• Visit England 4 Star 'Excellent Standard' • Top Rated for Stroud on Trip Advisor Nov 2013 • Comfortable Cotswolds touring base • Flexible booking • Convenient village & countryside location • No need to drive • London 90 mins by train from Stroud • AONB • Country pubs & restaurants • Waitrose & Multi-award winning farmer's market in Stroud, best in the UK
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Jane and Morgan welcome you to Port House in Brimscombe. Situated in the Golden valley and surrounded by England's largest officially designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' this former Inn dating from the 1850's provides an ideal base from which to explore the Cotswolds. Conveniently situated by local amenities and just two miles from the town of Stroud, there is easy access to main driving routes and the mainline rail link to London.
Substantial former canal workers Inn opposite Brimscombe Port. Provides an excellent year-round base for family gatherings, walking-cycling groups, holidays with friends. Flexible booking periods, Spacious open plan lounge with juliette balcony, woodburner. Home cinema, blu-ray. Quality beds and linen, wood flooring. Four luxurious bath-shower rooms. Small suntrap patio. Convenience store, takeaway one minute. Pub three minutes. Local canal & river walks, canals undergoing restoration.
Annually assessed by the British Tourist Board's Quality in Tourism scheme, Port House has a Four Star ('Excellent Standard') rating.
Flexible booking - any day start, choose how many nights you would like to stay (check exclusions, single night supplements & standard discounts below).
Port House Apartment may be accessed by a separate side entrance to the street, or directly through an interconnecting door from the reception room to the main house (seven person rates exclude the Apartment & bedroom four).
After a long day of Cotswolds exploration enjoy an evening at home cooking with family or friends in the well appointed kitchen with granite worktops and Rangemaster cooker. While the dishwasher finishes the chores, ascend the original worn pitch pine stairway and retire to the top floor open plan living area with its vaulted ceiling and exposed structural beams and perhaps plan the next day's expedition. Take a look out through the French doors of the juliette balcony and you may be lucky enough to see deer browsing close by. Then curl up on the sofas by the woodburner to experience surround sound Sky + home cinema with 46 inch LCD screen in full HD.
Relax in the roll top bath. You'll find fluffy white towels, robes and slippers in your bedroom. Snuggle up on your comfortable pocket sprung mattress with your choice of feather or non allergenic microfibre duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton bed linen. Next morning take an invigorating shower in the wet room in preparation for another exciting day...
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Stroud Station, mainline to London 3.7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
No hidden costs - all inclusive rates. Your stay may begin on any available day outside of peak holiday periods.
Nine person rates are for 4 bedrooms, including the Apartment. Seven person rates are for 3 bedrooms, excluding the Apartment
25% required to secure booking (subject to £200 minimum deposit). Balance payable two months prior to arrival. Credit/debit card payments accepted. Security deposit not usually required. Cancellation policy detailed in terms & conditions - copy sent with booking form on enquiry.
The property is available from 4pm on the day of arrival, until 10am on the day of departure. Some flexibility dependant on season and day of arrival, late Sunday departures available for additional charge - please enquire.
Travel cot, high chair and stair gates are available (although the property is not ideal for children 9 months to 4 years due to the stairs). Please request at time of booking (cot linen not provided).
Hypoallergenic duvets and pillows available - please request at time of booking.
Well behaved dogs welcome (not on the beds please), there is a small charge. Other pets considered, please enquire.
To the front of the property there is street parking.
Wi-Fi network shared between Port House & Port House Apartment.
The restoration of the Cotswold Canals - the Stroudwater Navigation (7 miles/12km) and the Thames and Severn Canal (29 miles/46km) - will see the connection of England's two greatest rivers; the Thames and the Severn for the first time in over seventy years, a very exciting and interesting time for the area. Further information may be obtained from The Cotswolds Canals Trust, Bell House.
The Cotswolds are well known for breathtaking rolling countryside, gentle hillsides ('...wolds') and sleepy 'typically English' villages. This region is an area popular with both the English themselves and all visitors.
Port House provides an ideal base for visits throughout the region including the spa towns of Bath and Cheltenham, and historic Cirencester, Gloucester, Bristol, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon....
Bath, a designated World Heritage Site, is one of Britain's most beautiful and historically significant cities; The Regency Spa town of Cheltenham is a significant venue for art/music/literature festivals; Gloucester's historic Cathedral featured in the films of J K Rowling's first Harry Potter books; Oxford is home to one of the most prestigious Universities in the World; visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon...
Diverse shopping opportunities, from specialist boutiques & designer outlet, to world class antiques and chain stores.
Something for everyone...
The Cotswolds has many well known attractions but here are a few of the more unique experiences from just across the road up to within a 30 minute drive: local canal restoration, history in the making (www.cotswoldcanalsproject.org/brimscombe); take a trial flight in a glider, an adventurous way to take in the stunning local views; Bibury's Arlington Row, its origins dating from 1380, found in 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds' William Morris; the Severn Bore, a 'spectacular natural phenomena'; Hetty Pegler's Tump, part of the Cotswold's Neolithic history, and so much more..
It's a five minute drive (or a healthy walk up hill) up to the Commons with some of the most beautiful National Trust managed common land in the country, with outstanding and far reaching views over the Cotswolds, and towards the Severn Estuary and Wales beyond. Horses and cattle roam freely across the Commons, and the grassland slopes are home to rare butterfly and wildflower species including thirteen species of orchid. Minchinhampton Common has many interesting and important archaeological features, some dating from the Neolithic period.
The area is perfect for Walkers and Cyclists.
A few local things to do that you just shouldn't miss out on....
A natural event - (www.severn-bore.co.uk)
Excellent dining in nearby villages - The Black Horse, Amberley (www.blackhorseamberley.co.uk), The Halfway House, Box (www.wildinthecotswolds.co.uk)
Sophie's Restaurant in Minchinhampton - Cotswold Life Restaurant of the Year 2005, Good Food Guide 2006 (www.sophiesrestaurant.co.uk)
Cheeserolling - May bank holiday (www.cheese-rolling.co.uk)
Stroud Farmers Market - every Saturday morning, Award Winning Market of the Year 2008 (www.fresh-n-local.co.uk/markets/stroud.php)
Westernbirt Arboretum - especially autumn colours (www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt)
Equestrian events at Gatcombe Park, Badminton Horse Trials, Polo Club Cirencester, Cheltenham Races.
The Cotswold Water Park - a complex of 140 lakes situated 4 miles south of Cirencester (www.cotswolds.com)
Gliding out of Aston Down Airfield (www.cotswoldgliding.co.uk)
Hot Air Ballooning
Horseriding - family run Burnt Ash Farm is located in Minchinhampton (www.burntashfarm.co.uk)
Golf - Minchinhampton Golf Club, founded 1889, comprises 3 golf courses, each of different character (www.mincholdcourse.co.uk; www.mgcnew.co.uk)
Further information about the local area may be found on the following websites: