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The Nook

(Ref. 1103863)

Jack's Green near Painswick, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation, clean, well equipped and spacious."

    Our host, John, was extremely friendly and helpful. We had a great holiday and would definitely return to this property and would certainly recommend it to family and friends visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2024

  • "This is a fabulous holiday property presented to a high standard."

    Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, everything you need provided and all excellent in quality. We had a wonderful week and the owner could not have been more helpful. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "This was by far the best property we have stayed in."

    The usual bag of cleaning items and cooking utensils I bring were not needed. Would love to stay here again if we holiday in this area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped with all household requirements for a holiday away from home . Off road parking for 2 cars . Cottage situated perfectly for walks into the surrounding areas, Penswick , Cranham , Slad and Stroud , public footpaths well signposted and enjoyable scenery on route , maps and walks available at the cottage. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely superb, stunningly, beautiful cottage with first class interiors."

    The best ever, welcome pack. The views are amazing. We met John when we arrived, as we found, finding the cottage, a little difficult, but he directed us and we never had a problem after that, such a lovely man and so very helpful. We got to visit Oxford, Gloucester, Cirencester, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Stow on the Wold ,Broadway and Boughton on the water, every one was beautiful but we loved Oxford, the history of that area is pretty outstanding.

    Thank you for your very kind words. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Special Time for Christmas at The Nook We felt right at home and loved The Nook from the minute we stepped through the door."

    We loved the view from lounge/dining room, it was stunning and equally so from the garden. The cottage was clean, well equipped and warm and cosy. A great retreat after exploring the many surrounding walks/woodland areas straight on foot from the front door. The area has lots lovely places to visit and the local pub, The Butchers Arms really was such a great pub to visit. Thanks to John for his helpful, friendly welcome and and the treats left for our stay, they were just lovely. All in all The Nook made our 1st Christmas away very special and we will treasure the memories made in this beautiful cottage for some time to come.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wow, we really loved The Nook."

    Beautiful location with a fantastic view from the living/dining room, Great kitchen with all the essential equipment and good quality pots and pans etc. The bedrooms were a good size with lovely furnishings. John, the owner, made sure we were comfortable and we very much appreciated the goodies left for us. This was the cleanest holiday home we have ever stayed in. Thank you so much we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at the Nook, from the moment we arrived until we reluctantly left it was perfect."

    The view from the large windows is beautiful and will change with the seasons. The cottage is warm, comfortable and very well equiped with all you could need. The surrounding area has much to explore and many lovely country pubs to recharge your batteries. We would highly recommend The Nook, we will definitely be returning for another perfect holiday.

    Very glad to see you enjoyed your stay and thank you for those kind comments. Looking forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2023

  • "The owners were extremely friendly and helpful."

    Without crowding us, they were very concerned that we were happy and had everything we needed. Many thanks John and Janice xxx

    Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arnold5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Nook is by far the best holiday property we have ever stayed in."

    It is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a short break or a longer holiday. The cottage was clean and easy to care for and the owner was next door to welcome us when we arrived. We were able to relax and to do as much or as little as we wanted while we were there. We plan to return next year if we can.

    Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay, it would be great to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely property in a great location."

    The picture doesn’t do the views justice. If you’re looking for relaxation and time away from a busy job or living in the city then this is the place to stay. The property itself it’s clean, comfortable and John made us feel very welcome. We will definitely stay again. Thanks to John and family for a really relaxed, peaceful stay.

    Sorru for delay in responding, I've not been well but am better now. Thank you for your kind comments. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, absolutely fabulous position looking out to rolling hills, trees and wildlife."

    Very well equipped with all that you would ever need. Off street parking a bonus. John, the owner could not have been more helpful. Lovely welcoming basket, wine milk biscuits etc. Perfect for a quiet relaxing stay, with plenty of local walks, to discover. This cottage is not suited for the elderly or those with mobility issues. The stairs are steep, with shallow treads and polished wood, could do with a carpet runner to make the stairs less of a hazard, there is a risk of slipping. The steps up from the off street parking bay could also do with some support to avoid falling. Be warned, the local roads to the cottage, are narrow and steep in places, in poor weather conditions these could be difficult to negotiate.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Sep 2023

  • "The Nook is one of the cleanest and well equipped holiday properties that we have stayed in!"

    We were met by John the owner and he kindly left us some essential treats for us to enjoy. We had fabulous weather and enjoyed the Nooks garden, local walks and fantastic views. There is so much to do in the area that you're spoilt for choice! The local pub the Butchers Arms , a short walk away are so accommodating if you have food allergies and the food is fantastic. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday Thank you John ( and wife).

    Reviewed by Juanita5.0Sep 2023

  • "I pride myself in being able to find good holiday cottages, but the Nook is by far the best ever."

    It was absolutely perfect. Great location, in easy reach for walks and day trips, or fabulous views if you want to stay at home. And an amazing cottage too. Beautifully designed and equipped with everything that anyone could need. The perfect host too—welcoming and helpful, but quite happy to leave us to our own devices. We’ll most definitely be back.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Very glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. It would be great to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation and very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful week at The Nook."

    The house is tastefully furnished and caters for your every need. The view from the living room is a joy! Many thanks to the owner John, who was very helpful and friendly, also providing many thoughtful extras upon arrival. There are many local walks so you there is no need to always have to get in the car to enjoy the beauty of the area. A lovely house in a super location - highly recommended.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage which was both comfortable and well equipped."

    Very clean and had some lovely little extras. John was on hand if we needed anything. Lovely quiet place with fabulous views. A great base for a visit to the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope your journey home went well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the very best properties we have had the pleasure of staying in!"

    Thank you for your kind comments. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    5.0May 2023

  • "An immaculately presented property with modern fittings throughout."

    There is a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside from the large picture window in the main lounge. It is very convenient for visiting the nearby towns, Stroud being only a short drive away and Cheltenham about 10 miles. There is a good local pub, the Butchers Arms, half a mile away. Very convenient if you want a rest from cooking. All in all you couldn’t do better than stay at this superb property. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent location and extremely well equipped."

    One of the best cottages we've ever stayed in, UK or abroad.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Apr 2023

  • "Our stay at the Nook was extremely good."

    We met John on the first day and he showed us around and was on call if we had any problems. There was everything we needed and more, for an enjoyable holiday and comfortable stay. All the amenities seemed new and were easy to use although manuals were available if we needed them. We loved our time there and look forward to returning.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, John Patrick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , very well equipped throughout."

    Great place to stay to explore the Cotswold and surrounding area. Lovely welcome pack and attentive owner. Slight access problem for people with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jan 2023

  • "We loved staying at The Nook."

    Great location, easy parking, warm and with excellent facilities. The owner could not have been more helpful.

    Thank you for these kind comments. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful long stay at the Nook, the cottage is very well appointed with every conceivable need being met by the owners - John and Janice."

    We received a welcome provision pack with a bottle of wine on arrival, and pampering toiletries in the bathrooms. The cottage is large, but very warm and hospitable. The shower is hot and pressurised - a dream. The views are magnificent ! We would recommend this as a sort or long stay to anyone, and to our friends and family. In our opinion and experience our stay scored 100%

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "Superb ! This luxurious, sparkling clean, very well equipped cottage has been a life saviour while we house hunted in the area."

    For the last 28 days we have had the pleasure of staying in this delightful cottage with beautiful huge windows overlooking gorgeous views. Every attention to detail has been lovingly thought through by the owners John and Janice, with first night provisions to bath products and more. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped with everything a person could need. With large capacity washing, drying and dishwasher machines a families chores are done in a jiffy leaving you to enjoy. The shower water pressure is fantastic for an invigorating shower after a good walk. The owners have given me every assistance to help make our stay comfortable and memorable. I would definatley recommend this cottage to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will look back on this month with fond memories.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a great week at The Nook."

    So clean and comfortable with high quality furnishings. The Nook is situated in a fabulous picturesque area of the Cotswolds with views over the countryside. Lots of lovely walks from the door and a pleasure to return to the accommodation after a day out. The owner was very helpful- great stay all around. Thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were the first guests in the holiday home."

    We have to say John and Janice were amazing hosts. The place is in an idyllic setting, and the facilities inside are all that is needed. The kitchen offers the best facilities we have ever had in a Sykes' cottage. Every room was spotless, and all beds and bedding brand new. The snug is a great room, quiet and cosy, with a really nice fireplace. This goes for the main living room too. The place is easy to heat and stays warm, so you don't need to worry about getting cold. Parking is easy too. I work from home and therefore internet is a must; the Nook offers 35Mbs+, which is more than most. Absolutely brilliant 1 months stay!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, WC, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove and TV
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stoves
  • AGA, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front gravelled garden with seating and rear lawn with patio furniture
  • One dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts Friday check-ins.

The property

The Nook is situated on the outskirts of the village of Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire in a beautiful wooded valley, much of which is a designated SSSI, and features in Laurie Lee’s famous ‘Cider with Rosie’.

This luxurious cottage boasts off-road parking for two cars, a spacious, front gravelled garden with seating, breath-taking views of the countryside and has wooden accents and beams woven throughout: the perfect setting for a family holiday to the Cotswolds.

After exploring the many walks from the front door, settle down in the snug or living/dining room both boasting homely woodburning stoves and TVs and the latter has wonderful floor to ceiling windows looking out over the panoramic countryside.

Prepare dinner in the fully-equipped, country style kitchen with AGA and tuck in at the dining table before stepping outside to soak up the last of the sun in the rear garden.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor where a double with en-suite shower room and twin await, this floor is completed by a sleek bathroom with freestanding bath, perfect for a soothing soak.

The Nook lies a short walk from the Butchers Arms which serves locally sourced produce.

The village of Painswick with its Rococo Gardens and famous churchyard lies 2 miles away, and the town of Stroud with its many quirky shops and award winning farmers market is 4 miles away.

The festival town of Cheltenham, and the Cities of Gloucester and Bath are within easy reach, and for birdwatchers WWT Slimbridge is 16 miles away.

The Nook is perfectly located for exploring the wonders of the Cotswolds.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Stroud 4 miles; Gloucester 7 miles; Cheltenham 10 miles.

Painswick, located only 10 miles from Cheltenham, is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire. The town originated from the wool trade, but is now best known for its parish church’s yew trees and the local Rococo Garden. The village is mainly constructed of locally quarried Cotswold Stone. It stands on a hill in the Stroud district which overlooks one of the Five Valleys and is halfway along the Cotswolds Way National Trail. It is home to a cricket and rugby team and has a popular golf course on the outskirts of the town. There is a local pub The Royal Oak which offer real ales, real fires and a courtyard. Opposite the pub is a well-stocked village shop. A twenty minute walk from the village is the Painswick Beacon which affords vast views across Gloucester to the River Severn and the Malvern Hills. The Painswick Centre hosts many events and exhibitions and is home to the ACP Gallery. Painswick is 4 miles north of Stroud and 2 miles northwest of Slad – home of Laurie Lee, author of “Cider with Rosie”.

Note: This property only accepts Friday check-ins.