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Windy Ridge Cottage

Longborough near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988762)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "A really nice comfortable cottage in a superb location - lovely garden which we were able to sit and enjoy lunch in."

    Being able to walk in the enchanting private little arboretum is a real bonus. It is a shame that the the kitchen wasn't a little better equipped - a decent frying pan and bottle opener area surely should be a must in a holiday cottage. Likewise please replace the tiny television - the screen was the size of many computer screens.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a constructive feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and made use of the Garden as we were lucky with the weather. we will take your comments into consideration and have another look at the kitchen equipment and will speak to the owner about the TV size. we look forward to welcoming you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "Beautiful location -excellent position between moreton in marsh and stow on the wold."

    Facilities are good. Only issue is the kitchen is dated and in an inconvenient location. Other than that a very pleasant stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and it's beautiful location! Your comments on the kitchen are appreciated - we are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experiences! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage, very clean, the only draw back was it was stated dog friendly."

    But there was about five fence panels lying on the floor. So could not let dogs out in the garden. These panels had been down a long time. Also the entrance gate was hanged of its hinges and big gaps for smaller dogs to get through. There is a main road not far so was a nightmare with two dogs . They escaped first day and had to go two fields to get them back . So from then they had to go on leads to go in the garden. But saying that the cottage was very clean and nice regards Raymond

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a constructive feedback, we will definitely put your comments into consideration and will ask our maintenance men to go and make it more dog friendly for future guests, we apologise for any difficulties you faced with your dogs, and delighted you enjoyed the property, we look forward to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RaymondMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Windy Ridge."

    The location is ideal and we did lots of walking straight from the doorstep. Longborough is a beautiful little village snd just down the lane. The cottage was spacious and we’d definitely stay again. Our only complaint would be that both the double mattresses were uncomfortable.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay indoors and outdoors, will inform the owner of your recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "Very disappointed with the cleanliness especially as we are in the middle of a pandemic."

    The floors had not been mopped (filthy) & cobwebs in some places. The sofas has not been moved & hoovered beneath & they too needed a wipe over. Beds & bathroom were clean - although dressing table needed a wipe over too as sticky marks. Overall it should have been better! No bleach or disinfectant about …should have smelt like it has been cleaned properly. Nice cottage, lovely location, but is tired.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are so sorry you were not happy with your stay, we will definitely inform the owner and housekeeper. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JustineDec 2021

  • "Really enjoyed it."

    Incredible value for money. Perfect for the dogs.

    Thank you for providing us with 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 RobertNov 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, quiet, comfortable and homely."

    It’s a bit dated, but that’s part of its charm. Excellent modern shower. Beds comfortable. Kitchen adequate for basic cooking. Good parking for several cars. We went in November but could see in the summer the garden would be lovely. Heating very effective throughout.

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

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay here, the house is in a very quiet location, and is perfectly placed for exploring the cotswolds."

    There is good parking facilities, it's nice and warm with a great shower. Everything was very clean and easy to use. The only drawbacks were the following, I hope you will find this feedback helpful....the very big lounge has a tiny TV, needs a bigger one! The cooker is looking worn out and the seal is breaking around the oven, so needs updating. My partner and I personally found the beds to be too firm for a comfortable night's sleep and the housekeeper should run a hoover under the beds as it's getting a bit dusty down there. The pub and shop is about 20 mins walk away, the pub can be accessed down a long lane and then it's a couple of fields walk (food was good) , the shop is great and I can reccomend the cafe quich, however you do need to navigate getting over a busy A road to get there walking and you need to walk on the green verge as there is no pathway, would be challenging for someone with limited mobility, however I guess they could drive.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will pass your suggestions onto the owner and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "Excellent website and app - allows you to countdown to your holiday which we liked!"

    Very easy to navigate and pay. Queries were dealt with swiftly. The house itself is nestled down a lane, altho Longborough itself is a 10 minute walk away - the pub does an excellent Sunday lunch and is very welcoming! There is also a small community shop open every morning which supplies basics. The house is large & comfortable. It’s a little bit dated but it is scrupulously clean - which is so important while COVID is still with us. We used the heating and it warmed the house well - the hot water seemed to run out very quickly though which we reported. I suspect it warms up overnight and is available very early (7-8am) but on hols we were not showering until 10/11 so you may want to reset the timings!! The showers worked well tho - as did all the appliances we used. Disappointed we didn’t have wood for an open fire - but the lounge is cosy and the sofas are very comfortable. Overall, an excellent holiday - we visited 4 National Trust properties during our week as well as Blenheim Palace - which is definitely worth the 40 minute drive!

    Reviewed by EleanorSep 2021

  • "An ideal place to stay for working at Longborough Festival Opera."

