Cottages To Bookmark For A Weekend Away | sheerluxe.com
It's still a while until we can book a weekend away, but there’s no harm in doing a bit of research. Whether you’re looking forward to a family break or want to cosy up as a couple, you can’t go wrong with a weekend in the Cotswolds. We’ve rounded up some of the area’s most idyllic rentals to know about…
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Longwood House, Lower Oddington

On arrival at Longwood House, you’ll be greeted by a pretty countryside garden lining the entrance to the property. Inside, expect three bedrooms decorated in Liberty-esque floral prints and pastels, as well as a large farmhouse kitchen leading to an outside seating area. The homey lounge is well stocked with books and games, as well as a TV ready for family movie nights. Based near familiar Cotswolds favourites Daylesford Farm and Soho House, as well as a plethora of shops and delis, Longwood House is in an ideal location for those wishing to explore the local area.

From £450 For A Short Break

Visit HouseLongwood.com

The Grain Store, Bibury

Located on the outskirts of the chocolate box village of Bibury, The Grain Store is one of five beautifully converted barns owned by Bibury Farm. Exposed beams and brickwork feature throughout – a nod to the property’s previous life as part of a working farm – coupled with stylish decoration and comfy furnishings. Cosy up in either of the two lounge areas, both with log burners, or sit around the breakfast bar in the airy, high-ceilinged kitchen. Perfect for large families or groups, The Grain Store sleeps up to ten guests, with five bedrooms split across two floors. Dogs are also welcome, with a luscious garden for them to run around in. 

Price On Request

Visit BiburyFarm.com

Longwood
Bibury Barns

Owl Cottage, Southrop

Located in the charming village of Southrop, Owl Cottage is a cosy home away from home. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and decorated in soft neutral tones, the cottage comfortably sleeps up to six guests. A large, farmhouse style kitchen is the hub of the house, which includes modern amenities and underfloor heating. Cook up a tasty breakfast using local produce and enjoy a morning cup of coffee next to the lounge’s wood burning fireplace. 

Price On Request

Visit LuxuryCotswoldRentals.co.uk

Ryeworth Cottage, Kingham

Ryeworth is the largest of the seven Kingham Cottages run by the Luxury Cotswolds Rentals group, and sleeps six guests across three bedrooms, two of which come with ensuite bathrooms. A traditional storybook style cottage, Ryeworth features a countryside aesthetic throughout, with a large open plan living-dining area and modern kitchen. The patio doors lead out to a sun terrace and garden lawn, with an impressive selection of BBQ equipment on hand. There’s even a communal pool and tennis court guests can use in the summer. Should the weather take a turn, the property also has a large basement full of toys and games to keep children entertained. 

From £1,150 Per Week

Visit LuxuryCotswoldRentals.co.uk

Maria Stengard Green
Maria Stengard Green

Filly Island, Cirencester 

This quirky bolthole is ideal for couples. Perched on its own private island, Filly is accessed by a humpback bridge, with bistro-style outdoor seating overlooking the River Churn. Creative and romantic, upcycled furniture and unusual antiques give the property its unique style. After a day of exploring the local countryside, make yourself a drink in the large rustic style kitchen before enjoying dinner with a view. You can also arrange for a pick up from the local train station if you’ve opted not to drive, while a luxury welcome hamper filled with local produce will welcome you on arrival. 

From £595 For A Short Break

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The Find, Cheltenham

A truly special property The Find, located near Cheltenham, marries contemporary design and architecture with a classic countryside setting. A large modern extension sits alongside the traditional barn, with a stunning open-plan living area lit by floor to ceiling windows. There’s a top of the range home cinema system for movie nights, plus an impressive BBQ set up if you want to eat under the stars – not to mention an expansive roof terrace. With capacity for up to 12 guests, this is the one to book for a celebratory weekend.

From £4,850 Per Short Break

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© Unique Homestays

Dove Cottage, Kingham

Dove Cottage is one of three properties managed by The Wild Rabbit, a charming inn tucked away in the corner of Kingham offering up a menu of locally sourced produce in a relaxing countryside setting. Pretty wooden features offset the white washed walls and oak beams, making the property sophisticated, yet relaxing. There are two bedrooms and a large living room with a wood burning stove to keep you cosy in the colder months. Meanwhile, in the summer, set up on the terrace and enjoy the peace and quiet of a truly off-grid setting. 

Price On Request

Visit TheWildRabbit.co.uk

Winterberry Cottage, Barnsley

This classic, three bedroom semi-detached cottage is located in the small village of Barnsley, a short distance from the luxurious Barnsley House Hotel. The property opens up into a large hallway and cloakroom, where you can discard your wellies and walking boots after a day of exploring. Decor is simple but full of character, leaving you feeling truly at home. The large family kitchen overlooks the garden to the rear or the house, while the patio doors lead out onto a terrace perfect for warmer evenings. As it gets colder, light a fire and curl up on the sofa with a book from the cottage’s library. 

Price On Request

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The Wild Rabbit
The Wild Rabbit

Anthology Farm, Cheltenham

Resurrected from traditional 18th century barns, Anthology Farm has retained most of its classic agricultural features. With nine bedrooms and two kitchens, there’s plenty of room for everyone, while natural materials and soft tones bring a sense of the outside in, accentuating the barn’s exposed woodwork, and giving the property a Scandinavian vibe. Merely a dot in over 500 acres of rural farmland, one of the most impressive features is the large floor to ceiling windows and French doors, which frame the countryside setting, perfectly.

From £4,450 Per Short Break

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Lavender Cottage, Stow-On-The-Wold

A double-fronted property in the historic market town of Stow-On-The-Wold, Lavender Cottage is just a stone's throw from some of the Cotswolds best pubs and antique stores. Bold colours and fabrics decorate the interior, mixing with traditional period features such as stone casement windows and oak doors. There are three bedrooms to sleep a total of six guests, with the master bedroom located on the top floor for added privacy. A bright and sunny kitchen/dining room can be found at the back of the house, with French doors leading out to a large, split level garden.

Price On Request

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Philip Durrant, Interior Design Run For The Hills
Philip Durrant, Interior Design Run For The Hills

The Long Barn, Cirencester

Situated just ten minutes away from Cirencester, The Long Barn sleeps seven and is an ideal choice for big families or groups. The property centres on its large shaker-style kitchen and roomy dining area, where guests can congregate to cook dinner using local produce from the nearby town. Then, put your feet up in the attic living room or challenge your friends and family to a pool competition in the games area. The white and grey linen used throughout keeps the look fresh and clean, while the wooden touches retain a warm and homey atmosphere. 

Price On Request

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Barnsley Cottage, Barnsley

Barnsley Cottage is a Grade II-listed property with a large, open plan design and a modern, well-equipped kitchen. Split across three floors, it sleeps up to ten guests and has two living rooms full of family-friendly board games and a top of the range sound system. Most of the five bedrooms are en suite, making this a great option for larger groups who still want their own space. Through the pretty stable door you’ll find a gravelled courtyard and a large garden with bench seating, ideal for al fresco dining.

Price On Request

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