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Hunting Butts Cottages - Thistledown

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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Description

Whatever the season, Thistledown has something to offer for everyone at anytime, come rain or shine.

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

"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 very comfortable cottage with a spacious living room on the first floor. Entrance into large, modern, well-equipped, pine-fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious, comfortably furnished living room with elec woodburner and rugs on wooden floor. Pretty twin bedroom.

  • Electric woodburner included

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • 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, May-September
  • 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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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Gym
    Gym
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays


Customer Comments

  • 9

    04/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Overall surprisingly good value and convenient holiday let. Close to Cheltenham, yet quiet and relaxed, in semi rural setting on a farm on the outskirts, by the racecourse. Close to park and ride if required. Lindsey kept the cottages very clean (my wife is fussy) with very generous starter pack of fruit, milk, bread, butter - all you need for late arrival and breakfast. Cottage was very cosy and warm (not the best Easter weather). Very useful for central section of the Cotswolds Way - good buses and reasonable taxis. Families who book en masse in good weather will find the pool, games rooms and courts very useful. WIFI a bit dodgy at times, but usable.


  • 9

    15/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    This was a fantastic place to stay. The pool was a great extra. This was the best stocked place we’ve ever stayed for glasses, loo rolls and cleaning bits by far. Only thing that let them down big time was the internet. We picked it because of that as we were a group of Mums away to get online Xmas shopping done and shop Xmas shopping. Couldn’t get online at all!!! Big disappointment. Sad there was no Xmas tree but informed they put real ones in, so that’s not til nearer Xmas-so fair enough. Great location and really clean!! Thanks a lot. We’ll be back if you sort out the internet!! 😄😄

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you found Thistledown to be a fantastic place to stay and enjoyed the swimming pool. My housekeeping team will be thrilled to hear that you found the property to be really clean and so well stocked as they take great pride in presenting the cottages every week. I am sorry the internet was not working, there is a direct BT line into the cottage and usually there is no problem and should speeds not be sufficient, we do offer mobile devices for downloading etc. which is explained in our visitors information folder.

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