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Five secluded Cotswold farm cottages with flagstone floors and real wood fires. - Jackdaw cottage

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Gloucester - Self catering rural ecoretreat

Walks straight from the door; wild flower meadows, hidden valleys, ancient woods

Re-connect with nature in one of our five traditional Cotswold stone self-catering cottages with flagstone floors and real log fires. With over 75 acres of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows, we value our natural environment and manage the land sensitively to encourage wildlife habitats. You may see buzzards, badgers, foxes, deer as well as sheep and cattle from your windows. With a choice of good pubs within easy walking distance, space to dry any wet gear and a log fire to come home to, we are the perfect base for a holiday exploring the excellent walking on and around the farm.

Our cottages have from one to three bedrooms. All have fully equipped kitchens, outside space to watch the sun go down, a BBQ, books, games and DVDs. Each cottage has one bathroom with bath and shower and all except Jackdaw have wifi.

Details for holiday cottage Jackdaw cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Jackdaw is 400 meters from the farmhouse down a farm track and is the ultimate in secluded rural cottages. It is tucked into a steep bank, over-shadowed by tall ash trees. You can see across the meadow to the Cotswold village of Oakridge on the other side of the valley.

There is a small roughly paved yard to the front, enclosed by a stone wall and space for 2 cars to park next to the cottage.

Visitors are more likely to be foxes and deer (or an occasional cow) than human beings.

Clamber down to Jackdaw Bridge, wait a month or two & see a passing steam train or walk from your gate, across the fields to the perfect country pub with wooded valley views from the garden and open log fires inside for cooler days. They serve local beers, much of their food is locally sourced and they welcome well behaved dogs. The Westley Farm donkeys like an occasional trip there too!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Hege & Julian Usborne
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Norwegian, Turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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About Hege & Julian Usborne

Westley Farm has been Julian's home for over 40 years and I joined him over 20 years ago. Together we have built a haven for wildlife and people. We stopped spraying or fertilising the fields about 20 years ago and have been rewarded with amazing displays of wildflowers in the hay meadows, rare butterflies breeding on the farm, masses of bees and delicious crops of apples that we juice on our annual Apple Days.

Hege & Julian Usborne purchased this cottage in 1972

Reviews

Jackdaw cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Cozy Quiet Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We made last minute weekend plans to stay in the Cotswolds and happened upon Jackdaw cottage at Westley Farm--and I am so glad we did! Despite the chilly weather, we remained warm and cozy in our heated cottage and loved our little fireplace and kitchen. The cottage is secluded down a long driveway so you feel like you have your own little piece of pastoral beauty all to yourself. The farm is in a great location to explore local villages as well. The provided milk and cake were just icing on the...cake :) ! Thank you Hege for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much - I'm so glad you had a good time! Yes, I love my mum's apple & cinnamon cake recipe (I have posted the recipe on our Facebook page). Soon it will be time for wreaths, candles mince pies and Lucia buns! On Saturday we make the wreaths to hang on the cottage doors for Advent. Lets hope the weather is kind to us as we gather in the ivy, holly and spruce....
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Car: recommended

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gloucester, Cotswold district

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter'16
4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£135
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
£2,200
 
 
early Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
£790
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Winter'17
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£135
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
£2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

5% discounts (non-cumulative) for 2 cottages booked together, repeat bookings or consecutive weeks.
CANCELLATION:
If you cancel 3 months or more before holiday: no penalty and immediate refund of deposit
If you cancel 1 month or more before holiday: deposit refunded if property is re-let less cost of re-letting
If you cancel less than 1 month before holiday: deposit is forfeited. Full cost of rental will be charged if property is not re-let.
Outstanding debt liable to 5% interest charge per month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gloucester in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 is upstairs. There is a single wooden bed with a spare that pulls out (also full sized with normal single mattress) to make 2 singles or one huge double. Movement in the upstairs bedroom is slightly restricted by the sloping roof. Therefore most suitable for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking

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