Asphodel Cottage

Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Self-catering


Hugged by Cotswold stone walls, a 1600s village cottage of huge comfort and charm - close to Tetbury, strolling distance to a super inn

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Asphodel stands out from the well-heeled houses in this quiet village: a hobbity stone shepherd’s cottage with a bushy cap of thatch and trim garden behind. It’s listed – early 1600s – and little has changed outside, but step in to a warm, bright living area of soft violet sofas, Indian rug on flagstone floors, a Moroccan lamp, original art. No TV downstairs to blight conversation, but a stone fireplace, wood-burner and coffee table with books. In one corner, a modern kitchen with vintage china and crystal glasses; in the other, steep stone stairs spiral to the bedroom. This is hugely romantic: chandelier dangling from open rafters, Laura Ashley bed on a rug-strewn wooden floor; centre stage in the bathroom, a claw foot bath with fluffy towels and smellies. Hard to drag yourself out… but do, for outside are rattan seats hugged by Cotswold stone walls, a scented path over the lawn, a mini wild meadow, apples, plums, herbs to pick. Some asphodels, too – symbols of romance. Stroll to the Tunnel House Inn; close by are Roman Cirencester, Tetbury, the source of the Thames. Or roam as the deer do among endless fields.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm Early check in up to 3 hours available at £10 per hour
Check out
10am Late check out up to 3 hours available at £10 per hour
Booking restrictions
Please see owners' website for availability.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dogs treats, and walking maps in an information file. (Please bring your own dog bed, towels and bowls.)

Dogs £30 per pet per stay. Max. 1 large, 2 medium or 3 small.

Big private garden, walled and secure (for most dogs!). Lots of country walks right from the door. Bathhurst estate woodlands 15-minute walk. All local pubs dog-friendly.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £560
Damage deposit
££150
Surcharges
4 night mid-week breaks & 3 night weekends, £435 - £545.
1 Cottage for 2
From £801 bedroom

Reviews

An absolute delight. We came for an anniversary celebration and were not disappointed - arrived to find the interior even better than the pictures, low lighting and a complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco, the upstairs bedroom has loads of charm and is hugely romantic. The garden has super views and we enjoyed the short ramble along the footpaths to the Tunnel House Inn. We had a great time touring all the local Cotswold villages. A little bit of heaven and we will definitely return.

Julie, Liverpool

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Martin Jenner

  • Peaceful & secluded yet very convenient for Cirencester and Tetbury including Prince Charles' Highgrove
  • Beautiful country walks right from the door including Thames Head
  • Famous arts & crafts Rodmarton House just a mile away
  • Several award-winning gastro pubs within 10 mins - Bell at Sapperton, Potting Shed Crudwell, Village pub Barnsley
  • Excellet Thames cruise rentals from Lechlade 20 miles
  • Virtually all the Cotwolds plus Bath and Cheltenham within 35 mile radius