Stratford-upon-Avon Cotswold Room

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Hidcote Boyce, GL55 6LX, United Kingdom

Experience rural England in a 400 year old Farmhouse in the Cotswolds, only 12 miles from Shakespeare's town. Large comfortable private room with en-suite shower. Great reviews!

The Space

Would you like to experience authentic rural England ?

There is not a better location than an old Saxon hamlet originally listed in the Domesday Book in the picturesque rolling hills of the North Cotswolds. There is not a better place there than a room in our 17 century farm house with its original features - beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace, AGA cooker.

Our house imaginatively called 'The Old House', was built just after the chaos caused locally by the English Civil War in the second half of the seventeenth century. It has been updated a little since then though.

The accommodation is flexible but we offer two main options. On the first floor the largest bedroom is called the 'Pink Bedroom' - pink rose not pink Barbie! It sleeps two on a king-size bed and if needed we can provide a baby cot for a small child.The room has its own en-suite. The offer is on a B&B basis and we would invite our guests to let us know of any specific dietary requirements in advance.

We also have the Yellow Room, which is smaller but also has a double bed and an en-suite.

If your party is of four, we could offer the two rooms. Please request a quote, if you are interested in renting the two bedrooms.

There is a large screen TV in the front room if you would like to catch up on the news - or alternatively use the free wifi for catching up with news and updates on your own device.

We have various options for breakfast and supper. We send a sample menu to our guests before they arrive, so they could make their choices. There is a small additional charge for those. Alternatively we can direct you to one of the many eating options less than 10 minutes drive away. We can also send you our local restaurant recommendations.

From here you can access the beautiful North Cotswolds. In less than 20 minutes driving you can get to any of the following - Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Moreton in the Marsh, Upper and Lower Slaughter. In the other direction there is Shakespeare County of Warwickshire and Stratford on Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa. Hidcote is about 15 minutes by car from Stratford where you can enjoy the theatre, the restaurants or just a lovely walk by the river.

We provide free parking space if you come by car. You can use our kitchen, washing machine and sit, if weather permits, in our garden. There is a big trampoline for children and a slide. We have more than 100 fruit trees in the garden of different sorts. These include many varieties of apples, pears, plums, gages, sour and sweet cherries, quinces - these are quite reliable croppers and sometimes we may have apricots, peaches and figs but that depends very much on the weather each year.

If you travel by other means, we are happy to meet you (from a bus in Cheltenham or Stratford or from a train in Moreton in Marsh or Honeybourne) for a reasonable extra charge.

We are only 35 minutes away from Cheltenham, famous for amongst other things the horse racing festival held in March every year - including of course the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Guest Access

You are welcome to share the use of rooms that are shown on the listing ie the Living Room with the fireplace and TV and of course in nice weather the garden.

Interaction with Guests

This is our home and so someone is likely to be at the house whenever you stay. We are more than happy to discuss the area and things to do as well as to point you towards things of local interest. However, we do work full time and so our time is more limited during the week than at weekends.

The Neighborhood

Hidcote Boyce is a typical small Cotswold village - it has not materially changed for the last three to four hundred years. This makes it relatively unique in a rapidly changing world.

Getting around

As it says on the listing our nearest bus service is about a mile away and the nearest train station about 10 minutes and from there you can get to other places - we can arrange drop offs and pick ups for a small charge.

Other Things to Note

We do our best to make every stay with us memorable and welcoming.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $26 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Thank you very much Tim and Konstantina! We had a truly unforgottable experience at your home. Very helpful hosts. Awesome dishes. Beautiful rooms and wonderful location! It was really the dream house for us. I would like to recommend the Old House to all the people who want to have a special experience!

    April 2014
  • Excellent stay, Tim and Konstantina were fantastic hosts - accomodating, friendly, fantastic conversationalists with great recommendations on what to see and do in the area. The house was in a very convenient location for day trips and absolutely stunning. Thank you so much!

    April 2014
  • This was the first time we had used airbnb and it was even better than we had dared to hope. The hospitality, comfort and delicious food exceeded all expectations and the location was truly beautiful. It is such a perfect little village. We will remember our stay in Hidcote Boyce long after we have forgotten the anonymous hotels!

    April 2014
  • We had wonderful weekend at Hidcote Boyce and found it hard to leave. Mrs Dee (Konstantina) and Tim were wonderful hosts and very generous with their time. Food was fantastic, lovingly home cooked and much of it was sourced from their gardens including apple cider.They gave us a great background and history to the local area... a truly magical place. The Old house was a great base to explore the Cotwolds either on foot or driving.
    We are looking forward to making another trip to the "Old House" when next we are in the UK.

    March 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay at Konstantina's and Tim's. Konstantina kindly offered us tea and delicious home-baked cake when we first arrived. The house is beautiful (and being from Canada quite unique) with a very interesting history set in an idyllic location. We also were treated to a delicious breakfast. Our only disappointment was that we could just stay 1 night. We would definitely love to stay here again!
    Thanks so much Konstantina and Tim!

    March 2014
  • Wow this place is truly amazing! If you want an authentic experience staying in the cotswolds - this is the place to be! The room was clean, spacious, and charming! The hosts were very friendly and helpful! And the breakfast was simply outstanding.

    March 2014
  • Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. Great room, lovely family, superb rural location. Highly recommended.

    March 2014
  • Our stay was excellent, such warm and generous hosting, great breakfast and lots of stories shared by the family. Beautiful and large room with lovely bathroom and shower, and accommodated us despite it being very late in the day (around 7pm we made the booking). Nice sleepy little village, too.
    Recommend highly!

    March 2014
  • We had a very wonderful stay with Konstantina and Tim. They were so welcoming of us into their home. The Pink Room was very spacious, the bed very comfortable, the ensuite ample. The house is a short 10min drive away from Chipping Campden, and the North Cotswolds are on it's doorstep. Let Tim describe the house's rich history, and it will make your stay that much more enjoyable. The house is in a very quiet village outside Chipping Campden, which was perfect for what we intended - a weekend away from it all. The breakfast was sumptuous, and the apple juice pressed from apples from the garden. A perfect B&B for a weekend away in the Cotswolds.

    February 2014
  • Great place, fantastic hosts.

    February 2014
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Thanks for reading our profile. We are Tim and Konstantina and our home has been lived in by Tim's family for more than 200 years. It has a long history and its own quirky charm. We both work full-time at universities - Tim is an academic in a Business School, while I work in the Careers office. At weekends we both enjoy spending time at home with the children - just messing around is enough after a busy week. Tim loves gardening, while I love making things - I have been hooked on Pinterest for more than a year now. We have two daughters (they are lovely!) and we love traveling with them.... although to be honest some of our most exciting trips have been without them..... Tim has been lucky enough to work in many countries and I will not list them here but we have been to many places together, including China, Peru, Turkey, the Greek islands and most of the countries in Europe. Our hope is that the next big trips will be to India, Mexico and North America. We love having people around and our house is always open to friends and guests. It is a standard practice now to have 15+ people at home for Christmas. We are quite relaxed hosts and we do our best to give a warm welcome to all our guests.
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