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Halmore Pod

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Halmore near Berkeley, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at halmore pod, the area was lovely and clean, bbq, hot tub lit for us every night."

    The only bit of feedback i would give is a bigger bin however other than that I definitely recommend anyone to stay at halmore pod! Thanks for a lovely stay x

    Reviewed by Kianna5.0May 2024

  • "Traffic. Started at 5."

    37am up to 11pm No meet & greet No instructions. TV, combi/oven, BBQ No local info - eateries, supermarkets, days out/things to do etc Noise - Kids nearby, houses, dogs, traffic Hot tub too hot for us. Wi-fi dropped a lot TV too small Couldn't open windows or doors - smoke smell, roaming cat & a rat too! Clean & tidy pod Mattress & pillows comfy Enclosed with a nice garden

    Thank you for you’re feedback we like to consider improvements were we can. Halmore is a very quiet village, we rarely have excessive traffic unless the weather is warm and people visit Purton Hulks by the canal but we haven’t seen the warm weather yet this year. Although you would have heard me chain harrowing the field unfortunately we have to maintain the fields. We don’t meet and greet this was discussed with you when you called before your arrival this is because we offer privacy and our property for your use we don’t interfere. The microwave is a simple version and never caused problems previously. The tv is shown on the photos, I’m sorry you didn’t find it big enough - if you have any suggestions where a bigger tv could be located we would definitely review this. The smoke is from the wood fired hot tub which is heated to 37/38 degrees, there is a file in the pod with instructions on how to use it and a paddle to stir it as the water in the bottom tends to be cool. We have very few children in the village the closest being 100 yards away but we do have many dogs sometimes we hear them bark but it’s very rare and the local dog rescues regularly walk their dogs on the footpaths. Neighbours have cats this is not something we can control and we do have many squirrels but I will investigate if you think you saw a rat thank you for letting us know we take this very seriously. I’m glad you liked the new mattress Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caron3.1Apr 2024

  • "I booked this for my partner's birthday as a surprise and we both loved it!"

    Lots to do in the surrounding area if you don't mind a drive, a lot better views than where we're from! The owner was really nice and responsive to anything we asked, would absolutely book again.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had such a great stay, everything was clean and the bed was very comfortable."

    Hot tub was lit every day and the owners even went above and beyond to put extra logs to make it warmer. Only thing i would mention is there was no hot water the whole time we was there, but this wasnt a big minus for us.

    Reviewed by Frankie4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a nice stay but the bed was uncomfortable and the shower was broken so it was hot or hotter."

    We loved the underfloor heating though and although it was a very cold week, we weren't cold in the pod at all. Location was good, it was quiet and the hot tub was heated every day for us. Could do with supplying a frying pan and bread knife

    Reviewed by Clare3.1Jan 2024

  • "Nice and clean when we arrived, the hot tub was lit for us every evening."

    Could do with some more lighting round by the hot tub area for this time of year as it was a bit dark. I would definitely book again and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little pod, very peaceful and private."

    Hot tub was lit on arrival and was lit for us each day we was there. Wood used to fuel the hot tub included in the price. Would recommend taking a frying pan as only saucepan’s available at the pod. Ladies don’t take to long washing your hair in the shower as youl leave the rest of the family with no hot water

    Reviewed by Charlee3.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a nice stay in Halmore Pod, however just a couple of things to point out."

    From our point of view the shower room needs some attention as there is a terrible smell of dampness. The bed is no good for anyone of limited ability as you can't access it easily. The tv is badly placed for viewing. However it is a nice quiet location and Bath and Gloucester are within easy reach by car, as well as some lovely places in the Cotswolds. The hot tub was a great facility to relax in after a day out.

    Reviewed by John2.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, it was so peaceful and out of the way of everyone."

    Loved having the fire pit and hot tub which we used daily. Would definitely recommend people to book here.

    Reviewed by Stephine4.7Aug 2023

  • "Amazing weekend stay at this beautiful pod in a stunning location."

    Completely private with lovely garden and patio area and fantastic wood fired hot tub. Owners incredibly helpful and friendly. A real find will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0May 2023

  • "The pod was lovely."

    Just a few things that could be done. The hot tub is only lit once a day but could really be done twice to keep it warm. Maybe put a sweeping brush in the pod so you don’t have to get on hands and knees to sweep the floor. Also the hot water ran out mid way through shower so only the first person in the shower would have a warm shower.

    Reviewed by Sharra3.4May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, really enjoyed our weekend away, lovely pubs nearby and walks to do."

    Was lovely to come back in the afternoon/evening to the hot tub lit for us which was nice. However little problem with a neighbouring cat, was a lovely friendly cat however likes to jump through the window behind the bed at night time. Would suggest maybe mentioning on the website just in case people are allergic to cats. Other than that we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely property, good location, great to have a hot tub that was kindly lit each night."

    Only thing to mention would be to update recommendations for local area. Thanks for a great stay :)

    Reviewed by Abby5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed for 5 days and we loved coming back to the pod to relax."

    It’s a short drive to Bristol and Gloucester and the hot tub is heated for you every night of your stay which was a huge plus. Clean, elegant and just what we needed to get out into the countryside away from busy lives! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Leo5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay , hot tub was lovely and warm , pod was adequate for our needs ."

    Ticked 4 stars for comfort as the heating was at quite a high temperature during early hours , otherwise would recommend and would return .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2023

  • "Would highly recommend staying here and look forward to booking again for the summer."

    Only comments to make would be that it would of been nice to have a lamp there for the evening instead of having the main lights on constantly. Think a dimmer like would make it more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic weekend away, pod is compact but not too small or cramped as you might suspect, very comfortable and cosy, bed was nice and soft allowing a good night's sleep, there's under floor heating which was a great touch, and just about everything you'll need for cooking etc."

    The shower was a tight fit but gets the job done, and of course the hot tub was the highlight, pre-heated for us every day while we were out ready for when we returned, we loved it, HIGHLY recommended! Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Feb 2023

  • "The pod was amazingly beautiful and private great place for me and my family."

    had such a great time so relaxing and peaceful hot tub and night-time fire to relax under the stars. the owner is polight and he comes out at 4pm to set up the hot tub so you don't have to its very kind of them. Plenty of things to do and see such a beautiful place would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had an amazing time with my partner here."

    We loved the cosines of the pod. The hot tub was lit for us every night which was lovely to come back to after a day’s cycling in the Forest of Dean. The komado out door oven was brilliant cooking outside with the scenery we had was unreal. It was quiet every night for us to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful time away from our busy working lives. The surrounding area was beautiful. I would stay here again and would definitely recommend friends to book this pod.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful pod in a beautiful place."

    Lovely and clean and had everything you need. Hot tub was heated each day for us which was a lovely touch. The bed was firm which isn't to my taste but you're never going to please everyone with one mattress type and honestly it wouldn't stop me from booking there again as everything else was so lovely.

    Reviewed by Ellis4.4Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing accommodation, if it’s peace and tranquillity you’re looking for this is the place."

    But saying that you’re only a car drive away from the local town where you can find everything you need. The Wi-Fi on site is very minimal so we did struggle to obtain any internet access. There’s a lovely wood burner hot tub (on a couple of occasions was too hot to use). On site barbecue is a nice touch (would recommend Cam family butcher for your bbq supplies, only 4 miles away. Lovely bbq pack for £10). Also would recommend a visit to the ships graveyard in Purton which is only a couple of miles away.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Ideal for older couples, no phone signal and Wi-Fi was non existent, internet tv ..."

    Ideal for older couples, no phone signal and Wi-Fi was non existent, internet tv but Facebook/Disney + would not load, kept saying connection errror, I run my own business so even when I’m away I can’t turn my phone off and having no signal/Wi-Fi was detrimental

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place!"

    Owner was incredibly helpful and made our stay perfect! Will recommend this pod to everyone!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at the pod for a week and it was lovely, the surrounding area is beautiful and the size of the garden for the pod is amazing!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, the BBQ and the Pod. We would defiantly would book to stay there again!!

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay here it was quite relaxing and had everything we need."

    There was a few cobwebs we seen and dust so I think the skirten board and ect needs to be cleaned better. I think they should have under its bed draws where you could store your clothes as space is tight in the pod. There was alot of garden space bbq hot tub and firepit. I don't think there was enough coal/wood for two nights thought and I think the garden needed some TLC maybe more flowers ect to brighten it up a little. But part from that it was a great stay definitely will be booking halmore pod again! Thank you so much *5

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Jun 2022

  • "We really loved our stay, the pod itself is super clean and warm and it’s lovely that it’s so private."

    We would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the halmore pods and would recommend to anyone - ..."

    We absolutely loved our stay at the halmore pods and would recommend to anyone - beautiful pod & amazing grounds - in the middle of nowhere it was just lovely

    Reviewed by Shelby Lianne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The quality and cleanliness of the pod was impeccable."

    We really couldn't fault it at all. The setting was very peaceful, the grounds were very spacious and the facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0May 2022

  • "Such a lovely quite getaway."

    Not a single thing to complain about.

    Reviewed by Chelceelei5.0Mar 2022

  • "Was a nice stay, just a shame that it doesn't have more to do around the area."

    Regardless, it was a pleasant long walk to a cute little area down the canal.

    Reviewed by Demi4.4Jan 2022

  • "What a fabulous weekend we had at Halmore pod, everything you could wish for quiet, friendly hosts."

    Perfect get away, thank you

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jan 2022

  • "Good communication good location friendly service thank you good experience must Visit"

    Reviewed by Waqar5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very cozy and secluded."

    The owners are friendly and always available to help. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Domantas5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very cosy pod l, Sarah who owned the pod was vert accommodating and made us feel very welcome."

    Will recommend and stay again, place was immaculate and hot tub ready and lit for our arrival.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful little get away, it’ has everything you need to just relax and enjoy the quiet country side, would definitely be booking again."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2021

  • "Overall pretty good, hot tub didn’t really feel like a hot tub to me and my partner due to it being wood fired so no jets that’s just our personal preference and we didn’t do our research before hand!"

    , out door lighting definitely could do with looking into due to what seemed the main light near the hot tub wasn’t working all through the stay, inside the pod couldn’t fault it, maybe add a standard electric kettle which would be easier. Bed was extremely comfortable. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jack3.8Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic location and beautiful accommodation would highly recommend for a getaway in uk"

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Jul 2021

  • "A quiet and relaxing retreat but plenty of local places to visit."

    Owners were friendly and helpful but were not intrusive.Everything clean and tidy ,compact but well equipped accommodation.A super place to go for a short relaxing break .

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely peaceful break especially enjoyed the use of the hot tub and fire pit for nice relaxing evenings."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely pod, perfect for a couples getaway!"

    Really clean, and loved the privacy! It had amazing facilities and really lovely extra touches, such as hot tub lit everyday at 4, and all the utensils and extras we needed were provided.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely, very clean, and large private outside area, I would definitely recommend this place."

    Reviewed by Jasmina5.0Jun 2021

  • "This pod has everything you need!"

    From the hot tub to the bbq, to the great sized fridge and hobs. It was clean and the wood fired hot tub had been set up for when we arrived. Sarah the host is so lovely and even went to light the hot tub whilst we were out. Easy to find and private for a great break away. Half an hour walk to a pub called the Salmon in which did lovely food and were super friendly.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Jun 2021

  • "Sarah is a brilliant host, 5 star!"

    ! Nothing was too much trouble. She was so friendly from the first day, lighting the hot tub and telling us where to shop locally. The information in the pod about places to visit was really helpful, Berkeley Castle is a great place to visit. The pod itself is perfect for a mini-break. It is compact but has everything you need. This was our first stay in a pod and once we had climatised to the space and surroundings we really enjoyed it. I would recommend this holiday home to anyone!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing cosy place with quiet peaceful surroundings."

    hot tub was nice and hot for our arrival. Lovely host and a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7May 2021

  • "We had such a lovely weekend at Halmore pod."

    The pod was very clean and comfortable, and the hot tub was wonderful. Owners very kindly had it ready for us, and went out of their way to make our stay great. Lovely area, quiet and private, would definitely look at booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "Bought this for my sons 50th a few days away so he and my daughter in law could chill after work being hectic."

    They were over the moon with it had a few days there and lived every minute. They even had a birthday treat from the owners waiting for them. Very clean comfortable hot tub fantastic. They are planning on going again soon.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2021

  • "Loved our weekend stay here, pod was comfortable, cosy and well equipped with everything you need."

    Beautifully clean and tidy, we loved the peaceful surroundings and being able to eat outside on an evening. Friendly owners made us feel very welcome too!

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Apr 2021

  • "The host looked after us so well!"

    !! The eco concept is amazing!

    Reviewed by Juanita5.0Apr 2021

  • "The pod is located too close to other houses and right next to a road there is a ..."

    The pod is located too close to other houses and right next to a road there is a camera pointing at you at all times the bed is that soft you feel the slats you can’t have a shower and heat the pod

    Reviewed by Nathan2.8Dec 2020

  • "Wonderful pod, private & clean & in a great location to explore the cotswolds."

    Our host Sarah went above & beyond ensuring the hot tub was warmed up for us for our arrival & even went as far as to leave some Christmas gifts for my children which was a lovely touch. Facilities were great with a stocked kitchenette, shower room, WiFi & a TV with Netflix & prime video. The only thing I would recommend would be the inclusion of a toaster in the kitchenette.

    Reviewed by Nathan4.7Dec 2020

  • "More than what we were expecting, we had an absolutely lovely 3 night break and will definitely be coming back down soon!"

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was my first time doing something like this and I absolutely loved it!"

    Sarah went above and beyond for myself and my partner and always kept us updated! We stayed for 2 nights and loved every minute of it! Will definitely be coming back to visit again!

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Super cosy luxurious camping pod."

    Set in a delightful rural location, yet handy for road links to the surrounding area. The pod is surprisingly spacious inside, extremely comfortable for 2 people to share. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an above average clamping experience.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Oct 2020

  • "My husband and I had a lovely We/end in Halford Pod, never been in one before so hence our interest, as a older generation of a couple in one , we found it comfortable and very clean but wouldn’t spend a week in one !"

    But found A few days is enough! The surroundings were so lovely and quiet and Tidy ! owners very welcoming Too ! Added all up ! Yes go for it if you can climb into Bed easy

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2020

  • "The Pod was what we expected, with limited space, the facilities were good and the garden area was lovely, relaxed and secluded."

    My one criticism was rubbish disposal. There was one bin and nowhere apart from an odd shelf to place recycling. This was a minor issue but perhaps a recycling bin could be obtained. All in all the holiday was great, the owner at hand and I have already recommended the pod to friends. A perfect getaway during the pandemic.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor studio layout
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric hob, combi
  • microwave/oven, fridge, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private, wood fired hot tub
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Sorry, no stag/hen/party groups or similar

The property

Berkeley 3.5 miles.

Nestled in a remote location within the owner’s paddock, close to the rural village of Berkeley, is this snug living pod, Halmore Pod.

Offering a quiet escape for two, Halmore Pod is the perfect for choice for those wanting to explore the wonderful towns and cities of Gloucestershire, along with the picturesque Cotswold Way.

Entering the pod you will find a minimalistic and stylish interior inside of wooden panelling.

There is a double bed and a sofa bed allowing for up to four guests, plus a refreshing shower room with walk-in corner shower.

Berkeley is a superb holiday base, hosting a dramatic 12th century castle, a selection of amenities and the fascinating Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden.

Spend a day in the picturesque market town of Stroud, browsing the eclectic mix of shops selling everything from fossils to fairies and vintage to vinyl, or make your way to Cirencester, home to some fabulous amenities and widely considered the capital of the Cotswolds.

For the walking enthusiasts, the magical Cotswold Way can be reached in just a short drive and offers miles of scenic walks, whilst those who prefer to explore on bike can cycle through the popular Pittville Park, largest ornamental park in Cheltenham.

For a welcome change of pace, the cities of Gloucester and Bristol are within easy touring distance and make for memorable day trips.

A lovely base in a private location, ideal for those romantic trips away with your loved one.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Stroud 13.5 miles; Gloucester 15 miles; Chepstow 18 miles; Bristol 20 miles

This stunning town lies in the Vale of Berkeley, on the Western fringes of the Cotswolds AONB. Berkeley is dominated by its magnificent 12th century castle, also offering a selection of shops and pubs as well as the interesting Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden. On the outskirts of the town is Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park, perfect for a fun-filled family day. There is much to see in the immediate area including the two charm-filled towns of Chepstow and Stroud and the majestic cities of Bristol and Gloucester, all well worth visiting. The Cotswolds are a paradise for you outdoor enthusiasts, showcasing some breath-taking scenery with walking and cycling paths and a wealth of quaint little villages to discover.

Sorry, no stag/hen/party groups or similar

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas