About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
5 bedroom, Sleeps 10, 2 1/2 bathrooms with stunning woodland views
A special place for a friends or family gathering. Music is such a part of this house that it seems to sing all by itself, and the garden is magical.
Down a potholed farm track in the middle of nowhere (well, Stroud is ten minutes down the hill), surrounded by stunning woodland on the top of the escarpment, is a 18th-century weavers' cottage that's grown — and grown! — over the years. Now it is a big, beautiful and open-but-cosy family home. Tiered gardens, ponds, shrubberies, squirrels, dragonflies and ten acres of woodland surround it, and you can help yourselves to anything that is growing. In the sitting room are antiques, rugs and easy sofas, books, pictures and objets d'art. Stairs creek, doorways lop, and the kitchen is Shaker in style, with a handsome farmhouse table and a huge range for toasting your toes; walk The Cotswolds, then recover on a floral sofa. For cooks: every drawer is full of utensils and there's an abundance of pots and pans. Bedrooms are in two wings; beds, bedding and views are to die for. There are four double beds, two single beds and one sofa bed which folds out into a double. The sofa bed is in the same room as one of the double beds, but it is the largest bedroom in the house and is consequently still very spacious. The owner, who lives in the cottage just above, is most happy for children to stay but note, there are stairs to tumble down and steps to fall up! One for musicians, artists, family, friends…
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Magical house in a magical surrounding
Came for a weekend with a group of friends and had a brilliant time. The house is perfect for a small group and the surrounding area is just stunning. Host Jacqueline was perfect. I would definitely return!
Thank you very much Natasha, it was wonderful having you and your friends at the house and I am just thrilled to know that you had a good time. I look forward to seeing you all again.
The most wonderful house and perfect weekend!
Where to start with Nancy's house...
It really is the most stunning country house we've ever stayed in. Only a short drive from the station but once you're there you feel in the middle of nowhere and it's wonderful. The house is decorated to perfection, and the kitchen was just a dream, with everything we needed to cook and the perfect dining table for us all to sit round chatting through the night.
The lounge is cosy and all the rooms are lovely and comfortable.
There's lots of nice walks to do nearby, but even walking round the garden makes you feel at one with nature.
The snow came on our final day, leaving us stranded, but Nancy proved herself to be just the best host ever by gifting us one extra night so we could tackle it in the morning.
I really couldn't find a fault in Nancy's service or the house and it was just the best Christmas getaway for our friends.
We'll definitely return to this charming cotswolds country house!
You were all such a cheerful group of friends and it was a joy having you. I am just thrilled that you enjoyed staying at Alambil House and you were all so accommodating and easy to get along with.
I am very pleased to know you all got home safely on this cold snowy day.
I look forward to seeing you all again.
Until then, have a Merry Christmas and a special 2018.
A wonderful place to be with friends and family
It was wonderful to meet you and your family. Please come and see us again!
A small group of our friends (seven) stayed for a weekend at Jacqueline's beautiful home in the Cotswolds and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. The surrounding area is breathtaking and when we arrived Jacqueline made us feel instantly at home with her warm and inviting demeanor. She is lovely, down to earth and very easy going. Her house was beyond all our expectations! We were excited by the photos on the site but in person it is unbelievable how amazing this home is. Our group of friends all want to leave London and live here now. It is all so warm and charming. The bedrooms are lovely and the beds/mattresses/comforters are so absolutely cozy. It was like sleeping in a cloud and we all had the best sleep.
We would spend the days and evenings making meals in the remarkable kitchen and relax in the very comfortable living room with a log fire. We could not have asked for a more perfect accommodation. Then there is the natural surroundings which are a dream. The immediate backyard is beautiful and so very peaceful. We went for long walks on the trails and the beauty of it all is beyond description. By now it shouldn't come as a surprise that I would highly recommend this home but honestly I wish I could articulate more precisely how happy it made our group of friends in the short amount of time we had to spend there. It is an incredibly romantic experience that reconnected us all to nature and to what is important in life. We are already planning our return.
Thank you for the beautiful and thoughtful review. This is how I want my guests to feel at Alambil House. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your happiness has given me great joy.
I look forward to meeting you all again.
Beautiful house and location
We had a lovely stay here in this amazing house. It really is a true country house with beautiful gardens, and the kitchen and lounge were incredible spaces to social in as a large group. Wouldn’t hesitate to return and Jacqueline was extremely helpful throughout the whole weekend! Thank you!
You were the most charming guests and I really enjoyed having you at the house.
Thank you for leaving it so clean and in such good condition.
It would be wonderful to have you back again and I certainly would recommend you to any Homeaway owner.
Beautiful location, characterful and unique house
We had a really lovely weekend at the house. It's in a gorgeous location, with a fab garden. The house is full of character, original features, works of art and quirky touches. It has clearly been a well-loved home. It's really good for groups as it has a big, sociable kitchen, and lovely living room with open fire, both with lots of space. Hosts were really welcoming and helpful, providing any bits & pieces we needed quickly and happily, and even some free home-made jam! Only minor suggestions to improve - a set of really good kitchen knives would be great, and some of the bedrooms had small windows that didn't have curtains which made a lie-in a bit difficult! But these are really small things, overall the house is beautiful and we had a brilliant time.
Stroud – 5 minute drive. Live music nights and excellent art scene. Farmers market every Saturday; well stocked with food, goodies and flowers. You will alway be surprised by who you may see and what you could find.
Nailsworth – 15 minute drive. Very up and coming, divine restaurants, shops and full of Cotswold charm.Painswick – 15 minute drive. Queen of the Cotswold towns with limestone buildings, cafes and its famous church.
Cirencester – 20 minute drive. A large market town full of character, lovely cafes and restaurants and amazing shops.
Cheltenham – 25 minute drive. Everything you could ever need with every shop under the sun, exciting nightlife, live music and the well known Everyman theatre.
Bespoke country walks all around on Rodbourough or Minchinhampton common, perfect for dog walks, picnics, BBQ’s or kite flying. Westonbirt Arboretum, flea markets, antique shops, fine restaurants, local pubs, art festivals, golf.
Stroud Leisure centre: two pools, one indoor and one outdoor fresh spring water pool. Tennis courts, badminton, sport clubs and a fitness centre.Also close by is Cheltenham National Hunt racecourse, also the home of the Gold Cup and Literary & Music fests