Hunting Butts Cottages - The Dovecote


Property Reference: NTB
  • Sleeps5
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Living room Kitchen Double bedroom Twin bedroom Bathroom Exterior Swimming pool Swimming pool Games room Tennis court Garden and grounds

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

This well-appointed cottage has an attractive, beamed living room with gas woodburner and door to patio. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Two pretty bedrooms; one large double with seating area and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Z-bed (for +1)

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • Games room and small gym
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet and boule court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday


  • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Games room and small gym
  • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. The Dovecote was a wonderful place to stay - very quiet, well equipped and in a beautiful setting. It was well placed for Cheltenham and for a base for travelling around the Cotswolds. There was a welcome pack of milk tea cofee, biscuits and a fruit basket which was most appreciated after our long jouney. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The swimming pool was very clean and warm - the whole family enjoyed using it. We had a lovely holiday. July 2012.
  2. Cottage was very clean and wel stocked. Welcome package gratefully received. Indoor swimming pool was a huge bonus for wet days. March 2012.
  3. Lovely cottage, run by good people - nice touches with fruit, flowers, milk, bread etc on arrival. Comfortable living area and toasty gas fire! We had a very relaxing holiday and fully enjoyed the clean pool and games lawn. Sept 2011.
  4. Exceptionally pleasant staff; very clean and tidy; everything you would want was there including very thoughtfully bought bread, butter and fruit. Aug 2010.
  5. Good, spacious accommodation with every little detail thought of, we were impressed! Aug 2010.
  6. The accommodation catered for everything needed. The owners are very welcoming and use of facilities was excellent overall 10/10. July 2010.
  7. Excellent property. Warm welcome. Site had computer room books video etc. Car parked close to property. Although a number of properties grouped together very peaceful. Highly recommended. Easy access to central Cheltenham & Cotswolds. July 2010.
  8. The extras supplied when we arrived, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and a fruit bowl. Sept 2009.
  9. Well equipped and comfortable, stress free holiday accommodation with friendly host. Arrival pack of tea making goods and food, a nice touch. Aug 2009.
  10. Although owners lived on site you still felt it was a private family holiday. The property was well presented with basics (such as bread, milk and biscuits) left in the cottage. A nice touch was the fresh flowers in each house. It was a good central base for exploring the Cotswolds. We were a family group that rented three of the houses together and the owners were very obliging about movement of crockery and chairs amongst houses. I would definitely recommend it. Aug 2009.
  11. Very spacious and airy. Comfortable with more than adequate room. Fully equipped and some very welcoming touches i.e. fresh flowers in the lounge, bread , milk and butter in the kitchen. June 2009.
  12. The diverse facilities available on site were much better than expected, the proprietors friendly and helpful. May 2009.
  13. Very clean and well maintained property. Owner very welcoming - fresh flowers, fruit, bread, milk and butter provided for us. Pool was lovely and warm and plenty of games equipment to keep the whole family amused. Couldn’t fault it! April 2009
  14. Location was perfect. Quiet and in the country but walking distance from the centre of Cheltenham. The pool was lush. Scenery was lovely. Bunnies everywhere. Just lovely. Sept 2008.
  15. It was a self-catering mum’s dream holiday! The host had thought of virtually everything we would need and provided it. The ’little touches’ and forethought by the owners made a huge difference to the quality of our stay. We shall definitely be using your company again to book our holiday if this is the standard they all must aspire to. Even our Jack Russell dog had a smile on his face for a week! Thank you English Country Cottages for giving us a superb self-catering family holiday to remember! Aug 2008.
  16. The standard of accommodation was very high, very friendly and helpful. Swimming pool was wonderful and is covered when weather is not so warm. May 2008.
  17. The property had all we want and more. Clean and tidy in an excellent location. All in our party agreed that we would return again. Well done to owners. May 2008.
  18. The cottage was absolutely spotless and I was extremely impressed with the extra touches i.e bread, milk, butter, biscuits etc provided and fresh flowers in the living room. April 2008.
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