Grey’s Court Cottages – Dovecote, Owl, Yew Tree, Stable and Grey’s – are a wonderful suite of immaculately renovated cottages in the heart of Southrop; one of the Cotswold’s loveliest villages. Four of the cottages have three double bedrooms and two bathrooms with the fifth, Yew, being a perfectly formed two bedroom, one bathroom cottage.
The attention to detail is immaculate and the Grey’s Court renovation not only reflects the heritage and tradition of the classic English country cottage but brings it seamlessly into the twenty first century. And with more than a little elegance and style.
A seven year labour of love, Grey’s Court Cottages are some of the finest cottages in all of England and are proud to have used English and local suppliers were possible; including Little Greene paints and Lewis & Wood fabrics and wallpapers.
Access to the cottages is via a stone pathway leading from Eastleach Lane to their respective porches and front gardens. All the cottages back onto courtyard gardens – equipped with outdoor dining furniture – which in turn lead out onto a full width lawn planted with Yew topiaries; to the rear of which there is a gravel courtyard set within cotswold drystone walls which provides ample private parking.
Grey’s Cottage is a three bedroom, two bathroom cottage that has both a cosy sitting room - featuring a Clearview wood burning stove - and a snug come media room with a 50′ Samsung LCR screen.
Grey’s Cottage uses the Lewis & Wood Royal Oak fabrics and wallpaper – featuring the towering spire of St Mary’s Church in nearby Tetbury, birds, deer and a peaceful fisherman under a majestic oak tree – and their tartan throws as both throws and for the headboards in the lower ground floor twin bedroom.
Both bathrooms have a cast iron roll top bath and also a large power shower. The hot water system is state of the art and provides copious amounts of hot water for simultaneous bathing.
The key features:
• Breakfast Tray - Organic Bread, Butter, Milk, Eggs, As Well As Tiptree Jam And Choice Of Tea And Coffees And A Handmade Cake
• Complimentary Molton Brown Body Wash/Body Lotion And Soap
• Aga Electric Double Oven And Gas Hob
• Sebastian Sellers Bespoke Kitchen With Butler Sink
• Aston Matthews Sanitary Ware
• And So To Bed Bedrooms
• Lewis & Wood Fabrics And Wallpaper
• Goose Down Duvets & Pillows And 450 Gsm Towelling Robes
• 1000 Thread Count Genuisa Sateen Bed Linen
• Cast Iron Roll Top Baths & Power Showers
• Davey Lighting
• Denon Music System
• Samsung Flat Screens / Sky Hd / Sony I-Docks
• Under Floor Heating On The Ground & Lower Ground Floors
• Dualit Toaster & Kettle / Nespresso Coffee Machine
• Little Greene Paint
• Daylesford Glassware & Emma Bridgewater Mugs
• Clearview Wood Burner
And here is our latest review:
“… we were initially attracted by the artistic photographs on their professional website but the real life experience did not disappoint! The cottages are at the centre of a quintessentially beautiful Cotswold village and within a literal two minute stroll of 'The Swan' which provides gastronomic delights … meticulous attention to detail, with an expert eye on style and comfort … full of quirky details … a luxury 'home from home' without losing the Cotswold cottage character. Furnishings are to the highest standard and the beds and bedding are heavenly ... modern and contemporary design seamlessly (meld) with the period cottages -we won't spoil the surprises - but recommend everyone to visit! The owners and housekeeper were friendly, helpful and passionate to ensure guests will have a perfect and memorable stay.”
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
We rented 2 of the cottages over the past weekend - 2 families staying for 3 nights. Enjoyed the pleasant accommodation and the lovely pub down the street. On the morning of our departure we were in our cars getting ready to leave when the owner strode over from his house. He looked irritated and upset. I rolled down my window. Here is the conversation:
Me - hi
Him - where are the keys?
Me - uh, they are in the house.
Him - where in the house?
Me - on the kitchen table.
Him - can you come in and show me
We went into one of the cottages and the keys are lying on the table - the only thing in the table. He again asks where are the keys. I am wondering whether he has a handicap but I pout at them and say, there are the keys. He says that they are not the keys and I tell him that hey are the keys that the agent gave us in our arrival.
The whole interaction was very unpleasant. His cottages are pleasant but by no means unique. We will never stay there again as there are plenty of other places to stay in the Cotswolds and hopefully we will be able to find one with a friendly owner
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£1,000|
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