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James and Jo Ramage

Member since: 2000
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Speaks English

Rural Cotswold Cottage in grounds of beautiful Nell House

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cotswold district - The Cottage, Nell House

Oak framed 2 Bedroom newly built Cottage overlooking lovely gardens and lake

The Cottage at Nell House is a beautiful oak framed conversion set in tranquil grounds and new to the rental market recently. It is located on the edge of the small country village of Hannington in the South Cotswolds where the counties of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire meet. The village has a "pub" within walking distance and is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds in your car. It is a 90 minute drive from Heathrow Airport.

The cottage has an open plan kitchen living area on the ground floor, with a well equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave, and a seating area including two sofas and TV. There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor as well as a toilet and shower room. The entire upstairs floor is an en-suite double bedroom with separate seating area, sofa and TV. The cottage is in the landscaped grounds of Nell House, with a large decking area (with BBQ) overlooking the lake and surrounded by wildlife such as moorhens, ducks, fish and if you're lucky deer and a kingfisher.

There are extensive grounds including a croquet lawn and fields with farm animals.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James and Jo Ramage (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks English

About James and Jo Ramage

James and Jo moved out of London in 2013 for a better lifestyle in this beautiful part of the world with more space for a young family to grow up in the green fields and clean air.

Why James and Jo Ramage chose Cotswold district

A great property with space in a location that balances the spectacular rural Cotswolds with ease of access to and from London and the South.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace, space and privacy ..... in comfort.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Rural Cotswold Cottage in grounds of beautiful Nell House
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Idyllic Nell House

  • 5 of 5

Nell House is a totally idyllic stay, far enough from the hustle of big cities to feel tranquil yet close enough too many major attractions to be convenient. James and Jo were lovely, hospitable and helpful. The cottage itself is perfect for a family of four, including a little one. The surround is breathtaking, we loved listening to the sheep, cows, and birds while sitting near the pond and watching the moorhen chicks scurry around. We would love to return to the Nell House and take in more of the quaint villages that surround it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay - we hope you come back next time you're this side of the Atlantic.
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lovely cottage and garden

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful stay, the cottage met our expectations and the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Stars for a 5 Star Holiday Destination

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent our Easter holiday a Nell house and we could not have wished for better. Having done our homework on the area prior to coming so there were no problems with the rural location. We were met on first morning by the owner James just to give us a quick overview of the property prior to him going away for the weekend, he also left his contact details just in case there were any problems while he was away

As for the property it had everything we could have needed for our weeks stay, all the appliances were easy to use, there could be an issue for some people about the shape of the ceiling on the first floor but it is more quirky than a hindrance and adds to the character of the property. There were sheep in the field behind and a pond in front with ducks and the occasional heron, and when the sun was out the decking was the perfect setting.

The area has many varied locations and is an excellent base to explore whatever you are after, there is also an abundance of information at the cottage to plan your days out which is handy if you do not know the area. All in all we had a fantastic week and would recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed both the cottage and the area.
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Beautiful Location, Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the area in a number of places and this is certainly the nicest property in terms of location and facilities. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and modern. The kitchen is well equipped. The rooms are nicely furnished and the whole house is clean. The owners are very welcoming and the position of the property gives reasonable privacy. And the garden is just a delight. I have really enjoyed my stays!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you have enjoyed your 3 short stays whilst on business in the area.
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Idyllic Christmas stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing and peaceful stay. The cottage was clean and comfortable, with great views over the beautiful gardens and surrounding fields. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and helped us find some good local walks from the property. Within easy walking distance is the nearby village with an interesting collection of pretty Cotswold buildings to explore, as well as the Thames meandering picturesquely across its flood plain. Some great restaurants nearby - we stopped off on the way from London at the Vineyard at Stockcross - amazingly good creative seasonal food. We will definitely stay at this cottage again soon!


  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your Christmas stay although much of the country was underwater including many of the local walks.
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Great on promise, small on delivery

  • 1 of 5

The gardens of Nell House are quite pretty but we were surprised at the proximity of Nell Cottage to the owners property – much closer than the picture suggests. On entering the property, the word ‘bijou’ came to mind. Although this is just about workable downstairs, the upstairs, with the low ceilings, is a different matter. Getting into/out of bed was a challenge as was moving around the bedroom –an ability to duck constantly is required. Even so, we bumped our heads several times! Maybe we were just unlucky but the cottage was not as clean as it should have been and this was not put right when we raised it with the owners, which meant we had to do a fair bit of cleaning on day one. The quality of the furnishings and bedding were poor by comparison with other cottages, in a similar price bracket, that we have stayed in.

So all in all, not a good experience and to top it all the breakage deposit, which was inexplicably required weeks in advance, was returned short without even the courtesy of an explanation. Very odd!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have many happy clients who use the Cottage for the purpose for which it is intended and marketed, as a holiday rental set up for short breaks and not for a domestic longer let which these clients used it as. We are very open about the size/location/ grounds of our cottage and the photographs on this site are plentiful and factual. We are always hospitable to our clients, and went over and above for these people: gave vegetables from our garden, took many deliveries for them, ordered extra things to support their longer stay and allowed extra storage for them with no charge. We responded to several demands during their stay, whatever the hour of day or night quickly, many of which were due to not following instructions given. We use professional cleaners who cover a wide range of highly rated holiday cottages and have never let us down. Our terms and conditions are very clear and standard and are required to be reviewed and accepted when entering into a contract. For the first time in many rentals we withheld a small amount of the damage deposit due to actual damage and lost items. The deposit deduction was accounted for in writing as per the agreement with multiple emails on the subject. It seems that some people will never be satisfied no matter how far you try to accommodate them both financially and personally. Their views are their own and do not reflect all the other reviews and positive comments many more people have made to us during and after their stay.
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Jolly Tar (Public House)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M4 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Jolly Tar (Public House)
Car: necessary

The Cottage at Nell House is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds close to both Cirencester (the 'Capital of the Cotswolds') and the Cotswold Water Park.

Although situated in a picturesque quiet rural village, there are plenty of attractions only a short drive away.

The beautiful market town of Cirencester has lovely shops, restaurants, pubs and markets. There is also the Corinium Museum.

Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo is in July annually. It is a huge event and we are only a short drive or cycle away. As we are so close, you also get to see many of the planes without having to leave the garden!

Swindon Designer Outlet has a huge selection of designer shops and reduced prices. As it is inside it also makes an excellent rainy day excursion!

STEAM is situated next to the Designer Outlet and is a lovely museum detailing the history of the Great Western trains.

Westonbirt Arboretum has thousands of trees and some wonderful walks.

Lechlade-on-Thames has the unusual Christmas Shop, open most of the year, and the beautiful River Thames.

Stow-on-the-Wold is full of quaint tea shops and old pubs. There are lovely, individual shops there.

Birdland Park and Gardens is a good family trip. It is located in the picturesque town of Bourton-on-the-Water which is also home to a model village.

Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford, is a great day out. There is a brilliant giraffe house where you stand level with the animals' heads and can watch them eating.

The beautiful city of Bath with its wonderful architecture, Roman Baths, and fascinating shops is definitely worth a trip.

Chedworth Roman Villa has some beautifully preserved mosaics and is set in lovely countryside.

Burford town has some lovely old pubs, a beautiful river and shops.

Fairford is small but well worth a visit. It has a fantastic 15th Centuary church which is the only parish church in the country to have a complete set of late medieval glass.

The Living Rainforest is a lovely half-day trip. The variety of plants and birds is amazing and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Oxford is a busy, vibrant university town. Apart from the large selection of shops and restaurants there is the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library, Oxford Castle (ruins), the Radcliffe Camera, the Oxford University Press Museum, University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the various colleges and churches, University Museum of Natural History, and the Bridge of Sighs, to name but a few!

Bristol is about 1 hour away. It has a large, out of town shopping centre, Cribbs Causeway, as well as 'in town' shops like Cabot Circus. Bristol Zoo is another favourite trip out and houses some gorillas. @tBristol is a fantastic hands on science museum.

Cheltenham is home to horse racing, as well as being a beautiful regency town.

Golf courses are plentiful in the area. The nearest is Wragbarn, but slightly further afield are Bowood, Frilford Heath, and the Oxford Golf Club. There is an unusual golf course in Minchinhampton, where you have to play while avoiding the cattle who have the run of the course.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Highworth, Wiltshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Apr 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

£250/week deposit at time of booking with balance due 2 months prior to arrival.
Dependent on client location there may be a small additional card fee due to increased bank charges.
We can be flexible with changeover days - just ask.

For holiday less than 7 nights :
3 nights = 60% of weekly rate
4 nights = 80% of weekly rate
5 nights = 95% of weekly rate
6 nights = 95% of weekly rate

No Smoking
No Pets

Premium payable for Royal International Air Tattoo Weekend due to our proximity (8-10 July 2016)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cotswold district in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to upstairs bedroom
    Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Bedroom (Double) - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite shower room/WC and seating area with sofa
    Downstairs Bedroom (Twin) - 2 Single Bed , Adjacent to downstairs shower room/WC
  • Two Bedrooms - 1 Double and 1 Twin All beds with micro fibre duvets and pillows Infant Cot available on request
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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