryside walk.
The cottage is nestled within beautiful surroundings and greenery, and having grown up in the Cotswolds, host Kate is happy to share her insider knowledge of the region. The reviews champion her hosting skills!
8. Asphodel Cottage, Tarlton
Prepare to be wowed; Asphodel Cottage is seriously stunning. The thatched roof and honey-coloured brickwork of this charming cottage looks like something you would find on the front of a postcard. The cottage is located in the peaceful Tarlton, and is a short drive from Cirencester and Tetbury.
The interiors are as equally stunning as the exterior; original beams and a inglenook fireplace are complemented by soft lighting, velvet sofas, fine art adorning the walls and a free-standing bath. Enjoy the sunshine from the private garden where you can relax after exploring all the Cotswolds has to offer nearby.
9. Lower Wiggold Cottage, Cirencester
Only two miles from historic Cirencester, Lower Wiggold Cottage rests in the heart of the hosts’ mixed organic farm, and idyllic countryside views can be expected. Guests are welcome to stroll around the 1600 acres of farmland (except the farmyard itself) and visit the onsite farm shop and café to pick up delicious, homegrown produce.
The garden is the draw here; the south facing outside space is the perfect place to recline, relax and daydream with a glass of wine in hand.
The two bedroomed cottage itself can accommodate up to four, and the cosy interiors include large sofas to sink into, a wood burner and pretty bedspreads and furnishings.
10. The Old Smithy, Kingham
Couples seeking a romantic, “home for home” will love a stay at The Old Smithy in Kingham. The sleepy Oxfordshire village is brimming with limestone cottages, rolling green lawns and two foodie destinations: The Wild Rabbit and Kingham Plough.
Through the Cotswold stone frontage, the cottage comprises of a beamed, open plan living room with a woodburner, dining table for two and spacious king size bedroom. Each of the rooms are beautifully decorated with lots of special touches throughout. There is also an enclosed garden to the front of the property for those who fancy al fresco dining and drinks, or simply soaking in the sunshine.
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