Westley Farm Cottages

Stroud, Gloucestershire
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    Type Self Catering
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    Units 5
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    Sleeps 2 - 6
  • £365 - £950 per week

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Five secluded cottages with flagstone floors and log fires on an old fashioned Cotswold Hill Farm. Walk the wild flower meadows, hidden valleys and ancient bluebell woods rich in wildlife.

At Westley Farm we value our natural environment and manage the land sensitively to encourage wildlife habitats. We are currently working to re-introduce the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. You may see buzzards, badgers, foxes, deer as well as sheep and cattle from your windows. With a choice of good pubs within easy walking distance, space to dry any wet gear and a log fire to come home to, we are the perfect base for a holiday exploring the excellent walking on and around the farm.

The legacy of the Golden Valley’s industrial past can be seen in the romantic overgrown canal, ivy-clad mill ruins and weavers’ cottages; some beautifully restored by the Arts & Crafts movement. These Cotswold valleys still attract artists and craftsmen with thriving workshops, studios, micro-breweries and cheesemakers to visit or see their products at the award-winning local farmers markets.

We are half-way between Stroud and Cirencester. Activities offered nearby include riding, golf, gliding and watersports.


 

Ratings

  • AA 4 Star Self Catering
National Rating
AA
4 * rating
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    Cockshutt cottage
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    Sleeps 4
  • £520 - £850 per week
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  • Cockshutt double bedroom
  • Cockshutt cottage sitting room with open fire
  • Cockshutt twin bedroom
  • Cockshutt kitchen

This cozy cottage has been converted from a cotswold stone cattle shed and has a mellow pantile roof. It is set on its own 200 yards from the farmhouse on the farm drive.

The main living room has rugs on a flagstone floor, open fire and exposed beams in the ceiling. To the east is a sun-soaked breakfast patio; to the south a lawned garden enclosed by a stone wall. The bathroom has a bath and separate raised generously sized shower cubicle.

There are stunning views across the Golden Valley to the farms on the other side. France Lynch and Oakridge can be seen in the distance.

Rating:
4 star
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    Hornstone cottage
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    Sleeps 6
  • £635 - £1060 per week
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  • Hornstone kitchen

This is another conversion of an open fronted cattle shelter. Newcomers gasp at the astonishing panoramic views and tell us when they leave about the orchids they have found and how many deer and foxes they have seen. 

In July 1987 a holiday-maker left the following note: " Brock the Badger will call between 10.30 and 11pm if you leave a saucer of bread and milk in the back garden. In fact he might be disappointed if you don't."  Brock has been visiting ever since as eight volumes of badger diaries will testify. We have since extended the cottage and added a deck to make the most of the views of the sinuous Golden Valley below.

One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor. You may wake up to find cattle licking your windows! The spacious bathroom has a bath and seperate generous shower unit.

Rating:
4 star
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    Jackdaw cottage
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    Sleeps 4
  • £520 - £850 per week

This is the ultimate in romantic hideaway honeymoon cottages. It is tucked into a steep bank, over-shadowed by tall ash trees. You can see across the meadow to the Cotswold village of Oakridge on the other side of the valley. 

Jackdaw is 400 meters from the farmhouse down a gravel farm track. There is a small paved yard in the front enclosed by a stone wall. Visitors are more likely to be foxes and deer (or an occasional cow) than human beings. Badgers are now erratic nightly visitors.

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    Tullet cottage
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    Sleeps 4
  • £500 - £800 per week
  • Watching the sun go down in the veg garden

This is our most conventionally laid out cottage converted from old stables with a hay loft above. It is built of cotswold stone with a cotswold stone tiled roof.

The heart of the cottage is a quarry tiled kitchen. The log fire makes an attractive focus to the sitting room. The downstairs rooms overlook the paved yard

From upstairs you can peep over the farmhouse to the Golden Valley beyond. There is a shared sun terrace and organic mixed vegetable and flower garden close by - the perfect spot for barbeques or sundowners.

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    The Loft
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    Sleeps 2
  • £370 - £560 per week

The Loft was converted from the upper part of the old barn where corn was formerly stored on the stalk for threshing over the winter. Nine steps lead to a comfortable flat for two.

The main living room has a superb view across the Golden Valley to Chalford and the farms on the other side. A cosy wood burning stove provides extra comfort.

There is a sunny garden area nearby (shared with Tullet) and a barbecue patio facing the setting sun.

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Additional Directions Information

Half way between Cirencester and Stroud on the A419, just opposite Cotswold Gliding club. 30 minutes from M4 junction 15, or M5 junction 13.

By train: the nearest stations are Kemble or Stroud. We offer a pick-up & drop-off service if you do not bring a car and a local bicycle hire company agree to deliver  your bikes to the farm.

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