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Straw Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • wine (7)
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  • cotswolds (5)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "We love to come to Straw Cottage, it’s so handy for the cotswolds and yet in a peaceful location."

    The host is wonderful and available when needed but never intrusive. I love the thoughtful way she runs this holiday cottage, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Izzy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage set in a beautiful village."

    The owners left us a very nice bottle of wine along with bread, butter and marmalade. Much appreciated. Very relaxing stay. Great setting to explore the surrounding areas. Think it could get a bit chilly in the winter as it has electric radiators, luckily still fairly mild for our stay.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a nice town of Cricklade ideal for base for exploring the Cotswolds."

    A couple of good pubs within 10 minute walk for food as well as takeaways. We got very warm welcome from the friendly proprietors. Very comfortable only 1 slight little comment maybe could do with decorating but that dosen't take away a nice little cottage.

    Thanks for your feedback. The cottage has been booked throughout the year, preventing access for decoration. With winter now approaching there will be opportunities to freshen up the decoration and this will be completed before springtime (and the new booking cycle!) arrive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage ,love the wine,jam bread provided plus all the washing up cloths etc."

    Glad it had a wardrobe in the ensuite for the wedding gear. Great location for the restaurants on the high Street especially cricklade club. A great stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Highly recommend Straw Cottage."

    Owners go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need, without being intrusive. Cottage has everything you need, the gardens are lovely and there are seats in various parts to use. Cricklade is a beautiful ancient town, well worth exploring. We had a lovely relaxing break. Thank you Jackie and Bruce xx

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with a private garden in beautiful little cotswold town."

    All the locals are friendly and helpful! Good pub and the bottom of the town, good barbershop which I visited and lots of activities are local too! The cottage had everything inside and able to cook full meals from scratch everyday. I will be returning to Straw Cottage

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2023

  • "Small but comfortable, lovely for a short break or longer."

    Reviewed by Norman5.0May 2023

  • "What is there not to like!"

    Straw Cottage is a bright and welcoming space, set in a pretty garden, in an attractive town in an interesting part of the country. It has every amenity and easy to use appliances. Our hosts, Jackie and Bruce, were very welcoming, providing wine and other goodies to start our holiday. And special thanks to Jackie for her concern and help. We would definitely consider returning and strongly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "I loved my stay at the Straw Cottage!"

    Jackie Bruce and Nina were lovely and so welcoming

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2023

  • "The heating was adequate but it was not central heating."

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Mar 2023

  • "Great setting - lovely accommodation with everything I needed, ideal for exploring the Cotswolds."

    The wine on arrival was very welcome - thank you!

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Delightful one bedroom cottage in a picturesque Cotswold village with off-road car parking."

    The hosts Bruce and Jackie are very friendly and welcoming and even provide basic foods like bread, milk, butter and a complimentary bottle of wine. The cottage was very clean and has all the facilities to cook for yourselves if you do not want to use the local restaurants or take-aways. The accommodation is all on one level and if you have mobility problems the rear entrance is the safest with just a single step. The gardens are delightful with plenty of seating to sit and relax. For the walkers the Thames Path National Trail is within half a mile, also the Cotswolds Water Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hoping to return next year.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "The owners of the property were very friendly and willing to help and guide if needed."

    The cottage was beautiful and perfect for a couple wishing to explore the Cotswolds. It was a very clean and tidy cottage and we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very lovely cottage, in close proximity to the bus route to Cirencester, Cheltenham and Swindon."

    The cottage was very clean and supplied with a lovely bottle of wine, a loaf of bread, jars of jams and butter. Would recommned the cottage to stay there.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable, secure, well-situated in a historic town with access to a good range of places to visit in three counties."

    The cottage was well-equipped, with a lovely garden and good on-site parking.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely relaxing holiday."

    The cottage is on the end of the main street of Cricklade and therefore within a short walk you had all amenities, Tesco, Premier store etc as well as some very nice pubs. Many nearby premises if you are a National Trust member also. A nice comfortable cottage to stay in with ample private off road parking

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Aug 2022

  • "Truly comfortable place ."

    Nice touch leaving wine bread milk butter and jam friendly couple who made us welcome.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This annexe is located at the back of the owner's property
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond on the grounds, please take care

The property

Settled in the town of Cricklade is this snug, detached annexe, Straw Cottage.

Offering a romantic base for two to explore Wiltshire, this lovely dwelling has off-road parking, a private garden, and open-plan living set on the ground floor.

The kitchen has everything you need to prepare home-cooked dinners after the day's adventures, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, and dishwasher.

Set up a romantic dinner for two in the living/dining room, followed by a cold beverage in the evening sun in your private garden.

As night falls, take refuge in the bright sitting area with a plush sofa and TV to while away the evening in peace.

You'll find a double bedroom to catch your rest, as well as an en-suite shower room to start your days with a hot, refreshing shower.

Cricklade is a great base for your holiday in Wiltshire with plenty of bars and restaurants just a stone's throw away, such as The Cricklade Club, Tipi Tapa at The Vale, and Jicsaw Thai Restaurant, but if you prefer cooking at home, you can stock up at the convenience store.

Bring your bikes and walking boots to explore the Thames Path National Trail passing through the town.

As the southern gateway to the Cotswolds, walkers and wildlife lovers will find their paradise here; Cleveland Lakes Nature Reserve and Cotswold Country Park & Beach are both nearby for walking, swimming, watersports, and escaping the hustle and bustle.

Take a short drive to Cirencester to discover Roman remains at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Amphitheatre, and stroll around Abbey Grounds Park.

The Cotswolds are scattered with idyllic walks, gardens, picturesque villages, and historic sites such as Rodmarton Manor.

Further afield, you'll find the historic town of Cheltenham and the cathedral city of Gloucester.

For a change of pace, explore the larger town of Swindon where Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Museum of the Great Western Railway, and the 17th-century thatched cottage of Richard Jefferies Museum, or perhaps you'd prefer Butterfly World & Farm Park and Coate Water Country Park?

Find more scenic walks through the hilly countryside of North Wessex Downs AONB!

Discover a beautiful region of England on your next romantic holiday at Straw Cottage.

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

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About the location


Swindon 9 miles; Cirencester 10 miles; Cheltenham 24.4 miles; Gloucester 27.6 miles.

Cricklade is a small town on the River Thames in North Wiltshire, midway between Swindon and Cirencester as well as being the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. The Thames Path National Trail passes through the town, which is an excellent base for walkers or cyclists and visitors to the Cotswold area and Cotswold Water Park which boasts 140 lakes for recreation and leisure activities including sailing, water or jet skiing, fishing and bird watching. The High Street has a range of shops, pubs, cafes and hotels as well as many of the town’s historical building and places to enjoy along The Heritage Trail. On the outskirts of the town there is the North Meadow National Nature Reserve, this Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is home to the UK's largest population of wild Snakeshead Fritillaries, and nearby Blakehill Nature Reserve offers 600 acres of grassland for wildlife enthusiasts. Within a few miles of the town there is also the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, a heritage standard gauge railway and depot operated by a group of local volunteers. A short drive takes you to the market town of Cirencester which is often referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds. Cirencester is a popular shopping destination with a unique mix of independent and national shops as well as a good range of pubs and restaurants. Swindon, once an integral part of the Great Western Railway Works, has historical places worth a visit, as well as the outlet shopping centre. Cricklade is an excellent base for those interested in history, wildlife enthusiasts, walkers and in close proximity to many recreational activities for all age groups.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas