New Church Cottage is a gorgeous townhouse with an air of Georgian elegance. The cottage is in the heart of Tetbury, one of the Cotswolds’ most famous market towns that's renowned for its royal connections and antique shops. The house has two stunning, double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a beautiful living room with a wood burning stove, a small but perfectly formed kitchen-dining area and a charming courtyard with a BBQ. New Church has private parking for one car.
Nestled in a terrace of classic honey-coloured, Georgian townhouses, just a stone’s throw from the town’s centre, New Church Cottage is distinguished by its quintessential duck-egg green front door and pretty bay trees framing its front sash window; an elegant touch, setting the theme for the property as soon as you step inside. Tetbury is arguably one of the most stylish market towns in the Cotswolds, thanks to its independent boutiques, fantastic antique shops and royal connections.
Walking straight into the cosy living space of the cottage, you’ll get a sense of its rich heritage, dating back to the 18th Century. An antique-surround wood burning stove is the centrepiece of the room, with tasteful historic artwork, Sanderson fabrics and antique furnishings giving the room a timeless, elegant feel. Through the living room sits a small but well-equipped kitchen, hand-painted and stocked with all that you’ll need during your stay, with a handy dining space to the rear.
Up the winding staircase, lined with striking Lewis & Wood wallpaper, you’ll find two individually designed double bedrooms. The first-floor bedroom has a beautiful, king-size double bed, painted antique furniture and views out to the street below. Up another winding staircase is the ensuite master bedroom, with show-stopping features radiating a feeling of historic luxury. In here, guests will find a vaulted ceiling with painted beams, a sparkling crystal chandelier, a sink-in king-size double bed and plenty of antiques. The cottage’s main bathroom is between the ground floor and first floor.
Outside, there’s a small courtyard with a table and four chairs where guests can enjoy alfresco dining and relax after a day exploring Tetbury and its surroundings.
New Church Cottage is set in the middle of a classic Georgian terrace, just off Tetbury’s historic High Street. Step through a classic, duck-egg blue front door, into the cottage’s living room.
A true slice of Georgian elegance with just the right balance of mod-cons, New Church Cottage’s living room manages to expertly blend classic, elegant interiors with plenty of cosy touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Decorated in an attractive, classic palette of Cotswold creams, in here you’ll find sisal flooring, Georgian-era artwork, antique trinkets and a comfortable two-seater sofa and two armchairs. The centrepiece of the living room is the wood burning stove with its antique surround - the perfect spot to warm up in the cooler months after a busy day in the great Cotswold outdoors. Timeless, elegant and charming in equal measure, the living room offers a real home away from home feel for guests in search of a touch of luxury.
Through the living room to the rear of the cottage sits the kitchen and dining area, a galley-style space with seating for up to four. In here, the refined feel of the rest of the property continues thanks to plenty of traditional touches, including hand-painted units, Iroko wood worktops and a deep Belfast-style sink. The thoughtful nods back to yester-year, unique seating and clever uses of cupboard space (hidden behind hand-made fabric doors) give the kitchen an authentic, homely yet very stylish feel. It is equipped with everything needed for a self-catering stay. The delightful dining area has a table and seating for four. Just off this area is a utility cupboard and a back door that opens to the cottage’s enclosed courtyard.
Head up a winding staircase, lined with beautiful, floral Lewis & Wood wallpaper, to the family bathroom, then and up three further steps to the first bedroom.
Half-way up the staircase to the first floor is the family bathroom, complete with a full-size bath and overhead shower. The gorgeous bathroom has a bespoke, marble vanity cabinet, wood panelling and polished limestone tiles and is flooded with light thanks to a long skylight.
Sitting on the cottage’s first floor, this double bedroom, with a king-size bed and bedside tables with reading lamps, is an homage to antique elegance that’s sure to make any guest feel as though they’ve stumbled into a luxurious yet understated boudoir. Farrow & Ball-hued walls in classic grey tones give the room a feeling of relaxation, contrasted with the pinks and greys of the curtains and blinds, which frame the original, sash window. The bedroom is furnished with a wardrobe, dressing table and a small dresser, plus there’s a wall-mounted, Freeview television tucked behind the bedroom’s doorway.
Head along the landing and through a glass-paned door to a winding staircase, with a handrail, up to the ensuite master bedroom.
This hidden gem of a bedroom will certainly surprise you, with its impressive, vaulted ceilings and beautiful exposed beams. A luxury, king-size bed is the centrepiece, with an elegant chandelier above, giving the room a luxurious mood. The room is furnished with bedside tables and reading lamps, a chest of drawers, dressing table, full-length mirror and a luggage rack, plus all the refined touches of the rest of the home, with a pretty window overlooking the roof tops opposite.
Ensuite Shower Room:
The stylish, spa-like en-suite shower room features limestone flooring and tiling with a cubicle shower, a toilet, washbasin with a mirror over it and a heated towel rail.
A real bonus of this townhouse is its compact courtyard, located through the kitchen to the rear of the property. The courtyard is south-west facing and so receives a good amount of sunlight. It is completely private thanks to the pretty Cotswold stone walls that frame it. Guests will find a bistro dining set for four and a charcoal BBQ, making the space ideal for relaxed al fresco dining. Entirely enclosed, little ones and dogs are perfectly safe.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms each with a king-size bed
2 bathrooms: 1 ensuite with a shower, 1 with a bath
Private parking for 1 car
Dog friendly – maximum one dog
Private enclosed courtyard – safe for dogs and children
Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for first fire
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, washing machine pods
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
Heating and hot water via gas-fired central heating with touch screen thermostat
Smart TV x1 (42”)
DVD player / DVDs
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Lavazza), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Oven/hob - gas
Fridge with freezer compartment
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
Baby/Child Equipment: not provided
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture: dining table and 4 chairs
BBQ (charcoal) – charcoal provided
Shops, pubs, restaurants in easy walking distance
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: There is a well-stocked Cooperative food store in walking distance on the High Street, while a Tesco superstore is the main supermarket in Tetbury, a 15-minute walk from the cottage, on London Road. The town also has some great specialist food and wine shops including, Vinotopia, Hobbs House bakery, House of Cheese, Jesse Smith Butchers, Lola & Co Deli and The Grocer of Church Street for health foods. A market is held in the town centre every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am – 3pm.
Quayles Cornerhouse (500 metres)
Café 53 (300 metres)
The Close Hotel (500 metres)
Walks: There are plenty of walks in and around Tetbury to suit all ages and abilities, from historic strolls past the town’s most famous landmarks, to rural rambles across the town’s surrounding Cotswold landscapes. For those in search of a gentle amble that takes in the town’s key areas of interest, the Tetbury Ups and Downs walk is perfect: a 1.75 mile stroll through the town, venturing through its narrow historic streets past the Market Hall, Parish Church, merchant’s houses and craftsmen’s cottages. For those in search of more of a challenge, the Westonbirt Arboretum Walk with Stiles is ideal. A 4.75 mile route, this pleasant circular walk starts in the village of Leighterton (approximately 3 miles from Tetbury), taking you through farmland to the main drive of Silk Wood in the Arboretum; a fantastic way to couple a visit to the Arboretum with exploring the surrounding countryside.
Places to Visit:
Highgrove Gardens (1.9 miles)
Westonbirt Arboretum (3.8 miles)
Cotswold Water Park (10 miles)
Train - Kemble Station (7.5 miles), Chippenham Station (15.5 miles)
Taxis - Express Taxi, Cotswold Shuffle
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Points of Note
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
The cottage has two steep staircases between each upper floor, making it unsuitable for guests with mobility restrictions or young children.
Parking: The house has a private parking space for one car (other free and paid for parking is available in the town)
Dog friendly: A maximum of 1 dog is welcome, an additional fee applies.
The property accepts infants but does not have baby equipment.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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The cottage was easily located just off Tetbury high street. Beautiful quaint house with everything you could need. Comfy beds
We booked last minute to visit New Church Cottage and had an excellent time. The cottage was perfect for us and was a real home from home. Everything was newly renovated and extremely comfortable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Tetbury is a lovely town and we used it to plan various walks and enjoy some great food.
A wonderful, characterful cottage in a perfect location. Great communication and personal touches. Highly recommend!
We loved our stay at New Church Cottage and its location is perfect to explore Tetbury and the Cotswolds. The Cottage is well equipped, very cosy and we really enjoyed having a real fire. We were 3 adults with a small dog and the size of the cottage was good for us but anymore and it would have been a squeeze. The cottage was clean and well maintained, with its own parking space opposite. A lovely touch was the chocolate cake and a pint of milk in the fridge. We will definitely be back to visit Tetbury again and explore more of the Cotswolds.
A lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. In a great location for Tetbury & the surrounding areas of The Cotswolds. We all had a fantastic time.
If you’re a lover of all things vintage or antique, Tetbury is undoubtedly the place for you, with some 25 antique stores located throughout the town. There’s an abundance of stylish and arty cafes, pubs and restaurants and independent interior, clothing and food shops, as well as Highgrove - Prince Charles’s Tetbury residence-inspired shop. Enjoy wonderful walking routes right from the front door, and the Tetbury Goods Shed, with its eclectic mix of music, art and theatre, is a minute away. Within a 10-mile radius, there are several places of interest to visit, including Nailsworth, the National Trust’s Newark Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Owlpen Manor, Woodchester Mansion, Highgrove House, Badminton, and Gatcombe Park.
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