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Gleed Cottage

(Ref. 1091196)

Naunton, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (54)
  • lovely (34)
  • village (22)
  • pub (19)
  • jayne (18)
  • gleed (18)

60 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfy, cosy cottage."

    Every thing we needed was supplied. Bed linen and towels were of high quality. Enjoyed the fire. Pretty location, friendly pub just a few minutes walk away. Would recommend to friends and would love to return for a future visit. Thank you

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Gleed Cottage and loved the location too. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2024

  • "We were very comfortable in this well appointed and clean cottage."

    Jayne certainly does her best to make you feel at home with her extra little touches. We loved the log burner, so cosy on those wet and miserable days. The central heating is also very efficient. This cottage is set in a peaceful village where everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The Black Horse pub has wonderful food and Ash (bartender) is extremely efficient in looking after the customer. An ideal location for visiting and exploring the Cotswolds. We had a very relaxing time, thank you Jayne.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Gleed Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay at the cottage and the wonderful places to visit and eat at. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zina4.7Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! We really appreciate your kind words and hope that we can welcome you again one day soon back to Gleed Cottage! Many thanks, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2023

  • "Gleed Cottage is very warm and cosy, well cared for, with all the essentials you need."

    The welcome pack was much appreciated and enjoyed. The only downside was the enclosed garden does not have a grass area for dogs and it would only keep a small dog in.

    Thank you for your review and we're glad you found the cottage to be warm and cosy. We hope the description of the garden wasn't misleading - it is described as an enclosed patio garden and hopefully the photo does show this clearly. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Oct 2023

  • "Jayne is awfully kind, the cottage was immaculately cleaned upon arrival, and the welcome packet is sublime."

    And I find it hard to write the rest, as we found the cottage disappointing. The kitchen is tiny, the fridge is way too small if, like me, you order groceries for 5 days. It does just fit 2 days, at most. The kitchen lacks storage space, some shelves above the fridge would have made a positive difference. Downstairs in general is on the small side, upstairs is better, but without any proper wardrobes. Hooks on the wall instead. The windows throughout are difficult: some open, some don’t or miss the iron work to keep them open. The fire place doesn’t work properly, we ended up with the front door wide open to let the smoke get out of the front room. Not what you hope for on a chilly evening. All in all rather uncomfortable and disappointing.

    Reviewed by Monica2.8Sep 2023

  • "Nice cottage in a lovely village."

    A perfect base.

    Thank you, I'm so glad that you liked Gleed Cottage. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    Perfect for exploring the area, walks are fantastic. The dogs enjoyed it too. Beautiful place. Would definitely like to return. Thank you again Jayne!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. You were great guests and we can't wait to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Gleed cottage."

    The bedrooms were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything that we needed. We enjoyed sitting by the log fire of an evening. The local pub was incredibly friendly and served fantastic food.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you had such a lovely weekend and made the most of the local amenities! We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Mar 2023

  • "Not a suitable cottage for the winter as the front door do not close properly, the electric heating system was ineffective and some of the windows did not open."

    I am so sorry you were cold! We are aware that the front door is warped but as the property is grade 2 listed we have to have planning permission to change the door and it has to be exactly the same! We have put a curtain over the door and a draft excluder which should have helped. I have checked the heating and it is all working, the maximum ambient temperature it goes up to is 30 degrees. I would have made every effort to come over immediately had you called, it is horrid being cold. I have since checked all the windows and they all open as they should. We only just recently had the windows double glazed and if there is a problem I'd like to know so I c an take it up with glaziers. The kitchen window is the only one remaining that isn't double glazed but the handle to open it is in the window sill. Again I am so sorry you were cold. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel2.5Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was in a perfect position for us wanting to travel around the area - The local Pub The Black Horse (2 mins away) was fantastic ."

