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Mark Fox

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Cotswold Period Cottage in a Village with a pub in 5 minutes' walk.

28 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Great Rissington Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 7 adults. 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom +shower room

Built around 1840, the cottage is on a dead end country road, so no traffic. Totally renovated in 2010 as a country retreat for its owner, it boasts modern central heating, new bathrooms, handmade curtains and a new kitchen equipped to the highest standard.

Rated 4*GOLD by the English Tourist Board 8 years in a row.

Traditional character has been preserved with deep windows, beams, a traditional wood fire, and Rayburn (Aga) cooker, and a selection of antique pictures. We even provide complimentary logs for the fire!

It is a five minute walk to a traditional English pub with excellent food. Rolling Cotswold countryside can be seen past the traditional village roof lines at the back.

There is a large cottage garden with patio, barb-b que, and outdoor dining. Fluffy towels and toiletaries provide that extra pampered feel. There is an extensive selection of books, and even some children's books and toys for the perfect country retreat.

The English Tourist Board has certified this property as family-ready and suitable for cyclists. Cycle hire is available and there is storage. Cot, high chair, toys, plastic cutlery and crockery all available.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark Fox (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Mark Fox

Over 800 guests a year now stay at my holiday homes. The average rating of over 250 online reviews is 4.85! I try to deliver consistency and quality.

We are all from London. I am a retired banker and my wife is a doctor. We started buying holiday homes because we were consistently disappointed with the quality of other places when we started renting self-catering places as a young family. Hotels didn't offer proper flexibility for small kids, and self-catering was either very basic or ridiculously expensive jetset places.

Our children are now 18,17 and 14, but the business has grown as we found that others like our choice of locations and standards. Some of our guests have stayed in all five of our holiday homes, sometimes 3 or 4 times in the same one.

Mark Fox purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mark Fox chose Cotswold

The most important factor is the village. Many properties are listed in busy tourist villages such as Burford or Bourton. We wanted a genuine farming village, not a tourist place, but one that had all the charm of a Cotswold village, with pub, church, etc.

The property is an unusual blend of feeling like a very traditional cottage, but properly modernised, yet not losing any of that tradition. It is quiet, there is lots of parking and a large garden.

What makes this cottage unique

See the comments about the village above!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely Cottage, great location. Thank you.
Apr 2010
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Reviews

4.7
based on 28 traveler reviews

Cotswold Period Cottage in a Village with a pub in 5 minutes' walk.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 30 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Great, relaxing spot in the Cotswolds!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (kids aged 13, 10, and 8) had a wonderful experience with this property. We stayed here June 28-July 5, 2016. The cottage is just as depicted in the pictures -- lovely, charming, and comfortable. It looks like it belongs in a movie set! We had everything we needed. The supermarket in Stow-on-the-Wold is about 12 minutes away. The Lamb Inn is a 2-minute walk and is a wonderful place to dine. Bourton-on-the-Water is about a 6-minute drive and has many restaurants and shops. Wi-Fi and washer/dryer work very well. We took day trips from here to Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, Highclere Castle, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, and Sudeley Castle. We also enjoyed quiet, relaxing mornings and evenings in the cottage. The gardens in the back were a nice surprise -- larger than we expected. The only slight negatives were endearing ones. (I had to learn to duck my head under very short door frames, and we learned not to walk on the bottom two creaking stairs.) The owner was very pleasant to work with and always responded to our inquiries in a timely fashion during the booking process and leading up to our trip. This property was exactly what we were hoping it would be, and we enthusiastically give it our highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a good review. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and you are always welcome back at this or any of my other places!
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4

Beautiful Spacious cottage with lovely features and cosy log fire.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage had plenty of room for the 7 of us,for our family get together. It was very clean and had a well equipped kitchen including a good coffee maker. The cottage had lovely features through out including a lovely log fire , which along with the central heating kept us nice and cosy even in January . It was close by to other popular villages which were nice to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Cottage and Village

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Eastereleigh Cottage! There were 7 adults and the sleeping arrangements were perfect, the bathrooms worked out well and we felt there was plenty of room for all us. The cottage itself is just gorgeous! Exactly what you would picture for an old English cottage. We walked to the pub for dinner, walked up the street to the beautiful church, and had easy access to all the nearby villages. The location is perfect. We had no trouble parking the car in front. We had a couple small issues- ants, broken chair, and power outage (that was probably our fault) and we contacted the manager Lorraine, and she took care of things immediately. We only wish we had more time! My hubby knocked his head many times on the low doorways, but that's what makes the cottage so charming! I plan to share this property to all my travel friends. All 7 of us agree, it couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edwardsburg Mi USA
4

First time visitors

  • 4 of 5

I loved being out in the country after a stay in busy London. Place was just as pictured and described. The Lamb Inn was fantastic, friendly, food excellent (except for one curry vegetable dish ). We ate there several time and just walked home! Allowed for a relaxed evening and no worries about the wine you had with dinner. The cottage was great. The third bathroom on kitchen level IS small but doable. The glass roof over dinning table.... great. We had perfect weather for the total stay. One morning it was a little grey and a few sprinkles. The door heights proved to be a challenge to our taller husbands. Mine is 6'2" and the other guy is 6'1. After a couple of bumps they remembered to duck! The information about leaving the key in the front door while unloading (due to wind blowing it shut) was right on. This makes me think that it has blown shut on people before and caused a problem. Glad for the head up on that point. We ate out all most all the time so can't really evaluate the kitchen much. Glasses stored in cabinet by kitchen table was not very handy. We spent our time in the dinning room because there was more space. I thought the bedrooms were great along with two other bathrooms. The master bedroom had a huge tub, shower and I loved all the morning sunshine that came in the windows. I could have just come to the cottage and spent my total trip there. We walked, talked to the neighbors, took pictures, ate, drank and did day trips to other villages we wanted to see. I would highly recommend the cottage. Mark was very helpful about information, reservations and follow up. The four star rating is more based on having 6 adults at this cottage. If it were only 4 adults I would have given a 5 star. 6 just made it a little cramped. Would visit again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you had a good time and thank you for your comments. The cottage is actually rated by the English Tourist Board Four Star Gold for up to 7 adults. There is ample space, the problem is just that old-style cottage architecture tends to have smaller rooms and ceilings were lower than we are used to! Always welcome back. Mark
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5

Great holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable property in a superb location. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday was made all the better by the lovely cottage and its facilities. Our party was seven adults and there was plenty of space for us all. Having one of the bedrooms on the ground floor with a shower room was prefect for my elderly parents. The cottage was warm, clean and inviting. We had a very enjoyable meal at the local pub, The Lamb Inn. The village is very quiet, which is great, but other villages and tourist attractions were easily accessed.

I would fully recommend it and hope to return myself.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that everything went well and that your expectations were fully met. That is exactly what I aim to do! Mark.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Kingham
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M40
Car: necessary

Situated in a glorious Cotswold village, complete with pub, village green, and 900 year-old church and spectacular views across the Cotswolds. 90% of the buildings are hundreds of years old, built in traditional local style. Right in the middle of the Cotswolds, but away from the tourist trail. The village is a starting point for many beautiful walks across the countryside,The famous towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the Water and Burford are just a few minutes' drive away. It' a perfect spot to base touring across the Cotswolds and for Oxford (40 minutes' drive away), Stratford-Upon Avon (40 minutes) and Cheltenham (40 minutes). But then back to a peaceful, beautiful traditional village cottage, complete with large character garden.

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Rates & Availability

Great Rissington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$311
$933
 
 
Autumn Half term
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$324
$972
 
 
Winter 2016
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$311
$933
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
$933
 
 
Winter 2017 Half Term
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$324
From
$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
$972
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
$933
 
 
Easter Holidays 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$324
From
$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
$972
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
$933
 
 
May Bank Holiday 2017
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$324
$972
 
 
Spring 2017
May 2 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$32
Fri,Sat,Sun
$933
 
 
Whitsun 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$324
From
$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
$972
 
 
Spring/Early Summer 2016
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$324
Fri,Sat
$933
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$298
From
$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,011
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194

Rates are subject to confirmation. For exact details see Prices Table on entry. NOTE THAT TOTAL COST MAY BE LESS THAN THE SYSTEM SHOWS! E-MAIL ME TO CONFIRM.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Great Rissington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Brand New
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Shower/sink/WC
  • All showers are modern power showers. Both bathrooms are sizeable, with plenty of storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 has twin beds that can also be joined together as a large double. Cot available on request. Two of the bedrooms can easily take a cot as there is plenty of space. Each room has excellent storage space and a dressing table. The 7 beds are full luxury adult size.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Lots of space including large traditional country cottage garden

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