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Traditional Cotswold House In Village Location At Top Of Toadsmoor Valley

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Peacefully Situated By Small Village Green

Lyncroft dates from the eighteenth century. It consists largely of three limestone cottages that were amalgamated many years ago. Everyone who comes here seems to love it. We live in an area which is good to look at, excellent for walking and geographically central. Everything feels mellow and peaceful.

The house has three bedrooms, kitchen, utility, two bathrooms, two reception rooms and playroom, as well as a garden which people usually call 'beautiful'. Not far away is a park with a playground which is fine for children and dogs to exercise in.

South Gloucestershire provides just about every type of walking imaginable in this country, save for mountains. The countryside is glorious to discover, whilst an advantage is that you can go on circular walks straight out of the front door.

The nearest pub/restaurant, the Ram is about five hundred metres away, whilst it takes fifteen to twenty minutes to walk to either 'The Lamb' or 'The Old Neighbourhood'. Within say half an hour's drive there is a plethora of other hostelries and eating places to try in such places as Cirencester, Cheltenham Tetbury and the surrounding countryside.

We are centrally located for car access to Bath, Bristol, Slimbridge, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford and all the Cotswold Villages.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Meg and Rob Powell, still wondering why we ever delayed moving to this loveliest neck of the woods.

Speaks English, French

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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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: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It has always felt so right. It took a while to get everything shipshape but the results of our work, it seems, have added to what were already a beautiful house and garden. The description ' beautiful' or 'lovely' is one which not just we but nearly everybody who comes here uses to describe the property. However often we sit in the garden with a drink in the evening, every occasion when we do it makes us feel a bit privileged.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Ram at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Minchinhampton at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Stroud at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : A419 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Ram at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Cotswolld Water Park at 15 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

There is a man made beach at the Cotswold country Park beyond Cirencester.

Travel:

The nearest railway station is at Stroud, about four miles away. The journey from there to London Paddington takes about an hour and a half with direct trains. There are none too frequent buses from Stroud to Bussage. Junction 11A on the M5 is twenty five minutes away; junction 15 on the M4 is thirty five minutes away; the M4/M25 junction is an hour and twenty minutes away; the journey to Bristol Airport takes in excess of an hour.

Distances:

NEAREST RAILWAY STATION : Stroud 4 miles.

NEAREST AIRPORT : Bristol 40 miles.

NEAREST M4 Junction : 15, 35 minutes.

NEAREST M5 Junction : 11A, 25 minutes.

NEAREST PUB with food : Quarter of a mile.

Further Details:

There is plenty of road car parking by the house. Less than two hundred yards away is the local park (known as the 'pleasure ground') which provides playground equipment for young children, plenty of space for ball games and bicycle ramps for older children.

In the newer part of Bussage there is a Tesco Express; there is a village shop with a good stock of groceries and newspapers, together with a post office in neighbouring Eastcombe. Further supermarkets can be found in Stroud, Nailsworth and Cirencester. Bussage, Eastcombe and neighbouring Chalford all have good pubs with food; Chalford Vale has a coffee house and Brimscombe an Indian restaurant.

From the pub in Eastcombe there are splendid views across the Toadsmoor Valley, one of the unknown gems of the Cotswolds. A walk through the valley will take you to Bisley. Our favourite pub, the Bear, is at Bisley. It is simply a smashing place to be. Almost adjacent to it is the old hunting lodge of Henry VIII. Have a look at the village website.Was Queen Elizabeth I the person who she was thought to be?

Stroud has a weekly prize winning Farmers Market. It is not far from Nailsworth, a town rare in so much as local retailers reign supreme and not multiple stores. Excellent restaurants and coffee houses abound.

The beautiful local countryside provides walks of varying difficulty, many of which are circular via such places as France Lynch, the Stroudwater Canal, Slad and Sheepscombe.

