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4 bathrooms, stunning views, great location, lovely outdoor space, awarded gold!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Cottage in Coaley, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful Location But Close Enough To Major Towns And Cities

Orchard Cottage has been awarded a Visit England 4* Gold award and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and listed as walkers, cyclists and family friendly. It comprises of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large kitchen/Diner, a large living area, snug and utility. We have space to store bikes securely. It has a large patio and garden area with outdoor furniture and enough parking for 4+ cars. Included in the price is towels, bed linen, complimentary toiletries. It has a TV, DVD player and DVDs, Playstation 3 and games, wireless speaker, hairdryers in every room. The kitchen offers oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, tassimo machine, electrical cooking appliances, crockery and cutlery. The utility has a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and clothes airer. There is patio furniture and a BBQ to use. For families we have a long list of things available including steriliser, baby monitors, travel cots, toys, high chairs etc. (Please ask, I'm sure we have). There is a working wood burner in the lounge and free Wi-Fi. We can arrange hot tub hire (for an extra cost) and a mobile beauty therapist (at an extra cost). There are many golf courses all within 30 minutes and many spa's locally too. We are close to Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Birmingham and the Forrest of Dean so lots to do.

Gemma Carter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Gemma Carter

I live in England with my husband and son. We are beef farmers and live on the farm. We absolutely love where we live in Gloucestershire which is why my husband's family decided to renovate the cottage and make it a holiday home for others to enjoy.

Gemma Carter purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Gemma Carter chose Stonehouse

The cottage is half a mile from our house and the farm and had been a dream project for a very long time. The area is so beautiful and peaceful and a bit of a hidden gem as it is just outside the busyness of the main Cotswolds but with the enjoyment of the scenery. It is close to the M5 so within 20 minutes you can be on your way to a city but be back to the quiet countryside for the evening.

What makes this cottage unique

As we are 6 miles from the M5 we are a perfect position to base your holiday from. We have a train station 3 miles in the village which has many major routes travel through. You can be in Birmingham or Cardiff in 40 minutes. The cottage is located right on the doorstep (literally) of the Cotswold way which is perfect for walking and cycling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were privileged to be the first family to stay at the beautiful Orchard Cottage. It has been an amazing holiday and the attention to detail and work you have put in to Orchard Cottage is fantastic. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the surrounding area and we had the perfect weather to enjoy them in! We look forward to coming back next year! - The Wynne family July '14

We've had an amazing few days! Thank you so much for the wonderful warm welcome and a lovely stay in this gorgeous house! Hope to see you again! - The Van Eeden family August '14

What a beautiful cottage. So nicely done and you made us so welcome. We couldn't ask for more, we had a brilliant week here. - Boffin family August '14
Jul 2014
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Stonehouse Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc & wash basin. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, shower, 2 x wash basin & wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, wc & wash basin. Main bathroom with bath, shower over the bath, wc & washbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Sleeps 2 (double sofabed in snug) Sleeps 2 children (put up bed in bedrooms 1 & 2) Sleeps 2 babies in travel cots in any room (bedding not provided) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms can be either kingsize beds or twin 2'6 beds. Please state when booking.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Outside: Large patio and garden with patio furniture included. Please note we have a 2 foot deep pond. Utility Room: Washer/Dryer, iron and ironing board, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen included, the property is cleaned before and after your stay. Other: Snug - Double sofa bed, Toys, Playstation 3 and toys, TV.


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4 bathrooms, stunning views, great location, lovely outdoor space, awarded gold!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

Super Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cottage in serene and beautiful Cotswolds surroundings. Very tastefully decorated by owners and a well stocked property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with kids and parents and plan to re-rent whenever we visit Cotswolds next . Lots of games and toys for kids and DVD/ books collection for adults. Good location to manage easy day trips to Burton on Water, Stratford upon Avon and Bath. We forgot a pair of sunglasses which Gemma brought to our attention immediately and is very kindly sending it back to us. Definitely deserves more than 4 stars ..

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cotswold Coubtry Charm with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

This is a super house and we had an excellent time during our stay in late June to early July 2018. The house is an old Cotswold stone corlttage that has been tastefully restored and expanded. The kitchen is large and right up to date. All bedrooms are very comfortable and there are essentially 4 bathrooms so queuing for the shower etc is unlikely. The patio is very nice and in the lovely weather we had we were able to eat outside every night.

The countryside around is just what you expect; our neighbors were a flock of sheep, an itinerant herd of cattle and badgers in the evening.

Shops are a short drive away and Coaley is well positioned for trips around the park and further afield to places like Bath, Bristol and so on. One observation concerns the address. Make sure you input Orchard Cottage into any GPS you might use. The post code takes one further up the hill.

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our group of 7 friends, visiting for 3 days for a wedding nearby. The cottage was spacious and clean with everything we needed. Great to have 3 ensuite bedrooms and the extra sofabed in the snug adjoining the sitting room. We particularly loved sitting out on the terrace eating breakfast, or with drinks watching the sun set! also went on many lovely walks in the area, some from the house. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Attractive house with fantastic views in beautiful countryside.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very comfortable family break in the property which is stunning both inside and out. The house is surrounded by idyllic countryside which provides a very relaxing and peaceful getaway. The interior of the house was tastefully decorated, being both modern and functional. We had everything we needed with a well equipped kitchen and other useful extras such as a BBQ and toys. The size of the property was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 5 young children. The children were pleased with their very own living room, attached to the main living room and the kitchen diner was ideal.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage for our stay - and great views of the River Severn! Very well equipped, everything very clean, and lots of space for the 6 adults. Welcome basket much appreciated! Quiet, and easy access to lovely walking routes. 10min from local train station, and 20min from Slimbridge and Westonbirt Arboretum (highly recommended visits).

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you could possibly need. It was super clean and cosy. Perfect attention to detail and a lovely welcome basket. We brought some basic stuff (coffee, toilet paper, dishwasher tabs), but didn’t need any of it, because it was all there. The children loved the big box of toys and the kitchen was really well equipped. We all loved our private bathrooms, what a luxury! It’s in a beautiful location, looking out the window you can see the hills. Although the weather wasn’t that good, we really enjoyed ourselves. We will certainly book it again if we’re in the area!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Car: necessary


Weston Super Mare is an hour away by car and Cotswold Country Park and Beach is 40 minutes away by car.


Bristol Airport is our nearest, it is an hour away by car.


Our nearest Village is 1 mile away and our nearest towns are 2.5 miles away. Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham are within 30 minutes in the car.

Further Details:

We have major supermarkets, banks and pharmacies in our local towns 2.5 miles away. We also have many farm shops locally and lots of restaurants for any tastes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $197.08

Booking Notes:
Please email me to book. A 20% deposit is required at time of booking this is non refundable if booking cancelled less than 4 weeks before arrival. The balance due no later than 4 weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded within 7 days of your departure. A copy of the full terms and conditions will be sent with the booking form. We offer 3 and 4 night breaks and are flexible with reduced occupancy.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday from 4pm and departure time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
We offer last minute deals and 3 and 4 night breaks. Please visit our website for prices or email for a price. Please ask for 2015 prices.

The property sleeps 8/10 please ask me if you would like visitors. We are not a party venue, you hire the cottage as self catering accommodation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.