Orchard House, Great Rissington

Sleeps 8 | Ref: OGR

4bedRural ViewsPub nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyGardenReal fireOff street parking

Orchard House is a wonderfully stylish home located in the pretty village of Great Rissington, set within a conservation area close to Bourton-on-the-Water. Finished to a high standard, this spacious property benefits from off-street parking and a lovely garden with New England style summerhouse.

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Orchard House is an elegant and spacious home away from home which sleeps eight guests, in four bedrooms, with three stylish bathrooms. Built in the late 20th century from natural stone, the property has been finished to a high standard with neutral tones, well-chosen works of art and decorative pieces. The warm and inviting living room is the heart of the home and the addition of the light and airy conservatory allows the garden to be enjoyed all year round. The property has a wealth of modern facilities including wireless internet access, two Smart TVs, a well-equipped kitchen and underfloor heating in two of the bathrooms. There is a large garden at the rear and off-street parking for two cars is available on the driveway.


Great Rissington is one of four villages that are fondly known as ‘The Rissingtons’, traditional settlements with fine stone cottages surrounded by the breathtaking countryside that falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just a stone’s throw from the property is The Lamb Inn, a popular 14th century country pub which serves delicious local food and offers stunning views over the Windrush Valley. There are many enjoyable walks and cycle routes to discover, including those across to nearby Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the best loved villages in the region, or shorter strolls which take in the Sherborne Water Meadows.

Affectionately referred to as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, Bourton has a number of popular pubs, restaurants, tearooms and shops to enjoy and a wide range of tourist attractions on its doorstep, including the Model Village, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum and Birdland. There are many other lovely towns and villages just a short drive away, including the medieval market town of Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester and Kingham, all offering high quality dining options. Further afield destinations such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon are easily accessible for day trips.


Orchard House is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking an idyllic Cotswold getaway. The house is laid out as follows: 

From the driveway, three stone steps lead down to a small seating area and the front door. The front door opens into a smart entrance hall, off which are the following rooms:
Kitchen/breakfast room/utility room The wonderful dual aspect kitchen has been finished in a contemporary style with smart limed oak units and a central island. This room contains:
  • double electric oven with five-ring gas hob
  • dishwasher, kettle, cafetière and toaster
  • integrated fridge
  • wine fridge
  • island with two breakfast stools
  • DAB radio

A doorway in the wood panelling leads through into the utility room which contains:

  • microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • butler sink
  • coat hooks
Dining room Leading through from the entrance hall, this tastefully decorated room contains:
  • bleached oak dining table with seating for eight
Cloakroom Contains:
  • toilet and wash basin
This fabulous room is perfect for wet and windy days when indoor entertainment or relaxing with a good book are on the agenda. It contains:
  • Smart TV with Netflix access for account holders only
  • PlayStation 4 with two controllers and small selection of games
  • two leather armchairs and two footstools
  • writing desk and chair
Living room
This impressive room is great for relaxing with friends and family. It contains:
  • modern fireplace with wood burning stove
  • five-seater corner sofa, wingback chair and large footstool
  • Smart TV with full Sky package including Sky Sports and Sky Movies
  • selection of board games and books
  • Bose soundbar
The living room leads out into the gorgeous conservatory which is flooded with natural light and overlooks the attractive garden. This living space has eye-catching exposed stone walls and contains:
  • round wooden table with seating for four
  • two armchairs, loveseat and footstool
Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a mid-level landing, off which is the master bedroom. The other bedrooms and bathrooms are located off the first floor landing, five steps further up the staircase:
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom Overlooking the garden and Cotswold hills beyond, this elegant bedroom contains:
  • super king size bed
  • chest of drawers and built-in wardrobes
  • two chairs
  • mirror

The bedroom has a spacious ensuite bathroom and underfloor heating. This room contains:

  • walk-in shower, toilet, twin wash basins and heated towel rail
Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom This delightful bedroom contains:
  • king size bed
  • full length mirror
  • button bedroom chair
  • chest of drawers and wall-mounted hooks for hanging clothes

The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom which contains:

  • walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Bedroom 3 A lovely bedroom which contains:
  • super king size bed or two single beds
  • chest of drawers and wall-mounted hooks for hanging clothes
  • mirror
  • bedroom chair
Bedroom 4
Overlooking the garden, this well presented bedroom contains:
  • super king size bed or two single beds
  • chest of drawers and wall-mounted hooks for hanging clothes
  • mirror
Family bathroom
This modern bathroom has underfloor heating and contains:
  • walk-in shower and bath with handheld shower attachment
  • toilet, twin wash basins and heated towel rail

Accessed via the kitchen, utility room, living room and conservatory, the wonderful garden comprises two separate areas, those being a patio garden and a grass lawn. The enclosed patio area has an outdoor table with seating for eight, along with a fire pit and charcoal barbecue, and is a great spot for al fresco dining in the warmer weather. A pathway behind the garage and through a gated fence leads to the lawn, beautifully maintained and bordered by mature trees and high hedges which create a sense of privacy. A picture-perfect summerhouse looks out across the lawn, and with electricity, heating and a suite of furniture, this botanical inspired annexe is a superb place to take in the sights and scents of the garden. At the far end lies a wild nature garden, home to mature shrubs and a shallow stream which feeds the pond (please note that a fence is due to be installed to separate this area). Hidden amongst the foliage is a bench, great for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.

The secure double garage has storage space for bicycles and contains a freezer which guests are welcome to use. The gravel driveway in front of the property provides off-street parking for two cars and further free on-street parking can be found in the village.

  • Village: Great Rissington
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: OGR
  • 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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