Laurel Tree Cottage

Guiting Power, near Bourton-on-the-Water
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At a glance

Large six bedroom Cotswold holiday cottage

Sleeps Sleeps 11
Bedrooms Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms Bathrooms 2
BBQ BBQ
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Large groups Large groups
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Off street parking Off street parking
Pets welcome Pets welcome
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
WiFi WiFi

Overview

Laurel Tree Cottage is a traditional English home situated in a beautiful country setting, sleeping 9+2 guests with the +2 option being a 4ft double sofa bed. This six bedroom Cotswold holiday cottage is laid out over three floors providing a large family home boasting bright and colourful bedrooms, a spacious yet cosy living room and a large open plan kitchen/dining room with farmhouse style décor that has been featured in Country Homes & Interiors magazine and described as Simply Idyllic in a three-page spread in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. The well-equipped kitchen opens out into the generous manicured grounds and wildflower area. There is also a children's play area and off-street parking for up to three medium sized cars. Laurel Tree Cottage is a dog friendly holiday home, suitable for two dogs.

Accommodation
This stylish six-bedroom property, located in the tranquil English village of Guiting Power, close to Cheltenham, is perfectly suited for families and friends looking to spend time together in an unspoilt Cotswold village. The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining Room
Aga, electric oven with two-ring induction hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, American-style fridge/freezer, Kitchen Aid, Nespresso coffee machine with frother, dishwasher, island with two high stools, wall-mounted Smart TV, DAB radio, Bluetooth speakers
Wooden dining table with seating for ten, L-shaped sofa to comfortably seat six, selection of board games, children's games and books

Utility room
Washing machine, tumble dryer and butler sink

Cloakroom
Loo and basin

Living areas
Three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa, two armchairs, footstool, wall-mounted Smart TV and a decorative fire place

Snug (Sleeps 2)
4ft double sofa bed, available upon request, wall-mounted Smart TV, desk with stool and selection of books

Bedroom 6 (Sleeps 1)
Single sleigh bed, wardrobe and open shelving for additional storage

First Floor

Master bedroom (Sleeps 2)
Colonial-style four poster super king size bed, Freeview TV, built-in wardrobes, chest of drawers, full length mirror and bedroom chair

Bedroom 2 (Sleeps 2)
Double bed, built-in wardrobe and upholstered bedroom chair

Bedroom 3 (Sleeps 1)
Single bed and chest of drawers

Bedroom 4 (Sleeps 1)
Single bed, chest of drawers and bedroom chair

Family bathroom
Underfloor heating, freestanding bath, walk-in shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Shower room
Underfloor heating, walk-in shower, loo, twin basins and heated towel rail

Second Floor

Bedroom 5 (Sleeps 2)
Eaves room, exposed beams, two single beds (can be super king size bed on request), built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair

Outside
Bistro table and seating for four, outdoor table with seating for eight, charcoal BBQ, fire pit, children's play area with climbing frame, swings, slide, trampoline and sandpit

The gated gravel driveway has designated, off-street parking for up to three medium cars and further on-street parking is available in the village. At the owner's request, we ask that guests do not park on the tarmac driveway located just outside the electric gate as this belongs to a neighbouring property

Floor Plan Laurel Tree Cottage Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • The gated gravel driveway has designated, off-street parking for up to three medium cars and further on-street parking is available in the village
  • 1 travel cot and 1 Tripp Trapp chair are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided). There are two fixed stair gates which are positioned so that the first-floor landing can be enclosed
  • Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted for an additional £40 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • The property’s garden is enclosed, however young children and pets should be supervised outside at all times
  • Aga – to be lit between October and April but can be requested for the summer months during the booking process. In the summer, the kitchen can become hot due to heat from the Aga
  • Wifi is Gigaclear superfast broadband
  • Mobile phone reception is generally OK, but can be variable
  • 3 Smart TVs and 1 Freeview TV
  • The property has an oil-fired central heating system
  • Please be mindful that there are low doorways, multiple floors and steps from the driveway down to the kitchen
  • 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...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 11 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 3 additional infants
  • Hen and Stag groups are not permitted, but same sex family groups are welcome on request
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £350 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 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.

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

Laurel Tree Cottage is tucked away on a peaceful lane in the quintessential Cotswold village of Guiting Power. Listed in the Sunday Times at 21 of the 50 best villages in the UK, the village boasts rows of attractive stone cottages, two well-regarded country pubs, a Post Office with a tearoom and a well regarded Farm shop & cafe, The Cotswold Guy. In the heart of the village is also a park with playing field, swings, sandpit and zip wire and a lovely community atmosphere. The village is located along the route of several countryside walks and provides the perfect base from which to explore the North Cotswolds. Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are nearby and host a selection of local pubs, shops and supermarkets. Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is on the outskirts of the village and the market town of Winchcombe is just a short drive away, home to the historic Sudeley Castle.

Reviews

4.3
A lovely stay at Laurel Tree Cottage with friends. However no basic amenities like salt & pepper, tea bags, olive oil/butter to cook which were missed and would be expected with a similar type of stay. Despite this we had a great time, the house is cosy and decorated very well and is in a lovely village with some great walks! Richard was great at communicating and allowing us to leave luggage in the house as we had a lunch reservation. Would definitely return with the hope a few little extra touches like those basic amenities are made!

Thank you for your lovely review, Charlotte! We are delighted that overall you had a great stay and we hope to welcome you back with StayCotswold in the future.

- StayCotswold, 29 March 2022

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Be sure to check out the Guiting Music Festival, a niche festival to enliven the Cotswolds’ summer calendar! We can also recommend the delicious coffee and produce from The Cotswold Guy cafe & farm shop.
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