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The Flower Press | Luxury Cottage | Bibury, Arlington Row

The Flower Press

Bibury, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Flaunting emerald green creepers in spring that turn fire-red in autumn, The Flower Press is a restful self-catering cottage 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, here is the perfect cottage escape in the Cotswolds.

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Introduction

Once a vicarage for England’s most beautiful village, now a romantic cottage 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

Antique chandeliers, draping linens 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 TV snug with desk for home working (should you need to) and a bathroom that calls out to honeymooners. Choose from the two feature bedrooms, the super king-size 'garden room' or the vaulted zip-and-link bedroom - complete with bijou en suite shower room - which can be made up as a super king-size bed or twin to suit.

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 cottage while the streets and lanes of Bibury offer the perfect opportunity for snacking on locally made, freshly baked goodies and cradling hot coffee. On return, sip wine in the warm dusk light of the picturesque cottage garden.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £2,495 per week, £1,895 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are two first floor double bedrooms at The Flower Press, one with super king-size bed and one zip-and-link bedroom with en suite shower room. There is also one first floor family bathroom with slipper bath, separate shower, and his-and-hers sinks, plus a separate WC on the ground floor.
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  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs over the age of 12 months are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children over 12 are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair is available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking on the gated drive for two cars. The cottage kitchen is well-equipped with an Aga Masterchef Deluxe with induction hob, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, integrated Neff microwave, Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother and a KitchenAid.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, White Company toiletries, Smart TV with apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+, Sonos speakers, WiFi internet, Weber gas barbecue, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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Make the most of the outdoor spaces at The Flower Press
An impressive entranceway sets the scene for the stay
Snooze the days away in the garden

Prices & Availability

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 cottage is approximately two hours drive from London and 30 minutes from Cheltenham.
  • By Train Kemble train station is just twelve 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

“The interior design at The Flower Press is led by light and gentle colours, providing a haven for a relaxing getaway.”

From the owner

Originally built sometime around 1830 as the vicarage for the nearby Baptist chapel, The Flower Press is built of traditional Cotswold stone in a typical Georgian style.

Unusually for a house of this size and period, it has a more formal frontage of finely dressed stone and wonderfully high ceilings in the reception rooms. These features are thought to reflect its status and role in the community as the home of the chapel’s minister.

There are so many beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, and we’ve always found Bibury and the landscape of the Coln River Valley especially appealing. William Morris considered it to be the most beautiful village in England and we can’t help but agree with him.

We were excited to have found a property of such character in this beautiful part of the world and we hope that when you visit, you’ll feel the affection we have for this unique home.

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.

The Twig

To Eat

The Twig

A fabulous coffee shop just a short stroll around the corner from The Flower Press. Not only does this quaint little place make wonderful coffees but also croissants, paninis and cakes. Breakfast pastries, anyone?

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.

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.

Guest Testimonials

The Flower Press fully exceeded our expectations. The décor throughout and the attention to detail was first class. We were especially impressed with the Christmas tree and door wreath! Thank you again.

This cottage was particularly romantic looking and beautiful with its gardens and outdoor spaces as well as the beautifully decorated and well appointed interior. We will be booking again. I can’t say enough about the property and our stay. We are a family of four and our teen and young adult child were thrilled with the accommodations too. It served all of our needs and offered each of us spaces to spend time together as well as sufficient privacy.

A charming, spacious and well-appointed property, with beautiful gardens. We have stayed previously and loved the location and the fact it´s dog friendly with an enclosed garden.

A beautifully appointed property and of those we´ve stayed in so far, this was the best. It had everything we could possibly have needed for a relaxing holiday, thank you.

We had a wonderful stay and loved The Flower Press, particularly for two people who were also doing some work during the week it was perfect. The welcome hamper was fabulous, very generous and appreciated and the whole property is luxuriously appointed and beautifully styled. The garden in full bloom was a highlight, just divine- shots of colour from every window.

Thank you for allowing us to stay at The Flower Press. We had a fantastic stay and it exceeded all of our expectations. Bibury is such a lovely part of the country and both us and our two dogs had a thoroughly relaxing time and enjoyed the countryside although Sunday was a bit damp! We really enjoyed our holiday and the level and standard of amenities and decoration at the Flower Press is truly outstanding.

It was a delightful ‘escape to the Country’ type dream country cottage and we were all totally delighted by its charm, character and the high specification of furnishings and equipment. It had everything we could possibly have needed for a relaxing holiday.

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, we´ve had such a brilliant stay and have very much enjoyed our holiday. 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.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.

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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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