Daffodil Cottage

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1
Oliver Approved


Sustainable Collection
Pets on Request
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

Daffodil Cottage makes the perfect romantic bolthole for two, exuding Cotswold charm, it was originally built in 1624 and has been beautifully restored seamlessly blending its original charm and character with updated interiors and facilities.

On the ground floor is the open-plan living accomodation which comprises of a cosy sitting area with log stove and plush velvet sofas and a fully-equipped modern kitchen complete with dining facilities. Upstairs is the romantic double bedroom and luxury bathroom which boasts its very own indulgent free-standing bath, the perfect place for  long soak after a busy day spent exploring the surrounding countryside.

It has its own large garden and magnificent country views, the seating area makes the perfect place from which to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or a yummy evening sundowner. Daffodil Cottage is located within the pretty hamlet of Tarlton, there are lovely country walks from the door or its a 20 minute stroll (or 2 minute drive) to the famous Tunnel House Inn for a pub lunch. If you feel like going a little further, Cirencester and Princes Charles' Tetbury are the closest towns.

Daffodil cottage makes us want to pack our bags, jump in the car and hideaway for a couple of days!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The cottage is situated in a rural location and so a car will be needed
  • The owners are happy for an infant to come along - just please be aware that you will need to provide your own facilities as there is no cot or highchair at the property

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)
  • Travel by Train possible

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground Floor
- Living area with velvet sofas and log stove
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Bathroom with luxury free-standing bath

Exterior Grounds
- Large private garden
- Sofa seating area
- Bistro dining facilities

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Apple TV
- DVD player
- Nespresso machine
- Off-street parking for one car (or two small cars at a squeeze)


About the surrounding area of Daffodil Cottage
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Tarlton is a pretty and sleepy hamlet, off the beaten track but within ten minutes of the historic market towns of Cirencester and Tetbury.

A mile away via country path or dirt road is the local pub, the Tunnel House, originally built to house workers on the canal tunnel, whose 19th century classical entrance is adjacent.

For excellent gastro-pubs The Bell at Sapperton, Trouble House Inn, Potting Shed and Village Pub Barnsley are within 10 mins drive. For fine dining try Barnsley House, Calcot Manor or The Rectory.
From the doorstep there is excellent walking through the Bathurst Estate with the source of the Thames about a mile away.

The fine house and garden at Rodmarton is just down the road with Prince Charles’ Highgrove, Westonbirt (Arboretum and Beaufort Polo Club) and Bibury not much further.

There is of course much more and with Cotswolds towns like Stow, Chipping Camden and Burford and destinations like Bath and Cheltenham all within about 30 minutes drive Daffodil Cottage is your perfect base.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heathrow

(Over 100 Km)

Nearest Train Station Kemble

(3 Km)

Nearest Town/City Cirencester

(6 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Tarlton

(2 Km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Tarlton

(2 Km)

Nearest Shop Cirencester

(6 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Cirencester

(6 Km)


The Costwolds isn’t just one of the most beautiful regions in England – it’s one that’s beautifully representative of the best of the English countryside. Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, striking architecture and monuments as well as some particularly charming villages that make for relaxing and delightful day trips for both families and groups. Our holiday homes and large cottages in the Cotswolds provide the perfect place to stay, but if you’re looking for the best things to do and places to eat then our travel guide is a great place to start! Read on and get inspired for your luxury Cotswolds break.

Download our Cotswolds Travel Guide >>


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £150 to be paid prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price. An extra supply of logs and kindling is available on request for £20 which is to be paid locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday or Monday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed on a request basis at the time of booking for an additional charge of £40 per pet. Please kindly state the breeds on the booking request.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 £769 £976 £1,184 £1,452
Sep 6th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £694 £877 £1,061 £1,285
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £640 £808 £977 £1,178
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £694 £877 £1,061 £1,285
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - £920 £1,127 £1,452
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 £640 £808 £977 £1,178
Feb 7th 2025 - May 16th 2025 £694 £877 £1,061 £1,285
May 16th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 £769 £976 £1,184 £1,452
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 £694 £877 £1,061 £1,285
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 £640 £808 £977 £1,178

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 €840 €1,066 €1,293 €1,585
Sep 6th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €758 €958 €1,159 €1,403
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €699 €883 €1,066 €1,286
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €758 €958 €1,159 €1,403
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - €1,004 €1,231 €1,585
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 €699 €883 €1,066 €1,286
Feb 7th 2025 - May 16th 2025 €758 €958 €1,159 €1,403
May 16th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 €840 €1,066 €1,293 €1,585
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 €758 €958 €1,159 €1,403
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 €699 €883 €1,066 €1,286

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 $912 $1,157 $1,403 $1,721
Sep 6th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $822 $1,040 $1,258 $1,523
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $759 $958 $1,157 $1,396
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $822 $1,040 $1,258 $1,523
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - $1,090 $1,336 $1,721
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 $759 $958 $1,157 $1,396
Feb 7th 2025 - May 16th 2025 $822 $1,040 $1,258 $1,523
May 16th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 $912 $1,157 $1,403 $1,721
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 $822 $1,040 $1,258 $1,523
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 $759 $958 $1,157 $1,396

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
4 Years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
That it looks like a chocolate box cottage

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The cottage was once the home of a shepherd and a midwife with her ten children

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes! Kylie Minogue



  • Takes you to another time

    on 24/10/2023

    Wonderful rustic cottage with a rustic ambiance that takes you to another time, while still providing all the modern amenities you need. Perfectly situated in the center of the Cotswolds to allow easy drives to anywhere in the region. We would absolutely stay there again.

  • Peaceful and cosy

    on 24/09/2023

    We had such a lovely time at Martin's cottage! It was so peaceful and cosy, the property is very beautiful as well. Martin was super quick to respond to questions and had very helpful suggestions, thank you! Would love to come back one day for a longer stay!

  • Fantastic

    on 15/08/2023

    Fantastic place
    Love it here

  • Would happily stay here again

    on 11/07/2023

    Great cottage, perfect location for a peaceful break. Large enclosed & secure garden and would happily stay here again!

  • Beautiful

    on 28/06/2023

    Absolutely beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings! Everything you need to escape from the daily grind!

  • Super charming

    on 21/06/2023

    Martin's cottage was a treasure. The location is idyllic and quiet; beautiful walking is just outside the door. The house is exactly as pictured, comfortable, and super charming. The backyard garden is more lovely than anticipated. The cottage served as our base for 4 days in the Cotswolds. We loved it.

  • Stunning

    on 17/04/2023

    We absolutely loved our stay at Daffodil Cottage. Such a beautiful little home. Stunning building with equally stunning surroundings. We will be staying again in the future!

  • Definitely recommend!

    on 31/03/2023

    Charming cottage & great location! We loved the local walks, surrounded by horses and sheep. The Thames Head Inn was a lovely pub just up the street & we love exploring surrounding villages. Definitely recommend!

  • Absolutely exceptional

    on 24/03/2023

    The place was absolutely exceptional. Old building, modern interior, classy, very comfortable, high spec, very romantic.

  • Breathtaking

    on 15/03/2023

    The cottage was breathtaking exactly as the pictures promised. All the facilities we needed. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect accommodation for our weekend away.

  • One of the best places I’ve ever stayed.

    on 09/03/2023

    An absolutely beautiful cottage in a lovely, quiet, rural location. The cottage was even better than we could have imagined - it was gorgeous and cosy and full of attention to detail which made it feel like home. The fireplace made it toasty and everything was spotless. The bathroom was heavenly. One of the best places I’ve ever stayed.

  • Peaceful and amazing!

    on 05/08/2022

    We had an amazing stay at Daffodil Cottage. The location is stunning and it's the most peaceful place we've visited so far in the UK. The garden is absolutely surreal and its so quiet you could hear a pin drop! We had the most amazing stay and we hope to be able to visit again!

  • Outstanding

    on 25/04/2022

    Amazing! Romantic! Magical! Heaven! Just book. The cottage and location are outstanding. We loved the backgammon set and played each evening in front of the fire or sat in the garden. (Lovely garden and garden furniture)

  • Lovely

    on 04/11/2020

    Quintessentially English!! A lovely thatched cottage in a 'get a way from it all' atmosphere.

