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Aelia Cottage

Cirencester, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988821)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was lovely, a good size for our family stay."

    We had a a problem with the TV - we assumed a remote control was missing. It was a little tricky getting through to someone (though they were lovely when we did chat) and the issue was not resolved as we were busy all day and were not able to check until 5pm on Saturday eve ( we tried calling again later, but no-one answered from the office so we gave up). The Alexa in the kitchen was ok - but struggled to find radio stations. The kitchen was beautifully stocked with utensils, great oven, sharp knives (a first for a holiday cottage and very much appreciated!) which allowed us to enjoy family time cooking together.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely feedback, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and made use of the facilities available. We will ask our maintenance guy to go and have a look straight away at the TV and Alexa connection. we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevieApr 2022

  • "Our fifth stay in this lovely cottage, looking forward to the next time"

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we are so happy you enjoyed Aelia Cottage. We really look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2022

  • "Love Aelia Cottage, our 3rd time of staying here."

    Perfect location and great space. Our only issue is that the check in time is very late, especially when you have young children, a consideration regards this would be appreciated for any future stays.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, regarding the late check in time, due to covid and the more than normal cleaning that we do between bookings, it tends to take longer, hopefully things will get better when covid is gone for good. We look forward to welcoming you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was nice and warm during a very cold spell. The bed was very comfortable and aThe shower was lovely. Cottage is very close to Cirencester easily walkable and we find a nice restaurant and bar in the Corinium Hotel With friendly locals just 2 minutes walk away. Over all was a lovely stay

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackyNov 2021

  • "Aelia cottage is in a great location for the town centre to visit the shops, Corinium museum, parks and general wandering but parking is a bit of an issue at times although we managed most days after a few trips around the block!"

    ! The cottage is great but some more guidance for the heating would be great as it was so hot on our first night, we were boiling in our beds!! However the beds are so comfy and cosy, we soon slept soundly. The kitchen makes great use of the space and the dining area is light and airy. My 6 year old loved playing in the little back yard/garden. However, the bath is missing a plug so I couldn't bath my children who hate showers but had to have them which wasn't easy but big fluffy towels afterwards helped ☺. On the whole we have had a fantastic short break at Aelia cottage but a few changes/additions would be welcome like more recycling facilities, the plug, a comfier chair in the living room as the seating just manages 6 people...oh and a corkscrew!! a living room lamp which works (no bulbs) and there were no laundry bags for bedding and towels which were supposed to be there as per the owner's instructions. We will definitely be returning and have already shared the property link with friends. See you soon Aelia cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! It sounds as though Aelia was a great place for your family to enjoy their getaway! We will look into all of the above to ensure your next visit is perfection! Thank you for bringing these things to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aelia Cottage."

    Really well equipped, an amazingly comfortable bed, clean modern bathroom and warm and cosy. Parking wasn't too much of a problem with a little patience. We would definitely stay here again. Our only gripe was the leather sofa that was so slippy and therefore difficult to crash out on.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely to hear you had an enjoyable time at the cottage and we appreciate your feedback on the sofa, also. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngieOct 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage and we enjoyed our stay."

    Unfortunately, there were a couple of small issues which you might like to know about for future reference. When we arrived, approx 8pm, the cottage was very cold and although we followed instructions we could not get the Hive to work, then my daughter noticed the battery light flashing so we looked everywhere for new batteries but could only find a few loose ones in a drawer, luckily these worked and we got the heating on and it warmed up in no time!! The other thing was we were asked to strip beds and put all bedding (and towels) in the sacks provided but, although we searched high and low probably 3 times, we could not find any sacks, so we stripped beds and left bedding on the floor and towels on bathroom floor. We put dishwasher on as we left, as stated in rules, but then found a conflicting rule telling us to do it the night before, which was now too late! Nothing bad at all, just these little niggles which I'm sure can be easily rectified for future guests. Thank you for a lovely stay in a lovely place.

    Reviewed by PatOct 2021

  • "Perfect location, wonderful home."

    Everything was a high standard and clean. Ideal for all of the Cotswolds and just a short stroll into lovely Cirencester. Parking was a problem but nothing could be done about it, it's just the nature of the location. would stay again for sure!

    Thank you for leaving feedback on your stay at Aelia Cottage. We're very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage... You're always welcome to come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage."

    Great, very central location in a lovely quiet street. Cottage was clean and well appointed. Parking was not an issue at all as we managed to park right outside each day.

    Many thanks for your feedback on Aelia Cottage. It's great to hear that the cottage was able to exceed your expectations and you were able to use it as a great base to explore the local area. We'd love to welcome you back again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeeaneSep 2021

  • "As a whole it was a very pleasant cottage and fairly well appointed."

    We had a couple of issues with cleanliness, the place was very dusty especially in the living room. The oven had a tray that hadn’t been washed up and was covered in grease and food remnants, some cups hadn’t been washed up and were just put in the cupboard dirty. The other minor issue was a lack of saucepans, had loads of lids though. No oven gloves and one tea towel. Everything else was great. Town was lovely, parking was a bit of a pain but I knew this when booking. All in all we had a lovely stay in a beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the country.

    Many thanks for your feedback on Aelia Cottage. We can only apologise for the cleanliness issues you experienced. The housekeeping team has now been changed ensuring we do not experience these issues again. We agree, beautiful house in a fantastic location. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BradAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage centrally located."

    Nicely finished and well equipped. Lovely walks in Cirencester Park from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy, clean cottage."

    Fantastic location. The town and all pubs, restaurants, shops were a 5 minute walk away. There’s a designer outlet in Swindon 20 mins drive away which was good. Bourton-on-the-Water 20min drive away, really beautiful place, good pubs. Stratford-upon-Avon 35 min drive away. Highly recommend Cirencester. Such a beautiful place with so many great locations to visit within less than an hours drive. The cottage was lovely. It’s street parking but we always managed to find somewhere a few minutes walk away, don’t let it put you off.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, really enjoyed the relaxing break."

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdeJul 2020

  • "The house is extremely comfortable, cosy and clean, as well as being in an excellent location for access to the city centre."

    We wish we could have stayed for longer!

    Reviewed by EllenFeb 2020

  • "We stayed for 4 days (3 nights) - 4 adults and 2 kids in this cottage during autumn half term."

    We had a lovely time. The cottage is comfortable, clean, welcoming, well decorated. It helped that towels, bedding, diswasher tablets, washing liquid, salt / pepper, toilet papers, etc. were provided. All appliances were working. Plenty of hot water. Great choices of DVDs. Within walking distance to Cirencester city centre. We always found spaces to park in the street (we had 2 cars). The location is great to visit the Cotswolds or even Bath / Gloucester. We would really recommend this cottage.

    Very happy to hear you had such a lovely stay at Aelia Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucieOct 2019

  • "The Cottage is beautiful and comfortable."

    Reviewed by DoloresSep 2019

  • "Nothing that you don't know ie parking!"

    It was a lovely stay and enjoyed all the restaurants

    Thank you for your comments, we have amended the property description. It now states the Free on street parking is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2019

  • "Beautiful house, had everything you could need and so close to the town centre."

    Didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage."

    The only thing that we felt to be a pity is that there was no direct/personal contact with the owner, but apart from that everything was absolutely brilliant!

    Aug 2019

  • "Parking a significant issue particularly when arriving in the rain."

    Parked the car and never attempted to move it during our stay (restricted our wandering, but my choice). Strangely, the Cd player was not connected at either end (?). Lovely comfortable fitted cottage which we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2019

  • "The cottage was immaculate."

    It was in a really good location to explore the Cotswolds and the kids loved it. We visited Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, Stratford Upon Avon and the Cotswold Wildlife Park which was a big winner. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by RickyJun 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, furnushed to a very high standard & extremely comfortable."

    Lack of parking at the cottage needs to be mentioned in details for booking. We were unaware & weather was bad for un-loading the car, but it wouldn’t put us off returning now we know. A minor detail for maybe future improvement, installation of another toilet, maybe kitchen where fridge/freezer is? One bathroom/toilet absolutely fine for a couple renting, but for five adults was a bit of an issue. Fantastic overall & a lovely stay

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2019

  • "Family of 6 myself and husband two sons and partners."

    Very impressed with this cosy cottage, well equipped, very comfy beds and very clean. Well located. My son and partner didn't want to leave, they would gladly have moved in! We were there for two nights - only small issue for us if we had been there for longer would be just having the one bathroom. Welcome biscuits were lovely too - thanks. We went to the Thai Emerald restaurant which was amazing and to a few local pubs which were lovely too.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

  • "Great for a long weekend, the location was perfect."

    The cottage is finished to a very high standard and felt cosy for a winter weekend away. We may have struggled for a longer stay with only one loo between 6 adults, and could have ideally done with an extra seat for the lounge. But this hasn't deterred us from potentially returning next year.

    Reviewed by ZoeFeb 2019

  • "We were looking for a short break in the centre of Cirencester."

    The cottage was charming and convenient. Beds very comfy. We will probably book again.

    Sep 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor super kingsize double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor double
  • First floor family bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and washbasin
  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Heating with gas log burning effect fire
  • Range cooker with 5 ring hob, multiple ovens and grill, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, BluRay, Basic Sky and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed courtyard garden to the rear with seats
  • Cot and highchair available.

The property

Located down a quiet street of terraced houses lies Aelia Cottage, a warm and welcoming cottage near to the centre of Cirencester - the ancient capital of the Cotswolds.

Inside the cottage is an immaculate home, clean, smart and welcoming with plenty of space for six people and a feel that makes you feel relaxed immediately.

The owners have undertaken some super improvements, including an excellent kitchen / diner leading from the Living Room which together give the house a real heart.

Upstairs across two floors are three good sized bedrooms with a variety of sleeping configurations making it perfect for different types of parties.

There's a gas log burning effect stove, a flat screen TV, Blue Ray and basic Sky set up so you'll be relaxed in no time - feet up and cosy.

From your door you can stroll to the heart of Cirencester in under 10 mins and be in one of the Cotswolds fastest up and coming locations.

Its change in the last few years is incredible!

Whether you want to tour the Cotswolds or simply 'do nothing' this sweet location and cottage is a great option - ideal for all the family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bibury 6 miles; Stroud 12 miles; Cheltenham 15 miles; Gloucester 17 miles

A charm-filled market town on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB. Cirencester boasts architecture both dramatic and quaint, with its stunning church and rows of quirky cottages. Discover a number of fine shops and eateries connected by a network of attractive streets. Also discover the Corinium Museum, displaying a collection of Roman remains found locally. A choice of immaculate parks offer a memorable summertime stroll. Venture into the Costwolds AONB to discover much activity, answering to everybody's needs. The chocolate-box village of Bibury, with its renowned rows of stone cottages, is just 7 miles away. Stroud is another character-packed market town within reach, ideal for a stroll at your leisure. The city of Gloucester is dominated by striking buildings while nearby Cheltenham is best known for its horse racing festival. The Cotswolds itself offers a wealth of opportunity for avid walkers and cyclists. The Cotswold Way winds itself through rolling countryside and past a host of timeless villages. Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most notable.

Region Information

Pet charge £25 per week per pet.

£150 Good housekeeping bond.

Free on street parking is limited and is based on a first come first serve basis.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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