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Willow Vale

Snowshill, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091307)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Character Cottages were very responsive to our needs and questions."

    The house was pristine, with milk and shortbread left for us in the kitchen. I would definitely be happy to rent from them again.

    JulieMay 2021

  • "E had a lovely weekend at this cosy cottage."

    It's a perfect size for a small to medium family. The wood stove is excellent, the kitchen is well-equipped and there is a garden up the top for kids to play and the parents to have a nice drink in the late afternoon. The owners must use it for their own family as there are lots of toys and books for the kids, local info and walking maps for the adults, and the cottage has a nice lived-in feel. The location is perfect, close to Broadway, Bourton and Stow but off the tourist trail. Snowshill village is just gorgeous - very small and not too busy, just a few instagrammers outside the church. There are fantastic walks around, a really nice and interesting National Trust, Broadway tower just up the road, and the relaxed pub has a great beer garden with a playground for the kids.

    JenniferMay 2021

  • "Wonderful views, peaceful location, cosy warm and well equipped house, we had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our first family trip to the Cotswolds immensely."

    NancyOct 2020

  • "A very cosy cottage with a beautiful outlook to the church and distant views beyond."

    The interior has been tastefully done and is all in good order. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    DianaOct 2020

  • "Lovely stay, fab location and comfy beds!"

    JessicaSep 2020

  • "Quaint and well situated two story cottage in the heart of the Cotswold's."

    HenryAug 2020

  • "Such a comfortable and pretty house in a beautiful location."

    The beds and bedding were so comfortable. The house equipped with everything you could need, along with children’s books and a selection of games. Behind the house lies an elevated garden, perfect for star gazing or an early evening drink! The village of snowshill is so picturesque with a church and a local pub. Can’t wait to book again, next time in the winter!

    NaomiAug 2020

  • "Cute little place to stay!"

    NatalieJul 2020

  • "The property is gorgeous, fantastically situated and a really comfortable place to stay, from the gorgeous hidden garden, the very well equipped kitchen to the local guides left for your use."

    Would recommend to anyone!

    JackJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect location for our young family and loads of baby and kid essentials are provided."

    Already booked to return in Septembers, what more can I say!

    EmilyMar 2020

  • "My family and I had an amazing week exploring the Cotswolds and this cottage was a perfect place to relax and enjoy the calmness of the area."

    Highly recommended.

    RicardyJan 2020

  • "Cosy cottage with real log burner, beautiful location and comfortable furnishings"

    RichardNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely two weeks stay in the cottage."

    There is so much to do within an hours drive we didn’t get to do it all and the cottage was very well set up for children including high chairs, travel cot, plastic ware and of great relief with a baby, two stair gates! A quaint little village with tourists wandering around on foot rather than lots of traffic and buses which made it much quieter than neighbouring Broadway.

    KristineAug 2019

  • "Everything was great."

    Calm, tidy, nice neighbourhood...! We want to stay again.

    MayakoAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at the Willow Vale cottage."

    It was clean, charming and cosy. No complaints at all. Would definitely recommend.

    HayleyJul 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willow Vale."

    Exactly as advertised. Amazing location with great hiking nearby. Would definitely return.

    TomJun 2019

  • "Wonderful stay with my family in what we found to be the most scenic and idyllic town in all of Cotswolds."

    Everything surpassed our expectations, especially the fantastic location and how updated the interiors of this historic cottage are.

    MeiJun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Willow Vale."

    We had my parents and our two kids and there were some lovely little touches for young children like toys and dvds. The area is stunning and we loved enjoying nights in the cottage and lovely sunny afternoons in the garden!

    FionaMay 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything you might need ."

    Perfect location in a lovely village

    VeronicaMay 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage in a very quaint village."

    Stylish decor and lovely bedrooms. Lots to do nearby and also only 40 mins from Warwick Castle which was a fab day out with 3 kids.

    AmandaApr 2019

  • "We loved this cottage - it was perfect - it lived up to our expectations in every way."

    Highly recommended, we'd love to come back!

    TimMar 2019

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

The property

Willow Vale is a beautifully presented cottage, tucked away in the heart of Snowshill, overlooking the beautiful church of St Barnabas, and is just a short walk from the popular country inn ‘Snowshill Arms’.

Willow Vale is the sleeps six guests and is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing countryside break.

A patio pathway leads you up to the front door of the property which opens into a convenient entrance hall, leading directly into the open plan living space, which is perfect for the whole family to socialise when the chef of the group is rustling up the evening meal, as you all retreat to the wooden dining table to enjoy your meal before you delight in a relaxed evening watching a film courtesy of the DVDs on offer, with the warmth from the woodburning stove keeping you snug.

When the night draws to a close, tuck the little ones up in the bunk beds, and head to either the bright and spacious king-size bedroom located on the same floor, where you can wake up to views overlooking the church, or up a further flight of stairs into the master bedroom in the eaves, which also boasts views overlooking the church, has sloping ceilings, exposed beams and is home to a king-size bed.

In the morning, make use of the coffee machine and make a warming mug of coffee to enjoy in the fresh, crisp morning air outside sat at the picnic table in the main garden, whilst watching the children play on the swings.

Once you’re ready for the day head over to Snowshill Manor and Gardens and grab yourself a snack and coffee in the café to enjoy whilst walking around the stunning gardens, home to the Preist’s House and further into the manor itself you will find an array of snuff-boxes, suits of armour, masks, musical instruments and you can finish off your day with a heart-warming meal at Snowshill Arms which is a classic Cotswold old world pub with a large lawned garden and beers from a small Worcester brewery.

This chocolate-box village sits atop the escarpment above the villages of Broadway, Buckland and Laverton and allows visitors to enjoy the glorious countryside, open vistas and lovely woodlands which fall within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also close to the popular Cotswold market towns of Chipping Campden, where you can have a leisurely walk around the 17th century Market Hall in the centre of the town and visit the East Banqueting House which is just a little further on, as well as Moreton-in Marsh and Winchcombe.

For a holiday you will not forget, stay at Willow Vale.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one second-floor), 1 x child’s bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee maker (without capsules), kettle, toaster, wooden dining table with seating for six, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVD’s
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs, cot and stair gate available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared service area, leading up to a small garden with a picnic table and children’s play area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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About the location


Broadway 3 miles; Moreton in Marsh 7 miles; Stow on the Wold 9 miles.

Snowshill village sits on the top of the escarpment above the villages of Broadway, Buckland, and Laverton. It is a secluded village where ancient pretty cottages and a 19th century church cluster around a small green. As its name implies - if there is any snow about then you will find it here first.
Snowshill is renowned for its manor house, now administered by the National Trust. The Manor was owned by Winchcombe Abbey as early as 821, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. It was at one point part of Katherine Parr's marriage dowry, although she probably never visited. The house passed through many different hands and the way it has been added on to at different points in its history reflects this. The northern end of the house is the oldest surviving part, dating from around 1500, still medieval in its design. It was extended and reshaped in around 1600 but it was the additions by the Sambach family in the early part of the eighteenth century that from one viewpoint radically altered the aspect of the manor from an Elizabethan to a Georgian house.
The village is also home to a wonderfully unspoiled fifteenth century inn - The Snowshill Arms.
If you're feeling energetic, and are in the village over the summer months, then wander 3/4 mile up through the village and visit the famous lavender fields.
The fame of the village has increased in recent years with many tv and films using it as a beautiful location - the most notable of which is probably the filming of Bridget Jones' Diary.

Region Information

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. Note: A telephone is provided for incoming and local calls only. Note: Due to its rural location, guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor. Note: The property’s garden is not enclosed, therefore young children and dogs should be supervised outside at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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