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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
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
Cottage ref
006005
Acorn rating What's this?
2
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

Cotswolds
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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Attractions
  • 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
Activities
  • 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
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

  • 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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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Cheltenham Gold Cup - 15 Mar 2011 to 18 Mar 2011 20%
  • Cheltenham Gold Cup - 15 Mar 2012 to 16 Mar 2012 20%
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