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Cosy ancient weavers cottage in Cotswold countryside with many local attractions

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Charming 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 4) suitable for couples or small families.

Newton Cottage is a quaint and homely cottage built out of local stone in about 1750. It sits in the heart of the southern Cotswolds with many opportunities for hiking or leisurely walks. It has a large family sitting room and dining area with a modern kitchen and bathroom on the lower level. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and a smaller bedroom with comfortable full size bunk beds. Outside there is a patio garden and terrace with fine views over the adjacent hills. The cottage is equipped with modern amenities such as a cooker, microwave and combination laundry machine with tumble dryer. The property has central heating throughout and all heating and electrical bills are included. There is a modern LED television with DVD player and WiFi is included.

This cottage is the perfect place for a quiet getaway and allows easy visits to local towns and villages such as historic Nailsworth, Stroud with its famous local farmer's market and ancient Roman Cirencester. There are easy drives of about an hour or less to cities such as Gloucester, Oxford and Bath. The railway station is five minutes away with high speed train access to London in about 90 minutes.

More Details

Property Manager
Newton Reservations
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Newton Reservations

The owners, Sara and Lawrence and their daughter live in the USA but plan to retire back to their homeland some day. They know the area well and Sara was born and grew up only a few miles from the cottage so it is kind of a 'home from home'. Before buying this cottage they had walked past it many times and vowed to buy it one day.

Newton Reservations purchased this cottage in 2013


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is on the lower level with upgraded white fittings and an original old pine floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wonderful views over the Nailsworth Valley.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Full size adult bunk beds.
  • The bedroom are both recently refurnished and redecorated in a contemporary but quaint cottage style.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
An optional welcome pack can be provided on arrival at the request of the renter. This can include essential food items and beverages of your choice to help you settle in. Details will be provided after booking is confirmed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Cosy ancient weavers cottage in Cotswold countryside with many local attractions
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Lovely Cosy Cottage for Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely cottage for Christmas and it was extremely cosy. From the outside it looks tiny but the inside is very spacious with plenty of room for the 4 of us (2 adults/2 kids). Very well equipped in all areas, good quality fabrics (curtains/towels etc). The kids loved the bunk beds in their room and the main bedroom has the comfiest bed that we have ever had in a cottage or hotel.

The wood burner is great on cold winter nights but even without it the heating is excellent as is the abundance of hot water, which we have often found an issue in other cottages we have rented. The Wifi signal was amazing - a must with kids in this day and age! Satellite TV, DVD's, games and books were also available.

This cottage is well located for visits to Gloucester, Cirencester or Bath and the nearby town of Nailsworth is also nice. There are two pubs in walking distance and a small village shop.

Communication with Newton Reservations was great, they were very accommodating and responded to e-mails within hours. All in all I would definitely recommend this property to couples or families.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cosy cottage with wood burner and well equipped kitchen. Easy walking distance to a number of pubs and the golf course. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect holidays

  • 5 of 5

We are a small family (two adults and two daughters) and we have spent a wonderful August in this wonderful cottage. It has all you can wish: comfort, amenities, kitchen supplies, books, nice decoration, best views, perfect situation to explore this unique site of the world that is the Cotswolds.

We will try to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star weekend

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely long weekend at the Newton Cottage at the beginning of April and we couldn't be happier.

The cottage is cosy and has everything you need for a small family (we were two adults, our 12 years old daughter and our small Jack Russell); all the major attractions are within a short driving distance

We will definitely be back, thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Had stayed at Newton Cottage a few yeras ago prior to it being with the current owners. Our epxectations were high but were exceeded ! The cottage has been tastefully decorated with lovely furnishings and lots of nice touches and is equipped with everything you could require. A true home away ! Lots of lovely walks with our dog and Nailsworth and Stroud are great places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage for Christmas

  • 5 of 5

An American, Australian, and Brit walk into a cottage....and have an absolutely amazing Christmas holiday.

The Newton Cottage was perfect for our needs. We were 3 ladies wanting to get out of London for Christmas to enjoy some long walks around the Cotswolds, lots of good food, and plenty of relaxation by the fireplace. Newton had all of the amenities and kitchen supplies we could have needed. We were able to cook our way through a few recipe books (and look up a few new recipes in the books at the cottage). The countryside is lovely and we enjoyed some rambling walks with at least one stop at the local pub for a great meal with a view.

As it was Christmas, we asked Sara for some suggestions for where to buy a live tree. As she did with all emails, she responded promptly with good suggestions and later even then told us a tree stand had been purchased for the cottage!

Wifi worked excellently. No problems streaming videos on laptops and such. DVD player worked and the TV was great. Bedding, towels, and such were all excellent. Slept very well.

On top of all this, Amberley is a cute village with great views and a public golf course. On the day we were leaving it was quite warm so the golf course was very busy. One of the other days, we saw people riding horses across the fields, not to mention the MANY dogs we saw everyday with their owners. Exactly what you imagine for the Cotswolds.

I will definitely be looking into returning again. It was a lovely cottage in the winter and I'm sure it could only be more wonderful in the summer. The patio area looked like a great setting for a meal when it's warmer.

Only piece of advice is what I would give anyone going to a small village in England: Roads aren't always marked with names, so as Sara suggests, I would highly recommend GPS. Roads can be narrow, but we had no problem in winter around the cottage (and had plenty of space to park our car in the driveway).

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Heathrow Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Black Horse or Amberley Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several fine restaurants in Nailsworth
Car: necessary

There are many things to do in and around the area. The cottage is situated just below Minchinhampton common and above the diverse and interesting Nailsworth Valley. The area has plentiful walks with superb views and some of the best villages in the country. There is easy access by road or rail to major destinations such as Bath and Cirencester with their wealth of Roman history, Gloucester with its ancient historic docks now fully redeveloped, Oxford with its colleges and spires and Stratord on Avon for the Shakespeare experience.

Information on how to visit these places will be found at the cottage.



The Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford is well worth a visit.

The village of Burford itself has galleries and antique shops as well as attractive tea rooms set along the centuries old high street.

If you are in this area then visit Bourton-on-the-Water for the famous model village and Motoring Museum.

Westonbirt Arboretum offers a national collection of rare trees and wonderful walks (dogs allowed in many areas of the park).

Other destinations for wildlife would include Bibury Trout Farm and The Butts Farm at Cirencester has rare livestock breeds and a very good farm shop. Prinknash Abbey near Painswick has a wonderful collection of birds including peacocks and parrots as well as various types of deer that can be hand fed.

Historic Houses and Gardens abound in Gloucestershire:


Gloucestershire abounds with historic homes and gardens. Some of them are listed here

Batsford Park, Moreton in Marsh

Frampton Court, Frampton-on–Severn

Hidecote Manor Garden, Near Chipping Camden.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury

Berkeley Castle.

Kiftsgate Court, Chipping Camden.

Painswick House & Rococo Garden

Rodmarton House

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Westbury Court

Rosemary Verey’s famous garden.



Golf: Minchinhampton offers 3 golf courses. There are 2 championship courses at Minchinhampton Golf Club as well as a municipal course which shares the common with the grazing cows and makes for a challenging game dodging the livestock!

Fishing: Fishing is available at South Cerney Water Parks which is also an excellent venue for sailing and open air swimming.

Walking: The area is renowned for its excellent walks covering the National Trust common land and many bridle ways and footpaths.

Horse Riding: The nearest riding stables is at Barton End.

Swimming: Excellent leisure centres are available at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud and at Cotswold Leisure in Cirencester. There is outdoor swimming available during the summer months at Cirencester Open Air Pool or the Water Parks at South Cerney.

Family Activities:


Here are some suggestion of what can be found either locally or within an hour’s drive.

Steam Railways. The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway runs along a part of the former Great Western Railway's mainline from Birmingham to Cheltenham, via Stratford-upon-Avon. The line commands wonderful views of the sleepy hamlets and villages as it runs though the beautiful Cotswold countryside. An alternative is the Dean Forest Railway just across the estuary – about 40 minutes drive

Pubs and Restaurants:


There are many quality pubs to be found in the are. Just a few for you to consider are:-

The Black Horse Inn, Amberley. This friendly pub is a five minute walk from the Cottage and offers local beers and home cooked, locally sourced food with the added bonus of fantastic views across the valley from the elevated position high above the Nailsworth valley.

The Amberley Inn. A slightly longer walk (10 mins) from the cottage, the Amberley Inn offers good food, wines and beer as well as morning coffees and teas.

The Weighbridge. In Longfords, Minchihampton is an 'old fashioned' pub in its style and ambience, with roaring log fires to welcome you. Muddy boots, dogs and children are all welcome. It is renowned in the area for its wonderful 2in1 pies.

The Ragged Cot. The Ragged Cot is a beautiful boutique country inn with a history spanning over three hundred years.

The Bear at Rodborough. With their open log fires and comfortable furniture, the Bear Bar and Common Room are perfect for relaxing with the newspaper, taking afternoon tea or enjoying your after-dinner coffee and liqueurs.

Self Catering:


The area is well served by a number of supermarkets within a few miles. Stroud has a Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose and Morrisons can be found in nearby Nailsworth.

For basic conveniences, there is a very small village shop and sub-Post Office in Amberley.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016-2017
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover day is Friday except by special agreement which will depend on adjacent bookings. Weekends are welcome in the Winter season with a minimum booking of 3 nights. The Winter season is a great time for hiking around the South Cotswolds with many walks from the front door.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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