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Combe Cottage

(Ref. 1016954)

Brimscombe near Stroud, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    Cottage very clean and well maintained. Good base for exploring the cotswolds. Neighbour very friendly and helpful. Stairs could be a little challenging for older people. Rope handrail fixing becoming loose and needs attention.

    Thank you for your kind review I will have the rope handrail looked at Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2024

  • "The property was just as advertised."

    We felt privileged to have stayed in such an old and lovely quirky home. Yes there is some noise from the road at the back but it was soon forgotten whilst sitting on decking surrounded by vines. Great for our dog.

    Thank you for your very kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greta5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great cottage, we would recommend to anyone who has read the info in the listing and enjoys this style of cottage."

    It is well located for seeing the local area either by car or walking, and what a wonderful part of the country it is. My thanks to the owner who I found to be most helpful.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Apr 2024

  • "Combe cottage is a delightful property in a convenient situation for exploring the countryside in the area."

    There is a bus stop close by covering several useful bus routes. The nearby pub provides good food at weekends. There is a useful local store nearby too. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment and crockery and the heating was efficient. We bought kindling and fuel from the local store and treated ourselves to a real fire on several evenings too.

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, ideal for visiting the cotswold attractions"

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, comfortable and quirky."

    We were warned about uneven floors and steep stairs beforehand and being in our 60s and 70s we took care and had no problems. Excellent position, close to all the places we wanted to visit and revisit. We managed to figure out the posh TV in the lounge but could have done with instructions for the other TVs. However, being tired after a busy day, it did not matter! We were able to eat outside in the garden a couple of evenings, lovely spot and lovely garden. We were very impressed to see lots of grapes coming on the vines as we watched the sun set over the valley.

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage in a very good location for exploring the South Cotswolds and especially the Thames and Severn Canal."

    Gloucester and Cirencester are within easy reach.

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage literature folder needs to be updated."

    There are 2 showers within the cubicle. One electric and the other a mixer valve shower. As the electric shower was not working, we attempted to use the mixer valve shower. The water was almost scolding. On contacting the owner, we were instructed to use the electric shower (which wasn't working). We established that this had tripped out at the contact breaker in the electrical cupboard, which we then rectified. However, the shower circuit breaker tripped out several times if there were any other electrical items in use at the same time.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We have checked the showers and found them both in working order. The shower is on its own circuit breaker and tripped during your stay. We provide instructions of how to use the shower that are shown in the information binder. The power shower is set at an ambient temperature of 33C. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2021

  • "Combe Cottage is clean, well equipped and comfortably furnished."

    The garden provides an ideal spot to relax on warm evenings and there is off street parking. Sloping floors and the internal stair, which is said to be very steep, as well as external steps to the front of the property may present difficulties for those with any kind of mobility problems or young children.

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Combe Cottage."

    It is full of character, warm and cosy. Just to deal quickly with one (rather silly IMO) criticism that some others have made - It is true that the stairs are very steep, and some floors a little bit uneven, but this is an ancient Cotswold stone cottage and that is all part of the charm for me. It isn't one of those houses which has been rendered characterless. Immaculately clean and a lovely modern bathroom and kitchen. The wifi worked really well and the smart TV has netflix etc. The heating was great as was the little solid fuel stove - both important as we visited in November. Very quiet inside the cottage. The cottage is raised up behind the London Road (not right on the road) which leads into Stroud in one direction and Cirencester in the other, so there is some road noise from the garden, but you cannot hear that at all inside and it makes getting to everywhere you want to go to very easy. And in the evenings and at weekends there isn't much at all anyway. Getting in and out of a property easily is not always a given round here where you can be in really narrow little roads and find your car blocked in when you try to leave - I know this as I'm from the area. Having the parking space outside the cottage and the easy access to the London road was actually a plus. Walk up behind the house straight into the lovely villages of Thrupp and Chalford. There is a shop just round the corner. Supermarkets nearby - a five minute drive. Walk down the hill to walk along the canal which is a great walk in either direction and a five minute drive in pretty much any direction takes you to all the beautiful places around Stroud where you can walk for miles and enjoy the amazing views. Stroud is a lively town, full of great coffee shops and interesting independent shops. Cirencester is lovely. I cannot enumerate all the lovely villages and great country pubs serving good food, but they are all around Stroud. The valleys and hills of Stroud are some of the loveliest in the country. The cottage was so easy to live in, Andy the owner responded immediately to any queries, was really kind and flexible - and let us bring our dogs who also loved it. We will definitely visit again.

    Thank you for your kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really lovely quaint cottage."

    There were only three of us so even though it is small, it was big enough. The walks in the areas are lovely and we found numerous pubs and cafe's which were very good and not far from the cottage (I would recommend the Ram in Bussage)

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "Combe Cottage was an absolute delight, the pictures don’t do it justice."

    Spotlessly clean and the owners had provided little thoughtful extras. It had everything you would need. Lovely little break.

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2020

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  • Three floors: 1 x first-floor king, 1 x second-floor family room with double bed and two single beds
  • First-floor shower room with walk-in shower basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, 2 x TVs with Freeview and Netflix, WiFi
  • Google Home Mini
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stair gate available
  • Hotel quality bed linen inc in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Property does not provide bath towels.Unlimited parking on the lane
  • garden and patio area with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: Very steep stairs in property, uneven floors and low ceilings
  • Please note: There are two steps from the drive to the property and three steps from the property to the back garden
  • Note: this property accepts one well behaved dog, please call in for further information regarding additional pets

The property

Stroud 2.2 miles.

This quaint, semi-detached stone cottage rests in a rural location, close to the market town of Stroud.

Dating back 400 years, the property boasts many period features, such as the exposed stonework and ceiling beams, in combination with some more modern touches to form a quality accommodation for families and couples.

Set over three floors, the property has its own private parking, the ground floor occupies a well-equipped kitchen and a snug sitting room with dining area where all can gather during mealtimes.

Head up to the first floor to discover a comforting king bedroom, serviced by a well-presented shower room, whilst the second bedroom is situated on the second floor, comprising of a family room with double bed and two singles.

To the outside is a garden with patio area where you can sit out and enjoy your morning coffee whilst casting your eyes over the rolling hills.

The local area offers lovely walking routes, being situated right on the Cotswold's Way, you'll know all the best routes and nature spots in the area.

Wander into the market town of Stroud and browse the selection of independent shops, tempting eateries and the fascinating farmer's market.

The city of Gloucester, known for its Romanesque market and the Gothic architecture is just an easy train journey away, or head deeper into the Cotwolds and explore the chocolate-box villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, each boasting their own character and charm.

Promising a rural retreat with plenty of attractions to engage with, this quaint cottage is a lovely choice, all-year-round.

Please note: Very steep stairs in property, uneven floors and low ceilings.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Gloucester 9.5 miles; Cirencester 13 miles.

The town of Stroud is known as the less commercial corner of the Cotswolds, a somewhat bohemian collection of buildings, squares and lanes, tucked into the green hills which once housed countless sheep during the town’s time as the centre of the Cotswold’s woollen industry. Today, Stroud welcomes visitors to its friendly cafes, quaint bookshops, independent shops and tempting eateries. Described by Jasper Conran as the ‘Covent Garden of the Cotswolds’, Stroud has a regular farmers' market, year-round programmes of music and theatre, a thriving arts scene and a state-of-the-art cinema. For simply relaxing, Stratford Park on the edge of town offers lakeside walks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a museum. Head out of town to explore the five sweeping valleys which surround it, with country lanes just made for walking or cycling.

Please note: Very steep stairs in property, uneven floors and low ceilings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas