This pretty stone character cottage is well secluded within a traditional walled garden yet it’s only a short walk from the market square of beautiful Minchinhampton, a charming Cotswold market town, simply perfect whatever the occasion or time of year.
What could be better for families, friends and dogs than a secret escape to the rustic rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Set 4 miles south of Stroud, 6 miles north of Tetbury and 13 miles west of Cirencester, this lovely property is perfectly positioned to explore these quintessential Cotswold market towns, as well as revelling in the green beauty all around you. Run wild on Minchinhampton Common (1.5 miles) amidst the roaming horses and cattle, and discover the Dog’s Christmas Tree on Rodborough Common (3 miles), with its dog-to-dog greetings cards. Immerse yourself in the cornucopia of dog-friendly pubs, parks, independent shops, restaurants and galleries of Stroud and Tetbury, and step back in time at atmospheric Beverston Castle (7 miles).
Inside you’ll find a charming interior, steeped in Edwardian country elegance and traditional Cotswoldian charisma. Gather round the inglenook’s glowing wood burner in the cosy lounge, for nights of wine, reminiscence and holiday planning. Up a few steps in the quaint kitchen/diner, feasts of sumptuous local fare will be steaming, anticipating al fresco banquets in the rear courtyard. Soak away modern stresses in the tranquil second-floor bathroom, and sink into dreams in the twin and delightful first-floor king-size bedroom (up some steps from the library).
Whatever the time of year, Westonbirt Arboretum (9.5 mile) is a must see for its fanfares of fabulous trees, its blazes of autumn treasure, white winter wonder, fertile spring and verdant summer. Peruse Cirencester’s Friday Antiques Market, Roman Museum, Country Park and Beach, Open Air Swimming Pool and fur-friendly Cerney House Gardens (13 miles). Experience the unique pleasures of Bath (28 miles) and Bristol (31 miles), for sublime Georgian and Roman architecture, marvellous markets, Bath’s Norman Abbey and Bristol’s magnificent Cathedral.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.