Elephant Cottage, Tetbury

Sleeps 4+2 | Ref: ECT

2bedPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyReal fireroof terrace icon

Elephant Cottage is a stylish Grade II listed townhouse located in the centre of the wonderful market town of Tetbury, an architectural gem with an abundance of quirky antique shops and fine eateries. Finished to a high standard with contemporary décor that blends with the original character features, it boasts a secluded roof terrace and is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful South Cotswolds.

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Elephant Cottage is a stunning Grade II listed townhouse which sleeps 4+2 guests, in two bedrooms (with the +2 option being a 4ft double sofa bed in the snug), with a stylish family bathroom. Dating back to the 1700s, this lovely property boasts a number of character features including exposed beams, painted stone walls and an exposed Cotswold stone fireplace with an open fire. These features have been beautifully complemented by contemporary décor and modern facilities such as wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with Chromecast for streaming from tablets and phones and a well-equipped kitchen. There is an attractive roof terrace and free on-street parking can usually be found close to the property.


Elephant Cottage is located in Tetbury, a bustling market town which is steeped in history and lies at the southern gateway of the Cotswolds. The town’s wealth came from the local wool industry and much of the architecture found today dates back to that era, such as the impressive Market House which is Grade I listed and hosts many events throughout the year. In addition to notable buildings, Tetbury is also home to many wonderful antique shops, tearooms, restaurants and pubs, as well as the Chipping Steps and the Highgrove shop. The shop sells organic food and luxury homeware inspired by the nearby Royal Gardens at Highgrove, home to the Prince of Wales.

Tetbury falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by glorious countryside, with many walks and cycle routes to explore. Nearby Woodchester Park is owned by the National Trust and includes a play trail, walking trails and café, and Westonbirt Arboretum, just four miles away, covers 600 acres and features 2,500 species of tree from all over the world. There are many other tourist attractions in the area including Chavenage House, a stately home which features in many period dramas, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach, and Malmesbury Abbey. Tetbury is also well-placed for visiting the many other historical towns of the South Cotswolds including Stroud, Cirencester, Painswick, Minchinhampton and Nailsworth, and further afield destinations such as Bath, Cheltenham and Oxford are within easy reach for day trips.


Elephant Cottage is the ideal retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are looking to explore the breathtaking Cotswold countryside whilst being just a stone’s throw from the centre of the vibrant market town of Tetbury. The house is laid out as follows:

Three steps lead up to the front door which opens into a practical entrance hall with storage space for coats and shoes. The following rooms are on the ground floor:
Living room Bathed in natural light from the original windows, the stylish living room boasts beautiful parquet flooring, exposed beams and an oriental silk rug. Finished to a high standard, this room contains:
  • Cotswold stone fireplace with open fire
  • two-seater sofa, three-seater Chesterfield sofa and two armchairs
  • Freeview TV with Chromecast for streaming from tablets and phones
Kitchen/dining room This wonderful open plan area features smart marble work surfaces, contemporary design and an exposed painted stone wall. Bright and spacious, this well-equipped kitchen contains:
  • electric oven with four-ring induction hob
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and blender
  • island with four stools
  • wooden table with seating for six
  • microwave
  • antique piano
Utility room Double doors from the dining area lead through into this useful space which contains:
  • sink
  • washing machine/tumble dryer
  • toilet and wash basin
Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Snug Giving access to the roof terrace, this delightful room has original wood flooring, an eye-catching feature chimney breast and an ornate internal window which looks into the landing. This room contains:
  • 4ft double sofa bed, available upon request
  • ornamental Victorian fireplace
  • freestanding clothes rail with zip storage
  • desk with monitor (keyboard and mouse available on request with the property manager)
  • large rocking chair
Bedroom 2 Overlooking the street below, this tastefully decorated bedroom features an internal window looking into the landing and contains:
  • king size bed
  • ornamental fireplace
  • freestanding wardrobe
  • full length mirror
Family bathroom With exposed painted stone walls, this well presented bathroom contains:
  • sunken bath with overhead rain shower and separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
A door on the first floor landing opens to reveal a steep staircase that leads up directly into the master bedroom on the second floor:
Master bedroom
This lovely dual aspect bedroom in the eaves has an exposed stone feature wall, painted beams and painted wooden floors. Finished in neutral tones with a boho-chic feel, this inviting room contains:
  • king size bed
  • storage trunk and built-in cupboard with hanging rail

Accessed via low French doors in the snug, the sheltered roof terrace is a peaceful spot for enjoying the summer sunshine. The tall walls are lined with seating and at the centre of the terrace there is a glass top table which looks down into the dining room below. Hurricane lamps and electric candles create atmospheric lighting at dusk, and there is a decorative chiminea which has been planted with colourful flowers. The terrace sweeps round to the left to reveal a secluded seating area with a rocking chair, perfect for moments of solitude.

Free on-street parking is available nearby, and if required, there are Pay & Display car parks in the town.

  • Village: Tetbury
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: ECT
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: No
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: No
  • Children allowed: No
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: No
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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