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STUNNING VIEWS from Hillcrest Cottage

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Brimscombe - Romantic with STUNNING VIEWS

Romantic balcony, STUNNING VIEWS- sleeps 4, garden & BBQ terrace

Truly STUNNING VIEWS from Hillcrest cottage ..by day & by night..& the cottage has those luxury finishing touches which will make it feel home for the duration of your stay too...' one of those places which stay in your memories for ever' (written by a guest in the viitors book.

PLease be aware we offer short breaks all year and our arrival/ departure days are FRIDAYS and MONDAYS.

WEEKEND BREAKS- are from 3.30pm Friday to 10 am Monday

MIDWEEK BREAKS- are from 3.30 pm MOnday to 10am Friday

WEEK stays can be from 3.30pm FRIDAY or 3pm MONDAY

Because we offer short breaks all year we cannot offer alternative start /end days.

KITCHEN /DINING (entrance door)

The cottage feels spacious with the open plan kitchen dining area . As well as all the essentials it has a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, cafetiere , hand mixer , creamer , white crockery and large wine glasses etc! Double patio doors opening onto the garden and front door....with stunning views.


We hope you are here to experience the area, so the cottage doesnt have massive tvs but it has a tv dvd with freeview, plenty of recent paperbacks , i pod docking station, a log burner (we supply kindling and brickets from October to April).

Double patio doors out onto a small patio area.....with stunning views.


It has a kingsize bed with quality pocket sprung matress, a 5 seater white corner of a tv/dvd and double patio doors out onto the balcony with the STUNNING VIEWS down the Golden Valley. It is so romantic with the stunning sunsets and when the daylight has completely gone, the lights sparkle along the valley.....with stunning views.


Sadly not as big as the main bedroom, but it still feels light and airy .

Again the beds have pocket sprung matresses.

When younger children stay, I put a friendly soft toy dog and its puppy on each of the beds.....with stunning views.


There is one comfortable bathroom with a toilet, sink, bath and over shower with curved glass panel, hairdrier too ..(I would have loved a luxury freestand bath in the main bedroom but it would spoil the size of this room).....with views.


The garden is well maintained and has those same STUNNING VIEWS. Down a few steps and you are on the sheltered BBQ terrace with quality garden furniture and charcoal weber BBQ....a great place to eat as the sun goes down.


There is driveway parking outside our cottage next door for one car .We do advise guests seeing each other out of the property as the Cotswolds stone walls can block views, especially on lower sporty cars.Other cars can park in the lane opposite or the nearby layby.

We, next door, have a well behaved puppy dog who loves children. He attends agility training so has several tricks to show . Please let me know if you dont like dogs- though you may change your mind! He is not allowed in the cottage.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Tricia Prince
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About Tricia Prince

Currently I manage two holiday cottages but in 2011 I started a business hiring out vintage props for weddings , so I spend alot of time at car boots, auctions and charity shops. I work from home and have become a bit of a hoarder... so if you want to see my amazing playroom during your stay feel free to ask!

I started my career as a textile designer. I have a headed a design for home products for high street retailers but much prefer working for myself.

We bought our house and the cottage in 2004 and wished I had moved here years ago. We still say WOW stepping out of our cottage and looking at that view.

I love helping people to discover the area and therefore to get the most out of their stay. Our family have all grown up now and left, hubby works long hours ( another new business), but if you need us -we are here to help.

Tricia Prince purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Tricia Prince chose Stroud district

It was part of a family home but is now 2 totally self contained cottages for us and our holiday guests...it has the most STUNNING VIEWS and from every room.. I keep saying it but even locals say 'WOW' to the views. The cottage is lovely, stylish and well equipped too . I hope the pictures will tell the story!

This property is in an area where there is genuinely so much to do and see from Cotswolds history, to gliding, ballooning, arts festivals, walking, auctions and antiques, golf, equestrian eventing, castles to visit , golf , horseriding and so much more........

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage will really stand out for the absolutely STUNNING VIEWS, which many guests say, my photos still dont do the views justice but you cant see the "enormity" of the view and the depth as it drops away into the valley too. The views wrap around Hillcrest cottage and us next door, and we still say WOW, even after 12 years living here.....

I am happy to answer any queries re the cottgae and the area......

The cottage too is very homely with a Cotswolds rustic feel and a contemporary twist. I have tried to make it everything I would want in a cottage. I also painted the canvases on the walls and the photos in frames were all taken locally.

We, the owners, live next door. so we are on hand should you need anything but we are dicreetly absent too....We are friendly welcoming hosts, as backed up by many visitor reviews.

I am happy to collect travellers without tranport from the local train station, take you to the nearest car hire place ( check with us documents required for car hire prior to your stay) and similarly drop/ collect you from local locations if caught walking in the rain etc...

Most of our repeat business is from returning guests or from recommendations of previous guests to family and friends.

with amazing walks and such an excellent choice of good eating out within 2 miles.

We are friendly neighbours and as such you will arrive to a lit, warm, cosy cottage and I will be here to welcome you in with keys, show you the basics , give directions to the supermarket etc...so you can settle in straight away.

I am happy to recommend eating out and make your reservations too.

If you have a special occasion, you can also borrow a few vintage props!!!PLease ask for details. We have had a few marriage proposals , weddings from our cottages etc

The cottage is well equipped , including wifi and there is genuinely so much to do locally.. please feel free to ask with your preferred requirements-we are happy to give advice and ideas for all ages...

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Stunning views, beautiful comfortable cosy cottage, and the host provides a wealth of information to make the most of your stay."

Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in the Cotswolds and coming 'home' to the cottage every evening. The cottage is located well with panoramic views over the valley towards Stroud.

The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need for a stay home from home and the log burner make for a cosy warm cottage.

Our two and half year old especially enjoyed the box of soft toys in the lounge and the cuddly doggies in his bedroom! "

Highly recommend Hillcrest.
Nov 2013
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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

STUNNING VIEWS from Hillcrest Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 8 reviews

Amazing views and a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Hillcrest cottage. The views are absolutely stunning and the cottage has everything you would need for a relaxing stay. Tricia, the owner, could not be more helpful and was really good at offering suggestions about where to eat and what to see. There are some lovely walks from the cottage and beautiful villages and towns close by. The local pubs are good, with nice food, although some of them can get very busy on the weekends. A great stay. I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic views, wonderful cottage. Highly recomme

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great stay at Hillcrest Cottage. The location was unbelievably picturesque and the cottage had everything we needed for a two week stay. Tricia was very accommodating and helped us find places to visit, local shops, great restaurants and even helped us navigate the parking! Hillcrest was a fantastic base to explore the Cotswolds and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It is so difficult to explain the enormity of that panaoramic view from the cottage and especially from the balcony. I think seeing is believing, as I am told my photos dont do the views justice. I am really pleased you enjoyed our local restaurants & attractions -we are spoilt with so much to do & see. I have tried to make the cottage both homely and stylish with a view to it being great for all year around stays based on what I would like to find in a holiday cottage. It is so lovely when guests write reviews without being prompted-thank you again.
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Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful break over Easter, despite the rain. Tricia was very welcoming and provided us with loads of info and places to go etc. Hillcrest is a very cosy place to stay with stunning views - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and yes those views from Hillcrest cottage really are exceptional aren't they...and especially from the bedroom balcony. I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and were able to experience some of the many things on offer in the area.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Old Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Minchinhampton Old Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Bear of Rodborough
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Dry ski Gloucester
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
cotswolds water park man-made beach


Our hills and valleys make some additional sports possible .We have 2 gliding clubs, hot air ballooning, paragliding.

A walk from here is Rush skate park, a world class indoor bmx /skate boad park or staying on the active theme learn to waterski on the safety of a man made lake on the Waterpark.


On a practical level, Waitrose and Morrisons are just 2 miles away with our Saturday award winning Farmers market.There is a Tesco under 3 miles and Sainsburys 4 miles.

For the occasoional wet day there good cinema, 10 pin bowling, a large leisure centre for indoor and outdoor swimming, badminton , squash , a gym etc and a museum of local history and inventions.

If we are booked in Hillcrest we also have Ambrose cottage too.It also sleeps 4 and is partially behind Hillcrest but still with some lovely views and all the benefits of the area.Please ask for details.

The price is linked to it being a smaller cottage with a good but less of a view than Hillcrest cottage.


The Award winning farmers market provides local organic products and is a must on Saturday mornings. If you dont want to cook we have an excellent choice of great eating out within 3 miles - I provide plenty of advice to help you chose including those with open fires.


Gatcombe Park and Badminton horse trials , home to some key equestrian eventing are just 2 and 8 miles away.

We have excellent riding stables too, for a lesson or a hack on 300 acres of private land.


It is a very arty area full of interesting people who help devise the food, music, film, arts and textiles festivals. Antiques and auctions

I provide alot of extra info in the cottages with photos to make your choices on where to go to make the most of your stay with out spending hours researching.


But for walkers and ramblers....you will be totally spoilt and set off from the cottages,taking in spectacular views , award winning local ice cream, and lovely pubs ...2 of my walks are listed in the cottages so you just take a sheet and go....


For the vintage bargain hunter, we have antique shops galore (15 minutes away in Tetbury) , and auctions regularly featured on TV and boot fairs all year too...info in the cottages.( my particular passion).


Try a lazy Sunday afternoon 'Picnic at Polo', where matches are played in a gorgeous setting, just 10 minutes away....picnic baskets and foldaway chairs in the cottage, from May to September and watch the "Royals" at the charity event- world class!


Painswick, Minchinhampton ,Nailsworth, Tetbury, Cirencester Cheltenham, Gloucester are all close by . Bath is only 35 minutes by car.The very busy known tourist towns are only 35 minutes away too but be prepared as you can be waiting ages to get into the towns or to find a parking space...do ask for advice on best times to visit them...we are lucky here in the" undicovered Cotswolds" in that tourim blends in and we dont get coachs blocking the roads! But we are a magnet for film locations and we have been the temporary home for several film crews for Cidar with Rosie, the Casual Vacancy, and a few leser known ones too.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS with local knowlwedge.....

We are happy to help make recommendations, so you get the most out of your stay, please dont hesitate to ask.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brimscombe, Stroud district

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov/Dec 2016
31 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

PLEASE BE AWAREMENT PAYMENT via Homeaway /Owners Direct
There is a 1.4% additional charge on top of the published price for credit card payments within the UK.
There is a 1.9% additional charge on top of the published price for credit card payments within the EU.
There is 2.7% additional charge on credit card payments from outside the UK & EU
Any Bank charges are payeable by the bookee.
With bank transfers from abroad there is often a £7-12 charge at our bank..as we cannot predict this amount, it can be adjusted on arrival.

Price shown above for a 3 night weekend break is the same for a 4 night midweek break...this website wont let me explain this...my website has details but pleae contact me for more details.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brimscombe in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is tasteful and has full size bath with over shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Main bedroom stylishly furnished , is spacious and has a white corner sofa with TV and double doors out onto the balcony and STUNNING VIEWS Twin bedroom is tastefully decorated and light and area with stunning views ... it is smaller than the main room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Enjoy the amazing walking followed by good food in this part of the Cotswolds but with so much else to do and see locally too. Award winning Farmers market, the Baker Boys off TV 's bakery and restaurant, Berkeley and Sudeley castle, gliding & hotair ballooning, golf , auctions and antiques, arts festivals, 'Picnics at Polo', Gatcombe and Badminton equestrian eventing, and much ,much more...

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