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The Old Reading Room

(Ref. 988785)

Bledington near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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79 Customer Reviews

  • "This our second stay at The Old Reading Room."

    It was an excellent break with everything we needed. Jules and Garth are very friendly and we will return again sometime for another relaxing break.

    Hey there Andy and Ann.We are so pleased you enjoyed your break and made the most of the fabulous weather in the Cotswolds. Keep well and in contact. Sending much love to you both. Jules and Garth :) xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2024

  • "It was a wonderful cottage the owner was very nice and lived next door and was always very helpful"

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Reading Room. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ulrike5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had such a lovely stay in The Old Reading Room."

    Jules and Garth made us feel very welcome and Jules has a wealth of useful local knowledge. The cottage is gorgeous! It was clean, comfortable and quite spacious for a one bedroom property. We had everything we needed and Jules was always on hand if we didn’t, although our privacy was very much respected while were there. Not being able to park on site was not a problem at all as there was a very quiet side street just across the road with plenty of space to park. The village shop is a real gem. It serves lovely coffee and cakes and stocks many essential and non essential supplies. There are some beautiful local walks and the village pub serves great food. For us this was the perfect location from which to explore the north Cotswolds. We wouldn’t hesitate to book The Old Reading Room again.

    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 Kirsten5.0May 2024

  • "Very well presented property, very clean and all the necessary items to make it comfortable."

    Owners very approachable and willing to provide as much information as you need and more if you wish All in all an excellent place to take a break .

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay with us at The Old Reading Room. We are so pleased to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Apr 2024

  • "It was a joy to stay at the Old Reading Room and it has everything you need for a cosy stay in the Cotswolds."

    Including a comfortable bed, flawless bathroom, well-equipped kitchen and a cute wood burning stove. There are lots of guides inside aboyt the area and local walks - much of which you can't find online. We had a great day doing the picturesque circular walk that starts from almost next door to the property. The village, Bledington (actually just down the road from Stow-in-the-Wold), is quiet and quaint. It has quintessential Cotswolds houses and a busy village pub that serves very good food. It's also a short drive from lots of other pretty villages and things to do. The Old Reading Room's owner, Jules, is wonderful: warm, helpful and very knowledgeable about anything you could need. But she is also discreet and the property feels perfectly private. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Old Reading Room. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Old Reading Room and from the sounds of it, you explored quite a vast area of the Cotswold. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our third stay here with Jules and Garth in the Old Reading Room and we come back for good reason."

    The place is inviting and quaint with everything you need for a wonderful stay away. The kitchen is bright and airy, leading into a warm and cost lounge with a high ceiling, log burner and comfy leather sofa. The upstairs mezzanine bedroom and ensuite shower room is lovely and always affords you a good nights sleep in the large and comfortable bed. Jules and Garth are the perfect hosts. They are very knowledgable about the area and are lovely people who make your stay extra special. Thank you again, and we will certainly be visiting before the year is out. x

    Hey there Wendy and Wendy and you are becoming like family now (well, certainly cherished friends at the very least! ;). So pleased you enjoyed your third stay with us and love having you guys around. Hope work is not too stressful and that we get to see you again soon ;) Jules and Garth xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Certainly do not advise staying in this pkace"

    Garth and I are both bewildered and bemused by your one liner feedback (and I think you meant 'place' right?) and we would seriously question the 'triggers' and motivations behind this review. In all our time since we have holiday let 'The Old Reading Room' with Manor Cottages and Sykes (dating back to 2007), we can count on one hand, with fingers to spare, the less positively inclined reviews; something which we are both proud of and passionate about. The website, as with our guest book (which you will have seen and surely made you think twice about your own experience), confirms a plethora of positive, glowing comments, backed up by the fact that we have numerous returning guests from both the UK and overseas (and many of whom I am pleased to say have become firm friends over the years). We deal in facts and not fiction or the fantastical. You will remember that, despite not having received a call from yourselves in advance of your arrival (which is usual procedure and which, importantly, allows us to understand any particular guest requirements), we accommodated your early arrival by letting you gain access to the property two hours ahead of the allotted time (a gesture we thought you would appreciate given the inclement weather on that particular day). You will also, no doubt, recollect that realising there was no kindling, I immediately jumped into my car and visited both the local farm and garage and resolved the situation by ensuring you had smaller sized logs from our private log store, as well as supplying ample larger logs for what is a 'starter' log burner pack (the clue here being in the 'starter' description). Manor Cottages efficiently manage the changeovers and carry out the cleaning of the cottage, and we have a cleaning team who spend a minimum of three hours each time unless I specifically request additional deep cleaning. I have learnt both in my professional life and personal life to treat people as they treat you (and again you will see from the high volume of wonderful client comments who endorse the property that there is no lack of positive interaction and engagement). Which makes us question the validity of this review which I believe to be prompted by a less than positive behavioural motivation. Albeit, I acknowledge, that you do come across folk in life who are professional career complainants. The learn here is that you can't please all of the people all of the time (despite best endeavours) but when 97/98% of guests are at opposite ends of the poll stating how thrilled they were with their stay, and regularly returning, then you do have to question the near singular negative feedback and accept it is the exception to the rule for whatever reasons only known to that individual. Of course, there could be something about expectation management here. We are a Cotswoldian country cottage offering lots of charm and a warm welcome not the Claridges hotel :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret2.2Feb 2024

  • "I nis was our secona stay at ine Old Reading Room in Bledington and like the first time, it felt like home from home."

    We immediately relaxed into our surroundings on our arrival and had a wonderful 4 nights once more. Jules and Garth are wonderful hosts, and so kind. Everything you need is in this cottage. The wood burning stove was lovely and toasty on an evening and the bed super comfy. We will be back to stay again as the location is simply perfect for our favourite part of the Cotswolds. Thank you again Jules and Garth. x

    Hey there Wendy. So pleased that you enjoyed your second stay at 'The Old Reading Room' and felt that you were very well looked after. We are thrilled to see that you have booked with us again for a third stay and can't wait to see you guys - and catch up - again at the end of this month :) Jules and Garth xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds and it’s beautiful villages and towns."

    Jules was the perfect host who ensured that all our needs were met. The cottage kitchen was very well equipped with everything that anyone would want or need. The bed was really comfortable and the shower was excellent. Although there is no onsite parking it’s absolutely no problem at all as you can park just across the road. Bledington is a very quiet village with a community shop 50 yards away and a pub which does really nice food no more than a gentle 5 minute walk from the cottage. We would be happy to recommend this cottage to others looking for a peaceful holiday in the Cotswolds. Thanks again Jules it was lovely to meet you.

    Fantastic to hear you had such an amazing stay, enjoyed the cottage and everything the area has to offer. Thank you so much for the recommendation and we would look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely Cotswold village."

    Very good to know that the owner is nearby ready to help or advise as required. Ideal for a couple visiting the area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful stay in a wonderful little characterful cottage."

    Hosts Jules and Garth were lovely and gave us lots of local information. The Reading Room was well equipped and really cosy. Lots of room in the large kitchen/diner and a lovely lounge with log burner. Bedroom was so comfortable and enabled a good nights sleep! En-suite well equipped. Parking was across the road on a side road but absolutely fine. No issues at all. Would love to go back! Thank you Jules and Garth for your hospitality.

    Thank you Wendy and Wendy for your kind and considerate feedback - it was lovely to meet such nice people, and we are so glad you found the information helpful and had a great time. We would love to see you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Old Reading Room is exceptionally cosy and comfortable."

    Everything required is provided and the premises are spotless. The village of Bledington is beautiful, and is in a wonderful location for visiting the main attractions in North Cotswolds. Jules, the hostess, is very helpful and approachable, and she genuinely cares that her clients are having an enjoyable experience. It was a lovely holiday, and we couldn't recommend it enough.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great host, lovely welcome touch being churlish I could nitpick about lack of glass tumblers and no tooth mug; ice tray would be nice but nobody seems to provide so I take my own!"

    Thank you for your feedback Brian and all good comments. Just wish we could have accommodated your requests at the time as we have additional tumblers and ice trays right next door (surprised one was not in the ice box). Now duly placed in the cottage. We hope this did not impact from you having a great experience in the Cotswolds. All best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Honestly fantastic, Jules was fantastic host and helped us in understanding the local area."

    10/10 would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nice friendly hosts."

    Nice quite village, nice clean accommodation. Thoroughly recommend

    Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and loved the location too. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation so clean, comfortable and ideally situated."

    Great hosts and very helpful. Lots of brilliant walks around and community shop so much choice. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Old Reading Room and managed to explore the surrounding area. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in the cottage which is perfect for exploring the cotswolds."

    There is a local pub with good food a short walk away. The cottage is ideal with everything you need and Jules was the perfect host extremely helpful. Would highly recommend the cottage.

    Pleased you had a lovely stay in the cottage and enjoyed the local pub. Thank you so much for the recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage hosted by the friendly Jules who gave us a warm welcome."

    A perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.

    Fantastic you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2022

  • "Jules is an amazing host, the cottage is lovely and very cosy, beautiful location."

    Thank you for your feedback. Fantastic to hear you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lenka5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable and cosy accomodation."

    Well equipped and well presented.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback that you have left after your stay at The Old Reading Room. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2022

  • "We spent the most beautiful weekend in Jules´ reading room!"

    This nice little house is perfect for a couple looking for a nice time out of London. Very close to Kingham station, we arrived with our bikes a little bit earlier than expected but Jules´ welcomed us very warmly and were very accommodating with our bikes. The house has everything you need, it is very clean, very cosy and we loved spending our evenings in front of the fire place. We disconnected and during the day we enjoyed the nature on our bikes. The house is a few minutes walking distance away from the Kings head Inn, a lovely and delicious family run pub where we spent three dinners in a raw. We highly recommend Jules´ old reading room!

    Thank you for 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 Anna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything about the holiday was brilliant."

    The hosts were kind and very helpful and the cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The local pub does good food and is welcoming, and there are so many places to visit nearby. I would thoroughly recommend 'The Old Reading Room' to anyone thinking of booking. Richard Clark

    Thank you for 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 Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect location for a stay in the Cotswolds."

    The accommodation was everything we expected and more., very comfortable with a lovely garden to chill in with a bottle of wine in the evening overlooking the buttercup field with the friendly cows who come to visit.Jules is very friendly and suggested some lovely places to visit, making lovely memories. We hope to return again soon. Thanks Jules.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay, it's great to hear you enjoyed your self and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful village to stay in."

    The cottage is perfect in & has access to the owners garden.Great kitchen with all you need(except a wooden spoon!).We will be returning for another stay . Great location for exploring the area and beyond.We are regular visitors to Cotswolds and can't get enough if the area.Now very nice to have found another great cottage to stay.

    We are pleased to hear you thought The Old Reading Room is perfect and we cannot wait for you to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2021

  • "Accomodation was far more spacious than expected - absolutely loved it."

    Local walking was fab and the pub was open !!! Facilites were great but as so often in holiday accomodation the kitchen knives were totally blunt and reallreally frustrating to use

    Delighted that the accommodation was more spacious than expected and that you loved The Old Reading Room. We were disappointed to hear that the knives were blunt and a frustration for you. We do provide a knife sharpener and this would have been placed in one of the kitchen drawers or cupboards and has since been used to ensure all knives are sharp for future guests. As our cottage is positioned right next door guests often ask us for advice or support where they need it and we are only too happy to accommodate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Apr 2021

  • "Enjoyable (albeit brief) visit to The Old Reading Room."

    Cosy cottage in a great location. The en-suite bathroom was somewhat dated, furniture/tiling etc. Shower door difficult to open/close, shower floor slippery when wet. Extremely tight approach to/from allocated parking space, but manageable with care! The above notwithstanding, we would go back.

    Thank you for your comments and it is great that you enjoyed the cosiness of the cottage in what is a great location. We do have plans to update the bathroom at the end of this season, although we have actually just had a new shower fitted. The shower door is purposefully tight in order to prevent water spilling out onto the bathroom floor and there is a bath mat provided in the wardrobe should guests require this. Unfortunately, as the main cottage is a listed building and has a feature of interest (bread oven) attached there is very little we can do about the approach although we have welcomed guests with large 4 x 4s and have had no issues to date. Encouraging to hear that you would chose to come back to The Old Reading Room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Dec 2020

  • "The Reading room is an idyllic, beautiful and perfect holiday rental."

    It offers more than the description. Comfy,cosy and private. It was a pleasure meeting Jules the owner, nothing was a problem. We will definitely be booking again.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on The Old Reading Room. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely ,cosy , spotless cottage."

    A great base to explore the local areas

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was perfect and the accommodation fantastic."

    Must also mention the owner Jules such a lovely bubbly person who put so much little finishing touches to the property

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Sep 2020

  • "A well appointed period bolt hole full of character with the benefit of all mod cons."

    Lovely vaulted ceiling in the lounge, with wood burner and large comfortable leather sofa. Modern and spacious, well equipped Kitchen mirrored by the en-suite bedroom upstairs. The village is typically Cotswolds with a great Pub looking out onto the Village Green offering good food and a well kept Hook Norton Ale. All in all nothing not to like about this Cottage, the owner Jules was very helpful, would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and highly recommending The Old Reading Room, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds, with good walks and cycle rides from the door."

    Jools was a really welcoming, friendly and helpful host. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed sitting in the garden overlooking the meadow. The village pub and shop/cafe are close at hand, and both are very good. We would definitely book the cottage again, maybe for an out of season break.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on The Old Reading Room. We are pleased to hear you got to enjoy the Cotswolds and the garden. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pennie5.0Aug 2020

  • "This property is a 'Cotswold Gem'."

    Located in a quiet Village its ideal as a base for walking or visiting local beauty spots or indeed just to 'chill-out' away from it all. The property itself is tastefully decorated to keep in line with the historic nature of the building yet has all the modern facilities that you would need We were warmly welcome by the Owner who showed us around and provided recommendations where to eat and drink if required There is a Pub no more than 5 minutes away which looks out over the Village Green + Stream For the Walkers there are several Circular Routes starting from the Village of varying lengths and the Cottage itself is right on the Oxfordshire Way for those more adventurous Bourton-on -the Water, Broadway, Stow -on the Wold an several other Villages + places of interest are all within 30 minutes drive We certainly enjoyed our stay and certainly will make a future return visit to this property

    Many thanks for your lovely comments on The Old Reading Room, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and explored the local area. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2020

  • "All pluses, no negativity at all with the property."

    Jules, owner was fantastic and couldn’t do enough for us. Great stay, very high standard of accommodation, superb location

    Reviewed by phil5.0Dec 2019

  • "We enjoyed a nice cosy preChristmas break in this cottage, many thoughtful features and “unexpected & thoughtful extras” provided."

    The location is excellent for touring the area and for the bigger Towns of Oxford and Swindon. The log burner was a delight and kept us warm on cold Winter nights. The Owner is very helpful with local information yet is also very discreet, as her own home is just across the narrow driveway to both cottages. One suggestion that might help others would be some Instruction Books for use of the kitchen equipment, eg cooker, dishwasher etc, unless they were there and we didn’t find them! Will probably like to return here in the future as we really did enjoy our visit here and the local Pub & Community Shop both in walking distance

    Thank you for your feedback on The Old Reading Room. We are glad you enjoyed your pre Christmas break. We have passed your feedback onto the owner and the instructions will be placed in more obvious location rather than the kitchen draw for all future guests. The owner will also mention on check in. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was ready and waiting for us when we arrived."

    Jules, the owner, gave us a great welcome and showed us around. The cottage was cosy, clean and extremely well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Old Reading Room and taking the opportunity to visit many of the picturesque towns and gardens in the area. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage as a place to stay in the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Old Reading Rooms is a lovely cottage to stay in, in beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage contains everything you would need and more. The large kitchen has a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, plus the usual amenities. Jules the owner has supplied the property with excellent facilities and supplies, right down to hair straighteners and a range of extra toiletries in the bathroom cupboards. On the subject of Jules, she is so personable,approachable and friendly, that you arrive at the cottage as strangers but leave as friends.

    Reviewed by H5.0Sep 2019

  • "Warm welcome by Jules the owner."

    The 'Old Reading Room' is charming accommodation with lots of character. Everything works. The location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. Would recommend this place to friends.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely, immaculately maintained cottage in a great location, Jules the owner was most helpful in giving recommendations and advice on places to visit, eat and drink."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2019

  • "This was the perfect cottage in the perfect location for us, close to all our favourite villages and with a brilliant village pub."

    Jules was a great host, providing all that we needed and more, and the extra goodies were greatly appreciated. We felt so at home there we didn’t want to leave, but we will most certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Jules the owner gave a great welcome and was so informative about the area also recommended restaurants and pubs to visit , Loved the cottage and peaceful garden, a nice week ."

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Beautifully decorated and was so much more than we expected. Jules (the owner) had decorated the cottage with fairy lights and a Christmas Tree. Wine/Milk/Orange Juice/Biscuits all provided. We even had a present each. She really went out of her way to make this a very enjoyable 5 nights. It was all the little extras that made all the difference. Hair dryer/curling tongs/hair straighteners - what more could a girl ask for. It was perfect. Plus the log burner was a very welcome feature. Very cosy.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we have been to a few over the years."

    Mrs Johnson

  • "Warm comfortable, everything we needed, very welcoming hostess"

  • "Spacious and ensuite facilities, everything to hand plus very clean"

  • "Lovely area & cottage, lovely food, perfectly situated"

  • "Privacy, home from home"

  • "The cottage and grounds were spotless."

    Mr Rohl

  • "It's just perfect; the cottage has been really well kitted out and has a lovely atmosphere."

    Mr And Mrs Russell.

  • "Romantic, contemporary cottage - lots of character without it feeling outdated or chintzy."

    Ms Hart

  • "Attention to detail, flowers, milk, biscuits etc on arrival was a very welcoming."

    Lovely interior in the bathroom

  • "The cottage is beautiful, extremely well maintained, and fully equiped."

    It is also extremely well located.

    Mr Serra Di Migni

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage that combines luxury with a homely feel."

    Ms Oram

  • "The cottage is extremely well located and perfectly kitted out."

    Ms Verzin

  • "Perfect location for exploring The Cotswolds-so much to do and see."

    We loved the cottage - perfect.

    Mr And Mrs Walker.

  • "Everything was ok - the cottage was very complete."

    Mr Sprong.

  • "A slightly larger TV would be good."

    Mrs Austen.

  • "The cottage lived up to our expectations and more"

    Mr Russell

  • "The cottage is fitted out to a very high standardand the location is superb."

    Mr And Mrs Walton.

  • "Cottage immaculate, Jules was fantastic."

    Lovely touches, very hospitable and welcoming

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable"

    Mrs Holmes

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage; very comfortable accommodation."

    Mr Atkinson

  • ": The cottage was ideally situated for access to many towns, villages & national trust properties along with great walks and an amazing choice of hostelries."

    The cottage was perfect for a couple and tastefully presented.\ \

    Ms Worth

  • "Spotlessly clean & comfortable."

    Mr And Mrs Cook

  • "Everything was perfect - loved the cottage & location."

    Couldn't have been any better.

    Mrs Harrow

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything we could of wished for."

    Mr & Mrs Kinch

  • "So much more than expected."

    Little things mean a lot and there were lots of little things ! Excellent hostess.

    Mr And Mrs Pringle

  • "Attention to detail very high, everything we needed was provided."

    The cottage was spotless.

    Mrs Gater

  • "First class holiday cottage !"

    Mr And Mrs Richards

  • "Attention to detail, high quality of appointments and décor."

    Well designed space.

    Mr And Mrs Atkinson

  • "The cottage was very cosy and well equipped."

    Ms Van Praag

  • "A very cosy cottage, very helpful owner next door."


  • "The cottage was located in a quiet Cotswolds village, equipped to a very high standard,had a lovely quiet garden area in which to enjoy the sunny and warm weather and the owner was extremely friendly and helpful."

    Mr Worsley

  • "The cottage is extremely well equipped in every area, delightful garden, very tastefully decorated."

    Mr And Mrs Addison

  • "The Old Reading Room was spacious and well equipped"

    Mrs Kember

  • "Our stay at the "Old Reading Room" was very delightful, the accommodation being of top quality and very agreeable standard."

    Nice surrounding and very nice owner who showed us around and welcomed us personally. Visit the Dalesford Deli!

    Mr Heinrich

  • "The cottage was very pretty and comfortable for the two of us, in a lovely location."

    Mrs Dale

  • "The cottage was well appointed and ideally situated for visiting the main centres within the Cotswolds."

    The local inn was within comfortable walking distance and served excellent food which was an ideal way to round off the day. Mr Ollerenshaw, July 2017


  • "We did have an issue during the week with the heating but the owner resolved this next day and we were very happy with the resolution, no other problems - the property met our expectations."

    Mr Barsley, April, 2017.


  • "Clean comfortable property, nice pub around the corner !"

    Mr And Mrs Dean

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  • One gallery style bedroom (stairs from lounge): 1 x double with en suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and fridge
  • Starter pack included for woodburner
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • On street parking only
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for babies or children
  • Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £150 **No BBQ's permitted at the property**

The property

The Old Reading Room is an exceptionally well presented, personal and romantic country cottage (three proposals have taken place here to date) set in the heart of this lovely and tranquil village.

The cottage which itself is contemporary and light, and fantastically located to explore the Cotswolds, has been meticulously restored (and maintained) to a very high specification from what was originally the old school room where local children would have practised their reading and music.

The cottage provides light, airy and extremely welcoming accommodation set across two floors, with a number of traditional features balancing out a clean and modern feel, including traditional Cotswold stone walls, with a clear view woodburner and pretty beams.

Externally the property has access to a peaceful, secluded country cottage garden.

The Old Reading Room is situated in the heart of Bledington, an archetypal Cotswold village with a quintessential village green, attractive stream with Bledington ducks, together with the acclaimed Kings Head pub.

In our opinion this is a stunning English Country Cottage that is certain to delight.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.

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Note: This property is not suitable for babies or children.
NOTE: This property has a £150 good housekeeping bond.
On street parking only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas