Asphodel Cottage

Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Self-catering
+44 (0)7951 681571


Hugged by Cotswold stone walls, a 1600s village cottage of comfort and charm - close to Cirencester and a short walk to a super inn

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

A listed hobbity stone shepherd’s cottage with a bushy cap of thatch and trim garden behind. Step in to a warm, bright living area with flagstone floors and original art. It’s a romantic sort of place with a stone fireplace, wood-burner and coffee table with books. In one corner, a modern kitchen with vintage china and useful basics in the cupboards, along with apple juice, local beer, Nespresso pods and fudge.

Steep stone stairs spiral up to the bedroom and bathroom with its claw foot bath, fluffy towels and smellies. Outside are rattan seats, a scented path over the lawn, a mini wild meadow, apples, plums, herbs to pick. Some asphodels too – symbols of romance.

Stride the endless walking paths, cycle or stroll to the Tunnel House Inn; close by are Roman Cirencester and plenty of chocolate-box Cotswold villages.

Asphodel Cottage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Hunkering down together by the wood-burner
  • Exploring the prettiest villages
  • Walking the glorious countryside
Asphodel Cottage - Gallery

You should know

  • The spiral staircase won't suit those who hobble
  • No shop in the village

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm, early check in up to 3 hours available at £10 per hour
Check out
10am, late check out up to 3 hours available at £10 per hour
Booking restrictions
Please see owners' website for availability.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dogs treats, and walking maps in an information file. (Please bring your own dog bed, towels and bowls.)

Dogs £30 per pet per stay. Max. 1 large, 2 medium or 3 small.

Big private garden, walled and secure (for most dogs!). Lots of country walks right from the door. Bathhurst estate woodlands 15-minute walk. All local pubs dog-friendly.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £590
Damage deposit
£150
Surcharges
4 night mid-week breaks & 3 night weekends, £435 - £545.
1 Cottage for 2
From £701 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We stayed for a long weekend at Aspodel cottage, and had a great stay. The contact with the owners in advance of the stay was really helpful and they were very friendly able to provide great advice for getting there and for during the stay. The cottage itself is lovely and in a really nice location with a nice cottage garden overlooking the fields behind the cottage. The facilities in the cottage were great for a long weekend and would also be suitable for a longer stay, there is a DVD player available and an interesting selection of DVDs to watch if you arent outside enjoying the tranquility

Ben, Epsom

Simply wonderful! We spent the whole of Christmas 2019 in this beautiful cottage with our little Westie, Molly 🐶. Gorgeously furnished, cosy, warm and delightfully fragranced. It is evident that the owners have put a huge amount of love and care into furnishing Asphodel Cottage with lots of lovely touches. Very pretty bedroom - we adored the chandelier! And sinking into the comfy velvet sofas in front of the log burner was heavenly. A lovely garden and a great local pub just a walk away across open fields. We cannot recommend Asphodel Cottage highly enough and cannot wait to return!

Melanie, Nantwich

Beautiful cottage with thatched roof, decorated with a mix of traditional and modern elements. Fully equipped, with a luxurious bathroom, functional kitchen and romantic wood-burning stove. We had excellent weather, so we were able to make good use of the grandiose beautiful and well-kept garden, with various corners and seats. This cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds, but also for enjoying and relaxing in this inspiring environment. Is it worth the money!

Schildpadje, Nijmegen (NL)

We absolutely loved our stay at Asphodel Cottage. From the moment we walked in it felt like Home. A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. It was easy to book and we found the keys exactly as we were informed. I would have no problem recommending this cottage or Sawdays in future.

Clare, Ascot

An absolute delight. We came for an anniversary celebration and were not disappointed - arrived to find the interior even better than the pictures, low lighting and a complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco, the upstairs bedroom has loads of charm and is hugely romantic. The garden has super views and we enjoyed the short ramble along the footpaths to the Tunnel House Inn. We had a great time touring all the local Cotswold villages. A little bit of heaven and we will definitely return.

Julie, Liverpool

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're on a small lane in Tarlton village with open country views over the fields belonging to the Bathurst estate. There are a handful of other cottages and a tiny church. A farm shop at Frampton Mansell (five minutes in the car) will keep you stocked with good local stuff; Stroud is a 20-minute drive for a Saturday farmers' market; Tetbury for antiques and a smaller market is 15 minutes.

Local points of interest from Martin Jenner

  • Peaceful & secluded yet very convenient for Cirencester and Tetbury including Prince Charles' Highgrove
  • Beautiful country walks right from the door including Thames Head and Monarchs Way. Great for dog walking!
  • Historic village church close by with famous arts & crafts Rodmarton House just a mile away
  • Several award-winning gastro pubs within 10 mins drive - Bell at Sapperton, Potting Shed Crudwell, Village pub Barnsley and Wild Duck at Ewen. A 2 minute drive or 20 minute lovely country walk to the Tunnel House Inn
  • Near the Thames with Lechlade boat rentals, William Morris' Kelmscott and Thames path nearby
  • Heart of the Cotwolds with towns like Stow, Lower Slaughter, Moreton and Bourton plus cities like Bath and Cheltenham all within 35 miles

Introducing

Martin Jenner

Martin and Julie originally bought this as a holiday cottage for themselves. They now rent it out and you let yourselves in but there is a housekeeper on hand 9-5 if you need help with anything.