|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOMEAWAY, OWNERS DIRECT AND VRBO SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE, BY USING THE CALCULATOR WIDGET. THIS IS NOT TRUE! OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES. ANY QUOTES OBTAINED BY USING THE CALCULATOR PROVIDED ON THIS SITE ARE INACCURATE AND ARE INVALID. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR ACCURATE PRICING!
The Sheiling is a beautiful, detached country cottage, set in its own enclosed garden, in the unspoilt Cotswolds conservation village of Upper Oddington. Many walks through the stunning Cotswold countryside are available on the doorstep and the cottage is only 2 miles from the beautiful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The Horse & Groom, a quintessential English Cotswold stone inn, is located 100 yards from the cottage and Daylesford Organic, with its award winning food, cookery school and spa, is also located close by.
The cottage is built from traditional Cotswold stone and has been beautifully decorated and furnished, with many character features, including wooden beams, a real fire in the living room and an inglenook fireplace in the kitchen, containing a Rayburn cooker. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and Freeview TV.
The Sheiling sleeps 6, in 4 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms.
All of our properties use TripAdvisor as the primary source of managing customer feedback. To see The Sheiling's reviews, please type this link into your browser:
Upper and Lower Oddington:
Upper Oddington and Lower Oddington are traditional Cotswold villages, which together form the civil parish of Oddington. Both villages are very peaceful, being located on a quiet country road, away from the busier main roads of the Cotswolds.
Oddington is known for the fine Church of St Nicholas. It was originally a cell of St Peter’s Benedictine abbey in Gloucester, which was ceded in 1157 to the See of York and exchanged with the Crown in 1547. The Norman south aisle probably represents the original nave. The church was all but abandoned among its fields in 1852 and has been little altered since. It contains wall paintings of the Doom on the north wall of the nave, dating to the early 15th century, which were whitewashed over in Puritan times, before being restored by a local resident in the 20th century. Scenes depicted include the Acts of Mercy, the Seven Deadly Sins and Pride.
Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold’s countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops.
It is Stow's traditional character, and individuality, combined with the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings, that make it so popular with tourists looking for ‘picture-postcard’ England. The town’s tourist trade makes it possible for Stow to support many more good hotels, B&B’s, pubs and restaurants than most other towns with a population of around 2,000.
Stow has been famous for many years as a centre for the antiques trade and in the last few years clusters of art galleries and fashionable clothing shops have added further character to the town centre.
The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”.
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.
The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.