View towards the property
A classic style with a contemporary twist
Sit back and relax with views onto the green
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a busy day
Enjoy bread and cakes from the local bakers
Enjoy a good nights sleep in this stylish double bedroom
Little touches of luxury that include bath robes
Wake up to the morning sun
Stylish details
Enjoy the rainfall shower
The perfect place to relax
Well deserved refreshments after a busy day
1 / 12  View towards the property
2 / 12  A classic style with a contemporary twist
3 / 12  Sit back and relax with views onto the green
4 / 12  Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a busy day
5 / 12  Enjoy bread and cakes from the local bakers
6 / 12  Enjoy a good nights sleep in this stylish double bedroom
7 / 12  Little touches of luxury that include bath robes
8 / 12  Wake up to the morning sun
9 / 12  Stylish details
10 / 12  Enjoy the rainfall shower
11 / 12  The perfect place to relax
12 / 12  Well deserved refreshments after a busy day

Salamander Studio

Upper Brailes, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stylish romantic retreat with views onto a village green
  • Perfect base for keen walkers with access to footpaths from the village
  • Ideal for exploring the many picturesque Cotswold villages and stunning countryside
Property code: 57103

Set within a traditional Cotswold village, this beautiful bolt hole is the perfect hideaway for couples looking to getaway and enjoy this Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty whatever the time of year.

Upper Brailes is just east of Shipston-on-Stour, set on the edge of the Cotswold’s, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a wealth of walking, with villages just ready to explore. Attractions within easy access to include Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford with its dreaming spires and Cheltenham, home of the Gold Cup. There are also many National Trust Properties and gardens including Blenheim Palace and Chastleton House, with Brook Cottage Garden, the Bloxham Museum and the Civil War battlefield of Edgehill also well worth a visit. For shoppers, Bicester shopping village is within easy access and offers a great day out. Foodies will love the selection of nearby pubs and restaurants, and the local French artisan bakers.

Shielded with mature trees boasting blossoms in the springtime, the contemporary style of this bolt hole will take you by surprise as you step inside the property. The lounge/kitchen/diner offers a perfect space for two with a clever mix of interesting colours, art work and soft furnishings. The lounge area with a cosy sofa, TV and interesting art work is further enhanced by the soft lighting. A small dining table and chairs is set to the side if you choose to eat in. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment, and when your day is done step into the double bedroom, with en-suite shower room and WC, complemented with bath robes for your stay.

Step outside and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun, where there is a small area with table and chairs. There is off-road parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • 5pm arrival
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV  and Bluetooth radio

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rita 6th September 2019

The cottage is absolutely beautiful; it is difficult to choose anything that can be improved on.

Reviewed by Lorraine 21st June 2019

We enjoyed a lovely 6 days at Salamander Studio. Everything about the Studio was first class and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are lots of little villages to visit within easy driving. Slightly further afield is Banbury, Stratford and Bicester outlet village. We ate at the local pub which Read morewas lovely and also in Shipston on stour. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 17th May 2019

We had a wonderful week at Salamander Studio. The weather was good so we were able to sit outside on the terrace for breakfast and enjoy the peace and quiet and the birdsong. After our day's visits to the many places of interest within close reach we were pleased to return to the property and relax in comfort. Caroline is a superb host, always helpRead moreful but not intrusive. Hide

Reviewed by Ciaran 30th April 2019

Very nice little studio, located right between Upper and Lower Brailes. The welcome pack, heated floors, amazing shower, and other little touches really made our holiday special!

Reviewed by Pretpal 19th April 2019

Great place to stay...cosy, clean and great location. 20 mins from Stratford Upon Avon and only a couple mins drive to the nearest town and shops. The owner was extremely helpful with the 'help pack' provided to help plan our stay. Also a lovely welcome pack of eggs, bread and milk was greatly appreciated! If your looking for a cosy little place wiRead moreth a modern twist then this is for you! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 12th October 2018

A most attractive, elegant little place, under a very considerate and hospitable owner; beautifully placed for exploring the many gems of the region.

Reviewed by Chris 8th October 2018

This bijou property is a well equipped, warm, clean and tidy bolt hole from which to explore the Cotswolds. Everything is as new and finished off to a very good standard.

Reviewed by Sam 1st October 2018

We had an Amazing week staying in salamander studio. The studio its self is very modern, comfy and has lovely touches such as under floor heating, nice towels and bed linen. On arrival we were greeted with a loaf of bread, eggs, butter, the normal tea and coffee, biscuits and a bottle of prosecco! The location in the village is great with a local bRead moreakery and pub in walking distance. Aswell as being in a great location to explore the best of the Cotswolds. Thankyou for our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Priyen 24th August 2018

The property is fantastic and in a great location to visit the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon and Bicester village. The studio is warm and cosy and has a wonderfully equipped kitchen for those dining in. We recommend Bitter and Twisted for any veggies or vegans. Thanks Caroline for an amazing weekend

Reviewed by Melanie 17th August 2018

A beautiful, nicely located studio. Nicely appointed with high quality fixtures & fittings, married to a hint of luxury. Whether Jasper Conran towels, or Jamie Oliver crockery, everything about Salamander Studio was right. A credit to the owner, in a relatively unspoilt area of the Cotswolds. Quiet and sedate; very rare in 2018! Oh, and The George Read morepub in Lower Brailles is to be recommended for food and welcome. And cider! Hide

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