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Cottage With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights

About the property

Cottage in Coaley, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful Location But Close Enough To Major Towns And Cities

Orchard Cottage has been awarded a Visit England 4* Gold award and listed as walkers, cyclists and family friendly. It comprises of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large kitchen/Diner, a large living area, snug and utility. We have space to store bikes securely. It has a large patio and garden area with enough parking for 4+ cars. Included in the price is towels, bed linen, complimentary toiletries, breakfast/welcome hamper. It has a TV, DVD player and DVDs, Playstation 3 and games, wireless speaker, hairdryers in every room. The kitchen offers oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, tassimo machine, electrical cooking appliances, crockery and cutlery. The utility has a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and clothes airer. There is patio furniture and a BBQ to use. For families we have a long list of things available including steriliser, baby monitors, travel cots, toys, high chairs etc. (Please ask, I'm sure we have). There is a working wood burner in the lounge and free Wi-Fi. We can arrange hot tub hire (for an extra cost) and a mobile beauty therapist (at an extra cost). There are many golf courses all within 30 minutes and many spa's locally too. We are close to Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Birmingham and the Forrest of Dean so lots to do.

Gemma Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Gemma Carter

I live in England with my husband and son. We are beef farmers and live on the farm. We absolutely love where we live in Gloucestershire which is why my husband's family decided to renovate the cottage and make it a holiday home for others to enjoy.

Gemma Carter purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Gemma Carter chose Stroud district

The cottage is half a mile from our house and the farm and had been a dream project for a very long time. The area is so beautiful and peaceful and a bit of a hidden gem as it is just outside the busyness of the main Cotswolds but with the enjoyment of the scenery. It is close to the M5 so within 20 minutes you can be on your way to a city but be back to the quiet countryside for the evening.

What makes this cottage unique

As we are 6 miles from the M5 we are a perfect position to base your holiday from. We have a train station 3 miles in the village which has many major routes travel through. You can be in Birmingham or Cardiff in 40 minutes. The cottage is located right on the doorstep (literally) of the Cotswold way which is perfect for walking and cycling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were privileged to be the first family to stay at the beautiful Orchard Cottage. It has been an amazing holiday and the attention to detail and work you have put in to Orchard Cottage is fantastic. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the surrounding area and we had the perfect weather to enjoy them in! We look forward to coming back next year! - The Wynne family July '14

We've had an amazing few days! Thank you so much for the wonderful warm welcome and a lovely stay in this gorgeous house! Hope to see you again! - The Van Eeden family August '14

What a beautiful cottage. So nicely done and you made us so welcome. We couldn't ask for more, we had a brilliant week here. - Boffin family August '14
Jul 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Beautiful, well kept property in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time touring around the cotswolds and coming home to this amazing property. The abundance of bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and living room space made this a perfect location for our extended family of 11. The property was spotlessly clean and maintained in all aspects. We're so thankful to have found this property and enjoyed making new family memories here. We highly recommend this property and would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Welcoming,light,bright and clean.well equipped and

  • 4 of 5

We loved our few days at Orchard cottage. Lovely position,so could sit on terrace with wine and admire the view in the evening sun. All we wanted to see was within an easy distance and the walks were great. Also enjoyed the village show and the super cakes Mrs Carter gave to us after the show. Many thanks to all.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High spec cottage in a rural location

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped beautiful cottage that has been renovated to a very high standard. Welcome food basket on arrival. En suite bathrooms to all bedrooms.

Stunning views from the cottage. Great location for visiting the local area.

The owners were helpful in answering any of our queries before our visit. We had a fantastic stay and look forward to returning to the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Beautiful house, beautiful surroundings !!!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed for our children and grandchildren. What a stunning place, immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and furnished with excellent facilities, we wanted for nothing, had a wonderful relaxing stay and came home feeling thouroughly rested.

The owners communicated really well, the booking process was so easy and gave me confidence that our stay would be exactly what we were looking for.

We will be returning again, a perfect place for a family Christmas.

All you need are your clothes, everything else is there. The kids will LOVE it !!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Along weekend encompassing a family wedding

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone as it had everything one needed and was properly maintained and equipped. Customer service was excellent with afriendly and welcoming approach. As we were a family group down for a wedding activities were not important but I know this area and there are lots of things to occupy happily all age groups. I would have liked a couple more large pans, it does sleep 10, and we did have a concern about the pond being unfenced, though it was lovely and completed the magical setting. My elderly mother was particularly pleased to see the cows so close, completing the rural idyll! Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Wonderful week at Orchard Cottage, Coaley

  • 5 of 5

We chose this venue as a base for our Son's wedding at Kingscote Barn for 4 generations of our family to stay. Dealing with Gemma to organise and book the cottage was a breeze and she was very accommodating to our requirements.

On arrival we were very pleasantly surprised by the size, quality of design and attention to detail.

There was a welcome pack of provisions, toys for children, games, books and just about everything we could possibly need to support our stay.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Orchard cottage to our friends and anyone looking for a relaxing and peaceful place to stay in the Cotswolds.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
New Years 2017/2018
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please email me to book. A 20% deposit is required at time of booking this is non refundable if booking cancelled less than 4 weeks before arrival. The balance due no later than 4 weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded within 7 days of your departure. A copy of the full terms and conditions will be sent with the booking form. We offer 3 and 4 night breaks and are flexible with reduced occupancy.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday from 4pm and departure time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
We offer last minute deals and 3 and 4 night breaks. Please visit our website for prices or email for a price. Please ask for 2015 prices.

The property sleeps 8/10 please ask me if you would like visitors. We are not a party venue, you hire the cottage as self catering accommodation.

20% non refundable deposit to pay on booking and the balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stonehouse in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc & wash basin. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, shower, 2 x wash basin & wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, wc & wash basin. Main bathroom with bath, shower over the bath, wc & washbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Sleeps 2 (double sofabed in snug) Sleeps 2 children (put up bed in bedrooms 1 & 2) Sleeps 2 babies in travel cots in any room (bedding not provided) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms can be either kingsize beds or twin 2'6 beds. Please state when booking.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Outside: Large patio and garden with patio furniture included. Please note we have a 2 foot deep pond. Utility Room: Washer/Dryer, iron and ironing board, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen included, the property is cleaned before and after your stay. Other: Snug - Double sofa bed, Toys, Playstation 3 and toys, TV.

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