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Rustic Out-Building w/Amazing Views Of Cheltenham-Backing On To Chosen Hill

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Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage in Churchdown, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England - Rural Location Within 10-15 Mins Drive Of Central Gloucester & Cheltenham

The Outhouse is a beautifully appointed, self-contained out-building. It includes a large bedroom, high quality bathroom with bath and shower, large living area/lounge with integral fully-equipped kitchen and parking for 2 cars or more. There is an outside sitting area to relax and enjoy the views both over to Cheltenham, as well as up towards the woods of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Chosen Hill nature reserve. It’s an ideal alternative to a hotel.

Member since: 2015
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Sarah

We are a family of 4 with 2 young children (as well as a spaniel called Roxy, chickens, bantams, 2 goats and 2 sheep!). The opportunity to rent out accommodation became increasingly apparent as "The Outhouse" was in limited use other than by family on visits. We took about the task of upgrading it to be as special as possible. The infrastructure, both internally and externally, was almost perfect already - we just needed to invest in furnishings, which we haven't held back on. Given a chance we chill out in there when we can. We book it out for ourselves too!

Sarah purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sarah chose Tewkesbury District

The setting - it's amazing. We spent a long time looking for the right place for our family. The opportunity to rent out our "Outhouse" to business people and holiday makers was an added bonus. We've taken this opportunity very seriously and have focused on attention to detail. It's been available from the beginning of 2015 but we spent several months in 2014 getting it ready. For example, the wifi has been professionally installed as we felt the signal from the main house was too weak. The brand new TV lacked on the sound quality so we bought a special unit to make it sound far better. We could go on...

What makes this cottage unique

It's very close to both Gloucester and Cheltenham but in a rural setting. The tree-lined drive - as you approach it - puts you in the right frame of mind after either a social or business trip.

Amazing wildlife (green woodpeckers for example) is abundant.

It's the perfect place to relax with many rural attractions, but close to city life.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tewkesbury District in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • High standard bathroom with bath, shower and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 large bedroom that can be set up as 2 singles or with a kingsize bed. In addition there is a sofa bed in the living area that can be converted into a comfortable kingsize bed. We also have two camp beds available suitable for adults or children. Property sleeps 2-4 typically. If more than 4 people proposed staying, please contact owner first to discuss!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Outside: Private outside seating area with lovely views over to Cheltenham.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rustic Out-Building w/Amazing Views Of Cheltenham-Backing On To Chosen Hill
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience was fantastic. Sarah kept me updated all the time with great communication and when we arrived Andy was there to greet us and show us round. The Outhouse is a great setting and has all the facilities (and more) that you would need. We had a great stay and are hoping that Sarah and Andy will have us back the same time next year.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review and being great guests! We really enjoyed having you here and the entertaining chats. I'm still laughing about some of them! See you next year - you're very welcome anytime. We look forward to that. Thanks for the 'fantastic place' comments - it's more about the people that come along for us but we're looking at it from the other side. I guess it works both ways. Great to meet you. Andy
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Sarah were so welcoming and The Outhouse was the perfect vacation place. It's very conveniently located for sightseeing and is in a beautiful rural location. My animal-crazy friend was happy to meet the goats and the chickens! I would enthusiastically recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah thanks for your kind review! Great to have you both staying here :-)
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Great location, well appointed holiday unit.

  • 5 of 5

Sarah’s unit was the perfect location for our travels. The unit is beautifully appointed, spacious and well equipped. Washing machine’s drying feature doesn’t work but Sarah graciously dried our clothes in her dryer. Unit was very clean and well presented, shops a short drive away for supplies. We are very happy we chose this home for a visit and would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay in this location.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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stunningly well located gem!

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed in this beautiful annex during while visiting the Cotswolds. The property had all the commodities and it's very nicely decorated (the huge bath was a pleasant surprise). The host was so kind and friendly and showed us around their beautiful grounds and all the lovely animals!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed your stay :)
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Quiet and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped. Child friendly inside and outside (the animals were a big hit with our little one!). Sarah was a fabulous host!

Great place for a relaxing weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you stay! Thanks :)
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Amazing place and amazing people

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing weekend at the the outhouse. It is perfect and so well equipped. Sarah and Andy are the most hospitable people went above and beyond. Would definitely stay again xx

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Turned into quite an adventure with the snow didn't it!! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please contact Owner on 07710 515554 if any questions. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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