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The Old Cider House

(Ref. 948400)

Prestbury near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (32)
  • lovely (25)
  • owner (17)
  • carolyn (15)
  • friendly (14)
  • comfortable (13)

43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable bijou cottage ."

    Great seeing all the lovely horses. Carolyn very warm and helpful. Handy for Cheltenham. . Always very hot water in shower and very handy having a downstairs WC as well as upstairs.

    Thank you George for your lovely review,so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Old Cider House.Hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2024

  • "I had a wonderful walking holiday in the Cotswolds."

    It was great to come back to the home comforts of the Old Cider House after a long day slogging through the muddy fields. This is a very well appointed property on a working equestrian centre. Friendly and helpful owner. I would highly recommend this property for a solo traveller or couple.

    Thank you so much for your review John,I am pleased you enjoyed The Old Cider House,and were able to complete the walks you had planned.Carolyn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It was clean and had everything you could need. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed seeing all the horses in the stables as we drove in and out. It's so close to Cheltenham so was easy to get to, but also in the countryside so was relaxing. Would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Thank you Sue for your lovely review,I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Old Cider House,and hope we can welcome you back in the future.Carolyn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, ideally situated for sight seeing and for the Cheltenham festival."

    Host very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely return.

    Thank you Carol for your kind review,I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the Cheltenham Festival lived up to your expectations.we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a brilliant time at the Cider House it had everything you needed, the owner Carolyn was very helpful, we walked out several times to eat in the village at two local pubs, very good food in both, we loved the area, the only thing i wanted to do was go riding at the stables there, but I ran out of time."

    We cant fault the holiday we had a great week ,Thank you Carolyn.

    Thank you Charmian for your kind review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay ,and also the food at our village pubs.I am sorry you ran out of time for a horse ride,but hopefully you managed to visit as much as possible of the Cotswolds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charmian5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable, ideal for 2 people."

    It had everything that we needed for our time there and was well situated for visiting the surrounding area. Prestbury was a lovely little village. Carolyn made us very welcomed and was helpful with local knowledge. A place to put on our list for a return visit.

    Thank you Linda for your kind review,I am so pleased you enjoyed your week,it was a pleasure meeting you both and we look forward to welcoming back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely week at Noverton Farm took me back in time when i stopped in country with ..."

    Lovely week at Noverton Farm took me back in time when i stopped in country with my aunt at chaldon herring dorset lovely friendly and helpful owner Carolyn def recommend Colin and Carol Turner

    Thank you Carol for your lovely review,I am so pleased your stay at The Old Cider House brought back some happy memories for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Cider House."

    Carolyn and Brian made us very welcome, in fact all the family were very friendly. The weather was amazing so everything made for a great holiday. Anyone wishing to have a horse riding stay this is the perfect place to stay. A very warm welcome awaits you. Thank you Carolyn and Brian. All take care.

    Thank you Pauline for your kind review, it was a pleasure meeting you both and we were so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Old Cider House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Well stocked. Peaceful.

    Thank you Joanne for your review,I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the The Old Cider House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - very clean and comfortable."

    Thank you Lynda for your lovely review,I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and also the horse riding. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very cosy cottage located in a very convient position for visiting/walking in the Cotswold villages and also visiting Cheltenham."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was warm and welcoming particularly on the wet days.. Access to the cottage is through the equestrian centre which can be muddy. Overall, a very enjoyable week and thanks to Carolyn who gave us a very friendly welcome plus a bottle of wine

    Thank you Althea for your lovely review,I am so pleased you enjoyed your week at The Old Cider House and that you were able to get out and see the Cotswolds Property Owner

    Reviewed by Althea4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage clean and cozy."

    The owner was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this cottage. A good place to relax and enjoy walking.

    Thank you you Jacqueline for your lovely review,I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Cider House cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with all necessary equipment for a stay."

    The welcome pack of wine and milk was greatly appreciated. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. On the morning of our wedding anniversary we received a lovely card.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had an exceptionally comfortable stay for a week in this well equipped accommodation conveniently situated for Cheltenham and the cotswolds."

    Prestbury is a small friendly village and we sampled the hospitality of one of the local pubs, the village stores, bakery and butchers during our stay. The directions to the accommodation were easy to follow and we had good communication with all concerned prior to during and after our visit. Our thanks to the hosts .

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2022

  • "Comfy character cottage in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay cottage was beautiful and owner very helpful."

    Location is great for walking and visiting local attractions. Cotswolds is such a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful area near Cotswold Way."

    Owner very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage quite location and a great base for walking and local pubs the owner made us feel very welcome"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2021

  • "Carolyn was an experienced and considerate host and the cottage had all that was needed and nothing superfluous."

    It was the perfect cosy base to explore the Cotswolds and beyond. It was lovely to see so many happy horses as we passed through the farm on our way to and from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic getaway at the Cider House."

    It is a cosy, compact cottage and perfect for a couple. The location is amazing with direct access to some great walking routes. If you like horses, you will be greeted every morning by loads of them. Certainly made a change from London! Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Friendly and welcoming on arrival."

    Cottage was very clean, extremely comfortable and homely, ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Everything available in the cottage that was required for a weeks holiday and the neat patio was a bonus if you are lucky enough to get the weather that we did. Nicely situated to explore a lovely area of the country. Nice easy walks close by and from the cottage itself. Would thoroughly recommend it and I'm sure we shall return. Thank you !

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Compact cottage well kitted out."

    Easy walking distance to good local pub.

    Reviewed by Russell4.1Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage which was clean and comfortable."

    Carolyn made us feel very welcome. Nice local pubs. A great location for exploring the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a brilliant location to discover the Cotswolds,it had everything we needed,owner very friendly & helpful,hope to return in the future."

    Also big thankyou to Sykes for being really helpful when I rang to book.fantastic service.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful, clean & comfortable cottage with everything you could need for a weeks stay."

    The hosts are wonderful & made us feel very welcome. Sitting outside on the patio in the evening was a real pleasure & extremely relaxing. The cottage is situated in a fabulous part of the country for exploring the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills. Nice local pubs. A big thank you to our hosts. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by David & Wendy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage which was clean, comfortable and quiet."

    Really enjoyed and thankyou to Carolyn who was lovely and made us feel welcome. Hopefully will go back .

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2019

  • "It is a cosy cottage, well equipped and located, where one experiences a positive taste of rural Cotswolds."

    Reviewed by Alvan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great Host."

    Location brilliant for exploring Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Carolyn was very welcoming and helpful."

    Lovely comfortable and homely cottage. Quiet, rural location and close to the Cotswold Way for walking. One small negative, the tiny sink in the bathroom was not easy to use for washing and shaving.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Nice central location for visiting Cotswold attractions."

    Cosy cottage which we found lovely and cool as we experienced a heatwave whilst there. Lovely bowl of fruit awaited us on arrival and the owner made sure we were ok during our stay.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jul 2019

  • "Very pleased with the cottage clean and comfortable."

    Only drawback was the drive up to the cottage was very uneven with large pot holes making a very bumpy ride and not doing the vehicle a lot of good.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped and beautiful setting The owner Carolyn was living ..."

    Lovely cottage well equipped and beautiful setting The owner Carolyn was living in the house and made us very welcome,Very easy to get about to see the surrounding area, we would love to visit again

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cider house at the Noverton farm, a great place to escape this busy world for a week or two."

    Ideal to get to all the places of intrest in the Cotswolds, plenty to do and see,I would recommend this little gem of a place to anyone who wants a good holiday, away from all the stress of the modern world.The owners of the cider house,couldn't do enough to make our stay really enjoyable,Such lovely peaple. Can't thank them enough for looking after us.

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7May 2019

  • "Had a great time at the old cider house,the owner really looked after us whilst staying there."

    The house was so cosy and in a very quiet location but brilliant for us to go exploring the Cotswolds via the main roads, to witch was good ,as dont really do country lanes.Lol.but yes will be coming here to stay again.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage with a friendly host."

    It’s small downstairs, but the bedroom is roomy. We found the bathroom sinks very small. Reminder: it is on a working horse farm. It was a cozy traditional cottage and we enjoyed our week there.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful, cosy and really well-equipped."

    It was set in beautiful surroundings and Carolyn the owner was extremely friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be making a return visit !

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2018

  • "For a small cottage for two people, it was very well laid out and actually felt quite roomy."

    There was good wardrobe and drawer space, better than some larger properties which we have stayed in. We liked the bright downlights available in the living room which made reading very easy and which is often lacking in other properties! The only slight drawback was that the hand basins in both the en-suite shower room and the downstairs toilet were very small for anything but hand washing. It was a very nice situation and Carolyn, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would recommend the Old Cider House.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in the historic Old Cider Press cottage."

    The owner was very welcoming and friendly and the cottage is equipped to a really high standard and very comfortable for two people. We were there in the middle of a heatwave but the thick walls kept the cottage cool. The location on the edge of Prestbury makes it very handy for the Park and Ride into the lovely Regency town of Cheltenham and also for exploring the surrounding Cotswold villages. We also visited the local nature reserves which are a haven for rare butterflies. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Old Cider House is a beautiful cottage on the grounds of a 12th century magnificent house in a lovely quiet spot in the Cotswolds."

    The home was very cosy and clean and had everything one would need. Carolyn ,the owner made us very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We were blessed with wonderful weather and enjoyed our evenings ,drinking wine sitting in the picturesque garden. Prestbury is a great base to enjoy the region ,with many places of interest not far away. Carol & Keith, Burns Beach, Westen Australia

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2018

  • "A charming well-equipped cottage with everything you need, an ideal base for touring the Cotswolds, A warm welcome from the owners with a bowl of fresh fruit and milk in the fridge."

    Lovely surrounding garden and nice walks. Sunshine was an added bonus. Loved it !

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "The part of the lane which passes the stables leave a lot to be desired drains ..."

    The part of the lane which passes the stables leave a lot to be desired drains need repairing the property and mrs Sinnott were great thank you

    Reviewed by David4.2Sep 2017

  • "Warm welcome by owners."

    Thanks Carolyn. Tasteful, cosy and well equipped. Lots of flowers in well tented garden. Bathroom with a too small washbasin (due to lack of space....)

    Reviewed by Philip4.6Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, small and bijou, well equipped with everything needed for a stay away."

    In a nice area close to lots of other places to visit.

    Reviewed by B3.8Jun 2017

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  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Central heating with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk
  • Note: Adults only

The property

Situated on the grounds of the owner’s twelfth century manor house, on an equestrian farm near Cheltenham racecourse, the Old Cider House is a charming character cottage with views to the Malvern Hills.

This traditional Cotswold stone property has been finished to a very good standard and offers high quality accommodation for a couple, making it a perfect romantic retreat, especially for horse lovers.

Through the traditional stable door, there's a compact fully equipped kitchen that's perfect for creating delicious meals using the best of local produce and there's a useful cloakroom.

The small and cosy lounge is full of beautiful original features including beams.

There's comfortable seating and a table and chairs if you don't want to dine outdoors.

Upstairs there's an open plan double bedroom with a wardrobe and views out over the Malvern Hills.

The en-suite shower room has a WC and washbasin.

The quality of the water is exceptional as it comes directly from a natural spring and is treated for impurities with UV.

If you're looking for complete peace and quiet with all the beauty of the Cotswolds on the doorstep, then the Old Cider House delivers a feeling of rural tranquillity with no compromise on comfort.

Outside there's a lovely flagstone patio with pot plants and views out over the owner's garden to the hills beyond.

It's the perfect place to unwind after a day's sightseeing or at the Cheltenham races, or to enjoy your morning coffee listening to the birdsong.

In fact, it's so peaceful it's difficult to believe the Old Cider House is so close to Cheltenham.

Off road parking is also provided.

The equestrian centre which specialises in Western style riding, makes this property perfect for keen equestrians, especially with the racecourse so close at hand.

There are also various walks around the 150 acre farm, including part of the Cotswolds Way.

A short drive takes you into the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham with its cafes, restaurants and shopping.

The Cotswolds is one of the most popular regions in the country, and no wonder, with its rolling landscape of gentle green wolds, its honey coloured stone houses and picturesque villages.

Its produce makes it a paradise for foodies and it's a haven for nature lovers.

Whether you walk the Cotswolds Way, visit one of the UK's great castles or attend an arts festival, the Cotswolds has something for everyone.

Offering charm, character and comfort, the Old Cider House is the perfect romantic rural hideaway, a base for exploring the Cotswolds and the ideal holiday home for every horse lover.

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About the location


Cheltenham 2 miles; Tewksbury 10 miles; Gloucester 12 miles; Cirencester 16 miles.

The historic Cotswold village of Prestbury lies on the edge of the spa town of Cheltenham, surrounded by beautiful Gloucestershire countryside and claims to be the most haunted village in England! The village offers a range of amenities including a village shop and a Post Office, traditional village pubs and a local butcher. Prestbury Park, home to Cheltenham Racecouse, is ideally located below the escarpment of the Cotswold Hills and plays host to the annual, world famous Gold Cup races, as well as numerous other horse racing events throughout the year. This regency spa town boasts historic Georgian architecture and an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Other festivals in this vibrant town cover literature, jazz, science, cricket, food and drink and comedy to name but a few! The whole area offers excellent walks and bridleways, with the Cotswold Way within easy reach, or for something a little different, why not try your hand at polo, at the nearby Longdole Polo Club. The historic city of Gloucester offers Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman cathedral, whose cloisters where used as a location in the Harry Potter films, plus a bustling city centre. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east of Prestbury, whilst to the west lies the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean and the Slimbridge Wetland Centre. The beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick, with its magnificent castle, are all within an hour’s drive of Prestbury, making it the perfect base for a holiday exploring the Cotswolds, all year round!

Note: Adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas