|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
The front door of The Bolt Hole opens into the large kitchen/diner. The following rooms are downstairs:
•Kitchen/diner: A modern, well equipped room, containing an oven with four ring hob, microwave, dish washer, washing/drying machine, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle and toaster. There is an oak dining table, with two chairs, and a radio with an iPod docking station;
•Bathroom: Contains a shower, toilet and wash basin. There is a thermostatic towel rail and bath robes are provided for guests.
Stairs lead up from the kitchen/diner to the open plan first floor, in the eaves, which runs the full length of the cottage. There is a handy wardrobe on the half-landing of the stairs. The stairwell splits the space into two areas:
•Living space: A cozy space, containing two comfy chairs, coffee table, a Freeview digital TV and a DVD/CD player;
•Bedroom: Contains a super king size bed, which can be split into two full size single beds.
Outside the cottage is a beautiful private garden area, laid to lawn, with a number of lovely trees and surrounded by a Cotswold stone wall, providing peace and tranquillity. There is a table and two chairs, and a charcoal barbecue.
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 3pm 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 is for seven nights, a mid-stay bed linen and towel change are included in the price. 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.
Food & drink
For a small market town, Minchinhampton is fortunate to be blessed with a number of good places to eat and drink:
•Sophie's Restaurant: Sophie's is a popular family run French restaurant located in a Grade II listed building in the heart of a pretty Cotswold village. It offers a daily changing lunch menu Tuesday to Friday and also opens on selected evenings (usually Saturdays);
•The Ragged Cot: Perched high on the Cotswolds outside the ancient market town of Minchinhampton sits the Ragged Cot, a country inn getaway created for serious pleasure seekers. Born of a 17th century coaching house inn set beside six hundred acres of National Trust common land the Ragged Cot is a pretty special place with an intriguing history of highwaymen and pilferage. The proprietors of the Ragged Cot take pride in their professional approach to food and service, with the seasonal menu offering great British food sourced from local farmers and even their own vegetable garden. With dishes such as seared ox tongue with pickled red cabbage, pheasant with braised leeks and artichoke puree or just simply ham, eggs with triple cooked chips you will always find a dish to fit;
•The Kitchen: Choose a seat by the beautiful bay window and watch for riders trotting by on horseback or perhaps the occasional herd of cows strolling down from the Common. Serving delicious breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, and lunches, all the locally sourced food is prepared fresh daily;
•The Crown Inn: A traditional pub located in the Market Square.
Minchinhampton also has an excellent butcher's shop, renowned for its local meat, a small supermarket and an organic delicatessen, with fabulous local cheese, butter and eggs.
Nailsworth has a number of places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit most tastes and budgets. The selection below is a small sample of the options available:
•mark@street: casual lunchtime dining and, in the evening, a relaxed fine dining experience. Mark draws on his extensive experience to create stunning food that works with local producers as much as possible and follows the seasonal patterns for both wild, foraged food and more traditional ingredients.
•Wild Garlic Restaurant: Awarded two AA rosettes, Wild Garlic offers customers first class food, using the very best ingredients from the South West. The menu focuses on flavour and is presented with simple flair and a touch of imagination. Everything is made on the premises, from the fresh pasta, ice creams and sorbets, to the daily baked organic bread;
•The Olive Tree: A Mediterranean restaurant and pizzeria, set in the heart of Nailsworth, The Olive Tree provides a happy, welcoming atmosphere buzzing with life.
Nailsworth also has three supermarkets (Morrisons, Tesco Express and Co-op) for regular food purchases and an award winning delicatessen:
•William's Fish Market & Food Hall: A gastronomic journey through Britain and Europe with fabulous cheeses , salamis, terrines, fruit and vegetables from the famous Rungis market outside Paris. The fish and shellfish come from all around the coast of the United Kingdom and particularly from Cornish day boats. A wide selection of dishes 'to go' are also available, from a simple fish pie or lasagne, to salvers of poached decorated salmon and seafood platters, or classics like Boeuf Bourguignone and stuffed quail.
There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider South-West Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stroud, Cirencester and Tetbury containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets.
The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main Cotswold towns.
•Cheltenham race course
•Cotswold Farm Park
•Broadway Tower Country Park
•Snowshill Manor & Garden
Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.
Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.