27 Hatherop

Coln St. Aldwyn


Per Night

4 Guests

3 Beds

1.5 Baths

A modern cottage with a refined, classic feel, in the heart of one of the Cotswolds' prettiest hidden villages. Somewhat of an under-the-radar gem when it comes to Cotswold destinations, the village of Coln St Aldwyns offers a picture-perfect escape for those in search of quintessential Cotswolds away from the crowds, nestled in a valley far from the well-trodden tourist track.
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Great place. Freshly refurbished. Lovely village.
James October 20, 2018
Great house in good location.
Robin September 26, 2018


  • WiFi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking - Free street parking
  • Travel Cot - x1
  • High Chair - x1
  • Bedding & towels
  • BBQ
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Full Description & House Rules

Somewhat of an under-the-radar gem when it comes to Cotswold destinations, the village of Coln St Aldwyns offers a picture-perfect escape for those in search of quintessential Cotswolds away from the crowds, nestled in a valley far from the well-trodden tourist track.

Located in its heart is 27 Hatherop, a small-but-perfectly-formed modern cottage, sleeping up to 4 guests across two well-sized bedrooms, here you can enjoy a slice of Cotswolds village life without having to battle the crowds that some of the larger market towns nearby draw in. Views from the cottage look directly out to the stunning Hatherop Estate; 3,850 acres of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It’s the perfect escape for those in search of easy country living with the benefits of village amenities on the doorstep, in addition to miles and miles of unspoilt Cotswold landscape at your fingertips.

Life here truly is idyllic; from the village’s perfectly maintained 13th century Norman church; a traditional village shop, Coln Community Stores serving up some of the tastiest cake around as well as all your daily needs including a cafe and post office; just down the road is The New Inn, a beautiful seventeenth century coaching inn with restaurant, bar and gardens.


  • WiFi
  • Bed linen, towels and tea towels
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ arriving in Spring 2019
  • Garden furniture
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 downstairs cloakroom
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge freezer
  • Oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair x1
  • Travel cot x1 (please provide your own linen)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Shop within walking distance
  • Large private lawned garden
  • Car recommended
  • Village playground directly opposite

The Living Space

Stepping through the cottage’s convenient side door, you’ll enter the well-equipped kitchen, benefitting from sweeping views of Cotswold countryside, cows, and beautiful evening sunsets. Decorated in a classic farmhouse style with oak worktops, French-grey wall tiles and wooden flooring, in here you’ll find all you need for a self-catered stay, including an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, built-in fridge/freezer, and plenty of crockery to make use of.  Leading through from the kitchen is the attractive dining room with oak dining table that can seat 6 comfortably and offers the perfect area to enjoy a feast. The dining room leads through to the hallway and onto the living room; a cosy, bright room with views to the cottage’s front and rear gardens. Comfortably seating four guests, the room is elegant yet welcoming; chic sofas, floral curtains and quirky cushions bring the space well and truly into the modern day. Guests will love the meandering Coln River that can be found at the bottom of the village.


Up the staircase accessible from the cottage’s bright hallway are two spacious bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 guests and one travel cot. There is also a desk on the landing, perfect for writing, reading or laptop work.

Bedroom 1

Overlooking the front of the house is the master bedroom, a spacious room perfect for couples. With a large wardrobe, dressing table and stool and plenty of mirrors, there’s more than enough breathing space in here for couples not to feel crammed in, with a calming light, bright feel thanks to a large window that benefits from beautiful views of Coln St Aldwyn. The centrepiece of the room comes in the form of the sink-in king bed, piled high with a billowing duvet and pillows which make it an irresistible spot for a peaceful night’s shut-eye.

Bedroom 2

Sitting across the landing to the cottage’s rear is Bedroom 2, a quaint twin room ideal for younger or older guests-alike. With pops of sunny yellow from the throws, this room too boasts plenty of space, including a dressing table, stool wardrobe and mirrors. Benefitting from beautiful views over the cottage’s front and rear gardens and out towards the wider Cotswold countryside, younger guests will love perching by the windowsill and watching the local wildlife.

Family Bathroom

The cottage’s family bathroom sits conveniently between bedrooms 1 and 2, with modern yet elegant tiling and a large walk-in shower and full-size bath. Little luxurious touches are well thought out in here, including a selection of refreshing toiletries for your use.

What’s Outside

27 Hatherop is just a stone’s throw from Coln St Aldwyn’s village centre, making it ideal for those looking for a country escape without the drawbacks that rural living can bring. One of two semi-detached cottages in a row, 27 Hatherop is framed by a beautiful lawn area to its front and large private garden to its rear, affording it a wonderful feeling of privacy. It’s in the back garden where the cottages’ magic really comes alive, thanks to the views of AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The garden itself feels larger thanks to the sweeping countryside views it benefits from, separated from its neighbouring houses by discreet fencing. It also boasts a patio area with garden table and chairs, making it perfect for al fresco sundowners after a busy day exploring the Cotswolds. The River Coln is a haven for local birds and wildlife and younger guests will love wiling away the hours playing in the playground across the road, whilst older guests can relax on the patio with the gentle sounds of the countryside in the background. Guests with small children need take note that the garden itself is not enclosed.

Local Amenities


Nestling in the Coln Valley, Coln St Aldwyns is a traditional estate village essentially made up of modest cottages and houses in the Cotswold tradition. The main street starts at the valley river bed, cuts up through the heart of the village and ends at the central focal point which is a large horse chestnut tree planted on a raised circle of grass. It boasts a Norman Church and is one of the most unspoilt villages in the area, the parish being within a Conservation Area and Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Coln St Aldwyns is 3 miles from Bibury and Fairford and 9 miles from Cirencester. The village boasts a 13th centuary church, a popular 17th century pub – The New Inn at Coln, a village shop and post office and many beautiful walks in and around the area.

Fishing on Williamstrip Estate

A rare opportunity to have an exceptional day out fishing on the Broadwater on the beautiful River Coln at picturesque Coln St Aldwyns in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Day Ticket £84 per rod

Limit Two rods per day

Book with Ruth Hurst – 01285 750071

The Water Bailiff – 07980 449326

Sightseeing & Activities

Cirencester itself is chock-full of landmarks and attractions to explore; a real treasure-trove of discovery thanks to its rich heritage and fascinating history. Located just off the town’s Market Square is the Parish Church of St. John Baptist, one of the finest remaining wool churches in all of the Cotswolds, dating back to around 1490. Boasting beautiful architectural features, keep an eye out for the Church’s silver-gilt cup, once belonging to Anne Boleyn herself, and enjoy one of its expert-led guided tours. History-lovers will also enjoy the Corinium Museumon Park Street, home to a huge variety of artefacts from the town’s Roman roots, brought to life in the Roman Amphitheatrejust a short walk from the town centre. This English Heritage site is one of the best-preserved of its kind in the UK, built in the early 2ndCentury for a capacity of over 8,000 spectators. For crafty types, New Brewery Artsis just the place; a converted Victorian brewery homing a contemporary art studio, craft shop, on-site studios and excellent café, located on Cricklade Street in the town’s centre.


For (little and big) Kids


Cotswold Water Park


(25-minute drive from Cirencester)

An adventure paradise for all ages to enjoy, Cotswold Water Park is an extensive wetland area where a host of outdoor activities such as sailing, rowing, horse riding, shooting and even a purpose-built beach will keep all ages entertained, no matter what the weather.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens


(35-minute drive from Cirencester)

An animal-lover’s paradise, Cotswold Wildlife Park offers the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of incredible animals from around the world. Meet endangered White Rhinos, Asiatic Lions, giraffes, penguins, crocodiles and more, plus enjoy getting stuck into a selection of the Park’s daily activities including penguin feeding, lemur talks and big cat meal times. There’s also a children’s farmyard and railway running through the park, plus an Adventure Playground with amazing ‘skymaze’.


Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park


(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out where visitors of all ages can interact closely with animals to learn all there is to know about farming. As the home of rare breed conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs and Highland Cattle. The Touch and Demonstration Barns can be enjoyed year-round thanks to their protection from the elements, with a fantastic Adventure Playground on offer for when the weather is behaving. The on-site restaurant, serving seasonal food and Adam’s own beer, is a hit with the adults.




(25-minute drive from Cirencester)

An animal park dedicated to birds of all varieties, Birdland enables kids (big and little) to learn all there is to know about penguins, flamingos, pelicans, owls, birds of prey and more. Get stuck-in to feeding demonstrations, educational talks and exploring the nature deserve, or go on a dinosaur hunt in the Jurassic Journey area.

To Relax

The Vaulted Spa at the Kings Head Hotel


(Cirencester town centre)

This unique subterranean spa can be found in the vaults of the boutique Kings Head Hotel, just off the town’s main Market Square. With four treatment rooms, a relaxation room and thermal suite complete with hot tub, infra-red sauna, steam room and experience shower, this is the ideal spot to unwind away from the hubbub of the town centre. Indulge with one of the spa’s pampering treatments, with everything from therapeutic massages and beautifying facials on offer.


The Spa at Barnsley House


(15-minute drive from Cirencester)

For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than Barnsley House – an iconic hotel tucked away in the picturesque Cotswold village of Barnsley – where a dedicated spa hidden in the gardens offers all visitors a truly memorable day of R&R. The glass-walled spa really is the ultimate in luxury retreats, boasting an outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool, herbaceous sauna and indoor/outdoor lounge relaxation areas.

For the Nature Lovers

The Bathurst Estate & Cirencester Park


(Just outside Cirencester town centre)

This historic 3,000-acre estate owned by the Bathurst Family boasts a beautiful 19thCentury parkland designed by Alexander Pope, which the general public are free to enjoy at their leisure. Accessible via entrance gates on Cecily Hill, little ones will love stretching their legs here, whilst older visitors will enjoy taking in the stunning landscapes. Dogs are welcome, too, just take care to stick to the designated walking areas.


Westonbirt Arboretum


(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

This spectacular 600-acre arboretum offers nature lovers of all ages a memorable day-out destination whatever the weather. Filled with over 15,000 trees from around the world, visitors can keep eyes peeled for specific species using the Arboretum’s Tree Spotter’s Guide, wander amidst the treetops on the award-winning STIHL Treetop Walkway or head off on one of the guided walks. Visitors in Autumn are in for a particular treat, as the trees put on an incredible leaf-changing display which carpets the area in red and golden hues.


Abbey House Grounds

(Cirencester Town Centre)

Found just off Market Place is the former site of St. Mary’s Abbey, demolished in 1539, where only a Norman Arch and artificial lake remains. Now a lovely spot to enjoy on a sunny day, we recommend heading here with a picnic in tow, or simply when you need a breath of fresh air after a busy day exploring the town.


St. Michael’s Park

(Cirencester Town Centre)

Another outdoor gem in the town’s centre, St. Michael’s Park boasts a children’s play area, tennis courts, mini golf, boules, table tennis, cricket nets and crazy golf… More than enough to keep you entertained!


Useful Links:


Cirencester Walkshttp://cirencester.gov.uk/walks-around-the-town

Cotswolds AONB-www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visiting-and-exploring/walking


In addition to having the walks of the Cotswold Way on its doorstep, there are many self-guided walks to enjoy in and around Cirencester itself. For history buffs, try The Whereat Trail, an easy-to-follow route from the Corinium Museum to the Roman Amphitheatre with interesting historical facts dotted along the way. For those after a slightly longer route, the field and woodland walk from Cecily Hill to Peddington Polo Ground is a great choice. Covering 4 miles in total, this circular walk starts from the top of Cecily Hill, taking you through parkland and across the River Churn before heading through rolling fields and woodland to Peddington Polo Ground. Another great option is the Riverside Walk from West Market Place in the town centre; a gentle 2.5-mile stroll along the riverbank, taking in the Abbey Grounds, Roman Wall and an early 16th-Century mill house.


Cirencester enjoys a vibrant cultural and events scene, with events on offer throughout the calendar year. Visit www.cirencester.co.uk/eventsfor specific details on what’s on during your visit.


Royal International Air Tattoo – Fairford


(15-minute drive from Cirencester)

Every year in July, the skies above Fairford come alive with the world-renowned Air Tattoo; arguably one of the greatest airshows in the world. Drawing in over 185,000 people every year, The Air Tattoo welcomes over 300 aircraft from 30 nations around the world, with a thrilling programme of flying air displays taking place over the course of the event. An absolute must-visit for flying fans and adrenaline-junkies, with plenty on offer to keep others entertained, too.



Cheltenham Festivals


(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

Between the months of May and October, Cheltenham hosts renowned festivals of Jazz, Science, Music and Literature across the town. Bringing in world-famous acts, performers, experts and authors year on year, the town well and truly comes to life during the Festivals. Head to the website to see if your stay coincides with one of the above but, be warned, tickets can be snapped up months in advance for the most popular events.


Cheltenham Racecourse


(35-minute drive from Cirencester)

Cheltenham Racecourse, the jewel in jump racing’s crown, plays host to the best jumping action in the world from 350 spectacular acres with a backdrop of the beautiful Cotswold hills. Whether you’re here on a crisp bright October day or a balmy evening in May, you’ll feel that unmistakable Cheltenham magic. The racing, the setting, the tradition and history, the shared sense of enjoyment all combine to give everyone, from those sampling our finest hospitality to the racegoers on the course, an experience they’ll never forget.

For Bigger Kids Only

Cirencester Golf Club


(5-minute drive from Cirencester)

A year-round, 18-hole course with a rich 125-year history, offering a fantastic day on the course for members and visitors alike. Designed by James Braid, this mature course boasts spectacular views towards Cirencester and the Marlborough Downs and is suitable for all grades of golfer. There’s also a driving range and short-game practice area, with buggy hire available.


Naunton Downs Golf Club


(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

Naunton Downs Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 71 golf course, situated in a beautiful area of outstanding Cotswold countryside just a few miles from Bourton-on-the-Water.  The course was designed keeping the natural features and landscape in mind and offers a challenge to suit golfers of all ages and abilities. Naunton Downs Golf Club has thriving men’s, ladies’, senior’s and junior’s sections.  All 18 holes are open with main greens in use.  Trolleys and buggies are allowed. Naunton Downs is dry and playable during most of the winter period and is rarely closed.


Ian Coley Shooting School


(20-minute drive from Cirencester)

Arguably one of the best shooting grounds on UK shores, Ian Coley Shooting School boasts 24 different shooting stands with a minimum of two traps each, three high towers (up to 120ft), Down-the-Line and much more. Perfect for shoot enthusiasts or beginners wanting to test their talents, the range of covered stands set within mature woodland mean that you’ll have fun whatever the weather. The ground is available for individual practice with self-timer release clay traps, or tuition (in groups or individually) with one of the team’s fully-qualified coaches. Pre-booking essential.

Sibling Distillery

(25-minute drive from Cirencester)


The coolest new kid on the gin block, Sibling Distillery is a fast-growing brand with a brilliant backstory, created by four siblings (most of which are still under the age of 25) who took on the family micro-brewery business and created their very own Cheltenham-based gin. Well worth a visit to get to know more about the story behind this tasty gin, distillery tours are available including behind-the-scenes tours of the distillery itself, tasting sessions and talks on all things gin. Don’t forget to stock up on a bottle of Sibling from the on-site shop before you leave. Pre-booking essential.


Cirencester and its surrounding villages are full to the brim of fantastic eateries to suit all tastes, ages and fancies, no matter what the time of day.


Cafés & Snacks


He Says She Waffles


Black Jack St, Cirencester | 01285 700383

Holding the coveted title of the Cotswolds’ first dedicated waffle house, He Says She Waffles is every bit as good as its name. The smell of freshly-baked waffles entices you from the moment you step through the front door, with toppings to suit every occasion – from the healthy to the decadent. A great pit-stop for an indulgent breakfast, elevenses or snack no matter what the time of day, with shakes, soft drinks and hot drinks available, too.


LBs at Swan Yard


Swan Yard, Cirencester | 01285 641300

A hidden gem of a caféserving up a delicious selection of breakfast and lunch classics. Feast on American-style pancakes, a hearty full-English, freshly baked quiche or decadent hot sandwich, with little ones well catered-for thanks to a dedicated children’s menu.


Jesse Smith Farm Shop & Coffee House


19 Love Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YG | 01285 653352

This fantastic artisan farm shop and deli boasts its own coffee house, where incredible fresh feasts are served up daily. Head there to grab anything from a steaming cup of coffee to homemade cakes, freshly-made pastries, tasty sandwiches or heartier dishes, all made on-site using produce sold in the shop.


Keith’s Coffee Shop

2 Black Jack Street, Cirencester | 01285 654717

The place to head if you’re hankering for a truly decent cuppa, Keith’s is a small but perfectly formed treasure trove dedicated to all things coffee, featuring a fantastic selection from all around the world. Grab a steaming cup and fresh slice of cake to start your day off right.


Lunch & Dinner

The Bathurst Arms


North Cerney, Cirencester GL7 7BZ | 01285 832150 (10-minute drive from Cirencester)

A distinctive pink pub set in the pretty village of North Cerney along the River Churn, The Bathurst Arms is a great place to head when only a traditional English pub will do. Head there for a tasty tipple no matter what the time of day or enjoy a bite to eat courtesy of the gastropub-style menu. Dog-friendly, it’s also got a great beer garden alongside the river.


Made by Bob


26 Market Place, Cirencester | 01285 641818

One of the highest-regarded eating establishments in all of Cirencester is undoubtedly Made by Bob, a multi award-winning restaurant, bar and deli in the town’s centre, serving up incredible breakfasts and lunches daily. Well worth a visit during your stay.


The Fleece at Cirencester


Market Place, Cirencester | 01285 650231

Inhabiting one of the most iconic building’s in Market Place, The Fleece is a fantastic all-day dining destination in the heart of the town. Head there for anything from brunch to a late night bite, choosing from a moreish menu of flatbreads, gastropub classics, grilled meats and burgers. Dogs are welcome to come along, too.


Lakeside Brasserie


Spring Lakes, Cirencester GL7 5TH| 01285 862894 (10-minute drive from Cirencester)

The Lakeside Brasserie is perfect for those in search of a meal with a view, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner perched on the edge of the lake at Cotswold Water Park. Relaxed and fun, you can even enjoy some watersports whilst you’re there – observing or taking the plunge yourself!


The Wild Duck Inn


Ewen, Cirencester GL7 6BY | 01285 770310 (10-minute drive from Cirencester)

A member of the renowned Lucky Onion group of hotels and restaurants, The Wild Duck at Ewen boasts an enviable reputation for its refined take on classic pub grub. Head there for a memorable feast for lunch, dinner or just for a picturesque drink, finding out why Tatler named it as one of its Best of British.


The Bell at Sapperton


Sapperton, GL7 6LE | 01285 760298 (15-minute drive from Cirencester)

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Sapperton is this fantastic hidden gem of pub, serving up the very finest in fresh, quality dishes with a modern twist. Families, dogs and diners are welcome at all times, with a great beer garden to enjoy in the summer months.


The Village Pub


The Village Pub, Barnsley GL7 5EF | 01285 740421 (15-minute drive from Cirencester)

Sister pub to the luxurious Barnsley House, The Village Pub is perfect for a memorable feast, offering a refined take on traditional pub classics in a beautiful Cotswold stone setting. Booking here is recommended as it can fill up fast.


The Bell Inn, Langford


Langford, GL7 3LF| 01367 860249 (30-minute drive from Cirencester)

The newest kid on the block when it comes to award-winning Cotswold eateries, The Bell Inn is a distinctly cool take on the usual village pub establishments. Head here for a casual bite (no need to dress up, this is rustic chic at its finest) and find out why acclaimed critic Giles Coren experienced the “best mouthful of my life” here.


Takeaways & Late Dining

Indian Rasoi


14 Dollar Street, Cirencester | 01285 644822

An elegant take on classic Indian cuisine, Indian Rasoi is a great option for those hankering for a curry during their stay. The restaurant itself is laid-back but smart, with a takeaway menu also available.


Seafare Fish & Chips

12 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester |01285 658590

A traditional fish and chips takeaway with excellent quality fish and regular gluten free nights.


The Friar Tuck


64 Dyer Street, Cirencester | 01285 654263

Another traditional chippie in the heart of the town, with dine-in, takeaway and delivery options available.

Drinks & Nightlife

In addition to the above pubs in and around Cirencester, we recommend the following watering holes:


Toro Lounge


4 Cricklade Street, Cirencester| 01285 656 551

Food, drinks, cocktails and music in a great setting.

Somewhere Else


65 Castle Street, Cirencester | 01285 643199

A buzzing bar in the heart of Cirencester with regular live music nights, great cocktails and tasty food.


Seventeen Black Wine Bar


4 Castle Street, Cirencester | 01285 646340

A smart wine bar with a great selection of wines, Champagne, cocktails and craft beers, plus live music and poker nights.


Mad Hatter Wine Bar

30 Castle Street, Cirencester | 01285 644664

A fun, welcoming atmosphere and great selection of wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks make this Grade 2 listed wine bar the place to head for a laid-back evening.

Helpful Addresses/Links



(toll free – police, ambulance & firefighters) 999



Tesco Extra– Kings Meadow, Cricklade Rd, Cirencester GL7 1NP

Waitrose– Sheep St, Cirencester GL7 1SZ

Lidl Cirencester– Love Ln, Cirencester GL7 1YG

ALDI– Cricklade Rd, Cirencester GL7 1NP

M&S Simply Food– 42 Dyer St, Cirencester GL7 2PF

Tesco Metro– 4 Farrell Cl, Cirencester GL7 1HW




A2B Taxis – 01285 655651

Cirencester Taxi – 07400 288866

Siren Cars Cirencester – 01285 652388

T4 Taxis – 01285 641590

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Arriving by Car

From London, Coln St Aldwyns can be reached via the A40 or via the M4 and A419.

From the North, Coln St Aldwyns can be reached via the M5 and A417.

27 Hatherop

Coln St. Aldwyn

4 Guests

3 Beds

1.5 Baths

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