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Bluebell Cottage

Box near Stroud, Gloucestershire (Ref. 963906)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage, great location fantastic facilities would highly recommend to anyone."

    Thank you for lovely review it means so much that our guests enjoy their stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2022

  • "Bluebell Cottage is an absolute beauty situated in the heart of a peaceful and perfectly-situated village."

    Cosy, clean and really comfortable, the property has a private garden which we loved spending time in. We fell head-over-heels with this place and will be returning next year. It was everything we needed - and more!

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "We had a very special week in the delightful Bluebell Cottage."

    It was extremely well equipped, cosy with a well tended garden. We were in the area for my nephew's wedding in Gloucester Cathedral so a lovely place to stay just added to our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2022

  • "Our second stay at Bluebell and just as lovely as the first."

    Beautiful cottage, attractive village and great walking on the doorstep. Extremely quiet which is very important to us. Minchinhampton, and the huge Common, is an easy stroll - and may I recommend the Black Horse at Amberley for a pub meal. An excellent week - and we had good weather!

    So glad you enjoyed your second visit to Bluebell Cottage and the weather was kind to you . Thank you for your positive feedback we hope you will return Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage; a home from home."

    Has everything you need and more. Location couldn’t have been better, right next to Minchinhampton common. Excellent communication with the owner/housekeeper when needed. I could have stayed here forever!

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2022

  • "Perfect cottage- everything as described and shown."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2021

  • "A superb homely cottage."

    We will return.

    Reviewed by NicholasNov 2021

  • "The perfect place to relax and unwind ❤️"

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "A really relaxed holiday made very special by our choice of Bluebell Cottage as our accomodation."

    VERY well equipped with everything you need and more. Well located for services and enjoyed making most of the walks to Box Woods and Nailsworth beyond. If anything, the sensitive smoke alarm caught me out a few times. But a minor niggle for what was a really nice place and will look re-book again for future holidays in the area.

    Reviewed by GlenSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Bluebell Cottage."

    The cottage itself is lovely, it seemed small when we first walked through the door, but actually it was the perfect size for the 3 of us and provided us with a lovely base for exploring the area. It was very clean and furnished lovely and I loved the vases of flowers everywhere. It also has a very pretty garden with tables etc for outdoor eating, parking was no problem. We'd definitely recommend this cottage if you're looking to stay in this area.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "The only issue we had was the shower."

    The hot water to the upper shower head was very intermittent, and there was always a loud screeching sound from the pipes when in use.

    I was sorry to hear through Sykes that you had a problem with the shower during your stay The plumber has now visited and thankfully the shower is now working properly Please accept my apologies If I was aware of the problem I certainly would have had it looked at and repaired during your stay. I’m glad that everything else in the cottage and garden was perfect for you Many thanks The owner of Bluebell Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by MuhammadSep 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean and very well finished and presented."

    It is ideally located with so many things to see and do within a short drive.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Whilst the property was clean and comfortable there were a few issues."

    The bathroom is tired and in need of updating. The shower head cannot be moved lower and the shower screen creaked and groaned when moved and there was evidence of that rusty brown discolouring on it. The toilet seat is skew-whiff! There is a small area in the bath that is 'non slip' but there is no grab handle to help with getting out. The handles on the bath are no use when getting out. There is a door in the living room going into the garden. We couldn't open this and were told it needed repair. This was very disappointing as we badly needed air coming into the cottage. One of the side windows of the living room had to be closed from outside. We opened the back windows (dining space) but it was impossible to close them without going out the back and pushing them. TV is not well placed for the person ion the two seater sofa. The gate to the rear space (where the bins are) is very user UNfriendly. Very difficult to open. New gate needed and levelling of the access too. Second bedroom has very little space for storage of clothes. We were two friends but if two couples were to go that room would be difficult for 2 people and their clothes. The garden is lovely. Very private and very colourful. So good to come back to as the patio is in the shade and we were there during the recent heatwave. We fed the visiting robin regularly, and got some great pohotos of him sharing our space. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of cutlery, glasses, mugs and cutlery. A small pan would be useful for two people. Personally I wasn't a fan of the window shutters in the bedroom. If you shut them to keep out the light then no air can get in. I always have windows open overnight. Overall we liked the cottage but it does need the owner to do some remedial work.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review regarding your stay at Bluebell Cottage. Guest feedback is always welcome and helps us keep improving the experience of our guests at Bluebell Cottage. Following your review, the shower screen will be replaced and the fitter will ensure that the shower head can be moved lower and that the toilet seat is correctly fitted. The key to the living room door will also be made available on request to future guests. I am sorry you were led to believe this was broken it was not the case. Maintenance is scheduled annually at Bluebell Cottage to maintain high standards for our guests to enjoy. The windows are scheduled for maintenance in autumn 2021. Our local badger keeps digging under the gate to the rear of the property! Again, maintenance is scheduled for autumn 2021 to level the area again. I am so glad you found the kitchen to be well equipped and that you enjoyed the garden. The robin is a regular visitor, along with lots of other birds. We would love to welcome you back to Bluebell Cottage again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2021

  • "Bluebell Cottage is absolutely beautiful and made a perfect holiday base."

    The house is located in a quiet village and the garden is a delight- very peaceful and pretty. There are plenty of interesting walks and it’s also not too far to travel to busier towns such as Cirencester. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PamJul 2021

  • "Beautiful village and stunning easily accessible countryside."

    Reviewed by CoralJun 2021

  • "Bluebell Cottage was an absolute delight!"

    We loved everything about it and the village of Box. We plan to return in the very near future!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "It was the most beautiful cottage in a lovely picturesque village."

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "The cottage is stunning, comfortable, very well equipped, a beautiful log burner, couldn't fault anything."

    lots of homely touches, ornaments, pictures, flowers, cant praise it enough. we had a problem with the dvd player, rang the owner and she sent a brand new replacement the next day. we would definitely go there again. the area is really pretty, Nailsworth is a really nice town, with a Morrisons supermarket, local shops and a restaurant called the olive tree, where we had breakfast, which was yummy!

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2020

  • "A fantastic comfortable well equipped cottage with all that you need for a great stay and a lovely garden to enjoy the birds, so good that we have stayed twice."

    A short walk from the cottage up to the common where you can walk for miles and enjoy the open space. The only downside we encountered this visit was a 'snotty' note left by one of the villagers telling us not to park on the road on the green as it was for 'residents' only (its a public road through the village)!! On the plus side there is parking at the village hall a short walk away.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2020

  • "An ideal place to relax, the cottage was perfect and have already rebooked it for next year"

    Reviewed by VeronicaMar 2020

  • "This was the perfect cottage for us in such a lovely village."

    I would definitely recommend Bluebell Cottage.

    Reviewed by AmySep 2019

  • "Beautiful, comfortable and well-appointed cottage."

    Very clean.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2019

  • "Perfect Cotswold cottage in a peaceful village setting."

    Beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. Parking not easy as neigbours a bit territorial but a minor point. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "We loved every moment of our stay at Bluebell Cottage."

    It was beautifully decorated, full of character, spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable and cosy particularly with the log burner on. It was in a nice quiet relaxing location but within easy reach for sightseeing the rest of the Cotswolds.There is no off street parking however we got parked along the roadside next to the village green most days without any prob and the one day we couldn't find a space a friendly local came out and informed us we could park in the village hall car park and there was a little footpath directly from it to the cottage. Overall we would give this cottage 10 out of 10. Lucille and Martin Robertson, Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Reviewed by LucilleMar 2019

  • "The cottage, facilities and garden were lovely."

    . parking was a challenge and the cottage was in a quiet location but too far out for us!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    We were there in winter and the log fire was a lovely extra

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2019

  • "It was one of the best long weekends I have ever had."

    I was able to switch off from my busy life and immerse myself in peace and quiet. The cottage was exactly as described and the Sykes team were very helpful when I asked if it was possible to stay one more day. The cottage feels like a home from home, so I hope to be escaping there again for another long weekend in a couple of months.

    Reviewed by KatharineJan 2019

  • "Beautiful Cottage, superb surroundings, could not wish for anything better."

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice quiet village."

    The garden is nicely situated to enjoy the sun in the afternoon. Walking from the cottage to the common within minutes and enjoying the view.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2018

  • "I’ll come back."

    Reviewed by LuisAug 2018

  • "A perfect holiday in the perfect cottage."

    The cottage had the very best of everything. This has been the most high end property I have ever stayed in and exceeded all the descriptions by Sykes. I will book with Sykes again and again!!

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2018

  • "Car parking can be a problem."

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2018

  • "Bluebell Cottage is a wonderful place for a couple but might be a bit cramped for two couples."

    It is decorated to a high standard and the facilities are excellent. It is well located to explore the South and Central Cotswolds. We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2018

  • "A lovely little cottage in a tranquil setting."

    The property has everything you need for a comfortable break, and the garden is perfect for breakfast if the sun is shining. An ideal base for exploring the area too. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by WesleyMay 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bluebell Cottage."

    It was incredibly clean and cosy. It felt like being at home. I would definitely recommend this cottage to any of my friends. The owner, Helen, had decorated it with really good taste as it used to be their family home. As soon as we walked in, we could tell straightaway she took pride in making the place beautiful to welcome any guests. The garden was equally tidy and pretty (sadly, the weather didn't hold for us to sit outside as we had a lot of rain that week but we enjoyed admiring it while sipping a cup of tea sitting in the living by the stove).

    Reviewed by GuyApr 2018

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Summary

  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WI-Fi, TV with Freeview, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Loading/unloading outside property
  • Roadside parking on the village green, further parking is available at the village hall car park which is a 1 minute walk away
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

This lovely cottage is tucked away up a quiet lane off the village green in Box boasting a cosy atmosphere with a sense of charm and character. Housing two double bedrooms, this accommodation is suitable for couples or friends hoping to enjoy a relaxing break in a peaceful location. Enter a hall leading to a well-equipped kitchen, home to all of the essentials you may need.

Accessories are dotted around the cottage proposing a warm and friendly theme, so you can feel right at home.

The sitting room is a comforting place to unwind where you can rest on the sofa and watch TV amongst the welcoming features.

A double sided woodburner separates the lounge and dining area for a warming ambience.

Take the stairs up to the two double bedrooms, both stylishly arranged with pretty bedding and one with built-in wardrobes.

The family bathroom compliments the layout well, with an all white suite and over bath shower.

For some more peace and quiet, why not sit outside on the private patio area with a refreshing drink or wander down the garden to find a second seating area to catch the late afternoon sun.

The picturesque village of Box which sits on the edge of Minchinhampton Common, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts an attractive church and well-appointed village hall which hosts many and varied events.

The common is home to an 18 hole golf course where visitors are welcome.

Cows roam freely on the common in the summer months and can often be seen wandering through the village.

Box is a perfect base for exploring the local area, with Gatcombe a 5 minute drive, and Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol all less than an hour's drive away.

There are also great rail connections from Stroud to London, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Make the most of this beautiful setting all year round.

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About the location

BOX

Minchinhampton 1 mile; Stroud 4.2 miles.

The village of Box is located in Gloucestershire, a small, picturesque village, with plenty of charm. The area boasts an attractive little church and a well-appointed village hall which hosts many and varied events, including live music performances, along with a host of clubs and societies. Minchinhampton is the nearest town, about one mile away, and offers a selection of shops, award-winning tea rooms, a newsagent and general store, pub, restaurant, post office, and several other small retail outlets. A little further afield is Stroud, a larger town offering a multi-screen cinema, tenpin bowling alley, leisure centre and several large supermarkets. Its weekly farmers’ market has set a national gold standard for lovers of both regional and organic produce. There is much to see in and around the wonderful setting.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter