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Hunting Butts Cottages - Thistledown

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire | Property Reference: NYP

Grade4 Star rating
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
  • Gym
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Active Family Holidays
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Whatever the season, Thistledown has something to offer for everyone at anytime, come rain or shine.

Whatever the season, Thistledown has something to offer for everyone at anytime, come rain or shine.

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."


Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.

All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.

Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

A very comfortable cottage with a spacious living room on the first floor. Entrance into large, modern, well-equipped, pine-fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious, comfortably furnished living room with elec woodburner and rugs on wooden floor. Pretty twin bedroom.

  • Electric woodburner included

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • Games room and small gym
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet and boule court, May-September
  • No smoking

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

  • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Games room and small gym
  • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

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  • 10

    STANFORD

    Posted by anonymous

    We had the most wonderful holiday. I can't recommend Thistledown highly enough. We stayed for a week but wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely return. The first weekend we were there with our daughter son-in law and 2 boys. We really enjoyed the swimming pool, tennis court football area and gamesroom. Didn't need to go anywhere else. My husband and I then enjoyed Cheltenham and the beautiful surrounding countryside , great location. Every detail was very carefully thought through and the main concern was that guests were happy no rules or regulation. We stay in self catering accommodation on a regular basis and I would very happily say that this was one of the best.

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018 23/05/2018
9.1 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by ReeVoo