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Cotswold Way Cottage


Romantic Retreat
No Pets
Local Pub
50-99 Mbps
Cotswold Way Cottage is a delightful period stone cottage with a fantastic valley view that would not look out of place in any oil painting. It has been lovingly decorated in a neutral style that allows the colour of the furnishings to shine and makes the most of the original beams and features. It really is a perfect property for a Cotswold stay. After enjoying one of the many fantastic walks in the area, you can warm yourselves next to the wood-burning stove within the open-plan living room and kitchen. At the rear of the cottage is a cosy snug and dining room and up the eye-catching stairs are two bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Full Description
Sitting on the edge of Rodborough Common near Stroud, Cotswold Way Cottage is a wonderful bolthole retreat. Perfectly located opposite the local pub it is a comfortable home from home where you can explore the country footpaths or stay cosy in front of the fire and relax.

Full of character this cottage has been furnished with a mix of colourful modern sofas and original features including a bread oven. The open-plan living room has a sitting area in front of a modern woodburner and a fully-equipped and well laid out kitchen area. A charming unit sits beneath the hob with hare shaped handles and carved wooden doors. To the rear of the ground floor is a dining room with a seating area and TV. Sitting four the dining table gives space to enjoy meals together and there is a chaise longue where you can relax and catch up on unmissable TV. Up the stairs are two stunning double bedrooms with beautiful soft furnishings and a fully-equipped bath and shower room with antique style fittings.

The cottage garden is a lovely spot to take your breakfast while the fire pit can keep you warm long into the evening enjoying drinks. A number of footpaths lead into and across Rodborough Common and a path follows a route to Stroud across the fields down to the River Frome.

Ground Floor

Open-Plan Living Room/Kitchen:
Entering the cottage, you step into the open-plan living room which leads to the kitchen area. This is a space where you can while away your time in front of the petit but powerful wood-burning stove whilst reading a lovely book or getting lost in conversation. The two comfortable mustard yellow armchairs and matching two-seater sofa ensure you will be able to relax in style with a glass of your favourite drink while taking in the valley view.

A low wooden beam divides the sitting area from the classic country kitchen. It is fully equipped with a four-burner gas hob that sits within a lovely antique wooden unit with adorable carvings and handles. A single electric oven alongside the hob will enable the chef of your party to prepare meals for you using the stunning local produce you have found during the day. The kitchen has everything you will need with crockery and cutlery and even a Hotel Chocolat Dualit machine is close at hand for coffee lovers. You will not fail to notice the original bread oven and decorative stove making a lovely feature in the kitchen.

Dining Room/Snug:
Up the three stone steps and passing a side door to the garden is the dining room and snug. This is a secluded retreat to get a little quiet time. As your main dining area there is a four-seater table and chairs, but there is also a desk for those that need to catch up with a little work.

Sitting comfortably on the green chaise longue you can enjoy your favourite TV programme and the cupboard here houses a nice selection of games to keep everyone happy.

First Floor

Taking the eye-catching leopard print carpeted stairs with handrails on the left up to:

Bedroom One:
With a stunning valley view this compact but comfortable double bedroom will be a delightful space to end your day. The ceilings are higher than you would expect of this cute cottage, but mind the low beam as you walk in. With soft sage green decor and sumptuous bedding you will not find it difficult to get cosy and are bound to have a fantastic night’s sleep. Bedside tables and lamps are to each side of the bed to read your favourite book by.

With a lovely bath that has a shower over and a separate shower cubicle, this is a bathroom that is certainly well equipped. The heated towel rail will ensure the towels are toastie after your relaxing bath surrounded by antique-styled fittings and a feature upcycled mirror unit.

Bedroom Two:
Three steps up from the landing is the second double bedroom. With soft green furnishings, plump bedding and complementary cushions, this will be another room to easily become comfortable within. For anyone not wanting to immediately jump into the inviting double bed there is a perfectly proportioned antique reading chair that is sure to be a place where time just disappears.


The cottage garden is a delightful space to enjoy your breakfast surrounded by herbs, which guests are welcome to use, and flower beds. Found through the garden gate to the side of the cottage and up past the neighbouring cottage, there is a gravelled area with a table and chairs and a fire pit so you can spend time here into the evenings. On-street parking can be found on the main street passing the cottage, or at the nearby Village Hall.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • 1 Bathroom - Family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and sink
  • Hair dryer - 2
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Dualit
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 50-99 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Workspace
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - On-street parking available nearby
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: The nearest supermarkets are Sainsburys, Aldi and Lidl on the outskirts of Stroud (all within 1 mile by car or 15-minute walk). Alternatively, head to central Stroud (1.5 miles) where there is a Waitrose, Tesco, and a Co-op.

Every Saturday morning there is an award-winning Farmers’ Market in Stroud, where vendors sell all kinds of delicious, locally grown, and prepared food. A walk or cycle in is recommended as parking can be limited, by car try Stroud’s multistorey car park (GL5 2AJ), or there is parking at the railway station (GL5 3AR)

On Friday mornings a community market is held at the nearby Community Hall. Bread, pastries, vegetables, coffee and more is available. Check details locally to confirm dates and times.

Eating Out:
  • The Prince Albert, Rodborough (0.1 miles)
  • The Clothiers Arms, Rodborough (0.5 miles)
  • The Bear of Rodborough (2 miles)

Walks: You can walk directly onto National Trust owned Rodborough Common from the cottage. From the Community Centre on Butterow West a footpath leads through the fields down to the canal and Stroud town centre.

Places to Visit:
  • Westonbirt Arboretum (9 miles)
  • Painswick Rococo Garden (5 miles)
  • Walk the Cotswold Way

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • There are low beams throughout, please take care.


Loved this little cottage which was beautifully decorated and thoughtfully kitted out. Had everything we needed to feel completely at home. Extremely comfortable beds

| 08/08/2023

There is nothing else we would have wished for.Charming, spotless, a very unique experience overviewing the Cotswolds when leaving the cottage.

| 13/07/2023

A lovely cottage, immaculately presented and furnished with great taste and care. The host is super friendly, welcoming and helpful, and helped to make our stay relaxing and truly pleasurable. There is so much to see and do in and around Stroud for every taste and budget, and the supplied welcome guide is a great start.Unreservedly recommended.

| 01/07/2023

Very comfortable and very clean. Super location for my needs. Lovely artwork and books. We loved the Cotswold architecture in the cottage.

| 14/06/2023

We had a wonderful stay at Cotswold Way Cottage. Beautifully renovated and with fantastic attention to detail complete with everything you need for a perfect stay. The beds, in particular, were so comfortable, I was tempted to try to fit a mattress in my suitcase! Joking aside we haven't slept as well in a long time. The cottage was immaculate, the cleanest I've ever stayed in. Although situated on a busy corner without onsite parking we found parking easily a minute or so away. The neighbours were also really friendly and not much noise at all from the pub opposite, the owners of which were very welcoming. With plenty to do, beautiful walks and picnic spots right on the doorstep we didn't make much use of the cute garden at the back. Don’t hesitate! We will definitely return!

| 27/05/2023


The village of Rodborough on the outskirts of Stroud is ideally situated for exploring the picturesque towns and villages of the area. Equidistant from Painswick and Nailsworth there are an array of independent shops, country pubs and attractions to explore during your stay. Stroud is easily reached and is a must-see with its award-winning weekly farmers’ market and waterside walks. Nearby footpaths lead out into the three commons of Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsley which provide spectacular Cotswold views, an ice cream parlour, and great kite flying conditions.