Our Cotswold Story

We are Paul and Allison and we’re so pleased you are considering Gable Cottage in the Cotswold village of Ramsden as your next holiday home.

Over the years we’ve enjoyed many happy family holidays with our two children and various other family members including grandmas, aunts, uncles and assorted cousins in and around the UK (from Wales to Cornwall and across the sea to Northern Ireland). Having lived and worked in London for a number of years we are now privileged to call Oxfordshire our home. We do still return to London for a West End show or to visit friends but as we enjoy living here so much when the opportunity came along to renovate a local period cottage, we felt it was the ideal time to set up a business offering holiday accommodation to those wanting to share this uniquely beautiful part of England with us.

As holiday makers ourselves, we know how important it is to feel happy and relaxed in your new ‘home from home’ and to know that you are valued as someone’s guest. And having two children, as well as two dachshunds called Molly and Tara, we also know how difficult it can be to find just the right property for family and pet friendly holidays. We know how everyday things like a highchair or child-friendly cutlery can make a real difference to a family holiday (fewer bits and bobs to pack in the car for a start!). And we also know how difficult it can be to find someone you trust to look after your pet while you’re away. We know that sometimes going on holiday can be a bit of a worry and that’s why we have tried to make it as simple and stressfree as possible.

During the two years it took us to renovate Gable Cottage, the challenges were many and you can read more about our journey here. However, we tried hard not to lose sight of our goal which was to make our Cotswold cottage a place where people would feel welcomed and at ease;  hopefully, coming to think of it as somewhere they would want to come back to again. We hope we have achieved this and that you will find Gable Cottage and its surroundings as perfect as we do!

Our girls – Tara and Molly