£144 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Dovecote – Home 404447 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Dovecote – Home 404447

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 66 reviews

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House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden and tiled floor/dining room with kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft 6in bed. Further double bedroom with additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. The first floor has high ceilings, exposed beams and retains a number of original pigeon holes.

Parking for 2 cars

Outside area with garden tables and chairs

Stabling and grazing avail by arrangement

NB: Duck pond in owner's grounds

NB. £20 supplement per pet per week

Please note that during the summer holidays the minimum stay is listed as 7 nights. However, please ask if you would like a shorter stay as we may be able to accommodate this.

The property is within easy distance of Cheltenham (6 miles), Tewkesbury (3 miles), Gloucester (8 miles), Ledbury (16 miles) and a good location for exploring the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. There are good walking routes locally and there are several pubs providing good food within a 10-minute drive. Shop and pub 1 and 3/4 mile.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We live on site so are happy to pop down and say hello when you arrive to check if everything is ok. Equally if you prefer your privacy that's fine!


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Helen S.
Average reply time:
2 hours 18 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
21 Jul 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 May 2013. Located in Cotswolds, it has 66 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £1374.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jul 2019.


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Guest reviews

66 reviews

Very Good

“Dovecote holiday”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2018

What a beautiful, clean, quiet location highly recommended definitely on our list to visit again, owner was super welcoming and helpful.

“Dovecote Stay”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2017

Thank you Helen for the wonderful stay at the Dovecote. Such a beautiful cottage with everything we needed. A perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds. We will definitely be recommending the Dovecote to all our family and friends.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay!

“Super little cottage”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2017

Positives: Characterful property Lots of Attention to detail Free wi-fi Ideal location Well equipped holiday rental Very clean Tasty Victoria sponge cake awaited us on arrival Helen (owner) extremely helpful & polite Negatives: Unfortunately poor mattress quality in master bedroom (felt like coil sprung, every time I turned over I felt the springs and had them piercing my body). I presume the owners have not road tested the bed (otherwise they would have changed it). To me the bed is an important part of the stay, and unfortunately I did not sleep well. I did not bring this to the owners' attention as I felt they could not have changed the mattress during our short stay.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you didn't find the bed comfortable. I haven't had any other complaints about the mattress but will check it out once the current guests have left and change it if required. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

“Perfect place for a family reunion”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2016

My husband and I spent a week at the Dovecote, catching up with family. The cottage was perfect for this, charming, spacious and well equipped (so we could cook family dinners) and in such a deligtful spot. It is in the country, very quiet, but within easy reach by car of Tewkesbury and Gloucester and places in the Cotswolds.

Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed your stay!


Reviewed 6 Oct 2015

Stayed here for my 50th Birthday. Lovely pond on back with ducks and other wildlife. Owner was very nice and even left us a delicious cake! Place was immaculate and the dovecotes in the bedrooms and bathrooms were unique and charming. Great to have dishwasher and washing machine! All in all a memorable stay. Highly recommend!

Owner's reply: Glad you had a lovely stay and birthday! Thanks for your comments.

“Countryside relaxation”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2014

The dovecote, an ornate country retreat which is just that bit special. Small picturesque lake, ducks & comfortable accommodation made this stay ideal. Our host was most welcoming & even baked us a cake. Directions given to the property and basics of tea, coffee etc provided as well as all bed linen and towels. Cheltenham is only a 15 minute drive away.

Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you can visit again sometime!


Reviewed 3 Dec 2014

We booked this as a surprise for my moms 60th birthday and she utterly adored it. It's tranquil and beautiful yet a few minutes drive to bustling cities. The cake was delicious, the house was just gorgeous and Helen was super lovely. We will definitely be coming to stay again!

Owner's reply: Glad you had a great time - hope to see you again! Thanks

“Beautiful and peaceful stay”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2013

An incredible weekend with two girls and a toddler. Cheltenham was a short drive away where we went for Christmas market. The view from the house over the lake was beautiful with the location of the house making it a peaceful stay. The house was an imaginative build with a lot of the original structure intact. The landlord was helpful, welcoming and kind; we could have stayed there a lot longer!

“Perfect weekend stay”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2013

The Dovecote was the perfect weekend stay. We stayed here with the idea of exploring the Cotswolds but loved the cottage and the setting (not to mention the lovely cake waiting for us on the kitchen table) so much that we decided instead to relax at the cottage most of the weekend! The cottage was also very well equipped - the owner really thought of everything.


Reviewed 10 Jul 2013

Stayed at the Dovecot with my husband and 1 year old daughter. The property itself is beautiful - full of character and very well furnished. The location too is fantastic, right on a duck pond (safely fenced off for little ones) which my daughter loved. The property is a separate building on the owners farm (far away enough from the main building for privacy) - there are horses on the farm which in the evening came up close to the property (still fenced off though) which was lovely. We felt very well looked after by the owners - plenty of information on local attractions was provided, and best of all, a home made chocolate cake waiting for us when we arrived! Having forgotten our high chair, the owner lent us her own which was much appreciated. Location wise - we had a car, which was necessary for what we wanted to do - although I think there were probably plenty of walks in the area. We visited Tewkesbury which was VERY close), Cheltenham, Stow-on-the Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water all very easily from our base. Would definitely stay here again - and probably for a longer period of time.

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Send Helen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Helen (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Helen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Helen (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Helen (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Helen (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Helen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Helen (the owner) a message.

If Helen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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