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18th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

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In the heart of one of the Cotswolds' premier conservation areas, Rose Cottage is a charming 18th-century cottage built with local honey-coloured limestone. It is filled with period features such as exposed beams on both floors and a traditional wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The cottage faces south, so you can enjoy the sun inside or out, in the intimacy of a pleasant garden.

The house is comprehensively equipped to a high standard throughout, with many personal touches that give it a cosy feel. Curl up in front of the television with video and DVD player, settle down with a good book from the bookshelves, rummage through the chest of games or listen to music on the CD player/radio. Hand-made quilts and blankets will keep you snug, and there is plenty of wood available for the fireplace, to make it even cosier. In the kitchen, you will find everything you need for your stay, from the basics to small luxuries.

One floor up, you have two bedrooms (one king, one double) with very comfortable mattresses, thick duvets and postcard vistas of the village. You also have a modern bathroom with power shower and tub (note, all linen for bed and bathroom provided). The well-maintained garden offers a table and chairs for outdoor dining. If you want, a telephone and wireless broadband will help you stay in touch with the outside world.

You can get a good impression of what a stay at Rose Cottage feels like from our guests' descriptions of their own experience, in the Comments section below.

The cottage is nestled alongside a calm, narrow lane, surrounded by fine Cotswold cottages and gardens, a 2-minute stroll from the Horse and Groom. The pub serves delicious meals in a very nice decor, and has a large garden terrace for sunny weather. Publicans Simon and Sally will offer you a warm welcome.

Continue your walk through Upper Oddington, a 16th-century settlement tucked away from traffic and well preserved by the extensive conservation area that protects its many listed buildings and overall historical character. Strolling through the conservation area to Lower Oddington, you will find the Fox Inn, another highly-rated pub. Both the Fox and Horse and Groom benefit from an excellent reputation across the region and are recommended by the Good Pub Guide.

At the very end of Lower Oddington, you will discover St. Nicholas Church, an early Norman gem, well known for its large-scale medieval doom fresco. Another 20 minutes across the fields, or 5 minutes by car, will bring you to the award-winning Daylesford Farm Shop and Cafe.

For more general shopping, Stow-on-the-Wold is just 5 minutes away by car. The highest and one of the most attractive market towns in the Cotswolds, Stow offers a wide variety of specialist shops and plenty of restaurants where you can relax over a drink or meal. You will also find a large grocery store for all your holiday provisions.

Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, and Moreton-in-Marsh are both 10 minutes away, the popular towns of Burford and Broadway are less than 20 minutes away, and it takes around 30 minutes to reach Blenheim Palace or the elegant horse racing centre of Cheltenham. Historic Oxford is an easy 45-minute drive away.

Rose Cottage is located towards the centre of the Cotswolds, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the largest in Britain, and as such makes a great base camp for walkers and cyclists alike, with plenty of maps and guides provided. You can follow footpaths starting right out of the front door, or short drives give easy access to the many other walks in the Area.

Welcome to Rose Cottage. During your stay, we trust that you will enjoy a peaceful retreat and a quintessential Cotswold experience.

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More Details

Emmanuel Peccoud
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Emmanuel Peccoud

Jenny grew up in San Francisco and Emmanuel in Grenoble, in the French Alps.

We’re both 46 and we’ve lived in the UK for 20 years – and we like the country so much that we became British citizens a few years ago!

Jenny is a management consultant and Emmanuel is a former corporate lawyer turned writer.

Emmanuel Peccoud purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Emmanuel Peccoud chose Upper Oddington

The area is perfect for us. It's full of so many charms and yet really close to London, where we live. Our jobs are geographically flexible, which allows us to spend a month at the cottage 3 or 4 times a year.

What makes this cottage unique

We're big walkers and food lovers, and the Cotswolds have so much to offer...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Emmanuel,

We are doing very well, are having a wonderful time and enjoying every minute. The cottage is whatever we could wish for. Work and pleasure alternate and that is what we came for.

Thank you for asking, with kindest regards,

Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Upper Oddington in Oddington

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • village ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Very high quality mattress, Double Beds (1) Very high quality mattress, Baby Cribs (1) Folding crib provided, with linen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Double sofabed in the living room. Very comfortable, with wooden slats and a top-quality mattress. We also have 2 inflatable mattresses – comfortable and easy to inflate, deflate and store away in the day time.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • tennis


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18th Century Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Cotswolds
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews

Absolutely perfect Cotswold home

  • 5 of 5

We (3 adults and a 2-year old) just spent 4 days at the Rose Cottage and it could not have been more perfect! Plenty of room, very comfortable, lovely garden for reading (or letting our toddler roam safely), and a superior location for sight seeing in the Cotswolds. The hosts provided detailed instructions and great local suggestions, making our stay even more comfortable. Would recommend this cottage in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect base for Cotwolds touring

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and thrilled our American guests with its old- world idiosyncrasies. Whilst the rooms are small, it is perfectly decorated to feel cosy and every comfort has been considered. The local area is beautiful with friendly neighbours, a convenient local, and beautiful walks right from the front door. The garden is blissful. I would definitely stay again.

One caution though- there is no way that my two teenagers could've both slept on the 'double' sofa bed. 5 people is really the maximum capacity of the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely time spent at Rose Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our trip to England and can't say enough good things about this property and the host. We were looking to escape London for a few days and found a lovely getaway in the Cotswolds. We were traveling with our three children (ages 11, 15 and 19) and had more than enough room. The cottage itself was in excellent condition and the garden was spectacular. Our children were delighted with the cottage and we spent quite a few evenings enjoying the board games provided. Emmanuel was so kind, accommodating and helpful. We were so surprised to find bread, butter, milk and eggs upon our arrival. It made for a smooth transition in the morning. The cottage is located in one of the prettiest parts of the Cotswolds. We were able to visit Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, Woodstock, Bath and even Wales from this location. The neighborhood itself was delightful with restaurants, pubs and hiking trails within walking distance. We would certainly visit again and recommend it highly to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet cottage in great part of the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in the Rose Cottage with our young son, and even had some family staying over. The location is fantastic, in the middle of our favorite part of the Cotswolds, between Bledington, Kingham, the Slaughters, etc. With two great gastropubs within walking distance, you really have all you need. The cottage itself is well equipped and clean, it even came with free charging of our hybrid car! The owners were more than helpful throughout, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Week at Rose Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from a heavenly week spent at Rose Cottage in Upper Oddington. I now have my photo of the view from the upstairs bedroom room window as my wallpaper on my phone so I can be reminded often of what fun I had. The cottage fulfilled every dream I had had from reading many books about England since I was a child. What a fantasy – to spend time in a cottage built in the 1700s yet so thoughtfully restored. The owner, Emmanuel, was so efficient in communicating with me and prepared very detailed information about how to get in and how to operate any and all devices inside. The cottage was furnished with everything I needed, and then some. There was a lovely garden outdoors, but it was a little too early in the spring for me to use it. The location was fabulous. The local pub, the Horse and Groom, was truly a 2 minute walk away, and served the very best fish and chips I ever had. Right outside the door was a gate to a walking path that I took to explore Stow-on-the-Wold. A friendly neighbor gave me good directions, but there is probably a way to find that information on your own. What a pleasure to have that village so close that I could walk and enjoy the country scenery along the way. Sometimes I cheated and took the car there and that was only a drive of maybe 10 minutes or less. I highly recommend Rose Cottage and hope I can go there again some magical day!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cotswolds Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rose Cottage for a week during our honeymoon last year, and it was exactly what we needed--a quiet, peaceful place to get away from everything, and picture perfect. We loved it so much that we came back this year to celebrate our first anniversary. One might worry about trying to recreate a honeymoon, but everything was just as wonderful as we remembered!

The scenery is spectacular, of course; we went on several long walks through the countryside, right through the fields with the sheep. (We're so in love with the garden that we're talking to landscapers now about creating a cottage garden of our own back home in Virginia!) Oddington is wonderfully tiny, and just 5-10 minutes from Stow, which has a grocery and shops--everything you need. The butcher is particularly good. Oxford is an easy 40-50 minute drive, and a great day trip.

The cottage has everything you need. We love to cook, and the kitchen is well stocked with all the tools we could want. Coral also left lovely bread, butter, and fresh eggs for us. We couldn't unplug entirely this time, and the wifi was great--fast enough for video streaming and wifi phone calls without any trouble at all. Emmanuel and Coral made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. I suppose we probably can't come back every year, but we would if we could. It's just magical.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
4 Miles
Kingham Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Horse & Groom
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
23 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas / New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
8 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid season
29 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Laundry fee (to discuss) £20

Seasonal periods and rates listed here are approximate. Exact quote available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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