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Cotswold Life

Discover stunning houses to rent in Lechlade-on-Thames, a picturesque town at the edge of the Cotswolds, which offers an idyllic blend of tranquillity, historical charm and culinary pleasures. With its rich heritage and variety of things to do and places to eat, when choosing a cottage to let in the Cotswolds, Lechlade-on-Thames is a splendid location for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a serene village life.

History of Lechlade-on-Thames

The town’s history stretches back to ancient times, with its name deriving from its position on the River Leach. Lechlade flourished in the medieval era, primarily as a market town, and whilst it played its part in the local wool trade, it was primarily a staging-post for goods and passenger traffic, dues to its proximity to the Thames and the major road route to London

Where to Eat and Drink

The Trout Inn: Overlooking the beautiful Thames, The Trout Inn is a family run pub providing a stunning backdrop by St John’s lock – the first lock on the River Thames. Their menu showcases British classics and is complemented by an array of fine wines and local beers in a friendly, pub atmosphere.

When looking for houses to rent in Lechlade, you won’t go far wrong if you choose a town or village with its own Lynwood & Co Cafe. Quite simply some of the best coffee and baked goods available! Enjoy an early morning coffee with a doorstop sourdough bacon sandwich, or pop in mid afternoon for a coffee and a cake.

Lynwood & Co Cafe interior and a mug of coffee being poured


Local Shops

Lechlade Craft Barn: A paradise for the craft enthusiast, Lechlade Craft Barn offers workshops, handmade crafts, and unique gifts. It’s an ideal spot for visitors looking to delve into the world of crafts or take home a piece of local artisanry.

The Health Box is an ethical paradise run by qualified nutritionist Lola. All of their products are packaging free and they stock a delightful range of natural remedies, homeopathic products and body care alongside clothing, jewellery and a zero plastic pantry.  Plus their therapy rooms offer a choice of holistic therapies from massage, reflexology and aromatherapy to reiki and reflexology.

Cotswold Woollen Weavers is a store that mixes traditional skills with a contemporary twist. Here you will find a design studio, museum and shop – plus a fabulous little coffee shop and picnic area. If you choose a cottage to rent in Lechlade, we’re sure you will make many a visit to Cotswold Woollen Weavers in nearby Filkins.

Activities in and around Lechlade-on-Thames

Close to the fabulous pub, The Riverside, you will find Cotswold Canoe Hire. This local business offers a fabulous way to explore the Cotswolds on the quiet meandering upper stretches of the River Thames, away from any hustle and bustle. Choose from a guided trip in a canoe or kayak, a swan or flamingo pedalo or take a rowing boat by the hour.

The fabulous Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is less than a 10 minute drive from Lechlade and a firm favourite with local families. Visitors can get up close with birds, reptiles, mammals and primates and their are plenty of opportunities to watch the feeding of the animals throughout the day.

Lechlade River Walks: The Thames offers beautiful riverside walks that allow you to explore the natural beauty of the Cotswolds. The Thames path and the Thames and Severn Way offer picturesque views and a peaceful retreat from the bustling town centre. 

Swans on the River Thames in Lechlade


Lechlade Antiques & Vintage Market is a treasure trove of antiques & collectibles. Held at the Memorial Hall on Oak Street and taking place on the first Sunday of the month, you will find over thirty sellers spread out across two beautiful rooms.

Considering a Move to Lechlade-on-Thames?

With its beautiful riverside location, this is a serene town that makes for the perfect place to find a beautiful property to rent in Lechlade!

The team here at The Cotswold Letting Agency, are on hand to advise on local schools, commuter routes and the local area in general. Whether you’re seeking a cosy cottage or a family home, our selection of properties for rent cater to all needs. Get in touch and a member of our team will come straight back to  you.

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