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Gables Cottage

(Ref. 1091193)

Churchill, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic week-end stay in Gables Cottage."

    It is perfectly equipped & extremely comfortable with loads of old world charm. Churchill itself is a beautiful village, well located for local attractions. The Chequers Pub is wonderful, v.welcoming with great food (probably the best Sunday Lunch we’ve ever had!!) The only slight glitch over our stay was that there was no fire lighting kit for the wood burner, but a quick call to Manor Cottages & this was sorted out the same evening. Definitely one of our favourite Cotswold cottages & we will definitely return.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Gables Cottages and loved the village location too. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything we needed."

    There was no fire kit but we called Sykes and one was dropped off. Not a problem, it was probably the first time this season it had been needed. Beds were extremely comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. Lovely pub within a few minutes walk. Highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Gables Cottage. It's lovely to hear you had a wonderful stay and I'm happy to hear you got your fire starting kit. We would love to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2023

  • "Overall the cottage was lovely however we had a few issues on arrival."

    The heating wasn't working and the housekeeper hadn't provided a starter pack for the fire, bin liners or washing up things. With it being a Sunday night we called Sykes and they were brilliant at resolving the heating within a couple of hours, we have a 3 month old baby so this was important. They also resolved the housekeeping issues the following morning. On a positive note, the kitchen was well equipped for making our own meals and the garden was secure for the dogs. We had a lovely time.

    Thank you for your feedback, with regards to your stay at Gables Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your family stay with us and that the small issue was dealt with quickly by the Team. We hope you enjoyed the stay and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Oct 2023

  • "Beautifully presented property which was immaculately clean upon arrival and the complimentary items were a nice touch."

    Everything we needed was provided and more - it's clear the owners have really thought everything through. The location is a perfect base set in a very peaceful village and the garden at the property is beautiful which came equipped with everything we needed i.e. BBQ, chairs with cushions etc. Would highly recommend the property and will certainly consider visiting again. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Gables Cottage. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the cottage. I hope you managed to enjoy some of the wonderful places to visit in the area too. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "The oven glove we found in a drawer was soiled with food."

    There were no additional black bags for the rubbish once the first ones were full so we had to buy our own. There were also no instructions at all regarding the rubbish and recycling so we had to guess and no indoor facilities for the food waste to then be taken outside to the outside food bin ( which only materialised after a few days). There was minimal amount of cutlery and crockery, 6 of each, which was very restrictive meaning we had to wash items regularly instead of waiting till we had a full load for the dishwasher. The hot water in the kitchen sink is dangerously hot. The doors on the middle landing for the respective staircases are such that the lower door swings open against the upper staircase door and one night I was trapped upstairs as I could not open the upstairs door as the lower door was wedged against it. A door stop attached to the floor would prevent the lower staircase door from trapping the upstairs one.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered. We have passed your comments onto our Property Management Team for them to investigate. We hope you were able to enjoy your visit to the area. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicki3.8Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location."

    The garden is beautiful and enclosed, so nicely dog friendly (unless your dog is quite small as they could get through the bars of the gate). Unfortunately, the cleaning could have been better. The bread bin still had the previous occupants bread in it, the bin still had their recycling in it and we had to wash all of the crockery before we could use it as it was dirty.

    Many thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're so glad you loved the cottage and location. However, we're very sorry to hear that the cleanliness was not up to our usual high standards and this is now being investigated. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Jun 2023

  • "Super character period large cottage."

    Clean comfortable and warm. Lovely gardens. Very dog friendly. Enjoyable relaxing stay. Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you and your dog enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property and very clean."

    Instructions in the manual were not very clear. We arrived when it was very cold and could not out the heating on. After 'phoning the office someone came out the next day after spending a very cold night with one 3 year old who was getting over bronchitis (there were only enough logs for about 3 hours and bedrooms were cold) it was found there was no oil in the tank fir the heating, which he soon rectified. We had been out and bought more logs for the log burner but this only heated the sitting room. This spoilt the first couple of days, we were only there for 4 days. Other than that the cottage was very nice. I do think the manual needs looking at and some of the crockery needs replacing as a lot of it was chipped, but the village of Chirchill is really beautiful and the cottage and garden was lovely.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're so sorry , there was a problem with the oil during your stay, this is very unusual. We will check the house manual and the crockery. We're pleased that you enjoyed Gables Cottage and its garden overall and had a lovely time in Churchill. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janis4.1Apr 2023

  • "There is rising damp all up the kitchen wall which caused someone in our group ..."

    There is rising damp all up the kitchen wall which caused someone in our group to have asthma issues There is also a stench of wet dog in the front sitting room we couldn’t use the room sadly the smell was so bad

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're so sorry to hear this and will pass this on to the owner to investigate. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria1.3Feb 2023

  • "Generally very impressed with the cottage."

    Only issue we experienced was that the toilet in the main bathroom was not flushing. Reported the problem and was attended to very quickly although it needed a part which would arrive after we had departed. Was not a problem though as we were shown how to flush the toilet from inside the cistern.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Gables Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again very soon. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Jan 2023

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful and so cosy, even better than the pictures!"

    It is situated in a great place, Churchill has a few lovely walks right on your doorstep and a really lovely pub with great food. Kingham (closest town) is 5 mins drive away and stow-on-the wold and bourton-on-the-water are both within 15m drive which is great. The only issue we had was with the heating which was put on an auto-timer that you are not allowed to touch, the heating for 2 days just didnt come on so perhaps there could be instructions with what to do here. We called character cottages and the dealt with it quickly, but it would still be helpful to have something in the cottage so that you can just sort it out yourself immediately. Other than that, its an absolutely gorgeous setting and place and would highly recommend!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Gables Cottage. We appreciate your comments and will investigate this. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlee4.4Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous property in fabulous location Had a family get together for Xmas and ..."

    Fabulous property in fabulous location Had a family get together for Xmas and birthday and we all loved the stay Thanks so much for the opportunity Communication and paperwork with Sykes Cotthages team exemplary Will definitely stay with you again Happy Christmas

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so pleased that you had such a fantastic stay. We hope to welcome you back. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Where do I start!"

    Amazing property in an amazing location!! Stunning views!! I took the family away for my mums 60th and she didn’t want to leave. We can’t thank you enough for letting us enjoy your property and it’s beautiful character. Would love to stay again very soon

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it's wonderful to hear you had such a special 60th birthday celebration at the cottage. It's very much a home from home and we would love to welcome you back again very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Mar 2022

  • "Property is perfect."

    Great location, great size, wonderfully clean. My only two minor gripes, as another reviewer pointed out, is that it would benefit from including instructions - especially for the hob (very complicated) and the oven (which we could not get out of safe mode). The kitchen is well equipped but that’s pointless if nobody can work out how to use it! Second gripe would be the ensuite shower. Water pressure and water temperature are a bit low.

    Thank you for providing feedback for your stay at Gables Cottage. It's great to get feedback from our guests and we will get the Housekeeper to look at including more instructions for the hob/oven for guests to use. We will also get the shower looked at with regards to the pressure and temperature. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "It would have been helpful to have some information in the cottage about how appliances worked, which bin to put our rubbish in & whether there were recycling facilities, day that bins are put out for collection etc."

    I appreciate with Covid rules it is more difficult to leave information in properties but if the information was laminated & cleanable it should be possible.

    Thank you for your feedback. We set a high standard for ourselves, and we’re so sorry to hear this was not met in your interaction with our property. Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to help us improve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Salvo5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had an amazing time at The Gables!"

    The cottage is traditional and completely gorgeous with a new bathroom suite and kitchen. The fireplace in the lounge is huge and very cosy and the garden is a great size. The Chequers pub which is a 5 minute walk away is fantastic so we returned a few times. Overall, a brilliant Airbnb and we can’t wait to come back.

    AmeliaNov 2020

  • "Really beautiful cottage with a lovely garden space to relax in the long summer evenings."

    Plenty of local walks in the local area great place to stay and visit the Cotswolds

    PhillipAug 2020

  • "Thank you for a lovely staycation."

    Loved the cottage and the location, it’s everything we wanted and the dogs loved it.

    FayeAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage well decorated and full of character - beware the beams on low ceilings!"

    Very clean and lots of thoughtful extras like bread and milk. Overall a great place to stay!

    EleanorJul 2020

  • "Beautiful house, easy to find in a fantastic location."

    Ann-MarieJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Rooms spacious and excellent facilities provided, especially for our baby. Outdoor seating area is beautiful, perfect for a summer evening. Thanks for a fab stay!

    RebeccaJul 2020

  • "Beautiful, large cottage in wonderful Cotswolds village."

    Spotlessly clean and lots of amenities. Good for children with built in stair gates and high chairs, etc. Check in of 4pm is quite late though and there was no flexibility when we stayed. Otherwise would highly recommend.

    IanMar 2020

  • "Really lovely, thank you"

    MichaelNov 2019

  • "Absolutely wonderful place"

    VictorNov 2019

  • "Fantastic space in a lovely Cotswolds town."

    Very cosy for the colder months!

    JulianSep 2019

  • "Amazing old house and huge garden great for outdoor entertaining."

    Comfortable beds.

    AnneJun 2019

  • "Gables Cottage is an absolutely gorgeous cottage and was perfect for our needs."

    It looks beautiful inside and out and is lovely, comfortable and cosy. I would definitely stay there again if I was in the Cotswolds in the future!

