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
Hilly Orchard is a quiet second floor modern apartment located just over a mile from the eclectic Cotswold town of Stroud. Effectively 'detached' with no passing stair traffic. View over the canal, and up to Selsley Common and the Cotswold Way. One kingsize double bedroom and a single room. Quality beds and 100% cotton linen, option of feather or hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. Additional camp bed available. Bathroom with bath and shower over - fluffy white towels, robes and slippers provided. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a good size comfortable sitting room with dining area. Modern conveniences include central heating, 32 inch flat screen sky + HD TV, and wireless internet access.
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Quality in Tourism rated Four Star 'Excellent Standard'. Ideal for walkers & Cotswolds touring. Local shops within few minutes walk. Easy access M5. Equally suited to the leisure and business visitor. Centrally located for visits to Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Tetbury, Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, easy reach of Forest of Dean, & further into South Wales.
Flexible booking - any day start, choose how many nights you would like to stay (check exclusions, single night supplements & standard discounts below).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 250m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
All bed linen is 100% cotton, and the mattresses are high quality for a comfortable night's sleep. 100% cotton dust mite proof barrier cases on mattresses and pillows. Wireless internet access is available (bring your own laptop), and full Sky + HD package provided. Travel cot and highchair available (cot linen not usually provided unless specifically requested).
Basic items such as toiletries, washing up liquid, are provided for at least the initial 2 or 3 days, also milk, tea/coffee/sugar/biscuits on arrival.
Further details outdoors:
To the front of the property there is an allocated marked parking bay, with further communal guest parking.
Supermarkets, cafe, newsagent, pharmacy, takeaways within few minutes walk.
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.
The area is perfect for walkers. The facilities and location are ideal for Cotswolds touring & for the business traveller
No hidden costs - all inclusive rates. Your stay may begin on any available day.
25% deposit required to secure booking (subject to £100 minimum deposit). Balance payable two months prior to arrival dependant on season. Credit/debit card payments accepted. Security deposit not required. Cancellation policy detailed in terms & conditions - copy sent with booking form on enquiry.
The property is available from 4pm on the day of arrival, until 10am on the day of departure. Some flexibility dependant on season and day of arrival - please enquire.
Travel cot and high chair are available. Please request at time of booking.
Hypoallergenic duvets and pillows available - please request at time of booking.
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.
Hilly Orchard 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...
It's a short drive toTetbury, world-renowned for its unique Royal associations. Highgrove, home of HRH The Prince of Wales is situated just outside Tetbury, and Gatcombe Park, home of the Princess Royal is also nearby
Diverse shopping opportunities, from specialist boutiques & designer outlet, to world class antiques and chain stores.
Something for everyone...
The Stroud / Cainscross area
The Cotswolds has many well known attractions but here are a few of the more unique experiences within easy reach: 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 ten minute drive 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.
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 Amberley Inn (www.theamberley.co.uk), 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 2008 (www.fresh-n-local.co.uk/markets/stroud.php)
Westernbirt 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.cotswolds.com)
Hot Air Ballooning (www.cotswolds.com)
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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By car, Hilly Orchard is situated 6km from junction 13 of the M5, or 32km from junction 18 of the M4. Detailed driving directions will be provided for your journey on request at the time of booking.
By train, Hilly Orchard is a 5 minute taxi journey from Stroud station. Stroud is on the main line into London Paddington, journey time 1 hour 35 minute.
By coach, Hilly Orchard is a 5 minute taxi ride from Stroud coach stop, or 25 minute taxi from Cirencester coach stop. It is advisable to pre book taxi journeys from the coach stops. Local taxi details provided on request.
By air, Bristol airport 60 km, Birmingham airport 120 km. Heathrow airport (122km) 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
Golf within 30 mins drive
19 Dec 2011
We enjoyed a lovely 3 night stay at Hilly Orchard and found it to be warm and comfortable with every facility you could want from a short stay - the Sky package was most welcome with an 8 year old to entertain in October! The location is great in that there are many places to visit within a short drive and we also enjoyed walking along the canal side just a short stroll from the apartment. We particularly enjoyed our visit to the National Trust's Woodchester Park just a 10 minute drive away, and to the Cotswold Animal Park, 50 minutes away through beautiful countryside.
The only downside would be that being the top floor apartment we were very conscious of our 8 year old running between his room and the lounge and were constantly reminding him not to out of consideration for the people in the apartment underneath.
13 Nov 2011
I needed a quick lats minute break to get away from work and to just be. Arriving at Hilly Orchard I was worried that the photos may not live up as you hear such bad things about trips going wrong. But from the outside it looked welcoming and inviting. Then as soon as I got into the apartment all my worries were gone. I was over the moon, to the point I rang Jane straight away to say thank you. It was warm, welcoming, clean and to put it simply, everything I hoped. Being in Stroud I was able to revisit were my grandparents lived and I basically grew up, and rekindle old memories. I smiled the whole time and even stayed an extra night. Will 100% be going back very soon.
14 Oct 2011
We stayed at this apartment twice, 3 days each time, while visiting my mother who had just moved into a nursing home nearby. It could not have been a better location, nor could it have been a more suitable apartment for us. The living room has a beautiful view across the valley and has very comfortable furniture, good for our bad backs! Spotless and inviting, the extra touches of the owner such as biscuits, coffee, and milk in the fridge helped make us feel immediately at home. The only negative for some people would be the flights of stairs to the 2nd floor (3rd floor in American terms), but being on the upper floor helped make it quiet and provided the wonderful view.
|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||£ 378||£ 59||£ 74||2 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 399||£ 64||£ 84||2 Nights|
|July 2013 (for School Holidays use August rates)||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 420||£ 64||£ 84||2 Nights|
|August 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekend)||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 448||£ 69||£ 89||2 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 420||£ 64||£ 84||2 Nights|
|October 2013 (for School Holidays use September rates)||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 378||£ 59||£ 74||2 Nights|
|November 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 336||£ 59||£ 69||2 Nights|
|December 2013 (Enquire for Christmas & New Year)||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 294||£ 59||£ 69||2 Nights|
|January 2014||1 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||£ 294||£ 59||£ 69||2 Nights|
|February 2014 (for School Holidays use March rates)||1 Feb 14||1 Mar 14||£ 336||£ 59||£ 69||2 Nights|
|March 2014 (Enquire for Cheltenham Festival & School Holidays)||1 Mar 14||1 Apr 14||£ 350||£ 59||£ 74||2 Nights|
|April 2014 (Enquire for Easter & School Holidays)||1 Apr 14||1 May 14||£ 378||£ 59||£ 74||2 Nights|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|May 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekends & School Holidays)||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 448||£ 74||£ 89||2 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 469||£ 79||£ 99||2 Nights|
|July 2013 (for School Holidays use August rates)||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 490||£ 79||£ 99||2 Nights|
|August 2013 (Enquire for Bank Holiday weekend)||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 518||£ 84||£ 104||2 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 490||£ 79||£ 99||2 Nights|
|October 2013 (for School Holidays use September rates)||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 448||£ 74||£ 89||2 Nights|
|November 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 406||£ 74||£ 84||2 Nights|
|December 2013 (Enquire for Christmas & New Year)||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 364||£ 74||£ 84||2 Nights|
|January 2014||1 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||£ 364||£ 74||£ 84||2 Nights|
|February 2014 (for School Holidays use March rates)||1 Feb 14||1 Mar 14||£ 406||£ 74||£ 84||2 Nights|
|March 2014 (Enquire for Cheltenham Festival & School Holidays)||1 Mar 14||1 Apr 14||£ 420||£ 74||£ 89||2 Nights|
|April 2014 (Enquire for Easter & School Holidays)||1 Apr 14||1 May 14||£ 448||£ 74||£ 89||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
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For two persons utilising both bedrooms, the 'three 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 £40 (2 person) or £48 (3 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.
No hidden costs - rates inclusive of all utilities, bed linen, towels, gowns & slippers. Travel cot, reclining padded highchair suitable from 3 months & baby toys available at no extra cost.
Only one special offer rate may be used per booking - offers may not be combined.
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