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The Old Farmhouse

Little Rissington, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091171)

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house, large rooms, quaint top bedroom with old low beams (ouch) and period furniture downstairs."

    Kitchen spacious and well equipped. Very close to Bourton, the heart of the Cotswolds, and easy for all major towns and villages.

    StephenJun 2021

  • "Excellent location and fabulous cottage."

    Close to Bourton on the water within walking distance on public path and within drive to Cotswolds Animal Park which the kids really enjoyed. Loved the small touches from the cottage with some essentials provided upon our arrival like ice, coffee, milk, orange juice.

    JeffreyMay 2021

  • "Great house, in a lovely area of the Cotswolds - would definitely recommend!"

    HansMay 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a fantastic and beautiful location."


    RyanOct 2020

  • "Had an amazing stay in Little Rissington"

    TheaSep 2020

  • "Thank you for letting us stay!"

    We had such a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage which was immaculately clean with everything we could need and so many lovely walks/ runs nearby! Georgia

    Sep 2020

  • "Perfect location, well equipped property, really clean and comfortable."

    Would definitely recommend! Character cottages were very responsive.

    RebeccaSep 2020

  • "Stayed here for three nights and got ready here for my wedding - the place was fantastic!"

    Everything you need is available for you and beautiful places nearby. The rooms were clean and tidy and beds were comfortable. Parking was perfect.

    RosieMar 2020

  • "The Old Farmhouse was great and a lovely period property set out well."

    We had a great time using it as a base and the property was warm and clean and with the log burner going great to relax in.

    EamonnJan 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, stylish, cosy but spacious."

    Perfect for a girls weekend away.

    SamJan 2020

  • "A stylish, homely but well spaced character cottage that's well placed for exploring the surrounding Cotswold villages."

    SamJan 2020

  • "Perfect and well maintained."

    High quality finish to the house. Organised, leaving us to enjoy a brilliant stay.

    AmyNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped."

    Perfect for family get together.

    LisaOct 2019

  • "Great house, splendidly restored with comfy beds and a good location."

    Highly recommended.

    KevinOct 2019

  • "Great place to stay, really cosy and clean!"

    The location was ideal and you can park at the cottage. Very beautiful!

    NabeelaOct 2019

  • "Lovely period home in a nice quiet setting."

    Very convenient for exploring the Cotswolds.

    CourtneySep 2019

  • "The cottage is really lovely."

    The host was easy to communicate with and access was straight forward. We had a great stay.

    WilliamJul 2019

  • "We had a great time at The Old Farmhouse!"

    It’s so cosy and pretty! Everything was perfect (except for the weather!).

    BernadetteJun 2019

  • "This is such a charming cottage in a beautiful, quiet setting."

    The instructions on how to find the house and the tips when you’re there are thoughtful and helpful. We’ll be back! Thanks for everything.

    JamieMar 2019

  • "We forgot to write in the guest book so just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful stay at At The Old Farmhouse."

    The cottage is stunning and beautifully appointed, we spent a week over New Year and couldn’t have asked for a more restful break.

    DawnJan 2019

  • "We have stayed in many cottages around the country trough various companies, but we were blown away by the quality and high spec of this property."

    The kitchen was brilliant and had everything we needed to cook every day, the house itself was gorgeous and beautifully decorated. Thanks!

    NicoleDec 2018

  • "Our stay at this property was wonderful."

    The house itself is beautiful, warm, comfortable and just exactly what we were hoping it would be. The location is fantastic for either heading out to explore in the car or for stretching your legs and walking into the neighbouring village of Bourton-on-the-Water. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    KatrinaApr 2018

  • "Convenient location to all the other Cotswolds places."

    despite the rains, we really enjoyed our stay there. would like to go back when there is sunshine.

    JoyceMar 2018

  • "Amazing place, unfortunately forgot to write in the guest book."

    We would definitely stay again and recommend to family and friends. Great location, beautiful property and so relaxing.

    PeterMar 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage, clean, warm, spacious with very comfy beds."

    I would definitely recommend and will be happy to use yourselves again.

    CarolFeb 2018

  • "Thank you, Character Cottages."

    Our stay in Little Rissington was brilliant - and accommodation/communication was exemplary, with nothing to fault.

    DanielDec 2017

  • "Great place."

    Beautifully appointed throughout. Comfy beds. Lovely linens - sheets/towels etc. Warm and cosy (stayed at New Year). Well equipped kitchen. Only suggestion to improve stay would be some more toiletries? Would definitely recommend to others and would hope to return.

    EmilieDec 2017

  • "Great location, beautifully clean and welcoming."

    Highly recommended.

    ChrisNov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage with bags of charm and good quality fixture and furnishing."

    Location is ideal for family days out including Cotswold Wildlife Park, World of Crocodiles and Cotswold Farm Park, as well as a short drive to pubs, restaurants and historic Cotswold villages.

    DuncanOct 2017

  • "We've just returned from a really relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable weekend staying in this cottage."

    A really gorgeous and stylishly cosy home; photos are spot on - it's really that nice.

    KateOct 2017

  • "We had a fantastic time staying in the Old Farmhouse (2 couples, 1 toddler)."

    The Farmhouse was beautifully decorated and well equipped. Michelle

    Jun 2017

  • "The best stay during 15 days."

    EricMay 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage - lovely and clean and well stocked for a get away."


    Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was a huge shock to us!"

    Apart from being so close to the centre of the Cotswolds it was beautiful, very clean, spacious, generally more than we had expected. We will recommend this holiday let to everyone we know is looking for a place to stay in this wonderful part of our country. I had never been here before and I'm sure we will come back in a year or three. Chris, August 16

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Nestled in the quiet village of Little Rissington, is this contemporary Grade ll listed, 17th century Cotswold stone cottage, The Old Farmhouse.

This spacious dwelling is perfect for a family of six and boasts a perfect mix of contemporary decor and character features, giving a real home-from-home feel.

Conveniently park your cars in the off-road parking spaces, before approaching the wonderful abode and unloading your luggage in through the back door which opens up into the large, dual aspect kitchen/diner that is well-equipped for everything the budding chef of the group requires to cook up a delicious home-cooked meal before you all gather at the dining table in either the kitchen/diner or the separate dining room to toast to an enjoyable holiday ahead.

Take the conversation into the beautiful, dual aspect sitting room, home to striking oak beams, stone mullion windows and a large inglenook fireplace containing an inviting wood burning stove that you can get crackling away as you enjoy some evening nibbles whilst watching a DVD on the flat screen TV.

A handy cloakroom completes the ground floor excellently and contains a basin and WC.

When night falls, make your way up the stairs to the first floor where you will find two welcoming bedrooms; bedroom two is a stylish, dual aspect room where you can watch the world go by at the window seat through the stone mullion windows and get a good rest in the super-king-size bed, the third bedroom is perfect for children and contains twin beds with striking oak beams and stone mullion windows.

A steep, narrow staircase with low beams leads you up to the master bedroom in the eaves which sits on the entire second floor, the room is framed by ancient oak beams, contains and king-size bed and benefits from its own stylish en-suite bathroom with a freestanding bath for you to indulge in.

Start your morning with an invigorating rinse in the shower room located on the first floor, before making yourself a coffee and heading to the patio terrace which houses an outdoor dining set and a sweet garden bench for you to enjoy and breath in the fresh country air.

Once you’re ready for the day, surround yourself in the stunning countryside, with Little Rissington having a number of walks and cycle routes on its doorstep, including those over to Great Rissington, home to The Lamb Inn, and others towards the much-loved Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, which boasts a variety of popular shops and attractions such as Cotswolds Antiques and Tea Room and the lovely Kingsbridge riverside pub, as well as Birdland Park and Gardens where you can surround yourself in the wildlife.

If you want to see natural beauty, head to Greystones Farm & Nature Reserve which is home to wildflower meadows, working organic farm, Iron Age ramparts, a replica Iron Age roundhouse and an interactive Discovery Barn; offering time out from the hustle and bustle of the village centre, this reserve is open to public all year round and is not to be missed.

For a touch of history, head to Stow-on-the-Wold, which is the highest of the Cotswold villages, and take a walk around the market square, where you will find the town stock at one end which dates back to the 15th Century and is shaded by an old Elm Tree and at the opposite end, you will find the ancient Market Cross, originally erected as a symbolic reminder to traders of the times to deal honestly and fairly.

Take a stroll over to St Edward’s Parish Church where you will find the enchanting looking tree surrounded doorway; it is here you will find a memorial of those who fought in the last Civil War.

Nearby Burford, known as Southern “gateway to the Cotswolds”, is perched upon a hill and the high street is lined with charming antique shops, boutique stores, and cafés, here you can visit Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens where you will find over 250 species of animals and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the park.

A fantastic stay is waiting to be had at The Old Farmhouse.





  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x second floor king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric, oil filled radiators with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x flatscreen TVs, 2 x DVD players, iPhone speaker dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear patio terrace
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.7 miles.

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About the location


Bourton-on-the-Water 2 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 5 miles.

Little Rissington is a quiet village outside the popular destination of Bourton-on-the-Water, Little Rissington is worth visiting for its 12th century church with its moving memorial to RAF servicemen. The village styling is typical for the Cotswolds; small cottages fronted by flower-boxes.

Associations are always made between the village and RAF Little Rissington, the air base which was located relatively close. The base is gone now, though buildings still remain and have now become the new village of Upper Rissington, and the aerodrome is now used for hang-gliding.

The main attraction is the 12th century church, which lies apart from the village up a short path to the west of the road. On Pound Lane is a row of Cotswold stone cottages described as perhaps the best example in Gloucestershire of 17th century vernacular building.

Region Information

Note: Please note that the second floor is accessed via a narrow, steep staircase, with a beam that has to be ducked under, therefore the master bedroom is not a suitable room for carrying babies up to. Note: The property has a small patio terrace outside, which is not enclosed, therefore children should be supervised outside at all times. Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including multiple floors, narrow and steep stairs, including a beam that has to be ducked under to get to the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, and low beams on the 2nd floor, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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