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Amberley, Cotswolds

Stunningly curated cottage in Stroud's Five Valleys, near fabulous walking and foodie pubs (sleeps 5 + child)

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Child friendly

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop

WiFi

Woodburner

Space & setting.

*Brand new*
With golden stone cottages hugging the hillside, 2 foodie pubs and grazing cattle on the common, Amberley is one of England’s prettiest villages. On the cusp of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire, views stretch for miles over valleys and vineyards, a panoramic sweep that’s at its best in autumn but idyllic all year round.

This beautiful 18thC cottage is at the heart of it all, an exquisite rental for 4-5. Created by a family of artists, every corner is a vignette. Think artisan ceramics, vintage furniture, reclaimed bronze taps and the softest linens on 2 king beds (choose the top bedroom for epic views; the middle for a rolltop bath and glorious wall fresco by the eldest daughter). There’s a little garden for sunset dining, a cosy living room for after dark, and board games for rainy days. Best of all, the diverse art throughout, a collection that will slowly grow. Come for relaxed walking in Stroud’s Five Valleys, pottering around creative towns, lazy pub lunches and generally time with friends and family in a super-special setting.

Getting here: drive, or train to Stroud (direct from London Paddington) then taxi 

Owners of Painter's Cottage Cotswolds

“Renovating this cottage was a family labour of love. From the pipes to the paintings, every detail has been thoughtfully considered and has drawn on each of our unique personality traits. The end result is a collaboration between the 4 of us and, yes, we are still on speaking terms!” Owners Carol, Simon, Katie and Natasha

My Kip favourites

They love
“Sitting on the wooden bench out front in the morning with a coffee, looking out across the incredible view and listening to the chirping of the birds.”

We love
The extra, extra details: tall candles for the dining table, beautiful matches, spices to cook with, and posies of wildflowers arranged just so.

You may not love
A 3-night minimum stay. No parking though you can unload at the end of the lane then park 2 mins’ walk away. Won’t suit toddlers.

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  • "Thank you for such a relaxing stay, everything has been considered and really well thought out. The cottage smells amazing! Lovely wildflowers everywhere. Loved absolutely everything."

    Carolyn & Emma
  • "The best thing is the location; breathtaking views across a green valley and amongst vast open green spaces for long walks, where you will see cows openly roaming around. The property itself is pristine, blending perfectly old style cosy cottage with modern amenities and plenty of space across 3 floors. The location is super convenient for checking out the Saturday farmers market in Stroud or walking/short drive from many superb gastro-pubs for all the food options you need."

    Westlee, December 2021
  • "We want to live here! Such a well thought out, peaceful and beautiful home. A perfect weekend in the Cotswolds."

    Rosa, December 2022
  • "Thanks for the beautiful stay! A perfect 1st Christmas for our new family."

    Jessie Bush, December 2022
  • "Thank you for the most wonderful stay. The cottage is absolutely stunning, every tiny detail thought out to strike the right balance in being luxury personified and cosy. We particularly loved how each room had its own unique theme, complimented by thoughtfully curated art from local talent. A huge thank you to our hosts who couldn’t do enough for us, from the warm welcome through to the lovely bottle of local wine. The breathtaking views and surroundings certainly made for a welcome escape and retreat. We’re rested, recharged and most importantly, returning!"

    Gemma and Suzi, August 2021

Sustainability.

Full recycling, all-natural toiletries and cleaning products.

Surrounds.

  • Painter's Cottage, Cotswolds
  • Painter's Cottage, Cotswolds
  • Stroud farmers' market
    Stroud farmers' market
  • Painter's Cottage, Cotswolds
  • Stroud’s Five Valleys offer glorious walking, with everything from steep valley hikes to easy ambles along cycle tracks and canal paths. Views span woodland, streams and the old textile mills dating back to the 11thC.
  • While away an afternoon on Rodborough Common. Take a kite to fly, and swing by Winstones for their artisan ice cream.
  • You can walk to 6 pubs, including Amberley’s Black Horse, which has amazing views and great burgers. The Lodge on the common dishes up excellent Sunday roasts.
  • Stroud is famous for its independents. The award-winning Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday. We’d recommend Woodruffs for coffee and bread from Salt Bakehouse.
  • The owners love the Horsley Valley. Wander past the trout farm with its aqua blue waters, have lunch at Ruskin Mill and enjoy its art gallery, or head into Nailsworth for a fancy fish lunch at William’s Kitchen, and a browse of the boutiques.
  • Time your stay to coincide with Giffords Circus, a magical old-fashioned circus that tours locally during the summer.
  • Westonbirt Arboretum is a 25-minute drive, at its best in autumn, lit up for Christmas, or during bluebell season. Head into Tetbury afterwards for great antiques shopping.

Specifics.

  • A three-storey terraced cottage
  • Top floor: kingsize bedroom, single bedroom with option of an additional trundle bed, shared shower bathroom
  • Middle floor: kingsize bedroom with rolltop bath, ensuite shower bathroom
  • Faith in Nature toiletries and waffle bathrobes
  • Child friendly, though stairs and garden are steep; best for babes in arms or 4+ year olds
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Desk for home working
  • Open-plan bottom floor
  • Brilliantly equipped kitchen, including an induction hob and wine fridge
  • Basic supplies plus a welcome pack
  • Dining table for 6
  • Living area warmed by a woodburner
  • Smart TV with Netflix, books and board games
  • Washing machine
  • Stepped back garden with alfresco dining deck
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (additional cost)
  • Walk to foodie pubs, drive to shops and supermarkets (10 mins)
  • The owners live in the village, there if you need them
  • Booking conditions: a 3-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: walking shoes

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.

FAQs.

The cottage is located down a historic lane which is not recommended for cars. There is lots of parking either at the end of the lane or through a short cut-through. Both spots are about 50m away and free of charge.

No parties please! The cottage is not suitable for groups wanting to make a lot of noise, due to close proximity to neighbours.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. Maximum 2 per booking. Please bring your own dog’s bedding and towels for muddy feet. We love dogs but they are not allowed on the beds or sofa.

Children are very welcome. The surrounding area and garden is steep and access can be tricky, so be mindful of this when arriving. Please supervise children in the garden. A travel cot can be provided on request.