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Great family & dog friendly accommodation in a stunning location, Cotswolds

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Open plan living. Great for families, reunions, etc. *Pre-Christmas Special*

Enjoy the weekend before Christmas 15-18th December with the family in a beautiful, rural environment. The house will be decorated for Christmas with a large Christmas tree, tasteful decorations and a welcome basket. Don't miss out!!

The Farmhouse provides accommodation for up to 12 guests. We have just re-arranged our bedroom accommodation to provide greater flexibility. We can now offer a huge Superking master suite with large walk-in ensuite shower room which doubles as a family room capable of sleeping a family of 4 comfortably. In addition we have a further Superking bedroom which can be split to provide twin beds and accommodate a put-u-up bed. Our third bedroom is a kingsize bed which can be split to provide twin beds. Our fourth room is normally configured with twin beds but can be arranged to provide a further Superking bed. Our cosy snug has a full sized sofa bed providing accommodation for 2 further guests.

The living accommodation is arranged in an open-plan manner - providing a perfect large sociable space for family gatherings or group reunions. With 3 aspects you get a fantastic panoramic view of the stunning scenery and wildlife. The space is also great for business use - projects, meetings, etc

The kitchen is well fitted out with ample cupboards and a huge central peninsular unit - always a popular place for a natter!. There is a large range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and American style fridge freezer. There is plenty of cutlery, crockery, pots & pans for your stay.

The dining area has a large farmhouse table with seating 10+. We can provide a highchair if necessary.

The comfortable lounge area with log burner & huge sofas provides space to relax after a busy day exploring the wonderful surroundings - near and far

In addition there is a separate cosy snug with TV, DVD & X-box for those who want some space of their own or somewhere for the kids (of all ages) to hang out. This room can double as a ground floor bedroom as the sofa converts to a full-size double bed. We provide a large variety of board games and DVDs for you to enjoy.

There is a spacious ground floor cloakroom and separate boot room with washing machine and plenty of space for outdoor clothes and to store bicycles, etc.

Upstairs there are 4 good sized bedrooms with high quality cotton bed linen and luxurious towels.

The Master suite is a huge room that can be used as the principle bedroom suite for a couple or as a great family bedroom - sleeping a family of 4 comfortably with a Super-kingsize bed and 2 x guest-beds. There is a large ensuite with walk-in shower. The room offers stunning views across the valley towards Cheltenham and a great view of the local Steam Train.

Bedroom 2

This room has a super-kingsize bed that can be split to provide twin beds. There is ample room for a cot or put-u-up. There are lovely views across the valley towards Cheltenham Racecourse. You can see the Steam Train from this room.

Bedroom 3

This room affords views over the farm towards the top of Crane Hill. A great place to see the farm animals. There is a Kingsize bed which can be split to provide twin beds.

Bedrooms 4

This room is normally configured with twin beds but they can be joined to provide a Superkingsize bed. There are views over the farm from this bedroom.

On the first floor there is a newly fitted family bathroom with high quality wc, basin, bath with shower over.

Outside there is a large private garden with designated parking spaces for up to 4 cars. To the front the patio offers to opportunity for a BBQ whilst watching the steam trains across the valley.

We have tried to stock the kitchen with those items that you would normally find at home but don't necessarily bring with you on holiday. There are the basic items (tea & coffee, sugar, milk, salt, pepper, etc) and in addition we have a range of herbs & spices, ketchup, brown sauce & mayonnaise. Outside the back door is a small herb garden that you are welcome to help yourselves to.

We are dog friendly and welcome your 4-legged family member but please keep them on a lead when on the farmland.

Guests at Cranehill Farmhouse have exclusive access to the top of Crane Hill. This is private land not accessible to the general public. This affords magnificent 360 degree views towards the Cotswolds, Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and beyond.

Whilst on the hill you are likely to meet some of our Easycare Sheep and if you walk a little further the Dexter cattle. Don't forget to take a carrot or apple for 'Sid' & 'Joe' our friendly horses and 'Pluto' & Blossom with her baby Summer - the donkeys.

In spring we have lambs - Rachel will often invite guests to help to feed the orphans - always popular with children (and adults).

A Baby Pack comprising Cot, highchair and safety gate is available on request for a small additional cost.

More Details

Owner
Rachel Slater
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Rachel Slater

Keith, a Company Director and Rachel, a former Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Nursing in an acute hospital. We have 4 grown-up children and a new grandchild and another on the way. Rachel loves all animals, especially dogs, horses and elephants! Crane Hill Farmhouse is situated on a small farm with 100 sheep, 16 Dexter cows (including 6 calves) 2 horses, 3 donkeys (including our baby donkey this year - Summer) and 3 dogs. We run the Farmhouse as a family business, involving family members in the housekeeping, maintenance and overall running of the property.

We purchased Crane Hill Farmhouse and spent 6 months renovating and refurbishing to a very high standard to provide accommodation we would like visitors to enjoy and return to year after year. We are continually updating and upgrading the accommodation to maintain our very high standard.

Rachel manages the Farmhouse with the assistance of Tom, our youngest son who is skilled in lots of areas to keep the Farmhouse in great shape.

We moved to the Cotswold area approximately 15 years after many years moving around (Keith was in the Royal Navy for 9 years) as it was convenient for jobs, etc but definitely put our roots down here and will not be moving away again.

Rugby fans, we support our local team, Cheltenham Tigers, who Tom plays for, as well as visits to Kingsholm to watch Gloucester Play.

Last year we began proud grandparents to Isaac and look forward to him growing around the farm with space, animals and fresh air

Rachel Slater purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Rachel Slater chose Cheltenham

Crane Hill Farmhouse is situated in a fantastic rural location giving access not only to the Cotswolds and all the attractions but further afield to towns and cities - Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham all within 1 hour drive. However we are only 10 minutes from central Cheltenham and the M5!

The open plan living accommodation is perfectly suited to large family holidays or groups of friends. All the bedrooms are light, spacious and offer fantastic views.

There is generous private outdoor space for children to play and parking for 4 cars - additional cars may be accommodated by negotiation.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Guests have unique access to the top of Crane Hill - only afforded to guests of the Farmhouse and residents of the Barn.

The views across the valley are breathtaking and constantly changing with the weather and seasons. We never get bored of the views.

There is an abundance of local wildlife including foxes, rabbits, brown hares, a local 'confusion' of guinea fowl, badgers and the occasional deer.

Look up and you will discover a wide range and variety of birds - the buzzards, with their vibrant under-wing markings which appear as two large eyes, nest in the trees up the hill, a family of 'little owl' reside in trees near to the Farmhouse and can be heard most nights as they hunt for food. There are also some local Barn Owls who can be heard ‘twit-to-wooing’ in the evening

We have frequent visitors of other birds of prey including sparrow hawk. It is not unusual to see a Red Kite, distinguished by its deeply forked tail.

We are fortunate to see Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker. These colourful birds can often be seen on the fence posts ‘knocking’ for beetles.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham in Tewkesbury District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not block entrance to the barn when parking and do not park on the grass
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly refurbished ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Cloakroom - Toilet , On ground floor - large cloakroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly refurbished - Mira Sport Shower
  • Family bathroom has been newly replaced with quality furniture. WC, basin, bath with shower Ensuite has been newly refurbished with quality bathroom furniture - WC, basin and shower in large enclosure Cloakroom - situated on the ground floor with good access. WC and basin in spacious area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed - great views up to the farm
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed - great views of valley - room for travel cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superkingsize bed, ensuite - Valley views, space for cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Can be Superkingsize bed
  • Master Bedroom with Superkingsize bed and ensuite shower room. Spacious room with fantastic views across the valley. Space for cot/child's put-you-up bed Bedroom 2 - Kingsize bed with space for cot - views to the front of the house across the valley Bedroom 3 - Kingsize bed with view towards the Farm Bedroom 4 - Twin beds or Superkingsize - views towards the farm
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
Situated in the Cotswold and near to so many attractions Crane Hill Farmhouse offers much more - whatever your holiday needs - relaxing away from it all, visiting the picturesque town & villages, Cheltenham races, Prescott Hill Climb, many Festivals in Cheltenham. The high quality accommodation will ensure you, your friends and family will not be disappointed. Bring your bikes and store safely in the bootroom to explore the wonderful scenery. Horse riding is available in the next village. There are too many wonderful pubs & restaurants locally - but please ask if you have any preferences

Reviews

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Great family & dog friendly accommodation in a stunning location, Cotswolds
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
5

Lovely house, particularly well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with property. A comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Crane Hill Farmhouse and thank you for your review. We strive to provide high quality accommodation in a beautiful setting. We look forward to welcoming you again. Rachel
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4

Lovely location and great communal areas

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weekend with old friends. We filled the house to capacity and it was a bit of a tight squeeze. The owner was very accommodating in terms of put up beds and a travel cot. We felt very welcome and Rachel was helpful with all of our questions. A lovely weekend away. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review - I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you again. Rachel
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4

Great Family Space!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Crane Hill Farm, three generations were comfortably accommodated. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, etc, and the welcoming bottle of wine, milk and cakes were appreciated. Lovely views, and a bracing walk to the pub. Our only regret was no logs for the woodburning stove.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Cosy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and well resourced. Lots of places to visit

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Immaculately decorated, wonderful space for big groups.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend Crane Hill Farm enough. Immaculately presented, fantastic quality fixtures and fittings, comfiest beds ever, very well stocked kitchen. The position is dreamy and the addition of the farm animals made our stay the perfect place for our youngest holiday companions.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful farmhouse in a beautiful location. Rachel the owner left lots of goodies for us on arrival. The beds were very comfortable and there were loads of toiletries provided. It is a safe environment for children and ours loved seeing the animals up close. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the farmhouse sand the location. We hope to welcome you again soon. Rachel
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Location

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
"Take a trip back in time with this lovely railway between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecour..."
Cheltenham Racecourse
Broadway
"Quintessential Cotswold Village - be sure to have a local ice-cream"
Pittville Park
Everyman Theatre
"Recently refurbished. Excellent Shows"
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
"Modern Gallery and Museum - regular special exhibitions"
Bugatti Owners Club
"Regular hill climb events. Loads of vintage vehicles. Big Clubhouse"
Sandford Parks Lido
"Large lido - recently refurbished, great place to relax when its hot"
Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Shutter Inn, Gotherington
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cleeve Hill Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.5 Miles
Cheltenham Spa
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M5 Junction 9
Car: recommended

The Cotswolds is one of the most 'quintessentially English' and unspoiled regions of England where you cannot help but fall in love with the uniqueness of it.

Nestled in the tiny Hamlet of Woolstone, Crane Hill Farmhouse is perfectly located to explore this wonderful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visitors have unique access to the top of the hill which boasts 360 degree views of the Cotswolds, Malverns and the Black Mountains.

Located just 10 minutes from the Regency town of Cheltenham Spa, there is plenty for guests of all ages to enjoy

Explore further afield - Oxford, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham are all within 1 hour drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£500
 
 
Feb Half Term
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
£1,500
 
 
Chelteham Gold Cup 2018
11 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,800
for 4 nights
From
£950
 
 
Easter 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early May Bank Holiday
27 Apr 2018 - 2 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late May Bankholiday
25 May 2018 - 4 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
19 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct Half Term 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£960
for 3 nights
From
£320
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
New Year 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 3 nights
From
£425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£330
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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