  • Lovely

    on 15/03/2020

    The cottage is beautiful. Has a lovely old feel but the way it’s been refurbished makes it feel new as well. Was lovely and warm. Couldn’t fault anything about it in any way. The owner Martin was a great host.

  • Beautiful

    on 05/03/2020

    We would highly recommend Daffodil Cottage. It is even more beautiful than in the pictures. We were staying for 2 nights on the way down to Cornwall for our honeymoon and it was the perfect romantic stop off on the way.

  • A dream...

    on 25/02/2020

    Perfect postcard cottage located just minutes from Cirencester centre. The place was a dream and was a perfect place to relax, unwind and forget about reality. We went with out 5 month old and dog and loved every second. We will be sure to visit again!

  • We can't wait to visit again!

    on 04/02/2020

    A beautiful, idyllic cottage. The perfect place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. The cottage is ideally located to several places of interest and award winning eateries. The garden is absolutely beautiful and so incredibly peaceful. We loved the little touches waiting for us on arrival, the local produce basket, logs and kindling for the open fire and the most stunning roll top Bath. We can’t wait to visit again!

  • A wonderful place to stay

    on 30/07/2018

    The cottage was a wonderful place to stay. Lovingly cared for and thoughtfully decorated. The owners brought out the perfection of this perfect home. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would recommend to anyone who wants to know what it is like to experience the cotswolds for which it is famous. Just use the postal code for the cottage and you will arrive to make your own special memories.

  • Ideal place for relaxation.

    on 12/03/2018

    If you’re looking for relaxation and peace then this is the ideal place to stay. The cottage is compact but has everything you need. It is full of character with exposed beams and a wood burner and it’s comfortably and stylishly furnished. There are some great walks nearby and the local pub serves delicious food. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quite country break.

  • Magical stay!

    on 24/11/2017

    We had an absolutely magical stay at this beautiful cottage and fell in love with the Cotswolds in the short time we were here. The cottage was very cosy and luxurious, we loved having breakfast in the garden seating area and having the log burner on during the evenings. This is a very special property and we will definitely be back! Thank you for making our stay so welcoming

  • A hub to explore the Cotswolds

    Created on 02/11/2017

    We stayed at Daffodil Cottage for 2 nights towards the end of October 2017. We were looking for a cosy cottage with a log burner which we could use as a hub to explore the Cotswolds. And that is exactly what we found at Daffodil Cottage.
    The cottage itself has been beautifully restored without losing its charm. The owner Martin provided us with very clear instructions and a very helpful guide to allow us to explore the area. The cottage was very clean and tidy throughout. And is also well equipped should you wish to cook the odd meal at home but we found the local pubs and restaurants a lovely treat. The Tunnel House Inn is a short walk from the cottage but you would need a car to explore beyond that.
    We hope to return to the cottage in the Summer so we can enjoy the beautiful gardens. October weather was a little too cold for that! We would definitely recommend Daffodil Cottage to friends and family looking for a country break.

  • Quaint!

    on 18/08/2017

    The cottage was quaint, amazing, private & peaceful with beautiful surroundings. Very friendly neighbours.

  • Truly beautiful

    on 17/08/2015

    I would like to take this opportunity to say how truly beautiful the cottage is, with the thatched roof and exquisite surroundings.
    In just the short time we were in Tarlton, we were able to relax and take in the fresh air, pop into Cirencester and sink a couple of pints at the Tunnel House Inn (and wander back across the fields at dusk).
    Finally, the one thing with which we struggled with was the bluntness of the knives (we ended up purchasing a cheap knife and board which we left there, and hope will prove useful to others) Given the style and class of the cottage, may I respectfully suggest either a steel or a whetstone might be a suitable addition to the kitchen.
    That aside, it was a real pleasure to be able to stay in such a beautiful cottage, in such peaceful surroundings and my thanks and congratulations to you and Oliver's Travels on such a wonderful abode.

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