The Lodge

Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988736)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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74 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Mitchell

    “Cottage was comfortable and in a lovely location.”

    The garden is great space to relax, have a drink or for meals. Only 2 rather uncomfortable deckchairs were provided to lounge in - cottage sleeps 4. ...

    The garden is great space to relax, have a drink or for meals. Only 2 rather uncomfortable deckchairs were provided to lounge in - cottage sleeps 4. The utensils and glassware were rather mismatched with only 2 wine glasses provided - 1 rather large and 1 rather small. Six champagne flutes were provided??? We noticed the frying pans hadn’t been replaced after a previous visitor had noted they did not sit flat on the hob!!! The bases were bowed which made it difficult to use. Having to wander backwards and forwards between the galley kitchen and the main kitchen was also rather a nuisance. Beds were very comfortable however the duvets did not fit the cover - far too small . In the morning the duvet had normally moved into a heap inside the cover!! The bath is enormous and very uncomfortable if one wants to lie in it to relax. Straight sides do not make for a comfortable experience. The hot water system cannot provide enough hot water for a sufficient level to even wash in. The local pub is very nice and friendly but with a limited menu. Would we stay here again - I’m afraid not.

    - Mr Mitchell, September 2021

    Dear Mr. Mitchell, Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay, despite finding some issues worth complaining about. So, we’d like to take this opportunity to respond:- “Only 2 rather uncomfortable deckchairs were provided to lounge in - cottage sleeps 4.” There is ample seating provided in the garden; two deckchairs, a double seat arbor, as well as the six table seating chairs which could be moved from the top & lower patio areas. Also, cushions are provided in the chest of drawers in the garden room, which can be used on the arbor seating, or indeed any of the other chairs. “The utensils and glassware were rather mismatched with only 2 wine glasses provided - 1 rather large and 1 rather small.” Thank you for pointing out the shortfall regarding wine glasses. We aim to provide six of each (as per the champagne flutes you mention), to allow for breakages. Replacements have since been purchased. We can’t comment about utensils, as we don’t understand your complaint. “We noticed the frying pans hadn’t been replaced after a previous visitor had noted they did not sit flat on the hob!!!” Correct. That’s because in our opinion they were perfectly serviceable. However, in view of your comments, we’ll review the situation. “Having to wander backwards and forwards between the galley kitchen and the main kitchen was also rather a nuisance.” The only way we feel this can be addressed is for a floor plan to be included with the cottage details. Then guests can decide for themselves whether the extra few steps involved is too much for them. “Beds were very comfortable however the duvets did not fit the cover - far too small.” Perhaps the wrong size cover was inadvertently used, as we supply both double & king size covers, so apologies for this. “The bath is enormous and very uncomfortable if one wants to lie in it to relax. Straight sides do not make for a comfortable experience.” We originally selected this bath as it can accommodate two people, because the taps are situated in the middle. Other than that, we understand it to be a bath of standard size and shape. “The hot water system cannot provide enough hot water for a sufficient level to even wash in.” This can occur if the bath is used repeatedly, and in preference to the showers. The size of hot water tank we could install was constrained by the available space. If additional hot water is required, the immersion heater switch is just outside the bathroom, and is clearly marked. “The local pub is very nice and friendly but with a limited menu.” The pub has been through difficult times, like everyone else in retail, the reduced menu presumably being a consequence of this. Things can only improve from now on. Property Owner

The property

The Lodge is a stunning Cotswold holiday cottage located in an idyllic village, mid way between Burford and Cirencester.

The cottage retains many classic and attractive features making it a delightful choice for a Cotswold holiday.

The owners have overseen the transformation introducing some modern and contemporary features such as a wood burning stove, underfloor heating and Esse range cooker which enhance the appeal of the cottage.

The cottage, which is tucked down a 'no through' lane, has a lovely garden, just perfect for outdoor dining.

This is a high standard holiday cottage in a very attractive village.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC, washing machine and tumble drier
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room with woodburner
  • Living room 2/garden room.
  • Oil fired central heating, underfloor heating, woodburner
  • Plus Esse (similar to an AGA) range cooker with hotplates and two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, separate electric hob and oven, further fridge, separate freezer, washing machine and tumble drier
  • 2 x flatscreen TV with freeview, DVD, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Garden with two patio areas and furniture
  • well behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Please note that the owner requires a £150 good housekeeping bond in advance of arrival.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location

COLN ST ALDWYNS

Bibury 2 miles; Cirencester 8.5 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 11.5 miles

Set within the Cotswolds AONB is this peaceful and friendly village. Bordered by the River Coln and surrounded by refreshing green countryside, Coln St Aldwyns is a fine base for visitors to the area. You will find a Grade II* listed church as well as a handy shop and a highly-rated gastro pub, the New Inn. The chocolate-box village of Bibury is just a couple of miles away, known for its rows of quaint stone cottages and surrounding greenery. Slightly further afield is the striking market town of Cirencester, laced with attractive buildings and varying attractions. Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most characterful and must-visit locations close by. On the western fringe of the Cotwolds, discover the spectacular city of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival.

This property has a Good House Keeping bond of £150
Pets welcome at a charge of £25

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas