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Luxury 1 Bedroom Apartment In Stylish Warehouse Conversion With Waterside Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful And Relaxing Apartment In The Heart Of Historic Docks And Popular Quays Leisure Complex

Our luxury one bedroom apartment is offered in excellent order, spotlessly clean with new decoration and quality furnishings. It is situated on the fourth floor of a stylish architect designed warehouse conversion in the heart of the historic Gloucester docks. The building and apartment has retained many of its early Victorian features including steel pillars, wooden beams and exposed brick walls. The sitting room and bedroom windows afford superb views over the busy marina with its barges, pleasure boats and occasional tall ship. The views also carry on beyond to May Hill and the Royal Forest of Dean countryside. The Gloucester Quays leisure complex is less than a minute walk away and here you will find a variety of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, designer outlet shopping, antique centre and 10 screen cinema. The city centre, Gloucester Cathedral and Kingsholm rugby ground are all a short walk away. The apartment also benefits from unlimited free Wi-Fi, a Virgin Media digital TV package and a free allocated covered parking space in a secure car-park.

Richard Burge
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Richard Burge

I am a retired police officer and my wife Tracey works as a community support officer in a local secondary school. We live in Stroud and have 2 daughters, one of whom is a journalist in Hertfordshire and the other one a holiday courier working in France.

Richard Burge purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Richard Burge chose The Docks

We have watched the Docks and Quays leisure quarter develop over many years and it has now become a vibrant and exciting place to live, visit and socialise. We bought the apartment as a holiday home for ourselves and family to use as well as our paying guests. Our favourite restaurant is a 30 second walk from our front door with lots of other bars, coffee shops, restaurants, shops, museums and cinema within a 2 minute walk. We never tire of just strolling around the area looking at the different boats coming and going and sitting outside one of the coffee shops watching the world go by. But despite all this, the apartment is a very relaxing place to stay and whilst looking out of the windows to the marina and countryside, we forget we are in the heart of the City and this buzzing area.

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with the apartment as soon as we saw it and would argue it is in the best and most interesting building in the Docks. Disney must agree, because they recently used it as a back-drop for their new 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' film. Although we live close by in Stroud, we regularly stay in the apartment and always feel like we are away on holiday. It is a great base to stay if you are visiting to watch Gloucester Rugby, attend Cheltenham races, or want to explore the Cotswolds and glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good afternoon Richard,

We just tried to put up a review on our stay at your apartment. It seems we have been too late because we got the online information that the period for reviews had expired. Sorry for that. It was a really wonderful stay.
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in The Docks in Gloucester

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Smart bathroom with suite comprising of a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over. Heated towel rail and laminate flooring.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a double bed located in a position to be able to sit up in bed, look out the window and enjoy the views. There is a wardrobe, bedside tables and a TV with Virgin Media digital package.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Outside: Immediately outside the apartment building is the marina and lots of seating for you to sit and watch the waterway traffic come and go. Our favourite Barge restaurant is also on the doorstep and lots of open space to explore. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen are provided for the duration of your stay. You can expect to find the property spotlessly clean upon your arrival and cleaning products are provided.


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Luxury 1 Bedroom Apartment In Stylish Warehouse Conversion With Waterside Views
average rating of 4.95 based on 43 reviews

A stylish, comfortable flat with good views over the historic docks and beyond.

  • 5 of 5

Rich was there to meet us to access the flat, show us round and help us settle in. He was welcoming and friendly but not intrusive. We really loved the flat, very comfortable furnishings and tastefully decorated. It was great place to rest between events, we were at Gloucester Cajun Festival at the Guildhall; it is in easy walking distance of the city centre as well as lovely walks nearby. A good range of local cafes, although we chose to self-cater for most of our stay. The views over the docks are lovely and the sunset beautiful. We thoroughly recommend this flat and plan to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are really please you enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for leaving everything so spotlessly clean and tidy.
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Comfortable apartment in the heart of Gloucester

  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom apartment (in a converted 1830s grain warehouse) has everything you need for a relaxing self-catering stay in the very heart of Gloucester. Our host met us with the keys and showed us around the flat before showing us the secure undercover parking, 5 mins for the apartment. The apartment is on the 4th floor (there's a lift) and has views across the canal to the dry docks. It is in consequence very quiet and peaceful. Within 10 mins walk is Gloucester city centre shops (incl Beatrix Potter gift shop), the cathedral, the prison (now a tourist attraction - over-priced in our opinion), Gloucester docks shops/ bars/ cinema, and Inland Waterways Museum (closed in winter).

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super rental for a couple wishing to visit Gloucester.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic rental in a great position in the docks area, convenient to see everything on foot,with private parking very close by. Apartment is very well presented, very clean and equipped with everything you need.Tea coffee milk and bread provided and a bottle of red which was a nice touch.Rich the owner gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful. Would certainly visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Met by Rich on our arrival and taken to the apartment, given a quick tour and told important relevant info, apartment was exceptionally clean and perfectly adequate for our long weekend break, the view from the windows was an added bonus even a few boats going up and down in December, the area it’s in is brilliant, within walking distance of so many cuisines and also Gloucester itself. We had snow whilst there which combined with the Christmas Market made us get in the Christmas spirit, there are a lot of interesting things to see and do, will definately return at some point. Thank you Rich and Tracey.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, comfortable, quiet but in the middle of the action: museum, restaurants shopping, historic Gloucester, cathedral etc etc

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment set in a fantastic building. The apartment is fresh, clean and very comfortable. The location of the apartment is brilliant, so many bars and restaurants just a stone's throw away. Will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review and for your kind comments in the guest book.We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Bristol and Birmingham airports are the nearest main airports to Gloucester and can be reached in about an hour. Locally Gloucestershire airport is 7 miles away. Gloucester Railway Station is 1.2 miles by road but on foot is a 10 minute walk. Use of a car is not essential unless you are wishing to explore the Gloucestershire countryside and beyond.


The Docks is a perfect location to visit the City of Gloucester with its Cathedral and Rugby Ground all within easy walking distance. It is also a perfect location to explore the Cotswolds, the rolling hills of Stroud and the Royal Forest of Dean. The Spa town of Cheltenham with its famous race-course is a 15 minute drive away or within easy reach by train or bus.

Further Details:

The Docks and Quays have shows and events throughout the year such as the tall ships festival, Victorian Markets, Christmas Markets and firework displays. It will also host the Fan Zone for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you have any queries, would like to confirm the latest availability, or wish to make a booking to stay, please contact owner.
A 25% deposit will be required at the time of booking with the balance payable before or upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Arrival times will usually be after 1300 hours and departure at 1000 hours.

Notes on prices:
Price from just £45 per night - minimum stay 2 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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