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Winterberry Cottage

Barnsley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091236)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "It should be mentioned in the property description that the stairs are steep, tight and awkward."

    No property information and user manuals for the installed appliances was provided. There was no information for dealing with waste/ refuse/recycling etc. Blinds are required for the windows in both bathrooms

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry we’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "The cottage was really comfortable."

    Great beds . We all slept very well. The kitchen was well stocked. Super, comfortable living room. We were pleasantly surprised as the cottage was more spacious than we were expecting.The only drawback was the driveway is very narrow. There was no recycling bag for the cardboard boxes. Having said this we would definitely stay here again if we were staying in area.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2021

  • "Character cottage in great location to explore the Cotswolds"

    MarkSep 2020

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations - it was roomy, clean and the garden was beautiful."

    The surrounding area is lovely and quiet and the village pub makes the best espresso martini! Richard, the house keeper, also called us on arrival to check that everything was okay. We had a lovely and comfortable stay and I would recommend this cottage to all of my friends and family.

    SamJul 2020

  • "We had a great family vacation in this lovely cottage."

    The kitchen is great and spacious, rooms are really comfortable and 2 bathrooms is always a plus! The village is lovely and quiet, local restaurant is only 2 minutes walk from the cottage and the whole countryside is gorgeous. Would definitely recommend

    SarahJul 2020

  • "Despite the awful weather we had a lovely mid-week break."

    The house was clean and cosy with a well-stocked kitchen. We had an excellent pub within walking distance. A short drive away were lots of great activities for the children (rock climbing, forest school, pottery painting). Would highly recommend as it’s a great base to explore the Cotswolds.

    EmmaMar 2020

  • "Really lovely and cosy cottage in a lovely location."

    Having a stove fire really made it! Would recommend

    LeilaFeb 2020

  • "What a lovely house, in a beautiful town."

    Has all the modern amenities, with all the charm of an old house. The host had a Christmas tree and other decorations set up in the house - we really appreciated that effort. Everything was perfect. Wifi is slow, and cell phones are spotty, but that's something out of the owner's control, and it was nice to be a little out of touch with things. I would highly recommend this cottage, and hope to return some time.,Andrew

    Jan 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely and homely."

    Very well stocked with glasses, plates, pots and pans etc.

    TimNov 2019

  • "We had a great time at Barnsley and enjoyed Cotswolds."

    Thank you for hosting us

    AthinyaaSep 2019

  • "Idyllic cottage in great location."

    VictoriaSep 2019

  • "The Cottage was really beautiful, well equipped and clean."

    Comfy beds. Such a charming little spot in Cotswolds, with a really nice pub as the neighbour. Beautiful garden as well. Would love to Come back.

    ElisabethAug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our weekend stay in the cottage."

    A lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage in a gorgeous location. Highly recommend!

    CristinaAug 2019

  • "This cottage is exactly like the photos and feels really special when you are there."

    The interior matches the Cotswold village location and has all the appliances and amenities you could need. Great location, gorgeous house and great communication from Richard who manages the property. Would definitely come back and also highly recommend.

    AbiJul 2019

  • "We had a great time at the Winterberry Cottage."

    The Cottage is very beautiful, well located and superbly equipped. Perfect for a family like ours!

    RafaelJul 2019

  • "This a beautiful cottage and a great location."

    I highly recommend it and hope to be back.

    TonyaMay 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location, we have stayed many times and keep going back."

    Would highly recommend!

    EmmaApr 2019

  • "FAB cottage felt like home!"

    Super little pub opposite too!

    EmmaJan 2019

  • "A perfect pad for Christmas!"

    DianeJan 2019

  • "House was perfect for our needs."

    well equipped, nicely decorated and very comfortable.

    ClareMar 2018

  • "Beautiful Cottage in the Cotswolds."

    The owners were very accommodating with timings and kindly let us stay after the checkout time as there was not another booking, which made a great impression. The lovely kitchen diner was a great room for cooking and chatting in and the large comfy sofas in the front room allowed everyone to have a nice seat infront of the fire. Aga kept the house warm, and heating was on when we arrived. Richard kindly left some milk and bottle of wine which was enjoyed. Great pub across the road with excellent food and garden. Thanks for a great stay, will definitely come again.

    ClareSep 2017

  • "Fantastic Cottage."

    Everything perfect. I would definitely stay there again. Very efficient booking, admin, etc.

    DianaSep 2017

  • "Excellent - one of the best cottages we have ever used."


    Feb 2017

  • "We had a really enjoyable time at the cottage."

    Loved all the features, Aga, wood burner etc . It was very clean and perfect for a break. The kitchen was well equipped, but a little more cutlery would of been good, not that it was a problem. The garden was well maintained and the local pub was really good. The Shower was excellent, very powerful and loved the roll top bath.

    SallySep 2016

  • "My family and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a wonderful weekend at Winterberry Cottage for the weekend just gone."

    We all felt it was home from home and none of us wanted to leave! It's a truly gorgeous cottage you have and so very well fitted out. It had absolutely everything we needed and more. We celebrated my mum's 65th birthday and it was great to have some quality family time in such a wonderful location. The bottle of red wine and chocolates was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. We all look forward to returning at some point soon. It's a very special place you have there! - Karen & family

    Jan 2014

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
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The property

Nestled in the lovely village of Barnsley is this wonderful Cotswold stone property, Winterberry Cottage, that is ideal for relaxing with friends and family and as a base for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds.

Upon arriving at the property, you will be delighted to find two off-road parking spaces on the gravel driveway.

A large hallway provides space for storing coats and muddy boots, which leads onto the well-presented and welcoming sitting room with lovely exposed wooden beams and oak flooring, containing inviting seating space that you and your guests can sink into after a long day of exploring, whilst watching a film on the Smart TV or reading a compelling novel from the books on offer, whilst the woodburning stove warms the whole room.

Overlooking the garden and the fields beyond you will find the kitchen/diner that comes fully-equipped with all the amenities you require to rustle up a heart-warming evening meal as you all gather around the large dining table to enjoy your meal, before tidying up with help from the handy dishwasher, and engaging in a competitive game of darts.

Take the evening outside when the weather allows, through the patio doors in the kitchen/diner, to the beautiful enclosed garden that has stunning views of the farmland beyond and offers welcoming seating and a gas barbecue in the patio area and a lawn area beyond, with ample storage space in the shed which is perfect for avid cyclists.

When the night draws to a close, head up the wooden staircase to the first-floor where you have a choice of two beautiful king-size rooms, one boasting an en-suite shower room, and a twin room, all with ample storage space for your belongings.

In the morning, have a long soak in the roll-top bath in the bathroom, before getting ready to head out for the day; the picturesque village of Barnsley benefits from having one of the best pubs in the Cotswolds, The Village Pub, as well as the highly renowned Barnsley House Hotel with its excellent restaurant and spa facilities.

The village is close to the Roman town of Cirencester, the largest market town in the Cotswolds, which supports a wide range of amenities such as Wheatsheaf Inn and The Bear Inn and you can take a stroll around Cirencester Park which forms the Bathurst Estate and is a picturesque country park with plenty to discover and do.

Barnsley is well placed for exploring the many wonderful villages and towns in the Cotswolds, such as Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to it low sweeping bridges that lay across the river Windrush, here you can surround yourself by wildlife at Birdland Park and Gardens or have some fun at the miniature replica of the Cotswold stone village at The Model Village, with plenty of restaurant and tea rooms on offer to finish off your day.

If you fancy a spot of golf, head over to South Cerney where you will find South Cerney Golf Club which is home to 9 and 18 holes as well as a fun driving range for all the family to enjoy.

There is something for everyone in Barnsley, and Winterberry Cottage is the perfect base!


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, surround sound, Blu-ray DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and DVD’s, darts board (without darts)
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio and lawn garden with furniture, gas barbecue and shed
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 0.1 miles.

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About the location


Cirencester 4.5 miles; Swindon 18.5 miles; Gloucester 22 miles.

The thriving village of Barnsley lies south of the Cotswold Hills and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and ancient, unspoilt villages, whilst also playing host to an annual village garden festival. Barnsley Park boasts evidence of a Roman settlement and was supposedly enjoyed by the wives of Henry VIII. The village of Barnsley has its own village pub serving excellent food, as well as the 16th century Barnsley House where you can enjoy a day at the luxurious spa or take afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the attractive gardens. Close by is Bibury, a picture perfect Cotswold village, set in a conservation area, nestling on the River Coln and home to Arlington Row, a 12th century former wool store, now owned by the National Trust. Cirencester, known as 'The Capital of the Cotswolds' is just a short drive away and boasts a rich and well-preserved heritage with a Roman Amphitheatre, Corinium Museum and Abbey Grounds. The Brewery Arts Centre offers visitors a unique arts and crafts shopping experience or visit the Bathurst Estate, home to Cirencester Polo Club where some of the highest levels of polo can be seen. The Regency spa town of Cheltenham, with its Georgian architecture and extensive range of shops, theatres, restaurants and visitor attractions, including the famous Gold Cup horse racing is also just a short drive away, as is the unique Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Britain's largest water park, offering a wide range of activities including boating, water skiing, cycling, golf and horse riding. The area is also host to three nature reserves, all offering many lovely walks. Within an hours’ drive is Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Blenheim Place, Bath and the Malvern Hills and all are well worth a visit.

Region Information

Note: Mobile phone reception is poor or intermittent inside and outside the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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