    JamesMay 2019

  • "Gables Cottage is an absolutely gorgeous cottage and was perfect for our needs."

    It looks beautiful inside and out and is lovely, comfortable and cosy. I would definitely stay there again if I was in the Cotswolds in the future!

    JulietMay 2019

  • "A gorgeous little country cottage in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds."

    Churchill is a beautiful village with an amazing pub that you must visit. There are some great walks and I would recommend taking a stroll over to the village of Kingham too. The owners really have thought of everything and the only downside will be when you have to leave!

    SharonMar 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous - exactly what I and my friends were looking for in relaxing weekend off work."

    So many places in the area to walk and explore, followed by evenings in front of the log burner. We could not have asked for more.

    LucyMar 2019

  • "Very charming and perfectly located to visit Daylesford and other local amenities that we wanted to see"

    CarolinaMar 2019

  • "Quiet village and lovely cottage."

    Nice living room and kitchen. Delicious food in the pub only five minutes walk away.

    PingFeb 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a very peaceful village."

    The cottage was lovely and everything we needed for a relaxing break.

    CarolineNov 2018

  • "We had a girls weekend here to celebrate a 32nd birthday."

    Was the perfect place for us to completely switch off and relax whilst enjoying a break from busy lives in London. The property felt very homely and lived in, it was welcoming and cosy but still plenty of space for the 5 of us who stayed for a long weekend. The area is very peaceful and quiet which is just what we wanted! We had everything that was needed and the property managers are on hand if you need anything. Lovely, lovely experience and time, would not hesitate to go back again at any time.

    AnnaSep 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time in Churchill and staying at Gables Cottages made it complete."

    Beautifully presented with plenty of space.

    SusanAug 2018

  • "Perfect cottage for the summer - the outside space is fabulous."

    Great location with a superb pub just round the corner.

    DeniseJul 2018

  • "We loved the Gables Cottage!"

    Loved the staying in a very well preserved cottage with unique features (spiral staircase, wood beams, beautiful floors). The garden area is lovely - we did have a bit of rain so did not enjoy it as much as we would have liked, but did spend our first evening out there. Appreciated the cleanliness of the cottage and the delicious chocolate cake that was left for us.

    JanetJul 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage set in one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds!"

    Everything we needed and more. Thank you.

    LaraFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful and cute cottage."

    The whole family loved the cottage. It had everything we needed, was very comfortable and cosy. We had a perfect, relaxing family weekend and were sad when it was time to go home. The local pub was lovely and we all agreed that the food and service there was great. The Sunday Roast is a must try. We will definitely be back to stay again and have recommended to our friends.

    JuliaSep 2017

  • "Had a lovely family weekend to attend a wedding at nearby Merriscourt."

    My grandson loved all the toys, especially the ride on car and tractor he was able to use outside. We had a family brunch gathering prior to the wedding when 6 other family members joined us, and the weather was good enough to sit outside in a sun trap at the side of the garden. A wonderful family weekend.

    WendyAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, lots of character."

    We had a great time at Gables Cottage. Lovely well equipped house with great garden. Tom Cooper

    Apr 2017

  • "We absolutely LOVED staying at Gables Cottage - such a delight."

    The garden is an absolute treat as well. Will definitely return as soon as we can!

    AliApr 2017

  • "Gables Cottage is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break in the Cotswolds."

    The village of Churchill is beautiful with a fantastic pub and lots of beautiful walks. The cottage itself is comfy and cosy with real character from the gorgeous exposed beams, wooden floor boards and the amazing fire place in the living room. The hosts had thought of everything, there's a great file which highlights activities near to the cottage and slightly further afield. They had also left a rather yummy cake for us on arrival. The garden is also great with a BBQ and a selection of toys for little ones which went down very well!! Overall I couldn't recommend Gables Cottage enough and I will definitely be back. Sophie

    Mar 2017

  • "Lovely and Cosy cottage, perfect for group of friends or family."

    So easy to book. Very impressed.

    KateFeb 2017

  • "Accommodation excellent, cosy and very clean and comfortable."

    Small gripe - the slow internet download speed meant I was unable to download my digital copy of the Telegraph each morning, which I missed! However, I am aware the internet speeds in some country areas can be quite slow and this is probably an issue for BT to sort but the owner may wish to be aware. Andrew Tranham

    Nov 2016

  • "Fantastic property, very well maintained and beautifully decorated cottage."

    Just what we were looking for! Karen

    Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave 2 x fridge/freezer, 2 x washing machines, 2 x tumble dryers, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, BT TV, iPhone 5+ music player, telephone, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and fixed stairgates available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn and patio garden with furniture, barbecue and children’s outdoor toys
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Nestled in the peaceful village of Churchill you will find this beautiful Grade ll listed, Cotswold stone cottage, Gables cottage.

The property is an ideal base for a small family, small group of friends or three couples seeking a relaxing break in the Cotswolds.

Be greeted by two convenient off-road parking spaces, where you can leave your vehicle and enter the property through the back door into the little porch which is ideal for kicking off your muddy boots, as you walk into the property and see the lovely dual aspect sitting room in front of you which has an abundance of character including striking exposed oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone and flagstone flooring in one half of the room with a large inglenook fireplace home to a warming woodburning stove to warm you up on a cold winter evening.

Head through the lovely beamed hallway and into the kitchen/diner, where you will find everything you need to cook up a delicious meal whilst listening to your favourite tunes through the iPhone music player, before retreating with your guests to the extendable wooden dining table to enjoy your heart-warming meal.

To discover the upper floors of the property, take the narrow, wooden spiral staircase that has a handrail in the centre and fixed stairgates at the top and bottom, where you will find two well-presented bedrooms; the master is a spacious, dual aspect room with elm floorboards and an inviting king-size bed, with plenty of storage for your belongings as well as an en-suite shower room, the second bedroom at the other end of the property is another spacious dual aspect room with striking oak beams and elm flooring, containing a king-size bed and a quaint ornamental inglenook fireplace.

Sharing its floor with these bedrooms is the bathroom which is a light and airy space where you can enjoy a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles.

A second steep, narrow, spiral staircase leads you up to the eaves of the cottage where you will be greeted by the attractive oak beams and exposed wooden flooring, this room contains twin beds and a three-seater sofa, with built-in storage space.

There is a beautiful enclosed garden at the back of the cottage, comprising of lawn and patio areas, with an outdoor table and plenty of seating, as well as a barbecue and a selection of children’s outdoor toys for you to make use of.

A handy outhouse which sits within the garden and contains a large fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer so you and your guests can go home with a bag of clean washing!

Get well acquainted with your surroundings and venture out into the village of Churchill which is surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many scenic walks right on the doorstep including the five mile long 'Kingham and Churchill’ walk, as well as being home to an ornate tower, lovely Cotswold stone cottages and a picture-perfect pub, The Chequers, serving locally brewed beer and rustic dishes set within a warming and friendly ambience, Indulge in delicious hamburgers, cool draft beers, lagers, ciders and rosé, and also the interesting cow juice, all at Diddly Squat Farm, in Chadlington!

Visit the lovely village of Bourton-on-the-Water, regarded as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” due to its quaint low bridges reaching over the River Windrush, where you will find an array of individual shops and attractions including Birdland Park and Gardens, and the natural beauty of Greystones Farm & Nature Reserve which is home to wildflower meadows and a working organic farm, offering time out from the hustle and bustle of the village centre, this reserve is open to public all year round and is not to be missed.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is found in nearby Burford, where you will find over 250 species of animals and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the park.

However, you choose to spend your time in the Cotswolds, be sure to choose Gables Cottage as your home-away-from-home.

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About the location


Chipping Norton 3.1 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 10.2 miles; Oxford 23.5 miles.

Churchill in Oxfordshire is a charming village resting in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and rests between Chipping Norton and Kingham. The village has roots all the way back to the Doomsday Book of 1086 and today is home to a charming, stone-fronted local pub, The Chequers, and a wealth of characterful cottages built using Cotswold stone. There is also a wealth of walks to be found in the surrounding area, embark on the 5 mile walk of Kingham to Chuchill or amble through the countryside to find The Daylesford House Gardens or the Churchill and Sarsden Heritage Centre; the famed Diddly Squat Farm Shop can also be found nearby on the outskirts of Chipping Norton. Venture further afield into the heart of the rural Cotswolds to find Bourton-on-the-Water a charming and unique village renowned for being the Venice of the Cotswolds thanks to its low bridges and charming waterways; the village also houses the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, The Model Village and Birdland Park and Gardens; the perfect spot for twitchers! Salmonsbury Camp Hillfort can also be found on the edge of town; continue this historic adventure at the National Trust sites of Snowshill Manor, a 16th-century residence or the impressive Jacobean Chastleton House. Oxford and Cheltenham and the attractions held within are also easily accessible by a short scenic car journey through the rolling Cotswold countryside. Discover the wonders of the Cotswolds from Churchill in Oxfordshire.

Note: There is a fixed stairgate at the bottom and top of the first staircase, which also has a centre handrail, though there is no stairgate at the top of the second staircase, which also has a low beam that must be ducked under.

Note: The property's garden is enclosed, however please note that the neighbours have a right of access across the garden for the purpose of refilling their oil tank.

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: The telephone is provided for emergency calls only.

Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including narrow, steep and winding stairs, low beams and multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas