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Two Listed 18th century (1703) stones cottages located in The Square near The Bibury Court, which is famous for its link to Queen Elizabeth I. The cottages have been sympathetically restored to the highest standard by architect and interior designer. The interiors feature modern facilities such as WiFi, modern kitchens and bathrooms.
Each cottage has two double bedrooms that sleep 4 people & have been furnished with a mixture of antique furniture, which is in keeping with the traditional interior. The original wooden beams are exposed and new stone floors installed with original fireplaces, creating a comfortable modern home maintaining the historical beauty of the period property.
Cottage Number 27: This cottage has a master double bedroom and a double bedroom that sleeps 4. There is extra bedding for sleeping another person on the sitting room's large sofa. We also have a double blow up mattress
Cottage Number 28: This cottage has two double bedrooms to sleep 4 people.
Extra single mattress and bedding can be provided upon request. A charge of £50 will be required for extra bedding & cleaning.
There is a travel cot for family use.
Pubs & watering holes within walking distance:
Bibury has two pubs the Swan Hotel, near the bridge on the corner and the Catherine Wheel up the hill from the bridge on the left. You can always go to the Bibury Court, walk down the gravel path in front of No 30 turn right and walk down to the Bibury Court. Tea in the garden or in the drawing room is nice way to spend an afternoon. They are very welcoming and nice people don’t be put off by the grand entrance it is a nice place.
You can always drive to a pub:
• Sherborn Arms Aldsworth, up the hill out of Bibury towards Burford, the next village is Aldsworth and the pub is on the left just as you seem to be leaving the village. (Good no nonsense pub grub)
• Village Pub Barnsley, up the hill out of Bibury towards Cirencester, the next village is Barnsley and the pub is on the right. (Nice place a bit Gastro and good)
• Fairford has 5 pubs, restaurant Alum, shops and the fantastic church, the river Coln runs through Fairford. There is a nice walk along the river Coln in Fairford, go to the right of restaurant Alum then right again down River Walk and follow your nose.
• The Fox at Barrington is a great pub on the river windrush just off the A40 about 15 mins away, mention my name you might get mates rate’s?
We are a husband and wife team- architects and interior designer.
We are interest in character buildings which we would renovate and modernised. Our collection of furniture and artwork are based on the beauty of each individual pieces.
Wonderful cottage in a delightful village. The cottage (number 28) had everything we hoped for - and Julian made sure it was warm and very tidy before we arrived. He also helped recommend the best places to go in Bibury. Great location - cottage with real character. Julian went the extra mile for me when I left something behind at the cottage - he helped to try and retrieve it which I really appreciated. I don't usually leave reviews - but for the quality of the cottage and helpfulness of the owner I have done on this occasion!
What charming cottages! We stayed in #28, but were treated to a peek at #27. We spent the entire month of October here and it was truly a cozy, comfortable haven to return to at the end of a day of travelling to several villages in the picturesque Costwolds. The cottage is well equipped for meal preparation, beds are made with fluffy duvets, plenty of hot water and nice, warm towels. Village can get quite busy, but the cottage is located in an extremely quiet location. Great pub within walking distance is the Catherine Wheel and a short drive up the road to The Village Pub in Barnsley is a definite must! The Roman town of Cirencester is a short drive away and a perfect place to shop for essentials is the beautiful Waitrose grocery store...Cirencester is a great place to stroll the streets, shop, and relax in a pub with a nice glass of wine or beer. A great purchase would be a AA mini guide to the Cotswolds, as this was our go to place for information on all of the different villages and we marked each one that we visited...27 in all plus side trips to Manchester & Wales. Don't be afraid to choose secluded little lanes as you will find some remarkable things off the beaten path! In summary, we can say that anyone choosing either one of these cottages for a short or long stay would be as captivated by their charm as we were. The properties are extremely well maintained and very comfortable. The lovely village church is steeped in history and the beautiful bells will lull you too a restful sleep. Your holiday here will be memorable!
This was our first trip away since our daughter was born nearly a year ago. I booked the cottage online and took a bit of a risk with it - as when you have a baby that's just started walking, the environment you're in has to be baby friendly, or you have to make a lot of changes to it to make it baby friendly. But actually the cottage was surprisingly good for our needs. There are doors to all the stairs so it was easy to contain her on the ground floor when we were there and on the first floor when we were upstairs. Plus other than moving a few things out of her reach in the kitchen/sitting area, we didn't have to do much else.
Julian was very helpful in recommending a babysitter (although we'd not realised he could do that and so had booked someone already through a babysitting company). We even discovered a baby travel cot in one of the cupboards although we'd brought our own. I'd highly recommend this cottage to anyone, but in particular, if you're a family with a baby, I'd recommend this cottage! It might be a struggle if you're a family with one or more toddlers just because the stairs are very steep and its lovely, but the living area is not spaceous. But for us it was perfect!
The property was clean and had everything we needed - the heating was great in the evenings as the nights were getting colder. Julian was very helpful in recommending local places and we had a fantastic meal out at Bibury Court. We visited the Arboretum at Westonbirt which we'd recommend plus I and a friend booked an afternoon at the Spa at Calcot Manor which I'd also highly recommend!
Julian - I don't know whether you say anything in your write up on the website about being able to book a babysitter and that you also have a cot, but it would definitely be worthwhile doing so as I'm sure you'd attract clients with those needs!
Thanks for having us and for a wonderful holiday!
Because of the nice pictures on the internet, we hired nr. 28 with high expectations. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a disappointment. The apartment is in Bibury, a small picturesque village. Sometimes it is overcrowded by touring cars, but it is lovely.
The interior of the house is OK. The bedrooms are nice and the bathroom is well equipped. The living room is rather small and dark. In our opinion the house is suitable for not more than 3 persons otherwise the living room can be a little overcrowded/cramped. Besides that there aren’t enough comfortable chairs.
It’s a disappointment that the pictures of the exterior of the house don’t match the reality. Some houses in the small street are under construction and are wrapped in plastic and scaffolding. Our terrace was locked with a fence with blue plastic. Behind the fence was a mobile toilet for the workmen. The workmen had to cross our terrace to reach the houses, so we didn’t have any privacy.
Unfortunately we were not informed about this by the owner. We made a complaint, but he didn’t respond to that.
No doubt this will be a nice place to spend your holiday when the building activities are finished.
Bibury is situated in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds on the River Coln 9 miles from Burford.
The village was once described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds'.
The village centre clusters around a square near St. Mary's, a Saxon church and Bibury Court Hotel. One of the village's main tourist spots and overlooking a water meadow and the river is Arlington Row, a group of ancient cottages with steeply pitched roofs dating back to the 16th Century, has provided the backdrop for films including Stardust and Bridget Jones's Diary.
Bibury Trout Farm, Bibury Court, Arlington Mill Museum.
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