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Bill's Cottage

Northleach

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
1
WIFI
100-199 Mbps
If you’re looking to get away to a peaceful retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds where you can enjoy leisurely strolls through the countryside and days out visiting quaint villages filled with honey stone cottages, then Bill’s Cottage brings you the epitome of country living. Set on a working arable farm you are surrounded by stunning far-reaching views. This comfortable cottage will allow you to feel at home so you can enjoy your time with family and friends. The large living room has space for everybody to spread out and play board games into the evening in front of the wood burning stove and the cottage kitchen has a spacious dining area. Each of the three bedrooms have plump bedding and blankets and surround you in peaceful silence. All of your needs are catered for in this well-equipped cottage and you will enjoy spending time in the garden with the children and family pet looking out across the views in your rural setting.

Despite being in a rural location, Bill’s Cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the northern Cotswolds, from Cheltenham to Burford, north to Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, you can reach a number of highlights in less than half an hour.
Full Description
You arrive at Bill’s Cottage along a quiet country lane, passing farmland on each side with glimpses out to the hills in the distance. It is set on a working farm just outside Turkdean and Northleach and has been renovated to a high standard while keeping many of the original features in place. The cottage is the perfect setting for a family get together, or a reunion of friends who just need time away to reminisce and build new memories. You will find wooden beams and an original fireplace with its exposed stone surround, stone flooring and window seats and images showing the restoration process of this old farm cottage. Providing a base to explore the surrounding area you have everything you could need for your time in the Cotswolds.

The heart of the cottage is a large sitting room which looks out to the garden. Gather here in front of the fire for long conversations, planning trips and competitive matches of charades. If you’re staying during the summer you can take your meals outside to the lovely garden where you are enveloped in the scent of lavender, but if not the kitchen has a dining area for serving meals made from the ingredients you bought at the local markets found that day. Upstairs three bedrooms give you the rest you need after days spent laughing, walking and marvelling at the Cotswold countryside.

In the garden you may hear the hum of farmyard machinery which adds to this rural setting. With an outdoor dining area and a couple of loungers you can bring a book outside, watch the children and dog race around the lawn and take advantage of the BBQ for slow cooked meals. You are spoilt for locations to visit here, Cheltenham is around a thirty minute drive where you can meander through the regency town’s streets. Much loved Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford are nearby and you have a choice of National Trust estates.

Ground Floor


Kitchen/Diner:
The well-equipped kitchen has a dining area in the centre with seating for up to six guests. Watch the green woodpeckers who visit the bird feeders outside the window while enjoying your meals. You have all the expected essentials along with an oven/hob, full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, radio and Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine. There is also plenty of storage to bring necessities with you.

Living Room:
This is the hub of the house where you will spend most of your time together while staying at the cottage. There are three sofas to choose from, a large coffee table and a woodburning stove in its original inglenook stone fireplace. Board games and books are stored here and there is a 50” Smart TV.

Utility:
Set apart from the kitchen are your laundry facilities. There is cupboard space, an overhead drying rack, washing machine and separate dryer.

Shower Room:
Through the utility you reach the shower room. Alongside the shower cubicle is a WC and bowl sink.

First Floor


Bedroom One:
The first bedroom you find is the twin room with two full-size single beds. The beds share a bedside table and lamp and there is a chest of drawers and TV. Above you are exposed wooden beams and the room overlooks the garden and across the walls to the fields beyond.

Bedroom Two:
The first king-size bedroom features an original fireplace with an exposed stone surround creating a focal point in the room. High ceilings have wooden beams and this room also looks out to the garden. There is a bedside table at each side of the bed, a chest of drawers, blanket box and additional shelving.

Bathroom:
The family bathroom has a bath with a shower over, WC and bowl sink.

Bedroom Three:
The final bedroom has a king-size bed and is at the opposite side of the house to the rest of the accommodation. With far reaching views towards Turkdean and farmyards you may see some of the wildlife this local area has to offer. This room has two bedside tables, blanket box and a chest of drawers with a TV.

Outside


The cottage garden is a lovely space to sit out with a morning coffee or enjoy evening meals. The outdoor dining table is set to the side of the lawn where the children and dogs can play. You might catch sight of the local wildlife when you spend time out here including red kites, buzzards, peewits, partridges, hare, barn owls and even deer. To the side of the garden is a gravelled area providing parking for up to three cars.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - Twin
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • Bedroom Three - King-size
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 ground floor shower room with WC and sink and a first-floor bathroom with a shower over bath, WC and sink.
  • Hairdryer - 3
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso Vertuo
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 100-199 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 3 cars
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: Northleach (2.5 miles) is your nearest shopping destination where you can peruse locally grown ingredients. You will find WJ Castle butchers on The Green and Fruitcakes Bakery on Market Place. Once a bustling market town which was well-known for its wool trade, there is still a market held every Wednesday from 8:30 to 2pm.

Cafes, pubs, and restaurants:
  • The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach – perfect for Sunday lunch (2 miles)
  • The Old Prison, Northleach – stop for a coffee and visit the old prison cells and courtroom (2 miles)
  • The Curious Wine Cellar, Northleach – serving light meals and tapas alongside live music events (2.5 miles)
  • The Plough, Cold Aston – a grade II listed 17th century inn serving home cooked food (5.5 miles)

Walks: Bill’s Cottage is in a rural location surrounded by countryside which is cross crossed with walking routes. From the cottage you can walk North towards Turkdean and join a circular route passing through the villages of Notgrove and Cold Aston. This is a 4 hour walk once you have reached Turkdean and it follows well-worn paths and sections of the Macmillan Way. A lot of walks can be found which start in Northleach including a shorter route to Hampnett and back so you can enjoy a meal at The Wheatsheaf Inn on your return.

Places to Visit:
  • Northleach Church – this magnificent church (known as The Cathedral of the Cotswolds) benefitted from the wool trade profits (2.5 miles)
  • Far Peak Camping – on-site facilities open to the public include climbing and an outdoors centre (3.5 miles)
  • National Trust Chedworth Villa – the remains of a Roman villa with mosaics (6 miles)
  • National Trust Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate – tranquil estate with 17th century grandstand (5.5 miles)
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not take 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.
  • 1 well-behaved dog is permitted at the cottage for an additional fee. Please keep dogs downstairs, a stairgate is provided.

Reviews

Lovely and beautiful place, very clean and looked after, perfect for family with children, very peaceful with an amazing view and beautiful horse in the back garden. Perfect holiday home!

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Maria
| 08/04/2024

It was a perfect stay. We arrived to a fresh loaf of bread, some eggs, and a wonderful large cake. The host Mary was very helpful, and the cottage was well-equipped. Great Nespresso coffee machine and a lovely log stove that warmed the lounge quickly. Two showers and underfloor heating. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave.

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Adam
| 08/03/2024

One of, if not the best cottage I have stayed in. The pictures really don’t do this wonderful place justice. It was very easy to check in with a lock box at the side of the front door. Mary is a fantastic host, she lets you settle in before coming to check if everything is ok and to give some useful information about the cottage (heating etc). She also baked a beautiful cake and left fresh bread and eggs for us, a very thoughtful and welcoming gesture. The cottage itself is private, spacious, comfy and warm with every utensil and appliance you could think of. There is also a gated drive and private garden which was a bonus as we took our dog. The location is brilliant, within 30 minutes to Cirencester, 20 minutes to Stow-on-the-Wold and 10 minutes to Bourton-on-the-Water. Would highly recommend Bill’s Cottage to anyone looking for a comfortable and hassle-free stay.

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Jennifer
| 08/12/2023

We had the most amazing week away at Bill’s Cottage. The house was absolutely immaculate, very well equipped and Mary had provided such lovely treats- a beautiful sponge cake, fresh eggs, milk and bread on arrival. We had our toddler with us and Mary had thoughtfully put up a travel cot with lovely fresh blankets which our daughter loved and slept in beautifully. The house is fantastic if you are visiting with small children (lots of plastic bowls, cups, cutlery etc for children, as well as a stair gate, fire guard, high chair and travel cot). It was such a joy to stay in the cottage, which is very well-positioned for exploring many areas in the Cotswolds. We will definitely rebook when visiting the area. Thank you for a lovely stay!

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Jen
| 30/10/2023

We had such a lovely time here. The host was excellent and left us a beautiful homemade jam sponge cake for our arrival and all the essentials we needed. Great communication, outstanding views and such a beautiful and cosy home, will definitely revisit.

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Emma
| 27/10/2023

Location

This rural location just outside Turkdean and Northleach, in the middle of farmland is a real escape from the city. Bill’s Cottage is on a working arable farm with a range of activities and days out nearby. Walks from the door take you to the neighbouring villages and towns and a short drive will get you into the further Cotswolds. Just south of Northleach is Far Peak Camping with on-site climbing and an outdoors centre, a great destination for families to keep children, young and old, entertained. You must also visit The Old Smokery where live music is regularly on offer. Arlington Row at Bibury, the banner image of the Cotswolds, is very close by and worth a visit and the National Trusts’ Chedworth Roman Villa and Sherborne Park Estate are both a short drive. Further afield, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the Water, Burford, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Norton are all highlights.