We stayed for a week in this delightful cottage with our 2 boys. We all loved it, it has such a warm, homely feel. It is quite small for a family of 4 but it's charm more than makes up for this. It's location is also great - close to shops/cafes and playing field. The owner has great taste and has made the most of her gem of a cottage. We will return.
We had such a lovely week in Baker's Cottage, and wished we could have stayed longer. It was so nice to walk into a warm cottage after our journey and find that Sophie had left a Christmas hamper for our stay and wood for the fire. A nice surprise. Exploring the cottage was the first thing we did, and was delighted with the good taste in furnishings. Baker's Cottage was far nicer than the photos on the website, which didn't do it justice. Sophie must have stayed here herself, as we couldn't think of anything that was missing! Christmas dinner was a success and the chicken bought from the local butcher down the street.
We found no problems with parking just up the road a bit, sometimes closer, sometimes not and enjoyed the walk. We had a lovely meal at The Ragged Cot and explored Nailsworth, Cirencester and other villages in the area. We would love to stay at Baker's Cottage again and would recommend to anyone visiting the Cotswolds.
Bakers Cottage offered everything our small group of three girls was looking for: a comfortable and very charming small cottage with a wood burning stove in the Cotswolds countryside where we could spend our time with reading, watching movies and strolling through the countryside. Bakers Cottage is so beautifully furnished and decorated into detail and gave us such a welcoming feeling that it made it difficult for us to leave its cosy stone walls. Neverthess, it is advisable to take advantage of the proximity to Bath, to explore the countryside and to have afternoon tea at The Kitchen in the centre of Minchinhampton where delicious homemade cakes are served. The people of Minchinhampton were lovely, we were even invited to a Christmas carol concert in the local church.
Visiting by car, Bakers Cottage is the perfect location for a quite getaway without being too far away from amenities. We hope to come back one time!
Bakers Cottage is a warm and welcoming place in the heart of the charming village of Minchinhampton. It is exactly as described on the website - compact but comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen has a supply of basic food ingredients - tea, coffee, salt, oil, herbs etc. - and there was milk in the fridge ready for our arrival, as well as mince pies! The only drawback is the lack of parking immediately adjacent to the cottage, but there is plenty of space 100 yards up the road. We had a lovely time and would happily return.
I'll start with the positive points... Bakers Cottage is utterly charming, tastefully furnished and comfortable. You have everything you need from crockery to cooking utensils, and a wonderful log fire.
The only issue we had was not the property itself but the location. On our first night there was a very loud house party only a few doors away where loud music went on until 1am and then intermittently until 3am. Right up to 4am we heard cars coming and going to the party with loud music which kept us awake. But what made it worse is that someone tried to open the front door late on Saturday night, thankfully it was locked.
While this is not a problem with the house, I think it's worth keeping in mind that you're in a town and may not have the idyllic rural quietness that is often assumed in the Cotswolds.
We are in our twenties and don't mind a party going on but there was a complete lack of respect from whoever was hosting it. Coming from a city, that would not be accepted on our residential street. Nonetheless, sticking to week nights could probably avoid this issue entirely.