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The Freight Wagon

(Ref. 1130841)

Gretton near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

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2 Customer Reviews

  • "Not the fault of the property but monsoon and gale force winds revealed many gaps in the woodwork - one scared dog overnight."

    It has a telly which is not advertised in the blurb (Odd) but would benefit from BBC1. 2 very friendly dogs.

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely great!"


    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

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  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchenette and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heater
  • Electric pan, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • Selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with furniture and barbecue
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There is a horsebox which sells farm products (milk, bread, eggs, local mustard)

The property

Winchcombe 2.6 miles.

This quaint, converted Freight Wagon sits in a quiet corner of a farm, overlooking fields, just south of the village of Alderton.

Enjoying a quiet setting with everything you need on-hand, The Freight Wagon is the perfect break for couples looking to escape normality and spend some time in Gloucestershire.

Accessed via a long drive before turning into your own private corner of the field, outside the wagon sits a gravelled garden with sun loungers, table and chairs, perfect for when the sun is out.

Take a few steps up and head inside, discovering this small but well-appointed space.

The kitchenette features an electric pan, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster, so you can whip up the basics, plus there is an on-site horsebox that sells farm produce, so you won’t have to travel far for the essentials.

Head into the shower room for a freshen up before climbing into bed and dreaming about the adventures to come.

Watch the heritage steam train trundle along the tracks across the open fields or greet the sheep in the fields close by.

Take a stroll to our lake where wildfowl frequent or continue onto one of the many footpaths over the hills through woodland to the village of Alderton, home to a post office and a pub.

Further afield lies the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe, home to a range of inns, restaurants, team rooms and shops set along the main street.

Winchcombe also hosts an annual walking festival in May which boasts a variety of walks with local guides, orienteering and evening events.

Elsewhere you can meet the animals at Cotswold Farm Park, visit Sudeley Castle and explore one of the many National Trust properties dotted around the region.

Ten miles away is the popular spa town of Cheltenham, known for its bustling horse racing festival, whilst Tewkesbury is a great base for exploring along the River Severn and Avon.

If you fancy a change of scenery, the city of Gloucester is home to a great selection of pubs, bars, high street shops and restaurants, plus there is a stunning cathedral that cannot be missed.

Escape to The Freight Wagon for a charming Gloucestershire retreat.

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About the location


Cheltenham 8 miles; Broadway 9 miles; Gloucester 17 miles.

The bustling Fairtrade town of Winchcombe, a conservation site, lies above the River Isbourne, midway between Cheltenham and Broadway. Visitors can sample a mouthwatering array of local produce in the town's restaurants, wine bars, tea shops and deli's, or stroll around the eclectic range of local shops, all located along the three main streets, which remain full of character with their honey coloured stone and timbered exterior. The town also plays host to music and arts festivals, country shows and farmers’ markets. Guided walks around the town are on offer throughout the summer months, while Winchcombe lies on the intersection of the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, Warden's Way and Windrush Way, providing ample walking to suit all abilities. The quintessential English village of Broadway is just a short drive away and offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels, including the world-renowned Lygon Arms, popular for centuries and now offering spa facilities. The regency spa town of Cheltenham boasts beautiful Georgian architecture and a delightful range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions, including the famous racecourse. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east, whilst to the west is the waterfront city of Gloucester and the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean. The beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick, with its magnificent castle, are all within an hour’s drive.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas