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Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1071199)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Spotlessly clean and a lovely welcome pack of bread, milk, butter and wine, thank you. We were travelling with 2 cocker spaniels, aged 8 and 14 weeks. They loved the secure garden and the gravy bones. The location of the cottage is great, many pubs and restuarants a short walk away. Tewkesbury is very dog friendly. We had a super week and would definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2021

  • "This is a lovely characterful cottage that provided my wife and I plus our beagle 'Sadie' with really nice accommodation for the week 02nd - 09th oct 21."

    Efficient & adequate heating, important at this time of year and great wi-fi. Lovely comfortable king size bed and nice secure outside space if you take your four legged friend. Situated just a few hundred metres from Tewkesbury's high street, the cottage resides in a short row of similar cottages in a 'dead end' lane just off and running parallel to a busy road. There is some road noise but we didn't find it excessive. All good then ? well . . . my only concern was the parking. As explained in the cottage info, ideally you need to reverse down this 'lane' with nowhere to turn around you would otherwise be reversing out into the traffic on the aforementioned busy road. We are in our 70's and found this reversing stressful, the lane is very narrow with little clearance past concrete planters from neighbouring cottages. Don't despair, after contacting Sally (owner) she registered us on the 'resident parking scheme' for our stay. Just a short 150m ? away there is adequate parking. Hugh thanks to Sally for sorting this out for us. I guess many more confident (younger ?) drivers will handle parking directly outside the cottage but it is only fair I write this feedback from our experience.

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2021

  • "Lovely quirky cottage near the river."

    Nice little welcome hamper with prosecco, bread, butter milk and jam which was lovely. The accomodation was very clean and well maintained. The bed also was very comfy! One thing to note was that I'm 6ft 2' and I just about managed to stand upright as the ceilings are quite low although that's to be expected. Overall, a great stay in a great location.

    Reviewed by JacobandteriSep 2021

  • "As someone unfamiliar with the area the directions to the cottage were a little confusing, something like drive all the way into the town centre and immediate left after the."

    Boathouse and before the traffic island w outdoor have been great. Also an outside light would be nice as it’s very dark. That said everything was of a very high standard and would definitely recommend.

    Thanks for your feedback. The owner has since provided some new directions and they take onboard the comments about an outside light, regards Sykes Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2021

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The property

Nestled on the banks of the River Avon, alongside the medieval King Johns bridge, rests this Grade II listed terraced cottage, Runnymede.

Idyllically situated in a prime position on the edge of Tewkesbury town centre and within easy reach of a host of local amenities, Runnymede makes for the perfect base for a romantic getaway.

Runnymede is a superb dog-friendly dwelling, boasting exposed beams and a fantastic feature fireplace; it is perfect for a couple looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to this idyllic setting.

Be welcomed into the spacious, yet homely sitting room, where you can look forward to snuggling up with your significant other on the generous leather sofa and enjoying your favourite film on the Smart TV, as the electric fire adds added warmth nearby.

Whip up a romantic meal for two in the well-equipped kitchen before gathering together at the intimate dining table to uncork a bottle of wine and recount the days adventures.

Completing the ground-floor is a cloakroom for your convenience, perfect for a quick freshen up before heading out!

As your eyes grow heavy, climb the stairs to the first-floor where you can catch your rest in the well-presented king-size bedroom, tastefully decorated using William Morris interiors to celebrate the 1800 period in history, homing a sumptuous mattress nestled upon a timeless brass bedstead with Egyptian cotton sheets and hotel quality linen; a lovely touch of elegance.

In the morning, kick-start your day with a refreshing rinse in the en-suite shower room, wrapping up in the fluffy Egyptian cotton towels to keep toasty, before heading downstairs to enjoy a hearty breakfast in the sunroom, overlooking the wonderful terraced garden as you discuss plans for an evening barbecue to make the most of the good weather.

Explore the local town, where you will find a wealth of activities and amenities right on your doorstep!

Take a stroll down the quaint alleys, home to a fabulous selection of antique stores, board a river cruise and watch the world go by as you sail alongside the tranquil waters, and after working up an appetite, take a step back in time with a visit to the oldest pub in Gloucestershire, The Black Bear, dating back to 1308.

A visit to the iconic Roses Theatre promises fun for all ages, and if you time it right, you might even catch the annual pantomime!

Brush up on the town’s history at the Tewkesbury Museum or the Heritage Centre or pay a visit to the stunning medieval Tewkesbury Abbey, famed for its Norman tower which is the highest in England.

Walk in the footsteps of former soldiers at the Tewkesbury Battlefield, where you can expect battle re-enactments, a market and food and drink stalls.

Be sure to make a stop at Merlin’s Meadow, where your furry friend can enjoy roaming over 16 acres of secure land, a great pit-stop during a busy day.

Next stop is the town of Cheltenham, famed for its remarkable racecourse that hosts the Cheltenham Festival annually which consists of four days of horse-jump racing, a fantastic day out to be enjoyed by all!

The town also boasts the fantastic Wilson Museum, where you can peruse fine art and exhibitions, the Holst Victorian House, the 19th-century home of the famous composer, Gustav Holst and incredible Victorian Everyman Theatre that can seat up to 658 people and frequently hosts live performances.

Be sure to make a stop at the nearby Sudeley Castle, a 15th-century home settled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with expansive gardens to be explored.

Runnymede provides the perfect home-away-from-home that will leave you wanting to return as soon as you have left.


  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • central heating with electric fire
  • oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car - located in front of the property
  • Enclosed multi-level garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: This property has low beams
  • Note: This property has steep stairs
  • Note: This property has a check in time of 4pm

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

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About the location


Cheltenham 9.2 miles; Gloucester 11.2 miles; Malvern 14.1 miles; Ledbury 17 miles

A historic riverside town located on the confluence of the River Severn and Avon, retaining medieval character with an abundance of half timbered Tudor buildings. Tewkesbury is renowned as having one of the best medieval Black and White townscapes in the country, boasting over 350 listed buildings of historic interest set in a conservation area. The town has a stunning 12th century abbey with the highest Norman tower in England, several museums, a Heritage Centre as well as a plethora of individual shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. The town plays host to country and farmers' markets, musical events and Vintage and Food Fairs throughout the year. Many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the town with both the Severn Way and Shakespeare's Avon Way running close by. Nearby the regency spa town of Cheltenham, boasts historic Georgian architecture and an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Other festivals in this vibrant town cover literature, jazz, science, cricket, food and drink and comedy to name but a few! The racecourse plays host to the annual, world famous Gold Cup races, as well as numerous other horse racing events throughout the year. The historic city of Gloucester offers Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman cathedral, whose cloisters where used as a location in the Harry Potter films, plus a bustling city centre. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, the beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages all make for a great day out.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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