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Wild Pear Cottage

Great Wolford

Sleeps 6
Family Friendly
No Pets
25-49 Mbps
Overlooking a timeless view of undulating countryside, Wild Pear Cottage is perfectly situated for enjoying the beauty of the Cotswolds AONB. A roaring fire and elegant furnishings welcome you inside this chic hideaway, which feels emblematic of the enduring charm that draws so many to this area year after year. Beautifully renovated with not a single corner missed, plush textures and classic tones compliment the plethora of wow-factor details at the cottage – from its generous west-facing garden to bedroom one's roll top bath and the regal outside loggia complete with cosy seating and a fire pit. Only a stone’s throw from the idyllic towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, this picturesque spot will have you indulging in Cotswold living like a local.
Full Description
Crafted from the honey-hued stone that the Cotswolds is known for, Wild Pear Cottage makes for a delightful stay. Forming part of a peaceful row of cottages, it's set in ample green countryside with views of horse paddocks and woodland beyond, not to mention the soft sound of birdsong that weaves around the cottage.

Step inside Wild Pear and you'll instantly benefit from the relaxing ambience of this special spot as you're greeted with a cosy sitting room complete with a crackling wood burner and plump seating. Carefully considered accents, including a quaint sheep footstool, wall art and classic tones elevate this space before it flows through into a bright and airy kitchen from which you can gaze out the window to the serene view. When you're ready to explore more, slink upstairs and you'll find two quintessential bedrooms, perfectly placed for a restful night’s sleep after a day of ambling through the hills or hunting for delicious farm shop produce. If you fancy a soak, wander up to the second floor to experience bedroom one, where a marvellous roll top bath lies waiting to be filled with bubbles.

Wild Pear's outdoor space matches the elegance of inside with a regal loggia providing abundant seating and a fire pit nearby for toasting marshmallows. Pop on the BBQ when you feel peckish, pour a glass of wine and relax as the sun sinks over the hills beyond. On street parking is available outside the property, while there's also secure bike storage located in the enclosed area behind the loggia.

Ground floor

Entrance Hall:
Step into Wild Pear Cottage and you're greeted by a cosy entrance hall where there's room to store coats, boots and belongings.

Sitting Room:
Wild Pear’s sitting room invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the serenity of this quintessential bolthole. Cast in a warming hue with a plush three-seater sofa that sits beneath tapestry art, it features a roaring fire just perfect for warming up after long countryside walks. An upholstered armchair and plump footstool that doubles as a chair are also on hand so that friends and family can gather to chat. The room also has a frame TV, which at first glance looks like a beautiful rural painting, before transforming into a screen at the click of a button.

Kitchen/Dining Area:
Step into Wild Pear’s light-drenched kitchen and you’ll feel at home straight away. With generous windows overlooking the idyllic countryside in the distance, its soft-toned cabinets are punctuated by everything you'd ever need - from a cooker to a dishwasher, washing machine and small appliances. When you're ready to plate up scrumptious finds, you'll find a comfortable dining table that seats six people just a few steps away from the French Doors, from which sunlight pours in.

First floor

Bedroom Two:
You can really indulge in the English country cottage theme in bedroom two thanks to its charming double bed, breathtaking views out to the rolling hills, and gentle ambience. This room also has a wardrobe for storing walking layers, evening clothes and shoes.

Bedroom Three:
Twin beds can be found in bedroom three, offering plenty of room for friends and family. Calm, light and airy, this peaceful room provides a wardrobe and a bedside table lit up by an elegant lamp perfect for a spot of bedtime reading.

Wild Pear’s quaint bathroom is the ultimate place to wind down after a day exploring local attractions. Equipped with a WC, hand basin and shower over the bath, it’s got everything you could ever need.

Second floor

Bedroom One:
Find sanctuary in the undeniable elegance of bedroom one. Set in a heavenly rose pink hue, it invites you to rest your head on a luxurious king-sized bed or take a seat on the chic upholstered armchair whilst gazing out the A-frame roof's charming window. As the sun dips over this serene place, take a long soak in the spectacular roll top bath to finish the day on a high note.

The en-suite lies next to bedroom one and provides a handy additional WC.


Wander through the classic French doors and down the cream coloured stone steps into the majestic garden at the back of the cottage. From here, take a moment to pause and tune in to the soothing sound of birdsong before casting your eyes to the rolling hills and paddocks beyond. Pour a glass of bubbly, light the fire pit and gather with friends and family in the elegant loggia complete with cosy seating for five people. If you get peckish, the BBQ is on hand for whipping up delicious fresh finds from the plethora of local farm shops near to the cottage.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double room
  • Bedroom Three - Twin room
  • 2 Bathrooms - First floor bathroom with shower over the bath, hand basin and WC, Second floor roll top bath, hand basin
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire - Logs for the wood burner are supplied for your first fire between 01 October and 31 March.
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Garden - Garden is enclosed by a wooden fence
  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Fire pit
  • Parking - Free parking on the street outside the cottage. There is also secure bike storage available.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The closest supermarkets are in Moreton-in-Marsh (3.5 miles) including Co-op and Tesco Express. Most major supermarkets will deliver. There is a village shop in Long Compton (4 miles), while Todenham Manor Farm (3.5 miles), an award-winning butchery and farm shop, is located in Moreton-in-Marsh. It offers a fine selection of meat, vegetables, condiments, fresh juice and eggs, and is also home to Moos Café, which plates up delicious meats, cakes, brownies and vegetarian options.

Eating Out:
  • Huffkins Bakery & Café Tea Rooms, Moreton-in-Marsh - Indulge in handmade cakes and fresh drinks at these charming tea rooms
    (4 miles)
  • The Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh – Indulge in a snack, drink or fine dining at this elegant high street spot (4 miles)
  • The George Townhouse, Shipston-on-Stour – Tuck into a scrumptious menu at this vibrant, award-winning pub (5 miles)
  • The Old Butchers, Stow-on-the-Wold – Quaint Cotswolds restaurant serving rare cuts and splendid wine (10.5 miles)
  • Sheep on Sheep Street – Delicious British food crafted using fresh local produce (10.5 miles)
  • Bell at Stow – A quintessential country pub brimming with charm awaits (10.5 miles)
The area contains some of England’s most beautiful countryside with miles of public footpaths striking out from Great Wolford and Barton on the Heath (1 mile), including a walk down to Wolford Wood, which can be accessed down the footpath that runs beside the property and across the fields that follow it. Alternatively, drive to Long Compton (4 miles) and follow the Cotswold AONB’s ‘Long Compton, Cherington and Weston Park’ Miles Without Stiles, 5-mile walk. Weston Park House was once the home of the Sheldon family, supposedly the richest commoners in the country who gained their wealth from a Flemish tapestry business in nearby Barcheston. Just a short detour from Long Compton are two protected, ancient monuments, the Rollright Stones, dating from Neolithic times, and a stone circle known as the King’s Men, dating from the Bronze Age.

Places to Visit:
  • National Trust, Chastleton House – Explore the enchanting tales of this Jacobean country house built by a prosperous wool merchant (4.5 miles)
  • Batsford Arboretum – Home to some of the world’s most beautiful and rare trees, shrubs and bamboos (5.5 miles)
  • Sezincote House – A unique, 200-year old Mogul Indian Palace set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals (6.5 miles)
  • Rollright Stones – An intriguing ancient stone circle near the village of Long Compton (7.5 miles)
  • Train - Moreton-in-Marsh (3.5 miles) has regular services to Oxford and London.
  • Taxis – Shipston Taxi, Clarkes of Shipston
There is so much to see and 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 to top attractions and experiences. 
  • The garden area is accessed down two stone steps. Please take care in wet and icy weather as it may become slippery. 


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| 14/03/2024


The village of Great Wolford lies in the north Cotswolds, three and a half miles from Moreton-in-Marsh. It is a quiet residential village with plenty of beautiful walks nearby, including the Cotswold AONB’s ‘Long Compton, Cherington and Weston Park’ Miles Without Stiles, 5-mile walk. Just a stone's throw away in Moreton-in-Marsh, you'll find a well-stocked farm shop selling meats, vegetables and daily essentials. The village is ideally suited for walkers, cyclists and guests wishing to explore the wider Cotswolds.