The Other House

Elkstone, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)7815 136516
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£160 - £190
per night
£1210 - £1500
per week

High on a hill, in the lee of a 17th century farmhouse is a sleek and stylish studio for those who like walking, fine dining and culture


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

£160 - £190 per night

£1210 - £1500 per week

The Experience

Hues are neutral and designed to appeal to all (whites, greys, wood, linen) but there’s a warm, honey glow of Cotswold stone within the colour scheme which links the interiors to their setting. On warm days you can open glazed doors on either side of the building to let the curtains billow and enjoy the flow of fresh air; keep them closed with the sun pouring in and you’ll feel cocooned.

Find books, magazines, two retro game sets and a telly with Netflix for long, lazy afternoons, or cook in the small but well thought-out kitchen. A breakfast hamper is waiting including farm shop eggs, locally baked sourdough and a jar of Melanie’s mum’s marmalade. A small patio with bistro furniture faces west and you’re welcome to explore the formal gardens beyond.

A 15-minute walk will take you to The Green Dragon, a good pub with real ales from local breweries and which also has a farm shop.

The Other House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Walking down the lane to the Norman Grade I listed Church of St John the Evangelist, great for church lovers
  • The seemingly endless bucolic walks along footpaths leading from the doorstep through fields and woodland
  • The sleek, minimalist design of the building - it's very calming
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You should know

  • Sorry, no dogs
  • It's not geared up for children but babes in arms (with own travel cot) considered on request


  • 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


Nightly price
from £160
Weekly price
from £1210
1 Double
From £1601 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am


Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful stay and for your recommendations for places to visit and to eat. We really enjoyed our time with you.

Martin and Liz, UK

The Other House has been the perfect weekend retreat. The interior is tastefully decorated and the garden is a relaxing space. The property is well situated with plenty of good pubs and scenic walks nearby. We enjoyed our stay there and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing break in the Cotswolds.

Agnes, Nottingham

A beautiful cosy place for anyone looking to spend time in Cotswolds. One of the most well stock Airbnb’s - had everything from all kitchen utensils, cutlery to butter, coffee, eggs, bread waiting for us. The garden is immaculate and much larger than appears in the photo. Most of all, the hosts (Melanie and Adrien) were very kind and responsive. Loved our stay there. Thank you for hosting us!

Mahima, Dubai

Just to say that we very much enjoyed our stay at the Other House. So comfortable and in such a beautiful setting. Breakfast provisions were also very tasty! Many thanks for your hospitality.

Hilary, UK

Wonderfully cosy cottage in a love and quiet village. Great place to explore the Cotswolds from, or just to lounge around and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.

David, Auckland, New Zealand

We just wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed staying in your beautiful apartment over this past weekend. Of course the weather was perfect, but that just made it ideal for enjoying such a beautiful flat and also your lovely garden. We also enjoyed a lovely roundabout walk to and from the Green Dragon pub, and visiting the amazing Norman church in the village. Thank you again, we do hope we will be able to visit again in the future.

Ruth & Nick

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at The Other House - we only wish we'd had a few more days! Mel was the perfect host, the space was stunning and the location was ideal for exploring the Cotswolds. Everything was beautifully designed and furnished, the place was spotless, and the private garden was like an oasis. Mel gave us lots of helpful recommendations - of which The Bell at Sapperton was our absolute favourite. We loved it, and would love to return - thank you!

James, London

A warm welcome from Melanie, our hostess, in a charming setting! We who adore authentic old buildings; everything has been done with the best taste and with comfort in mind (super bedding, kitchen equipment etc). The place is light and you feel good and at home there. I recommend to all lovers of English countryside!

Roselyne, Cabasse, France

We loved our stay at The Other House, it was really comfortable and well thought out. It is the perfect place to explore the Cotswolds, equidistant from both Cirencester and Cheltenham, and with gorgeous walks from the door to the local pub and farm shop, and hills beyond.

Jo, Shrewsbury

We stayed here for 2 nights during the Festival. Our hosts were the most helpful. Even to the point of dropping us into town when they were no taxis anywhere so we could enjoy our days racing without having to drive. The Other House is a stunning get away, I only wish we had time to enjoy it but we’re out so much. Would love to go back again. Thank you so much,

Natasha, Manchester

I could see straight away why Melanie and Adrian chose to make Elkstone home. Tucked deep in the peace of the Cotswolds, it's still only a hop to Ciren or Cheltenham and there's a proper local pub down the road. Melanie is elegant and efficient, and has created a space of such serenity: musing on the garden views from the peaceful, minimalist surroundings of The Other House soothes the soul.

Rebecca, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Elkstone is a small Cotswold stone village, a quiet place high up in the Churn valley. It's a peaceful walk to The Green Dragon for a roaring fire, superb local ales, a fresh and varied menu and Salcombe Dairy ice cream. A 2-minute drive will take you to Elkstone Studios for an esteemed butcher and deli, KNEAD bakery and good coffee. Cowley Manor is nearby for an indulgent afternoon in the spa.

Local points of interest from Melanie Staley

  • Cowley Manor is an award winning hotel and spa within a mile of The Other House.
  • Elkstone Studios , a fifteen minute walk, has an artisan bakery, butcher, wellness studio, high speed electric charging and gym.
  • The Green Dragon Pub and Farm Shop is a fifteen minute walk from the property.
  • The village church of Elkstone is home to one of the earliest Norman churches in Gloucestershire.
  • The historic Roman market town of Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds, is 15 minutes' drive, with a farmers market, numerous independent cafes and boutiques and the Corinium museum.
  • Cheltenham Spa town is just 15 minutes' drive away, with a year round calendar of festivals, from National Hunt racing, to Literature, Science and Music. It has excellent restaurants, cafes, and boutiques too.


Melanie Staley

Melanie and Adrian are busy working professionals who both have home offices on site so they're usually around to greet you. Adrian's father bought the house in the 70s and Melanie's father (an architect) designed the interiors. When their children grew up they decided to convert an old playroom into this wonderful space where they could welcome guests to share their corner of bliss.