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Driftcombe Farmhouse

Bisley, Gloucestershire
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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A real ‘away from it all’ location, relax in a timeless valley at this comfortable former farmhouse 4 miles from Stroud.

Large, comfortable living room/dining room with inglenook fireplace and rugs on wooden floor. Compact farmhouse-style kitchen. Steep spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin and one very small single (for +1). Bathroom with toilet.

  • Elec, oil CH throughout and open fire (£52 pw, £36 per short break)
  • Bed linen and Wi-Fi inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • F/freezer
  • Tel - honesty box, local calls only
  • Terrace with furniture
  • 1½ acre grounds
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in grounds

Set in complete seclusion, this handsome renovated 17th-century farmhouse stands in acres of private grounds with a stream surrounded by woodland and meadows, ideal for children. The property is situated at the head of the Slad Valley with unmade-up track for last 200 yards (where car access can be difficult in bad weather, especially snow); this is one of the valleys described by the poet Laurie Lee in his book ‘Cider with Rosie’. It is within an AONB, a perfect holiday retreat for quiet relaxation or for visitors interested in bird-watching, sketching, painting and walking. Town and sports amenities at Stroud (4 miles). Cheltenham 14 miles. Horse riding 2 miles. Shop 2 miles.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 10

    22/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 16/08/2019
    It was in the middle of nowhere, which is exactly what we wanted. It was like going to your own family's cottage. A real home from home. Loads of games and dvd's and VHS tapes. Table football in the loft and loads more childrens games. Internet was a bit flaky at times but that isn't a problem if you want to detox. Absolutely no phone signal but there is a landline and honesty box. Plus I had some lovely random locals calling thinking they were calling someone else. Lots of walking and paths to be done just from the cottage and the dog loved it. As you are deeeeeeep in the valley you need to be able to manage steep paths in places. Also the Wysis Way goes behind the cottage and you can take a 20 minute walk up to the main road (steep in places) and the farm shop for a few fresh veg and cheeses. People leave behind various herbs and spices, flour etc so you dont have to do what I did and empty your spice rack from home because it is probably on the shelves. Also there is rosemary,thyme,sage, chives and marjoram growing just outside the house. My only problem was the road is very narrow and the hairpin bend was a bit scary for me. ..... I wouldn't like to go down it in the dark. And I wouldn't want to sleep in the loft as there was tons of mouse droppings but being up there during the day would be fine for me.


  • 8

    11/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    A beautiful setting. Wonderful garden and lovely house


  • 8

    24/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2019
    Secluded and rustic. The little house at the bottom of the valley, the stuff of fairytales.


  • 8

    21/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Pros: Secluded, quiet, clean, comfortable in every way, great wildlife and lovely grounds. Cons: The television. We have been to Driftcombe several times and never before been unable to watch terrestrial tv. The owners have fitted a Freeserve box, which didn’t appear to work and a Google Chromecast which you need a smart phone to operate via an app. Not everybody has a smart phone, I know people who don’t, and not everybody is tech savvy. We downloaded the app but still couldn’t get anything on the tv. After 3 hours of trying we gave up and went out next day and bought ourselves a portable smart tv which meant we could watch some live BBC and other channels via WiFi. It may be that it was just us, who couldn’t work it but I think it should be made clear that there is an issue here and that it’s not just a matter of turning up and switching on.


  • 8

    01/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2019
    Beautiful place, dreamily rural. Absolutely loved the remote, natural beauty.


  • 10

    22/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 16/08/2019
    It was in the middle of nowhere, which is exactly what we wanted. It was like going to your own family's cottage. A real home from home. Loads of games and dvd's and VHS tapes. Table football in the loft and loads more childrens games. Internet was a bit flaky at times but that isn't a problem if you want to detox. Absolutely no phone signal but there is a landline and honesty box. Plus I had some lovely random locals calling thinking they were calling someone else. Lots of walking and paths to be done just from the cottage and the dog loved it. As you are deeeeeeep in the valley you need to be able to manage steep paths in places. Also the Wysis Way goes behind the cottage and you can take a 20 minute walk up to the main road (steep in places) and the farm shop for a few fresh veg and cheeses. People leave behind various herbs and spices, flour etc so you dont have to do what I did and empty your spice rack from home because it is probably on the shelves. Also there is rosemary,thyme,sage, chives and marjoram growing just outside the house. My only problem was the road is very narrow and the hairpin bend was a bit scary for me. ..... I wouldn't like to go down it in the dark. And I wouldn't want to sleep in the loft as there was tons of mouse droppings but being up there during the day would be fine for me.


  • 8

    11/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    A beautiful setting. Wonderful garden and lovely house


  • 8

    24/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2019
    Secluded and rustic. The little house at the bottom of the valley, the stuff of fairytales.


  • 8

    21/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019
    Pros: Secluded, quiet, clean, comfortable in every way, great wildlife and lovely grounds. Cons: The television. We have been to Driftcombe several times and never before been unable to watch terrestrial tv. The owners have fitted a Freeserve box, which didn’t appear to work and a Google Chromecast which you need a smart phone to operate via an app. Not everybody has a smart phone, I know people who don’t, and not everybody is tech savvy. We downloaded the app but still couldn’t get anything on the tv. After 3 hours of trying we gave up and went out next day and bought ourselves a portable smart tv which meant we could watch some live BBC and other channels via WiFi. It may be that it was just us, who couldn’t work it but I think it should be made clear that there is an issue here and that it’s not just a matter of turning up and switching on.


  • 8

    01/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2019
    Beautiful place, dreamily rural. Absolutely loved the remote, natural beauty.


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