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Thatch on the Green

Great Tew

Sleeps 6
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
The village of Great Tew, famous for the Great Tew Estate, is one of the most beautiful locations in England. With thatched cottages at every turn and quiet meandering lanes taking you out into the surrounding picturesque countryside it’s hard to wish for a better setting. Thatch on the Green is in the heart of this small village set in a raised position above the village green. From the fully enclosed garden you have spectacular views across the rolling countryside. The cottage is two 17th century houses combined to create a family holiday home sleeping six which offers privacy and a truly secluded Cotswold escape. The well renowned Falkland Arms and Quince and Clover café are a stone's throw from your front door and you can enjoy a country stroll to Soho Farmhouse. This ideal location is only 6 miles from Chipping Norton and the rest of the Cotswolds are waiting to be explored.
Full Description
Hidden away in a corner behind the village green in Great Tew, Thatch on the Green is a beautiful cottage for your Cotswold holiday. You are greeted by its chocolate box exterior and quaint garden path which leads you into this traditional cottage filled with original features. Once two cottages, Thatch on the Green sleeps up to six with a quirky layout which lends itself perfectly to families or two couples. The living area has stone flooring and mullioned windows with a large fireplace housing the open fire. There are so many cosy spots to curl up and relax including a window seat looking out to the front garden and a sofa in front of the bookcase on your way through to the dining area. The dining table dates back to the age of the cottage and provides a lovely space to dine together. At the rear of the cottage is the compact kitchen, cloakroom and a boot room with laundry facilities.

The first floor is split between two staircases. From the dining area you reach the first bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom, and from the kitchen is a double and a twin room which share a bathroom. This unique arrangement gives couples privacy and provides accommodation options for families. Each room has been carefully finished with décor in keeping with the age of the property which also adds a fresh and contemporary touch.

Outside, the large garden, which isn’t overlooked in any direction, is the icing on the cake. To the rear is a paved area with a large table and chairs so you can enjoy your meals outside. You will see birds flitting to and from the nest tucked up under the porch roof. From here steps take you up to the back entrance which takes you to the private parking space. To the side of the cottage is a large, sloped lawn where you can spread out with a picnic and play with the children while enjoying the wonderful countryside views. It is fully enclosed making it perfect for your dogs.

Ground Floor

Living Room:
The front entrance takes you into the living room where there is a small step up in the stone floor. This room has a choice of seating, an open fire in a large exposed stone inglenook fireplace and painted beams above. One step down takes you along a short corridor passing bookcases filled with novels, local history, board games and glasses for setting the dining table.

Dining Room:
Looking out across the garden the dining area has a large wooden table and statement carved chairs which are perfectly in-keeping with the time of the cottage. Mullioned windows add character and there is a wood burning stove in a corner surround.

From the living room one step takes you down into the modern cottage kitchen which is well-equipped for your stay. A side door opens directly onto the patio where there is an outdoor dining set for enjoying evening meals in fairer weather.

Beyond the kitchen before heading upstairs is a ground floor cloakroom with a WC and sink.

Boot Room/Utility:
The dining area opens to the boot room which doubles as a utility with laundry facilities and a sink. This is a great space for bringing the dogs in and drying them off after exploring the local walks.

First Floor

The first floor is split across two areas with separate staircases. From the dining area there are stairs with no handrail up to bedroom one and a bathroom. From the kitchen you reach bedroom two and stairs with no handrail take you up to the second floor with bedroom three and bathroom.

Bedroom One:
This master bedroom with a king-size bed is a private retreat looking out over the cottage garden. There is an almost French style to the room with light blues and painted furniture. It is a very quiet space tucked away from the rest of the cottage.

The bathroom next door acts almost as an en-suite to this room and has a bath with a shower over, WC and sink.

Bedroom Two:
Up the stairs from the kitchen side of the cottage is the second bedroom with a double bed. With painted beams and a neutral finish, this comfortable room will provide a restful night’s sleep.

Second Floor

At the top of the cottage is the second bathroom, ideal for bedrooms two and three. There is a bath with a shower over, WC and sink.

Bedroom Three:
The final bedroom is a lovely twin room nestled under the eaves with exposed wooden beams. The soft furnishings beautifully fit the features of this room and shelving behind the beds with statement lamps provides space for keeping your book and a glass of water.


The fabulous garden at Thatch on the Green is fully enclosed and enjoys the benefit of not being overlooked. You can spend time here with your family and pets, playing on the lawn, dining outside, sharing evening glasses of champagne on the loungers or for a morning cup of coffee. The views are spectacular at any time of year and the sounds of birdsong make you feel at one with your natural surroundings. There is one private parking space which you can reach from the upper garden behind the paved dining area and the free car park is a short walk just behind the cottage.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • 2 Bathrooms - 2 Family bathrooms with bath, shower over, WC and sink, ground floor cloakroom with WC and sink
  • Hairdryer - 3
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer - Compartment in fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 1 car, additional free parking in car park 20yds
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
The nearest place with larger supermarkets is Chipping Norton (6 miles) where you will find a great choice including a well-stocked Coop, M&S Food Store and Aldi, Delicacy Deli plus a butchers and a fishmongers. Trove, a digital shopping delivery platform has also launched in the local area and delivers Tuesday to Friday, please visit for details. There’s also a wonderful florist in the village, Sweetpeas of Great Tew. Wykham Park Farm (7.5 miles) is a fabulous farm shop offering an abundance of local produce and a cheese deli. Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm Shop is 8 miles away. For antique lovers the Station Mill Antiques Centre (6 miles) and Antiques at Heritage (10.1 miles) are a must. The ancient university city of Oxford is only a 30-minute drive away and definitely worth a day of your time.

Eating Out:
  • Falkland Arms (100 metres)
  • Quince and Clover (120 metres)
  • The Boxing Hare, Swerford (1.7 miles)
  • White Horse, Duns Tew (3.8 miles)

The Great Tew Estate offers circular walking routes around Great Tew, visit their website for route maps. There is also an abundance of walking slightly further afield including in and around Chipping Norton. Visit the Cotswold AONB website’s Self-Guided walks section for information on a wider choice of local walks.

Places to Visit:
  • Heythrop Zoological Gardens (3.1 miles)
  • Chipping Norton (5 miles)
  • Fairytale Farm (5.9 miles)
  • Rollright Stones (8 miles)
Train - Charlbury is (7.3 miles) and has regular services from London Paddington.
Taxis - Excelsior Taxis, A1 Taxis, Route 55.

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. 
  • 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.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.


We've had a fantastic week stay over Easter. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and more. A very relaxing stay with plenty to see and do around. The Falkland Arms pub and café across the road was perfect! Thank you.

| 30/03/2024

A beautiful, clean and well-equipped house with a vast garden (but very safe for dogs). Literally a stone's throw from a lovely pub (The Falkland Arms). Would thoroughly recommend staying here.

| 16/02/2024

A great weekend spent in this beautiful, cosy and welcoming cottage. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of some old friends.

| 14/01/2024

Thatch on the Green is the Queen! A supremely comfortable luxury home from home, in an ideal location with great facilities on hand, The Falkland Arms pub with great hospitality. Clear instructions for everything were provided and some nice touches with wine, bread and chocolate waiting for us on arrival. We felt instantly at home and it set the scene for a lovely reunion for best friends who have known each other for 40 years.We shall return,thank you.

| 09/01/2024

What a wonderful way to spend the first weekend of 2024.We had such a special time together as a family, prioritising hospitality and good food in the local pubs and bakery! We enjoyed exploring the beautiful countryside and coming back after a long day to this gorgeous cottage.Thank you.

| 05/01/2024


Great Tew is a hidden gem just on the edge of the Cotswolds. The small village is buzzing with activity as people explore the walking trails and visit the Falkland Arms and Quince and Clover café to catch up and dine with friends. Just two miles from Soho Farmhouse this popular destination is a hot spot for tourists looking to photograph the picturesque streets and cottages. You are within an easy drive of Chipping Norton, Blenheim Palace and can enjoy day trips into the Cotswolds to see Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.