Entrance to the property
Well-equipped kitchen
Dining area with beams
Wood burner for cosy nights in
Lounge area with wood burner and TV
Warm lounge to snuggle up in
Plan the day over a cuppa
Zip-and-link double bedroom
Bright twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Indulge yourself in the corner bath
Outside area with stream
Enjoy the birds that visit feeders
A warm welcome awaits
The local wildlife
Pretty view to the outside seating area
1 / 16  Entrance to the property
2 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen
3 / 16  Dining area with beams
4 / 16  Wood burner for cosy nights in
5 / 16  Lounge area with wood burner and TV
6 / 16  Warm lounge to snuggle up in
7 / 16  Plan the day over a cuppa
8 / 16  Zip-and-link double bedroom
9 / 16  Bright twin bedroom
10 / 16  Twin bedroom
11 / 16  Indulge yourself in the corner bath
12 / 16  Outside area with stream
13 / 16  Enjoy the birds that visit feeders
14 / 16  A warm welcome awaits
15 / 16  The local wildlife
16 / 16  Pretty view to the outside seating area

River Cottage

Cirencester, Cotswolds
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Country-style cottage in the tiny village of Duntisbourne-Rouse in the Cotswolds
  • Wood burner to keep cosy by in the cooler evenings
  • Enclosed courtyard garden, separate from a half-acre flower garden
  • Close to Macmillan Way long-distance trail
  • Great location from which to tour the Cotswolds and the wider region
  • Perfect for family or couples breaks to the country
  • Close to the historic town of Cirencester
Property code: CC069

This beautifully restored and renovated holiday cottage close to a pleasant village is designed for style, comfort and character.

Found, approximately three miles away from the pleasant Roman town of Cirencester, this tasteful property is quietly nestled in a courtyard setting. It lies in a secluded village in the Duntisbourne Valley, which is perhaps one of the prettiest valleys in the Cotswolds with its Saxon-age village church. There are wonderful views over unspoilt countryside and enjoyable long or short walks including a section of the Macmillan Way. Central for Cheltenham for the horse racing, Gloucester for its heritage, Oxford for its academia and history, Stratford-upon-Avon for its beauty and associations with the playwright William Shakespeare, and the quaint Cotswold towns of Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold. The region has good access to London and the north via train and motorway transport links.

Relax in the lounge/diner with its and cosy wood burner, where you can snuggle up on the sofa and watch the TV/DVD to watch a movie or listen to the hi-fi. There is a dining area in a wide corner with a table with room for four. If you decide to stay in and cook a meal there is a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs, is a bedroom with a double zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request). There is a further bedroom containing twin beds. Nearby is a bathroom with a shower over bath and a WC.

Stepping outside and overlooking the stream is the enclosed courtyard garden with a BBQ. You are free to make use of the half acre of land. Also, across the yard from the cottage, an old dairy has been kitted out for walkers for drying outdoor clothes and a place to keep your boots. There is off-road parking for two cars by the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – shower over bath with WC
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Situated in the pretty village of Duntisbourne Rouse
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Half-acre open garden
  • 40 acre field close by for dog walking
  • BBQ

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 11th January 2020

See above.

Reviewed by Barry 28th December 2019

Cosy well furnished cottage alongside a stream. Situated in a farmyard opposite stables. Remote location tricky to find on a dark night. Very helpful owners. Dog friendly. Ideal base for exploring south Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Paul 24th August 2019

super cozy cottage with extremely friendly and helpful hostess and host.

Reviewed by Gunter 17th August 2019

A lovely cottage (the former mill of an old farm) and very nice hosts! Thanks for having us!

Reviewed by Christine 15th June 2019

Very comfortable lovely people very helpful, very welcoming

Reviewed by Carmen 19th May 2019

A charming, traditional cottage, spacious and well appointed, in an idyllic rural setting.

Reviewed by John 27th April 2019

Nice secluded cottage in a wonderful location next to a small river with footpaths leading into woods full of deer - and the long distance MacMillan Way footpath on the doorstep. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Rebecca 13th April 2019

What a perfect stay we had at this ideally suited cottage. Everything we needed was here. The beds were comfy, there was a constant supply of hot water, the kitchen was amply kitted out with all utensils, the Wi-Fi was fast and the cottage was in the perfect position - with woods and fields directly behind which was great for early morning walks wiRead moreth our dog. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 30th March 2019

Cottage was well equipped for four people and had everything we needed with lovely fire and plenty of heating nice location friendly people double bed is two adjoining singles but bit uncomfortable ,I dont think we realised before booking it was on a farm with an adjoining property and the owner did let us know that family member would leave daily Read morearound 4.45 am on a motorbike and this unfortunately set our dog off some days that probably woke a few others Hide

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Entrance to the property
Well-equipped kitchen
Dining area with beams
Wood burner for cosy nights in
Lounge area with wood burner and TV
Warm lounge to snuggle up in
Plan the day over a cuppa
Zip-and-link double bedroom
Bright twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Indulge yourself in the corner bath
Show 4 moreOutside area with stream


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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