Patio area with furniture
Open plan lounge
Warm up by the fire
Time for tea!
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Well equipped
Kitchen area
Dining area
Bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Zip-and-link bedroom
Shower room
Sit out on the patio furniture
View towards the property
Cottage with character
Ample Parking for Guests
Exterior view of the forge
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3 / 17  Lounge
4 / 17  Warm up by the fire
5 / 17  Time for tea!
6 / 17  Cook up a storm in the kitchen
7 / 17  Well equipped
8 / 17  Kitchen area
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12 / 17  Shower room
13 / 17  Sit out on the patio furniture
14 / 17  View towards the property
15 / 17  Cottage with character
16 / 17  Ample Parking for Guests
17 / 17  Exterior view of the forge


Banbury, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located in Upper Brailes in the Cherwell Valley close to two real ale pubs
  • Restored former blacksmiths, a tasteful mix of original features and contemporary style
  • At least ten country walks to try from the village
  • Ideal base to explore many National Trust houses and gardens
  • Perfect for romantic breaks and couples’ retreats
  • French bakery and award winning butcher's shop close by to the cottage
  • Feldon Golf course nearby
  • Wood burner with starter supply of fuel for chillier nights
Property code: CC006

A cosy hideaway for couples found at the edge of Upper Brailes within walking distance of some fine amenities including a French bakery.

This holiday property is very cosy and comfortable. A former blacksmith’s forge, it is now a lovely detached cottage at the edge of Brailles village. Upper Brailes is a characterful village with some fabulous walks originating from it. Visit the village website and consult Jim’s Walks which details up to ten different circular walks – most of these walks are dog friendly. Further afield, visit Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Oxford and Bicester Village for shopping or sightseeing, and the RSC theatre is also within reasonable driving distance. The ancient market town of Shipston-on-Stour is great for antique shops, local pubs and eateries.

On arrival at the holiday property you will find an entrance hall leading through to the lounge/kitchen/diner designed to embrace open-plan living. The lounge area has a comfortable seating, a TV/DVD, and a wood burner to keep the room warm and cosy in the evenings. The kitchen area comes equipped with electric oven and hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer (inside a cupboard in the entrance hall), a small freezer box and a utility room. Use of a washing machine can be arranged. The bedroom contains a king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twin singles on request). There is an en-suite shower room with WC for convenience too.

Outside is a south-facing courtyard that can be an effective sun-trap, and is also ideal for that evening glass or two of wine, creating a great space for you to relax in the comfort of your own holiday home. There’s ample parking too. Please note due to the location of this property a car is essential.


  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin)
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Lovely village location in the Cotswolds
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open fire with a starter supply of logs provided
  • Heating (electric radiators) and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Due to the location of this property a car is essential
  • Regret no pets

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 7th September 2019

We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage and the owner was very helpful

Reviewed by James 6th July 2019

This is a lovelly little cottage perfectly placed for exploring the pictureseque villages of the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Gerard 8th June 2019

A pleasant nice and clean little cottage in the neighbourhood of many worth-to-visit places in the Cotswolds. And a very kind hostess.

Reviewed by John 27th March 2019

The cottage was all that we wanted and Barbara, the owner, was very helpful. We had a very good break as the cottage is in such a good location for exploring the surrounding areas. As it was March when we visited the evenings were still a little chilly but the log burner meant that we were always warm and cosy. The bed was superb and very comfortabRead morele. All in all it was superb. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 2nd February 2019

Within easy reach of all the historical towns around.

Reviewed by Nicola 23rd November 2018

The welcoming pre lit fire was a lovely start to our holiday and the location and facilities were great. The cottage was in a great location with a good local pub in walking distance. We have a very relaxing time

Reviewed by Christine 3rd November 2018

Very warm comfortable cosy cottage. In a lovely location, ideal for visiting Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds to name but a few. Lovely food in The George pub, which was within walking distance.

Reviewed by Sharon 7th October 2018

Lovely comfortable and clean cottage in a great location made this a really enjoyable stay. The small oven with only 2 hobs makes cooking a bit of a challenge but the local pubs food is fantastic. not all bad !!!

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Patio area with furniture
Open plan lounge
Warm up by the fire
Time for tea!
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Well equipped
Kitchen area
Dining area
Bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Zip-and-link bedroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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