The Roost details
The Roost is a classic Grade II period cottage, set in the heart of Coln St. Aldwyns, part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage’s picture perfect exterior fits beautifully into the idyllic, rural village. Built in 1823 as a stable, the property has undergone refurbishment to the exacting standards required for modern living whilst retaining many classic features. Traditional flagstone floors, oak beams and wood burning stove combine to make The Roost a quintessential Cotswolds cottage full of cosy character. Outside there are views over rolling meadowland where a wealth of countryside walks and hikes are to be found. The central village location makes lazy days of rest and relaxation an easy option. Only a brief two minute stroll away, discover the fine village pub and the local village shop, providing all of the weekend shopping essentials as well as a post office and coffee shop.
Coln St. Aldwyns is one of five pretty villages in South Gloucestershire known as CHEQS (Coln St. Aldwyns, Hatherop, Eastleach, Querington and Southrop). Each village is as lovely as the next and well worth visiting to see their Cotswold stone cottages, village greens and parish churches. Just 3 miles away from Coln St. Aldwyns lies Bibury which can be reached on foot via a scenic walk through wondrous countryside. A little further afield are the attractive market towns of Cirencester, Fairfield and Burford where a wide range of independent and antique shops, pubs, restaurants, tea shops, and fascinating architecture can be found. Coln St. Aldwyns can be reached in less than 2 hours’ drive from London making it perfect for weekend getaways, although once there, you may wish you had booked to stay longer.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps four guests (maximum 2 adults).
- Two bedrooms.
- One bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower.
- Outdoor patio area and separate fully enclosed garden.
- Convenient village centre location.
- On-street parking.
- Children and infants welcome.
- One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
- Minimum of a two night stay.
- Period features including flagstone floors and oak beams.
- Wood burning stove.
- Electric oven, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
- Television, DVD player with selection of DVDs and digital music player.
- Travel cot and high chair available upon request.
- Patio furniture and garden hammock.
Attractions and nearby amenities
- Coln Community Stores is on hand for all of the essential weekend supplies such as newspapers, fresh bread and local produce, as well as a post office and coffee shop. And for a hearty meal visit the village’s idyllic local pub, The New Inn Coln St. Aldwyns.
- Just 2 miles from Coln St. Aldwyns is the charming village of Bibury with local attractions including Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages built of local stone next to the River Coln, the Bibury Trout Farm and the Saxon Church of St. Mary.
- The Cotswolds has countless beautiful villages and market towns to visit including Bourton-on-the-Water, Lower Slaughter, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Cirencester to name but a few.
- Blenheim Palace, the spectacular historic house and gardens, is open to visitors throughout the year.
- A great choice for a family day out is Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, or for something a little out of the ordinary visit Crocodiles of the World, the UK’s only crocodile zoo.
- Put yourself and the family to the test at Far Peak Climbing, a dedicated climbing facility at nearby Northleach suitable for all ages and abilities.