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Cirencester, Capital of The Cotswolds - Quiet town centre apartment with WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury 2 bedroom, 17th century property in quiet central town location

This recently restored apartment, formerly a school, dates back to the 17th century. It forms one corner of a hidden town centre courtyard garden, of which visitors have the use of a small outside terrace.

The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms (one of which may be configured as two single beds if required), large open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and bathroom.

There is off-street parking available for one car. Coxwell Street is one of the oldest streets in Cirencester, right in the town centre but remarkably quiet and peaceful.

Access: Access is via a flight of stairs - this may be a consideration for some people. The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms (one of which may be configured as two single beds if required), large open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and bathroom. There is off-street parking available for one car.

Bedrooms: The pictures here show both bedrooms as doubles however Bedroom 2 can be configured as two single beds if required - we require notice to change the beds.

More Details

Neil Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great ventral bolt-hole for exploring Cirencester & surrounding area. Lovely decor. Thank you!
May 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bristol International
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
68 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Junction 15 M4
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Gloucester Dry Slope
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
The Cotswold Waterpark
Car: not necessary

Considered to be the Capital of The Cotswolds, Cirencester is an historic market town that makes a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding area. Situated only 1.5 h from Heathrow by car it also has direct rail connections from London Paddington to Kemble station and a direct coach service via Heathrow from London Victoria.

This popular tourist destination has a multitude of restaurants, bars and pubs to explore in addition to the famous Corinium Museum, Roman Amphitheatre and an outdoor pool. An ideal base for walkers, cyclists and those that enjoy the outdoors.

Attractions within a short distance include Cheltenham with its race course, Badminton, Cirencester polo park, The Cotswold Water Park a Roman Villa and of course the stunning Cotswold countryside.

Also ideally located for Tetbury (10miles), Bourton on the Water (16m), Swindon (16m),Cheltenham (18 m), Stow on the Wold (19m), Bath (35m), Bristol (38m), Oxford (39m), Stratford upon Avon (40m), and Birmingham (68m)


Cirencester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 has a UK double (4'6') bed Bedroom 2 may be configured as a large double (5'0') bed or two smaller singles (2'6')
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cirencester, Capital of The Cotswolds - Quiet town centre apartment with WiFi
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 45 reviews

Fabulous find in the heart of Cirencester!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is just fabulous.... really lovely quality furnishings and beautifully and tastefully decorated. Everything has been thought of. We'll be back again and recommend to our friends.

A 5 minute walk and you are in the heart of Cirencester, great for shopping and food and wonderful buildings.

20 minute drive and you are at Tetbury and Westonbirt. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a stylish weekend with friends or family.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, plan to return next year

  • 5 of 5

This was everything that the write up and reviews had promised. Cirencester is delightful and is a great central location. We felt welcome and at home the minute we walked through the door.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place, great location

  • 5 of 5

We were thoroughly pleased with our stay at this wonderful flat. It was comfortable and close to everything. It was a great homebase for exploring the Cotswolds - but we enjoyed Cirencester as well. Many thanks to Neil for his great communication and responsiveness.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newnan, Georgia

Great flat & location

  • 5 of 5

Well designed and decorated - felt like home

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I had been eyeing Neil's Cirencester rental on VRBO for two years. I kept a tab of the property open on my computer and regularly flipped through the photos, admiring the warm and cozy-looking kitchen, the rakish angles of the walls, and the winter snow on Coxwell Road. Pathetic. I was really into the place and after saving up enough money to return for another trip to GB, I pounced on the rental. I'm here to tell you the photos do not lie. This apartment is more beautiful in person than I could have hoped for. The modern, soft, paint colors play against the antique, wood beams and foot-thick window casings. The bathroom is bespoke, with heated floors, and a fog-free mirror. The kitchen is equipped to whip up beef bourguignon (don't do it- there are too many good restaurants in Cirencester;;) and the bed linen is top notch. Seriously, there isn't a stitch of the IKEA crap I have at home. This being my family's third trip to The Cotswolds (I have a bit of an obsession with the area, and the cows and sheep that live here) we found Cirencester to be the best base. It's perfect because you can go out all day and return home to eat and drink at wonderful, local establishments. We gorged ourselves at The Hare, Toro Lounge, and a few local Indian restaurants. We also enjoyed the feeling of being in a working town, where people were rushing to jobs, the market, and church, and drinking in the pubs. This is a real town, not just a tourist attraction. My husband, and two teenaged daughters and I loved every moment on Coxwell Road. Thank you for your pride of ownership, Neil. You were once a VRBO dream on the page, that became fully realized. I can't always say that. All the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment - exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cowell Court for a week in July 2017 and were absolutely delighted with the apartment and Cirencester. The apartment is very tastefully decorated and furnished and the furnishings are of a high quality. The kitchen area is very well equipped - we ate in a few nights and wanted for nothing. The open plan lounge/diner/kitchen is a very god size and the valued ceiling is wonderful - such a sense of space. The building is just beautiful, graceful and tranquil. The outside space is a bonus - the terrace is small but was a welcome relief on a hot day and was more than adequate for the 3 of us to sit outside and enjoy the quiet at the end of a tiring day.

Cirencester is a buzzing town with lots of independent shops as well as a few high street ones - M&S Food, Waterstones, Boots, White Stuff, East, New Look. But the independent shops are lovely and there is a small but very good market on a Friday (other days too I think). The Brewery Art Quarter is well worth a visit and their coffee shop is excellent. I did enjoy Jack's on Black Jack Street too - scrumptious cakes!. We visited The British Motor Museum at Gaydon - north Cotswolds near Warwick - well worth a visit to see all the Jaguars and lots more too; Blenheim Palace wonderful - with a side visit to Woodstock (recommend Loft for ladies' shopping); Oxford - too too busy! Moreton in the Marsh and Tetbury both lovely towns. So many places to see in the Cotswolds we couldn't do justice to it.

But we loved the apartment and Cirencester so much we have booked to go back again next year. Neil was a perfect host - bubbly and chocolate on arrival helped! Correspondence was always prompt and all instructions very comprehensive. Can't recommend this place enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.