14 charming Cotswold homes you can rent via Cotswolds Hideaways

PUBLISHED: 16:33 03 October 2019

Inglenook Cottage, Broad Campden (c) SIMON FOSTER

Inglenook Cottage, Broad Campden (c) SIMON FOSTER


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break for two, a getaway with family or a base to explore the beauty of the Cotswolds, the region boasts plenty of wonderful places to stay. We pick 14 stunning properties you can rent via Cotswolds Hideaways to enjoy your perfect breakaway

1. Hillview, Lower Swell (sleeps 2)

Hillview is a Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage c.1690 situated in the pretty village of Lower Swell. The property has been carefully renovated and refurbished whilst retaining all of its period charm, such as gorgeous Cotswold stone and exposed original beams. Hillview is well placed for visiting the local villages and market towns of the Cotswolds. The market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with its wealth of pubs, restaurants, antique shops, supermarket and independent retailers, is only a mile away.

Hillview, Lower SwellHillview, Lower Swell

2. 2 The School House, Dorsington (sleeps 4)

This attractive 1930's semi-detached property is thought to have once been used as a school room for the village. Conveniently located on the border of Warwickshire and the Cotswolds, it is the ideal base to discover Shakespeare Country. Comprising of a spacious open-plan kitchen and dining room, sitting room with wood burning stove, double and twin bedrooms and family bathroom, 2 The School House has everything you need for a relaxing holiday for four. Nearby Welford-on-Avon has a handy convenience store and an excellent pub, The Bell.

2 The School House, Dorsington (c) SIMON FOSTER2 The School House, Dorsington (c) SIMON FOSTER

3. Rosebank Barn, Ablington (sleeps 4)

This converted Cotswold stone barn lies on the edge of the quiet village of Ablington. The south facing kitchen and breakfast room is bright and airy with oak beams and twin, large bi-fold doors providing easy access to the patio and walled garden; the open-plan sitting and dining rooms have full height dual aspect. Completing this beautiful barn are two bedrooms, one double with en-suite and one twin, connected via a galleried landing with glass balustrades and views to the open-plan ground floor. Ablington has a 16th century manor house and was once the home of J. Arthur Gibbs, the renowned author of 'A Cotswold Village'.

Rosebank Barn, Ablington (c) Ian MacdonaldRosebank Barn, Ablington (c) Ian Macdonald

4. Saintbury Grounds, Weston Subedge (sleeps 8)

Saintbury Grounds comprises three self-contained holiday properties, The Dairy (sleeps two), The Byre (sleeps two) and The Hayloft (sleeps four). This is the perfect solution for families or groups of friends wanting to spend time away together but retain some privacy. Housed in the former milking parlour and haybarn, these properties retain character derived from their heritage, but offer wonderfully light and airy spacious accommodation with a contemporary finish. The grounds at Saintbury extend to 30 acres and guests are welcome to explore the many footpaths around the farm and further afield.

Saintbury Grounds, Weston Subedge (c) SIMON FOSTERSaintbury Grounds, Weston Subedge (c) SIMON FOSTER

5. The Tractor Shed, Bourton-on-the-Hill (sleeps 2, dog friendly)

An idyllic retreat for two, The Tractor Shed offers a taste of rural life with all the creature comforts of home. From the country kitchen and exposed Cotswold stone walls to its luxurious bedroom suite with exposed beams, the owners have thoughtfully provided everything you'll need to ensure the perfect stay whilst maintaining character in tribute to the building's heritage. With country views, spotless interiors and proximity to all things Cotswolds, The Tractor Shed is the ideal base for a rural escape.

The Tractor Shed, Bourton-on-the-Hill (c) SIMON FOSTERThe Tractor Shed, Bourton-on-the-Hill (c) SIMON FOSTER

6. The Chicken Coop, Upper Tysoe (sleeps 5)

The Chicken Coop has an impressive wrap-around deck, ideal for al fresco dining and relaxing. There's even a hot tub for enjoying an indulgent outdoor soak, and a geodesic dome for star gazing along with a forest woodland area with an outdoor stove and fire pit. On entering through the french doors, a light and spacious living area leads to a fully equipped kitchen. The village of Tysoe with all its amenities including a local shop and village pub is within walking distance, and the northern Cotswolds boasts many attractive towns and villages are within easy striking distance.

The Chicken Coop, Upper Tysoe (c) SIMON FOSTERThe Chicken Coop, Upper Tysoe (c) SIMON FOSTER

7. Inglenook Cottage, Broad Campden (sleeps 2, dog friendly)

Inglenook Cottage is the epitome of a chocolate-box cottage and has featured on postcards, in books and in the press. The cottage is bursting with character and situated with many other thatched properties in the idyllic village of Broad Campden. At 300 years old, this Grade II listed cottage used to be the village smithy, with a huge inglenook fireplace, complete with seat and bread oven where you can cosy up in front of a roaring open fire. There are countless exposed beams, a stone staircase and ancient wooden floorboards. The property is sympathetically restored with top quality modern appliances, a beautiful fitted wooden kitchen and a cottage-style bathroom with shower.

Inglenook Cottage, Broad Campden (c) SIMON FOSTERInglenook Cottage, Broad Campden (c) SIMON FOSTER

8. The Old Antique Shop, Stow-on-the-Wold (sleeps 4, dog friendly)

If you fancy something modern in the heart of a historic market town, The Old Antique Shop is a tasteful and contemporary property on a single level, with two en-suite bedrooms. Converted from an antique shop and situated on the famous Roman road The Fosse Way, which traverses the Cotswolds, this property has access to all that Stow-on-the-Wold has to offer. The large open-plan living pace incorporates a fully equipped kitchen as well as dining area making it ideal for couples, friends or families.

The Old Antique Shop, Stow-on-the-Wold (c) Simon FosterThe Old Antique Shop, Stow-on-the-Wold (c) Simon Foster

9. Riverside House, Bidford-on-Avon (sleeps 6, dog friendly)

This delightful, three storey end of terrace house is set within the pretty town of Bidford-on-Avon, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Originally built around 1650 with an addition in 1947, Riverside House sits alongside the River Avon and boasts a lovely sitting room overlooking the river; the kitchen, dining room and bedrooms also have riverside views. Riverside House is within easy walking distance of the heart of Bidford-on-Avon with its array of shops and pubs. The town boasts a friendly community feel and is steeped in history, and Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon is just a 15-minute drive away.

Riverside House, Bidford-on-Avon (c) SIMON FOSTERRiverside House, Bidford-on-Avon (c) SIMON FOSTER

10. St Michael's Cottage, Broadway (sleeps 6, dog friendly)

A stunning home away from home, St Michael's Cottage has been painstakingly restored by the present owners to provide boutique style accommodation in an historic setting. Character features blend seamlessly with stylish interiors to create a luxury finish, perfect for those looking for some seriously indulgent time away. The mature and well stocked gardens provide a country living backdrop whilst its location is a strolling distance from the centre of Broadway and its choice of pubs, shops and restaurants, guarantees a perfect Cotswolds break.

St Michael's Cottage, Broadway (c) SIMON FOSTERSt Michael's Cottage, Broadway (c) SIMON FOSTER

11. The Coach House and Stables at The Lammas, Minchinhampton (sleeps 8, dog friendly)

The Coach House and The Stables at The Lammas are two adjacent properties that have recently undergone a comprehensive renovation resulting in a stylish mix of period features and contemporary furnishings. Located in the heart of the charming town of Minchinhampton, these properties sit within five acres of private grounds. With underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, fully fitted dining kitchens and light filled sitting rooms, they make the perfect retreat for a relaxing break. Each property has its own patio area with outdoor furniture and the covered Cartshed between the properties provides an undercover shared dining space. Enjoying an elevated position, Minchinhampton offers stunning views of quintessential Cotswolds valleys.

The Coach House and Stables at The Lammas, Minchinhampton (c) Simon FosterThe Coach House and Stables at The Lammas, Minchinhampton (c) Simon Foster

12. Catalpa Cottage, Tetbury (sleeps 5)

Catalpa Cottage is a detached 19th century Cotswold cottage set in a quiet corner of Tetbury, a thriving market town built around a 17th century market hall. Only a three-minute walk from the centre, it is set in an elevated position above a one-acre private garden. The garden comprises a patio terrace, a wonderful, large sloping lawn and two ponds surrounded by a low fence. This is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a truly relaxing holiday.

Catalpa Cottage, Tetbury (c) SIMON FOSTERCatalpa Cottage, Tetbury (c) SIMON FOSTER

13. The Granary, Newent (sleeps 2, dog friendly)

Situated at the end of a private half mile road, The Granary is a spacious and comfortable bolthole for two. The accommodation comprises a large kitchen on the ground floor, an adjacent light and airy dining area with french doors to the garden, a first-floor sunny sitting room and a characterful and light master suite. This charming property enjoys wonderful views across farmland and privately-owned woodland. The attractive enclosed garden is the ideal spot to enjoy relaxing meals al fresco. Located at the edge of the Forest of Dean, guests have a choice of walking routes from the doorstep.

The Granary, Newent (c) Simon FosterThe Granary, Newent (c) Simon Foster

14. Highlands Cottage, Broadway (sleeps 2)

A sophisticated retreat for two, Highlands Cottage offers sublime rural views with all the creature comforts of home. From the country kitchen to the elegant living space and chic bedroom suite, you're guaranteed to feel at home here. Located just minutes from beautiful Broadway, the cottage has wonderful views of classic Cotswolds lavender fields and the iconic Broadway Tower. Broadway itself is amongst the best destinations locally for art and antiques with a rich cultural heritage making it a delight to explore.

Highlands Cottage, Broadway (c) SIMON FOSTERHighlands Cottage, Broadway (c) SIMON FOSTER

For more information, and to browse more rental properties in the Cotswolds, visit cotswoldshideaways.co.uk.

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