Rosary Cottage is a beautiful, wonky old cottage oozing with character. It's right in the middle of the beautiful, quiet village of Chipping Campden, and we felt very lucky to be staying in this beautiful cottage, especially when we noticed tourists taking photographs of the outside of the cottage (along with all the other picturesque buildings). The cottage is extremely clean and well-kept, and brimming with everything you could need - kitchen equipment, books, games, etc. Paul was a pleasure to deal with.
I think it's worth mentioning that the cottage doesn't have a garden - there is a patio with a picnic table for outdoor dining, and then the public grass verge with a couple of small trees directly in front of the cottage (can be seen in the main picture for this property). My kids enjoyed playing there, and it's safe enough in the village that we didn't feel we had to watch them like hawks, but this is something to consider for families with children who like running around outdoors!
Chipping Campden has a small stretch of lovely shops - a lovely butcher/deli (Fillet & Bone), a beautiful interiors shop (Sam Wilson) as well as a good Co-Op and decent One-Stop shop (across the road from Rosary Cottage)... and many other little shops and loads of places for a cream tea.
The cottage is very close to the Broadway Tower - and parents might want to take their kids to the amazing playground in Broadway - a huge park with all sorts of equipment, plus amazing views of the surrounding green hills (look out for the sign on the high street, and follow a little lane). I'd also recommend a pub supper at the Snowshill Arms with a big, beautiful garden with climbing frames, swings and slides.
Slightly further afield, be sure to visit Bourton-on-the-Water - a beautiful village with an exquisite model village. Also visit the maze, where you can also purchase a village quiz, which will lead you around a small section of the village. Our 7 and 5 year old girls loved all this.
The Cotswolds is idyllically beautiful and it was a privilege to be staying in Rosary Cottage.
A three generation booking of six people stayed at this cottage. The weather was appalling but the town of Chipping Campden had everything - several pubs and restaurants for eating out, nice tea rooms, a butchers, a deli and a co-op and the cottage was a lovely size for 6 people. There is even a Tourist Information Centre along the road as well as a library.
All trips from the cottage where within 20 minutes drive. The best part about the holiday was the town and the cottage. No need to venture to other Cotswold towns as Chipping Campden had it all covered and no place was really going to better it although we did stop in Woodstock and Chipping Norton on the way home just so we could say we sampled more of the Cotswolds.
Nice routes for runners and cyclists. We walked to Dover's Hill and Broadway Tower from the cottage along very muddy paths during a break in the rain.
Three en suite rooms upstairs with a large lounge and kitchen downstairs. No dedicated parking but there is plenty of free parking on the street outside so not an issue. Lovely cooking facilities as we enjoyed a roast for Easter with items bought from shops over the road.
I would definitely stay here again and we were all sad to leave. Communication from the owner was excellent and is very easy to do business with. I can see why virtually all reviews are 5 star.
Just had a long we,end stay with my two sisters and partners. We had a super time cottage is great with the most central position. Lots of restaurants/pubs locally. Chipping Camden is in the heart of the Cotswolds with some lovely walks and sights.
Thank you Paul/Carol, we hope to use your beautiful cottage again soon.
We loved this place and the people who are involved. Perfectly situated in this charming village with shops a few steps away the cottage is everyone's dream of an English Country holiday. 3 Bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen and laundry facilities and easy parking and sweet garden, we were in the centre of village life in the day but everything was quiet at night. Paul the owner, right through to Carol then Millie the cleaner could not have been more attentive in making us comfortable.
Our family really enjoyed our short stay. The cottage was charming and was conveniently located for visits to restaurants and short walks. We would recommend it to anyone!
Great location in town center on High Street, and nice and quiet. The five of us (all adults) had a lovely stay. The cottage may not be appropriate for families with small children or anyone who has trouble with steep stairs. There is no dedicated parking space for the cottage, which was a problem the first day we got there and we had to park several blocks away. The second day we found street parking nearby. The only other thing which would have added to the stay would have been if the host had provided breakfast food, as did the other places we stayed at, during our 10 days of travels in England.