This is a lovely cottage situated just a few minutes walk from the beautiful Cotswolds Hills and the well known ‘Cotswold Way’.It is also ideally placed to be within easy reach of Bristol, Gloucester and the RSPB’s Wildfowl centre at Slimbridge, originally founded by Sir Peter Scott .
Onespringbank has easy access to the M5, the Cam & Dursley rail station approximately 3 miles away allows easy access to Gloucester and Bristol for city centre shopping. Onespringbank is also ideally located for the spectacular Severn Bore which attracts visitors from a large area including those brave enough to surf the wave as it surges up the river! The historic town of Dursley is within easy walking distance where a swimming pool and sports centre are available as well as individual shops and restaurants. Harry Potter fans may also recognise Dursley as the surname of Harry’s Uncle!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Inland Beach Cotswold Water Park 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 30 km, Nearest railway: Cam and Dursley 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor the entrance porch leads to a spacious and comfortable open plan living/dining room with a TV/DVD player and an L shaped sofa.
The kitchen leads of from the dining area and has recently been refurbished with fully fitted units and is well equipped; Crockery,cutlery, utensils, washing machine,microwave,fridge, freezer,toaster,vacuum,iron, ironing board are all available.Also available travel cot,highchair, and a safety stair gate.
The bathroom on the ground floor is suitable for guests with limited mobility and is equipped with a bath with shower over, sink and toilet.
Stairs leading to landing area with views across the open countryside. The double bedroom to the front of the cottage overlooking St Georges Church has original stripped wooden floor, a comfortable double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The second bedroom also has original stripped wooden floor with a triple sleeper; a double bed and a single bed above, a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
L-Shaped bed settee in the main living room offers flexibility for up to 7 adding a third double bed.
Central heating throughout.
All bed linen, duvets and towels are provided. A lawned garden to front is available for use by guests plus a small area to rear of property with washing line.
Parking available on-street to the front of property.
|Further details outdoors|
On street parking out front. Large lawn out front of the cottage for relaxing and enjoying during summer months.
No smoking within the property.
Pets allowed but not on furniture or upstairs.
Onespringbank dates back to the 1800's, in years gone by the water pump for the row of cottages was located in the back garden of the cottage, there is a historical right of way for our neighbours to use this path so occasionally they do walk past the windows at the front and back of the cottage.
The unique region officially covers an area of 790 square miles in the upper part of the southwest region of England and is the country's largest officially designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (see our Fact Sheet).
Popular with both the English themselves and international visitors from all over the world, the area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being so ‘typically English’ where time has stood still for over 300 years.
The climate is usually quite mild and can change very rapidly from day to day so expect variable weather conditions. Be prepared for anything.
Here are some examples of activities around the area. Plus many more and of course the option of a stroll or walk in the surrounding countryside:
The Edward Jenner Museum
The museum in Berkeley was Edward Jenner’s house and now informs visitors of his work as a scientist, general practitioner and surgeon. He is famous as the first doctor to introduce and study the smallpox vaccine.
This magnificent cathedral has been a place of worship for over 1300 years. Open every day of the year, it is well worth a look a round. Established in 1539, the cathedral choir sings six services a week plus festive services at Christmas and Easter.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Westonbirt is a world-renowned tree garden. A historical collection of over 3,000 different trees and shrub species many of which are rare or endangered in their native lands. With a six hundred acre site, the arboretum is an inspiring place to relax, and explore.
The National Waterways Museum
Situated in the Gloucester Docks, the museum gives a fascinating insight into the history of the British and local waterways. There is always a wide range of exhibits and activities, and a collection of historic boats on the dockside. We also suggest looking around the dock and discovering how the canal is used in the 21st century. The city of Gloucester is a half hour drive away.
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Slimbridge is home to an astounding array of wildlife
including the world's largest collection of swans, geese, and ducks. A year round programme of walks, arts, events, workshops, talks and spectacular wildlife encounters are a fantastic way for everyone to connect to their natural surroundings.
The Roman Baths, Bath
The Romans built these baths around Britain’s only hot springs. The temple and bathing complex still flow with naturally hot water today. In the car the baths are approximately 50 minutes away.
The Norman home of the Berkeley family is open between 21st March and 26th October on Sundays and bank holiday weekends. During July and August it is open seven days a week. Opening hours are 11am - 5.30pm. The castle is an outstanding example of medieval architecture.
A great place to take the children, Cattle Country is home to many farm animals as well as indoor and outdoor play equipment. Cattle Country is just a 10-minute drive away at Berkeley.