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Sixpenny Cottage

Clapton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091295)

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Patricia

    “We loved our stay at Sixpenny Cottage, a sweet small name for a large and accommodating house.”

    Our stay at Sixpenny Cottage went above and beyond our expectations. The house is so beautifully decorated, so warm, and supplied with everything a large family could need, we were free to enjoy ourselves over Christmas 2021.

    Our stay at Sixpenny Cottage went above and beyond our expectations. The house is so beautifully decorated, so warm, and supplied with everything a large family could need, we were free to enjoy ourselves over Christmas 2021.

    - Patricia, December 2021

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time! Property Owner


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Snug with double sofa bed and TV
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, gas hob, range cooker with electric oven, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, 2 x hairdryers.2 x kettles, toaster, 2 x Freeview TVs, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.7 miles

The property

Sixpenny Cottage is a large, Cotswold stone property, which sits on the gentle slope of a hill, with spectacular views over the Windrush Valley. The cottage is located in the peaceful hamlet of Clapton-on-the-Hill, three miles south of the famous village of Bourton-on-the-Water, with its wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants, and close to many of the other well known Cotswold towns and villages, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and The Slaughters. There are many beautiful country walks straight from the cottage and the central Cotswolds location makes it ideal for exploring the entire region, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Bath. The detached cottage has been beautifully furnished by its owners, with a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings complementing the traditional character of the property, which includes exposed Cotswold stone walls, oak beams, flagstone flooring and a lovely wood burning stove. The character and style of the cottage is enhanced by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, two Freeview TVs, a DVD player, and a spacious, well presented kitchen. The cottage sleeps a maximum of 10+2 people, in five bedrooms, with the +2 option being a double sofa bed in the ground floor snug. There are four bathrooms, off-street parking for two cars and a peaceful garden, with stunning countryside views. Sixpenny Cottage is an ideal choice for family gatherings, or for groups of friends looking for a luxurious holiday cottage, surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Sixpenny Cottage is a detached Cotswold stone property, peacefully located in the quiet hamlet of Clapton-on-the-Hill. The front door is accessed from the cottage’s driveway, and leads into a hallway. The following rooms are on the ground floor: Living/dining room: The majority of the ground floor space is a large, sociable, open plan area, with lovely views over the Windrush Valley. The living room area contains an ornate stone fireplace with a wood burning stove, oak beams and a wooden floor. There is a variety of comfortable seating and a Freeview TV with DVD player. The dining area contains a large table with seating for 12 and an additional comfortable sofa; Kitchen: Part of the open plan area, the spacious kitchen contains a range cooker with 900mm wide electric oven, five ring gas hob, dishwasher and fridge; Back kitchen/utility room: Accessed from the kitchen, with an external door, this convenient room contains a double electric oven, large fridge/freezer, microwave, two kettles and a toaster. Snug: A lovely room to relax or to sleep in, which contains a double sofa bed and a Freeview TV; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a wash basin. A lovely staircase leads up from the ground floor hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: An ornate, elegant room, with stunning views across the Windrush Valley, which contains a super king size bed. There is an opulent ensuite bathroom, which contains a freestanding bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: Another room with stunning views across the valley, which contains a king size bed. There is an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds and an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 5: Contains a double bed, which is made up French style (two single duvets); Family bathroom: Contains a bath with an overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. A further steep staircase leads up from the first floor landing to the beautiful eaves of the cottage on the second floor: Bedroom 4: With a whitewashed Cotswold stone wall and lovely beams, this room contains a king size bed. The garden is accessed directly from the dining room and has spectacular uninterrupted views across the lovely Windrush Valley. There is a patio terrace immediately outside the door, which contains an outdoor table and chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue. Steps lead down from the patio to a lawned area, which has an unprotected ledge at the end, with a short drop down to a privately owned field in the open countryside. At the front of the property is a private driveway, where there is parking space for two cars.




Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location


Tewkesbury 5.9 miles; Cirencester 14.7 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles;

Cheltenham is a town in Gloucestershire and lies beneath Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds and above the vale of the River Severn. It is known as 'The Western Gateway to the Cotswolds'. This edge-of-the Cotswolds spa town is hard to beat for refined elegance and Regency terraces, annual festivals, Ladies' College and racecourse. Also fortnightly farmers markets, classy shops and restaurants all surrounded by glorious countryside. The town is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. It's also known for Regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of Cheltenham’s past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson museum, and the Victorian Everyman Theatre has an ornate auditorium.

Note: Parking for two cars is available: one space is in front of the property, with the second space on the driveway, however the driveway is quite steep, so it is only suitable for a 4x4 vehicle; further quiet on-street parking is available in the village.

Note: The property is on a hill and has a terraced garden, which has some unprotected ledges therefore young children should therefore be supervised outside at all times.

Note: This property has multiple floors and there are steep stairs to the second floor, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: No stag/hen or similar parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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