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Cotswold cottage at top of valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Peacefully located three bedroom property with extensive garden

Lyncroft was built in traditional limestone around the year 1700 and extended sbout sixty years ago, Opposite is the horse chestnut which fills the tiny village green of Old Bussage. Down from the green a small lane leads to the Toadsmoor Valley, a seldom visited gem.

Like so much of South Gloucestershire the valley offers a variety of splendid walking. of varying difficulty. Straight out of Lyncroft's front door guests can go on circular walks to such places as Slad, France Lynch, Bisley and the Golden Valley. Within ten to fifteen miles are found what seem to be an infinite array of paths and lanes which in our view make up the best walking country in England.

In contrast some guests settle down for long periods in the back garden. This garden is of what I call 'a goodly size'. The lawn is surrounded by deep borders: the foliage is diverse whilst flowers and shrubs give widely varied colour from March to October, In the middle of the garden is a fishpond, its edges raised well above the ground. Adventurous children have never, to our knowledge, presented a problem. The bottom of the garden is given over to vegetable growing and a boules pit which guests are welcome to use.

Whilst children can run around in the garden, they can, like holidaying dogs, be taken to the nearby park which offers yet more opportunity for exercise, Additionally there is a plentiful amount of playground equipment to keep children amused. On their return to the cottage, they can use the playroom which is full of toys and games.

Also on the ground floor are a spacious kitchen with walk in larder, utility, bathroom, lounge and dining room. The rooms are spacious, with many books and Wi-Fi. For guests who arrive in the winter, a large wood burner awaits. Two reasons for caution - firstly there are steps between the lounge and dining room and secondly very tall guests can find the height of some doorways challenging.

A further flight of steps leads to the first floor. Off the landing are a bathroom and three bedrooms. More books await. Two bedrooms contain double beds and the third a trundle bed. This room is quite big enough for two children to use but two adults might consider the amount of space available slightly restricted.

Gloucestershire is full of good things to do. If you want to visit the more well known Cotswold villages, lots can be reached within an hour and all within an hour and a half. History abounds in the shapes of Oxford, Bristol and Stratford. Don't forget the splendid house of Chastleton!

We do not accept bookings of more than a month

More Details

Rob Powell
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kate Campbell said : ' We could not have wished for a more delightful and comfortable house and location. The house is gorgeous - our children cherished what they called ' the cubby house room ' - full of toys ! The restoration/renovations of the property have been very professionally completed - giving the house a cosy feel. A fully equipped kitchen, facilities, bathroom and outdoor garden made our stay very comfortable. The area surrounding Bussage is full of a lot of thriving local produce which is worth exploring and tasting. Your house made our holiday in England comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

Lucy Hampshire said : 'We appreciated all the creature comforts. The cottage was beautiful and in a lovely location. We had a nice relaxing time and the children really enjoyed all the toys in the playroom.

Julia Batavia said : 'We had a wonderful stay and all thought the cottage was beautiful. I must add that we lacked no amenities and the location was wonderful.'
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stroud in Chalford

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom contains a shower and toilet, the second a toilet and large bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • All bedrooms contain good wardrobe space. The larger two bedrooms contain double beds. The third contains a trundle bed - one single bed stores under another, Two adults sharing this room might think the available space a little restricted. A cot can be provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Cotswold cottage at top of valley
average rating of 4.2 based on 6 reviews

Great family home, in a good location and where the people are friendly. The local pub is excellent.

  • 4 of 5

Should the owners sort out the poor flow of the shower - downstairs - and make a available a 2-3 adaptor plugs for computers and mobile phones everything would perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The comments relating to computers etc are noted. We have made the property available for renting for a number of years now. During that period no other comments have been received regarding the shower as far as we can remember.
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Lovely comfortable house and garden

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house and garden and good walking nearby. Comfortably near Stroud and many interesting places.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely, homely cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Lyncroft. Rob and Meg were lovely and very helpful.

We spent most of the week sitting in the sun in the beautiful garden, watching the fish and tadpoles in the pond and our dogs kept us amused with their confusion of their reflection in the garden mirror.

The house was clean and homely and Rob and Meg were lovely and very helpful.

We didn't realise this was their home so was very well equipped.The only thing we missed was a microwave but we got around that.

Thank you for allowing us into your home 😊

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Bussage with wonderful walks every day. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped, with a very pretty garden. Good country pubs both in Bussage and the surrounding village and a shop within walking distance. This is a fantastic walking area and we are delighted to have found it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in the heart of the cotswolds

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week in this comfortable and charming house. The house is situated within a village with a number of houses nearby. There is a pub within easy walking distance with okay food. The house is comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. It is a charming property. My only caution is for tall people - my father is 6'4'' and spent the week bumping his head on doorframe. My husband at 6' seemed to have no problems. Meg and Rob made the process of booking and our stay easy. Many Thanks for a great weeks holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Ram, Bussage
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Ram, Bussage
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Cotswold Water Park
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stroud, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Jan 2018 - 3 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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