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Fleur de Lys

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091374)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Lynsey

    “Thinking the previous reviews may have been OTT, we noticed another negative review for Fleur De Lys a week before our stay.”

    I phoned customer services with my concern for our imminent stay. I was contacted & reassured that the owners & housekeeping team were making changes. We had a lovely stay, the location was good to explore the Cotswolds, nice shops & places to eat within walking distance. The property was clean, tidy and essentials were provided. There is plenty of comfy seating in the lounge areas, the additional 2 dining chairs we needed to sit 8 and eat were in the bedrooms. New carpet/fridge, fresh paint ...

    I phoned customer services with my concern for our imminent stay. I was contacted & reassured that the owners & housekeeping team were making changes. We had a lovely stay, the location was good to explore the Cotswolds, nice shops & places to eat within walking distance. The property was clean, tidy and essentials were provided. There is plenty of comfy seating in the lounge areas, the additional 2 dining chairs we needed to sit 8 and eat were in the bedrooms. New carpet/fridge, fresh paint was noted and a nice soak was enjoyed in the slipper bath tub! I believe improvements are ongoing, so just a couple of points we had were that the BBQ (we didn't use) needs a good clean, one night was chilly & we were unable to light the fire, a vacuum under the sofas by fire is in need! We enjoyed visiting the area and would not hesitate to stay at Fleur De Lys in the future.

    - Lynsey, May 2023

    Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and your comments are appreciated. Thank you for your comments regarding the BBQ and fire, we will ensure these are looked into. We'd love to welcome you again. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x double (one second-floor), 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker (without capsules), safe, 2 x hairdryers, long dog lead, dog blanket
  • Smart TV with BT package, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and fixed stairgate available
  • Public car park
  • Enclosed lawn and patio garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue without coal (April – September)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Fleur de Lys is a beautiful Grade II listed Cotswold stone property which sleeps eight guests, in four well presented bedrooms, with two stylish bathrooms.

Set over three floors, this period property dates back to the 17th century and has retained a wealth of character features including stone mullion windows, exposed wooden beams, exposed Cotswold stone and a stunning inglenook fireplace with a gas stove. The property has been lovingly furnished in a contemporary style with a cleverly designed ground floor layout where each room flows into the next, giving an open plan feeling to the entire level.

Modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV with BT package and a well-equipped kitchen complement the character features, and the wonderful glass roof lantern floods the sitting room with light.

There is a tiered garden at the rear of the property and reasonably priced Pay & Display car parks a short walk away. Fleur de Lys is situated in the heart of the vibrant market town of Winchcombe, an ancient Saxon settlement known as the walking capital of the Cotswolds.

The town benefits from a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants, and also plays host to many regular events, ranging from open gardens and tea dances to festivals and fundraisers.

As well as eateries and events, it is also home to popular tourist attractions including the historic Sudeley Castle and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway which makes a stop in Winchcombe to pick up passengers on its 28 mile round trip. Winchcombe is surrounded by breathtaking countryside with a vast number of walks and cycle routes on its doorstep to discover.

The renowned Cotswold Way long distance walking trail passes through the town and features on many circular walks in the area, including an energetic hike up to Belas Knap.

It is also well placed for exploring the many other picturesque towns and villages of the North Cotswolds such as Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Broadway and Snowshill, the latter being home to Snowshill Manor and the Lavender Fields, a must see in the summer months.

Further afield destinations such as Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford are easily accessible for day trips.

Fleur de Lys is the perfect house for a gathering of friends or family who are looking for a relaxing break in one of the much loved Cotswold market towns.

The front door opens into the open plan living/dining room and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living/dining room: This beautiful room has an abundance of character features including exposed Cotswold stone walls, ceramic tiled flooring and exposed wooden beams.

Ideal for socialising, this warm and inviting space contains an inglenook fireplace with cosy gas stove, a large corner sofa, armchair, two bean bags, small selection of books and a wooden dining table with seating for eight; Kitchen: Two steps lead up from the living area into the tastefully decorated kitchen.

With stone mullion windows and ceramic tiling, this well-equipped room contains a double electric oven with five-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, cafetiiere and toaster; Sitting room: Flooded with natural light from the glass roof lantern, this additional living space overlooks the garden and contains two three-seater sofas, a footstool and a wall-mounted Smart TV with BT package. Stairs lead up from the dining area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: Overlooking the road below, this bright and elegantly presented room with stone mullion windows and exposed beams contains a king size bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, wooden chair and mirror; Bedroom 2: This cosy dual aspect room oozes character with exposed Cotswold stone and exposed beams.

It contains a double bed, built-in wardrobe, dressing table with stool and mirror and an ornamental Cotswold stone fireplace; Family bathroom: Overlooking the garden below, this spacious and stylish bathroom contains a roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Shower room: Adjacent to the bathroom, this well presented room contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. A second flight of stairs leads up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing in the eaves.

The following rooms are on the second floor: Bedroom 3: This delightful dual aspect bedroom has striking exposed beams and contains two single beds, a chest of drawers, large drawer unit, door hooks and two mirrors; Bedroom 4: This second characterful room in the eaves has a charming exposed chimney breast and views across the rooftops.

This bedroom contains a double bed, chest of drawers, door hooks and a mirror. French doors lead out from the sitting room into the lovely enclosed garden.

A patio area with an outdoor tap, perfect for washing down mucky dogs, lies directly outside the French doors, and from here, Cotswold stone steps lead up to the lawn area which is bordered by mature shrubs and pretty flowers.

At the rear of the lawn there are two outdoor tables with seating for up to eight guests, and a charcoal barbecue (available in the summer months). Guests are welcome to unload their luggage opposite the property and there are very reasonably priced Pay & Display car parks located a short walk away from the house.

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

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About the location


Cheltenham 8 miles; Broadway 9 miles; Gloucester 17 miles.

The bustling Fairtrade town of Winchcombe, a conservation site, lies above the River Isbourne, midway between Cheltenham and Broadway. Visitors can sample a mouthwatering array of local produce in the town's restaurants, wine bars, tea shops and deli's, or stroll around the eclectic range of local shops, all located along the three main streets, which remain full of character with their honey coloured stone and timbered exterior. The town also plays host to music and arts festivals, country shows and farmers’ markets. Guided walks around the town are on offer throughout the summer months, while Winchcombe lies on the intersection of the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, Warden's Way and Windrush Way, providing ample walking to suit all abilities. The quintessential English village of Broadway is just a short drive away and offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels, including the world-renowned Lygon Arms, popular for centuries and now offering spa facilities. The regency spa town of Cheltenham boasts beautiful Georgian architecture and a delightful range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions, including the famous racecourse. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east, whilst to the west is the waterfront city of Gloucester and the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean. The beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick, with its magnificent castle, are all within an hour’s drive.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Note: Guests can pull up opposite the property to unload their luggage.

Note: The property’s garden is tiered and therefore young children should be supervised outside at all times due to the drop between the two levels.

Note: The front door opens onto the main road and so guests with young children and dogs should take care when leaving the property. Note: No stag or hen or similar parties permitted.

Note: The barbecue is available between April and September and guests are requested to ensure it is cleaned after use. In the event that the housekeeping team have to clean the barbecue, a charge of £35 will be deducted from the good housekeeping bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas