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Family Friendly Cosy, Comfortable Historic Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Grade II Listed Thatched Cottage with period features and character.

A Grade II listed Thatched Cottage that used to be a Toll House. Exposed beams, wooden floors large fireplaces and a wonderful character.

The main house has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with the modern family bathroom downstairs. Wooden beams add to the character. A further double bedroom with its own sitting area and shower and toilet are just accross the garden in the annexe.

The historic house is complimented with fully fitted kitchen with range cooker, integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and plenty of storage. A door leads out onto the enclosed garden with lawn and paved seating area. The dining room has windows on 3 sides looking out onto the garden and also has a door to access the garden seating area.

The large living room with polished floor boards, exposed woodwork , a large woodburner and curiously shaped leaded windows make a very cosy space in which to relax.

Long Compton lies at the northern edge of the Cotswold escarpment in South Warwickshire. It nestles in the valley of a tributary to the river Stour. As its name suggests, it is linear in form, stretching for almost a mile along the main road with spurs of development, principally on one side. Long Compton is known for its pretty thatched cottages, warm Cotswold stone walls, ancient church with an unusual lychgate, and above all for its glorious countryside. It is within the boundary of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty and much of the village is protected by conservation area status.

The Village is well situated to visit local towns of historic and special interest such as Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston-on-Stour, Startford-upon-Avon & Stow-on-the-Wold, and also to enjoy walks in the beautiful countrysideincluding the Macmillan Way, and Shakespeare Way.

Long Compton remains essentially a farming community. The countryside and landscapes are highly valued by all who are lucky enough to live here.

North Cotswolds

Whilst the rightly famous and popular towns of the north Cotswolds such as Cheltenham, Broadway, Bourton on the Water or Burford feature in every guidebook, head off the beaten track and you can unearth hidden gems such as Bourton on the Hill or Naunton. Each of the better known market towns such as Chipping Campden, Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold has a cluster of villages around it and these are decidedly Cotswold in character and well worth investigating.

Winchcombe is an unspoilt market town set on the Cotswold edge. It’s known as being a centre for walkers and is a great place to base yourself if you want to enjoy the rural Cotswolds. A stay in the north Cotswolds brings Stratford upon Avon and Oxford into perfect range for day visits.

You’ll never be short of something to do in the Cotswolds!

A visit to the Cotswolds not only allows you to relax and unwind, but also provides the perfect opportunity for you to experience the many things to do and attractions on offer in the beautiful Cotswolds. A day out in the Cotswolds can be as relaxing, or as exciting, and as thrilling, as you want it to be, with a whole host of Cotswolds attractions and Cotswolds leisure activities to keep you entertained.

You may choose to wander around Cotswolds historic houses and gardens like Berkeley Castle, Blenheim Palace or Sudeley Castle, or down a glorious avenue of trees at Batsford or Westonbirt Arboretum. The Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from wherever you are, so you can enjoy the variety of outdoor leisure pursuits, as well as just rambling or cycling along at your own pace.

If you are looking to keep the kids entertained, then you will be excited to know that there is a lot of choice. There are an abundance of animal attractions like Cotswold Farm Park, where your little ones can get up close and personal with animals, or Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can see a collection of animals and birds from around the world.

The Cotswolds has many historical stories to tell, with Cotswolds country houses, castles, churches and amazing heritage tales at the Cotswolds museums and visitor centres. There is also a Cotswold stone model village in Bourton on the Water, and of course a visit wouldn’t be the same without a trip on the Cotswolds heritage steam railway, which departs from Toddington to Cheltenham.

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Property Manager
Nick & Fiona
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2018

Why Nick & Fiona chose Shipston-on-Stour

A stunning listed building with some wooden floors, exposed beams and centuries of history. Whats not to like!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shipston-on-Stour in Long Compton

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Annexe Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom in the Annexe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Plus one pull out single bed suitable for children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
An opportunity to stay in this very old property, thatched roof, low ceilings, exposed beams, stained glass and full of history. The perfect base from which to explore the Cotswolds and Shakespearean Warwickshire. Cosy log burner for those colder days, Sky TV, internet, this cottage has all the comforts of home and you can be assured of a great time with so many things to see and do in the area.


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Family Friendly Cosy, Comfortable Historic Cottage
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Really lovely homely place to stay, in a charming location

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The property is in a beautiful village perfectly located for day trips to places like Oxford and Stratford. The place itself had some really lovely period features like little stained glass windows everywhere. There was also tonnes of room - a huge sitting room, dining room, kitchen... and a whole self contained apartment off the main house.

There were only a few little things that I could suggest to them to improve on... there was a very good welcome email a little before the stay, but no information left anywhere around the house. Maybe I was wrong to expect it because actually we didn’t have problems. Also lovely to have milk and dishwasher tablets... but no salt and pepper in the salt and pepper mills! Also the boiler in the annexe wasn’t working when we arrived but the owners were great at getting someone out to fix it. And lastly be warned that the stairs to the bedrooms in the main house were a bit steep and it’s lucky my grandmother is nimble footed or she might have been sleeping on the sofa!

Overall we really enjoyed our stay. My overall impression was just of how charming the place was. I would recommend and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Red Lion Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Feloon Valley
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended


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