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Quiet Detached Cottage with Stunning Sunsets, 180 Views from all rooms & patio

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cosy 3 bedrm stone cottage in Amberley, near Minchinhampton Common close to footpaths and Cotswold villages

Detached stone cottage with spectacular sunset views from patio and every room. Recently extended with large triple glazed centrally heated kitchen diner to enjoy the views from, and new shower room and utility. Gas cooker, large fridge and freezer, dishwasher and gas Rayburn. Comfy sitting room with 42" TV, wifi unlimited broadband and quiet library of varied books, cards and board games. 3 bedrooms with wardrobes and bathroom upstairs. Patio table, 2 benches and 4 directors chairs to enjoy the views from and watch the birds.

5-10 minute walk to Amberley Post Office & Stores and Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common, 1 mile to Nailsworth with good bakers, butchers, cafes, Morrisons supermarket, many gift shops and small independent clothes shops. 3 miles from Stroud with it's weekly Saturday Farmers Market and Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets. Easy access to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol and many Cotswold villages and attractions.

More Details

Cathy Radford
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Swahili and some Japanese
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Cathy Radford

We've spent 33 years working abroad in various countries and always looked forward to returning to our cosy cottage with it sunset views. Most of the paintings, drawings and photos decorating the cottage were done by our daughter when at school, reflecting our homes in East Africa and Japan.

We're now retired and live part time in New Zealand, southern Europe and England.

Cathy Radford purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Cathy Radford chose Cotswold district

We like walking and searched extensively to find a cosy stone cottage with unspoilt rural views in the Five Valleys area near Minchinhamton and Rodborough Commons and Stroud.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is cool in summer and warm in winter with sunset views all year round. Enjoy the fascinating views from every room whatever the weather outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The accommodation was absolutely splendid with the kitchen a sheer delight. Everything that was required in a letting was readily available. The views from the kitchen window were uplifting on the dreariest of days. The garden was very bird friendly and we were greeted each morning with a dawn chorus. We were grateful for the tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival. We would highly recommend this letting." David 16/03/12

"Really gorgeous place to stay. Everything we needed and views to die for. Such a pretty place & super towns to see." Ann 21/10/12

"Wonderful stay. Whole family loved the incredible views & cosy accommodation. The children had great fun exploring Minchinhampton Common. We'd love to come back again." Katie 21/02/13
Aug 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault the accommodation and the location.

Secluded but a short drive to town and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The. Cottage was very clean and fully equipped, would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful break

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay in our cottage, you're most welcome to return again any time.
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Lovely cottage, great location, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Mount Cottage is a lovely property with stunning views across the Nailsworth valley. It is very spacious and well-equipped for a relaxing holiday.

Quiet location but a short stroll up the hill to Michinhampton Common (vast area of open grassland with views in every direction) and three excellent pubs (Black Horse, Amberley Inn and Old Lodge - all serving good food). Longer (but easier!) stroll down the hill into Nailsworth (great small town with individual quirky shops). Also very close to Stroud with its superb weekly farmer's market, supermarkets ... and more quirky shops!

The Stroud Valleys (aka the Five Valleys) is a great area for walking - easy walking along the old railway and canal or across the commons, or more challenging walks from valley to valley.

We've stayed in the Stroud area on numerous occasions and will definitely return, most likely to Mount Cottage if we need a 3 bedroom property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to write a review, we really appreciate it and many guests do read the reviews to help them choose a place to stay. We would love to welcome you back again in future when you visit the area. Thanks again for choosing our cottage, warmest regards, Cathy Radford
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Great Place to stay when visiting the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of six German garden lovers who visited this part of the Cotswold for the first time.

The owner were absolutely helpful with the booking even an unusal turnover day was possible. We found the house suited us perfectly, the lady who looks after the house was very really friendly and helpful. We could not ask for more.

The views from EVERY room were just amazing! We all loved it so much that we defintely want to come back.

D.v. Z. from Germany

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write your comments on our cottage. Good to hear that you may return and that you enjoyed our area and especially our cosy cottage. You are all most welcome to book again any time and continue exploring our part of the Cotswolds.
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Lovely spacious cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend away in this lovely spacious cottage. Plenty of room for 6 adults and our 3 yr old. Stunning views from the patio and the dining area. We loved walking over the common nearby and visiting the shops in Nailsworth. The Black Horse in Amberley does a splendid Sunday lunch. Jolly Nice farm shop and the Saturday Stroud market are worth visiting too. We love this area and would stay in this cottage again if we came back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rachel, and glad you enjoyed our cottage and views. You're more than welcome back any time you fancy a break in our area of the Cotswolds. Kind regards, Cathy
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Beautiful cottage in Cotswolds with stunning view

  • 4 of 5

a beautiful cottage in Amberley with stunning views, 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bathrooms, accommodates 6 people, close to Nailsworth. Wifi works well but a bit weak upstairs and does not reach far downstairs.

Suggestions - needs a shower in upstairs bathroom, needs stronger wifi, will benefit from a sofa bed downstairs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We too would like a shower upstairs but this would require re-configuring and re-plumbing the whole bathroom due to the sloping ceiling, which is a future plan. We use wifi throughout downstairs when we are there and it works well, but we will look at putting in a booster. We choose not to have a sofa bed downstairs as we prefer to keep the cottage to a max of 6 people to give more space for families. However we do allow higher occupancy if families bring their own travel cots and bedding.
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  • 5 of 5

We are currently staying at this great cottage. Fabulous cottage and location. Can highly recommend the cottage, the Bkack Horse, the Balti Nailsworth Indian takeaway and the fantastic walks including the walk to Nailsworth. Love it here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb half term
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Feb 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner by email for all bookings.

Changeover Day:
Friday and Monday preferred but flexible, please ask for other days.
3 night weekends Fri/Sat/Sunday.
Arrive after 3pm and depart by 10am please, to allow for changeover.

Notes on prices:
All utility costs included in rental.

Deposit of 25% due on confirming a booking.
Balance plus £100 returnable damage deposit due 8 weeks prior to booking date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gloucester in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , hand basin
    Ground floor shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sleeps 6 in kingsize double, queensize double and twin beds, one 3ft wide, other 2ft 6in wide but suitable for adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: This is a totally non smoking house. No pets allowed because of allergies. All heating and utilities included in rental price. Please leave the cottage clean, tidy and as you found it. Outside: Patio with outside furniture and steep garden of shrubs. Parking directly outside on the country lane to the rear, but you can offload on the communal drive beside the house. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes dryer, clothes airers, iron and board and coat hooks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided and changed weekly. Please leave the cottage clean and tidy and ready the the next guests. Other: Quiet snug library with rocking chairs, eclectic collection of books, board games, cards and jigsaws.

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