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There are a lot of reasons that make Gloucestershire the perfect place for a self-catering cottage holiday. Take for example the areas of outstanding natural beauty like the Cotswolds with its ‘picture postcard’ limestone villages and tranquil countryside and The Forest of Dene which has been a national park since 1938.

Gloucestershire’s natural beauty is enhanced with a backdrop of historical towns and cities including Gloucester itself; home to Gloucester Cathedral with its stunning stain glass windows and cloisters and 1,000 years of history. Thanks to its appearance in the Harry Potter films, it should also appeal to younger visitors.

Also of historical interest is Tewkesbury, situated between the rivers Severn and Avon this town has some of the best medieval architecture in England and a wonderful abbey that goes back to Norman times. Coming slightly more up to date the regency town of Cheltenham Spa is beautifully presented and famous for its open parklands and floral displays.

Like most of Gloucestershire the Forest of Dene and Wye Valley is perfect for gentle walks and countryside cycling and has plenty of places of interest including castles and museums. The forest covers some 50 square miles of ancient woodland and has activities suitable for all ages from forest canopy zip-wires and paint-balling to butterfly zoos and the Dene Valley Railway. For those who enjoy our great British wildlife a visit to Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust must be at the top of the agenda. The trust was the vision of the renowned naturalist Sir Peter Scott who created one of the world’s most significant conservation projects which now manages to attract huge populations of swans, geese and ducks every year.

Family holidays can be enjoyed in this region with plenty of days out and things to do; For example The International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent has a great collection of hawks, falcons and eagles from around the world and the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection at Bourton-on-the-Water takes you on a fascinating journey of the 20th century and is sure appeal to both children and adults. The Perrygrove Railway is a lovely little heritage railway runs to the edge of the Forest of Dene and offers plenty to keep the family entertained.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration of the region take a look at holiday cottages in Gloucestershire today.

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  • Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner

    Cheltenham

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    Ref: NYM

    "Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

    Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
    All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
    Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

    A delightful and comfortably furnished sitting room with elec woodburner. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. First floor: Very pretty double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beams throughout.

    • Electric woodburner included

    • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Double glazing
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue on request
    • Parking
    • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • Games room and small gym
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet and boule court
    • No smoking

    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

    • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet Lawn
    • Games room and small gym
    • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

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  • Tickmorend Farm Barn

    Tickmorend, nr. Horsley

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    Ref: UKC163

    This beautiful detached barn offers luxury accommodation, boasting character features throughout. Tranquilly set, with easy access to Bath, Cirencester and National Trust properties. Adjacent to the owner’s home, the beautifully proportioned, open-plan living area boasts a wood-burning stove and is located on the first floor, taking advantage of the delightful views across the valley. Set in a peaceful location, it is a short walk to the heart of the village of Horsley and the thriving town of Nailsworth. It is an ideal base for exploring the spa city of Bath, Cheltenham, Slimbridge, Cirencester, Westonbirt Aboretum and various National Trust properties, or revel in the magnificent countryside as there is easy access to footpaths, including Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common. There are a variety of restaurants close by, with specialist shops including an excellent delicatessen and an award-winning bakery. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Entrance hall/study. King size bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Open plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included.
    • Smart TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Use of owner’s freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Apple computer
    • Telephone
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Use of owner’s grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • 2 KTM hybrid bikes available
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • No children

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  • The Lodge at the Granary

    Gretton, nr. Cheltenham

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    Ref: 27326

    Situated at Lower Stanley, in the peaceful village of Gretton, this is the ideal location to enjoy the local landscape. Perfect for walkers, there are numerous paths, bridleways and cycle paths from the door. The Lodge is attached to the owners’ house but provides privacy and space. Explore Winchcombe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Evesham. For a day at the races, Cheltenham Racecourse is within easy reach. Stabling and grazing for horses by arrangement. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating (on ground floor), underfloor electric central heating (in en-suite), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard patio to rear. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Apple Loft

    Mickleton, near Chipping Campden

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    Ref: UKC366

    The Apple Loft has been renovated to an excellent standard, offering luxury holiday accommodation. The kitchen has granite worktops, and outside, there is a lovely balcony area with seating and countryside views. In addition to this, there is a fully enclosed garden with patio and feature borders. Situated in Cotswold countryside, this holiday property lies in an excellent touring location for the Cotswolds and Shakespeare country. It lies 1mile outside the pretty village of Mickleton, home to the famous ’Pudding Club’. Chipping Campden is 3 miles away, one of the jewels amongst the Cotswold villages, and offers an excellent choice of restaurants and inns which use local produce. The Cotswold Way is within easy reach for walkers, ramblers and cyclists. Broadway is also 6 miles away with pubs and restaurants, and Stratford-Upon-Avon is only 8 miles, where you can visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and take a river boat trip along the Avon. Warwick Castle and Blenheim Palace are within easy reach. Visit Cheltenham with its racecourse and literary festival, the cathedral city of Oxford and pretty Cotswold villages incuding Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

