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Outside seating area under pergola perfect for afternoon tea or a glass of wine
country kitchen
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Byeways is a beautiful thatched cottage built circa 1650 located in the Cotswold village of Long Compton. The village of Long Compton, which gets it's name for the length of the village extending along the old road joining Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, is considered to be the gateway to the Cotswolds. It is steeped in history, with links to early kings, St. Augustine and Shakespeare, and it is rife with myths and legends. The Rollright Stone circle is a walk away and the church's lych gate is a photographer's dream with the popular Red Lion pub offering an excellent menu and superb ales. The cottage sleeps 6 (1 Super king on the ground floor, king on the first floor and a room with two singles). There is also a travel cot available. She is equipped with a range cooker, so we have lef...Byeways is a beautiful thatched cottage built circa 1650 located in the Cotswold village of Long Compton. The village of Long Compton, which gets it's name for the length of the village extending along the old road joining Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, is considered to be the gateway to the Cotswolds. It is steeped in history, with links to early kings, St. Augustine and Shakespeare, and it is rife with myths and legends. The Rollright Stone circle is a walk away and the church's lych gate is a photographer's dream with the popular Red Lion pub offering an excellent menu and superb ales. The cottage sleeps 6 (1 Super king on the ground floor, king on the first floor and a room with two singles). There is also a travel cot available. She is equipped with a range cooker, so we have left you Mary Berry's Aga Book to give you some ideas. Children will love the country garden, when you decide to relax and take a break from all the sight seeing.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Maximum 6 adults or 4 Adults and 2 children/teens or 2 adults and 4 children/teens. (adults over 18) No fireworks. BBQ reasonable distance from the house - due to the thatch. Music to a reasonable volume and lowered by 11pm. No dogs on the furniture.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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Meet the host
Donovan R
Hosting since April 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (31)
tracyreds12@aol.co.uk
tracyreds12@aol.co.uk
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed at the Byeways with our friends, this is a lovely cottage, well equipped for everything you should need, the garden is beautiful and would be lovely to visit in the summer months, the location of the cottage is great to get out and about and explore the surrounding villages, I would recommend a visit to the village pub, The Red Lion, excellent menu choice. When I arrived home I realised that I had left my watch in the bedroom, I contacted Donovan who was more than happy to return it to me.
Visited March 2020
Written May 22, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rastachiara
rastachiara
4 contributions
I spent 2 beautiful nights at Byeways Cottage with my family. While the strategic location makes easy to explore the nearby villages and natural beauties, the cosy and stylish interior hold you inside to relax and chill. Notwithstanding the cottage age, it has all the comforts to feel at home and I am looking forward to come back in spring/summer to enjoy its beautiful garden and explore more the surroundings. Donovan is a great host and communication and support made my stay stress free.
Visited December 2019
Written December 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Donovan R
Donovan R
Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to having you back! Donovan
Written December 9, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

florence88
florence88
Leicester, United Kingdom8 contributions
We had a fab, fun weekend in this lovely thatched cottage, once we got to grips with the aga and the heating! Have to say I will never buy one but it was just about manageable for 2 dinners and a cooked breakfast. The pots and pans were a bit minimal too.... The back garden could do with lighting as it was very dark trying to unload the car.It might be an idea to mention you need a torch especially as its quite a walk from the drive to the house. The living room and upstairs rooms were lovely and cosy. Its a shame our bedroom downstairs was so damp smelling, its unfortunate it rained so much as I'm sure its lovely in summer and not a problem.... Apart from these grumbles, it was the perfect place to catch up with old friends. I would recommend it in summer!
Visited October 2019
Written October 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Donovan R
Donovan R
I'm sorry you found the cottage not to your liking at this time of year and that you battled with the range cooker. Did you not find the timer in the cupboard alongside that you can Boost the cooker, water and heating as you need? I looked at the bottom room to check for damp, and with the heating running is was warm and comfy. I know that Koia carpet has a slightly odd smell from the rubber base? I will keep an eye out for damp in this room in the future. Yes me mentioning the need to bring a torch if arriving in the dark is a good idea, I thought I had in the welcome pack I emailed? I'll make sure it is going forward.
Written December 9, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maria mendoza goiri
Maria mendoza goiri
1 contribution
The house was great, was very clean and the owner was very nice and help us a lot with all the questions we had. I hardly recommend it, we had a great holidays.
Visited May 2019
Written May 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scenic468706
Scenic468706
Thank you, always lovely to know our guests have enjoyed their stay.
Written June 3, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JMONT92
JMONT92
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
My family and I were lucky enough to spend Christmas at Byeways cottage in Long Compton and what a magical experience it was. The beautiful, quaint little cottage has everything you need for a family get away. Every room has such character and charm, from the country style Kitchen with a big Aga to the cosy wooden bedrooms with wonky floor boards. The cottage is decorated very tastefully and makes you feel like you’re stepping back in time. If the weather was warmer, I’d have definitely tried out the camp fire which is in the picturesque garden. We went for a Christmas morning walk with dog around Long Compton which is a stunning little Cotswold village with breathtaking scenery and an amazing church. There’s also plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas. Our stay at the cottage made for a truly memorable Christmas, and I urge anyone who wants a break away from the bustle of every day life to escape to Byeways in Long Compton. You won’t want to leave!
Visited December 2017
Written December 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scenic468706
Scenic468706
Thank you Jack, this is a wonderful review. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018!
Written December 29, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Go739958
Go739958
Really lovely house that was perfect for our getaway. Arrival was very easy. I would advise arriving when light as the driveway would be difficult to find in the dark. All round it was perfect for our stay!!
Visited November 2017
Written November 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scenic468706
Scenic468706
Thank you so much for your great feedback. Kind regards Melody
Written November 12, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa C
Lisa C
12 contributions
Had a fantastic time is this beautiful holiday cottage, with all the family. The beds were comfortable and we were all able to have decent sleep every night. The aga took a little getting used to however was fine to use. Plenty of space in the living room for all of us to relax at night time, we had a 2 year old who enjoyed all the films and games. Garden was lovely, unfortunately didn't always have the weather to enjoy it fully, looking to return in the summer months. The village was a perfect base to be able to explore and go off to difffenrt places around the Cotswolds. We even enjoyed a walk to Wichford woods with stunning views. Only one small niggle, was that we felt a little rushed out on day of departure, as the cleaning company turned up at 10am however we didn't have to leave until 11am so quickly had to pack up the cars, however did not ruin our experience. Just a perfect get away for a family of different ages and our dogs. Thank you very much, hoping to book up again soon 😊
Visited October 2017
Written October 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scenic468706
Scenic468706
So sorry to hear the cleaning company arrived early, you should have chased them away as they have clear instructions only to arrive after 11am. Please to come back again and I will make up the hour you lost on your return. Kind regards Melody
Written October 30, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nymue200
nymue200
Acton, Canada10 contributions
Byeways is a lovely little cottage in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds and the south Wiltshire area. We would visit again except my husband is a very light sleeper and found because there is no insulation in the floors, all sound travels through the house. And it is located on a busy-ish road at the front - which dies down at night and didn't bother me but may bother others. The back garden is lovely. The rooms very comfortable, everything very clean. If it weren't for my husband's light sleeping, we would return!
Visited August 2017
Written August 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scenic468706
Scenic468706
Thanks for the lovely review Sue. We will investigate options to reduce the noise in the house. Kind regards Melody
Written August 16, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lady_britts
lady_britts
Bexley, United Kingdom371 contributions
There were 6 of us spending a couple of nights at this lovely cottage & it was absolutely perfect. Lovely & clean, warm & inviting & a perfect size, we had a great time sitting in the beautiful garden in the hot sunshine after a day at Warwick Castle. Stocked with all the essentials you would need to cook or if you're like us & fancy a cosy village pub, there is a marvellous one only a 10 minute walk away. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Visited June 2017
Written June 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scenic468706
Scenic468706
Thank you for this lovely review.
Written July 30, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sheldon B
Sheldon B
2 contributions
Lovely cottage, perfect decor, fully equipped, wonderful garden. Only downside is it is on a main road which is on a bend so a bit scary when coming out with dogs. I would highly recommend this cottage and we will be returning soon.
Visited June 2017
Written June 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scenic468706
Scenic468706
Thanks Sheldon, The road has been there for a very long time; I have seen a photograph of the same junction back when there were only horse and carts. I agree the front door is close to the road and as a result we generally cross over from the driveway that way you can see and hear any cars approaching. We look forward to having you stay again.
Written June 6, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Chastleton House (3 Miles)* Chastleton House is one of England's finest and most complete Jacobean houses. It is filled with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612. Cotswold Falconry Centre (6 Miles)* Cotswold Falconry invites you to a spectacular demonstration with a large variety of birds of prey flying free. This gives a remarkable insight into the ancient art of falconry. Batsford Arboretum (6 Miles)* The earliest verifiable recorded history of Batsford Park, of which the Batsford Arboretum forms the central part, dates back to the Freeman family who owned the estate in the early part of the 17th Century. Bourton House Garden (7 Miles)* Unfortunately due to health reasons Bourton House Garden is no longer open to ...
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Byeways

Byeways is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Byeways has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Byeways has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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