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The barn at Moorend Farm has been converted to provide three comfortable holiday cottages which can be rented individually or together to accommodate parties of up to sixteen (in eight bedrooms made up of four doubles and four twins). The cottages are pet friendly and available for both short breaks and weekly bookings throughout the whole year.
Located within beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, they provide a perfect base from which to explore the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills and the charming Spa town of Cheltenham which offers lovely shops and a great selection of places to eat.
Individually the holiday cottages sleep six, six and four and are not only ideal for friends or family who want to holiday together but are ideal for larger groups to meet, work or socialize together in a relaxed self catering environment.
There is plenty to do and see in this beautiful central part of England. The cottages are conveniently located near to Cheltenham Racecourse, which holds the Cheltenham Race Festival in March and other prestigious racing events throughout the year (local taxi firms can provide a minibus service for large groups). The Three Counties Showground at Malvern also provides a whole host of events throughout the year, ranging from the Three Counties Agricultural Show to antique fairs. Go Ape in the Forest of Dean is also within easy reach and most supermarkets deliver, so self-catering is easy.
The Cotswolds with its pretty little villages and honey coloured buildings is within easy reach as are Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, Herefordshire, Ledbury, Worcester, the Malvern Hills and Upton upon Severn.
Locally there are plenty of pubs and country walks and you can also enjoy fishing lakes, river boat hire, golf and swimming are all within a twenty minute drive.
Jacqueline Matthews joined Independent Cottages in February 2009
Harvest Cottage (Sleeps six in three bedrooms) - Open plan ground floor with kitchen area. The lounge/dining space is large. If all three cottages are booked together, families can comfortably enjoy dining and socialising together in Harvest Cottage. On the second floor there is one double-bedded room, two twin rooms, a bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin, and a further separate WC.
Shire Horse Cottage (Sleeps six in three bedrooms) - On the ground floor, there is an open plan lounge with kitchen, sitting and dining area. One double-bedded room is also situated on the ground floor, with an ensuite shower room with WC and hand basin. On the second floor, there is one double-bedded room and one twin-bedded room. There is also an upstairs bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin.
Cider Apple Cottage (Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms) - On the ground floor there is an open plan lounge with kitchen, sitting and dining area. On the second floor, there is one double-bedded room, one twin-bedded room, bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin.
Family information: There is a large pond so parents will need to ensure that children are supervised at all times.
Additional information: Washing machine and tumble dryer are located in a separate laundry room which guests have the shared use of. Please enquire with owner regarding prices for short breaks on individual cottages. A £150 refundable deposit (£50 per cottage) is required to make a booking. Dogs accepted (two maximum).
Prices: Peak rate is for Christmas and New Year only.
Large Groups: Responsible hen and stag groups accepted by arrangement. Sixteen guests can dine together as there are two tables in Harvest cottage which can be placed together (the main table seats twelve) and also patio tables outside. Prices for large groups range from £1410 - £2000 per week (the peak rate of £2000 is for 7 nights at Christmas and New Year only). Short breaks are offered all year round, low season for three nights or less is £999 to hire all three cottages, High season for three nights or less is £1170. Christmas and New Year bookings are for 7 nights for all three cottages booked together. Prices listed below are based on hiring all three cottages.