View towards the property and stunning courtyard
Beautiful outdoor seating to enjoy the sun and a good book
Lounge with woodburner
Lounge detail
Double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Shower room
View towards the lounge from the garden
Enjoy the beautiful gardens
View towards the property
Sit out into the night in this covered dining area
Enjoy alfresco dining
View of the property nestled in its private courtyard
Beautiful Courtyard
A great outdoor dining area
A really great space
Sit back and relax in these lovely chairs
Soak up the sun in the private courtyard garden
View towards the property and courtyard
Enjoy a long walk
With lots to do in the area
Relax and unwind
Festive feel throughout December
Meet the local residents with walks available by arrangement
1 / 26  View towards the property and stunning courtyard
2 / 26  Beautiful outdoor seating to enjoy the sun and a good book
3 / 26  Lounge
4 / 26  Lounge with woodburner
5 / 26  Lounge detail
6 / 26  Kitchen/diner
7 / 26  Double bedroom
8 / 26  Bedroom detail
9 / 26  Shower room
10 / 26  View towards the lounge from the garden
11 / 26  Enjoy the beautiful gardens
12 / 26  View towards the property
13 / 26  Sit out into the night in this covered dining area
14 / 26  Enjoy alfresco dining
15 / 26  View of the property nestled in its private courtyard
16 / 26  Beautiful Courtyard
17 / 26  A great outdoor dining area
18 / 26  A really great space
19 / 26  Sit back and relax in these lovely chairs
20 / 26  Soak up the sun in the private courtyard garden
21 / 26  View towards the property and courtyard
22 / 26  Enjoy a long walk
23 / 26  With lots to do in the area
24 / 26  Relax and unwind
25 / 26  Festive feel throughout December
26 / 26  Meet the local residents with walks available by arrangement

Murcott Farm - The Dairy

Gloucester (3mls W), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A delightful dairy barn conversion set in the grounds of a traditional farm
  • Relax in a stunning private courtyard after a day of exploring the area
  • Perfect for enjoying the glorious scenery of the Gloucestershire Way
Property code: 46502

Close to Gloucester and ideal for exploring the Cotswolds, this is a delightful and romantic single-storey converted dairy barn for two set in the grounds of a traditional farm.

The compact property provides the perfect romantic escape for you and a favourite two-legged and four-legged friend, with a myriad of outdoor adventures and cosy nights in front of the wood burner waiting to be enjoyed by the three of you. Within easy reach of Gloucester, you are just 3 miles away from padding the historic pavements of this cathedral city, while the Gloucestershire Way runs a few hundred metres from your door and provides access to miles of walks through glorious countryside and along the banks of the River Severn.

Your base for your Gloucestershire getaway is a delectable converted dairy barn in a traditional farm setting, complete with fruit picking in the summer, lambing in the spring and alpacas all year round. Your single-storey stone hideaway is the perfect amalgamation of inside and outside space, with a cosy lounge opening directly on to your own private gated courtyard, allowing your faithful friend to come and go as they please while you kick back and sink into a sofa, recline on the covered terrace or light up the BBQ to dine alfresco.

Although there are superb walking and cycling routes on your doorstep, there is still plenty to encourage you to venture further afield. The Forest of Dean offers plenty of stick-chasing opportunities just 10 miles to the west. Journeying through the forest will lead you to the River Wye – the ideal setting for a riverside picnic and splash about as you watch, or even join, the canoeists and kayakers playing in the water.

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

  • Bedroom - 1 double 
  • Bathroom - shower room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV/DVD, DAB radio and bluetooth speaker
  • Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Farm activities: meet the alpacas, alpaca walks are possible by arrangement during weekends and some evenings.
  • Lambing February/March.
  • Fruit picking seasonal
  • Travel cot available Highchair available
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 dog welcome (must be kept on a lead at all times due to the animals on-site)
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision. It is therefore, advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific requirements

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sue 27th February 2020

The dairy is cosy & has everything you could need. The welcome provided by Paul &Cath was amazing, So many kind &thoughtful touches to the accommodation & the environment make it am extra pleasure to stay.We stayed In very wet cold weather. The heating is brilliant & the log fire a dreamy way to keep warm. The. day old lambs on this working farm weRead morere a bonus! Hide

Reviewed by Dean 26th January 2020

Wonderful atmospheric cottage, great location, perfect hosts

Reviewed by Sophie 2nd January 2020

We booked this cottage for a short post-xmas getaway for some chill time and to do a bit of hiking, and it was perfect. The little cottage was charming and perfect for a romantic couple-y getaway, and it was great to be on a working farm (especially with Llama's!). Cottage well finished, located, stocked and curling up with the fire roaring was greRead moreat. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 22nd November 2019

What a fantastic property, would highly recommend, great location, everything you could need, lovely hosts and the dog had the best time. Nice enclosed garden for the dog so we didn't have to worry when he was outside. The alpacas were an added bonus as we will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Rob 30th October 2019

We received an extremely warm welcome on arrival. The owners went out of their way to ensure we had a pleasant stay. Nice property and safe, enclosed garden area for the dog. Near to plenty of walks.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd October 2019

Fantastic cottage very cosy owners most welcoming and generous will return in summer to take advantage of lovely enclosed courtyard.

Reviewed by Karen 5th September 2019

A beautiful little cottage, perfect for a relaxing get away in lovely, peaceful surroundings. The owners are so welcoming and friendly but do not interfere, it just made the whole holiday even better.

Reviewed by Gary 18th August 2019

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. We found it ideal for exploring in different directions each day. Very dog friendly and the enclosed courtyard/garden was absolutely perfect for our dog who thoroughly loved his holiday.

Reviewed by Derek 10th August 2019

The cottage is cosy and well equipped. Despite being attached to the main farmhouse it feels private and secluded. The cottage benefits from the sole use of a charming private courtyard with excellent seating for use on warm days and evenings. The farm itself feels secluded despite being only 10 mins drive from Gloucester.

Reviewed by Gwendoline 13th July 2019

Large fully equipped cottage. Owners Cathy and Paul very welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Lovely private courtyard with with the most comfortable reclining chairs. There is also the opportunity to take alpacas for a walk!

Reviewed by Susan 6th July 2019

The cottage was clean and tidy and very welcoming. It was in a peaceful location.

Reviewed by Stuart 22nd June 2019

Excellent little cottage with secluded garden fab for my dog had a great time well secured in the garden. Good location for South Wales and Gloucester and Cotswolds

Reviewed by JAMES 15th June 2019

The cottage was of average size and comfortable everything you needed was provided. Our hosts were a very nice couple. Many birds and squirrels to watch. Very peacfull. A nice touch was the Prosecco, biscuits and homemade jam waiting for us.

Reviewed by Jane 27th May 2019

Perfect cottage for dogs, all on one level and own private garden and hose to wash down any mud. Hosts are lovely and very helpful with tips on where to go locally, they also own 3 alpacas who are great to meet! The cottage is situated close to the forest of dean and the cotswolds so ideal for both. Would recommend for peaceful getaway with lots ofRead more space outdoors to chill. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 18th May 2019

Beautiful cottage, lovely owners. Quiet, peaceful, the perfect place for rest and relaxation.

Reviewed by Michael 11th May 2019

A wonderful cottage in a perfect location for the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds. Cathy and Paul are so welcoming and helpful with recommendations for local things to do and see.

Reviewed by Richard 22nd February 2019

This was our first mini break away with the dog and what a very lovely place to start with both the stunning Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds on your doorstep. A very warm and friendly welcome from our hosts with a tasty welcome basket to boot which was much enjoyed by us all and a lovely touch. The cottage although attachd to the main house is verRead morey private and comes with its own beautiful walled garden with an outside dining area. We had a great stay and left very relaxed and smiling. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemarie 9th February 2019

Handy for Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds. Nothing is too far away. Cottage is small but has everything you need. Owners are very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by Carol 29th December 2018

Spent a relaxing 3 day New Year break at The Dairy. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The owners where charming. We had a lovely surprise on arrival with a basket of goodies, including homemade jam and chutney and nice festive touches in the cottage, wellies and blankets for sitting out on the covered patio. The cottage was clean, bed was Read morecomfy and shower hot and good pressure. Ideally located for Gloucester and Forest of Dean. Would definitely like to return. Hide

Reviewed by Bernard 13th November 2018

A cosy cottage for two with a large, totally secure and interesting garden for our active dog, and a huge field next door for lead-walking. Caring owners who respected our privacy. Excellent location for visiting Gloucester and surrounds. Hope to return!

Reviewed by David 6th October 2018

A most attractive little cottage with a very warm welcome. And dog friendly.

Reviewed by Guinette 8th September 2018

The Old Dairy is an unusual and delightful holiday home. Quite small but equipped with all you might need. Cathy and Paul were welcoming and generous hosts - we learnt a lot about sheep farming, met Sam the Ram and were entertained by the alpacas who behaved just like some teenagers you might recognise. A beautiful location on the farm and a fabuloRead moreus area of the UK to explore. Don't miss the Cathedral and do visit the Outlet stores in Gloucester Quays - take your gift lists! Hide

Reviewed by Bogdana 25th August 2018

A brilliantly decorated, quiet place with all the necessary equipment for a fully independent stay. You will want for nothing in this place and the seating area in the small courtyard outside is perfect for a cup of tea and a read. Bathroom is modernly decorated and living area and bedroom comfy and cosy. Kitchen is big enough to cook a proper dinnRead moreer for two :) Hide

Reviewed by Michael 18th August 2018

The converted dairy barn was private and had a lovely outside space - nesting swallows only 2 metres away! The bed was comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and a hamper on arrival was particularly thoughtful. The hosts were unobtrusive but on hand if required, which suited us perfectly.

Reviewed by Heinrich 11th August 2018

Very quiet and secluded place not far from Gloucester! Cottage quite stylish and wonderful garden environment. Very nice and uncomplicated hosts!

Reviewed by Leanne 4th August 2018

The cottage was beautiful, everything you needed was there, very thoughtful hamper with wine, chocolates etc even a dog treat on arrival! Blankets throughout the cottage and outside if needed. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend it and would stay there again, very relaxing and peaceful. Lots of places to visit nearby, incluRead moreding the Forest of Dean. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 14th July 2018

Lovely cottage with very nice outdoor space for BBQs etc in very peaceful location with the added bonus of being only 3 miles from the city of Gloucester.

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View towards the property and stunning courtyard
Beautiful outdoor seating to enjoy the sun and a good book
Lounge with woodburner
Lounge detail
Double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Shower room
View towards the lounge from the garden
Enjoy the beautiful gardens
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