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Lavender Cottage, Brailes

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very pretty, garden is gorgeous and kitchen well equipped."

    Overall, it is a good value for money and we enjoyed barbeque in the garden!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana-maria4.1May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Beautiful garden. You have thought of everything throughout the property. Great location. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Lavender Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and it's a great location to explore the area. We hope you managed to visit some of the local sites and we would love to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay in this lovely comfortable cottage it’s in a quiet village and a good base for visiting other places nearby."

    The orange juice, milk and biscuits were a lovely touch. The kitchen is well equipped if you want to cook, we only prepared Breakfast here as we ate out on our day trips to other places. There is a nice big well maintained garden with plenty of seating areas, our three Grandchildren loved playing out in garden. The problem for us was the very thin blind in the main bedroom which kept no light out at all, Your asked to strip beds (5) fully before you leave we have never been asked to do this in other properties. We felt rushed as the cleaning lady arrived before 10am Over all we had a great stay here and would recommend it.

    Thank you for providing us with feedback on your stay. We are glad to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate your comments regarding the main bedroom blind. Our guests are asked to strip the beds to assist our housekeepers during changeovers. We hope that you will stay with us again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage for a family to enjoy, and only a short drive or bus journey to Banbury/Banbury train station."

    Warwick Castle, Blenhiem Palace & Cotswold lavender fields are all close by and great day trips to enjoy. If you want to just relax and put your feet up, the cottage, its garden, BBQ and Lower Brailes is the perfect place to do just that. Only thing you need to do is bring stock for the kitchen, nearest local shop is 5 miles away in Shipton on Stour.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and we hope that we will be able to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2023

  • "A nice cottage with a real emphasis on safety."

    The garden is excellent but obviously not for this time of year. This was not very good for a Christmas break as cooking for 6 was a challenge with the limited baking trays, etc. available, and very limited opening times of village pub and shops. We much appreciated the festive decorations and welcoming touches. Thank you.

    Many thanks for the feedback. The owners have updated the items in the kitchen so there is enough for guests to cook.We're pleased you enjoyed the festive touches. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan3.8Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful half-term holiday at Lavender Cottage."

    The house is charming and worked well for a family of 4 - with 2 twin bedrooms and 1 king bedroom, and a reasonable-sized lounge, kitchen and dining room. The garden is also lovely - with loads of space for a run around. There are various children’s games both in the house and in the garden. The location is great, with loads to do in the local area, including a lovely pub (The George) within a 5 minute walk, a kids‘ playground 10 minutes’ walk away, and several attractions within 30 minutes’ drive. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback, it's great to hear you and your family enjoyed the cottage. I hope you managed to take the children to some of the many wonderful places in the Cotswolds, such as the Wild Life Park and Adams Farm. We would love to have you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful and characterful."

    We couldn't quite get the dishwasher working but no problem to wash up by hand. A very happy weekend and delicious apples in the garden !

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay (and the apples!) and please be assured that if you encounter any issues during your stay, the property manager or owner would be able to assist. We hope to welcome you again. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay Loved the cottage."

    The garden is beautiful.Very high standard of accomodation with every need met. Two little points: the clothes dryer didn't work and the washing line was difficult to put up. Otherwise excellent! Mary Kane

    What a lovely review, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay and do hope you return in the future. With best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The house gives what we need, including a fully equipped kitchen. The garden is nice, quiet and enjoyable at every time of the day. Starting breakfast in the early morning sun all the way to an after diner cup of coffee in the shade of the large trees. The property is also a greet starting point for visits to some of the National Trust parks in the surroundings, or a good walk in the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you had such a wonderful time and also enjoyed the garden so much. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable had everything you need for your break."

    Thank you so much for providing us with such lovely feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your break away and hope that you will be visiting us again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    Cottage had everything we needed. We arrived on a Sunday at the check in time of 6 and there was no shops open in the village and the pubs kitchen was shut. Short drive though to find somewhere open. The main bedroom only has a light blind covering one window which did nothing to block the light, there was only 3 of us so we slept in the 2 twin rooms instead which had curtains. It’s a very busy road at the front with cars racing through from about 5am. The church bells seem to chime all night too which I was surprised at, was woken up a few times by them. The beds were very comfortable. The gardens are large and beautiful. The property itself was perfect but the location for us wasn’t 100%.

    Thank you for providing us with feedback on your stay at Lavender Cottage. We are glad to hear that you had a lovely holiday overall and hope that the issues you encountered during your stay did not leave a lasting impact! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had to ask for a clothes airer and pegs for the washing line."

    We found the ironing board but no iron! Otherwise the key holder was brilliant at coming straight away and getting the above.

    Thank you for the feedback. I hope you had a pleasant stay with us and after the above was rectified you managed to fully relax and enjoy the beauty of Lavender Cottage. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, very good location and comfortable."

    Floors were a bit dirty, which we noticed due to a 7 month old sitting on the living room floor and our socks getting dirty when walking around. Very comfortable bed and thoughtful having the night lights in the hall. The outside garden looked lovely but wrong season for us to enjoy it. Great location for Stratford, Oxford, Warwick etc. We would stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Lavender Cottage. We take all feedback very seriously and I can only apologise if the clean was not up to our usual high standard. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely week at the cottage thank you."

    It was really cosy and warm and very well equipped for everything we needed for Xmas. We had roaring fires a couple of times as well and we loved the cosy dining room for Xmas lunch. Friendly local pub and playground for children nearby. Thank you very much.

    We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time whilst staying at Lavender Cottage with us. We really appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Our only concern was there appeared to be evidence of mice in the kitchen."

    We did contact the housekeeper who was very helpful. Both living in older property's in the country we know this can be an issue. We did think there may have been some wood for the fire particularly for the first night. Otherwise a lovely spot to spend a few days.

    Thank you very much for your feedback and we are glad that the issue was resolved during your stay at Lavender Cottage. We are happy to hear that you still enjoyed your time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wonderfully clean, warm and homey cottage with plenty of space."

    Everything you need was provided including first basket of wood for the fire place and lots of kitchenware. Very quiet location in a nice village centrally located for all local destinations. Didn’t want to leave and would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Nov 2021

  • "Delightful cottage with clean, comfortable accommodation."

    Large garden, ideal for family games.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and were happy with the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemarie3.8Aug 2021

  • "A really great cottage, very well equipped, spotlessly clean, fabulous enclosed garden and in a lovely village."

    Just a short walk from the pub and village shops and playpark and well situated to visit Warwick, Stratford and Leamington Spa to name a few.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Lavender Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay at the cottage and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with parking just outside."

    Celia was very helpful. We had everything we needed. There was a packet of chocolate biscuits when we arrived. The George pub was just a few minutes walk away although completely empty due to virus and people staying away. There is a delightful charm to this cottage with its uneven floors and walls but that is not a bad thing. I would be happy to go back again.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on Lavender Cottage. We also think the cottage has a delightful charm and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Mar 2020

  • "I was very pleased to find the cottage had been decorated for Christmas, especially the decorated Christmas tree."

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Dec 2019

  • "Lavender cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds."

    it is deceptively spacious, comfortable, and very well equipped. Lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Ash5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very well equipped cottage, everything you could need."

    A little bit dated with decor and nick nacks but it didn't take anything away from the character. Ideal location for exploring the Cotswolds. Wonderful local pub The George serving very tasty food. If you have a large car it is very difficult to drive through the gates to park but there is room in front of the cottage to street park. We would use the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2019

  • "The booking we made was very easy to complete and we were kept up to date the whole way through the process."

    We were met at the cottage by Celia who was great at showing us where everything worked and how to operate heating, TV etc. which was much appreciated. The cottage was well equipped, beautifully clean and quiet. It was exactly what we wanted for a restful weekend to catch up with friends.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage shows signs of wear and tear which is normal."

    There is nothing alarming but I would check on bathrooms in a year or so. These facilities take the most of the beating as time passes. I personally would place a few historical photographs of Brailes around the house. There is a book in one of the bedrooms that contains a historical records of the town and has plenty of photos. You can find Lavender Cottage there as well. Overall it was fantastic stay and I recommended it on Bookings. Thanks

    Reviewed by Wojciech5.0May 2019

  • "The listing did not inform us that the cottage had low ceilings and very hard to spot that from the photos."

    Since two of our party are over 6 foot this was a problem including one having a very bad knock to the head. The twin bedrooms were not large as the instructions say nor was the lounge and for 6 people there were only 5 seats. Nor did the instructions inform us that the second toilet was also upstairs as well as the bathroom. Only small people would be able to stand under the shower due to the ceiling height. Partially used pieces of soap are left for you in the bathroom which isn’t very pleasant. There were too many ornaments and nicknacks around the house leaving you very little space for your own belongings. Some of the knobs on chests do drawers and wardrobes were falling off. We were only left 3 washing up tablets for the dishwasher for a week in a cottage for 6. Parking appeared to be a problem to the next door neighbours even though we kept one car on the drive and the other on the road not overlapping our property at all. Next door completely blocked us in on more than one occasion even though they had space in front of their own property. Various parts of the property were definitely not clean. All in all disappointing and over priced.

    Thank you for your review of Lavender Cottage. We appreciate comments in order that standards can be maintained and improved . We take concerns very seriously. We have noted concerns regarding low ceilings in some areas of the cottage and have therefore brought that to the attention of guests by mentioning this on the website. We believe that the description of the cottage is accurate. All rooms are described as a good size and not described as large. There is seating for 6 in the lounge- a three seater sofa, a two seater sofa and an armchair. here is no downstairs WC and the cottage description does not suggest that there is. In reference to the supply of dishwasher tablets , as a holiday cottage guests are provided with starter packs for all essentials upon their arrival, and not for their entire stay. During the eleven years that the cottage has been used as a holiday let this has never been a problem. There is parking space on the gravel drive through the archway, in front of the gate and in front of the cottage. Once again thank you for getting in touch, we take all feedback seriously and where applicable have actioned changed based upon your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian2.8May 2019

  • "A very cosy cottage with good facilities."

    The unexpectedly large garden would also have been well used if such a chilly easterly wind had not been blowing. A second small refrigerator would have been more useful than having a separate freezer in a holiday cottage. The allowance of 6 logs for a three night stay was really rather mean, and there was no opportunity to buy any more. They lasted one evening in the open fire. A small wood burning stove would be more economical if the owners find it hard to obtain or pay for enough logs for the open fire.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, the owner will look into how best to equip the kitchen for guest use and takes on board your feedback regarding additional refrigerator space. Regarding the logs, it is industry standard to provide a starter pack of logs and kindling for your first night. Additional logs are always then to be purchased from the local stores which readily have them available. Apologies, that this was not made clear upon arrival and we hope to book your next stay soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank4.4Apr 2019

  • "Celia is absolutely lovely, the cottage is lovely , plenty of attention to detail ."

    I highly recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2019

  • "I have been to many cottages but Lavender Cottage was by far the cosiest- it instantly felt like home."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2018

  • "All fine thank you"

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay."

    The K Family

  • "Been before, well positioned and lovely cottage."

    Mrs Woodward

  • "It is a very good cottage!"

    We would definitely come back!

    Mr Verbluggen

  • "We chose this cottage as it looked to be good for our location requirements, had a lovely garden and seemed to be good value for money."

    Mr R

  • "Home from Home with everything you could need."

    The S Family

  • "Good location, well appointed, cosy log fire, very clean nice spacious garden."

    Mr M

  • "It was very clean, beautiful garden, the kitchen was well equipped."

    Mrs Field

  • "Great amenities- you really have thought of evrything."

    Mr And Mrs D

  • "Very well equipped-kitchen,crockery etc."

    large very safe garden. Very helpful housekeeper.

    Mr And Mrs K

  • "We had a great stay with our family from USA."

    Mr And Mrs L

  • "Cottage in a very beautiful village, in a good central location for many attractions/towns."

    The cottage itself was ideal for what we required.

    Mrs Phillip

  • "Refurbishment very well done, garden space lovely, just the right size for 5 adults."

    Provision of milk and orange juice on arrival is a nice touch.

    Mrs McMaster

  • "Comfortable, spacious, good location"

    Miss Helliar

  • "Cottage was very cosy & comfortable, well equiped and everything we could have asked for to make it a perfect family gathering for my parent's Ruby Anniversary celebration."

    Thank you!

    Miss Wilson

  • "Very peaceful, good location , homely ,great garden."

    Mrs Lutz

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage."

    A perfect place to gather and catch up with friends.

    Ms. K.

  • "Location was wonderful!"

    The juice, milk, tea, coffee & biscuits were a really nice touch and made us feel very welcome.

    Mr Butler

  • "Lovely location & walks."

    Cottage was amazing, stocked with toys and books, toiletries and essential foods. It felt very homely. Mrs Martin, April 2014\ \ \ Fabulous house. great kitchen. Lovely walks. Memorable weekend

    Ms Udall

  • "We used the cottage for the bride to get ready for our wedding."

    It was perfect.

    Mr And Mrs Evans

  • "4 generations of our family stayed for a long weekend."

    Had the most relaxing, happy time ever. The cottage made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. All areas of our stay have been catered for and everything has been thought out for a wonderful experience.

    Mrs Kirkham - Milton Keynes

  • "The accommodation was exactly what we were looking for clean and tidy on arrival and very homely."

    Mr Pinsard

  • "Excellent location, very clean and cosy cottage."

    Enough space for the four of us and a nice garden. Extremely well equipped kitchen.

    Mr Vangrieken

  • "Very well-equipped cottage."

    Comfortable and well-furnished with all the kitchen and general equipment needed for an easy installation. All the electrical equipment worked well including dishwasher and washing machine.

    Mr Marvin

  • "Very well equipped, charming property; welcome on arrival very helpful."

    Mr Geeves

  • "The location is perfect- the warm welcome at the cottage was a delight."

    It is very well kept and has a charm about it. Made wonderful memories with the family. Would recommend it highly and will definitely come back again !

    Ms Nangia

  • "Cottage was lovely and ideal for what we wanted for a party of 6 adults."

    The garden was beautiful.

    Mrs Rainey

  • "Everything fantastic!"

    Mr Kelly

  • "Clean, modern, love the design of the place, kitchen is well equipped, cosy."

    Miss Chua

  • "An ideal cottage for annual reunion of 5 school friends."

    We so enjoyed the garden and very well equipped cottage. Very comfortable beds. Thank you Celia for the warm welcome.

    Mrs. M

  • "The cottage is lovely and cosy and our grandson loved the garden."

    The weather was superb and we enjoyed a few barbecues in the garden.

    Mr. E.

  • "Clean and comfy, daughters liked internet."

    Lovely garden.Lots to do nearby.

    Mr Greenslade

  • "Lovely house, well equipped, spotless."

    Ms Cosentino

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi and radio/bluetooth speakers
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Garden
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Note: 1 basket of wood provided in the colder months
  • Note: £100 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Lavender Cottage resting in Brailes in the Cotwolds AONB is an idyllic period property.

The cottage has been in the owner’s family for generations and they have dutifully nurtured its charm by maintaining immaculate standards and a décor that is suited to the building's history and style.

The living areas consist of good sized rooms that are bright and light, there is a sitting room with characterful woodburning stove that adds to the homely ambience and a fully-equipped kitchen; perfect for family getaways.

Step outside to admire the countryside in the large garden with fruit trees and plenty of seating, a truly tranquil setting to watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand.

When sleep calls retire to one of three bedrooms, there is a spacious king-size and two fun twin rooms that kids are sure to love; all rooms are serviced by a sleek bathroom where you can delight in a soothing soak.

Lavender Cottages lies paces away from the George Inn in Brailes, a wonderful pub that serves tasty pub fare making it a wonderful place to treat your loved ones to a special meal, the local shop, butchers and newsagents also lie in the village.

Delve into local history at Brailies Castle and admire the panoramic views from the top of Castle Hill, Broughton Castle a historic fortified manor house with moat lies a short scenic drive away and is ideal for leisurely strolls through the grounds.

Explore the market town of Banbury which houses a museum and gallery which includes sections on the Civil War or indulge in food and drinks at The Waterside Bar which lies next to the Oxford Canal.

Royal Lemington Spa, Coventry and Brimingham are all easily accessible by car and are filled with a wealth of activities and attractions that the whole family will enjoy.

Keen ramblers will be in the element due to the cottage’s location in the Cotswolds, an area filled with a myriad of walks and trails designed to be explored.

Lavender Cottage is a fabulous dwelling for a family getaway in the Cotswolds.

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

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About the location


Shipston-on-Stour 4 miles; Moreton-in-Marsh 9 miles; Banbury 10 miles.

The thriving village of Brailes has a 15th century church and enjoys a peaceful setting, surrounded by many hills in the rural Warwickshire countryside, with easy access to many delightful market towns and villages in the heart of England. The small market town of Shipston-on-Stour is just a short drive away, which boasts many shops, restaurants and pubs, together with a magnificent 17th Century church. Stratford-upon-Avon, with Shakespeare's house, Ann Hathaway's cottage and its famous theatres and monuments, is just 14 miles away. Warwick's medieval castle and the impressive remains of Kenilworth Castle are nearby, as well as the elegant Royal Leamington Spa, with its Georgian and Victorian buildings. Explore the charming towns and villages of the Cotswolds where it's possible to visit places that have remained unchanged for centuries. Chipping Norton, Stow on the Wold, Broadway and Bourton on the Water, to name only a few, are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy the nearby Brailes golf course, horse racing at Stratford, Warwick and Cheltenham, the Heritage Motor Museum or walk Shakespeare's or Centenary Way. A great holiday destination at any time of the year.

Sorry no working groups.
Please note: There is no cot or highchair at the property.
£100 Good Housekeeping Bond required before the stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas