Holiday cottage in Tetbury - on the edge of the Cotswolds
Searching for a holiday cottage in Tetbury in the English Cotswolds? Tetbury is within relatively easy reach of both Stroud and Cirencester. A cottage stay in Tetbury could be a convenient choice for discovering the many attractions of the Cotswolds.
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Mabels Oak Cottage sleeps 2-6 in Tetbury Gloucestershire - on the edge of the Cotswolds
Featured in the photograph is Mabels Oak Cottage, 2 minutes walk from the centre of the charming Cotswold town of Tetbury with its many individual shops, tearooms, pubs, restaurants and superb cheese shop and butchers. There are more than 30 antique shops to browse at your leisure.
Our 200 year old 3 double bedroomed cottage is located in a secluded spot, down a steep narrow lane overlooking a little green valley in which sheep are usually grazing.
A wooden decked area, ideal for a BBQ is equipped with a table, chairs and parasol, and various garden seats, so that one can truly relax and take in the rural view, either over breakfast or after a busy day of sightseeing in the Cotswold countryside with its endless range of attractions. There is a substantial garden area with a wide variety of mature trees.
The cottage is centrally heated for those 'not so warm' evenings. The owners live next door, so are on hand to help you in any way, and even baby sit with a little persuasion, while you sample the local hospitality.
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Tetbury is located 23 miles north of the magnificent city of Bath and 11 miles south of Cirencester. There are several local golf courses including a 9 hole "pay and play" 2 miles away. The wonderful Westonbirt Arboretum is again only 2 miles away and is a great place to unwind. We are just 15 minutes from a railway station at Kemble and 30 minutes from the M4, less than 2 hours by road from the centre of London.
Attractions of Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Tetbury is a delightful Cotswold Town with elegant buildings creating a sense of timeless beauty. Once a thriving market town, it has one of the finest examples of a Cotswold pillared market hall, built in 1655, that underwent major refurbishment in 2000, and is now restored and to be enjoyed by all. The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, built between 1777 and 1781, is open daily to visitors and worth a visit as it has been described as one of the "best Georgian Gothic churches" and boasts the fourth highest spire in England.
The town has a wonderful variety of shops including over 30 antique shops earning the town a reputation as an antiques centre.When you need a break from all the sightseeing, sit back and relax and sample the delights of the numerous tea shops, pubs and restaurants in the town. Many of the shops in the town are individually owned so you will receive the personal attention of the owner and notice that several of them bear the Prince of Wales feathers as a sign that they hold the Royal warrant. One mile south of Tetbury is Highgrove, the country home of HRH the Prince of Wales. Gatcombe Park, the home of the Princess Royal is also four miles north of Tetbury. Two miles from Tetbury you will find the famous Westonbirt National Arboretum. It is set in 600 acres of countryside which include 17 miles of footpaths to explore. In the spring and autumn, spectacular colours have to be seen to be believed. Many events take place here throughout the year.
A little further afield there are numerous delightful Cotswold Villages, all with their own uniqueness: - Malmesbury, Cirencester, Bilbury, Bourton on the water, Chipping Campden, Stown on the Wold to name a few.
Local events in the Cotswolds:
Cheltenham Race Week Festival - mid March, Badminton Horse Trials - early spring, The Woolsack races - spring bank holiday Monday, The Royal International Air Tattoo - at RAF Fairford in July, Gatcombe Horse Trials - early August, Polo - played regularly at Westonbirt and Cirencester, Craft and Antique Fairs - several major fairs held through the year, Tetbury Music Festival - early October
Places to visit from the Cotswolds
- Berkely Castle,
- Bowood House,
- Castle Combe,
- Cheltenham Spa,
- Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust,
- National Birds of Prey Centre at Newent,
- Keynes Country Park,
- Cotswold Farm Park
Local sports facilities in the Cotswolds
The Cotswold Way is within easy reach and excellent for walking, or closer to home, the gentle undulating country lanes can be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists alike.
Cotswold water Park - Britain's largest area of inland water. Angling and a wide range of water sports are on offer here.
- Golf courses
- Gloucester - dry ski slope
- Cirencester Leisure Centre
- Cirencester outdoor pool (May to September)
- Bath and Gloucester for top club rugby (in season)
If you need more information about Mabels Oak cottage on either prices or facilities just telephone Ros on +44 (0) 1666 504 309 or click on any images for details and email contact form.
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