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Rose Cottage

Great Tew near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (Ref. 951965)



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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a good position for visiting Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire with eveything we needed and more."

    Warm and comfortable with a good dog proof and pretty garden. Sue was a lovely host, having left a nice welcome gift and was on site for any queries. Plenty of shopping and eateries within 5 miles in Chipping Norton.

    Reviewed by DorothySep 2021

  • "We stayed here as a family of four plus dog and the property provided all the space and facilities for this number."

    The property was clean when we arrived and the owner left a welcome pack of some essentials and luxuries upon our arrival. A very nice touch. The property was very dog friendly and had a fully enclosed and secure front garden area so we could let the dog out on his own. The location is very rural but is only about 5 miles from local towns and has good road links to the surrounding area. This was a very good cottage.

    Reviewed by IainAug 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, genuinely fully equipped with everything you could need."

    Lovely enclosed garden which was perfect for the children to play in. Welcome pack including fresh flowers was a really lovely touch. Great base for visiting nearby Chipping Norton, Burford, Bourton on the Water and the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend Rose Cottage, thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which is a great base for exploring by exploring the Cotswolds by car."

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Perfect holiday cottage."

    Had eveything you needed. Beautiful location, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage lovely welcome gifts might be fine for people who like quiet but ..."

    Lovely cottage lovely welcome gifts might be fine for people who like quiet but by the photos on your website I was expecting it to be in a village isolation is not for me

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "Rose cottage is a delightful farm cottage in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds."

    The cottage was of an excellent standard, comfortable and well equipped. The location was ideal for touring, with Banbury, Oxford and Stratford-on-Avon nearby, as well as many beautiful Cotswold villages and attractions.

    Reviewed by KathyJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful location yet easy to visit well known sites in the area."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Secure garden for our two dogs. Owner very kindly posted on a bag we had left behind. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2021

  • "It was such a lovely cottage, equipped with everything you might need."

    Clean, beautiful. Just one thing wrong, the mattresses on all the beds were so uncomfortable. Not just us, several people had mentioned this in the guest book. Cleaner/proprietor had responded to one comment with ‘mattresses were new at the beginning of the Covids’. Obviously not true. Anyway, apart from this, it was a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by HazelMay 2021

  • "Lovely place and surroundings"

    Reviewed by AlexisOct 2020

  • "Rose Cottage was a lovely place for a peaceful restful holiday I would highly recommend the cottage to friends ."

    The cottage was immaculate and very cosy .Sue had left us lovely roses and wine cakes and doggy biscuits for our Westie Sam all of which was very much appreciated.Would like to return .

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely clean cottage, well equipped and would deffinatly recommend and also hope to stop here again"

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "Photos did not really do the property justice."

    Downstairs was much bigger than we expected. Dishwasher was available but not listed. These are only minor points. A really good property. It was a pity that we could only have virtual conversations with the owner, but Sue was very helpful when we had queries

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage that was bigger than we expected and beautifully maintained."

    Everything you could need and bonus was the lovely garden that was a sun trap of a morning and great for our children to run around whilst secure for our dog.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation and location."

    We had a great time, even though there were government restrictions in place. Would come again.

    Reviewed by HughJul 2020

  • "Cottage was very clean , with extra wipes and anti bac spray ."

    Also a dog create was provided, and doggie treats !

    Reviewed by JustineJul 2020

  • "Complete and comfortable cottage."

    Warm welcome and eye for details.

    Reviewed by JeffreyFeb 2020

  • "It was a very pleasant surprise to walk into Rose cottage and find that the pictures do not do it justice."

    it is bigger than we had thought and has a lovely, cosy feel.The welcome pack was a treat and even had a little something for our dog, Milo. All the cooking utensils that we needed were provided and the books were well used as the weather wasn't the best. Dinner at the Falcon in Great Tew (a beautiful village) was fine although beware the starters, for us they were enormous! The location is excellent for visiting the many places of interest in the area. Boughton-on-the-Water model village and miniatures exhibition are well worth a visit as, of course, is Oxford. There are so may places to see and enjoy within less than an hour, and plenty to keep one occupied even in bad weather. All in all we had a lovely week at Rose Cottage and came back relaxed and refreshed; we will be back!

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2020

  • "Everything you needed for a stay away from home was there for us, including some extra goodies for us and the doggies, The facilities were endless for every meal to be cooked, extra blankets on beds not that we needed them as house with or without the wood burner lit was lovely and warm, seating was comfortable, there are books, games, DVDs which we made full use of."

    The garden was fully enclosed and secure for our small dogs so it was even more relaxing when letting them out for a late-night and early morning wee without putting them on a lead and standing outside with them. All in all a lovely cottage, well maintained, hopefully, we will book again soon, but next time we won't need to pack so much. (just clothes)

    Reviewed by KatherineJan 2020

  • "Rose Cottage was perfect in every way, the cottage was spotless, very comfortable, great location, couldn’t fault anything, full credit to the owners everything was in the cottage you would need for a first class vacation."

    Would highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by CindyDec 2019

  • "Very spacious living/dining room and good facilities in kitchen ."

    Dishwasher a bonus - nice welcome pack as well. Great central heating but boiler a bit noisy if in double room directly above it. Generally very clean - a few dog hairs downstairs (not a problem to me) .TV sound could be better : a previous guest had turned bass up to max but still wasn't any!

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2019

  • "The lovely stay in the Cotswolds was made possible by cosy Rose Cottage."

    A complete and practical cottage, good place to start nice trips in the region. About Rose Cottage (and some reviews): - the boiler can be switched off during the night (You’ll find on/off switch in the toilet). - the bed size in the main sleeping room is ‘standard’. Like in many other UK houses and hotels. As I’m 6 feet 7”(200cm) my feet are used hanging out of the bed. Naturally it will be appreciated that beds expand to 210 or 220 cm. But this will take time. In Holland I notice improvements. In the cottage shower and mirror are on good level (also often mounted quite low for large persons). - any comments, positive and/or negative can be written down in the guest book (please not only via review), and Sue also was nearby or on-line for questions. Sue knows about the issues mentioned above.

    Reviewed by RickSep 2019

  • "This was the first time we had rented a cottage so we we didn’t quite know what to expect, everything went very smoothly and we had a Fabulous four days away."

    The cottage was spotless well equipped and there was plenty of information on the local area. We were recommended to Sykes and we will certainly do the same.

    Reviewed by BronwenSep 2019

  • "The smell from the drains was really bad."

    Inside and out of the cottage.The noise from the boiler kept us awake.The mattress to hard and thin,No wardrobe in the second bedroom Mr MRS Webb

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "The double bed needs to be bigger and a new mattress."

    My husband is 6ft 1inch and his feet were hanging off the bed every night which caused him to wake up to cold feet! The mattress had a topper on it, so would recommend a new mattress. The shower thermostat needs checking or up grading altogether as very stiff to adjust until you get used to it! The kitchen was great and had a lot of useful dishes to be able to make family meals but would suggest the following, rolling pin, whisk and an extra frying pan.

    Reviewed by DAug 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic, it was perfectly located to explore the Cotswolds but was quiet and relaxing."

    There were more than adequate facilities in the cottage, we ate in a few nights, and the kids enjoyed the games and dvds. Despite being a dog friendly cottage it was immaculate and well presented. The outside seating area was great for sitting with a cuppa on a morning or a glass of something on an evening. Thank you for a fab holiday.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage a gem"

    Reviewed by StellaJul 2019

  • "Good location with easy access to sites of interest."

    Everything we needed was provided. Tesco delivered our weekly shop without issue, and fridge freezer more than adequate for all the shopping. The cottage stayed amazingly warm and the heating hardly ever ran other than for water. We have an Alaskan Malimute that loved staying out in the garden. It was a sun trap in the morning and we enjoyed sitting out with a book and coffee.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2019

  • "A charming cottage in a superb location for exploring theCotswolds."

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2019

  • "Super clean and comfortable cottage, well equipped kitchen, and the host was very thoughtful in providing Xmas trees and decorations and welcome gifts - much appreciated."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2018

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped, perfect for exploring the area and ideal for the dogs."

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2018

  • "This was a very comfortable well equipped cottage."

    The welcome pack was very generous and even included some nice treats for our dogs which we thought was very kind. It is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds and we would recommend it. One tiny improvement we would suggest, fix the bathroom door so it closes. We had to wedge a towel underneath it everytime we used the loo.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2018

  • "Great cottage, fantastic location"

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2018

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a great location for exploring."

    We had fantastic weather so the garden was an added bonus to sit in whilst the children played. On arrival we were met with a lovely welcome pack of milk, biscuits, cake, chocolates and wine- much appreciated.

    Reviewed by ScottMay 2018

  • "This is a lovely development of holiday cottages, quite private from the owners property, but they are there if you need them."

    The people staying in the other two cottages were very nice which we appreciated, as you are on top of one another so to speak. We arrived to a generous welcome pack, wine, chocolates, cake, dog treats, plus coffee tea & milk so we could have a cuppa on arrival, as our Sainsbury's delivery would not be arriving until a bit later. Lovely flowers on the table also. Although surrounded by lovely countryside it is well placed for a quick drive down to Chipping Norton, the Aldi there is very handy. Great Tew is just down the road but we would not have walked there as all on the lane and cars did seem to drive quite fast along there. Also you can get to Broadway Tower (a must), and all the North Cotswold towns easily. Whichford Pottery is nearby. As regards cottage, it's very nicely fitted out, comfortable furnishings, very good appliances. The twin bedroom would benefit from some hooks to hang clothes on, had to use door frames and handles. Altogether a successful week.

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2018

  • "Very enjoyable stay ."

    Fantastic cottage so homely and very peaceful. Loved every minute of our stay and wonderful places to visit .

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay at rose cottage so much we will definitely try and return in the summer so we may have a better chance of the weather being on our side."

    The cottage is beautiful everything you need is provided. Only needed to bring groceries. Gorgeous little welcome pack with something for everyone even the dog was there on our arrival. Easy check in and out. Quite easy to find. Lovely area and surrounding villages. We went to visit family but wish we were staying longer so we could do more exploring. The only down side for me was on one morning we were woken up early by builders on the building site and the boiler was really loud even when the thermostat was not on. The builders were only there once so it wasn't an issue after that. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to visit the Cotswolds and we will try to return if the owners will have us xx

    Reviewed by FilomenaApr 2018

  • "Great location."

    Accommodation spot on. Lovely welcome and Sue was very helpful. Will book again

    Reviewed by SeanMar 2018

  • "Rose Cottage was all that we expected and more."

    The welcome pack on arrival was unexpected but a lovely touch. We had chocolates, cake, wine, flowers and also a pack of dog treats so our dog was not left out. Amazed at all the items included such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk, washing powder and dishwasher tablets. These extras made everything great and we hope to be able to book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need to make the stay convenient."

    Reviewed by LaraFeb 2018

  • "A welcoming touch to have a bottle of wine and goodies waiting for us on arrival."

    Would be great to have some more staples like cooking oil (we bought some and left it there). This is a general comment for most cottages. Well equipped kitchen. Overall, a lovely cottage, clean and comfortable and would recommend.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2017

  • "Rose Cottage was a delightful place to stay, although slightly challenging to find as we were approaching it from the opposite direction to those given in the details!"

    The cottage was well-equipped and comfortable and we received a warm welcome. Food in the local pub was too fancy for my taste but we found a great place in Enstone, about 4 miles away, called The Artyard Cafe, where the food was simpler but excellent and good value. We were within easy reach of Blenheim Palace, where there was a very good Christmas Craft Fair that we thoroughly enjoyed despite some miserable weather! Would recommend Rose Cottage, either for a weekend break like ours or for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2017

  • "Booking all went well."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable, exactly what we expected. It's nice to have places that welcome dogs.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2017

  • "Great location for touring the Cotswolds."

    Lovely setting, surrounded by farms. Enjoyed the tranquillity of the location. Cottage very comfortable, had everything we needed to allow us to make the most of our holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JoyceAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location with lots of options for days out in the area."

    Very well equipped, perfect for a family of four and our puppy. Welcome pack was very much appreciated!

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2017

  • "The only recommendations we had for the owner was, curtains to the back double bedroom window and a mirror would have been useful in the same bedroom."

    Great base for visiting the local surroundings and some great books provided for some local walks.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2017

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The property

Great Tew 1.7 miles.

A lovely terraced barn conversion ideally located in the pretty village of Little Tew near Great Tew, and just a short drive from the ancient market town of Chipping Norton.

This delightful cottage is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

The enclosed front garden leads to the cottage which offers an open plan living area complete with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a warming woodburning stove.

Make your way upstairs to two comfortable bedrooms and shower room.

Outside is a front garden ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the area, either with a good book or enjoying alfresco dining with friends.

Great Tew, often described as one of the prettiest villages in England is full of attractive thatched cottages and has an excellent pub and a village shop.

The bustling town of Chipping Norton offers many unique shops and real ale pubs as well as art galleries and a theatre, and many enjoyable walks start in the town with Shakespeare's Way passing through the centre.

Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are all close by or alternatively, take a trip to the riverside town of Banbury, Blenheim Palace or the university city of Oxford.

The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick with its magnificent castle, also make great family days out.

A lovely cottage to be enjoyed all year round.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles.

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About the location


Chipping Norton 5 miles; Oxford 18 miles.

The picture postcard village of Great Tew, often described as one of the prettiest villages in England is full of attractive cottages, most of them thatched, situated in a delightful landscaped setting. The village is steeped in history, from its Roman origins, through to the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution, and now belongs to the Great Tew Estate. The village is now a lively and welcoming community with a well-known pub, The Falkland Arms, serving excellent food and real ale. There is also a village shop and small café. Great Tew Park hosts various events throughout the year including the well-known Cornbury Music Festival which is held early in July. Nearby Little Tew is an attractive village of traditional Cotswold stone cottages and others built in the local honey coloured ironstone. Five miles away is the ancient town of Chipping Norton, steeped in history and culture, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chipping Norton boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. Nearby is Blenheim Palace and Oxford which offers good shopping, riverside walks and guided tours of the magnificent university buildings and historic halls.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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