Windrush is one of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds most beautiful small villages. Photocredit: Jasmine Cottage in Windrush. Click to View This Cottage


This riverside village lies amid the spectacular countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the county of Gloucestershire. With its stone-built homes, graceful church, and lack of shops, this rural community is an idyllic base from which to discover the region. The scenery surrounding holiday cottages in Windrush is among the Cotswolds’ most beautiful, with unspoiled woods, fields and hills to explore. A stroll eastward along the river from Windrush, the Fox Inn serves local ales and delicious food, prepared with the finest fresh produce. Nearby, the Cotswold Outpost is a popular place for lunch, while the Upton Smokery Farm Shop is the place to pick up local meat, cheese and vegetables to take back to your holiday cottage in Windrush. The neighbouring town of Burford is well worth a visit, with plenty of shops to peruse in its historic centre. Nearby, the towns of Longborough and Stow-on-the-Wold are full of family-run businesses and places to eat and drink, while Moreton-in-Marsh has antique shops, art galleries, tearooms and gift shops. The cities of Gloucester and Oxford are home to some of England’s most impressive architecture.


Jasmine Cottage is a cute 300-year-old Cotswold stone cottage nestled in the idyllic village of Windrush in Oxfordshire. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by National Trust land and boasts an inglenook fireplace, a hand-built kitchen and flagstone floors, plus a lovely garden and a log fire.

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Recommended Places to Visit From Your Windrush Holiday Cottage

The Model Village. Don’t miss this incredible replica of the Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, with miniature gardens, located at the Old New Inn.

The Dragonfly Maze  Children love this garden maze and puzzle, featuring hidden clues, and a golden dragonfly at the centre.

Crocodiles of the World  Have a day out at this unique attraction, with 15 species, hands-on encounters, and a café and shop.

Birdland Park and Gardens  This popular Cotswolds attraction is a fun day out of the whole family, with 50 aviaries and more than 500 birds.

Friars Court  Reserve an afternoon to explore the gardens of this moated Cotswold house, nestled on the banks of the River Thames, near Clanfield.