When it comes to booking a country getaway, the Cotswolds is one of the most popular locations in England. Long renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and charming villages brimming with idyllic honey coloured cottages, there is good reason why this region is so immensely popular. If you’re looking for the perfect holiday cottages in the Cotswolds to make your trip one to remember then I’ve got the perfect list of suggestions for you! Here are eight of the cosiest thatched holiday cottages in the Cotswolds.
8 of the cosiest thatched holiday cottages in the Cotswolds
Harrowby End Cottage – Ebrington, Gloucestershire
This charming 18th century cottage is ideal for a family of four to escape to an unspoilt corner of the Cotswolds. The village of Ebrington is as quaint as they come with a small cluster of thatched cottages set around the village pub – The Ebrington Arms – at the heart. Not only do you have this beautiful village to enjoy but you also have fantastic market towns like Chipping Campden, Broadway and Moreton-in-Marsh a short drive away. If you’re a garden lover you’ll be in for a treat as the world renowned Hidcote Manor Gardens is just 8 minutes drive away from this cottage. That’s if you can tear yourself away from this gorgeous cottage with its only lovely garden.
Harrowby End Cottage, as with most period properties of this kind, comes with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and charm in abundance. The cottage has been beautifully renovated and makes for a wonderful home away from home. I don’t think you’ll fail to be pulled under the spell of this cosy, inviting cottage. Sleeps four with two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Prices from £574 (£48 per person per night) – Check prices for Harrowby End Cottage and availability here.
Hathaway Cottage – Hook Norton, Oxfordshire
Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire village of Hook Norton, this cosy little cottage is perfect for a romantic break for two. With lots of picturesque landscape on your doorstep, there are plenty of footpaths you can take from the village to head out and explore the natural beauty. You’ll also find the cottage a great base for visiting lots of the most popular Cotswolds market towns and villages like Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters and Moreton-in-Marsh which are within a short half hour drive. Make sure not to miss a visit to one of my favourite pubs in the Cotswolds, The Falkland Arms, which is just ten minutes drive away.
The cottage enjoys a king-sized bedroom, a beautifully finished kitchen complete with an Aga and a super cosy living room that has a wood burner, perfect for a romantic night in.
Prices start from £583 for 7 nights – Click here to find out more details, pricing and availability for Hathaway Cottage.
Inglenook Cottage – Broad Campden, Gloucestershire
This Grade II listed thatched cottage dates back over 300 years and used to be the village smithy. Both Inglenook Cottage and the village of Broad Campden are brimming with charm and character. Step inside and you will find loads of original features including exposed beams and a glorious inglenook fireplace which comes complete with seat and bread oven.
Broad Campden is just a stones through from one of the most popular of the Cotswolds village, the historic market town of Chipping Campden. Here you will find some lovely pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. There are also some fantastic walks in the area. Ideal for a peaceful escape for two. Inglenook Cottage makes a great base to explore Northern and Central Cotswolds.
Inglenook cottages makes for a lovely romantic retreat. The cottage sleeps two, with one King sized bedroom and a beautiful courtyard garden which would be wonderful to sit outside in during the summer months with a glass of something cold. This cottage is also dog friendly so your pooch can join in on the long country walks.
Prices start from £453 for three nights – Click here for all pricing and availability for Inglenook Cottage.
Field Cottage – Elmley Castle, Pershore, Worcestershire
If you are looking to explore a lesser known side of the Cotswolds that doesn’t get as much tourist footfall – and gives a truly authentic experience of the region – then this is the cottage for you. This picture perfect cottage looks straight out of the pages of a fairytale book. Located in the charming village of Elmley Castle, this cottage is surrounded by some of my favourite villages in this corner of the Cotswolds. You’ll find the picture postcard villages of Ashton-under-Hill and Little Comberton just a couple of minutes drive away (or within walking distance should you fancy a country ramble) and the historic market town of Pershore just ten minutes drive away. If you visit in the summertime, make sure to add the neighbouring Real Flower Petal Confetti Company flower fields onto your itinerary. They are stunning!
Field Cottage sleeps two guests with the option of a further two in the Garden Room next door. Inside the cottage has a traditional inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove, a charming kitchen complete with range cooker and beautiful spacious bathroom complete with roll top bath which you can indulge in as you look out the windows over the surrounding countryside.
Prices from £516 for three nights – Find all pricing and availability here.
Appleyard Cottage – Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
Although this cottage is located outside of the Cotswolds, I’ve included it on the list as it’s located in the county of Wiltshire and a good portion of Wiltshire falls into the Cotswolds region. If you’d like to read my guide to Wiltshire to find all the best gardens, villages, castles and other places to visit, click here.
Appleyard Cottage is wonderfully located with a wealth of beauty on its doorstep. Make sure to pay a visit to the town of Shaftesbury which is just a ten minute drive away. Shaftesbury is most famous for the street of Gold Hill which was famously used in the popular Hovis bread advert. From the top of this street you get spectacular views out over the surrounding countryside. You’ll also find the magnificent Stourhead Gardens and Old Wardour Castle nearby.
The cottage itself is bursting with original period features, as you’d expect with an old thatched cottage. Think exposed beams, a wood burning stove and lots of cute, cosy corners to curl up and enjoy a good book. There are two beautiful bedrooms in this property and they allow two dogs so it is a little more roomy and accommodating than some of the others on this list, ideal if you want to travel with friends or bring the children along.
Prices start from £571 for three nights (£36 per person per night) – For more information, prices and to find availability for Appleyard Cottage, click here.
Rose Cottage – Ebrington, Gloucestershire
This adorable little cottage has an absolutely fantastic location! The village of Ebrington is as charming as they come. A beautiful bundle of thatched cottages which line the lake up to the green where you will find a superb village pub – The Ebrington Arms which won CAMRA’s pub of the year. I’ve stayed and dined there a couple of times and the food has always been spot on. Nearby you also have the immensely popular market town of Broadway which is 20 minutes drive away. If you head north then you can enjoy a day out in Shakespeare’s birthday of Stratford-upon-Avon which is just 25 minutes away. Two of the best gardens in the Cotswolds, Hidcote and Kiftsgate Court gardens are a very short 8 minutes drive away. You will find no end of brilliant places to visit in this area which is what draws me back time and time again.
The beautifully named Rose Cottage is another perfect bolthole for a romantic getaway. This 18th century grade II listed cottage boasts an open fireplace, exposed beams, exposed stone walls, a window seat (perfect for curling up in to read a book) a charming stable door to the back garden and a comfy bedroom. This cottage has all the cosy vibes about it.
Prices from £525 for three nights – click here for prices and availability.
St Michael’s Cottage – Broadway
Located in the town of Broadway, one of the most popular in the Cotswolds, St Michael’s Cottage has been lovingly restored by the current owners to provide a luxurious home away from home. A mix of stylish and luxurious, it blends perfectly into the original features found around this property. Add in the generously sized garden and the fact that you are within easy walking distance to the centre of Broadway and you have yourself a wonderful property to escape to.
Broadway is a great place to base yourself for a trip to the Cotswolds as it is packed with local independents, tea rooms, cafes and pubs. You’ve also got a wealth of historic houses and gardens to visit such as Sudeley Castle, Sezincote House, Bourton House, Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Gardens, Kiftsgate Court and Chastleton House. You won’t be short of things to do and after a day of exploring you get to return to this beautiful cottage where you can enjoy dinner on the bbq in the picturesque gardens with your favourite songs playing on the music system in the background.
St Michael’s Cottage sleeps 6, plus one dog. There are two large bedrooms, one with a super king sized bed and the other a king size, both with ensuite bathrooms, plus a third bedroom with two full sized single beds and an extra family bathroom. Downstairs you have a sizeable kitchen, sitting room, dining room and a fabulous sun room where you can open up the French doors to look out into the garden.
Short breaks start from £1386 (£77 per person per night) – Find prices and availability by clicking here.
Corner Cottage – Abbots Morton, Worcestershire
When it comes to the best holiday cottages in the Cotswolds, Corner Cottage is a little gem of a place. Ideal for exploring the far northern parts of the Cotswolds. The village of Abbots Morton is a beauty, full of black and white timber framed thatched cottages. Abbots Morton is one of the oldest villages in Worcestershire and you’ll even find it listed in the Doomsday Book. Parts of the surrounding countryside look like they have changed very little since then and remain peaceful and tranquil. Nearby you’ll find lots of good pubs and farm shops, not to mention places to visit like the historic Coughton Court where you can find out about the family links to The Gunpowder Plot as well as visit picturesque villages like Welford-upon-Avon (visit Church Street) and the Shakespeare houses and theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Inside Corner Cottage you’ll be captivated by the abundance of charm and character it has. There are plenty of exposed beams, ancient leaden window frames, an ancient brick fireplace complete with bread oven, slate tiled floors and a wood burning stove. This is a superb property if you’re looking for a period cottage.
Corner Cottage boasts two bedrooms and two bathrooms so is ideal for a family of four or if you want to travel with friends. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this property.
Prices from £457 – click here to find all prices and availability for Corner Cottage.