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The Flower Press | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Arlington Row

The Flower Press

Bibury, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, UK

Boasting emerald green creepers in spring that turn fire-red in autumn, The Flower Press is a restful self-catering retreat tucked away in Bibury. Snow-white walls, candelabras, chandeliers and vibrant gardens brimming with anemones bring a feel of modern-day Provence to this gorgeous old Cotswold manse. With space for four guests and two dogs, it’s the perfect family escape.

Introduction

Once the vicarage for England’s most beautiful village, now a romantic retreat hidden behind ancient apple trees and iron gates, The Flower Press is a soothing and harmonious home. Perfectly placed for wandering picturesque Bibury, the rolling Cotswold hills and nearby Cirencester, a medieval town settled on the banks of the River Churn, you can spend days in hiking boots or heels (whatever your style), before returning to curl up by the woodburner.

Inside

Whitewashed furnishings, glimmering antiques and stone fireplaces run throughout while muted tones calm the senses and soften the soul. There's a wonderfully outfitted cottage kitchen for food aficionados, a boutique library for thumbing through the owner's book collection and a bathroom that calls out to honeymooners! The master bedroom has a super king-size bed while the second bedroom has a double sleigh bed.

Outside

Start the day sipping tea beneath the apple blossoms before popping croissants in the oven and indulging in an al fresco breakfast. Arlington Row, one of Britain’s most iconic sights, is just a short stroll from the front door while the streets and lanes of Bibury offer the perfect opportunity for snacking on jam-laden scones and buttered toasted tea cakes. On return, sip wine in the warm dusk light of the rear courtyard on the picturesque sheltered dining area.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,495 per week, £1,125 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsTwo first floor double bedrooms, one with super king-size bed and one with double sleigh bed and en suite shower room, one first floor family bathroom with slipper bath, separate shower, and his-and-hers sinks. There is also a separate WC on the ground floor.
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children over 11 are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair is available
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking on the gated drive for two cars. The catering-style cottage kitchen is equipped with a Siemens electric fan oven and five-ring hob, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother, and a KitchenAid. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, White Company toiletries, Freeview TV, iPad, WiFi internet, Weber gas barbecue, local produce, cider, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you startedHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Bibury

Say ´Cotswolds´ and you´ll instantly conjure up images of green fields, traditional village charm and cream teas in cosy cafés. Bibury has all this in spades, plus easy access to days out at several nearby attractions.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The Flower Press is set in the village of Bibury in the Cotswolds.
  • By Car This luxury Cotswolds home is approximately two hours drive from London and 30 minutes from Cheltenham.
  • By Train Kemble train station is just fourteen miles from Bibury, with regular trains to London Paddington (changing at Swindon).
  • By Air Bristol airport is an hour and fifteen minutes' drive away, whilst Heathrow is one and a half hours away by car.

From the owner

“We simply love the atmosphere of the cottage, it´s something that strikes you as soon as you arrive. Ceilings are high, the colours are calming and yet the rooms feel so cosy. For us, the cottage with its beautiful Cotswold setting is the perfect place to relax.”

From the owner

We are a couple from Germany. The first time we visited the Cotswolds was in 2014. We fell in love with this unbelievably beautiful area at once, especially with Bibury which William Morris considered to be the most beautiful village in England. An opinion with which we totally agree.

So we looked for a holiday home here, where we could relax away from the stress of life. Two years later we found this former vicarage and we were blown away by its friendly, calming atmosphere and its spacious, cosy reception rooms with extra high ceilings. Nevertheless, it has taken a lot of renovation and changes inside and outside to create our perfect home.

The interior design's light and gentle colours provide a perfect ambience for a relaxing getaway. The home's furniture, collected from all over Europe from countries such as France, Sweden, Germany and England, is a particular highlight. Many of the pieces are as old as the house (itself built in 1800) and fit the character and charm of the house, in our opinion, beautifully.

We sincerely hope that the love and passion we have put into our home is something you feel and enjoy.

Jutta & Andreas

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Bibury with an insider’s perspective.

Made by Bob, The Corn Hall
To Eat

Made by Bob, The Corn Hall

Located in the heart of Cirencester, Made by Bob was opened in May 2008 by local chef, Bob Parkinson. It is constantly recognised by customers and the Michelin Guide for offering great food and friendly service. 

Bath
To See

Bath

Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a well-being destination since Roman times. Bath´s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain.

Fishing at Bibury Trout Farm
To Do

Fishing at Bibury Trout Farm

Catch your own fish for supper with a visit down the road to the Trout Farm. This is very much aimed at beginners and children, with all basic equipment provided. Founded in 1902, it is one of the oldest working trout farms in England.

Blenheim Palace
To Do

Blenheim Palace

A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace provides an awe-inspiring experience for visitors. Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guest Testimonials

We very much enjoy staying at properties that feel like a home-from-home, and The Flower Press is perfect. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out! It´s a stunning property, the attention to detail is spot on and also a lot bigger than we expected. Thank you for making the process very easy when booking with you. My parents and I have had a very relaxing break which is just what we wanted! We will definitely be booking with Unique Homestays again. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay in their beautiful home!

The Flower Press is a beautiful cottage and everything is just perfect. What a great location too, it was all brilliant. Thank you!

The Flower Press is a real delight, tucked away and so private but just a two minute walk to a choice of lovely pubs and to be able to explore Arlington Row from the doorstep was just fabulous! The kitchen is fantastic and the décor so stylish. We simply loved the house and hope to return.

Press

Below are a selection of features in which The Flower Press and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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