Laurel Tree Cottage, Guiting Power

Sleeps 9+2 | Ref: LTC

6bedRural ViewsPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyGardenOff street parkingPets welcome

Laurel Tree Cottage is an exquisite family home set in extensive grounds with a newly extended kitchen and two reception rooms. This wonderful retreat, in the idyllic English village of Guiting Power, close to Cheltenham, is the perfect base for a family gathering in a beautiful setting.

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Laurel Tree Cottage is a delightful period property which sleeps 9+2 guests, in six bedrooms (with the +2 option being a 4ft double sofa bed in the snug), with two bathrooms. Laid out over three floors, with a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining room leading out into the grounds, the property has a wealth of character features including exposed beams, a Cotswold stone fireplace, wooden flooring and a four poster bed. These period features are complemented by modern facilities including wireless internet access, four TVs and a well-equipped kitchen with underfloor heating.

The farmhouse style décor, featured in Country Homes & Interiors magazine and described as ‘Simply Idyllic’ in a three page spread in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine, is warm and inviting. The bright, colourful bedrooms and spacious yet cosy living room, decorated with individually crafted furniture and comfortable seating, showcase the owner’s sense of style. The rural feel of the property is further enhanced by its wonderful garden which includes an orchard and wildflower meadow and offers spectacular countryside views. There is off-street parking for up to three medium sized cars within a designated parking area on the driveway.


Tucked away on a peaceful lane in the picturesque village of Guiting Power, Laurel Tree Cottage is surrounded by the glorious scenery of the North Cotswolds. This quaint village has two well-regarded country pubs, a bakery and a Post Office with a tearoom, serving food throughout the day. The friendly locals who live and work in the area are welcoming and create a lovely community atmosphere, and in the heart of the village there is a park with a playing field, swings, sandpit and zip wire, a great spot for families.

Guiting Power is well-placed for exploring the scenic towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as the many tourist attractions the region has to offer. Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is on the outskirts of the village, with lots of activities for children of all ages to enjoy, and the market town of Winchcombe is just a short drive away, home to the historic Sudeley Castle. Further afield places such as such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also within easy reach for day trips.


Laurel Tree Cottage is the perfect retreat for a family gathering who are seeking a charming property in an unspoilt Cotswold village. The house is laid out as follows:

From the driveway, three steps lead down to the French doors in the kitchen and the following rooms are on the ground floor:
Kitchen/dining room/sitting room Recently extended to create a light and sociable space, this stunning farmhouse style kitchen has exposed wooden beams in the vaulted ceiling and smart tiled flooring. This room contains:
  • Aga (see Key Features)
  • electric oven with two-ring induction hob
  • microwave, kettle and toaster
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Kitchen Aid and Nespresso coffee machine with frother
  • dishwasher
  • island with two high stools
  • wall-mounted Smart TV
  • DAB radio and Bluetooth speakers
  • wooden dining table with seating for ten
  • L-shaped sofa which comfortably seats six
  • selection of board games and children's games
Snug A sliding door from the sitting area leads into the snug, a homely room with exposed beams which contains:
  • 4ft double sofa bed, available upon request
  • wall-mounted Smart TV
  • desk with stool
  • selection of books
Living room This spacious and elegant room has lovely character features which include painted beams, engineered wooden flooring decorated with pretty rugs, and an eye-catching feature wall. Overlooking the apple tree in the front garden, it contains:
  • ornamental Cotswold stone fireplace
  • three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa and two armchairs, one with matching footstool
  • wall-mounted Smart TV
  • bespoke shabby chic furniture
Bedroom 6
This smart bedroom, with its dark wood furnishings and earthy green finish, contains:
  • single sleigh bed
  • wardrobe and open shelving for additional storage
Utility room
  • washing machine, tumble dryer and butler sink
  • toilet and wash basin
Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom Overlooking the garden, this lavish dual aspect bedroom contains:
  • colonial-style four poster super king size bed
  • Freeview TV
  • built-in wardrobes and chest of drawers
  • full length mirror
  • bedroom chair
Bedroom 2 Decorated with pretty floral touches, this bright and airy room is flooded with light from the Velux windows and contains:
  • double bed
  • built-in wardrobe
  • upholstered bedroom chair
Bedroom 3 With views of the Cotswold hills, this well-proportioned sunny yellow bedroom contains:
  • single bed
  • chest of drawers
Bedroom 4
Another charming bedroom which contains:
  • single bed
  • chest of drawers
  • bedroom chair
Family bathroom
The well presented spacious family bathroom has underfloor heating and contains:
  • freestanding bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
  • heated towel rail
Shower room
With beautiful plantation shutters and underfloor heating, this elegant room contains:
  • walk-in shower, toilet and twin wash basins
Stairs lead up from the first floor to the second floor landing, off which is bedroom 5:
Bedroom 5
This delightful bedroom in the eaves has a high vaulted ceiling and exposed beams which stand out against the otherwise pastel palette of the room. This bedroom contains:
  • super king size bed or two single beds
  • freestanding wardrobe and chest of drawers

The beautifully maintained garden surrounds the property, with manicured lawns, potted flowers, leafy shrubs, luscious green mature trees and a heavenly scented rose garden. In front of the kitchen there is a patio area with a bistro table with seating for four which looks out over the front lawn, colourful flower beds and climbing roses. To the rear of the property is the main garden which has a lovely children’s play area complete with climbing frame, swings, slide, trampoline and sandpit. There is a wildflower area in the far corner, along with an outdoor table with seating for eight which offers far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. A charcoal barbecue is provided, as well as a fire pit, and if the timing’s right, guests are welcome to sample the produce from the well-tended greenhouse and vegetable patch. A gated archway through the back hedge leads to the orchard which comprises medlar, plum, pear and cherry trees, and wildflowers flourish here which attract wildlife to this part of the garden.

The gated gravel driveway has a designated, off-street parking area for up to three medium sized cars and further on-street parking is available in the village.

  • Village: Guiting Power
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Ref.: LTC
  • Rural views: Yes
  • Pub nearby: Yes
  • Shop nearby: Yes
  • Broadband internet: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: Yes
  • Off street parking: Yes
  • Pets welcome: Yes

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