Hunting Butts Cottages - Owl’s Retreat


Property Reference: NTD
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating
Living room Living room Swimming pool Swimming pool Games room Garden and grounds

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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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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 cottage offers identical accommodation to Little Barn . Attractive beamed living/dining room with gas woodburner and door to patio. Small, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room. Two pretty bedrooms; one double and one with L-shaped bunk beds. Shower room with toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included

  • 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. Great location, very comfortable, and run by the most helpful and pleasant people. Oct 2012.
  2. Fantastic holiday. Sept 2012.
  3. Excellent in all respects. Property, setting and location for exploring surrounding countryside - Slimbridge wildfowl trust, Forest of Dean, Cheltenham, Gloucester. May 2012.
  4. This was a beautiful, well kept cottage, as were all the surrounding ones and the public areas. It was quaint, well maintained and very well equipped. The facilities, especially the swimming pool, was perfect. We went there to relax and that is exactly what we need. April 2012.
  5. Conveniently located near Cheltenham Race Course and within easy driving distance of The Forest of Dean. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable. There was plenty of space for our dog to run around. The owner was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. April 2012.
  6. We rented this cottage because we were going to a wedding in the area, but loved the place so much we will consider coming here again. All very comfy, clean, cosy and the pool is great. Oct 2011.
  7. A very comfortable stay and an enjoyable short break. The accommodation is well thought out and very well equipped. We made good use of the facilities - especially the pool, tennis court and table tennis. Good access to Cotswold villages - we particularly enjoyed a walk around Bourton on the Water and also a trip to Snowshill Gardens. April 2011.
  8. Well presented, in good decorative order, good quality curtains etc. Kitchen well-equipped. Setting very good. Sept 2010.
  9. Lots of extras like fruit bowl, butter, bread, tea & coffee all you need to get you started. Friendly staff, child and dog made welcome. Very clean. Aug 2010.
  10. The cottage was comfortable, in a beautiful rural setting, yet handily close to central Cheltenham. Everything was of a very high standard. June 2010.
  11. The accommodation was excellent. The owners had thought of everything to welcome guests from fresh fruit & flowers and all of the essentials to start you off i.e butter, fresh crusty bread, teabags, sugar and coffee, fresh milk even down to dishwasher tablets and bin bags. The owners made it their business to make sure we were comfortable and that we had everything we needed and then just left us to enjoy ourselves. Would highly recommend this property to others. A great time had by us and the dog! Will definitely return very soon. June 2010.
  12. Property was clean, tidy and welcoming, high standard of equipment, fantastic views and easy access to Cheltenham and surrounding areas. may 2010.
  13. Very clean and well presented. April 2010.
  14. Fantastic rural location with amazing views across rolling hillsides but so close to Town Centre amenties of Cheltenham, couldn’t have been better. Sept 2009.
  15. Good view, bright cottage, very cooperative and accommodating hosts. Aug 2009.
  16. Fantastic swimming pool. May 2009.
  17. It was amazing!! I can’t wait to come again, the cottages were outstanding, pool gorgeous and we made two lovely new friends in your dogs!! Thank you so much. May 2009.
  18. I would visit this cottage complex again. June 2009.
  19. A lovely property in a beautiful setting, an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday here, the evening wildlife being a real highlight. . Very clean and well presented, decor and soft furnishings giving a luxurious feel to the place. Ample kitchen equipment. Flowers, fruit as well as basic provisions there on arrival. Wonderful view and wildlife. Very friendly hosts.Pool and games room fun! July 2009.
  20. Everything as promised. April 2009.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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