About the home
Dovecote Barn, Five Star Rated. and Visit England Gold Award. This property is amazing ."A wonderful holiday home. Perhaps the best we've ever stayed in." This stunning barn conversion,with a really spacious open plan living room has every modern comfort while retaining its historic past. It has plenty of parking and a walled south- facing garden with stunning views over an ancient water- filled moat and meadows to Tetbury's famous spire.
Tetbury has antiques, exciting restaurants and cafes, regular covered markets and Prince Charles's famous Highrove Shop.
I mile in the other direction is the National Arboretum at Westonbirt which has huge trees,amazing colour and regular seasonal events to attract all visitors of all ages.
Celebration Meal. Why not give yourself a break and hire our local professional chef to cook and serve that special meal for you ?
Book in good time to secure DOVECOTE BARN with THE PANTILES for up to 17 +4 people! You will all have room to eat around our huge expanding oak table!
In the house we keep descriptions and maps of short and longer walks, whether across the fields to the local pub or, after a short drive, to gaze across the Severn estuary into Wales
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Cotswold water park [ pool beach], 16km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Adapted for wheelchair users
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Adapted for wheelchair users
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair access, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Dovecote barn has a high standard of comfort and cooking arrangements with open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. This includes a log fire at one end and large south facing windows all along the garden side, with french doors opening onto an enclosed patio garden.
WHEELCHAIR USERS: The approach to the property has dropped kerb parking 3 metres from front door with level path and only needing a small ramp (supplied) to enter over the front door lip (8 cms). There is a downstairs double bedroom with en suite wet room. The main living and eating areas require no steps.
We have a downstairs bedroom (kingsize double bed) with en suite wet room and shower seat.
Upstairs, off the oak balustrade landing, we have another en suite double bedroom (kingsize) and 2 more twin bedrooms with separate bathroom (wc, bath and shower).
There is underfloor heating with oak flooring downstairs, thick, fitted wool carpet on the stairs and above.
Further details outdoors:
The house is on a farm and separated from existing listed cotswold stone buildings by its own front garden to the north, and enclosed walled garden to the south. It looks over the ancient water moat after which 'Doughton' [old english for 'Duck Farm' ] was named.
The farm is part of stewardship schemes to encourage wildlife and there are singing birds in abundance, and, if you get up early, you could see deer, foxes and hares. We also have horses, pigs and egg-laying chickens.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at £25 per dog
Welcome cake on arrival and detailed helpful notes
Owners are nearby to answer or sort out queries.
The downstairs en suite is ideal for your elderly relatives
Well behaved dogs are welcome. There is a charge of £25. Please do not allow them to swim in the moat or chase the ducks..
Smoking is only allowed outside the house.
We ask you not to take our towels and blankets on day trips and picnics.
A basket of cut logs is provided. Please ask if you need more.
Central heating and electricity included.
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking . Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.
It will only be refundable if we can re- let your chosen week.
Dogs are welcome at a charge of £25 per week but we do ask that they stay downstairs.
The property has an enclosed,walled garden but young children must be supervised if near the water area,.
The rent charged is for 8 people. If your group is 9 or 10 people, using the sofa bed, we make an extra charge of £40 per extra person.
The price for a short break ( mimimum3 nights) is 75% of the weekly rate.
Our prices include VAT
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
Tetbury is in the cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty and the landscape is a combination of rolling pasture land famous for its dry stone walls. The walls and roofs of barns and cottages have always been built with the local stone and, as a result, seem to grow out of the land.
There are stately homes to visit like Chavenage as well as pretty villages with rows of stone cottages like those in Minchinhampton, Easton grey or Tetbury's Chipping Steps. The famous Cotswold Way, a 5 day walking trail that passes within 7 miles of Tetbury, is quite stunning with its views over sheep- grazed valleys into villages like Uley and Horsley and eventually into the wonderful crescents and terraces of the Georgian city of Bath.
The Cirencester / Tetbury area
Beautiful buildings and farmland combine easily around these two 2 market towns which are less than 10 minutes from Doughton. 40 minutes away is either Bath, Bristol, or Cheltenham. Each very popular for shopping ,sight -seeing,concerts and theatre, but each also has something unique: Cheltenham, its famous racing festival in March, Bristol, the SS Great Britain and wonderful children's museums (@Bristol) and Bath, the newly refurbished Roman Baths and tea rooms made famous by Jane Austen's novels.
The National Arboretum at Westonbirt [3 mins drive] is a wonderful place to spend the day in every season of the year.
Visit the Abbey Gardens in Malmesbury, wonderful in late summer and autumn and the Badminton International Horse Trials[10 minutes drive] are held in the grounds of the Duke of Beaufort's well- run country estate, in May.
How to get there
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Fly to Bristol for easyjet flights, or Heathrow is just up the M4; From there you can catch a direct bus (National Express) to Cirencester on the Cheltenham route. We are 12 miles from Cirencester. Or come by train from London Paddington to Kemble (7 miles away and linked to Tetbury by bus).
Activities near Cirencester
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
21 Apr 2013
Wow ,that was our first impression from everyone ,especially our daughter a real blessing when your little girl has stressed about planning her perfect day for well over a year you need a areas free... more
27 Mar 2013
If you are looking for a relaxing weekend away in the Cotswold with family or friends, look no further. Dovecote is fantastic! A beautiful barn, renovated to a very high standard, very light and spacious, with everything you could possibly need. Perfect for the family pet with the small enclosed garden at the back, and ideal as well for any small child who will love the horses and the ducks outside the front door waiting for their bread! The owners are so welcoming and we tucked into the scrumptious cake left for us when we arrived! Happy days spent roaming around Tetbury, a ride in a big pink taxi to The Vine Tree one evening, walks from the farm, albeit very muddy on a bitterly cold weekend, and then back to the roaring log fire! You really could not wish for anything more. The whole family loved it there and we can't wait to return!
Thank you Sue and Rob!
17 Apr 2012
We stayed at Dovecote with extended family and friends and had an excellent week. The attractive bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and downstairs toilet made life easy for a family group as did the well equipped kitchen. The patio/garden area is very secure for young children.
The helpful owners live on the spot so there was no hunting around for the keyholder on the first day and they provided a cake on arrival and fresh eggs during the week.
The farm location is quiet with lovely walks straight from the front door. You do need a car to see the countryside and get to Tetbury 2 miles away which has good shops and pubs and restaurants.
A really stress -free week's holiday enjoyed by all ages.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Easter season||25 Mar 13||15 Apr 13||£ 1448||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||15 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 1234||-||-||3 Nights|
|summer season||24 May 13||2 Sep 13||£ 1448||-||-||3 Nights|
|mid season||2 Sep 13||4 Nov 13||£ 1234||-||-||3 Nights|
|low season||4 Nov 13||16 Dec 13||£ 1080||-||-||3 Nights|
|Christmas /New Year||16 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 2175||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||6 Jan 14||14 Feb 14||£ 1080||-||-||3 Nights|
|mid season half term||14 Feb 14||24 Feb 14||£ 1234||-||-||3 Nights|
|low season||24 Feb 14||7 Mar 14||£ 1080||-||-||3 Nights|
|mid season||7 Mar 14||4 Apr 14||£ 1234||-||-||3 Nights|
|Easter season||4 Apr 14||22 Apr 14||£ 1448||-||-||3 Nights|
|mid season||22 Apr 14||23 May 14||£ 1234||-||-||3 Nights|
|Summer season||23 May 14||5 Sep 14||£ 1448||-||-||3 Nights|
|mid season||5 Sep 14||3 Nov 14||£ 1234||-||-||3 Nights|
|low season||3 Nov 14||15 Dec 14||£ 1080||-||-||3 Nights|
|Christmas and New Year||15 Dec 14||5 Jan 15||£ 2175||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Changeover day is Friday.
Our prices include VAT at 20%
Please note that this property can sleep 10 . The extra 2 are on a sofa bed in the living room. We charge £45 per person per week for this facility.
There is a charge of £ 30 for each dog .
We are able to take Short Breaks in the Mid and Low seasons, but will only take a Short Break in the High Season if it is within 4 weeks of arrival .
A 3 Night Break [weekend ] costs 75% of the weekly rate.
A 3 Night Break [weekday] costs 70% of the weekly rate.
A 4 Night Break [ weekend ] costs 85% of the weekly rate.
A 4 Night Break [weekday ] costs 80 % of the weekly rate .
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