Entry in our Guest Book, August 2014: "A thoroughly enjoyable week in a lovely location. We have self-catered in cottages all over the UK and Bobby's Nook definitely compares with the best of them. Recommend walks in Slad, Severn estuary and Tewkesbury area - really nice. PS Bobby's Nook has the best free range eggs you'll ever taste!"
September 2014 guests said: "Your accommodation is a credit to you. Well done!"
A warm welcome and a Welcome Pack (recently described by guests as very generous) includes a tray of refreshments, tasty fresh eggs from our own hens and most items you will need, to begin your holiday.
Bobby's Nook is an AA 3 Star award apartment situated in the village of Selsley, close to Stroud. Purposely converted to holiday accommodation, Bobby's Nook is a cosy and comfortable home from home, ground floor apartment (with no height restricted areas or sloping ceilings) for just the two of you. There is a level lawn area to the front, secluded garden (table, chairs, bench, loungers and barbecue) to the rear and safe onsite parking. The double bedroom has an ensuite wetroom with a shower "you won't want to get out of"! The modern kitchen is a good size, is well-equipped and has a rural view across fields, (the Arts and Crafts period Selsley church can be seen in winter). We take pride in care and attention to detail, with all towels, and kitchen and bedroom linen provided. All guests have been impressed with how well-equipped the apartment is and a recent couple suggested we highlight this in our information so that you won't need to bring your hairdryer or kitchen utensils! Also, plenty of storage space is provided to stow your belongings and hang your clothes.
The surrounding countryside is peaceful with amazing views especially to the west (distant River Severn, Forest of Dean) giving awesome sunsets in summer; relax... throw open the window blinds, and enjoy! Bobby's Nook is adjacent to the Cotswold Way and the attractive Selsley Circuit (5 miles of great variety and interest). Many beautiful, typically Cotswold, villages and bohemian Stroud, with its highly acclaimed farmers' market, much loved by many of our guests, are close by. There are also lots of events in the area including Cheltenham Gold Cup, Fairford Air Tattoo, Gloucestershire Steam Extravaganza, Bristol Balloon Fiesta and Gloucester Tall Ships. Good access to M5; Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Stratford. If you are looking for a Cotswolds break with your loved one, whether energetically walking the Cotswold Way, cycle touring or simply relaxing, savour the delights of the Cotswolds' Stroud Valleys area with Bobby's Nook as your base.
There are many ways to spend your days and something for everyone; perhaps a visit to the romantic Rococo Gardens in Painswick, the National Arboretum in Westonbirt., the National Trust Newark Park or Slimbridge Wetlands Wildlife Reserve. Ordnance Survey maps of the area are available to borrow. In summer, while away a relaxing evening with a barbeque in the garden whilst watching a beautiful sunset in the distance over the Forest of Dean. There are also many local pubs and restaurants to sample; our information pack contains some suggestions and only one mile to the supermarket. We are happy to say that we have two pubs within walking distance: The Kings Head, Kings Stanley, is approximately 1 mile and Google Maps says this takes 18 minutes to walk, and our local pub, The Bell, Selsley which has now re-opened after an extensive refurbishment and is serving very delicious food. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Bobby's Nook and the area so please feel free to send us an enquiry. If you are celebrating a special event during your stay such as a birthday or anniversary and you would like something delivered before your arrival or provided for your loved one, please ask - we are very pleased to help whenever possible.
Please note: for the comfort of all our guests, this property is non-smoking, including the outside areas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1.7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Stroud 4.1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
There is so much to do in the Cotswolds that it makes this such a lovely place to stay! There is a huge range of well known events such as Cheltenham Gold Cup, Gloucester Tall Ships, Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo, the dangerous Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling, Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta etc. Before Christmas visit the German Market in Cheltenham to get inspiration for lovely pressies, (whilst sampling delicious gluwein and bratwurst) or enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Enchanted Christmas Illuminations of the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. There are also lots of other attractions such as the wonderfully romantic Rococo Gardens at Painswick (fabulous early Spring displays of vast drifts of snowdrops), Slimbridge Wetland Wildlife Reserve, the National Trust Newark Park... the list is endless. Many guests also recommend a visit to the Farmers' Market in Stroud and our two walking distance pubs: The King's Head, King's Stanley (1 mile) and The Bell, Selsley 2/3 mile which has recently re-opened following an extensive refurbishment and is serving very delicious food. There are also plenty of other lovely places to eat, some of which are recommended in our information pack. There are maps of the region you can borrow, however, if you would prefer to do your own research while you are here we also offer a free WiFi internet connection so that you can research your own destinations. Do bear in mind, however, that due to our rural location internet speeds are slightly slower than in urban areas.
From Bobby's Nook you will find many public footpaths, including the Cotswold Way. In fact, we are a stone's throw from the 5 mile Selsley Circuit which offers much interest and variety, and incorporates some of the area's local industrial heritage (details are in our information pack). There are superb views to be enjoyed from Selsley Common, just a short walk up the hill, where commoners still utilise their commoners' grazing rights in summer. If you like, you can also catch a bus to Stroud, visit the highly renowned Farmers' Market and have a coffee/tea in one of the many cafes (we like Mills Cafe in Withey's Yard). Selsley Church is the last of the great Cotswold wool churches and is famous for its beautiful stained glass window by William Morris. As mentioned above, our local pub, the Bell, is now open once again and is serving lovely food.