A beautifully appointed, two-bedroom, two-bathroom, Georgian townhouse, with an air of French elegance, tucked in the heart of one of the Cotswolds’ most famous market towns, renowned for its royal connections and antique shops. New Church Cottage has a private, enclosed patio and secure, off-street parking for one car. New Church Cottage acceps 1 dog.
You’d be forgiven for missing New Church Cottage as you wander the bustling streets of Tetbury; arguably the most stylish market town in the Cotswolds, thanks to its boutique shops, designer delis and distinctly royal connections.
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.
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 blue 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.
Walking straight into the cosy living space of the cottage, you’ll get a sense of its rich heritage, dating back to the 18thCentury. An antique-surround open fire acts as 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-formed kitchen, hand-painted and stocked with all that you’ll need during your stay, with a handy dining space tucked at the rear for comfortable dining.
Up the winding staircase, lined with eye-catching Lewis & Wood wallpaper, you’ll find two bedrooms for up to four guests, each individually designed with a twist of antique French sophistication. Bedroom two boasts a beautiful antique French double bed, complete with billowing fabric draping, plus pretty, painted antique furniture and views out onto the street beneath. Up another winding staircase (cleverly concealed behind a frosted glass door) sits the master bedroom, with show-stopping features emanating a real feeling of historic luxury. In here, guests will find a vaulted ceiling with chunky painted beams, a sparkling crystal chandelier, a sink-in French “Empire” style king-size bed, and plenty of antique touches. There’s even a small but incredibly handy en-suite shower room; a great addition to the cottage’s main bathroom located just off the staircase on the first floor.
With the sights and sounds of Tetbury quite literally on your doorstep at New Church Cottage, you’ll have plenty on hand to keep you entertained with a host of fantastic cafés, restaurants, shops, and pubs to discover. After a busy day exploring, the cottage’s perfectly petite courtyard garden offers a welcome respite from the hubbub of the town, where guests can unwind with a sundowner or fire up the BBQ for a charcoal-cooked feast.
New Church Cottage is tucked in the middle of a classic Georgian terrace, just off the High Street in the historic market town of Tetbury. Entering through a classic duck-egg green front door, you’ll step straight into the cottage’s living space.
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 sink-in sofas; one of which can be converted into a sofa-bed for two should you need some extra sleeping space. The true centrepiece of the lounge is its spectacular open fire with antique surround, flanked by bookcases stocked to the brim, and the perfect way 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 space offers a real home away from home feel for guests in search of comfortable luxury.
Through the living room to the rear of the cottage sits its 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. We love the thoughtful nods back to yester-year, with old-fashioned cookbooks, mismatched seating, and clever uses of cupboard space (hidden behind hand-made fabric doors) giving the kitchen an authentic, homely vibe. Jam-packed with all of the equipment you should need to self-cater well during your stay, there’s a seating area for four, plus additional outdoor dining courtesy of a bistro-style set in the cottage’s courtyard garden.
From the cottage’s living space, head up a winding staircase, lined with beautiful floral Lewis & Wood wallpaper, to discover the upper floors of this classic Georgian townhouse.
Sitting on the cottage’s first floor is Bedroom 2, an homage to antique French elegance, 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 billowing fabric drapes which frame the large sash window’s views of the Tetbury street beneath. A painted antique French double bed sits centrally to the room, boasting a plush canopy with Manuel Canovas fabric drapes, with a wardrobe, dressing table and small dresser offering a good amount of storage. There’s even a handy television with Freeview hidden discreetly behind the bedroom’s doorway for those who like to watch a good film before getting some shut-eye.
Half-way up the staircase to the first floor sits the main bathroom of the cottage, complete with bath and overhead shower, bespoke marble vanity cabinet, pretty green wood panelling, and attractive limestone tiles. Flooded with light thanks to a bright overhead skylight, guests will have plenty to keep them entertained during a long soak courtesy of a jam-packed bookcase; an expert use of space, sure to keep book worms happy.
Bedroom One: (master, en-suite)
Head through a frosted glass doorway on the first floor and you’ll discover New Church Cottage’s ‘hidden’ master bedroom; a spacious bedroom tucked in the eaves of the house, found atop a winding staircase. A real hidden gem, space up here will certainly surprise you, with the owners have made the most of what would have been the attic’s impressive vaulted ceilings and beautiful exposed beams. Perfect for couples, a beautiful French “Empire” style king-size bed acts as the bedroom’s centrepiece, complete with an elegant chandelier hanging above, to give the room a luxurious feel. Guests will find a large dresser and television with Freeview in here, plus all of the refined décor touches of the rest of the home and a bright window overlooking the street beneath. Best of all, the bedroom boasts its own en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, toilet, limestone flooring, and pretty LED lighting. Very handy for avoiding potentially treacherous night-time journeys down the winding stairs when nature calls!
A real bonus to the cottage is its compact, secure, outdoor courtyard, found through the kitchen to the rear of the property. South-east facing, it gets a good amount of sunlight, completely private thanks to the pretty Cotswold stone walls that frame it. Here, a bistro dining set for four offers plenty of opportunities for al fresco dining, made easier thanks to the charcoal BBQ at your disposal.
Full List of Facilities
Bed linen, towels and tea towels
Log burner/ open fire
Outdoor dining area
2 bathrooms (1 en-suite)
Electric hob and oven
TV with Freeview
Travel cot x1
Iron and ironing board
Dog-Friendly - accepts max. 1 dog
Shops within walking distance
Pubs/Restaurants within walking distance
Private parking for 1 car (other free or paid for parking nearby)
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There is a well-stocked Cooperative food store in walking distance on the High Street. A Tesco superstore is the main supermarket in Tetbury, a 10-minute walk from the cottage, on London Road. For something a little special, Highgrove Shop is also on the high street, selling a selection of luxury organic foods and homeware inspired by Prince Charles’ nearby Highgrove Estate.
A market is held in the town centre every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am – 3pm.
The Royal Oak Tetbury (200 metres)
Café 53 (300 metres)
The Priory Inn (550 metres)
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)
Taxis - Express Taxi, Cotswold Shuffle
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Points of Note
Parking: The house benefits from its own private parking space
Dog friendly: A maximum of 1 dog (with a pet fee of £25 on booking)
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
New Church Street is a lovely property. It is beautifully presented, very clean and tidy, and is in a superb location in Tetbury. The courtyard garden is a real sun trap - we very much enjoyed an evening bottle of wine sitting at the garden table. The kitchen has a good range of utensils, crockery and cooking equipment. The cottage is a two minutes’ walk from an excellent Italian restaurant (Casa) and a lovely deli, and about five minutes from a good bakery and some great shops. Parking was easy (two cars, one in the space provided). Tetbury is a good base from which to explore the south Cotswolds (don’t miss the fabulous Farmers’ Market in Stroud on a Saturday).
Bridget - August 2021
Great location. Beautiful property with very tasteful furnishings. All kitchen equipment you could need. A little difficult to sit four comfortably at the dining table but this was not an issue for us as we ate out most of the time. Superb location for all the gorgeous shops and eating places.
Louise - August 2021
Beautiful house and location. Really recommend.
Amy - August 2021
Back terrace is bigger than expected and such a suntrap. Walking distance to some fabulous shops and eateries. Plenty of space and comfy beds. Had a great time.
Julie - July 2021
Great cottage in lovely Tetbury. Well decorated and very comfortable. Would suggest maybe best for 2 people from the bedroom storage of most drawers in top bedroom and most hanging in lower bedroom but ok for 4 if you can manage with that as there are 2 bathrooms. Kitchen storage smallish so again fine for 2 or if eating out part of the time and not big meals in. Stairs quite tight so not for infirm I’d suggest. Tetbury is lovely and well located. Cirencester nearest biggish town.
Lovely stay overall. Would definitely return.
If you’re a lover of all things vintage or antique, Tetbury is undoubtedly the place for you - the town regularly features in Drew Pritchard’s Salvage Hunters - with several antique stores on the high street. There’s an abundance of stylish and arty cafes, boutiques and pubs, and Prince Charles’ Tetbury residence-inspired shop Highgrove. There are some wonderful walking routes to explore right from the front door and the Tetbury Goods Shed, with its eclectic mix of music, art and theatre is a minute away.
In addition, there are several local places of interest within a 10-mile radius, including Nailsworth, the National Trust’s Newark Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Owlpen Manor, the Matara Centre, Woodchester Mansion, Highgrove House, Badminton, and Gatcombe Park.
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