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9 Arlington Row


Bibury, Gloucestershire

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This is a unique opportunity to stay in one of England's most iconic row of cottages. Number 9 is the only holiday cottage in this incredible location, Arlington Row. The buildings themselves date back to 1380 when their function was a monastic wool store. In the 17th century the properties were converted to cottages and No. 9 is at the end of this historic row. The sitting/dining room offers a cosy feel with a wood burning stove to enjoy.

Number 9, being the last cottage on the row is the only one set back from the road with its own small front garden. From here you can sit and look over the Rack Isle opposite which is where the wool was hung on racks after being washed at Arlington Row and it is now an important habitat for water loving plant, bird and animal species. To the rear of the cottage is also a medium sized cottage garden with seating which offers more privacy and a quiet area away from the village hubbub. Staying at this cottage you are situated in the picturesque village of Bibury where there are tea rooms, pubs and opportunities to enjoy a gentler pace of life especially after visitors have left for the day.

This central Cotswold location provides easy access to the Roman town of Cirencester, Birdland Park and Garden's, Chedworth Roman Villa and a cluster of other National Trust properties and estates to explore too. A little further afield you can visit Cheltenham with its renowned race course or discover some of the other typical Cotswold villages in the area.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance lobby, sitting/dining room with wood burning stove, kitchen and stairway.
First floor
Bathroom with electric shower on the half landing, 2 bedrooms (1 x 5'double and 1 x 3'single)
Visitor notes

Heating: There are electric storage heaters and a wood burning stove.

Parking: There is an allocated space in residents car park at the end of the terraced row, approximately 150 yards from the cottage, but it is possible to unload/load on the road outside.

Offers: Guests will benefit from free access to Chedworth Roman Villa and 20% discount on purchases made in the shop and café at Chedworth.

N.B Due to Arlington Row being a popular historic attraction there may be visitors in close proximity but No. 9 benefits from a private garden at the rear.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Pub Nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • Quirky
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire
The exterior of Manor Farmhouse, Snowshill, nr Broadway, Gloucestershire © Mike Henton

These three counties are a chance to get closer to traditional English life, gentle rolling hedgerows alive with wildlife and wide open green spaces to relax in. Best bits include exploring the green chalk hills and woodlands of the Chilterns and discovering the history of Warwickshire, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

The garden at Snowshill with lovely colourful borders set against the cotswold stone wall. © Nick Meers

If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .

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  • The Cotswolds
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Cotswold Water Park
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate Rare 17th-century grandstand and Cotswold country estate
Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth Roman Villa Remains of one of Britain's largest Romano-British villas, set in the heart of the Cotswolds
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland
Buscot Old Parsonage
Buscot Old Parsonage Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden
Buscot Park
Buscot Park Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, containing the Faringdon Collection of art
Great Coxwell Barn
Great Coxwell Barn 13th-century stone barn


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Browne
    • October 2016
    • South Yorkshire
    Comfortable, well appointed cottage

    A comfortable little cottage well appointed and full of character and history. The log fire was a real treat. We enjoyed the village and walks in the surrounding area and spotting the wildlife. The area is criss crossed with walks and bridle ways some which date back to Roman times. The visit to the Roman villa at Chedworth was really enjoyable and informative due to Tour guide Roger. We found all the staff at this site worthy of further mention, very friendly and helpful, a credit to the Trust.

  • Mrs K Ogilvy
    • August 2016
    • Perth
    Very clean property

    Beautiful location but very busy! Property extremely well presented and very clean. Village location good to be able to walk out of the cottage and enjoy the surroundings.

  • Anonymous
    • May 2016
    • Unknown
    'Home' after a day touring

    I much prefer using holiday cottages to staying in hotels or b&bs, as I really like having a place to come "home" to after a day of touring.

  • Anonymous
    • March 2016
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    Location and unique character of the property.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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