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Beautiful 17th Century Thatched Cotswolds Cottage (Barn Conversion)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps four, two double bedrooms (king size beds)

We do accept two night stays - please contact me for a rate.

We accept payment by credit card - please email me for details.

Our cancellation policy is as outlined in our rental agreement (not as stated on the HomeAway website).

The Old Cider Press is the middle cottage of a Grade II listed barn conversion dating back over 300 years. Cosy and welcoming, nestling in the breathtakingly beautiful village of Stanton (AONB). Be transported back hundreds of years and shed the stresses of daily life in this enchanting base for a relaxing break.

The cottage has many interesting features, with beams and oak floors throughout there is much to make you feel welcome. On the ground floor we have two double bedrooms in which we have quality furnishings and Dorma bedding, both have King size beds. The bathroom is also on the ground floor and has a newly fitted thermostatic shower which is over the bath - we have constant hot water and good pressure. We provide Egyptian cotton towels for the use of our guests.

On the first floor we have a cosy living room, with free BT Vision (On Demand, catch up BBC iplayer and ITV net player), we have a DVD player with a wide selection of DVDs, books and games. We also have free WIFI (internet access). The dining area has seating for four people and we have quality crockery and Villeroy & Boch cutlery. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard.

There is a spiral staircase up to a mezanine floor (galleried area) which has a comfy armchair if anyone should feel the need for some solitude:)

We have a patio area in the cottage garden which is a peaceful and tranquil retreat, here you can listen to the church bells ring, horses trotting by, sheep in the nearby fields, add to this the beautiful birdsong, and it is easy to understand how the charm of this beautiful village envelopes you, eases the mind and lays claim to your heart

More Details

Mrs Gray
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

BT Vision package including BT Sports

Superfast fibre optic broadband (free)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spotlessly clean cottage, we didn't want to go home.

Hope to stay again as soon as we can.

Many thanks for the little touches - much appreciated.
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stanton in Stanton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Babies in cribs are fine. The layout of the cottage is not suitable for children under 7.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Excellent quality thermostatically controlled shower, good water pressure. Egyptian cotton towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed
  • Both bedrooms have quality bedding and mattresses, bedside cabinets with lights, dressing table, mirror and double wardrobe. Comfortable and relaxing decor to enhance your stay.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Children over 7 years old welcome, or babies in a crib/moses basket. We do not have safety gates etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful 17th Century Thatched Cotswolds Cottage (Barn Conversion)
average rating of 4.885246 based on 66 reviews

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Cider Press is quite simply the most beautiful, welcoming and lovingly prepared holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in!

Furthermore, it sits in the most beautiful surroundings of Stanton........what a find! How lovely also to find a welcome pack awaiting us........We will of course be recommending to friends and just like Shwarshiwhatsit "We will be back" Roy & Ivy Jennings and Bethany Pritchard (Granddaughter).

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us this fabulous review - of course I wholeheartedly agree with all you say - but then I am biased😁 I think it really does give future guests that little bit of extra confidence to come and stay at The Old Cider Press. You have been a pleasure to deal with and I truly hope to have you, your family or friends stay with us in the future.
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fabulous property

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful English village in the Cotswolds. The perfect play to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this excellent review. I know you have already recommended us to your family and friends. No greater recommendation I think. Hope to have you stay again soon.
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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful village, well worth visiting.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little cottage in an amazing, peaceful, tranquil area. The cottage was equipped with everything needed for a very comfortable stay, which included a gift of some essentials, i.e. bread, butter, milk, wine and a really beautiful cake. The owner has thought of everything for her visitors to relax and enjoy the experience of staying in this beautiful 17th century cottage. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. The village is really an amazing enchanting place - always takes my breath away. Delighted you enjoyed staying in the cottage- we always go the extra mile to give the best experience we can for our guests - wonderful to see that you have experienced exactly that. I sincerely hope you will stay with us again one day.
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Los Angeles

Adorable...... charming village!

  • 5 of 5

A dream come true cottage

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. Stanton is indeed something so very unique and magical. So pleased the cottage was all you had hoped for. I am looking forward to having you stay with us again - you have been a pleasure to deal with.
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Reno, Nv. USA

Perfect in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely thatched cottage for almost a week and loved every minute of it!! So many thoughtful touches for the guests including fresh milk, eggs, bottle of wine and butter in the fridge upon our arrival; well equipped kitchen with beautiful dishes (Royal Albert); comfortable, stylish and clean furniture; a washer/dryer with actual laundry soap; comfy, clean and quiet bedrooms; lots of thick towels and bath products in the bathroom...............I could go on forever, the whole house is brimming with charm and warmth. We'd come back in a heartbeat and are already planning our next visit as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for this absolutely amazing review. We really do try our very best to make the cottage as comfortable and hospitable as we possibly can. You have obviously enjoyed your stay and were delightful to deal with. We sincerely hope you will stay with us again one day.
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  • 3 of 5

Charming cottage in the village of Stanton about 3 miles from Broadway. We appreciated the food and wine that was there for us. Many amenities. Be prepared for spiral staircases and low beams. Tall people can bump their heads!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted you found The Old Cider Press charming. The cottage is indeed fortunate in having a little spiral staircase which leads to a secondary seating area – many guests have commented on the pleasure it has given them. Yes indeed we are lucky enough to have oak beams – the cottage is over 300 years old and back in the day wood (oak) was used for these beautiful beams. My husband is over 6’ tall and negotiates the cottage with ease. We are blessed indeed with both of the above features which add so much to the charm and character of this 17th century cottage.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Mount Inn Stanton
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
J9 M5
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Mount Inn Stanton
Car: necessary

Stanton is probably one of the prettiest and most idyllic villages in the whole of the Cotswolds (AONB). Little changed in 300 years it nestles beneath the slopes of Shenbarrow Hill. It has a very pleasing long main street with several delightful corners where the ancient houses are built in typical Cotswolds style with steeply pitched gables, mullioned windows and glowing honey coloured limestone walls.

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The village boasts two magnificent manor houses as well as a restored medieval cross and a church dating back to the Norman period.

There are numerous lovely walks including the famous Cotswold Way – which traverses for 100 miles between Chipping Campden and Bath goes through Stanton. We also have a cricket ground where the local villages compete regularly throughout the summer.

The Mount Inn pub/restaurant stands on a hill at the top of the village with spectacular views across the Vale of Evesham towards the Malvern Hills & even the Black Welsh mountains beyond. On a summer's evening it is the most perfect spot to watch the sunset & enjoy a pint of Donnington Brewery's finest ale.

The Guild House in Stanton runs many courses and 'quiet days' - well worth a visit.

Steam Train

Ever wanted to drive a steam engine? Hire the train, have dinner – take a read – lots of trips to go on – the train station is a 10 minute drive from Stanton.

The list below is a very small sample to give you a glimpse of the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds . Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

From Stanton by car (minutes)

Bath (2 hrs)

Batsford Arboretum (13)

Bibury (47)

Blenheim Palace (1.5 hrs)

Bourton on Water (24)

Broadway Centre (10)

Broadway Golf (10)

Broadway Tower Country Park (15)

Castle Combe (1hr 38 mins)

Chedworth Roman Villa (45)

Cheltenham race course (30)

Chipping Campden (20)

Cotswold Farm Park (Adam's Farm) (20)

Cotswold Water Park (50)

Hidcote (10)

London (2.5 hrs)

Moreton in Marsh (30)

Oxford (1 hr)

Prescott Hill Climb (20)

Snowshill Manor & Garden (15)

Stow (20)

Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare country (45)

Warwick (50)

Winchcombe (Sudeley Castle) (15)

Winchcombe Walking Festival

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing. There are also a number of spas located in beautiful surroundings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stanton, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


We do offer a minimum 2 night stay, however we do require a minimum rate payment (running costs make it prohibitive otherwise). If you research Stanton you will find that our rates are very competitive.

Please refer to T&Cs for cancellation information.

Bank Holidays, Cheltenham Gold Cup incur a premium.

50% deposit on bkg, bal 6 wks prior to arr date. Payment by bank trfr (5%) or Paypal (5%) in sterling only. Guests to be responsible for transaction costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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