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Fern Cottage

(Ref. 1012253)

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, we throughly enjoyed the cottage and Winchcombe and would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is as described on the website."

    Although it has 2 double bedrooms, it wouldn’t really accommodate 4 adults, due to the size of the lounge. The beds and pillows are so comfortable, with a choice of soft or firm pillows to suit all preferences. The shower is hot and powerful and the bathroom towels good quality. As described, the stairs are very steep and wouldn’t suit people with mobility problems. The kitchen is well equipped, should you want to cook, however with so many great eating options on the doorstep, we chose not to. Having a parking space allocated for the house is necessary as parking close to the property otherwise would be difficult. There’s lots of fabulous walks locally and some quaint villages and towns to visit close-by too. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a lovely cottage but we feel 2 of us plus dog was all that the cottage ..."

    This is a lovely cottage but we feel 2 of us plus dog was all that the cottage should hold no more than that the stairs are very steep though we was warned of this but the cottage was in a great position and would love to come back in the future the cottage was absolutely spotless with lovely touches to the curtains bed spreads were top draw and deserve the 5stars rating wonderful village too John rudd

    Reviewed by John4.4Nov 2023

  • "Such a cute and classy cottage - very tastefully furnished."

    We had a great stay, location was perfect with the town on the doorstep and lovely riverside walks (great for our dog), and to Sudely Castle just out the back. Beautiful town and area.Thank You.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ideal cottage within a very easy short walk to all of Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle."

    Spotlessly clean. "Home from home" with all of the utensils [which we didnt use]. Comfy beds and top linen and towels. Easy parking in allocated spot at rear of garden. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just had the most wonderful weeks stay at Fern Cottage."

    The property was fantastic and had everything we could need. Winchcombe offered loads inc great pubs & shops & plus having the amazing Sudeley Castle on our doorstep was an added bonus. Would highly recommend anyone to stay here and look forward to returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, in a lovely location."

    The cottage was very clean and provided everything that you could need and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. Although the cottage is is small we managed as a family of four with teenagers. The location is perfect, with Winchcombe proving a selection of places to eat, shops and a castle to visit, but is also central to visit lots of other places within the Cotswolds. As the cottage has its own parking space to the rear there was never an issue with parking when we got back from a day out. We definitely hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Better than the photographs!"

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great central location."

    Winchcombe has everything you need, lovely walks from the doorstep. Beautiful views from the kitchen. Reasonable price with the discount.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2023

  • "Overall a fine stay."

    We did have issues with the TV remote and using the door locks which are a tight fit. These did not spoil our stay, but do need looking at. The cottage is very well equipped, and we would be more than happy to return.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Mar 2023

  • "Great little cottage - really clever use of space and everything you could need."


    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second visit to Fern Cottage , and we had a lovely week ,have no faults with ..."

    Our second visit to Fern Cottage , and we had a lovely week ,have no faults with this Cottage , very central for visiting the Cotswolds , owners are very helpful if you need anything ,

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property with a great welcome pack."

    The cottage was lovely and clean with really comfortable beds and nice bathroom.The kitchen was very well equipped with doors into the garden with lovely views of the countryside.We were lucky to have really good weather so used the garden a lot.Overall we had a great week at Fern Cottage.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Aug 2022

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

    The location was perfect and the cottage was well appointed, welcoming and very clean.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely, well equipped & very clean cottage in the heart of the village close to shops, pubs & ideal for country walks."

    It was very comfortable with a lovely enclosed garden. The welcome pack was much appreciated. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fern Cottage exceeded all our expectations: very generous welcome pack, flowers, well equipped kitchen, beautifully styled throughout, luxureous bedlinnen, Netflix, lots of walking info ."

    .. Perfect location: close to centre as well as close to country walks. We truly enjoyed our stay and will happily recommend.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0May 2022

  • "An excellent cottage - clean, well equipped and perfect location."

    Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Apr 2022

  • "The perfect country cottage in an idealic setting."

    Winchcombe is the ideal location for exploring all areas of the Cotswolds and with great pubs and restaurants up the road and off-lead dog walks on the doorstep. The cosy cottage is beautifully equipped with everything you could possibly need, with stunning country views at the back from the enclosed garden. The only slight downside is the traffic noise at the front, but that's worth putting up with for all the other benefits

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location in the centre of Winchcombe next to all amenities (pubs, restaurants, shops etc)."

    Very handy private parking space located to the rear of the property, nice garden with views. The property is a good size for parties of four (two couples or family equivalent). Nick was a good host and on hand to support as required - good instructions for entry and exit. Overall, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage within walking distance of all facilities in centre of town."

    Very well appointed, clean, comfy bed and good shower. Handy parking space at the rear. Many good walks directly from the cottage. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very clean, comfortable and beautifully presented cottage."

    Ideally sited for walks and exploring the wonderful Cotswolds. We very much enjoyed our short stay and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything was as advertised and we had an excellent week."

    The cottage was very cosy and well equipped and can't fault. The only thing to help with is that the TV remote control does not always work properly especially on Netflix. Thank you very much for a lovely holiday. Dave

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fern Cottage is a beautiful comfortable cottage."

    It is superbly equipped with no expense spared. The views at the back of the cottage are breathtaking. The owners are so very helpful. I would really recommend.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fern Cottage was totally amazing."

    It was so well equipped, we absolutely loved staying there and cannot honestly think of any negatives. It was so cosy and warm. The owners left the best welcome pack ever too, including...fresh flowers, wine, cake and Nepresso coffee pods. You have to park at the rear of the cottage, on Silk Mill Lane as there are double yellow lines on both sides at the front of the property. There was a proper dedicated space though so this didn't bother us at all. The cottage was right in the centre of Winchcombe, which was a lovely place with plenty of cafes, antique shops, restaurants and need to get the car out. There's also a Michelin star restaurant but we didn't go so can't comment. There's a brilliant Co Op on Greet Street...a 5 minute walk. It's much better stocked then the shop on North Street. The owners left a folder with info about the history of the cottage and local walks, which we found really useful. Our Frenchie Rosie enjoyed her stay aswell...she loved sunbathing in the South facing 'suntrap' garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fern Cottage and can definitely recommend it. We will visit again as there's still plenty that we want to see in The Cotswolds :)

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and the most well equipped kitchen I have ever had in a holiday rental."

    The views out the back are fantastic and there are so many lovely walks right there at the front door. Winchcombe itself is charming and has all the essentials you need. We are at the Lion Inn a few times and the quality was great; the Sunday roast was particularly good. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent and was above our expectations -delightfully furnished and fitted with lots of love to the detail."

    However the communication with your company was an absolute catastrophe. Sorry for this review, but I felt sometimes that I was communicating with a roboter which had been programmed nicely but couldn‘t cope with our specific problem due to the corona-conditions.

    Reviewed by Nicolas5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have just had a wonderful week at Fern Cottage and genuinely could not recommend it more!"

    The property is spotlessly clean, welcoming and cosy; not to mention beautifully decorated! The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need (and more) - dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine and a Bluetooth speaker. Relaxing in the living room of an evening is a real delight, there are plenty of books and magazines, a fabulous fire and Netflix on the TV. Upstairs the Master bedroom is very comfortable with luxury bed linen and fluffy towels.The views out to the rear are incredible - a real highlight for us. In terms of location, we really enjoyed being in the centre of the stunning Cotswold town of Winchcombe, which has plenty of local restaurants, shops and cafes, plus a lovely little bakery. The cottage is a short walk away from Sudeley Castle, which is well worth a visit, whilst other local walks take in the surrounding countryside. Winchcombe is close to Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold, as well as being a 15 minute drive to Cheltenham. We also enjoyed visiting Bath for the day. We can tell a lot of thought and effort has gone into the renovation of this period property, and it is all the little details that make it really stand out from the crowd. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was beautifully comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    Location was superb, a very short walk to all the shops restaurants and pubs. Highly recommend this cottage it’s perfect

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2020

  • "We booked a last minute 5 night break at Ferne Cottage, as we wanted to get the family (2 children aged 5 and 8) out of London for a few nights after months of lockdown."

    We had an absolutely wonderful time there and we honestly couldn't fault any part of the trip. Nick, the host was in touch soon after the booking to check on our needs and was always on hand for anything we needed whilst we were there. The cottage itself was exactly as described, extremely clean and tidy and had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay without having to bring lots of stuff from home - it was clear that the design of the cottage had been well thought out, Nick even left some bread and cake for our arrival along with charcoal for the BBQ and most importantly (for us anyway!), some coffee pods for the Nespresso machine!! - There was also plenty of local information once you arrived, with walking books and maps all available. Rooms were all very comfortable and extremely comfy pillows meant that I ordered one on my return to London! Location wise, great! We'd never been to the Cotswolds and Winchcombe is a lovely small town (but very much feels like a village) a short drive away from Broadway, a beautifully quintessential Cotswold village with lots of independent shops, boutiques and places to eat and drink (although due to COVID, we played it safe and stuck to an ice cream on a grassy verge!). Broadway tower was also a short drive away and well worth a visit, very well set up with cafe and a beautiful view across the surrounding countryside. I've already recommended the cottage to my family and would most definitely return. A thoroughly enjoyable trip.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2020

  • "Our stay was exceptional as a great deal of forethought had been done to ensure our stay was a special one."

    Prior contact prepared for specific allergies or requirements that may have been applicable. The cleanliness and presentation was outstanding along with a view over the Cotswolds. We experienced sun, rain and snow and a rainbow from mother nature during our stay, which at mealtimes was a joy to see from the back garden. The couple who own Fern Cottage are a warm and welcoming family who take immense pride in making our stay a flawless and memorable one. We will be returning to this lovely magical place.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Feb 2020

  • "Nicely renovated cottage close to the centre of town, with parking to the rear of the enclosed garden, and ability to walk from the back of the house which is useful when muddy (even a hose pipe to clean the dog and boots)."

    Very well fitted with all mod cons, and quality furnishings, clean and cosy. Helpful/friendly owners and a nice welcome pack on arrival Look forward to returning

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2020

  • "My husband and I (plus our Yorkshire terrier "Snoop dog") booked Fern cottage to celebrate our birthdays, and what a superb time we had."

    The cottage was cosy, spotlessly clean, had everything we could possibly need for our 3 night stay. On arrival Friday 14th February (St Valentine's day) there was a lovely welcome pack for us which included, delicious crusty bread, butter, milk, eggs, sticky toffee pudding (and cream) and even a bottle of prosecco for us to celebrate St Valentine's. So very unexpected and thoughtful (even down to a bunch of daffodils in the kitchen). Before we arrived we had an allergy related request which was accommodated without any fuss. The owner even phoned to advise that this had all been sorted. We had a super relaxing time in this beautiful cottage and the owners attention to detail is second to none. Thanks you so much for a most memorable birthday.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fern cottage is a beautiful home from home cottage, with great attention to detail and comfort being shown."

    Everything you could possibly need during your stay has been thought of. Directions from owner very clear and also an email prior to our arrival to check we had received all the info was a lovely thought. Winchcombe is a great base in the Cotswolds with a lovely high street, good choice of places to eat too. Looking forward to returning to this fab cottage later in the year.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything and more that you could need."

    Lovely to arrive to tea and cake much more than i expected. Will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fern cottage is one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    Recently renovated the decor is very tasteful and the attention to detail is impressive. The kitchen is beautiful, well equipped and looks out onto a very pleasant garden with a lovely countryside backdrop. There are plenty of amenities nearby and many walks from the door. We really enjoyed our time here and have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Nov 2019

  • "This really is a superb cottage, decorated with such flair, with quality furnishings and kitchen, and with a wonderful range of equipment - the best we have ever come across in a holiday cottage."

    We found our week in Fern Cottage really relaxing, thanks in no small part to the supremely comfortable pillows, mattress, duvet and luxury bed linen. We appreciated the stylish finishing touches - the plants, ceramics and pictures - and the useful extras - books, maps, guides, magazines and radio. We particularly love the view from the back of the cottage with your pretty garden and the borrowed landscape of the silver birch, sheep in the fields and wooded hills beyond. Winchcombe itself is a great base with plenty to explore. We enjoyed the Sunday guided walk, ate at The Corner Cupboard and Food Fanatics and found Sudeley Castle absolutely fascinating. We would love to come back. Janet and Mike, West Sussex

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "My holiday in Fern Cottage definitely exceeded everything I had anticipated."

    Apparently I was only the 6th person to enjoy a stay. The cottage has been extremely well renovated and the furnishings were of a very high standard indeed. The furnishings and ornaments made it seem very much a home rather than a holiday cottage. The bedding and furnishings were of excellent quality. Sleeping in the very comfortable bed was just like home. The kitchen was equipped with every appliance, pots, pans, utensils, glass, crockery and cutlery you would need to execute a meal. The welcome pack of milk, bread, butter and cake was much appreciated. The added touches of good quality soaps and lotions in the bathroom was a nice thought. The cleanliness of everything in the cottage was superb. The garden was well kept and the dual access from either the front door, or through the garden to the designated parking space was very useful. Winchcombe is a lovely Cotswold town with plenty of amenities and good local produce. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I have no hesitation is recommending Fern Cottage. Believe me you will enjoy your holiday there. Thank you very much to the owners for their love and attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fern Cottage is absolutely lovely."

    We've stayed at around a dozen cottages in the last couple of years alone and Fern Cottage ranks amongst the best two or three that we've stayed in. As a couple, we have high expectations - and Fern Cottage delivered on all counts. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped, with plenty of chopping boards, sharp knives, oven ware and more tools and gadgets than we are used to having at most cottages. There were dishwasher tablets, washing machine pods and a handwash in the kitchen, too - and trust me when I say that not all cottages provide these essentials. For entertainment, there was also a digital radio as well as a Bluetooth speaker in the kitchen alone. There was also a generous welcome pack with bread, eggs, milk and a delicious sticky toffee pudding. The bed in the master bedroom was wide and the mattress very comfortable. The shower had excellent shower pressure. There was a bottle of handwash and hand cream in the bathroom - as well as a room fragrance. The whole cottage was clean and has been renovated in a fairly contemporary but sympathetic fashion. Adding to the overall ambience, there were plenty of framed prints, paper weights, books and other objects that made it feel very homely and warm. The long, narrow garden and patio were tidy and we enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine that streams into the garden in the mornings and at lunchtime. Our dog very much enjoyed wandering up and down the garden and sniffing to his heart's content. The host (Jen) sent a warm email asking if we had any questions. We had no questions or problems so didn't need to get in touch with her. But I got the impression that she would have been warm and friendly if we had needed to contact her for anything. We would definitely recommend Fern Cottage.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be made twin upon request), and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas stove
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview & Netflix, selection of books and games, and WiFi
  • Digital radio & Bluetooth speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • White Company bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • BBQ included
  • Censor lights in garden when dark
  • Off-road parking for one car to the back of the property
  • One well-behaved dog allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Michelin star restaurant in Winchcombe (5 North St)
  • Note: Due to the age of the property the stairs are steep
  • Please note: children under the age of 5 not accepted
  • Babe in arms acceptable
  • Please note: dogs strictly not allowed upstairs or on furniture.Please note: There is a £20 pet supplement

The property

In the picture-perfect, bustling town of Winchcombe, you can find this beautiful mid-terrace cottage complete with exposed wood beams and interior stone walls.

Situated in the heart of the pretty Cotswolds town of Winchcombe, between Cheltenham and Broadway.

Fern Cottage is the ideal choice for a romantic getaway, or a small family break with its two bedrooms and enclosed garden, it is sure to cater for many different party types.

The stable door opens up into the sitting room, where you will be struck by how charming and well-furnished the room is, turning a compact space into a place you can't wait to cuddle up in with your loved one, in front of the woodburning-stove-effect gas fire on a winters’ eve.

Passing over the large slate flagstone flooring and moving into the kitchen will bring you to a delightful range of appliances that you will be more than happy to rustle up a tasty home-cooked meal for the rest of the group, and they can keep your company sat at the dining table (that can seat 6 people) thanks to the open-plan layout, with a bottle of wine (or two!).

Moving up the old steep cottage stairs when tiredness takes over, be welcomed into a beautifully presented super king-size room, complete with quality White Company bed linens and pristine white décor, you will wake up refreshed, and thanks to zip/link abilities it can be made into a twin room to suit your party's needs.

The second bedroom is a delightful double bedroom with stunning views of the countryside.

This room is furnished in the same delightful style, and next door you can find the well-presented bathroom, which has both bath and shower over.

The kitchen/diner has perfect French-style patio doors leading out to the outdoor dining and seating, where you can spend many a summer evening soaking up the last of the sun, as the kids run around with the dog down the garden path - a perfect way to spend your time!

The town of Winchcombe is a Cotswold town at its finest, and you're right on the doorstep with the nearest pub and shop being within a few minutes’ walk of Fern Cottage, so when you don't feel like cooking or you need some last minute essentials you're certainly not far away from whatever you need.

A brilliant day out at any time of year is the 1000-year-old Sudeley Castle and Gardens, once home to the last (and surviving) wife of Henry VIII, with a playground for children and a duck pond and parkland, it will be a lovely trip to remember.

Fern Cottage will be the perfect property to bring your loved ones to, allowing you to immerse yourself in this lovely part of the Cotswolds.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Cheltenham 8 miles; Broadway 9 miles; Gloucester 17 miles.

The bustling Fairtrade town of Winchcombe, a conservation site, lies above the River Isbourne, midway between Cheltenham and Broadway. Visitors can sample a mouthwatering array of local produce in the town's restaurants, wine bars, tea shops and deli's, or stroll around the eclectic range of local shops, all located along the three main streets, which remain full of character with their honey coloured stone and timbered exterior. The town also plays host to music and arts festivals, country shows and farmers’ markets. Guided walks around the town are on offer throughout the summer months, while Winchcombe lies on the intersection of the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, Warden's Way and Windrush Way, providing ample walking to suit all abilities. The quintessential English village of Broadway is just a short drive away and offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels, including the world-renowned Lygon Arms, popular for centuries and now offering spa facilities. The regency spa town of Cheltenham boasts beautiful Georgian architecture and a delightful range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions, including the famous racecourse. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east, whilst to the west is the waterfront city of Gloucester and the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean. The beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick, with its magnificent castle, are all within an hour’s drive.

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