Situated in the picture-postcard village of Coln St Aldwyns, Cotswold Cottage is a delightful and spacious family home sleeping 6 guests across 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a separate WC. This exquisite Cotswold stone period property is the epitome of country charm, featuring a well-equipped Kitchen, separate Dining Room and comfortable Living Room. Full of surprises, Cotswold Cottage also boasts an incredibly pretty private garden, not to mention the secret and luxurious loft-conversion en-suite bathroom.
Cotswold Cottage is an idyllic Cotswold home for families or friends looking for utter peace and quiet. One thing that may strike you about Coln is its blissful feeling of calm. Guests who are fortunate enough to enjoy sunny days at Cotswold Cottage will be able to appreciate the tranquillity of its gorgeous garden. Providing plenty of open space and room, Cotswold Cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the undulating Coln Valley and rushing waters of the River Coln, or to venture further afield.
Step out of the front door and you’re straight into miles and miles of walking, including an idyllic 4- or 6-mile route to Bibury (famed for its Arlington Row cottages, possibly the most photographed tourist location in the Cotswolds!), where you can have a bite to eat at The Swan, The Catherine Wheel or in the café at Bibury Trout Farm.
If you’re staying with little ones, down the road to a safe, secure and immaculate adventure playground, complete with picnic tables and benches. Then wander downhill to the River Coln, flanked by rolling hills that are home to flocks of sheep and herds of cows – a truly bucolic scene. If you’re lucky enough to catch a sunset, it’ll be one of the most beautiful you’re ever likely to see!
Head back up the road to the Coln Community Shop for a cuppa and a slice of some of the tastiest cake in the Cotswolds!
At the end of your day exploring the Cotswolds, return to Cotswold Cottage and Coln St Aldwyns, far from the madding crowds, with easy parking, peace and quiet and an immaculate and cosy home-from-home.
Open the front door from the lane into a large, flagstone-floored Entrance Hall, with plenty of space to leave your shoes after a long day exploring the Cotswolds.
A beautiful spacious room that feels cosy and homely while offering guests plenty of space to relax and unwind. Decorated in neutral tones with a polished wood floor, exposed beams, and wrought iron furnishings, the Living Room casts a feeling of understated elegance, offering guests two large sink-in sofas to rest on after a long day of exploring the local area. The Living Room also features a homely gas fireplace, Panasonic TV and Blue-ray DVD player, Bose CD player and speakers, and double patio doors leading out to the sunny patio dining area.
A bright, contemporary room featuring an ornamental original fireplace and wrought iron and glass dining table and chairs to seat 6 guests, with 2 extra chairs and a free-standing wine cooler.
An excellently equipped room with partial conservatory roofing and direct access into the garden. The Kitchen features a small breakfast table (seats 4), central island, double Belfast sink, Britannia range cooker with double oven and 5 burner gas hobs, full range of Le Creuset cookware, microwave, 3-slot toaster kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, and washing machine. Off the kitchen, you will find the downstairs WC with a washbasin.
A cosy double bedroom with exposed beams overlooking the quiet lane, featuring a double bed, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror, and a hanging cupboard and drawers.
An airy double bedroom with views overlooking the garden, featuring a double bed, canvas hanging cupboard, chest of drawers, and a free-standing, full-length mirror.
A large family bathroom, featuring both a separate bath with central taps and walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. Please note – there is a switch in the hallway to turn the electric shower on.
A luxurious bedroom with a huge sink-in king-size bed and matching cosy corner chair. The Master Bedroom boasts stunning original beams and a polished wood floor, as well as a chest of drawers and a full-length mirror. Head up the secret spiral staircase in the corner to the
A delightful loft-conversion en-suite, this secret bathroom is more private spa than a washroom. Relax among the original timber rafters either in the deluxe free-standing bathtub or walk-in rain shower in this seriously cool, concealed space. Please note there is also a washbasin but no toilet.
Cotswold Cottage offers a beautifully maintained private garden, with a stone patio area featuring a charcoal BBQ and an outdoor dining table and chairs (+parasol) for 6 guests. The central feature of the garden is the beautifully quaint garden out-building which is a haven for climbing plants. Guests may use the deckchairs outside as well as other garden furniture located in the storage cupboard next to the Living Room.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms across 2 standard double beds and a king size double
1x downstairs WC, 1x family bathroom and 1x en-suite bathroom (no WC)
Off street parking
Private enclosed garden – safe for children
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Hairdryers in each bedroom
Toiletries (hand soap, shower gel, shampoo)
Welcome pack including tea and coffee pods for the machine
Heating and hot water
TV with Freeview
Blueray DVD player / DVDs
Games + books
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) bakeware, food preparation.
Full set of Le Creuset pans and casserole dishes
Britannia range cooker with double oven and 5 gas hobs
Baby/Child Equipment: high chair and travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
Garden dining – seats 6
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Fairford (10 minutes’ drive) has a small but well-stocked Coop Food. Cirencester, just under a 20-minute drive from the property, has a Waitrose and Tesco Extra, as well as an M&S Simply Food, ALDI and Lidl.
The New Inn (300 metres)
The Keepers' Arms (1 mile)
The Swan (2.5 miles)
Step out of the front door and you’re straight into miles and miles of walking, including an idyllic 4- or 6-mile route to Bibury (famed for its Arlington Row cottages, possibly the most photographed tourist location in the Cotswolds).
Places to Visit:
Williamstrip Estate (2 miles)
Bibury Trout Farm (2.5 miles)
Arlington Row (3 miles)
Train - Kemble Station (14 miles) with a direct service to London Paddington
Taxis - Siren Cars Cirencester, Bibury's Coln Valley Cabs
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
Parking: Off-road parking is available to the side of the cottage on the drive with space for two cars parked end-to-end
Please be aware that the en-suite bathroom off the Master Bedroom is accessed via a steep staircase
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. If you are found to be in breach of this, you will be asked to leave the property
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Cotswold Cottage was perfect for our weekend retreat in the Cotswolds as a party of 6. It was beautiful in itself and in a wonderful location. Fantastic facilities in the property with perfect instructions for access/use over the weekend. Wonderful period character and decoration throughout the accommodation with great modern facilities and quick wifi. Would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area.
Excellent stay in a lovely cottage in an idyllic location.
David - September 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at the Cotswolds cottage, this is our second time staying there. It is a perfect little family getaway place in the country.
Dejana - August 2021
We had a good stay at this property. It's in a lovely location, has really nice outside space, and it was very clean throughout. The photos are very accurate. Some lovely eggs & cake on arrival, and a nice cool living room on a hot day. Overall a very pleasant stay.
Emma Jul 2021
My family and I loved our stay at Bolthole. The indoor areas were spacious and comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked with cookware (and Nespresso pods which were a lovely bonus!). Our favourite part was definitely the garden - we got lucky with the weather, so the outside table was perfect for drinks and dinner. The area was absolutely beautiful too - perfect for sunny walks in the day and then really quiet and peaceful at night. I’d thoroughly recommend this Airbnb for an escape to the country! :)
I have stayed in many bolthole cottages and this one is definitely one of the best. Beautifully presented cottage all rooms decorated to a high standard, well stocked kitchen with decent equipment. Lovely cake & eggs for the stay. Private garden very well kept, good quality patio furniture.
Location perfect, very quiet & a great pub down the road. My only criticism no toilet in the en-suite, but I would still stay there again.
One of the undiscovered Cotswold villages, Coln St Aldwyns will delight anyone who wants to be immersed in the Cotswold countryside and have an authentic Cotswold experience, yet avoid the hustle and bustle of the Cotswolds’ tourist hot spots. As with most Cotswold villages, Coln (as the locals call it) is steeped in history, with a perfectly maintained, 13th-century Norman church and 17th-century coaching inn, the New Inn. As you stroll around the village, you’ll find endless photo opportunities to capture beautiful, honey-coloured, Cotswold limestone cottages backed by pastoral, rolling countryside.
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