Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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Maltings is a terraced Cotswold stone cottage, peacefully located on a quiet lane, yet moments away from the heart of Nailsworth. This thriving market town nestles in the Nailsworth Valley, one of the “Five Valleys” in the South Cotswolds that converge on the nearby market town of Stroud. The town is known for its high quality restaurants, first class delicatessen and bakers, as well as its antique and craft shops, modern art gallery and many individual, specialist shops.
Built in traditional Cotswold style, Maltings has been beautifully decorated and furnished, with its cottage charm complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access and Freeview SMART TV. Just beyond the enclosed garden, a soothing stream meanders through the town.
The house sleeps a maximum of five people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms (one en-suite) and a downstairs cloakroom. Off street parking is available for at least two cars. The cottage is an ideal retreat for families or small groups of friends, benefitting from its location close to the amenities of Nailsworth, yet surrounded by glorious Cotswolds countryside.
Situated down a narrow, quiet lane, a raised footpath leads to Maltings' front door. The entrance hallway leads to all the downstairs rooms:
•Living/dining room: A light and spacious room, containing two sofas, a coal effect gas fire and a lovely wooden dining table, with seating for five. There is also a Freeview SMART TV and a Blu-ray DVD player. French doors from the living room open out into the garden;
•Kitchen: A well equipped room, with a dishwasher, 5 ring gas hob, double electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer and washing machine;
•Cloakroom: Contains a basin and toilet.
Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Bedroom 2: Contains two single beds;
•Bedroom 3: Contains one single bed;
•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, basin and toilet.
A second flight of stairs leads up from the landing to the top floor, which opens out into:
•Bedroom 1: A very spacious, dual aspect bedroom, containing a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom, with shower enclosure, basin and toilet. There is also a Freeview SMART TV.
The fully enclosed garden is accessed via the French doors in the living room and contains a patio area and lawn space. There is an outdoor table and chairs, plus a barbecue. Beyond the garden, on the other side of a fence, is a stream, which runs past the houses into Nailsworth and beyond.
Maltings has two allocated parking spaces, as well as access to two communal visitor spaces.
Arrival and departure days:
Standard arrival days at Maltings are Fridays and Mondays, with standard holiday durations being:
•three night weekends commencing on a Friday;
•four day mid-week breaks commencing on a Monday;
•week long breaks commencing on either a Friday or a Monday.
Flexible arrival and departure days may be possible – please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Security deposits are not required at Maltings (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations:
•Bedroom 1 (en-suite): King size bed
•Bedroom 2: 2x single beds
•Bedroom 3: Single bed
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. There is a coal effect gas fire in the living room.
The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview SMART TV with DVD player. A telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made (there is a bar on international calls). A second Freeview SMART TV is in the master bedroom.
The property has two free allocated parking spaces, plus two communal visitor spaces, which are regularly available. There are also a number of car parks in Nailsworth.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities:
A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
The property has multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
The back garden is fully enclosed, however, there is a stream on the far side of the fence, at the end of the garden.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 60 km, Nearest railway: Stroud 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
In medieval times Nailsworth was a settlement at the confluence of the Avening Valley and the Woodchester Valley, on the Nailsworth Stream. Among many notable medieval buildings in the area are Beverston Castle and Owlpen Manor. More recently, Nailsworth was a small mill town and centre for brewing (the town now has the largest number of working water wheels per square mile in the country). It was connected directly to the UK national rail network between 1867 and 1947, with a station that was the terminus of the Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway.
Today, Nailsworth is a lively artistic town full of surprises, nestling in a wooded valley and renowned for its award-winning restaurants, pubs, cafes and other food outlets. Small individual shops offer an amazing variety of goods, including organic locally grown produce, first-class delicatessen products, fair-trade items from across the globe, fascinating antiques and collectables. One of the focal points for artistic activities is Ruskin Mill, which is set in beautiful, organic water gardens.
The Five Valleys
The Five Valleys are a group of valleys in the south-western Cotswolds, which converge on the town of Stroud. The valleys are as follows:
•The Chalford valley: (also known as the "Golden Valley"): The largest of the valleys, where the River Frome runs down the bottom of a deep narrow gorge from Sapperton to Stroud. Chalford village is very attractive and exists because of the early Industrial Revolution. It is built on ascending terraces on the south facing slopes of the “Golden Valley” and is approached by a bemusing series of narrow and often steep lanes and alleyways. The popular town of Minchinhampton lies on a tongue of high land between this valley and Nailsworth valley.
