2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4 plus 1 bedroom has additional sofa bed for 5th guest
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Over the age of 8Over the age of 8
Pets allowed - 1 only, arranged prior and a £25 fee applies 1 only, arranged prior and a £25 fee applies
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 8
We love Fairford!
This is a beautiful area with exceptional people. We loved the location of the cottage and walked everywhere. The cottage has everything to meet your needs. Our only negatives would be a very musty odor. A dehumidifier could possibly help with that issue.
great location, attractive cottage
Very nicely styled and comfortable cottage in a great location with local shops, pubs, restaurant all in walking distance. Everything we needed was provided, the milk in the fridge was a nice touch. Easy to book and easy access to the cottage as well. Parking is "on street" but we never had trouble finding space. It was a particularly stormy weekend weather wise and this did result in a constant drip of water in the kitchen one evening. The owner confirmed that the flat roof had been recovered, but it hadn't resolved the issue and would ensure it was repaired. This did result in a slight damp smell when you first entered the property but obviously this would clear up. This would not put us off from returning to the property. A great find in a great location.
Thanks Joanne for your kind review, we are so glad you had such a nice time! We thought you might also like to know that having had our roof completely checked and been advised it was in perfect condition, we tracked the drip down to an issue with the extractor fan over the hob - the day after you left we replaced the extractor for a brand new one and problem solved!! We look forward to seeing you again soon, hopefully with some lovely weather for your Cotswolds strolls! Best, Daisy
Wishbone Cottage was a delight to stay in and Fairford was a nicely sized village having all the shops required as well as pubs and restaurant
An excellent stay in a beautiful cottage. Everything you need to have a relaxing break.
Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, everything you need for a relaxing break.
The cottage is lovely, inside and outside, lots of extra touches that made you feel very welcome. Bedrooms are spacious and beds very comfortable, a definite must for a good nights sleep. Kitchen very well equipped, gas bbq outside. The only criticisms I have is we couldn’t park on the street outside at all during our 5 night stay as it was too busy, and it was quite noisy in the bedrooms if you had a window open, as the passing traffic was constant in the mornings and we were on the main road through the town.
I still gave 5 stars as the whole experience was just lovely.
Fairford town sits on a lovely stretch of the River Coln and owes its fortune to its location - an important coaching town on the old London to Gloucester route. Some of the inns and hotels are reminders of this by gone era.
Fairford is famous for its great glory the parish church, St Mary’s, which is a fine 'wool church' with a set of 28 medieval stained glass windows that tell the story of the Bible, the finest complete set in England.
The old water mill over the river Coln at Fairford is one of the prettiest in the country: the view over to the church and water meadows is incredibly picturesque and appeals to walkers from miles around.
The town has a regular traditional market every Wednesday, a continental market twice a year and a festive market for Christmas on the first Friday of December.
Carrying on an ancient tradition, the Fairford Town Crier “cries” in the Market Place on the 1st Wednesday of every month and at other events.
The village is also well known for its air base, with thousands of people visiting for the three-day Royal International Air Tattoo, the biggest military air show in the world, every July.
It’s impressive, with more than 200 aircraft – and 2018 (weekend of 13-15 July) will be special: it’s the RAF centenary. Concorde was first tested at this air base.
This isn’t the only major event in the town, which also holds The Fairford Festival, a whole weekend of fun and events for all ages over the 1st weekend of June (including 10k road race, 3k fun run, live music, Festival parade, children’s party, art exhibition, historical photographic exhibition and more.
With four pubs and one hotel, Fairford is well served to quench the thirst of walkers and fishermen. There is also a great Italian restaurant in the town centre and a café serving famed brownies, paninis and other delicious food.
Fairford attracts many walkers to enjoy the picturesque walks along the River Coln, by the Old Mill and around the many lakes in the Eastern Cotswold Water Park which is a stone’s throw from the town. A short Heritage Walk around the town is also a “must” for visitors.
One can also walk from Fairford to Bibury, which William Morris described as the “most beautiful village in the Cotswolds” and is famous for its weavers’ cottages.
About Daisy Laramy-Binks
Hi I'm Daisy, I'm 32 years old and love nothing more than a cosy weekend away in the country, especially if it involves a good gastropub and a dog walk with my chihuahua and french bulldog duo. In my spare time I enjoy horseriding and windsurfing (both of which are great in the Cotswolds!). I speak Italian and enjoy escaping for an occasional weekend break to practice my language skills and stock up on Bolognese! I think a holiday cottage should be as warm and welcoming as your own home; I aim to offer my guests an environment that feels like the perfect balance between the luxury of a chic hotel and the comfort of a cosy hideaway. I look forward to welcoming you! To help make sure guests enjoy their stay and booking experience I have employed AirSW to help manage this listing.
Daisy Laramy-Binks purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Daisy Laramy-Binks chose Fairford
Wishbone really is ideally situated to enjoy all the charms of the Cotswolds, just 15 mins from favourite places to visit such as Bibury, Burford and Cirencester. It is easy to visit all surrounding areas such as Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham, Painswick, Tetbury and Oxford with a pleasant drive from the property. Fairford itself is a sweet typical Cotswold village with local stores including Boots and a grocery store providing your day to day amenities on your doorstep. The local Bull Pub is a couple of minutes walk from the front door and provides a chic dining venue which has been highly praised by the likes of The Guardian.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is situated in the Cotswold Water Park area in a river village - just near the property is a path straight into the water meadows towards the church, affording delightful strolls and walks to neighbouring pubs and sites. There are an unbelievable number of great quality gastro pubs in the nearby villages and so many beautiful landscapes and timeless quaint locations to see. The cottage itself, as a C16th bakery building, retains so much of the original charm of the property without being full of heavy dark beams - it has a warm, cosy atmosphere with careful attention to detail in the restoration, ensuring that your stay will be both comfortable as well as providing you with all the modern comforts to make it that little bit more enjoyable. The garden is lovely to sit in in the summer months - nothing like a bbq beneath the wisteria using local meat from the butchers in the square.