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Hawthorn Cottage, Northleach, Cotswolds - sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace
TV, fireplace
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of Hawthorn Cottage, Northleach, Cotswolds - sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

Hawthorn Cottage, Northleach, Cotswolds - sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Cheltenham, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKeith Harding's World of Mechanical Music5 min walk
  • Popular LocationChurch of St. Peter and St. Paul11 min walk
  • Popular LocationCotswold Countryside Collection17 min walk
  • AirportOxford (OXF)33 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1686 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Hawthorn Cottage, Northleach, Cotswolds - sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

Family-friendly holiday home in Cheltenham
Hawthorn Cottage is within easy walking distance of the medieval wool town of Northleach, just 15 minutes’ drive from the Cotswold favourites of Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, and only 30 minutes’ drive from Cheltenham and the racecourse. This luxury Cotswold holiday rental is part of Westwoods, a quiet, new development on the east side of Northleach. Built from the region’s eponymous warm-yellow Cotswold limestone, the property is a handsome and spacious, 3-story, mid-terrace home with an abundance of natural light. Hawthorn Cottage has an enclosed child- and dog-friendly rear garden that is laid to lawn, with a pocket-size lawn to the front framed with a pretty Cotswold drystone wall. To the side is a car-port for one car, and to the rear a dedicated off-road parking space.

Stepping through the front door of Hawthorn Cottage, you’ll immediately feel the luxury and high specifications that run through this newly built home, starting with the underfloor heating and calming greys, ivory and taupe colour scheme. Everything from the stunning dining room chandelier and sitting room’s “lantern” ceiling to the John Lewis cutlery, crockery, glassware and linens exudes good taste, comfort and a dash of opulence.

This gorgeous new development, surrounded by open countryside, is built on the site of the old Westwoods Grammar School, with Rixon Road named after one of the old school houses, itself named after William Augustus Rixon (1858–1948) who was a renowned artist, landowner and Sheriff of Gloucestershire.

The historic town of Northleach is just a few minutes’ walk from Hawthorn Cottage and is one of the best surviving examples of a medieval “New Town”. It was built in an area of almost entirely open sheep country by the church and local landowners who wanted to develop a network of markets where rents and levies could be collected! By 1227 the town was granted its market charter and really began to prosper (a market takes place to this day, every Wednesday). The town’s gentry prospered on wool from the famous Cotswold Lion breed, with the architecture of the town, and in particular the church of St Peter and St Paul, reflecting their wealth. With the decline of the wool industry, the town’s fortunes declined, but it picked up again with the development of a coaching route between Wales and London. The route that became the A40 was itself the reason for the second decline in the town’s fortunes with the rush of modern traffic through the town centre. In the 1980s a bypass was constructed, and the town returned to its peaceful market town roots, luckily with many of its historic 15th-, 16th- and 17th-century landmarks still intact for today’s travellers to explore. (See ‘Local Amenities’ below for more details of Northleach, including restaurant recommendations.)

If you’d like to explore the well-known historic and natural sights of the Cotswolds –perhaps wander around Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and the grounds of Sudeley Castle or visit Cheltenham Races - yet prefer modern, luxury living to beams and thatched roof tops, look no further than the sumptuously equipped Hawthorn Cottage in the ancient market town of Northleach!


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

On the left-hand side of the hallway is the downstairs WC with Villeroy & Boch handbasin and dual flush toilet. On the right-hand side is a door through to the open-plan, fully equipped kitchen, while straight ahead is the L-shaped sitting room/dining area, (connecting to the open plan kitchen) leading on to the garden beyond the bi-fold doors. The Entrance Hall houses the fuse box on the left-hand side and the WiFi router on top of the radiator cover. (See ‘At-a-Glance’ above for router information.)

Turn right to…


The bright and light, open-plan kitchen is fully equipped for a luxury self-catering holiday, to include quartz worktops, an integrated five-burner Neff hob, fan-assisted oven and extractor fan, Neff integrated fridge-freezer and dishwasher. You will find new/lightly used John Lewis crockery, cutlery and glassware (including red wine, white wine and champagne glasses) to cater for 12 throughout, all stored in beautifully designed kitchen cupboards and an elegant, light-oak kitchen dresser – where you’ll also find a cocktail shaker, cook books, fruit bowls and serving dishes. Cooking utensils and gadgets, for even the most exacting chef, including a Kenwood blender/liquidizer are stored alongside baking equipment and John Lewis daily cookware (colander, poaching pan, saucepans, sieve etc.).

The double sink, which looks out over the front of Hawthorn Cottage, is where you will find a welcome pack of essential cleaning equipment, including dishwasher tablets and washing-up liquid. The mains water stop cock is under the sink. Please only use/adjust this in an emergency.

To the right of the sink is the Worcester hot water boiler. The boiler is set to provide hot water throughout your stay, please do not alter the settings.

Straight on to the open plan…

Living Room

This elegant and relaxing room, newly decorated in a symphony of greys, white and taupe, looks out towards the room-wide bi-fold doors that lead to the garden, which are delicately screened by long, sheer white curtains. The main attraction is the L-shaped, sink-in grey sofa, with beautiful coffee table, overlooked by the “lantern” ceiling feature, creating a wonderfully bright room, even on a winter day. Relax in this inviting space while curled up in front of the Worcester log burner, watching TV (a Sky box is also provided) on a 50” Samsung screen or chatting with friends and family.

As you enter the Living Room area you will also find, on the left-hand side, the under stairs cupboard housing a Henry vacuum, ironing board, Braun iron, Clothes airer and pegs, a stairgate, a highchair (and plastic mat) and hanging hooks for coats.

Connected to…

Dining Area

The main feature of the dining area is the fabulous Art Deco-inspired chandelier that hangs above the length of the rectangular dining table, its light reflected by three large gilt mirrors along the right-hand-side of the room. These handsome mirrors also bounce incoming light from the garden opposite, making this a wonderful bright and cheerful morning breakfast area. Or screen the windows with the long, sheer white curtains to create an intimate and elegant lunch or evening entertaining area. Comfortably seating 8-10 (plus a highchair), the dining room opens out to the private and secluded garden through French windows.


Stairs with handrail up to…

First Landing

Radiator and cupboard housing water heater. Off the landing you’ll find…

Bedroom One
The en-suite master bedroom, with sumptuously dressed super-king-size bed and buttoned headrest, overlooks the rear of the property, out across the rooftops of this attractive Cotswold development. To each side of the bed is a chest of drawers with pull-out drinks table and table top lamps. At the foot of the bed is large chest of drawers, with BaByliss hairdryer. The room has two, large walk-in cupboards with plenty of wooden hangers.

Bedroom 1’s en-suite is finished with complimentary grey Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, and includes a large Mira walk-in shower, Villeroy & Boch dual flush toilet and hand sink with large over-sink mirror and shaver point. The opulent feel of the bathroom is completed with electric underfloor heating and a large heated towel rail.

Back to landing to…

Bedroom Two

The front-facing second bedroom also has a sumptuously dressed super-king-size bed and buttoned headrest. To each side of the bed is a mini chest of drawers and table top lamps. The room has a large walk-in cupboard with plenty of wooden hangers and a beautiful double chest of drawers, a padded chair and a range of gorgeous coordinated ornaments and artwork.

Bedroom 2’s en-suite is finished with complimentary grey Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, and includes a corner Mira walk-in shower, Villeroy & Boch bath with central hot/cold taps and over-bath hand-held shower, dual flush toilet and hand sink with large over-sink mirror and shaver point. The opulent feel of the bathroom is completed with a large heated towel rail and electric underfloor heating.

Back to landing to…stairs with handrail up to…

Second Landing

To the left is a locked cupboard for the owners’ use and above a skylight throwing lots of natural light down the stairwell and onto the beautiful artwork that has been carefully chosen to compliment the cream, grey, blue and taupe colourways throughout Hawthorn Cottage.

Off the landing you’ll find…

Bedroom Three

This pretty, twin bedroom is beautifully appointed with deep, plush duvets, crisp linens and an array of pillows and cushions. The room has a large walk-in cupboard with plenty of wooden hangers, a shared bedside table and table lamp and a large chest of drawers with mirror.

Back to landing to…

Bedroom Four

The last of the bedrooms features a king-size bed attractively set with crisp linens, a thick and fluffy duvet and gorgeous feature pillows and cushions. Bedroom Four looks to the front of the property and, as with all the bedrooms, has a large walk-in cupboard, with plenty of wooden hangers, a bedside chest of drawers and lamps to each side of the bed, plus a double chest of drawers and large mirror.

Back to landing to…

Family Bathroom

The Family Bathroom has Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware, including a large bath, with over-bath shower and glass shower door, handbasin, and dual-flush toilet. There is a large, heated towel rail, hooks for hanging clothes and towels on the back of the door and a small set of storage baskets. Beautifully finished with harmonising grey Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles - the luxurious feel is completed with underfloor heating.


The garden, to the rear of the property, is accessed through the living room’s bi-fold doors or the dining room’s French doors (keys to the doors are in the sideboard under the TV). The garden is laid to lawn and is completely enclosed and secure for children and dogs (please do not leave dogs unattended at the property). Enjoy having the doors open on a warm, sunny day, extending the living area out into the fresh air, safe in the knowledge that your little ones or doggy visitors are completely safe and secure. Garden furniture will be installed in the Spring of 2019 on a new patio area, to include table and chairs for 8, parasol, BBQ and rattan sofa set.

To the front of the property is a pocket-size grassed area, partly enclosed by a low Cotswold dry-stone wall. To the right of the front of the property is Hawthorn Cottage’s private car port. This area could also be used to store bicycles (please bring your own lock). However, please note that it is an open car port, therefore bicycles and any other equipment are left at guests’ own risk. (Please note: The lock-up cupboard in the garage belongs to the owners.)
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

Property manager

Bolthole Retreats
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space)
  • On-site parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Ice maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1686 sq ft (157 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Hawthorn Cottage Dog Friendly Cotswolds

About this area


Located in Cheltenham, this holiday home is in a rural area. Chedworth Roman Villa and Cotswolds Woollen Weavers are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Naunton Downs Golf Club and Cirencester Golf Club. Travelling with kids? Consider Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music, or check out an event or a game at Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music - 5 min walk
  • Church of St. Peter and St. Paul - 11 min walk
  • Cotswold Countryside Collection - 17 min walk
  • Dragonfly Maze - 10 min drive
  • Chedworth Roman Villa - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Shipton Station - 19 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 33 min drive


  • The Black Cat Cafe - 9 min walk
  • The Inn at Fossebridge - 6 min drive
  • The Mousetrap Inn - 9 min drive
  • Small Talk Tea Room - 9 min drive
  • Bakery on the Water - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

First Class Accomodation
We were 4 couples who stayed at Hawthorn Cottage in September. We couldn't fault anything in our stay. From the living/ dining room through to the kitchen and the bedrooms, everything was excellent. It contains everything you need for a relaxing weekend away and being able to bbq was an added bonus. It is a short walk to the pretty village of Northleach, with a couple of pubs and a quirky winebar. Highly recommended.

5/5 Excellent

Group Trip
Fantastic property. Clean and modern with everything that you could want in a rental provided.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely weekend with family
Loved our weekend in Northleach and exploring other villages nearby. Really quiet neighbourhood and friendly neighbours. House was very spacious, comfortable beds and a lovely patio area with a bbq. Only feedback would be that we would have liked some communication around checkin time (although we had no problems) and a heads up that we’d need to put out the bins, including rubbish from previous guests. We also could not find cutlery and realised was in the dishwasher but can’t fault cleanliness and the overall stay - would visit again

4/5 Good

Fantastic Property but not presented well
Great location giving ease access to the Cotswolds and Northleach itself. Easy access to open countryside and walks. Quiet. Very high spec property and furniture & fittings. Well equipped. Great property for 6-8 people. Some niggles as felt the presentation of the property was let down by cleaning ( lots of dusty cobwebs on the ground floor although immaculate elsewhere) ; unmaintained and over grown garden at both the front and rear; heavily blood stained pillow case on one of the beds; broken and flirty BBQ, and shower head hanging off of the wall in one of the en-suites, The use of the garden was a bit of a write off. Due to the construction works, noise and the lack of maintenance the grassed area just not useable which was disappointing as weather was hot and sunny. We were able to over come these issues but for the price we were disappointed as these were clearly visible and could have been resolved or advised before our arrival. There were a few issues with the property description: there is no log burner ( it’s an electric fire); there were no coffee pods provided or no caffeine and no signs of the garden being maintained. We were also unfortunate that there is construction working going on, in the parking bays above the back garden, that created lots of noise and construction dust, it also limited our use of one the parking spaces linked to the property - feel this should have been advised at the time of booking. Overall would be happy to book again due to the quality of the furnishings and fixtures/fittings together with location. I feel we were a little unfortunate as the property had been shut down down due to Covid and had only just reopened. But equally we could argue it should have been spotless and any issues resolved over lockdown! The building works at the rear were unfortunate but both this and the presentation of our property did affect our stay and created work for us so can’t give it a five star rating.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent residence
We had an excellent stay at the Hawthorn Cottage. The cottage is newly built so everything is brand new. Even the neighborhood. We particularly liked the spacious bed, the cleanliness of the complete house, the perfectly clean showers, soft closing toilet covers, the neat neighborhood, good WiFi on all floors, abundance of appliances, the glass back wall which gives a full view on the small garden. There is no view from the house, to enjoy English countryside views, you need to step outside. The village shop is within walking distance (0,5 mile, 10 minutes). For everything else you need a car. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly on the few questions we had.