5.2 miles NW of Cirencester


At a glance
In the area
Floor Plan
Guest book | 12

Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x zip and link

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x double

A dream-worthy hideaway with glorious countryside surroundings and elegant interiors resides at Thimbleberry in Duntisbourne Abbots. A true delight set in a peaceful pocket of one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds, it warmly welcomes up to six guests for otherworldly sojourns. Just perfect for retreats with family and friends, our three-bedroom, honey-stone abode embraces luxurious country living with comfortable furnishings, soothing tones, and tasteful décor throughout. Enswathed in bucolic beauty, its private gardens lend further escapism and encourage you outside with a fitted alfresco kitchen, cosy outdoor seating, and a bubbling hot tub set beneath a pergola. From restful downtime spent inside and dreamy outdoor living in the garden, to unforgettable local adventures nearby, fairytale escapes wait to be uncovered at Thimbleberry.


A picture of cottagecore dreaminess, the living area in Thimbleberry radiates comfort. Bathed in natural light from inset windows and washed with calming hues, it tempts for moments of tranquillity and time gathered together. For those sumptuous mornings and convivial evenings, a large royal blue Loaf Sugar Bum corner sofa and a powder grey footstool take pride of place next to an inglenook fireplace. Topped with an original, exposed wood mantel, this grand fireplace houses a wood burning stove just made for cosy evenings spent fireside. For total bliss, curl up with your favourite book or switch on the Samsung Frame TV and peruse SKY Stream, Netflix and Amazon for the latest must-watch. Adding an even cosier dimension to the room, the lounge is adjoined by a snug reading area with comfortable armchairs, lamps, and a SONOS amp with floor speakers.

Eating and dining

Deliciously inviting, the modern kitchen with underfloor heating sets the scene for languid brunches and atmospheric dinners together. With a bright and airy colour palette contrasted with charcoal-coloured units and splashes of green from the garden-view windows, it's a real dream. Rustle up your favourite meals and make the most of the useful accoutrements, including a range cooker and two-drawer dishwasher. Making those waking morning moments even more heavenly is a Nespresso coffee machine, and for those special celebrations you'll find the wonderful addition of two wine fridges. A washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in the utility room.

Take a seat at the kitchen's breakfast island or gather around the family-sized dining table in the adjacent dining room and enjoy time together. With period features and contemporary touches harmoniously balanced, both spaces are simply divine. For added ambience, SONOS speakers can be found throughout the ground floor.

Sleeping & Bathing

Sweet dreams come easy at Thimbleberry with three wonderful bedrooms to choose from. The first bedroom, located on the first floor, features a decadent super king bed which can also be turned into two singles if required. With robin's egg-blue wainscotting, white beams and splashes of colour from bright lampshades and plump cushions, it creates a truly restful sanctuary for slumber.

The second bedroom, also on the first floor, is equally as lovely, starring a French king-size bed draped in fine linens and shouldered by bedside tables. With a built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and views over the garden and countryside beyond, it is an utterly cosy space just idyllic for long lie-ins under a cloud-soft duvet.

Upstairs on the second floor, the pièce de résistance awaits. A beautiful master suite set within the eaves, this bedroom features a double bed, built-in cupboards, a reading chair and coffee maker. For that extra splash of luxury, it also benefits from an antique-style washstand in a rich shade of teal and beautiful, free-standing copper bathtub for bubble-topped moments.

Completing the picture is a bathroom on the first floor. Set within the eaves and brushed with a warm colour palette, it has built-in storage, a heated towel rail and a large walk-in, rainfall shower. All bathrooms feature The White Company toiletries, adding a little extra luxury to those self-care rituals.

Outdoor space

For ultimate indoor-outdoor living, Thimbleberry is a veritable paradise. Stepping outside into the garden, to uncover a walled patio garden where lazy sunshine days and balmy evenings are best enjoyed. Perfectly curated for alfresco meals, it is designed with a fully-equipped, fitted kitchen, complete with a built-in Green Egg barbeque, sink and two-ring gas hob. With every detail considered, it has all you could need for those outdoor feasts, down to a full set of outdoor cutlery and crockery.

While the food sizzles and the sun shines, sink into a range of comfortable outdoor seating, including a dining table with six chairs, a three-piece lounge set, and two lounger reading chairs with footstools. Set beneath a wooden pergola strung with fairy-lights, the dreamy hot tub provides a serene spot to sit back and unwind beneath the stars. Elsewhere, from the patio area a series of steps lead down to terraced gardens with manicured lawns, perfect for whiling away afternoons over picnics and page-turners.

Please note, for security purposes when the property is vacant, there is a CCTV camera located on the exterior of the retreat. However, it will not be active or in use during guest stays.


There is space for up to three cars by the retreat, with the addition of an EV charging point for electric vehicles.

Babies and children

Thimbleberry welcomes babies and children. A travel cot, highchair and stair gate can be provided upon request.


One small-to-medium dog is welcome at Thimbleberry. Dog bowls and towels are provided and there is an outdoor sink with hot water and a shower attachment for washing muddy paws. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

In the heart of the Cotswolds, Thimbleberry is surrounded by a rich tapestry of stunning gardens, flowing fields and woodland beckoning for walks throughout the year. All within 5 miles of the doorstep, these beauty spots include Neigh Bridge Country Park, Miserden Estate and Cerney House and Gardens. Cotswold Farm is also within 2 miles of Thimbleberry, home to an attractive historic Arts & Crafts house and peaceful valley gardens. Follow one of the nearby country trails or visit the local attractions to discover more about the area and weave through impossibly picturesque scenery that evolves with the seasons. As well as its natural beauty, the Cotswolds is known for honey-coloured villages and thriving towns. A real highlight, the South Cotswolds town of Cirencester is just 6 miles from Duntisbourne Abbots where Thimbleberry resides and has lots to see and do. Famed for its Roman roots, one of the town's highlights includes its Roman walls and Corinium Museum, which reveals fascinating insights into the area's past. For food and drink, Cirencester offers a variety of places to go, from fine-dining eateries to cocktail bars. Meanwhile, further afield, the Michelin-recommended Wilder in Nailsworth and The Rectory in Malmesbury are less than half an hour away and promise relaxed dining in refined settings.

Our Cotswolds cottage promises a blissful sojourn for all generations, with gorgeous interiors, an alfresco kitchen and heavenly hot tub. It's dog-friendly too.

At a glance

From £1,400 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

2 Hours From London

Autumnal escapes

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Ideal location for Cheltenham races

Large, enclosed garden

Multi Generational Holidays

Outdoor kitchen and dining areas

Electric car charging point

Family friendly

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Wood Burner


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Thimbleberry :

Beautiful idyllic cottage, great location. Beautiful relax and recuperation stay :)

Gorgeous,cosy retreat in March

Beautiful inside and out. So comfortable with high standard fixture and fittings.

Great cottage in a super location and we had a lovely week.

Beautiful retreat in a truly spectacular setting! We loved it!

Such a beautiful place - thanks so much for having us.

Absolutely idyllic location and cottage. Lovely neighbourhood and the best location for a perfect rural and rustic getaway.

A splendid place to stay in a tucked away village still only 15 minutes to the centre of Cirencester.

A luxurious house with wonderful interior and gardens in a small Cotswolds village. Very calm and relaxing.

It was excellent in every way and would love to return

We loved our break at Thimbleberry the garden is stunning and situated in a picturesque village . The cottage provides everything you could want and more for a wonderful stay.

Utterly amazing.

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