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Kingfisher Cottage - Spacious and modern retreat in Winchcombe, next to the Rive

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
This handsome and well-proportioned 1900's holiday home has a riverside setting with superb views. It is just 0.3 miles from the centre of Winchcombe and sits slightly back off the Winchcombe to Broadway Road behind a tall hedge that provides a cossetted and private setting. An immaculate driveway, planted with country cottage flowers and shrubs, provides parking for up to five cars. The 102-mile-long Cotswold Way passes the front door and guests can walk across the fields to Sudeley Castle & Gardens. The owners of Kingfisher Cottage have created a very well-equipped holiday home with a spacious, interconnecting ground floor area that features a kitchen-breakfast room, a living room, and a large conservatory that's both an elegant dining area and games room, with a full-size pool table. Ki...This handsome and well-proportioned 1900's holiday home has a riverside setting with superb views. It is just 0.3 miles from the centre of Winchcombe and sits slightly back off the Winchcombe to Broadway Road behind a tall hedge that provides a cossetted and private setting. An immaculate driveway, planted with country cottage flowers and shrubs, provides parking for up to five cars. The 102-mile-long Cotswold Way passes the front door and guests can walk across the fields to Sudeley Castle & Gardens. The owners of Kingfisher Cottage have created a very well-equipped holiday home with a spacious, interconnecting ground floor area that features a kitchen-breakfast room, a living room, and a large conservatory that's both an elegant dining area and games room, with a full-size pool table. Kingfisher is ideal for disabled guests as it has a ground-floor twin bedroom with a Craftmatic electric bed and a fully accessible wet room. On the first floor are four very well appointed ensuite bedrooms, four with standard double beds and one twin. Kingfisher Cottage has a wonderful garden. The owners love of gardening is immediately obvious as it is planted with a huge array of flowering annuals, perennials and bushes, as well as having mature trees, a delightful flower-covered pergola and a lovely expanse of lawn. Immediately outside the breakfast room and the conservatory is a long patio with a border full of flowering plants, and a wooden fence that backs onto the bank of the River Isbourne. Open fields lie beyond with the Cotswold countryside immediately accessible via a footpath to the side of the house. The patio has a beautiful, hand-built wooden table to seat 10 guests and two bistro tables with parasols. On the lawn are four sun loungers and a garden bench. Ground Floor The entire ground floor area features a beautiful, polished limestone floor with underfloor heating, rugs and has a pleasing and calming neutral palette of colours. Entrance Hall: At the front porch you'll be greeted by a delightful, mosaic kingfisher, handmade by the owner, which sets the welcoming tone of this holiday cottage. Step through the front door, which is surrounded by beautiful flowering plants, into the long entrance hall. Here you will find a handy bench to perch on, while taking shoes and boots off, hooks to hang up coats, umbrellas and a bureau to put maps, keys, phones and hats on. An open area under the stairs provides space to store a wheelchair. Living Room: The light and bright living room is at the heart of the home and is decorated in an attractive palette of country-cream with pops of purple. It is furnished with three comfy sofas, an armchair and footstool and features a gas-fired, wood burner effect fire, a 37” smart TV, occasional tables, and stunning lamps made by the owners. French windows open to the conservatory with a view through to the garden. Kitchen-Breakfast Room: The lovely light and bright country house-style kitchen is superbly equipped for every self-catering chef's need. The kitchen features a Rangemaster double oven and five-ring gas hob, double sink, a microwave, a full height fridge (a four-drawer freeze is in the utility room), and a long breakfast bar providing plenty of food prep space on one side and dining space with three bar stools to the far side. A tall, in-built dresser provides storage space for all the quality crockery, cutlery and serving plates, while glasses a plenty can be found in the cupboards to either side of the stove. At the far end of the kitchen, with French doors opening to the patio and garden, is a four-to-six-seater dining table and a breakfast bar with three bar stools – the perfect space for casual breakfasts, quick snacks or to seat younger members of the group should they prefer to dine separately. Utility Room: Just off the kitchen is a handy utility room where you will find a four-drawer freezer, sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, cleaning equipment and a door that opens to the garden. Conservatory Dining-Games Room: Leading through from the living room on one side and the breakfast room to the other side is the conservatory, with its arching glass roof and fantastic countryside views. This fabulous room, with its 10-seater dining table, provides a wonderful dining space that's airy and bright in the summer and cosy in the winter - thanks to the underfloor heating. Beside the dining table is a long sofa and table with a sound bar and a full-size pool table. French doors lead directly from the conservatory into the garden, blending indoor-outdoor living perfectly when the weather allows. Bedroom One: The ground floor bedroom is furnished with twin single beds with bedside tables and reading lamps, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and a dressing table with a triple mirror and stool. Unique, homemade patchwork headboards and floral prints bring the room to life and, thanks to its wide doorway and accessible wet room and toilet just down the hall,
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties. Additional guests above the maximum capacity not permitted Situated in a residential area with neighbours we ask that noise levels are kept to a minimum after 10 pm Suitable for disabled guests, wheelchair, shower chair, electric bed and ramp provided. Bedroom 3 has low ceilings so may not be suitable for tall guests
Bathrooms
5 Unknown types

Meet the host
Martin McWilliam (Property Manager Bolthole Retreats)
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe owners are on hand if you need them.

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Reviews (8)
Jack L
Jack L
6 contributions
Family gathering for 50th wedding anniversary celebration
My final payment was due before it was clear whether Covid 19 would restrict or eliminate travel. I asked if I could cancel and receive my deposit back instead of making a further payment. Owner said, he/she would follow government advisories and would only refund if the restrictions did not allow travel. I chose to forfeit my deposit rather than risk losing the entire amount. I wasn't prepared to book 8 airline tickets on top of paying for the rental and risk losing all. I would have expected better treatment given the situation.
Visited July 2021
Written July 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kaye Wy
Kaye Wy
Kenilworth, United Kingdom3 contributions
Perfect
My friends and I booked for the weekend. The cottage was perfect in every way, location, amenities, surroundings, comfort, ease of use. Every need had been considered and catered for. We will definitely be staying again
Visited January 2020
Written January 27, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brian G
Brian G
2 contributions
Excellent Place to stay
We booked the "cottage" for three weeks as a family gathering place. We had my elderly parents down from Cheshire for the three weeks to spend time with my wife and I, our children and their children (their great grandchildren) visiting from Canada. My brother and his family and my sister also came to stay. The cottage with 5 bedrooms, 4 with ensuites was ideal for all the guests. We celebrated my parents 87th birthdays on a beautiful sunny day in the fabulous garden!! The location of the cottage in the town of Winchcombe and within the Cotswolds was fabulous with many activities for us all to do. Dave and Di are great hosts and were very accommodating for all our requests. They have set a high standard to match if we are ever to do this again somewhere!
Visited May 2019
Written June 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cmj
cmj
Bournemouth, United Kingdom4 contributions
Fabulous venue for family getaway
Kingfisher Cottage was perfect for our family holiday, with 3 generations meeting up for a special week. There are lovely local walks and plenty of places to visit locally without having to drive too far. The cottage itself is a delight both inside and in the garden and had everything we needed - and more. We highly recommend this place and hope to return in the future.
Visited May 2019
Written June 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Floyd_9
Floyd_9
Leek, United Kingdom47 contributions
Comfortable cottage, accessible to wheelchair users
This nice cottage is in a good location, & en-suite facilities for every bedroom upstairs is ideal. The kitchen is very well-equipped & the owner Dave provided a full set of matching wine glasses for our in-house celebratory dinner at the long table in the conservatory. My brother-in-law is confined to a wheelchair but was able to move freely downstairs including in the wet room, which has good-quality grab rails by the toilet & in the shower. Dave & Di, the owners, were very nice & anxious to make the accommodation as wheelchair friendly as possible. We were therefore disappointed that the property manager had not reminded the owners of a wheelchair user in our party (despite our having mentioned this before booking and our requesting photos of the wet room). It was lucky the owners were not away as there was no ramp to allow wheelchair access into the house when we arrived & no controls for the electric bed. Dave & Di resolved this very rapidly & we cannot praise them enough.
Visited April 2019
Written May 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

augustolivia
augustolivia
4 contributions
Great for a family gathering
Kingfisher Cottage was a comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-equipped home which suited our requirements very well. We were 9 adults and a toddler, and being able to eat and play pool in the evenings in the large conservatory meany that there was no disturbance for the little one. The kitchen had just about everything needed for preparing food. The owner, Di, called round and provided lots of helpful ideas for what to do in the local area. We had a short but very relaxing couple of days in this lovely part of the country, helped by unseasonably good weather!
Visited February 2019
Written February 24, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Odyssey763515
Odyssey763515
2 contributions
Great cottage for a family gathering, lovely Cotswold village
Kingfisher Cottage is situated in a picturesque location in The Cotswolds, with immediate access to local walks, and the village. It was our second visit here. The cottage sleeps 10 with facilities for children- cots/high chair, and the disabled with downstairs bedroom and adapted bathroom. 4 upstairs bedrooms have ensuites. The kitchen is well equipped, and the large conservatory with pool table, was very popular. We had an amazing week’s weather to explore the surrounding countryside, and beautiful Cotswold towns, including Broadway, accessed,since 2018, by the steam railway. Highly recommend this great cottage.
Visited October 2018
Written October 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kathryn B
Kathryn B
Rotherham, United Kingdom18 contributions
Perfect house for friends to get together
Our party of 10 friends stayed here for a long weekend in mid November and had such an amazing time. The house was ideal, with lots of living space so we didn't feel on top of each other at all. The house is very clean, is beautifully decorated and the furniture is all to a very high standard. The downstairs has a marble floor throughout with under floor heating, meaning it was lovely and warm all the time. There is an enclosed garden which is flat so very safe and secure if you have children with you. The house is perfect for a large friends/family get-together. There are three large double bedrooms and two twins. One double is downstairs, with a separate bathroom. The remaining bedrooms are on the first floor and they are all en-suite. The beds are really comfy and the bed linen was all really clean and good quality. We never struggled for hot water even though all five showers were running at the same time on the Saturday morning. The kitchen and dining area are open planned and very spacious. The kitchen is well equipped, we cooked a Sunday dinner for 10 adults and didn’t struggle for oven space or roasting tins and pans etc. There’s a large fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. The dining area seats 10 comfortably. The conservatory has a pool table and CD player, we spent most of our time in here. The house is in a good quiet location close to the village. The river runs along the back of the house and there’s plenty of walks to keep you busy. We went to Cheltenham races on the Saturday and visited some of the pubs in the village on the Sunday. We had a fabulous time and I’d definitely look to book again if we came back to the area!!!
Visited November 2017
Written November 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Martin McWilliam
Martin McWilliam
Thank you so much for the positive review, it means a lot to us. Best wishes, Bolthole Retreats
Written December 2, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
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  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Check in after 4 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 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kingfisher Cottage - Spacious and modern retreat in Winchcombe, next to the Rive

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