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10 Beautiful Cottages in the Cotswolds (Special Stays for 2021)

Are you planning a trip to the beautiful Cotswolds in England? With so many beautiful villages to explore it is tempting to stay a few days (at least) to enable you to truly explore the Cotswolds.

In this article I have selected 10 of the most beautiful cottages in the Cotswolds for your stay. Whether you are looking for a romantic break for 2 or travelling with family, friends and even your pet there will be a cosy cottage to suit you!

Stay in Airbnb Cotswolds Cottages as pretty as those in the image with slate roofs and flowering baskets
Cotswolds cottages are available for special stays in many of the Cotswolds pretty towns and villages

Cotswold Cottages – Comparison Table

NAMEWHEREGUESTSBEDSBATHSKIDSBABYDOGSHOT TUBFIND OUT MORE
BIBURY COTTAGEBIBURY421YYNNBOOK
ASHLEA LAKESIDE RETREATSOUTH GLOUCESTER
SHIRE
311NNNYBOOK
GARDEN COTTAGECHIPPING NORTON421YYNNBOOK
COTSWOLD STUDIOCIRENCESTER411YYNNBOOK
STABLE COTTAGESALTFORD621YYY – 2 maxYBOOK
ISLAND LODGESOUTH CERNEY211NNNNBOOK
ROMANTIC COTTAGECIRENCESTER211NNNNBOOK
THATCHED COTTAGETARLTON211NYYNBOOK
HONEY
SUCKLE COTTAGE
PAINSWICK421YYY (Stays of 6 + nights)NBOOK
FORSYTHIA COTTAGEBOURTON-ON-THE-WATER3 21YYNNBOOK

Top picks

There are our top picks of the cottages for rent in Cotswolds for a variety of different travel styles and budgets. Whether you are looking for a romantic Cotswolds cottage getaway or the best Cotswolds cottage for a family holiday we have curated the best options for you.

These are our top picks for the best Airbnbs in the Cotswolds

Where to stay in the Cotswolds

Plan your Cotswolds itinerary carefully and it is possible to see quite a lot of the area in just a few days. Once you have decided which of the Cotswolds main attractions, towns and villages you want to visit I recommend booking accommodation in one location and planning each day’s itinerary to make the most of exploring.

Tip – Use the map below to compare hotels and short-term rentals in the Cotswolds. Add your travel dates and group size and zoom in and out on the map to find the best deals for your stay.

10 Cosy Cotswolds Cottages

Bibury Cottage

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4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath

  • Location – Bibury  
  • Pets allowed –  NO
  • Hot Tub – NO 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – YES 
Image courtesy of Vrbo

This Grade II listed cottage was built in the 17th century and is located in Bibury Gloucestershire. This is an area of outstanding beauty and conservation. Bibury has been described as the most beautiful village in England and is without doubt one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds.

Fully equipped kitchen with 2 bedrooms, towels and bed linen provided.

Free parking is available on the street.

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Ashlea Lakeside Retreat – Woodpecker Pod and Hot Tub

Cotswolds Airbnb with hot tub
Cotswolds Airbnb with hot tub – Image courtesy of Airbnb

3 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath

  • Superhost – YES 
  • Location – South Gloucestershire  
  • Pets allowed –  NO
  • Hot Tub – YES 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – NO 
Cotswolds Airbnb with hot tub
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Why not stay in this luxury glamping pod?

Located on a beautiful 2.5 acre private lake in the countryside the Woodpecker includes double bed, sofa bed, en-suite, kitchen, under floor heating, TV.

Enjoy watching the sunset over the lake while relaxing in the hot tub on the decking area!

Review – “We had a great time here. Such an amazing space, very relaxing.” – Sam (August 2019)

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Garden Cottage

Cotswolds cottage - Image courtesy of Airbnb and Character Cottages
Cotswolds cottage – Image courtesy of Expedia

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath

  • Location – Chipping Norton  
  • Pets allowed –  NO
  • Hot Tub – NO 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – YES 
Cotswolds cottage - Image courtesy of Airbnb and Character Cottages
Image courtesy of Expedia

Garden Cottage is a beautifully finished property located in the charming market town of Chipping Norton.

Chipping Norton is well placed for visiting other world famous attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

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Cotswold Studio with wood fired hot tub

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4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 beds · 1 bath

  • Location – Cirencester  
  • Pets allowed –  NO
  • Hot Tub – YES 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – YES 
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Spacious (408ftsq) converted stable all on ground level. Super king/twin bed plus sofa bed.

Living/dining area with microwave/fridge/kettle/toaster. Outside courtyard with bbq and wood-fired Japanese Hot Tub

Guest review – “This place was amazing , the owners very helpful and nothing was to much trouble, best place we’ve stayed, no faults at all, great little getaway great for walks/country pubs, hot tub was amazing. Whole stay was amazing!” – Shannon (Oct 2019)

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Stable Cottage (with hot tub)

Stable Cottage in the Cotswolds
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6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath

  • Location – Saltford  
  • Pets allowed –  YES
  • Hot Tub – YES 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – YES 
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This gorgeous cottage has exposed Cotswold stone walls and beams. Enjoy the hot tub which is set in a private garden with outside dining area.

Up to 6 guests can be accommodated at the cottage. In the Living Area there is a wood burning stove, and a fully equipped Kitchen and Dining Area.

Upstairs the 2 bedrooms sit either side of a Family Bathroom with walk-in shower and bath.

Dog owners will be pleased to know that Stable Cottage accepts up to 2 well-behaved dogs (£30 per dog).

Guest review – “The cottage is based on a beautiful farm estate. Location is perfect for a trip into bath or Bristol. The amenities are perfect and a lovely welcome basket on arrival was a perfect touch. The hot tub is Lovely and the provision of slippers and dressing gowns made it all the better! We can’t wait to return!” – Kim (Nov 2020)

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Island Lodge at Little Horsehoe Lake – perfect romantic getaway

Horseshoe Lake
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2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

  • Location –  South Cerney
  • Pets allowed –  NO
  • Hot Tub – NO 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – NO 
Island Lodge
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This beautifully designed one bedroomed lodge is located on the banks of a private fishing lake in the Cotswold Water Park.

Perfect for couples looking to relax in comfort in a beautiful park. There are gastro pubs, shopping and exciting activities nearby.

Guest review – “Unreal surroundings , private and perfect enough for a proposal… Extra special touches all adding to our memories to last for a life time, thank you again for not only the hospitality but the time to help make everything stress free. Love it!” – Gavin (Dec 2020)

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Romantic Cotswold Cottage

Romantic cottage in the Cotswolds
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2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

  • Location – Cirencester  
  • Pets allowed –  YES
  • Hot Tub – YES 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – NO 
Images courtesy of Airbnb

This beautifully renovated Cotswold cottage with stunning handmade kitchen (including a beautiful AGA) offers the perfect romantic getaway.

Relax in the the living room in the comfy sofa before retiring to bed in the cosy upstairs bedroom.

Free parking and Wifi.

Guest review – “Cannot rate this place highly enough! So homely with everything we needed for our two night break. Breakfast was provided (bread, pastries, eggs, juice) as well as a bottle of wine which was a thoughtful touch. As said in previous reviews, pictures do not do this place justice. The hot tub was fantastic and such a treat! Already thinking about our next trip!” – Laura (Dec 2020)

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Asphodel Thatched Cotswold Cottage

Thatched Cotswold Cottage
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2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

  • Location – Cirencester   
  • Pets allowed –  YES (surcharge)
  • Hot Tub – NO 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – NO 
Cottage in the Cotswolds
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This beautiful thatched cottage (dating back to 1624) is the perfect romatic retreat.

Located in the village of Tarlton (close to both Cirencester and Tetbury) this cottage has been carefully and immaculately restored. The cottage retains all its original features including beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplace.

A perfect romantic retreat to get-away from it all.

Guest Review – “We have just returned from a 3 night break which was absolutely perfect. The cottage has been beautifully restored and the the garden is as a cottage garden should be! It was a surprise for my wife who was blown away by it. Highly recommended and we will definitely be returning.” – (Nov 2020)

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Honeysuckle Cottage

Honeysuckle Cottage in the Cotswolds
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4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths

  • Superhost – YES 
  • Location – Painswick 
  • Pets allowed –  NO
  • Hot Tub – NO 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – YES 
Interior of Honeysuckle cottage in the Cotswolds
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This beautiful cottage is located in the Cotswold village of Painswick. Packed with Grade 2 listed features including window seats, a spiral staircase, timber beams and wood burner.

Honeysuckle Cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds or simply to enjoy a relaxing stay with a good book!

Guest Review – “We loved staying at Honeysuckle Cottage. It was exactly what we had hoped for. The cottage is just gorgeous. It is perfectly located in Painswick. Ione was an amazing host, happy to answer any queries quickly and to help us when needed. We would highly recommend and would love to return!” – Peta (Dec 2020)

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Forsythia Cottage Bourton-on-the-Water

Forsythia Cottage
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3 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath

  • Superhost – YES 
  • Location – Bourton-on-the-Water  
  • Pets allowed –  NO
  • Hot Tub – NO 
  • WiFi – YES
  • Children – YES 
Forsythia Cottage
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This beautiful 2 bedroomed cottage is located in Bourton-in-the-Water in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Free parking is on site so you can explore the village at leisure. Quaint pubs, shops, cafes, the Motor Museum and Model village are all within walking distance.

Perfect for explore some of the National Trust properties in the area including Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor Gardens, Warwick Castle and Sudeley Castle.

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Enjoy your stay in the beautiful Cotswolds

With so many beautiful villages to explore in the Cotswolds (some of the prettiest in England) you really are spoilt for choice.

My Cotswold Travel Guide is a great place to start when planning your trip – it includes information about what to do and see, where to stay and other essential tips for anyone planning a visit to the Cotswolds.

If the Cotswolds is just one place on your UK bucket list you may be interested to read about other beautiful areas in England such as the Lake District (check out these amazing log cabins and lodges) , Northumberland or the Peak District.

For even more inspiration and help planning your trip pop over to my other website purely dedicated to the UK – UK Travel Planning. Or why not join my free Facebook group – UK and London Travel Planning and come and meet others planning their UK travels.

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