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Historic Townhouse near the centre of a beautiful Cotswold Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Ensuite Town House with Impressive Views to Surrounding Countrys

The Bolt Hole was fully refurbished in 2015. On the ground floor the house features under floor heating, a large living area with all modern facilities such as High Speed Broadband and a Large Flat Screen TV (including BBC iplayer and Netflix). On this level there is also a brand new bespoke kitchen (fully equipped with all cooking utensils and appliances including a new gas range cooker, fridge and washing machine) with seating for 6 adults. Upstairs there is a double bedroom including an en-suite bathroom (with large power shower heated via a new combi boiler) and beautiful views of the cost-worlds hills from a large viewing window. Free parking is also available within 100 yds of the property.

simon barber
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About simon barber

My occupation is a builder and property developer specialising in the refurbishment of historic buildings. I live in Cheltenham with my family and our dog.

simon barber purchased this cottage in 2015

Why simon barber chose Winchcombe

Winchcombe is a special place to my family and I as we have restored a number of Cotswold stone houses within the town both for clients and ourselves over the past 20 years, so we know it very well. We refurbished the Bolt Hole in 2015 to a overall high standard and are very pleased with how the house has been finished.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is located within the centre of Winchcombe amongst many other beautiful Cotswold houses. Such great location means everything is conveniently on your doorstep. A variety of local pubs, restaurants and shops are less then 100 meters from the house and popular tourist attractions such as Sudeley castle are also very near by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very smart, stylish cottage and excellent location.
Jun 2016
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Winchcombe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Power shower shaver socket washbasin toilet oak floor
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , double sofa bed in lounge
  • Double bed with side tables dressing table wardrobe new carpets view to valley
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Historic Townhouse near the centre of a beautiful Cotswold Town
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 18 reviews

Well equipped, excellent location, easy access, quick response from owner regarding a clogged drain.

  • 5 of 5

We found the location perfect for a multitude of hiking paths. Grocery stores closeby, easy getting to and from flat when on driving excursions. Town is full of friendly people.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great cottage in a picturesque village.

  • 5 of 5

The Bolt Hole was exactly as we hoped, clean and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. We were near pubs, restaurants and shops and a couple of minutes walk from several great walks. Winchcombe is a beautiful little town and well located to go exploring the rest of the Cotswolds.

Highly enjoyable holiday all round!

Many thanks to Simon for providing such a comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Winchcombe a great base for Cotswolds day trips

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property and this holiday. Convenient right on high Street, home-like living room and a fantastic kitchen for preparing hearty breakfasts before (1) heading out on day trips to other wonderful towns and villages in the Cotswolds, or (2) for taking in local wonders like Sudley Castle and Belis Knap. We highly recommend this property in particular, and Winchcombe in general for an unforgettable Cotswold vacation.

From Winchcombe, we checked out destinations such as: Stow on the Wold, Broadway, Bath, Cheltenham, Glocester, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is very clean and comfortable. Ideally situated for centre of town.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to explore lovely winchcombe and surrounding area. All you need in a cosy place for two.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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It was exactly like the photo. A perfect size for the two of us.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and in an historical location. It was in some ways like stepping back in time, but with all the modern facilities.I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
57.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
77 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
cleeve hill golf club
Nearest Train
8.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Car: recommended

Set above the river Isbourne Winchcombe is arguably the hidden jewel in the Cotswold crown. The Town became prosperous from its Abbey (one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in England), it's wool trade and as a producer of tobacco. Although the Abbey (and the tobacco) have now gone there is still much to see. If you take a stroll along Gloucester street through Abbey terrace to Hailes street and then back along Chandos street and down North street you will see the wealth of the town reflected in many of the buildings as well as in the surrounding countryside. Sudeley castle home of Queen Katherine Parr up to her death in 1548 is situated near the centre. Hailes Abbey founded in 1246 and owned by English heritage is well worth a visit. Stanway house a Jacobean manor house is close by also. Belas Knapp a Neolithic long barrow dating from circa 3800 BC is well worth a visit.

For the more mechanically minded the GWR steam railway which runs from Toddingtom through winchcombe to Cheltenham racecourse provides a fantastic day out for the family and Prescott Hill Climb home of the the Bugatti club which is one of the worlds most prestigious motor racing venues.

Known as the walking capital of the Cotswolds and with the "Walkers are Welcome" status Winchcombe sits art the intersection of the Cotswold Way, the Gloucestershire way, the Wardens Way, the Windrush Way and the new Winchcombe Way.

Winchcombe has fair trade status with a mouthwatering selection of top quality restaurants, a wine bar, pubs , tea shops and a contemporary delicatessen/coffee shops. There is a vibrant music and arts festival in May/June and in August and a Christmas festival in December. There are quite a number of Antique shops, art shops as well as the normal shops you would expect in a market town.

Within 10 minutes drive is Regency Cheltenham with the Famous Racecourse which includes the famous gold cup.There are regular festivals including the Literature festival, jazz festival, science festival, music festival and the food and drink festivals. There are excellent shopping facilities including John lewis waitrose etc. and many restaurants bars and theatres. Addtionally, Stratford upon avon is 25 miles away with many historic sites etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in from 4pm on day of arrival or by arrangement / check out 1030am on day of departure or by arrangement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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