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The Snug No 35 West End

(Ref. 1096322)

Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "My partner and I had a fantastic time at the Snug."

    It oozes all the cozy Cotswold atmosphere that you could want. It was very well equipped, the bed was very comfortable and it was lovely and clean. It’s also in a great location and you’re not far from some lovely villages and towns. We would highly recommend and will be coming again soon!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it's fabulous to hear you really enjoyed your stay with us. We agree, it's a great location to base yourselves and explore the Cotswolds. We would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 2024

  • "I lOVED this property!"

    So very beautiful and comfortable. An easy walk for parking and the high street with food options whether you were staying in or eating out. Early mornings for coffee and pastry in town with access to a lovely public footpath for an autumn walk. I did not have my pup, but there were several accommodations for a pup- with treats and towels etc. I hope to visit again!

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We hope to welcome you, and your pup, back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed for 7 nights in September."

    The cottage was beautiful, exactly like the photos and spotlessly clean! It is in a lovely location, a short walk to all of the local amenities. We also appreciated the extra touches of the brownies and treats for the dog! Will definitely be returning! Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Snug No 35 West End. It sounds like you and your furry friend had a lovely time, we are so glad you enjoyed the treats!. It is in a great location to explore and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent cottage - cosy, warm and very well equipped."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful and clean,well equipped and had attention to detail with personal touches."

    The host was there the minute you needed anything and nothing was too much trouble. We had a relaxing and comfortable stay in a beautiful village. Well worth it.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "One of the most beautiful and well looked-after rentals I have ever stayed in."

    This unique cottage has been modernised and decorated to a very high standard with great attention to detail. We found it very comfortable. The stairs up to the bedroom need caution as highlighted but this is part of the charm. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Situated perfectly for strolling into lovely Minchinhampton village as well as rambling up on the common and around the other nearby villages. The beautiful and very private garden was a great perk as was the gas stove for warming up the living room quickly on rainy evenings. We didn’t have any problems with parking nearby. We found Dianne to be proactive with contact and were reassured she was on hand to help if needed. We found the water pressure in the bathroom a bit low but everything worked fine. The kitchen was very well-equipped with high end appliances (not that we did much cooking!). Our dog loved it too and was extremely welcome everywhere we went in the village and local area. Thanks again for the lovely treats for all of us on arrival and for a really memorable stay!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay and your doggy too! Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic 300 year old rural cottage on the heart of a truly chocolate box village, complete with meandering highland cows coming down the high street at the crack of dawn… all made the stay here very romantic and authentic."

    Mind the very steep and uneven spiral stairs to the bedroom at night if your less mobile though! Would stay again. Thanks!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are pleased that you loved your stay in The Snug and were even treated to a visit by the cows! We hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2023

  • "Delightful base, perfect for exploring the many Cotswold towns/villages."

    The cottage was exactly as advertised and ideal for couples. Within minutes of arriving we were settled in the sunny and peaceful garden enjoying the brownies . Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you.

    That's lovely feedback, we're so pleased you had a relaxing holiday. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Delightful character cottage and garden exactly as described."

    So many nice touches that make it very special. Treats for Maude were much appreciated as was the delicious chocolate brownie for us. Relaxing by the stove of an evening was another plus. Every thing was on hand to make our visit a memorable one. Dianne has put in a lot of thought into making her cottage as welcoming and comfortable as possible. It was a pleasure to meet her.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. The owner will be very pleased that all her efforts are well appreciated. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "Unfortunately, we had an overall negative and stressful experience whilst staying at The Snug."

    There is a gas fire in the property and on our second evening we smelt gas. The short story is that an emergency gas engineer arrived who discovered a carbon monoxide (CO) leak due to a fault with the flue. The CO detector in the property unfortunately did not detect this CO leak. The gas fire was deemed an immediate danger. We promptly vacated The Snug. Sykes Cottages offered for us to stay in a hotel, which we declined, as we were to attend A&E, due to my husband being symptomatic of CO exposure, and our home was within an hour's drive. I was also pregnant at the time and have had additional monitoring since due to CO exposure. We were understandably concerned with regards to the welfare of our unborn baby. Sykes have refunded our stay, but neither the owner nor Sykes, have simply said sorry for the situation that we found ourselves in. We won’t be using Sykes cottages again due to this experience

    Thank you for your comments, we’re sorry to hear you feel this way. We take any health and safety issues extremely seriously as we understand that any potential breaches are a concern for guests and will always try to offer an immediate solution pending any investigations. We have detailed notes relating to this incident and received confirmation from a gas engineer that the gas fire was safe and a new gas safety certificate was issued. We can see from the notes on file that colleagues from our customer services team have been in contact and have followed up with you. Should you require anything further, please do let us know. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip2.5May 2023

  • "The cottage was delightful and very comfortable with everything you need."

    Diane was always available if needed. Lots of nice touches. The basics are there eg oil, tea, coffee, sugar etc. Two lovely chocolate brownies. Thank you Diane.

    We're so pleased that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the sweet treats left by the owner. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Mar 2023

  • "I had a very relaxing stay at The Snug."

    The cottage itself has been beautifully decorated and is very well equipped. You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into making sure you have a pleasant experience, from a lovely welcome gift and comprehensive house manual to simple things such as hooks in the right places and extra blankets. The cottage was spotless and is very well looked after by Dianne. I had expected some road noise due to the location. However, every morning, the only thing I could hear from the breakfast nook was the birds singing outside. I'd highly recommend this little retreat in Minchinhampton and would definitely stay again!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. The owner will be very pleased that you appreciate her care. We hope to welcome to back again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    it was exactly what we wanted and the facilities and location ideal. we couldn't be happier with our choice. A special mention to DIanne for being so helpful and attentive to our stay. we will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I’m so pleased you enjoyed this special time of year in the cottage. Thank you also for the very considerate way you left the cottage… clean and tidy. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards Dianne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location…just the right size for two and a dog!"

    Really clean and everything needed was provided. Nice touch to have milk, tea bags , dog treats and lovely cakes on arrival. Very thoughtful owner with good communication Would definitely stay again

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at No 35. Thank you for your lovely comments, it's great to hear your enjoyed the stay and lovely Cotswold sites. We would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely wonderful."

    It's comfortable and cosy. Well designed with great thought to every little detail. Dianne was an amazing host from recommendations on where to eat to ensuring the cottage was warm on our arrival. Even our dog was made welcome with bowls towels and treats at the ready. We cannot recommend this place highly enough

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you and your dog enjoyed your time at the property, and took full advantage of the local area! We hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Would stay again

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at No 35 West End and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "No 35 was absolutely perfect and the owner was very attentive and made sure I had everything I needed."

    All the fittings are high quality and everything was spotless; its obvious great care has gone into its restoration and upkeep. The cottage has a real sense of history and so many little touches that make it feel like a home from home.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved our 5 nights stay here , loved the cottage, really cosy, lovely place to visit , lovely for walking with the dog , tasty fish and chips a small walk away and coffee shop and pub short walk away."

    Would definitely revisit again.

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that yourselves and your furry friend enjoyed your time at No 35 West End! We can't wait to welcome you again in the future! All the best, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "The owner was very helpful and friendly, contacting us by text to provide extra directions etc."

    Milk and tea and biscuits were provided which were very welcome after a long drive . The property was well equipped and quaint. It was in a pretty village with a lovely centre to stroll around. Minchinhampton common was a great place for walks.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at No 35 West End and exploring the village! We hope to one day welcome you back in the future! Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2022

  • "Parking is a concern but then it’s the same for the majority of residents/visitors in Minchinhampton."

    With regards to 35 WestEnd the space in the rear garden area could be redesigned behind the bathroom to create a larger sitting out area.

    Thank you for your comments regarding parking and suggestions for improvement, which have been noted. We are sorry to hear you had some issues parking, this usually is not a problem. There is plenty of on-street parking nearby and details of this is provided for guests staying. We hope that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at No."

    35 West End. The unit was perfectly charming from the beautiful decor to all of the quirks a centuries old home would have. From the gorgeous stone to the low ceilings to the beams overhead, we felt like we had gone back in time… but with the conveniences of modern day. Navigating the stairs was a little tricky in the beginning, but we got the knack for them after a couple of days. The kitchen had everything we needed, and it all worked well. Dianne left a fresh container of milk, delicious lemon cookies, and coffee/tea for us to arrive to. That was very welcomed after a long day of travel. Tip if you decide to stay here. There’s a power strip behind the microwave we temporarily plugged in to the left of the wash machine to use for hair styling tools closer to the bathroom mirror. It worked perfectly! We would stay in this cottage again if we came back to the area. If you happen to be in the area, watch for the cows roaming the streets. It was quite a treat to see that. We especially enjoyed the Highland cows on the commons. And make a stop or more to a restaurant called The Kitchen. Asumpta, the owner, makes you feel like an old friend.The food was delicious. We would definitely recommend this cottage and Minchinhampton in general. It was just what we needed.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this lovely feedback - and the local recommendations! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect obviously has the faults that all old properties have ie down stairs bathroom steep stairs but i don’t think you could find a better presented cottage!"


    Thank you for your lovely comments which are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "My partner and I stayed at this wonderful cottage with our puppy."

    Gorgeous property with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The owner has put a lot of thought into this property, ensuring all our needs were met. The bed was very comfy and we slept like babies. The stairs are narrow and steep, as described, which is to be expected in a 300 yr old cottage. The kitchen is very well equipped, with tea and coffee and even milk in the fridge. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the garden was perfect for our puppy to explore. The cottage is situated close to amenities, pubs and places to walk. Or just a short drive away is the town to pop to the local supermarket for supplies. We had an amazing stay and left feeling very rested and content. I cannot wait to visit again.

    Thank you for providing such lovely feedback and we're delighted that you (and your puppy!) enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "This is such a lovely cottage!"

    Tastefully decorated, all mod cons required, super comfy bed, lovely little garden, dog friendly and also owner, Dianne, is so helpful and thoughtful. There is a lovely pub just a short walk away from the cottage as well as a butchers and a fish & shop for the nights that you want to eat out. The location is great as a base to travel to other villages in the cotswolds. Minchinhampton is one of the smaller villages in the cotswolds and is perfect if you just want to get away from it all and relax. We are looking forward to our next stay!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. Fantastic to read you had such an amazing stay, that you enjoyed the location and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanah5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at number 35."

    The cottage has been beautifully renovated and tastefully decorated. It’s cosy and comfortable with everything that you could possibly need with lots of thoughtful touches. The garden was a bonus, sitting outside in the evening in total silence, you can hear a pin drop. Minchinhampton is a picture perfect small town and a great base to explore the surroundings. The owner was available if we had any problems, which we didn’t. A great find !

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the garden too. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time at 35 West End."

    A beautifully and thoughtfully renovated cottage with great attention to detail and comfort. Highly recommend this little gem of a cottage.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It is great to hear that you had a fantastic time at No 35 West End and we cannot wait to one day welcome you back to the property! Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Parking was difficult at times, and shower strength very poor, but the cottage was extremely well equipped."

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that you had some issues with parking and note your comments regarding the shower strength which we will be passed on to the owner for consideration and improvement. We hope to welcome you back to any time in the future and thank you once again for providing us with your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2022

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-road parking just a short walk from property
  • Rear, private enclosed garden with small patio and dining furniture for two
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping Bond of £150
  • Note: This property does not accept children only babes in arms
  • Travel cot and Highchair available
  • Please note: 1 Medium sized dog welcome at a £25 supplement per week
  • Note: The staircase leading up to the first floor is curved and steep, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Nestled in the pretty Cotswold village of Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire, is this charming character cottage, No 35 West End.

Enjoying a superb location within the Cotswolds and an interior with delightful original features, including exposed stonework and beams, No 35 West End is a fantastic base for couples looking for their next escape to the Cotswolds.

Be welcomed into the homely sitting room, where you can spend evenings curled up on the plush sofa in front of your favourite film on the Smart TV with Freeview, as the gas fire adds a gentle warmth and glow to the room.

Look forward to whipping up flavourful meals in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, which features a slimline dishwasher, ready to enjoy over a bottle of wine at the intimate dining table for two which overlooks the garden.

If the weather is nice, why not dine alfresco in the private, enclosed garden as you catch the rest of the day’s sunshine?

Completing the ground floor is a handy utility with washing machine and a well-appointed shower room, where you can wash away the day in the large double shower.

When sleep calls, climb the curved staircase up to a beautifully decorated king-size where you can catch your rest ahead of a day of adventures.

Explore the ancient market town, where you can enjoy evenings dining at the welcoming Crown Inn, light bites at The Kitchen café or a traditional fish and chip supper from The Chip Shed ready to enjoy in the comfort of No 35 West End.

Peruse the local weekly market held within the magnificent 17th-century Market House, where you can purchase fresh and local produce, followed by a walk through the Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons, owned by the National Trust and spans 500-acres, offering panoramic views and three excellent 18-hole golf courses, sure to entice any keen putters.

Continue onto Nailsworth, where you can explore the good selection of at galleries, sample fresh seafood at the streamside restaurant of William’s, or head to Stroud where you can picnic in Stratford Park, wander the exhibits of the Museum in the Park or pick-up a tasty souvenir at the award-winning farmer’s market.

There are scenic walking and cycling trails aplenty, including the renowned 102-mile Cotswolds Way where you can expect the very best scenery.

For a taste of the city, head to Gloucester, where you can delve into history at the National Waterways Museum and Gloucester Museum, tour Gloucester’s former prison and a historic 13th-century Blackfriars Priory.

If you are looking for an escape to the Cotswolds with character, choose No 35 West End.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Stroud 4.5 miles.

The ancient market town of Minchinhampton is located on a hilltop in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, and offers a wide range of amenities including a weekly market, still held in the magnificent 17th century Market House. This vibrant town boasts a range of individual shops, restaurants and cafes, making it perfect for an afternoon stroll in a beautiful setting. Nearby, Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons, managed by the National Trust, cover over 500 acres and offer far-reaching 360 degree views, ideal for walkers and cyclists. They are also home to three 18 hole golf courses. Nearby, a visit to the historic Winstones Ice Cream Factory, the award-winning Farmer's Market in Stroud and the Fairtrade town of Nailsworth with its art galleries, individual shops and spring music and art festivals, are a must. The waterfront city of Gloucester, with its Victorian docklands, is close by and the town of Cirencester, 'Gateway to the Cotswolds' offers ancient buildings and museums. The beautiful spa town of Cheltenham is an easy drive away, offering Georgian architecture and many festivals including the Gold Cup horse race. A great holiday destination all year round.

Please note: No children, babes in arms only.
Please note: 1 medium sized dog welcome
Please note: There is a fully refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £150.00
Please be aware: this is a period property, dating back to the mid 1600's, and as such it has its own quirky charm - which includes low door ways and ceilings, and stairs which are steeper than you would find in a more modern property; as such possibly not suited to anyone with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas