At the very end of the winding farm track, on the edge of a meadow under spreading oak and ash trees, Jackdaw Cottage is the ultimate romantic hideaway, a Cotswold stone self-catering holiday cottage on a hill farm in the breathtaking Gloucestershire countryside. Nestled at the head of the Golden Valley, Westley Farm is one of the Cotswolds’ best-kept secrets with 70 acres of ancient woodland and rolling pasture. Jackdaw Cottage is utterly secluded, hidden from everyone and everything, the perfect hideaway for singles, couples and families. Pets are welcome too. You will see sheep, cattle and ponies grazing, chickens clucking in the farmyard, and deer and badgers roaming through the land. In the summer you may see wild orchids and rare butterflies in the wildflower meadow.
With glorious views, utter seclusion and fantastic pubs just a walk away, the cottage is within reach of the gems of the Cotswold such as Painswick and Bourton on the Water, while Tetbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Bristol and Bath are close. This is a big foodie area, with the nation’s finest farmers’ market at Stroud, four miles away, as well as a fantastic deli and dairy nearby, and traditional Cotswold pubs and gastro pubs for eating out. There are amazing walks, starting and finishing on the farm, or along the canal at the bottom of the woods, while the more serious can tackle the Cotswold Way.
Ringed by a traditional Cotswold dry-stone wall, you enter Jackdaw through a stable door. Once inside you will find a cosy world of sheepskin rugs, flagstone floors, wall hangings, throws and rugs drawing inspiration from North African and Native American weaving, Mexican crafts and much more. A wood-burning stove keeps everything snug.