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Beautiful 17th Century Thatched Cotswolds Cottage (Barn Conversion)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps four, two double bedrooms (king size beds)


Our cancellation policy is as outlined in our rental agreement (not as stated on the HomeAway website).

The Old Cider Press is the middle cottage of a Grade II listed barn conversion dating back over 300 years. Cosy and welcoming, nestling in the breathtakingly beautiful village of Stanton (AONB). Be transported back hundreds of years and shed the stresses of daily life in this enchanting base for a relaxing break.

The cottage has many interesting features, with beams and oak floors throughout there is much to make you feel welcome. On the ground floor we have two double bedrooms in which we have quality furnishings and Dorma bedding, both have King size beds. The bathroom is also on the ground floor and has a newly fitted thermostatic shower which is over the bath - we have constant hot water and good pressure. We provide Egyptian cotton towels for the use of our guests.

On the first floor we have a cosy living room, with free BT Vision (On Demand, catch up BBC iplayer and ITV net player), we have a DVD player with a wide selection of DVDs, books and games. We also have free WIFI (internet access). The dining area has seating for four people and we have quality crockery and Villeroy & Boch cutlery. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard.

There is a spiral staircase up to a mezanine floor (galleried area) which has a comfy armchair if anyone should feel the need for some solitude:)

We have a patio area in the cottage garden which is a peaceful and tranquil retreat, here you can listen to the church bells ring, horses trotting by, sheep in the nearby fields, add to this the beautiful birdsong, and it is easy to understand how the charm of this beautiful village envelopes you, eases the mind and lays claim to your heart

More Details

Mrs Gray
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

BT Vision package including BT Sports

Superfast fibre optic broadband (free)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spotlessly clean cottage, we didn't want to go home.

Hope to stay again as soon as we can.

Many thanks for the little touches - much appreciated.
Aug 2012
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Stanton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Babies in cribs are fine. The layout of the cottage is not suitable for children under 7.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Excellent quality thermostatically controlled shower, good water pressure. Egyptian cotton towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King size bed
  • Both bedrooms have quality bedding and mattresses, bedside cabinets with lights, dressing table, mirror and double wardrobe. Comfortable and relaxing decor to enhance your stay.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Children over 7 years old welcome, or babies in a crib/moses basket. We do not have safety gates etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 69 reviews

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Cider Press is quite simply the most beautiful, welcoming and lovingly prepared holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in!

Furthermore, it sits in the most beautiful surroundings of Stanton........what a find! How lovely also to find a welcome pack awaiting us........We will of course be recommending to friends and just like Shwarshiwhatsit "We will be back" Roy & Ivy Jennings and Bethany Pritchard (Granddaughter).

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us this fabulous review - of course I wholeheartedly agree with all you say - but then I am biased😁 I think it really does give future guests that little bit of extra confidence to come and stay at The Old Cider Press. You have been a pleasure to deal with and I truly hope to have you, your family or friends stay with us in the future.
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Great weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Quiet friendly village, easy access to tourist sites

Local pub served tasty food.

Cottage warm, clean and well maintained.

Had a great weekend. Value for cost.


  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this excellent review. So pleased you enjoyed your double celebration - would be delighted to welcome you back again to Stanton and The Old Cider Press.
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful Town

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely clean cottage in a beautiful quiet village. The perfect place to get away from it all. The owners were very thoughtful providing, Milk, eggs, butter, bread, wine and mince pies on arrival. The cottage is well furnished and spotless. The village of Stanton is beautiful and quiet with a lovely pub the Mount Inn in walking distance. Had a lovely stay over the new year period.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this amazing review. We really do appreciate your feedback - we are always looking for ways to improve what we offer and it is always heartwarming to know we are doing well. You have been a delight to deal with and hopefully you will be back to stay at the OCP in the very near future.
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A Christmas Break in a Lovely Cottage Situated in a Quaint Cotwold Village Setting

  • 4 of 5

This thatched cottage, the middle of three in a beautifully renovated 17th century barn, fully met our expectations and more during our 4-day stay!

It is extremely well equipped with nothing amiss.

The first floor living area was ample and comfortable for the three of us and the location was peaceful making for easy relaxation.

Stanton is a typical quaint Cotswold village with most properties being built in the local limestone with limestone slate or thatched roofs dating back to the 16th century.

A visit to the Mount Inn on the edge of the village to sample the Donnington Brewery ales and to have a meal. Being part way up a steep climb helped to generate a thirst and appetite!

Nearby Broadway has shops, pubs and restaurants to cater for most needs.

We thoroughly recommend The Old Cider Press and its location for exploring the Cotwolds and to relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Ian, Helen and Ollie

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this glowing review. You and your family have obviously appreciated all the beauty and charm the cottage and Stanton has to offer. I hope to see you (or familly and friends) staying with us again in the near future. You have been a pleasure to deal with.
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fabulous property

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful English village in the Cotswolds. The perfect play to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this excellent review. I know you have already recommended us to your family and friends. No greater recommendation I think. Hope to have you stay again soon.
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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful village, well worth visiting.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little cottage in an amazing, peaceful, tranquil area. The cottage was equipped with everything needed for a very comfortable stay, which included a gift of some essentials, i.e. bread, butter, milk, wine and a really beautiful cake. The owner has thought of everything for her visitors to relax and enjoy the experience of staying in this beautiful 17th century cottage. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. The village is really an amazing enchanting place - always takes my breath away. Delighted you enjoyed staying in the cottage- we always go the extra mile to give the best experience we can for our guests - wonderful to see that you have experienced exactly that. I sincerely hope you will stay with us again one day.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Mount Inn Stanton
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
J9 M5
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Mount Inn Stanton
Car: necessary

Stanton is probably one of the prettiest and most idyllic villages in the whole of the Cotswolds (AONB). Little changed in 300 years it nestles beneath the slopes of Shenbarrow Hill. It has a very pleasing long main street with several delightful corners where the ancient houses are built in typical Cotswolds style with steeply pitched gables, mullioned windows and glowing honey coloured limestone walls.

Copy and paste the link to see what 'The Telegraph' has to say about Stanton

The village boasts two magnificent manor houses as well as a restored medieval cross and a church dating back to the Norman period.

There are numerous lovely walks including the famous Cotswold Way – which traverses for 100 miles between Chipping Campden and Bath goes through Stanton. We also have a cricket ground where the local villages compete regularly throughout the summer.

The Mount Inn pub/restaurant stands on a hill at the top of the village with spectacular views across the Vale of Evesham towards the Malvern Hills & even the Black Welsh mountains beyond. On a summer's evening it is the most perfect spot to watch the sunset & enjoy a pint of Donnington Brewery's finest ale.

The Guild House in Stanton runs many courses and 'quiet days' - well worth a visit.

Steam Train

Ever wanted to drive a steam engine? Hire the train, have dinner – take a read – lots of trips to go on – the train station is a 10 minute drive from Stanton.

The list below is a very small sample to give you a glimpse of the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds . Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

From Stanton by car (minutes)

Bath (2 hrs)

Batsford Arboretum (13)

Bibury (47)

Blenheim Palace (1.5 hrs)

Bourton on Water (24)

Broadway Centre (10)

Broadway Golf (10)

Broadway Tower Country Park (15)

Castle Combe (1hr 38 mins)

Chedworth Roman Villa (45)

Cheltenham race course (30)

Chipping Campden (20)

Cotswold Farm Park (Adam's Farm) (20)

Cotswold Water Park (50)

Hidcote (10)

London (2.5 hrs)

Moreton in Marsh (30)

Oxford (1 hr)

Prescott Hill Climb (20)

Snowshill Manor & Garden (15)

Stow (20)

Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare country (45)

Warwick (50)

Winchcombe (Sudeley Castle) (15)

Winchcombe Walking Festival

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing. There are also a number of spas located in beautiful surroundings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


(running costs make it prohibitive otherwise). If you research Stanton you will find that our rates are very competitive.

Please refer to T&Cs for cancellation information which is different than on HomeAway website.

Bank Holidays, Cheltenham Gold Cup incur a premium.

50% deposit on bkg, bal 6 wks prior to arr date. Payment by bank trfr (5%) or Paypal (5%) in sterling only. Guests to be responsible for transaction costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund