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The Coach House

Box near Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1038531)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay."

    The Cottage is very comfortable and clean, the location is perfect for exploring the cotswolds and if you like running the common on the doorstep is a super plus!

    Reviewed by NicJul 2022

  • "Really lovely house, very, very well equipped."

    Lovely welcome biscuits; tea, coffee, sugar, salt pepper, oil, dishwasher and washing machine tablets all provided; very friendly and welcoming hosts and their dogs. Spotlessly clean and well organised right to the hangers on the wardrobe! Thank you very much for having us!

    Reviewed by IsobelJul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    The owners were very friendly

    Reviewed by WillyJun 2022

  • "Loved the property and it’s surroundings."

    Very clean and ideal for walking our dog. Would have used the tennis court had we been younger. Owners living next door and were very friendly as were there two dogs.. Took a couple of days to work out what the noise was every morning from nearby cottage until told it was a parrot! Really enjoyed listening to him ! The only problem we had was not having an upstairs toilet which, being elderly we needed occasionally. Well done to the.lovely owners. Always ready to help us.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2022

  • "Everything at the coach house was excellent."

    The only complaint we had was the extractor fan in the bathroom. It wasn't powerful enough and with four people having showers in a morning we found it a nuisance with condensation running down the walls.Hubby found having his shave was difficult with the mirror constantly misted over. So our opinion is it could do with a more powerful fan and a heated mirror. The area was stunning and we loved the area, being close by for great places to visit. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. Overall a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2022

  • "An great place to stay with all the home comforts you could want."

    Great location and would definitely recommend. Friendly hosts and nothing too much trouble. What more could you ask for.........

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "Had a lovely short stay at this property with our two dogs."

    Well equipped, lovely comfortable beds with quality linens, quiet with wonderful walks straight across Minchinhampton Common. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CandidaApr 2022

  • "Beautifully presented and immaculate premises."

    The old coach stands off a quiet road in the grounds of the main house, with parking adjacent . It is spacious, private, well equipped and comfortable with a cracking log burner. Views over the common which is yards away for wonderful wide open walks and runs of which there are miles. It sits really in between Box and Minchinhampton in a truly stunning area.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation in a great area."

    Walking from the doorstep. Friendly welcoming hosts, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TrevorMar 2022

  • "Loved our stay at The Coach House."

    The owners made us and our dog welcome. The Coach House is beautifully presented and the craftsmanship in the build is superb. The location right on Minchinhampton Common was delightful - with skylarks performing too. It is a great base for exploring The Cotswolds. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2022

  • "The high quality and comfort of The Coach House was an important element in our thorough enjoyment of an early Spring holiday."

    Outside, the scenery was beautiful but the wind was biting, so the fact that The Coach House central heating is rapid and excellent was hugely appreciated! The peaceful but practical location, sparkling cleanliness and high standard of furnishings and fitments were other factors prompting us to give The Coach House the top score. And, crucially, the friendliness of the owners. We warmly recommend The Coach House.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped holiday home."

    (Scored less for downstairs bathroom.) For a cold February/March it didn't always seem particularly cosy. The kitchen seemed draughty, though with the fire alight in the lounge it got snug. A lovely area, but though right on top of the Common there are only views if you stand by the windows.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    The cottage was well equipped, the owners were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Great location with lots of local walks and lovely towns to visit. We will definitely return. Thank you

    Reviewed by FayFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous! A beautiful cottage in a stunning setting."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable with a really well equipped kitchen. Lovely wood burning stove for cosy nights in. You can walk for miles from the door which the dogs loved and there are pubs and coffee shops all within walking distance. Lots of beautiful Cotswold towns a shot distance away to explore. Becky and Dell the owners couldn’t have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJan 2022

  • "We had a really great time at the cottage over Christmas, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had everything we needed."

    It was lovely and comfortable and we hope to return. One thing we thought might help with debris from muddy boots etc would be a larger and more substantial doormat. We also couldn't open the window in the larger bedroom, but that may just have been us! Thanks again.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely Autumnal week in this comfortable, calm & cosy cottage."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing stay & we hope to return! Many thanks.

    Reviewed by TraceyNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and clean and everything there that you need."

    Reviewed by KirstyOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location."

    We cycled through some very pretty countryside and visited some lovely Cotswold towns. Our hosts were very helpful with local knowledge. The cottage was very clean and was well equipped. The courtyard doesn’t have a view which is described as such - a few more planters might have made it a better outside area but overall we had a great stay and would certainly revisit.

    Reviewed by MSep 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts."

    Located in a beautiful area with walks (we took our dog) and sight seeing (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham) nearby. Lovely local restaurants too. We will definitely be returning in the future as we ran out of time to do all the things we wanted to!

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2021

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant time at The Coach House."

    Immaculately clean, a beautiful cottage and so much to do and see in the local area. We couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very well presented and spotlessly clean."

    Wonderful walks on the surrounding common and to nearby villages. Great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage set in tranquil , outstanding countryside."

    The property is extremely clean and well appointed and oozes character. Well positioned for exploring the Cotswolds. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel very welcome. We will certainly return

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage was very clean and well-equipped and a great base for lots of walks in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by MerrylApr 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location ."

    The owners who live next door are extremely nice and very helpful if you need anything . We had to cut our break short because our dog was I'll but we will certainly try to go back again .

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "A beautiful ‘home from home’ cottage in a wonderful location."

    Very clean and in good working order, with everything you need. Lots of information provided for places to visit in the area - both walks and ‘days out’. The owners live next door and couldn’t be friendlier. We visited with 2 young children, the tennis court was a great addition (as there is almost no private outdoor space - which is mentioned in the advert), we found a playground about 5 mins walk away, and in the opposite direction, there’s miles of green space on the Common! The tv and WiFi weren’t great, but did the job. We were surprised that lots of books and games were available for rainy days. We would have no hesitation recommending The Coach House. Thank you for our lovely short break!

    Reviewed by KylieApr 2021

  • "Really comfortable cottage."

    Lovely hosts. Cottage was equipped with all the extras (toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, hairdryer etc) Wifi very poor. Nice tennis court available to use. Had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by KatieDec 2020

  • "The Coach House is a gorgeous holiday getaway."

    It was beautifully decorated and furnished throughout and the beds were very comfortable. The location was great for exploring the local area and the hosts were nearby if needed.

    Reviewed by JessicaDec 2020

  • "Clean, comfortable cottage with helpful owners."

    Great location and good base for a long weekend in the area.

    Reviewed by GinaOct 2020

  • "We have been to over a dozen cottages up and down the UK in the last few years and The Coach House rates amongst our all-time top 3."

    The house was clean and well-maintained - there were no scuff marks or dirt anywhere. The beds were wide and comfortable; the bed linens were clean and comfortable. The kitchen had nearly everything we needed. Not all cottages provide things like kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets and tin foil - but we were provided with these at The Coach House. The lounge had two wide, comfortable sofas and a big foot stool in the middle of the room for stretching out while relaxing. The owners were friendly but not at all intrusive. In fact, one of the benefits of The Coach House is that it is an entirely detached property several metres away from the owners' house, so there is no noise from the main house. There was so much to enjoy at this property. The location is also great: the common was a 30-second walk away and perfect for walking our dog. The only minor quibble was that the shower temperature did vary during our showers. Usually at least twice during a shower, the water temperature would become cooler and we had to step away for maybe 10 seconds until it warmed back up again. But this was a minor issue and I would be happy to put up with it again as everything else was so comfortable and lovely.

    Reviewed by RobOct 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage, decorated and furnished to a very high specification, spotlessly clean."

    Surrounded by lovely countryside and villages. We highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2020

  • "We have stayed in holiday properties for many years (around 3 a year through Sykes)."

    A few are fantastic and there are many we would not return too again. This property is perfectly placed and suited to walkers and ramblers. The local area is stunning and can say that the owners are blessed to live where they do. If you haven’t been to the area before I would definitely advise you to visit. You will not be disappointed whether by car, cycling or walking it is simply a beautiful landscape. For the tennis fanatic there is an outside court on site. Sadly for us we are not walkers, and had no energy for cycling or tennis. We work very long hours in our daily lives and so we picked our holiday property and destination as a place to rest and relax and recharge our batteries. We booked the Coach House for one specific reason. We don’t have a garden at home the listing showed several photos of a garden and views. We were looking forward to spend a few days in the sun relaxing in the garden. We were disappointed as soon as we arrived. The garden was in fact the owners. We had use of a small high walled courtyard at the front of the property. It reminded us of the backyard of a ‘Coronation Street’ style house. There was no grass but it did have a small table and chairs. For privacy we had to shut the large wooden gate. As the owners property is next to the cottage . The nearest we could get to see some of the views shown on the original listing was in the kitchen, which incidentally had the owners washing line in front of it. This of course will not get detailed on the listing. The Windows in the property upstairs are quite high due to the age of the building, so unless you are tall the view is difficult to see. The property itself was decorated and finished to a nice standard it was a comfortable stay. The bedding felt luxurious. There were movies and programs to watch if that is your thing and it is very quiet so noisy neighbours and traffic was never an issue. It is important to note like other Sykes customers we are unable to arrive until early evening 5pm and also leave on the final morning at 10am. This takes hours off your week away which may not seem much but makes a big difference especially against the cost of the stay. The reason for all these changes is to ensure that the properties have the additional cleaning required for COVID-19 reassurance. We have to question to what standard this cleaning is carried out and whether an overall standard has been advised to owners to follow. The property was not all clean when we arrived . There was dust under all the sofa’s. You sat on the sofas and a plume of dust came out. The fire had not been cleaned and we washed the bathroom mat when we arrived in the washing machine. Also, the windows to the walled courtyard were filthy inside. The toaster was full of crumbs in the kitchen. The toilet and bathroom were cleaned but the glass under mirror had been missed and was covered in a sticky dust. Simply we could not see any additional cleaning that had been carried out for COVID-19 reassurance. We understand everybody’s standard of clean is very different, but with the COVID-19 pandemic it is more and more important for companies like Sykes to give direction for owners and it’s customers what to expect and what is safe. With the additional hours given to this it is important that all properties are cleaned to the same standard giving everyone peace of mind. Overall – If you like the outdoors and you want a comfortable cottage to stay overnight this is your place There are lots of lovely restaurants and pubs around too. Sadly we won’t be returning due to the inaccuracy of the listing when we booked.

    Thank you for your feedback and thank you very much for your comments about the luxurious bedding and high standard of finish, the peace and quiet and are glad that you had a comfortable stay. We are sorry you couldn't take advantage of the tennis court but are glad you noted the opportunities for walking and cycling in this beautiful area. We suggest the listing is not inaccurate as the description clearly states a courtyard with seating, rather than detailing a garden and notes that image 26 is a view from the cottage, not the garden belonging to the cottage. The sofas are brand new having only been used since July 4th. The toaster and the glass shelf are carefully cleaned between each visit. The bathroom mat is freshly laundered for every new guest visit. We will ensure the deep clean will be done with more attention and detail. There was difficulty getting the regular window cleaner during the lockdown but he has been booked to come when he is next available. As for Covid19 extra cleaning, we disinfect all hard surfaces such as sockets, switches, remote controls, stair rail, handles, light pulls etc., and have additional procedures for handling bedding etc. We will work even harder to maintain our good upkeep and have happy guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable and well appointed accommodation."

    Use of tennis court. Great location for walking.

    Reviewed by AlunSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our visit to The Coach House, great spot for walking across the common."

    Friendly hosts, very clean cottage. Weather also good!

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2020

  • "Very friendly hosts, perfectly clean and very comfortable place to stay."

    Was a great Place for our puppy’s first break away. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "Beautiful, immaculately clean cottage with all the facilities you need, and several that are bonus, like the welcome tea, coffee & biscuits, wood-burning stove, blankets for snuggling, comfy bed and great service from the owners."

    Very short distance from beautiful Minchinhampton Common and also many walks beyond that. The only let down was that we were expecting to have a view from the courtyard. It is a fully enclosed courtyard. The gardens pictured are the owners' and there is no access to them. You can see them when you stand at the kitchen window, not from the courtyard. It's fine as you can walk to the common - we took a blanket down there a couple of times. Also lovely pubs nearby. But don't expect to be able to have your meals 'at home' with a view, as we'd expected.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one is zip/link, can be twin upon request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Gas, Electricity and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Courtyard with seating
  • Shared use of owner's tennis court
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (additional dog upon request)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.8 miles
  • Note: Dogs are not permitted upstairs and must be kept in the kitchen at night and on a lead at all times when in the grounds of the main house
  • Note: If you're wishing to use the tennis courts, please bring your own rackets and balls
  • Please note: Images 23 View of the cottage from the National Trust common, 24 View of the cottage from the driveway
  • 25 View from the cottage (please note this garden does not belong to the cottage) and 26 Driveway entrance.

The property

Minchinhampton 0.7 miles.

A beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, sitting within an idyllic location in the county of Gloucestershire, The Coach House provides wonderful accommodation for couples or a family of four, seeking an adventure in this scenic region.

Sitting at the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property offers beautiful scenery and a plethora of walking routes on its doorstep, with lots to explore at any time of year.

The sitting room boasts a homely aura, with its neutral hues offering a simple yet stylish elegance to the room.

Here you can enjoy unwinding in front of the woodburning stove after a day of fun-filled adventure.

Make your way into the contemporary-styled kitchen/diner, a lovely spot where you can sit together to enjoy a home-made meal, prepared with the assistance of the good range of appliances in the bright and airy room.

Conveniently on the ground floor you can also find the bathroom, where you can relax with a hot bath or shower after a day of rambling ahead of your night's slumber.

On the first floor beneath rustic beams, sit the two bedrooms, offering guests a master king-size and a twin bedroom which benefits from doubling up as a king-size offering flexible arrangements for a variety of needs.

Outside, there is a private courtyard for guests to enjoy alfresco dining or a simple morning coffee.

The property is surrounded by countryside and beautiful scenery, owned by the national trust, on your doorstep to explore with your canine companion.

Enjoy a game of tennis in the shared court of the owner's, (bookable on arrival) or choose to explore the ancient market town of Minchinhampton, (10 minutes by foot) where you will find a pub, two award-winning coffee shops, a few small shops and a takeaway.

The cottage Is directly surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Trust owned commonland.

Stroll across Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons to experience stunning scenery, as well as offering one of the three local 18-hole golf courses for an afternoon of family fun.

Walk alongside cows and horses which roam freely from May to November and take refreshment in one of the historic inns (including The Old Lodge, 10 minutes walk from the cottage across the common, reputed to have been Henry VIII’s hunting lodge), and Winstone’s Ice Cream Factory, wonderfully ideal for the summer months.

The area is a haven for cyclists with hundreds of miles of virtually traffic-free lanes through the stunning rolling hills of Gloucestershire and guests who bring their own bikes can store them securely in the lockable courtyard.

The area is also popular for horse-riders with events such as Badminton Horse Trails and Gatcombe (only 2 miles away), a day's Horse-riding can be enjoyed at Barton End stables in nearby Nailsworth.

Stroud can be found within easy reach, hosting a farmers’ market on Saturdays, as well as being known for its vibrant music, poetry and artistic scene or head to Cheltenham for its renowned science, literature and music festivals or for a day at the races!

The Coach House is the perfect place from which to explore the excitement of Gloucestershire and beyond.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

MINCHINHAMPTON

Stroud 4.5 miles.

The ancient market town of Minchinhampton is located on a hilltop in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, and offers a wide range of amenities including a weekly market, still held in the magnificent 17th century Market House. This vibrant town boasts a range of individual shops, restaurants and cafes, making it perfect for an afternoon stroll in a beautiful setting. Nearby, Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons, managed by the National Trust, cover over 500 acres and offer far-reaching 360 degree views, ideal for walkers and cyclists. They are also home to three 18 hole golf courses. Nearby, a visit to the historic Winstones Ice Cream Factory, the award-winning Farmer's Market in Stroud and the Fairtrade town of Nailsworth with its art galleries, individual shops and spring music and art festivals, are a must. The waterfront city of Gloucester, with its Victorian docklands, is close by and the town of Cirencester, 'Gateway to the Cotswolds' offers ancient buildings and museums. The beautiful spa town of Cheltenham is an easy drive away, offering Georgian architecture and many festivals including the Gold Cup horse race. A great holiday destination all year round.

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