The Retreat - The Cotswolds, Sleeps 4
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The Retreat - Woodchester, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, England - Sleeps 4

The Retreat

The Retreat offers plenty of space for up to four guests and enjoys a quiet rural position amid the South Cotswolds countryside three and a half miles from Stroud, and a mile and a half from Nailsworth.

Adjacent to a working agricultural farm and offering a taste of country life, The Retreat provides an excellent base for exploring Central England including the Cotswolds. This dog-friendly holiday home is perfect for walkers, cyclists and those wanting a touring base to explore the areas many attractions. The Gloucestershire market town of Stroud is a short drive away offering shops, cafe's, restaurants, pubs and the mainline train station to London. Even closer (just seven minutes in the car or thirty minutes on foot) is the wonderful Cotswolds market town of Nailsworth. Much loved amongst foodies, Nailsworth has a fine selection of excellent restaurants and pubs, monthly market (held on the fourth Saturday of each month) and independent shops selling everything from arts and gifts to essentials and wonderful local produce.

Sitting on the edge of Woodchester village in the Nailsworth Valley, this spacious retreat has a pub less than a mile away and nestles amidst the Commons with some of the most beautiful National Trust managed common land in the country. Here you can enjoy outstanding panoramic views over the Cotswolds and towards the Severn Estuary with 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 throughout the area. 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 for day trips out. Just a few of the more 'unique' ones that can be found locally 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.

The Retreat 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 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.

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  • Perfect for ramblers - Situated in Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A spacious fully equipped social kitchen with breakfast bar... & fabulous views
  • A second wood burner with comfy seating makes the kitchen space warm & inviting
  • Separate utility room & cloakroom.  A useful space for your muddy boots & coats
  • The grassland slopes dotted with traditional pubs are perfect for walkers & dogs
  • A short flight of wooden stairs from the kitchen to the upper ground floor hall
  • A multitude of walks are mapped locally, an area to explore through all seasons
  • A spacious cotswolds stone property, full of charm.
  • Outstanding views across Nailsworth valley toward Amberley & The Black Horse Inn
  • A light, spacious, and comfortable sitting room to relax in.
  • Full package of Sky TV with movies & sports on both sitting room & kitchen TVs
  • A cosy warm wood burner for those cooler evenings. Fast unlimited wi-fi provided
  • The upper ground floor hallway - a character property, impressively spacious.
  • The local canals are undergoing an extensive program of restoration, lots to see
  • On the first floor, master double bedroom, complete with TV, bath shower ensuite
  • Lovely views when you open the blinds !
  • On the ground floor - twin single beds, with the family bathroom just next door
  • French doors lead out to the small grassed garden area - Dogs are welcome
  • Ground floor bedroom - bathroom with bath & separate shower cubicle is adjacent
  • Minchinhampton & Rodborough National Trust Commons, cattle & ponies graze freely
  • Family bathroom on the ground floor, complete with separate shower cubicle too.
  • A character bathroom window  !
  • Ground floor family bathroom - with bath & shower
  • Local Golf - Old Minchinhampton Course nearby, early morning mist in the valleys
  • First floor ensuite to master bedroom - with shower, and bath.
  • First floor ensuite to master bedroom - with shower, and bath.
  • Kite flying - a popular local pastime.  Paragliders & hot air balloons drift by.
  • Your view from The Retreat.
  • Plentiful private parking on your own gravel driveway.
  • Your view across the valley from the front lawn.


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

The Retreat Continued

This spacious property sits in a peaceful position at the end of private country lane adjacent to a working agricultural farm.

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and french doors to the garden.
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
  • Spacious kitchen/diner with everything needed for self-catering, as well as a wood burner and wall mounted television. An incredibly social area with central island/stools, table with chairs for dining, comfy seating for relaxing, range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
  • Utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. Separate cloakroom WC.
  • Living room with wonderful views, wood burner, comfy seating and television.

First floor

  • Double bedroom with television and ensuite bathroom including bath, walk in shower, heated towel rail, WC and wash basin.

Outside: There is an enclosed small grass garden area and off-road private parking. Bike storage.

Additional information: Sky television including movies and sports on the kitchen and living room TV's for entertainment, and unlimited WiFi internet access. Towels and bed linen are provided. Well behaved dogs accepted (not in the bedrooms please) - please enquire with the owner. Ideal for holidays and weekend trips away. Perfect for midweek business guests. Unfortunately the property is not suitable for children.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £700
Mid Season from £700
High Season from £840
Peak Season £1260

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: No
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Twin & 1 Double)

Owner's details:
Owner: Jane Green (Booking Manager), click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Retreat joined Independent Cottages in Jan 2017

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Calendar last updated: 21st September 2017

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