Hornstone Cottage

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Charming farm cottage in a meadow next to ancient woodland and with breathtaking views. A haven for bird-watchers and walkers


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This former stable made of Cotswold stone stands alone at the head of the Golden Valley and has spectacular views out over fields and ancient woodland. Dan and Ali live in the main farmhouse; you can buy eggs if the hens are laying too.

The sitting room is cosy with an open fire (logs provided), and there are books, games and a folder full of useful things to know. Cook together in the well-equipped kitchen and eat around the table, or grill your supper on the barbecue while you watch the sun go down.

Fantastic walks lead from the door – the farm itself is 70 acres – and many pass local pubs; the nearest is The Crown Inn in Frampton Mansell, 15 minutes’ walk away. Take the canal towpath to Stroud for shops, restaurants, and an excellent farmers’ market on Saturdays – if you buy too much to carry you can get a taxi back.

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We think you'll love

  • The magnificent views, fresh air and nature from the deck
  • Being off the beaten track but close to a town
  • The peace and quiet – this is somewhere to unwind
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You should know

  • The two upstairs bedrooms have slanted ceilings – watch your head
  • There are steps down to the rear hall/lounge/bathroom/outside deck
  • There are other holiday properties on the farm


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm Friday & Monday
Check out
By 10am Monday & Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £188
Weekly price
from £1025
1 Cottage for 7
From £1886 beds3 bedrooms


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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 at The Jolly Nice Farm Shop and Deli – a five-minute drive.

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.


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.