OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Historic Townhouse near the centre of a beautiful Cotswold Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

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.

simon barber
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

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

Very smart, stylish cottage and excellent location.
Jun 2016
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Winchcombe in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Exeter England

Cozy well appointed cottage in lovely village.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has everything you need, is well furnished and equipped, in a charming village handy for Cheltenham and exploring the Cotswolds. There are excellent pubs with good food in the village as well as other restaurants. There is a bakers, a butchers, a fruit and vegetable shop an excellent delicatessen and two supermarkets. A few other shops too.

Parking is difficult but not impossible-the traffic warden was happy for us to park on the double lines outside to unload and load!

There is an efficient heating system, the shower is excellent and all the furniture is comfortable.

There is no outside space which is a small downside. It would have been handy for a small sheet of information to be left by owner just explaining a few things-internet password, TV control [there were a few scraps of paper about with this on] and importantly what to do with rubbish and where to recycle anything. Maybe a few tips about where to park too...though as we were there in early May we had no problem.

Overall a very good place to stay for a few days. We would go again.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

New year at the bolt hole winchcombe

  • 5 of 5

Centrally situated with everything you could want. Tastefully furnished and well decorated. Good eateries in attractive small town. Easy walk to Sudeley castle.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Nice cottage in a small town centre

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Would recommend the property and location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
7 0

Lovely, clean and well located. Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Lovely cottage great location.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
gold cup week
10 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enquire Now