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Self Contained Annex

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1065908)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!"

    The cottage was perfect for what we needed and beautifully done. They had everything you could need, including a very welcome fan during the heatwave! The hosts were really friendly, and always on hand if there were any questions. It was lovely sitting on the patio of an evening with incredible views, and we enjoyed getting to meet some of the animals on the farm! There was a really generous welcome package on arrival which was very much appreciated. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable, very well equipped cottage."

    "Home from Home" Excellent welcome pack. Great hosts, Dawn and Richard, friendly, helpful, but never intrusive, nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful setting on working farm, lovely local walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "I had a wonderful stay at this accommodation and enjoyed its location on a working farm."

    The hosts (and their dogs) live in the adjoining farmhouse and were very friendly and helpful. Was able to eat all my meals on the private terrace outside the kitchen, overlooking the meadows and valley, with the village of Winchcombe in the distance. For walkers, the property is situated right on the Cotswold Way, with easy access to Cleeve Hill in one direction and a rather steeper climb up to Belas Knap barrow in the other. A good location for exploring (by car) nearby Cheltenham and Gloucester and the beautiful towns, villages and countryside of north Gloucestershire and south Worcestershire. I recommend the property for a relaxing stay for both singles and couples who like the countryside.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2022

  • "We have had the most wonderful holiday at The Paddocks Winchcombe in the self Contained Annexe."

    This property is a little gem and for us it was perfect. Very clean and comfortable with amazing views from the patio out over Winchcombe. The owners had thought of everything and were very friendly and there if we needed them and we thank them for the essentials pack left for us. We enjoyed daily visit's from the farm dogs and we had glorious weather. We would reccomend this lovely cottage to our friends and we want to stay there again. Our sincere thanks to the owners for making this one of our very best holidays ever.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "Dawn, Richard, Catherine and James (not forgetting Will and all the selection dogs) made us feel so welcome."

    Never TOO busy to have a little chat.The annex is just wonderful, comfy, very well equipped and presented to a high standard.The welcome basket was a lovely touch. It is centrally located within the heart of the Cotswolds. To be able to wander around the farm and see first hand just how much work goes into running a farm was quite something. We very much hope we can return later in the year.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2022

  • "A great place to stay."

    The cottage catered for all our needs and the owners very friendly and available on hand if needed. Can thoroughly recommend it. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and in a good position for exploring locally and great for walking.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "What a wonderful property, very comfortable and cosy, it catered for all our needs."

    Dawn and Richard were very welcoming and were on hand if we needed them. The welcome package was a real surprise, we loved it. The area is great and we loved walking the Cotswold Way which was the main aim of our holiday. We will definitely be back to finish the walking and would love to stay in the same accommodation if it is available.

    Reviewed by ThereseApr 2022

  • "Excellent property and very enjoyable stay!"

    Friendly hosts, thank you.

    Reviewed by DanDec 2021

  • "Excellent, We have stayed all over the country and would fully recommend this property."

    One of the best and well equipped,comfortable, cosy,even in middle of winter.To top it really friendly hosts. Mr Mrs R Brookes.

    Reviewed by RoyDec 2021

  • "We loved the location of The Paddocks for our cycling break and it had everything we needed for our stay."

    It’s bijou, but cosy. I loved the easy-use fake fire

    Reviewed by VanessaNov 2021

  • "Perfect property and location for two people."

    Spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well equipped. Will be returning!

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "This was a wonderful cottage, in a beautiful setting with lovely owners."

    The cottage was spotless, very warm and welcoming, with a very generous 'hamper' to start the holiday. The setting is so picture perfect and very quiet. You are welcome to roam around the farmland and there is access to the Cotswold Way right by the cottage. The king size bed was extremely comfortable. All in all it was perfect! Thank you.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2021

  • "We only managed five out of the seven nights we had booked but we enjoyed our stay at the Annex, which is situated in a great part of the Cotswolds, having easy access from the M5 into Winchcombe, Cheltenham and lots of really lovely villages, National Trust properties, pubs and walks along the Cotswold Way."

    The weather didn't allow us to sit outside but the local views are great. The Annex is compact, especially the kitchen area which doesn't easily allow much 'home cooking' with its limited worktop space and equipment, but the bedroom and bathroom are good - super comfy bed! The owners also generously provide some food and toiletry items, which is welcomed. All in all, we would recommend and return.

    Thank you very much for the feedback and we have taken your points on board and acted upon them. Despite the weather and not being able to enjoy the outside space, we have upgraded the kitchen area with some addition of some extra shelves to allow more worktop space, a microwave and extra cooking utensils. We can now also provide a barbeque and fire-pit. We hope this will make life a little easier for all our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2021

  • "The Annexe was outstanding."

    We loved our week here. Dawn and Richard are lovely hosts and have thought of everything to make their guests welcome in this beautiful part of the Cotswolds. Set on their working farm on the Cotswold Way there are beautiful walks from the door of the Annexe .The view from the patio is glorious ,looking out at the cows and sheep in the fields. The unit is furnished to a very high standard and so clean. A welcome basket was a thoughtful touch plus milk ,eggs,butter and bread . We can't wait to re visit .

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Great welcome pack and delightful hosts, plus fantastic views from the patio."

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2021

  • "The Paddocks was an exceptional cottage & being on a working sheep farm was a real treat."

    A truly enjoyable stay & can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "There are two key aspects to The Annex which make it quite unique."

    Firstly the hosts. Dawn in particular just couldn't be more welcoming and kind. You are made to feel absolutely welcome and nothing would be too much trouble. Richard also conveys considerable warmth & is very 'smiley'. This feels entirely genuine from both of them. There are lovely touches such as eggs & milk in the fridge as well as Prosecco to welcome you ! Secondly it is located in such a lovely part of The Cotswolds & is possible to walk from the property into the many hundreds of footpaths with ease & without having to drive anywhere first.

    Reviewed by PennyAug 2021

  • "Apartment met all the criteria listed."

    Owner Dawn and Richard and family living adjacent to apartment made us very welcome and were on hand if needed and give local information. As this was a relatively new venture to them we were able to pass on a few tweaks that would be useful to provide, but only minor items. Would highly recommend this venue. Brian and Gill Gwinn

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2021

  • "A wonderful break - didn't want to come home!"

    Rural idyll with fantastic views and a lovely welcome. We were both most grateful for the fulsome welcome pack. Beautifully laid out - a furnished nook with a cooking area with everything you could need. Seating area so you can look out at all the action in the farm yard and a very comfortable settee to read or watch television. Upstairs, again beautifully furnished bedroom - very comfortable with a bathroom. And not forgetting the patio/terraced area, table for eating out if you require it and seats aplenty for just admiring the views!

    Reviewed by BridgetJul 2021

  • "Just returned from a week visit to the paddocks and we couldn't have wished for a better stay."

    A lovely comfortable annex with panoramic views and farm surroundings. Dawn and Richard couldn't be more helpful and made us feel very much at home. Will definitely be returning again soon. 10/10 :)

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2021

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and fire pit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: This property is located next to the owner's house on a working family farm

The property

Resting in the town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, directly on the Cotswold Way, is this idyllic annexe, The Paddocks.

Sleeping two guests, The Paddocks is a welcoming countryside escape for a romantic break in the Cotswolds, within easy reach of Cheltenham Racecourse and Sudley Castle.

Expansive views of the farms green fields and grazing animals greet you as you pull up into one of two convenient parking spaces located outside of the annexe, before carrying your bags through the charming gate and stepping into the property.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, where you can look forward to snuggling up on the sofa with a glass of wine whilst enjoying your favourite film in the warmth of the electric fire.

Prepare a delicious feast for your loved one in the fully functioning kitchen, which has everything you could need during your stay, before settling down at the dining table to toast to a wonderful romantic break.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the beautifully decorated double bedroom, where you can enjoy a refreshing nights embrace, along with a handy en-suite shower room, perfect for freshening up after a long day.

Enjoy breakfast on the delightful dining seating on the patio, enjoying the vast nature-filled views and fresh country air, on colder evenings, light the readily available fire pit for extra warmth.

Adventure is on your doorstep with The Paddocks leading onto the famous Cotswold Way, with over 164km of trail to enjoy scenic walks, impressive views, ancient sites and the opportunity to explore the beautiful villages and towns along the way, it is a delightful way of immersing yourselves in Cotswold life.

Set out for the day and explore your local area of Winchcombe, a medieval market town with original architecture and home to the remarkable Grade I listed Sudley Castle.

Take in the charm of Winchcombe, with its array of independent shops selling all you could need, or sample the culinary delights at the good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, including the Michelin starred Restaurant 5, which see’s tourists flock to try the food of chef, Marcus Ashenford.

If you can tear yourself away, the Regency town of Cheltenham is just a short drive away, well-known for its racecourse which hosts the annual Cheltenham Festival, as well as the Holst Birthplace Museum, birthplace of the famous composer, Gustav Holst and The Everyman Theatre, a Victorian Grade II listed building which opened in 1891 and now hosts a variety of entertainment you can enjoy.

Just a little further is the ‘jewel of the Cotswolds’, Broadway, where you can enjoy stunning walks, the picturesque high street and the landmark of Broadway Tower.

The Paddocks is a superb home away from home that will have you returning year after year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Cheltenham 8 miles; Broadway 9 miles; Gloucester 17 miles.

The bustling Fairtrade town of Winchcombe, a conservation site, lies above the River Isbourne, midway between Cheltenham and Broadway. Visitors can sample a mouthwatering array of local produce in the town's restaurants, wine bars, tea shops and deli's, or stroll around the eclectic range of local shops, all located along the three main streets, which remain full of character with their honey coloured stone and timbered exterior. The town also plays host to music and arts festivals, country shows and farmers’ markets. Guided walks around the town are on offer throughout the summer months, while Winchcombe lies on the intersection of the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, Warden's Way and Windrush Way, providing ample walking to suit all abilities. The quintessential English village of Broadway is just a short drive away and offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels, including the world-renowned Lygon Arms, popular for centuries and now offering spa facilities. The regency spa town of Cheltenham boasts beautiful Georgian architecture and a delightful range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions, including the famous racecourse. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east, whilst to the west is the waterfront city of Gloucester and the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean. 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas