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Woody's Cottage

Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire

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A traditional 19th-century Cotswold stone cottage, originally the home of the late John Workman OBE who owned the Ebworth estate and was the National Trust's Forestry Adviser in the 1970s. The cottage is surrounded by deciduous woodland which is a National Nature Reserve and is also an example of some of the finest beech trees grown for timber in the country. The sunny garden has lovely views across the valley to National Trust woodland and farmland with beautiful walks. The cottage is in a wonderful, isolated romantic setting while just half a mile from the centre of Sheepscombe village which has a small but popular public house.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
hall, lavatory, kitchen, sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, external access to utility room and sunroom.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request) bathroom with mixer tap attachment.
Visitor notes

Heating: night storage heating included.

Garden: the large private garden is mainly lawn with a patio area and a fenced Ha Ha.

Parking: for two cars is provided within the garage on the drive, please do not park on the drive itself.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: Locally produced meat from National Trust herds can be pre-ordered for you to enjoy during your stay, please ask the contact centre for further details.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi


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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  • Gloucester and Docks
  • Cheltenham
  • The Cotswolds
  • Gatcombe Horse Trials
  • Badminton Horse Trials.
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Crickley Hill
Crickley Hill
Woodchester Park
Woodchester Park Beautiful secluded wooded valley
Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth Roman Villa Remains of one of Britain's largest Romano-British villas, set in the heart of the Cotswolds
Ashleworth Tithe Barn
Ashleworth Tithe Barn 15th-century tithe barn
Westbury Court Garden
Westbury Court Garden Dutch water garden -- a rare and beautiful survival
Newark Park
Newark Park Former Tudor hunting lodge later converted to fashionable home

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Berry
    • July 2015
    • ----
    Made enjoyable...

    Woody's Cottage was delightful and the interior was up to the usual NT standard. The situation of the cottage was wonderful. We are totally sold on NT cottage holiday, we have since spent a week at Longmeadow Cottage and in August have a week booked at Greenway Lodge Cottage.

  • Julia Berry
    • May 2015
    • Devon
    Delightful cottage

    My partner and I enjoyed a very special week in this delightful cottage. This is a very special location tucked away in a very pretty valley.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    The woods and location. The cottage was beautiful and in a beautiful location. I loved walking in the woods next door. The cottage was very clean, as always with the NT. No compalints

  • Anonymous
    • February 2015
    • ---------------
    Will return!

    Thank you to Mandy (I believe) who did an excellent job of preparing Woody's Cottage for our arrival late at night. For the lights to be on and the heating too was a lovely welcome, as was the hand written card and the box of cookies! My family has historical ties to the local area, and I had holidayed there as a child - it was magical to be back and I will return.

  • Todd Dalton
    • January 2015
    • England
    Made special:

    Located in a wonderful part of the country with plenty of walks and great food at all the local pubs. Beautiful and clean. But it needs a shower.

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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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