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The Forge

(Ref. 1091271)

Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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74 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage My only issue was the cutlery, it is very nice but if i am on ..."

    Beautiful cottage My only issue was the cutlery, it is very nice but if i am on holiday I don’t want to do washing, perhaps simple cutlery that can go in the dishwasher would be better Also, there were some spider webs around the lamps in the lounge and in the skylight in the bathroom Minor things, overall an amazing cottage

    Reviewed by Beatriz3.8Feb 2024

  • "Beautifully designed cottage in a wonderful position."

    The description and photos are accurate although the garden is small but big enough for a summer BBQ. Loads of walks from the cottage as well as delicious pubs and restaurants near by. Lovely place to just chilling in front of the wood burning fire. Kirstin as well as checking that everything was as it should be left a really detailed folder not only of the cottage but of local places to visit as well as pubs and restaurants too. Would definitely return for a peaceful get away in the Cotswolds. Thank you Kirstin.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you loved the cottage and its location. Thank you for the recommendations of the local eateries. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Feb 2024

  • "Another fabulous stay at the Forge."

    We were somewhat surprised not to find the usual ‘welcome pack’ when we entered the property, but within half an hour there was a knock at the door & a lovely lady dropped off a bag of goodies! The owner Kirsten even dropped by to check everything was ok. Comfy & cosy as always. Can’t wait to return.

    Dear Keith, it was lovely to finally meet you (and your lovely dog!). I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm wishes, Kirstin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jan 2024

  • "Charming cottage with thoughtful touches throughout, like Chirstmas tree, milk/juice in fridge and panettone for tea."

    It is a beautifully appointed property, one which felt more like a family home than a holiday cottage - and its position could not have been better for exploring the Cotwolds, which we did both by foot and car. The staff at Manor Cottage texted to check in with us, which was very friendly and helpful. We we most definely return, many thanks for a wonderful start to the Christmas holidays!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Forge. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the little touches provided. We hope to welcome you back again next year. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Forge!"

    The cottage is so thoughtfully curated with everything we needed. The weather was chilly while we were there, so we enjoyed lots of fires in the beautiful log burner. The location was great, but the cottage also has tons of maps and books for rambles if you wanted to travel further. A special thanks for leaving the flyer about the Christmas market at Oddington Village Hall! That was the perfect start to our stay!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Forge. It sounds like you had a wonder time at the cottage and enjoyed many a walk from your door. I'm glad to hear you had time to visit the Christmas market to. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Forge is beautifully kept and really well situated for exploring the Cotswolds."

    The property was warm, comfortable and had everything we needed, and we appreciated a text on the day we arrived to ask if we needed anything. Thanks for a wonderful break.

    Dear Anna, thank you for your kind words. So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Forge. Thank you and best wishes, Kirstin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a beautiful and cosy Cotswold cottage The Forge is, we had an absolutely great stay."

    There is everything you'll ever need for a relaxing stay, the kitchen has everything you'd ever need and it's beautifully furnished throughout. With a fabulous welcome pack too. Even better it was dog friendly and Bertie loved it. Our dream home away from home. With all the places recommended to visit not too far away.

    Thank you Nicky for your kind feedback! I am so glad to hear that you (and Bertie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Oct 2023

  • "Super beatiful cottage, everything on board we needed."

    Especially information about dog walks was very helpful and we enjoyed walking them. Also the Pub 200 meters away was great, with a beergarden and dog friendly. We enjoyed our stay there so much.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and the dog walks too! We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Aug 2023

  • "When we arrived the gates were open so the name plate”The Forge “ ,was not visible."

    .As the cottage is set back it needs to have its name showing. We contacted the agents,they promised to get back to us to give us more detailed instructions,as to how to find the cottage. They never did. After an hour a wonderful gentleman contacted his wife,who,it transpires has prepared The Forge for visitors,in the past. She drove out to us ,closed the gates,showed us the sign,and in we went. Not a propitious beginning,after a long journey.Better signage and more detailed directions are necessary. Once we were settled in everything was as promised and our stay was wonderful.We would all recommend The Forge to anybody. Beautifully appointed,comfortable,peaceful,indeed an ideal holiday cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that you were unable to find the property. We gave written instructions and the what 3 words code but if you had called again would have been happy to assist further. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "May return next year"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely cosy cottage, it was perfect."

    Well maintained and clean. We had the perfect time.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely holiday in this cottage in the little village of Upper Oddington."

    The weather was excellent all week, which made the stay better. Walked into Stow one day (45min across the fields) and to Daylesford Organic, about the same in the opposite direction. Very good pub 5mins walk from the house, nice food, friendly people. Village is away from the main road, so it's very quiet. Spent a lot of time in the garden, which is a major feature of the house. It has a large table and chair set and a small barbecue (which we used to cook kebabs bought from the excellent butcher in Stow). Some photos of the garden, the seating and also the main bedroom are missing in the description. These are all very good features and should be included.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay at The Forge and the surrounding location. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hi! just to say that the gap in the fence in the backyard is quite big and easy for dogs to escape."

    As it' a pet friendly place, this was a concern for us! might be good to close it? thanks

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Forge. We hope you had a lovely stay and thank you for the comments. I can confirm the gap in the fence has now been addressed and it's dog proof for your furry friends. We would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heloisa5.0May 2023

  • "It was a wonderful cottage but really needed a bigger tv ?"

    And bigger bath towels. Just a observation on our part the rest of the cottage was fantastic and such a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a great location."

    Had everything we needed and more. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Forge. It's so lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay, it is beautiful and such a lovely location to. I hope we can welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really loved this cottage."

    There is a very cosy feel as soon as you walk in, and the log burner with a plentiful log supply was a real bonus as the weather was poor all week. We did not meet the owner but she kept in contact with us offering to help if needed. There is a path nearby which leads to a field for walking your dog and the village itself has two good pubs, one just a couple of 100 yds from the cottage and the staff there were extremely friendly and welcoming.

    We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Forge and really appreciated your feedback. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronica4.7Mar 2023

  • "This was the loveliest of properties."

    The neighborhood was so “quaint”, the locations was close to Stow and a couple of very nice pubs. The cottage itself was well turned out, very clean and just charming. And even better, it was decorated for Christmas! Real tree and wreath…. So festive. I would highly recommend this house to anyone. If we stay in this part of the Cotswolds again , I would surely try to rent “The Forge”, again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in future. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Dec 2022

  • "Have stayed here several times over the years."

    Perfect cottage for exploring the cotswolds. Will definately return.

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback on your stay at The Forge. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time once again and we cannot wait to welcome you once more in the future! Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and comfortable, home from home."

    The only suggestion I could make is, literally everything is provided including logs for the fire, coffee pods, washing up liquid, cling film etc, which isn’t obvious from the listing or the welcome email. I got an email advising to take these things including oven gloves and tea towels. I appreciate this must be a generic email for all cottages, but it would have saved having to pack so many things!! Not a big deal, just a suggestion

    Thank you for your feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Forge. We do try to provide consumables for our guests but thank you for your suggestion which we will take on board. We hope to welcome you back again. Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property itself was perfect for us."

    Wonderfully equipped, well looked after and very comfortable. The extra touches like tea and coffee, cake, a cold drink on arrival, were much appreciated after a long journey. Our toddler loved having toys there to play with. Having Netflix access on the TV was an unexpected bonus. Our only minor criticism would be that the travel cot needs replacing. We would definitely recommend the cottage and would stay ourselves again

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely quaint cottage in a great village, it was extremely hot and was provided with a fan, but it would be nice to perhaps leave a couple in the cupboards for the summer for both bedrooms."

    Garden could do with a tidy up and garden furniture in need of some tlc but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for providing this review and we're delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the village location. We hope the extreme heat didn't impact your stay too much and appreciate your constructive comments regarding additional fans and further attention to the garden. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had the best stay at the forge."

    Perfectly located for some of the most special cotswald villages. Rooms were appointed with charming designs and kitchen was perfect for cooking and nights staying in. We loved this property and hope to be back! Thank you for sharing your lovely home w us.

    Thank you so much for the amazing feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and really hope to be able to welcome you back again. Best Wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Having whittled down my Cotswold cottage shortlist to six Forge Cottage stood out."

    They all looked great but Forge Cottage was £200-£300 more than the others. I went with the theory that Forge Cottage must be really special, but was it? The cottage is located in a gorgeous village with a great pub just ‘round the corner’ so that was a great start. The cottage itself is really lovely. I think it would be ideal for a family of 4 but too snug for 4 adults. The kitchen is very well equipped, perhaps a few steak knives wouldn’t go amiss but everything else was there. If you like a glass of Champagne on an evening you’ll be delighted with the Champagne flutes. If however you prefer a G&T I suggest you take your favourite glasses as the glassware provided is on the small side. The lounge area has a three seater sofa and easy chair. If you plan on watching much TV you’ll be disappointed by the small television sized to fit against a column between two windows giving views onto the small yet delightful garden. The best room in the cottage is the downstairs shower room which would grace a much larger property. This contrasts to the two small rooms upstairs which can only take a standard double and squeeze in two single beds. When I’m paying £200-£300 more than comparable cottages my expectations go up a notch or two and as much as I enjoyed my stay in Forge Cottage I dont think it offers value for money. What lets it down is a lack of TLC and an eye for detail. The check in/out times allows 7 hours to get this small cottage ready for the next guests but its clear that all of this time isnt being used. If you go looking for spare sockets in the lounge you’ll no doubt look behind the sofa, something the cleaner doesnt do as there amongst the dust, fluff and spiders webs you’ll find an extension lead. As much as I liked the shower room I found that inside and out the shower was grubby with mould. Rubbing my finger along the grout whilst showering made things better so shouldn't be beyond the efforts of a half decent cleaner. If you are concerned about Covid there is nothing on arrival that will give assurance that all surfaces, kitchenware, books, DVDs and games etc have been sanitised. However you can take comfort knowing that for your Covid safety the BBQ has been removed. You’ll find this detail in the information pack although much, including refuse collection schedules, are out of date. The owners have recognised that a rug on a laminate floor can create a hazard and have used double sided tape to stick the edges down. However lack of care has resulted in two of the rug corners rolling up meaning the hazard has been poorly mitigated; as I found out when stubbing my toe and causing bruising and discomfort for a couple of days. Any worse and I’d have made a claim against the owners liability insurance. I did worry about crashing through the floor in the main bedroom as the floor feels ready to give way. Thankfully the most course and uncomfortable carpet imaginable gives structural support. The word count of my review shows bias to the negatives yet I still found this to be a delightful cottage and I would definitely book again, although only if the tariff is reduced to reflect a more realistic value for money range.

    Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. All your comments have been noted and are being addressed. Since your stay, the cottage has received a deep clean. We are glad that you enjoyed the property's location and its local pub.. We are pleased that you are thinking of returning and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes,Character Cottages team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfy beds!"

    Summer & hot, so lucky! ,Steve & Sylvia

    Jun 2021

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

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

    Jun 2021

  • "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

    Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village!"

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

    May 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

    May 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a beautiful village."

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

    May 2021

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

    Just wonderful! ,Marcel & Daphine

    May 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

    May 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!

    StevieMar 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.

    NigelAug 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

    AleksandraAug 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.

    GarethJul 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.

    CarolineJun 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-TaeSep 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

    CarynAug 2019

  • "Great location, lovely little garden."

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

    AndreasAug 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.

    ThomasJun 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

    LeanneMay 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!

    PierreMay 2019

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


    ChristinaApr 2019

  • "Excellent experience working with Character Cottages."

    Beautifully maintained property in a lovely village.

    PatriciaApr 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.

    JenniferApr 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.

    DavidMar 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.

    ConnorSep 2018

  • "Very lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Everything was as in the pictures. Perfect retreat.

    KarinaJun 2018

  • "Wonderful & Charming!"

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

    ChrisMay 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.

    MichaelMay 2018

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

    TanjaMar 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!

    MarcelMar 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

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

    RichardJan 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!

    AdamSep 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.

    ChrisAug 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

    TomAug 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 DogJul 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.

    IngridJul 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.

    WendyJun 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 :-))

    SallyMar 2016

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  • 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

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.

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

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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.

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