    A good place to be for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and garden X really enjoyed stay x"

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for your recent stay at Windy Ridge Cottage. We always love to hear from our guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2020

  • "Beds were very comfortable and rooms nice."

    It was quite difficult to turn down the heating which was set at 20C, far too hot. There was no sanitising spray to clean taps, door knobs etc which we were told there would be. We found the arboretum very sad, it was obviously founded by a man who loved trees in dedication to 100 years of Cotswold craftsmanship, and has been allowed to deteriorate and become overgrown; many of the specimen trees have died as a result, maybe it should be put in the hands of someone who will look after it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you had issues with the heating. We do have a 24 hour emergency number that you can call with any issues, so sorry you felt you could not contact on this occasion. We will speak to the owner regarding the Arboretum. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by EleanorSep 2020

  • "Had an amazing time in this lovely cottage, had everything we needed."

    Warm and cosy and my dog enjoyed it to. 20 min walk to the pub and post office, beautiful walks. At this present time I would recommend booking if you would like to eat out at stow on the wold. Due to the Covid situation. I would definitely recommend this cottage

    Thank you for the recommending to pre book places to eat and the Cottage. Great to hear you had an amazing time and that your dog enjoyed it to. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "This was a very pleasant stay in a lovely area of the Cotswolds."

    The cottage was spacious with a generous lounge, lovely fireplace, comfortable beds and a large bathroom. The kitchen appears small in comparison to the size of the other rooms, but it was perfectly useable. We had become a little nervous having seen a previous review listing several snags. However, we contacted Sykes in advance and they were very responsive; they kept in touch over phone and email and looked into all the issues that had been raised, further letting us know how they had been remedied. I cannot fault their level of service. The photos of the cottage were accurate, there were plenty of blankets and there were tea bags and dishwasher tabs already there. All in all, we had a lovely stay and I would recommend the cottage to future visitors.

    Thank you for lovely feedback on Windy Ridge Cottage and the service you received from ourselves. We would love to welcome you back at one of our cottages in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2019

  • "Windy ridge cottage was in an ideal location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    However the cottage needs some tlc!! Our first impressions on the approach to the cottage was the unkempt appearance of the garden. We understand that gardens can look untidy at this time of year but this looked like it had been pretty much untouched ! The kitchen was well equipped but there was Black mould on the pipe work and the tumble drier didn’t work. The boot room (where our dogs slept) was also rather unclean with a disused fridge freezer with a very mouldy interior . Views from the windows were of an overgrown ‘paddock’ with rubbish lying around. The rest of the cottage was comfortable and we had ‘just’ enough logs for the first evening. There was no information as to where we could purchase logs for the next 2 nights. The shower was very slow to empty causing water to overflow the tray. The switch on the hairdryer was also broken. This cottage could be stunning . It’s a lovely accommodation which is in need of a revamp. It is also classed as dog friendly but with no outside tap/hose we were constantly struggling to cope with the mud they acquired on our daily walks . We wouldn’t consider bringing muddy dogs into our own house let alone someone else’s . Walking boots created a similar issue.

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2019

  • "The place was just what we needed a lovely catch up with friends and family but more fire wood would have been good as we had some big pieces and would not fit in the fire place."

    Also some areas needed a better clean like behind the beds and the photos frames very dusty .The main shower head needed de-scaling or a new one Also we wanted to use the coffee pot which had old mouldy coffee inside also in the kitchen pots which also had coffee and sugar were years old!! Shame the grounds and tennis court we found has been left and over grown this place has a look more potential and nick the owner was friendly with his dog.

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the cottage was great and the location was perfect."

    Loved the village of longborough and the coach and horses pub was very friendly and food really nice.

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely - everything as described in the write up."

    The kitchen is quite small, but big enough for at least 2 to be cooking at one time. The bedrooms are lovely and plenty of room for 6 of us. The only thing is the directions state turning opposite at the Coach & Horses pub on the A424 - however, the pub is no longer there and the sign has been taken off the outside. The sat nav takes you directly to the cottage, so just ignore the directions given. We will definitely be booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by SusieSep 2019

  • "The listing mentions a basic kitchen and it is clear from the pictures it is not luxurious, in reality it is fine except for the cooker."

    That is beyond a joke. don't go along thinking you are going to have a roast meal, we had to increase cooking time on lamb by 25%, gave up on roast potatoes and cut them up and fried and put cauliflour cheese in the microwave. The hob quite often stayed on even when the knobs were turned back to zero. We turned it off at the wall to be safe. Absolute joke and should be replaced immediately. The house is clean and comfortable other than that, although it can be quite dark and a little cold even in August. Not sure why pictures are included of a garden you have no access to. Arboretum was useful for a quick dog walk first thing. Coach and Horses pub is accessed via a public foothpath a couple of minutes walk from the house. A lovely foothpath to and from the pub. Great location to access Stow, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Northleach, Bibury etc. We had a lovely week of sun and did a lot of walking, not 100% sure what you would do if the weather wasn't so good

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "The photographs on the cottage listing of the garden are misleading as they are of the house next door which is not part of the estate as this has been privately sold - the new owner was very clear about that."

    The garden for the cottage however was still pleasant and it was fully enclosed which was perfect for our dogs. The cottage itself is very spacious and had everything we could possibly need from extra bedding, towels, kitchen utensils to an extra bed and games, books and puzzles. The area doesn’t have much to do but it’s only a 10 minute drive to Stow/Bourton on the Water with plenty of activities to do. The local pub Coach and Horses did a lovely roast dinner on Sunday but wasn’t so good for mid week (it wasn’t home cooked food) lovely wine and local larger. The estate arboretum is a lovely short walk, it was overgrown but on meeting the owner during a walk there he explained it was due to be cut back shortly, it wasn’t an unpleasant walk though - very quiet and peaceful. The property was clean when we arrived although some extra attention is needed to things like the blinds in the bathrooms which both have mould on and things like the shower head which need a deep clean. Lots of space to put dirty boots and coats out of the way from the house which was perfect after some drizzly weather.

    Reviewed by KathyAug 2019

  • "-The wi fi was not working ..."

    -The wi fi was not working -Garden not as on the photos - the most beautiful ones are from the neighbours But a nice hose to stay in with kids and nice to be able to walk to tbe closest small town for dinner

    Reviewed by OskJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very quiet location which was just wonderful. Spacious upstairs bathroom. I saw deer from the upstairs window which was magical.

    Reviewed by MignonneJun 2019

  • "Windy ridge is a delightful property and we had a thoroughly lovely holiday."

    It's location is convenient for lots of amenities and days out. We enjoyed the garden in the evenings and the local pub the Coach and Horses which serves excellent food. It is not my intention to criticise. If I had to point out a couple of things: there didn't appear to be a guest book for guests to write their experience of their stay at the house, the bed pillows were a little uncomfortable, and the electric cooker took a long time to heat up, probably due to it's age. Overall we would stay again at Windy Ridge.

    Reviewed by CorinneMay 2019

  • "Lovely house in a wonderful environment."

    The location is beautiful and very peaceful. The house is well furnished with the necessary amenities. A few downsides: barely wifi range in the living room and cooking fire and oven were not working properly. The weather was fine for the end of April but it was rather cold. It was therefore less nice that the heating was automatically set, so we did not get the house warmed during the day.

    Reviewed by LutApr 2019

  • "I have e mail you on the faults of this house and had a very disappointing standard reply , a personal email would have been on order, as I said before on arrival the house was cold , over did not work , bed in one of the main bedrooms was of very poor quality and sheets and towels was clean but well pass their sell by date ."

    I fire alarm for upstairs was left on a window ledge and not even fitted not a cottage I would rent again or recommend to anyone to rent .

    Many thanks for your comments. All feedback is taken seriously, and I can confirm that this is being looked into. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. 01244 345 700 - Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2019

  • "Disappointed there was no pub a few hundred yards from the cottage as was listed."

    Also some directions to locate the cottage were inaccurate. Also details of rubbish disposal and recycling would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2019

  • "Very comfortable, warm, practical, private."

    Well equipped kitchen. Amazing shower. Great location for walking and easy if you have a dog, due to enclosed garden and utility area.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "Good base for exploring the area."

    Clean, comfortable and warm. Ideal for dogs. We all felt instantly at home and able to relax. Everything we could need was provided, in spacious and well equipped rooms.. Loved the peace and quiet ! Would definitely book again.

    Nov 2018

  • "Three weeks before our holiday we read a damning review of this property & were hence very worried about going."

    Having spoken to Kerry about my concerns she investigated what had happened and reported back to me that things had been put right and hopefully our holiday won’t be spoilt. On arrival we were blown away, it was just as idyllic as the pictures, lovely and spacious, the kitchen possibly was a bit “basic” but it served our purpose. The heating had been put on so was lovely and warm to welcome us. Overall this property was well worth the money, it was so peaceful off the beaten track so very relaxing. We’re certainly anticipating going back to Windy Ridge in the future!

    Reviewed by LizOct 2018

  • "We had problems with the electric cooker shorting and shutting off the electric, which we reported."

    Luckily we had a torch and were able to sort this out and use a few hob rings. Other than that the cottage was excellent and well set up. We particularly welcomed the milk tea and biscuits provided after our long drive and the basket full of logs and kindling for the fire. The cottage was extremely comfortable and in a beautiful location with a shop and pub just 15 mins walk away. A welcome pack and guest book would be a great addition to the property.

    Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage , well equipped , very comfortable but two small niggles."

    The fridge is too small for 6 people and there are only 6 mugs , so you cannot put them in the dishwasher as there are no spare ones ! Otherwise lovely.

    Reviewed by GOct 2018

  • "We expected 2 showers but although the downstairs bath had a shower attachment there was no wall fastening and no shower curtain thus making it useless."

    Not good for 6 adults. The kitchen was very tired looking, the fridge very small, and the cooker looked like something from 1959. On the plus side, the beds and pillows were very comfortable and the lounge was great - comfortable and spacious seating for 8.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "Wonderful location."

    Very peaceful. The cottage was a delight. The large lounge was so comfortable and room to spread out. \ We had a fantastic stay, and will be booking again!\

    Mrs Carroll

  • "Very clean, lovely people."

    Mr Roszkowski

  • "Great location, close to the countryside and grocery store."

    Clean and well- stocked cottage. Mr Grosvenor, June 2017.


  • "Windy Ridge Cottage is a very handsome cottage in a delightful rural setting in its own spacious garden."

    It was very comfortable and we all enjoyed our stay immensely.

    Mrs Rendell

  • "Fantastic location."

    Great cottage with traditional feel but modern bathrooms and excellent central heating. Loved the open fire and bedrooms.

    Mr. S.

  • "The cottage was perfect and well described, the welcome pack of biscuits went down a treat waiting for our ocado shop to turn up!"

    Travelling with a child is difficult at times and it was made very easy with a high chair and cot being provided! Overall we had an amazing time.

    Ms Moss

  • "This cottage was roomy, clean and comfortable."

    Its location was superb. Very quiet. Lovely picnic table in the garden. Plenty of parking. Attentive, friendly host, when needed (figuring out heating, etc. and hot water). Mrs Denyar-Macdonald, May 2017.


  • "There was a lovely log fire and you could walk to the village which had a dog friendly pub."

    \ The countryside is beautiful and Stow is only a few miles away. \ \

    Mr Davies

  • "Could not fault, very comfortable, Loved the log fire!"

    Mr And Mrs A

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Traditional but big. Very cosy and comfortable. The bedrooms were beautiful and comfortable. The open fire is lovely, and you are provided with enough fuel for one fire then you can buy your own. The garden is lovely and was big enough for our dog to run around it. Catches the sun in the early morning, and late afternoon. Beautiful views from upstairs. We could have quite happily stayed and moved in!!

    Miss Morfett

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king size double bed (5ft), 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with, hand held shower, WC and basin
  • Large walk in shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room with open fire. Boot room.
  • Central heating, open fire
  • electric hob, oven and grill, fridge and freezer, washer dryer, tumble dryer, microwave, dishwasher leading to a boot room for coats and footware
  • Flatscreen TV, a DVD player, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Large garden with table and chairs
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.3 mile. Please note this property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £100, this will be shadowed at the time of booking

The property

Windy Ridge Cottage is a beautifully quaint cottage located in a secluded country estate about 3 miles Outside Stow on the Wold.

How often can you say that you've stayed on a Cotswolds Estate?!

The location is tucked down a little lane, within the hills, just Outside the village of Longborough, famous for its Operatic connections including its annual Opera Festival.

And on top of this is the beauty of the area which is as good as it gets.

The cottage is a quintessential Cotswolds building built with the mellow stone, nicely secluded and surrounded by an enclosed garden there is also access to the estate's arboretum of 3000 trees.

Inside, the cottage is spacious and roomy the Living Room with its triple aspect is especially attractive.

The kitchen, while basic, is well equipped and with a delightful Dining Room .

Upstairs are two large bedrooms and a third more than comfortable for two.

Every window frames beautiful views over the lush gardens and what is even better is that even though you are down a little quiet lane you are still only 300 yards from a top Cotswolds pub.

This place is a great choice and very good value.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Stow on the Wold 3 miles; Moreton in Marsh 4 miles.

Longborough is a small village in the delightful Cotswold Hills, boasting a 12th Century church, a village shop and post office, and two excellent pubs. Now famous for the Longborough Festival Opera which runs throughout the early Summer, the village is also set amidst beautiful natural scenery, and is situated close to the thriving market town of Moreton in Marsh and the delightful Stow on the Wold. Renowned for its fine antiques, Stow on the Wold hosts the Stow Horse Fair each February in the town square, attracting buyers from all over the world, while Morton in Marsh, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley, dates back 1000 years to the Saxon era and provides a wide range of facilities. Both Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh offer intimate restaurants, an abundance of tea rooms and pubs serving local beers.

Region Information

Please note this property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £100, this will be shadowed at the time of booking.

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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