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The Old Rectory – Home 238779 Manor House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

The Old Rectory – Home 238779

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 3 reviews

  • Manor House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Manor House / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Old Rectory is a handsome manse that has been decorated and restored to a very high standard,incorporating all modern comforts, while retaining period features such as open fires in all rooms,working shutters and servants bells.

Ideal for those seeking peace,as well as families wanting to holiday together with easy access to many iconic touristic attractions such as Bath,the Brecon Beacons and Cotswolds villages.The slate floored kitchen has a oil fired aga and a huge table for family meals; the immaculate dining room with silver candlesticks has paintings and an open fire.The play room has comfortablesofa seating, a wall mounted wide screen 3D televison,a library of Dvds and videos,books galore and games.All new beds and mattresses make sleeping in the newly carpeted bedrooms a luxurious experience.

There is much to do on site,table tennis,table football croquet,tennis and heated pool sparking in the orchard or simply drink cocktails watching the sunset over the

The Old Rectory is a handsome manse that has been decorated and restored to a very high standard,incorporating all modern comforts, while retaining period features such as open fires in all rooms,working shutters and servants bells.

Ideal for those seeking peace,as well as families wanting to holiday together with easy access to many iconic touristic attractions such as Bath,the Brecon Beacons and Cotswolds villages.The slate floored kitchen has a oil fired aga and a huge table for family meals; the immaculate dining room with silver candlesticks has paintings and an open fire.The play room has comfortablesofa seating, a wall mounted wide screen 3D televison,a library of Dvds and videos,books galore and games.All new beds and mattresses make sleeping in the newly carpeted bedrooms a luxurious experience.

There is much to do on site,table tennis,table football croquet,tennis and heated pool sparking in the orchard or simply drink cocktails watching the sunset over the church next door. Iconic toursit attractions are within easy reach including the Roman Baths,Slimbridge,Welsh Castles,canoeing down the Wye,and SS.Great Britain as well as sailing ,golf and horse-riding and paintball nearby

Further details

Catering can be provided either in house and served, or meals can be cooked and left to await arrival or be left for your convenince after a busy day out or long day by the poolside.

Extra maid service can be provided.

Tennis lessons and baby sitting also available by arrangement.

This property is let for a minimum of week in peak season with Saturday swop over date.The property is available from 4pm and should be vacated by 10.00 am

Weekend bookings(3 nights minimum) available .

Further details outdoors

The drive that leads fron the white wrought iron gates is japenese designed,and is lined with exotic shrubs;horses inthe next door fields look over the adjoining fence under the shade of our horsechestnut tree. Around the house is a wide lawn ,flowerbeds,mature shrubs and two large hornbeam trees with a large wooden table and chairs.Stone steps lead to the lower lawn with it's croquet lawn and astroturf tennis court lined by an extensive lavender hedge.The vegetable garden has an asparagus beds,fig tree and a fruit cage for raspberries.The orchard with its rows of old apple trees,cherry,plum,pear and medlar,leads through an olive groveto the stone surrounded warmly heated sparking blue water of the swimming pool, in a sunny spot sheltered by grass banks.While swimming the tower of the church can be seen across the neighbouring fields.

Location description from owner

The England region

The Old Rectory is situated at the Cotswolds edge on the banks of the River Severn in a corner of South West England,thus providing unique access to the Cotswolds,Wales and Somerset.The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty,known for its river valleys,watermeadows and beech woods,sleepy ancient limestone villages and historic market towns such as Stow- on- the- Wold,also Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford- on- Avon.

Places to visit include Blenheim palace,Boughton -on -the -Water,Studeley Castle,Tewkesbury and close by Berkeley Castle.Across the Severn,the blue hills of Wales are visible from the Old Rectory,and in ten minutes the Severn bridge can be crossed into Wales, a short onward journey brings you to Chepstow Castle (1066) and the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty with Tintern Abbey overlooking the river which is famous for its canoeing and the finest salmon fishing south of Scotland. There is also easy access to the wilderness of the National Parks of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.

Bristol itself (40 minutes away) has an iconic suspension bridge,the Zoo,and SS Great Britain as well as Cabots Circus for shopping and cinemas,theatres and museums.

South of Bristol is Somerset,with Cheddar gorge and caves full of stalactites,Galstonbury and Wells Cathedral .
Bath is an hour away to the east on the M4 with its Roman Baths,Fashion museum,famous spa,Georgian terraces and Bath Abbey.Half an hour further on brings you to Stonehenge,Longleat and Salisbury Cathedral

Thornbury

Oldbury On Severn is a picturesque working village (winner of the best kept village award) on the banks of the River Severn;it has Celtic and Roman origins and from the flower filled churchyard of the beautiful old church on the hill there are panoramic views across the river to the Welsh hills. Local wildlife abounds,buzzards nest in the trees down the bridle path that runs alongside the garden,hawks hover in the front garden,there is a resident woodpecker and a badgers den.

In the quiet evenings by the pool glow worms glimmer in the hedges.Long summer days can be filled playing tennis in the garden(lessons available),a gentle game of croquet or swimming in the peace of the orchard; at night the water is gently lit and gliding up and down in the warm water to the sounds of owls hooting is the ultimate in relaxation.

A minute's walk away from the Old Rectory is The Anchor,a pub with delicious home cooked food and a childrens play area with outdoor seating;there is a sailing club down a short path,also local equestrian facilities and wonderful walks across meadows or along the grassy banks of the River SevernThere are at least two summer fairs in the village and bands play in the school playing fields There are stunning local walks across fields with woods to other villages with excellent pubs such as The White Hart in Littleton On Severn.
Thornbury,3 miles down a country road, is famous for its ancient pre- Elizabethan castle where Henry 8th stayed with Anne Boleyn, and dining takes place in magnificent Tudor surroundings.

Ronnie's Restaurant isin Thornbury with it's modern European cooking and there are also Thai,Indian and Chinese restaurants as well as award winning fish and chips.There is a large leisure centre complex and a golf course with stunning views where families and novices are welcome.Lessons are available.

Cattle country is a children's activity complex with rare breeds and a death slide twenty minutes away from Thornbury,just minutes from Berkeley Castle which is home to summer enactments of Shakespearean plays and medieval jousts. Slimbridge wildfowl centre is just up the Severn Estuary.

In nearby Wales the Forest of Dean. has cycle paths and Go -Ape is a fantastic tree top adventure.Canoing is easily available from Symonds Yat on the River Wye.Big Pit offers a unique trip down a historic coalmine
Old Down is a farm which welcomes children for animal encounters just 2 miles from Thornbury and has a vegetable garden to pick your own from.Paintball is also available near Thornbury(Delta Force Paintball).

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private tennis court
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Jane S
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
21 Sep 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Manor house has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Jun 2012. Located in Thornbury, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £280.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Sep 2016.

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“A truly special family retreat!”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

Having never stayed here before nor knew anyone who had, we took a risk by committing to a 9-night stay after reading the property description online. We wanted a countryside family retreat where we could truly relax and slow down to enjoy some exclusive time with each other. Choosing to stay at The Old Rectory proved to be the best decision we made! The house is full of old charm and character, set in beautiful expansive grounds, complete with a tennis court and heated pool. Our 3 kids (aged 15, 13 & 10) and their cousins (18, 16 & 11) had plenty to do and although nearby attractions beckoned, they often preferred to stay in to play tennis/ croquet / swim and simply enjoy the property together. Jane was absolutely wonderful and ensured we had everything we needed throughout our stay. Having traveled so far (from Singapore) and unfamiliar with the area, we were very grateful for such a caring and gracious host! We hope to return some time soon!

It is a great privilege that travelers come a long way to stay here,and a huge pleasure to meet you.

“Ultimate relaxation and comfort!”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2012

We stayed at the Old Rectory with our extended family, ages ranging from 9 to 76. It was a wonderful and beautifully provisioned base, and, to be honest we had very little reason to leave the premises, with the tennis court, swimming pool, croquet etc all in the garden and on tap. Lots of relaxing meals in the lovely gardens and the kids spent most of the time outside having a great time. Would definitely recommend it for a relaxing family break!

We are delighted that our property was able to provide a great holiday;thank you for your appreciation.

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