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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 nights


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 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


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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stroud in Stroud District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Cosy ancient weavers cottage in Cotswold countryside with many local attractions
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful comfortable & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing long weekend in Newton cottage the weather wasn't the best but the cottage was lovely warm and cozy. Newton cottage had everything we needed in the kitchen. The bed was very comfortable We would live to stay again maybe next summer so we can enjoy the garden with its beautiful view.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Newton Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and cosy cottage in great location for us to explore local area. We would have stayed longer if it wasn’t already booked!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Wonderful stay, again

  • 5 of 5

It has been our second year in this nice, comfortable, well equipped, full of amenities cottage. It has been simply perfect, again. Whether you like sightseeing (Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and all the little Cotswolds villages) or just walking around, enjoying a great view from the patio and having a drink at the Black Horse, this is the perfect place to stay. We feel there like at home. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Cottage in the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

Newton Cottage was a great place to stay for our vacation. The location was great for doing many day trips to castles, battlefields, and ancient towns. The cottage had all of the amenities you could want and the master bed was so comfortable after long days of sightseeing. We had a great time, and the view was absolutely gorgeous!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Charming property in a beautiful location very close to Minchinhampton common, with very comfortable accommodation. Rather small second bedroom with bunk beds make the cottage ideal for a family of four. Well maintained and equipped with only minor exceptions. A perfect base to explore the Cotswolds with Stroud and Cirencester very close and Cheltenham and Gloucester not much further.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived and saw the property we were so pleased, it was in a beautiful village with amazing views from the patio area at the back of the cottage.

As soon as we walked in and started unpacking we felt instantly at home, the cottage was stocked full of all essentials such as toilet rolls, cleaning products and the kitchen had everything you needed.

We had the perfect stay with our two children (8 & 7), who didn't want to come home and neither did we.

The two local pubs were in walking distance and were both really nice.

We will definitely be going back very soon hopefully.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.