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Jackdaw's Roost

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Ref. 991352)


(46 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow beautiful, quirky such an amazing hide away."

    We didn’t want to come home. Will def be returning.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "An absolute stunning property."

    Ideal get away location. Beautifully presented, everything you need is there.

    Reviewed by NikolaMay 2022

  • "We had fantastic break."

    Quirky place inside and out. So comfy. Loved watching the geese , heron and kingfishers on the pond . Garden needed a little love, stinging nettles but I know they way out in country . Also was worried dog would jump in pond as no gate to keep him from crossing bridge on barn side. No WiFi and phone signal , but we didn't care , we had to talk to each other, so make sure you plan your break before you leave home. Lovely walks around, villagers really friendly . Lovely walk to Red lion for Sunday lunch. All in all perfect perfect.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "A lovely place to relax and unwind."

    The dogs settled in very well but they couldn't run around much as the grass was overgrown around the building and in the adjacent field. Extremely clean and well equipped place. Nice to see the geese and they were well behaved. Thank you for a nice break away and would certainly recommend to others. John & Jennifer, Dixie and Tina:)

    Thank you for your comment. The fields were for the hay making and have now been cut. Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Outstanding cottage/barn conversion."

    Very clean,comfortable.so much to see been very quirky in the cottage and outside too,the welcome pack of bread,milk and eggs was a nice touch.so secluded and you feel safe/secure at the property,the book with the instructions/advice was very helpful and well presented on entry to the boot room,met the owner(hayley),very welcoming and polite.the geese are secured each evening and let out on a morning,but your not disturbed at al. the only thing is finding it for the 1st time,(signpost)at end of lane may of helped,but there be a reason for this all in all been a pleasure to stay..

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "A truly fantastic cottage in an amazing setting."

    A real escape! The only drawback for us was the bed was too soft, leaving me with an aching back in the mornings - other than that it is perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful 4 nights at Jackdaw's Roost for our honeymoon."

    The cottage itself is quirky and unique but also incredibly warm and comfortable with everything we needed. A great enclosed garden for our dogs was just outside as well as a larger paddock and the pretty pond with geese and ducks was great to sit next to in the sunshine. Just a 40 minute drive from the Forest of Dean for some great walks. We will definitely be back if we are in the area again.

    Reviewed by HayleyFeb 2022

  • "We had a brilliant weeks break in January, so quiet and peaceful, unable to find any negatives about the cottage really comfy and quirky friendly and helpful owners,great dog walks around the friendly village, will be returning."

    Reviewed by KeithJan 2022

  • "A warm ,welcoming and quirky cottage ."

    Well provisioned with enough to see you through your stay . You can see that much thought and effort has been spent on getting this old dairy parlour so comfortable. We enjoyed watching the birds from the windows, even a kingfisher fishing in the eel pond out front. A relaxing retreat.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2021

  • "Very comfortable and relaxing."

    We’ve already booked it again.

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2021

  • "Loved everything, found it a bit hard to find (even used what 3 words)."

    Excellent for stargazers and bird watching. Would return again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "A great place to stay and unwind, good base for exploring the local surroundings."

    really friendly hosts, would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2021

  • "Provided milk, bread & eggs."

    Sufficient cleaning products & toilet roll. Beautiful quirky accommodation in peaceful surroundings

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy and surrounding environment is perfect."

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Perfect in every way - delightful cottage- furnishings well suited - well equipped- excellent facilities & perfect hosts"

    Reviewed by SandyJun 2021

  • "Jackdaws Roost is so quirky, set in a perfect rural setting, highly recommend this cottage"

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2021

  • "Great time had at this cottage."

    The lack of wi fi and non existent phone signal a bit of a negative

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "Wonderful place to stay,quiet and peaceful."

    Hayley and Chris were wonderful hosts,nothing was too much trouble.The welcome pack was lovely and gratefully received.If you want to relax and soak up the beautiful countryside then this is the place to be.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "Jackdaws Roost is in a wonderful location with charming character and ample facilities."

    The upstairs nook can take an inflatable double bed. The vintage style and furnishings are perfect and really capture the atmosphere of life in the past. A cosy and spectacular find to suit anyone with a love of old items and the pond has to be the most attractive feature to be found anywhere. Hayley and Chris went out of their way to ensure that everything was to hand and ran smoothly. Great characters and generous hosts. A holiday to treasure in the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "The cottage is quirky and fabulous, the little touch of eggs, bead and apple juice was just lovely."

    Great location, very peaceful, cottage was lovely and spacious , well laid out and extremely clean, it would be good to have a better shower option though, even an outdoor one would suit this property, however that wouldn,t stop me going back again.

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet setting."

    It was very quirky with some real oddities dotted around the place. It was nice hearing and seeing the geese wandering around every day. There was also bread, milk and locally sourced apple juice and eggs on arrival which was lovely. The cottage was also really warm.

    Reviewed by JacobApr 2021

  • "Lovely little break, a required escape from the ratrace."

    Unexpected fresh farm eggs and homemade apple juice on arrival from the lovely host Hayley :)

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "What a great place !"

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2020

  • "Needs a shower fitted and the path should have been cleared of mud and grass to allow clean access."

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2020

  • "The lovely peaceful surroundings."

    Everything in cottage was to a high standard . cosy bed , warm fire what more could you want ! The dog enjoyed her treats and walks around the area. A perfect place to de stress and unwind . would love to return one day .

    Reviewed by DFeb 2020

  • "An absolutely stunning, cosy and quirky cottage in a fantastic setting, complete with its own gaggle of geese."

    ... Beautiful surroundings for exploring, and an added bonus of only being a 3 min drive to the nearest shop or pub. Everything you need is very close by...... The welcome pack of bread, milk, eggs and apple juice was an added bonus, and Hayley was very helpful and accommodating. Don't hesitate in booking...its magical, even with Storm Dennis overhead...we loved it and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AmandaFeb 2020

  • "The friendly host has provided a unique holiday getaway, full of character and charm."

    The rustic surroundings might not suit everyone but that’s their loss. We intend to return.

    Reviewed by NigelJan 2020

  • "We spent a wonderful Christmas at Jackdaw's Roost."

    There were beautiful decorations and a welcome pack all ready for us which was lovely. The decor and quality of furnishings is superb and the setting - over the bridge surrounded by geese and the farm - is idyllic. The woodburner was a treat, and we were so cosy all week. Hayley was wonderful throughout - from texting us beforehand to let us know about weather (it was incredibly wet!) to providing us with extra 'Christmas' logs. There was everything we needed - even enough kitchen equipment for me to cook a full Christmas dinner! It was one of the loveliest places we've ever stayed - we'd thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "Quaint little place, very comfortable, good location, we really enjoyed our ..."

    Quaint little place, very comfortable, good location, we really enjoyed our stay, just a pity about the weather, would recommend, Paul and Linda

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed staying at Jackdaws Roost."

    Check in time was 3pm but we where allowed to check in much earlier. When arriving at the barn we were greeted with doggy essentials, milk , bread , fresh eggs and apple juice which was totally unexpected. We couldn't get the heating to come on straight away so we called for help and Hayley turned up within minutes to sort it out! We thought long and hard what to write about on this review and we think that the description on the land around the barn should be in more detail. We felt very uneasy at night due to the old, abandoned vehicles and caravans around the land, and due to little lighting during the night time - maybe just that we're not used to it, but definitely made us feel a little unsettled, including the dog. The barn itself is decorated to such a high standard and was immaculately clean. Overall, very good stay... just for future, others to be aware that the land is very large and vast, so to be prepared if sleeping somewhere like this is not what you're used to.

    We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Jackdaw's Roost and you enjoyed your welcome pack too. We are sorry that you had difficulties in figuring out the heating instructions but I was more than happy to get it all sorted out for you. We are also sorry you felt uneasy at night. The listing states that the property is set within 14 acres. The cars and tractors are vintage and are positioned in a way to add charm and interest to the property. The 1930's caravan by the pond is being converted to a summer/bird watching space for future guests to use. There is sufficient lighting from the car park to Jackdaw's Roost but due to being in the countryside with no street lighting I can appreciate it is dark outside. A torch is provided within the property should you need it. We are very pleased you appreciated the interior and the cleanliness of the property and we wish you all the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2019

  • "Fantastic rustic and quirky cottage."

    Welcome pack for us and the dogs, everything needed was there. Very good location. Highly recommend as a peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by DeniOct 2019

  • "Beautiful place and friendly owners."

    Just amazing! We had the best four days with our dogs.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2019

  • "Absolutely loved this place, it was the perfect place to relax and escape from it all."

    A lovely welcome with bread, milk, fresh eggs, apple juice and dog treats, dog bowls, dog blanket, bed and towels. Perfect! Would highly recommend for anyone wanting peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2019

  • "Beautiful and quirky and very comfortable ideal Base to visit the cotswolds but the garden let the cottage down"

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "What a wonderful place , probably the best cottage we have booked"

    Reviewed by JimAug 2019

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay at Jacksaw's Roost, the property is just as described unique and quirky."

    If like us you like something a little different then you should book a stay at this property. Conveniently situated to reach the Cotswolds/Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean we enjoyed several days out returning to sit around the pond watching the resident geese and wildlife with a glass of wine in hand. So peaceful and quiet yet amenities close by, can recommend the farm shop and Gloucester Sausage Company at Coombe Hill for fresh local produce. The welcome pack of eggs,milk,bread and fresh apple juice were much appreciated and delicious so much so we brought eggs back home with us. The owners Chris and Hayley are so helpful and friendly we wish them well with their new ventures.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2019

  • "If you like quirky(we certainly do) this is the place for you."

    We loved it and so did the dogs. Made more special by the lovely welcome package, their free range eggs were lovely.Would definitely think about going back one day

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2019

  • "Picture doesn’t do the place justice, amazing get away me hubby and out two ..."

    Picture doesn’t do the place justice, amazing get away me hubby and out two 15yr old dogs wow loved every minute and the owners are amazing thank you for everything xx

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2019

  • "Jackdaws Roost is a mad place and it was a pleasure to stay there."

    The cottage is a converted dairy constructed with re-cycled timbers and with plenty of character in the décor and surrounding grounds. Access is via a wooden bridge over the pond at the front, or a short walk around the end of the pond and in the gate at the side. The one-room kitchen/lounge/bedroom layout gave a nice open feel to the cottage with plenty of room for two of us with two dogs. Much of the internal structure has been left as it was with fixtures and fittings from a bygone age still in place, giving an odd but quirky appearance to the whole living area which was pleasing as every day a new hook, nail or oddity was found. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and fitted out well with room to move around carrying out daily tasks in comfort. The entrance 'boot room' can be used as a cloakroom and dog drying area as well as general storage area for those items not needed in the main housing area. Outside at the back is a secluded and very private patio area with large covered seating place and built in barbeque, as well as a small adjacent field for exercising the dogs or a short relaxing walk. All of the outside is fenced in, preventing the dogs from wandering away. I would recommend a stay here and might even go back myself one day. Thanks to Chris for constructing such a mad place, and to Hayley for the personal touches which made our arrival, and stay, all the more welcoming.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "We had a great stay in this unique cottage."

    It was everything that was promissed and more! Also a very good location for exploring the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills.

    Reviewed by LienJun 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing property."

    The grounds are utterly beautiful and very relaxing and secluded, and the geese are wonderful companions. The property itself is gorgeously converted and decorated/furnished, with an eclectic and bohemian style that says an awful a lot about the taste and skill of the owners. The home is fully equipped with all utensils and a wonderful welcome gift of milk, apple juice from a local orchard, a loaf of bread (sorry, i am gluten intolerant so couldn't eat it) and fresh eggs from the chickens that roam in the village. The owners are wonderful and extremely helpful and welcoming, and not intrusive in any way. Overall i would have to give this cottage the highest recommendation, and will definitely return if i ever have the opportunity again. Two little things which are no major problem but are worth noting; firstly there is no wi-fi which given that mobile service in the home was almost non-existent would have been useful, but not a major issue and actually was quite nice to be forcibly disconnected; and second, in the bathroom the tile should be sealed where it meets the bath as there was a bit of leakage and i would hate to see accumulated water ruin the lovely rugs there. This is an absolute gem, and i would stay again in an instant, even if the price doubled!

    Reviewed by MattMay 2019

  • "As soon as you walk in the wow factor is fantastic, the holiday was relaxing quiet the cottage sat in its own grounds with open fields and a pond."

    The geese guard the cottage in the day but were no problem. The cottage was very clean with everything and more to make our stay comfortable the bed was fantastic an old Victorian spring bed with a good mattress very comfortable. Our dog was welcomed with treats, biscuits, and a bed and a blanket. Milk, bread, eggs, and a nice bottle of apple juice greeted us on arrival the owners have gone above all expectations in our books well worth a stay to explore the surrounding area or just kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "'The Princess and the pea' bed (although very comfortable), the eclectic array of miss matched furniture that blend perfectly to form this zany, eccentric and stunning cottage made our stay far more interesting than any hotel."

    We felt instantly at home....the crackle of the wood burner at night and strategically placed lamps create an ambience almost zen like. Sprawled in the oversized chair, glass of red in hand, I literally felt the stress of life drip off the end of my fingertips. The tranquillity of the surrounding outside space was pleasantly interrupted by bees humming around the lavender plants. woodpeckers in the trees, birdsong and the delightful geese roaming and honking. The owners left a fab manual of local walks, city days out, local areas of interest and farmers markets. Absolutely top drawer....highly recommended. Would be a great place for honeymooners looking to chill out after the stress of wedding planning.

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Jackdaw's Roost - the owners have created something rather special!"

    A converted milking parlour, tastefully reworked in a quirky but comfortable style. Good for dogs - the garden area front and rear is secure. The approach via the bridge over a pool is delightful. Property comes complete with a gaggle of geese! Lovely welcome treats for us and our dog. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2019

  • "The cottage itself was charming and comfortable, a little let down by the outside space."

    I realise the bed was chosen in keeping with the vintage feel of the property but I did find it very high to get into, but it was comfortable once I managed to do that.

    Thank you for your review, it has been very helpful. I am sorry that you felt a little let down by the outside space. We have now updated the property description to make it clear to future guests that the 14 acres that the property is situated in is for their use and not just the rear courtyard. I have also provided a little foot stool for those who may need it. We are very happy you found it comfortable and charming. Thank you. Kind regards Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    We had the most amazing time for our wedding anniversary. The cottage was very clean and tidy, and very cosy. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Hayley was very accommodating and willing to help with any issues. We would highly recommend

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Mezzanine snug.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, washing machine, under counter fridge with small freezer section, TV
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private gardens
  • Pets are welcome
  • Shop and pub is 1.3 miles
  • The property is set within 14 acres and there is a courtyard garden to the rear with a little paddock and pond
  • Note: Though the property is all on the ground floor, the snug room can only be accessed via a step ladder and is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note This property accepts adults only

The property

Cheltenham 4.8 miles.

Jackdaw's Roost is a charming stone cottage situated in The Leigh, Gloucestershire.

The interior boasts an open-plan living space, and is full of character.

If a taste of the countryside is what you're looking for, then you can't get any more country-style than Jackdaw's Roost.

With its original stone walls, exposed beams and a variety of old-style, quirky furniture.

Ideal for couples, this spacious ground floor property has the benefit of a mezzanine snug area above the bedroom - a quiet place to sit and enjoy a good book.

The lounge has one sofa and large arm chair and a convenient woodburner so you stay warm during those chilly evenings.

With large windows spanning across one side of the property, it has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

Step over to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with its rustic wooden units and worktops, housing all the appliances you could need for a weekend break.

Gather around the delightful dining area with your home-cooked meals or take advantage of the wonderful breakfast bar.

Situated in the corner of the open space is a double bedroom, closed off by a colourful curtain.

With a lovely dressing table so you can prepare for your day in style.

The family bathroom has an attractive and colourful tiled design, adding a splash of warmth to the property.

A place where you can relax and have a long soak in the tub, forgetting the worries and hustle and bustle of city life.

Whatever time of year you decide to visit, the nearby town of Cheltenham hosts a range of music, literary and food festivals to get involved in.

Attracting many tourists every year, this is a one-off chance to explore the local spa town.

The Cheltenham Town Hall hosts many live performances, in an ornate Edwardian auditorium.

Regular acts include comedy nights and music acts.

Or take a trip to the Holst Birthplace Museum for a wealth of history.

A 19th-century home which celebrates the famous composer and has exhibits showcasing Victorian life.

Let's not forget the wide selection of local shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés in the area.

Jackdaw's Roost is the place to visit for a short break with your partner.

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About the location


Tewkesbury 5.9 miles; Cirencester 14.7 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles;

Cheltenham is a town in Gloucestershire and lies beneath Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds and above the vale of the River Severn. It is known as 'The Western Gateway to the Cotswolds'. This edge-of-the Cotswolds spa town is hard to beat for refined elegance and Regency terraces, annual festivals, Ladies' College and racecourse. Also fortnightly farmers markets, classy shops and restaurants all surrounded by glorious countryside. The town is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. It's also known for Regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of Cheltenham’s past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson museum, and the Victorian Everyman Theatre has an ornate auditorium.

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Note This property accepts adults only.