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Luxury Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Well Close Cottage is a beautiful detached Cotswold stone cottage set in the heart of the Golden Valley of the South Cotswolds.

The cottage has been sympathetically renovated by its' owners, Jayne and Peter Davie, who live nearby and are available to ensure their guests have a restful and rewarding holiday.

Guests are treated to everything that a 4 Star (English Tourist Board) property has to offer, for example, top quality beds and bed linen offering the best nights sleep, a fully fitted modern kitchen as well as plenty of space for guests to relax.

The Cotswolds offers wonderful walking through outstanding countryside as well as proximity to the famous Roman towns of Bath, Cheltenham and Cirencester.

In conclusion, Well Close Cottage is a wonderful base from which to explore everything that this beautiful part of England has to offer.

Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About The Owner

I am a mother of 2 sons (7 and 4). My husband and I rent our cottage which is located within the grounds of our home. Both my husband and I have been involved in international business and offer a vacation rental that meets our own exacting standards.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose World

The vacation rental was previously a disused barn which offered itself for sympathetic development into a holiday rental. It has enhanced our property as it is situated within the grounds which are themselves situated within an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. The cottage benefits from it's own private garden, separate from us. We are 'on hand' if you need us but respect your privacy if you don't!

What makes this cottage unique

Situated within the beautiful and historic Cotswolds with easy access to the famous sites of the area. The cottage is situated within a very quiet village with many walks through outstanding countryside. Proximity to the Roman towns of Bath, Cheltenham and Cirencester as well as good train links to London (1.5 hours). The cottage guarantees a fantastic nights sleep as we pride ourselves on the quality not only of our furniture but of our beds and bed linen. We are also on-site and are able to provide local knowledge and assistance during peoples' stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely one week stay at Well Close Cottage. We loved the village feel of the place, especially next to the village school where we could feel part of the community. This is a perfect spot to drive to Bath (1 hr), Bibury (45 mins), Upper and Lower Slaughter (1 hr).
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the World around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large family bathroom with pedastool sink, toilet and bath with over bath power shower and glass screen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews

This is no longer a four star property it has been badly maintained and is showing signs of neglect

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here for a week in a lovely area but were disappointed by the cottage The bathroom in particular was dirty, black mildew on the bath panel, limescale on the shower screen, dirty grout between the tiles. Missing and broken light bulbs in most rooms The smoke detector had been removed from the lounge ceiling which is a safety issue The garden furniture was broken and not fit for purpose and needs to be replaced. The bed was very comfortable but the duvet cover couldn't be fastened as the buttons were all missing. and the bedspread was dirty and stained with lipstick and had obviously not been washed for some time Each day we noticed another problem which I photographed as proof of the condition of this property It is such a shame as it had been lovingly restored but sadly it needs to be upgraded and given a good scrub

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in a quiet village

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay in the cottage, kitchen is equiped with utensils and everything for cooking, living room with books and travel guides, surrounding is quiet. Driving is sometimes an adventure in narrow streets. Only cleaning could be better - lot of dust behind the bed, dirty pillows in the living room.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Costa Mesa, California, USA

Comfortable base for exploring the west Cotswalds

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage was great to come home to at the end of a day exploring. The beds were comfortable and the shower had great pressure and lots of hot water. The entire cottage is fully stocked, but the part we loved the best is the huge amount of maps and descriptions of local walks. Oakridge Lynch is a cute, friendly village with a local store and a great pub. We ended up finding more places and towns to visit that we ran out of time. We look forward to returning.

Lots of rural England roads are very narrow (especially to Americans), with lots of single lanes. But everyone on the road is polite and we had no mishaps. If you're new to driving on the 'proper side' of the roads in the UK, I would highly recommend getting an automatic transmission in your rental car.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful, charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

The five days we spent here in the Cotswolds were the highlight of our trip to England. Jayne was welcoming and pleasant. We took walks around Oakridge Lynch and Bisley, relaxed on the patio of an evening with wine and cheese, and had a couple of meals at the Butcher's Arms (great place by the way). The cottage amenities are complete and functional, with the niggling exception of wi-fi connection which hiccuped on occasion. No great loss.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review. We very much enjoyed hosting you. Many apologies for the wifi. We have now replaced the hub and all working well for future guests. You were very patient! Jayne
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Orem, Utah

Beautiful area, lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place! It was seriously a home away from home, down to the jigsaw puzzles in the living room. We stayed for a peaceful, quiet week in the middle of a hectic trip and it was very nice.

The only problem we had was with the roads. It was our first time driving in England and it was a trial by fire. The roads in this area are all one lane and people go both directions on them so there is always a chance of coming around one of the many blind corners straight into someone else's car. Which wouldn't be too bad if everyone drove slowly, but they don't. The speed limit in the area is a ridiculous 30 mph and it seems that most of the drivers are driving that fast. We meant to use the cottage as a base camp for exploring cities in the area, but we ended up staying at home for all but two days because it was just too stressful to venture out on the roads. Maybe we're just too timid, but it is a consideration for drivers who aren't used to British cars.

That said, we thoroughly enjoyed the days we spent at home. We climbed stiles and tramped through fields and visited little village post offices and generally explored the neighborhood. It wasn't exactly what we had planned but it was fun and beautiful regardless.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, VA

A little bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage was well equipped and comfortable. The grounds picturesque with outdoor seating. Our host, Jayne, and her family were delightful and catered to our every need. We loved the quiet village and found everything that we needed in the little store and post office run by Oscar. The only pub in the village served very good food and the staff was very friendly but be sure to reserve a table. It was so easy to walk to both.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you all. Thank you for looking after the cottage so well. Perfect guests!
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