Charming 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 4) suitable for couples or small families.
About Newton Reservations
The owners, Sara and Lawrence and their daughter live in the USA but plan to retire back to their homeland some day. They know the area well and Sara was born and grew up only a few miles from the cottage so it is kind of a 'home from home'. Before buying this cottage they had walked past it many times and vowed to buy it one day.
Newton Reservations purchased this Cottage in 2013
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A beautiful tranquil cottage tucked in a lovely hamlet. Very clean and cosy for the three of us!
Wonderful location very peaceful and relaxing with amazing views. Very clean cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday - fully equipped with everything we needed. Living room very cosy and light with lots of information on local district. Beds comfy and shower/bathroom well laid out. A gem of a cottage. Would highly recommend if you want to escape and wonderful for walking the dog with lots of amazing pubs. The local common had wonderful views and was lovely seeing the cows and horses although watch out for the golfers!! We visited the north of the Cotswolds and ended up preferring this area as there were not so many people, Stroud Farmers market was lovely and had a real community feel - everyone was so helpful and friendly. We ended our trip on way home popping into the The Ragged Cot food was amazing and staff very accommodating as very busy but squeezed us in!! A wonderful weekend!
Everything we were looking for.
I stayed with my parents and sister for four nights at Newton Cottage in May. The cottage was perfect and beautiful. You can tell there are fresh upgrades throughout while maintaining the charm of the village. It made for a great Homebase while we toured around the Cotswolds. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was fully stocked with supplies and the shower was great. We had no problems with the wifi or television and even managed to do a load of laundry. We enjoyed the ease of preparing our meals at home while also visiting the Black Horse Inn and the Old Lodge in town. The streets are not for the faint of heart but we managed and found the place no problem with our GPS. We would all highly recommend this little home away from home in a picture perfect village.
This cottage was the best I’ve stayed in. It has the three most important things for me: no traffic noise, great hiking right outside the door, and a comfortable, nicely decorated interior. On top of that, the views from the windows and garden were great and I enjoyed jogging on the common, which is so open that as a woman alone I felt safe, though I wouldn’t on footpaths through fields and woods. The village of Amberley is cute but not cramped. There are two pubs close to the cottage. And if you can handle steep hills, you really could stay there without a car, just taking a train to Stroud and a taxi to Amberley. It’s only 1.5 miles on foot to Nailsworth and Minchinhampton which have shops. We had wind and rain for a few days, then it was sort of sunny - and we enjoyed it either way.
Beautiful cottage and location
Thoroughly enjoyable and peaceful.
Will definitely go back.
No hot water sadly but I think just an unfortunate fault with boiler
Cosy and quaint
We stayed here over Christmas with our two children. The cottage is beautiful, cosy and a great place to unwind. There is a lovely little fireplace with plenty of wood however the heating was perfectly cosy. Everything you need is provided, two bedrooms upstairs and bathroom, living area and kitchen downstairs. There is a fantastic folder filled with information and things to do in the local area. We took a drive to Bath which is well worth the visit and about 40 mins by car.
We had a lovely lunch at the Black Horse Inn which is about a 10 min walk from the cottage. It's up hill but an easy walk. The neighbour is lovely and friendly and really made us feel welcome in the village and Sue the property manager was easily available and helpful if needed.
Stroud is very close and lovely to visit and has a great Sainsburys should you need groceries.
The directions provided to the cottage are spot on however Google Maps also directs you correctly to the cottage.
This was one holiday home we were extremely sad to leave.
A cosy home from home
A delightful, period cottage in a lovely location. We felt at home the moment we walked through the door, it was warm and welcoming and very clean and cared for.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here.
There are many things to do in and around the area. The cottage is situated just below Minchinhampton common and above the diverse and interesting Nailsworth Valley. The area has plentiful walks with superb views and some of the best villages in the country. There is easy access by road or rail to major destinations such as Bath and Cirencester with their wealth of Roman history, Gloucester with its ancient historic docks now fully redeveloped, Oxford with its colleges and spires and Stratord on Avon for the Shakespeare experience.
Information on how to visit these places will be found at the cottage.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford is well worth a visit.
The village of Burford itself has galleries and antique shops as well as attractive tea rooms set along the centuries old high street.
If you are in this area then visit Bourton-on-the-Water for the famous model village and Motoring Museum.
Westonbirt Arboretum offers a national collection of rare trees and wonderful walks (dogs allowed in many areas of the park).
Other destinations for wildlife would include Bibury Trout Farm and The Butts Farm at Cirencester has rare livestock breeds and a very good farm shop. Prinknash Abbey near Painswick has a wonderful collection of birds including peacocks and parrots as well as various types of deer that can be hand fed.
Historic Houses and Gardens abound in Gloucestershire:
Gloucestershire abounds with historic homes and gardens. Some of them are listed here
Batsford Park, Moreton in Marsh
Frampton Court, Frampton-on–Severn
Hidecote Manor Garden, Near Chipping Camden.
Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury
Kiftsgate Court, Chipping Camden.
Painswick House & Rococo Garden
Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Rosemary Verey’s famous garden.
Golf: Minchinhampton offers 3 golf courses. There are 2 championship courses at Minchinhampton Golf Club as well as a municipal course which shares the common with the grazing cows and makes for a challenging game dodging the livestock!
Fishing: Fishing is available at South Cerney Water Parks which is also an excellent venue for sailing and open air swimming.
Walking: The area is renowned for its excellent walks covering the National Trust common land and many bridle ways and footpaths.
Horse Riding: The nearest riding stables is at Barton End.
Swimming: Excellent leisure centres are available at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud and at Cotswold Leisure in Cirencester. There is outdoor swimming available during the summer months at Cirencester Open Air Pool or the Water Parks at South Cerney.
Here are some suggestion of what can be found either locally or within an hour’s drive.
Steam Railways. The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway runs along a part of the former Great Western Railway's mainline from Birmingham to Cheltenham, via Stratford-upon-Avon. The line commands wonderful views of the sleepy hamlets and villages as it runs though the beautiful Cotswold countryside. An alternative is the Dean Forest Railway just across the estuary – about 40 minutes drive
Pubs and Restaurants:
There are many quality pubs to be found in the are. Just a few for you to consider are:-
The Black Horse Inn, Amberley. This friendly pub is a five minute walk from the Cottage and offers local beers and home cooked, locally sourced food with the added bonus of fantastic views across the valley from the elevated position high above the Nailsworth valley.
The Amberley Inn. A slightly longer walk (10 mins) from the cottage, the Amberley Inn offers good food, wines and beer as well as morning coffees and teas.
The Weighbridge. In Longfords, Minchihampton is an 'old fashioned' pub in its style and ambience, with roaring log fires to welcome you. Muddy boots, dogs and children are all welcome. It is renowned in the area for its wonderful 2in1 pies.
The Ragged Cot. The Ragged Cot is a beautiful boutique country inn with a history spanning over three hundred years.
The Bear at Rodborough. With their open log fires and comfortable furniture, the Bear Bar and Common Room are perfect for relaxing with the newspaper, taking afternoon tea or enjoying your after-dinner coffee and liqueurs.
The area is well served by a number of supermarkets within a few miles. Stroud has a Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose and Morrisons can be found in nearby Nailsworth.
For basic conveniences, there is a very small village shop and sub-Post Office in Amberley.