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Raffinbow Retreat

(Ref. 1078233)

Mickleton, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our third stay in this beautiful cottage, it is such a nice place just to chill and relax."

    The locals in the village are so friendly, and make yo feel so welcome Will definitely return for a fourth time at some point

    That’s so lovely. So pleased everyone makes you feel welcome in the village, we love it too. Please let me know if you return and it’s your 4th stay. Have a wonderful festive period and hope you visit again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilNov 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday for us here, cottage comfortable, clean and well presented, thank you for supplying fans which were needed due to the heat wave we had on our visit."

    Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. Tiny suggestion would be a pair of scissors in the kitchen and a pen as I didn't have one and couldn't write in the visitors book. Only other thing would be a small clothes dryer, as I love to hang my washing out rather than use the washer dryer! Think the freezer needs defrosting, may be due to the heat etc. Thank you again and would love to get back sometime in the future!

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2023

  • "Lovely quiet and cosy cottage."

    The little extras were much appreciated such as welcome tray, kitchen wash up items, tea, coffee etc, plus extras in the bathroom. The weather was cool and wet when we stayed so unfortunately we could not sit out in the lovely outside areas. Well positioned for some lovely walks in the area and also exploring the wider area. The gate was very difficult to open and latch and perhaps needs attention and the king sized bed seemed very wobbly! Other than that, it was a very nice stay in Mickelton.

    We're so pleased you had a lovely stay but sorry the weather was unfortunate for you. Thank you so much for your feedback, in order to improve we really value your opinions. We will have a good look at the gate, unfortunately as it's wooden it does swell & shrink with the weather. Thanks for letting us know about the bed, nobody has mentioned it recently but it will be checked immediately. Thanks for your lovely comments and we hope you can visit the Cotswolds again soon. Warm wishes from Samantha & James Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here and would recommend to all!"

    With a safe allocated parking space, a peaceful area and a beautiful property it really was the perfect short-break. Samantha and James were wonderful, let us check in earlier and left us too it after ensuring all was well. The hamper left to start was also a lovely thought! The retreat is spotlessly clean, and the beds are one of the comfiest I have stayed in! 10/10 and would highly recommend! X

    Reviewed by JessicaAug 2023

  • "We really loved our stay and the cake and cookies were a lovely bonus!"

    ! A lovely village with beautiful walks and great local pubs, both are dog friendly.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2023

  • "Lovely welcome hamper by Sam & James, Some Christmas decorations which was a lovely touch."

    Everything that you need to cook. Great area for dog walking. Everyone in the village very friendly.

    It was lovely to see you back again. Happy New Year to you both! Sam & James xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaDec 2022

  • "Booking process was excellent."

    Sam and James were superb hosts, really went the extra mile. I had my 89 year old Mum with me and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is fabulous. Well planned out and beautifully set up. Ideal location for so many wonders of the Cotswolds. Thank you Sam and James and look forward to staying again in the Spring.

    It was a pleasure to meet you and your mum. Hope you had a safe journey home and we hope we can accommodate you again. Thank you for being so easy going & gracious! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennySep 2022

  • "Must provide at least one basin, for cooking."

    Small knives need re-gluing shaft in blades. perhaps a new cupboard to store customers food as the one to the left of the sink is just tto high, and far back, anupright one more forward to sink would be so much easier, than leaving my products all over the counter because i couldent put them away

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We can only apologise for the issues you have experienced during your stay and really appreciate these suggestions for improvement which have been noted. We hope to welcome you back to the property one day in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Really comfortable. Nice hosts. X

    Thank you so much for leaving us your lovely feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Raffinbow Retreat and we would be delighted to welcome you back one day soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely mid week stay at Raffinbow Retreat, the owners communication was great and provided really helpful directions."

    The property is beautifully decorated and has everything you need for your stay. It's a lovely location for dog walking, right on your doorstep. Thank you so much!

    Thanks Emily, glad you had a great stay, just sorry the weather wasn’t great for you!! Thanks for looking after it so well!! Best wishes Sam & James Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay for exploring the Cotswolds."

    We enjoyed our stay of 5 weeks very much.

    Thank you for you lovely feedback, it’s much appreciated. Thank you for looking after our cottage so well, it was lovely to meet you both and hope you’ve settled into your new home. Sam & James Property Owner

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2022

  • "Amazing property, perfectly located to explore the narural beauty of The Cotswolds."

    The hosts have literally thought of everything, from the very detailed local guide and the surprise welcome hamper. Will definitely visit again, if we don't move down there ourselves!

    Thank you so much for providing us with such lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Raffinbow Retreat and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Thank you once again for providing us with your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AaronFeb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the stay at Raffinbow Retreat the facilities were as described and comfortable."

    Well located to get access around the Cotswolds and locally there were very good places to eat. Accommodation has everything you would expect and more so it was all in all a good choice.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed Raffinbow Retreat so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    The welcome pack was lovely. Beds super comfy. Everything you need kitchen wise. Information book brilliant. Decor FAB. Heating FAB. Shower FAB. Can't wait to come back.

    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 PamelaNov 2021

  • "5WE loved our stay, the location is perfect, the accommodation is excellent, We will 100% be coming back"

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage."

    Very comfortable and well appointed. We would definitely like to return.

    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 RodgerNov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Raffinbow Retreat it was really cosy, and the location perfect for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds."

    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 Ann-marieOct 2021

  • "The underfloor hearing was very good, kept cottage warm, beds were very comfortable for us,area very good for walks with the dog, three pubs to choose from and dine."

    Good location for surrounding villages,Broadway,chipping Camden, stow on the wold etc

    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 CharlesOct 2021

  • "Superb accommodation for our needs."

    Clean, stylish, comfortable and peaceful and great location for walking to local village, visiting surrounding villages and driving to Stratford. My pet thoroughly enjoyed having two well-enclosed outdoor spaces to explore. There were a couple of small gaps so if the pet was small, you'd need to keep an eye, but we managed perfectly well. Special thank you to the owners for allowing my pet :)

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. The owner do an amazing job and it's great to hear how much you and your little dog enjoyed the stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2021

  • "Had THE best time, we didn’t want to leave, can’t wait to come back again very soon."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, ill make sure the owner knows how much you enjoyed staying. We also look forward to welcoming you back . Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • 1 x king size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed, private, rear courtyard with furniture and enclosed decking and gravelled area with furniture
  • One medium dog welcome
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Due to limited living area, this property is more suited for two adults or two adults and one child
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

The property

Nestled in the village of Mickelton, Gloucestershire, just 3 miles from the popular town of Chipping Campden, you will find Raffinbow Retreat, a stylish annex with a contemporary finish throughout.

Offering all the appliances you could possibly need for your stay, this annex is indeed a romantic retreat providing an excellent escape to the beautiful Cotswolds.

Arriving at the annex, an off-road parking space greets you before stepping into the open-plan living space.

Here you will find a plush sofa to snuggle up on after a day of exploring the local area.

From here, take advantage of the well-equipped kitchen, home to an electric oven and hob and a convenient dishwasher to make the clean up a breeze.

When sleep calls, choose from one of two bedrooms; the property hosts a king-size and a double, each thoughtfully decorated with an elegant touch.

Guests will also benefit from a shower room fit with a walk-in shower a basin and a WC where you can freshen up and get ready for another adventurous day.

Back in the sitting room, patio doors lead out onto a private courtyard complete with furniture so you can take your dining al fresco.

The annex benefits from a second courtyard, ideal if you want to take a break from your group to savour a cup of coffee at the garden table.

Raffinbow Retreat is ideally located as the area offers plentiful interesting and historically intriguing walks within a few yards of the annex.

Should you desire quaint shops, tea rooms, inns and restaurants, Chipping Campden is only three miles away, and popular among tourists for its picture-perfect architecture.

Lovers of animals will enjoy a day at All Things Wild, a charming zoo with farm animals, camels and a train ride along with play areas, ideal for keeping your younger guests entertained.

If you prefer creepers and crawlers, Stratford Butterfly Farm is also within easy reach and boasts a plethora of exotic butterflies and tropical greenhouses for you to explore.

The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just a stone's throw from the dwelling and home to some of the most glorious landscapes; why not enjoy a day of cycling with your loved ones in the unbeatable scenery?

Further afield, spend a day at the historical town of Stratford-upon-Avon and immerse yourself in the life and works of William Shakespeare while wandering the impressive town.

Raffinbow Retreat is a thoroughly welcoming cottage and an excellent choice for this stunning location.

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

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About the location


  • Chipping Campden 3.5 miles
  • Shipston-on-Stour 8 miles
  • Stratford-upon-Avon 8.5 miles

The charming village of Mickleton in Gloucestershire lies on the western edge of the Cotswolds Hills, close to the borders of Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Boasting many attractive black and white buildings, Mickleton offers a good selection of village amenities including a well-stocked shop, farm shops offering a taste of the area and two traditional pubs. Mickleton village is home to the famous Pudding Club at the Three Ways House Hotel, Definitely worth booking ahead for a full on 'Pudding Club experience'. Mickleton lies just south of the infamous Meon Hill, said to have inspired Tolkien's Weathertop from The Lord of the Rings. The small market town of Chipping Campden is close by, boasting an elegant terraced high street dating back to the 14th century. Here you can discover old inns, specialist shops, tea rooms and a splendid 17th century market hall. Also nearby is Shipston-on-Stour with its magnificent 17th century church. Stratford-upon-Avon can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is alive with character with its famous theatre, medieval buildings, cafes, charming riverside walks and boating trips. The magnificent medieval castle at Warwick makes a great day out for all the family, or why not visit the National Trust house at Charlecote Park with its graceful gardens, intriguing maze and deer park? Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages are dotted about this wonderful rural area, making Mickleton a superb holiday destination at any time of year.

This property requires a Good House Keeping Bond of £150.00
One medium dog is welcome and charged @ £25.00 per week

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas