My mother and I were looking for an autumn holiday at short notice and we wanted somewhere warm with comfortable chairs and good reading lights in case the weather wasn't good. Rose Cottage was highly recommended in internet reviews on these counts and lived up to the expectations these reviews had raised. It was clean, comfortable and well-equipped, Wallace and Betty were as friendly, helpful and welcoming as other guests had said, and the owner was helpful and prompt in replying to queries. We found the instructions for the equipment comprehensive and the guides to the Cotswolds very useful. Our only disappointment was that the weather was unseasonably mild and so we didn't need to use the woodburning stove! One thing that should be highlighted before people book, though, is that the staircase is steep and narrow - there's a rope 'hand-rail' and using that my mother (a spry 85-year-old) had no problems with the stairs, but very young children or people with mobility problems might.
We can't comment on local pubs and restaurants, but we enjoyed Jiri's tearooms in Winchcombe and the cafe at the gallery in Chipping Campden and at local National Trust properties. Also, the cottage's contents introduced us to the work of a local artist who produces the Yellow Hat Tribe pictures and our visit to her studio (just off the Stow to Burford road) was a real highlight.