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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3

"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.

Spacious and beautifully furnished cottage. Large living room with French doors to conservatory/dining room with rugs on tiled floor and French doors to garden. Compact, modern fitted galley kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two further family rooms each with double bed and additional single bed (for +1) and pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Cot
  • Two additional single beds (for +2)
  • Two pull-out beds (for +2)
  • Five TVs
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden

  • 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

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

  • 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

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£782-£2070
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Harrier Lodge Ref: NY3

Located within a SSSI, in the U.K’s only residential spa and nature reserve, this amazing holiday property lies within 450 acres of unspoilt countryside. Set within the Lower Mill Estate, visitors have access to the spa complex with steam room, sauna, outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools and hard tennis court. Boating, canoeing, nature trails, cycle tracks and a children’s play area (with trampolines) can be enjoyed. There is an organic farm shop on site. Renowned for its wonderful wildlife, the habitat enables visitors to observe at first hand dragonflies, hobbies, sand martins and the possible sighting of water voles and otters. In winter over 20,000 water birds of 40 different species visit the lakes including goosander and bittern.
This beautiful area offers a network of lakeside paths and bridleways, including the Thames and Severn Canal, to explore hidden countryside. Many fine traditional pubs, cafes and hotels are to be found in local Cotswold villages offering delicious homemade food and speciality beverages. The handsome and historic town of Cirencester with its beautiful church and town square is just a short drive away for sightseeing and specialist shopping, including book, interior design and antique shops, while Bath and Oxford are easily accessible for those who wish to explore further afield. Estate shops ¼ mile (restricted hrs).

Open-plan contemporary living/dining room with wood-burning stove, picture windows overlooking Clearwater lake and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen with granite worktops. Separate toilet. Wooden floor throughout. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes and balcony overlooking lake, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Bunk bedroom (for +2 children), with cot. Family bedroom with double bed and additional single bunk above (for +1). Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove included
  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (£25 per week November-March)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • 42in plasma TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden with furniture
  • Shared 450 acres
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking (1 car); extra private parking 30 yards
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Shared spa complex with sauna and steam room
  • Shared tennis court
  • Heli Pad facilities
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Sloping bank to unfenced lake in grounds

WAS
NOW
£691-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Summer Breeze Ref: NND

This detached lakeside holiday home is set on the exciting Howell’s Mere development, part of the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, a 450-acre nature reserve and water park. This exciting extension of the Lower Mill Estate complex has been constructed with the greatest care, with particular attention to sensitivity concerns of the wild and birdlife which are increasingly attracted to the area. This stylish property benefits from floor-to-ceiling double windows in the spacious living room which give uninterrupted views across the lake, complete with wide decked balconies on both the ground and first floors for complete relaxation and enjoyment.
Situated on the southern edge of the Cotswolds and easily accessible by road, the Cotswold Water Park offers a great base for exploring beautiful towns and villages such as Bath, Oxford, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, which are all within 40 miles. The tranquil setting of Summer Breeze provides an exquisite backdrop for the many leisure activities on offer. For the more active a myriad of pursuits are available including water skiing, wind surfing and dinghy sailing. The Artspa has pools, a gym and treatment rooms to pamper guests while nature lovers can walk through woodland and meadows enjoying the sight of migrating wildfowl, rare wild orchids and the observation of beavers from carefully located hides. Shop 400 yards, pub 1 mile.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite shower room and decked balcony. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet and decked balcony. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic floor. First floor: Large open-plan living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling double windows, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast area, wooden floor and decked balcony. Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Shower room and toilet with ceramic floor.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Combi microwave/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Small lawned area to front; decked balconies with furniture
  • 450-acre shared landscaped grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared indoor/outdoor swimming pools with shower/changing facilities
  • Artspa with sauna
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced lake in grounds

WAS
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£704-£2108
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

This stunning modern house is one of a small row located in the Cotswold Water Park, a justly renowned holiday destination and a SSSI. Swallow’s Nest lies on the private Lower Mill Estate and visitors have complimentary use (excluding treatments) of the well-equipped Art Spa on site.
The spa boasts two heated slate-lined swimming pools and the UK’s first eco-pool in which the water is purified entirely by plants rather than by chemicals. A gym and steam room complete the facilities available free for visitors.
The water park offers a host of other activities and is part of an internationally famous nature reserve where a large variety of wildlife can be observed in total tranquillity. Other areas cater for water sports including sailing, jet skiing and fishing. The wonderful countryside of the Cotswolds surrounds the water park and attractions such as Bath, Oxford, Cirencester and Cheltenham are all within easy reach. Shop 300 yards, pub 1½ miles.

Double bedroom with wooden floor, patio doors to lawned area, and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet with ceramic-tiled floor. Twin bedroom with wooden floor and patio doors to lawned area. Further twin bedroom with wooden floor. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and patio doors open-plan with large well-equipped kitchen area with breakfast area and wooden floor. Study. Second floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed, TV, Velux window and en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wireless broadband
  • Two fold-up beds (for +2)
  • Small lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Shared 450-acre lawned and landscaped grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1-2 cars)
  • Shared outdoor heated eco swimming pool (25m x 10m) and shared indoor heated swimming pool (25m x 10m) with changing and shower facilities
  • Shared spa with gym, sauna, steam room and beauty parlour
  • Shared tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced lakes in grounds

WAS
NOW
£705-£2288
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Old Granary Ref: 24517

