Rose Cottage is a very pretty 18th Century holiday cottage that is located in a beautiful Cotswold village with a great pub within walking distance. It is full of features that provide a charming atmosphere including wood burner and delightful cottage garden, and can accommodate four guests.
This is an ideal location for exploring the pretty Cotswold villages and towns along with Oxford, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the myriad of activities and attractions within the area available all year round. The cottage sits on a country lane that turns into a path which goes down to the pretty stream that meanders its way through the village.
Upon arrival at Rose Cottage you will be greeted by a welcome pack of tea, coffee, homemade cakes or scones and milk and you will be provided with the little extras you need on holiday like olive oil, cling film, foil etc.
Throughout the cottage the large windows have charming views over the back garden or across the rooftops and gardens to the valley beyond. There is luxury linen on the king size and super king size beds, making it perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Equally the beds can be unzipped to make two twins bedded rooms upon request, and with a sofa bed downstairs, groups of up to six guests can be accommodated.
The delightful village has it’s own very well known Victorian brewery and visitors centre, and is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a Pottery in the Village and a thriving large village shop and post office. From the village there are plenty of walks (The Cotswold Way runs nearby) and cycle rides in and around the Village, with many more pub-related ones published in the Brewery monthly magazine.
The main village pub is just a stones throw from the cottage and has a great chef and a regularly changing menu. With three other pubs in the Village where you can sample the famous Hooky Ales, you will be spoilt for choice with places to eat and drink (all have roaring fires in the winter!).
For those wanting to explore the area, the cottage is within forty mins of Oxford with it’s stunning Colleges, galleries and museums; Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon; Woodstock (the home to Blenheim Palace) and the Cotswold villages of Bourton-on-the-Water; Burford and the historic town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
There are many activities in the area to enjoy including fishing on Blenheims historic lakes (fifteen mins), fantastic golf courses (five mins), riding (five mins), pottery lessons (ten mins), hot air ballooning (thirty mins), trial and pleasure flights/ parachuting (fifteen mins), paint balling (thirty mins), punting or boating (thirty mins), shooting (thirty mins) and many more.
Becky & Hugh Robertson joined Independent Cottages in May 2010
Outside: The garden has many beds of flowers and herbs surrounding the seating area, with table and chairs and parasol as it is a sun trap.
Additional information: Prices include linen, towels, logs electricity and Gas. Maximum of two dogs allowed but must be kept downstairs.
Star Rating: 4 Star
Lovely for a getaway in the Cotswolds with a large wood burner. Handy for sightseeing in the Cotswold towns, culture in Stratford Upon Avon and Oxford or shopping at Bicester Village.