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Welcome to The Bolt Hole, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
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The Bolt Hole is a former farm outbuilding that has been lovingly converted into a beautiful holiday cottage. It is peacefully located within the grounds of the owners' house and benefits from its own private and tranquil garden. Located just a five minute walk from the centre of the quintessential Cotswolds' market town of Minchinhampton, The Bolt Hole is ideally placed for exploring the surrounding countryside or visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds.
The cottage has been refurbished in a contemporary style, whilst retaining elements of the original character, including exposed oak beams. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV and a large, well equipped kitchen/dining room. The cottage sleeps a maximum of two people, in one bedroom, with one bathroom. There is off street parking available. It is an ideal retreat for a couple looking for a peaceful getaway.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Regrettably, babies and children are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen, towels and bathrobes are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am.
If your arrival will be delayed beyond 9pm on the start date of your rental period, you must contact the owner. If you fail to do so, you may not be able to get into the property.
Bed sizes and configurations
There is a super king size bed, which can be split into two full size single beds.
The bathroom contains a shower, toilet and wash basin, plus a thermostatic towel rail.
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system.
The property has free wireless internet access, with an Ethernet connection and a flat screen TV, DVD player, radio with iPod docking station and clock radio.
There is no telephone at the property and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception on some networks can be very poor.
The property has off street parking.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Some initial consumables are provided for your convenience (eg. tea, ground coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
A welcome hamper is provided, which typically contains milk, butter, free-range eggs, local cheese, fresh bread and homemade jam.
The Bolt Hole is located in the grounds of the owners' property and guests are invited into their converted barn for tea and cakes upon arrival.
Accessibility, health and safety
The property has narrow and steep stairs, and restricted height in the eaves on the first floor, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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*Plus compulsory or optional charges based on actual occupancy or consumption. The payment has to be made in the currency offered by the property manager, before use of conversion tool. Payments in other currencies have to be negotiated beforehand with the property manager. The currency conversion tool is provided for your convenience only and is non-binding.
Minchinhampton is a very attractive, thriving hilltop town, situated on a tongue of high land between the Golden Valley and the Nailsworth Valley, 1.5 miles north east of Nailsworth. The town also sits on the eastern fringes of Minchinhampton Common, high above the valleys that were once prosperous with the production of cloth.
The centre of Minchinhampton is a picture-postcard image of what people expect of a small Cotswold town, but with the added advantage of having a good selection of shops and places to eat. The town is centred on its High Street and old Market Square, the main features of which are the late 17th century Market House, supported on stone columns, the handsome Crown Hotel, and the Post Office.
The interesting Holy Trinity Church dates from the 12th century and has a truncated spire looking over the Market Square. The church was given to Caen's Abbaye aux Dames by William the Conqueror and then in 1415 passed to Syon Abbey, in whose hands it remained until the Dissolution.
Minchinhampton Common is a large area of open grassland with spectacular views over the Stroud and Nailsworth valleys. The area is owned by National Trust and is an important archaeological landscape, with prehistoric field systems, burial mounds and the remains of a defensive earthwork, known as The Bulwarks. In the summer the Commons are grazed by local commoners' cattle. The area covers 635 acres and is renowned for its colourful array of wild flowers and butterflies.
Car: The Bolt Hole is easily accessed by car, being located approximately 8 miles away from the M5 and approximately 17 miles away from the M4.
Train: The nearest railway station to The Bolt Hole is Stroud (approximately 4 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of just over 90 minutes.
Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 76 miles, approximately 80 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 90 miles, approximately 90 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 39 miles, approximately 60 minute drive.