We left Gatcombe and headed to our accommodation for the night, Weavers Cottage. As we had Margaux with us we weren’t spoiled for choice but we found an absolute gem. Somewhere I hope to come back to time and time again. Along the winding roads we went and nestled up on a bank was the most adorable cottage, Weaver’s Cottage. Parking was a bit of a challenge. Hardly any of the properties in the village had parking and so we found a spot to wedge the car into. We hustled our bags out and trundled down the road.  Through a cute little gate and up the stairs to the cottage. A stunning patio with the most spectacular views was to the left of us and we were greeted by the most dainty door.

Weavers Cottage: Handmade and local details

A gorgeous lounge leading into a spacious dining room. A soothing colour scheme of mustard and navy was in full force and it worked so well. On the table were muffins and dog biscuits! Now that is a welcome that I could get used to. Stairs led up to a very well made dove grey kitchen where a basket of goodies greeted us. Bottle of wine, bread, biscuits, tea and coffee. What else could you need? Fabulous service and the décor is just stunning. Adorable pom poms trim everything and on reading the guest info its apparent the owner has lovingly restored the cottage using local businesses. Something that I really admire and it just makes me love the cottage even more. Lovely touches such a s fire ready made- we lit that after we got soaked in a thunder storm!

A child gate was provided- very handy when you dont want the dogs upstairs. Blankets if you wanted to sit with the french door open and enjoy the evening sun whist having a glasss of wine. 

Weavers Cottage: So very quiet

Two lovely huge bedrooms both with double beds upstairs both with their own bathrooms. One was a huge roll top bath that was very welcome after spending the day on our feet. The layout makes it the perfect retreat for couples. Lots of water pressure and a good heating system meant we could have lovely hot baths and showers. Especially appreciated after we got stuck in that thunderstorm!

Everything has a quirky charm to it and there are so many quaint details to be found. Chocolates on the pillow and bathrobes provided. You can tell it’s been a labour of love and it was just perfect for us. We had a fab night’s sleep as it was so very quiet-except for Margaux snoring! We awoke refreshed and enjoyed a cuppa before heading back to Gatcombe. Just a 7 minute drive and we were in the park. Ideal for trip there and so much else to see and do. We may make it an extended trip next year- best get Weavers Cottage booked before everyone else does!