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The Forge

Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091271)


Very good

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score

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54 Customer Review(s)

  • Gillian

    “A lovely quaint cottage in a great village, it was extremely hot and was provided with a fan, but it would be nice to perhaps leave a couple in the cupboards for the summer for both bedrooms.”

    Garden could do with a tidy up and garden furniture in need of some tlc but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Garden could do with a tidy up and garden furniture in need of some tlc but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    - Gillian, July 2022

    Thank you for providing this review and we're delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the village location. We hope the extreme heat didn't impact your stay too much and appreciate your constructive comments regarding additional fans and further attention to the garden. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC, bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove PLEASE NOTE - The owner charges £25 per week to charge your electric car
  • If you wish to charge your car, please let us know so we can arrange payment
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules), hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV with DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and games, Sonos bluetooth speaker, Superfast fibre broadband
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Ben linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, high chair and children's cutlery, crockery, steriliser and toys available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawn garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles PLEASE NOTE - The owner charges £25 per week to charge your electric car
  • If you wish to charge your car, please let us know so we can arrange payment

The property

Dating back to the 18th century, The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a lovely private garden, which sits on a quiet road in the picturesque village of Upper Oddington. The village benefits from the award winning Horse & Groom pub, and is next to Lower Oddington, which has the equally well regarded Fox at Oddington pub. Numerous beautiful walks are available right from the doorstep, and the village is just two miles away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the- Wold, with its many shops and restaurants. The well known Cotswold towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Chipping Campden are all just a short drive away, and further afield places such as Oxford, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon are also within easy reach. The owner has tastefully renovated The Forge to a high standard, whilst retaining many original features, including wooden beams, oak floors and doors, and exposed Cotswold stone walls. The character of the cottage is enhanced by modern features, including wireless internet access, a Clearview wood burning stove and a well presented kitchen. Thoughtful touches include a selection of children’s cutlery, crockery and toys. The Forge sleeps four people in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a well established enclosed garden outside the property and off-street parking is available for one car, with further on street parking readily available. The Forge is perfect for a family or a small group of friends looking for an idyllic break in one of the Cotswolds’ loveliest villages. The Forge is a detached cottage located on a quiet lane, with wooden gates opening into the garden, through which the cottage is accessed. The front door opens into a porch and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Living area: The majority of the ground floor is a stylish interior designed open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with beautiful character features including oak beams, doors and floors. The living area contains a Clearview wood burning stove in a Cotswold stone fireplace, window seats looking out to the garden, a two-seater sofa and a comfortable leather chair. There is a flat screen Freeview TV with integrated DVD player, an iPod docking station and radio, and a selection of DVDs, books and games; Kitchen/dining area: The wooden country style kitchen has been handcrafted and is well equipped, with an electric cooker, four ring gas hob, fridge, slimline dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine and food mixer. There is an oak-topped dining table between the kitchen and the living area, with four chairs and a wooden bench; Utility room: A handy room, with a freezer, washing machine/dryer and a clothes drying rack; Shower room: A bright and airy room, with a stylish exposed Cotswold stone wall, which contains a walk-in in shower with a rain shower and a separate handheld shower attachment, a toilet and a wash basin. Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A beautiful room with a double sleigh bed, built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers, with lovely views of the garden and village; Bedroom 2: As with the other rooms on the first floor, this room is entered via a lovely solid oak door and contains beautiful oak beams. There are two single beds and a chest of drawers; Family bathroom: Contains a roll top bath with a handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. The mature garden is a lovely suntrap, with a lawn surrounded by beautiful bushes and flower beds. In the corner of the garden is a lovely seating area, with a wooden table and four chairs, and a charcoal barbecue is also available. There is off street parking for one car and further on street parking is available close to the cottage.

About the location


In the valley of the River Evenlode, east of Stow on the Wold. Upper Oddington and neighbouring Lower Oddington join together to form the civil parish of Oddington. The market town of Stow on the Wold is just two miles away and the nearest train station can be found in Kingham (approximately three miles). Oxford is 28 miles to the south east. The village is known as one of the most desirable places to live within the Cotswolds and is surrounded by picturesque countryside, is home to two churches and a local pubs, The Fox in Lower Oddington & The Horse & Groom in Upper Oddington that have won several food and drink awards, and maintains a friendly community atmosphere.

Note: This is an old property with some low beams and it is laid out over two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

PLEASE NOTE - The owner charges £25 per week to charge your electric car. If you wish to charge your car, please let us know so we can arrange payment.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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