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Little End

Amberley near Stroud, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1001617)

3.7

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "An amazing stay, the house is huge and very comfortable and beautifully decorated with a great kitchen and living areas."

    It’s in an incredible location as well. You will need to bring your own coffee, milk etc

    Reviewed by AlexandraJan 2022

  • "We had a great holiday in a lovely cottage in a fab location."

    Lots of interesting places to see in the area - would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable, Cotswold cottage."

    We loved the large dining table and setup downstairs which was ideal for families. Although the additional staircase to the first floor twin bedroom was strange. The sofa downstairs was very dusty which caused some problems with allergies.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, lots of space for a larger family."

    Main complaint is that there were well established cobwebs everywhere which clearly meant it hadn't been properly cleaned in a while. A number of guests had previously commented in house book that a deep clean was needed also. Large daddylonglegs needing removal which scared my daughter out of the bathroom and meant she didn't sleep well the first night. Also bit of a surprise to find one bedroom had staircase to it which meant it was "open" which again could be slightly off-putting to some so ought to be made clear.

    Reviewed by BeverlyJul 2021

  • "Property manager very responsive to communication, extensive information available about how the various appliances work, the rubbish and recycling facilities etc."

    Property was spacious and comfortable with lots of seating and storage options, though one bedroom isn't particularly private with stairs straight down the living area. Access is steep and narrow, and parking wouldn't be possible for more than 1 big car.

    Reviewed by GaneshJul 2021

  • "Have emailed you today with list about."

    . Cleanliness No Wi fi Blocked shower trap Freezer iced up No aerial on second TV Infestation of beetles (Carpet beetles ?) etc

    Reviewed by GillJun 2021

  • "This feels like a lovely much loved family cottage which now could do with some attention to beds and sofas."

    As said by others cleanliness was an issue with particularly terrible sticky scum in the ensuite shower room. That said, once I had cleaned the bathrooms we had a super week in an idyllic spot, with evening drinks over on St Chloe green, a fab pub garden just up the hill and also recommend wine tour at Woodchester valley winery.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It was in a great location. We did some really nice walks from our doorstep. It was lovely to see cows roaming freely across the common. The house was perfect. Large rooms and utensils in the kitchen included everything we could think of. The upstairs lounge was a great place to relax at the end of the day. The only thing that let it down was the level of cleaning. We spent out first hour giving the kitchen a good clean down. The floors had obviously been cleaned but surfaces were grubby and sticky in places. Switches has marks on them which was disappointing in these 'covid-19' times. The floors in the bedrooms had been vacuumed but around the radiators had obviously not been cleaned for a long time. It made us wonder how many hours of cleaning are done each week. Maybe a team of cleaners are required every month or so to carry out a deep clean. We would hate to put anyone off renting the house because it really is a great holiday home but could be made perfect with a good clean.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect, could not have asked for a better cottage to stay in the Cotswolds and would definitely recommend and would like to stay again!"

    It is cozy, comfortable, amazing location, spacious, great garden and perfect for our stay. The kitchen had all the necessary things and we enjoyed making breakfast and dinner at the cottage. So 100% for the cottage! We enjoyed many walks, morning runs, a trip to the pubs nearby and just relaxing at the cottage and watching a film in the evenings in the upstairs lounge area. Few points to note why it is not full marks... but minor points and just to stress again that we definitely had an amazing holiday! 1) One of the windows was broken and did not close once we opened it, but we notified the property manager so this should be fixed now. 2) The single beds were quite old and was noted to be quite uncomfortable to sleep on (old mattress), might be time to get new beds? 3) There are lots of bugs (woodlice especially) that comes into the house and so guests should be prepared for that (in the summer time). We were fine with them but just to note for those who may not like bugs). 4) The property manager came to the house the day before we checked out to leave some things for the cleaners, but we were not given any pre notice of this. I think there should have been a courtesy email or call at least. Also, we were given notice to take our shoes off inside (which we had been doing during the stay), but the property manager did not take her shoes off. As it was noted shoes off to lessen the chance of COVID coming into the house, the property manager not to follow the rules that was set for us seemed a bit unprofessional. 5) The property manager called after we checked out and was a bit rude regarding the key and where it had been left. Not a very pleasant feeling after a lovely holiday. I understand that she could not be available on the check out day, but that should not be a reason to blame the guests! Better/clearer instructions on where exactly the key should have been left would have been helpful (especially if the property manager was not available on that day). But these are only points to note to improve the experience. Overall we loved staying at the cottage and definitely will stay again! Would like to thank the owner of Little End for sharing their lovely home with us! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MarikoAug 2020

  • "Bearing in mind that we were told that the property would be deep cleaned between stays, we were surprised at the general level of cleanliness, e."

    G. cobwebs, grime around some window frames, etc. On a separate note, we were surprised one day to find two people working in the garden, it would have been courteous to have been told to expect this. These were minor negative points in what was otherwise a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by SeanJul 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, CD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear enclosed terraced garden with patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: No children under 5 years old due to steep stairs-cases
  • Note: Check in time 4:30pm.

The property

Nestled in the beautiful Cotswold countryside and surrounded by enchanting walks and historic towns, is this charming 18th century cottage.

Found on the outskirts of Amberley, this property rests within two miles of the bustling town of Stroud and in the heart of the Cotswolds AONB.

Entering the property, you will be greeted by a spacious hallway where you can hang your coats and kick off your boots before stepping into the contemporary open-plan living space.

The property has a wealth of character with its original wooden floors, exposed beams and stunning stone inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove for those chillier evenings.

There is a lovely farmhouse style kitchen with a selection of appliances to cook up some delicious meals, whilst the dining area provides plenty of space for those family gatherings.

Choose between three well-presented bedroom resting across two floors and set up as a double and two twins, with each bedroom offering ample storage space and delightful views across the surrounding countryside.

There is a family bathroom and an en-suite shower room to choose from, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak at the end of a tiring day.

The second floor provides a further sitting room where you can unwind into the evening and catch up on the day's events, or break out the popcorn and put on a film.

Towards the rear of the cottage is an enclosed terraced garden, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink in the afternoon sun.

The property is well-placed for touring a number of popular tourist attractions including the regency town of Cheltenham and Georgian city of Bath, home to the famous Roman Baths, medieval abbey and much more.

Set in one of the most picturesque locations in the whole of England, the Cotswolds offers a number of trails for keen walkers and cyclists, with the Cotswolds Way, Five Valleys and even the Minchinhampton Common.

Discover the nearby town of Nailsworth with its award-winning Stroud Farmers' Market whilst Painswick has a number of individual shops, art galleries and a churchyard.

Other popular attractions include: Berkeley Castle, Royal Tetbury, the Roman town of Cirencester and the Cheltenham Races.

Little End is ideal for families to enjoy the village and explore the local area.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

STROUD

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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