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“Fantastic Character Cottage”
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Rose Cottage, from our neighbour's rose garden
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Rose Cottage, from our neighbour's rose garden
The house faces south and overlooks the village Snow on the Wold
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33 reviews
Rose Cottage, from our neighbour's rose garden
The house faces south and overlooks the village
Snow on the Wold
Sun on the Wold
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Living room, downstairs
The 'blue' bedroom
The 'purple' bedroom
The bathroom
The kitchen
Arriving from London, into Back Lane
Arriving from London, our north-facing wall at sunset
Our neighbours – Old Mill Farm
Our neighbours – The Rosewalk
The Horse and Groom – Our local, around the corner
St Nicholas – Oddington's beautiful 11C church
St Nicholas – Famous medieval Doomsday painting
The public footpath to Stow-on-the-Wold, across the street from our entrance door
Stow-on-the-Wold – The highest town in the Cotswolds
Stow – A town of many pleasures
Stow's long history – Site of a decisive battle in the English Civil War
Around Stow – Lords of the Manor, our favourite place for tea time
Around Stow, cycling at sunset
Around Stow, cycling at sunset – Stow's church tower is visible from miles away
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Oddington, Cotswolds, England

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Jetlag70
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Character Cottage”
Reviewed October 21, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was our second stay at Rose Cottage this year. My wife and I both have cancer and found Rose Cottage so relaxing and suited our requirements. The character and location of the cottage is perfect. Emmanuel and Jenny are such a lovely couple their communication is excellent. Finding this cottage was like striking gold it is perfect in everyway for us both.

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Liked best: The location character and cosy atmosphere was lovely
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Steph1963
Brighton
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29 reviews
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“Another perfect stay in beautiful Rose Cottage”
Reviewed October 20, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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For anyone that would like to experience the character and ambience of a typical olde worlde English cottage look no further then Rose Cottage! We stayed here earlier in the year and loved it so much we couldn't wait to book again for later in the year. Once again the owners Emmanuel and Jenny made our stay so perfect. The village of upper Oddington is a typical sleepy village with an excellent pub within walking distance that serves delicious food. Within a few miles you are at the lovely villages of stow on the wold, Bourton on the water and Moreton on marsh and we also visited Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham which were about 20 miles away. In fact we love this cottage so much we are booking again for December to experience Christmas shopping in the Cotswolds. There are so many lovely little extra touches like English garden smelling toiletries and the eggs, bread, milk and butter ready for your arrival. The cottage has an enchanting log fire so cosy in the evenings when it got chilly. The only negative is leaving the cottage at the end of a fabulous stay!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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963annt
Falls Church, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely, cosy cottage”
Reviewed October 18, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My sister and I spent 5 days in the Cotswolds, using Rose Cottage as our base for travelling. It's such a lovely, cosy place to stay - exactly as described in the photos and other reviews. The owners were very responsive, and provided a great deal of useful and clear information about the cottage and the area. An added bonus is that rose Cottage was stocked with things like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion for guest use, so we didn't have to bring these with us. There was also a delicious loaf of bread and butter, and fresh eggs and milk, waiting for us upon our arrival. Wouldn't have changed anything, and thank you Emmanuel, Jenny, and Coral.

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Liked best: charm and character of the cottage
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
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Gunn K
Norway
1 review
“Home - away from home”
Reviewed July 31, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Rose Cottage is a lovely cottage in one of the most beautiful parts of England.
As soon as we had booked our almost two weeks stay, we received a lot of information from the owner. Thus we were well prepared when we arrieved. We knew where we would find everything we needed, and how to use everything.
We have not spent much time in the cottage, being out and about all day, but it has been a lovely home base - cozy, quiet, with everything we needed - and more.
We will absolutely recommend Rose Cottage and the Cotswolds.

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240kathyc
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Charming compact cottage centrally located in the lovely Cotswolds”
Reviewed July 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The cottage is extremely characteristic of an original picture postcard Cotswold cottage situated in a quiet lane just outside Stow on the Wold. We found it very central to visit all the local towns and in our opinion Stow has to be, by far, the best of all. The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely well equipped there is everything you would have at home. We stayed 6 nights, sometimes this flexibility is not available with other cottages. A couple of slight issues were the back door lock is extremely hard to use we were locked out twice for a short period as our parents had taken the front door keys for a separate outing - the garden area is very pretty and well maintained and has a useful raised decking area with table and chairs but was very small for 4 adults staying for a week and was very close to 5-6 other gardens - we had a lot of chat to catch up on but had to be very aware to keep our voices down. We did quite a bit of walking - there are extremely helpful maps and walking guides provided in the cottage and there are easy long strolls either direction just outside the door. After walking we normally like a quiet glass of wine/beer in a nearby pub late afternoon but both local pubs although utterly charming and easily walkable closed in the afternoon and reopened later in the evening.

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Liked best: visit to upper and lower slaughters and the beautiful local walks
Liked least: we would have liked a small barbecue facility to have been provided
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jul 2015
Thank you,

We are glad you had a good time at the cottage, and we really appreciate you making time to post a review with constructive feedback.

We are sorry about the incident with the garden door. As well as getting our carpenter to look into this issue you’ve just raised, we are going to give our future guests a second set of keys to avoid any repeat going forward.

For the benefit of everyone reading your review, we would like to respond to a couple of your points.

First, as regards our two local pubs’ opening times. They are effectively closed in the afternoon, but only from about 3 to 6pm. Also, this is nothing special to Oddington. Whilst in market towns such as Stow pubs stay open through the afternoon, in the Cotswolds the vast majority of village inns are closed between lunch and dinner.

As for your comment about our garden being ‘very close to 5-6 other gardens’, it leaves us perplexed...

Sure, as shown by the pictures on this web page, the garden is not large. And yes, there are 2 properties with adjacent gardens, hidden from view but close enough. There are not 5-6 of them, though. Also, we hardly ever have any unpleasant noise or disturbance from people in either of these 2 gardens – and in 10 years of renting out the house we hadn’t had a single comment in this respect, online or in our guest book.

Overall, practically it is not really clear to us what your concerns were…

If anyone interested in possibly renting out the cottage wanted to get more clarity about this, they would find it from our guest book and the official map of Oddington’s conservation area, which are both part of the information package we send to all our prospective guests. The map shows every house and garden in the village in enough detail to take a view about what lies in ours’ immediate surroundings.

Clarifications aside, we’d like to thank you again for sharing such a thoughtful review.

Warmest wishes from both of us,


Jenny and Emmanuel
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Olivia B
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Wonderful week away in the beautiful Cotswolds”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cottage is lovely and exactly as advertised - cozy and extremely well-equipped. Everything was very well organized by Coral and Emmanuel. We were even greeted by some fresh eggs from Coral's farm. The surrounding countryside is just beautiful and we went on lots of long walks. We also spent a day at nearby Daylesford farm and spa, which was a real treat. Highly recommend this cottage as a calm getaway from city life!

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Liked best: Everything was extremely well organized
Travelling group: Friends
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maureen51...
Addingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The perfect little gem”
Reviewed March 30, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

From the moment we arrived at Rose Cottage we knew that we had made an excellent choice. We had discovered the perfect gem in a little corner of Paradise!
Everything was immaculate - freshly painted walls throughout, comfortable beds, bed linen/towels as one would expect. The kitchen is ideal for those who love to cook - well stocked with an abundance of utensils. We could not fault anything! All in all - enchanting!

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Liked best: Cosiness, location
Liked least: Can not think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Recommended for:
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