Bell House Apartment One sleeps up to five guests and is 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 friends and families 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 super-king plus a single by prior arrangement. The second bedroom can be made up as either a twin single or super-king offering flexible sleeping. There is one shower room and an open plan living room with fully equipped kitchen and table with seating for up to nine guests.
The Commons are just a five minute drive (or a healthy walk uphill!) from Bell House Apartment and provide a wonderful spot to enjoy the stunning far reaching views over the Cotswolds and towards the Severn Estuary and Wales beyond. One of the country's most beautiful common lands managed by the National Trust, horses and cattle can be seen roaming freely, and the grassland slopes are home to wildflowers (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 an abundance of attractions and day trips out. Just a few of the more 'unique' ones that can be found on the doorstep or within thirty minutes by car include: local canal restoration, history in the making; Bibury's ancient picturesque Arlington Row which dates as far back as 1380 and was noted for being 'the Cotswolds most beautiful village' by William Morris; take a trial flight in a glider, an adventurous way to take in the stunning local views; The Neolithic burial ground of Uley Long Barrow (known locally as 'Hetty Pegler's Tump') and the Severn Bore, a 'spectacular natural phenomena' to name just a few.
Bell House Apartment provides a perfect base for visits throughout the region including the Roman City of Bath and spa town of Cheltenham, 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 outlets 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.
Jane Green (Booking Manager) joined Independent Cottages in May 2010
Bell House Apartment sleeps up to five guests in two bedrooms.
Additional information: One allocated barrier protected parking space, additional public parking nearby. Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access. Sky+HD with movies, sports and kids. Travel cot available (cot linen not provided so please bring your own), along with high chair. Towels and bed linen provided. Pets may be accepted by arrangement - please enquire with the owner. Central heating keeps the apartment warm all year round.
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.
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• Some availability for Xmas & New Year - please enquire • Can be booked with adjacent Apartment 2. Larger properties also available for family or group parties.
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