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The Old School House

(Ref. 1127215)

Dumbleton, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable house."

    Would definitely return. Apart from no showers for 24hrs the problem was quickly rectified. Great communication from all

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2024

  • "Everything was fantastic, the owner very kind and the house beautiful decorated."

    We had felt like at home. We would come back!!

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely house quiet village"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Study
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Front garden with manicured lawn, patio and furniture, and rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care

The property

Alderton 4.3 miles.

Nestled within the Cotswolds AONB in Dumbleton near Alderton is The Old School House, a delightful, four-bedroom abode.

Enveloped by pretty, manicured gardens, and complete with a homely, expansive interior, The Old School House mixes both character and style, offering eight guests the ultimate Gloucestershire retreat.

Park up and be impressed by your new home-from-home-stepping indoors to reach the inviting sitting room, complete with plush seating to rest upon with the open fire alight.

Locate the well-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can rustle up meals to be enjoyed around the breakfast bar, or for a formal affair, set the lofty dining table, ready to socialise and entertain.

If the weather allows, dine alfresco upon the front or rear patios, whilst enjoying rural views of mature trees and pretty blooms, before returning indoors to rest and unwind in one of four well-appointed bedrooms; select between two super-king-size rooms, a second-floor double, and a twin, all spacious and complete with storage.

Complete your morning routine in either of the sleek bathrooms, dotted across the first and second floors, before preparing to tour the area, starting off in Alderton for a hub of amenities.

Nearby you'll also find Shenberrow Hill to travel up, to enjoy views across the Cotswolds, before reaching Broadway Tower, brimming with character and history; visit Morris & Brown Cafe for a bite to eat and a refuel, before traversing the county.

Travel south to further attractions, including the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Winchcombe Museum, and the impressive Sudeley Castle, all recommended to tour, before heading for Cheltenham and Gloucester, where you can discover The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucester Cathedral and National Waterways Museum Gloucester.

By car, aim for Evesham, to enjoy riverside strolls, leading towards Evesham Bell Tower, or head to nearby All Things Wild, a haven for animal lovers.

For a large, characterful base in Gloucestershire, book The Old School House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Ashbourne 4 miles; Alton Towers 6 miles.

The pretty village of Alderton lies on the border of the Cotswolds and the Vale of Evesham and was mentioned in the Doomsday book. It has a 16th century thatched village pub offering home cooked meals and real ales, and a village store and Post Office stocking locally sourced produce. Close by is the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe with inns, restaurants, tea rooms and individual shops, many full of character. Once the home of Queen Katherine Parr, Sudeley Castle lies in the beautiful Cotswold Hills on the edge of Winchcombe and boasts award-winning gardens and medieval ruins, and it plays host to numerous events throughout the year. The quintessential English village of Broadway is just a short drive away and offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels, including the world-renowned Lygon Arms, popular for centuries and now offering spa facilities. Alderton is centrally situated for exploring tourist attractions such as the spa town of Cheltenham, famous for the Gold Cup horse racing and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Also within short drives are Warwick Castle and the Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water. The surrounding area offers agricultural shows, arts festivals, village fetes as well as lovely walks, cycle trails and National Trust properties. A great base for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas