Nether Westcote

The Skirret

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Hidden away in a picturesque Cotswold village is this intimate honey-hued retreat. With its idyllic location, The Skirret is perfect for those looking to slow down, recharge and enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside Oxfordshire has to offer. Step into this enchanting home, bask in the divine rustic-chic interiors and indulge yourself in a romantic getaway with that special someone.


Upon entering the hallway, make your way to the angelic kitchen; a symphony of delicate, light wood panelling blended with a melange of rich shades of charcoal. Well appointed and with everything any aspiring chef could need, this kitchen boasts a big range cooker with double oven, grill and ceramic hob - ideal for whipping up something delectable during your stay. Create the perfect coffee with the Kitchenaid Nespresso Machine, play your favourite tunes on the Ruark Radio, take a pew at the pretty and practical island and treat yourself to a long, lazy morning.


Through the kitchen, you will find the exquisite living area with its striking midnight green ceilings and exposed Cotswold stone walls. The epitome of countryside chic, this gorgeous space was made for relaxing and is bursting with characterful, vintage trinkets and furnishings which makes this retreat a real home from home. Sink into the large walnut leather sofa, put your feet up and listen to the crackle of the bijoux grey woodburner. Peruse through the detailed collection of walking guides to plan your adventure in the Cotswolds or on a rainy day, curl up and watch your favourite film or whip out the old board games and enjoy some quality time together.


Bright and airy, the master bedroom is so calm and peaceful; home to a deliciously large king size bed, crisp white French linen and sublime designer throws and scatter cushions. The high ceilings and skylight make this room the perfect spot for stargazing, whilst the nature-themed decor remains in keeping with the beautiful setting of this retreat.

For flexible sleeping arrangements, there is also an alluring single room filled with calming hues of green and grey and with plenty of storage space for luggage overspill.


This retreat has a charming shower room with toasty underfloor heated tiles. Treat yourself to a long soak under the blissful rainfall shower with the sun shining through skylight window above. The tall ebony radiator ensures your towels are warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Out the front door and to the side of The Skirret you will find the sheltered and peaceful courtyard. Lay back with a glass of bubbles on the Adirondack loungers, have a go at creating your own pizzas on the Uuni Pizza Oven or just tuck into some lunch with the fresh country air. Sporting lush green countryside views, you can enjoy the far reaching views from your own little patch of heaven.


The Skirret welcomes babes in arms (under 6 months), please bring along your own baby equipment.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


The Skirret has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


There is parking for two cars at the front of the property.

In the Area

You will find The Skirret in the pretty and idyllic village of Nether Westcote, a little slice of tranquillity hidden away from it all in the Cotswolds. This dainty village offers a plethora of local walks along the picturesque lanes and footpaths and are just steps away from the cottage door. Less than a two hour drive from London and yet completely surrounded by enchanting countryside, there are a variety of charming pubs such as the Feathered Nest Pub (only a 2 minute walk away!), prestigious National Trust sites like the world famous Hidcote and positively peaceful gardens such as Burford Garden Centre to discover.

Just a short drive away is the award-winning Daylesford Farm. Treat yourself to the delicious and organic produce here or try something new and take part in one of the many cookery and gardening workshops. Further along is Chipping Camden, a characterful and traditional market town bursting with life and activity. Filled with lovely limestone cottages and with a rich history, there is plenty to enjoy at Chipping Camden from its iconic landmarks like its Market Hall, now in the care of the National Trust, to its independent shops and centuries-old pubs. Of course you have the entirety of the Cotswold and a wealth of beautiful and local walks at your doorstep so grab your wellies and your walking guide and discover the honey-combe homes, thatched properties and rich woodlands and forests.

Bursting with character and nestled perfectly in the Cotswolds, this design led retreat offers indulgent escapism at its very best and is just two hours from London.

At a glance

From £598 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 2 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Babies welcome (to 12 months)

2 Hours From London

Courtyard Garden

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Pet-free property

Rolling countryside

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Country Houses

Design-led retreat

3 Hours From London

Boutique country chic

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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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 The Skirret:

The cottage is simply lovely; beautifully presented, well equipped and very comfortable. Parking is off road and there is a little garden which is a real sun trap. The location is lovely and quiet but within easy reach of the main tourist areas of the Cotswolds. There are lovely walks from the doorstep and a great pub in the village. Highly recommended.

Do not hesitate in booking a Boutique Retreats property especially The Skirrett everything was perfect for our stay thank you

Beautiful cottage in perfect location with high quality fixture and fittings

A lovely cottage - very well designed, very quiet location yet near to the main routes into the pretty towns and villages. The owners have thought about everything you could need for a relaxing, comfortable stay and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

The pictures were exactly how the cortage was, it qas simply delightful.

Very comfortable space and staff throughout extremely helpful.

Really enjoyed our stay. The decor was exceptional and very different to our own house, which made part of the holiday experience. It was also a great location for visiting a number of National Trust houses; gardens such as the Batsford Arboretum and Bourton House Garden; and lovely villages such as Chipping Campden. Daylesford farm was worth a visit to stock up with some nice food to cook at the Skirret in the evenings.

Simply gorgeous cottage where everything has been thought of to make your stay as relaxing as possible. With top quality furnishings and fittings, products from The White Company and plenty of added extras, we could not recommended either The Skirrett or Boutique Retreats more highly.

Cosy cottage, idea for 2 wanting a romantic break or just to get away from a busy life

Brilliantly thought out conversion, homely well laid out and small extras such as torches, electric chargers in case of need. Village/Hamlet peaceful and easy to get to and from. Definitely somewhere I will return to couldn’t commend it more.

Amazing location, super cottage with wonderful beds and bedding and facilities, it’s our 2nd time here and we will be back again I’m sure ??

Absolutely faultless. Brilliant interior design gives it an amazing feel, with wonderful little touches that made our stay so special. Cannot recommended highly enough.

The Skirret was absolutely wonderful — clean, cozy and comfortable. It absolutely exceeded our expectations. We are hoping to come back and visit again soon!

Cottage was extremely comfortable to be in. Warm & welcoming home from home. Lovely quiet location but with easy access to everywhere we wanted to visit and close to a splendid variety of all amenities we needed.

The Cottage is in a fantastic location, beautiful inside and out! Great location with lots of great pubs 5 to 10 mins away. We will defo be back!!

Wonderful property, cosy and stylish in a perfect location.

'The Skirret exceeded our expectations, every little thing we could’ve wished for was available at the cottage. The attention to detail and high-quality interiors made for the perfect break, just what we were looking for. This was our first booking with Boutique Retreats and we will definitely book again. The welcome pack on arrival was particularly appreciated' - October 2020

'The cottage was extremely comfortable to be in. A warm and welcoming home from home. Lovely quiet location but with easy access to everywhere we wanted to visit and close to a splendid variety of all amenities we needed' - September 2020

'Lovely quiet location. Spotlessly clean. Already booked another Boutique Retreats holiday!' - July 2020

'Fantastic weekend away in a lovely cottage' - February 2020

'Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the UK, cracking pub down the road and a short drive to many lovely towns and villages. The cottage itself was lovely and we would definitely stay again.' - January 2020

'Beautiful Cotswold cottage which is perfectly located to explore the surrounding countryside and towns. Well equipped kitchen and a lovely welcome hamper. The cottage is designed and decorated to a very high standard. One bonus is that there is an amazing pub/restaurant just 2 minutes walk away.' - November 2019

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