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October Cottage

Chalford, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1030106)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cosy and extremely cute!"

    Garden is a real added bonus. The only negative comment I would make is that the kitchen drain smelt a bit but that’s probably down to the hot weather

    Thank you for providing us with your lovely feedback. It's fantastic to hear that you had a great stay and we appreciate you telliing us about the kitchen drain. We will make sure that this is investigated and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BerylJul 2022

  • "LOVELY! Beautiful country cottage, great peaceful location, lovely welcome with attentive hosts."

    And the comfiest bed ever! Highly recommend.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed staying at October Cottage and found the location so peaceful. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "We have just returned from a 4 night stay at October Cottage."

    Whilst this is, as previously stated, a compact cottage it was perfect for myself, husband, teenager and small dog. This really is a home away from home with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay including comfy beds, usual mod cons and and a decent sized shower with slate floors and rugs. Hilary was a delight and very helpful without compromising our privacy. We arrived to fruit cake and wine, simply perfect. The cottage is perfectly situated for surrounding walks and attractions of the Cotswolds and the canal walk via Lavender cafe for amazing cake supplies is a must. Follow the canal for a pub lunch at the Daneway Inn before the hour or so long stroll back to Chalford! Although chapel cottage rental next door was occupied it may as well have been empty and certainly didn’t affect our stay! All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the charming October cottage which is a must for those seeking a perfectly chilled trip to the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you loved October Cottage and were able to enjoyed your stay in the Cotswolds!. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatherineApr 2022

  • "Delightful, cosy, super comfortable."

    Everything provided to create a perfect holiday retreat.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to October cottage again in the future. Thank you once again for providing us with your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "This is a very quaint little cottage for two, would be squashy for more I think."

    I hadnt appreciated there was an adjacent cottage (as well as the owners part of the house), which can overlook anywhere you choose to sit outside. The main part you want to sit in, is the car parking area right in front of the cottage so if the other cottage is occupied, their cars and yours completely block your view and pleasant sitting out area. There is a very nice wooded garden away from the house. Very cosy feel, fantastic woodburner, well equipped kitchen. Nice modern bathroom. The downstairs is all slate floored so very cold and hard, bring padded slippers. Lovely walks eg along the river to the various cafes. Very steep terrain all round.Lots to visit eg Minchinhampton Common. Helpful owners. Dont follow the directions given by Sykes, Go right straight away up the no through road as soon as you enter Old Neighbourhood.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are happy to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay, taking advantage of the beautiful walks and property. We hope that the blocked views from other cars did not distract from your retreat, as we would love to welcome you back to October cottage any time in the future. We would like to thank you once again for your feedback, and your suggestions for improvement will be taken into consideration. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ErikaMar 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage, thoughtfully equipped and planned, and a fantastic area to visit- so much to see!"

    The beds were incredibly comfortable and the woodburning stove fantastically efficient. We certainly hope to return.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of not only the Cottage, but also the surrounding area as well. We can't wait to welcome you back to October Cottage any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosemaryJan 2022

  • "We so enjoyed our stay at October Cottage in the stunning village it is set in."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable for a family of 3. The fireplace was great and well stocked with wood for us to use. The owner kindly left mince pies as a welcome snack for us. We heard the resident owl in the early hours of the morning of our departure. So beautiful to hear. We will definitely be back to enjoy another relaxing stay and more walks through the village. Highly recommended.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback on your stay at October Cottage. We are delighted to hear that you would like to return again, we hope you do! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennyDec 2021

  • "What can i say."

    The cottage and surroundings are fabulous, we have had such a relaxing week.Its very hilly but the views are to die for.It was lovely lying in bed listening to the Owl's and the village is a nice stroll from the cottage. Cirencester is well worth a visit .We were going to do so much but the cottage was just to cosy we didn't venture too far. Would we stay again YES, in fact we seriously considered squatting we didn't want too leave .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraNov 2021

  • "Fantastic stay for our family, stunning location and beautiful property."

    Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage that was everything we’d hoped for."

    Hilary was so helpful and on arrival we were met with fresh flowers, wine and cake. The cottage was immaculate and filled with lovely homey touches; art, ornaments, cosy throws and cushions. The kitchen is one of the best equipped we’ve found which matters to us as we like to cook. It’s situated in a great location, quiet but accessible to lots of great places. We loved our time at October cottage and can highly recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2021

  • "The car parking was tight finding the place difficult"

    Reviewed by TSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Would definitely book again.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at October Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EricSep 2021

  • "We had a fab honeymoon in October cottage!"

    Lovely place and surroundings and we were treated to some bubbles!!! Great base for the Cotswolds!!

    It is great to hear you had a fab honeymoon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2021

  • "Hilary made us feel very welcome and it was a lovely area with great walks."

    Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at October Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Fantastic location and beautiful relaxing Accomodation - Hilary couldn't do anymore for you- very welcoming even with a bottle of wine!"

    Highly recommend - perfect staycation break!

    Reviewed by VanessaSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week at October Cottage, a very special place ."

    We do hope to return

    We are so pleased you love October Cottage as much as we do and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2020

  • "Location was lovely."

    Very impressed with the cleanliness and facilities at the cottage - like a home from home. Owner very nice and helpful! A really relaxing stay. Would stay again/recommend!

    We are glad you had a relaxing stay at October Cottage and we would love to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamAug 2020

  • "A warm, comfortable cottage in an excellent location with everything you need for a visit to the Cotswolds."

    Hilary was the perfect host and the wine was especially welcome.

    Thank you for you feedback, we are so please you enjoyed your stay in October Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by DerekFeb 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay Only issue was the WiFi which wouldn’t connect all week"

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the Wifi. Unfortunately, the owner who is right next door was never alerted to any issue so was unable to help. However, everything has now been checked regarding the wifi signal, all working perfectly and no faults could be found. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyJan 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Although there is no washing machine the owner is happy to offer a laundry service upon request

The property

Situated just over 4 miles outside of the bustling market town of Stroud in the lovely village of Chalford lies this remarkable cottage.

Sitting in the grounds of the owner's fabulous home, this holiday cottage is surrounded by fields and mature woodland with countless walks for you to explore, making October Cottage offers all the peace and tranquility you could wish for.

Snuggle together on the plush sofa, grab a good book and relax, or choose to indulge in the provided TV and DVD player for an extra bit of entertainment; this property is the perfect bolt hole to let all your worries fade away.

The cottage has an excellent kitchen, fully-equipped with all you could need for rustling up some delicious meals.

The ground floor also benefits from a family shower room, with deluxe fixtures and fittings for enjoying a relaxing soak at the end of a tiring day.

Follow the steps up to the first floor and discover a king-size and double bedroom, both of which have been individually styled with a light decor and ample furniture for storing purposes.

Locally there is a store to get all the essentials you might need and every Saturday the local farmers market is held in Stroud, brimming with local artisan produce!

Take the short drive into Stroud town centre and discover a wealth of tourist attractions, including Stratford Park, perfect for a morning stroll with lakeside views.

Make sure you explore the surrounding area of the Cotswolds AONB and join any one of the nearby trails for walking, hiking or cycling opportunities.

October Cottage is ideal for a short break and restful holiday to the Cotswolds.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Stroud 3.8 miles; Nailsworth 5.7 miles.

Chalford is a pretty village resting in the Frome Valley, in Gloucestershire, England. The village is notable for having two fine arts and crafts movement churches containing work from distinguished local artists and craftsman. Hosting a selection of pubs and restaurants for those fine dining experience, as well as a convenience store for picking up all the essential ingredients for an evening meal. Nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds AONB area, you will have easy access to a number of country trails for all manner of outdoor activities, including access to some lakes and rivers for watersports. For some walking opportunities, venture towards the six-mile circular walk of Laurie Lee Wildlife Way created by the Wildlife Trust, a popular choice for keen walkers. Just over 4 miles from this village is the charming market town of Stroud, home to some tourist hot spots, including Statford Park, the Subscription Rooms and the Cotswolds Playhouse. Chalford is a delightful base for an escape to this rural part of the Cotswolds with your loved ones.

Region Information

Note. There are low beams on the 2nd floor of this property.
Whilst the cottage has 2 double bedrooms, due to the restricted space in the 2nd bedroom it is better suited to groups of 3 guests.
This property has a £200 good house keeping bond
1 large or 2 small dogs are welcome at October Cottage

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas