"A fantastic find - a beautiful cottage with lovely features including stone walls and thick wooden beams.
Ideally located in the Cotswolds for country walks and homely pubs"
— July 2018
Currently there is no 'stay at home' rule in affect in the UK, meaning Milestones is open for visitors!
So, look at your calendars and at ours too, and grab your dates now while you can! See our temporary COVID-19 cancellation policy should any future restrictions get in the way of your well-deserved break.
Since Monday 4 October 2021, rules for international travel to the UK changed from the traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures, depending on vaccine status. Please check Visit Britain for more up to date details if you're coming from abroad.
We're officially certified with the nationwide industry standard mark: We're Good to Go as well as being members of the Professional Association of Self Caterers. Rest assured that, following Government and Holiday Letting Industry guidance, we are suitably prepared to welcome you to a fully sanitized and thoroughly cleaned cottage where you can enjoy your safe stay.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about the Government holiday letting guidelines, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
RELAX & UNWIND
Welcome to Milestones in the Cotswolds, where you find instant calm within the beautiful Warwickshire village of Long Compton.
Cotswold stone, a wood-burning fire, comfy beds and en-suite bathrooms, in a dog friendly holiday cottage dating back to the 17th Century.
A welcome haven awaits on return from one of the many walks available in this stunning countryside.
Get in touch and we'd love to welcome you to the historic Cotswolds!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"We throughly enjoyed our stay at Melanie's home - we didn't want to leave. The cottage itself is so cosy and comfortable. Melanie has thought of everything and was on hand to check us in, with lots of help and tips. The location is great, with a few local walks which start nearby the Cottage.
We would definitely recommend staying here and wouldn't hesitate to return."
— December 2019
A TWO-BEDROOM COTTAGE
IN THE BEAUTIFUL COTSWOLDS
UP THE WOODEN STAIRCASE
Upstairs there's a master bedroom with zip linked super-kingsize bed (or 2 singles with prior notice), a small single sofa bed, plus extra room for a travel cot.
You'll find a double wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with electric shower and heated towel rail. This beautiful room is surrounded by exposed Cotswold stone, overlooking a quiet street in the heart of the village.
The other side of Milestones, there's a twin room with 2 single beds and an en suite bathroom (with bath), which overlooks the garden and down the valley.
IN FRONT OF THE LOG BURNER
In the lounge you'll put your feet up in front of a large inglenook fireplace fitted with log burning stove, supplied with wood for your stay.
A perfect spot to relax after walking the dog to the village pub The Red Lion.
There's comfortable seating for 5, and you'll feel at home with WIFI, TV, games and films.
AROUND THE DINING TABLE
In the kitchen you'll be well equipped to feed your group with an electric cooker, large fridge freezer, and a dining table to seat 5.
Just outside you can enjoy a BBQ in your private enclosed garden space catching the evening sun. The garden area is dog-proof, unless your four legged friend can climb walls, dig tunnels, or jump 5-bar gates.
Just inside the back door is a utility room with washing machine, drying space and large Belfast sink adjacent to a cloakroom and toilet.
OUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
The village shop and the award-winning Red Lion pub are both accessible within a few minutes walk. Beautiful villages such as Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Norton and Bourton on the Water are a short drive away, as well as the well regarded Soho Farmhouse.
The cottage is perfect for dogs too, with easy access to lots of beautiful walks, water bowls and dog-friendly pubs. This is why we think The Cotswolds is one of the best dog friendly holiday destinations there could be!
Moreton in Marsh (6 miles)
Kingham (7.5 miles)
Banbury (14 miles)
Oxford (20 miles)
Warwick Parkway (25 miles)
If you drive then the village is incredibly well located to access so much of the UK within a couple of hours:
Central London (78 miles)
Birmingham International Airport & Train Station (40 miles)
The City and University of Oxford (22 Miles)
Blenheim Palace at Woodstock (12 miles)
Warwick Castle (20 miles)
The birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon (17 miles)
Historic spa town and centre of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham (25 miles)
Chipping Norton (5 miles)
Chipping Campden (15 miles)
Windsor Castle (60 miles)
Mid-week nights from £130
Weekend nights from £170
7 nights from £730
Minimum stays range from 2 to 3 weekend nights depending on season, with Christmas and New Year 7 nights minimum.
The property's weekend rates apply to 3 nights commencing Friday, except in low season (2 nights). Late stays (until 7pm) can be available for £50 applying to the Sunday evening of 2 night weekends. There is a £8 per night charge for the use of the additional sofa bed. Weekday nights are for 4 nights commencing Monday. One-week rates are from Friday or Monday.
Milestones is completely dog friendly, and a fantastic place for a dog walking holiday!
There is an additional charge of £20 per dog for your stay and we would usually say that two dogs maximum are a comfortable fit. The enclosed garden is dog-proof for all but the most talented escape artists and diggers!
Take a look at this great article or our Instagram feed for some examples of the amazing walks that your dog (and you of course) will love!
WHAT TO DO
Milestones is within close proximity to a wealth of sites and activities to entertain everyone. From discovering the ancient Cotswold villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Norton, walking the scenic hills and valleys all around, heading into Oxford to experience a Harry Potter tour, or playing one of the 15+ golf courses within 45 minutes drive.
We have further information in the cottage for you to read through, but in the meantime here's Trip Advisor's Top Things To Do and Cotswolds.com to guide you.
Need more? Try our blog!
There is off-road parking for at least 2 cars, with more space available on request. Unfortunately, due to the age of the property and its unique doors, it is not wheelchair accessible or step free.
On your arrival there will be some biscuits, tea, coffee, milk and sugar for you to settle in. If you're bringing dogs with you then there will be a treat for them too.
Check in is from 3pm and check out pre 10am.
Please get in touch if you need to arrange a late check out.
If there is anything we haven't covered or any unique requests then please get in touch, we will always do what we can to help!