1 Bedroom Ensuite Town House with Impressive Views to Surrounding Countrys
The Bolt Hole was fully refurbished in 2015. On the ground floor the house features under floor heating, a large living area with all modern facilities such as High Speed Broadband and a Large Flat Screen TV (including BBC iplayer and Netflix). On this level there is also a brand new bespoke kitchen (fully equipped with all cooking utensils and appliances including a new gas range cooker, fridge and washing machine) with seating for 6 adults. Upstairs there is a double bedroom including an en-suite bathroom (with large power shower heated via a new combi boiler) and beautiful views of the cost-worlds hills from a large viewing window. Free parking is also available within 100 yds of the property.
Top Traveller Review
New year at the bolt hole winchcombe
About the Owner
About simon barber
My occupation is a builder and property developer specialising in the refurbishment of historic buildings. I live in Cheltenham with my family and our dog.
simon barber purchased this cottage in 2015
Why simon barber chose Tewkesbury district
Winchcombe is a special place to my family and I as we have restored a number of Cotswold stone houses within the town both for clients and ourselves over the past 20 years, so we know it very well. We refurbished the Bolt Hole in 2015 to a overall high standard and are very pleased with how the house has been finished.
What makes this cottage unique
The house is located within the centre of Winchcombe amongst many other beautiful Cotswold houses. Such great location means everything is conveniently on your doorstep. A variety of local pubs, restaurants and shops are less then 100 meters from the house and popular tourist attractions such as Sudeley castle are also very near by.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
(5 traveller reviews)
New year at the bolt hole winchcombe
Centrally situated with everything you could want. Tastefully furnished and well decorated. Good eateries in attractive small town. Easy walk to Sudeley castle.
Nice cottage in a small town centre
Nice property with all expected amenities. (except a dishwasher!). Good standard of furnishing and fittings and really clean. Well located on a main road in a small town centre. Fair bit of traffic noise but quiet in the evenings. Took my earplugs so no problem sleeping! A perfectly located property for two people for a trip around the Cotswolds. Decent pub restaurants for an evening meal and drinks. Recommended.
Would recommend the property and location
The property is very cozy and warm, very nicely decorated and feels very welcoming.
It is well stocked in the kitchen and very functional throughout.
Located on a fairly busy road, but the noise is not a problem.
There is no parking at the property, but there is a car park a 3 minute walk.
Winchcombe is a beautiful little village, with lots of great walks and cute pubs.
Very relaxing to be there.
Sudeley castle is worth a visit.
Easy to get to Cheltenham and Gloucester, and great to walk around.
On the downside, the owner was very uncommunicative.
I had to find his mobile number on the website and call the night before the scheduled stay as we did not get any details of the location or access, until we strangely received an email 2 days into the stay.
Also, the check in time was 4pm and check out at 10am which seems a little mean.
Lovely, clean and well located. Very comfortable!
We really enjoyed our stay at The Bolt Hole. Whilst we didn't meet Simon, the key was easy to locate and we found everything we needed. A small book with a list of eg wifi password, how to use appliances etc would have been helpful but we found everything! Highly recommend a visit to Sudeley Castle and The Lion does great food!
Lovely cottage great location.
Great location for exploring the Cotswolds? Property is well equipped and spacious. Parking was a short walk away, and we had no problems finding a parking space. Our only complaint was there was no welcome pack, but a supermarket is very close by.
From the Owner
“Winchcombe is a special place to my family and I as we have restored a number of Cotswold stone houses within the town both for clients and ourselves over the past 20 years, so we know it very well. We refurbished the Bolt Hole in 2015 to a overall high standard and are very pleased with how the house has been finished.”
Activity and Interests
Set above the river Isbourne Winchcombe is arguably the hidden jewel in the Cotswold crown. The Town became prosperous from its Abbey (one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in England), it's wool trade and as a producer of tobacco. Although the Abbey (and the tobacco) have now gone there is still much to see. If you take a stroll along Gloucester street through Abbey terrace to Hailes street and then back along Chandos street and down North street you will see the wealth of the town reflected in many of the buildings as well as in the surrounding countryside. Sudeley castle home of Queen Katherine Parr up to her death in 1548 is situated near the centre. Hailes Abbey founded in 1246 and owned by English heritage is well worth a visit. Stanway house a Jacobean manor house is close by also. Belas Knapp a Neolithic long barrow dating from circa 3800 BC is well worth a visit.
For the more mechanically minded the GWR steam railway which runs from Toddingtom through winchcombe to Cheltenham racecourse provides a fantastic day out for the family and Prescott Hill Climb home of the the Bugatti club which is one of the worlds most prestigious motor racing venues.
Known as the walking capital of the Cotswolds and with the "Walkers are Welcome" status Winchcombe sits art the intersection of the Cotswold Way, the Gloucestershire way, the Wardens Way, the Windrush Way and the new Winchcombe Way.
Winchcombe has fair trade status with a mouthwatering selection of top quality restaurants, a wine bar, pubs , tea shops and a contemporary delicatessen/coffee shops. There is a vibrant music and arts festival in May/June and in August and a Christmas festival in December. There are quite a number of Antique shops, art shops as well as the normal shops you would expect in a market town.
Within 10 minutes drive is Regency Cheltenham with the Famous Racecourse which includes the famous gold cup.There are regular festivals including the Literature festival, jazz festival, science festival, music festival and the food and drink festivals. There are excellent shopping facilities including John lewis waitrose etc. and many restaurants bars and theatres. Addtionally, Stratford upon avon is 25 miles away with many historic sites etc.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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Check in from 4pm on day of arrival or by arrangement / check out 1030am on day of departure or by arrangement
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The house is located within the centre of Winchcombe amongst many other beautiful Cotswold houses. Such great location means everything is conveniently on your doorstep. A variety of local pubs, restaurants and shops are less then 100 meters from the house and popular tourist attractions such as Sudeley castle are also very near by.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
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- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Living Room
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- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
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- Pantry Items
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- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
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- Dining Area
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- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- mountain biking
- 40 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Power shower shaver socket washbasin toilet oak floor
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, double sofa bed in lounge
- Double bed with side tables dressing table wardrobe new carpets view to valley