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Ryepiece Cottage

(Ref. 993458)

Ettington, Warwickshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Ryepiece Cottage was a wonderfully cosy and private bolt-hole to come home to on a winter's day, especially with its ancient beams."

    Ant and Simon were friendly owners and offered suggestions to suit our interests - Simon seems to know every good walk for miles around. Loved all the books. The kitchen is modest but adequate for simple meals and the Chequers in the village does excellent meals.

    Reviewed by Annika5.0Feb 2024

  • "There were several problems."

    No freezer compartment in fridge. No hair dryer. Duvet too heavy and hot. Towel rail not working so shower room cold. Towels too rough to use comfortably. Chairs too low for table. Kettle lid broken. Knives blunt.

    We have changed the kettle, sharpened the knives and brought a hair dryer. We have removed one of the duvets so quilt is lighter. The towel rail is working fine but you may not have turned it on at the wall. We have lowered the table. We do not own a tumble dryer so the towels are maybe not as soft as you are used to. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue2.2Nov 2023

  • "Well appointed cottage adjoining owners’ thatched barn home."

    Comfortable bedroom, good bathroom and small kitchen area with instructions for appliances. The garden is especially attractive at this time of year and table and chairs were provided for us to sit out and enjoy it. Very quiet at night - lovely bird song in the day. The friendly owners were around and about, made us feel very welcome but did not intrude. Photos on the website are accurate.

    Reviewed by J E5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely people and a beautiful place to stay"

    Reviewed by Mabel5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage warm, clean , relaxing and inviting with everything you need and very comfortable bed ."

    Upon arrival we had a lovely welcome from the owner Ant. Later on in the evening we attended one of their events to see Salt House perform a lovely evening with meal included and again a wonderful warm welcome from both of the owners & brilliant performance by Salt House. All others who attended were also so friendly and welcoming. The local shops and pubs were helpful and services very friendly . Only a short walk away to Chequers inn very welcoming and food reasonably priced with nice food . We will definitely go again hopefully soon . Cannot thank you enough for your kind and warm welcome- only wish it could have been a longer stay .

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful and cosy cottage located in a quite location very close to Stratford-upon-Avon."

    Perfect for two people. The owner was very welcoming and gave us information on attractions and places to visit. It has a lovely front garden and a space to park the car onsite, relatively close to the house. The kitchen is suitable to cook meals from scratch as well as reheating ready made meals. A suggestion would be to include oven gloves.ideally, essential cleaning products, such as a brush, cloth to clean surfaces, as well as hand soap. It would be nice to include tea/coffee and sugar, especially on arrival. These are small details but it makes a big difference. Wifi wasn’t particularly great, maybe that could be looked into it. The bedroom and the bed were comfortable, the water in the shower was hot and with sufficient pressure. I loved browsing and reading the extraordinarily collection of books.

    Reviewed by Ana3.4Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing week in the beautiful Ryepiece Cottage."

    Once it had warmed up on our first evening, it was very cosy and held the heat well for the rest of the week. Lots of interesting books on a variety of subjects to peruse! Well placed for exploring an area with a wealth of things to see and do. Some suggestions of items which are usually provided which weren’t present : hairdryer, cloth for cleaning surfaces in the kitchen, washing up sponge (although a brush was provided, this didn’t clean stains in cups or grease off plates and the crockery needed washing to remove the grease from previous occupants), oven gloves and soap for bathroom basin. Forewarned is forearmed!

    All sorted. Thanks for pointing out Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jan 2023

  • "Ryepiece Cottage was a lovely place to stay for a long weekend."

    The cottage was clean, warm, comfortable and a good kitchen with everything you could need. A short walk away was a great friendly pub and restaurant. The cottage is in a great place to visit all the Cotswold villages and then come back to your own 18th century barn conversion. Great place and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Jeanet5.0Nov 2022

  • "Ryepiece Cottage is a delightful, historic outbuilding of the listed Ryepiece Barn, which has been carefully converted and restored, keeping its original features, while offering a fully equipped holiday let."

    The garden setting is a splendid, quiet and very pleasant place to relax, and its location in Ettington, close to Stratford-upon-Avon, makes it very convenient to all the local places of interest.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "I did state in their guest book that the towels were disgusting & a couple of other bits but quite honestly although there are numerous good reports in the guest book, l don't know who writes them."

    We left there last Wednesday, deciding we couldn't stay any longer. The bed was comfortable but that was the only place. I couldn't sweep up before we left as there was only a dustpan & brush - no broom & it was all wooden floors! The only seating was a small sofa & 4 garden chairs, which because of what they were, didn't match the height of the table & certainly didn't match the room. I had to wash the mugs & the bathroom sink when we arrived as all were dirty & unusable. The toilet seat swivelled round & the kitchen tap moved as well. The owners had said they would be away but l assumed they would have had a cleaner in before new customers arrived but not sure about that. Usually, there is a welcome note of some sort but not even a vase of flowers. We have stayed in many a cottage but although this was pretty it was also far too basic for the price. Totally spoilt the relaxing time we needed. Suggest it has an overhaul before re-letting.

    Reviewed by carolyn1.9Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    Roomy and comfortable, with quality fittings. The setting is amazing, and the owner is friendly and very helpful. We'd heartily recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely and peaceful."

    Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Jul 2022

  • "Great place, great bed, great shower, great garden (Hidcote eat your heart out)"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely period converted farm building in a lovely, quiet location next to the ..."

    A lovely period converted farm building in a lovely, quiet location next to the gorgeous listed barn conversion of the owners It is very well placed for exploring Stratford and the lovely Cotswold villages and walks The owners were very friendly and helpful, with lots of suggestions for days out They are very interesting people as well Recommended

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great base for exploring the many attractions all within short drives."

    The owners are very helpful and can recommend great places to visit. Ryepiece Cottage is very comfortable & quiet.It’s a lovely place to spend some time.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay in cottage so peaceful and beautiful garden hope to return soon"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place and people beautiful cottage and garden."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "Another excellent stay at Ryepiece Cottage."

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is a beautifully restored barn set in an idyllic courtyard."

    Well furnished, peaceful setting and excellent hosts. A perfect location for touring Stratford and the Cotswolds. We were very impressed and will go again.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is lovely and so full of character, we felt really relaxed and settled there."

    Thank you very much

    Reviewed by Phil4.1Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and garden, very comfortable and relaxing."

    Excellent shower and comfy bed. Great location for exploring the countryside and locations of the Cotswolds and Warwickshire. Ettington has a good shop and pub, with good food, all very near to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely setting, friendly hosts with good local knowledge."

    Good location for all attractions.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Ryepiece cottage was a lovely barn conversion, very spacious, comfortable and a beautiful garden that we were able to enjoy as there were several places to sit in the sun or in the shade."

    Several walks around the village and a handy spar shop just down the road and a lovely pub which serves very nice meals, enjoyed inside or in the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely garden with plenty of seating,full of bird song during our stay"

    Reviewed by Robin4.7May 2021

  • "Far exceeded our expectations in every respect."

    A lot of thought has gone into the planning of this accommodation - quality furnishings/beautiful shower room/ delightful garden and such kind owners. Thank you Simon! We look forward to our next stay in August.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2021

  • "A perfect countryside hidey-hole, located in a lovely quiet village (with a great cafe!"

    ) with plenty to do within driving distance. Hosts were incredibly welcoming and helpful, and went to lengths to make sure we were comfortable. 5/5.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, in a great location for Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and the Cotswolds."

    Between the tranquil surroundings and the bed being one of the comfiest I have ever slept in, we had soundless sleeps and found this to be a great place to relax and rejuvenate. The cottage has a very compact, but nice kitchen. I would recommend leaving some cooking oil and cleaning spray in the kitchen for future guests. The sitting room has a lovely artificial fire and large TV which was great to settle down in front of for cosy nights in.

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Apr 2021

  • "Cottage very well equipped and comfortable."

    Great position for Cotswolds and Stratford upon Avon.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean, so we were surprised to find that the oven and tray were filthy."

    There was also mold on the entrance of the shower. We did not see the owners so were unable to inform them, but it did not spoil our holiday. The cottage itself was beautiful and has a really comfortable bed.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2020

  • "Ryepiece Cottage was the perfect antidote to todays hectic living."

    It was absolutely perfect for our needs & I would recommend it to any couple looking for a comfortable, clean, well appointed & relaxing space to breath & let your stresses melt away.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2020

  • "A comfortable compact cottage with easy acces both to Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds."

    Very friendly hosts willing to share their knowledge of the area. We had an excellent holiday here.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was so lovely and so conveniently located that we managed to see and do all that we wanted to, while also being able to stay in and enjoy each other's company."

    We loved the garden space and were very pleased with the heated towel rack, too! Everything in the cottage was well thought out and meant that any guest would be happy and prepared to stay there. We really appreciated the hospitality and recommendations they gave us, as well, which made for a couple nice days out! Thanks again, we loved it!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nice little place but could be great with more effort!"

    Small sofa insufficient for two to relax on, stained mugs, some tired furniture and a modest food welcome pack wouldn’t go amiss. Lovely cottage type garden but too wild.

    Reviewed by Marina2.8Aug 2020

  • "Our cottage was perfect."

    .....absolutely perfect. Cosy,warm and with everything one would need for a wonderful stay in the countryside away from our very busy everyday lives. It was well maintained and beautifully finished to a high standard without loosing the beautiful atmosphere of a country cottage and its idyllic surroundings. Each day we visited a town exploring its history and admiring its buildings, there were so many to enjoy, Stratford, Burford, Morton , Broughton and Cirencester. Each one worth a visit. But best of all was coming back to the cottage each evening to our beautiful cottage, shutting the door and simply relaxing in total comfort, ready for the next days adventure. Our host was very nice, nothing was too much trouble and i must mention her amazing garden with all its knooks and crannies. We would love to return especially during the summer months to be able to take full advsntage of the garden. A wondergul break in wonderful accommodation in an amazing part of England, thankyou.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "The oven was not cleaned before our arrival."

    Was expecting a welcome pack but none provided. Maybe I mis-read the details? Good location to stay but the sofa is the most uncomfortable piece if furniture I have ever sat on. Spent the week sitting on a dining chair at the table when we were there. Bed, however, is super comfortable & nice 'snuggly' quilt.

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Nov 2019

  • "The owners where very pleasant and helpful."

    We very much enjoyed our stay and would go back again.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2019

  • "Owners very informative on places to visit in the area."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2019

  • "The setting is beautiful and peaceful."

    The garden is lovely and we enjoyed sitting out there after a day out. The owner was friendly and helpful. Would be happy to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by June4.1Aug 2019

  • "Thr property was unusual, but it was well designed, and finished to a very high standard."

    Our hosts Simon and Ant, were perfect, and went out of their way, to make our stay a happy one. If we have a chance, and if Simon and Ant, would let the property out to us again, we would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage has everything we needed for our break."

    Everything in the cottage is of a high quality and the garden is beautiful. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We have no complaints at all and will recommend to our friends and family. The surrounding area is beautiful and there is plenty to do within a short distance.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful setting, lovely garden."

    Ideal for the theatre and walks.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1May 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size bed with en-suite, including a walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor heating from ground source heating and a electric woodburning fire
  • Electric combination microwave/oven, 2 ring hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Bike storage
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond at this property
  • Note:The owner hosts Community (non profit making) house concerts 6 times a year in their home adjoining the cottage
  • Guests are very welcome to attend these Friday evening Blues, Jazz or Classical music events
  • Note: No BBQ's allowed as the owner's home is thatched
  • Please note: Check in is from 4pm and check out is before 10am.

The property

Ryepiece Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed building, tucked away within the ground of the owners 18th-century thatched farmhouse, resting within the village of Ettington, close to Stratford-Upon-Avon.

This charming property is filled with charismatic charm and warming underfloor heating to provide you and your loved one with the perfect base for a romantic break in beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

Upon entering the property, be charmed by the open-plan living room, housing everything you will need for an enjoyable holiday, including a well-presented kitchen, dining area and a sitting area, ideal for relaxing in front of the electric woodburner whilst enjoying a favourite film.

As the evening draws to a close, head to the bedroom, where you will find beams to quietly reflect the history of the dwelling and a convenient en-suite shower room, hosting a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

During the warmer months you can enjoy relaxing in the garden or take a short stroll to the village pub for a well-deserved meal and tipple of your choice.

Just a short drive takes you to Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon boasting a lovely river setting, stunning buildings and many lovely pubs and restaurants, and the attractions including Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Stratford Butterfly Farm.

Why not explore one of the many National Trust properties or the unspoilt Cotswold towns.

Ryepiece Cottage promises a wonderful retreat, whatever the weather.

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About the location


Stratford-upon-Avon 6.5 miles; Warwick 11 miles; Royal Leamington Spa 12 miles.

The thriving village of Ettington lies in beautiful Warwickshire countryside and boasts a lovely village pub serving wonderful home-cooked food as well as a village shop/Post Office, well stocked with local fresh produce. The village is recognised as both a Saxon and Roman settlement; the Fosse Way Roman road is close by, and many buildings date back to the 17th century. Ettington is just 6.5 miles south of the market town Stratford-upon-Avon, which dates back to medieval times, and is the home of William Shakespeare. The town boasts many historic buildings including Shakespeare's birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, many traditional pubs, excellent restaurants and individual shops, as well as boat hire and cruises along the River Avon. The beautiful National Trust house at Charlecote Park is well worth a visit with its stunning gardens and Capability Brown Deer Park. A few minutes' drive away are Compton Verney and Upton House, both showcasing spectacular collections of paintings and ceramics, whilst set in beautifully landscaped gardens for family friendly days out. The world famous castles at Warwick and Kenilworth are only a 25 minute drive away. Also within easy reach are the picturesque Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh making this a great holiday destination for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas