A beautifully appointed, two-bedroom, two-bathroom, dog-friendly, 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.
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.
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 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. Entirely enclosed, little ones and dogs are safe to roam here.
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
Shops within walking distance
Pubs/Restaurants within walking distance
Private parking for 1 car (other free or paid for parking nearby)
Points of Note
Parking: The house benefits from its own private parking space
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 dogs (with a charge of £25 per pet on booking)
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
The cottage is really well located in the centre of Tetbury, a charming town with fabulous antique and interior shops plus quirky cafes. The garden at the Close Hotel is fabulous for drinks and eating. We’re big walkers and loved exploring the countryside and Westonbirt Arboretum which is mind blowing.
We found the cottage really comfortable and appreciated the open log fire on the chilly evenings. There was just the two of us, I think four adults around the kitchen table would be a real squeeze! The owners were very communicative about arrival/departure and everything went smoothly. We’d definitely stay here again.
This is a lovely well furnished and equipped property. We visited in early December and were delighted to find Christmas decorations, including a Christmas tree and flowers in the kitchen. It is just this level of attention to detail that makes the property very special. The kitchen had everything we needed, and was by the far the best of any rental properties we’ve stayed in both here and abroad. It felt like you were staying at home. The property was scrupulously clean, the bedding and soft furnishings sumptuous. I would thoroughly recommend New Church Cottage.
Very well presented property, in a perfect location
Excellent location in Tetbury. Cute, cosy cottage. The kitchen is small but very well equipped. We would stay again and it was very clean.
Comfortable stay in cute and cosy cottage within easy walking distance to all Tetbury shops and restaurants - great value.
Perfect location in Tetbury just off the top end of High Street close to all the shops, pubs and cafes, etc, but not too busy. The house is beautiful, the owners have decorated it to a really high standard with elegant touches and very comfortable furnishings. You feel that you are being spoilt. Extremely comfortable beds and very well appointed bathrooms. There was just the two of us so we had a bedroom and bathroom each which made it extra special having lots of space and comfort, perfect for friends and just as lovely for 2 couples. A perfect weekend bolthole or for longer stays. Highly recommended.
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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