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Sleeps up to 4    Cost about £450-£650

  • Well behaved dogs are welcome
  • Farm animals and a range of wildlife
  • Located on a working Cotswold farm
  • Many pretty villages and village pubs
  • An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Contact: Julian Usborne
Tel: 01285 760262
An old-fashioned Cotswold hill farm with five cottages where concern for the wild environment combines comfortably with raising cattle and sheep. There are spectacular views over the well-wooded Golden Valley. Cottages are regularly visited by badgers, who expect to be fed, and by foxes and an occasional deer. The farm is bounded by an old canal which is the starting point for a variety of spectacular walks. Within a few minutes drive are a dozen picture postcard villages like Sapperton, Bisley and Minchinhampton. Cirencester and Stroud are both six miles away.

Jackdaw is tucked into a steep bank surrounded by ash trees with a view across the meadow to the village of Oakridge which is on the other side of the valley. As it is secluded it is the ultimate romantic hideaway.  The sleeping arrangements are one double and two single beds.

A starter pack containing home made cake, a pint of local organic milk, fair trade sugar, tea and coffee will greet you on your arrival. There is a choice of feather or synthetic pillows and duvets. A communal washing machine and tumble drier are available for your washing needs. Electricity is paid for in advance by coin meter taking £1 coins.The kitchen has a bread and pizza oven if you feel like trying your hand at making your own. Linen, towels and cots can be hired and logs for the fire can be purchased.

On the same farm but scattered around so you have your privacy are Cockshutt, Tullet, The Loft and Hornstone  cottages.

Dogs are welcome but there is a charge and provided they do not chase livestock.

Gold Award from Cotswold Tourism. Best self-catering business in the Cotswolds 2010.

Other facilities

  • Bathtub
  • Central heating
  • Cot/s
  • Dog/s welcome
  • DVD player
  • Golf on site/nearby
  • Good parking
  • Internet access/Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen provided
  • On working farm
  • Rural location
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • TV with freeview/satellite
  • Woodstove/open fire

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