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Keen Cottage

Kingham, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988993)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful location - so peaceful and quiet."

    We loved the way the two cottages had been joined with the glass extension, the log burner was great and the place was spotlessly clean (not something we always find). The bed was comfortable, the kitchen lovely and parking wasn't a problem. Only a couple of thing would raise this from a 95% perfect to 100%. The sofa and armchairs aren't the comfiest, a new set would really be an asset. Maybe also add a few books - it's always nice to pick up a book on holiday - and some tasteful pictures on the wall; both would add a more homely touch. And finally, while we appreciated the milk and biscuits (and I know people have allergies etc) but it's always really welcoming when find a small welcoming basket with say, bread, eggs etc. and some fresh flowers. Just a thought. But all in all, a truly relaxing stay and we'd come again for sure.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Keen's Cottage. We're so glad you enjoyed the many aspects of this property. We will pass on your comments to the owners regarding the sofa and armchairs, books and pictures and suggestions regarding the welcoming basket. We hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TobyFeb 2022

  • "Keen cottage was lovely ,in a beautiful village."

    The cottage is so well equipped ,and booklet on appliances all listed and explained .surrounding villages are easy to get to with a car or there is a train station in village if you fancy a drive to station £3.50 a day to leave car in station carpark . All in all keen cottage was a ideal place to stay and a lovely cottage

    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 JennyOct 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Lounge furniture not the comfiest only slight criticism

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Keen Cottage. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we will pass on your comments to the Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in great location."

    Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage."

    Nice and cosy, especially with the wood burner. Would stay there again without hesitation. Good location. Parking right outside the cottage may not always be possible, so bear in mind when bringing lots of stuff; Also, double-check the key collection details; the description needs to be clearer on where "the alleyway" is.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Keen Cottage. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will look at the key information, to see if it needs to be made clearer for guests. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaggieOct 2020

  • "Loved this cottage."

    It felt very much like a home from home. It was very clean and comfortable, comfy beds and lots of sitting space between the living room and dining conservatory. We comfortably had 6 people socially distancing within the conservatory. The kitchen is very well stocked with crockery and ameneties. It's in a beautiful village with two gastro pubs within a few minutes walk and many others within 10-20 mins drive. Daylesford Farm is a gentle 40 mins walk away. Overall a great place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Keen Cottage. It's always lovely to received feedback from guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2020

  • "Two bath towels only, no hand towels or bath mats provided ,rubbish left in bedside table."

    Dirty fridge, crockery and bathroom radiators. Furniture is now very tired, property needs a really good spring clean. Our third time here, paying top rate because of the Cheltenham Festival!!! We will not be returning.

    We are very sorry to hear the property was not up to our usual standards and will speak to the housekeeper. We always aim to achieve high levels of cleanliness. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2020

  • "A warm comfortable well equipped cottage in a picturesque village setting."

    I would like to see a colander added to the kitchen equipment & lighting improved in the lounge to facilitate reading on dark nights. The dining room chairs are too low for the table. Otherwise I think the cottage is perfect.

    Thank you for the feedback, we will pass them onto the owner to review and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

  • "The conservatory/dining room is comfortable, but there is no sunshade in there."

    The fan is the only way to cool the room. This is a charming cottage in a delightful setting. A perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds - we discovered nearby Great Tew, a picture-perfect, chocolate-box-like, thatched village! The walk from the cottage along the bridle-path to the organic farm shop at Daylesford is rewarded with an excellent café experience.

    Reviewed by EwenAug 2019

  • "Gorgeous little cottage but for a week's stay we found the couch and chairs rather uncomfortable as my husband is very tall."

    They are quite petite and firm. Good facilities in the kitchen area however we desperately needed a hoover by the 3rd day with 2 children staying too! The Village of Kingham was lovely but somewhere in the listing it said the cottage was in Stow on the wolds which is actually where we thought we were going. Not knowing the area we assumed Kingham was maybe a town within the county of Stow on the wolds or something...we got confused somewhere along the lines! Sykes could be clearer on where it is. We had to call to get the exact address and were told by the agent it was in Stow on the Wolds, Oxfordshire! Nice location however, warm and cosy. Would recommend to walkers or those seeking peace and quiet. We would stay again without the children but the area itself didn't have much for the family.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2019

  • "The civilised library in the bookshelves provided reading that enhanced the spirit of the cottage; especially “The Bookman’s Tale” by Charlie Lovett."

    The village of Kingham is charming. The shop sells adequate supplies and to dine at The Wild Rabbit Pub is a treat. Kingham station provides ready and easy access to visiting friends; a superior advantage. The proximity of Daylesford Organic Farm shop and cafes when one desires a special breakfast, is a bonus. Coming from Australia, the wide brown land, the honey coloured buildings nestled in the verdant grasslands and perfumed gardens, provided special joy. Our week of staying in Keen’s Cottage will always be remembered.

    Reviewed by MarilynJun 2019

  • "Kingham is the perfect little village!"

    Keen Cottage a cosy place to stay. Perfect for us.

    Reviewed by BirgitApr 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped ."

    ..cosy and very comfortable. It was well situated with easy access to explore the beautiful surrounding area and nearby towns. The village location was good, very quiet and picturesque ....local shop and pub within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2019

  • "Keen's Cottage is a delightful, warm and cosy cottage."

    Everything exceeded our expectations. Absolutely loved it and probably the nicest place we have stayed in. Would love to come back. The only thing we could have done with was a couple of t towels but, hey, that is certainly not a complaint, merely a comment!! Thank you and Happy New Year.

    Reviewed by CaroleDec 2018

  • "Perfect cottage for our small family with everything we needed."

    Underfloor heating and great woodburner were a treat on cold evenings. Also perfect location in Kingham being just a short walk away from 2 pubs and convenience store. Short drive to Daylesford farm and Chipping Norton. Just loved it.

    Mr Muller

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Perfect location and all the facilities were top quality.

    Mrs Atkinson

  • "Simply everything was perfect, the house, the village and the whole equipment in the house."

    Mrs Sondermann

  • "Keen's cottage was so warm and welcoming!"

    A perfect blend of old and new! And thank you for the just right Christmas decorations!

    Mr And Mrs Price

  • "Very nice accommodation in a nice village"

    Mr Cox

  • "We found the cottage and local village amenities extremely lovely and would have no hesitation in recommending it to family and friends."

    Mr. G.

  • "We researched long and hard before choosing this cottage for our fifth stay in the Cotswolds, our last three being booked through you."

    This cottage was extremely well represented on your website, and had everything we wanted -comfort, quiet, and a convenient location. Ana, who takes care of the property is a star!

    Mrs Denyar-MacDonald

  • "Cottage as described by you, no overblown claims (eg."

    ‘secret garden' etc.). Very well equipped and not cluttered with twee junk selected by, well meaning but misguided, owner. The library has to one of the best we have encountered. We deliberately chose a place for four persons (only my wife and I stayed) as we had previously been disappointed with smaller places and the price difference is not huge.

    Mr Bryant

  • "Beautiful cottage, well kitted out with a lovely fire."

    Great location too.\ \

    Mr Dunsford

  • "Keen's cottage was wonderful."

    Furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The cottage was very clean when we arrived.

    Mrs Pundit

  • "Lovely located, well equipped, charming cottage."

    We had a great time in the village of Kingham and the surrounding area and the cottage was perfectly situated to allow that.

    Mr Kimber

  • "It was a beautifully furnished and fully equipped cottage in a very pretty village."

    Kingham is a great village for visiting the local area.

    Ms Illingworth

  • "Lovely little property, very good location in Kingham, very much as advertised, very comfortable, good beds and showers, well equipped kitchen without excessive knick knacks."

    Particularly nice to have an induction hob. A great stay.

    Mr Forster


    Mrs Priestly.

  • "I thought the house was very high spec."

    Gorgeous kitchen!

    Mrs Dale-Harris

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area and underfloor heating.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear courtyard with lawned area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 mins walk.

The property

Keen's Cottage is simply delightful!

Set in the 'West End' of this award winning village, the cottage is a classic 18th Century Cotswold property packed with attractive and traditional features that are mixed with modern touches to make this a real stand out holiday cottage option.

Its location down a little lane and within a traditional terrace of cottages is very peaceful and very convenient for two superb pubs less than 5 mins walk away.

Internally the property was recently renovated to provide a new conservatory/ Dining Room and new kitchen alongside the stunning inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove.

Upstairs are two good sized bedrooms with two bathrooms.

Outside there is a completely enclosed, south facing garden.

This is a real gem and an outstanding choice for your Cotswold break or holiday.

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About the location


Chipping Norton 4 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 5 miles

Kingham has been voted England's favourite village and is beautifully situated in the heart of the Cotswolds between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. It has an abundance of historical buildings and is referenced in the Doomsday Book. Most of the village is constructed from traditional Cotswold Stone. The village hosts two awarding pubs - The Kingham Plough on the Green and The Wild Rabbit voted Michelin Pub of the Year in 2016. Daylesford Organic farm shop, cookery school and spa is 5 minutes away. There are numerous other gastro pubs and restaurants which are easily accessible from Kingham by foot, bike or car.

Region Information

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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