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Keen Cottage

(Ref. 988993)

Kingham, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, cosy and welcoming."

    Situated in a quiet position in a charming Cotswold village, central by car to most places of interest and with numerous walks locally, a perfect place for a quiet stay. Two pubs with great restaurants in the village and lots of others within short driving distances.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Keen Cottage in Kingham. I hope you managed to try the Plough and Wild Rabbit in the Village. We would love to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cottage was as described but unacceptable response to emergency plumbing issue."

    It was reported at 19.00 on the Wednesday evening and a plumber did not come until 17.20 on the Thursday. Sink was completely unusable and was filled with black smelly gunge form the blocked pipes. water from upstairs sinks etc caused the l kitchen sink to overflow which meant we could not use the bathrooms properly either. We had planned to cook our meals and had bought food for this, seen by housekeeper, but had to go out as no way could any cooking be done due to hygiene issues and no sink and we would soon have run out of crockery etc. Very disappointed that no compensation was offered for the discomfort and in convienience.

    We appreciate you providing this feedback regarding your stay at Keen Cottage. We are very sorry that you encountered issues with the plumbing and can only apologise for the inconvenience caused. This should not have happened and this is not our usual high standards at Manor Cottages.We attempted to rectify the problem during your stay but unfortunately this turned out to be a more difficult issue than originally expected. It has now all been fixed and we're sorry this impacted your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline3.1Feb 2024

  • "The property was beautifully presented and extremely well equipped."

    The bed and settee were very comfortable. The heating and hot water were excellent. The cleanliness was the best we have ever had, the cottage was spotless. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful little cottage!"

    That’s the reason why it’s always booked!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Klara5.0Oct 2023

  • "Keen Cottage is a comfortable, stylish cottage set in the beautiful, peaceful village of Kingham that is easily accessible from/to London and nearby villages and market towns."

    There is a very interesting book collection, we’ve made a list so that we may read some of them at our leisure another time. We all slept well on the very comfortable beds. There are a couple of simple updates we suggest: 1) Make the "Mind the Step" signs more visible by placing a contrasting strip along the steps. All 4 of us almost fell over more than once !! 2) Replace the toilet seat in the ensuite bathroom as this doesn't seem to close.

    Thank you for taking time to leave this feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and have passed your comments on to housekeeping. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anneliese5.0Aug 2023

  • "Would 100% stay here again its perfectly central for the majority of places to visit around the cotswolds"

    Thank you for this feedback which is greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you again when you visit the Cotswolds and all its attractions! Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2023

  • "4 of us stayed at your lovely cottage in a lovely village and location."

    The cottage was a great base for seeing the Cotswolds and for local walks. The Kingham Plough was a great pub delicious food and friendly staff. we will be back

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at Keen Cottage. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time away and look forward to welcoming you again one day in the future! Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2023

  • "It’s wonderful but it was too hot downstairs!"

    We felt bad because it seemed to be wasted by opening the windows

    Reviewed by Klara4.7Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    As close to perfect as you can get.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We're so pleased you had an enjoyable break in Kingham and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities set in a quiet village with 2 friendly pubs."

    Stayed during the heatwave and the owner had the forethought to provide an air con unit which was much appreciated. We would certainly recommend staying at the cottage which proved to be a good base to access most beauty spots in the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for providing this lovely feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Keen Cottage, despite the intense heat! We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful location - so peaceful and quiet."

    We loved the way the two cottages had been joined with the glass extension, the log burner was great and the place was spotlessly clean (not something we always find). The bed was comfortable, the kitchen lovely and parking wasn't a problem. Only a couple of thing would raise this from a 95% perfect to 100%. The sofa and armchairs aren't the comfiest, a new set would really be an asset. Maybe also add a few books - it's always nice to pick up a book on holiday - and some tasteful pictures on the wall; both would add a more homely touch. And finally, while we appreciated the milk and biscuits (and I know people have allergies etc) but it's always really welcoming when find a small welcoming basket with say, bread, eggs etc. and some fresh flowers. Just a thought. But all in all, a truly relaxing stay and we'd come again for sure.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Keen's Cottage. We're so glad you enjoyed the many aspects of this property. We will pass on your comments to the owners regarding the sofa and armchairs, books and pictures and suggestions regarding the welcoming basket. We hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toby4.7Feb 2022

  • "Keen cottage was lovely ,in a beautiful village."

    The cottage is so well equipped ,and booklet on appliances all listed and explained .surrounding villages are easy to get to with a car or there is a train station in village if you fancy a drive to station £3.50 a day to leave car in station carpark . All in all keen cottage was a ideal place to stay and a lovely cottage

    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 Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Lounge furniture not the comfiest only slight criticism

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Keen Cottage. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we will pass on your comments to the Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in great location."

    Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage."

    Nice and cosy, especially with the wood burner. Would stay there again without hesitation. Good location. Parking right outside the cottage may not always be possible, so bear in mind when bringing lots of stuff; Also, double-check the key collection details; the description needs to be clearer on where "the alleyway" is.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Keen Cottage. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will look at the key information, to see if it needs to be made clearer for guests. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Oct 2020

  • "Loved this cottage."

    It felt very much like a home from home. It was very clean and comfortable, comfy beds and lots of sitting space between the living room and dining conservatory. We comfortably had 6 people socially distancing within the conservatory. The kitchen is very well stocked with crockery and ameneties. It's in a beautiful village with two gastro pubs within a few minutes walk and many others within 10-20 mins drive. Daylesford Farm is a gentle 40 mins walk away. Overall a great place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Keen Cottage. It's always lovely to received feedback from guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Two bath towels only, no hand towels or bath mats provided ,rubbish left in bedside table."

    Dirty fridge, crockery and bathroom radiators. Furniture is now very tired, property needs a really good spring clean. Our third time here, paying top rate because of the Cheltenham Festival!!! We will not be returning.

    We are very sorry to hear the property was not up to our usual standards and will speak to the housekeeper. We always aim to achieve high levels of cleanliness. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike2.8Mar 2020

  • "A warm comfortable well equipped cottage in a picturesque village setting."

    I would like to see a colander added to the kitchen equipment & lighting improved in the lounge to facilitate reading on dark nights. The dining room chairs are too low for the table. Otherwise I think the cottage is perfect.

    Thank you for the feedback, we will pass them onto the owner to review and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2019

  • "The conservatory/dining room is comfortable, but there is no sunshade in there."

    The fan is the only way to cool the room. This is a charming cottage in a delightful setting. A perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds - we discovered nearby Great Tew, a picture-perfect, chocolate-box-like, thatched village! The walk from the cottage along the bridle-path to the organic farm shop at Daylesford is rewarded with an excellent café experience.

    Reviewed by Ewen5.0Aug 2019

  • "The civilised library in the bookshelves provided reading that enhanced the spirit of the cottage; especially “The Bookman’s Tale” by Charlie Lovett."

    The village of Kingham is charming. The shop sells adequate supplies and to dine at The Wild Rabbit Pub is a treat. Kingham station provides ready and easy access to visiting friends; a superior advantage. The proximity of Daylesford Organic Farm shop and cafes when one desires a special breakfast, is a bonus. Coming from Australia, the wide brown land, the honey coloured buildings nestled in the verdant grasslands and perfumed gardens, provided special joy. Our week of staying in Keen’s Cottage will always be remembered.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Gorgeous little cottage but for a week's stay we found the couch and chairs rather uncomfortable as my husband is very tall."

    They are quite petite and firm. Good facilities in the kitchen area however we desperately needed a hoover by the 3rd day with 2 children staying too! The Village of Kingham was lovely but somewhere in the listing it said the cottage was in Stow on the wolds which is actually where we thought we were going. Not knowing the area we assumed Kingham was maybe a town within the county of Stow on the wolds or something...we got confused somewhere along the lines! Sykes could be clearer on where it is. We had to call to get the exact address and were told by the agent it was in Stow on the Wolds, Oxfordshire! Nice location however, warm and cosy. Would recommend to walkers or those seeking peace and quiet. We would stay again without the children but the area itself didn't have much for the family.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jun 2019

  • "Kingham is the perfect little village!"

    Keen Cottage a cosy place to stay. Perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Birgit5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped ."

    ..cosy and very comfortable. It was well situated with easy access to explore the beautiful surrounding area and nearby towns. The village location was good, very quiet and picturesque ....local shop and pub within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2019

  • "Keen's Cottage is a delightful, warm and cosy cottage."

    Everything exceeded our expectations. Absolutely loved it and probably the nicest place we have stayed in. Would love to come back. The only thing we could have done with was a couple of t towels but, hey, that is certainly not a complaint, merely a comment!! Thank you and Happy New Year.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2018

  • "It was a beautifully furnished and fully equipped cottage in a very pretty village."

    Kingham is a great village for visiting the local area.

    Ms Illingworth

  • "Perfect cottage for our small family with everything we needed."

    Underfloor heating and great woodburner were a treat on cold evenings. Also perfect location in Kingham being just a short walk away from 2 pubs and convenience store. Short drive to Daylesford farm and Chipping Norton. Just loved it.

    Mr Muller

  • "We researched long and hard before choosing this cottage for our fifth stay in the Cotswolds, our last three being booked through you."

    This cottage was extremely well represented on your website, and had everything we wanted -comfort, quiet, and a convenient location. Ana, who takes care of the property is a star!

    Mrs Denyar-MacDonald

  • "Cottage as described by you, no overblown claims (eg."

    ‘secret garden' etc.). Very well equipped and not cluttered with twee junk selected by, well meaning but misguided, owner. The library has to one of the best we have encountered. We deliberately chose a place for four persons (only my wife and I stayed) as we had previously been disappointed with smaller places and the price difference is not huge.

    Mr Bryant

  • "Beautiful cottage, well kitted out with a lovely fire."

    Great location too.\ \

    Mr Dunsford

  • "Lovely located, well equipped, charming cottage."

    We had a great time in the village of Kingham and the surrounding area and the cottage was perfectly situated to allow that.

    Mr Kimber

  • "I thought the house was very high spec."

    Gorgeous kitchen!

    Mrs Dale-Harris


    Mrs Priestly.

  • "Keen's cottage was wonderful."

    Furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The cottage was very clean when we arrived.

    Mrs Pundit

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Perfect location and all the facilities were top quality.

    Mrs Atkinson

  • "Simply everything was perfect, the house, the village and the whole equipment in the house."

    Mrs Sondermann

  • "Keen's cottage was so warm and welcoming!"

    A perfect blend of old and new! And thank you for the just right Christmas decorations!

    Mr And Mrs Price

  • "Very nice accommodation in a nice village"

    Mr Cox

  • "We found the cottage and local village amenities extremely lovely and would have no hesitation in recommending it to family and friends."

    Mr. G.

  • "Lovely little property, very good location in Kingham, very much as advertised, very comfortable, good beds and showers, well equipped kitchen without excessive knick knacks."

    Particularly nice to have an induction hob. A great stay.

    Mr Forster

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area and underfloor heating
  • Central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear courtyard with lawned area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 mins walk

The property

Keen Cottage is just charming!

The cottage is a typical 18th-century Cotswold home packed with charming and traditional characteristics that are coupled with contemporary touches to give this a truly stand-out holiday home option.

It is located in the 'West End' of this award winning community and is settled down a small lane and within a classic row of cottages.

Internally, the home has been restored to include a conservatory/dining room and kitchen, as well as the spectacular inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove.

Two good-sized bedrooms and two baths are located upstairs, while outside, there is a completely enclosed, south-facing garden to enjoy.

The area is both calm and convenient, with two excellent pubs just a short walk away and a convenience store where you can stock up on the essentials.

For days out you can make your way into the lovely towns of Chipping Norton or Stow-on-the-Wold, home to a good selection of restaurants and plenty of walking routes to take and admire.

Attractions within include the National Trust’s popular Chastleton House, The Dragonfly Maze, and further afield and perfect for children and animal lovers, the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.

Keen Cottage is a true find and an excellent choice for your Cotswold break or holiday.

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About the location


Chipping Norton 4 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 5 miles

Kingham has been voted England's favourite village and is beautifully situated in the heart of the Cotswolds between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. It has an abundance of historical buildings and is referenced in the Doomsday Book. Most of the village is constructed from traditional Cotswold Stone. The village hosts two awarding pubs - The Kingham Plough on the Green and The Wild Rabbit voted Michelin Pub of the Year in 2016. Daylesford Organic farm shop, cookery school and spa is 5 minutes away. There are numerous other gastro pubs and restaurants which are easily accessible from Kingham by foot, bike or car.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas