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.
- Cottage430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom Ensuite Town House with Impressive Views to Surrounding Countrys
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 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.
Great rental! Very comfortable, clean, and well located in Winchcombe.
The Winchcombe area is tremendous: great hiking, pubs, and access to Broadway and Chipping Camden. We had a few very minor issues with the house, but Simon took care of our concerns immediately. My wife and I would stay here again without reservation.
Pro: clean , cosey & quiet at night ,shops nearby,good restaurant. Against: no theapot no parking.
Bad television reception. We fully enjoyed our stay. People should not be kept in suspense about acces to the property. Let them know well in advance of when they will be informed of how to enter the premises. Unfortunately we had to leave one day early because of the M20 motorway closure over the week-end as we had to catch our shuttle back to Calais.
Great short break
Property was exactly as discribed. A quaint little bolt hole. Good location close to centre of the town.
Nice Property, Unhelpful Owner
The property is conveniently located within easy walking distance of downtown Winchcombe. The picture does it justice. Although listed as sleeping 4, it would be a tight fit. For 2 it was perfect. The only problem with the location is that the front door is 2 meters from the main street of the town. The noise is apparent only in the room depicted in the photo.
Our problem was communicating with both Home Away and with the owner. One got the feeling that a computer and not a human was answering us. There was absolutely no personal touch with either. Especially annoying was the lack of basics like soap, toilet paper, garbage bags, where to put the trash, meaningful suggestions/instructions or how to contact anyone. We arrived on a Saturday evening and went directly to use the toilet. No paper! Not a single sheet! Where do you get that on a Saturday night? Fortunately strangers helped us. When we inquired around town about the owner, we were told that he had a different name was a businessman in town.
This property could (should) have been in the 4-5 star range. Instead I feel that 3 stars is rather generous.
We always provide essentials and we are available via owners direct contact at all times.We very rarely have more than two people staying and if we do we explain it is on a sofa bed.
Well equipped, excellent location, easy access, quick response from owner regarding a clogged drain.
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.
Great cottage in a picturesque village.
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.
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
Check in from 4pm on day of arrival or by arrangement / check out 1030am on day of departure or by arrangement