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The Coach House

Cold Aston

Sleeps 4
Romantic Retreat
No Pets
Local Pub
25-49 Mbps
Tucked away behind high gates in the pretty village of Cold Aston, the Coach House is a gorgeous Cotswold hideaway for four. Classically styled and elegant, the generous proportions of this 18th-century, Grade II listed building ensure space and comfort in abundance. Original floors, beams and exposed stone walls add character and a timeless appeal, whilst underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove keep things cosy. The ground floor flows through a simple, but well-equipped kitchen and a beautiful living and dining space. Upstairs are two delightful bedrooms, one with a fabulous free-standing bath, and a shower room. With the friendly village pub just a meander away and Bourton-on-the-Water, regarded as the Venice of the Cotswolds, within a 5-minute drive, the Coach House is the perfect Cotswold escape.
Full Description
Quietly located in the village of Cold Aston, just a stone’s throw from Bourton-on-the-Water, the Coach House offers space and tranquillity in a lovely setting. The countryside lanes that weave through the Cotswolds bringing you to the village, set the scene for your stay perfectly.

Throughout the coach house, original features take centre stage revealing exposed stone walls, aged timbers, and old beams. There’s detail in the little touches too, with brace and latch doors, antique light switches and a wooden settle. Enjoy lazy breakfasts and relaxed suppers at the eight-seater dining table, then retire to the comfy sofas set around the welcoming glow of the wood-burning stove. During the summer months, you can throw open the doors to the courtyard and soak up the late afternoon sunshine. The two bedrooms are equally enchanting with beamed, vaulted ceilings, village views and lots of space to relax. The free-standing bathtub in bedroom one just invites you to fill it with bubbles, lay back and let the worries of the world simply drift away.

The Coach House enjoys a courtyard area with parking for two cars. The cobbles to the front of the property are the perfect spot for the dining table and chairs, where you can relax in the fresh air. There are footpaths from the door and the village pub is just a short walk away.

Ground Floor

The old entrance door leads into a well-equipped kitchen, the simple design fits perfectly with the style that you will find throughout the Coach House. There is a full oven, hob, and dishwasher and behind the red-framed doors to the pantry there is a fridge (no freezer), and washing machine along with all your crockery and glasses. There is also a ground-floor cloakroom tucked away in here too. The impressive settle is actually made from old oak coffin wood, and a good place to sit to remove outdoor gear.

Living Room/Dining Area:
Take a moment to appreciate the detail on the old door, with its wooden acorn weight, as you walk through to the main living space. There’s an eight-seater refectory dining table with chairs and a Georgian settle along one side, and two plump sofas are placed at right angles around the stone fireplace which is now home to a wood-burning stove. Behind the timber doors on the left of the chimney breast, you’ll find the Smart TV. Double doors lead into the courtyard.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
This fabulous bedroom is filled with character boasting exposed stone walls, timber floors and old beams. Soak the cares of the day away in the free-standing bathtub before drifting off to sleep in the comfortable super-king bed. This is a romantic and peaceful space with charm by the bucket load. There is plenty of storage so you can unpack, a thoughtfully placed desk and chair, and a cosy armchair, where you can relax with a coffee as the day begins.

Shower Room:
Between the two bedrooms is the bathroom with a shower cubicle with a rainfall showerhead, handbasin and WC.

Bedroom Two:
This equally delightful bedroom is up two steps from the main staircase and can be arranged as a twin, or king. Deep-set windows to the side and front, wooden beams and original floorboards add warmth and charm whilst the neutral colour scheme enhances the beautiful sense of calm. There is an antique chest of drawers and hooks with wooden hangers for unpacking.


The high gates lead into the courtyard which is only for the use of the Coach House guests. There is parking for two cars and a cobbled patio with a wooden table and chairs and a parasol. A wooden bench placed along one stone wall catches the late afternoon sunshine.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Super-king
  • Bedroom Two - Twin (Can be a king on request)
  • 1 Bathroom - Shower room with handbasin and WC, free standing bathtub in bedroom one and a ground floor WC
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Wood-burner - logs are provided for an initial fire (01 Oct - 31 Mar)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge - No freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 25-49 Mbps
  • TV - Smart


  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - 2 spaces
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: There are some excellent foodie places to explore. For bread and delicious bakery items there is Otis & Belle in Stow in the Wold and Moreton in Marsh. There are excellent butchers in Stow-on-the-Wold (Lambournes) and Northleach (Jesse Smith and JW Castle). Cheese lovers should head for the Cotswold Cheese Shop in Stover on the Wold and pick up coffee from Stow Coffee whilst there. The Market Garden and the Farm Shop in Cirencester are recommended for fresh local produce.

Cafes, pubs, and restaurants:
  • The Plough, Cold Aston – village pub with good beer and food. Advance booking for dining is recommended (0.1 miles)
  • The Nuttery, Notgrove – great local café with a pop-up bar on Friday evenings (1.5 miles)
  • The Old Prison Café, Northleach - great for coffee, with an interesting agricultural museum attached (4 miles)
  • The Black Horse, Naunton – go for the beer (4 miles)
  • The Wheatsheaf, Northleach – 17th century coaching inn with seasonal British menu (4.5 miles)
  • The Old Butchers, Stow on the Wold – superb food with plenty of seafood (6 miles)
Walks: The Gloucestershire Way which runs from Monmouth to Tewkesbury and the Macmillan Way both pass through Cold Aston. There are various walks from Cold Aston as well as a variety of walking trails through Bourton-on-the-Water and the Slaughters.

Places to visit:
  • Bourton-on-the-Water – picturesque Cotswold village renowned for the stone bridges which crisscross the River Windrush(2.5 miles)
  • Birdland - inhabited by over 500 birds including flamingos, pelicans, penguins and even the elusive cassowary (2.5 miles)
  • The Slaughters – quintessentially picturesque Cotswold villages (4 miles)
  • Stow-on-the-Wold – ancient market town, which is the highest in the Cotswolds (6 miles)
  • Cotswold Farm Park – much-loved rare breeds farm park overseen by BBC presenter Adam Henson (6 miles)
  • Trains - Moreton-in-Marsh railway station (10.5 miles) has a frequent and direct service to London Paddington and Oxford.
  • Taxis - Call Bobby Private Hire +44 (0) 7801 255554; Bourton-on-the-Water Private Hire +44 (0) 1451 822190

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not take a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts on top attractions and experiences
  • The Coach House is one of our pet-free properties and therefore dogs and other pets are not permitted 


We absolutely loved staying at The Coach House. It was so perfect for our short weekend trip, everything was extremely clean and Peter our host was so lovely in helping us with anything we needed. The house is in such a peaceful quiet area and it was a little less than an hour's walk into town which was super beautiful and went by quite quickly due to the surroundings. I highly recommend staying here. The Plough Inn is an amazing dinner spot, everything was truly so amazing and we would love to come stay again soon!

| 12/04/2024

Stunning Coach House in an ideal location to explore the Cotswolds. The owners haven't left any thing to chance, all little details thought of, immaculately presented with lovely decor and very comfortable beds and sofas. Would highly recommend. It's a credit to the owners Peter and Diana.

| 26/03/2024

Great place and location, a really lovely home. The host greeted us and gave us a great show around with plenty of ideas of what to do. Had our 14 month old and was perfect for him. Would love to go back.

| 20/03/2024

The Coach House was absolutely stunning! The area was sublime, and we really appreciate how communicative and proactive Peter was in reaching out, getting us checked in, and giving us local recommendations. We were all very impressed by what they’ve built in the Coach House and hoping to make it back sometime soon. Could not recommend highly enough!

| 01/03/2024

Lovely property in a peaceful location.

| 26/02/2024

Lovely property, beautifully renovated and with great attention to detail. Peter was a fantastic host. Would recommend for a stay in the Cotswolds.

| 30/01/2024


The historic village of Cold Aston has a friendly local pub with good food, a medieval church and the Coach House forms part of the Old Vicarage, which is one of the oldest buildings in the village. Located in the heart of the Cotswolds means there are myriad attractions within easy reach. Bouton-on-the-Water is 2.5 miles away and Stow-on-the-Wold and the Cotswold Farm Park are within 10 miles. Within a 30-minute drive, you can be in beautiful Burford, browsing the farm shop and homewares of the Daylesford empire or exploring the historical charms of Sudeley Castle.