Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Thyme Old Walls

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Classic Cotswolds cosiness


Snug in sleepy Southrop





Old Walls – a two-bedroom, honey-hued cottage on the edge of the Thyme hotel’s estate – is as picturesque a Cotswolds stay as you could wish for. Snuggle up by the log burner in the wooden-beamed living room; rustle up tea and crumpets in the galley kitchen; or stretch out on the superking-size bed in the soft-hued master bedroom. Meanwhile, two- and four-legged Smiths alike will enjoy gambolling in the private walled garden, lined with shrubs and climbing roses. Beside a quiet road in the little village of Southrop, you’re a stone’s throw from country pursuits: the Swan pub, pig-populated farms and the River Leach.

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First Glance

  • This classic, climbing rose-covered Cotswolds cottage has a walled garden, cosy rooms and views of the rolling Thyme estate.
  • On the ground floor is the wooden-beamed sitting room, furnished with Persian rugs and white, Chesterfield-style sofas. There’s a window seat with views of the garden; bookshelves decorated with painted china; and a wood-burning stove.
  • The small but well-appointed galley kitchen has the necessary mod-cons to make tea, toast and small snacks.
  • A light, airy conservatory used as a dining room has a wooden table; glass doors leading onto the terrace; views of the garden and of the Thyme estate just beyond.
  • Upstairs is a family bathroom with a shower and Miller Harris bath products.

Villa highlights

  • Private walled garden
  • Pet- and child-friendly rooms
  • Minutes from Thyme hotel

Sleeping arrangements

  • The master bedroom on the first floor has a wooden-beamed ceiling, white-painted wooden furniture and views of the surrounding countryside. The superking-size bed is dressed in white linens and soft, grey rugs; the ensuite bathroom has a bath tub, a shower and Miller Harris bath products.
  • The second bedroom is in the attic, and has a charming gabled ceiling, wooden beams and white-painted wooden furniture. The bed can be made up as a king-size or twins.
  • On the sizeable landing outside the second bedroom, two extra beds can be set up for children aged 12 and under.

Key kit

  • Guests are welcome at Thyme’s Baa or restaurant (no under-12s).
  • TV, DVD player.
  • Free WiFi throughout.
  • Tea- and Nespresso coffee-making facilities.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Bathrobes and slippers.
  • Dog-friendly; dog beds and cages available on request.
  • Travel cots, stair gates available for children on request.
  • Babysitting and dog sitting facilities available with three days’ notice.


  • The large garden is enclosed by rustic, weathered-stone walls and has an original well, plus a terrace with a table and chairs for alfresco dining.
  • Guests are also welcome to explore the Thyme estate, which has farms, rivers and even a little church.
  • There’s parking space on the drive for two cars.


  • Old Walls is in the middle of the quiet village of Southrop, just a few minutes’ walk from Thyme and their nearby pub, the Swan.
  • Bristol airport is a 90-minute drive on the M4. International hub Heathrow is around the same distance, and Gatwick is two hours by car. The hotel can arrange transfers from London airports for £150 for a one-way trip.
  • Go for walks by the River Leach and through Thyme’s estate, which has verdant olive gardens, wildflower-strewn meadows and several farms. Artist William Morris’s country house, Kelmscott Manor, is a 20-minute drive away, and the Unesco world-heritage site Blenheim Palace is also nearby.

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Price per night from $682.89