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Listed stone cottages

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Early 18th century stone cottages

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?

More Details

Property Manager
Julian Hunt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Julian Hunt

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.

Why Julian Hunt chose Cotswold

Bibury was described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England and in one of my cottages you will be in a private part of Bibury away from the tourists but close to the heart and a 3 minute walk from the centre with lovely walks close by.

Both my cottages are designed and built to the highest specifications with all the facilities. You will be renting what has been described as “one of the most fantastically put together old places with feeling I have had the pleasure of staying in”

Parking is easy and private for you as a resident a 1 minute walk from your cottage.

We also have a number of fine restaurants within a short drive and some within walking distance.

Amenities

Cirencester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels are provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are with large Queen double bed, sofa in sitting room can sleep one. All towels and bedding is provided. An air bed is also available if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The housekeeper is required for all lets and a charge of £40 is in order for all lets.

Reviews

2.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Listed stone cottages
average rating of 2.8888888 based on 18 reviews
2

Had potential but was disappointing

  • 2 of 5

Owner was responsive upon enquiry and payment which we did in full up front. However, he was non-responsive concerning issues that we discovered in the cottage during our stay: leaking ceiling in the living room from the bathroom above that left a significant puddle on the floor, and faulty oven that couldn't switch off because of a faulty knob which smoked the living room up whenever we attempted to use the stove. Not ideal since it was advertised as self catering. We can appreciate that an old cottage would have its issues but would have appreciated a heads up if this was already an existing issue or a response to our emailed query when he said to email him when we were not able to reach him my phone especially considering it wasn't a small sum we paid for our stay.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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May Bank Holiday Weekend

  • 2 of 5

The original communication was great with the owner . Offered at an increased price than the advertised but also reduced the fee by the booking fee. Still more than the advertised rate. We agreed as the cottage was in the area we wanted and look quaint from the photos.

On arrival the cottage had not been cleaned with the fridge and oven needing a clean. The hearth was covered in ash and cob webs in abundance. There was a leak every time anyone used the shower through the lounge ceiling and woodlice on the worktop ,There was other issues also. Photos and a very polite message was sent to the owner as we thought he needed to be aware of his cleaners lack of cleanliness. We received no reply for a week and only following a second more disappointing email being sent did we receive a reply with no apology but a reason why we should accept the low standard being due to his ill health. Although being a nurse I have every sympathy it's no excuse for substandard quality at an inflated price.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry You feel this way. Ask any actor or performer what reviews mean to them, both good and bad. And the answer will be to take note of each one for its merit and distinctive flavour. There is both positive and negative in the mix. So the same with luke warm reviews from places we stay at, or restaurants that haven’t delivered what our expectation warranted. As a custodian of two fine cottages in a very picturesque setting of historical and English heritage, I make a commitment to you my clients to upgrade my service and grant you an enjoyable holiday experience that you will cherish as a fond memory. Julian Hunt.
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3

Picture postcard cottage in gorgeous location

  • 3 of 5

Julians cottage was exactly as we expected from the description however it does need some TLC to bring it up to speed. The village of Bibury is beautiful and a great place to base oneself in the Cotswolds. Julian was very helpful in the booking process, providing great assistance in sorting out our Christmas booking and even offering suggestions to buy at the local butcher! The bath/shower however leaked through the roof into the lounge every time someone used it even after we reported it and he said someone had popped by to fix it. The microwave and oven also needed a good clean and quite a lot of globes had blown. Small things that would improve the house immensely if they were addressed as it is a beautiful little house

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Penelope enjoyed the cottage and the fantastic area. It was explained that as we have very good shower pressure it's important to close the shower screen properly as it will otherwise get on the floor and then in turn drip down stairs this house tip has not been adhered too. Globes .... (Light bulbs) is noted and will be replaced. It's a shame most of the oil for the central heating was used up as Penelope felt it important to keep the cottage at an incredible temperature. It is also a shame that an
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Not only did Julian provide us with two amazing cottages that were exactly what I had envisioned; but also a great service with a full description of how everything in the cottage works and the local area around us. The cottages authenticity provided a relaxing atmosphere for my family as we sat next to the fireplace all night enjoying the warmth and cosiness of the house. The property was clean and well maintained and the listing description was accurate in regards to the cottage and location. I would fully recommend this to anyone/any family that would like to have a relaxing and peaceful weekend away!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed my cottage and you will be welcome back any time. Ask any actor or performer what reviews mean to them, both good and bad. And the answer will be to take note of each one for its merit and distinctive flavour. There is both positive and negative in the mix. So the same with luke warm reviews from places we stay at, or restaurants that haven’t delivered what our expectation warranted. As a custodian of two fine cottages in a very picturesque setting of historical and English heritage, I make a commitment to you my clients to upgrade my service and grant you an enjoyable holiday experience that you will cherish as a fond memory.
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5

Very pretty cottage in a very pretty village. Milk ,bread and chocolates where a very welcome touch.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with the cottage, clean and everything was thought of. It was well situated for us as we were attending a local wedding.Would definitely book it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traveller We are so please you liked my cottage and the area. Come back anytime. Best Julian Ask any actor or performer what reviews mean to them, both good and bad. And the answer will be to take note of each one for its merit and distinctive flavour. There is both positive and negative in the mix. So the same with luke warm reviews from places we stay at, or restaurants that haven’t delivered what our expectation warranted. As a custodian of two fine cottages in a very picturesque setting of historical and English heritage, I make a commitment to you my clients to upgrade my service and grant you an enjoyable holiday experience that you will cherish as a fond memory. Julian hunt. Please make note of the review books displayed in both cottages and give your valued opinions and ideas which can only profit all of us. Thank You. Julian Hunt
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5

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

I can highly recommend cottage 28. It’s a glorious spot and needs investigating further. With reference to unfortunate reviews the cottage is equipped with clean cotton sheets and a charming ambiance. An ideal weekend retreat. I found the owner charming and professional. I can see there have been blips in the past but he seems to have everything under control. I had the most wonderful stay and as a writer, it was peaceful and very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a fantastic stay and please come again. Best Julian
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Heathrow
Car: recommended

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.

Attractions:

Bibury Trout Farm, Bibury Court, Arlington Mill Museum.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Cirencester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
$996
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Depending on what country you book from will determin the extra % rate.
This will vary from 1.4% - 2.4% if you book useing the payments facility.
We have a cleaning and laundry charge of £40 GBP

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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