An idyllic cottage to get away from it all and from which to explore the Cotswolds. Secluded and private it offers a cosy retreat. Garden Cottage is a mid-nineteenth century farmworkers’ cottage which has been renovated to a high standard and offers cosy and comfortable accommodation. Positioned well back from the quiet village street it is a tranquil and restful retreat located in the small village of Bledington in the heart of the North Cotswolds. In the heart of the quiet village of Bledington the cottage is only a couple of minutes’ walk from an exceptional pub, The King’s Head, with the village of Kingham two miles away offering a village store/newsagents.
Regretfully no children, infants or pets, thank you. Also, 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 and reported.
Five Bells Garden Cottage, is a beautiful, romantic cottage in one of the Cotswolds' prettiest villages. Originally a 19th Century farmworkers' cottage, the current owners have carefully created a very attractive holiday cottage retaining many original features, while introducing some contemporary touches such as the polished wooden floor upstairs to give the property a delightful country feel. Located in the grounds of the owners' home and surrounded by gardens, it is a peaceful retreat that's a stone's throw from one of the Cotswolds' most popular (and thoroughly excellent) pubs, The King's Head. This is a super cottage in an absolutely 'Grade A' position! Entrance through to a light and bright open plan living space.
Living Area: with flagstone floor plus sofa, additional seating, TV with Freeview and DVD player.
Kitchen/Diner: equipped with antique table and two chairs, plus two ring hob, electric oven, and grill, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment along with all the normal facilities. Please note that there is a washer/dryer located in the cupboard in the bathroom.
Bedroom: with lovely views, plus beds that can be arranged either together as a king-size bed or as two singles, please advise which you require. There is a chest of drawers plus wardrobe space.
Bathroom: with bath, handheld shower, WC, and washbasin
To the front of the cottage is an enclosed terrace area with a table and chairs. This overlooks the owners' garden beyond.
Full List of Facilities
Bed Linen Supplied
Iron & ironing board
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There is a Londis in Kingham, a Tesco superstore in Stow-on-the-Wold, and a Sainsbury's in Chipping Norton.
The King's Head Inn (50 metres)
The Kingham Plough (2 miles)
The Wild Rabbit Inn (2 miles)
Somewhat of a walker’s paradise, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the Cotswolds on foot from the cottage. The Oxfordshire Way- winding all the way from Bourton-on-the-Water to the banks of the River Thames in Henley- also passes within a few yards of the cottage; a great option for those keen to join the trail.
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: on-street parking for the cottage
Sorry No Dogs
Wifi is available but please be aware that although it is appropriate for basic use, the speed is not fast enough for downloading films etc
There is good mobile phone signal but the Wi-Fi in Bledington can be unreliable.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
We loved staying in this old cottage that has been beautifully decorated. The owners are very friendly. The location is excellent and it was good to be a short walk from the pub. Definitely recommend.
Victoria - July 2021
Had a lovely stay in Bledington, we were blessed with exceptional weather. The cottage is very comfortable and has been fitted out to a very high standard. You need to be aware that it’s not big, but it’s perfect for a couple. The new community shop in the village is an excellent addition, whilst the pub serves great food. Both obviously within easy walking distance.
This is a pretty amazing cottage. On the positive side, this is a quintessentially English country cottage; wonderful honey stone structure with flagstone and wood flooring coupled with beautiful fixtures (such as those wonderful window shutters). It is really nicely decorated with some lovely personal touches (such as the story behind it's former name). It is well equipped and very comfortable. It's village location cannot be bettered, with the local 5 star pub just a couple of hundred yards away.
We absolutely LOVED your cottage and all the attention to detail in its renovation and design for the comfort of its occupants. We'd definitely return for a future stay, enjoyed the pub on the corner and convenience to other villages.
We had a lovely, peaceful stay. A great location to explore the Cotswolds.
The Cotswolds is jam-packed full of attractions to keep visitors of all ages entertained. For younger guests, a visit to Cotswold Farm Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park (both a 20-minute drive) are a must, with the Cotswold Water Park (40-minute drive) the perfect place to head on hot-weather days. For older generations, Chastleton House National Trust property is just 15 minutes away, and we’d recommend that no visit to this area be without a day exploring the pretty surrounding market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water; both renowned for their quaint independent stores, cutesy-cafés and quintessentially-Cotswolds good looks. Daylesford Farmshop and Café is also a must-visit, crammed to the brim with high-end, artisan produce, delicious deli treats and an impressive restaurant. Just be sure to allow a few hours there; we don’t know anyone who hasn’t been mesmerised by this country-chic hangout.
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