The historic village of Sherston was voted by The Times newspaper as being the 5th most desirable place to live in the UK. With it's elegant wide main street, excellent pub, wine shop, farm shop with butchery & florist and community run village shop with post office, it is easy to see why!
In July Sherston hosts a very popular Boules Tournament and Carnival and the wide high street is converted into a series of boules courts.
Little Maunditts Cottage is situated in a quiet lane in the heart of the village within walking distances of all the above facilities and within the sound of the church bells.
The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is also very close by. In addition to the magnificent parkland and impressive and varied tree specimens, Westonbirt hosts a series of special events and open air concerts.
The Sherston area is perfect for exploring the South Cotswolds on foot or by car. It is 5 miles from the historic town of Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England, with it's magnificent part-ruined Abbey and winding lanes and riverside walks. Also 5 miles away is Tetbury, reknowned for its 17th century market hall and wide selection of antique shops.
The Stroud Valleys, Bath, Cirencester, the Marlborough Downs, Castle Combe and Lacock are all easily accessible and it is a scenic drive to the charming (but much busier) popular Cotswold tourist destinations of Stow-In-The-Wold, Bourton-On-The-Water and Moreton-In-Marsh. Castle Combe has been voted the prettiest village in England and Lacock, almost entirely owned by the National Trust, is regularly used as a film location - amongst it's credits are Harry Potter, War Horse, Doctor Dolittle and the drama series Pride and Prejudice and Cranham.
There are fabulous walks, both leaving directlly from the cottage or a short drive away and there are plenty of guide books and maps on hand to help you choose a route.
Prince Charles resides at nearby Highgrove and in summer it is possible to visit his magnificent gardens. (by advance booking only)