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Rustic Out-Building w/Amazing Views Of Cheltenham-Backing On To Chosen Hill



Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Cottage in Churchdown, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England - Rural Location Within 10-15 Mins Drive Of Central Gloucester & Cheltenham

The Outhouse is a beautifully appointed, self-contained out-building. It includes a large bedroom, high quality bathroom with bath and shower, large living area/lounge with integral fully-equipped kitchen and parking for 2 cars or more. There is an outside sitting area to relax and enjoy the views both over to Cheltenham, as well as up towards the woods of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Chosen Hill nature reserve. It’s an ideal alternative to a hotel.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a family of 4 with 2 young children (as well as a spaniel called Roxy, chickens, bantams, 2 goats and 2 sheep!). The opportunity to rent out accommodation became increasingly apparent as "The Outhouse" was in limited use other than by family on visits. We took about the task of upgrading it to be as special as possible. The infrastructure, both internally and externally, was almost perfect already - we just needed to invest in furnishings, which we haven't held back on. Given a chance we chill out in there when we can. We book it out for ourselves too!

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Fanta fabulous

  • 5 of 5

I really liked my stay there .Andy is really very nice and I wanted to meet u too Sarah but I understand and I hope everything gets well soon.... And thanks for making my trip wonderful it was one of the best memorable stay/trip for me with Asad. Thanks Andy. I hope to see you guys again



  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ankita, Thanks for the lovely feedback. It was great having you stay with us! We're really pleased you enjoyed your trip so much and we'd love to see you again on day. Thanks also for leaving the place so clean and tidy. Nice! Take care, Andy (and Sarah) and family
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Immaculately presented "out-building" which lacked for nothing, incredible value.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely base from which to explore the beautiful countryside around. After a lovely welcome by Sara [and the dog] we were shown a show house standard "out-building" which was beautifully presented and lacked for nothing. The location is superb for anyone who wants to relax away from it all, as well as giving easy access to all the lovely towns and cities in the area. Dark evenings were no problem, the lovely lounge was a great place to relax especially with the wood burning stove burning away. I cannot recommend this "out-building" enough, it must be the most sophisticated "out-building" in the country. Thanks Sara for a lovely experience. Joanna & Clive and the two dogs.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah that's great that you enjoyed it... and thanks for your kind review! Having the log burner going inside does make it cosy when it autumnal outside....we love that too :-)
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A perfectly presented, clean, characterful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This tasteful barn conversion holiday cottage is perfect in every way. One of the best we have rented.

On arrival the owners Mum in law greeted us ( owners on holiday) and showed us all we needed to know about the property and was wonderfully friendly.

The Outhouse is furnished with all your needs, very cozy and comfortable, cleaned to a high standard.

Although in a beautiful, quiet, rural setting you are only 15 mins drive from Gloucester, Cheltenham and M5 with a lovely view from the patio area of the Cotswolds.

My Wife and I plus our 2 Labradors needed a relaxing break and that's exactly what we got. We all loved Roxy the spaniel, the bantams, your sheep and your 2 goats.

My wife broke her foot 8 weeks previous to our stop here and she found the cottage very accessible as its all on ground level.

We will be booking this property again next year.

Thank you Sarah and family, your property is a gem.

Kind Regards.

Jon and Lynn.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Sorry we didn't get to meet you but there was a top team on the case to look after you during your stay :) maybe see you for another visit - would be a pleasure to welcome you again!
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Peaceful, welcoming, just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the outhouse and was just as pleasurable as the first. Sarah and Andy are such welcoming hosts as is Roxy the dog!

We even left with a bag full of freshly picked apples from their trees. Looking forward to our next visit

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review - So lovely to see you all again! Really lovely.
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Great place to stay - especially with children

  • 5 of 5

We chose this place as it was a cheaper alternative to a hotel and with children thought it would prevent them from having to be too quiet. It was the right choice, they loved the chickens, goats and sheep and sat out bat watching in the evening. Was lovely to sit out and let them play safely in the fresh air. The accommodation was well equipped more than we had dreamt of. A good find!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay...kids certainly seemed to enjoy the bantams, great to see them playing outside!
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Excellent short break

  • 5 of 5

The outhouse was a lot more spacious than the pictures suggest, very well equipped for self catering and immaculate. Sarah greeted us on our approach to the outhouse, also Roxy the dog came to welcome us, as well as having a tour of the chickens, sheep and goats. The location is peaceful but convenient for travelling a short way to Cheltenham or the Cotswolds. Excellent value for money I would highly recommend :) thank you guys hope to see you soon

The James's and Sidney

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Great to have you ... Maybe see you again :)
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From the Owner

The setting - it's amazing. We spent a long time looking for the right place for our family. The opportunity to rent out our "Outhouse" to business people and holiday makers was an added bonus. We've taken this opportunity very seriously and have focused on attention to detail. It's been available from the beginning of 2015 but we spent several months in 2014 getting it ready. For example, the wifi has been professionally installed as we felt the signal from the main house was too weak. The brand new TV lacked on the sound quality so we bought a special unit to make it sound far better. We could go on...

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Rental rates

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Please contact Owner on 07710 515554 if any questions. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 06-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

It's very close to both Gloucester and Cheltenham but in a rural setting. The tree-lined drive - as you approach it - puts you in the right frame of mind after either a social or business trip. Amazing wildlife (green woodpeckers for example) is abundant. It's the perfect place to relax with many rural attractions, but close to city life.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • High standard bathroom with bath, shower and toilet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • 1 large bedroom that can be set up as 2 singles or with a kingsize bed. In addition there is a sofa bed in the living area that can be converted into a comfortable kingsize bed. We also have two camp beds available suitable for adults or children. Property sleeps 2-4 typically. If more than 4 people proposed staying, please contact owner first to discuss!


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Private outside seating area with lovely views over to Cheltenham.

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