Odd Cottage is a pretty Cotswolds Luxury Holiday Cottage located in the village of Oddington. Oddington is a enchanting Cotswolds village that can only be described as typical quintessence of English rural life and this pretty village is no exception as it still holds the charm of a typical 11th century Cotswolds Village.
A traditional English village was usually made up of a small settlement that had a parish church, a school and a shop or two with one usually including a post office. There would have been at least two pubs serving locals and usually a manor house that was set in it’s own grounds and usually referred to as ‘the great house’.
Oddington still offers the charm of a traditional village with its historical Church of St. Nicholas which date back to the 12th century, two pubs, The Fox and The Horse and Groom and a Manor House which originally dates back to the 12th Century. During the 13th century the Manor House was one of the archbishop of York residences and King Henry III often stopped there when traveling between Woodstock and Evesham.
Odd Cottage is tucked down a tiny lane, just off the road that runs through the two Oddington villages. There is only three cottages on Brans Lane and Odd Cottage nestles in between the other two and its lidilic setting makes it a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds. You enter the cottage into the spacious lounge/Dining Room which has exposed beans and brick fireplace with a wood burning stove. This luxurious living area feels cosy with its sumptuousness two and three-seater sofas, offering a great place to wine and dine while enjoying the fabulous log burning stove.
Through the original back door there is a separate luxury appointed kitchen, which has an Oven and Hob, Microwave, Fridge Freezer and Food Mixer and a Utility room with a Washer/Dryer.
In the summer you can relax with al-fresco dining in the secluded brick-paved courtyard and cook on the Barbecue provided.
From the lounge there is an open staircase leading to the first floor where there are two pretty cottage style double bedrooms (Double Beds) one offering a colour TV/DVD. Also upstairs is the luxury appointed Bathroom with Shower over the bath.
What you can see from the Bedroom Windows: Open countryside and distant farmland.
Dogs welcome. Odd Cottage is an ideal Cotswolds Pets Welcome Cottage and all four legged friends will receive a special doggy welcome pack.
Romantic Hideaway: Receive a good bottle of Bubbly and Chocolates.
Beauty Treatments at the Cottage: My Personal Sanctuary delivers first class therapists direct to you at the property of your choice. They literally bring the Spa to You! Their service is ideal if you are planning a party or special occasion for friends or a loved one.
Odd Cottage is perfectly placed for visiting many key tourist attractions including the stunning cotswolds villages of The Slaughters and Bourton-on- the Waterwhich also offers the Birdland Park, Railway Exhibition and Toy Shop and Cotswolds Motor Museum which is overflowing with vintage and classic cars and caravans, precarious looking motorcycles, original enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities, it is a genuinely captivating experience for all the family.
Another popular Cotswolds town to visit is Burford with its excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and close by you can visit Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens and encounter Anteaters, peer at Giraffes, roar at the Lions or waddle like a Penguin, in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands. One of the most famous Cotswolds villages and a little gem is Broadway, which has a fantastic range of shops, restaurants and pubs and of the most picturesque of the Cotswold villages with its picture perfect honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings.
Hidcote Manor Garden. One of England’s Greatest Gardens, an ‘Arts & Crafts’ masterpiece created by Major Lawrence Johnston, gardens split into “rooms” of individual design.
Also close by is Mill Dene Garden which is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This romantic garden is set around a lovely mill which is probably Norman. Sited in its own steep sided valley, the garden has hidden paths winding up from the mill-pool and stream at the bottom through the Rose Walk to the Cricket Lawn.
Blenheim Palace. A firm favourite of ours, Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, is fabulous all year round. Birthplace of our “Greatest Briton” - Winston Churchill, the magnificent palace is the ancestral home to the Dukes of Marlborough. The palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the 1st Duke following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Access to the palace, the park and gardens is available from 13th February and in our opinion well worth the entrance fee.
Eating and Drinking:
Just a two minutes walk from Odd Cottage you will find The Horse and Groom, a quintessential English 16th Century Cotswold stone inn. This beautiful pub offers a cosy bar area for casual dining and a superb restaurant with menus offering seasonal produce and ‘specials board’ changes twice daily with the emphasis on local produce.
A five minute drive away is The Kings Head located at Bleddington offering wholesome, hearty and traditional English food, served with a touch of flair and a spark of imagination. Thier chef is always looking for the very best local ingredients and has worked hard to create some very popular mainstays.
If your looking for a traditional pub with a roaring fire and good honest, wholesome food try The Fox at Broadwell offers a friendly family service, real ales from the local Donnington Brewery and traditional pub food. The Fox is about 40 minute walk from the Cottage so why not take a gentle walk across fields and country roads and enjoy a drink and Sunday roast.
The nearest supermarket is Tesco which is located in Stow On The Wold which is only 3 miles away. Why not pre order your grocery orders for delivery for the cottage.
Just over a miles away you will find the delights of Dalesford Organic Farm specialize organic, fresh, seasonal and local foods. From award-winning handmade cheeses, breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits from their organic Bakery and fresh meat is from their organic estate in Staffordshire. You can dine at their restaurant and Café at the Farmhouse, where you will find everything under one award-winning roof. You can also order on-line for a Cottage delivery.
For Golf lovers there are two key Golf Clubs. Naunton Downs Golf Club which offers 18 holes and is 8 miles away and 13 miles away you will find Burford Golf Club a renowned 18 hole golf course. And if you fancy a bit of Clay Pigeon shooting visit Cotswolds Shooting at Murcot, Broadway is 16 miles away.
Horse Riding at Durham Farm Riding School. A successful and fun riding school, with experienced qualified and friendly instructors who make learning an enjoyable experience. Facilities are excellent with a large 30mx40m, flood lit manege, good range of show jumps and cross country fences and acres to play with and with 20 amazing, unique and much loved horses and ponies available to suit all ages and abilities!
Ballooning in the Cotswolds offers you the opportunity to fulfil ambitions or to share the experience of a lifetime. Drift slowly with the wind over the beauty of the Cotswold Landscape and enjoy the unique combination of exhilaration and serenity that you will discover aboard a Hot Air Balloon Flight.
Over 150 events coming to Bath for 10 days in March. With a fresh new look for Bath Festivals we celebrate James Runcie’s fourth and final programme, which features a host of illustrious authors and thought-provoking events.
Huge hats and hundreds of hooves pounding Cheltenham’s historic racecourse over four days. This annual highlight of the horseracing calendar sees thousands of visitors place millions of pounds in bets and witness high-calibre racing stock batt.
The Cotswold Table @ Kingham is a farmers market with a difference ... over 50 quality producers coming together to provide everything for the perfect table.
From award winning cheese, local organic meat, artisan bakers and seasonal produce to hand thrown crockery, luxury linens and interesting tableware.
Celebrating its 7th year in 2014. The Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival is a delicious mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. Alongside this is a programme of education events in Stratford and local schools involving favourite authors, poets and illustrators, entertaining and inspiring children from 2 to 18.
One of the most famous Cheltenham festivals, the Jazz Festival can be relied upon to showcase the cream of the jazz crop, as well as an eclectic array of performances from rising stars, music veterans and the region’s favourite DJs.
Chipping Campden is rightly described as ‘a Jewel of the Cotswolds’. St. James’ church is the most glorious building in this ‘Jewel’ and the setting for our seventh annual Music Festival.
Rock to reggae, ska to swing, jazz, blues, folk, punk, pop, latin, indie, comedy, country - something for everyone!
The Bledington Music Festival is an annual music event which takes place over three summer evenings in June and features top class performers from all over the world.
This Festival at Cheltenham is a gastronomic delight, with over 200 exhibitors; the scope of local & regional products on show ensures there is something for everyone.
You’ll find an astonishing variety of victuals from oatcakes to aphrodisiac Quince, the widest range of baked goods, meats, fish, cheeses, jams, chutneys and much more on offer; this is the regional food event not to be missed.
A celebration to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth including a special production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in Tewkesbury Abbey, featuring 200 schoolchildren and sets and costumes designed by children’s author/illustrator, and Festival Guest Director, James Mayhew.
Two days, 100 acres, hundreds of attractions and 40,000 visitors - the Cotswold Show is now one of the most popular on the regional Country Show calendar.
As you look around the Showground it might be hard to imagine that the site has been, at various times, a deer park, a military base, a hospital and the venue for a Glenn Miller concert.
This show offers something for everyone. A traditional flower show, falconry display, fire eaters, Punch & Judy, crafts, stalls, dog scurry, stone walling, wood carving, Morris dancing, bouncy castle, scarecrows, Maize Maze, Winchcombe concert brass band.Licensed bar, healthy eating refreshments, ice creams.
The Moreton-in-Marsh Show is a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show and the leading agricultural event in the County. It is held in the extreme north of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds on the first Saturday in September each year.
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Vacum Cleaner
- Food Mixer
- Bedroom TV
- Sky/Sat/Free View
- Music System/CD/Radio
- I-Pod Dock
- Log/Multi Fuel Burner
- Oil Central Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Selection of DVD's
- Selection of Books and Games
- Enclosed Patio
- Garden Furniture
- On Road Parking
Included In The Price
- Bed Linen
- Basic Kitchen Provisions
- Welcome Food Hamper
- Bottle of Wine
- In-House Beauty Treatments
- On site Chef
£10 booking fee applies to all bookings made.
Payments can be made by Cheque, Bank transfer or Credit/Debit Card over the phone.
"Home from home cottage. Everything we needed for a lovely Christmas. Thank you for the welcome pack was a lovely touch "
"What a lovely luxury cottage in a beautiful area. We explored lots of places and full of history. Thanks for the welcome pack."
Paul & Chris- Be;gium
"Thank you for our short break in your cottage, it is the nicest one we have ever stayed in. The welcome pack really lifted our spirits when we came in and is a lovely thought. The Cottage is spotless so a big thank you to the housekeeper for a great job and we would love to stay and again and will recommend to our friends. "
Glenis and Terry
Tel: 0845 838 5290 or 07714 230118