Has anyone ever rented a place for a month in the Cotswolds? If yes, do you have a recommendation? Thanks.

Posted by Robin Z
Troy, Oh, USA
1634 posts

Hi Sharon, no I haven't but....I think it would be fabulous!! During the month you could go to Moreton-in-Marsh and get the train to take some day trips. I think I would like to stay in either Broadway or Bourton-on-the-Water, both beautiful villages.

Posted by Larry
Granite Bay, CA
34 posts

Sharon -
I haven't stayed for a month, but my wife and I spent a week at Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter and everything was perfect. I highly recommend dinner here or at the least High Tea. And walking on Warden's Way through the fields to Burton-On-The-Water is a must.

Posted by Susan
Atlanta, Ga, USA
1463 posts

I would look for a self catering cottage. The National Trust has many listings but arrangements may be required well in advance. The cottages look very charming( I have their catalog) . In the hamlet of Stanton are the Stanton Court Cottages and this location would be near Stow-on-Wold where there are restaurants and also a large Tesco for supplies. Good luck in your search-am very envious!

Posted by Sharon
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
892 posts

Thanks for all your suggestions! Yes, it would be nice to get a place large enough for everyone. We are in the thinking/planning phase - we'll see if we actually do it. Our 15 days in England this summer was so wonderful - we just want to go back. We have been there so many times and never tire of it.

Posted by Simon
Gloucester, UK
17 posts

Try the Landmark Trust - they renovate/restore historic buildings and let them out for holidays. Here are the ones in the Cotswolds area: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/BuildingDetails/Overview/270/West_Banqueting_House_and_Almonry http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/BuildingDetails/Overview/173/East_Banqueting_House http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/BuildingDetails/Overview/61/Field_House So far, with Landmark, I've stayed in Rosslyn Castle (Edinburgh), Saddell House (Kintyre Peninsular), Gargunnock House (Stirling), Beckford's Tower (Bath), and Hampton Court Palace (London) - all great.

Posted by Darren
Boulder, CO, USA
647 posts

That... Sounds... AWESOME! I am so envious right now, I can't even give any worthwhile advice on your post!

Posted by Susan
Davidson, NC, USA
11 posts

We booked a cottage in the Cotswolds using Trip Advisor for a month in August-September 2012. We'll be celebrating my husband's 70th birthday, and the Cotswolds were his favorite of all the places we've visited in England. We're really looking forward to some leisurely exploring, using Rick as our main guide, of course.

Posted by Darren
Galt, Calif., UK
135 posts

We rented a cotttage in the small town of Winchombe, we paid 190 pounds for 4 nights and it was worth every penny. It was called the Windsor Cottage and you should be able to find it by Googling the cottage name and the town. Nearby is an historic operating Railway, Sudeley Castle, Stratford Upon Avon, and many villages throughout the northern Cotwolds. We shopped at the Tesco in Bishops Cleeve, about a 10 minute drive but the town store had most of what we needed too.

Posted by Mary
Gulfport, FL
179 posts

I rented cottages in England several times and highly recommend it. My favorite rental source was English Country Cottages. http://www.english-country-cottages.co.uk/ I found them by googling "english rental cottages" or something like that...many popped up and I chose this company. Rented two cottages from them (one in Bradford on Avon and one in Devon) and had great experiences (both in rental process and property selection) both times. Have fun selecting!

Posted by Cindy
Jacckonsillve, FL, USA
12 posts

We rented a cottage on Sheeps Lane (South View Cottage) in Stow on the Wold. I would highly recommend this village as it had a bakery, butcher, pubs, restaurants, etc. and was easy as a touring site. We loved it.

Posted by john
newcastle, England
1 posts

No I haven't but there are some great luxury cottages at Cheviot Holiday cottages in Northumberland, UK