Shared, heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court

In a rural setting close to an historic market town, this comfortable, converted granary offers excellent amenities onsite and nearby for sport, culture, touring and family fun. Swim and play tennis at the property, and walk along the brook to pubs and shopping in Newent. Locally, enjoy wine-tasting at the Three Choirs Vineyard, browsing at garden centres, golf and horse riding; visit the International Centre for Birds of Prey; and explore the walking and cycling trails and family adventures in the Forest of Dean. Drive to Gloucester, 10 miles, to see the magnificent cathedral, historic docks, National Waterways Museum and Guildhall exhibitions, or try the dry ski slope near an 18-hole golf course. Wye Valley and the Welsh Border Country are easily accessible, as is Cheltenham with its races, picturesque Cotswolds towns, such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, and many National Trust properties. Whether you picnic and play on the lawn or at Newent Lake, choose a cosy evening round the wood-burning stove, or have a pool party BBQ near the poolside bar/summerhouse with sink and fridge, this is the perfect holiday destination at any time of year. Wii & PS3 hire. Livery on site. Shops and pubs 1 mile. Properties 24517 and 29328 can be booked together to accommodate up to 14+4 guests.

8 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. PS3. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, lawned garden with small enclosed area, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, heated, outdoor swimming pool, open 1st May-20th September, £45 per week, £25 per short break. Shared tennis court (£25 per booking). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 8 steps to patio.

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£306-£1088
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

Situated in the peaceful, rural location of Forthampton, in the grounds of the owners’ home, The Stables at Southfield House offers guests ideal detached holiday accommodation from which to explore the many delights of the surrounding areas. Guests will find themselves at the heart of the countryside within reach of many miles of established footpaths, cycle paths, bridleways and treks taking walkers on a journey through three counties, taking in much of the beautiful scenery and countryside whilst passing a few welcome country pubs and restaurants. Regency Cheltenham, with its celebrated gold cup racecourse and world famous jazz and literary festivals, can be reached in 10 miles. The famous Malvern Hills and Cotswold Hills are also within easy distance and really are a must see destination. Also superbly located for visiting the historic cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester there is plenty to keep whole families occupied and interested for each day of the holiday. Only 6 miles away from the delightful market town of Tewkesbury, or take a trip along the River Severn or Avon. Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Winchcombe and Malvern are all within easy driving distance as is Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Second living room with gallery and double sofa bed. Utility room. Twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with roll-top bath and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with gallery, 2 twins, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburners in both living rooms (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Five Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Car port. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, heated, outdoor swimming pool (June - mid September). Snooker table in galleried living room. External games room with table tennis. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£811-£2271
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Farmhouse Ref: 29328

Shared, heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court


In a rural setting close to a historic market town, this period farmhouse provides spacious holiday accommodation with many original features including beams, oak doors, floors and inglenook fireplace housing a cosy woodburner. Offering excellent amenities onsite and nearby for sport, culture, touring and family fun. Swim and play tennis at the property, or walk along the brook to pubs and shopping in Newent. Locally, enjoy wine-tasting at the Three Choirs Vineyard, browsing at garden centres, golf and horse riding, visit the International Centre for Birds of Prey and explore the walking, cycling trails and family adventures in the Forest of Dean. Drive to Gloucester, 10 miles, to see the magnificent cathedral, historic docks, National Waterways Museum and Guildhall exhibitions, or try the dry ski slope near an 18-hole golf course. Wye Valley and the Welsh Border Country are easily accessible, as is Cheltenham with its races, picturesque Cotswolds towns, such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, and many National Trust properties. Whether you picnic and play on the lawn or at Newent Lake, choose a cosy evening round the woodburner, or have a pool party BBQ near the poolside bar/summerhouse with sink and fridge, this is the perfect holiday destination at any time of year. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 29328 and 24517 can be booked together to accommodate up to 14+4 guests.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, 1 twin leading to 1 double with additional single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool, open all day, 1st May to 20th September. Shared tennis court. Livery on site. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£520-£1626
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Tischler House Ref: NJH

A fabulous detached house on the Lower Mill Estate in Somerford Keynes, a development of stunning, contemporary homes situated in a private 450-acre natural reserve. The gated and managed estate comprises woodland and meadows crossed by three rivers and surrounded by serene lakes. Tischler House has an enviable position located on a peninsula on the largest lake, Somerford Lagoon, and has magnificent, uninterrupted views across water. The holiday property is unique on the estate as it has its own heated outdoor pool, a sunken hot tub, changing area, a covered seating area and extensive decking. In addition to the house’s facilities, guests can enjoy the Estate’s ArtSpa (free use with ArtSpa passes, £25 refundable deposit required) comprising indoor and outdoor heated pools (66ft 7in), eco-pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatments by arrangement and a hard tennis court, nature trails and cycle tracks. Shop 200 yards.

Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak wooden floor, French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking decked and paved area, open-plan with kitchen with electric double oven, modern fitted units and black granite work surfaces. TV room with wall mounted plasma screen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, French doors to small balcony overlooking lakes and en-suite shower room and toilet with heated towel rail and mosaic ceramic tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and built-in wardrobes, overlooking lakes. Twin bedroom with built-in wardrobes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet, heated towel rail and slate floor. Second floor: Double bedroom overlooking lakes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet heated towel rail and tiled floor. Airing room.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (October-March £25 per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Bose iPod dock
  • Electric double oven included
  • Built-in microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large decked area with furniture
  • 450 acres of woodlands and meadows
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (39ft x 13ft, depth range 3ft to 6ft) open Easter - 31 October, with changing facilities
  • Hot tub open Easter - 31 October
  • Two kayaks and canoe/rowing boat available
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced lake 10 yards, lakes and rivers in grounds

WAS
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£1209-£2879
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