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Beautiful 17th Century Thatched Cotswolds Cottage (Barn Conversion)

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


About the property

Sleeps four, two double bedrooms (king size beds)


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:
13 August, 2018

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
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stanton in England

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.


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average rating of 4.882353 based on 73 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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Stunning cottage with excellent amenities perfectly located in the heart of the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away with the beauty of the Cider Press cottage with all the magnificent character you would expect of a traditional English thatched house. Living and bedroom areas were spacious with modern quality amenities. The weather on our trip was sunny and beautiful (July 2018) and we spent a lot of time enjoying the garden surrounded by colourful cottage garden plants, butterflies and birds. The location of the cottage in the beautiful small village of Stanton was idyllic and only a short distance from the larger village of Broadway. Communication with the property owner - Anne, was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Many Regards - Syd, Diane and Ashlea - Brisbane, Australia.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location as a base for exploring this region.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - you don't get much better than "amazing" - I know this was your first trip to the UK from the States and I am delighted that the OCP has played it's part in making your trip a memorable (and a little magical) one. You were a delight to deal with.
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Wonderful accommodations in a very peaceful village

  • 5 of 5

The Old Cider Press property is a wonderful place to stay. Very clean, well furnished and the amenities were very good - including good wifi and television service. The location is also a plus as the village is very peaceful and close to other towns with needed services.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this excellent review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Old Cider Press. The village certainly is a magical little place. You have been a pleasure to deal with.
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Time to change the sign..................

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to The Old Cider Press so that in itself must tell you how much we love the place.

My children have grown up staying here. My son is now tall enough to have to duck under the beam a couple of paces from the stairs. He swears blind it has been put there in the past 12 months and hasn't been there since the property was built around 300 years ago.

Since our last visit, my wife was so impressed with the toaster at the Old Cider Press we've bought the same one as we really need a bagel setting I'm told.

There's a sign in the kitchen saying 'Dinner is ready when the smoke alarm goes off'. This year I managed to make a full cooked breakfast each morning without setting it off. Granted not dinner, but still an improvement.

This place is stunning.

Wifi fabulous. BT TV package including sport channels very handy. The owners have spent money on buying the best electrical goods which is very rare in holiday cottages.

OK the mobile reception isn't great - but that's a real bonus if you want a break from work and with the Wifi being so good there's also a way people can get hold of you.

If it's available. Book it.

If it's not, change your dates!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW and thank you for this amazing review. We do the best we can to make our cottage "more" than the run of the mill holiday cottage rental and it is good to know that we are hitting the mark. It is always heartwarming to see guests returning (and in your case, year after year) what greater endorsement could we receive. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this review - and we hope you have many more enjoyable holidays in The Old Cider Press.
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Great weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Quiet friendly village, easy access to tourist sites

Local pub served tasty food.

Cottage warm, clean and well maintained.

Had a great weekend. Value for cost.


  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this excellent review. So pleased you enjoyed your double celebration - would be delighted to welcome you back again to Stanton and The Old Cider Press.
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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 Stanton, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


(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 which is different than on HomeAway website.

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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