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Overview of Historic Cotswold House, Secret Garden, Dog Friendly

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TV, fireplace, books, video library
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, books, video library

Historic Cotswold House, Secret Garden, Dog Friendly

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCotswolds Woollen Weavers6 min drive
    Popular LocationKelmscott Manor9 min drive
    Popular LocationCotswold Wildlife Park15 min drive
    AirportOxford (OXF)42 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1507 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 4
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

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

Historic Cotswold House, Secret Garden, Dog Friendly

Historic cottage in Lechlade with water park
The Wilde is an authentic country home, yet set within the heart of the small Cotswold market town of Lechlade on Thames with all the amenities that you could ever need within a short walking distance. Wellingtons by the porch, an open fire, copies of Country Life.
The property has Tudor and Elizabethan origins and is believed to have been built as a residence for the Canon of Gloucester.

An arched stone entrance with oak double doors leads through to the porch with an inner door which opens into the flagstoned hallway.

Leading off the hallway you have a door through to an impressive sitting room with exposed beams and splendid Tudor fireplace. Oozing character this room is delightfully furnished with Velvet chairs and sofas and is super comfortable. A delightful room to spend an evening by the fire post supper.

The second stone arch (believed to have been part of the original Manor House) opens through to the vaulted kitchen/dining/family room offering an open plan seating, dining and kitchen area.

Double french doors lead out onto a beautiful protected courtyard with table and seating. But wait... just to the left is an entranceway to... The Secret Garden...

On the 1st Floor there are two well proportioned bedrooms, both of which are characterful with exposed beams, and a family bathroom with shower attachment on the same floor. There is a further shower room on the ground floor. Off the spacious landing there are stairs that lead up to the 2nd Floor where another king size bedroom and cosy single room can be found.

The Wilde is an authentic country home. Wellingtons by the porch, copies of Country Life, cosy fires, and beautiful gardens yet all of this is situated within the beautiful market town, on the banks of the River Thames, itself. Restaurants, Grocery stores, tea shops, a fabulous coffee shop, a local butcher, a fabulous wine shop and lots of quaint antique centres are on one's doorstep.

We like to think you will treat The Wilde as your home from home in the beautiful Cotswolds. You will be free to use all rooms in the house, and the garden as if the house was your own.

Lechlade on Thames is perfectly situated on the border of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, on the banks of the River Thames. It is the ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Cotswolds. Burford, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Oxford & Bath are all within easy reach as are the many honey-coloured villages which give the area such a worldwide acclaim.

On-street parking is available immediately outside The Wilde.

Well behaved, house-trained dogs are welcome.

We would like to think you will treat The Wilde as your home from home in the beautiful Cotswolds. You will be free to use all rooms in the house, and the courtyard and walled gardens.

I or my housekeeper will be there to meet you upon checking in or alternatively we can arrange for a key to be left within a secure lock box for self check-in. Throughout your stay I will be available by phone or email, or my housekeeper will pop in to deal with any queries you may have. My aim is to allow you to enjoy the property without interference, but be on hand should you require any assistance.y Life magazine, and beautiful gardens yet all of this is situated within the beautiful market town, on the banks of the River Thames, itself, with every amenity only moments from one's doorstep.

Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Street parking available
  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1507 sq ft (140 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive lockbox information
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Access methods



Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

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
Long-term renters welcome

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Historic Cotswold House Dog friendly Walled Garden
Historic Cotswold House, Secret Garden, Dog Friendly Cottage
Historic Cotswold House, Secret Garden, Dog Friendly Lechlade

About this area


This cottage is located in Lechlade. Tolsey Museum and Aston Pottery & Trading Company are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Cotswold Wildlife Park and Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland. Combat Splat and Crocodiles of the World are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cotswolds Woollen Weavers - 6 min drive
  • Kelmscott Manor - 9 min drive
  • Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland - 9 min drive
  • Stanton Country Park - 11 min drive
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Shipton Station - 20 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 41 min drive


  • Trout Inn - 14 min walk
  • The Five Alls - 5 min drive
  • 7a Coffee Shop - 6 min drive
  • Colosseo Ristorante - 6 min drive
  • Spice Kitchen - 6 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 3 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Highly recommended
We had an amazing stay at Wills cottage. Excellent communication, easy check in. Spotless house and even more beautiful than the photos. The garden was incredible and we loved having breakfast out there each morning. Kitchen was more than well equipped with utensils etc. The only thing I would say is the house sleeps 10 but there were only 6 seats around the kitchen table so we had to use chairs from outside. But otherwise We couldn’t have asked for a better place/trip!

5/5 Excellent

So cute and cosy
Really lovely place to stay so pretty and super cosy we had the fire going in the evening too, lovely AGA in the kitchen and the house is in a beautiful setting. Communication with the host was great from point of booking highly recommend and we will certainly be returning

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Stay in Cotswolds
Will was amazing, start to finish. Immediate responses to any queries and very nice. The house was beyond beautiful and well decorated. The area was well situated with pubs and stores near by. 10/10 for me.

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