6 romantic cottages for couples in the Cotswolds

By Emma Southcombe

Nothing says romance more than a cosy cottage for two in the Cotswolds – complete with a few little luxuries. Famed for its pretty villages and rolling countryside, the Cotswolds makes a great destination at any time of year, whether you want to see newborn lambs gamboling in spring, or the leaves changing colour in autumn.

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1. Uniquely decorated cottage near Moreton-in-Marsh

In the village of Longborough, One Hope Cottage (above) is just two miles from the stunning Cotswolds town of Moreton-in-Marsh. Sleeping two, this romantic cottage offers one luxurious ensuite king-sized bedroom, an open plan lounge, kitchen and diner with cosy woodburner. With its own pretty courtyard garden, the cottage welcomes one dog, has its own wifi and is within walking distance of a local pub and shop.

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2. Cutesy cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Three miles from the town of Cirencester, Little Cottage (above) is adjacent to the owner’s home, but privacy is assured. It sleeps up to three in two beautifully decorated bedrooms, and boasts a spacious open-plan living area with exposed stonework, pretty fireplaces and woodburner. Outside you’ll find a large rear terrace with furniture and BBQ. The local pub is within walking distance and the village shop is just over a mile away.

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3. Beautiful former hayloft with sky blue décor

This fabulous retreat for two is in the peaceful village of Quenington in the heart of the Coln Valley. Earl Grey Cottage (above) has one ensuite double bedroom set in the eaves of the property, plus a traditional character kitchen with modern appliances, and a cosy lounge with woodburner. This is a great excellent location to explore the rest of the Cotswolds. Outside the property is a small courtyard with seating and one dog is welcome by arrangement.

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4. Charming cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds

Sleeping three people across two bedrooms and welcoming two dogs, Crumble Cottage (above) is filled with character. With a separate kitchen, dining room and lounge, it has plenty of space, and there’s a claw foot tub in the bathroom. There is seating in the courtyard garden and free car parking a short walk from the property. Wifi is included and a selection of restaurants, pubs and shops is just a stroll into town.

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5. Character cottage in one of England’s prettiest villages

In Lower Slaughter, one of England’s prettiest villages, Thimble Mill (above) retains many of its original features with exposed beams, beautiful Cotswolds stonework and oodles of charm. Welcoming one dog and two people, the property makes a perfect getaway for two in a private but pretty setting. There’s an enclosed south-facing garden and patio with furniture and BBQ and inside you will find a lounge, diner with original stone fireplace with woodburner and well-equipped kitchen. Off the double bedroom is a beautiful roll top bath tub, perfectly sized for two.

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6. Traditional stone cottage is perfect for walkers

Set in the beautiful ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town of Winchcombe, Number 64 (above) is an ideal property for lovers of the great outdoors. The property offers one king-sized bedroom, a cosy lounge with open fire and a well-equipped kitchen with offset dining area. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. You can find a number of shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the property. There’s also an enclosed garden with patio and lawn.

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