Bay Tree Cottage | Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds, Dog Friendly
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Bay Tree Cottage


Sleeps 5 + 1
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
Tucked away on a quiet lane overlooking St David’s Church, Bay Tree Cottage is a pretty 18th-century Cotswold stone cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh. Step inside and you’ll find three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a long, south-facing garden, which is perfect for sunny afternoon barbecues. With independent shops, pubs, great places to eat, and the railway station with a direct line to Oxford and London, all within a short walk, it’s a wonderful base from which to explore the Cotswolds or for an easy and relaxing weekend in the country.
Full Description
Lying on a quiet lane in the thriving Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, Bay Tree Cottage is a quintessentially Cotswold terraced cottage, built of the local honey-hued stone so iconic to the region. With a large bay window and original features including flagstone flooring, exposed beams and an open fireplace there is plenty of classic character to enjoy.

Set over three floors Bay Tree Cottage features a living-dining room with a distinctive bay window and open fireplace, along with a small but well-equipped kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor are two bedrooms and the family bathroom, whilst on the second floor is the master bedroom and an ensuite shower room. Bay Tree is perfect for up to five guests, although can accommodate six if two people share the small double room.

To the rear of Bay Tree is a long, south-facing garden, with a large lawned area, planted borders and a raised terrace at the far end, it’s a great spot for BBQs and lazy afternoon drinks. It’s also secure for families with children and your four-legged friend if they’ve come along too. Whilst there is no allocated parking, on-street parking is available, or you could leave the car behind and come by train!

Ground Floor

The Living – Dining Room:
This charming room, with its distinctive bay window, original stone floor and open fireplace, provides a warm welcome as you arrive. The seating area is furnished with a two-seater sofa, two armchairs and a large beanbag, all positioned to enjoy the fire or relax in front of the smart TV. A dining table, with seating for up to six guests, sits at the back of the room.

The Kitchen:
The compact but well-equipped kitchen features a butler sink, an electric hob and oven, a large fridge-freezer, a dishwasher and all the crockery, glassware and food preparation items you need for a self-catering stay.

The back door opens from the kitchen to the south-facing garden and patio, which is ideal for alfresco meals and evening drinks.

First Floor

The original (steep) staircase leads to the first floor. This is the original 18th-century staircase with a rope handrail.

Bedroom Two:
An original pine door leads into the first double bedroom, which overlooks the ancient rooftops of Church Street and St David’s Church across the road. Furnished with a standard double bed, (against the wall), an antique velvet chair, an original fireplace (ornamental) and a full-length mirror. A hanging area is provided with padded hangers.

Bedroom Three:
This light and bright bedroom is the smallest in the house and offers a peaceful view over the garden. It's furnished with a small double bed* which sits against the wall, a bedside table and a reading lamp and hooks with padded hangers to hang clothes. The low 17th-Century doorway needs care for those who are vertically blessed however, the ceiling height within the room is perfectly 21st Century! (*Small 4ft/121cm double bed comfortably sleeps one adult or two smaller guests).

Family Bathroom:
The compact but fabulously quirky family bathroom features a full-size, roll-top bath, with an over-bath rain shower, a handmade washbasin and a vanity unit with a mirror above, a toilet and a heated towel rail.

Second Floor

A door off the landing leads to a steep, carpeted staircase with a rope handrail to the second floor.

Bedroom One – Master:
Up in the loft conversion, this bedroom is the largest in the house, with exposed timbers, chalky-purple-coloured walls and a great view to the front across to Moreton’s ancient rooftops. Furnished with a king-size bed, with bedside tables and reading lamps to each side, and a small chest of drawers under the Velux window (with blind). A hanging and storage area is provided with padded hangers and a woven basket.

En-suite Shower Room:
The en-suite is cleverly fitted into a corner of the bedroom and features a cubicle shower with an overhead rain shower and hand-held shower fitting, a toilet, a hand-built washbasin and a vanity unit.


Head through the kitchen and out into the pretty, south-facing garden with a lawn, flower beds and a raised terrace at the far end – a real suntrap on a sunny day. Sitting by the fig tree with the charcoal BBQ alight, you’ll truly be able to relax and enjoy your tranquil surroundings. Adjacent to the kitchen is an attached outbuilding with a washer/dryer, the latter can be used by guests should they need to!
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Small double
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - On-street parking
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: The town has a wide range of food shops including a Co-Operative Foodstore, Tesco Express, Aldi and Warner’s Budgens. Moreton-in Marsh also has a butcher and bakery. There is a Tesco Superstore in Stow-on-the-Wold, a 15-minute drive away. If you would like a grocery delivery, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all deliver to the cottage. Within the town there are comprehensive facilities including a doctors’ surgery, hospital, dentist and a range of independent shops. Moreton-in-Marsh is dedicated to showcasing local and artisan producers of the region. As well as a weekly market, which is the largest open-air market in the Cotswolds, there are also hideaway shops all along the streets, including The Cotswold Cheese Company.

Eating Out:
  • The Swan Inn (150 metres)
  • The Black Bear Inn (300 metres)
  • The Bell Inn (500 metres)
Walks: You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to walks in and around Moreton-in-Marsh thanks to its location on the northern Cotswold Way, a glorious 100-mile walk stretching from Chipping Campden all the way to Bath. En-route, you will discover beautiful Cotswold villages, rolling landscapes and incredible views.

Places to Visit:
  • The Moreton Gallery (150 metres)
  • Curfew Tower (300 metres)
  • Four Shire Stone (1.8 miles)
  • Train - Moreton-in-Marsh Station (500 metres) with links to Oxford and London Paddington
  • Taxis - AAA Station Taxis, North Cotswold Taxis and Tours, Moreton-in-Marsh Taxi4u
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Bay Tree Cottage is an 18th Century Grade-II listed property with the original staircase (two flights) which is steep and narrow, with a rope ‘handrail’. It is not suitable, therefore, for guests with limited mobility. As with most 18th Century cottages, the door frame height and ceiling height are lower than in modern homes. Bedroom door frames are approximately 5’7” high.
  • Bay Tree Cottage is described as ‘Sleeps 5+1’ because the downstairs area is best suited to accommodate a maximum of five adults; however, Bedroom Three has a small double bed (4ft /121cm wide), which is best suited for one adult but could sleep two smaller guests if needed. Dining seating, towels, china/cutlery etc is provided for six guests.


Lovely place perfect for groups of friends.

| 06/10/2023

Had a good stay, Moreton is always lovely. The cottage worked well very cosy and the kitchen had all that you could need. It is very central and lovely to have a garden to sit out in the late summer. Recommend for weekends.

| 31/08/2023

We had a great stay, it's a beautiful house and we would come back again.

Angeli Dominique
| 26/08/2023

A perfect base for a few nights in the Cotswolds. The cottage itself is charming and very well equipped with some thoughtful touches. The booking process was very easy and smooth.

| 17/08/2023

We had a wonderful stay at Bay Tree Cottage. We especially enjoyed making use of the table at the back of the garden - so peaceful and beautiful.

| 09/08/2023


Located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley, within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding National Beauty, Moreton-in-Marsh is a thriving market town, dating back to the Saxon era. Moreton’s status grew through the centuries, becoming a market town and then establishing its importance in the region with the coming of the railway and its own station in the 19th Century. The High Street is lined with elegant Cotswold stone buildings which house many specialist shops, antique emporiums, tea rooms and delis. Every Tuesday, Moreton-in-Marsh hosts the largest open-air street market in the Cotswolds, which is popular throughout the year. Every year, the town holds an impressive, one-day agricultural festival, celebrating farming and rural life past, present and future. As well as the railway station, which offers a direct link to London, Moreton-in-Marsh is well connected by road, with Chipping Norton just nine miles away, and Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford all within 27 miles.