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Pudding Hill Barn Cottage

(Ref. 1116016)

Arlington near Fairford, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful time at Pudding Hill and the awful weather only made us feel more cosy!"

    The cottage is very comfortable and fully equipped for a long weekend stay. The pub is an easy stroll away and the owners (Karen and Marcus) made us all feel very welcome!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you had a cosy stay despite the weather. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickiNov 2023

  • "Excellent cottage for a short stay in October."

    Very well equipped cottage and lovely walks from the door step. Very helpful owners on site.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Pudding Hill Barn Cottage. Best wishes, Manor Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2023

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Everything was so comfortable & beautifully presented. Myself & my elderly parents were made to feel so at home, lovely homemade goodies were left for us to enjoy & mum even had a cake baked for her by the owner for her birthday. We left feeling like family & our dog was so welcomed too! Thankyou so much for a lovely stay. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to others to stay here it truly is a special place run by a lovely couple.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you and your parents (and your dog!) enjoyed your stay and special celebration. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by JSep 2023

  • "Great cottage, beautiful setting and owners are lovely"

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2023

  • "We stayed at Pudding Hill Barn Cottage for a week in August 2023 as a family of four (two adults, a 7 year old and 2 year old) and I have to say we had the most amazing time!"

    The cottage is beautifully laid out and decorated to a high standard, with lots of very thoughtful touches which helped make our stay easy. From delicious treats such as homemade Apple Jelly and some fresh bread and butter (along with milk, tea, coffee and juice), to useful household items such as dishwasher tablets and cleaning products. There was also a small but comprehensive stash of emergency supplies such as toothbrushes, toiletries and loo roll should you arrive late or be tight on space for shopping when you’ve traveled. Our children were made welcome by both Karen and Marcus who live next door and we felt very comfortable and at ease during our stay. The travel cot and high chair we use for our toddler was a good size and of good quality too (pretty good for those travelling with toddlers as often these items can be lacking). Karen was also knowledgeable about local places to visit and had excellent recommendations on places to eat and drink. One thing to note is that that cottage is down a private single track through two sets of gates, in fields where sheep were grazing, so it’s not obvious from the main road what the location is. This was no issue for us, but something to bare in mind. We loved the secluded location and how peaceful it was. There’s plenty of footpaths and places to visit on foot nearby and actually if you want to visit Bibury (listed as one of the most beautiful places in the Cotswolds and I can confirm it is STUNNING) this is easily done on foot from the cottage. Additionally, if you are visiting Bibury for those perfect pictures for the ‘gram, it’s far easier to go without a car if you can as there’s very limited parking in the village itself and the local community would be very appreciative of less congestion! Our visit was a very much needed holiday for our family and I was feeling very burnt out before our trip and almost reluctant to go in case it was not what we expected- but I am so glad we did! It’s definitely one of the best and most memorable holidays we’ve had so far as a family and we will be back again in the future. Thank you so much Karen and Marcus, we had a really wonderful holiday!

    Thank you for this wonderful feedback. We are pleased that you had a fantastic family holiday and we hope to welcome you again. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It’s like staying in a boutique hotel, with lots of luxury finishing touches. Karen is such a lovely host and made us feel so welcome. The kids adored playing with Bella, Ted and Poppy and meeting the brand new chicks. Thanks for making our short stay such a relaxing break.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2023

  • "What a wonderful place it is, a fantastic little find on our behalf, made perfect, by the way Karen & Marcus looked after us."

    The cottage is comfortable and nicely designed, there is literally everything there you may need. And if not, the owners will make it happen. Private woodland with access to the river made our doggie walks very special. Lots of tips, information and recommendations where to eat were gratefully received as well. Thanks again Karen & Marcus for all your efforts in making our mini break so special. Aga, Richard and Chilli xxx

    Reviewed by AgnieszkaJul 2023

  • "We had an excellent and comfortable stay in this well equipped cottage, located in a very picturesque part of the Cotswolds."

    The owners were very friendly and have done a first class job in restoring this cottage. We would highly recommend a stay at this property.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away at Pudding Hill Barn Cottage. The Cotswolds really is a breathtaking location for holidaying, and we hope that you will stay with us again one day in the future! Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2023

  • "Wow what a fantastic cottage, full of character, pristinely presented with lots of little fine touches giving us a wonderful, luxurious and homely feel to our holiday."

    We were very grateful for the welcoming treats our hosts had left for us on our arrival! The location is stunning.... wonderful views across the countryside from the cottage. We also enjoyed the short stroll up to the Trout House where we sat and enjoyed the peaceful, stunning countryside views over the valley which was the icing on the cake. Our exceptionally welcoming and friendly hosts went above and beyond to make our stay a very enjoyable and relaxing experience, nothing was too much trouble and they gave us excellent recommendations on what to see, do and eat! Very dog friendly, our little dog loved her mini break too and was well catered for. The area has a wealth of interesting places to visit which are all within around 20 minutes drive from the cottage - the local Trout Farm is well worth a visit in Bibury and near by Bourton on the Water is simply stunning. We would highly recommend a visit to Pudding Hill Cottage, and can't wait to return! Thank you so much Karen, Marcus and your furry and feathered family for such a fantastic stay.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review which is greatly appreciated. We're so glad you (and your dog!) enjoyed your stay and loved the location and views. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic 5* stay at Pudding Hill Barn Cottage."

    The location was perfect if you like peace and quiet. The cottage was idyllic and finished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. The hosts were amazing and could not be more friendly and helpful . Would highly recommend and will definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2023

  • "Fabulous warm and cosy cottage with everything needed for a wonderful holiday."

    The owners were very friendly, welcoming and made our stay even better. Would highly recommend and shall be returning. Wish I could give 6 stars!

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyApr 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with double basin, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Central heating
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cot
  • Private driveway for 2 cars with 3 x EV charging points
  • Private cottage garden with garden furniture
  • Two well behaved small to medium dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles, River Coln 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps throughout the property
  • Note: The owners live next door
  • Note: Guests have access to a riverside walkway
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Fairford 5.5 miles.

Resting rurally in Arlington near Fairford, Gloucestershire, is Pudding Hill Barn Cottage, a characterful, two-bedroom property.

Enjoying far-reaching countryside views and a prime position within the Cotswolds AONB, whilst offering guests a homely abode with EV charging points, a private patio and access down to River Coln, the cottage welcomes four visitors and one small four-legged companion for an escape.

Travel down the countryside lane, reaching the private driveway, where you can also charge your electric car if necessary.

Venture towards the cottage and its stone-built exterior, heading indoors to the open-plan living space, adorning rustic furnishings and a traditional feel; rustle up delicious meals in the sleek kitchen, before gathering around the dining table, or cosying up in front of the Smart TV.

Head outdoors with one of many books on offer for a leisurely afternoon and pull up a chair in the private patio, nestled with pretty blooms and surrounded by sweeping fields, before venturing down to the river for a stunning vista.

Return to the cottage to complete your nightly routine, before resting your eyes in one of two well-appointed double bedrooms.

Awaken to explore your nature-filled surroundings before travelling by car towards Cirencester, home to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester Amphitheatre, Cirencester Park, and Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool; you'll be sure to find a family-friendly activity!

Next stop, head to the heart of the Cotswolds, where you can tour the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, enjoy a hike across Greystones Farm Nature Reserve, work your way through The Dragonfly Maze, or visit the Birdland Park & Gardens.

Further attractions to add to your itinerary include the Crocodiles of the World Zoo, and the National Trust - Chedworth Roman Villa, before returning to your abode for a film night.

Experience the delights of Gloucestershire at Pudding Hill Barn Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Cirencester 9 miles; Malmesbury 22 miles.

The thriving market town of Fairford nestles on the River Coln, on the edge of the Cotswolds, and offers many amenities including individual shops, cafes and traditional pubs, as well as hosting a weekly country market offering homegrown and homemade produce and country crafts. RAF Fairford is home of the Royal International Air Tattoo, held in July every year, one of the largest military air shows in the world with a reputation as one of the UK's top outdoor family events. Just a short drive away is the beautiful Roman town of Cirencester, gateway to the Cotswolds, which offers excellent shopping, restaurants, ancient buildings, museums and antique markets. The Cotswold Water Park is Britain’s largest water park, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles and made up of over 40 lakes. A wide range of activities is on offer including water skiing, cycling, horse riding, boating, golf and fishing and for the nature lovers the park offers an abundance of bird and animal life, all of which can be seen throughout the year on the three nature reserves. A little further afield visit the historic town of Malmesbury with its 12th century Benedictine abbey and Westonbirt Arboretum with an extensive collection of trees and shrubs. The honey-coloured Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water and the university city of Oxford are also easily accessible.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas