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Stunning peaceful Cotswold cottage

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Hope Cottage is a beautiful 18th Century detached property in the hillside village of France Lynch in the South Cotswolds. Sitting in its own private south-facing garden, this romantic cottage has wonderful views across the valley, with excellent walking and plenty of interesting places to visit. The cottage is newly refurbished and combines period charm - oak beams and exposed stone walls - with modern conveniences. On sunny evenings nothing can beat sitting out in the garden, or watching the birds fly down the valley from the upstairs picture window in the large landing area, while downstairs the woodburner keeps the chill away on winter evenings. There is a great little pub at the end of the lane and numerous others within easy reach. The towns of Cirencester and Stroud - with its famou...Hope Cottage is a beautiful 18th Century detached property in the hillside village of France Lynch in the South Cotswolds. Sitting in its own private south-facing garden, this romantic cottage has wonderful views across the valley, with excellent walking and plenty of interesting places to visit. The cottage is newly refurbished and combines period charm - oak beams and exposed stone walls - with modern conveniences. On sunny evenings nothing can beat sitting out in the garden, or watching the birds fly down the valley from the upstairs picture window in the large landing area, while downstairs the woodburner keeps the chill away on winter evenings. There is a great little pub at the end of the lane and numerous others within easy reach. The towns of Cirencester and Stroud - with its famous Farmers Market - are within a 15 minute drive, and other local attractions include the Rococo Gardens at Painswick, Prinknash Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, antique shopping in Tetbury, Slad Valley - the inspiration behind Laurie Lee's 'Cider with Rosie', Woodchester Park Mansion and Gloucester Cathedral and Docks. Cheltenham provides good shopping and a wealth of bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as its renowned Races and Literary and Music Festivals, while the cities of Bath, Bristol and Oxford are easily accessible for a day trip.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We are happy for guests to bring one medium sized dog, but request that pets aren't allowed upstairs, and sleep in the utility area/kitchen at night. Although we do have families visit our cottage, there is a mezzanine level with access via a steep staircase, and children should never be up there unattended or be allowed to run up and down the stairs. It is probably not suitable for very young children/toddlers. We politely ask that guests keep noise to a minimum if they're outside at night.
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Sarah L
Hosting since May 2013
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe don't live on site, the cottage is completely self contained and private, and guests can arrive at any time that suits them and get the keys from the keysafe outside the door. However, we are just five minutes away by car and are always available to help with anything, whether it's advice about the area and suggestions for things to do, or extra supplies of logs in the winter. However, we take our cue from you and won't intrude if you have everything you need. Our cottage is gorgeous and guests always love staying there - but once you arrive at Hope Cottage it is your holiday, so you will only see us if you want to!

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Reviews (104)
John Black
John Black
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Weekend Away
Hope Cottage is a lovely weekend away, lots of country walks nearby, a pub at the end of the road, close to the village were you can get a great breakfast/lunch from the lavender café and they allow dogs! Would definitely recommend.
Visited May 2021
Written May 24, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Denise Hughes
Denise Hughes
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hope Cottage is lovely
This cottage is very sweet with a lovely view. Was big enough for 2 adults and a teen, who loved sleeping up on the mezzanine level. Lovely view from the patio. Well equipped with everything needed. Lovely comfy bed and bedding. Beautifully clean. Cottage is so full of character. We had a very relaxing stay and really enjoyed walking in the area. The owner Sarah is amazingly helpful. Pub at the end of the road is great. Peaceful at night with lovely dark skies.
Visited July 2020
Written August 7, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alan P
Alan P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Weekend away
We had a lovely weekend away at Hope Cottage, it just went too quick. Beautiful scenery and lovely walks in fields, forests and along the river at the bottom of the valley. We loved the cottage and enjoyed the log burner. The cottage was cosy, comfortable and full of character.
Visited October 2019
Written October 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Navigate21902838355
Navigate21902838355
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy Cotswold retreat
This was a perfect location for our Cotswold escape. The Cottage is full of character and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The photographs do not do it justice. Excellent communication from Sarah and everything was as described. A wonderful break.
Visited May 2019
Written May 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Heather M
Heather M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely little private cottage
Perfect for 2 or 3. Well thought out with lots of little details that just makes things easier. Fantastic view come rain or shine. A little suntrap garden or the sofa by the big window upstairs. Close to pub. Loved it.
Visited March 2019
Written March 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John Black
John Black
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful as always
This is our second time to Hope Cottage and it did not disappoint, Sarah is always very helpful and accommodating. The cottage was warm when we got in with everything we needed for a cup a tea, a biscuit and a warm fire! We will definitely be back again.
Visited January 2019
Written January 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katy C
Katy C
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cosy cottage
We have stayed at Hope cottage twice now and we'll be back! It was extra cosy in the winter with the log burner and a perfect place for a tranquil break away from London. The King's Head down the lane is friendly and serves delicious food (best to book), there are some lovely walks in the area and at times you feel the landscape hasn't changed much in hundreds of years, there is a real sense of history both in the cottage and local area. The cottage has everything you could ask for and more and is tastefully decorated and comfortable. It's great having the landing area to sit and watch the sun go down over the beautiful valley, as well as the living room. This time we visited Cheltenham and Cirencester, both within easy reach and lovely. Also recommend Gloucester cathedral, especially for Harry Potter fans! Thanks to Sarah for the warm welcome and attention to detail.
Visited January 2019
Written January 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter J
Peter J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cottage and everything we could of wished for.
I booked this cottage for a surprise weekend for our first anniversary and my girlfriends birthday. She and I both loved the place. It was everything we both love; With a Wood burner and wooden beams throughout, makes it a very rustic and homely cottage. There was lots of useful information left by the owner advising on walks and places to eat. We would love to visit again sometime. Thank you Sarah for a lovely weekend.
Visited November 2018
Written November 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CLittle1989
CLittle1989
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Weekend
Hope Cottage was the perfect destination for a great weekend away. Will definitely be planning another stay soon to the lovely cottage.
Visited November 2018
Written November 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

debbiem342018
debbiem342018
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Cotswold Cottage
The cottage is very comfortable and fully equipped. It sits in the pretty valley with the most beautiful views. It’s location is perfect for exploring the surrounding areas. We enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely be returning.
Visited October 2018
Written October 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Getting there
Heathrow Airport
120.1 km

Bristol Airport
55.2 km
Restaurants
Karibu - Vegan Bar & Kitchen
5.3 km

Amalfi
6.6 km

CUCINA DI AMALFI
4.2 km

Sorrento Italian Restaurant
5.6 km
Attractions
Stroud Farmers' Market
5.4 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops

The Bell Inn Selsley
6.8 kmBars & Clubs

St Marys Painswick
7.2 kmChurches & Cathedrals

Museum in the Park
6.1 kmHistory Museums
About the neighbourhood
France Lynch is a hillside village between Stroud and Cirencester. It isn't on the way to anywhere, so is quiet, self contained and the perfect spot to spend a restful or romantic break. There are some great walks direct from the door - many of which pass, or end up at, a good pub - and if walking seems too strenuous there is a great little pub just a few minutes away at the end of the lane.
Getting around
Public transport is limited here - there is a bus which goes to Stroud (the nearest town) but the service isn't regular. You really need a car if you're coming to stay, although it is possible to get taxis back from Stroud or Cirencester if you go out at night.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Full directions will be supplied on booking
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
£100 refundable security deposit required. £25 cleaning charge. Additional guests are welcome for a charge of £20 per night (adults) or £10 per night (children)

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