Self catering holiday cottage in the Cotswolds

Exchange Cottage, Cotswolds

Welcome to Exchange Cottage. We are located in Northleach, Gloucestershire, a small town in the beautiful Cotswolds, a conservation area famed for its unique honey-coloured stone buildings.

Our detached cottage was formerly the town’s telephone exchange and we have retained a few hints to its part in Northleach’s proud history. It has been renovated and extended, undergoing a big transformation in 2016 to make it a contemporary and superior holiday home from home.

We sleep up to four adults. The upstairs double bedroom has a king size bed and TV, with a large ensuite bathroom. The ground floor bedroom can be configured as a twin-bedded room or a super-King sized double and has an ensuite shower room.

Downstairs we have an open-plan style sitting room with fully equipped kitchen and comfortable dining room areas. There is also a separate downstairs WC. Outside we have seating and a small table in a courtyard style garden. There is off-street parking for two vehicles.

At A Glance

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 on ground floor, both with en-suite
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Wifi and Smart TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher
  • 1 dog welcome (sorry, no chewing puppies)
  • Children / Families welcome
  • Suitable for visitors with limited mobility (but not wheelchair accessible)

About The Area

The Cotswolds is famed for its beauty with a variety of the prettiest villages and small towns built from honey coloured stone.

Northleach is a small town near the centre of the Cotswolds, 10 miles from the Roman town of Cirencester and 11 miles from Cheltenham. It is on the old route from Oxford to Gloucester and prospered in the late Middle Ages because it was a strategic centre for the wool trade. This prosperity helps account for the large and impressive church of SS Peter and Paul which dominates the landscape of a town with a population of less than 2,000.

Just a short walk away is the award-winning The Wheatsheaf Inn where the menus are all about great quality, locally sourced, simple rustic food. A little further along is The Ox House wine bar if you appreciate excellent wine, ‘paysan’ style food and delicious coffee. Opposite, The Sherborne Arms offers an authentic village pub atmosphere. Alongside, the Black Cat cafe offers a range of daytime refreshments and a welcome for breakfast and lunch.

Also in the centre is a mini-supermarket, a chemist, post office, butcher, bakery and a takeaway food outlet.

Northleach is the perfect place from which to explore the Cotswolds. Major attractions such as The Cotswold Wildlife park and Blenheim Palace are easily accessible by car. Closer by is the beautiful Bourton on the Water, picturesque and quintessentially English villages such as Lower Slaughter and Bibury as well as busy small towns such as Stow on the Wold and Burford.


“We spent Christmas here. It was fresh, new, beautifully styled and we appreciated the festive decorations and welcome goodies. Northleach is a pretty, small town providing essential amenities and a base for interesting walks.” Mrs S M

“Great location, lovely cottage. Liked the fact that the two bedrooms were on different floors and both had en-suites.” Mr T B

“This is a lovely place to stay. Very clean and tidy and excellent equipment.” Mrs P T

“A really comfortable and welcoming cottage. Character and history of cottage well maintained with little touches to remind of its past as a telephone exchange. We found the cottage well furnished and equipped and ideal for the purpose of our visit for a family christening with a mixed generation party.” Mrs G A S

“Lovely comfortable cottage. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped. To have 2 en-suites and a downstairs cloakroom is luxury. Local amenities only a short walk away.” Mr A B 

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