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Little Noo

(Ref. 917153)

Upton St Leonards near Gloucester, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage."

    I had a very homely stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Dec 2023

  • "This was a wonderful cottage in which to stay."

    Really "a home away from home!!!" I would recommend this cottage to any family who wants a safe place to stay while visiting the area, and the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable cottage in peaceful location, ideal for exploring the beautiful surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, peaceful and well resourced property a home from home."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Good points excellent location with excellent facilities at the cottage."

    However, there were two issues regarding the shower. On arrival found the shower door bottom runners were not located in the track, informed the owner and was rectified same day. From the second day the shower tripped out after about two minutes, and got progressively worse tripping out after a few seconds of operation. Informed the owner on the Wednesday, she advised she would look at the shower and keep me informed by text message. Despite living next door the owner never contacted us again. We had no idea if the shower was going to be repaired during our stay. It was not possible for my wife to climb in and out of the bath due to a hip replacement; she needed the use of a shower, as did we all. A shower is an essential feature of everyday living. It was very disappointing, not even receiving an apology or any feed back, spoiling the majority of our stay. The owner should have in place access to emergency trades, such as plumbers, electricians etc; for events such as this.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful place very close to Gloucester."

    It has all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay. The bed was extremely comfortable and there is lots of hanging space. The bathroom was large and we loved the large roll top bath. The kitchen was equipped with everything a family would need to cook a good meal. The lounge was large and comfortable and had good Wi-Fi. Only thing that could improve my he Little Noo which only applies to those staying a good while would be an outdoor washing line, but that was purely because we were working away and needed to wash clothes. All in all a great stay and we would certainly return again.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2023

  • "Such beautiful accommodation!"

    Ideally situated, child friendly and had everything we needed as a family “home away from home”. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Apr 2023

  • "Little Noo is a very comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything you might possibly need whilst away from home and the addition of lots of games and toys was a huge bonus when travelling with young children. The only thing we would change is the curtains in the back bedrooms, as they don’t so much to keep out the light.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely and cozy cottage"

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Apr 2022

  • "Great communication."

    Beautiful property. The breakfast food in the fridge when we arrived was a lovely touch. Will definitely use again if back in Gloucester.

    Reviewed by Seamus5.0Mar 2022

  • "We needed somewhere local to stay with our children at very short notice due to a problem with renovations at home."

    Little Noo was perfect and far exceeded our expectations. It is very comfortable and in a stormy week incredibly cosy. I know the area (living a few miles down the road!) and it is very well placed for local amenities and countryside walks. The kitchen is amazing and the Aga a whole new experience in cooking. Best of all there's a proper pantry! There was ample space for a family of five throughout the cottage and it also felt very private. The beds are very comfortable (in contrast to many rentals I've stayed in!) as are the sofas. There are also lots of little touches that show you how well cared for Little Noo is. Highly recommended - thank you Lee!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "Little Noo was the perfect short break for our family."

    The house was in good order with everything we needed. One very personal touch was to enquire about our party in advance and make the bunk bed bedding age and gender appropriate for our children which delighted our daughter. The property was well placed to explore Gloucester and Cirencester and also provided a base to visit friends in Bristol. Thanks to Lee for making a very comfortable stay for us.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was well placed for trips to the places we wished to visit."

    It is in a quiet Village with Post office and small store. The cottage was a good size for our party with good amenities. Local pub sold nice food. Would return again if in this area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2021

  • "I was worried about the AGA but the information on the wall made it really easy to use with good results it keeps the house very warm it was July so we opened the windows."

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was beautiful very clean and very well equipped and very comfortable."

    The house was decorated to a high standard and the gardens both front and back were really well kept. Any one with children would have found that they were well catered for with books, games and toys. The Aga stove was a bit of a challenge to my wife but she mastered it very quickly.Some nice walks in the area which can be found in the local website. A map of the area would be required to any one who enjoys walking as there are so many footpaths.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2021

  • "We booked to stay at Little Noo in Upton St Leonards to visit family after being separated due to Covid restrictions."

    Little Noo was equipped with so many thoughtful personal touches, such as children’s toys, games, and the kitchen had everything you needed, above and beyond what you expect to be provided in a holiday let. It made it the perfect home from home for us at a time when we are unable to stay with family. My husband’s highlight was the Aga and he enjoyed making cooked breakfasts and dinners using local produce from the lovely Portway Farmshop. Ensure you check out the welcome book for details and lots of things other local recommendations! We will be recommending to our friends and family for sure. Thanks for everything Lee!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a very pleasant house (although called "Little Noo" and described as a cottage it's actually very spacious), beautifully presented and very comfortable."

    Everything worked well - Wifi was fast and (despite the note in the listing) seemed to cover most of the house, the heating worked well, the shower was good, and the private parking was right outside the front gate. Furnishings were good quality and comfortable, and the kitchen (with a working Aga) was very well equipped. All round five stars!

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2020

  • "I've posted a favourable review on HomeAway"

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the most beautiful cottage with lots of lovely touches."

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Aug 2020

  • "Well located for the area with picturesque walks and interesting places to visit nearby."

    Enjoyed a walk from Crickley Country Park and visit to Sudeley Castle.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in quiet area."

    Very clean and tidy. Within easy reach of lots to do.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect it had absolutely everything needed to make an amazing comfortable stay."

    Unfortunately didn't get to see the owners but the contact over the phone we had was quick and helpful. They really have thought of everything. Will definitely be going back next year.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Nov 2019

  • "This cottage is one of the nicest we have been to ,aga to cook on which i enjoyed but can get very not so good in summer lovely and warm in winter also got a portable oven with 2 rings don."

    T think you can do much cooking on it !! only thing i didn't like area was too quiet for me , not a village with a high street, pub was a 20 min walk shop 10 min walk farm shop 10 min Drive none of these was close to each other.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2019

  • "Spotlessly clean and welcoming cottage with everything we needed for a family holiday."

    The reality massively exceeded the photos and descriptions online - there was even a bed guard we could use for our child's bed (we brought our own as we didn't realise this). A huge selection of toys, books and DVDs kept us all happy at rainy/quiet times and we had some lovely trips around the area to Robinswood Hill Country Park (highly recommended for great walks, fun slide and fantastic views at the top of the hill), Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Gloucester including the cathedral, Beatrix Potter shop and National Waterways Museum.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Oct 2019

  • "No way would we like to walk through the dark muddy lanes with no footpath to the local pub for an evening meal."

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Oct 2019

  • "Best cottage we have stayed in, comfortable, clean and everything you needed."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have stayed at Little Noo before so we were aware of the excellent facilities provided."

    As indicated above there is everything a family could need to enjoy there stay in the cottage. It is excellently place for visits to all sorts of places. We went to Slimbridge, Bourton-on-the-water, Hidcote as well as going in to Gloucester to shop at the Quays. We have no reservations in recommending others to stay in Little Noo. Thank you to Ms Blackford for making so welcome.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be so much better than seen on line, it is tastefully decorated throughout, leather suite was comfortable, as were the beds."

    There is everything you could possible need, regarding kitchen equipment, or entertainment for children or adults. We had no problem with the internet throughout the house. I would be remiss not to mention, that the Aga has to stay on all the time, if you need it for cooking, we had it switched down by the owner's because it was to hot in the bedrooms. Lovely holiday in the cottage, just to mention that there is no shop in the village, but Morrison's is about 10 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house is comfortable, light and more spacious than I expected."

    We also enjoyed spending time in the lovely little back garden. It was fantastic having use of the children's books and toys.

    Reviewed by Clare4.1May 2019

  • "Little Noo was perfect in every way."

    The cottage was absolutely spotless and the owners have taken great care to provide everything I could have possibly needed. I adored the Aga and roll top bath especially! I cannot praise this comfy, cosy, warm blanket of a cottage, enough - deserving of five stars plus ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Shellie5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had 2 very young children with us, they were catered for very well."

    The cottage itself was a delight. We felt at home from the start. One day, it rained hard all day, no problem, we were cosy and comforable and really relaxed. The advice regarding the distance to various places was accurate and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2018

  • "Little Noo is a great place for a holiday break."

    There are plenty of places for all ages to visit and enjoy in the surrounding beautiful Cotswolds. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable. We will definitely visit Little Noo again.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is our second time at little Noo cottage, we are very pleased with everything provided,"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2018

  • "Alles was voor ons in orde, we komen zeker terug we voelen er ons al thuis, en de AGA was een plus punt om mee te koken."

    Reviewed by Johnny5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely situation and all in all everything was to our liking"

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Dec 2017

  • "The owner was very helpful"

    Reviewed by Wendy4.2Oct 2016

  • "Lovely homely cottage."

    Owners have paid great attention to every detail including a selection of children's toys and books. Our little granddaughter made herself quite at home. Very nice helpful owners on hand next door.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas woodburner-effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • two oven, five ring upright, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden with furniture, rear gravelled garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Hotel bar and restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: WiFi available in sitting room only.

The property

A charming terraced cottage dating from the 1900s, in the centre of the pretty village of Upton St Leonards, two miles from the historic city of Gloucester.

Beautifully furnished throughout, this Upton St Leonards cottage provides bright, light and very comfortable accommodation.

Thoughtfully decorated and furnished, this delightful Upton St Leonards cottage has three lovely bedrooms, and a luxurious bathroom with roll-top bath, ideal for relaxing after a busy day exploring this beautiful part of the country.

The stylish kitchen/diner, complete with AGA, has everything the chef in the party could wish for, while the cosy sitting room of this Upton St Leonards cottage boasts a warming gas woodburner-effect stove.

Outside, this Upton St Leonards cottage has a front and rear garden, both with seating areas.

The charming village of Upton St Leonards, awarded 'Best Kept Village' numerous times, has an excellent pub, as well as two hotels with restaurants, a church, a recreation area, and a local pottery.

The village farm shop sells a wide range of locally-reared meats and homemade produce.

With many lovely walks from the village and so much to see close by, this very attractive Upton St Leonards cottage makes a perfect base for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


Gloucester 2 miles.

A pretty Gloucestershire village, Upton St Leonards boasts a traditional pub, well -stocked farm shop, two hotels with excellent restaurants, a shop and Post Office, as well as a local pottery. Many lovely walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from the village, with the Gloucestershire Way, Cotswold Way and Wysis Way all running close by. A Barn Owl Centre, Benedictine Monastery and the Prinknash Bird and Deer Park are also within easy reach. The rural village of Cranham is nearby and lies in the westerly fold of the beautiful Cotswolds hills, adjoining ancient beech woodlands and Cranham Common, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Nearby, the historic waterfront city of Gloucester offers Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films) rubbing shoulders with a bustling city centre. The delightful regency spa town of Cheltenham, with its historic Georgian architecture and incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions, as well as numerous festivals including the famous Gold Cup horse racing, is just a short drive away. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east, while to the west are the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean and Slimbridge Wildlife Park. With the historic towns of Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon and the city of Oxford around an hour's drive, there is something to suit all tastes in this beautiful part of the country.

Note - Any weekly bookings taken from September 2019 will be a Saturday changeover day only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas