The Dwelling House

Rodborough near Stroud, Gloucestershire (Ref. 922250)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Musselwhite

    “A warm and cosy cottage. Well ...”

    A warm and cosy cottage. Well equipped and central for visiting the Cotswold area.

    A warm and cosy cottage. Well equipped and central for visiting the Cotswold area.


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

The property

This charming Cotswold stone, Grade II listed, end-terrace cottage is ideally situated in the heart of Rodborough, on the outskirts of Stroud, in an area of unspoilt countryside.

Thoughtfully furnished throughout to provide a seamless combination of traditional and contemporary accommodation, this superb cottage is perfect for a romantic break or small family holiday.

With views of Rodborough Fort and Common, this delightful cottage has two sumptuous bedrooms and a relaxing reading room with a selection of books, board games and maps of the area, all set over the first and second floors.

The ground floor boasts a well-equipped kitchen with a small breakfast table, a welcoming sitting room with a warming woodburning stove and a separate dining room.

The south-facing front garden is ideal for relaxing with a book or a refreshing drink.

The Prince Albert is the centre of this vibrant local community and was voted Best Neighbourhood Pub in 2013 by Cotswold Life.

It is just a couple of doors away and serves a good range of real ales and wines and regularly hosts music nights, and a short drive takes you to many traditional restaurants serving home cooked food.

Stroud offers something for everyone with organic cafes, antique shops and numerous markets, as well as a small theatre, cinema and many walks, cycle routes, golf courses and National Trust properties.

The Dwelling House, which provides easy access to Rodborough Common, is a welcoming cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.


Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 2). Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove. First floor snug/reading room.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and BT Sport, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Front lawned garden with gravel patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Steep stairs and low doorways in cottage, not suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Note: Both bedrooms are accessed via the snug/reading room.

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About the location


Stroud 1 mile; Gloucester 10 mile; Cirencester 14 miles; Cheltenham 20 miles.

The parish of Rodborough lies in the south-west Cotswolds, beneath Rodborough Common, a National Trust Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rising to 600 feet above sea level, with grassy slopes and panoramic views of Stroud and the Severn Vale, the Common is a favourite with walkers. Perched on the edge is Winstones Ice Cream Parlour founded in 1925 and one of the most highly awarded producers in the country. Rodborough is a great base from which to explore stunning countryside and the Five Golden Valleys, with nearby Slad made famous by Laurie Lee in his novel Cider With Rosie. The nearby market town of Stroud described by the British designer, Jasper Conran, as the ‘Covent Garden of the Cotswolds’ has a somewhat bohemian collection of buildings, squares and lanes tucked into green hills once grazed by countless sheep. Today, it welcomes visitors to its friendly cafes, quaint bookstores, independent shops and tempting eateries. It has the ‘best farmers'’ market in the UK, according to FARMA in 2013, year round programmes of music and theatre, a thriving arts scene and a modern cinema. For simply relaxing, Stratford Park on the edge of town offers lakeside walks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a museum. Head out of town to explore sweeping valleys, country lanes and canals, that are ideal for walking or cycling. There's something for everyone. Rodborough Common provides superb walks and the local area offers excellent opportunities for a range of outdoor activities including, golf, rambling, riding, gliding and cycling. It is an ideal base from which to explore Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cirencester, as well as the more rural Cotswold towns of Minchinhampton, Nailsworth and Painswick.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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