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Greystones Cottage - sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Greystones Cottage

No. 3 Greystones Cottage is a Cotswold stone, cosy converted barn, located in the heart of the village of Cold Aston, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It is located within a stone's throw of an award winning, grade 2 listed 17th Century pub – The Plough Inn.

Greystones Cottage is the perfect place to relax and explore the stunning Cotswolds region and its picturesque market towns. Cold Aston is walking distance from the famous Cotswold market town of Bourton-on-the-Water, a short drive from Stow-in-the-Wold and is ideally located for traveling to Stratford-upon-Avon the ‘home of Shakespeare', Oxford and Sudeley Castle, free entry to which is included with your stay.

This beautiful, period cottage has many character features, including a wood burner, exposed Cotswold stone walls and wooden beams. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including WIFI, a flat screen TV and a well presented, contemporary kitchen.

The cottage sleeps four people, in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms and three loos. There is a lovely secluded south-west facing courtyard garden and plenty of free parking outside the property.

Please use the fantastic link below that will answer all of your travel questions – from your door to ours!


Cold Aston is easily accessed by car from the A436 and A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads through the North Cotswolds, close to the A40.

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Property Manager
Becky Brooks
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay was too short, but very sweet. Exceptional cleanliness.
Feb 2017
  • 1 of 23


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cheltenham in Tewkesbury District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stand alone shower; spacious and easy walk-in access
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • pond
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Greystones is a hidden gem of a cottage, nestled in the tranquil village of Cold Aston. Converted from a 300 year old stone barn and recently renovated, Greystones is conveniently situated next door to the highly regarded Plough Inn, which serves real ales. This spacious property is in an excellent location for both walking and cycling, with stunning country walks and National Trails right from the door. This holiday cottage at a glance: Sleeps four guests. Two bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one family bathroom. Wood burning stove. The partially walled garden is a south facing sun trap and is fully enclosed with a small lawn, mature borders and outdoor dining area. Private off-street parking for one vehicle with ample additional on-street parking close by. One well behaved dog is welcome.


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Greystones Cottage - sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 32 reviews
Rugby, United Kingdom

Holiday cottage in Cold Aston

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage ,beautifully furnished but sewerage smells not good, shame!

Nice location for visiting all areas.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Umberleigh, United Kingdom

Very comfortable stay again.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is lovely. We would only add that a welcome hamper would be very much appreciated- we feel that the minimal cost would be well worth it for customer goodwill- however we know the company does not agree.

We did see some rats in the garden which we have reported to the owners. Otherwise fine.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom


  • 4 of 5

A nice cottage, close to the usual tourist attractions. Well equipped for a family of four.

Certain areas of the cottage have been updated, and are lovely. However other areas need updating to match the overall standard of the cottage, i.e the kitchen looks very tired and needs updating.

The heating system is slightly quirky as we had not touched any controls, and woke up one morning to a roasting house, due to red hot radiators. Not what you want in early August!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lovely stay, great facilities and helpful guidebook

  • 4 of 5

Great facilities, tasteful decor, fantastic shower, wish we could stay for longer and would be glad to revisit :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Good (but blighted by smell problems)

  • 3 of 5

Even without one of the two smell problems (see later), there was no sense of a welcome on arrival. The cottage as cold and there was nothing such as wine, cake or fresh flowers that we've come to expect in a cottage of this quality. In addition, whilst advised in the details contained on another website, there were no basic provisions, such as milk or bread. In a village with no shop this wasn't helpful and had clearly caught other guests out.

However, the cottage was very clean, tastefully decorated and furnished and exactly as described and depicted on the website and once the heating came on it was very warm. There was a log burner but it was too warm for us to make use of it. Most of the windows were locked, with no key, so it did become quite stuffy at times. The equipment in the kitchen was fine, except a missing bar in the fridge door meant you couldn't store anything there, which wasn't very convenient. There were also no dishes suitable for use in the microwave, which meant everything had to be cooked on the stove. And unfortunately our stay was over-shadowed by a dreadful smell that greeted us and that did not shift the whole week we were there. The cesspool had been emptied the day we arrived and we thought this had sucked the traps out, so refreshed them, without success. So we opened the kitchen window (only one had been left unlocked) and the two velux windows in the en-suite and bathroom. This eased the smell in the kitchen but obviously we had to shut the kitchen window when we went out, meaning we were 'greeted' by a terrible smell each time we returned and the bathroom was permanently very cold, which impacted on our enjoyment of the super shower in there. We were also unable to enjoy a relaxing soak in the lovely, large bath. The owners were quick to respond to our report of the smell but concluded a mouse had died and the smell would go eventually; it may have done but not while we were there. And the second smell issue: prospective guests should be aware of the smoke and cooking odours from the kitchen extract of the pub, to which the cottage is attached. These billow out at frequent intervals (except Monday's when it is shut) into the garden of the cottage where the seating area is; the weather was't good enough for us to sit outside but we regularly saw the garden fill with smoke and could smell the odour when coming and going to the car. Fortunately, the Windows we had to keep open were on the front of the house!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have never advertised that we provide welcome packs. We do provide basic provisions for your arrival; milk, biscuits, coffee and tea. Being a country cottage we occasionally have to deal with nature problems; these are rare and we are sorry that we were unable to reverse the smell; we would have been very happy to relocate you or offer you a refund. We are glad you enjoyed our furnishings; we receive lots of positive reviews about the decoration of Greystones Cottage. Best wishes, Rebecca & Martin Bolthole Retreats
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Beautiful cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was immaculate, beautifully presented and felt very homely. Beds were very comfortable and the wood burner came in handy in the cold weather. I would definitely recommend this cottage. Cute neighbouring villages are a short drive away. Our only small issue was with the hot water. Even after pressing the boost button we barely had enough hot water for 4 adults to shower in the main bathroom. Apart from that, we had an amazing time. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

3 Greystones Cottage

Cold Aston

GL54 3BN


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent

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