Greystones Cottage

Cold Aston, near Bourton-on-the-Water

4 Guests

3 Beds

2 Baths

Greystones is a hidden gem of a cottage, nestled in the tranquil village of Cold Aston. Converted from a 300 year old stone barn and recently renovated, Greystones is conveniently situated next door to the highly regarded Plough Inn, which serves real ales.

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  • WiFi
  • Dogs
  • Open Fire / Wood Burner
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Parking - x1 on site, more free on street 50m from cottage
  • Travel Cot - x1
  • High Chair - x1
  • Bedding & towels


Beautiful cottage in the very small village of Cold Aston. Immaculately clean and very well appointed, with a great kitchen, a wood burner in the lounge room, and plenty of character.
Michael January 13, 2018
Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished. Nice location for visiting all areas.
Brian January 5, 2018
It was a really lovely cottage a real home from home and we thought having the xmas tree and decorations was a great touch. Highly recommend
December 20, 2017
It was a really lovely cottage, a real home from home and we thought having the xmas tree and decorations was a great touch. Highly recommend.
Sarah December 20, 2017
Fabulous cottage, everything you need and in a lovely part of the country.
Dawn September 30, 2017

Full Description

No. 3 Greystones Cottage is a Cotswold stone, cosy converted barn, located in the heart of the village of Cold Aston, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.  It is located within a stone’s throw of an award winning, grade 2 listed 17th Century pub – The Plough Inn.

Greystones Cottage is the perfect place to relax and explore the stunning Cotswolds region and its picturesque market towns. Cold Aston is walking distance from the famous Cotswold market town of Bourton-on-the-Water, a short drive from Stow-in-the-Wold and is ideally located for traveling to Stratford-upon-Avon the ‘home of Shakespeare’, Oxford and Sudeley Castle, free entry to which is included with your stay.

This beautiful, period cottage has many character features, including a wood burner, exposed Cotswold stone walls and wooden beams.  The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including WIFI, a flat screen TV and a well presented, contemporary kitchen.

The cottage sleeps four people, in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms and three loos.  There is a lovely secluded south-west facing courtyard garden and plenty of free parking outside the property.

Please use the fantastic link below that will answer all of your travel questions – from your door to ours!

Cold Aston is easily accessed by car from the A436 and A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads through the North Cotswolds, close to the A40.

The front door of Greystones Cottage opens into a hallway leading to the kitchen, living room and dining room.

  • Living Room & Dining Room
    This large space has wooden beams, an exposed Cotswold stone fireplace containing a wood burning stove and patio doors leading to the courtyard garden. There is a flat screen TV, with DVD player, a Bluetooth iPod stereo, comfy seating for six. Patio doors give direct access to the sun-trap garden; it contains an outdoor table, four chairs and a charcoal barbecue. The dining room contains a beautiful wooden table and chairs for six people.
  • Kitchen
    A lovely, contemporary space, containing a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and dishwasher.

Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

  • Bedroom 1
    Contains a King bed with en-suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2
    Contains 2 single beds.


Key Features

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

The maximum occupancy of the property is four adults and infant children, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges.  Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than four guests at the property.

Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.

Up to two dogs are accepted, at a cost of £25 per dog.  For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Fluffy towels and soft bed linen are provided for guests.

Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

  • Bedroom 1 (1st floor): King Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (1st floor): 2x single beds

Family bathroom (1st floor): Bath  and large walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
En-suite: Bath with attached shower, toilet and wash basin

The property has a gas central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.  An initial supply of logs is provided for the wood burning stove from October to April. Further supplies can be purchased locally.

The property has free wireless and a flat screen internet TV and DVD player.

Plenty of free parking is available outside the property. When arriving and departing it is possible to unload and load directly outside the property.

Please let us know your housekeeping preferences when booking; guests sometimes request a refresh of bed linen and towels after seven nights and we will provide this free of charge for a booking of nine nights or more. Our housekeepers are also available for laundry, ironing and shopping services, please contact to request additional housekeeping services.

A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc.).

This is an old property and has many character features, including relatively narrow and steep stairs which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

No smoking is permitted throughout the property.

Things To Do


The award-winning Plough Inn is just around the corner from Greystones Cottage in the idyllic Cotswold village of Cold Aston.

In addition, just a short walk or very short drive, is Bourton-on-the-Water which is jam-packed full of quaint cafés, renowned restaurants and traditional pubs to enjoy. Highly recommended by owner is The Rose Tree, a cosy riverside restaurant boasting great views and even better food where booking is essential, as well as The Croft Restaurant at Chester House Hotel; another riverside gem with a well-priced menu of light bites and freshly-prepared mains, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. An afternoon tea lover’s dream, Bourton-on-the-Water has options galore to satisfy your sweet tooth. Smiths of Bourton is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike; a quintessential Cotswolds tearoom in every sense from the outside, serving up a freshly-baked menu of sweet and savoury treats as well as traditional afternoon teas. For fans of the artisan scene, Bakery on the Water is somewhat of an under the radar riverside gem, offering up delicious fresh pastries, brunch dishes, tasty sandwiches and baked goodies, freshly made each day using the finest of ingredients.

Slightly further afield in nearby Upper Slaughter (9-minute drive), Lords of the Manor offers an award-winning fine dining experience that comes highly recommended (albeit with a price tag to match), as does The Slaughters Manor House; a 17th century manor house that houses an award-winning restaurant in its Orangery, with an exquisite locally-inspired menu created by chef Nik Chappell. Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold also boasts its fair share of dining establishments well-worth a visit, including the laid-back Sheep on Sheep Street with its sourdough pizza specialities and The Old Butchers; a hugely popular eatery where booking is recommended.


Smack bang in the middle of the glorious countryside of the rolling Cotswold hills, keen walkers have plenty of choice when it comes to walks that lead straight from the village centre. A wonderful circular village walk, leading from Bourton-on-the-Water’s Visitor Information Centre, is highly recommended and allows you to get to grips with Bourton-on-the-Water’s rich heritage, taking you past key sites, buildings and monuments as you stroll. For those keen to explore the surrounding villages, a circular walk following the Windrush and Gloucestershire Ways through to the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter offers a gentle pace that totals 4 miles in distance; perfect for those not looking for anything too strenuous.

More hard-core rambling fans should give the 9-mile circular trek from Bourton through Naunton and the Slaughters a go. Starting at Victoria Street’s Visitor Centre, this picturesque walk takes you through lush fields, chocolate-box villages and along the flowing River Windrush, with Naunton acting as a perfectly-placed pit-stop half way round to relax and refuel.


Bourton-on-the-Water and its surrounds have a plethora of attractions to keep guests of all ages entertained. No visit would be complete without a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, perfect for kids and big kids alike, and home to children’s TV favourite Brum. The Model Village is also a must see, a perfect replica of the village built to 1/9th scale in traditional Cotswold stone, as is the wildlife-lovers’ paradise Birdland if you’ve got younger guests in tow. If you’re visiting in the summer, you may also be lucky enough to play witness to Bourton-on-the-Water’s annual football match taking place entirely in the River Windrush; an August Bank Holiday favourite that sees visitors flock from miles around to cheer on their favourite team. Slightly further afield, Cotswold Farm Park (10-minute drive) is a firm favourite for families and animal lovers, as is Sudeley Castle (25-minute drive) in the historic town of Winchcombe. For adults in search of a peaceful day out, Burford Garden Centre (20-minute drive) is a shopping haven crammed full of luxury goodies, artisan gifts and beautiful plants to browse, as is Daylesford Farmshop & Café (15-minute drive); a famous farmshop with a distinctly luxury feel, owned by Lady Bamford.

Helpful Addresses & Links


Cotswolds Walks-

Bourton on the Water Restaurants and Attractions-



The Rose Tree Restaurant – Riverside Victoria Street, Bourton-On-The-Water GL54 2BX | 01451 820635

The Croft Restaurant- Chester House Hotel, Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BS | 01451 820286

Smiths of Bourton- Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BT |
01451 821401

Bakery on the Water- Sherborne St, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BY | 01451 822748

Lords of the Manor Hotel- Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham GL54 2JD | 01451 820243

The Slaughters Manor House- Copsehill Road, Lower Slaughter GL54 2HP | 01451 820456

Sheep on Sheep Street– Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AG | 01451 830344

The Old Butchers- Park Street, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1AQ | 01451 831700



Co-Operative Food- Station Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2EP

Londis- Cotswold Court, High St, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AQ

Tesco Superstore– Fosse Way, Stow-On-The-Wold GL54 1BX

Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons home delivery available.



Bourton-on-the-Water Private Hire- 01451 822190

Call Bobby Private Hire- 07801 255554

Limozena Taxis– 01451 820972

Dog Code of Conduct


At Bolthole Retreats we are proud to provide quality, luxury accommodation in our beautiful holiday cottages. We enjoy meeting the different needs of all our guests by offering a selection of both dog-free and dog-friendly holiday cottages. For this to work for everyone, we have a Dog Code of Conduct, which can be found below.

Our dog friendly cottages can be found on our Dog Friendly Cottages page. We are able to accommodate a maximum of two well-behaved dogs in each of our dog-friendly properties. Guests must let us know they are bringing their dog at the time of booking. We take a small charge of £25 per pet.

When booking, guests are required to accept our Terms & Conditions, including the Dogs Code of Conduct. This enables us to ensure we keep our cottages in excellent condition for all guests.

Dogs Code of Conduct:

  • We ask that your dog be kept on the lead in the courtyard.
  • The surrounding fields are often used for grazing sheep and lambs. Dogs must be kept on a lead when walking through the fields if they are occupied by livestock.
  • We ask that you do not allow your dog on furniture or in bedrooms. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should there be evidence of dogs having been on beds or furniture.
  • If you are part of a group booking, your dog must be kept to the dog-friendly cottage it was booked into. If you wish your dog to go in and out of other cottages included in your booking, the £25 pet fee must be paid for those cottages too. This of course will mean ensuring the other cottages in your booking are also dog-friendly.
  • Dogs must be booked and paid for in advance. Any dogs arriving without prior arrangement will need to be accommodated elsewhere at your own cost.
  • Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in any cottage unless they are happy to rest in their own cage brought from home and are unlikely to bark and disturb other guests. A list of walks, as well as dog-friendly pubs, is provided to help you plan a dog-friendly day out.
  • We regret that dogs known to bark excessively are not permitted.
  • Please wash off muddy dogs before entering the cottage; guest towels must not be used on dogs.
  • Please clean up after your dog, including whilst in the cottage gardens, courtyards and the surrounding fields. Dog waste must be binned using appropriate bags.
  • Any damage caused by dogs to furniture, carpets, bed linen etc. will incur a commensurate replacement or cleaning fee.
  • Please obey the Countryside Code whilst enjoying the area with your dog. Keep your dog under close control at all times for their own safety as well as the comfort of others.
  • Upon departure, please leave the cottage as you would wish to find it. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should excessive cleaning be required following your departure.

Travelling by car

Cold Aston is easily accessed by car from the A436 and A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads through the North Cotswolds, close to the A40.

Please use the fantastic link below that will answer all of your travel questions – from your door to ours!

Greystones Cottage is located on the A429 or A436, in the picturesque village of Cold Aston.

Travelling by train

The nearest railway station to Cold Aston is Moreton-in-Marsh approximately 10 miles away. Kingham railway station is approximately 12 miles away and both have very regular, direct services to and from London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 90 minutes.

Please use the fantastic link below that will answer all of your travel questions – from your door to ours!

Greystones Cottage is located on the A429 or A436, in the picturesque village of Cold Aston.

Travelling by plane

Cold Aston is within easy reach of a number of international airports:

  • Birmingham International Airport: 50 miles, approximately 1 hour 10 minute drive;
  • Heathrow International Airport: 75 miles, approximately 1 hour 20 minute drive;
  • Bristol International Airport: 64 miles, approximately 1 hour 20 minute drive.

Please use the fantastic link below that will answer all of your travel questions – from your door to ours!

Greystones Cottage is located on the A429 or A436, in the picturesque village of Cold Aston.

Greystones Cottage

Cold Aston, near Bourton-on-the-Water

4 Guests

3 Beds

2 Baths

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