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Avalon

Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire (Ref. 973095)

4.4

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The house and facilities were outstanding."

    We were quite surprised at the location as hadn’t expected the area to be as residential/built up. The house made up for this and we explored walks beyond the village.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2021

  • "Thank you for a great long weekend."

    House was great, plenty of space inside and out with lots of spares of everything (e.g. lightbulbs, batteries) a nice touch, along with the bottles of Prosecco and milk to welcome us after a long drive. Loads of games/activities in the house, garden and games room to keep folk busy, more than we had time to enjoy! Cleaner for hot tub who comes daily very friendly when we bumped into her in the garden one morning. All round a great time had by all, thank you!

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2021

  • "We booked Avalon for the weekend to celebrate our sons 18th Birthday, he was bringing some friends along so it needed to be spacious!"

    Avalon very much exceeded my expectations, it was spacious, comfortable and luxurious with lovely character to the house. The cinema room was fabulous, the kids set up camp there and only left to find food, it even had its own fridge and toilet! The games rooms was also a lot of fun and a great extra space to hang out in. The house itself is extremely well equipped we easily fed and watered 8 of us from the kitchen and dining areas. Plenty of clean cosy bedding and options for twins/doubles across the 4 bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and toilets too which avoided any queues! The hot tub is a fabulous touch and kept so clean with Debbie attending (very quietly) every morning to check it and top up any required chemicals. The owners are easily contactable for advice and tips and were so responsive with our questions about takeaways locally! We didn’t explore the local area as were there to just relax and enjoy the house and garden (garden is massive and so well cared for which our dogs especially loved!). No negatives about this place and I’m looking for a reason to go back! Thank you to the owners for providing and maintaining this lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Obviously with the house in constant use it’s difficult to carry out any maintenance but there were a few things which needed a little attention and a coat of paint in places would help as well."

    Very well equipped and spacious and with fine weather the outside facilities were well used, a larger bbq would be very useful. The host was helpful and communicated with us when outside workmen were arriving ( window cleaners and hot tub maintenance)

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "We've just had a fantastic week staying in Avalon; it was so much more than a house to stay in for the week."

    We visited beautiful or fun places in the surrounding area every day with the kids but the house definitely allows you to include 'staying at the house' as an activity for kids and adults. The garden is a great size for football, tag, letting the dog burn off some energy; we played darts, pool, had popcorn and watched films in the cinema room (which is separate to the main house), enjoyed the jacuzzi every day, used the fire pit to toast marshmallows, BBQ'd and dined outside - it was great. The house is really well stocked with glasses and cutlery which means as a large family we didn't feel we had to constantly clean to function. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AnnemarieAug 2021

  • "This house in general is fantastic, however it is let down by simple things."

    Ie .. no scouring pads, no kindling/fire lighters, cobwebs all over the outside lights and seating area outside by the stove. A dog poo in its bag left on the drive ! The jacuzzi was green on arrival and don’t believe it was looked at until Monday ( could be wrong ) fortunately we knew about jacuzzi’s so treated it daily ourselves and even had to do a “ shock “ treatment on it as the levels were so off ! Really disappointed with the 2 teabags, no coffee or sugar ! A few basic herbs would of been nice, or even better a welcome hamper ! Garden really needs looking after better ! Grass long on arrival and was cut at 7.50pm 2 nights before we left, pots full of weeds as is the drive. Such a shame as the house and outdoor space is so family friendly. It just needs a little more love and care shown to it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were sorry to hear of the issues you had with the hot tub. We do have the hot tub checked on a daily basis and were not made aware of any issues during your stay. We do hope that our guests contact us as soon as any issues do arise so that we are able to rectify these speedily. Unfortunately the weather was against us before your stay and too wet for us to mow the grass and the grass was cut as soon as we were able to. All essentials are left such as as in dishwasher tablets, new j cloth, tea towel, black bin bags, coffee, tea, sugar, coffee pods for the coffee machine and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to wish you well on your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Avalon was advertised as a cottage for 9 people."

    We were a family group of 9 - 6 of whom were adults. Due to the covid situation and hospitality just opening up we paid an absolute premium for this property (£3000+) as there were not many properties available for our requirements. In our opinion, this property should have been at least half the price. I don't normally complain but when you spend this much money you expect a certain standard. Our main issue with our stay was that there was nowhere big enough for us all to be together socialising. It was true that the table from the kitchen could be put together with the other table in the dining room but it was cramped to say the least. The living room only had 2 2-seater sofas and there were no other chairs so this set up just didn't work for us. The bedrooms were fairly nice except the top double room - the bed was right under the low ceiling beam - ie when you turned over you could easily hit your face on it. The decorating/finish in the house was awful - ripped wallpaper, wallpapering done and cut around shelves, horrendous paint jobs, main bathroom tiles - sealant everywhere etc. Several things broke when we were there including the tap handle - luckily my husband fixed this. Outside was a terrible disappointment, it was a lovely large space but we had the fear of god put into us about respecting the neighbours in the welcome pack. The garden had a large shipping container in one corner and a ramshackle canvas structure in the other which was basically used to store wood and lawnmower etc. There were weeds everywhere in the parking area and patio area, and overgrown plants everywhere - also around the windows of the house. There were not enough of the nice chairs to go around the table for outdoor dining and the other set of wooden ones were on their last legs and in a very sorry state. The side of the house, the grass wasn't even cut and broken items left around. The hot tub was a nice addition but only 2 sets of jets worked properly so not great if there were more than 2 of us in there. On the last day it was smelly and a funny colour. So overall the property was very run down and needed quite a lot of tlc and they definitely shouldn't have charged so much for it.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2021

  • "Hosts were great from start to finish the house is lovely and has a charming outside area which we made the most of during the recent hot weather."

    It felt like we were in France for enjoying a drink or two on the outdoors patio. Thanks again

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "Loads to keep all ages entertained for a rainy week"

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2020

  • "Perfect place for a well deserved break"

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2020

  • "The space and layout of the property, were ideal."

    And the outdoor facilities were a real bonus, especially the hot tub. The house is well equipped and comfortable. For a large house, it would be useful to have more than one walk in shower in the property. We found it difficult to work out how to set up the equipment In the cinema room, it could have done with some instructions, and we weren’t able to align the projector with the screen, and some of the furnishings were very tatty. The garden needed tidying up to, and generally a bit of talc. But overall the property met our needs, and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by HenriettaOct 2020

  • "Lovely house with great facilities."

    Local taxi firm were brilliant. Cards were left at the house with contact number. Would love to visit again sometime.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Holiday cottage lived up to our expectations and we had a great stay."

    We found under the current circumstances it could have had been cleaned With more detail as we had to do a few extra cleaning bits ourself. Also the property has some great outdoor facilities and is advertised for families/groups but were made aware of sensitive neighbours if we were having to much fun on our holidays, this was also reflected by many comments in the guests book. This was a massive shame as it makes you weary of being in the garden enjoying the surroundings and extensive facilities especially when it’s too hot to be in the cottage and your on your holiday. Overall we had a great break at this cottage But I don’t think we would return due to the neighbours which is a great shame as the cottage is a great place to spend a family get away.

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2020

  • "Communication and helpfulness of house owner was excellent!"

    Dani made us feel incredibly welcome and made it clear we were to enjoy her home.

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2020

  • "The house was fantastic and had everything we needed as a group of 8."

    The games room was a great space to spend family time and we really enjoyed the hot tub too. We took extras like t-towels, dishwasher tablets etc but all this was provided for us which was fantastic. There was plenty of firewood for the Wood burner and made the house super cosy. The surrounding area was gorgeous and had plenty to do. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic location and house."

    Perfect service in every way and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2019

  • "We had the best weekend celebrating my mum’s birthday so there was a range of ages there from 9-60 with plenty to do for everyone, the games room was a hit especially with the projector screen."

    We would definitely visit again, probably when the warmer weather hits us so we can enjoy the hot tub even more and enjoy the outdoors more

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2019

  • "Nice place but not worth the money."

    Kitchen full of leaks All walls different colours Damp all round house Hot tub was great if it was actually working right Kitchen not equipped for cooking Needs a new cooker that actually works. Garden not safe for kids big tent in garden full off wood and lawn mower . Trampoline broke

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "Really lovely house, ideal for a girls' weekend away."

    We had a great time. More mirrors and an additional shower would be useful, but we would return regardless of this. :-)

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2019

  • "It would have been great to have all the keys labelled!"

    It was very confusing, trying to figure out which key fit which door. The hottub could have been a lot hotter, we just couldn't get the water to a hot enough temperature. This isn't your fault, but it's important to note that the area smelled very strongly of manure a lot of the time due to spreading on the fields nearby. It was unfortunate!

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2019

  • "The house was amazing with little details thought about like games for all ages"

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "Description didn't mention a few things."

    E.g trampoline, toilet in outhouse and ground floor. A floor plan would have been really helpful.

    Reviewed by CharlieAug 2019

  • "We stayed for 3 nights for a 50th birthday, from the moment we arrived and opened the door we were impressed, the house was spotless and had every amenity we needed, and quite a few more, We were particularly keen on the hot tub which was fabulous, the kids loved the gamesroom and table tennis table as well as the football goals, also watching Glastonbury on the huge screen was almost like being there ."

    We spent a lot of time in the garden as the weather was good and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the stay. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend Avalon to anyone who wants a spacious, well equipped and comfortable base to explore the cotswolds or just wants a quiet time away. Plus the owners live close by and were incredibly helpful and quick to reply to any queries we had with the house or just the area in general. Thank you very much for a very memorable weekend

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Fantastic house with hot tub, games rooms and plenty of things to do."

    Very comfortable beds. House was very clean though dust on top of the fridge and old sock in twin room! Owners were extremely helpful at all times. Showering was tricky as only one proper shower in the house. Could do with another stand up shower as there were 8 adults. Another shower would be great in the garden rooms to help with showering before entering the hot tub. Brilliant media room and we loved the outdoor log burner.

    Reviewed by CathyApr 2019

  • "The 8ft projector the whole place was great"

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "The house was perfect for a family get together at Christmas."

    We were not expecting the house to be decorated, so the Christmas tree, lights and decorations were a lovely surprise when we arrived - as was the bottle of prosecco! We were a group of mixed ages and the hot tub, cinema/games room were great for the kids. A problem with the sound in the cinema room was promptly dealt with by the owners, despite it being Christmas Eve, which was much appreciated. The location of the property was really good - a short walk from a shop so we could pick up any food/drink items as required but also lots of great walks with the dogs in the fields beyond the village and up onto the ridge. I think we will be back!

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2018

  • "We had our annual pre Christmas family gathering here and loved."

    .. drinks by the fire .... hot tub ... table tennis ... great food in the big dining room. Enjoyed a round of golf and a trip to Stroud too!

    Reviewed by IanNov 2018

  • "The house was really nice, all facilities you could need were there and the house was very clean and tidy."

    We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MaxOct 2018

  • "Recently visited for a weekend away with 9 people."

    The Cottage is truly great. Very clean, lovely interior, great facilities. Everyone in the group loved the property. Plenty of space for everyone. Obviously we loved having use of the hot tub, easy to use, spacious and ready to go upon arrival! Didn't make use of the big cinema room or pool table etc due to time constraints but again, great option to have. We were also able to visit Cheltenham which was just over a half hour journey away by taxi. Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by CarysSep 2018

  • "A beautiful, comfortable house with luxurious hot tub, cinema room and games room, a lovely garden all less than a 5 minute drive from Stonehouse train station!"

    This house was perfect for our holiday and the owner couldn't have been more attentive. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by FelicitySep 2018

  • "Great cottage, plenty of room, awesome garden & facilities"

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "This was an extremely well equipped holiday home."

    Suited our party from 1 -70 years old! The games, TV rooms and outdoor facilities were better than we anticipated. It was good to know the owner were nearby but never intrusive. Would definitely recommend Avalon.

    Reviewed by ShirleyMay 2018

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The property

This beautiful, detached Cotswold stone house rests in the village of Leonard Stanley, a spacious cottage situated over three floors.

The whole family can come together for this holiday adventure, a delightful and inviting base to spend some quality time in each others company.

You will feel instantly at home after wandering inside to the lounge, which houses a woodburner and two comfortable sofas, perfect for some peace and quiet through the day.

The dining area seats up to six people, and the modern kitchen has a collection of appliances, with a breakfast bar to make those morning times that much more special.

A utility area completes the arrangement.

Stairs lead up to a family bathroom which boasts a wonderful Jacuzzi bath, with a handheld shower, providing easy access from both the first and second floor.

For a peaceful night's sleep, choose from either the twin bedroom, or king-size room, which is tied together with window seats so you can enjoy some 'me time' admiring the views.

Two bedrooms are tucked away onto the next floor, two twins, one with en-suite facilities, leaving you spoilt for choice.

The enclosed garden is your own little escape for a moment or two relaxing in the hot tub, or enjoying the warmth from the woodburner on the patio area.

For some family fun, why not take advantage of the games room, bringing a memorable end to your day.

Venture into the village of Leonard Stanley with its wealth of rural life sure to impress, and the village of Stroud, definitely worth a visit; for walking opportunities, sports, and a collection of cosy pubs.

For the more energetic in the party take a walk along the Cotswold Way and take advantage of the many canal paths, cycle tracks and the National Trust common lands.

An excellent cottage in a superb part of Gloucestershire.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x first floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request), 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double) with en-suite basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 6 + 4) with open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Landing with sofa bed
  • Games room with table tennis table
  • Cinema room with 8ft projector
  • Gas central heating with open fire and woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, projector with Sky sports and full package and Netflix, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ironing board available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden to the rear with patio, furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: No stags/hens or similar
  • Note: There is seating for 6 people at the dining table with an additional table seating an extra 4 if necessary, making a total of 10 people
  • Note: The latest the hot tub can be used is 10.30pm as this property is located in a residential area, please be respectful of the neighbours

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About the location

LEONARD STANLEY

Stroud 3 miles; River Severn 7 miles.

Leonard Stanley is a Gloucestershire village nestling beneath the Cotswold escarpment, overlooking the Severn Vale. Formerly, a Saxon village, Leonard Stanley became a busy weaving and agricultural centre, with shops and cottage industries. The community however still has a heart and the wealth of rural life still exists. The village is situated seven miles from the the city of Gloucester and thirty miles from Bristol. It is easily accessible by road, just three miles away. There are railway stations at Stroud, Stonehouse and Cam and international airports at Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham. The village of Stroud is certainly worth a visit; the undiscovered, hidden, quiet area is great for walking, sports, eating and drinking in cosy pubs.

Region Information

Note: The latest the hot tub can be used is 10.30pm as this property is located in a residential area, please be respectful of the neighbours.
Note: No stags/hens or similar

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