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Athelstan Cottage

Chloe Mead near Stroud, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1050100)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Allen

    “Beautiful spot, lovely people, A really cozy cottage with wonderful views.”

    - Mrs Allen, June 2021

The property

Stroud 2.9 miles.

This former weavers' cottage dates back to 1772 and offers charming and cosy accommdation for a couple wanting to explore Gloucestershire and the stunning countryside of the Cotswolds AONB.

This characterful end-terrace rests in Chloe Mead, just outside of Stroud and boasts stunning countryside views from nearly every window.

Parking is available just up the road from Athelstan Cottage, and you can enter the property through the front gate, which needs to kept closed to prevent roaming cows from nibbling on the plants!

Here, you will pass a small, enclosed courtyard with furniture, where you can enjoy a morning coffee or celebratory glass of fizz, and up a small set of six steps to the front door of the property.

There is a shower room with walk-in shower, which provides adequate space for you to get ready for each day, while the compact but well-equipped kitchen/diner has lovely wooden work tops, adorned with a Belfast sink, microwave, kettle and toaster, as well as an electric oven and a washing machine, with the dining table providing a great spot to enjoy a romantic home-cooked meal and the pretty window seat allows you to enjoy the countryside views.

There is a wooden door that opens to reveal a steep and winding staircase that will take you to the first-floor sitting room, a cosy and homely space with an exposed stone wall, featuring a woodburning stove, plus a TV and DVD Player you can enjoy your favourite films on as you sit back and relax on the sofa.

A second steep staircase leads up to the second-floor double bedroom, a spacious room with vaulted ceiling, stunning wooden beams and fantastic Velux windows, allowing you to enjoy the lovely countryside views.

This area of Gloucestershire has some lovely walking routes, and there are two charming village pubs within walking distance of the property.

The market town of Stroud is less than three miles away, the former centre of the Cotswold’s woollen industry, tucked into the green hills, which once housed countless sheep.

Here you will find a wonderful selection of cafés, independent shops and delicious eateries, as well as regular farmers' markets and a thriving art scene, while the 19th century, Gothic Woodchester Mansion Trust is a short drive away, surrounded by a beautiful secluded wooden valley and provides scenic walking routes.

Venture into the Cotswolds AONB, a walker's dream, to discover chocolate box villages, lined with traditional thatched roof cottages, as well as rolling countryside, and you can join the 102-mile-long Cotswolds Way National Trail to enjoy the best of the sweeping views available to you.

Athelstan Cottage is a charming couple's retreat in idyllic walking country.


  • Over three floors: Second-floor double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, TV
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent, additional wood can be purchased
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking around the corner from the property
  • Enclosed front courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: The staircases are steep and winding, not suitable for guests with mobility issues

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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.

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