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Mrs Gray

Member since: 2012
Speaks English

Beautiful 17th Century Thatched Cotswolds Cottage (Barn Conversion)

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Broadway - The Old Cider Press Cotswolds

Sleeps four, two double bedrooms (king size beds)

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Gray (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English

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
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based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful 17th Century Thatched Cotswolds Cottage (Barn Conversion)
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely spectacular!!! My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on a 3-week trip to the UK for our 30th wedding anniversary. It was, without a doubt, our very favorite place out of all the places we stayed on this trip - I did NOT want to leave! Everything about it was so inviting and appealing - from the yummy fresh baked bread, cake and wine waiting for us when we arrived, to the charming and lovely decor, to the attention to detail in every room (loved the "Old Country Roses" china - I collect vintage and antique English tea cups), to the quaint and gorgeous surrounding countryside. We could go on and on and on about this place! Loved watching the horses go clip-clopping by right outside our bedroom window from time to time. It was so incredibly cozy you just wanted to curl up on the couch or in one of the beds with a good book and stay there forever. Honestly, your cottage is second to none - truly outstanding. Thank you ever so much for your hospitality, all the wonderful information you provided about the area, for creating such a stunning home, and for helping to make our brief stay in the Cotswolds one of the most memorable experiences of our 30 years together. Wow. Just wow. We will recommend it to any and all our friends and family who would enjoy staying in an English cottage. We hope we can come back someday soon. Thank you so, so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this truly amazing review (I keep reading it:) - we work really hard to make staying at The Old Cider Press as good as it can be and are always looking for more ways to make it a real "experience". You have picked up on all the aspects we have worked really hard on and it is so heart warming to get a review like this. I have passed it on to our lovely Louise and I know she will be as delighted as I am. She works extremely hard and we know we are fortunate to have her "on board". We hope you do come and stay with us again some time, and a recommendation to your friends and family is praise indeed. It is always a particular pleasure for us to welcome our guests from America. A big, big thank you. Ann :)
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Beautiful cottage,Beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in this beautiful village. It was quiet and peaceful. Our daughters loved everything about it.

The cottage was exactly as shown, and a lovely cosy getaway. We really loved the travel book and info that was available in the living room table. It helped us find places to visit. Ann was wonderful to deal with, always prompt and helpful, and we will be returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It is really rewarding to know that you had such a great time. Thank you for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. Stanton is really a beautiful, magical place. I hope on your next trip from America you can stay with us again. It certainly has been a pleasure dealing with you and your delightful family.
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Wunderschönes Cottage in großartiger Umgebung // Beautiful Cottage in great surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten sehr schöne Tage. Das Haus ist toll und super ausgestattet. Alles ist super. Wunderschöne Landschaft und schöne Orte in der Umgebung. Wir würden das Cottage jederzeit wieder buchen!


We had very nice days. The house is great and well equipped. Everything is super. Beautiful scenery and beautiful places in the area. We would Cottage Book anytime!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this excellent review. It is always good to know that we have met and hopefully exceeded your expectations. You have been a pleasure to deal with and we truly hope to have you stay again sometime soon.
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A Thing of beauty is a joy for ever. I am visiting again for sure!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this lovely cottage with my friends last August 2015 for 2 nights and I wanted to share

how delightful we were during the stay.Its a beautiful and comfortable cottage in the picturesque village of Stanton.

Its a very peaceful place as well.

I just want to say we were blown away by the detail to which the cottage was decorated.

I shall go one by one.

The door stop at the entrance, and on all the individual doors, the perfume dispenser placed at the dressing table in one of the bedrooms

and oh God even the bathroom was beautifully decorated.It had a beautiful lady doll.

Then when we go up by one level it got even better.

The dining area decorated with the plates and cups was just not beautiful but made so much sense as well.

We are doing that in our home and I have shared this with my parents in India.

The decorative jars on the top beam showed the length to which one can go to decorate.

The china doll, the flowers near the window, the rooster which my friend really liked, the lady with the balance.

We just loved it all.As they say , A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. It was so true in this cottage.

We really appreciate the small small attention that have been given.

There are 2 bedrooms in the ground floor which are comfortable and provided with wardrobe and table.

The living area one level above has a comfy sofa with TV access.

The kitchen is well equipped and thanks for the little surprise.Also the locally made bread was really good.

My favourite spot was definitely the quiet area on the top.I kinda liked the chair and of course that comfy lamb footrest.

With regard to activities,we did horse riding at Jill Carenza Equestrian Ltd .Its just 10 mins walk from the cottage.We were first timers and taken good care of.The owner suggested couple of walks as well.one is Stanton to Snowshill and the other is Stanton to Stanway.

It was a very pleasant short stay and I cant wait to have another one.May be with my better half next time.

I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vasu for this absolutely amazing review. Thank you for taking so much time to write and submit it. It is a good feeling to know that you enjoyed and appreciated all The Old Cider Press has to offer. As you say Stanton in itself is a joy and the walks in the surrounding area just beautiful. We certainly do hope to have you back again to stay with us. Once again Vasu, many, many thanks. Kind regards Ann :)
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as described. It was very well equipped, very comfortable and in a very picturesque location. There was also plenty of information in the cottage about the locality, where to eat etc and good walks in the surrounding area. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this glowing review - I know it was a special occasion for you. Stanton is indeed a very unique and "pinch me" kind of location - still takes my breath away. Delighted we met all of your expectation and hope to have you return some day soon. Thank you for taking the time to write this review:)
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San Francisco, CA

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were charmed by the pictures and the Old Cider Press did not disappoint! I am almost reluctant to give my review because this is such a great cottage. My family and I loved staying here.

The Old Cider Press is a great place to get away and enjoy the English countryside. Because we had a little trouble finding it (our fault not the directions), we arrived later than expected. I was a little concerned about finding a market to stock up for the next day's breakfast. What a delightful surprise to find the necessary staples for breakfast, as well as treats like chocolate cake (delicious!) and a bottle of wine in the kitchen waiting for us. The cottage was quite comfortable for the three of us. The cottage is very clean and well maintained. Mrs. Gray is easy to communicate.

I cannot say enough good things about the Old Cider Press. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. The goodies in the cottage are a welcome gesture but we are also aware that some of our guests are travelling from far afield and may not arrive at a convenient time to nip to the shops - so the breakfast goodies are there with this in mind. I can't take the credit for the cake - our housekeeper bakes them - I will pass on your kind words to her. We hope to see you return to the UK and stay with us once again. Kind regards Ann :)
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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.

Copy and paste the link to see what 'The Telegraph' has to say about Stanton


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 Broadway, Wychavon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
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1 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
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Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE PRICES SHOWN ARE FOR TWO PEOPLE SHARING. An additional housekeeping charge is applied for more than two guests. Please enquire. 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.

Guests are welcome to stay for 2 nights however a minimum 3 night charge is applicable (to cover changeover costs etc.) please ask for more 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 (3.9%) in sterling. Guests to be responsible for transaction costs.

Weekend breaks - Friday to Monday (3 nights) Midweek breaks Monday to Friday (3 or 4 nights) charged at 75% of wkly - please ask

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Broadway in Warwickshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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