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Gorgeous garden

Gorgeous garden

The cosy lounge

The cosy lounge

Bibury - "the prettiest village in England"

Bibury - "the prettiest village in England"

Breakfast lobby

Breakfast lobby

Claypot Cottage

Claypot Cottage

Enjoy breakfast alfresco in the gorgeous garden

Enjoy breakfast alfresco in the gorgeous garden

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Cirencester, St John the Baptist church

Cirencester, St John the Baptist church

Enjoy a nice meal

Enjoy a nice meal

Arlington Row

Arlington Row

Inglenook

Inglenook

Kitchen

Kitchen

Arlington Row

Arlington Row

Entrance to the dining hall

Entrance to the dining hall

Enjoy some lunch

Enjoy some lunch

Bed 3

Bed 3

the Mill

the Mill

Bees Welcome

Bees Welcome

Ensuite

Ensuite

Luxury bathroom

Luxury bathroom

Gorgeous garden

Gorgeous garden

The cosy lounge

The cosy lounge

Bibury - "the prettiest village in England"

Bibury - "the prettiest village in England"

Breakfast lobby

Breakfast lobby

Claypot Cottage

Claypot Cottage

Enjoy breakfast alfresco in the gorgeous garden

Enjoy breakfast alfresco in the gorgeous garden

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Cirencester, St John the Baptist church

Cirencester, St John the Baptist church

Enjoy a nice meal

Enjoy a nice meal

Arlington Row

Arlington Row

Inglenook

Inglenook

Kitchen

Kitchen

Arlington Row

Arlington Row

Entrance to the dining hall

Entrance to the dining hall

Enjoy some lunch

Enjoy some lunch

Bed 3

Bed 3

the Mill

the Mill

Bees Welcome

Bees Welcome

Ensuite

Ensuite

Luxury bathroom

Luxury bathroom

Claypot Cottage

Gloucestershire, GL7 5EF

Luxury homely cottage in the Cotswolds

  • 10 minutes from the quaint town of Cirencester
  • Glowing real fire to return to after exploring
  • Peaceful location, yet close to shops
  • Gourmet village pub within walking distance
  • Award-winning fully enclosed garden
  • Barnsley House Spa just a 5 mins walk
    • Sleeps 5Sleeps 5
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Real fireReal fire
    • VisitEngland 4 star
    • VisitEngland Gold Award
    • M1 Limited mobility: can climb a flight of stairs, but banisters or grip handles would make this easier
    • VisitEngland Rose Award 2019

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Features

Sleeps 5

Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 3

Bedrooms 3

Dines 6

Dines 6

Ground floor facilities

Ground floor facilities

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Space to play

Space to play

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

WiFi

WiFi

Real fire

Real fire

Extra beds available

Extra beds available

Barbecue

Barbecue

Walkable Fine Dining

Walkable Fine Dining

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

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Luxury homely cottage in the Cotswolds

We have lavished care on this Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage and its award-winning garden. 'Claypot Cottage' has been completely refurbished and remodelled to combine comfort and style with country living.

The cottage features artwork, which reflects the Cotswolds and much of the artwork, has been sourced within a 10-mile radius. We want to spoil our guests with carefully selected products when they arrive. In nearby Faringdon, they make the wonderful Little Goat Company Soaps, which are in the shower rooms and Cotswold Lavender products offer you a touch of local luxury for your body. We always leave you with a box of our very own Pipers Farm Fudge, Nespresso capsules and a bottle of something tempting!

Some recent entries in the guest book:

'A year has gone by since my last visit but Claypot Cottage is still the perfect home from home'. Nikki and Ada May 18

'We had a lovely stay in Claypot Cottage this week and are sad to be leaving. We have been very impressed with the furnishings and attention to detail – if only every rental cottage was like this'. Susan and Vicki 8th April

The cottage offers two light-filled rooms on the first floor. 'Birdsong' master bedroom and en suite shower room. Inspiration comes from the 'Dawn Chorus' fabric, designed by Cirencester based Vanessa Arbuthnot. With its muted tones of Farrow and Ball Wimbourne White and French Grey, this is a restful space to reflect on the day’s activities or read a book whilst curled up on the window seat. A king-size bed and crisp white cotton sheets, luxury pillows and duvet combine to create a restful slumber-zone. There is enough room for a travel cot in this room if required. The shower room has a large walk-in shower to treat yourself to an invigorating shower. 'The Wild Hare' Second bedroom ‘Harry Hare’ adds a comic touch to the decor in the second room. With two small single beds, this is an ideal room for one or two children. Alternatively, with a king-size bed, this provides a comfortable bedroom for a couple. There is no room for a cot in this room if the bed is made as a king-size, If two singles, the cot will squeeze in between these two beds. Downstairs, the cottage has been redesigned to offer comfort and space. 'The Potting Shed' bedroom (or chill out zone). The reference here to the Famous Gardener Rosemary Verey who created the wonderful gardens at the Barnsley Hotel down the road and who wrote so many books on the subject. With a cushion filled daybed, this is the perfect space for relaxing or it can be used for a single guest. This bed is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

'The Beehive' kitchen The Cotswolds has a plethora of honey producers… look out for some of their products in the kitchen! This brand new kitchen has everything you need for your time away with good storage space, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, freestanding cooker and washer/dryer. Ample work surfaces provide space to create a gastronomic delight using some of the local produce. Overlooking the lovely cottage garden you can pop outside for an alfresco meal on the patio. For less formal meals, you might choose to eat in the lobby area which overlooks the garden or you might settle in for the evening in the dining hall with its lovely rise and fall light and seating for 5. Comfort in the 'fold'. When one thinks of the Cotswolds, you cannot help but think of the rolling fields filled with cotton white sheep. Reason enough to indulge in the living area with its Cotswold sheepskin rug, Burford Wool throws and fabulous Ram painting by local artist Roger Poole. Enjoy the comfortable sitting area where you can settle down in front of the TV. On dark winter nights light up the real fire and enjoy the long evenings in front of the fire with your feet up.

Location & Attractions

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  • Gardens Gardens
  • Golf Golf
  • Heritage Heritage
  • Leisure Parks Leisure Parks
  • Museums Museums
  • Spa Spa
  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks
  • Wildlife Wildlife
  • Theatre Theatre

Claypot Cottage

21 Barnsley
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 5EF

Theatre Longborough Festival Opera

The Opera House at Longborough, which seats almost 500 and has an orchestra pit accommodating 65 players, provides quality operatic performances during their summer season.

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Gardens Hidcote Manor Gardens

One of England's greatest gardens, an Arts and Crafts masterpiece, filled with old roses and unusual plants from around the world. It's colourful, intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are a delight.

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Museums Cotswold Motoring Museum

The home of the little super hero car 'Brum', the Museum is full of the everyday paraphernalia that made motoring so popular.

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Heritage Blenheim Palace

Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, this magnificent Palace surrounded by sweeping lawns, award-winning formal gardens and the Great Lake, offers an unforgettable day out.

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Visitors Attraction Birdland at Bourton-on-the-Water

Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens for over 500 birds from around the world including King Penguins, parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, ibis and many more.

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Spa Thermal Bath Spa

Britain's only naturally warm mineral baths. In use in Roman times, a recent complete restoration makes this a must see place.

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Walks Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate

Get muddy, or not, get some crisp fresh air and enjoy lunch at a local pub. Then home to the fireside!

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Visitors Attraction Hot Air Balloon Flights

To make you weekend extra special, take a trip over Cirencester (Kemble airfield).

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Leisure Parks Cotswolds Water Park

Amazing array of country and leisure pursuits from waterspours, beach, cycling, birdwatching, angling, archery, paint balling, horse riding, you name it, they do it!!

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Wildlife Cotswolds Farm Park

Adan Henson's famous farm, from the BBC's programme Countryfile.

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Museums Corinium Museum

The finest selection of Roman mosaics anywhere. Even non museum lovers will be bowled over by the Hare Mosaic, found in a local field.

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Golf Cirencester Golf Club

Historic, welcoming local golf club set in the lovely Cotswolds Hills.

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Visitors Attraction Cheltenham Race Course

England's famous race course which hosts the Cheltenham Festival and the Gold Cup. A race lover's dream.

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Heritage Chedworth Roman Villa

Only three miles away, and along a stunningly pretty road, is the most famous Roman ruin in the country. An almost complete Roman villa, amid lovely local walks.

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Visitors Attraction Bourton on the Water horse riding

Horse riding in the beautiful villages around Bourton on the Water and the Slaughters, all honey coloured stone villages.

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Town Bibury

"The prettiest village in England", Bibury is a pleasant walk along the valley from Winson. With its trout farm, tea rooms, pub and riverside walks, it's a treat.

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Walks The Cotswold Way National Trail

The Cotswold Way is a long distance walking trail that runs between the market town of Chipping Campden in the north and the city of Bath in the south.

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Meet the owner

Karen Gerges

Karen and Andy bought the cottage in 2014 and have spent a year renovating it to a very high standard. Karen loves interior design and has enjoyed spending time choosing local products, artwork and fabrics by Cotswold designers. Having a hotel in nearby Burford, Karen and Andy are familiar with the needs of guests and the importance of quality and customer service. The cottage offers a tasteful and comfortable sanctuary, close to the best sights in the Cotswolds.

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