The Close

Stroud, Gloucestershire
Bed & Breakfast

Elegant rooms, polished antiques, shutters and window-seats - Karen’s home is instantly relaxing. Made-to-order breakfasts, too


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Up a hill of pretty Cotswold-stone houses, this large Queen Anne house with handsome sash windows delivers what it promises. Step into a stone-flagged hall with grandfather clock and Georgian oak staircase; take welcoming tea with Karen in the drawing room – all gracious sofas and charming chandelier; then upstairs to three light and airy bedrooms softly furnished with antiques. Window seats, shutters and views over garden or pretty street add to the restful atmosphere. Karen, as gracious and relaxed as her house, serves excellent breakfasts in the polished dining room. An elegantly hospitable base for exploring the Cotswolds.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
1 January - 28 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Advice on walks and large dog-friendly garden.

Dogs £10 per stay.

Garden, lots of public footpaths and dog walks on beautiful Minchinhampton Common. Many dog-friendly pubs/cafes nearby.

Pubs/restaurants 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £88
Singles £68-£79.
1 Twin
From £88
2 Doubles
From £88


Brilliant B & B, easy to find beautiful village, very comfortable rooms, elegant old house and wonderful breakfast too. The turquoise suite was so comfortable for my dog, daughter and I. I will be back!

Jane, Edinburgh

What a lovely overnight stay here @ The Close with our little dog, wish we could have stayed longer, Karen made us so welcome and we were extremely comfortable in our rooms with everything one could wish for, including water and biscuits for our dog on arrival. I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful house in the charming little town of Minchinhampton, with walks over the National Trust common and stunning views over the Cotswolds. We would love to return.

Helen, Bridport

Faultless - a typical classy Sawday place. My room - or should I say my three rooms ?- was spacious and very comfortable, with fine bed-linen; everything one might need was provided. The breakfast was excellent too! The only, very minor, drawback is the difficulty in finding the car park in the dark.

Martin, Abingdon, oxfordshire

Very welcoming, clean, characterful stay in this quiet location, with lots to see and do in the area. Our room was spacious and very comfortable and breakfasts were delightful. The returning 'home' treats in the hallway were a very tasty surprise. We would definitely return.

Clare, Seaton, devon

We just loved our stay at The Close. The house is an elegant, peaceful sanctuary, Karen is the perfect host - warm and welcoming without being intrusive - and to cap it all our toddler loved playing with the friendly dog on the expanse of lawns in the garden. Great attention to detail. Can’t fault it.


Lovely house, warm welcome, & SO accommodating. Nothing seems to phase Karen, who is just charming.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Karen Champney

  • Historic town house set in the heart of the charming small Cotswold town of Minchinhampton.
  • Lots of places to eat - Minchinhampton cafes serve lovely lunches and teas, Sophie's restaurant serves delicious suppers (selected Saturday eves), plus there are many excellent pubs and restaurants within a few miles.
  • Many fine houses and gardens to visit, including the fabulous Arts & Crafts Rodmarton Manor, Chavenage House, Newark Park, the beautiful Highgrove (book ahead) and Painswick's Rococo Gardens.
  • Wonderful walking country - The National Trust's Minchinhampton Common is a short stroll away, many public footpaths through glorious countryside, and close to the Cotswold Way.
  • Great for golfers - there are many excellent golf courses within a few miles (Minchinhampton Old & New Courses, Cotswold Edge, Painswick).
  • Cheltenham and Bath within easy reach, both with many festivals, theatres and racecourses, and lots of interesting smaller towns to explore (Tetbury, Stroud, Cirencester and Nailsworth).