Bell House Apartment (One) - Self catering holiday cottage in Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, England - Sleeps 5
Bell House Apartment is a new holiday apartment, conveniently located in the eclectic town of Stroud and just a short walk to Waitrose, canal walks, cafe's, restaurants, pubs, shops and the mainline rail station to London. Formerly a coaching inn, this substantial character apartment provides first floor canal side, accommodation for up to five guests and is ideal as a base for walking holidays or touring the Cotswolds. There are two large bedrooms, one triple room that may be presented as three single beds, or a superking plus a single. The second bedroom can be made up as either a twin, single or superking. There is one shower room and an open plan living room with fully equipped kitchen and table with seating up for to eight guests.
From Bell House Apartment it is a five minute drive (or a healthy walk uphill!) to the Commons with some of the most beautiful National Trust managed common land in the country, with outstanding and far reaching views over the Cotswolds and towards the Severn Estuary and Wales beyond. Horses and cattle can be seen roaming freely across the Commons, and the grassland slopes are home to wildflower species (including thirteen species of orchid) and rare butterfly. The Commons villages of Minchinhampton, Box and Amberley provide local award winning combinations of fine dining and real ale pubs and there are more restaurants and inns dotted across the Commons. Winstone's Ice Cream Factory Shop near The Bear at Rodborough provides a convenient place to stop for a refreshing treat on a hot summer's day whilst taking in the wonderful views over the Golden Valley.
The Cotswolds has many popular attractions but here are a few of the more unique experiences that can be enjoyed from just across the road, up to within a thirty minute drive: local canal restoration, history in the making; Bibury's Arlington Row, its origins dating from 1380, found in 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds' William Morris; take a trial flight in a glider, an adventurous way to take in the stunning local views; Hetty Pegler's Tump, part of the Cotswold's Neolithic history; the Severn Bore, a 'spectacular natural phenomena' and so much more.
Bell House Apartment provides a perfect base for visits throughout the region including the spa towns of Bath and Cheltenham, and historic Gloucester, Cirencester, Oxford, Bristol and Stratford-upon-Avon, to name just a few. There are a wealth of places to visit and cultural activities, including the National Westonbirt Arboretum and Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, along with diverse shopping opportunities, from specialist boutiques and designer outlet to world class antiques.
There are also plenty of pretty villages and historic towns to visit, providing a great selection of places to eat. This wonderful area has something for everyone...
- Horse Riding Nearby
- Waterside Location
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- iPod Docking
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Satellite/cable TV
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
- Accessible via Public Transport
Bell House Apartment sleeps up to five guests in two bedrooms.
- VisitBritain 4 Star Award 'excellent standard'.
- One triple room which may be presented as three single beds or a superking double plus single.
- Second bedroom which can be either made up as a twin, single or a superking double.
- Shower room.
- Open plan living room with fully equipped kitchen containing large solid wood table with seating for up to eight guests.
Facilities include: Internet access, dishwasher, microwave, cooker, fridge, central heating, satellite television, DVD player, kettle, iron, toaster and hair dryer.
Additional information: Guests have the use of a small shared lockside garden and have an allocated parking space. Basic items such as soap, shampoo, washing up liquid are provided for at least the initial two or three days, also milk, tea/coffee/sugar and biscuits on arrival. Travel cot available (cot linen not provided), along with high chair. Towels and linen are provided. Pets may be accepted - please enquire with the owner.
Access by Public Transport: Bell House Apartment is ideal for people who want to leave the car at home as it is close to Stroud Railway station, which is on the mainline into London Paddington (just over one and a half hour journey time). There are also local buses and national coach services that run from Stroud.
Low Season from £455
Mid Season from £595
High Season from £700
Star Rating: 4 Star
Changeover Day: Flexible
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms (1 superkng/twin rm & 1 triple rm with 3 singles/1 superking + 1 single)
Owner: Jane Green click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Bell House Apartment (One) joined Independent Cottages in Dec 2010
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Reviews and Testimonials for Bell House Apartment (One)
The property opened December 2010 so few guest comments as yet - but please review the comments at our other properties, the standard is equally high!
'Apartments are in a great position for exploring Cotswolds, Sky+ a welcome find. Kitchens have everything we needed...' (TW, Dec 2010)
'Just what we needed for a break' (SC, Jan 2011)
'Excellent facilities, great time had by all in apartments one & two' (PR, Feb 2011)
'Just a quick note - we forgot to add an entry to the guest book - to say how fabulous we think the apartment is. We wish we'd had more time there and in Stroud itself, but everything was so comfortable for us - we could not have asked for more.' (NH. Feb 2011)