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Romantic Secluded Holiday Let for 2 people with Beautiful Views, in tranquil setting

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Redmarley D'Abitot, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England - Privacy And Relaxation In The Heart Of The Countryside. 15 Minutes Drive From Ledbury Market Town

Pauntley Court and the 'Elinor Fettiplace', self-catering wing of the main house, must be one of the most enchanting houses in which to stay. It is said to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington, who travelled from here to become Lord Mayor of London. Pauntley Court has beautiful formal gardens and is situated in a stunning position. It is located within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury, the spa towns of Malvern and Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Hereford. The village of Pauntley is on the edge of the Cotswolds, two and half hours drive from London. Guests can stroll in the formal gardens or further afield to the surrounding countryside along side the River Leadon, or on the numerous recommended local footpaths. If you have your fishing rod to hand, why not cast a fly into the Old Mill Pond, and see if you can hook a brown trout or two? There is a tennis court on the property that you are welcome to use (racquets and balls provided), and we also have a couple of his and hers bikes for those wanting to explore further afield. Why not have a massage or facial with our onsite masseuse, Grania, using Neal's Yard products which we also provide in our guest bathrooms. There is a woodburner with a good supply of logs, underfloor heating downstairs and also in the bathroom upstairs. The bathroom has a very large bath and walk in shower, with an additional downstairs loo as well. Many lovely spots throughout the garden and fields to sit and relax, and a barbecue is provided. Free Full English breakfast is left in the fridge for you to cook the following morning. Mark and Melissa Hargreaves would like to welcome you to our secluded, luxurious holiday home.


Owner
Melissa Hargreaves
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2017

About Melissa Hargreaves

Married with a family of three children.

Why Melissa Hargreaves chose Forest of Dean

Pauntley Court must be one of the most enchanting houses in which to stay. It is said to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington, who travelled from here to become Lord Mayor of London. Pauntley Court has beautiful formal gardens and is situated in a stunning position. The mundane strains of the 21st Century seem to melt away as you first crest the hill and glimpse the house through the trees, safe in its private grounds.

It is located within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury, the spa towns of Malvern and Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Hereford. The village of Pauntley is on the edge of the Cotswolds, two and half hours drive from London.

Mark and Melissa Hargreaves would like to welcome you to their captivating family home.

What makes this cottage unique

History of the house: Pauntley Court is believed to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington and was home to the Whittington family for nearly 300 years. John Masefield Poet Laureate, who grew up in the area, loved it and called it “a place of great beauty and strangeness”. He helped to raise funds for the house to become a Home for Wayfarers in the early 1930s.

Beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside to walk in.

If you have your fishing rod to hand, why not cast a fly into the Old Mill Pond, and see if you can hook a brown trout or two?

There is a tennis court on the property that you are welcome to use, and for keen equestrians, we can also make special arrangements for stabling of a horse if required.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Idyllic - what more can one say. Beautiful cottage, beautiful area - walks and blackberry picking! So relaxing.
Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ledbury
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Holyhead
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ross on Wye
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Gloucester
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M50,M5
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Butchers Arms Eldersfield
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Gloucester dry ski
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Gower Wales

Travel:

Heathrow airport is 2 hours away by car. Birmingham airport is 1 hour away by car. Bristol airport is 1 hour away by car.

Distances:

Ledbury is 20 minutes away by car. Gloucester is 25 minutes away by car. Cheltenham Spa is 25 minutes away by car. Malvern is 25 minutes away by car. Hereford is 40 minutes away by car. Brimingham is an hour away by car. Bristol is an hour away by car. London is 2 and a half hours away by car.

Further Details:

Garden lovers should visit Sir Roy Strong’s The Laskett Garden, the finest formal garden to be laid out since the last war.

Walkers have May Hill and easy access to The Malverns, over 3,000 acres in which to walk and the charming and old fashioned Kettle Sings for lunch.

he Three Counties Showground hosts an annual gardening weekend in the Spring and its Royal Three Counties Show in June is very popular. There are further shows and events throughout the year.

Theatre goers will enjoy the Malvern Theatre’s programme and the Everyman in Cheltenham. Hellens, a manor house in Much Marcle has some lovely classical events in magical surroundings.

Foodies should experience dinner at The Butcher’s Arms Eldersfield, a Michelin starred restaurant in a rustic setting only 15 minutes away. Need to book in advance as it is so popular.

Visit Hereford Cathedral with its recently commissioned Thomas Traherne chapel. The nearby Castle Hotel has a pretty courtyard garden overlooking the River Wye.

Cheltenham is only half an hour away with a plethora of festivals from which to choose – jazz, literary, science and racing among them.

Eastnor Castle has a deer park and Goodrich Castle is a more windswept affair.

Symonds Yat provides day-long canoeing excursions and there are many pubs built along the banks of the River Wye.

Ledbury is a lively market town, full of friendly shopkeepers. Once a year it holds a poetry festival in July.

Gloucester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and the burial place of royalty.

Amenities

Dymock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Upstairs there is a wonderful bathroom with a bath and walk in shower and underfloor heating, with Neal's Yard toiletries for your use during your stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: At the top of the stairs is the romantic double bedroom with vaulted wooden beamed ceiling and has incredible views across the Leadon Valley. Super king sized bed with luxurious linen and heated blankets. Flat screened television, alarm clock, hair dryer
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: Access to a lake for fly fishing, a tennis court, two bicycles and out door seating (table and chairs). Stroll in the formal gardens and walk in the surrounding countryside around the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Towels at changed mid week of a 7 night stay.

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Romantic Secluded Holiday Let for 2 people with Beautiful Views, in tranquil setting
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A trip to the past

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Melissa and Mark's Elinor Fettiplace holiday let was absolutely wonderful with great hosts. We had a wonderful stay. The full English breakfast was a great start to the day and the sponge cake was excellent for tea.

The location was great for attending the Cheltenham music festival in Tewkesbury and Gloucester. As well, there is a lot to explore in the surrounding countryside.

We hope to be able to come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit of total cost of stay to secure booking, made by BACS transfer into owners account at time of booking. Remaining balance paid 4 weeks prior to your arrival date. Cancellation policy - 100% refund if cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to arrival date. 50% of stay cost will be taken if cancelled within 4 weeks prior to stay.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time: 3.30pm
Departure time: 10.30am

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are excluding Christmas, New Year, Cheltenham Race Week, Easter and all Bank Holiday periods, where premium prices will be applied on application.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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