Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Stroud - The Cottage
Grade II listed self-catering rental suitable for families, walkers or lovers!
The ground floor of the East Wing in a very special Grade II listed, holiday let in the beautiful Cotswold village of Chalford. Just a short drive away is the 'Capital of the Cotswolds' Cirencester, Painswick, Cheltenham, Stroud, the antiques center of Tetbury, the World Heritage City of Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stonehenge, Cardiff, The Forest of Dean and much more. The recently refurbished accommodation comprises a small porch, opening into a modern kitchen/living area complete with wood burner. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom sleeping a maximum of 6 with 1 double, 1 twin and an overflow double sofa bed in the living room area. The property benefits from a small private terrace and garden. The cottage annex forms part of a large listed property, once occupied by the owner of one of the local mills. The cottage part of the house is believed to be about 400 years old in contrast to the more 'modern' Georgian West Wing of the house added around 1820 by the mill owner. Note: Also lovely 2 bed/2 bath Loft available.
Chalford - the Alpine Village of the Cotswolds: Chalford is in some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole range of the Cotswolds. Nestled in the Golden Valley, one of Stroud's Five Valleys, Chalford is described as the Alpine Village due to its deep, well-wooded valleys. A walkers paradise with beauty around every corner.
Chalford was once a centre for the wool industry, with many beautiful old mills dotted through the valley, and the old Thames and Severn Canal running along the Valley bottom. Many houses you still can't drive to and the community of Chalford has even re-established use of donkey for grocery deliveries!
The Cotswolds : The Cotswolds is 'quintessentially English' and still unspoiled. From Chalford and beyond you can enjoy the honey-coloured stone of the area, the dry-stone walls, the beautiful manor houses and quaint cottages both on and off the tourist trail.
Nearby are a myriad of activities from lazing around close to home, walking the Cotwold Way or the Five Valleys, enjoying the sights of places including Bath, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-wold or Bibury, playing golf, visiting Cotswold Wildlife Park, Prinknash Abbey or frolicking in The Cotswold Water Park ....
Please note: There is also a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft available to rent either with the Cottage or separately. Check out listing # 1056073. And we also offer B&B in the beautiful Georgian-fronted main house.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
About Anna Simson
My husband and I fell in love with our beautiful Grade II listed home in the Cotswolds. We bought it in 2005 and have been lovingly refurbishing it since along with occasional help (and hindrance) from our young daughter, Freya, and our playful chocolate Labrador, Revel.
Anna Simson purchased this cottage in 2005
Why Anna Simson chose Stroud
We already knew the village of Chalford - the Alpine Village as it is often known - and loved the strong community feel, the beautiful valley and walks plus being so accessible from across the country.
What makes this cottage unique
Where to start? There are so many things to do from staying nearby and enjoying the walks, the river, the fresh air and beautiful Cotswold villages to travelling a little further and seeing the regency town of Bath or the spires of Oxford or the race courses, the polo, the wildlife park, playing golf, fishing ..... Even a day-trip to London is possible with a 1.25 hour train journey into Paddington.