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Cosy Corner Cottage, Evenlode

Cosy Corner Cottage Evenlode Exterior

The Accommodation

Cosy Corner Cottage is tucked just off the green in the lovely village of Evenlode, where the river by the same name runs close by.

The Cottage

The terraced stone cottage dates back to 1850 and with two bedrooms, is just perfect for a self-catering stay in the Cotswolds. It’s light, warm and inviting with lots of character, including original beams, some painted soft shades of grey, low ceilings and a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove in the cosy sitting room, ready stocked with kindling and logs for guests.

Jane and Nigel renovated and updated the cottage with care and attention to make it comfortable, contemporary, and is well-equipped to a high standard. On the ground floor there’s a lobby area for boots, shoes and holiday things, a sitting room with dining table and chairs, and a galley kitchen. The cottage has been designed with the environment in mind with clever air-source heating and cooling throughout, water softener and purifier for the drinking water.

Upstairs

From the sitting room, wooden stairs wind up two floors. On the first, there’s a spacious twin bedroom and bathroom on the landing with bath and shower attachment. On the second, a lovely double bedroom in the eaves. Both bedrooms are made up with white Egyptian cotton linen and stylish wool throws, with plenty of thick towels. A high chair and travel cot is also available for little folk.

Garden

Just through the front gate and a step through another, Cosy Corner Cottage has the added benefit of a private cottage garden with prunus tree and is planted out with scented shrubs and colour throughout the seasons. The garden path and beyond is automatically lit with any movement.

A little further on, there’s a patio area with outdoor seating and a spotless washroom with walk-in shower, along with washing and ironing facilities.  Ideal after long muddy walks and cycle routes.

The cottage is within three miles of the Cotswold market towns of Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold, and set within gorgeous countryside. Cosy Corner Cottage is a delight!

The Village and Location

Evenlode is a delightful Cotswold village in a perfect position for exploring the many lovely villages and hamlets in all directions and within easy reach of main market towns including Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Norton, Stow on the Wold, and across the border into Warwickshire, Shipston on Stour.

The writer, poet and historian Hilaire Belloc visited the Cotswolds in his travels and wrote:
‘The tender Evenlode, that makes
Her meadows hush to hear the sound
Of waters mingling in the brakes
And binds my heart to English ground…’

Evenlode stands quite high and looks out across woods and fields. Architecturally, most of the houses and cottages date back many hundreds of years and enjoy traditional village life around a village green away from main roads. This area is great for picking up footpaths and walking routes – one takes a route across to gorgeous Chastleton House and Jacobean gardens, now in the care of the National Trust.

In the 11th century, records show there was once a water mill in Evenlode and another mill was built in 1568 possibly on the same site as the first –  but sadly, no longer evident.

The church of St Edward is at one end of the village green and is listed as being Grade 11* – one of historical importance being built in the 12th century with later additions. Take time to wander and look, there is a distinct feeling of peace and tranquility here.

Village Perfect For

Distance from Cosy Corner Cottage in Evenlode to

  • Burford – 13 miles (24 minutes)
  • Cheltenham – 21 miles (41 minutes)
  • Chipping Campden – 11 miles (20 minutes)
  • Chipping Norton – 7 miles (14 minutes)
  • Kingham – 4 miles (10 minutes)
  • Moreton in Marsh – 3 miles (8 minutes)
  • Stow on the Wold – 3 miles (10 minutes
  • Stratford upon Avon – 19 miles (34 minutes)