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Rowan Studio

(Ref. 30298)

Cranham near Gloucester, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Was nice to have property with bath, which is one of the reasons for the booking."

    However, there is not enough hot water to fill more than 5 inches of bath. Shower was excellent. Dishwasher was not working which would have been nice but just a minor inconvenience. Greeted at property and everything explained. There were fresh flowers, milk in the fridge, biscuits, goats cheese and beautiful fruit cake. Lovely touches. Overall enjoyed stay, good area for walking and exploring within in easy reach of Gloucester and Cheltenham. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at rowan

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday, the studio flat was very well equipped and very clean, it was like gone from home."

    Milk was left for us and the owner baked a fruit cake which was delicious. The owners were lovely and friendly and very helpful giving up places to visit I would highly recommend the property for a holiday, we will love to revisit

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful location."

    Ideal for a short or long stay for a couple. Plenty to do and see within a 30-45 minute drive. Charming and friendly host. Highly recommended.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "We were very happy with the accommodation."

    The space was very well planned out with all the equipment you could need. Cranham is a lovely village with wonderful walks and places near by to visit.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Rowan studio is the perfect place for either a short break or a long stay."

    The place is spotless, comfortable and comes with everything you need. The owners are very welcoming and they provide you with coffee, sugar, eggs, chocolate, etc. The cake from Liz is very yummy. I would highly recommend this place. Excellent walks around the village too. Very close to Cheltenham.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Federico5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation so peaceful."

    Host was very kind and accommodating

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely studio with everything you need."

    Really nice touches on arrival, homemade cake, goats cheese, milk, biscuits and yes, even a chocolate orange. Cranham is a good base for the southern Cotswolds and it has a lovely village pub although this is not open Monday - Wednesday. Not a big problem as there are plenty of nice pubs locally. Great for walking / cycling straight from the door. There is just one thing to be aware of, unfortunately you do hear some noise from the studio upstairs that can be a little intrusive particularly if you are the early to bed or late to rise types. That said, this is only guests walking on the floor above, running taps, shower etc etc. So, in summary, a nice studio with nice owner in a nice location

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "An excellent large comfortable studio apartment in rural Cranham."

    Convenient for visiting Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cotswold villages with many local walks. Lovely view from nearby Painswick Beacon.The host was very welcoming and treated us to a lovely fruit cake, goats cheese, eggs from her chickens and a chocolate orange. All very much appreciated.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic place to stay…."

    .perfect cleanliness and extremely cosy. There was everything you could possibly need and more. A lovely welcome from the owners, plus gifts of local goats cheese which was delicious, home made fruit cake and even chocolate. Milk, tea bags, coffee, hot chocolate were all on hand. What more could you ask for! In an idyllic village with a lovely friendly local pub…..walks on hand from the door….and very handy to get to places within the Cotswolds. Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend for a couple.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Great welcome and show round, fresh eggs, local cheese and a freshly made fruit cake left for us,, beautiful surroundings and a well equipped little flat with parking right outside the door.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Rowan studio is an excellent choice for a week (or longer) holiday in the Cotswolds at any time of the year."

    The apartment is situated in the quiet village of Cranham in the lovely Cotswold countryside and is an ideal base for a walking holiday. The Rowan studio is also just a few miles drive to Gloucester with its historic docklands and also the spa town of Cheltenham. The Rowan studio accommodation is very nice. The open plan apartment is modern, spotlessly clean and surprisingly spacious; it includes a well-equipped kitchen area (including dishwasher), a nice bathroom, huge comfortable bed, recliner settee, smart TV and nice dining table with chairs in the dining area. Parking is just outside your front door. The owners provided some nice treats including a lovely home-made fruit cake and locally produced goats cheese; they live in the house next door and are available to help if needed but otherwise will leave you in peace to enjoy your stay. Our visit was in March, we really enjoyed our week at the Rowan studio and were sad to leave for home at the end of our stay. We spent most of the week walking in the surrounding countryside using the local walks in the booklets provided by the owner. It has to be said that in March the weather can vary, but provided you are well wrapped up and with suitable footwear it is surprising how much blue sky and sunshine can be around to enjoy at that time of year.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were really impressed with the property."

    Spotlessly clean, spacious and set in a picturesque small village. Liz (owner) was so welcoming and even greeted us with a freshly baked cake! Parking is excellent and located in the heart of the Cotswolds. 8 miles from Cheltenham. Village pub was lovely and great value home cooked meals. Will definitely return to Rowan studio again as it exceeded our expectations.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful area."

    The Host was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "The hostess was very thoughtful and had given precise information for our stay including a map for local walks."

    She even left us a few eggs from her hens and a small home made welcome cake.

    Reviewed by Uma5.0May 2021

  • "Very pleasant studio in delightful Cotswold village."

    Owner was extremely helpful and left us cake and eggs.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Liz is brilliant, you couldn’t ask for a better host."

    Thank you for the lovely little homely bits you provided on arrival. We will be back :-) Chantal. Yes

    Reviewed by Chantal5.0Apr 2021

  • "A very warm welcome from the owner, the cottage was very clean a it had all the facilities needed for a lovely week away."

    The local pub, The Black Horse, did great delivery/collection hot meals.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "A lovely studio and a great host."

    The place was spotless and with additional coronavirus procedures in place, we felt very safe and well looked after. The bed was comfy and the temperature perfect too. The host baked us a cake, left us some milk, eggs from her chickens and chocolate in the fridge and some fresh flowers on the table. The kitchen was well-equipped and there was plenty of space. We could hear the people walking around in the flat above, it wasn't too much of a problem and certainly not enough to stop us coming back. We loved the area, right on the Cotswold Way and easy to get everywhere. The village is pretty and the pub is a great traditional village local, recently taken over by new management. The food, beer and hospitality there we would also highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Liz the owner could not have done anything more to ensure the accommodation was clean and safe for us to occupy."

    She even fogged the property with anti-viral. We were very reassured by the measures she had gone too and her hospitality and welcome were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautifully appointed studio cottage that was a perfect base for accessing many beautiful walks in the Cotswolds."

    There was everything we could possibly need in the cottage, including eggs from owner’s chicken, flowers and a homemade cake! The interior of the cottage was well-laid out, spacious and comfortable - we hope to return. NOTE no outdoor seating as shown in the photo - I imagine we could have asked for this? We just moved the kitchen chairs outside on the warmer days. Also early morning noise from the apartment above (their kitchen area is above our bed area?) from 6.30am each morning so we would book the top flat if we had a choice next time!

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic studio let that had everything you could wish for and more."

    Liz , our host , was really welcoming and had provided lots of lovely welcome gifts ( home made cake, fresh eggs from her chickens ) to name a few. Would definately recommend this accommodation without hesitation. 5 * all round.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2019

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent place a good base to explore area and some great walks from doorstep will hopefully return again"

    Reviewed by Brett4.7Jun 2019

  • "A very relaxing and enjoyable stay in a clean, well-equipped and comfortable studio."

    The owner was friendly and helpful, and she even provided a home-made cake and some eggs and milk for our arrival. We had lovely walks in the extensive ancient woodlands adjacent to the property and on the nearby common.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "The property was immaculate and the owners were very welcoming."

    Great location in relation to the surrounding area - Great base camp for exploring the Cotswolds. Looking forward to going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very nice comfortable cottage great for touring the surrounding area"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "The studio was lovely and comfortable and a great base for exploring the area."

    However, it is worth noting that the local pub is closed on Mondays and doesn't do food except Sunday lunch and pizza Fridays. There is a pub doing food about a mile and a half away but not easily walkable as it is up a steep hill. We didn't find any food shops closer than the coop at abbotswood. Apart from the above, we really enjoyed our stay at Rowan Studios and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2018

  • "All very good, no issues whatsoever."

    Lovely area, lovely people.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Everything was perfect, Mrs Cattle was very accommodating - the milk, fresh eggs and the home-made cake on arrival was much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2018

  • "A really delightful cottage, in a perfect location for us."

    Everything about it exceeded expectation. Beautiful!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2018

  • "Superb location for exploring western Gloucestershire."

    Fantastic studio flat with lots of extra amenities. Welcoming hosts. Positioned perfectly for access to many country walks.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely place - they definitely went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and we will be going back."

    Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Apr 2017

  • "Almost perfection - would have been nice instead of the coat hooks and drawers to change for a proper wardrobe but this was not a deal breaker."

    Lovely welcome from the owner with cake and fresh eggs - a nice personal touch. Would definitely recommend this accommodation to others. Thank you for the lovely accommodation.

    4.6Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with super king-size double bed (zip/link, can be twin on request), kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
  • Electric wall heaters with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of owners' washing machine by arrangement, dishwasher, 1 x Smart TV with FreeSat, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: No children over 2.

The property

This ground floor Cranham cottage boasts light and airy studio accommodation, delightfully furnished and a perfect base for a romantic break.

Note: This property is below Ref. 30299, together they sleep 4.

Cranham Cottages

Situated in the heart of the charming village of Cranham, just 5 minutes’ walk from a traditional village pub serving real ale and excellent local food, these two Cranham holiday cottages are set in the grounds of the owners’ home, in tranquil surroundings from where many lovely walks and cycle rides can be enjoyed. Each of these Cranham cottages is uniquely decorated and furnished, making them ideal for a romantic break or a holiday with friends. Both of these Cranham cottages have their own outdoor seating areas, perfect for relaxing in after a day walking in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Explore the local ancient beech woodlands and Cranham Common, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest located just behind the cottages. Or, visit the waterfront city of Gloucester, Cheltenham with its historic Georgian architecture and Gold Cup Horse racing, the many unspoilt Cotswolds towns and villages, the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean or Stratford-upon-Avon. The attractions near these Cranham cottages offer something for everyone, from walks and castles to golf courses, horse riding and cycle routes.

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About the location


Gloucester 5 miles; Cheltenham 8.8 miles; Stroud 6 miles; Cirencester 10 miles.

The pretty village of Cranham 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 with evidence of the largest Iron Age Fort in Europe. The whole area is surrounded by stunning countryside and offers excellent walks and bridleways, with the Cotswold Way very close by. 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 around an hour's drive, you'll be spoilt for choice at this fabulous location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas