Our architect designed cottage will seduce you with its unfussy contemporary style, all wrapped up in a modern take on a medieval inspired construction comprising an immense green oak aisle frame and fronted with an oversize porch. Just the place to kick of your wellies/heels. Before putting the kettle on the Aga or settling in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of wine. Windfall’s luxurious blend of old and new with sumptuous free standing baths and even its own baby suite, fully equipped for the youngest guest, is situated in its own private gardens within the grounds of our grade II listed 16th century house on the edge of the village of Beckford, sitting under the leigh of the North Cotswolds largest outlier, Bredon Hill. Enjoy uninterrupted views South towards the Cotswold escarpment over our adjoining orchard, home to our ducks and hens — they may even lay you a few fresh eggs to enjoy at breakfast. Altogether Windfall Cottage is an idyllic and indulgent retreat that once found can be very hard to leave. Designer built to ooze luxury; we think you’ll agree Windfall Cottage has buckets full of stunning good looks inside and out. It is set in the grounds of our grade II listed property, but has its own private gardens and uninterrupted views to the South over the adjoining orchard towards the Cotswold escarpment. Our orchard is home to our hens and their house and if you are lucky they will lay you an egg or two each day, as may our ducks. There is a mixture of some ancient and many recently planted fruit trees of local varieties, apples, plums, gages and the famous Worcester Black Pear for you to enjoy in season. Lovingly crafted using an age old aisle frame construction technique, comprising more than 12 tonnes of sustainably grown green oak, all set over a natural and locally quarried Cotswold stone plinth. The interior is a blend of high quality natural oak and limestone floors and contemporary luxuries in the form of under floor heating, decadent free-standing baths, powerful showers and a stunning bespoke oak kitchen with Aga. Parents with babies or toddlers in tow will particularly like the king-size master bedroom with its vaulted ceiling set into the oak aisle frame, luxury en-suite bathroom with walk in wet room shower and romantic free standing bath for two and its very own adjoining “baby suite”. All bedrooms are equally but distinctively furnished with gorgeous Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy white towels, digital flat screen TV’s and each have their own fabulous en-suite facilities. If you can drag yourself away from the relaxed social atmosphere of the farmhouse kitchen or from an evening spent barbecuing on the patio, you will find our stunning sitting room a perfect place to end the evening in front of the roaring log fire or with the French doors thrown open, watching the world in our orchard go by (ducks, hens, pheasants, partridges, rabbits and sometimes the odd deer or two). Windfall Cottage at a glance: Windfall sleeps up to 6 in 3 double suites (2 are king size) each with their own luxurious bathroom facilities so families or groups of friends can all enjoy their own privacy. The master suite has its own adjoining baby-suite so baby can feel pampered too. We are not just family friendly, we are truly baby friendly. Fabulous farmhouse kitchen with Aga and even its own wine fridge with a bottle or two chilling, awaiting your arrival. SKY sports and Wi-Fi for the grown-ups and all the children’s channels to keep the young ones happy. Getaway Essentials include: Sky Plus TV with sports pack, Wi-Fi, Aga cooking or electric oven and ceramic hob, Wine fridge with a bottle or two ready chilled, Washing machine with drier, Dishwasher, Fridge & Freezer, Microwave Oven. Safe enclosed garden with great patio area, quality furniture & Giant Professional gas BBQ, Local babysitter (book in advance). Beauty treatments exclusively available at Windfall (book in advance). Baby/Toddler Equipment: Mothercare wooden cot, Travel cot, 2 High chairs, 2 Stair gates, Self-inflating single mattress for toddlers or extra guest. Children’s plates/cutlery/cups/bowls Sterilizer, Trainer toiler seat, Potty, Changing mat, Bath mat, Baby step, Baby bath, Toy box with games & dressing up box, Wooden scooter, Books, Soft Toys, Children’s DVDs, Football table (for the grown up kids), Bats/balls and assorted outdoor toys for the little ones.
- Cottage1937 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 - 7 nights
Cottage in Beckford, Nr. Tewkesbury, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Windfall Cottage, An Idyllic And Indulgent Retreat That Once Found Can Be Very Hard To Leave
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Nov 2018
About keith white
Our names are Keith & Teresa - we have been holiday letting on a business basis for about 15 years and have a number of properties in the Cotswolds and overseas in addition to running our own construction products business. Teresa is an interior designer and for fun Keith races historic racing cars! We run our properties with pride and enjoy wowing our clients with our outstanding properties.
Why keith white chose Beckford
We live here in the beautiful North Cotswolds and have learned over many years that the best way to be sure of providing the very best presentation and quality holiday stay is to be close to hand. The Cotswolds are stunning and typified with iconic yellow sandstone cottages - Windfall Cottage is a new build by us in 2008 in the grounds of our grade 2 listed property and constructed using green oak and local Cotswold stone to create a high quality luxury environment in natural materials. We are just 2 hours from West London and close to motorway links yet set in a quiet village set below the Costwolds largest outlier with miles of walks in stunning scenery.
What makes this Cottage unique
Windfall Cottage is without equal in the area. Most guests tell us the pictures understate the reality! Set in ites own secure safe garden and bordered by our orchard with hens and ducks to keep you amused. The Aga makes the large farmhouse style kitchen a hit and the interiors are stylish - you will love it and if all that's not enough try chilling out in the evening with a glass of wine around our giant Indian fire pit and rustic log benches amongst the fruit trees in the orchard as the sun goes down in the West - you won't want to go home!
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
windfall is a beautiful residence, the use of wood makes for a very welcoming and homely stay, keith and teresa, the owners were very helpful when enquiries were made. a very happy holiday for all our family.
Clean and bright with some interesting features
Lovely property, six adults and a baby enjoyed their time at WINDFALL Cottage. The weather was superb which meant we could use the BBQ, in fact we ate outside everyday. The one drawback was the bedrooms became very hot with no way of cooling them down! The roll top baths looked super but taking a shower in one of them was very tricky as it was stand alone in the bedroom - ?water everywhere...... so we all shared the enclosed showers.
The chickens and ducks, who lived in the orchard, visited the garden as soon as there was food about! The kitchen was well equipped and the baby/toddler equipment was excellent.
We are pleased of course that you had a fantastic time at Windfall and will be delighted to have you stay some other time soon - we will try to order some slightly less heatwave weather for you all next time !!
Kind Thanks, Keith and Teresa....
Windfall Cottage was all we could hope for and more! Beautifully decorated throughout, the facilities are superb. We loved our stay and found it difficult to take ourselves away from this wonderfully comfortable cottage. The Aga is a delight to use, and the bathrooms were simply stunning. Keith and Teresa could not have been more helpful, and were at hand if you should ever need them.
Well situated with pub and shop close by and delightful walking from the doorstep. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer, but now we have a reason to return.
If you are reading this review and considering booking Windfall Cottage, all I can say "is book it". This is one of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in.
Great house for a family stay!
This gorgeous, fully equipped home is the perfect location in which to explore all that the Cotswolds has to offer!! There is not one amenity that we needed that we didn't have. The home is decorated beautifully. The beds were comfortable, the TV room was perfect and the chickens and ducks were a big hit with my son, and produced some wonderful eggs for our breakfast.
The only reason I don't give a full five stars is the proximity to the road. The road that the cottage is off of doesn't seem too busy, but sitting outside or with the bedrooms windows open it is a bit near to the road.
Will most definitely be back!
Absolutely stunning, a dream property
The property was immaculate throughout, situated in an ideal location close to all amenities. The cottage was beautiful with lots of surprises (fresh eggs from the chickens next door, homemade cake :) ) We had an 16 month old with us and he was also catered for and loved going to see the chickens next door. Each room had an en-suite which is perfect, and everything was handled well from time of booking right through to arrival with a great welcome pack. Could not fault the house and made a perfect weekend away to celebrate my mums 60th birthday. Thank you x
Thanks for looking after Windfall during your weekend stay . it was a delight to have you stay and look forward to seeing you again some time soon,
Kind Thanks, Keith and Teresa...
Immaculate, quaint, well furnished and stocked.
We had our two daughters, their husbands and our 6 month old grandson. The home could not have suited our needs better. It is spacious, well constructed and furnished. The owners have thought of virtually every need and were generous in sharing tips to enhance our visit. The location could not have been any better for exploring the Cotswolds. It was a pleasure to come back to our home base each evening.
It was a pleasure meeting you all, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful Cotswolds and we hope you are able to make it again sometime soon ......
Special interest holidays:
Our cottage is set within the small village of Beckford in the North Cotswolds, with direct access onto Bredon Hill, the Cotswolds' largest outlier which has endless walking, mountain biking and other opportunities. Beckford has a shop with deli and post office, a children’s playground and a church. A floodlit tennis club — day membership can be arranged, a pub/restaurant and even its very own nature reserve, complete with wild ducks/geese/swans and much more.
The bistros and boutiques of Broadway and Cheltenham are within 10/20 minutes, whilst famously pretty gastro pub and antique filled villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Camden are also within a short drive. Of course the Cheltenham Gold Cup and other horse racing fixtures throughout the year are a major attraction.
Don’t miss a trip to Daylesford organics, complete with Spa, famous with the Chelsea set and just 20 minutes away — you can stock up on organic goodies and have lunch in the cafe or outdoors on the terrace. You could try the award winning Cowley Manor C-Side Spa which is also a 20 minute drive away and now offers day spa packages.
For entertaining younger members of the family, Toddington Steam railway is just 5 minutes away. Another family favourite is the Cotswold Farm Park with a selection of farm animals and indoor activities including a lovely “Touch Barn” and play barn with electric and pedal power mini tractors. You could also visit the nearby Domestic Fowl Trust where you can feed chickens and ducks as well as enjoying the toddler friendly in and outdoor play areas, including a soft play zone. There is also a shop selling nice wooden toys alongside all sorts of chicken memorabilia and a tea room.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please contact owner Changeover Day:Friday or Monday We offer minimum 3 night weekends arriving Friday ,minimum 4 night mid-week stays arriving Monday or 7 night stays arriving Friday or Monday.