Dovecote Barn Doughton Tetbury
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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] 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Kemble or Chippenham|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or 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 bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|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). 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 £30 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 £30. Please do not allow them to swim in the moat or chase the ducks..
Smoking is only allowed outside the house.
A big basket of cut logs is provided. Please ask if you need more.
Central heating and electricity included.
The Central England/Cotswolds 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.
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.
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30 May 2014
"A real star!! this place felt like home with friendly owners and lovely setting!"
Only thing described that we found to be missing..the washer only washes ..not dries. No biggie.And a new grill might be a good idea.We would most definitely return. Tom, the owner's son was a … More
6 Feb 2014
We stayed at Dovecote Barn for 3 nights for a Birthday celebration with family and friends and were very impressed with the standard of accommodation. It was more than spacious and very well laid out … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us and for saying such positive things; it is very encouraging and we will keep up the high standard
19 Jan 2014
The accomodation was fabulous; a huge cottage that comfortably accomodated my family and extended family. The cottage is gorgeous and the setting idyllic and ideal for families. We had a super few days and were greeted with a very tasty homemade cake when we arrived making us feel very welcome indeed.
21 Apr 2013
"daughters wedding weekend"
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
"We could have stayed for ever!"
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
"A very comfortable cottage suitable for a mixed age group."
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.
22 Feb 2012
"The owners thought of everything;the most perfect holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in"
Our family group included my daughter and her newborn son and a toddler, my 87 year old wheelchair bound mother and her sister, my husband and myself, and my son. Could have been a disaster if the cottage had not worked out so perfectly. The easy layout, the garden, the ease of access, the farm environment, all contributed greatly to our enjoyment. Everything was so convenient - including the location, with Tetbury so close, lovely countryside, so many places within easy reach such as Bath. Everything we could possibly need was provided, and none of us wanted to leave!
18 Feb 2012
"Beautiful accommodation, extremely well equipped & lovely location"
We stayed her with family and friends for the weekend. So pleased when we arrived as the house was pristine and there lovely home baked cake awaiting. The bedrooms were extremely well appointed and modern bathrooms.
The kitchen was a home from home and had everything we needed.
The barn is close warm and had a great open fire in the sitting room.
Close to Tetbury and surrounding Cotswolds it was perfect walking out to a pub lunch.
We would not hesitate to stay again.
Thanks to Rob & Sue (owners)
14 Jan 2012
"We simply loved it"
There are two cottages nestled on a farm in the tiny little hamlet of Doughton. My family and I stayed at Dovecote for my daughter's first birthday and it was such a lovely place to be! The cotta… More
14 Jan 2012
"Dovecote Cottage, Doughton - a slice of heaven!"
The dynamics of a family vacation can often be tricky - but I can honestly say that the comfort and layout and ambiance of this cottage made for the perfect family experience. For the past two years w… More
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