Bell House Apartment Two
About the home
• Visit England 4 Star 'Excellent Standard' • Comfortable Cotswolds touring base • Flexible booking • Convenient town & countryside location • No need to drive • London 90 mins by train • Canalside • AONB • Country pubs & restaurants • Waitrose • Multi-award winning farmer's market, best in the UK
• Character apartment, second floor, easy access public transport. Canal side, ideal as a base for walking holidays or touring the Cotswolds. Two double bedrooms. Shower room. Open plan living room with fully equipped kitchen and small dining table.
• Late availability:
Bell House is ideally situated to enjoy the convenience of a short walk to the shops, cafe's, & nightlife of the town centre, or, equally within a few minutes walk in the other direction, the peace and quiet of scenic walks up to the Commons, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with some excellent country pubs & restaurants. Being quite literally on the doorstep of the junction of the two Cotswolds Canals, the locality has an additional dimension as the canals are being restored as a leisure waterway stretching from the Thames to the Severn, with interesting walks along the canal system in assorted stages of restoration.
Located at the Gateway to Stroud, known for its steep streets and cafe culture. Reputedly Stroud boasts the largest concentration of artists and craftsmen in the UK.At the heart of the Five Valleys, & centrally located for visits to the spa towns of Bath & Cheltenham, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Tetbury & the Cotswold Villages. Easy reach of the Forest of Dean and further into South Wales.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details outdoors:
Lockside garden shared with the other residents of Bell House & the Lock Keeper's Cafe. One free allocated barrier controlled parking space, additional public parking 200 metres (£2/day). Covered secure locked cycle storage.
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.
Flexible short break booking from two nights - see additional notes below.
No hidden costs - rates inclusive of all utilities, 100% white cotton bed linen, fluffy white towels, gowns & slippers.
Choice of feather or hypo-allergenic duvets & pillows .
Sling style canvas campbed available for additional guest.
Travel cots, reclining padded high chairs suitable from 3 months & door/stair gates are available at no extra charge as well as a selection of baby & toddler toys (cot linen not provided unless specifically requested).
Well behaved dogs welcome (not on the beds please) - £20 per dog per booking.
The property is available from 4pm on the day of arrival, until 10am on the day of departure. Some flexibility dependant on season & day of arrival by prior arrangement. Secure code & key entry enables unpredictable check in times, with owner available via mobile phone (the owner lives locally).
25% deposit required to secure booking (subject to £100 minimum deposit). Balance payable two months prior to arrival. Payment by direct bank transfer or debit card prefered, credit card payments accepted by phone. Security deposit not usually required. Cancellation policy detailed in terms & conditions - deposit refundable up to two months prior to arrival less £20 administration fee.
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.
Bell 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 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.
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 2010 (www.fresh-n-local.co.uk/markets/stroud.php)
Westonbirt 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).
How to get there
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Bell House is situated at the Gateway to Stroud Town Centre, by Wallbridge lock
By car, Bell House is situated 9km from junction 13 of the M5, or 27km from junction 18 of the M4.
By train, Bell House is just a two minute walk from Stroud station. Stroud is on the main line into London Paddington, journey time 1 hour 32 minutes.
By coach, Bell House is a 5 minute walk from Stroud coach stop, or 20 minute taxi from Cirencester coach stop (it is advisable to pre book taxi journeys from the coach stop). Local taxi details provided on request.
By air, Bristol airport 64 km, Birmingham airport 117 km. Heathrow airport (125km) 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
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
16 Apr 2013
We stayed at the Bell Apartment 2 for the weekend. The pictures really dont do it justice. Its roomy, imaculatly furnished and the little extras made us feel so welcome. There are quite a few stairs to negotiate so large suitcases arnt the best idea but that was the only downfall. It's warm and cozy and modern and we instantly felt at home. The beds are incredibly comfortable and we all had a great nights sleep. It is quiet too - a real bonus! The only thing I would say if when you call a cab they arnt too sure where it is - you need to say it was the old Bell pub - enjoy!
20 Jun 2012
Good location not far to walk to historic part of town and train station. our unit had all you need including washing machine. Handy information about the area in a folder. They make neat coffee... more
18 Jun 2012
Not a big apartment (as is a wedge shape), but what it lacks in size it makes up for in luxury bedding. I really appreciated the top quality sheets, bathrobes and slippers- total comfort. The rest of the apartment is well furnished too- with a big leather couch unit and cupboards full of kitchen necessities. The location is slightly curious, being near a main road. However, the interior comfort and price made it a very worth while stay. The town is lovely and I recommend this as a great weekend getaway.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|May 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekends & School Holidays)||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 399||£ 59||£ 84||2 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 420||£ 64||£ 94||2 Nights|
|July 2013 (for School Holidays use August rates)||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 441||£ 64||£ 94||2 Nights|
|August 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekend)||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 469||£ 69||£ 99||2 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 441||£ 64||£ 94||2 Nights|
|October 2013 (for School Holidays use September rates)||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 399||£ 59||£ 84||2 Nights|
|November 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 357||£ 59||£ 79||2 Nights|
|December 2013 (Enquire for Christmas & New Year)||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 315||£ 59||£ 79||2 Nights|
|January 2014||1 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||£ 315||£ 59||£ 79||2 Nights|
|February 2014 (for School Holidays use March rates)||1 Feb 14||1 Mar 14||£ 357||£ 59||£ 79||2 Nights|
|March 2014 (Enquire for Cheltenham Festival & School Holidays)||1 Mar 14||1 Apr 14||£ 371||£ 59||£ 84||2 Nights|
|April 2014 (Enquire for Easter & School Holidays)||1 Apr 14||1 May 14||£ 399||£ 59||£ 84||2 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|May 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekends & School Holidays)||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 476||£ 79||£ 94||2 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 497||£ 84||£ 104||2 Nights|
|July 2013 (for School Holidays use August rates)||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 518||£ 84||£ 104||2 Nights|
|August 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekend)||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 546||£ 89||£ 109||2 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 518||£ 84||£ 104||2 Nights|
|October 2013 (for School Holidays use September rates)||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 476||£ 79||£ 94||2 Nights|
|November 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 434||£ 79||£ 89||2 Nights|
|December 2013 (Enquire for Christmas & New Year)||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 392||£ 79||£ 89||2 Nights|
|January 2014||1 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||£ 392||£ 79||£ 89||2 Nights|
|February 2014 (for School Holidays use March rates)||1 Feb 14||1 Mar 14||£ 434||£ 79||£ 89||2 Nights|
|March 2014 (Enquire for Cheltenham Festival & School Holidays)||1 Mar 14||1 Apr 14||£ 448||£ 79||£ 94||2 Nights|
|April 2014 (Enquire for Easter & School Holidays)||1 Apr 14||1 May 14||£ 476||£ 79||£ 94||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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For urgent enquiries please phone or text 07765 644016
For two persons utilising both bedrooms, the 'four person' rate will apply.
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 £48 (2 person) or £60 (4 person) 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.
Only one special offer rate may be used per booking - offers may not be combined.
Direct 'Book Online' rates for longer stays & peak period availability shown 'Online' may vary due to software limitations.Enquire now
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