Fairview Cottage | Longborough, Cotswolds | Family Friendly
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Fairview Cottage


Sleeps 6 + 2
Family Friendly
No Pets
Local Pub
25-49 Mbps
Forming part of a pretty row of Cotswold stone cottages, Fairview is the epitome of country charm. The pale stone exterior reveals a surprisingly spacious, and elegant cottage with all the creature comforts needed for a delightful stay in the Cotswolds. Sleeping eight across four bedrooms, making it a perfect place for a family gathering, please note that the third bedroom has restricted height, and although the single beds are full size, it is most suitable for children, whilst the fourth bedroom is a beautifully appointed garden annexe. With Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh just three miles away and a friendly pub within a stone’s throw, it has everything you could want for a countryside escape.
Full Description
Tucked into the peaceful countryside between Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold, Longborough is the picture-perfect vision of a Cotswold village. This lovely spot has successfully managed to retain its charm and authenticity despite its location in the so-called ‘ golden triangle'. Fairview sits on a quaint terrace and is deceptive in its bijou appearance.

Step inside and you’ll find a welcoming country retreat with exposed stone walls, wooden beams, an abundance of artwork and a wood-burning stove. The rear of the cottage features a flexible living space with a spacious dining area, kitchen, and cosy seating nook. There are two king-size bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, on the first floor along with the family bathroom. On the second floor, in the eaves of the roof, is a delightful twin bedroom, designed with children in mind. The fourth bedroom is a beautifully appointed king-size bedroom, with an ensuite shower room in the garden annexe, which is just steps from the back door.

To the rear of Fairview is an enclosed garden. Beyond the backdoor is a level patio and shady corner courtyard with a charcoal barbecue and a wooden bench. It’s a lovely area for a morning coffee. Four wide stone steps then lead up to a higher patio with a concrete-topped dining table and rattan chairs. The garden annexe bedroom is to one side. Beyond the patio is a long, lawn area with mature trees and a drystone wall at the far end. The garden is a real suntrap and a lovely spot where you can listen to the birds and the occasional toll of the church bells. There is on-street parking outside the cottage.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch:
The front door leads into a small porch, where you can remove muddy boots before entering the cottage.

Living Room:
The living room is everything you would expect from a country cottage. It has a light, yet welcoming feel with a palette of neutral colours and textures, which reflect the natural Cotswold stone. The sisal flooring is layered with rugs, there is an upholstered armchair, a chesterfield-style, a three-seater sofa under the window and a matching two-seater along one wall. Entertainment comes in the form of a Smart TV, and you’ll find games and puzzles in the sideboard. A cream wood-burning stove in the old stone fireplace adds to the charm.

Utility Room:
Between the living room and dining area is a hidden away utility room. There’s a washing machine, laundry basket, iron and ironing board and a sink with a storage cupboard underneath. There are also coat hooks, making this a good place to dry off wet weather outdoor gear. Through the far door is a handy ground-floor cloakroom with a WC.

Open-plan Kitchen/Diner:
This clever design maximises the use of space. To one side is a dining area with an original polished stone floor, a pedestal dining table to seat six and a leather sideboard. Double doors lead out to the courtyard patio. Hidden away beneath the stairs, you’ll find a quiet area that has been created for those who may need to work. The central pillar has a floor-to-ceiling blackboard with all sorts of useful information – including the Wi-Fi code! A relaxing seating area with two vibrant armchairs and a pedestal table offers somewhere to relax with a drink or a coffee whilst feasts are being prepared, or just linger over the morning papers.

The stylish and well-equipped kitchen is finished in crisp blue and white, featuring everything practical for a self-catering stay. Hidden behind the blue doors are the dishwasher, fridge-freezer and all the equipment needed for family meals. You’ll also find a state-of-the-art coffee machine. From the kitchen, there’s a stable door out to the garden.

First Floor

The contemporary staircase features a glass balustrade and statement lighting.

Bedroom One:
Overlooking the rear of the cottage, bedroom one is a stylish space decorated in hues of pale grey, mushroom, and dusky purple. There’s a comfortable king-size bed with a button-back headboard, and night tables with bedside lamps stand on either side. A built-in cupboard provided hanging storage space and there is also an occasional chair and a decorative wall mirror.

Bedroom one benefits from an ensuite bathroom with a shower cubicle (small lip to step over) with a monsoon shower head, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom Two:
This king-size bedroom looks out to the front of Fairview, with sash windows half-framed by wooden shutters. With a colour palette of champagne, oyster, and muted silver, this is a calming and elegant room. There is plenty of space to unpack with large built-in wardrobes and a glass-topped chest of drawers.

Bathroom / Shower Room:
The main bathroom is fully tiled and features a d-shaped bath with a screened monsoon shower over, hand basin and WC. A full wall mirror with a quad lightbulb light fitting gives plenty of light.

Second Floor

As with the staircase to the first floor, the stairs to the second floor feature a glass balustrade and statement lighting.

Bedroom Three:
The third bedroom is a charming room in the eaves of the house. Due to the reduced ceiling height, configuration, and décor of the room this space is designed for children. Two full-size single wooden beds lie under the eaves with colourful bedlinens and wall prints. There’s floor space with oversize cushions, it’s perfect for board games or curling up with one of the children’s books.

Garden Annexe

Bedroom Four:
Bedroom four is a beautifully private space in the garden annexe and features a king-size bed, exposed stone walls and a high ceiling. Hare print features throughout, and the white and pale grey colour scheme makes for a very restful place to sleep. There is a mirrored wardrobe at one end and windows into the garden ensure plenty of natural light. The annexe is accessed via four wide, stone steps from the kitchen patio.

The spacious ensuite has a WC, a hand basin with a bathroom mirror and light above, and a shower cubicle. The frosted window to the rear allows lots of daylight to flood in.


Fairview Cottage has a delightful, enclosed rear garden which incorporates a courtyard patio with a charcoal barbecue (please supply your own charcoal), and a wooden bench, this is directly accessible from the dining area and kitchen. There are four wide steps up to a raised patio area which leads onto the long, flat lawn. There’s a large dining table and rattan chairs, for alfresco dining and the lawn is perfect for outdoor games.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • Bedroom Four - King-size (in garden annexe)
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Fridge
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6 with additional 2 seats at breakfast bar
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Parking - On-street parking
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The community-run village shop is a 1-minute walk from the cottage. In Stow-on-the-Wold (2 miles) there is a Tesco and in Moreton-in-Marsh (3 miles) a Co-op and an Aldi. The Cotswold Food Store and Café is a 2-minute drive and there are some excellent farm shops around the area too.

Eating Out:
  • Coach and Horses, Longborough – welcoming traditional country inn, with good pub food (0.1 miles)
  • Restaurant Henne, Moreton-in-Marsh – intimate fine dining with a strong focus on local produce (3 miles)
  • The Old Butchers, Stow-on-the-Wold – popular, family-run restaurant with a nose-to-tail dining ethos (3 miles)

Longborough is surrounded by some beautiful countryside walks. From the village, there are paths to Bourton-on-the-Hill, where you can stop for a tipple at the Horse and Groom, and Sezincote along with some wonderful walks around Batsford Arboretum. Visit the self-guided walks page on the Cotswold AONB website for more inspiration.

Places to Visit:
  • Stow-on-the-Wold (3 miles)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (7 miles)
  • Bourton-on-the-Water (7 miles)
  • Trains: Moreton-in-Marsh (3 miles) has regular services from London Paddington
  • Taxis: Andy Taxi, A2B Cotswold Travel, TA Taxi

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.
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties.
  • A security deposit of £250 is required for this property
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted
  • The twin bedroom has full size single beds, however is best suited to children as there is low head height above the beds.
  • The 4th bedroom is an ensuite annexe in the garden
  • There is a right of way through the garden for the neighbours, but it is rarely used, and usually only on bin day.
  • There is a low beam between the kitchen/dining area and the living room. 


2 families (4 adults and 2 children) stayed together at Fairview Cottage. The cottage is beautiful and the welcome pack was superb and very much appreciated. There is a community shop next door and a friendly pub only a couple of minutes walk away. The cottage was very well positioned for exploring the area, with Moreton in Marsh, Stow and Daylesford all nearby and within 20 minutes drive to Broadway or Burford. Thank you so much, we will definitely be returning.

| 31/03/2024

We had a wonderful family gathering, lovely and warm and very clean. The property was better than we’d remembered seeing online. Well equipped for our weekend needs. We had a couple of walks around the quintessential Cotswold village. An excellent place to stay.

| 23/02/2024

We weren’t sure of what to expect as this is a part of the Cotswolds that we hadn’t visited before and we were blown away by the cottage. Set in a lovely village with a friendly cafe/ general store and a pub only a few footsteps away. It’s set in a quiet area but the bustling town of Stow on the Wold is less than 3 miles away. Upon entering the cottage we were welcomed by a beautifully lit Christmas tree. There was a lovely welcome pack of all the essentials provided and it was spotlessly clean and warm. All of the rooms were well appointed with impeccable attention to detail and crisp linens on all of the beds. We loved it so much we will be rebooking to come back and stay again in January !!

| 08/12/2023

Longborough is a quaint Cotswold village, with a true community atmosphere. The house is well located with a pub and a great community store, just perfect. We will stay again.

| 30/11/2023

We had a lovely stay at this cottage, it's perfect for friends or family getting together. The downstairs kitchen, dining and sitting room are cosy, sociable and tastefully decorated. The location is very convenient for walks and pubs. We would recommend and stay here again.

| 10/11/2023


Longborough is uniquely placed to offer the best of the Cotswolds. On one hand, it offers the epitome of a charming country village. Pale golden houses, tree-lined lanes, a community-led village store and a friendly pub. Part of its appeal, however, is that it has remained unspoilt and whilst in one of the most popular parts of the Cotswolds still offers an authentic experience. On your doorstep, however, are some of the real highlights that you want to see. Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford are all within a 30-minute drive. Head the other way and Broadway is less than 10 miles. It has everything you need but without the crowds.