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The Fernery

Box, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Nestled in a beautiful Gloucestershire village, this period cottage is an excellent choice for keen walkers, with The Cotswold Way close by.

Situated in the centre of a beautiful Gloucestershire village, this period holiday property, attached to the owners’ home, offers easy access to Minchinhampton Common and the countryside beyond. An 18-hole golf course is also within walking distance. An excellent choice for keen walkers, with The Cotswold Way and many beautiful shorter walks around the Five Valleys close by, as well as the tightly packed villages and surrounding woodland. This is a superb base for exploring the Cotswolds, midway between Regency Cheltenham and Georgian Bath. The village of Painswick, known as the Queen of the Cotswolds, with its individual shops, art gallery and churchyard, is only a short drive away. Visit Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Berkeley Castle, Westonbirt Arboretum, The Royal Oak Tetbury, Roman Cirencester and Gatcombe Horse Trials. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Doggy extras. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 5 years old.

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  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Stairgate
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/03/2019
    Very nice cottage. Very quiet location. Local amenities are a short drive away in Nailsworth. Owners are friendly and helpful. Lots of nice walks not to far away.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2018
    Excellent location and very comfortable accommodation. Clean and well provisioned with amenities.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    We had a lovely week in this very nice cottage, set in the peaceful village of Box. The owners, who live next door, were very welcoming and friendly, it was a joy at night to watch the foxes and badgers feeding in the garden. The common on the outskirts of the village is great for dog walking, it also has a pub which is only a 10 minute walk and dog friendly, The cottage was very clean, comfortable and warm, We enjoyed our stay and would definitely go again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    This was our second stay at The Fernery as we loved it so much the first time! The cottage is charming, well equipped and very clean! Pat and Rodney are lovely, very welcoming and friendly! Box is a beautiful, quiet village and a great base for lots of days out! Everything nearby is dog friendly from the cafes and pubs to the shops. We felt so relaxed at the cottage and both we and the dog slept really well. Watching the Badgers and foxes feeding on the lawn each evening was just totally magical. We will definitely be back again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    A very nice country cottage with an abundance of wildlife - badgers and foxes in front garden! The cottage was very clean and comfortable, however, there were no dressing table stools or chairs in either of the two bedrooms and no accessible mirrors with nearby plug points.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    A lovely cottage with everything you could need. The gardens are lovely and it has the added attraction of amazing visiting wildlife coming up from the adjoining woods (easy walking paths) . The owners are just the nicest people and live next door so always available if needed and happy to chat, but wont bother you if you don't want them. The village has a café (excellent) and a good pub/ restaurant on the common (15 mins walk away) but nothing else, but if you want supermarkets or more then Stroud is a five minute drive and Nailsworth is only a mile down a very steep hill. Pleasant canal side walks from Stroud, and National Trust properties and arboretum all very close by. A beautiful holiday cottage and very relaxing.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    Pat, Rodney and barney and the best people (and spaniel) you will ever rent a cottage from. Great surroundings and relaxing stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    The Fernery is a delightful cottage situated in a picturesque Cotswold village. Pat and Rodney are welcoming hosts and provide a well equipped, clean and peaceful holiday home with delightful country walks from the front door. Minchinhampton (a twenty-five minute stroll or five minutes by car) has a village shop, a butchers, cheese shop and The Kitchen - a wonderful café selling homemade meals, cakes and snacks. The nearby Common gives splendid views and a chance to see the free roaming cows. Very relaxing holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    Wonderful stay at this lovely cottage situated in the pretty and quiet location of Box. We slept beautifully and enjoyed the spectacle of the arriving badgers and foxes each evening. Box is a superb location, a beautiful Cotswold stone village which is convenient to get to all the numerous South Cotswold attractions. Broadband Wi-fi was handy as in the evening able to watch football matches online on my iPad! Mobile reception (EE) was good. The owners Pat and Rodney are lovely and go out of their way to help but at the same time are unobtrusive. This cottage is unbelievably good value and highly recommended.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Lovely cottage and very friendly owners. Sadly we found the beds pretty uncomfortable. We had bad backache all week. There is no mobile signal and the Internet was hopeless. Bit of a problem as we were house hunting! Otherwise a great cottage and so peaceful.

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