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Rose Cottage, Rodborough


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Dog Friendly
Local Pub
This delightful three-storey Cotswold stone cottage sits on a hillside in Rodborough, on the edge of Stroud, overlooking Selsley common. Beautifully decorated and in keeping with the period of the house with original features on show, Rose Cottage is the perfect choice for a picturesque Cotswold stay. A wood burning stove in the open-plan living/dining area creates a cosy atmosphere and warms your toes after country walks. The traditional kitchen, three bedrooms spread across the first and second floor, and family bathroom complete this country cottage in a fabulous location.
Full Description
Set alongside a village church, Rose Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed Cotswold stone property overlooking the surrounding commons and hills. Footpaths lead from your doorstep to spectacular viewpoints, and you are within walking distance of the village pub.

Sitting above the main road your first impression of Rose Cottage will not disappoint as you walk through the wooden garden gate to the front door. Decorated throughout in muted tones of calming green, the centrepiece of the living area is the wood-burning stove in a carved stone surround. This cosy area with its luxuriously soft sofa is made for putting your feet up and enjoying the views through the original leadwork windows. At the other end of this space is a dining table seating six beside a feature stone hearth. Small touches including retro-style radios in each room, beautiful curtains, soft furnishings, and Cotswold artwork bring this area together. In the well-equipped kitchen, you will find Emma Bridgewater and Denby Pottery crockery, making this cottage a little bit more special.

Set over three floors, the steep cottage stairs lead up to the king-size double and family bathroom on the first floor. With cushioned window seats this floor offers fabulous views to the South East. Continuing up the stairs are two more bedrooms, a twin and a double which look across to the church and its graveyard. Each room has its own characterful décor, one of which takes inspiration from the local Gifford Circus.

To the side of the cottage is a small lawned area separated from the gravelled front pathway by trelliswork. Flower beds and mini-manicured hedges add to the charming appeal of Rose Cottage.

Ground Floor

With two front doors, one enters into the kitchen with a wooden floor and the main door leads you into the open-plan living/dining room.

Open Plan Living/Dining Room:
This welcoming room with its wood-burning stove has been thoughtfully decorated with special finishing touches including a Marshall Bluetooth speaker, Stroud map artwork and eye-catching curtains. The soft navy sofa offers space to stretch out and watch TV or enjoy one of the books provided. A wooden dining table seats six so your group can enjoy meals together before retreating to a window seat with a glass of wine to take in the views.

Finished with wooden worktops and tiles in a complimentary shade of green to the house décor, the kitchen has everything you could need. Matching glasses and crockery make setting the dining table a delight. You will also find a Nespresso coffee machine and a colour co-ordinated Roberts radio.

First Floor

The wide but steep carpeted stairs have a handrail and lead up to the first floor.

Bedroom One:
Looking across Selsley Common this king-size double bedroom is compact but comfortable with sumptuous bedding. Bedside tables and wall-mounted lights mean you can retreat at the end of the day with a cup of tea and your favourite book or radio show. Below the feature window is a comfortable space to relax while waiting for the family to get ready for the day.

Family Bathroom:
With a shower over the bath, toilet, sink unit with storage and heated towel rail the family bathroom is well-equipped. A window provides natural light so you can relax and create your own spa experience.

Second Floor

The steep stairs continue to the second floor with vertical grab rails to assist. At the top of the stairs is a quirky circus-style curtain hiding a storage space where you will find the cot. This floor has restricted headroom and sloped ceilings to the sides.

Bedroom Two:
Overlooking the church and its graveyard, the double bedroom is a hidden retreat. The panelled wall, a chest of drawers, a matching Roberts radio, and Gifford Circus themed additions come together to create a wonderfully cosy room. Wall light and shelf above the bed provide handy storage for smaller personal items. Opening the window, you can hear the church chime the passing of time, transporting you to the early years of cottage life in this area.

Bedroom Three:
Across the small landing is the final twin room with two metal single beds. Each has a bedside table and lighting and on the chest of drawers sits a Roberts radio. It is an ideal space for children.


The garden includes a lawned area looking across to the church and surrounding village and hills. You feel as though you are on top of the world standing at this viewpoint. Well-maintained hedging and gravelled front area complete the garden which is surrounded by a low perimeter wall. On-street parking can be found on the street directly below the cottage or on the passing main road.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • 1 Bathroom - Family bathroom
  • Hair dryer - 2
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 1-11 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Sound system - Roberts radio in each room


  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - On-street
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: The nearest supermarkets are Sainsbury's, Aldi and Lidl on the outskirts of Stroud (all within 1 mile by car or 15-minute walk). Alternatively, head to central Stroud (1.5 miles) where there is a Waitrose, Tesco, and Coop Food.

Every Saturday morning there is an award-winning Farmers’ Market in Stroud, where vendors sell all kinds of delicious, locally grown, and prepared food. A walk or cycle in is recommended as parking can be limited, by car try Stroud’s multistorey car park (GL5 2AJ), or there is parking at the railway station (GL5 3AR)

Eating Out:
  • The Prince Albert, Rodborough (0.1 miles)
  • The Bear of Rodborough (2 miles)
  • The Woolpack, Slad (3 miles)
Walks: There is a footpath opposite the cottage which using a map will take you to Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons avoiding the busy roads. Stroud’s canals and towpaths nearby are a must-see. Start your walk at the Cotswolds Canals Trust visitor centre and canal shop at Bell House to learn more.

Places to Visit:
  • Stroud and the Farmers’ Market - Saturday morning (1 mile)
  • Painswick Rococo Garden (5 miles)
  • Slimbridge Wetlands (10 miles)
  • Train - Stroud Railway Station (1 mile) has a regular service into London Paddington (1.5 hr)
  • Taxis - AAA Taxis, The Original Stroud Taxi, Wonky’s Wheels Taxis
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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • 1 well-behaved dog is permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.
  • There is a low perimeter wall to the front of the cottage with a high drop beyond, dogs and children must be supervised at all times and not left unattended.
  • Head height on the second floor is limited with an approximate maximum of 5’10” at the centre of the bedrooms.


A fabulous place, so cosy and has the most comfy beds for a weekend away. The kitchen is perfectly equipped with everything we needed to cook some lovely meals. We walked across the commons into the beautiful town of Stroud. Such a great market is held there on Saturday and the pub at the top of the road is the best pub to spend an afternoon with friends, dogs and kids (if you bring them). We had a great time and would happily return.

| 10/11/2023

Great place to stay. A lovely and well-maintained cottage. A lovely welcoming basket of local produce was left for us.Would stay again.

| 05/11/2023

We had a lovely stay at Rose Cottage, the house is very comfortable and cosy. Thank you for a super couple of days.

| 03/11/2023

We loved our stay here! The place was well situated in the Cotswolds for us to visit other towns throughout. It was within walking distance to some pubs and grocery stores. They also included a whole guest guidebook that included things from instructions on how to use things in the cottage to places to visit. All in all, we loved it here and would highly recommend it!

| 29/10/2023

We booked the cottage for a girls' weekend and it was the perfect spot for us. The area was beautiful and we were able to make the most of the local pubs and scenic walks. The cottage had everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the log fire and the stunning views. A highlight of our stay was the Saturday Farmer's Market in Stroud. Would highly recommend it!

| 27/10/2023


The village of Rodborough on the outskirts of Stroud is ideally situated for exploring the picturesque towns and villages of the area. Equidistant from Painswick and Nailsworth there are an array of independent shops, country pubs and attractions to explore during your stay. Stroud is easily reached and is a must-see with its award-winning weekly farmers market and waterside walks. Nearby footpaths lead out into the three commons of Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsley which provide spectacular Cotswold views, an ice cream parlour, and great kite flying conditions.