Cotswolds Escape - Learoyds Cottage

Southrop, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)7714 719403
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£180 - £250
per night
£1250 - £1750
per week

Come for superb walking from this tranquil Cotswold village and an antique-filled, cosy cottage and garden within 5 minutes' walk of the pub


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£180 - £250 per night

£1250 - £1750 per week

The Experience

An early 19th-century semi-detached cottage with a peaceful feel. Walk straight into the sitting room with underfloor heating, comfy sofa, Roberts radio and twinkling wood-burner. On rainy days you’ll find board games and books, some poetry. A new Shaker kitchen has all the gear for determined cooks and you eat at a round wooden dining table. All the useful basics for cooking are left for you plus a bottle of wine.

Next to the fireplace and behind a door are enclosed stairs with a rope handrail which lead you upstairs to a twin, then a double, both with White Company linen, vintage lamps and high ceilings. The bathroom is downstairs with a large walk-in shower, St Eval and Soap Folk goodies.

In summer you’ll be in the well-tended formally landscaped gardens, admiring the wisteria and topiary and looking out for fish in the pond. There’s a chimenea, sun loungers and outdoor table too. If you don’t want to cook wander down to The Swan, owned by Thyme.

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We think you'll love

  • All the pleasing art and furniture - if you like something you can contact the owner and buy it
  • Having your own garden for glorious summer days and long lazy evenings
  • Coming back to this comforting place after a hard day of walking or cycling
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You should know

  • You need to walk through the twin bedroom to get to the double
  • No TV in the sitting room but a well-disguised Smart one in the double bedroom
  • No designated parking - plenty on the street


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £180
Weekly price
from £1250
1 Cottage for 4
From £1803 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Bedrooms interconnect - you walk through the twin to reach the double.
Occasional weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dogs welcome, £50 per stay. Dog cushion, bowl and treats provided. A dog bed is also stored upstairs under one of the single beds.


We’ve had a wonderful stay at Learoyds Cottage. It’s been decorated and furnished so beautifully; it felt like home as soon as we arrived. Southrop is a perfect Cotswold village situated within easy reach of numerous restaurants. We enjoyed some fabulous meals in the village pub and Thyme restaurant, both a short walk away. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we walked for miles and when we got ‘home’ we enjoyed relaxing in the gardens which have been landscaped and are beautifully kept. Learoyds Cottage has a special atmosphere and we’ll certainly be returning.

Jane, Horsham

We had a wonderful stay at Learoyds with our two children. The adornment is just in tune with the Cotswolds, the garden is exquisite and Gretchen makes sure that everything you need in and outside the house is at hand ! We recommend highly a stay in this haven. Perfect for a quiet retreat not far from Oxford and Blenheim palace.

Liza, Paris

Gretchen was very helpful with all our needs. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more . Beautifully decorated and the garden was such a tranquil and stunning place to relax in after a day of touring.The village was picture perfect to wander around

Leanne, NSW Australia

I truly can't fault Gretchen or her beautiful home. It was spotless and Gretchen was an absolute delight to deal with. Provided lots of lovely recommendations for the area and the house was incredibly homely, welcoming and easy. Never felt more relaxed in someone else's home and was the perfect retreat.


It was such bliss to switch off from our London lives and have a taste of idyllic Southrop. We will absolutely be looking to return as we all felt completely recharged and my sons loved the local fishing lakes. We’ll definitely be in touch soon to book again and will strongly recommend to all of our friends.


If you are looking to get away and relax, this charming cottage is the perfect bolthole. Gretchen, the owner has considered every detail. Cosy up and admire the vintage interiors within, but do venture out - the garden is one to be admired by all.

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

There's no shop in the village but Lechlade is a 5-minute drive if you forget something. Treat yourselves to a meal at Thyme, just around the corner - expensive but worth it for a special occasion. Fairford has a market on Wednesday, Burford for antique shopping and a deli, or Cotswold Wildlife Park for a day out. There are endless walks and cycles, Buscot Park and Kelmscott are close.

Local points of interest from Gretchen Shoring

  • The village of Southrop is in the Domesday book, and lies in a conservation area on the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire borders, midway between Cirencester and Burford.
  • Foodie lovers will delight in the local pubs and restaurants in our part of the Cotswolds.
  • William Morris' Kelmscott Manor and Buscott Park are both a short drive away, and for children, the Cotswolds Wildlife Park offers exotic animals in the grounds of a stately home.
  • Learoyds cottage is three miles from the local market towns of Lechlade and Fairford. Here there are bakeries, shops, post office, supermarket, chemist, surgery and pubs. Fairford comes alive on Wednesday mornings with a market in the square.
  • Pretty Burford is a 5 mile drive with antiques shops and art galleries.
  • Wild swim in the river Leach, a short walk from the cottage.


Gretchen Shoring

Gretchen is an ex-BBC producer/director and has a production company, so having a peaceful country escape is perfect for her work/life balance. For years she dreamt of having a place in the Cotswolds, and squirrelled savings away until she could buy this cottage, just an hour and a half's drive from west London. She hopes you'll enjoy great walks, suppers at the local pub and deep sleeps.