Towns such as Cheltenham, Oxford, Bristol, Bath and Stratford upon Avon are all easily accessible by car; Cotswold gems such as Castle Combe, the Slaughters, Great Tew and Chipping Campden are all not far away. Swimming pools, sailing, fishing and theatre can all be enjoyed. One final suggestion : Giffords Circus normally tours locally in the summer, Neither traditional nor just for children, it is a glorious must.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
10 Sep 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Rate 2
22 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 3
9 Jan 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Rate 4
14 Apr 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
Rate 5
16 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
£1,220
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
All bookings must be accompanied by a deposit of £200. The balance is due four weeks prior to arrival. Both payments should be by transfer to our bank account. A further security deposit of £150 is payable by cheque upon arrival, which will be refunded within two weeks of departure so long as there has been no damage to either the property or its contents.

Changeover Day:
Friday is our preferred changeover day although there may be some flexibility dependant upon bookings. Arrival time is after 16.00 hours and departure by 10.30 hours.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owners for prices for less than a week's stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We can also eulogise about the countryside which surrounds us.. Our part of the Cotswolds is not filled by crowds. Just as in other parts of the county, there are plenty of good cafes and pubs, But car parks here seldom overflow. South Gloucestershire has so many valleys and hills which, along with riversides and canals, provide a rich and varied combinations of walking terrains. Whilst so many walks require short car rides to reach their starting points, one advantage of Lyncroft is that all you need do is to open the front door and set off from here. Although so much enjoyment can be obtained from exploring the countryside on two feet, four wheels can quickly take you to a wide range of attractions. Children can go to the Cotswold Water Park for swimming, Adam Henson's and the Roves Farm Parks, the Matthew and the Great Britain in Bristol Harbour, the steam railway at Winchcombe, castles at Berkeley and Goodrich. Lovers of history will be able to visit Oxford, Gloucester and Wells Cathedrals, the superb Jacobean house of Chastleton, the many medieval churches. And easy on the eye for everybody will be the architecture of the Gloucestershire countryside. Our favourites are Chipping Campden and the villages of Eastern Turville and Stanton. And what does one need after a day out ? The nearest pub, the Ram, is five to ten minutes walk away. Other pubs such as the Kings Head at France Lynch, the Lamb at Eastcombe, the Butchers Arms at Oakridge, the Old Neighbourhood at Chalford Hill and the Bear at Bisley are all less than ten minutes drive away. Restaurants? Try the Egypt Mill or the Wild Garlic or the Oldstone, all at Nailsworth. Just a cake and coffee? The Lavender Bakehouse at Chalford Vale, Mills Café at Stroud and The Kitchen at Minchinhampton are worth a visit.

Property Type

  • cottage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The upstairs bathroom has a hand basin, toilet and a large bath very suitable for wallowing in. The downstairs bathroom has a hand basin, toilet and shower cubicle.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 have double beds (one king size) and space in built-in wardrobes for clothes hanging / storage. Bedroom 3 is preferably used singly but with its truckle bed can sleep one more. Space in built-in wardrobes for clothes hanging / storage.

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms save for the kitchen, bathrooms and utility are carpeted. Gas central heating and water heating are included in the price. Children are welcome. A cot and a high chair can be provided upon request. Only well behaved pets please. No smoking on the premises; no hen or stag parties. Outside: Whilst there is a small garden to the front, most of the garden space is to the rear and is largely private. In the rear garden, there are deep borders containing mainly perennials. These have been chosen to provide colour from March to October as well as attractive and varied foliage. The borders surround a good sized lawn around which are also found a number of shrubs and trees including a weeping ash. At one corner of the lawn is a pergola, covered by clematis and roses; it houses a table and chairs. At another corner is found a stone patio with table, chairs and gas fired barbecue for alfresco dining. Please feel free to lounge in the other garden chairs as well. or just while away the time by the pond. At the bottom of the plot can be found the vegetable gardens together with a boules pit. Inside the garden shed you will find a complimentary bottle of wine to help your first game pass aimably! Utility Room: Clothes pegs; washing machine; tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning after changeover. Bed linen, bath and hand towels provided. Other: Great for families with young children is the playroom with many toys, children's games, jigsaws and a dolls' house.

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