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The Old Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage in Little Rissington.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

The Old Farmhouse - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Welcome to The Old Farmhouse brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.



Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

Dating back to the 17th century, The Old Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage, located in the heart of the picturesque village of Little Rissington. This small village is surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside, with lovely walks straight from the door, whilst also being only a mile and a half away from the famous town of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds", due to the lovely river that runs through the town, Bourton has a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. The Old Farmhouse is also perfectly located for exploring the many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds region, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.

Lovingly renovated in 2015, The Old Farmhouse perfectly combines traditional character features with contemporary finishes and furnishings. The cottage boasts beautiful oak beams, Cotswold stone mullion windows, and a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. These features are complemented by a large well presented kitchen, wireless internet access, and two flatscreen TVs.

The Old Farmhouse sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms and a ground floor cloakroom. There is a small patio terrace to the rear of the property and two off street parking spaces are available outside the cottage. The Old Farmhouse is perfect for families or groups of friends seeking a relaxing break in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds region.

House Rules

Booking and payment

Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).


The maximum occupancy of the property is six guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than six guests at the property.

Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants.


Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

Master bedroom (2nd floor): King size bed

Bedroom 2 (1st floor): Super king size bed

Bedroom 3 (1st floor): 2 x single beds


Master bedroom ensuite: Free standing bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin

Family bathroom (1st floor): Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin

Ground floor cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin

Heating, fuel and logs

The property's central heating is provided by electric powered, oil filled radiators.

Electricity is included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally.

Services provided

The property has free wireless internet access and two Freesat TVs, both with DVD players.

There is no telephone at the property.

Mobile phone reception is variable, typically being better outside the property than inside.


The property has two off street parking spaces and free street parking is available close to the property.


Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities

A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided. Please note that the 2nd floor is accessed via a narrow, steep staircase, with a beam that has to be ducked under, therefore the master bedroom is not a suitable room for carrying babies up to.

The property has a small patio terrace outside, which is not enclosed, therefore children should be supervised outside at all times.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety

This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including multiple floors, narrow and steep stairs, including a beam that has to be ducked under to get to the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, and low beams on the 2nd floor, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.


No smoking is permitted throughout the property.


In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.

If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details

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14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gloucestershire in England

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom ensuite
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Television
  • Garden
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The Old Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage in Little Rissington.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful cottage experience!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with all the unique features that you would expect for this type of accommodation. Spacious, great internet and hot water! The beds were very comfortable. No A/C but tolerable. Booklet of information was thorough and much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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impressive renovation and enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

convenient location to all the other cotswolds places. despite the rains, we really enjoyed our stay there. would like to go back when there is sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the sun shines next time you visit!
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week end break

  • 5 of 5

Property was fab

When can I come back !!@

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great accommodation and a wonderfully cosy autumn experience. Great base to explore the Cotswolds.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, and really well appointed! Easily takes 6 adults in style. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kate Sale

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a really relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable weekend staying in this cottage. A really gorgeous and stylishly cosy home; photos are spot on - it's really that nice.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Very well equipped cottage in a charming location. Easy access for exploring and enjoyed the space inside and particularly the wood burning stove. Would benefit from improved hangers and white towels/ bed linen and the hot water was limited in the final day after only 2 showers, resulting in delayed departure. However minimal impact on a very pleasant stay and would recommend. Highlights included dinner at The Wild Rabbit, although vegetarian options were limited throughout the region. Shopping was a delight at Daylesford Organic Farm shop and great to have local produce to start the day with hearty breakfasts

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Character Cottages, as a marketing agency, does not look after or maintain any cottages. The following is written by the owner at The Old Farmhouse: "Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that waiting for hot water delayed your departure and hope this wasn't too inconvenient. It sounds like the hot water tank was drained a little more quickly than it could re-heat but the heating element is permanently on (and the tank new and well insulated) so if that does happen it should only require a short wait while it re-heats."
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Birmingham International Airport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Other Activities:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Car: Little Rissington is easily accessed by car, being located close to both the A424 and the A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads running through the North Cotswolds.

Train: The nearest railway station to Little Rissington is Kingham (approximately 6 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of less than 90 minutes.

Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 49 miles, approximately 65 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 71 miles, approximately 90 minute drive


Prices & Availability

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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent