Argyll Coach House


Garden flowers, a toasty fire, a light clean contemporary feel... lots to love at this friendly retreat in the very heart of Cirencester


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Step down Carpenters Lane with its new terrace houses, then through an old wooden door to the side… to enter the secret garden of a Victorian villa, with an immaculate stone coach house alongside. The pony and trap have long gone, but the two-storey cottage remains: a perfect Cirencester bolthole. Lovely young owners Rosie and Mark give you homemade biscuits (or something equally delicious) and invite you in, to a contemporary chic living room with painted stone walls and a bright fresh feel. Mark specialises in mid-century design, so elegant pieces from the 50s onwards mix with pale tiled floors heated underfoot, and a simple kitchen to make a modernist’s heart sing. There’s a wood-burning stove and logs to fill it, a flat-screen TV, DVD, WiFi, board games and books. A painted-tread stair leads to the bedroom above: oh joy! A big wooden bed under a cosy pitched roof, pale grey floor boards, Orla Kiely linen, a soft grey throw and a simple hanging rail. The pretty garden is yours to share (you have your own seating area) and the historic market place is a sprint from the door.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £52
Weekly price
from £360
1 House for 2
From £521 bed1 bedroom


What a fabulous hideaway. So beautifully presented and a very welcoming feel. Has everything you need and the town centre is two minutes walk away. We will be back!

STYLISH, CONTEMPORARY, UNIQUE! That is what sums up this wonderful cottage tucked away in a beautiful walled garden in the centre of Cirencester. Everything is catered for whether you want to eat in; out or just put your feet up with a glass of wine in front of the roaring log fire. We arrived to a very warm welcome from Mark and Rosie the owners and a wonderful tin of homemade shortbread – what a treat! The Coach House is a credit to them both and has been lovingly restored and kitted out with fantastic mid-century furniture. Highly recommended and would definitely book again in an instant!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rosie Parrish

  • Cirencester was the second largest city in Roman Britain and famed for its wool market in Tudor times - it’s still thriving today with a wealth of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
  • The Corinium Museum in the centre of Cirencester is well worth a visit; it has one of the finest and most extensive Roman collections in the country.
  • The New Brewery Arts Centre has a contemporary art gallery, craft shop, cafe and on-site craft makers - including glass blowers, painters and weavers.
  • We have local OS maps and walking guides, so you can go for a bracing country walk, followed by a hearty pub lunch in one of the many picturesque Cotswold villages.
  • Nearby Rodmarton Manor shows the Arts and Crafts movement at its best; it also has one of the finest Cotswolds gardens, spectacular throughout the year.
  • For something different, walk up through beautiful Cirencester Park to watch a polo match!