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Bull Pen

Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire (Ref. 31093)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place, everything as described, would recommend - especially for younger families who would benefit from climbing frames etc."

    what would be really helpful is a more detailed welcome pack with more local recommendations, or a small map of where we were allowed to walk round on the farm without randomly trespassing on the neighbours

    Reviewed by JudyJul 2021

  • "It was a lovely quiet location."

    The proximity to the town made it an ideal spot.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2021

  • "Nice place, good communication from owner."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage situated in the most incredible location."

    We had everything we needed and wanted. A couple of things for future guests to take note of: bring your own coffee and sugar as only tea bags provided. Also bring toilet roll as only one supplied in the property. WiFi isnt great but you don't need it with so much beauty around. Otherwise it was all perfect.

    Reviewed by LianeAug 2019

  • "The Farm was great, it had lots of safe outside space for kids to play."

    The Bull pen faces the pkay area allowing us to watch them play while we relaxed. It is in a good location close to lots of things for families to do. I would recommend this place to other families. A fan for the loft would nice addition as it can get hot and stuffy up there at night.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay in great surroundings and a short walk to lovely a Lechlade on Thames with pubs and shops."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2019

  • "A note in the blurb should have included on site nursery during term time."

    The kettle needs descaling and be able to adjust the heating times. There are no opening windows.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "We missed a decent sit for outside, the wooden bench was poor and almost fall apart."

    Also something against the sun would be nice. The big play area outside for the children was also a sheep pasture with sheep sh*t... I had the idea it’s a little bit dated and some deferred maintenance is needed. Swimming pool is ok for little children. The cottage itself is ok inside, it was an old stable but decent rebuilt to a nice stay for the holiday.

    Reviewed by KoenJul 2018

  • "We don't think the negative review that appears on the website is a fair reflection of the cottage."

    We did leave a very small list of things that would make a difference for us - eg more hanging in downstairs bedroom, hooks for kitchen towel and tea towel and especially a working electric socket in downstairs bedroom. We would have liked reading lights beside the bed. Would be happy for you to publish the following only (with initials and date only) to offset the negative view: "We spent a most enjoyable week in this cottage. Very attractive decor and comfortable seating and beds. All spotlessly clean. Lovely extensive grounds for walking.Quiet and peaceful. "

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "This is one of the worst equipped cottages I have ever stayed in - and we self cater for about 4 weeks a year."

    No washing up basin or liquid. Nothing to clean pots with - just a square of J-cloth for a week. Bath towels but no hand towels. No cheese grater, wooden spoon or spatula. NO WAY TO MAKE COFFEE! Very cheap crockery. No hair dryer. No mirrors in the bedrooms. No electric sockets in the bedroom. Lights in the living room so faint it was very hard to read. A "welcome" pack so mean it would have been better not to leave it: two teabags, six cheap supermarket packet biscuits, about 100ml of milk in a tiny jog. No table mats or coasters, so we tore up cardboard packaging to use rather than damage the furniture. A very small TV that looked ridiculous in the large, double-height room. No cleaning materials. No mop so I couldn't take muddy boot marks off their tiled floor. Lots of notes about how we could either pay extra to use the pool or feed the animals, or would be charged extra if we checked out late or mislaid a key Everything about this property screamed, "How little money can we spend; how much money can we make?" And it was NOT a cheap property to rent.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2018

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Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared external utility
  • The pool is available for private use at £10 per hour per property.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front decked patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Indoor heated pool available for private hire
  • £10 Per Hour
  • (available Spring to Autumn)
  • Free shared use of small, unfenced lake
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Guests have access to the owner’s 40 acre estate with animals, children’s play equipment and woodland walks
  • Note: Unfenced lake on-site and natural hazards such as rabbit holes etc in the woodlands, children to be supervised
  • Note: Lake is not available for fishing
  • Note: The first floor mezzanine bedroom has sloping ceilings with restricted head height and is accessed via steep open tread stairs with a curtain for privacy.

The property

This wonderful, semi-detached, stone-built cottage combines contemporary furnishings with original exposed beams, ideal for a get together with family and friends in a beautiful part of the country.

This charming cottage offers a first floor double bedroom and ground floor twin, along with a spacious open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, cosy sitting area and dining area with doors to the front decked area which overlooks the family estate.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 30808, 31094, 31095, 31096 and 31097 on the farm, together they sleep 28 and with two lodges 929312 and 929313, they sleep 36.

Riverwood Cottages @ Manor Farm

Lechlade-on-Thames 0.9 miles. Situated just a short distance from the pretty riverside town of Lechlade, these barn conversion cottages and wooden lodges are located on a family run estate on the edge of the Cotswolds, where you can sit and watch the animals on the farm or stroll through the 40 acre farm and 14 acres of woodland. These delightful properties have been lovingly created from old farm buildings and each is individually furnished and decorated, retaining much of the rustic character and charm. With lovely bedrooms, open plan living areas with exposed beams, well-equipped kitchens with dining areas and cosy sitting areas, these cottages and lodges make wonderful bases for your holiday. All of the cottages provide outdoor seating, four together in a courtyard setting and two which overlook the farm, watching the animals and enjoying alfresco dining. The two lodges on-site are set in a woodland environment and provide perfect accommodation for a romantic break or small family holiday. Step inside the lodges and you will be able to enjoy their rustic charm with simple wooden fixtures combining seamlessly with contemporary furnishings to provide a lovely base in peaceful surroundings. Spend a day on the estate where the younger children can make full use of all the swings, slides, sand pit, parkland and woodland play areas. Other facilities for children include a football pitch, scooters, plus a heated indoor swimming pool is available for all guests from the start of April until the end of October. In the woodland, guests are welcome to light the fire pit and enjoy a barbecue or spend a day at the nearby Cotswold Water Park which offers many watersports, horse riding, cycle routes and walks around the nature reserves. Take a stroll into Lechlade and enjoy the individual shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs, plus there are many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages are on the doorstep of these fantastic properties.

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About the location

LECHLADE-ON-THAMES

Cirencester 13 miles; Oxford 24.5 miles.

The popular riverside market town of Lechlade lies on the edge of the southern Cotswolds and has many traditional pubs, antique shops, a Londis and a Co-operative including a fuel station. Lechlade is also home to the infamous Christmas shop (“Where it’s Christmas all year round”) and offers many river-based activities with River Thames trips available throughout the summer season. Lechlade is steeped in history and is an excellent base for many Cotswold and River Thames walks, including the Thames Path, plus excellent fly fishing is also on offer and the town plays host to many festivals throughout the year, including the annual three day Lechlade Music Festival, featuring over 80 bands and performers. Nearby, The Cotswold Water Park is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles, made up of 140 lakes; an area larger than the Norfolk Broads. Britain's largest water park, it offers a wide range of activities, including boating, water skiing, fishing (some of the finest trout fishing in the country), cycling, walking, golf and horse riding. Cirencester, known as The Capital of the Cotswolds is just a short drive away and boasts a rich and well-preserved heritage with a Roman Amphitheatre, Corinium Museum and Abbey Grounds. The Brewery Arts Centre offers visitors a unique arts and crafts shopping experience or visit the Bathurst Estate, home to the Cirencester Polo Club where some of the highest level of polo can be seen. Oxford, the oldest University City in England, boasts interesting Botanical Gardens, museums and libraries, and plays host to many festivals and markets throughout the year. The ancestral home of Winston Churchill and the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace is just a short drive away, where many lovely walks can be enjoyed around the landscaped parkland. Within an hour's drive is Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, many unspoilt Cotswold villages and the Malvern Hills, all of which are well worth a visit.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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