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Cotswold Cottage

Coln St Aldwyns

Family Friendly
No Pets
Local Pub
50-99 Mbps
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 with a gas fire in a stone surround. Full of surprises, Cotswold Cottage also boasts an incredibly pretty private garden, not to mention the secret and luxurious loft-conversion en-suite bathroom.
Full Description

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.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
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.

Living Room:
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 in a stone surround, Panasonic 43 inch Smart TV and Blue-ray DVD player, DAB radio sound system and double patio doors leading out to the sunny patio dining area.

Dining Room:
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.

First Floor

Bedroom Two:
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.

Bedroom Three:
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.

Family Bathroom:
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.

Bedroom One:
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

En-suite Bathroom:
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


  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - King-size
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 downstairs WC, 1 family bathroom and 1 en-suite bathroom (no WC)
  • Hair dryer - 3
  • Fire - Gas
  • Portable fans
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso original
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 50-99 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 2
  • Highchair - 1
  • Sound system - DAB radio


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
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.

Eating Out:
  • 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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • 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


Nice cottage in a beautiful village with a great post office/ shop/ café. The cottage was well equipped.

| 24/11/2023

Great stay at the Cotswold Cottage in Coln St Aldwyns. The cottage we very well equipped and we were even left a welcome gift of coffee, cake and eggs. We would certainly use Bolthole Retreats again when returning to the Cotswolds.

| 25/10/2023

A lovely, comfy cottage to suit all your needs.It was very well equipped for cooking etc and the beds were amazingly comfortable.It's definitely worth booking a stay here.

| 04/10/2023

The cottage was amazing. Everything was great especially the complimentary gifts left for us.

| 29/09/2023

A relaxed stay for our family trip to the area.Plenty of space and a lovely location.

| 15/09/2023

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.

| 15/07/2021


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.