Lower Forge

Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 16214)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Jackie Morten
    March 2014
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    “A warm, comfortable, quiet break”
    We had a lovely time in Lower Forge, Minchinhampton. The three minus points are: 1.the miniscule bathroom which is nevertheless well-fitted 2.the restricted parking in the village and 3.the fact that it is almost impossible to find an evening meal in the village - although there are plenty of good restaurants and pubs within a fifteen minute drive.


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This 300-year old semi-detached Cotswold stone cottage is superbly located in the centre of the historic town of Minchinhampton.

Very comfortably furnished, this charming Minchinhampton cottage is a perfect base for exploring this unspoilt area of England.

All ground floor, this Gloucestershire cottage has a spacious sitting room with dining area, a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy double bedroom.

To the front of this Minchinhampton cottage is a sunny patio area, which is an ideal place to relax after a busy day.

The thriving town of Minchinhampton offers wonderful amenities with award-winning shops, local produce and restaurants, and several charming pubs are within an easy drive away.

Close to Minchinhampton is Rodborough Common, which boasts far reaching 360 degree views, and is a great place for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, while nearby are two 18-hole golf courses.

Just a short distance away, guests can enjoy National Trust properties, towns and villages that have remained unchanged for years and countryside that epitomises traditional England.

Popular Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bath are within driving distance and well worth a visit.

This Minchinhampton cottage is an excellent base for a romantic retreat.


All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and coal-effect gas fire.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Limited free roadside parking outside cottage
  • Additional free roadside parking within 300 yards
  • Front enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and restaurants 1 min walk, pub 1.5 miles.

About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute