Cockshutt Cottage

Chalford, Gloucestershire
Self-catering


A Cotswolds hideaway in a cottage on a farm, with space to roam for children, and glorious valley views

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Tumble down the track to Westley Farm and break free. Families with children will love Dan and Ali’s 70 acres which you are encouraged to explore. Two friendly dogs, free-range chickens and ponies to ride add to the fun. There are woods to explore (and make dens in), meadows to picnic in and wildlife to spot.

Your one-storey retreat is open plan and well-equipped with logs for the fire, books, games and a telly if the weather turns foul. You’ll find a homemade cake, and a private view-filled walled garden – a serene spot for a sundowner.

A ten-minute walk will take you to Chalford and the Lavender Bake House for tea and cakes or hop in the car to explore Stroud and stock up at the farmers’ market (every Saturday) and The Brewery. You can also walk there along footpaths then get a taxi back. On some evenings you can gather round the communal pizza oven while the children make new friends, or amble across fields to The Crown.

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We think you'll love

  • Having a small farm shop where you can buy organic essentials and treats
  • The sense of being off the beaten track yet just four miles from Stroud
  • Children have the run of the meadows and woods, and a weekly Forest School
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You should know

  • There are other holiday cottages and yurts further down the farm.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

Towels for muddy paws and handwritten maps of nearby walks.

Dogs £25 per dog per stay. Max. 2-3.

Walk to Nature Reserve; tow path to dog-friendly pub. Farmland criss-crossed with woodland paths; dogs on leads when animals are about. Farm borders Bathurst Estate: 9 miles of off-lead walking.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

A magnificent setting and the perfect spot to recalibrate. Clean, cosy and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

Naomi, Cotswolds

Picture a cosy little country cottage nestled on the side of the hill with fabulous views across the Golden Valley! In the evening, the light was quite magical and we loved sitting out in both little gardens, watching the horses and mistle thrushes in the nearby field. Dan and Ali are charming hosts and were a mine of information on our arrival. So we spent a wonderful week exploring the Cotswolds countryside and returning to our rural retreat, away from it all. Perfect!

Sandrine, Paris

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Location

The neighbourhood

A nature-based escape for couples, families, hikers, and dogs. The farm is home to butterflies, orchids, wildflowers, buzzards, kites, roe deer and 30 acres of Designated Ancient Woodland. Public footpaths link with the Wysis Way and the Bathurst Estate at Cirencester. Artisan and local treats, as well as good coffee and burgers, can be found a mile away at The Jolly Nice Farm Shop and Deli.

Local points of interest from Dan & Ali

  • Saddle up... Get on your horse, bareback or on a saddle. The owners can take novices and more experienced riders on a trek through the woods on their three steady ponies, Sailor, Carrot and Rolo. You might even get as far as the pub. Please book ahead.
  • Local flavours… Stroud, just 4 miles from the farm, boasts the nation’s premier farmers’ market, as well as a vibrant cultural scene, bars, a cinema and the truly fab Stroud Brewery, organic, local and serving pizza and music at weekends.
  • Take a hike… the farm is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and there are several walks that start and finish on the property – many of them passing one of the many wonderful traditional Cotswold pubs.
  • Swing a club… the neighbouring Minchinhampton Common, a remarkable hilltop site with Iron Age and Bronze Age features as well as roaming cattle, is also home to one of the wildest golf courses this side of Scotland. A uniquely challenging experience.
  • Take a dip… indulge your inner adventurer at the Cotswold Water Park, offering an enormous array of activities, from wakeboarding to angling.
  • Past pleasures… history comes alive at Berkeley Castle, where you can peek at the room where Edward II was reputedly murdered, or marvel at the sumptuous setting of Sudeley Castle, where Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife, is buried.

Introducing

Dan & Ali

Dan and Ali (a journalist and an artist) fell in love with the Stroud valleys before moving in 2017 to Westley Farm. They are an engaging and delightful couple who are bursting with ideas for future projects, from making honey from wildflower meadows to offering horse livery stays. They have a passion to re-jig the gardens, be organic and, wherever possible, use local craftsmen; note the hand-crafted holiday yurts.