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.
Things you should know about Odd Cottage: Parking is at the top of the road but is only half a minutes walk. The stairs at Odd Cottage are quite steep and have a turn in them, but there is hand rail.
Odd Cottage is located in Oddington, a quintessential Cotswold village with its honey coloured stone cottages and is perfectly placed for visiting the many key tourist attractions.
Nearby Cotswold Villages
Stow-on-the-Wold is only a 5 minute drive and is a delightful market town with a vast Market Square and a lovely selection of shops, galleries and tea rooms. Burford is a pretty small medieval town with an excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and only 10 miles from the cottage. Broadway is a hidden gem with fantastic shops, restaurants and pubs.
Bourton-on-the-Water is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England and is under 15 minutes drive from the cottage.
Birdland Park in Bouton-on-the-Water is a beautiful setting for a day out and inhabits over 500 birds. Hidcote Manor Garden is located just 30 minutes away – an Arts and Crafts garden created by Major Lawrence Johnston, gardens are split into “rooms” of individual design.
Mill Dene Garden which is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This romantic garden is set around a lovely mill and includes a misty grotto, a bog garden and stream. There are plenty of seats from which to enjoy the mill pond and its trout, kingfisher and ducks.
Great Days Out
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is only 13 miles away and exhibits over 260 different species of animals and is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the UK. All set in 160 acres of beautiful parkland.
Blenheim Palace at Woodstock is a firm favourite and fabulous all year round. Birthplace of our “Greatest Briton” – Winston Churchill, the magnificent palace is the ancestral home to the Dukes of Marlborough. Access to the palace, the park and gardens is available from 13th February and in our opinion well worth the entrance fee.
Railway Exhibition and Toy Shop located in Bouton-on-the-Water boasts a comprehensive Model Railway collection plus a vast array of other toys to keep the children and adults happy.
Cotswold Motor Museum also in Bouton-on-the-Water (15 minute drive) is a truly fascinating journey through the 20th Century, 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.
Eating and Drinking
There are two lovely local pubs within a few minutes walk from Odd Cottage. The Fox is a gorgeous stone Inn, with flagstone floor, beams and open fires and The Horse and Groomoffers excellent food and a seasonal menu, which includes the modern and traditional classics.
5 Minute Drive
Within a short drive there’s a great selection of pubs. The Queens Head is a great dog friendly pub with good food and a lovely atmosphere.
The Kings Arms is a modern pub offering freshly prepared locally sourced food.
The Greedy Goose is a pretty pub with the space to suit every social occasion. Cosy corners, private dining and even a stylish restaurant.
The nearest supermarket is Tesco which is located in Stow On The Wold which is only 3 miles away. Why not pre order your groceries and have them delivered to the cottage.
Under 15 minutes drive away you will find Dalesford Organic Farm which specialises in fresh, seasonal local food. Here you will find everything under one roof; food, a cafe and restaurant and even a cookery school.
13 miles away.
Clay Pigeon Shooting – If you fancy trying Clay Pigeon Shooting, Cotswold Shooting at Murcot, Broadway is only 16 miles away.
Horse Riding – Try Durham Farm Riding School for experienced qualified instructors and excellent facilities. There are many loved horses and ponies available to suit all ages and abilities.
Ballooning – 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
£15 booking fee applies to all bookings made.
Payments can be made by Bank transfer or Credit/Debit Card over the phone.
“A beautiful cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds. Anna was a wonderful host and supplied everything we needed. Stow on the Wold is less than 5 minute drive and there is a great local pub. We had an amazing stay and can’t wait to return ”
“This place is beautiful. Very warm, cozy and great location. Definitely a place that resonates well with a weekend in the Cotswolds.”
“Lovely property, great location and we were delighted to be able to bring our Labrador and toddler along with us. Anna had also very generously left us some supplies – a great surprise on arrival! ”
Tel: 0845 838 5290 or 07714 230118