•The Nailsworth Valley: The Nailsworth Avon rises near Cherrington, passing through Avening, Gatcombe Wood and Longford's Mill, before it is joined by a small stream at Nailsworth. Nailsworth was a cloth making town and is situated at the foot of a deep wooded valley, with houses spilling down the hillsides.
•The Slad Valley: A centre of clothmaking until the 19th century, when the mills ceased production. The grey-stone village of Slad is scattered along the south-east slope of the narrow valley and has been immortalised by the poet and author Laurie Lee. Slad was the filming location for “Cider with Rosie”, the TV adaptation of Laurie Lee's novel telling the story of his life in an Edwardian courture house in Slad;
•The Painswick Valley: With its fast flowing streams, this valley attracted the cloth industry in the 18th and 19th century, with some 30 fulling mills established, making the area very affluent. The town of Painswick, known as the Queen of the Cotswolds, is a very popular Cotswold destination;
•The Cam Valley: In an area lying between Frocester Hill in the north-east and Stinchcombe Hill in the south-west, the Cotswold escarpment forms a natural amphitheatre around the low lying Cam valley. The large village of Cam is a mile north of the town of Dursley and one mill remains, producing high quality cloth used largely for tennis balls, billiard tables and guardsmen's uniforms.
The town of Stroud, on the main line from London Paddington, is a great meeting place, described by Jasper Conran as "the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds". With a bohemian vibe and an enviable array of independent shops, Stroud offers a unique shopping experience unrivalled by any town or city in the locality. Brimming with character and standing amidst the dramatic backdrop of the Five Valleys, Stroud has an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and art galleries in the most beautiful of settings. The award-winning Farmers' Market is held every Saturday and, throughout the summer months, street performers will entertain you every Saturday morning. There is a full programme of music and theatre throughout the year, making Stroud a true hub of cultural events.
The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.
The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.
Nailsworth has a number of places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit most tastes and budgets. Nailsworth also has three supermarkets (Morrisons, Tesco Express and Co-op) for regular food purchases and an award winning delicatessen.
There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider South-West Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stroud, Cirencester and Tetbury containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also a lot of traditional, high quality, Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the South West Cotswolds.
The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds . Tourist Information centres are located in all the main Cotswold towns.
- Blenheim Palace
- Warwick Castle
- Chedworth Roman Villa
- Cheltenham race course
- Cotswold Farm Park
- Batsford Arboretum
- Broadway Tower Country Park
- Snowshill Manor & Garden
Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.
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25 Feb 2014
"Wonderful family holiday"
Maltings is a very well-maintained and very well-stocked cottage right in the centre of charming Nailsworth. The owners reached out to us before arrival to make contact and provide all the necessary … More
19 Nov 2013
"Warm and comfortable place to stay"
A perfect house from which to explore the Cotswolds. Within very short walking distance of excellent restaurants and a range of lovely shops. The Tourist Office has walking pamphlets and all walks can… More
18 Nov 2013
"Our delightful weekend break!"
We have just returned from a weekend break in this delightful cottage. We were five adults and all loved this property, clean and bright, spacious and well appointed. Wish we could have stayed there l… More
27 Oct 2013
"Excellent accommodation: we wanted for nothing."
The house was warm and welcoming, beautifully furnished and well decorated throughout. Instructions on how to get there and how to enjoy the house to its full were simple and effective. The owners had… More
22 Oct 2013
"Clean and warm modern cottage in lovely Cotswold town"
We enjoyed our week in the Maltings, Nailsworth even though the weather was very wet at times. Ideal base for walking, exploring Cirencester ( good museum), Gloucester ( Waterways Museum), Tetbury, … More
13 Oct 2013
"Brilliant: highly recommended."
The Maltings is beautifully presented, well equipped, very comfortable, and an ideal base for exploring the wonderful Cotswalds region. It has comfortable beds, nice light and a welcoming ambiance. It… More
3 Sep 2013
"Great rental for families with young children"
We have a lovely short stay with extended family including 2 young children in August. The house is excellently equipped and was spotlessly clean for our stay. The provision of a high chair, stairga… More
25 Aug 2013
"This rental cottage is truly excellnt and good value for money in ll respects"
The Cottage is ideally located very close to the Town centre which is very convenient for general shopping ( foodstuffs) and eating out if one wishes.The Cottage is tastefully furnished throughout and… More
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