The Temple, Stancombe Park | Sawday's

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The Temple, Stancombe Park - Self-catering pavilion in Gloucestershire

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Stancombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire
England, United Kingdom

Nic Barlow

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+44 (0)20 7247 1236(landline)

+44 (0)7776 053636(mobile)

Romance, nature and history meld in this miniature temple – all yours! Row the lake, walk the estate, revel in 1001 Nights fantasy décor...

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A neoclassical beauty in 20 green acres by a tranquil lake: inspiration for romantics, poets – and wild swimmers. The Grade I folly was built by a reverend, restored by English Heritage, festooned by creative Nic with Moorish rugs, gilded artworks, extravagant mirrors, scallop-shell lights... fantastic. Off the marble-pillared, roof-lit hall: a dainty writing desk, a phone cubby, whisky decanters on a miniature bar. Curl up on grand armchairs by an electric fire, put on music or a DVD... and the bed? Dive into a tiny windowed alcove, pull the curtains: it's One Thousand and One Nights! Generously stocked with champagne, smoked salmon, chocolate truffles, the small kitchen is modern enough. But more fun to barbecue outside, where gardens glide out to conifers and steps tumble to a jetty. Row past a summerhouse, fountain, Egyptian folly... the scene, over the years, of beauty contests, water polo, jazz and costumed balls. Both Cotswold Way and road swing past the estate (some traffic), and cutely named villages – North Nibley, Wotton-under-Edge – have shops and a pub. "Bonkers," says our inspector, "but totally special."

Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Nic Barlow:

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Nic Barlow:

  • Lavish welcome pack includes champagne, wine, chocolate, fruit, everything for breakfast...
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Guest feedback
"Truly breath taking and simply stunning. You just have book this, it's a gem. Everything about it is perfect, the Temple, the lake and the gardens. We didn't leave the grounds for 4 days we just relaxed and explored the wonderful grounds. Book, book, book you won't be disappointed. For the owner to share this beautiful place, he is amazing."

Laura - Bishop's Stortford , United Kingdom

September 2016

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  • 1 Pavilion for 2
Price:(i) £2100 per week

Short breaks £300/night (min 2 nights).

Booking info:




1st January - 10th March.


Stancombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Self-catering The Temple (self-catering)
Pavilion ~ 1 double; 1 shower room, 1 separate wc.
Price: (i) £ 2100 to £ 2100 per week

Nic Barlow

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)20 7247 1236(landline)

+44 (0)7776 053636(mobile)