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Mouse Hole Cottage

(Ref. 986360)

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is lovely."

    The owner responded to all our questions promptly which was appreciated. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2024

  • "It's our 5th stay at Mousehole cottage."

    It's perfect for walks and close to the centre of beautiful historic Winchcombe,. The cottage is warm and cosy, and well equipped. Everything you need. Sure we will be back for another visit.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "Good as always."

    Enjoyed our stay. Really could do with a heater of some description in the downstairs bathroom.

    Reviewed by Neil4.1Dec 2023

  • "We come back to this cottage year after year so the evidence is clear."

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Dec 2023

  • "This quaint, old traditional cottage is rather tired and in need of upgrading."

    It has plenty of space and all the facilities required but is rather dingy.

    Reviewed by Monica2.8Jul 2023

  • "Mousehole Cottage is well situated and close to shops and a large variety of eateries."

    It was cosy, comfortable and clean. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the sun room on warm days with our books. Winchcombe itself is a beautiful historic village, with lovely countryside walks on the doorstep. We loved the castle and the heritage trail around the village. We enjoyed our stay and may well come back!

    Reviewed by Grace4.1May 2023

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    Very spacious with everything you need. Great location.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely olde world cottage, very cosy and the welcome gift of cake and wine was a nice touch."

    Would definitely go again. The town was very quaint and the pubs very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful traditional Cotswold cottage in a lovely location."

    The Cottage is warm, clean and comfortable. We have been coming back to this gem of a find for years and can't keep away. Facilities in the locality are on your doorstep and the walks around the town including Sudeley Castle are a must.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Dec 2022

  • "We love the cottage, so full of character and in such a lovely place."

    The log fire was soooo amazing. Thank you for the bottle of wine and shortbread biscuits, perfect. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Quite well equipped. Brilliant location for walking into Winchcombe, which is a beautiful and interesting town. The garden is enclosed as stated in the description. However it is very small. Our large dog would not use it for a wee etc so we were up and down the road to the park more often than we would have liked.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was a comfortably lived in property which made us feel relaxed from when we arrived."

    It was really what we were hoping for and fitted in so well for a visit to the Cotswolds, rather like living there. The village was nice, the White Hart pub was quite like a local and all the people we met were very polite and friendly. The new Indian restaurant was excellent and the staff quite outstanding. So many great places to visit and Sudeley castle should not be missed,and just a short walk away. Mouse hole cottage was a good choice and we would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxed break in a beautiful part of the country

    Reviewed by Ralph4.1Aug 2022

  • "Winchcombe is an excellent base for this part of the Cotswolds."

    A lovely town with plenty of options for eating and shopping. We did several walks from Winchcombe and they were great. Winchcombe really does welcome walkers! The cottage was perfect for the three of us. It helped that the weather was glorious so we could make use of the small patio garden. We were confused about when to put the bins out. Clearer instructions needed, maybe a sticker on the appropriate bins? A few more comfortable outdoor chairs wouldn't go amiss as it was nice to sit outside in the evening and in the conservatory. We had no issues with the upstairs shower. We ate out a lot - highly recommend the fish and chip shop. The kitchen was fine, maybe a couple of washing up sponges could be provided as we didn't use the dishwasher. We didn't have a car but made use of the local bus to get to Chipping Camden. We managed to get to Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water by bus too. We had a great time and would stay in Mouse Hole cottage again.

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location for walking."

    Facilities were fine, shower upstairs could do with changing and overall the cottage needs up dating. Still a good property that had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Neil3.8May 2022

  • "Had a lovely week 4 adults, one child & our two cavalier King Charles."

    The cottage is lovely & quaint! Shower downstairs amazingly powerful. Secure little garden for dogs, clean & comfortable. Only thing that could be improved is the upstairs shower it has little pressure & seems tired. Love the actual mouse hole that lights up with little figures! Such a lovely touch. Biscuits, milk and wine very welcome on arrival. We love the cotswolds & are hoping to book & stay at Mouse Hole cottage again very soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property and ideally situated for Cheltenham and other villages."

    Local pubs/restaurants (especially the Lion Inn) very good. No complaints although the upstairs shower could be updated. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Shaun3.8Mar 2022

  • "The Mouse Hole is in reasonable condition, and has been well cleaned and maintained."

    The leather chair next to the TV could do with a clean is the only comment. We were very happy with what was provided, and the information about the area was helpful. It is very well positioned to explore the town, pubs and shopping. Great for days away in the car, and relaxing afterwards. The TV needs tuning, as sometimes it took time to tune in to the selected channel.

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage, perfect location for everything,would recommend"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations as it was very spacious."

    It accommodated our two dogs and the family perfectly.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage well appointed, great location with lots of pubs and restaurants in Winchcombe and also in nearby areas."

    We enjoyed our week at the cottage and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. However there are a couple of things that could be improved: pillows have no support, towels need to be upgraded and no shaver/toothbrush sockets in the bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent - close to the shops and restaurants that Winchcombe has to offer."

    The cottage was exactly as described if not a little larger than expected. There were plenty of places to sit and relax and the bedrooms served the four (four friends) of us well. The furniture and interiors of the cottage are rather dated but the cottage was very clean. Winchcombe is well situated for the rest of the more famous Cotswolds towns/villages but is surprisingly empty of tourists as it is very pretty.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jul 2021

  • "The housekeeper was very helpful in resolving a few matters"

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4May 2021

  • "We loved the traditional, going back in time feel about Mouse hole."

    Everything that you need is on your doorstep and the neighbours were really helpful The butchers is too good to miss along with the other local shops. The walks were lovely and Sudeley Castle is steeped in history. The housekeeper Karen is a real diamond and is always welcoming and on hand if you need her.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Lovely surroundings and history. All amenities are on the doorstep. We keep coming back to this particular cottage as it ticks all the boxes that we love. The owners and caretaker are so approachable and they really make an effort to ensure that you have a great welcome and a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Dec 2020

  • "This cottage is warm, clean and so well presented."

    The caretaker takes so much pride in this cottage to enable all who visit here to experience a wonderful time. The history of the town and property which we really enjoy, with many walks and wildlife. Nearby Sudeley Castle and grounds are a must if you like history and beautiful gardens. The local shops are so welcoming and suited all our needs. We have returned here so many times and love the atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Dec 2020

  • "We have stayed at Mousehole cottage many times."

    It's in a beautiful location, the cottage is very comfy and we always have a lovely stay. However in the past there has always been use of the garage, as there is no street parking outside this was a great help. Granted there is a car park a couple of minutes away but when you have elderly relatives with you it makes it a bit difficult.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location."

    It had a well equipped kitchen and the conservatory a great addition bringing much needed light into the property. The downstairs shower had great pressure compared to the one upstairs so we tended to use that. The furniture although in keeping with the cottage was a bit uncomfortable. We however ate all our meals either in the conservatory or the garden which was light and spacious. I would say the only thing missing from the cottage was a BBQ. I don't think I would stay there with more than 2 adults. There was just enough space for 2 of us and our bikes. Winchcombe is a great place. Highly recommended the Corner Cupboard for food.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Sep 2020

  • "Winchcombe is an absolute delight,a beautiful place and the area is a walker's paradise."

    Reviewed by Kim4.1Sep 2020

  • "Warm, comfortable, spacious and everything that we wanted."

    Everything needed was on the doorstep in this historical lovely town.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Mar 2020

  • "The booking was fast efficient and very friendly."

    We have been at this cottage a few times, we like its character and location. The owners and housekeeper are very helpful and flexible. We love the town and the history and the people are so very friendly.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Feb 2020

  • "House was very well equipped, had more than ample toilet and cleaning requisites, with very good laundry and drying facilities."

    In addition , the owners left the best welcoming pack we've encountered on our trips to the Cotswolds!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2020

  • "We have been to this cottage before and wanted to return as it was such a success."

    We booked another week and ended up extending our stay for another week. The location and facilities were excellent and the fire was a welcome sight in the cold evenings. We are planning a return as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a great time at Mousehole Cottage."

    It was cosy and warm and very comfortable. The facilities were excellent and there were loads of little extras that made it even more enjoyable. The location was really good, with great pubs nearby and a good location to visit other places.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - much bigger than expected and one of the most well-equipped self-catering cottages we have stopped in over the years."

    Nice and warm, clean, tidy, in a very good central Winchcombe location.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2019

  • "We have visited Winchcombe for over twenty years and this cottage is far superior to any other that we have stayed in."

    It suited our every need.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Mouse hole cottage was lovely and fit our needs very well: my mum is partially blind and has limited mobility and we both had a great time here."

    The cottage was very clean, surprisingly spacious and well presented with decor and furniture in keeping with the house. The extra "potty" flap on the downstairs toilet was amusing for us (2 adults) but would be very practical for families. The owners have clearly put thought into the needs of the customers as it had everything we needed and the welcoming wine and biscuits were a nice touch. It is an old cottage so creaks, cracks and low beams are to be expected ( mum and I are both short but taller people beware of the low beam on the landing!). In terms of position, the cottage is right on the main road of Winchcombe, everything we needed was in easy reach and the carpark moments away, my mum had no issues going back and forth. Be aware that the main bedroom does get road noise because of the road, the other rooms are quieter. Free parking for blue badges in the car park ( 3 spaces) was a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean & tidy."

    There was a garage at the rear that was a real bonus. Perfect location for a Cotswold holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Sep 2019

  • "Was great to come back to a home from home after a lovely day out in the beautiful cotswolds."

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely place, ideal location."

    Charmingly old inside and out. Grateful for the wine and delicious biscuits on arrival too!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "The location in the centre of the village was ideal."

    Pubs, restaurants and shops all within walking distance as was Sudeley Castle and many other walks. We would definitely consider it for future holidays.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Apr 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage with everything that a family holiday needed."

    Beautiful location and a gorgeous property.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Dec 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD player, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking in car park 200 yards from cottage at £1/day
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurants 5 mins walk

The property

This 17th century stone cottage is situated in the Saxon town of Winchcombe in the heart of the Cotswolds.

This traditional, country-style property is bursting at the seams with character, from the exposed wooden beams and sloped ceilings, to the thoughtful detailing in the décor, providing delightful accommodation ideal for families or friends seeking something a bit different.

On the ground floor, the kitchen is well-equipped, sporting a quality design with cream units, wooden worktops and everything you would require to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal, to be enjoyed in the charming dining room next door.

You can relax in the sitting room, enjoying the warmth of the woodburner on a chilly evening, and during the summer months, the elegant sun room is a wonderful place to gather your thoughts, overlooking the patio at the rear of the house, creating harmony with the outdoors.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find the three bedrooms and the main bathroom.

The enclosed patio enjoys a great deal of sunshine throughout the day and makes a pleasant area to sit with an evening drink before heading out to sample one of the many pubs and restaurants in the town.

Take a stroll around Winchcombe town centre which is steeped in history in an AONB, with many individual shops selling art, crafts and local specialist food.

Spend a day at Sudeley Castle, Cotswold Farm Park, home to Adam Henson from Countryfile or one of the numerous National Trust properties in the area.

This charm-filled cottage is ideally located for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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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