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Diston's Cottage

nr Broadway, Gloucestershire

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The home of the Diston family for three generations, this is a charming end terrace stone cottage with an old fashioned stable door, from which you can watch the world go by. This is a pretty and romantic cottage, ideal for those weekends away with walking and a good pub on the doorstep.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen.
First floor
One large double bedroom (with 5' bedstead) and bathroom en-suite.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Garden: A steep terraced garden to rear.

Parking: is in a National Trust car park near the cottage.

Accesibility: Care should be taken by tall visitors due to low beams and low ceilings.

Television: A television and DVD player are provided but please note the television reception can be poor. Guests may wish to bring DVDs.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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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place to visit
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  • Shopping
  • sightseeing and antiques in Broadway
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Cheltenham
  • Chipping Campden
  • Bibury
  • Cotswold Water Park
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Snowshill Manor and Garden
Snowshill Manor and Garden Cotswold manor set in hillside gardens housing Charles Wade's collection of 'colour, craftsmanship and design'
Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey 13th-century Cistercian abbey
The Fleece Inn
The Fleece Inn A traditional English pub
Hidcote Celebrated 20th-century garden in the beautiful north Cotswolds
Middle Littleton Tithe Barn
Middle Littleton Tithe Barn 13th-century tithe barn, one of the largest and finest in the country
Chastleton House
Chastleton House One of England's finest and most complete Jacobean houses

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Janet Haynes
    • February 2015
    • England
    Welcoming cottage

    The cottage was very well prepared and welcoming when we arrived. Lovely location. We felt very 'at home' and had a relaxing break. The cottage was small and cosy which was exactly what we were looking for. Period features/low beams etc gave the holiday a special feel.The fact that Snowshill Manor was just opposite and the pub was 50 yds away was a bonus.

  • Gillian Owens
    • January 2015
    • Denbighshire
    Made special:

    Felt like the perfect winter bolt-hole as soon as we walked in the front door!

  • William and RoeSharon Stanford
    • October 2010
    • Waco, Texas U.S.A.
    We loved our stay

    We loved our stay at Diston's Cottage during our October 2010 visit to England. We have visited Snowshill several times on past visits to the UK and we always admired the beautiful row of National Trust Cottages in the village. We are so pleased to now have had an opportunity to stay in one of the cottages and hope to return for another visit. William and RoeSharon Stanford (and Petty Bear, the black Pekingese) from

  • Stewart and Rebecca Quinn
    • May 2008
    We had such a wonderful week

    We stayed at beautiful Diston's Cottage for our honeymoon in mid-May 2008. We had such a wonderful week, with walks from the cottage and in the surrounding valleys, admiring a few properties, castles and ruins along the way. There was plenty to see and do, all within 1/2 hour drive of the cottage - Cotswold Wildlife Park comes highly recommended! The cottage is a picturesue and perfect base to explore the fabulous Cotsolds - we found it so cosy and welcoming on our return each day. The Snowshill Arms also comes highly recommended, we ate there 3 nights out of 6! We hope to return to the area in the not too distant future - we suspect there is much more to discover in this area...

  • Pauline and Mike Edwards
    The welcoming touches of fresh flowers, tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and logs for the fire were lovely

    Had 3 wonderful days at Diston's cottage in February. The cottage was warm and cosy and amazingly well equipped. The welcoming touches of fresh flowers, tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and logs for the fire were lovely, and Truffle was thrilled to find dog biscuits to welcome her too. Nearby Broadway had some lovely restaurants and there is also a village pub just opposite the cottage. We intend to return when the Lavender fields around the corner are in flower.

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What it will cost

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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