Apartment in The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful And Relaxing Apartment In The Heart Of Historic Docks And Popular Quays Leisure Complex
About Richard Burge
I am a retired police officer and my wife Tracey works part-time at our local football club and looks after the apartment. We live in Stroud and have 2 daughters, one of whom lives and works in London and the other works for Jet 2 holidays in Leeds.
Richard Burge purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Richard Burge chose The Docks
We have watched the Docks and Quays leisure quarter develop over many years and it has now become a vibrant and exciting place to live, visit and socialise. We bought the apartment as a holiday home because it is the type of property we would love to stay ourselves and is in a fantastic location. Our favourite restaurant is a 30 second walk from our front door with lots of other bars, coffee shops, restaurants, shops, museums and cinema within a 2 minute walk. We never tire of just strolling around the area looking at the different boats coming and going and sitting outside one of the coffee shops watching the world go by. But despite all this, the apartment is a very relaxing place to stay and whilst looking out of the windows to the marina and countryside, we forget we are in the heart of the City and this buzzing area.
What makes this Apartment unique
We fell in love with the apartment as soon as we saw it and would argue it is in the best and most interesting building in the Docks. Disney must agree, because they recently used it as a back-drop for their new 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' film. Although we live close by in Stroud, we occasionally stay in the apartment when there is a free night and always feel like we are away on holiday. It is a great base to stay if you are visiting to watch Gloucester Rugby, attend Cheltenham races, or want to explore the Cotswolds and glorious Gloucestershire countryside.
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Excellent flat to stay at the Gloucester Docks. Very comfortable with well equipped kitchen. Beautiful views from the windows of the flat . Lovely place to relax and so very convenient for nearby attractions and restaurants.
Great Place and Location
This is the second time we have stayed here and we could not have wished for a better place to stay. The apartment is close to restaurants and shopping outlet on the Quays. A big thank you to Mark and Tina for providing information on the surrounding areas to visit. Would definitely stay here again if we come down this way again.
Flour mill conversion to sympathetic apartments with modern facilities within walking distance to town.
A great long weekend
Fabulous apartment, wonderful setting, well appointed with everything you might need. So peaceful and tranquil - even with the noisy champions league party across the dock to provide entertainment. Didn't bother us at all. Will definitely be back. Great initial meeting and explanation of systems. Thanks.
We spent 3 nights at this modern warehouse apartment. The tall ships festival was in as we arrived, we arranged to meet Tina and Mark who managed the rental and they were so helpful and accommodating with information and time of our arrival that it didn’t impact on our trip at all. The apartment was beautiful and had a great view of the docks and the Tall Ship Festival. Would definitely stay here again, great location for many restaurants and bars and a walk along the canal.
Property is in a great location, and very clean with all the required essentials present....
Only slight downside is that the shower is very dark, but this wouldn't put me off stopping again
Bristol and Birmingham airports are the nearest main airports to Gloucester and can be reached in about an hour. Locally Gloucestershire airport is 7 miles away. Gloucester Railway Station is 1.2 miles by road but on foot is a 10 minute walk. Use of a car is not essential unless you are wishing to explore the Gloucestershire countryside and beyond.
The Docks is a perfect location to visit the City of Gloucester with its Cathedral and Rugby Ground all within easy walking distance. It is also a perfect location to explore the Cotswolds, the rolling hills of Stroud and the Royal Forest of Dean. The Spa town of Cheltenham with its famous race-course is a 15 minute drive away or within easy reach by train or bus.
The Docks and Quays have shows and events throughout the year such as the tall ships festival, Victorian Markets, Christmas Markets and firework displays. It will also host the Fan Zone for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.