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Gable Cottage

Meysey Hampton

Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
Gable Cottage is a picture-perfect Cotswold stone cottage sitting in the pretty village of Meysey Hampton, just a short drive from historic Cirencester. Keeping original elements with wooden beams and an open stone wall in the sitting room housing a modern woodburning stove, Gable Cottage is a cosy retreat. The contemporary kitchen and splashes of blue in the sitting room and main bedroom add a touch of modern styling. With a private front terrace and just a stone’s throw from the village pub this is a fantastic location. Nearby, explore Cheltenham Spa, Bibury, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters and Broadway for a taste of Cotswold life.
Full Description
This bolthole retreat has everything you need for a quintessential getaway to the Cotswolds. Perfect for a romantic weekend away or a small family looking for time to themselves, Gable Cottage ticks all the boxes. With nearby pretty villages to explore and the excitement of Cotswold Water Park, you can both relax or feel the rush of adrenaline depending on your plans for the day.

Built of honey coloured Cotswold stone with a charming front terrace, the cottage brings a stylish finish to country living. Take a seat in front of the warmth of the wood burner on one of the vibrant sofas and feel the history of the cottage in the exposed wooden beams. A well-equipped kitchen has everything you need for your stay and there is a cleverly designed dining space for four. Upstairs the comfortable bedrooms are the perfect haven for ending your day and there is a lovely bathroom.

To the front of Gable Cottage is an enclosed terrace where you can sit in the sun and enjoy a morning coffee or evening drink. It’s just a short walk to the village pub and you will find a myriad of footpaths to enjoy from your door. Ample on-street parking can be found outside the property.

Ground Floor

Arriving back after a country walk with the dogs, the boot room at Gable Cottage will save you from muddy paws. Take off your boots and hang up your coats to feel at home here.

The contemporary galley kitchen has a modern take on shaker style units with flashes of copper adding interest. Soft green walls add colour to the white design and there is an oven and hob, washing machine and tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, mini fridge, microwave and dishwasher. There is even a Dolce Gusto coffee machine so you can brew your favourite morning drink. At the end of this room a perfectly fitting round table seats four on two chairs and a window bench.

Living Room:
This cosy room invites you to snuggle up at the end of the day. Two eye-catching sofas sit in front of the large wood burning stove, housed in an exposed stone surround. Original wooden beams are above you and there is a cushioned window seat looking across the front courtyard. The TV includes a Roku device which provides access to online streaming services.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
The first bedroom has a wooden double bed sitting before a striking navy blue feature wall. There are bedside tables and lamps so you can end your day relaxing with a good book.

Bedroom Two:
This second bedroom has a small double bed with a bedside table and chest of drawers. An exposed wooden beam leaves a nod to the history of this charming cottage.

The bathroom is fully equipped with a bath with shower over, WC and sink.


To the front of the cottage is an enclosed terrace with space to sit and enjoy a morning cup of tea before heading out on a country walk.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Small double
  • 1 Bathroom - Bathroom with shower over bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire - Logs provided for an initial fire 1st October to 31st March
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Espresso machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - With Roku device for online streaming services
  • Desk chair
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Enclosed front terrace
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - On-street parking available outside the cottage
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: The charming village of Meysey Hampton is in a rural location, and while it does not have a shop it is just a 5-minute drive to Fairford where you will find local grocery shops. Further afield Cirencester (8 miles) is a hub of independent shops and eateries. A regular market is held here.

Eating out:
  • Masons Arms, Meysey Hampton – a friendly pub perfect for a quick drink or a long lunch (1 min walk)
  • The Swan, Bibury – set on the banks of the River Coln (2.5 miles)
  • The Bull, Fairford – a bustling Grade II listed coaching inn (2.5 miles)
  • The Falcon, Poulton – friendly local pub offering traditional country dining (2 miles)
  • The Crown, Ampney Brook – award-winning restaurant and pub (4 miles)
  • Lynwood & Co, Fairford, Lechlade, Burford and Cirencester – well-renowned café and bakery
Walks: Meysey Hampton is set between Fairford and Poulton and is surrounded by open countryside. An easy circular route follows a trail from near the Masons Arms around fields to return along Strawberry Lane.

Places to visit:
  • Filkins Woollen Weavers Mill – a museum, shop and tea room (1 mile)
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park – amazing range of animals including rhinos, giraffes and lemurs in lovely surroundings (2 miles)
  • Crocodiles of the World – discover many species of crocodiles, alligators and other reptiles (4 miles)

Train: Kemble railway station (11 miles) has a frequent and direct service to London.
Taxi: James Cirencester, CVC Rainbow cabs, A2B Taxis of Cirencester - pre-booking strongly recommended.

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 for top attractions and experiences. 
  • 1 well-behaved dog is permitted at the cottage for an additional fee. When arriving with dogs please enter through the boot room.
  • Barbecues are not provided at Gable Cottage.


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| 28/03/2024


The quaint village of Meysey Hampton is a wonderful rural retreat. Enjoy a plethora of walks from your door and visit the local pub for friendly service and a good meal. You are a short drive from historic Cirencester with its Roman Amphitheatre and museum. For the adventurous Cotswold Water Park is a must visit for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, cycling and waterside walking routes. Nearby Fairford is home to the Royal International Air Tattoo, a three-day event held each year offering heart racing displays.