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Dove Cottage (Naunton)

Naunton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091269)

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage , situated in a picturesque village."

    Ideally located for walks to Guiting Power, Bourton on the water to name a few. Owners were very welcoming. Nice clean property. Would recommend. There's a local pub which is dog friendly and very welcoming too.

    DebbieJul 2021

  • "Beautiful, well equipped, cottage in a pretty village."

    It was extremely peaceful. Being able to walk in any direction was a bonus.

    AlexandraJun 2021

  • "We have had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Thank you for the fizz and chocolates! We have really enjoyed exploring the local areas. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Charlotte & AndrewMay 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage in beautiful Naunton."

    Everthing we needed was provided and thought about. We had delicious lunches at the Kingham Plough, the Wild Rabbit and the Horse & Groom at Oddington. The pups loved the walks over the fields.

    Simon & SarahMay 2021

  • "Another wonderful break at our favourite spot in the Cotswolds!"

    Lots of walking and of course the obligatory stop-off to the pubs along the way. The weather was good to us so the views around were perfect. Thank you so much again for the fizz and chocs! We hope we can come and stay again at Dove Cottage soon!

    Mark & SarahMay 2021

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage."

    Thank you for the chocolates and fizz!

    Jo, Keith & NobbyApr 2021

  • "Bob and Barbara's cottage was a lovely place to stay for a weekend away in the Cotswolds."

    It's nicely located and has access to everywhere you'd need to go. The cottage was spotless and decorated very nicely, underfloor heating was especially nice after coming in from freezing temperatures outside! Would happily recommend and stay again.

    HarpalDec 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds."

    Beautiful house with a great location to access many of the cotswolds best sights.

    MichaelOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Would highly recommend for a quiet weekend.

    CecilyOct 2020

  • "Thanks, we loved your house and had a great weekend thanks!"

    CecilyOct 2020

  • "Thanks for a great stay, kindly postponed from lockdown!"

    The cottage is lovely - really well equipped, well modernised, spotlessly clean and very warm. We enjoyed lots of walks including to the Hollow Bottom at Guiting Power. Food at the Black Horse is good. Fizz and chocs appreciated, many thanks.

    Jane & BenOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Blessed with great weather and walked for miles and miles. Plough Inn at Ford and Hollow Bottom at Guiting Power - amazing food and local cider! Will visit again thank you.

    Mel, Richard And NelsonOct 2020

  • "Thanks so much for the fizz and chocs which met us on arrival."

    We love your beautiful cottage and would definitely recommend. Everything you could want/need is here in this peaceful village and cottage. Having read the extra Covid-19 cleaning protocols in place we feel really safe and thank you and your staff for working hard on behalf of your guests.

    Jane & ShaySep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Highly recommended.

    OwenSep 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely, beautifuly decorated and very cute."

    The location is wonderfull, right in the middle of Naunton and the Cotswolds. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back sometime!

    EsmeMar 2020

  • "A lovely place to stay!"

    A nice quiet little village in the heart of the Cotswolds. We loved being in a central location and there was easy access to all the main towns. The house was very clean and well maintained. Really enjoyed our relaxing week there.

    GarethMar 2020

  • "Great location, lovely cottage with great hosts."

    MarkMar 2020

  • "Amazing quiet little place, wonderful for the family."

    Beautiful village with plenty of scenic walks

    CarlFeb 2020

  • "Our stay in Dove cottage was great."

    We loved putting up here for the time we did. Bob was absolutely attentive to our calls, queries and very helpful too in the best possible way. Attention has been given to the finest detail in the amenities provided and this was a hit with us. The quality of everything - household wares, linens and utensils was incredible. Anyone would enjoy staying here and not to mention it’s perfect serene location and neighbourhood.

    FatmataFeb 2020

  • "Dove Cottage was an absolute joy."

    It made for the perfect countryside retreat. We loved how cosy and authentic it was while containing so many modern features such as a fully equipped kitchen and underfloor heating. The location was wonderful for a place where you could truly escape from it all. We will surely return!

    NicholasFeb 2020

  • "This cottage is in such a fantastic location in the Cotswolds."

    Naunton is right in the centre of everything and if you have a car you can arrive to Bourton-on-the-water in 10 minutes. There are also beautiful walks through the countryside on your doorstep and the town has a wonderful small community feel. The house itself is so quaint. We were there for Christmas and the hosts had left a huge basket of food including chocolates, wine, cheese and bubbly. We would definitely come back! They made us feel so welcome.

    SamJan 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy, immaculately clean cottage in a beautiful, unspoilt, and exceptionally friendly village with a very lively and welcoming local pub."

    PatriciaNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dove cottage."

    Prosecco and chocolates on arrival was a nice touch. The cottage was very clean and you can see that the host goes to an effort to make it a nice place for visitors to stay in. The village of Naunton was also lovely.

    EmmaSep 2019

  • "Dove cottage was a little slice of heaven, as was Naunton."

    We could have not asked for a better experience. Super cozy, surreal location, and an overall special place. We enjoyed all of the local walking paths, the great pub down the road, and just sitting out front playing Scrabble with our kids (12 & 14). Our kids LOVED it- as did we. We all have said we WILL return someday. Thank you. Also, the owner popped by the day after we arrived to make sure all was 'good'. That was much appreciated.

    JenJun 2019

  • "Wonderful and cozy little cottage."

    Kitchen equipment perfect. Beds very comfortable. Nice little garden. Very quiet. Very friendly and helpful owners. We will definitely come again.

    UtaMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in Dove Cottage."

    When you walk out off the driveway, you're at the prettiest spot in Naunton. There are lots of nice things to do in the area. We loved going to the farm park with our little boy and to the Bathsford arboretum. The cottage is so cosy and everything was provided for and Bob was very helpful and quick to respond to our texts.

    AngelaMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very clean. Luxurious towels. Fizz in the fridge. Lovely local pub and fantastic walks all around. So peaceful. Would highly recommend it for a romantic break.

    LeanneFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was warm, spotless and in an idyllic location."

    CarolineJan 2019

  • "Homely cottage with great amenities in a fabulous setting."

    Wonderful place to recharge our batteries.

    AngiDec 2018

  • "Dove Cottage was amazing!"

    Our family felt like we were home as soon as we stepped in the beautiful blue door. The cottage is cosy, charming, comfortable, and impeccably clean. All of ones needs are accounted for by the owners - from nightlights to torches to hair dryers and welcome gifts. They have truly thought of it all. Additionally, the kitchen has all you need to prepare a nice meal. If you're not in the mood to cook, we highly recommend the pubs in the local area. The Black Horse and the Hollow Bottom were both friendly and served excellent meals. Situated right off the stream and amidst numerous trekking routes, we were in heaven. The village is lovely too. Do take some time to explore it! Bottom line: if you are looking for a wonderful cottage in a gorgeous area, look no further!

    PeterNov 2018

  • "We've had a great week in this cottage, the kids (and we) really loved it!"

    And the Cotswolds are beautiful!

    Martyn And JoyceOct 2018

  • "A wonderful stay in Dove Cottage."

    The perfect place to stay and explore the Cotswolds. Many thanks.

    Louise And RogerOct 2018

  • "We had a great time at your lovely cottage."

    The weather was magnificent! And so we really enjoyed our stay very much!

    Jaci And DirkSep 2018

  • "We have had a wonderful weekend made all the better by your beautiful cottage, so warm and cosy."

    Thank you so much for everything.

    HelenAug 2018

  • "Oh, what a place!"

    We are excited about the house, the village and the landscape. One week is definitely too short for visiting all. We must come back.

    ThoralfAug 2018

  • "We had a very pleasant stay."

    The neighbours are really friendly, it's a beautiful village and location. The cottage has everything you need.

    TimJul 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic, we hope to return again soon."

    StuartJul 2018

  • "Very clean, exceptionally beautiful part of the Cotswolds, we walked with our dog around Naunton it was lovely and quaint and less touristy than other parts."

    The home was clean and had everything we needed. If I came back to Cotwolds I would definitely stay again!

    AyseMay 2018

  • "The cottage was ideal for our weekend break, perched in the midst of the Cotswolds and surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Conveniently there is also very welcoming pub within close walking distance! The house was quaint on the outside and modern, clean and well-appointed in the inside. A lovely touch was the bottle of bubbles and the chocolate Easter bunny to welcome us. Felt relaxed from start to finish.

    PeteApr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm, cosy and well equipped. Comfortable beds and immaculately clean. Highly recommended.

    SimonMar 2018

  • "A lovely clean homely small character Cottage in a lovely location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    A very late booking completed efficiently by Character Cottages. Thank you.

    MargaretJan 2018

  • "Great location, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    Would definitely recommend!

    MatthewDec 2017

  • "We have had a lovely weekend at Dove cottage."

    Beautiful place! Thank you for the bubbles too!

    Fran, Philippa, Anne And SarahNov 2017

  • "Amazing cottage, lovely weather."

    Will be back! Thanks.

    Nicola And JohnNov 2017

  • "Beautiful old cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Dove Cottage. It was very comfortable and was well equipped and in a lovely Cotswold village. The local pub was friendly and we enjoyed a great meal there.

    RichardOct 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely corner of the Cotswolds."

    We had a fantastic weekend stay in Dove Cottage! It was perfect for five of us (friends) and was spotlessly clean. The cottage has a lovely cosy feel and is beautifully finished with everything you need. The beds were so comfortable, too! The location is perfect for everything. We enjoyed a great walk along the Cotswolds Way to Broadway Tower (which starts just a few hundred metres from the cottage) and it was great to be able to walk to Broadway's lovely shops and pubs in just a few minutes. I'd highly recommend a stay at Dove Cottage!

    LisaOct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Cosy, immaculate, comfortable in lovely Cotswolds. Great 3 generation break.

    GillOct 2017

  • "Great place."

    Very clean and well fitted out two bedroom. Very comfortable and off street parking for one car. The Black Horse Tavern down the street was excellent for dinner.

    MichaelOct 2017

  • "We have had a lovely few days at Dove Cottage."

    Loved the area and the cottage and hope to return to explore some more!

    Richard, Linda And FamilyOct 2017

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing 2 nights in Dove Cottage."

    It has been done superbly throughout. Thanks.

    Craig And VictoriaOct 2017

  • "This cottage is absolutely amazing."

    We loved every minute of our stay here. Our daughter loved it and now doesn’t want to go home. We will love to come back to this beautiful quaint location.

    Sharmen And KhawerOct 2017

  • "Thank you. We have had such a lovely stay here, our boys don’t want to leave."

    They love the underfloor heating in the bathroom. We really enjoyed the walk from Naunton across the fields to Guiting Power. Slightly caught out by the clocks changing but managed to find our way back in the dark. Amazing cottage, comfortable and clean, thank you for the prosecco! Enjoyed a long, long game of Monopoly by the fire. We will be back!

    Andrew, Keeley, Oskar And AlbertOct 2017

  • "Friends were visiting from Australia and they chose this beautiful place to stay."

    We loved the beautiful cottage. The beds and sheets were so cosy. Everything was clean and available to use. Black Horse Inn set menu on a Monday is a must! Thank you for the experience.

    Taz, Eileen, Ollie, DC And EmmaOct 2017

  • "Thanks for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage."

    It was perfect - bed really comfortable, fire ace. Partridge pie in the pub recommended! Great to hear owls at night and horses in the mooring too!

    Paul, Heather, Merlin And MegSep 2017

  • "We’ve had a really lovely time at Dove Cottage."

    Loved having a log fire now we’re heading into autumn.

    Nick And ElaineSep 2017

  • "We have enjoyed our stay in your lovely, cosy cottage."

    Out and about every day despite the weather. Richard and Diane Shales

    Sep 2017

  • "Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage with us."

    We’ve had a wonderful week exploring a gorgeous part of the world made all the better by the welcome we found in your cottage! Very comfy and a great location!

    Helen & NoelSep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped with everything you need."

    Great food at Hollow Bottom pub. Weather not too good but still had a great time exploring the area.

    The Garrod’sAug 2017

  • "Absolutely brilliant, very clean."

    Lovely people in the village and nice surrounding areas.

    TracyAug 2017

  • "Excellent. Well equipped."

    Lovely spot for touring. Lovely neighbours.

    David And JacquelineAug 2017

  • "We’ve had a lovely time staying here."

    A great location too! Monday £10 dinner at the Black Horse Inn was great and we also enjoyed meals at the Ebrington Arms and the Old Butcher’s Shop in Stow-on-the-Wold. Great walks in the surrounding areas too (although a little wet!).

    Gina & ChrisAug 2017

  • "Had a lovely few days."

    Cottage was really nice and quaint. Black Horse was a regular spot as kids loved it!

    The Griffins FamilyAug 2017

  • "We had a fantastic time here and really love the cottage."

    Such a beautiful part of the world.

    Elaine And ShaneJul 2017

  • "The cottage is a great place in a gorgeous village."

    It’s quiet and lovely, there is a lot of pleasant walks in the countryside.

    Baptiste PJul 2017

  • "We’ve had a fantastic time in this beautiful, well-appointed cottage – everything we’d hoped for and more."

    Perfect part of the Cotswolds to explore with a huge range of dog friendly sites and amenities on the doorstep. Thank you so much.

    Allie And JosephJun 2017

  • "Thank you for your warm welcome."

    We’ve had a great time in Dove Cottage. We also made good use of the maps and have seen a lot of this beautiful area. It is a perfect place to stay.

    Rob And MarleenJun 2017

  • "Pleasant, well equipped cottage in a beautiful, friendly village."

    A great base for exploring the area.

    Janet And KenMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location."

    We so enjoyed sitting (and eating meals) in the beautiful garden. What a great part of the Cotswolds to explore.

    John And CathyMay 2017

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

The property

Dove Cottage is a beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone property, tucked away in the picturesque Cotswold village of Naunton.

Perfect for couples or a small family, this cottage is an ideal base for exploring the stunning Cotswolds region.

A gravelled driveway hosting one car welcomes you on arrival as you unload your luggage and climb the stone stairs up to the front door which opens into the characterful sitting room with striking exposed beams and a stone fireplace with a warming woodburning stove, perfect for curling up on the sofa with your loved ones and enjoying a film on the Smart TV, with use from the Blu-ray player.

Host a fun dinner party for you and your group with help from the contemporary facilities in the kitchen/diner, and toast to a relaxing holiday ahead, before loading the dishes into the dishwasher and heading up the stairs to retreat to one of the inviting bedrooms.

The first floor is home to the bathroom which features a freestanding bath, and the first bedroom, which has attractive rural views and contains a double bed, with the second bedroom accessed by a steep staircase, into the eaves of the property, contains twin beds which are perfect for children and are zip/link so they can be changed to a king-size bed on request.

In the morning, sip on your coffee in the lovely, peaceful patio area, which contains an outdoor table set and a barbecue to make use of in the summer months.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings by venturing out to discover the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds, with the centre of Naunton right on your doorstep and the River Windrush flowing through the village which is set in a ‘bowl’ within the scenic Cotswold hills, it’s the perfect place for exploring.

The Black Horse Inn is just 0.3 miles from your doorstep where you can enjoy the pleasant ambience and home-made, locally sourced food and drinks.

A short car ride will put you in Bourton-on-the-Water, which is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, an array of shops and attractions can be found here such as Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection and The Model Village which is a mini replica of the village itself, and Greystones Farm & Nature Reserve which is home to wildflower meadows and a working organic farm; offering time out from the hustle and bustle of the village centre.

Visit the historical market town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you can stroll around the market square and discover the town stock which dates back to the 15th century and is shaded by a majestic Elm Tree and then head over to St Edward’s Parish Church where you will find the enchanting looking tree surrounded doorway and finally, finish off with refreshing tipple at The Stag at Stow.

Cheltenham is just under a 30-minute drive from Dove Cottage and has a wealth of activities; if you’re into a spot of shopping The Promenade is the place to be as it has been named as one of the top five best shopping streets in Britain!

For some beautiful scenery, be sure to visit Pittville Park which is the city's largest ornamental park that includes playgrounds, a boating lake and an aviary.

For a well-earned relaxing break in the Cotswolds, choose Dove Cottage.





  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor king (zip/link, can be made into a twin on request)
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC and washing machine
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and rowels inc. in rent
  • Cot and stairgate available, highchair available on request
  • Private parking for 1 car, more parking available roadside
  • Patio, front garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles Please note - no Sunday changeovers

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

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About the location


Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 5 miles.

Naunton is positioned on either sides of the River Windrush, making it very picturesque as any of its neighbours in the hills between Stow and Cheltenham. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Niwetone. The hill overlooking the town is great for climbing up and viewing the church and the village. The Black Horse Inn is the local pub which provides great views into the heart of the Cotswolds.

Region Information

Please note - no Sunday changeovers.

Note: There is no boundary fence to the garden and that Naunton village has a strict policy that dogs must be kept on leads everywhere when out walking, including on the village recreation field and footpaths.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure and we also ask that dogs are never left alone in the property.

Note: For the sake of our neighbours, we ask you please to avoid loud music late in the evenings.

Note: This property has many character features, including several steps leading up to the front door, narrow and steep stairs, some very low beams, and sloping ceilings, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: No candles or nightlights are permitted inside the cottage.

Note: The second-floor king bed is zip/link and can be set up as a twin on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
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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