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Parlor

Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire (Ref. 31094)

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Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • 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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage and location especially for the children (4 and 8)."

    They loved feeding the animals everyday, the adventure playground in the forest was excellent and the pool was great. Would definitely return. Have had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "Parlour was absolutely stunning, with very friendly and accommodating owners."

    Everything we needed available in the cottage. The kids play area for the cottages was new and the kids really enjoyed being in there. The farm and walks through the woods are amazing and the well looked after animals are friendly and love being fed. We took three kids under 10, and were happy for them to roam around and play with friends they met there safely. The pool on site was a very welcome addition as it was 30+ degrees the week that we stayed! We would highly recommend to anybody that asked and we will book again in the future.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "We arranged this booking very late in the day and we were not sure how suitable it would be for 5 of us."

    However it was just perfect for a few days. The steps up to the top bedrooms were a bit steep for our youngest child but the downstairs bedroom helped us there. There was just enough in the kitchen for the 5 of us. The big fridge was a unexpected benefit. The cottage is set in lovely grounds,which in different circumstances we could have spent a long time exploring. The weather was not the bestbt we enjoyed long walks every day.

    Reviewed by PatriciaDec 2019

  • "Bit more crowded in accommodation than expected as lots of other units with families."

    Noisy neighbours.

    Reviewed by WOct 2019

  • "The Parlour provides a great location for a short break with children."

    There are several attractions a short drive away, the most enjoyable of which we found to be Cotswold Wildlife Park. The site itself kept our children outside and occupied (4,7,9 yr old). The accommodation is basic but fine. Our sole reason for choosing the Parlour was the on site swimming pool that you can hire individually as we have 3 very nervous swimmers, disappointingly this was out of action throughout our stay which changed our holiday somewhat sadly. Despite not meeting the hosts in person they were readily available via text and very friendly and helpful. Due to the open layout of our accommodation it is probably more suitable if you only have 2 young children as we were unable to socialise once the kids had gone to bed. A beautiful part of the country to explore we will definitely be visiting the cotswolds again.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    Great facilities and friendly owners. Super for children. Lots of varied play equipment and friendly animals to feed plus a little lake to go out on. Cottage was as described. Stairs very steep but our two young children were fine. Pool was a great addition. A little chilly but our 4 year old stayed in for about 30 mins and loved it. Great location. Lots to do on the doorstep. I would recommend it to anyone who's children love to be outdoors and have freedom to explore.

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2019

  • "I’m afraid the listing did not accurately describe the cottage."

    I travel extensively and routinely use search engines to find places to stay for 2-6people at a time. I have never had a bedroom described as one, unless it has a door. In the case of this listing to be accurate it should be described as one bedroom with twin beds and two mezzanine / lofts one with a double and the other a single bed. I travelled with my 3 children 1 teenager and 2 pre-teens, the lack of privacy for everyone was disappointing. I found the stairs to these ‘rooms’ steep and would suggest warning guests that they are steep with open treads. My children are older but if I had younger children with the open treads I doubt this would be a pleasant stay. I was very surprised to find the shower described as such. When we arrived it was a bath with a shower head and there were strict instructions that it was for washing hair only. The bath was lovely and deep but it was irritating with 1 teen and 2 pre teens not to have a proper shower. Outside the door there is no division between the cottage and the playground. This is unusual and a little disconcerting as a stream of families went past on Saturday morning again a lack of privacy. There are no recycling facilities onsite just a large bin. The listing company does not release details of the owners to make contact until after the final deposit has been made. This was mildly frustrating as I would have emailed certain questions prior to visiting. Had I known all of the above I would have not booked or cancelled the booking taking the hit on the deposit. I did not contact the owners during our stay as we had been informed that it was busy and we were only staying 2 nights. I may have done so if we had been staying longer to see if there were any alternatives. The farm itself is pleasant, the animals lovely and friendly and the pool was described as the best bit by all of my children. We stayed for a weekend as a family break however we won’t be back.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "Great barn and location."

    Suited us perfectly. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The farm and all the different areas for children to play were really good. The boating lake was hilarious fun. Having the swimming pool to ourselves was good value at £5. The only downside was lack of storages in the cottage. A couple of shelves in the bathroom and a few more draws would have really helped. Otherwise it was well equipped in the kitchen and our hosts were lovely people and most welcoming. Thanks for a great time.

    Reviewed by GillMay 2019

  • "Perfect location for families with young children."

    Plenty of activities on site to enjoy.

    Reviewed by TaniaMay 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable and convenient but lacked some basic amenities like kitchen towel and only one toilet roll for a family of 5!"

    Reviewed by PrasadApr 2019

  • "Fantastic find in the Cotswolds."

    Amazing outdoor space for children, filled with friendly farm animals and lots of little touches that made this an amazing stay. The pool was a little chilly but the children still swam in it. The woodland area with wild deer was such a lovely addition as was the boating lake. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LydiaApr 2019

  • "Unfortunately we had no heating in our property for two nights plus the advertised heated swimming pool was freezing cold and very dirty."

    The property itself is in need of maintenance considering it was the beginning of the holiday season it was sadly very badly kept and in need of some TLC. After complaining to the owners regarding the heating we were given a small heater which as we were staying in a stone built property did not keep us warm at all enough said !!!

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. I understand we have contacted you directly in regards to the feedback and the property owner has addressed the issues in order to maintain our property standards. If you need to contact us then our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. In the meantime Property Owner

    Reviewed by NadyaApr 2019

  • "Far exceeding our expectations, the Parlor was comfortable and more than adequately equipped for SC accommodation."

    The welcoming is very warm and the hosts are on hand to resolve any query. We will be back. Being allowed and encouraged to freely roam the farm and see the animals up close was a great treat for our toddler.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2018

  • "Everything was as advertised."

    The whole family enjoyed everything. Those in the Henloft hope to return. Ideal safe place for children and lots of places closeby to visit.

    Reviewed by VAug 2018

  • "Sofas were extremely uncomfortable and too low."

    The site is perfect for children, both at the farm and places to see in the area.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "We loved our stay at Riverwood, in spite of the dreadful weather."

    We stayed in Parlour which was comfortable and homely. The farm and the animals provided hours of entertainment for us and our six-year old, and the owners were often around to answer questions. We fed the animals (twice!) daily and enjoying watching the number of newborn lambs grow day by day. We enjoyed the play areas and the boat and lake. We used the pool a bit but our little boy declared it too cold - he says this about most pools though and others seemed to be enjoying it with no problem! All in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2018

  • "We had a great Christmas break in the Parlour at Lechlade Manor Farm."

    We needed to be near enough to our Mum who is ill in a nursing home and ended up booking rather late. I was a bit worried because previous reviews described the facilities as 'basic', but needn't have worried, as I think what reviewers really meant was, a bit low on basic supplies. As long as you are happy to go out and stock up on tea/coffee/soap/washing up liquid etc, you will be absolutely fine - there is a co-op just down the road. The cottage was a bit hard to locate after dark - the private road is easily missed or confused with one next door and it took us a while to find reception, parking space and the cottage in the dark. The cottage was adorable - full of character, warm, with nice furnishings, and enough kitchen/dining equipment to cook a Christmas dinner. There are two mezzanine bedrooms under eaves upstairs (one double bed, the other single), separated by curtains from the main part of the cottage, and a twin bedroom with a door downstairs. There is plenty of light from windows to the main parts of the cottage, although not to the upstairs bedrooms. There are farm animals to meet, and a very friendly black cat whom we were very tempted to take away with us in our suitcase. Lechlade is a great centre for exploration, with lots to see in surrounding areas of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. There is a fine church to visit, and we did a lovely walk along the riverbank, and then pub lunch at the Trout inn by the river. Oxford is a 45 minute drive away, Cirencester 30 minutes. Already considering coming back at Easter.

    Reviewed by FionaDec 2017

  • "The accommodations and location was fantastic."

    The owners were extremely helpful but allowed considerable privacy. Every time I come back to this area I will consider the same accommodation.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2017

  • "Basic but comfortable accommodation."

    The farm was amazing, beautiful location and owner Tom was very helpful and anything we needed was sorted very efficiently. My little three year old absolutely loved it- would definitely return :)

    Reviewed by KatherineJun 2017

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts - lovely barn conversion with all required facilities."

    Great location with plenty to do for kids, but as a group of mid-20 year olds we also enjoyed ourselves!

    Reviewed by SophieNov 2016

  • "The site was absolutely perfect for kid to go off and play."

    We really enjoyed the use of the pool and the kids loved the animals. Certainly would recommend.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor 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 bedrooms have sloping ceilings with restricted head height and are accessed via steep open tread stairs with a curtain for privacy.

The property

This 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, a first floor single and a ground floor twin bedroom, as well as 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....

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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