The Tap Room, Kingham

Sleeps 4 | Ref: TRK

2bedPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyGardenOff street parkingPets welcome

The Tap Room is a beautiful Grade II listed holiday retreat in the picturesque village of Kingham, close to the popular market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Formerly the village cider store, this quaint and homely cottage is surrounded by stunning countryside and is the ideal base for a group of friends or small family who are looking to explore the region.

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The Tap Room is a Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage which sleeps four guests, in two bedrooms in the eaves, with a ground floor family bathroom. Dating back to the 17th century, the cottage has a quaint and traditional exterior which belies its contemporary interior finish and modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The owners have retained beautiful character features which include exposed beams and exposed Cotswold stone walls, and at the rear of the property there is an attractive garden and off-street parking for two cars.


The Tap Room is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Kingham, often voted as ‘England’s Favourite Village’, with its large green, thatched cottages and St Andrew’s Church. Just a minute away from the cottage are two highly acclaimed pubs, The Wild Rabbit and The Kingham Plough, both firm favourites with food critics who praise the sublime locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Another popular spot is the Daylesford Organic Farmshop and café which is both family and dog friendly and makes for a great lunch destination as it’s only a mile and a half from the cottage across the glorious Cotswold countryside. In August, the village plays host to the Big Feastival, a festival with live music, family centred entertainment and a diverse selection of street food.

Situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kingham is surrounded by spectacular countryside with countless walks and cycle routes to explore. The village is close to many of the well-loved towns and villages of the North Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, The Oddingtons and Bourton-on-the-Water. Further afield destinations such as Cheltenham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the spa town of Bath are also within reach for day trips.


The Tap Room is perfect for a romantic break for two, or for a get together of friends and family who are looking for a relaxing break in the heart of the North Cotswold countryside. The cottage is laid out as follows:

The back door opens directly into the dining area and the following rooms are on the ground floor, all with underfloor heating:
Living room This beautifully presented dual aspect room has a stunning exposed Cotswold stone feature wall, along with exposed wooden beams and wooden floors. This room contains:
  • two two-seater sofas and cube footstool
  • leather Ottoman
  • Smart TV with DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • selection of DVDs, children's toys, books, puzzles, board games and cards
Dining room The stylish dining area is flooded with light from the two floor to ceiling windows which frame the back door, offering delightful views of the garden. This space contains:
  • wooden table with seating for six
  • bookcase with selection of books
Kitchen Overlooking the garden, the tastefully decorated kitchen has lovely solid wood counters and partially exposed Cotswold stone which adds a rustic feel to the room. It contains:
  • electric oven
  • four-ring electric hob
  • fridge with small freezer compartment
  • washing machine
  • slimline dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetière and toaster
  • DAB radio
Family bathroom
The modern bathroom has underfloor heating and an exposed Cotswold stone windowsill which complements the otherwise contemporary finish. This room contains:
  • bath with overhead shower, separate handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin
Stairs lead up from the dining area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms in the eaves of the cottage:
Master bedroom This elegant bedroom has an eye-catching Cotswold stone feature wall, exposed wooden beams and a Velux window which bathes the room in natural light during the day and keeps out the early morning light with blackout curtains. This room contains:
  • king size divan bed
  • large cupboard with hanging rail
  • Ottoman with two drawers
Bedroom 2 Another charming bedroom in the eaves with an exposed Cotswold stone wall and Velux window with blackout curtains. Overlooking the garden, this room contains:
  • two single divan beds
  • cupboard and hooks behind the door for storage
  • Ottoman with two drawers

The stunning garden wraps around the cottage, providing plenty of space for guests to relax and unwind on fair weather days. Though mostly laid to lawn, there is a paved patio area with ample seating, along with an outdoor table and a charcoal barbecue (available during the summer months). Leafy shrubs and lavender border the lawn, and welcome shade is cast by the two mature trees. This attractive outdoor space is fully enclosed, however young children and dogs should be supervised outside at all times.

Off-street parking for two cars is available within the open carport at the rear of the property.

  • Village: Kingham
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: TRK
  • 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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