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Easterleigh Cottage

A handpicked cottage, most of Easterleigh Cottage is thought to have been built around 1840, in typical Cotswold stone. It is a semi-detached cottage, i.e. the building to the right of the central chimney as viewed from the front. The name comes from the Anglo Saxon word “leigh” or “leah”, meaning an open meadow.

There is everything you would expect for a typical English country cottage. A low beamed sitting room, real fireplace, rayburn (aga), a cosy kitchen, and lots of nooks and crannies! There is ample room for six to eat and dine in the wood-panelled kitchen. Upstairs there are dormer windows with deep sills, but the bathrooms have been modernised, although kept with a traditional look.

To the left of the hall is the low beamed sitting room with comfy sofas and leather chairs for 7 arranged around an open fireplace with a wrought iron wood burner. You will find a bucket of logs ready for you! Step through the sitting room to the bright conservatory dining room. the perfect venue for family birthday parties and dinners. Paintings and furnishings are a blend of modern, and antiques acquired from various auctions around the country. Outside to the rear there is a large cottage garden with secluded areas, and a brick-built barb-b-q. A gate at the back leads to a second hidden garden full of fruit trees.

In the front there is another small garden with a wrought iron bench to enjoy the sunshine and quiet. There is parking for two or three cars, one or two in the front of the cottage, and there are no yellow lines and empty road outside!

Seasonal Availability and Activities
  • Spring
    seasonal_img 1st Mar - 31st May

    Flowers and blossom everywhere, walks galore and spring festivals.

    Cheltenham Gold Cup; Adam’s Farm or the Cotswold Wildlife Park for lambing, Calving and the wildlife meadows; or Go fishing?

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  • Summer
    seasonal_img 1st May - 31st Aug

    Iconic English countryside in full glory. Rolling green meadows and pasture, famous English gardens and stately homes.

    The Snowshill lavender farm or manor; Sudeley Castle; the GWR Steam Railway at Toddington; Bath; Stratford-Upon-Avon; or Oxford.

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  • Autumn
    seasonal_img 1st Sep - 31st Oct

    Colour bursts out everywhere. Produce and farm fairs displaying the produce of the summer.

    Batsford Arboretum or the National Arboretum show off every hue of red, orange and yellow; Country pub log fires once more; or Early morning mists clear for glorious walks.

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  • Winter
    seasonal_img 1st Nov - 28th Feb

    Log fires, village Christmas Festivals and markets. The Cotswolds have a cold but often dry climate, wrap up warm for a walk! Maybe you will get some snow.

    Wonderful country pubs are everywhere; Antiques shops sparkle; The Gloucester ice rink; The Regency Cheltenham for warming afternoon tea!

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“Fantastic Stay @ Easterleigh Cottage”

Recently stayed at Easterleigh Cottage to celebrate mums 60th Birthday. Never been to the Cotwold’s before and Great Rissington was everything we had ever imagined it to be like. Stunning surroundings, views and villages.

The cottage was simply beautiful! Immaculately cleaned, fresh linen and towels awaiting us, more space than we knew what to do with and very comfortable. Bright and spacious dinning room to enjoy meals as a family, lovely log fire to snuggle up in front of in the evening and a very pretty garden with various nooks and crannies to explore and enjoy bbq’s in on a lovely summers day.

Couldn’t have asked for a better cottage!! Will definitely stay again!! Highly recommend

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Shared on Jun 11th 2013 More in Trip Advisor

“Wonderful cottage and facilities”

A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one leg and this meant he had no stairs to climb. He had a downstairs bedroom and his own washroom facilities. Ample space in the kitchen which was fully equipped with everything you would need to stay and a large kitchen table. Large fridge / freezer. A lovely lounge which then led to another room with table and chairs.

The best part for me was I originally spoke to Mark about the booking and explained we had a disabled person with us. Everything he said about the cottage and as listed on his website is true. No nasty surprises.

Another added bonus was the Lamb pub some 5 minutes walk away. Lovely beer, food and staff.

All in all a wonderful time in Great Rissington and would have no hesitation in recommending and we will be returning.

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Shared on March 28th 2015 More in Trip Advisor

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