Pilgrim Cottage

Bourton-on-the-Hill

£200

Per Night

8 Guests

4 Beds

2.5 Baths

A charming 17th century Cotswold stone cottage, full of character, set in the quiet village of Bourton-on-the-Hill, offering a Cotswold escape for up to 8 guests; perfect for families or a group of friends. Enjoying an elevated position with outstanding views, the cottage has been lovingly restored with a wealth of character and history to include one of few Cruck barn frames within the UK. With exposed beams, stone work, flagstone floors and fireplaces this is the perfect Cotswold bolthole!


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Reviews

Lovely cottage in a great location. Perfect for groups.
Eloise November 25, 2018
Beautiful place, lots of room inside and well located to see the Cotswolds.
Tom October 22, 2018
We have had a most enjoyable weekend to celebrate my sons 30th birthday at Pilgrim Cottage . Thank you again for letting us stay a bit longer. A lovely peaceful setting and so convenient for walking Read more
Clare September 18, 2018
A lovely place so close to attractions for kids and adults alike.
Mohammed August 18, 2018
This was a beautiful cottage outside and inside. A group of 8 of us stayed here and it was very spacious and everyone was pleasantly surprised about the size. Each room is spacious and the Read more
Nisa July 15, 2018

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Dogs
  • Open Fire / Wood Burner
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking - x4 (Street)
  • Travel Cot - x2
  • High Chair - x1
  • BBQ
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Full Description & House Rules

Introduction

Bourton-on-the-Hill is home to many beautiful period buildings including Pilgrim Cottage – a Cotswold stone property. The majority of the cottage dates back to 1830; however, part of Pilgrim Cottage dates back to the 17thcentury when it was once four small cottages belonging to the Church. The most impressive 17thcentury room is the master bedroom with its Cruck frame beams. There are incredible views from the garden of Pilgrim Cottage of the surrounding Cotswolds hills.

Sleeping up to eight guests across four spacious and well-appointed bedrooms (plus two infants sleeping in travel cots), this is the perfect option for those looking for a quintessentially English cottage escape. A stone wall enclosed garden keeps dogs and small children safely contained providing the perfect environment for a stress-free family holiday.

The fantastic Horse & Groom gastro pub up the road offers the perfect alternative to a BBQ or a home-cooked meal on the Range oven. Pilgrim Cottage is the perfect base for families and friends alike from which to explore the wider Cotswolds.

Due to the character of the property, we would not recommend this property to people who are disabled or have a problem with ascending or descending stairs.

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Bed linen, towels and tea towels
  • Log burner
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden furniture
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom (with shower over bath)
  • 1 Shower room (en-suite)
  • Downstairs WC
  • Washing Machine
  • Fridge freezer x 2
  • Range cooker and second oven in utility room.
  • Microwave
  • Integrated dishwasher
  • TV (Living room & Family room)
  • DVD player (Living room & Family room)
  • Highchair x1
  • Travel cot x 2
  • Children’s Booster seat x 2
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Award-winning pub within easy walking distance
  • Dog friendly (two small dogs).

Local Amenities

Thanks to your proximity to Moreton-in-Marsh, you have a host of amenities a short drive away. The town itself benefits from several small supermarkets, including The Co-Operative Food, Tesco Express and Warner’s Budgens, all well-stocked with fresh produce and store cupboard essentials. The local Butchers offers fantastic, local meat on the town’s high street, with a host of delicious goodies available at the bakery for those in search of a fresh morning loaf. The town also benefits from a selection of independent stores to explore.

For larger shops, Tesco Superstore in Stow-on-the-Wold is just a 15-minute drive away. If you fancy taking the hassle out of your stay completely, we recommend planning ahead with a grocery delivery. Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco deliver to the cottage.

When you don’t want to cater at home, the local gastro pub, The Horse & Groom, is on your doorstep. With award-winning food, real ales, a beautifully restored dining room, sunny beer garden and blazing log-fire, this is a wonderful destination is not to be missed.

Supermarkets

The Village Shop & Café- Bell Ln, Blockley GL56 9BB
Warner’s Budgens- High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AF
Aldi- 10 Stow Rd, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0DS
The Co-Operative Food- High St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AH
Tesco Express- 13 Manchester Court, High St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0BY
Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons home delivery available.

Taxis

AAA Station Taxis of Moreton-in-Marsh- 07732 382153
North Cotswold Taxis and Tours- 07832 915871
Moreton-in-Marsh Taxi4u- 07565 521833

Full Description

From the moment you arrive at this pretty stone Cotswold cottage you notice the owner’s attention to detail, with its painted windows and the flowers framing the front door – you know it’s been worth the journey and it’s time to relax.

Shimmy up the steps to the front door and into the beamed family room, with time-worn flagstones and a window seat with views to the front garden. The cottage then weaves along a spacious passageway, past the utility room to a large and very homely farmhouse kitchen with a modern range, shaker-style units and a country-kitchen table. Back into the passageway and up the four wide carpeted stairs to the hallway, where you with find the cloakroom WC and the hallway also leads you into the garden. The generously-sized and beautifully beamed living room with log-burner is also to be found just off of the hallway.

Upstairs, four generous bedrooms offer a comfortable space for up to eight guests to rest their heads. On the first floor, at the top of the first staircase, are 3 double bedrooms and the family bathroom. A large and impressive tapestry hangs on this landing wall, which is best viewed by ascending the last set of stairs to the landing outside the master bedroom. There is also a very large and useful storage cupboard on this floor.

On the second floor and in the 17thcentury section of the cottage is the master bedroom. Its high vaulted ceiling, fantastic views and huge, Cruck-frame beams are a rare treat. The en-suite bathroom is the perfect complement to an outstanding master bedroom.

Downstairs

Family Room

Here, you’ll discover beautiful flagstone flooring, a beamed ceiling and a pretty window seat, ideal for easing off your shoes after a long day exploring the Cotswolds’ many towns and villages. This room is very versatile with a stone feature fireplace, perfect for family use and is furnished with a large sofa, desk, chair, TV with DVD player and truly superb table-football console, which will provide hours of fun for children and adults alike. Soft wall lighting makes it a cosy room to spend a winter evening and have family fun. The large box on the desk is full of brochures of nearby places of interest, walks and things to do, complete with thoughts from previous guests! Please feel free to make your comments in the Visitors Book which you will also find in this room.

Living Room

Through a traditional latched-door is Pilgrim Cottage’s main living room; this large beamed space is perfect for relaxing. There are two large sofas and several comfy chairs arranged around the Cotswold stone fireplace and cosy log burner. The living room offers a TV and DVD if you bore from conversation and card games. When the weather is fine, why not open up the French doors that have direct access to the beautiful walled garden. Two more windows to the garden make the room light and airy.

Log Burner

The owners lay the fire and there is a small log basket filled with wood and kindling. Extra logs can be purchased at Quarry Garage at the top of Bourton Hill; logs can also be purchased from Troopers Lodge and any of the local supermarkets.

Kitchen

This is a beautiful space to enjoy at all times of the day. Pilgrim Cottage’s large, beamed, farmhouse-kitchen is full of light from dual aspect windows (one with a window seat) to the front and rear gardens. A modern Range cooker with electric ovens and 8 gas burners is its crowning glory and is supported with the country-kitchen table, which has seating for eight people. Cream shaker-style kitchen units and wooden worktops with a flagstone flooring make this the perfect kitchen for family meals and evenings spent with friends, wine and laughter. Well-equipped with everything you should need during your stay, in here you’ll find an integrated fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and toaster; along with plenty of crockery, serving ware……. and a retro-radio!

Utility Room

Found between the kitchen and family room, the utility room is entered from the passageway through a latch door. Pale oak units provide plentiful storage with oak worktops and a slate floor. This is an extremely useful area with a second large fridge freezer and oven as well as the iron and ironing board, clothes airer and cleaning equipment. Having this room separate from the main kitchen gives you the option of using it for preparation and dirty dishes! It is also an ideal room for the family dog to put his bed Zzzzzz.

Downstairs WC

Tucked away at the end of the hallway is the downstairs WC. Complete, with hand basin and loo, we think that you will find this extremely useful.

Hallway

This back hallway leads out to the rear garden, to the stairs up to the bedrooms and also the stairs down to the kitchen, utility and family room.

Upstairs

Bedroom 1 (master, en-suite)

This bedroom is very clearly the Master Bedroom. Extremely spacious, with a vaulted ceiling which shows off the most impressive and beautiful huge wooden beams with a Cruck frame. Entered from the second-floor landing, it certainly is the show stopper of the house and two windows to the rear flood the room beautifully with natural light and views of mature trees.

A Rattan double bed, very large wooden double wardrobe with drawers for plenty of storage, a colourful chest, full-length free-standing mirror and several chairs still leave ample space in this bedroom if you have anything left to store! The bedroom is finished with an Indian rug of muted colours.

Through a latch door is this bedroom’s en-suite. With stone floor and wall tiles and presented with a white sink, toilet and shower unit, it’s the perfect complement to the bedroom.

On the small landing outside this bedroom is a large storage cupboard with the garden furniture seat covers inside.

Bedroom 2

The super-cute twin sleigh-bedroom is entered at the end of the first-floor landing. Perfect for adults or children alike – the comfiest-night’s sleep awaits; guests can also make use of a wooden wardrobe and chest of drawers. The small wooden beams on the walls remind you of the property’s history.

Bedroom 3

Entered through a latch door from the first-floor landing, this is a very spacious double bedroom with views to the front of the cottage. A cast-iron bed, antique wardrobe and a very large chest of drawers furnish this room which is carpeted in cream with a pale pink hue on the walls and accessorised with vibrant colours.

Bedroom 4

Next to the family bathroom, this double bedroom has views of St. Lawrence’s Church and the Cotswolds, while the cream carpeting and pale lilac hue of the walls induce a cosy feel. On the landing outside this bedroom is a large cupboard where the fuse box is stored if needed.

Family Bathroom

The main bathroom of the house sits at the end of the first floor landing next to Bedroom 4. Slate floor tiles, grey wall tiles and white paint work show off a large white Edwardian style sink and low-level WC. There is also a shower over the full-sized bath. Accessories include a mirror, storage unit plus a heated towel rail.

There is a very useful large airing cupboard in the corner of the bathroom, which also houses the controls for the boiler (please read section on boiler).

Outside

The south-facing garden is a gem. It’s fully enclosed with a tall stone wall and bathed in sunlight until late in the evening. Sit back and relax with a G&T and soak up the views of the Cotswolds.

Pilgrim Cottage benefits from a large, fully enclosed stone walled garden, which is perfect for dogs and younger guests. A gorgeous herbaceous border and flowers fill the sun-trap garden and are beautiful enough to momentarily distract you from the stunning views of the Cotswolds. On one side of the garden’s backdrop is a large and majestic Horse Chestnut tree; although this doesn’t hinder the sunlight on the garden.

Enjoy dining al-fresco on the garden table and chairs with umbrella for up to 8 people. Fill the table with food cooked on the charcoal BBQ should your entertaining require something flame-grilled.

The Need-to-Knows

Dogs

Please bring your dog’s bed or basket for sleeping in. They MUST NOT lay on beds or furnishings and should be kept under control at all times. They should not be left alone in the property. Any fouling of lawns etc. must be cleared up without delay.

Waste Disposal

The bins are located by the side garden-gate and the waste should be placed in the bins as follows:

Large Green Bin – Food and kitchen waste only
White Plastic sack – Rigid plastic (not bags)
Black Box (1) – Bottles, glass and cans
Black Box (2) – All paper
Blue Plastic Sack – Cardboard
Black Dustbin – Anything else.

Log Burner

To use the log burner, open the flue and vents. Place a firelighter in the log burner and then a small handful of kindling wood on top. Light the firelighter.

Place one or two logs around the kindling wood. Close the door, leave vents open and allow the fire to get hot. Control the fire using vents and flue. The flame should just flicker gently, it should not be roaring.

Please do not leave the door of the Log Burner open.

Boiler

The Boiler is very efficient and has been set on a timer for 6.30am to 8.30 am and then 4.30pm to 10.30pm, but please could you note the following when using the En-suite Shower room.

If hot water is being used in the Kitchen, Family Bathroom and En-suite Shower room at thesame time, the boiler will shut downthe shower for safety reasons.

Consequently, could you please ask your other guests notto run the hot water taps when someone is using the shower in the En-suite.

Local Amenities

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Bourton-on-the-Hill is perfectly placed to explore numerous surrounding villages for a true taste of Cotswolds life. Nearby attractions include Batsford Arboretum; nature lovers will adore Batsford Arboretum’s glorious foliage displays on show throughout the year (a short stroll from the cottage).Cotswold Falconry, Bourton House Garden & Sezincote Gardens, are also all close-by which, for those visitors that enjoy walking, can be reached by local footpaths including the Moreton Eight trail.

We recommend heading to nearby Moreton-in-Marsh (5-minute drive) as a first port of call, a classic Cotswold market town with a host of independent boutiques and cafés to enjoy, as well as a weekly market with over 200 stalls. Chipping Campden (10-minute drive) is also a must-visit when in this neck of the woods, a honey-coloured, historic market town hailing from the 7th century with a bustling high street, beautiful church and ancient market hall., whilst Chastleton House (15-minute drive) will keep heritage-fans happy; a National Trust property with a stunning Jacobean home and wonderful gardens to roam.

Moreton-in-Marsh

Located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley, Moreton in Marsh is a thriving market town with excellent public transport links including a direct link to London Paddington by rail, the town dates back 1,000 years to the Saxon era.

The broad High Street is lined with elegant 17th and 18th Century buildings, among them the White Hart Royal, a former manor house in which King Charles I sheltered during the Civil War and the rare Curfew Tower with its original clock and bell. In the centre is the Redesdale Hall dating from 1887 this is the town’s main public hall which regularly holds antiques and craft fairs. Moreton’s High Street is lined with elegant Cotswolds stone buildings which house many specialist shops, antique emporiums, tea rooms and delis.

Every Tuesday, Moreton-in-Marsh hosts the largest open-air street market in the Cotswolds and is popular at any time of the year. The High street offers many art & antique galleries as well as a wonderful selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. The annual Moreton Showis a major one-day agricultural show held on the first Saturday in September which celebrates past and present farming life.

Just on the outskirts of Moreton-in-Marsh is the Four Shire Stone marking the old meeting point of four counties: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire. It is believed this stone was an inspiration for Tolkien’s Three-Farthing Stone, in Lord of the Rings, Tolkien regularly visited the town stopping for refreshments at The Bell Inn, which inspired The Prancing Pony, the pub at Bree in Lord of the Rings.

As well as the railway station, Moreton-in-Marsh is well connected to Cheltenham and other towns and villages in the Cotswolds via bus services.

Sightseeing & Activities

After a busy day exploring the streets of Moreton-in-Marsh itself, a visit to nearby Broadway (10-minute drive) is a must. Here, you’ll find The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, a community museum which tells the town’s history through art, as well as Broadway Tower; a spectacular monument atop an ancient beacon site overlooking the town from its 65ft vantage point. The National Trust property Snowshill Manoris also nearby for those in search of a stately day out.

Slightly further afield, Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon is just 30 minutes by car, with a host of attractions including Shakespeare’s Birthplace,Anne Hathaway’s Cottageand the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatreputting on a host of productions throughout the year. Carrying on the heritage theme isBlenheim Palace, just a 40-minute drive from the cottage, where visitors can spend the day exploring the magnificent palace and surrounding Estate.

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Cotswolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to walks in and around Moreton-in-Marsh thanks to its location on the northern Cotswold Way; a glorious 100-mile walk stretching from Chipping Campden all the way to Bath, giving you the chance to discover beautiful Cotswold villages, rolling landscapes and incredible views along the way.

The link below takes you to some wonderful maps for self-guided walks; just select your area (Moreton-in-Marsh) then click on “Find Walks”.

https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visiting-and-exploring/walking/self-guided-walks/#walks-map

We have also included some printed versions in the back of the Welcome Pack – please do not remove from the Welcome Pack as they are for all guests to use, thank you.

For (little and big) Kids

Moreton-in-Marsh Beer Festival

moretonbeerfestival.co.uk
(Moreton-in-Marsh)
Enjoy a large range of beers & ciders to try over this annual two-day festival at the beginning of every September at the Moreton-in-Marsh Cricket Club, topped off with entertainment from local bands.

Cotswold Falconry Centre

cotswold-falconry.co.uk
(7-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
The perfect place for inquisitive minds and nature lovers alike, Cotswold Falconry Centre gives you a fantastic insight into the world of birds of prey. Located near Moreton in Marsh, you’ll have the chance to see daily flying displays and over 130 different birds of 60 different species, including those on the Critically Endangered list.

All Things Wild

allthingswild.co.uk
(20-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
An all-weather nature centre for all the family to enjoy, All Things Wild gives all ages the chance to learn about a host of brilliant animals at first hand, getting up close with reptiles, lemurs, meerkats, armadillos and more. Enjoy pond dipping, bug hunting, discovering fossils and heading into Dino Land on the train, where you’ll step back in time to uncover the secrets of these incredible animals.

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
(20-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
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.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
(35-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
Stroll around the park and get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns, walk with lemurs, ride on the train or explore the adventure playground; you won’t run out of things to see and do!

Broadway Activity Park

www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk/childrens-activity-park
(15-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
A fun-filled adventure playground in the heart of Broadway, this activity park is divided into four age-specific areas to allow all ages to enjoy themselves. Little ones will love trying out the see-saw, climbing poles and letting loose in the large open grassland areas, whilst older kids can test their nerve on the climbing towers and skate ride simulator.

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The Spa at Dormy House

dormyhouse.co.uk/spa
(15-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
Renowned UK-wide amongst spa aficionados, this ultra-luxury spa at the wonderful Dormy House Hotel offers award-winning relaxation in a spectacular setting. Indulge in some serious R&R courtesy of the spa’s serene pool, terrace hot tub, Scandi-style thermal suite and programme of luxurious therapies for the face, body and mind. Non-guests of the hotel need to book a day spa pass to access, but we promise you it’s well worth it.

Cotswold House Spa

bespokehotels.com/cotswoldhouse
(20-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
Handily located in the heart of the High Street and open to residents and non-residents alike, Cotswold House Spa is the ideal spot to unwind with some serious R&R. With seven treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, aromatic steam room, relaxation room and programme of therapeutic and holistic therapies, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to pampering.

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Batsford Arboretum

batsarb.co.uk
(5-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)

https://boltholeretreats.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Batsford-Arboretum-cherry-blossom-japan-2018-forecast-300x169.jpgThe 56-acre arboretum at Batsford is situated just a mile west of the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds. A former home to the famous Mitford family, interest in the arboretum begins in late winter when the snowdrops, aconites and early flowering daffodils spring into life, followed by magnolias, hellebores, fritillaries and the beautiful Japanese ornamental cherries – stars of the show from late March until mid-April. The handkerchief tree is another show-stopper in May, as are the beautiful wildflower meadows which bloom in high summer.

Cotswold Lavender

cotswoldlavender.co.uk
(15-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
Located on Hill Barn Farm on the outskirts of the pretty village of Snowshill, Cotswold Lavender bursts to life every summer to offer nature lovers and flower fans alike a beautiful day out like no other. Head to the farm to stroll through fields and fields of vibrant lavender before it’s harvested to make a range of bath, skincare, wellbeing and home products, finding out about how it’s used before heading to the on-site shop to stock up on heaven-scented goodies.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

kiftsgate.co.uk
(10-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
Found on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, this family-run garden has been carefully cultivated by three generations. Featuring beautiful, revolving blooms which burst to life throughout the year, visitors can discover the garden’s wild garden, orchard, mound and avenue, plus a fantastic water garden and elegant fountain.

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Broadway Golf Club

broadwaygolfclub.co.uk
(10-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
Located atop an escarpment with wonderful views across the Vale of Evesham is Broadway Golf Club; an 18-hole, par 72 course, offering excellent golf for all abilities. Open to members and visitors alike, the course is characterized by its undulating fairways, dry-stone walls and small, contoured greens. With all 18 holes open year-round, please be advised that there is a strict no 3-wheel single seat buggy rule in force.

Naunton Downs Golf Club

nauntondowns.co.uk
(25-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
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.

The Cotswolds Distillery

cotswoldsdistillery.com
(15-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
The Cotswolds Distillery is the first-ever full-scale craft distillery within the Cotswolds’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). They produce a range of “Outstanding Natural Spirits”, including the first-ever Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, featuring Cotswolds-grown barley. They also produce the award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, featuring local lavender from Snowshill, along with a range of small-batch brandies and liqueurs. They’re located in the unspoilt North Cotswold village of Shipston-on-Stour, with tours and tastings every day of the week (advance booking required).

Ian Coley Shooting School

iancoley.co.uk
(35-minute drive from Moreton-in-Marsh)
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.

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In Bourton-on-the-Hill, you have the award-wining Horse & Groom just up the road; the staff are welcoming, the food is fabulous, and the beer garden boasts beautiful views over the North Cotswolds.

Two miles away is the beautiful village of Blockley. The Great Western Armscan be found in the heart of this village and offers a fantastic selection of gastropub classics at reasonable prices; perfect for lazy lunches or evening meals. The Crown Hoteloffers a good selection of British classics and bar snacks, whilst Blockley Village Shop & Caféis a great little spot to head to for a tasty breakfast, light lunch or afternoon tea and cakes.

Moreton-in-Marsh is just a 5-minute drive away and offers a variety of excellent eateries for different budgets. For a memorable evening out, head to The Mulberry Restaurant at The Manor House Hotel; a Michelin-guide favourite offering an excellent selection of locally-sourced seasonal dishes in a beautiful setting. Yellow Brick Caféon the town’s high street is a real favourite with locals and visitors alike in search of a coffee and light bite, whilst those in search of something a little more exotic need-look no further than The Spice RoomIndian restaurant. The pretty village of Paxford is also just a short drive from the cottage’s front door, homing the renowned Churchill Arms, another Michelin-guide favourite with an impressive menu of pub classics that have a distinctly refined twist

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The Cotswold Tearoom

cotswoldteamroom.co.uk
4 High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 238123

Cotswold charm for you to enjoy an afternoon cream tea, morning coffee or full Sunday lunch in comfortable and friendly surroundings. All food is prepared fresh and we make and bake scones daily (using mothers’ recipe) along with homemade cakes and biscuits. We also sell wedding and celebration cakes.

Yellow Brick Café

yellowbrickcafe.co.uk
3-5 Old Market Square, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 651881
A modern and traditional café and artisan gelato loved by the locals. The owners pride themselves on serving great food with a smile. They strive to provide fresh, funky food using local, seasonal ingredients. We are proud to support local, independent businesses.

Cacao Bean

badgershall.com
Carfax House, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 652060
Our warm and welcoming Café situated in the historic market town of Moreton in Marsh serves freshly baked cakes, fair trade teas and barista coffees. Whether you choose our famous Moreton Mess, chocolate Eclairs or gluten free Orange Polenta cakes we are confident you will come back for more!

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The Swan Inn

swanmoreton.co.uk
High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh| 01608 650 711
Cosy public house in Gloucestershire. Tuck into authentic English steaks or unwind with a chilled glass of bubbly at The Swan Inn. Located in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, we are the ideal destination for a fun night out with friends and family.

The Great Western Arms

thegreatwesternarms.co.uk
Station Rd, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9DT| 01386 700362
The ‘local’ of Blockley, a picturesque village nestled amongst the Cotswold Hills of northern Gloucestershire. We pride ourselves on fantastic food, wonderful local ales from Hook Norton Brewery and a perfectly relaxed atmosphere.

The Beagle Brasserie

beaglebrasserie.co.uk
Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 650 501
Our brasserie is the perfect place to indulge in an informal bite from dishes on our seasonal menus any day of the week. Picture exposed fireplaces filled with logs, secluded alcoves with views looking out to the beautiful gardens and cushioned wicker chairs offering a comfortable seat to dine. Our light, airy conservatory is both relaxing with a sophisticated style that when blended together brings a refreshing ambiance to alfresco-themed dining. On a midsummer’s night, sit out on the courtyard patio and enjoy a truly unique dining experience amidst the beauty of our English country garden.

The Mulberry Restaurant

mulberryrestaurant.co.uk
Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 650 501
A food lover’s dream and a wine connoisseurs gold mine – a dining experience at our 2 AA Rosette Cotswolds restaurant is a truly special affair. Chef has created a collection of exceptional seasonal menus that celebrate the vast array of local Cotswold produce available on our doorstep. The eight-course tasting menu with matching wines is one to not to be missed. Whether you’re dining with friends, gathering the family together or on a romantic dinner for two, with views overlooking our secret walled garden, The Mulberry Restaurant is one to mark every occasion.

The Greedy Goose

thegreedygoosemoreton.co.uk
Salford Hill, Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0SP| 01608 646 551
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life, The Greedy Goose is a perfect retreat for anyone wanting to enjoy good quality food and drink. You can expect a very warm welcome whether you are meeting family, friends or need a unique venue in which to host an event.

Inside our pretty Cotswold pub, you will find a space to suit every social occasion. Cosy corners, private dining and a stylish restaurant – we have them all. Our good food is available for lunch and dinner and we can also cater for parties, celebrations and receptions. We have a delicious selection of beers and wines to choose from and a lovely walled garden in which to enjoy a drink outside.

AnchorTakeaways & Late Dining

The Spice Room

spicerooms.co.uk
3 Oxford Street, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 654204

Russell’s Fish and Chips

russellsfishandchips.co.uk
20a High Street, Broadway | 01386 858435
Excellent upmarket fish and chips courtesy of the award-winning kitchen team behind the renowned Russell’s of Broadway – fish and chips, but not as you know it. Eat in and take away available.

The Mermaid Fish Bar

23 High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 651391

Locojo’s Pizza

locojo.co.uk
2 Oxford Street, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 650378

AnchorAnchorDrinks & Nightlife

In addition to the above eateries in and around Moreton-in-Marsh, we recommend the following watering holes:

The Beagle Bar

beaglebar.co.uk
Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 650 501
Come on in, sink into an armchair or take a seat at the bar whilst our friendly bar staff tantalise your taste buds. The Beagle Bar is the people’s local, where friends gather, colleagues come to unwind, the community mingle, and guests enjoy an informal bite to eat or a pre-dinner drink. Everybody’s welcome to relax with a wide selection of in-house signature cocktails, homemade infused spirits as well as a sumptuous collection of fine wine, and local ales and ciders. Feel right at home in the warm and welcoming ambiance and immerse yourself in the homely décor offering comfort throughout. The beagle canvas, by our favourite signature artist Katharine Lightfoot, takes pride of place behind the bar, crediting both who we are and the charming surroundings in which we reside.

The Bell Inn

thebellinn.co.uk
High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 651887
Popular with locals and tourists alike and having been taken over by new owners in the summer of 2015, the refurbished pub with its fabulous courtyard and stunning walled garden provides the ideal setting in which to relax and unwind.

The Black Bear Inn

blackbearinn.co.uk
High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh | 01608 652 992
Another traditional pub with excellent food and great ales in the nearby village of Broad Campden, well-worth a visit.

Pilgrim Cottage is located in Bourton-on-the-Hill, a small Cotswold village just 3 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh. The postcode is GL56 9AG. To find the property take the turning off the A44 at the side of the Old School House. This turning is 50 yards from The Horse and Groom Public House. Pilgrim Cottage is to be found immediately on your right-hand side.

 

Parking

There is free parking on the road in front of Pilgrim Cottage, available to anyone. If you are not worried about being blocked in, then as long as your car is parked sensibly, there is parking available in the Old School Car Park, which runs parallel to the road and Pilgrim Cottage.

Pilgrim Cottage

Bourton-on-the-Hill

8 Guests

4 Beds

2.5 Baths

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