Jasmine Cottage - sleeps 6 guests in 2 bedrooms
- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese
Wonderful stay with friends for 11 days
Beautiful stone cottage with modern interior. Well stocked with kitchen supplies. Comfortable beds. Owner John helpful, checking in to see if we had all we needed and providing fresh linens. A welcome basket of basic supplies would have been appreciated since we were not familiar with the area and not near a market. We did thoroughly enjoy our stay however, and definitely would book with Bolthole Retreats again!
Quaint little cottage
This was the ideal location for us as it was situated in such a beautiful area for walks. Had all the amenities we needed and was clean and cosy.
Beds were extremely comfortable and the bedding provided was fresh and very warm. Kitchen was very well equipped. Overall the property was comfortable even though the bedrooms were very cold despite the heating being on.
Cosy, comfy & lovely.
Bigger than expected, really comfy beds and lovely host. Great spot for the weekend.
We found this cottage on Bolthole retreats and chose it because of its central location for the people visiting. The property was a few minutes from 2 pubs and only 10 minutes from Cheltenham.
It is very close to a busy road but we didn’t notice the traffic that much as it was the weekend and once the door was shut it was quiet. The cottage is cosy and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book again if we are ever in the area
A very comfortable stay
Jasmine cottage is a very comfortable place to stay. The sofa bed is excellent.
Our hosts John and Pamela were very welcoming. Beautiful!
Cheltenham (often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds)
Renowned for its Regency buildings, including Pitville Pump Room, a remnant of its past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson Museum and the Victorian Everyman Theatre which has an ornate auditorium. It is fabulous or shopping with many well-known high street brands and there are numerous excellent places to eat out. There is a boating lake at Pitville Park which is also a great place for walks, picnics and has an excellent children's play area. Cheltenham is also home to a 1930's outdoor lido.
Sudeley Castle& Gardens
Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardenshas played an important role in England's history for over 1,000 years. Rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to Do in the Cotswolds', the castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens,Bradwell Grove, Burford, OX18 4JP
Exhibits over 260 different species of animals and is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the U.K
Bath Roman Baths, Pump Rooms, Restaurant and Thermal roof-top Spa and swimming pool, Bath is voted as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and is the only city in Britain to be a designated World Heritage City by UNESCO.
Stratford upon Avon a medieval market town, 16thCentury birthplace of Shakespeare, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon performs his plays throughout the year.
Bourton on the WaterBirdland Beautiful park and gardens containing over 500 birds. Rissington Road, Bourton on the Water, Glos. GL54 2BN
Bloody Bourton Walking Tours, Walking Tour of Bourton's Bloody past. 07954 182016
Cotswold Motor Museum, Motor Museum & Toy Collection. The home of Brum. Admission charged.
The Cotswold Brewing Company, Brewery with off sales & tours for the public, College Farm, Stow Road, Bourton on the Water GL54 2HN
The Model Village, A one-ninth scale replica in local stone of Bourton on the Water, Rissington Road, Bourton on the Water, Glos. GL54 2AF
Cheltenham Race Course, Evesham Road, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH
As always, there is much to look forward to in the season, with 16 exciting days of top class Jump racing. Hundreds of thousands of racing fans come to Cheltenham every year, but you don't need to be an expert to make lasting memories. The wide variety of experiences range from the relaxed feel of the meetings in October and April, to the heady excitement of The November Meeting and the family fun of New Year's Day. However, the focus of any jumping season is always The Festival.
The Festival at Cheltenham is the shining jewel in Jump racing's crown. It is four days of magic, magnificence and madness, played out on a stage framed by the breathtaking vista of the Cotswold Hills. It features a cast of the best horses, jockeys and trainers playing to an audience of 260,000 people, all of whom are determined to have the time of their lives.
The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ
The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891. Our main auditorium is an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Matcham that has inspired generations of performers. The common thread throughout the many years has always been our relationship with our audience - a relationship that we treasure.
Visit the Everyman to see ballet, opera, drama, dance, comedy, music events or our traditional family pantomime. There is a full programme throughout the year.
A great day out for those who want to see how spirits are made.
A fantastic array of activities for young and old.
Clay pigeon shooting
Ian Coley Shooting School, Cheltenham
Guaranteed fun for all who have a go.
Dalesford Farmshop and Café
A must day out if you like organic food.
Our guests often ask us for recommendations of where to go, so here is a list of places we like to visit venues we like to eat, and some useful information which we hope will enhance your stay with us.
Fostons Ash, Country Pub, The Camp, Stroud GL6 7ES
Is situated conveniently to Crickley Court, about a 10-minute drive, it is open all day and has a beer garden and play area for children. Dogs are welcome. It has a reputation for its great food, with a kitchen headed by chef Richard Whiting. Please note the discount card in your folder. (Please leave the card when you depart).
Green Dragon, Country Pub, Cockleford Cheltenham GL53 9NW
Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, the hamlet of Cockleford provides a tranquil and picturesque setting for rest and relaxation. For visitors seeking an alternative to the bland uniformity of many a modern town centre hotel, The Green Dragon Inn offers an appealing individuality - roaring log fires, beamed ceilings and stone flagged floors set the scene for a relaxing experience. Dating from the 17th century, the Inn has proven to be a popular retreat for those appreciating good food, fine wine, real ales. Our bars and furniture have been hand crafted by the famous Robert Thompson - the "Mouse Man of Kilburn".
Curry Corner, Restaurant and Takeaway, 133 Fair View Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2EX
Opened in September 1977 and using only the finest ingredients to create delicious dishes. This has led to praise and fame with appearances on Gordon Ramsey's The F-Word positive testimonials from Richard Branson and Michael Palin. The one and only Curry Corner – discover the magic behind that little black door.
Barnsley Village Pub, Barnsley, Cirencester, GL7 5EF
Picture the very best of British country pubs…
…fill it up with a generous stock of Cotswolds craft ales, a keg or two of crisp West Country ciders tapped ready to quaff and a good few bottles of a Sommelier's most favoured wine stash. Then, (for the cherry on top) add to the mix a rather delicious serving of country cuisine, some trusty shots of community spirit, armchairs that beg for you to fall into them and six very good-looking bedrooms bursting with soft hues.
131 Cheltenham, Restaurant, 131 The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1NW
Classic on the outside, contemporary British on the inside located in the heart of Cheltenham. Traditional classics & modern European dishes showcase the best seasonal ingredients in the restaurant. All ingredients are sourced and gathered locally wherever possible but always from British lands and shores.
Simpsons Takeaway British Fish and Chips, 73-75 Priors Road, Cheltenham GL52 5AL
Although we opened our Simpsons Cheltenham shop in 2009, fish and chips have been in our family for nearly 40 years. We are firm believers that the best fish and chips should consist of good old, no nonsense natural ingredients: fish, potato and batter - that's it! Our batter has no MSG, salt or bulking agents and absolutely no artificial colours or flavouring. With us, you know exactly what you're eating - simply tip top quality fish and chips.
Walking & Cycling
Crickley Hill Country Park
Cotswold countryside within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, wonderful walks which forms part of the Cotswolds Way.
This beautiful Cotswold countryside, which we manage jointly with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, boasts a wide variety of habitats and plants. The limestone grassland is extremely rich in plants, which in turn support a large variety of insects, especially butterflies.
Crickley Hill is a prominent spur of the Cotswold escarpment. It overlooks the Severn Vale, with magnificent views towards Robinswood Hill and May Hill, and the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountain beyond. There's evidence of human activity on the hill going back to 4,000 BC. The area called the Scrubbs takes its name from the brushwood that existed before the planting of the present beech woodland in the 18th century.
Flyup 417 Project, Witcombe GL3 4UF
The 417 Project is the biggest privately-owned mountain bike facility in the country offering a variety of riding disciplines within one venue.
The 100 acres of land is home to: Three downhill tracks from blue to red and black grade and supported by the slick uplift service you've come to expect from Flyup. A national level 4X track Dual Slalom-Run MTB Drag Lift service Airbag One-acre dirt jump arena Velosolutions Indoor Pump Track Indoor Dirt Jumps Café and Coffee shop serving homemade food, cakes, hot and cold drinks A Leisure Lakes bike shop and workshop Bike Hire MORE INFO HERE Coaching MORE INFO HERE Kids clubs/lessons MORE INFO HERE Kids Birthday Parties Please call 01452 864036 for more information Stag and Hen Parties Please call 01452 864036 for more information Corporate Days Please call 01452 864036 for more information
Cotswold Country Park and Beach. Spratsgate Lane, Cirencester, GL7 6DF
The Park and Beach in the Cotswolds offers opportunities for a marvellous family day out – go to the beach in the country. Try loads of water sports, take on the obstacles in the new WIBIT Aqua Venture, chill out in the new Pizzeria or hire a BBQ pitch!