    External stairs to entrance. All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome tray. Laundry service at cost. Enclosed garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Balcony. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Cider House Cottage

    Prestbury, nr. Cheltenham

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    Ref: 26637

    This former cider house is located in the grounds of the owner’s 12th century manor house. Quietly positioned in the countryside, a short driving distance from the Regency town of Cheltenham. The detached holiday cottage is well appointed and retains much of its original charm. Guests can access the Cotswold Way (1/2 mile) which runs through the owner’s 150-acre farm, enjoy a western riding lesson or a trail ride. Cheltenham’s attractions include shopping, horse racing and the world famous jazz and literary festivals. An ideal base from which to explore the Cotswolds. Shop and pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (on request). Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 150-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Stream 20 yards.

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  • Old Corn Mill

    Blakeney

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    Ref: RS2

    Set in one of the Forest of Dean’s picturesque villages, the Old Corn Mill has been sympathetically converted from its original 250-year-old structure. Detached, it is comfortably furnished and stands opposite the owners’ own home, with a small garden and furnished patio - ideal for relaxing in during the evenings. A perfect holiday location for cycling and walking, with wonderful scenery and exciting places to explore. The delightful Forest of Dean, renowned for its beauty and wildlife, offers visitors delightful walks. Within easy reach are Cheltenham, Monmouth, Chepstow and the Cotswolds. Go Ape (a high wire forest adventure park) is about 2 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub/restaurant 600 yards.

    Two steps to entrance. Living/dining room with French door to garden and patio. Compact modern fitted kitchen with slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH (instant boost heater in living room), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Satellite TV (Teletext)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • 24 hr washing service (by arrangement)
    • Dishwasher
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • The Hayloft

    Edge Hills, nr. Littledean

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    Ref: W41368

    Countryside views from balcony

    Nestling on a quiet hillside surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Dean, with countryside views from the sitting area, this detached property offers a convenient base to explore the surrounding area. Part of the owner’s small-holding with sheep grazing and free-range chickens, the owner also makes his own farm house cider using a 150 year old traditional stone press. Wildlife in abundance awaits you, with footpaths and bridle ways from the doorstep. Many activities are available within the Forest of Dean including, walking, cycling, climbing, fishing, canoeing and horse riding. Ross-on-Wye is 8 miles away, the cathedral city of Gloucester is 12 miles away and Cheltenham a further 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio and furniture. Balcony. Ample parking. NB: Gradual slope with shallow steps to entrance.

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  • The Barn Reborn

    Winchcombe

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    Ref: NRP


    In the grounds of Grade II listed Charingworth Court can be found this delightful, spacious, timber framed barn, restored to make a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The centre of historic Winchcombe is just a short stroll away with its restaurants, pubs and shops. The hills around are rich in well-signed footpaths, including the Cotswold Way at the bottom of the drive. The towns of Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are all worth exploring, while Regency Cheltenham is just 8 miles away.
    The Barn itself is a really special conversion. Part of it dates from about 1650 and is mentioned by the renowned Nikolaus Pevsner in his Gloucestershire guide. Much of the original structure was gutted by fire in the 1960s, when a car stored inside caught fire. The rest was patched up then, but not much used. The main house and barn came into new ownership in the 1990s. After finishing restoring the main house and creating new gardens, the owners turned to the barn as the final element of their restoration work. Only part of the shell remained, including some original red bricks and some striking oak beams. Fortunately the owners had an old photograph of the barn before the fire. This showed how much bigger the barn had been prior to the fire. After seeing the old foundations, the planners agreed to proposals to rebuild the lost part. So, in 2010 work started on rebuilding, and a timber framed section was added to the existing part using traditional techniques and materials, and also meeting the requirements of modern building regulations. The original timber frame was repaired and restored, and the poor quality 1960s materials were replaced where necessary. New sections of timber frame were then lifted in by crane and put together like a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle.
    Inside, contemporary furnishings blend elegantly with traditional features and modern fabrics. While the living room is part of the new structure, the wood frame on display gives the room a period feel. The double height kitchen/dining area has a warm mellow feel, with the original timber framed brick wall making a striking feature. The kitchen units match the rosy brick colour. Glazed on each side where the original barn doors would have opened, the hallway opens to the roof 8 metres above, where a beautiful Italian glass chandelier hangs. The wood-burning stove and underfloor heating keep the barn warm and comfortable throughout the year. The upstairs landing displays original 1600s oak beams, while the oak floors and exposed oak timber frame all add to the period charm. The en-suite bedroom has open oak framework filled with glass, and 6ft oak bed in keeping with the traditional oak framing. Shops, pub and restaurants 400 yards.

    Double aspect entrance hall. Large living room with wooden floor, beams and French doors to small garden. Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove and stone tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
    • Barbecue (on request)
    • Parking in secure yard
    • Cycle store (on request)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 12 yrs
    • NB: Large pond in owners’ garden, 1 large step on yard side

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  • Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 2

    South Cerney

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    Ref: NKX

    "Set in the spectacular Cotswold Water Park, these exclusive apartments enjoy unsurpassed setting of lakes, wetlands and grassland"

    All the holiday apartments are decorated and furnished to exacting standards, with nature being integral to the design and finish. Large expanses of glass deliver superb views (lake views not guaranteed) and clever use is made of wood and other materials.
    Located within the complex of the Four Pillars Hotel, each apartment offers everything one could wish for, including kitchen, dining facilities and comfortable living room but with the added benefit of use of a huge range of hotel facilities including a restaurant, bar and gastro pub, the leisure club, indoor swimming pool and exclusive day spa, plus a 24 hour manned reception desk and concierge service.

    Stunning views, open spaces and a wealth of leisure and active pursuits make this the perfect place for a break all year round. The development also makes an excellent base from which to explore the Cotswold countryside and nearby towns and cities, including Gloucester, Bath, Bristol, Cirencester, Oxford and Cheltenham, and the very many picturesque villages of the area including Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and Snowshill to name but a few. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Floor level allocated on arrival: Large living/dining room. Galley-style kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    Two digital TVs.

    All properties: Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Laundry service. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.Telephone (payable at end of stay). Shared natural grounds. Private parking 100 yards. Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 26ft, depth 4ft) with changing and shower facilities (unsuitable for children under 2 yrs; children’s swim times Mon-Fri 7am-9:30am, 3pm-6pm; Sat-Sun 8am-10am, 3pm-6pm), spa (unsuitable for children), treatment rooms, flotation room, sauna, Experience shower, gym, steam room, relaxation room. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

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  • Pathwell Farm - Oak

    Bream

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    Ref: 29670

    Situated within 14 acres of farmland, adjacent to the owners’ home, these semi-detached holiday bungalows (refs 29670 and 29671) enjoy wonderful views across open countryside. They are nicely presented and offer a great base to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean and the stunning Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is much to do and see for all the family – walking and cycling are extremely popular with many miles of dedicated footpaths and cycle tracks throughout the forest, where guests will experience wildlife in abundance. Canoeing, kayaking, climbing, golfing, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Museums, galleries and places of historical interest such as Tintern Abbey are all within an easy drive. Enjoy the local attractions such as Go Ape, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves or the steam railway, to name just a few. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ramp to entrance (on request). All on ground floor: Living/dining room/ kitchen with beams and wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    NB: 2 steps to courtyard.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared freezer (in outbuilding). Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country. No smoking. NB: Pond in owner’s garden.

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  • Deer Park Cottage Annexe

    Hatherop

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    Ref: W43039

    Nestled in the tranquil Cotswold village of Hatherop, Deer Park Cottage is an annexe attached to the main cottage and offers the perfect location for a walking break or romantic retreat. Surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside, there are numerous footpaths that pass through the village and lead through fabulous scenery towards the surrounding villages and towns. The Cotswolds is renowned for its beauty and this is the perfect location to enjoy the local area. There are many opportunities to enjoy a leisurely stroll, energetic ramble or pleasant bike ride through the countryside. Sailing, waterskiing, riding, golf, trout and coarse fishing are all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    Electric log-effect fire included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Satellite TV. Microwave. Shared lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Keepers Lodge

    Guiting Power, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

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    Ref: NZ7

    This detached fully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage in idyllic surroundings has unspoilt countryside views from every aspect. Set in the grounds of the owner’s own Grade II listed home, it offers the perfect setting for a romantic holiday or retreat with complimentary wine/chocolates on arrival and seasonal use of a 40ft outdoor heated swimming pool with south-facing terraces and sun loungers. Just ½ mile from the quintessential, beautiful Cotswold village of Guiting Power lying on the River Windrush with bakery, P.O./shop and two fine country inns with seasonal food. Within 6 miles are Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe.

    Open-plan living space with oak floor, sitting area with countryside views, dining area with French doors, modern oak fitted kitchen and breakfast area. First floor: Double bedroom with period antique 5ft half tester bed. Shower room with marble floor, complimentary toiletries and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Sky TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility store in pool area)
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Side garden for guests’ sole use with lovely views and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Shared outdoor heated wimming pool (40ft x 16ft, max depth 8ft) by arrangement with owner (10am to 5pm Mon-Fri, 15th May - 8th September)
    • Complimentary wine, toiletries
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for babies and toddlers

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