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The Forge

Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091271)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, very well equipped Cotswold cottage."

    Lots of lovely touches, cake, wine and doggie treats were so thoughtful!. Full of character & home comforts, we've enjoyed every moment - Thank you! ,Debbie

    Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfy beds!"

    Summer & hot, so lucky! ,Steve & Sylvia

    Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful, comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    we had a fantastic stay, thanks very much! Dan, Emma, Sophie & Rosa

    Jul 2021

  • "Many thanks for a lovely stay in your cottage."

    perfect base for a holiday. The weather was dry, except for the last afternoon. ,Robert & Nicky

    Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a beautiful village."

    Explored the area and enjoyed all the local pubs! ,The Fahri's

    Jun 2021

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay - the beautiful cottage and serene garden were just what we needed."

    Just wonderful! ,Marcel & Daphine

    Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village!"

    Lots of great walks. Thanks for the cake and wine. ,The Mill Family

    Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic stay in your amazing cottage."

    We felt instantly at home and never wanted to leave. Everything was perfect, cosy and well thought through. We love all the little attentions in the house, especially the dog treats. We spent some lovely evenings in the garden with the birds singing for company. Can't wait to be back! Daniel, Mathilde & Reblochon

    Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful stay at this lovely, cosy cottage."

    It had everything we needed (and more!) A bit too chilly to enjoy the garden fully, but had some lovely meals and drinks at the local pubs. Such a great location to explore the area!

    StevieApr 2021

  • "Thanks so much for letting us stay in the Forge - we had a wonderful time revisiting and exploring the local area."

    Our daughter Isabel loved collecting conkers, blackberries and acorns on our walks. The cottage was so well equipped: much, much better than any other holiday rental I think we've ever stayed in (the only thing we missed was a tin opener: maybe it went walkabouts?). We made use of your recommendations of the local pubs and had great meals at The Kings Arms, Bleddington, the Fox in Lower Oddington and, of course, the Horse and Groom. (our only disappointment was the Fox in Broadwell: nice atmosphere but the food was very average). We finally made use of the stove on our last night as the evening chill came in: made the house feel very cosy. Thanks again - it was a great holiday.

    NigelSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, we really enjoyed our stay."

    Every detail was thought through and we really appreciated baby cot and high chair, choice of games was great, local area was beautiful with amazing pubs. Thank you

    AleksandraSep 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage, full of warmth and character with a great location."

    The little touches elevated our stay at The Forge and we look forward to returning one day.

    GarethAug 2020

  • "We have just finished our stay at your lovely cottage and I just wanted to say thank you."

    We had a great relaxing break and you’ve really made the place so beautiful and well equipped.

    CarolineJul 2020

  • "Thank you for a wonderful place to stay for a long weekend !"

    We enjoyed exploring the trails and can't wait to come back.

    Peter And MeganFeb 2020

  • "Many thanks for a lovely mini-break."

    The cottage is perfect and the setting beautiful. Lovely walk to Daylesford Farm and two delicious meals in the Horse and Groom. We will be back!

    Vicky And GlennFeb 2020

  • "Many thanks for sharing your cosy cottage with us."

    Great spot to explore the idyllic Cotswolds. Had a good week here. Lovely cake and Prosecco was very much appreciated. Even better with the new sofa.

    Hooi And ChenDec 2019

  • "We've enjoyed our stay here and have been blessed with lovely white frosty mornings and lots of sunshine."

    A very cosy and comfortable cottage in an ideal location and the Horse And Groom has provided us with excellent meals...highly recommend! The log burner is excellent...lots of heat! Thank you so much for the cake and wine, much appreciated!

    Jane And JillDec 2019

  • "Everything about the cottage was perfect, comfortable, clean, and a lovely selection of goodies left for us."

    Graham and Louise are very friendly, welcoming and helpful hosts.

    SimonNov 2019

  • "Amazing little cottage, perfect for a family"

    LeahNov 2019

  • "It was great staying here."

    We enjoyed every moment of here. We liked all the rooms, kitchen of course, and living room. The small garden was a perfect place for my children to explore and play. This cottage is sweet, warm, and has everything you need.

    Soon-TaeOct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with all the amenities."

    Walk to the Horse and Groom pub for dinner. The garden was a wonderful place to sit after a full day of touring the Cotswolds. Would recommend highly

    CarynSep 2019

  • "Great location, lovely little garden."

    Generally, a very nice and quiet spot, ideal for someone with a dog.

    AndreasSep 2019

  • "This cottage, located in a quiet little village, is beautifully decorated and very well equipped."

    It also has a secluded small garden which is delightful. There is a good pub in the village, and several others nearby. It is in a great location to explore the Cotswolds. If you want a retreat, stay here. If you prefer to be able to walk to shops and pubs or restaurants, you might prefer a larger Cotswold town such as Broadway or Stow-on-the- Wold.

    ThomasJul 2019

  • "Lovely stay at the cute cottage."

    Location is lovely, our first time visiting Cotswold it did pour down with rain but that didn’t ruin the weekend. Was lovely and cosy

    LeanneJun 2019

  • "This is the most beautiful authentic Cotswold experience."

    In a nice quiet village yet only minutes from Stow on The Wold. Pictures on Airbnb look lovely but is even better in person. The spaces are lovely and warm yet big and spacious. Everyone in the family will remember our stay here!

    PierreJun 2019

  • "Excellent experience working with Character Cottages."

    Beautifully maintained property in a lovely village.

    PatriciaMay 2019

  • "This Cottage is perfect, amazing, cosy, wonderful, gorgeous, comfortable, sweet, ,,,,, don't know enough English adjectives to describe."


    ChristinaMay 2019

  • "What a magical place!"

    I loved every minute in The Forge. Central location for walks, pubs and drives to neighbouring towns. Very quiet and quaint. I highly recommend.

    JenniferMay 2019

  • "Outstanding location."

    Beautiful cottage. Great little garden to sit with the kids and play. Amazing walks within 10 minutes - provided guide books were fantastic. Awesome local pubs. Felt like a local after only a few days.

    DavidApr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time at The Forge, such a beautiful cosy cottage in a lovely area."

    The welcome package was most appreciated & fireplace was a great feature!

    KatyMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage where me, my wife, child and golden retriever instantly felt at home!"

    The personal touches (cake, wine and Netflix subscription) were a welcomed surprise, especially with the weather. We will definitely be booking again!

    StephenFeb 2019

  • "We loved staying at this place."

    It was exactly as expected, and the owner, Kirsten, was very prompt in her replies.

    AlexJan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with style and location."

    We walked in neighbourhood easily and on the Winchcombe Path with great ease. Stow-on-Wold had charming restaurants. Easy communication and entry. Would come back in a flash if heading to the Cotswolds.

    KatherineDec 2018

  • "Very comfortable cosy cottage with ample equipment for four people."

    The wine, cake and milk we found on our arrival was a nice touch. The log burner was great with plenty of logs available for a chilly November. It was nice to meet the owner who dropped by to make sure we had everything we needed.

    MartinNov 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage, loved the log burner and the enclosed garden- it was very dog friendly!"

    Great location close to stow on the wold and Boughton. Definitely recommend this cottage! Thank you for a lovely stay, thoroughly enjoyed it!

    KarenNov 2018

  • "My girlfriend and our dog spent a lovely time at The Forge."

    It was perfectly located and a wonderful place for a cosy, relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds. Lots of great local walks and pubs, I highly recommend to anyone looking for an escape.

    ConnorOct 2018

  • "Very lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Everything was as in the pictures. Perfect retreat.

    KarinaJul 2018

  • "Wonderful & Charming!"

    Great cottage. Nice touches and excellent location. Fantastic. Will be back.

    ChrisJun 2018

  • "The Forge is well equipped for a comfortable holiday."

    It is centrally located to visit other places in the Cotswolds. There are two excellent gastro pubs in Oddington.

    MichaelJun 2018

  • "Very comfy beds, very tasteful interior, well-equipped kitchen, fantastic materials about walks and sights provided, nice owner."

    TanjaApr 2018

  • "We spent two wonderful weeks in the Cotswods."

    The cottage is beautiful and very lovingly decorated. From the beginning we felt very well and at home. The location is great. In 5 minutes by car in the small town of Stow-on-the-Wold. To explore the Cotswolds simply class. We thank Ms. Eriksson for the great hospitality and the uncomplicated check-in and check-out. Best regards and see you soon!

    MarcelApr 2018

  • "We had an excellent time, your place is wonderful."

    RichardJan 2018

  • "This cottage is a perfect place to stay to discover all the Cotswolds offers."

    It is beautifully warm and cosy and set up with all you could possibly need. We are already looking at possible dates to stay again.

    SarahJan 2018

  • "Best Holiday Cottage we have stayed in, up to now."

    A very high standard, hope it keeps like that. We intend to use Character Cottages again in the future.

    JohnNov 2017

  • "Had an amazing time at The Forge, amazing cottage."

    Very appreciative for everything provided and done to make us feel welcome. Thank you!

    AdamOct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, wish we were staying longer."

    Ideal spot for visiting the Cotswolds. The extra touches very much appreciated. The cake was really delicious. Thank you.

    ChrisSep 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fantastic area of the Cotswolds."

    Great local walks across the fields into Stow. Great local pub with fantastic food. Enjoy

    TomSep 2017

  • "Had a lovely few days in the Cotswolds."

    You have a lovely home, in a great location. The Forge is a home from home. We will definitely be back!

    Claire, Russ + Ruby The DogAug 2017

  • "Thank you so much, we have so enjoyed our stay - will definitely return."

    Love the cottage - oozes character. Have enjoyed walks and drives in the beautiful Cotswolds.

    IngridAug 2017

  • "First time to the Cotswolds from London where we have been living for 10 years."

    Can’t believe we haven’t come out sooner. Beautiful home, great location and our dog loved it, too! We will be back for sure. Many thanks and best wishes.

    WendyJul 2017

  • "Had a delightedly stay in The Forge - what a great relaxing place."

    Great location for everything - walks and touring the Cotswolds. Lovely relaxing evenings, cosy with the fire. Looking forward to coming back again soon - especially to visit the teddy, now named Barnie (he came everywhere with us :-))

    SallyApr 2016

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

The property

Sitting on a quiet lane in the ever-popular village of Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire, is this stylish and characterful Cotswold stone detached cottage, The Forge.

With countryside walks right on your doorstep and two friendly pubs close by, the 18th century, pet-friendly cottage sleeps four guests in two homely bedrooms and is a wonderful choice for a family or group of friends wanting a relaxing break to the Cotswolds.

A sought-after off-road parking space greets you on arrival, before you step into the convenient porch to leave your coats and muddy boots.

The open-plan living area, complete with a well-equipped country style kitchen/diner and sitting room, has everything you will need during your stay and is home to a warming woodburning stove for you and your loved ones to curl up in front of the TV and catch up on your favourite show; or why not make use of the games provided and have yourself a fun-filled game night.

Practice your culinary skills and cook up a storm with the help of the contemporary appliances and indulge in the tasty home-cooked meal at the dining table as you pop open a bottle, whilst discussing the itinerary of the exciting days that lie ahead.

Completing the ground floor, you will find a convenient utility room complete with washer/dryer, freezer and clothes drying rack and a bright and airy shower room with lovely Cotswold stone wall.

As the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs to the first floor and discover two beautifully decorated bedrooms and the family bathroom, the first one being the master bedroom with a double slay bed, and boasting built-in wardrobes and lovely views of the garden and village and the other accessed via a solid oak door containing twin beds and solid oak beams overhead.

The family bathroom contains a welcoming roll-top bath with additional attachment, so unwind amongst the bubbles and enjoy total relaxation.

In the morning, enjoy your coffee in the lovely mature garden which is a suntrap in the summer months and is surrounded by beautiful flower beds and shrubs; make use of the barbecue and enjoy your meals alfresco at the welcoming seating area.

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Oddington, whether you love hiking, cycling or exploring, Oddington is a region where hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited.

If you want to venture out of the kitchen and enjoy a scrumptious meal, look no further than Horse & Groom Village Inn, just 0.3 miles from your doorstep where you can indulge in local food and conditioned beer.

Head over to the busting market town Stow-on-the-Wold, just over 2 miles away, and talk a stroll around the historical market square which is the heart of the community and offers boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Farmers’ Market which every second Thursday of each month, featuring inviting local produce.

Visit the Fosse Gallery to admire an array of contemporary British art, indulge in a bite to eat and drinks at The Stag at Stow, add a touch of opulence and revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes – or scones!

- at The Old Bakery Tea Room.

Keep yourself entertained by visiting local Bourton-on-the-Water where you can discover a miniature replica of the Cotswold-stone village at The Model Village, or enjoy a scrumptious picnic surrounded by wildlife at Birdland Park & Gardens.

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do on a hot day, visit The Chippy Lido in Chipping Norton which is just 7.3 miles away, and is perfect for your whole family to have an exciting day.

For an escape to the Cotswolds, in a lovely detached cottage with many amenities nearby, choose The Forge.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC, bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules), hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV with DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and games, Sonos bluetooth speaker, Superfast fibre broadband
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Ben linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, high chair and children's cutlery, crockery, steriliser and toys available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawn garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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About the location


In the valley of the River Evenlode, east of Stow on the Wold. Upper Oddington and neighbouring Lower Oddington join together to form the civil parish of Oddington. The market town of Stow on the Wold is just two miles away and the nearest train station can be found in Kingham (approximately three miles). Oxford is 28 miles to the south east. The village is known as one of the most desirable places to live within the Cotswolds and is surrounded by picturesque countryside, is home to two churches and a local pubs, The Fox in Lower Oddington & The Horse & Groom in Upper Oddington that have won several food and drink awards, and maintains a friendly community atmosphere.

Region Information

Note: This is an old property with some low beams and it is laid out over two floors, 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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