About the home
• Visit England 4 Star 'Excellent Standard' • 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
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. Three 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.
• Late availability:
Flexible booking - any day start, choose how many nights you would like to stay (check exclusions, single night supplements & standard discounts below).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
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:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
Jane and Morgan welcome you to Port House in the centre of the village of 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.
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. In summer dine outdoors on the patio. 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 in the map area. 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 and admire the view of the hillside. 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...
Further details outdoors:
To the front of the property there is street parking.
Brimscombe Port is just across the road, local walks can start from here...
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.
No hidden costs - all inclusive rates. Your stay may begin on any available day.
25% deposit required to secure booking (subject to £100 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 - please enquire.
Basic items such as toiletries, washing up liquid, are provided for at least the initial 2 or 3 days, also milk, tea/coffee/sugar/biscuits on arrival. First batch of logs for the woodburner provided in winter.
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 beds please). Other pets considered, please enquire.
Wi-Fi network shared between Port House & Port House Apartment.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
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 Stroud / Brimscombe area
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:
How to get there
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Port House is set back from the A419 London Road on the slip road Gordon Terrace, just beyond the row of local shops.
By car, Port House is situated 12km from junction 13 of the M5, or 30km from junction 18 of the M4. Detailed driving directions will be provided for your journey on request at the time of booking.
By train, Port House is a 10 minute taxi journey from Stroud station. Stroud is on the main line into London Paddington, journey time 1 hour 35 minute.
By coach, Port House is a 10 minute taxi ride from Stroud coach stop, or 15 minute taxi from Cirencester coach stop. It is advisable to pre book taxi journeys from the coach stops. Local taxi details provided on request.
By air, Bristol airport 67 km, Birmingham airport 120 km. Heathrow airport (122km) is the most convenient if concluding the journey by public transport - by coach to Stroud or Cirencester, journey time from 1 hour 45 minutes plus taxi depending on departure time. Booking ahead advisable to coincide with flight times. Alternatively, Stroud Station is just under 2 hours from Birmingham airport by train
Activities near Stroud
Golf within 30 mins drive
26 Mar 2013
we booked this for the weekend for a family get together for mothers day a week before we went. the reviews all rated it excellent and indeed we weren't disappointed! there were 8 of us in total- 6 adults a 5 year old and a toddler but with 3 bathrooms and spacious bedrooms it was a perfect size. the fluffy towels, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries added that extra luxury. if i had to pick one negative it would be that it was set back just off a main road so not the most picturesque location and no garden but it did have a patio area at the back. perfect for family get togethers. The market on the saturday is well worth a visit. we will definitely be going back for a stay and to explore more of the cotswolds
17 Dec 2012
An extended family ranging in age from 4years to 65years met for Grandads birthday.In a cold November the house was beautifully warm and inviting.Extremely well equiped with everything from cutlery to shower gel.The bathrooms were amazing and the upstairs living space was delightful.Toys to keep a child busy and if the weather had proved to be poor we need not have left the house.Canal walks started across the road and Nailsworth was worth a visit as was Ruskin Mill - delicious food.
29 Nov 2012
The house has been decorated to a high standard. It has everything one needs to make your stay extremely comfortable! The location from London is ideal as it was only a 2hr journey from SW London as well.
We wanted to watch the rugby and...there was even SKY TV! What a win.
I have already sent the link to a number of friends and hope to be back sometime in the future.
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|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|May 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekends & School Holidays)||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 798||£ 110||£ 191||2 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 840||£ 124||£ 219||2 Nights|
|July 2013 (for School Holidays use August rates)||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 896||£ 124||£ 219||2 Nights|
|August 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekend)||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 945||£ 128||£ 228||2 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 896||£ 124||£ 219||2 Nights|
|October 2013 (for School Holidays use September rates)||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 798||£ 110||£ 191||2 Nights|
|November 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 672||£ 98||£ 150||2 Nights|
|December 2013 (Enquire for Christmas & New Year)||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 595||£ 80||£ 140||2 Nights|
|January 2014||1 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||£ 595||£ 80||£ 140||2 Nights|
|February 2014 (for School Holidays use March rates)||1 Feb 14||28 Feb 14||£ 672||£ 98||£ 150||2 Nights|
|March 2014 (Enquire for Cheltenham Festival & School Holidays)||9 Mar 14||1 Apr 14||£ 735||£ 105||£ 162||2 Nights|
|April 2014 (Enquire for Easter & School Holidays)||1 Apr 14||1 May 14||£ 798||£ 110||£ 191||2 Nights|
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Two night bookings are very welcome all year outside of Bank Holiday periods.
Late Sunday departures available - a supplement will be applied, please enquire with preferred departure time.
Rates are based on the tabled nightly rates above in combination with the standard discounts & exclusions detailed below:
STANDARD DISCOUNTS to tabled rates:
Sunday rate equal to weekday rate for bookings of three nights or more, excluding Saturday arrivals & Bank Holiday weekends.
Sunday rate reduced to £77 throughout the year for bookings of four nights or more, excluding Bank Holiday weekends.
10% discount on nightly rates for bookings of five nights or more.
STANDARD EXCLUSIONS to tabled rates:
Please enquire for rates & minimum stay for peak holiday periods as noted in the monthly tabled rates - Christmas & New Year, Cheltenham Festival, Easter, Bank Holiday weekends & School Holidays.
Tabled weekly rates apply to stays of seven nights or more with arrival and/or departure on any day of the week except Saturday(s) - please enquire for Saturday arrival and/or departure availability & rates.
Sunday is calculated at the weekend nightly rate for two night stays arriving Saturday & for Bank Holiday weekends.
Single night bookings accepted at the advertiser's discretion (normally excludes Fridays & Saturdays unless there are adjacent bookings) - a supplement will be applied, please enquire.
Dogs welcome - £20 per dog per booking.
No hidden costs - rates inclusive of all utilities, bed linen, towels, gowns & slippers. Travel cots, reclining padded highchairs suitable from 3 months, stair/door gates & baby/toddler toys available at no extra cost.
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