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River Cottage

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988216)


(30 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay maybe make more of the garden"

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Highly recommend to all. We left further comments on cottage visitors book.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay at River Cottage in lovely Tewkesbury a few weeks ago!"

    The cottage itself is quaint and picturesque with modern amenities and very comfy beds! The host’s descriptions were accurate and helpful guidance. We would highly recommend this ideal spot!

    Reviewed by MeganMar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a super location."

    Kitchen a little congested but to be expected in a cottage this size.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "We stayed in River Cottage for 2 weeks over the holidays."

    The cottage was decorated for Christmas which was a welcome surprise and it was much more spacious than we were expecting from the pictures. We were very comfortable as a family of four (3 humans, 1 dog); I think it would have been comfortable even with another human. The kitchen was fantastic for cooking Christmas dinner in and there were also some great takeaways nearby. The neighbours were all very lovely and Tewksbury was one of the friendliest places we've ever visited - especially if you have a dog, lots of people wanted to stop to say, "Hello" and even offer our pup a treat. And everyone invited him into their shops and restaurants. There were also a lot of great walks and trails along the Rivers Avon and Severn, though if you visit in winter, make sure to remember your wellies! We can't wait to visit again!!

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "River Cottage is a delightful place to stay and we would happily return."

    It was clean, comfortable and cosy. It has all of the facilitates and space we needed for a family of 4, but you still get a real sense of being in, and surrounded by, historical buildings. The location couldn't be better. A few minutes walk into town and overlooking the river and the Ham, which is a lovely spot for walking. Birdsong and church bells in the morning. Tewkesbury is an interesting town and was very pretty at Christmas. The owner was kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2021

  • "We stayed at River Cottage in November and had such a lovely week."

    The dog enjoyed all the walks on the ham and investigating all the alleyways along the high street (as we did) and all the walks along the river! Such a pretty little cottage where we saw some lovely sunsets across the river. Lots of interesting local history, and the merchants house was open when we went with actors dressed in 15th century clothing, baking and making items from that time. We were lucky on the day before we left that there was an early christmas market being held along the small high street and the main high street. There were quite a few dog friendly pubs within walking distance too, which is always a bonus and The Gupshill Manor pub along the walking trail was perfect. We would highly recommend this beautiful little cottage.We loved it.

    Reviewed by SherylNov 2021

  • "Great little cottage and well placed for access to a wide host of places to walk to from the cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by DarrenSep 2021

  • "Lovely clean and tidy cottage."

    Great location. Nice little touches including welcome pack.

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2021

  • "A great location next to the river Avon and right in the heart of Tewkesbury with plenty of great restaurants, bars and shops all within walking distance."

    A great location for exploring Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2021

  • "It was very nice when we got to cottage and the owner had booked us in the car ..."

    It was very nice when we got to cottage and the owner had booked us in the car park for the week and that was only a very short walk to car and there was every thing you needed in the cottage lovely walks by the canal would not hesitate to book the cottage again

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2021

  • "River Cottage, in Tewkesbury, was a delight."

    Around 500 years old with wonky beams and floors, but it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and Tewkesbury is a very pleasant and interesting town. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "The cottage was ideally situated, very well equipped and beautifully clean."

    Settees could maybe be replaced, a little out of keeping with the rest of the decor.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village."

    Peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful garden. Lots of lovely walks, Tewksbury Abby at the end of the lane. Well worth a visit. Lots of good restaurants and pubs. Would love to live here and the cottage is just perfect. Thank you for a lovely relaxing week. Just what we needed to recharge.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Our hosts had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "A well equipped holiday cottage, well sited for Tewksbury Abbey (at the end of the street and well worth a visit in its own right) and the numerous eateries in the town centre."

    (The Salerno in particular being well worth a visit or as a place to get a good quality takeaway, as well as the Chocolate Café). The cottage is cosy with good central heating and comfortable beds, although the 2nd Floor bedroom can take a while to heat up. The TV is supplemented by a DVD player and SKY TV (without movies and Sport but with pretty much everything else). The range cooker is very effective and both fridge and freezer are a useful size. The only possible negative is that the stairs are quite steep and although not a problem for us may be for someone with mobility issues. The shower is powerful for an electric unit and the bath is of a good size. The only additional things that would have been useful which weren't provided were a reasonable size teapot and tea cosy and sharp "steak knives" for eating meat. The cottage is also well sited for visiting the Malvern Hills (30)", Bredon (10") both great for walking dogs, Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean, the Severn Valley Railway and Stratford Upon Avon (All about 40" away). Again all worth Visiting. We were very happy with our choice of cottage as was our dog who found the little garden intriguing. We would happily recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable cottage to stay in.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "River Cottage is delightful."

    ...we had a lovely 4 night stay with our dog. Set on the common, perfect for your 4 legged family members and Tewksbury is right on your doorstep. The owners have thought of everything and really was home from home. So many places to see, we wish we'd booked a longer stay.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Convenient location.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, everything you needed was available."

    Well equipped throughout.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, could not fault anything very clean and in an excellent location."

    John went that extra mile to ensure our stay was perfect and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JeffreyOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in the best part of Tewkesbury, 20 yds from River weir and Mill ..."

    Lovely cottage in the best part of Tewkesbury, 20 yds from River weir and Mill Very nice beds, very peaceful, and cosy Regards Bob

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location, right next to the river Avon and a very short walk to pubs, restaurants and the shops."

    The cottage was very comfortable, clean and had all facilities you need.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfectly situated being close to the town centre (1 minute walk) and the Severn Ham walk and river(30 seconds) and Victoria Gardens literally across the road!"

    The cottage was very well equipped, but we would like to echo other reviews of this cottage in that the two sofas are very uncomfortable and look very tired! It would be nice to have an additional frying pan and baking tray in the kitchen. There were plenty of toilet rolls, cleaning equipment and lovely toiletries provided. A nice touch was the welcome pack of bread and milk! The towels have all seen better days! As others have said, parking can be an issue and can add to the price of the holiday - you can get 24 hours parking after 5.30pm in the long stay car park at the back of Victoria Gardens for £4 but there is only 50 spaces so on a busy day it might be tricky. We did try to contact the owner by text with a minor question but he did not respond and the alternative number for his daughter was missing a digit. The beds are very comfortable and it’s nice to have a small garden to sit in. We would definitely use this cottage again as a base for exploring all the beautiful countryside in this area. A huge plus is that Tewkesbury is a very dog friendly town and people were very welcoming!

    Reviewed by KimJul 2019

  • "We were very happy with the location of the cottage, lovely area."

    However we were disappointed with the seating, 2 sofas both uncomfortable, stools at dining table not good on uneven floor. Outside the rear was a mess, weeds everywhere roses in pots dying for lack of water, I watered them twice each day & they were recovering when we left. We managed ok because the third member of our family did not come with us. We feel that we could not recommend this cottage based on our experience.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2019

  • "Solenoïde cottage, great hospitality, magnificient view on the river and very clean and cosy cottage!"

    Felt very much like home, difficult to leave... Idzard van Manen & Irma Sietses

    Reviewed by IdzardJun 2019

  • "Wonderful old cottage."

    Underplayed in description. Position next to Mill, park and Ham wonderful. Lovely little back garden. Our only difficulty was it was a wet rainy week and very chilly and somehow it took us a while to figure out the heating system. When we did it was very efficient. Overall loved it.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2019

  • "We wanted somewhere near the Cotswolds but with a bit of character."

    River Cottage had it all and was clearly described in the entry - it exceeded our expectations and the location was spot-on: close to the town but with countryside and walks literally across the road. Parking could be frustrating but in reality wasn't too much of a problem during our stay. It just needs planning! The cottage was well equipped with everything one needed; clean and welcoming atmosphere with good WiFi throughout all the rooms. The bed was really comfortable and we loved the 14th Century feel to the place (and the neighbourhood). The Malvern Hills and highlights of the Cotswolds all seemed to be 30mins or less away. The Forest of Dean was only a little further but there's also such a lot to see in Tewkesbury itself, just round the corner (literally). It would be good to have another, longer visit to explore this delightful area in more detail from such a central base.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the stay at the cottage - lovely characterful place to stay with easy access into Tewkesbury and the Cotswolds."

    Couple of things - parking was a bit of an issue as it was first come street parking. Felt this didn’t reflect in the price of the cottage - we book a uk based holiday once a year and river cottage was the most expensive and didn’t have a dedicated parking space. The sofas in the living room were quite uncomfortable and old fashioned. The table in the kitchen didn’t give you enough space to fully access the range cooker - even when moved. The kitchen equipment could do to include cooking tongs and also more baking trays as there was only one. The towel selection seemed very ‘second hand’ and could do with upgrading.

    Reviewed by ElisabethMay 2019

  • "The setting was perfect with wonderful outlook onto the river and park."

    Quiet but close enough to all amenities. If any criticism then a hairdryer and small clothes horse wouldn't go amiss. Had lovely relaxed holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "River Cottage is a beautiful place to stay."

    Set just off the water side,.. seconds walk away from restaurants, shops, beautiful walks, is an extremely comfortable, cosy house suitable for both couples and family. The house is decorated beautifully in keeping,.. and so clean! The owner has though of all the necessary things you would need for cooking/ washing and including things to keep the children entertained!! We are already thinking about planning our next stay at River Cottage. Thankyou for a lovely break :-)

    Reviewed by AmyMar 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bed (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x second floor king-size double
  • Bathroom with separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen area, dining area and kitchen area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, selection of books and puzzles
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop within a 2-minute walk
  • Shop within a 10-minute walk
  • Leisure center with swimming pool, sauna, gym 10-minute walk
  • Note: From the 1st October 2019, the cottage will have a free parking permit for the Gloucester Road Parking Lot situated just a few minutes away through Victoria Gardens
  • Note: Tewkesbury Abbey and extensive grounds are 200 yards from the cottage.

The property

An endearing property, resting within the centre of the historic market town of Tewkesbury.

This 14th century, Grade II listed dwelling makes an idyllic base for a friends and family getaway to the wonderful Cotswolds.

After an adventure filled day, be welcomed into...

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About the location


Cheltenham 9.2 miles; Gloucester 11.2 miles; Malvern 14.1 miles; Ledbury 17 miles

A historic riverside town located on the confluence of the River Severn and Avon, retaining medieval character with an abundance of half timbered Tudor buildings. Tewkesbury is renowned as having one of the best medieval Black and White townscapes in the country, boasting over 350 listed buildings of historic interest set in a conservation area. The town has a stunning 12th century abbey with the highest Norman tower in England, several museums, a Heritage Centre as well as a plethora of individual shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. The town plays host to country and farmers' markets, musical events and Vintage and Food Fairs throughout the year. Many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the town with both the Severn Way and Shakespeare's Avon Way running close by. Nearby the regency spa town of Cheltenham, boasts historic Georgian architecture and an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Other festivals in this vibrant town cover literature, jazz, science, cricket, food and drink and comedy to name but a few! The racecourse plays host to the annual, world famous Gold Cup races, as well as numerous other horse racing events throughout the year. The historic city of Gloucester offers Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman cathedral, whose cloisters where used as a location in the Harry Potter films, plus a bustling city centre. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, the beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages all make for a great day out.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas