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Thorndale Farm Barn (12) Stable Cottage

(Ref. 988836)

Cirencester, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "10 of us came together, some from across the Atlantic, for Christmas."

    Rosie was a perfect host, receiving the Christmas food we had arranged to be delivered and inviting us to her special event for port and mince pies the next day. The property had all the kitchen equipment and facilities we needed to feed and entertain 10 adults over the holiday. Great walking and running in the area. An easy drive into Cheltenham and an excellent cider farm with shop and street food just down the road. We had a great stay and are very grateful to Rosie for being such a great host.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hi , We had a wonderful time at Thorndale Farm Barn Stable Cottage with all the family."

    We were lucky as we had no rain whilst there and managed a few walks on the beautiful estate. Rosie Vestey was a very nice, friendly and very pleasant welcoming lady to us all and came round to say hello and meet us all soon after we all arrived. It was my 80th birthday celebration with all the families of my two daughters, who were also very impressed with the location and the accommodation, which was first class. We can all thoroughly receommend staying there. The house is a beautifully furnished and clean home, with a gorgeous log fire and very impressive views of the estate. Being an opera fan and visiting Melbourne frequently, we were impressed to hear of the relationship of the Vestey family with the late Dame Nellie Melba. We also recommend the nearby The Mill Pub for an excellent Sunday Roast. We also enjoyed our visit to Cheltenham and the Christmas street market and lights. We as a family will definitley consider staying at Thorndale Farm Barn Stable Cottage again in the future.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review which is greatly appreciated. We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed your special birthday celebration and also made the most of the amenities in the surrounding area. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed here with all our immediate family during the week of our wedding at the neighbouring farm."

    Thorndale was just absolutely perfect for us, a large open plan living/kitchen space, spotlessly clean and the owners were incredibly welcoming. Would 100% recommend.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are so pleased that you chose to stay in the barn for your nearby celebrations. Congratulations! We hope we can welcome you back again in the future, perhaps for an anniversary! Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful weekend in the gorgeous Thorndale Farm Barn."

    A beautiful property with stunning views over the Cotswolds countryside and lovely walks. Everything was provided, and Rosie our host, was so welcoming. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you had such a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the views and walks. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2023

  • "We would like to rebook for next year 8th March until 15th March 2024 please"

    We are pleased to hear you'd like to stay again next year. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thorndale Farm is so well-equipped we felt like we were home-from-home rather than staying in a holiday cottage, and all the little extras like the delicious cake on arrival made us feel so welcomed."

    It is 10 years since we managed to gather all four of our children in one place for longer than a Christmas or birthday meal. Then there was just six of us. Now, with four partners and two grandchildren, we number twelve, and Thorndale Farm Barn accommodated us all perfectly. We enjoyed exploring the wider area, but the greatest pleasure was simply roaming across the fields and woodland and watching the horses training. We loved it!

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your family reunion at Thorndale Farm and also made the most of the surrounding area. We would love to welcome you again! Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation that provided the perfect space for our group."

    Rosie was extremely welcoming and helpful - both her and the accommodation far exceeded our expectations

    Thank you for providing this feedback and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2023

  • "An absolutely wonderful property, beautifully decorated and everything to the very highest standard."

    Set in stunning countryside a short drive away from some great landmarks, we loved this house and would definitely return. Thank you so much.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Henni5.0Dec 2022

  • "We stayed over Christmas with our daughters and their families."

    Everything was as described, with everything you needed and it was comfortable and warm. Quality bathrooms with shampoo and bath salts provided and lovely soft towels. Loads of space in the open plan lounge/kitchen diner. Beautiful setting in the countryside and everyone was very friendly. Definitely worth recommending.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found Thorndale Farm Barn well equipped. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Thorndale Barn to celebrate my Mum’s 70th birthday."

    The house is perfect for hosting a family celebration and the open plan set up meant we could all be together, at the dinner table or in the living area. We were greeted with a delicious home made lemon drizzle cake and a beautiful bouquet of flowers and when we met Rosie, the owner, she she gave us all the information we needed and couldn’t have been more helpful. Overall, we had a wonderful stay in a brilliant location. Thank you!

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree Thorndale Barn has a beautiful setup and is perfect for a family gathering. It is great to see you liked the welcoming touches and got to meet the lovely owner. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "Welcoming hostess."

    Privileged surroundings. Perfect venue.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Thorndale Farm Barn and took full advantage of the lovely area. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "A great cottage for a family weekend"

    Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you had a great family stay at Thorndale Farm Barn. We would love to welcome you back to the cottage any time in the future and thank you once again for providing us with your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was our 3rd stay at Thorndale Barn."

    The house and annexe are beautifully appointed, the beds, pillows and bed linen are fabulous quality making sleeping just perfect. The addition of the log burner and fuel makes Thorndale a home from home on a November evening. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thorndale Farm Barn was the perfect venue for our gathering of friends."

    Everyone was happy with the choice. The house is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. The setting is quiet and secluded and the surrounding scenery is idyllic.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2021

  • "We were lucky enough to enjoy 7 days at Thorndale Farm Barn over Christmas."

    The property exceeded our expectations in every way! The surrounding farm is absolutely stunning and perfect for long country walks. Each room is unique and furnished beautifully, and the living space is a lovely to relax in. The house is also equipped with everything (plus more) you will require. Rosie went above and beyond as a host, she even kindly placed a decorated Christmas tree and table decorations in the house and left delicious mince pies for us on arrival. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely comments on Thorndale Farm Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phoebe5.0Dec 2020

  • "Splendid welcome from the onwer of the property who always goes out of her way to make sure we are well looked after."

    Thrilled to hear you had such a lovely holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Mar 2020

  • "Thorndale Barns is a superb place for a family get together, whatever the weather."

    Warm, welcoming and flexible in accommodation with a lovely open plan downstairs ideal for gatherings. Very helpful owners live right next door in the main house and ready to help, or leave alone as needs be. The photos are very accurate and up to date, but do not do it justice...

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback on Thorndale Farm Barn Cottage. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2020

  • "Rosie was really helpful ."

    Will hopefully be back soon !

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had the most amazing family Christmas at Thorndale Farm Barn & Stable."

    The property is not only beautiful, comfortable and homely, but also spacious and so well equipped. We felt at home the minute we arrived ... everyone, including my rather frail 90 year old parents and our 3 & 5 year old grandchildren, loved every minute of their stay. Rosie our hostess was so welcoming and helpful. We had the best Christmas ever ....the memories will stay with us forever ...we really appreciate being able to bring our extended Anglo-Australian family members, both young and old, together in one place around a magnificent roaring fire ... thank you so, so much.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback on Thorndale Farm Barn. We are so pleased to hear you had the best Christmas ever and made memories that will stay with you forever! Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2019

  • "Eleven of us (3 families) had a wonderful stay for 2 nights to celebrate my Mum's 80th birthday."

    The cottage/barn is absolutely lovely - even better than the photos - with every detail taken care of. It is set in 1000 acres of beautiful countryside and the views are stunning. We booked a table at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach on Saturday night. The food was all lovely and the pub had a busy, cosy atmosphere. The only thing I would mention is the fact that the underfloor heating thermostat was turned up quite high, which meant the first night was very hot! (We eventually turned the heating off); however, every other part of our stay was exceptional. Thank you!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay and we hope your Mum had an amazing birthday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was absolutely wonderful!"

    Reviewed by Isabella5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Thorndale."

    We are a group of 11 friends and it works perfectly for us. The bed linen and towels are exceptional . The beds all very comfortable. The house itself is the best equipped of any holiday home I’ve stayed in. The Vestey family are delightful, nothing is too much trouble. Always a welcome pack including home made cake. And the location is perfect - looking out onto beautiful countryside in a quiet location but near to Cirencester and Cheltenham as well as pretty villages and National Trust properties. We are hoping to go back in 2020!

    Thank you for returning to Thorndale for the 3rd time and we look forward to welcoming you again in 2020! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2019

  • "The shower in rh cottage needs descaling."

    Please let me know when and what we owe for next November.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic location for a family escape."

    Loved the setting and space.

    Reviewed by John4.4Feb 2019

  • "Rose the host was extremely friendly and accommodating."

    Just wonderful!

    Reviewed by Jacob4.7Feb 2019

  • "Super place, extremely well equipped with a very helpful owner who lives next door."

    Very young children were well catered for with high chair, travel cot and safely gates. Our two dogs were also welcomed with dog bowls and dentistix- even a hot water hosepipe to clean them down. Can’t rate this place high enough.

    5.0Dec 2018

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Thorndale Farm Barn."

    Communication with the owner was superb, and the house was perfect. Our booking was for a large family Christmas with family arriving from around the UK, Europe and Australia. The Barn provided a perfect base and helped us create an idyllic family Christmas

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning even better than the photos."

    Everything about it was incredible - the interiors, the cleanliness, the size and the host. Have already recommended to friends and family. Beautiful!

    5.0Nov 2018

  • "Thorndale Barn is a wonderful place."

    Comfortable, spacious, beautifully furnished with top quality bedding, kitchen equipment and many thoughtful extras. Rural location with easy driving access to Cheltenham and Cotswold villages. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2018

  • "The weekend at Thorndale Farm Barn could not have been more perfect."

    The house and rooms were beautiful with some lovely unexpected touches, gorgeous flowers in the lounge and home baked cake awaiting our arrival. The owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating and it was a real treat to stay in this lovely home with stunning views!

    5.0Sep 2018

  • "The property is absolutely superb."

    Top quality in every way.

    Mrs Bennett

  • "The barn is beautiful, every room decorated to a high standard, with really wonderful furnishings and spotlessly clean."

    The host took the time to leave us a cake, and fill jugs of water with glasses in each bedroom which was a really nice touch. In terms of making us feel welcome, we cannot fault this place or the host and the little touches were greatly appreciated. We would absolutely return here and recommend this place to anyone looking at a group stay in the Cotswolds. The side cottage to sleep the extra 4 people is also just as nice as the main house, with beautiful decorations so its certainly not sub-standard compared to the main building.


  • "Exceptional accommodation, superb views and beautiful surroundings."

    Mrs Brew

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  • Accommodation split between two properties 6 bedrooms in total: Main house 4 bedrooms: 1 x super king size double bed, with ensuite Bathroom, with walk in shower, bath, WC and washbasin., 1 x king size double four poster bed (5ft), 1 x twin with ensuite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin, ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Living room with woodburning stove
  • Dining room. Stable Cottage (approx
  • 12 paces from the door) 2 bedrooms: 1 x twin with ensuite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin, 1 x twin with ensuite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Large 5 ring gas range with triple oven / grill, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Large TV with Freeview, dvd player, WIFI, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power and inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garden with table and chairs
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: A refundable £400 good housekeeping bond is required in advance of arrival
  • Note: 2 of the bedrooms are in a separate property approx
  • 12 paces from the main house

The property

Thorndale is an outstanding holiday cottage, providing luxury self catering accommodation in one of the prettiest Cotswolds' locations.

Walk amongst the hills to the local pubs or watch famous racehorses train on the hills or simply sit in heavenly surroundings and do nothing - and just relax!

Set on a farm which trains top class racehorses on the surrounding land we were simply gobsmacked at the location and accommodation on show.

Inside the open plan living space downstairs and bedrooms upstairs have been designed and presented to an exceptional standard, with a real attention to detail and one fits the building beautifully.

Oak flooring, huge oak trusses, a handmade kitchen and luxury bathrooms together ooze charm and appeal, while large, deep mattresses in inviting bedrooms ensure a good night's sleep.

Two of the six bedrooms are located in a separate, private barn approx 12 paces from your front door (to the side in the picture).

Together this is a perfect choice for a large group or family who looking to enjoy a quality holiday home in one of the finest Cotswolds areas.

We absolutely loved it when we visited.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Bibury 7.5 miles; Stroud 14.2 miles; Cheltenham 14.7 miles; Gloucester 18.1 miles

A charm-filled market town on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB, Cirencester boasts architecture both dramatic and quaint, with its stunning church and rows of quirky cottages. Discover a number of fine shops and eateries connected by a network of attractive streets. Also discover the Corinium Museum, displaying a collection of Roman remains found locally. A choice of immaculate parks offer a memorable summertime stroll, or you can venture into the Cotswolds AONB to discover much activity, answering everybody's needs. The chocolate-box village of Bibury, with its renowned rows of stone cottages, is just 7 miles away. Stroud is another character-packed market town within reach, ideal for a stroll at your leisure. The city of Gloucester is dominated by striking buildings while nearby Cheltenham is best known for its horse racing festival. The Cotswolds itself offers a wealth of opportunity for avid walkers and cyclists. The Cotswold Way winds itself through rolling countryside and past a host of timeless villages; Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most notable.

Note: 2 of the bedrooms are in a separate property approx. 12 paces from the main house.
NOTE: This property has a £400 good housekeeping bond This amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made
£25 pet charge per pet

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas