Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A unique cottage in the Cotswolds, a little castle - Upper Lodge is a wonderful place to get away together for a romantic getaway, and escape the stresses of modern life.
Situated on the outskirts of Stroud in the Cotswolds, this makes a perfect spot for a short break, whether you want to walk the Cotswold Way or explore the towns and villages of this beautiful area.
A short walk from Upper Lodge takes you into the town of Stroud, where you will find a wealth of shopping and leisure facilities, from a smart Waitrose to little craft shops, and there's an award-winning Farmers' Market on Friday and Saturday mornings which is reputed to be one of the best in the country. There are many restaurants and pubs, and easy access is ensured by Stroud's mainline Railway Station, directly accessible from London
You can never be bored on a trip to Stroud - there's so much to do in the area, and so many places to visit. We have in the cottage lots of information and ideas for days out. Favourite Spots to visit while in the area include Cheltenham and the Roman city of Aquae Sulis (or Bath, as they call it nowadays).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Stroud 1.5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A beautiful, unique, cottage recently decorated and furnished with everything you need to make your holiday a carefree experience.
Set in the middle of the beautiful Cotswold Hills, Upper Lodge makes an ideal place to stay while you explore all the fantastic places in the area. From shopping in Bath or Cheltenham to gliding at Nympsfield to exploring the Cotswold Way and all the villages nestling in the Cotswolds, there's something here for everyone.
|Further details outdoors|
Private Patio - a real sun trap. Patio furniture and barbeque provided.
The cottage is not suitable for young children, however we can accommodate babies by arrangement.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Stroud lies on the Cotswold Way, and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by small villages and market towns. Encircled by five sweeping valleys opening out to the River Severn and made famous by Laurie Lee's novel “Cider with Rosie”, the scenery around Stroud is dramatic. It is a great meeting place, with direct links to London, making it a Bohemian/café/gallery/bookshop sort of place. It has been described as 'the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds'.
Today, visitors come to Stroud to explore its surrounding hills, to delve into the history of its mills and textiles, and to potter amongst the many privately owned shops and workshops, which teem with the fruits of local craftsmanship. Stroud is home to one of the highest concentrations of artists and craftsmen in Britain, many of whom you may encounter as you wander down the High Street.
Stroud is also home to an award-winning farmers market, which is well worth a visit. Interesting people, lots of different stands, cuisines from all over the world, and lots of local produce too. Entertainment from local musicians and the market café add to the atmosphere of this well-established and popular market, held on Saturday mornings. You can sit outside a cafe and watch the world go by, or spend, spend, spend. Pay & display car park nearby.
There are lots of places to visit locally, including:
• The Museum in the Park, Stroud
• Rococo Gardens, Painswick
• Berkeley Castle, Berkeley
• Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Slimbridge
• Owlpen Manor, Owlpen
• Glevum Boat Hire, Sharpness
• Woodchester Mansion, Woodchester
• Gloucestershire Guild Gallery, Painswick
• Dunkirk Mill, Nailsworth
Stroud is surrounded by stunning scenery, lots of quaint little villages, complete with wonderful country pubs. You can walk along the Cotswold Way then stop for refreshments at one of the many hostelries.
You are well placed to visit Cheltenham or Bath - well known for their modern shops, theatres and histories. There are regular buses and a train station nearby, so even without a car you can still explore the Cotswolds from Upper Lodge.
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1 Jan 2014
"Brilliant! Everything you could wish for - lovely setting, warm, beautifully furnished home-from-home!"
Upper Lodge is a marvellous place in which to stay for a few days or longer. It is beautifully furnished and has everything one needs for a perfect holiday. We were there for Christmas and it was love… More
19 Dec 2013
"A magical and romantic honeymoon stay."
We cannot rate Upper Lodge high enough. Its such a charming and cosy place to stay, perfect for a romantic getaway. Very clean, comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped and the slippers, hot water bo… More
16 Oct 2013
"Cosy, romantic, stay in a beautiful little castle"
This property is perfect for the romantic getaway in the country. The building is like a small castle complete with turrets! lovely wood burner in the living room, clean, tidy with all the utensils y… More
Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our little castle, it's good to know we are getting it right.
5 Sep 2013
The Upper Lodge exceeded our expectations in every way.It started off with kind welcome gifts (bottle of wine, flowers and chocolate biscuits! what more do you need!!!)There were comprehensive directi… More
Thank you for your review. We welcome the feedback as it lets us know we are getting it right for all our visitors.
3 May 2013
I absolutely loved my stay at the little castle. Everything was perfect! It was so charming, so comfortable, beautiful interior. I had a hard time leaving it everyday to go out sightseeing.
I arrived to a nice bottle of wine and the table was set with tea, biscuits and tulips. Everything I needed was provided for me and everything explained. Warning the door will lock when you close it so don't walk out without the keys! Leslie was very kind to come out on a Sunday and let me back in.
I can't wait to go back and now consider the little castle my home away from home.
9 Apr 2013
"Excellent accommodation for a couple in Stroud"
Lovely period lodge an easy walking distance from Stroud. We were warm and cosy despite it being snowy and freezing outside!Greeted with wine , milk and choccie bikkies and hot water bottles- what mor… More
25 Mar 2013
"Warm, clean and very comfortable"
Stayed for a winter weekend in Upper Lodge, a little mini break in the Cotswolds.A lovely cosy mini castle with all the modern conveniences. It was lovely to be so close to town but feel like you were… More
27 Feb 2013
"Charming, individual house of character"
We love this house; it's a mini castle,with loads of character. Other reviewers have complained about the lack of a shower, but if you're not in a hurry why not take the opportunity to relax in a deep sumptuous bath, especially after a long walk. The house is comfortable, the heating makes it a very welcoming place to return to. The log-burner is an added bonus. The patio faces south , so it's a great place to enjoy the sun. The owners leave a welcome tray, which is a nice touch. They also stress that we get in touch if there's anything else they can do. The house is well-situated for Stroud and the surrounding countryside, and there is plenty of information available.
22 Feb 2013
"Cosy and Welcoming"
Such a nice place to spend Christmas.
We felt very much at home...the fire place an absolute treat...so comforting.
Kitchen brilliantly equipt with all you'd need (even for a christmas lunch with all the trimmings!)
Gorgeous lounge with snuggle blankets and inviting sofa/armchairs...ambient lighting...twinkling lights on the christmas tree...we were so chuffed with the decorations which really made the lodge special and festive.
Only warning, take it carefully descending the stairs (for the loo) at night, they are slippery!
Decadent to soak in the tub, but tricky when washing your hair...would be great to have had a hand held shower outlet to attach.
Thank you for your review. We are in fact planning to refurbish the bathroom in March, and install a shower, as so many people like to have the option of bath or shower. We are also having a carpet fitted on the stairs.
We welcome comments from visitors, as they enable us to improve our service and provide what people require.
7 Jan 2013
"Beautiful cottage, great for walking holidays"
My husband and I stayed in Upper Lodge back in March 2012 and had a wonderful stay. The owners had left a bottle of wine and some cookies for our arrival which was a very nice touch. Cottage is very nicely furnished and decorated, clean, kitchen well equipped, log burner as well as central heating lovely for colder months. Good location with Stroud town centre (including super market) very close by, market day on Saturday best day to visit. Great area for lots of walking, local visits to Painswick, Nailsworth and Minchinhampton, 30 mins to Cheltenham and less than 1hr to Upper & Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury. Would definitely recommend to others.
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