About the home
Eastview is a semi-detached Cotswold cottage nestled with others on a steep hillside with dramatic views. It offers a mixture of historic atmosphere (beams, stone walls, log fires, antiques) and 21st century convenience: flat screen TV (Freeview) and WI-FI, gas central heating and new bathrooms. The cottage has two double bedrooms, each with its own private bath or shower room. In the attic bedroom, the en-suite shower room is through an arch (no door: just a curtain). There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a sitting room, separate dining room, and cosy reading room with a sofa and hundreds of books. Log fires keep you warm in winter, (though there is full gas central heating) and the bedrooms have fans for summer nights. The gardens offer romantic little sitting areas among sweet smelling plants.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Weston-super-Mare, 79km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
As a part-time home rather than a holiday cottage, Eastview has a lived-in feeling, with lots of books, old family photos on the walls, and grocery basics such as tea, coffee, etc, in the cupboards. It would suit couples, walkers, birders, dreamers, and families with children or teenagers. The furnishing is a mixture of old pine, fruitwood and mahogany antiques, paintings by local artists, Eastern artefacts and kelims.
The environment is important to us, so there are recycling facilities, a compost heap, and energy efficient appliances and lightbulbs. The cottage has been decorated with eco paints (no petrochemicals). The bedlinen is 100% white cotton. The owners have an organic farm 8 miles away and have a vegetable stall at prize-winning Stroud Farmers' Market.
Further details outdoors:
Eastview is approached down a very steep, narrow lane, but the parking area (for two cars) is level and off-road. At the front is a rose arch and a gravel path between the wild romantic borders of a traditional cottage garden. Of course the appearance of the garden varies enormously according to the season. In summer there are roses, honeysuckle, jasmine, lilies, and sweet peas: in winter the viburnums, daphnes, cyclamen and hellebores bloom. There is no lawn: football is impossible here and the neighbouring fields are steep. However the garden has mysterious corners which children will enjoy exploring. At the back is a split-level gravelled patio for private outdoor dining: a suntrap in summer. If you prefer shade, there's an electronically-powered awning. It's usually too cold to sit out in winter, of course, but as the cottage has windows facing east and west it admits all available sunshine except in the very depths of midwinter when the sun hides behind the hill for a few days.
Rental includes internet access (bring your laptop). Landline available by prior agreement. Starter sack of logs provided by arrangement.
One small well-behaved dog is welcome but sorry, no cats. Please keep dog on the lead whilst walking up garden path.
A deposit of £250 is required against damage.
Half of rental payable on booking, remainder thirty days before start date.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
Nailsworth is an ideal base for visiting Stratford on Avon, Oxford and Bath, as well as many smaller Cotswold towns, historic manor houses and gardens. The Cotswold villages are famous for their jewel-like beauty in all seasons, and the countryside around the Stroud valleys is steep, wooded, and romantic. Regency Cheltenham beckons with its festivals, elegant parks and Georgian houses, and Gloucester Cathedral (where part of Harry Potter was filmed) is a mere 8 miles away. London is 1hr 40 mins by train from Stroud station - an easy day trip. For walkers The Cotswold Way provides astonishing views, and the mysterious Woodchester Mansion slumbers nearby in its park (open every day of the year). There's golf, fishing, riding and even gliding available locally.
The Stroud area
Stroud Farmers' Market, every Saturday morning, has been declared the best in the south-west, and both Stroud and Nailsworth have arts festivals. Cheltenham draws the literati in October, and horse racing fans in March. Cirencester is famous for its Roman past, Tetbury for its antiques shops and nearby Westonbirt arboretum, and Frampton on Severn for its enormous village green and fabulous old houses. Painswick churchyard has its 99 yew trees, Owlpen Manor in Uley is a secret, dreamy place, and many National Trust properties are tucked away nearby, notably Newark Park ("the best view in England") and Dyrham Park, where they filmed The Remains of the Day.
How to get there
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Eastview is situated in the hamlet of Windsoredge on the edge of the small town of Nailsworth, which is situated four miles south of Stroud on the A46. We are 100 miles from Heathrow airport and 132 miles from Gatwick via the M4 motorway. You can exit at Junction 17 or 18, (18 is a much more straightforward route in terms of subsequent local roads, but a tad longer, because you come off the M5 straight onto the A46 which north directly to Nailsworth.) From Birmingham airport we are a 75 mile drive, mostly southwards on the M5. The M5 is also the simplest way to get here from the south-west or north-west of England: exit at Junction 13, follow the signs for Stroud and then take the A46 Bath road to Nailsworth.
The postcode is GL6 0NP - you can look it up on Google earth. But ignore any internet navigation suggestions for the last mile or so to the cottage. Eastview sits in a maze of quaint narrow lanes, often very steep, so we will supply you with a detailed map when you book.
Activities near Stroud
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
03 Oct 2012
Had a lovely week staying at "Eastview" - a delightful cottage.
Would definately go back - we can truly recommend it.
Thank you Sue!!
07 Sep 2012
Eastview is a quiet, beautiful townhouse-in-the-country, well located on the edge of a beautiful village with walking distance to the bakery while still giving the feel of the English countryside. It proved perfectly suited as a base for exploring South Gloucester and its historical sites from Bath to cathedrals and small villages of the area. Even a day trip to the coast was easily possible -- if one actually wants to leave the premises! It includes a garden table for dinner al fresco; an atmosphere that feels --and is furnished like -- how you wish your home really was; great amenities. Great for adult travel and reconnecting with family.
05 Aug 2012
We stayed at Eastview for 3 months, and from the very first moment felt completely comfortable and at home. Each room is large and welcoming, there is loads of space for clothes & cosmetics (definitely planned by a woman!) and there was everything we could need at hand. Loved all the books, and the cosy room to escape to to have a quiet read. The views from the windows are beautiful, even in the rain. We loved the big bright well-equipped kitchen, the spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, and the large room for computers, ironing etc. Eastview is an ideal base from which to enjoy all the Cotswolds, as nowhere is far away. It is a 1 mile walk to Nailsworth, but that's very do-able if you are moderately fit (we are both in our 60s). Added to this Eastview's owner is a charming and very helpful landlady who is ready to help wherever she can. I would love to have the opportunity to stay at Eastview again.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|24 Feb 13||10 Mar 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||10 Mar 13||24 Mar 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||24 Mar 13||8 Apr 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Late spring||8 Apr 13||5 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||5 May 13||26 May 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Whitsun||26 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||2 Jun 13||22 Jul 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer||22 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||1 Sep 13||22 Sep 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn||22 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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