Dovecote Cottage

Southrop, Lechlade-on-Thames
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At a glance

Elegantly presented dog friendly stable conversion in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 6
Bedrooms Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms Bathrooms 2
Pets welcome Pets welcome
WiFi WiFi
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
Fireplace Fireplace
Off street parking Off street parking
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Dovecote Cottage is a beautifully renovated Cotswold holiday home which sleeps 6 guests, in three spacious bedrooms, with two stunning bathrooms. This stable conversion is like no other, elegantly combining period charm with contemporary, high quality finishings throughout. Set over three floors, there is ample space for everyone to relax, from the sumptuous sofas by the wood burning stove, to the multiple cosy reading nooks tucked away throughout. At the end of the day retreat to the truly welcoming bedrooms complete with beautiful high ceilings and calming decor. Dovecote Cottage is the end terrace with an unfenced garden and outdoor seating, ideal for alfresco dining. This dog friendly Cotswold holiday cottage also accepts two dogs to join the adventure!

Located in a small collection of holiday cottages, Dovecote Cottage is a fantastic choice for multiple families or larger groups looking for more space when combined with the neighbouring properties – Owl Cottage, Grey's Cottage, Yew Tree Cottage and Stable Cottage!

This three bedroom cottage in Southrop is an excellently located countryside escape to share with loved ones. The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Coat hanging space and boot storage

Sitting room
Two three-seater sofas, two armchairs, window seat, exposed stone fireplace with wood burner, Smart TV with Sky+, DVD player, ipod dock, built in sound system and selection of board games

Kitchen/dining room
French doors to the garden, two door electric aga oven, gas hob, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, Belfast sink, under-counter fridge, under-counter freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and six-seater dining table with chairs

Loo and basin

First Floor
Stairs lead up from the open plan living area directly into the bedroom

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
High ceiling with exposed beams, four poster super king size bed, clothes hooks, hair dryer, chest of drawers and mirror
Ensuite with cast iron roll top bath, separate rain shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Lower Ground Floor

Bedroom 2 (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, chest of drawers, hair dryer, mirror, high ceiling with large skylight and electric blackout blinds

Bedroom 3 (Sleeps 2)
Two single beds (can be super king size on request), chest of drawers, hair dryer, mirror, high ceiling with large skylight and electric blackout blinds

Family bathroom
Cast iron roll top bath, separate rain shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Utility Cupboard
Washing machine

Landscaped patio at the front leading to porch
Shared unenclosed rear garden with lawn and patios with three shared outdoor table seating six and parasol

Floor Plan

Dovecote Cottage Floor Plan

Virtual Tour

Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

Southrop is a quaint Cotswold village situated on the River Leach. This picturesque village benefits from many of quintessential Cotswold charms including a green, beautiful Grade I Listed Norman church, St Peter's, and an award winning gastropub, The Swan. Find out more about Cotswold food and drink over on our guide. The village is also home to the renowned Thyme hotel on the converted Southrop Manor estate. This swanky venue is a must for any visitors to the area, whether enjoying a meal in the fine dining restaurant, relaxing in the spa or learning a new dish at the cookery school, there are so many aspects for everyone to enjoy.
Guests are spoilt for choice when looking for days out, with the much loved market towns of Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold within a 40 minute drive. From the charming village of Bibury, with the famous Arlington Row, to the larger cities of Cirencester, Oxford and Cheltenham, there is so much to explore - take a look at all the places to stay in the Cotswolds for more inspiration. There is no need to always jump in the car either with a rich array of footpaths leading directly from Southrop.
For your shopping essentials, many larger supermarkets will deliver to the area. There is also a Co-op in nearby Lechlade-on-Thames in addition to many local shops.

The Finer Details

  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 6 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 1 additional infant (aged 2 or under)
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Off street parking is available for up to 2 cars
  • Travel cots and highchairs are not provided, so guests will need to bring these with them
  • 2 dogs are welcome for an additional £40 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • Free WiFi
  • Mobile phone reception quality varies by provider
  • 4 Smart TVs with Freeview and Sky+ (guests to use their own login for apps)
  • Gas central heating system with underfloor heating throughout
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the wood burning stove from November to March only
  • The rear garden consists of a lawn, three patios and three outdoor tables which are shared with the neighbouring holiday cottages. The rear garden is unenclosed with direct access to the parking area and road so dogs need to be on a lead at all times and children should be supervised when outside. 
  • Due to the open nature and shared rear garden, dogs need to be on a lead at all times and are not permitted to toilet in the gardens so must be taken off the premise to be exercised
  • Please note that the age and design of the property there are steep steps and some spaces with low head room and minimal hand rails 
  • The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • Hen and Stag parties can enquire 
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 17:00 and check out is by 10:00
  • Dovecote Cottage has a lovely shared garden for guests to enjoy and it is important to the owners that guests are courteous and considerate towards the neighbouring properties. We politely request that guests do not disturb the neighbours and that loud music is not played outside
  • Charging electric vehicles at this property is not permitted
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £500 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date and, providing no damage is reported, the pre-authorisation will be released 7 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.


Why not take part in a class at nearby Thyme? Their floristry and cookery classes make for a fantastic afternoon!