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Holly Cottage (Middle Tysoe)

(Ref. 1091393)

Tysoe, Warwickshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Booked this place as a late booking over the Easter break and had the best time!"

    House is very clean, comfortable and deceptively big! Garden and kitchen area was lovely and house had everything we could ask for. Bedrooms were an amazing size and the beds were super comfy. House was warm and quiet too, with the lovely added bonus of a log fire! Location was brilliant with a fab park for the kids nearby and a cute tea room and shop - all locals were super friendly and helpful and Stratford was a short drive away. We would recommend this property to anyone really, we were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and grandparents came with a dog, so 6 in total and was more than enough space. We will definitely be visiting this little gem again!

    Thank you for the fabulous feedback, it's lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at Holly Cottage, including your furry friend. We are pleased to hear you found the local park for the children and we hope you enjoyed the other local attractions with your family. We hope to welcome you all again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the warm, cosy and very spacious Holly Cottage."

    Thank you very much for providing first class, spotlessly clean accommodation. Excellent furniture, fixtures and fittings throughout with lots of homely touches. The kitchen is so spacious and well equipped. Superb dishwasher and very useful utility room. Each room has its merits. It was particularly nice to have a separate dining area. The smell of oil in the downstairs toilet and side porch is unfortunate but keeping these areas ventilated helps and doesn’t affect the rest of the house. We really appreciated the very generous welcome pack of Christmas treats and wine. The tree and decorations were the icing on the cake. So thoughtful and helped to make our family Christmas stay very special. Thank you so much. I highly recommend this property for anyone visiting the lovely village of Tysoe and surrounding area.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Holly Cottage over the festive period. Its lovely to hear you had a wonderful break with us at the cottage at this special time, we hope to welcome you all back for another break in the near future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Coleen5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property was absolutely lovely, furniture fantastic and comfortable throughout."

    Very clean I deed with some lovely treats for us when we arrived. There was subdued lighting on arrival and the house looked really welcoming. For a family get together the house was perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Holly Cottage. It's wonderful to hear you and your family had a lovely stay with us, i hope you managed to visit some of the wonderful sites local to. We hope to welcome you all back in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vikki4.7Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a great village."

    We attended the Remembrance Day service and we’re glad to see so many villagers. There was a smell of oil(?) in the house and there had been children visitors as hand prints were visible on glass doors. Overall a great weekend in a comfortable, welcoming home. Thank you.

    Thank you for providing this feedback and also for bringing to our attention some issues which have now been passed on to the Property Manager. We're so glad you loved the property and location and hope you will return again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and the beds were especially comfy (I’d love to know how to acquire a mattress as I have sciatica) ."

    Only a couple of recommendations NOT criticisms . The bath won’t hold water for long as the plug doesn’t fit well so the water drains away . The crockery is plentiful and of a high standard but there is only one very small,old frying pan and two small pans ,certainly not enough to service a family of 5/6 . The Bodem cafetière was leaking but was easily fixed when we bought a new glass liner . The cottage was very thoughtfully equipped and the welcome pack of biscuits delicious! The children were secure playing in the garden and loved hearing the bell ringing whilst drinking their hot chocolate ; a memory we will long cherish . Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Holly Cottage. Its wonderful to hear your enjoying your stay with us. Of course we will find out the make of the mattress and let you know. I will also pass on your comments about the pans for Managed Services to look at. We hope you made the most of the wonderful places to visit local and we would love to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann-marie4.7Oct 2023

  • "A brilliant comfortable and well equipped house."

    We had a lovely stay with family and 2 dogs. Plenty of local walks and places to explore. You need a car to explore the wider Cotswolds but nowhere was more than 40 minutes away. House was one of the best we have stayed in and very good value

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed exploring The Cotswolds. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janys5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property was in the ideal location and had everything we needed."

    It was comfortable and well equipped and we would love to stay again at some point. Thankyou for welcome treats, was a nice touch

    Reviewed by Liz3.8Sep 2023

  • "When we arrived at the property there was a note to say that the gardener visited once a fortnight."

    The garden however was overgrown and the lawn had not been cut for months. There were nettles and brambles growing into the garden which made it unusable. The access to the side patio which we used a couple of times for bbq was difficult due to the overgrown nature of the bushes. To add to this the side patio door was very difficult to close and needed quite a bit of force to do so. That being the case we didn’t want to use the side door. When we arrived the general waste bin outside was over flowing and had not been emptied for some time and was also smelling. We tried to compact it down as much as possible to put our in it. However on our day of departure the bin was covered in maggots which we reported by leaving a note in the property. Overall we felt that the cleanliness of the property was below standard. For example, all the windows were dirty and had hand prints on them. When you moved the stools at the breakfast bar there was a dirt ring on the floor. The hoover did not work very well when we used it and even had to empty the hoover to try and improve it. Others things to consider for the future that would make peoples stay more enjoyable and to improve the facilities would be: Providing a washing line or a “working” airier (the one at holly cottage was broken) if a washing machine is advertised Providing enough bin bags to last the stay - We had to buy our own We also had to buy additional cleaning products, but feel that these should have been provided. The other item I would like to raise is the oil tank did smell a lot and you needed to pass this to access the property.

    Reviewed by Tom2.5Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was loverly clean all that we needed hope to come back one day"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Holly Cottage, and we look forward to welcoming you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James William5.0May 2023

  • "Beautifully furnished and really well equipped house!"

    Description was perfect and it was even more beautiful than the photos showed. So lovely to sit at the breakfast bar and chat in the sunshine in the gorgeous kitchen, and play a board game over a cuppa. we all adored it and would definitely love to stay again. My daughter would have happily stayed forever. A Perfect base location for our break and lovely to be able to bring our puppy too and you would never know dogs were allowed as it was immaculately clean. My only comment would it might be worth explaining that the parking space is quite tight / small. We managed to just fit our car in the drive but only just (know there is other parking close by but just might be useful to add to the description)

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we're so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Holly Cottage.Thank you for your comments about the parking. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Great area. Comfortable beds and well equipped

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you loved the cottage and location and would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    The welcoming food package was a nice touch. All the amenities we could have wanted were available. The furnishings were very comfortable and the whole cottage had a homely feel. The outside area was perfect for outside dining and perfect for our dogs. We would highly recommend the property to others.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you and your dogs enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous stay in a wonderful cottage."

    Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend. Our family enjoyed every minute.

    So pleased you had a fabulous stay at the cottage. Thank you for the recommendation and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Therese5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very modern cottage and very comfortable - especially liked the kitchen and ..."

    Very modern cottage and very comfortable - especially liked the kitchen and garden seating and the welcome hamper of milk, bread, eggs and butter, only downside to our stay was the local church clock that chimes every 15 minutes - but with windows closed it didn’t disturb our sleep

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house in an idilic village with a well stocked local shop and near lots of other villages and towns."

    Would definitely rent again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful property, everything thought of, welcome package was a great touch and helped us out instead of rushing out for supplies."

    The hand held hoover did not pick up at all unfortunately and a floor mop/bin bags would be good to keep stored. We will be back , us and the children loved the stay.

    Thank you for providing us with your lovely feedback. It's brilliant to hear that you had a great time unwiding at Holly Cottage and we really appreciate your comments regarding the hoover and bin bags. We look forward to one day welcoming you back to the property in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, very clean and comfortable, had every facility, a couple of things we noted were, a proper hoover and mop and bucket would have been handy."

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Holly Cottage and we appreciate your suggestions for improvement. We hope to one day welcome you back in the future! Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2022

  • "Holly cottage was everything we could of wished for and more!"

    It was such a pleasure to stay in over Christmas and the host supplied such thoughtful extras. The house was clean and well equipped for our stay. I have never stayed somewhere where I thought the beds were comfier than my own! I would highly recommend staying at Holly cottage and would definitely think about rebooking. Thank you for making our stay so perfect.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay; what a truly gorgeous property."

    Everything has been carefully thought out, we didn’t want for anything. The beds were extremely comfy, and the showers exactly as you’d want them to be. The house is gorgeous from the outside too, and in such a lovely setting; the children were delighted to see sheep from the bedroom window! The few queries I had before and after our stay were handled swiftly and efficiently. Many thanks again.

    Mar 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage with lots of character that was just as described."

    It was very clean, warm and plenty big enough for the three of us - and made a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. Would highly recommend!

    Rob And MichelleSep 2020

  • "Stylish place, well equipped."

    Great for families!

    RachelleSep 2020

  • "Lovely spacious house, perfect for a relaxing getaway"

    MariamAug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you need, clean and a great style."

    Has great facilities which had everything we needed. It was perfect for us as was dog friendly and a had a great garden for them too. The village is beautiful, so much character and everyone is really friendly, all saying hello when you pass in the street! I don’t get that often where I live! Good local pub, Chinese available and fish and chips once a week! Great location to see other areas too for shopping, site seeing, walks etc Amenities are great, although if you want a supermarket, which isn’t too far, about 10-15 mins down the road in the car. The parking is a little small so had to park diagonally to fit it in, not too much trouble though and there is further parking in the village just up the road if you have more than one car. There is a church directly behind the house and they ring the bells throughout most of the day/night, but we couldn’t hear this in the bedrooms or front of the house. It definitely didn’t affect our stay in any way. Would most definitely stay again and great value for money. Everyone enjoyed their time away.

    JamieJul 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired cental heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, breakfast bar, 3 x hairdryers
  • 3 x Smart TVs, DVD player, CD player, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of DVDs and CDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio and lawn garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Holly Cottage is a beautiful holiday retreat in the picturesque village of Middle Tysoe, on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property dates back to the 1860s, and is noticeable by its striking red brick façade.

Holly Cottage is the perfect house for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a stylish retreat from which to explore the glorious Cotswold countryside and beyond.

The front door opens into a small entrance hall, where you can hang up your coats and kick off your shoes, before entering into the warm and inviting, dual aspect sitting room, where you can look forward to sinking into the three-seater sofa, loveseat or armchair later on in the evening as you watch a compelling film from the selection of DVDs on offer, as the woodburning stove crackles away in the background.

Moving through the property, you will pass the handy utility room in the hallway, before entering into the bright dining room which has beautiful painted beams and an eye-catching decorative range oven, where you and your loved ones can tuck into your meals and toast to the start of your holiday.

Enter into the stunning, contemporary kitchen that is flooded with natural light through the dual aspect patio doors and rustle up heart-warming meals for you and your loved ones making use of the state-of-the-art appliances, whilst listening to your favourite tunes on the DAB radio.

Completing the ground floor is a useful cloakroom sat adjacent to the dining room, accessed via a rear lobby.

When night falls, make your way up to the first-floor where you will find two stunning bedrooms; the master is the perfect place to lay your head for the night in the king-size bed, and wake up to the beautiful sight of the fields opposite through the dual aspect windows, and the second bedroom is perfect for children, containing twin beds.

A light and airy bathroom rests on this floor, where you can indulge in a warming soak amongst the bubbles in the bath, or enjoy an invigorating rinse using the shower over or the hand-held shower.

A second flight of stairs lead up directly into the third bedroom, which boasts uninterrupted rural views through its dual aspect windows, contains a king-size bed, and benefits from an en-suite with a walk-in shower.

In the morning, make a hearty breakfast to be enjoyed at the breakfast bar and coffee table in the kitchen, as you arrange your itinerary for your holiday that has just begun!

Catch the morning sun rays in the wrap-around patio and lawn garden and take a seat at the outdoor table to admire the views towards the church and beyond.

Pick up groceries for your barbecue at the local supermarket and store them in the fridge and freezer, before heading back out to explore your local surroundings.

The unspoilt village of Middle Tysoe is a peaceful village on the north-eastern edge of the Cotswolds, surrounded by countryside, and with many enjoyable walks on its doorstep, including the walk around Windmill Hill where you can walk right up to the windmill on the hill and enjoy views of Compton Wynates mansion house.

Allow your four-legged friend to stretch their legs on the village green and then make your way to the Peacock Inn pub for a tipple where your furry friend is also welcome, and pick up a Chinese takeaway for a lovely meal and break from the kitchen!

Just a short drive from the village you will find a number of local tourist attractions including Upton House and Gardens, a 1930s stately home owned by the National Trust, Broughton Castle, a medieval fortified manor house and Farnborough Hall, also owned by the National Trust, an 18th century home with a stand-out library, opulent furnishings and formal gardens offering beautiful country views.

You are within easy reach of the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, which offers an array of shops, attractions, amenities, restaurants and inns, to name a few; Stratford Butterfly Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon Gold Club and Shakespeare Centre Museum.

The highest of the Cotswold towns, Stow-on-the-Wold, sits at nearly 800ft and offers stunning views over the rolling hills and villages below; here you can take a stroll around the historical market town and finish off with a meal at one of the many inns or tearooms that sit within Stow, such as The Porch House for a tipple or The Old Bakery Tea Room for some tea and scones!

There is something for everyone in and around Middle Tysoe, so make Holly Cottage your base and you’ll be wanting to return as soon as you leave!

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Banbury 10.2 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 13.6 miles.

Resting within the district of Stratford-on-Avon is the civil parish of Tysoe. This civil parish is made up of three settlements which includes, Upper Tysoe, Middle Tysoe and Lower Tysoe. Within the pretty village you will find a village Post Office, a shop, a pub and a small number of businesses. There is also a beautiful parish church of St Mary which dates back the 11th century and a number of properties which date back to the 17th century. The parish lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, where you will find breath-taking landscapes and a number of lively market towns and historic trials. A little further away is the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, where you will find further quality amenities and attractions including Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and the tropical greenhouse of butterflies. Tysoe is a pretty base for exploring this part of Warwickshire.

Note: Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Note: An initial basket of logs is provided for the woodburning stove under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for logs used), and whilst logs are normally available, on occasion, there may be situations where previous guests have used the log supply and they cannot be replenished immediately.

Note: Due to the thickness of the walls, the wireless internet does not reach the kitchen.

Note: Parents with young children should be aware that the stairs lead directly into bedroom 3, with no barrier.

Note: The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

A Good Housekeeping Bond is applied for this property for the amount of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas