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Under Catswood

Elcombe near Stroud, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1066428)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "We felt completely at home in the cottage from the moment we arrived."

    The property is spacious, comfortable and full of personal touches. Sadly we did not have time of explore the gardens but the views are spectacular. The split level lounge is real luxury. The location is idylic and quiet but within easy reach of Stroud if civilisation is required!

    Mr SteelNov 2021

  • "I booked this holiday as a 50th birthday celebration and it was the most expensive holiday we have had and probably the worst !"

    The holiday property was dirty and had apparently had a 9 hour clean before we arrived. I've sent a very large number of photos to sykes who have passed on to the owners and yet, I've had no response. The property was in a very unacceptable state of cleanliness and it ruined our whole holiday, so much so that my son wanted to leave the very next day after arrival. We definitely won't be going back !

    Mrs BaileyOct 2021

  • "The house is amazing, very well eat with everything you need."

    The views are breathtaking. Would definitely recommend.

    Mr BarlowSep 2021

  • "Whilst the cottage is in a stunning location and could be a very desireable property it was the dirtiest we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot!"

    Given the current situation we expected great care would have been taken to prepare holiday cottages for guests at this time, in-line with your cleaning guidelines. This was certainly not the case. All kitchen surfaces were covered in layer of grease, taps had fingerprints, bins filthy, layers of dust on appliances, crockery dirty and stained, bedding Unironed, bathrooms in a similar condition. We complained to Manor cottages who arranged for a ‘reclean’ to take place. Two ladies turned up who were extremely rude and unhappy at being called back. They stayed for 20 minutes. There was some improvement but not much. Given the rudeness of the women we didn’t want to call them back again so spent the rest of the day shopping for cleaning articles and cleaning the property ourselves and washing all of the cutlery, crockery, land and utensils. The ladies said the previous guests had left the property in a bad state and they had run out of time to clean the property properly for our stay. This was not out fault and should not have impacted on our stay. We certainly lost one whole day of our much needed ‘holiday’ due to this. Having paid for what we thought was a luxury property at luxury prices we feel deeply disappointed.

    Mrs ScottSep 2021

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The property

Stroud 3 miles.

Located in the wonderful Slad Valley, this architect-designed, contemporary villa is nestled in seven acres of private woodland and commands stunning 30 mile views across the Cotswold escarpment.

Finished to a high standard, to provide stunning accommodation, it really does provide something special for a group of six.

On arrival at the property, you will immediately see the spectacular vista spread out before you, along with handy off-road parking.

Access the property via a flight of external steps; as soon as you enter the property you will begin to appreciate the thought and time that has gone into creating a spectacular home.

Arranged over one level, the whole house provides a welcoming and light, open-plan space where you can relax and unwind.

On one side of the house you will find a superb kitchen/diner, where you will find all the conveniences you would expect in a property of this quality, and spend time relaxing around the retro dining table whilst soaking up the magnificent views, whatever the weather.

The kitchen/diner gives access to the sun room - the perfect spot for a few moments of peaceful relaxation.

The sun room gives access to one of the three beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, this one equipped with a king size bed and the en-suite with a walk-in shower.

Cross to the other side of the house where you will find the dual-level sitting room comprising of a glorious sitting area (accessed down four steps), where you can curl up by the log-burner on those chilly winter evenings, or catch up with the latest offering on the large, Smart TV.

On the upper level you will find a separate reading area, supplied with a range of books and magazines to keep you entertained.

From here you also have access to the two remaining bedrooms; the master king-size suite with en-suite fully equipped with bath (and shower over), and a further bedroom, this time with twin beds and en-suite shower room.

Once you have settled in take time to explore the outside of the house; multiple sitting areas from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery, as well as seven acres of woodland to explore, where you will hopefully find an abundance of wildlife, including deer, badgers, owl and buzzards.

You will begin to appreciate why the author Laurie Lee was so enamoured with the area, and it provides the setting for his timeless classic 'Cider with Rosie'.

After making the most of the house’s surroundings, venture to the peaceful village of Slad to savour a pint at the The Woolpack Inn (Laurie Lee's local!), before continuing on to Stroud.

The town of Stroud makes for a wonderful outing, with its fascinating Museum in the Park to explore, the Sladebank Woods to venture through and its many eateries and shops to stop at.

Try and visit on a Saturday, when the fabulous Farmers' Market is in situ, and sample some of the local gastronomic delights.

Alternatively make your way to Painswick, often referred to as 'The Queen of the Cotswolds' for a round of golf in the local club, before touring the breathtaking Rococo Garden and viewing the Grade II Listed building of The Little Fleece.

20 minutes away lies the splendid Regency town of Cheltenham, with something to attract visitors whatever the time of year, with its array of festivals, restaurants, shops and world famous race course.

Venture to Gloucester for a day out with a difference and tour the famed Gloucester Cathedral, learn of Britain's waterway history in the National Waterways Museum, and go picnicking in the delightful Robinswood Hill Country Park.

There is so much to explore in this region, with the outdoors delights of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty resting on your doorstep.

So much fun is waiting to be had at Under Catswood!


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-sizes with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Air sourced central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric combi microwave/oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV , Freeview, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel, power and logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Side garden with patio and lawn
  • Side terrace with patio, barbecue and furniture with access to woodland
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Despite the property being single-storey, there are steep external steps leading up to the entrance that may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There are steps within the property, please take care
  • Note: The garden features steep slopes, children must always be supervised outside

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Gloucester 9.5 miles; Cirencester 13 miles.

The town of Stroud is known as the less commercial corner of the Cotswolds, a somewhat bohemian collection of buildings, squares and lanes, tucked into the green hills which once housed countless sheep during the town’s time as the centre of the Cotswold’s woollen industry. Today, Stroud welcomes visitors to its friendly cafes, quaint bookshops, independent shops and tempting eateries. Described by Jasper Conran as the ‘Covent Garden of the Cotswolds’, Stroud has a regular farmers' market, year-round programmes of music and theatre, a thriving arts scene and a state-of-the-art 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 the five sweeping valleys which surround it, with country lanes just made for walking or cycling.

Region Information

Please Note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £500.00
Please Note: whilst the property is arranged across one level, there are 4 internal steps down into the sitting room, there are steep steps leading to the front door, and the grounds are arranged over multiple levels with severe slopes in places.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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