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 a great centre for exploring the Cotswolds.
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 fossick around in the shops and galleries of the many 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). For watersports, the Cotswold Water Park is just 30 minutes drive away, and the cottage provides ready access to the Cotswold Way for walkers. If golf is your thing, the Cotswold Edge golf course is well worth a visit and not far away.
|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||Clothes dryer, 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 furnished with everything you need to make your holiday a romantic and 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 the local award-winning Farmer's Market, to visiting Bath or Cheltenham, gliding at Nympsfield or 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.
This little castle is very peaceful, the neighbours are very quiet, and there is no traffic noise.
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's Laurie Lee's anniversary this year and there are many associated events during the summer.
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.
Stroud is a town with a character all of its own, with lots going on and new places opening all the time.
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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28 May 2014
"Perfect place for a cosy relaxing break"
The property chose me really, because as soon as I saw its picture, I wanted to stay there. It totally lived up to my expectations, in that it was charming, cosy, comfortable, full of character and … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
We're just about to start redecorating, to keep the Lodge in tip-top condition.
21 May 2014
We had a wonderful stay at this little castle. The tea, biscuits, milk and wine was a lovely touch to welcome us to the cottage. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with wonderful home touche… More
Thank you for your review. It's good to know we're getting it right
19 May 2014
"Unique property in convenient location"
This property is very handy for Stroud yet is situated in a quiet position.It is next to a cemetery and nature reserve and is surrounded by trees and singing birds.There is a friendly pub nearby acros… More
17 May 2014
"Adorable little castle"
We found the Lodge really comfy and cosy. It was beautifully presented, and spotlessly clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A weekend just isn't long enough though.… More
Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our little castle.
5 Apr 2014
"Perfect in every way!"
Upper Lodge was a cozy space to return to in the evenings after spending the day exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. Convenient yet private, this lovely, well-appointed cottage was immaculate upon arri… More
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.
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