View towards the barn
Enjoy the bubbles
Converted barn with unique style
Relax in front of the wood burner
The perfect place to enjoy a meal together
It's time for a board game
A spacious lounge/kitchen/diner
Filled with character and style
Hand crafted wooden work tops and units
The perfect retreat to relax and unwind
Cosy double bedroom
Unique touches from the milking parlour
Handcrafted bathroom features
Enjoy the rainfall shower
View out onto the countryside
An enclosed courtyard
Views out onto the countryside
Rosemary and Thyme right on your doorstep
Pretty flower beds enhance the red brick
Enjoy the sun setting from your private hot tub
1 / 20  View towards the barn
2 / 20  Enjoy the bubbles
3 / 20  Converted barn with unique style
4 / 20  Relax in front of the wood burner
5 / 20  The perfect place to enjoy a meal together
6 / 20  It's time for a board game
7 / 20  A spacious lounge/kitchen/diner
8 / 20  Filled with character and style
9 / 20  Hand crafted wooden work tops and units
10 / 20  The perfect retreat to relax and unwind
11 / 20  Cosy double bedroom
12 / 20  Unique touches from the milking parlour
13 / 20  Handcrafted bathroom features
14 / 20  Enjoy the rainfall shower
15 / 20  View out onto the countryside
16 / 20  An enclosed courtyard
17 / 20  Views out onto the countryside
18 / 20  Rosemary and Thyme right on your doorstep
19 / 20  Pretty flower beds enhance the red brick
20 / 20  Enjoy the sun setting from your private hot tub

Halfpenny Retreat

Cheltenham (3mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A detached barn set within the fringes of Cheltenham Spa
  • Relax in your own private hot tub
  • Perfect for cosy nights, with wood burner
  • A great area base for walkers and cyclists
  • An area steeped in history and picturesque Cotswold villages
  • A great base for Cheltenham races and year round events calendar
Property code: 58873

Peacefully tucked away within the countryside though within easy reach of Cheltenham Spa, this detached barn is simply brimming with character, just perfect for couples to enjoy whatever the time of year.

Set on the outskirts of the pretty village of Badgeworth, 4 miles southwest of Cheltenham, you and your faithful friends will find well-earned bliss and tranquillity, away from the stresses of modern life. There are four cracking canine-cordial pubs within 3 miles, and a world of wonderful shops, museums, galleries and eateries in Cheltenham. Ride the steam railway from Cheltenham Racecourse (6 miles) through sublime Cotswold countryside. Visit the picturesque Montpellier District, packed with restaurants, parks, bars and boutiques, amidst elegant Regency architecture. The Sibling Distillery is gin bliss, with a friendly welcome. Colesbourne Park has year-round bounties, including a radiant spring snowdrop garden. Enjoy the renowned Literature and racing festivals in March and October.

Inside you’ll find a handcrafted haven, full of original features and rustic charm. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a cosy and romantic space, with its bread oven, old beams and brickwork, vintage signs and bespoke units. Unwind by the crackling wood burner, with a board game or a bottle of wine, aglow with memories just made and yet to come. After a steaming shower, sink into the bedroom’s soft sanctuary, or retire to the hot tub under twinkling stars, with a glass of prosecco on the patio. There’s an outside utility area, and glorious Cotswold views all around.

Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester (16 miles) is an ancient market town, bursting with history, crafts and antiques markets, and dog-friendly independent pubs, shops, parks, museums and eateries; the Elemental Sculpture Park, Corn Hall and Arcade are worth a visit. Stroud (12 miles) is a pastoral haven – visit the Shambles Market and the timeless garden at Miserden (10 miles), with its rolling Cotswold views. Througham Court Gardens (10 miles) and the National Trust’s Woodchester Park (21 miles) are rural idylls. Also discover why the charming village of Bourton-on-the-Water (21 miles) is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 Bedroom – King sized
  • 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Covered off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Property is within the grounds of the owner home and privacy is assured.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within a mile
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Bike hire available direct with owner
  • Enclosed courtyard with additional patio area with sun loungers

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Glyn 29th November 2019

Hosts Dan and Pip are both excellent. The Retreat is clean, tidy, well equipped and comfortable, you need no more.

Reviewed by Susanne 20th November 2019

Just stayed here for our honeymoon. The cottage was fantastic and far exceeded our expectations. Pip and Dan have thought of everything for us and our dog Charlie. After a day exploring the Cotswolds we couldn't wait to return and enjoy the hot tub and the gorgeous log burner. Total luxury.

Reviewed by Rebecca 8th October 2019

Excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds. Perfect for us as we have a young dog so the enclosed garden area was brilliant and also a field next door so that she could run off some steam after a day out. Cottage so cosy and all very comfortable with added bonus of the hot tub to end the day.Pip and Dan were so friendly and made us feel so welcRead moreomed - nothing too much trouble. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 4th October 2019

Absolutely perfect, Pip and Dan have thought of everything both for us and our dog Millie, we have been fortunate to stay in some lovely places over the years but this is definitely one of the best. A lovely cottage, peaceful location but easy access to amenities and a great hot tub to soak away the efforts of the day.

Reviewed by Sue 27th September 2019

Excellent location for visiting Cheltenham, Gloucester & Bath. Property was outstanding, very cosy and Pip & Dan were very helpful. Would definitely come back again

Reviewed by Lesley 2nd August 2019

Lovely cottage. Very hospitable host. Very dog friendly lovely secure garden for the dogs. Great hot tub after lovely scenic walks. Would love to go back. Very comfortable sofa and bed.

Reviewed by Mark 20th July 2019

This cottage is an absolute gem, for couples with and without dogs. It is situated near the m4 and m5 so easy to get to and provides easy access to Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. We have two dogs and the property sits on a small holding run by Pip and Dan. They are fantastic hosts and absolutely lovely. They also have a field attached to the propertRead morey for smaller dog walks and an enclosed garden with hot tub. Would recommend the Gloucester old spot pub. Lots of shops etc within a short drive. Hide

Reviewed by Glenn 24th June 2019

A well equipped romantic cottage ideally situated to explore Cheltenham and the Cotswolds Pip and Dan are very welcoming, we would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Hannah 28th May 2019

My husband and i had a fantastic honeymoon here with Pip and Dan. We received a very warm welcome. The cottage itself was immaculate, beautifully furnished and homely. We had a fantastic time exploring the fields and looking for wildlife, we saw wild deer from the hot tub. Cheltenham has many wonderful bottle shops and Camera pubs that we both recoRead moremmend. I could not have expected more from this beautiful escape. Thank you so much Pip and Dan. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 10th May 2019

What a perfect getaway this was for us. There was nothing we would change. There was everything you could possibly need in the cottage and attention to detail was lacking nothing. It was perfect for two dogs who immediately settled and had space to roam around without us fearing their escape. We had a very warm welcome on our arrival with treats foRead morer both us and the dogs. Would highly recommend this lovely accommodation to anyone. Perfectly placed To explore the Cotswolds. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 12th April 2019

Amazing cottage. Beautifully decorated and with everything thought of that you would need on a self catering holiday. Excellent location, close to shops, pubs and plenty of walks.

Reviewed by Lindsey 7th April 2019

We were greeted by the owner who was friendly and helpful. It was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. The hot tub was amazing after a day of exploring. The cottage was uniquely decorated and had everything we needed and more. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to anyone that wanted a peaceful get away.

Reviewed by lauren 3rd April 2019

We celebrated our 7 year anniversary by staying here for 3 nights! We walked loads, found some cute pubs and enjoyed the beautiful cottage itself! Bigger then expected and impeccable clean! Lovely lovely hosts! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a real relaxing time. The tele has Netflix which was perfect for rainy cosy nights in with winRead moree! Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 22nd March 2019

Lovely peaceful place beautiful scenery and lovely welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Sarah 16th March 2019

Very clean and cosy cottage for two people with everything thought of from blankets to bathrobes for when you get out of the hot tub. The bed was comfortable which was a bonus, along with a nice shower and plenty of hot water. Loved the cake baked by Pip and chocolate and milk in the fridge, nice personal touches. All in all a great place to stay iRead moref you want to visit Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Hide

Reviewed by David 8th March 2019

Fantastic cottage, comfortable, well appointed and spotlessly clean. It was perfect for the two of us and our dog and its definitely on the return list ! Lots of walks in the immediate area and some great pubs though transport is required to get to them.

Reviewed by Alec 15th February 2019

The cottage was lovely and the welcome very warm. We would definitely stay again. The hot tub was great and the bed very comfy.

Reviewed by Courtney 28th January 2019

As soon as we walked into the cottage we fell in love with it! Very spacious to what we expected yet so cosy and very clean. We were met by Pip who gave as such a warm welcome! Everything was brilliant, the attention to detail was so thoughtful and privacy wasnt an issue in the slightest. Location was spot on for necessities as well as exploring anRead mored coming back to the log burner and hot tub was absolutely perfect. We definitely hope to return for another relaxing few days away Thank you!! Hide

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View towards the barn
Enjoy the bubbles
Converted barn with unique style
Relax in front of the wood burner
The perfect place to enjoy a meal together
It's time for a board game
A spacious lounge/kitchen/diner
Filled with character and style
Hand crafted wooden work tops and units
The perfect retreat to relax and unwind
Cosy double bedroom
Show 8 moreUnique touches from the milking parlour


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