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Family and pet friendly Country Cottage private gardens and WIFI, sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom Country Cottage near Bibury, great views, private garden, power shower

Lavender Cottage and its adjoining Cottage ,Lilac, are 200 yards from our farmhouse home. Until the 1970's they were farm-workers cottages but have now been transformed into two comfortable holiday cottages. Each cottage has its own private garden with lawn, trees and shrubs, garden furniture and barbecues so you are able to relax at home in this peaceful area. The cottages are on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, facing south, 6 miles from the market town of Cirencester with its Roman history and 2.5 miles from Bibury, described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England.

Caroline Mann
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Caroline Mann

We are a husband and wife team and have been running our cottages for over 20 years. We live 200m from the cottages and are on hand to help our guests.

Caroline Mann purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Caroline Mann chose Maiseyhampton

It is a rural and peaceful and my husband has lived in this area all his life.

The cottages are modern, comfortable and convenient for exploring the surrounding Cotswolds.

What makes this cottage unique

Its fabulous views, private Gardens and no light pollution!

Within easy reach (approx one hour ) from Bath, Blenheim, Bristol, Bicester Village, Cheltenham Oxford, Stratford .

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful welcoming cottage and gardens. We really enjoyed staying at the cottage among the beautiful countryside. Thank you so much for providing the essentials and a lovely touch provide by the fresh flowers.

thank you for being so welcoming and friendly. We wish you all the best.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Maiseyhampton around the Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave your outside shoes in the porch or back hall. Please do not let your pets upstairs.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , One bed in raised alcove
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: In both cottages fresh flowers from our garden, crisp white bedlinen and large towels are provided each week. The beds are always made up with duvets with a suitable 'tog' value for the time of year. Hairdryers are in the master bedrooms. Although we ask you leave the cottages clean and tidy, we take pride in ensuring the cottages are always cleaned and checked thoroughly before your arrival. All electricity and night store heating are included in the price. We provide enough wood for your first evening then you can either buy more locally or from us. Outside: The large private enclosed gardens are a great favorite with families with dogs or children or couples looking for a bit of peace. There is ample garden furniture and shade to sit under. Each cottage has its own barbeque. In Spring the gardens are full of blossom, and many visitors have commented on the bird-life. We have a tennis court near our house which visitors may use by arrangement. The field in front of the house are often grazed by horses and sheep and our pet pig, Clarissa is a great attraction! There is parking for 2 cars per cottage. The gardens have connecting gates if friends are renting both cottages.


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Family and pet friendly Country Cottage private gardens and WIFI, sleeps 4
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 35 reviews

Picturesque cottage with all you need

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cottage in the middle of open countryside but not far from all the wonderful places in the Cotswolds. The cottage had everything we needed and more. It was just what we needed for our three night stay, a real home from home. Alfie our black Labrador loved the large fully enclosed garden.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay!
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Lovely cottage, with great enclosed garden for dogs

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the sister property about 4 years ago and found it very central for our needs. The property is a typical Cotswold cottage. It is well equipped but the Internet is a little outdated and ought to be upgraded. The cottage was clean and tidy with lots of amenities. Furniture is adequate albeit a little dated. Kitchen appliances were fine. Handy having a utility type room when staying with dogs as this is somewhere you can store dog related items and wash muddy dogs / footwear. Lounge is spacious, with a lovely log burner. Central heating is via storage radiators, which were perhaps a little dated and awkward to control temperature. Bedrooms very nice but as always the bed is never as comfy as your own, although did sleep very well.

Would highly recommend for dog owners.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint cottage in quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Lavender cottage which is in a lovely quiet location and was ideal for all the places we wanted to visit. Owners nice and friendly and very accommodating without being intrusive. Nice comfortable beds to come back to after our long days out. Would definitely consider booking again next time we plan on visiting the Cotswolds.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, it is very clean & nicely decorated & the furniture & furnishings are very good quality. There is a good sized back garden which is very private.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this cottage before and we love it. Very well appointed and very friendly owners. Great enclosed garden for the dogs. Lovely and quiet and within easy reach of many of the Cotswold places to see and visit. We can thoroughly recommend the property and will try and visit again. I will even take my golf clubs next time and play at Cirencester GC which appears to be very friendly and inviting.The weather was very good to us as well. All in all, a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Lovely cosy cottage well positioned for exploring the area

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in the countryside close to lots of places of interest. Cosy and well equipped. Perfect for our three night stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Falcon
Car: necessary


A car is essential to make the most of the Cotswolds. London is 2 hours by car, Heathrow is 65 miles. there are rail station in Swindon (15 miles) and Kemble (9 miles) National Express coaches run regularly from Cirencester.


Cirencester is 6 miles, Bibury is 2.5 miles. Stratford, Bath and Oxford are perfect for a day trip each about 35 miles away. Cheltenham is only 20 miles.

Further Details:

Cirencester has a large choice of supermarkets including a Waitrose, M & S and Tesco. It has masses of interesting shopping, cafes and restaurants. There are banks in Fairford (4 miles) and Cirencester. The surrounding villages have a selection of gastro pubs and old fashioned ones too. There are Spas in Barnsley (3 miles) and in Cirencester.

The area is excellent for walking and nearby are the extensive footpaths in the Coln Valley which run through this part of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty(ANOB) You can also learn to ride at the famous Talland School of Equitation.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Maiseyhampton,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Aug 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

If you would like late check out on a Sunday, please let me know. There is a £50 charge.

Owner'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.
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