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Fairview Cottage is a truly stunning Cotswold stone cottage, located in the village of Longborough

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage


About the property

Fairview Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

Welcome to Fairview Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.



Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

Fairview Cottage is a truly stunning Cotswold stone cottage, perfectly located in the heart of the peaceful, picturesque village of Longborough, two miles north of the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, and surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North Cotswolds. Longborough sits on the side of a hill, with lovely views over the Evenlode Valley and, despite being a small village, it is fortunate to have a pub, a village shop, cafe and a local farm shop. Many beautiful countryside walks can be accessed directly from the cottage, and it is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.

The cottage has recently been fully refurbished by its owners, who have expertly combined contemporary style and furnishings with the cottage's traditional character, which includes original oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a beautiful inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a curved TV and a well presented kitchen.

Fairview Cottage sleeps eight people, in four bedrooms, with three bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is in an annexe in the back garden, with its own bathroom. There is a lovely garden at the rear of the property and quiet on street parking is available outside or close to the cottage. Fairview Cottage is perfect for an extended family or for a group of friends looking for a relaxing break in a stunning cottage, in the heart of one the Cotswold's loveliest villages.

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 eight 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 eight 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 one additional infant.


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

Bedroom 1 (Moreton) - 1st floor: Double bed

Bedroom 2 (Longborough) - 1st floor: King size bed

Bedroom 3 (Bourton) - 2nd floor: 2 x single beds

Bedroom 4 (Stow) - annexe: Double bed


Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail

Bedroom 1 ensuite: Walk-in shower, toilet, pedestal sink and heated towel rail

Bedroom 4 ensuite: Walk-in shower, toilet, pedestal sink and heated towel rail

Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin

Heating, fuel and logs

The property has a gas central heating system.

Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket 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 a curved Freeview TV, plus DAB radio and an iPod dock. A telephone is also provided for local calls, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.


Free quiet on street parking is available outside or 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), high chair and safety gate are provided. The safety gate encloses the kitchen and dining area, separating it from the stairs and the living room.

The property's back garden is enclosed, however, please note that there is a right of access through the garden for the neighbours, therefore children should be supervised outside at all times.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (e.g. 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 property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs, low beams and multiple floors, 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. In particular, guests should note that the second floor eaves bedroom has low, sloping ceilings.

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.

Hen, Stag and other same sex parties

Unfortunately, Hen, Stag and other same sex groups are not allowed at Fairview Cottage.

If you would like to enquire as part of a same sex group, please contact us, as these may be accepted at the sole discretion of the property owner. Please note that same sex family groups are welcome.


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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh in Longborough

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Family bathroom
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1 ensuite
    Bathroom #3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 4 ensuite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Television
  • Garden
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
If you would like to read more about the property’s features, then feel free to get in touch by searching the web for Fairview Cottage Character Cottages!


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Fairview Cottage is a truly stunning Cotswold stone cottage, located in the village of Longborough
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely cottage in lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as two families with two children each. The cottage was spacious enough for all of us and was stocked with plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. The owners did a wonderful job in making the cottage cozy and homely with great attention to detail. As the weather was beautiful, we could make ample use of the garden where once again, even with 8 people in total, there was enough space for all of us.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of Fairview Cottage, Bettina. We're pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay! We hope you visit again soon.
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Delightful cottage, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

A spacious and tasteful cottage, ideal for a large family or group. Beautifully decorated and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of Fairview Cottage! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cottage. We hope to see you again soon!
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A delightful and well appointed property

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a picturesque small village, with easy access to lots of other beautiful villages. It suited our family of five with three young children and our friends in the annex (or Love Shack as we called it) extremely well. If anything it is better than what the pictures show and has lots of things for an indulgent escape, including kitchen equipment, maps of walking trails etc. Everything is basically new and it is well appointed.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Fairview cottage is amazing. It has everything you could ever want for a wonderful experience. Longborough is a quaint village with a very friendly pub and shop just along the road. The cottage is beautifully set out and has lots of special touches to make your stay memorable. The decor is well thought out and of quality standard. Our family loved the garden which had a great lawn for the children, a lovely patio and BBQ.

We visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park which was fabulous and also stunning bourton on the water. Overall we had a wonderful long weekend break and didnt want to leave!!

Recommended 100% and thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cotswolds cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated cottage. Modern kitchen and bathrooms with everything we needed. Lovely attention to detail. Cosy when cold outside and lovely garden for kids to play in when warm. Easy access (with car) to many lovely villages. Very thoughtful welcome basket and excellent written local guide. Many thanks. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The photos of this beautiful gem do not do it justice. The attention to detail and homely confortable feeling made a very relaxing break away. Everything is of an exceptional high standard and the attention to detail is second to none. The location is lovely, and easy for visiting local area and walking. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Birmingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Local bar
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Other Activities:

Longborough is a beautiful village of Cotswold stone cottages, set away from busy roads on a hill slope, which looks east over the lovely Evenlode Valley. The village is two miles north of the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, three miles south-west of Moreton-in-Marsh, and sits on the Heart of England Way.

The village is best known for the Longborough Festival Opera, which presents a season of high quality opera each June and July. The intimate auditorium seats just under 500, with an orchestra pit for up to 70 players, and some of the most glorious views in England. The village is also home to St James' Church, a beautiful Grade I listed building, which dates back to the 12th century.

Car: Longborough is located close to the A424, the A44 and the A429 (Fosse Way) and is easily accessed by car.

Train: The nearest railway station to Longborough is Moreton-in-Marsh (approximately three miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 90 minutes.

Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 43 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 75 miles, approximately 100 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 72 miles, approximately 90 minute drive.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent