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One of the finest three bedroom, two bathroom cottages in England

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

Grey’s Cottage is a stylish and cosy three bedroom, two bathroom cottage.

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.”

More Details

Property Manager
Nigel Stengard-Green
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2016

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master En-Suite Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite with roll top bath and large shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be a king or a twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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One of the finest three bedroom, two bathroom cottages in England
average rating of 1.0 based on 1 reviews
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Lovely cottages, shame that the owner was so rude.

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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

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was disappointed to read as I do not think the DL's stay could be categorised as unfriendly, we went above and beyond to accommodate. Check-in time is 4pm and as per the pre-arrival information, "Caroline (house manger, the ‘agent’ referred to) will meet you at 4pm unless previously arranged. Caroline’s contact number is xx. If you think you might be delayed ... please contact her soonest ...” But only after her leaving a message was she told arrival would be 11am next day, so she had to rearrange her Good Friday. They took two cottages but due to prior bookings these were not side by side but realising that would be better Caroline on arrival graciously negotiated - with my okay - with another guest to facilitate. They were also aware that dining more than eight is not possible and were happy to book but when they then wished to dine eight + in one room I again accommodated, allowing rooms to be reconfigured. Booking emails sent before payment show clearly arrival and check out times as 4pm/10am but when Caroline went around at 10am all was quiet. After waiting a short time she knocked to be told that they had not been ‘told' so would be leaving around 12.30pm. As Caroline had an Easter Monday family lunch it was fortunate I was at home and could step in to cover departure. I met them in the car park, sitting in their car with engine running about to leave. I asked if they had the keys or where they were. It was hard to hear over the sound of the engine but was told they were on the kitchen tables. I went into the first cottage and they were there and then went to check the second; which is when Mrs DL and another lady followed me in. I did ask if the keys on that table were the keys as all my cottages have a ‘Welcome’ fob and this one did not, so not recognising it I needed to double check as I do not check guests in or out. During this exchange I felt no friction or annoyance and when I asked if everything was good with the stay the response was very positive. Given the above I am naturally disappointed with the review and especially the ‘handicap’ reference, as whatever the circumstances, that sort of comment is not warranted or appropriate in any way. As a final note, I gave the DLs the opportunity to read my reply before posting however they did not ask me to amend or retract any part, said that they did not - and would not have written such - and that it was written by a Robin Cruickshank who was one of their guests but who I never met.
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Location

Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Swan
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Swindon
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
M4
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
The Swan
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Cotswold Water Park
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lechlade, Oxfordshire

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Luxury Cotswold Rentals / Luxury Retreat Rentals (Greenstone FHL Limited) act as Agent Intermediary for the Owners or Owner (or their representative) of the property offering Furnished Holiday Let accommodation to the Client (Guest). Booking arrangements for accommodation are facilitated by Greenstone FHL Limited on behalf of the Owners; however the contractual relationship is directly between the Owner and the Client. When a Client enquires we will provide a quote for the accommodation as instructed by the owner - reflecting the nature, make up, season and duration of the request - and at the point of making a booking the Client will receive the Owner's Booking Form along with a copy of their Terms and Conditions detailing all payment information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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