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

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Open plan living. Great for families, reunions, etc. *Few August dates Available

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. 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 5 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 'Galaxy' & 'Pluto' - 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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Rachel Slater
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 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, 25 Dexter cows (including 8 calves) 2 horses, a Mummy donkey with her little baby and 3 dogs.

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 Cotswold district

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.

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.

20 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely house in a peaceful setting. We all really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a wonderful stay. The house was beautiful and the whole family had a great time exploring the local area. The finishing touches made such a warm welcome and the kids really enjoyed feeding the lambs.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Regards Rachel
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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: Jun 5, 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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5

Fabulous long weekend at Crane Hill Farm

  • 5 of 5

My daughter got married close to the farmhouse so we used it as our base. It was perfect - furnished to a very high standard, extremely keen & with lots of added touches such as the cake & the plentiful supply of toiletries. After the wedding we were able to relax & sat outside admiring the view. We managed to climb to the top of the hill which is well worth the effort.

I would highly recommend Crane Hill Farm & many thanks to Rachel for making our stay such a happy occasion

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The property was nice and suited our groups requirements

  • 5 of 5

A really nice weekend with friends, the house and location gave us plenty to do both on site and in the locality. All the families have young children and it was a superb and safe environment for them to play and explore the outdoors. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Rachel
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5

A Golden Wedding Weekend with the family

  • 5 of 5

A great place for our celebration. The setting is magnificent and the weather was unbelievably kind. With children and grandchildren, we had a most enjoyable weekend with every comfort. Our evening celebration meal at the Royal Oak Gretton and Sunday lunch at The Shutters Gotherington were icing on the cake.

The house was well equipped and met all our need for a lunch with 10 of our friends on the Monday.

Thank you Rachel!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely stay in this charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Crane Hill Farmhouse is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. We stayed for 4 nights in February and were lucky with the weather. The house is ideally set for walking and its only a short drive to Cheltenham and Gloucester.

The house is spacious and very clean and welcoming. The cake and wine on arrival along with the other little extras were lovely.

I will definitely be recommending to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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"

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 46 Miles Nearest Barpub : Shutter Inn, Gotherington at 0.75 Miles Nearest Golf : Cleeve Hill Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Cheltenham Spa at 7.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 Junction 9 at 5 Miles 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
August Bank Holiday 2017
25 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£960
for 3 nights
From
£320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£500
 
 
Chelteham Gold Cup 2018
11 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,800
for 4 nights
From
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,300
 
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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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. 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.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • 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

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