Old Stables



Per Night

5 Guests

4 Beds

1 Bath

A perfectly-appointed cottage within a few paces of the elegant and royally-connected Cotswold market town of Tetbury, Old Stables sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms, with 1 family bathroom and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden.
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The house was well maintained and well stocked. Made a perfect base for me, my wife and our 1 year old. I recommend the Westonbirt arboretum (which is a 5 min drive) and the Cotswolds Read more
Nick September 16, 2020
Quaint cottage just on the edge of Tetbury town. Very cozy, the living area is decorated very nicely and is comfortable.
Charlotte March 25, 2020
Très agréable petite maison chaleureuse et très bien située. (Very nice, small cosy house and very well located.)
Stephanie October 31, 2019
Lovely house, exactly what was promised.
Edward October 27, 2019
A charming house in charming town. Be sure to stop by The Snooty Fox for afternoon tea or a pint (I recommend the Scrumpy cider). The beds were comfy, the kitchen fully stocked, and there Read more
Lisa October 17, 2019


  • WiFi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking - Free on street parking or nearby free car park
  • Travel Cot - x 1
  • High Chair - x 1
  • Bedding & towels
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Full Description & House Rules


A perfectly-appointed cottage within a few paces of the elegant and royally-connected Cotswold market town of Tetbury, Old Stables sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms, with 1 family bathroom and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden.


Perched on the side of The Chipping, above the picture-perfect green that lies at the bottom of the infamous Gumstool Hill, sits Old Stables, an idyllic Cotswolds holiday cottage. Offering both excellent amenities and a fabulous location, Old Stables provides a warm welcome for visitors looking to explore this enchanting area of the English countryside.

A semi-detached, natural stone cottage, accessed via a paved pathway above the green, from the outside Old Stables is the epitome of understated Cotswold cosiness. Benefiting from a shared front patio and a private, enclosed, south-facing courtyard garden to the rear, guests can enjoy relaxing and dining al fresco. In the warmer months, the courtyard basks in the bloom of the pretty wall-climbing garden.

Inside, the cottage is well-equipped, simple and stylish. A cosy Living Room and spacious Kitchen/Dining area comprise the ground floor. Upstairs, guests have use of 3 bedrooms, including the Master Bedroom, Single Room and Twin Room with 2 small doubles – perfect for those who enjoy a little extra space.

Tetbury itself is a wonderful town to enjoy over a weekend, or from which to base yourself when exploring the wider Cotswolds. If you’re a lover of all things vintage or antique – Tetbury is undoubtedly the place for you. Teeming with unique antique shops, and an abundance of cafes, boutiques and pubs and of course, Prince Charles’ Tetbury residence inspired shop – Highgrove, where all profits go to The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation. Westonbirt Arboretum, home to over 2500 different species of tree, is just a short drive away, as is the bigger market town of Cirencester.


  • Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms in 1 king size bed , 2 small doubles (4ft) and 1 single bed.
  • 1 bathroom
  • Toiletries provided
  • Free on-street parking and free nearby car park
  • Heating
  • WiFi
  • Child friendly
  • AEG washer/dryer
  • All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Neff oven and induction hobs
  • Microwave
  • John Lewis dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Breville kettle and Spectrum 4 slot toaster
  • Cafetiere
  • 1 x high chairs
  • 1 x travel cots (NB linen for travel cots not supplied. Please bring your own.)
  • Private enclosed walled garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden furniture
  • Bush Smart TV

Full Description

Ground Floor


Enter through the porch into the…

Living Room

An elegant and cosy Living Room with dual aspect windows, a central coffee table, electric fireplace and flat screen Smart TV, with homely finishing touches such as throw blankets and magazines.

Through the door into the…

Kitchen/ Dining Area

A bright, spacious and well-equipped space, perfect for cooking and dining. The classic shaker-style Kitchen features a fully integrated cooker and hobs, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave and cafetière as well as a dining table that can seat up to 5 guests. Guests have access to the garden via a back kitchen door.

Head upstairs to the landing…


Family Bathroom

A good-sized modern family bathroom with a bath, chrome mixer-tap and over-head shower attachment, pedestal washbasin and toilet.

Turn left into the…

Master Bedroom

Light and airy, the Master Bedroom faces over the courtyard garden. With an incredibly comfortable memory foam king size bed, bedside tables and wardrobe, this is the perfect bedroom to relax in after a long day exploring the area!

Turn left into…

Twin Bedroom

Similarly sized to the Master Bedroom, the Twin Bedroom provides guests with the option of sharing a bed or sleeping separately thanks to its 2 small 4ft double beds. With dual aspect windows, a shared bedside table and wardrobe, this is a really lovely bedroom and great alternative to 2 single beds that are traditionally found in a twin room.

Turn left into the…

Single Bedroom

Ideal for a younger guest, this compact little room has a very comfortable single bed and pretty views over the green.


A south-facing courtyard garden is a real sun trap, with the rear wall adorned in climbing plants. Guests have use of an outdoor dining table and comfortable patio furniture.

Local Amenities

Within a minutes’ walk up a pedestrianised path from the cottage, you will find yourself in Tetbury town centre, where you’ll find a Co-Operative Food, well-equipped for basic groceries and supplies. For something a little special, Highgrove Shop is also on the high street of the town, selling a selection of luxury organic foods and homeware inspired by Prince Charles’ nearby Highgrove Estate. A Tesco Superstore is also just a 10-minute stroll (or 2-minute car journey) from the cottage on London Road, with nearby Cirencester boasting a Waitrose and large Tesco Extra superstore.

Markets are held in the town centre every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am – 3pm.

Once one of the most prosperous wool towns in the country, Tetbury still remains a lively and popular hub of Cotswold commerce and appreciation. The central feature of the town is the Market House, built in 1655 when Tetbury was at the height of its wool trade, and designed for the sale of wool and yarn. To honour its past, every year on the last Bank Holiday Monday of May, Tetbury Woolsack Races are held, an age-old tradition that dates back to the 17th Century. The idea of wool sack racing was born from drovers who would run up a steep hill with a very heavy sack of wool in a bid to impress the local ladies! Men’s sacks weigh 60lb while women’s way 35lb, and they must carry their sack above their head as they run the 240-yard course up and down Gumstool Hill, past the old weaver’s cottages, as part of a relay. Although it’s free admission, with plenty of stalls, amusements and a fabulous street fayre, this event has raised a lot of money for charity in the past and is always hosted by a guest celebrity – watch this space!

Tetbury is also home to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s country home and primary residence, Highgrove Estate. Although not open to the public, garden tours can be booked in advance online as well as numerous other events that take place at the stunning royal residence throughout the year.

Tetbury has a fantastic food scene, from gourmet dining at The Close Restaurant and pub cuisine at The Royal Oak and Snooty Fox, to delicatessen cafes galore such as Café 53 and The Blue Zucchini.

By Car

Postcode for the property is GL8 8ET. Old Stables is located on Chipping Street, also known as Cirencester Road, just north of the town centre and A433. Old Stables is a semi-detached cottage that enjoys an elevated position on the curve of Chipping Street, directly opposite The Priory, an 18th Century manor house.

By Train

The nearest train station to Tetbury is Kemble, a 15-minute drive away. Kemble operates a very popular and direct service to London Paddington in 75-80 minutes.


Limited free on-street parking is available on Chipping Street (Cirencester Road), where Old Stables is located. The Old Railyard car park (GL8 8DG) is just a short walk down the road from the cottage and offers free, unrestricted parking 24/7. It is advisable to park in the Railyard if there is no street parking available, but upon arrival, guests should pull in and use their hazards to unload. Alternatively, there is a short stay car park in The Chipping just above the cottage, maximum stay 3 hours, 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday, free outside of these hours.

Old Stables


5 Guests

4 Beds

1 Bath