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Old Stables


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A perfectly-appointed cottage within a few paces of the elegant and royally-connected Cotswold market town of Tetbury, Old Stables sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms, with 1 family bathroom and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden.

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.

Full Description

Perched on the side of The Chipping, above the picture-perfect green that lies at the bottom of the infamous Gumstool Hill, sits Old Stables, an idyllic Cotswolds holiday cottage. Offering both excellent amenities and a fabulous location, Old Stables provides a warm welcome for visitors looking to explore this enchanting area of the English countryside.

A semi-detached, natural stone cottage, accessed via a paved pathway above the green, from the outside Old Stables is the epitome of understated Cotswold cosiness. Benefiting from a shared front patio and a private, enclosed, south-facing courtyard garden to the rear, guests can enjoy relaxing and dining al fresco. In the warmer months, the courtyard basks in the bloom of the pretty wall-climbing garden.

Inside, the cottage is well-equipped, simple and stylish. A cosy Living Room and spacious Kitchen/Dining area comprise the ground floor. Upstairs, guests have use of 3 bedrooms, including the Master Bedroom, Single Room and Twin Room with 2 small doubles –perfect for those who enjoy a little extra space.

Ground Floor

Living Room:
An elegant and cosy Living Room with dual aspect windows, a central coffee table, electric fireplace, and flat-screen Smart TV, with homely finishing touches such as throw blankets and magazines.

Kitchen/ Dining Area:
A bright, spacious, and well-equipped space, perfect for cooking and dining. The classic shaker-style Kitchen features a fully integrated cooker and hobs, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, and cafetière as well as a dining table that can seat up to 5 guests. Guests have access to the garden via a back kitchen door.

First Floor

Family Bathroom:
A good-sized modern family bathroom with a bath, chrome mixer-tap and over-head shower attachment, pedestal washbasin, and toilet.

Bedroom One:
Light and airy, the Master Bedroom faces over the courtyard garden. With an incredibly comfortable memory foam king-size bed, bedside tables, and wardrobe, this is the perfect bedroom to relax in after a long day exploring the area!

Bedroom Two:
Similarly sized to the Master Bedroom, the Twin Bedroom provides guests with the option of sharing a bed or sleeping separately thanks to its 2 small 4ft double beds. With dual aspect windows, a shared bedside table, and a wardrobe, this is a really lovely bedroom and a great alternative to 2 single beds that are traditionally found in a twin room.

Bedroom Three:
Ideal for a younger guest, this compact little room has a very comfortable single bed and pretty views over the green.


A south-facing courtyard garden is a real sun trap, with the rear wall adorned in climbing plants. Guests have use of an outdoor dining table and comfortable patio furniture.

Full List of Facilities

  • Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms in 1 king size bed , 2 small doubles (4ft) and 1 single bed.
  • 1 bathroom
  • Toiletries provided
  • Free on-street parking and free nearby car park
  • Heating
  • WiFi
  • Child friendly
  • AEG washer/dryer  
  • All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Neff oven and induction hobs
  • Microwave
  • John Lewis dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cafetière
  • Breville kettle and Spectrum 4 slot toaster
  • 1 x high chairs
  • 1 x travel cots (NB linen for travel cots not supplied.  Please bring your own.)
  • Private enclosed walled garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden furniture
  • Bush Smart TV
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.

Eating Out:
  • 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
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: Limited free on-street parking is available on Chipping Street (Cirencester Road). The old rail yard car park is just a short walk down the road from the cottage and offers free, unrestricted parking 24/7


Great jumping off point to explore the Cotswolds and the cottage is a lovely place to relax in for a chilled out day. Pub with a great beer garden on 5 minutes walk.
Anita - August 2021
Well presented property conveniently located just outside the town centre.
Patrick - August 2021
Great location, excellent communication and easy check-in.
Great location and really good place to stay for small groups
Convenient for Tetbury town centre restaurants and shops. Also great for exploring Cotswolds


Tetbury itself is a wonderful town to enjoy over a weekend, or from which to base yourself when exploring the wider Cotswolds. If you’re a lover of all things vintage orantique – Tetbury is undoubtedly the place for you. Teeming with unique antique shops, and an abundance of cafes, boutiques and pubs and of course, Prince Charles’ Tetbury residence inspired shop – Highgrove, where all profits go to The Prince of Wales’Charitable Foundation. Westonbirt Arboretum, home to over 2500 different species of tree, is just a short drive away, as is the bigger market town of Cirencester.

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