    ..good welcome, great food and super value !! The cottage is comfortable and as would be expected for a property of that age! As people of no experience with wood burning fires we did have a few difficulties initially !!! There were only two of us staying in the cottage and did not really have enough hot water - which only seemed available in the morning? We tried the dishwasher but it did not seem to heat up at all so did not really clean !!.......I am sure we could have asked but we decided not to bother as we were only there for a few days !! totally our decision!! but just for future clients ..........

    A case of better late than never! Thank you for your kind words, the dish machine had gone wrong!, anyway we have now replaced it so when you come again you will have a problem Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing peaceful stay at Gleed Cottage with our two dogs."

    We explored the local area and fell in love with the Cotswolds. The Black Horse pub 100m along the road was friendly and welcoming with good ale and excellent food and dog friendly.The cottage itself is perfect and just what we expected, it still retains its character and is warm and comfortable. The duvets and linen were to die for, made it hard to get out of bed! On our next visit we must remember our slippers, the flagstone floor, original I think, was a bit chilly once shoes were off. That is not a criticism just a reminder for us and other guests who visit this little treasure. A big thank you to owner Jayne, we will return.

    Thank you for your kind comments. I’ll put the comments re the slippers on my notes for future guests, Thank you for being such lovely guests (four paws too) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage in a lovely area for dog walking, within walking distance of the local pub, which was very friendly and the food was good."

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sioban3.8Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at Gleed cottage."

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week away at Gleed Cottage!"

    The cottage is cosy and full of character. The log fire was perfect and much appreciated by our 2 dogs after a long walk around the stunning scenery. Naunton is a great location to visit all the local villages but get away from the hustle and bustle of some of the bigger villages. Jayne was a great host, great communication and on hand to help. Thank you for a great week away!

    Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great property."

    We really loved the log burner. Jayne and her husband are lovely and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely traditional cottage in a village location."

    Would recommend , would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Well equipped and in a nice location. I must admit I was a bit unsure about parking on the road before we arrived, but it wasn’t a problem at all. Garden was very well enclosed, so it was great for our little dog. The welcome goodies were a thoughtful touch. We went to the local pub a couple of times and it was very good. Super walks around the village and beyond which were all well signposted. Bedding was supremely comfortable. All in all, super!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2022

  • "A relaxing country cottage in a beautiful village, where the locals were welcoming, helpful and friendly."

    The local pub - The Black horse was great, providing wonderful food, beverages, and a lovely atmosphere. We had our 2 dogs with us, they to had a great time as well, we discovered a number of local walks of varying distances. All together a lovely week away. Sam and Paul

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Aug 2022

  • "Gleed cottage is a lovely and charming cottage to stay at and Naunton a wonderful village to stay in."

    And the Cotswolds a great part of England with lots of charming flowery and picturesque villages. Very good for hiking, wich we just love to do. Jayne and her husband are wonderful people, very helpful and very kind to our dog, too : ) The few downsides of Gleed cottage however was the luke warm water of the shower, the lack of cozy and warm light downstairs and for tall people, like ourselves, the double bed unfortunately was way too small. But probably this is just us. But inspite of the few downsides, I would certainly still book Gleed cottage again.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for the lovely week at Gleed Cottage!"

    The location is so beautiful and the cottage really has character! Thanks for your hospitality!

    Reviewed by Ulrich3.8Jul 2022

  • "Cottage ideally situated in a stunning village about 10 minutes drive from Bourton-on-the-Water."

    Some essentials in the fridge on arrival which were much appreciated after a long drive. We stayed with our small toddler and dog. The garden was lovely and a BBQ is on site to use. A number of steps downstairs made things tricky with the baby, as did the open balustrades both downstairs and upstairs. A baby gate was provided but it was missing pieces to attach it to the wall(!). However, given this is a period property, this is somewhat to be expected but just something to note if you're planning to bring babies or toddlers. Cleanliness was also a bit of an issue: the surfaces in the cottage were dusty on arrival, the carpets hadn't been vacuumed upstairs and there was dirty cutlery in the kitchen drawers. We also found clothing from a previous guest in one of the bedroom cupboards..!

    Reviewed by Rachel2.8Jul 2022

  • "Super cottage in a beautiful location."

    A big thank you to the owner, Jayne, who was very helpful and welcoming. We loved all the thoughtful touches like the fresh eggs and scones, jam and clotted cream she provided. Spotlessly clean and everything we needed for a lovely weekend - we would love to visit again. Thank you once again.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very nice stay at Gleed cottage."

    Jayne, the host, was most helpful and was on hand when things needed explaining. A lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and great location."

    It would have been nice to have a visitors guide with owners local knowledge, I know you can look on your phone but there is so many great walks from the doorstep of the cottage which would have been useful to have. One bed was very hard and one very soft but the rest of the cottage was very comfortable. Some of the basics (for us) were missing, like coasters, placemats etc, I’m not one for putting cups on anything without a coaster is case any ring marks are left. Overall lovely cottage, clean and great location. Pub staff, as others have said are sooooo friendly. Great pub

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage - everything we needed and the perfect location."

    Easy communication with the owner and there was the nicest little breakfast pack on arrival.

    Reviewed by Bella5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property, well looked after and so wonderful to turn up to a loaf of fresh bread with tea and coffee."

    Lovely touch! I'd say the double bed is a little firm for me, the time before I stayed on the top floor. But other than that everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Lianna4.7Mar 2022

  • "A delightful cottage which served the purpose of our short break."

    We are happy to recommend Gleed Cottage & hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cosy cottage in a lovely village."

    Lovely walks around and fantastic comfy, dog friendly pub a few steps away with amazing food. Was welcomed by some tasty goodies which is always a bonus. Only downsides were: walls are quite thin so could hear neighbours who clearly have a mischievous dog so we actually found it quite amusing ;D and a few extra logs would have been nice for time year. No major issues though plenty of lovely towns and villages within Short driving distances with small local shops aswell as bigger supermarkets. Would definitely choose to stay again if heading back down that way

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Feb 2022

  • "The property was very clean."

    Lovely fresh bread, jam, butter and milk on arrival was a welcome touch. The bedrooms were large and spacious. The Black Horse pub was a stone's throw away and the staff there were really friendly. The food and company were amazing. The thing that let it down and wasn't good was how cold the house was on arrival. It was a bitterly cold day in January with a check-in time of 5pm yet the heating had been turned down to just 13 degrees. It took ages to warm the house up. It's not like we weren't expected as we'd kept in regular contact by email.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.1Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is very simple and cosy."

    It had all ypu needed for a few days. The owner Jane is very helpful and welcoming. The village itself is delightful and the pub is friendly and serves good food. The only downside is the parking but the pros of the place well exceed the cons.Cannot wait to return.

    WendyApr 2021

  • "Gleed Cottage is a charming little cottage perfect for a family stay."

    Naunton Village is ideally located 10mins away from Bourton on Water which is very picturesque and has many places to visit with kids. Host was very welcoming and communicated promptly. Cottage itself is very old and my kids loved their big bedroom in the loft! We enjoyed our stay here and look forward to returning again!

    AnkitMar 2021

  • "Gleed Cottage was a delightful place to stay."

    Located in the quiet, peaceful village of Naunton, a stone throws away from the local pub! Neighbours are very friendly and our host Jane was very helpful and accommodating. The cherry on top of the cake was the fireplace which certainly warmed us up on a cold winter's night. Would highly recommend!

    RahulSep 2020

  • "Gleed Cottage is an absolutely beautiful cottage in the most gorgeous little hamlet."

    We loved popping by to the pub and going for lovely walks, before coming back to a roaring fire. A lovely part of the world and a lovely place to explore it from! Jayne was a fantastic host: really quick to reply to messages and very generous with the firewood, and we had lots of useful info from Character Cottages beforehand. We can’t recommend this lovely place highly enough.

    EllenSep 2020

  • "Amazing location to see various towns and villages around but tucked away in a lovely quiet friendly town."

    Lovely cottage and we will be coming back

    LisaSep 2020

  • "Small but perfectly formed cottage."

    Ideal for us, couple with a small dog. The cottage is in a lovely village, with a pub. Ideal for exploring the Cotswolds. Jayne was a great host and was on hand for any queries.

    ChrisAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely few days at Gleed Cottage."

    The property is situated in a lovely little village close to all the best places to visit in the lovely Cotswolds. The cottage itself was perfect for our needs, clean and well equipped.

    LeeAug 2020

  • "Naunton is the most adorable little Cotswold village - picture postcard pretty."

    Very good walking country and right on Wardens Way. The cottage was small but perfectly formed and we had a wonderful time.

    AnnaJul 2020

  • "We had a great week at Gleed Cottage."

    The cottage was ideal for us as a small family of three. Great location too in the centre of the quiet and pretty village of Naunton with great walks nearby and lots of attractions within a short drive.

    TimJun 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    SarahJun 2020

  • "This is a beautiful, characterful filled cotswolds Cottage set in a classic cotswolds hamlet."

    Jayne the host welcomes you with amazing scones... Jam and cream...... The best marmalade and a loaf of bread and milk in the fridge. It works for a couple and or with a family as the room in the loft is perfect for kids. There is also a local pub which is friendly and does good food and beer.

    Laura & NigelMar 2020

  • "Wonderful host and really sweet, charming cottage."

    Couldn’t recommend it enough.

    MaxMar 2020

  • "Cosy old place, very clean."

    BenMar 2020

  • "We had a great stay at Gleed cottage!"

    It provided everything we wanted and it's in a fantastic location. Very pleasent stay.

    RobertNov 2019

  • "Delightful comfortable cottage."

    Jayne could not have been more thoughtful or welcoming . Great walks and lovely pubs. We had a really great week.

    FranSep 2019

  • "A cute cottage in a lovely village"

    StephenAug 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage in the heat of the Cotswolds, works as an excellent base if you want to go out exploring by foot or by car."

    Some brilliant walks around and the sunshine in the afternoons on the garden tipped it all off. Jayne was lovely and an excellent host too! What a great introduction to the Cotswolds. Thanks very much

    KatAug 2019

  • "Absolutely loved every second of our stay in Gleed And the village is just as beautiful"

    TonyJul 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Gleed cottage."

    Jayne is a perfect host. She spoilt us with fresh bread, eggs and even scones. The cottage is lovely and the interior is very stylish. We couldn't have wished for any better! Naunton as a location is also very recommended, since it‘s a lot less touristy than other villages in the Cotswolds.

    FluJun 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in quite location."

    Jayne our host provided a fantastic welcome with tasty homemade cake, bread, milk and jam. We would highly recommend and will be looking forward to return visit.

    AndrewNov 2018

  • "Very pretty cottage and friendly owner welcoming with home make cake and jam."

    Nice and quite area, perfect for city jungle escape. Thank you.

    JacekSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a friendly village."

    Dogs welcomed. Would recommend.

    AnnaSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in good location."

    Fresh bread and scones on arrival was a lovely touch.

    StephanieAug 2018

  • "Great cosy cottage in lovely village."

    Loved the homemade cakes and biscuits on arrival. Will book again.

    SophieFeb 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in lovely characterful Gleed Cottage."

    The weather was very cold but the cottage was lovely and warm, and cosying up by the wood burner was a real treat after each days' walking in the cold. Jayne couldn't have been more welcoming and her welcome gift of delicious homemade cakes & biscuits a very nice touch. We had a wonderful break and looking forward to returning. Thank you.

    GaryFeb 2018

  • "Fantastic village environment, great pub and good neighbours."

    Jayne greeted us with a tasty strawberry shortcake. The cottage is very comfy. Parking is a problem but not a big problem.

    EdwinNov 2017

  • "Perfect little Cotswold cottage."

    Thanks for a warm welcome.

    StevenNov 2017

  • "Excellent weekend loved the cottage!"

    AmandaSep 2017

  • "It is a very nice cosy Cottage with all the comfort you need!"

    In a very quit en nice little village, with on walking distance (not more than 100m) a very nice pub with friendly people and very good meals. We definitely come back sometime!

    KathyAug 2017

  • "Delightful character cottage in quiet village with good pub on the doorstep!"

    JonathanAug 2017

  • "Lovely stay and Jane, our cottage's owner, couldn't have been more accommodating."

    Would definitely come back! John

    Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor zip/link twin, can be king size on request
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • kettle, toaster, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • On-street parking
  • No Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Patio garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

In the idyllic village of Naunton is this beautiful, traditional Cotswold stone property, Gleed Cottage.

Enjoying a peaceful location, just paces away from the well-regarded pub, this homely dwelling is ideal for two couples or a small family seeking a rural escape.

Entering the property, you will discover a blend of character features, complimented by contemporary furnishings, the living/dining room has lovely oak beams, flagstone flooring and a large inglenook fireplace home to a warming woodburning stove, slouch into the welcoming sofa and watch some entertaining TV with your loved ones.

Prepare delicious meals in the well-appointed kitchen and gather round the dining table to enjoy your meal together, as you toast to a wonderful holiday ahead.

Gleed Cottage offers two welcoming bedrooms, bedroom one located on the first floor is a lovely double bedroom and shares the floor with the bathroom, and bedroom two is accessed up a second flight of stairs, through a ledge and brace door and into the eaves of the cottage where you will find twin beds that can be set up as a king-size bed on request.

The beautifully presented, enclosed garden is found at the front of the house and has a pleasing patio area, with furniture and a barbecue to make use of in summer months!

If you fancy getting out of the kitchen, just steps outside your door you will find The Black Horse Inn which has a pleasant ambience and offers home-made, locally sourced food and lovely drinks, or explore the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds, with the centre of Naunton right on your doorstep and the River Windrush flowing through the village which is set in a ‘bowl’ within the scenic Cotswold hills, it’s the perfect place for exploring.

Nearby Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, boasts a variety of popular shops and attractions such as Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection and The Model Village – Bourton-on-the-Water in model form, and Greystones Farm & Nature Reserve which is home to wildflower meadows and a working organic farm; offering time out from the hustle and bustle of the village centre.

Visit the bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you can stroll around the market square and discover the town stock which dates back to the 15th century and is shaded by a majestic Elm Tree and then head over to St Edward’s Parish Church where you will find the enchanting looking tree surrounded doorway and finally, finish off with refreshing tipple at The Porch House.

Cheltenham is just under a 30-minute drive from Gleed Cottage and has a wealth of activities; if you’re into a spot of shopping The Promenade is the place to be as it has been named as one of the top five best shopping streets in Britain!

For some beautiful scenery, be sure to visit Pittville Park which is the city's largest ornamental park that includes playgrounds, a boating lake and an aviary.

For an idyllic stay in a peaceful location, choose Gleed Cottage, Naunton.

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About the location

CHELTENHAM

Tewkesbury 5.9 miles; Cirencester 14.7 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles;

Cheltenham is a town in Gloucestershire and lies beneath Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds and above the vale of the River Severn. It is known as 'The Western Gateway to the Cotswolds'. This edge-of-the Cotswolds spa town is hard to beat for refined elegance and Regency terraces, annual festivals, Ladies' College and racecourse. Also fortnightly farmers markets, classy shops and restaurants all surrounded by glorious countryside. The town is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. It's also known for Regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of Cheltenham’s past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson museum, and the Victorian Everyman Theatre has an ornate auditorium.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Note: This is an old, character property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs, low beams and two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: Second floor bedroom is made up of Twin beds which can be set up as a zip/link King-size bed upon request.

Note: An initial supply of logs for the woodburning stove is provided from October to May; further log supplies can be purchased locally.

PLEASE NOTE OWNER WILL ONLY TAKE FULL WEEKS OVER CHELTENHAM RACE WEEK

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas