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Five secluded Cotswold farm cottages with flagstone floors and real wood fires. - Jackdaw cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Barbecue



Jackdaw cottage

Jackdaw is 400 meters from the farmhouse down a farm track and is the ultimate in secluded rural cottages. It is tucked into a steep bank, over-shadowed by tall ash trees. You can see across the meadow to the Cotswold village of Oakridge on the other side of the valley.

There is a small roughly paved yard to the front, enclosed by a stone wall and space for 2 cars to park next to the cottage.

Visitors are more likely to be foxes and deer (or an occasional cow) than human beings.

Clamber down to Jackdaw Bridge, wait a month or two & see a passing steam train or walk from your gate, across the fields to the perfect country pub with wooded valley views from the garden and open log fires inside for cooler days. They serve local beers, much of their food is locally sourced and they welcome well behaved dogs. The Westley Farm donkeys like an occasional trip there too!

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About the property

Self catering rural ecoretreat

Re-connect with nature in one of our five traditional Cotswold stone self-catering cottages with flagstone floors and real log fires. With over 75 acres of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows, we value our natural environment and manage the land sensitively to encourage wildlife habitats. You may see buzzards, badgers, foxes, deer as well as sheep and cattle from your windows. With a choice of good pubs within easy walking distance, space to dry any wet gear and a log fire to come home to, we are the perfect base for a holiday exploring the excellent walking on and around the farm.

Our cottages have from one to three bedrooms. All have fully equipped kitchens, outside space to watch the sun go down, a BBQ, books, games and DVDs. Each cottage has one bathroom with bath and shower and all except Jackdaw have wifi.

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Hege & Julian Usborne
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Norwegian, Turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

About Hege & Julian Usborne

Westley Farm has been Julian's home for over 40 years and I joined him over 20 years ago. Together we have built a haven for wildlife and people. We stopped spraying or fertilising the fields about 20 years ago and have been rewarded with amazing displays of wildflowers in the hay meadows, rare butterflies breeding on the farm, masses of bees and delicious crops of apples that we juice on our annual Apple Days.

Hege & Julian Usborne purchased this cottage in 1972

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5% discounts (non-cumulative) for 2 cottages booked together, repeat bookings or consecutive weeks.
If you cancel 3 months or more before holiday: no penalty and immediate refund of deposit
If you cancel 1 month or more before holiday: deposit refunded if property is re-let less cost of re-letting
If you cancel less than 1 month before holiday: deposit is forfeited. Full cost of rental will be charged if property is not re-let.
Outstanding debt liable to 5% interest charge per month.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gloucester in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 is upstairs. There is a single wooden bed with a spare that pulls out (also full sized with normal single mattress) to make 2 singles or one huge double. Movement in the upstairs bedroom is slightly restricted by the sloping roof. Therefore most suitable for children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Jackdaw cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Cozy Quiet Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We made last minute weekend plans to stay in the Cotswolds and happened upon Jackdaw cottage at Westley Farm--and I am so glad we did! Despite the chilly weather, we remained warm and cozy in our heated cottage and loved our little fireplace and kitchen. The cottage is secluded down a long driveway so you feel like you have your own little piece of pastoral beauty all to yourself. The farm is in a great location to explore local villages as well. The provided milk and cake were just icing on the...cake :) ! Thank you Hege for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much - I'm so glad you had a good time! Yes, I love my mum's apple & cinnamon cake recipe (I have posted the recipe on our Facebook page). Soon it will be time for wreaths, candles mince pies and Lucia buns! On Saturday we make the wreaths to hang on the cottage doors for Advent. Lets hope the weather is kind to us as we gather in the ivy, holly and spruce....
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