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Will's Cottage

Horsley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091396)

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • William

    “It was as good as it looked on the photos and video tour.”

    We highly recommend it as a luxury base to explore the Cotswolds.

    We highly recommend it as a luxury base to explore the Cotswolds.

    - William, May 2021


  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a double sofa-bed available on request
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Freeview TV, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawn and patio garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.2 miles

The property

Will’s Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone property which sleeps 4+2 guests, in two bedrooms (with the +2 option being a double sofa bed in the living room), with a contemporary family bathroom. Once the farm’s granary, this charming home away from home features high vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms and boasts exposed wooden beams in every room. These character features have been complemented by modern facilities such as wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with a DVD player, and a well-equipped kitchen. The attractive patio garden offers uninterrupted rural views, and guests are encouraged to explore the grounds the cottage sits within, ranging from farmland to wildflower meadows and woodland. The conservation work carried out on the farm attracts many species of birds, and barn owls can regularly be seen flying around the cottage. There is off-street parking for up to four cars on the driveway. Will’s Cottage is located on a working farm close to picturesque Horsley, a peaceful village on the south-western edge of the Cotswolds. This unspoilt village is home to a number of amenities such as the community shop, village hall, children’s playground and sports field, together with a 15th century parish church and popular country pub, The Hog. Just two miles away is the bustling market town of Nailsworth, known for its high quality restaurants, modern art gallery and independent shops. Horsley is surrounded by breathtaking countryside, with many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep to discover. Kingscote and Horsley Woods, along with nearby Woodchester Park, are Sites of Special Scientific Interest and the latter is owned by the National Trust and includes a play trail, walking trails and a Mansion with its own café. The region offers a range of tourist attractions including Chavenage House, a stately home which features in many period dramas, The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, Westonbirt Arboretum and the Cotswold Country Park and Beach. The village is also well-placed for exploring the many historical towns of the South Cotswolds including Stroud, Cirencester, Painswick, Minchinhampton and Tetbury, and further afield destinations such as Bath, Cheltenham and Oxford are within easy reach for day trips. Will’s Cottage is the perfect country retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the glorious Cotswold scenery. The front door opens directly into the open plan living area: Living room/dining room/kitchen: Flooded with natural light from the beautiful French doors, this elegantly furnished living space has stylish wooden flooring and exposed wooden beams. It contains a double sofa bed (available upon request), two armchairs, a Freeview TV with DVD player, wooden dining table which comfortably seats six, a washing machine, electric oven with four-ring electric hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and DAB radio. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This striking bedroom boasts stunning rural views and contains a double bed, dressing table with stool and mirror, wall mirror, a chair and a built-in cupboard with hanging rail; Bedroom 2: This tastefully decorated bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with impressive wooden beams and contains a double bed, dressing table with stool and mirror, wall mirror, a chair, wall hooks and two bedside tables with drawers; Family bathroom: This light and airy bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. French doors from the living room lead out to the lovely patio area which enjoys far-reaching views of the surrounding farmland and countryside beyond. Bright and fragrant flowers spring up between the paving stones, and a vintage plough makes for a wonderful feature. There is an outdoor table with seating for six, a garden bench and a charcoal barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months. The owners’ grounds cover farmland, woodland and wildflower meadows, all of which guests are welcome to explore at their leisure, however please note that due to health and safety reasons, guests are not permitted to walk through the farmyard. Off-street parking for up to four cars is available on the driveway at the front of the property.




About the location


Wylam 2 miles; Heddon-on-the-Wall 3 miles; Corbridge 7 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 8 miles; Hexham 12 miles.

The parish of Horsley is situated in one of the most scenic parts of east Tynedale, and forms part of a World Heritage Site. The Hadrian’s Wall long distance path is situated one mile north of the village of Horsley and is connected by existing rights of way, one of which travels through Horsley Wood, a woodland dating to the medieval period. Horsley village is steeped in history, and many of the buildings have strong architectural features and are of great historical significance, while Horsley is close to the village of Wylam, the birthplace of George Stephenson, one of the early pioneers of the railway industry. Along the road is Heddon-on-the-Wall which sits on the line of the old Hadrian’s Wall, still visible at the edge of the village, and the lovely town of Corbridge, which has history dating back to Roman times, is also nearby. Just a little further on is the Tyne Valley town of Hexham with its abbey, old gaol and old town centre. The vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne with its many pubs, shops, eateries, museums and other attractions is within driving distance and has something for everyone. Horsley is an ideal base for exploring this part of Northumberland.

Note: Due to health and safety reasons, guests are not permitted to walk through the farmyard. Note: The property’s garden is not enclosed, and due to the close proximity of the farm, young children should be supervised outside at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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