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8 Most Beautiful Holiday Cottages in the Cotswolds

Where to stay in the Cotswolds: The best Cotswold Cottages

With a trip to the Cotswolds on most travellers wish lists, I have taken the headache out of searching for the ideal getaway retreat and have found eight truly stunning cottages for a stay in some of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds.

Imagine long countryside walks, pub lunches by an open fire and then back to one of these chocolate-box Cotswold cottages to snuggle up with a loved one.

Watch a box set, play cards or catch up on that well-needed rest after a hectic year.

If you see something that takes your fancy, you can book directly through the blue links provided.

All Cotswold cottages come with welcome hampers, and several allow your four-legged friend to stay as well; after all, you can’t leave anyone behind, can you!

Map of the 8 Cotswold Cottages

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* 8 Cosy Cottage Stays in the Cotswolds *

#1 Inglenook Cottage – Broad Campden

Sleeps two + one dog

If you are looking for a 300-year-old chocolate-box Cotswold cottage, then this one is for you. Located one mile from the town of Chipping Campden and with local countryside walks straight from the property, this is a real gem.

With a fairytale thatched roof, open inglenook fireplace, original beams and a country kitchen you will think you are in a picture book. Inglenook Cottage ticks all the boxes for your relaxing break in the Cotswolds.

Details, Rates and Availability for Inglenook Cottage

#2 Jasmine Cottage – Windrush

Sleeps two + one dog

This beautiful 300-year-old Cotswold stone cottage is excellent for those who want to be surrounded by the countryside.

Jasmine cottage is five miles away from the popular Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water with its quaint tearooms and cosy pubs; not forgetting the river running through it.

The National Trust village of Sherbourne is a 2-mile walk from the cottage, and many other NT walks are in the area.

Details, Rates and Availability for Jasmin Cottage

#3 The Old Smithy – Kingham

Sleeps two + one dog

Dating from the 16th century this converted barn is the perfect bolthole for an Autumn escape. For non-drivers, the village of Kingham is on the London-Paddington line, making it accessible for all.

The Plough and Wild Rabbit, both with Michelin stars, are in Kingham.

The pretty Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh are all within a 10-minute drive from the cottage.

In the Area – Daylesford Organic Farm and Cookery School

Details, Rates and Availability for The Old Smithy

#4 Bay Tree Cottage – Shipton-Under-Wychwood

Sleeps two + one dog

Bay Tree Cottage is located a few miles from the charming village of Burford with its country walks and sensational views. Combine that with original beams and a stone fireplace complete with wood burning stove, and you have all you need in one place.

Local pubs and restaurants are all within walkable distance of this charming Cotswold cottage.

Bay Tree Cottage is near Wychwood Wild Garden.

Details, Rates and Availability for Bay Tree Cottage

#5 Keytes Cottage – Bourton-on-the-Hill

Sleeps four – no furry friends allowed

This 250-year-old Cotswold cottage is full of character and charm, with an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. Keytes Cottage has stunning views of the Cotswold countryside that can be enjoyed from the bedrooms.

Famous Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway, are all within 15 minutes drive from the cottage.

In the area – Bourton House and Gardens

Details, Rates and Availability for Keytes Cottage

#6 Field Cottage – Elmley Castle

Sleeps Two – no furry friends allowed

Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Field Cottage is a picture-book stone thatched cottage centrally located to reach many nearby towns and villages.

With a wood-burning stove, exposed beams and furnished in a charming country style, this could be your perfect romantic bolthole in the Cotswolds.

In the area – Sudeley Castle makes a great day out.

Details, Rates and Availability for Field Cottage

#7 The Old Antique Shop – Stow-on-the-Wold

Sleeps Four + one dog

This modern cottage is a real hidden gem in one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. The tastefully renovated former antique shop is one of the most unusual Cotswold properties on offer.

For those that are looking for a Cotswold retreat that offers the best of both worlds; modern meets quintessential Cotswold village, then this one is for you.

Located on Fosse Way (the famous Roman road that cuts across the Cotswolds) it is in the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold offering all the amenities of this popular tourist destination.

In the Area – Birdland park and gardens

Details, Rates and Availability for The Old Antique Shop 

#8 Garsons Cottage – Idbury

Sleeps Two – No furry friends allowed

Set in the village of Idbury and surrounded by the rolling English countryside, Garsons Cottage is the perfect place to stay in the Cotswolds.

Exposed beams and stonework inside the cottage and a wood-burning stove might make you not want to venture outside.

Of course, with the quintessential villages of Burford, Chipping Norton and Bourton-on-the-Water all within a four-mile radius of Garsons Cottage, you will want to explore the surrounding areas.

Prefer not to drive? -The closest railway station is Kingham Station, only two miles away. A regular train service runs from London Paddington and takes approximately 90 minutes.

Details, Rates and Availability for Garsons Cottage

If you stay in any of these cosy Cotswold cottages, be sure to let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear about your break!

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About Author

Angela Price

Angie is a full-time travel writer with over 30 years of travel experience. She has always had a passion for travel, and after a 3-month world trip with her 18-year-old son, she created her popular travel blog to share her adventures with a wider audience. When Angie is at home in the UK, she enjoys exploring the English countryside, visiting castles and gardens and planning her next big adventure. Her motto is "Live Life Wandering not Wondering".

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1 year ago

Actually, I would love any of the cottages on your post during these uncertain times

1 year ago

I do like The look of The Old Antique Shop.

Reply to  Donny
1 year ago

That is one of my favourites as well. The old and new mixed together.

Linda (LD Holland)
1 year ago

I just love the idea of finding a cute Cotswold cottage to enjoy in the fall. They certainly do look like they came from a fairy tale. So great that you can find great food nearby. And even restaurants with Michelin ratings. Curling up by the fire with a book seems like the ideal way to spend a vacation in the Cotswold cottages.

Jay Artale
1 year ago

This is an area of england I’d love to explore more. And it’s so quintessentially English that a cottage is the perfect place to have as your temporary home base. It’s especially useful that you’ve found ones that a located close to towns. Having restaurants and shops on your doorstep is ideal

1 year ago

Wow – these cottages look gorgeous & I always love the Cotswolds. It is so quintessentially English that every time I visit, I fall back in love with the area. You’ve collected some real gems here. I’ll save this post for the next time I am headed that way!

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