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Quiet Detached Cottage with Stunning Sunsets, 180 Views from all rooms & patio

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy 3 bedrm stone cottage in Amberley, near Minchinhampton Common close to footpaths and Cotswold villages

Detached stone cottage with spectacular sunset views from patio and every room. Recently extended with large triple glazed centrally heated kitchen diner to enjoy the views from, and new shower room and utility. Gas cooker, large fridge and freezer, dishwasher and gas Rayburn. Comfy sitting room with 42" TV, wifi unlimited broadband and quiet library of varied books, cards and board games. 3 bedrooms with wardrobes and bathroom upstairs. Patio table, 2 benches and 4 directors chairs to enjoy the views from and watch the birds.

5-10 minute walk to Amberley Post Office & Stores and Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common, 1 mile to Nailsworth with good bakers, butchers, cafes, Morrisons supermarket, many gift shops and small independent clothes shops. 3 miles from Stroud with it's weekly Saturday Farmers Market and Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets. Easy access to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol and many Cotswold villages and attractions.

More Details

Cathy Radford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Swahili and some Japanese
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Cathy Radford

We've spent 33 years working abroad in various countries and always looked forward to returning to our cosy cottage with it sunset views. Most of the paintings, drawings and photos decorating the cottage were done by our daughter when at school, reflecting our homes in East Africa and Japan.

We're now retired and live part time in New Zealand, southern Europe and England.

Cathy Radford purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Cathy Radford chose Minchinhampton

We like walking and searched extensively to find a cosy stone cottage with unspoilt rural views in the Five Valleys area near Minchinhamton and Rodborough Commons and Stroud.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is cool in summer and warm in winter with sunset views all year round. Enjoy the fascinating views from every room whatever the weather outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The accommodation was absolutely splendid with the kitchen a sheer delight. Everything that was required in a letting was readily available. The views from the kitchen window were uplifting on the dreariest of days. The garden was very bird friendly and we were greeted each morning with a dawn chorus. We were grateful for the tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival. We would highly recommend this letting." David 16/03/12

"Really gorgeous place to stay. Everything we needed and views to die for. Such a pretty place & super towns to see." Ann 21/10/12

"Wonderful stay. Whole family loved the incredible views & cosy accommodation. The children had great fun exploring Minchinhampton Common. We'd love to come back again." Katie 21/02/13
Aug 2014
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Minchinhampton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , hand basin
    Ground floor shower room - toilet , shower , hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleeps 6 in kingsize double, queensize double and twin beds, one 3ft wide, other 2ft 6in wide but suitable for adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: This is a totally non smoking house. No pets allowed because of allergies. All heating and utilities included in rental price. Please leave the cottage clean, tidy and as you found it. Outside: Patio with outside furniture and steep garden of shrubs. Parking directly outside on the country lane to the rear, but you can offload on the communal drive beside the house. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes dryer, clothes airers, iron and board and coat hooks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided and changed weekly. Please leave the cottage clean and tidy and ready the the next guests. Other: Quiet snug library with rocking chairs, eclectic collection of books, board games, cards and jigsaws.


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Quiet Detached Cottage with Stunning Sunsets, 180 Views from all rooms & patio
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Wonderful view in a quiet and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent many hours drinking in the view and the ever changing sky over meals and drinks... Very quiet and restful place with easy walking, good eating places and good church services at Woodchester and Minchinhampton. Comfy cottage with everything you need. Friendly owners and cleaners.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased when other people enjoy our cottage as we do! Many thanks for your kind words and we hope to be able to host you again in the future. With warm regards, Cathy
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Fantastic views and great kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Thank-you. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thought the cottage was absolutely wonderful. It exceeded expectations and met all our needs. The views were stunning, location excellent and catering facilities more than adequate. We very much look forward to a return visit and will be in touch.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault the accommodation and the location.

Secluded but a short drive to town and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The. Cottage was very clean and fully equipped, would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful break

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay in our cottage, you're most welcome to return again any time.
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Lovely cottage, great location, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Mount Cottage is a lovely property with stunning views across the Nailsworth valley. It is very spacious and well-equipped for a relaxing holiday.

Quiet location but a short stroll up the hill to Michinhampton Common (vast area of open grassland with views in every direction) and three excellent pubs (Black Horse, Amberley Inn and Old Lodge - all serving good food). Longer (but easier!) stroll down the hill into Nailsworth (great small town with individual quirky shops). Also very close to Stroud with its superb weekly farmer's market, supermarkets ... and more quirky shops!

The Stroud Valleys (aka the Five Valleys) is a great area for walking - easy walking along the old railway and canal or across the commons, or more challenging walks from valley to valley.

We've stayed in the Stroud area on numerous occasions and will definitely return, most likely to Mount Cottage if we need a 3 bedroom property.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to write a review, we really appreciate it and many guests do read the reviews to help them choose a place to stay. We would love to welcome you back again in future when you visit the area. Thanks again for choosing our cottage, warmest regards, Cathy Radford
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Great Place to stay when visiting the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of six German garden lovers who visited this part of the Cotswold for the first time.

The owner were absolutely helpful with the booking even an unusal turnover day was possible. We found the house suited us perfectly, the lady who looks after the house was very really friendly and helpful. We could not ask for more.

The views from EVERY room were just amazing! We all loved it so much that we defintely want to come back.

D.v. Z. from Germany

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write your comments on our cottage. Good to hear that you may return and that you enjoyed our area and especially our cosy cottage. You are all most welcome to book again any time and continue exploring our part of the Cotswolds.
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Lovely spacious cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend away in this lovely spacious cottage. Plenty of room for 6 adults and our 3 yr old. Stunning views from the patio and the dining area. We loved walking over the common nearby and visiting the shops in Nailsworth. The Black Horse in Amberley does a splendid Sunday lunch. Jolly Nice farm shop and the Saturday Stroud market are worth visiting too. We love this area and would stay in this cottage again if we came back.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rachel, and glad you enjoyed our cottage and views. You're more than welcome back any time you fancy a break in our area of the Cotswolds. Kind regards, Cathy
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Bristol, 1 hour drive
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Amberley Inn, Black Horse, 5-10 min walk
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Minchinhampton Old Course, 15 min walk
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Stroud, 10 min drive
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
M5 J13N 20mins, M5 J14S 35mins
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Amberley Inn, many in Nailsworth 1.2miles
Car: recommended

Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons 10 mins walk, Cotswold Way walks also nearby. National Arboretum at Westonbirt 20 mins drive. Easy access to many pretty Cotswold villages; Bibury 35 mins, Bourton on the Water 45mins drive. Cirencester Roman heritage sites 20 mins, Gloucester 25mins, Cheltenham 30 mins, Bristol 45mins, Bath 50 mins, Stratford on Avon 1hr 15 mins drive. Cotswold Water Park 30 mins, Cotswold Widlife Park 50 mins.

Car recommended though occasional local bus to Nailsworth or Stroud.

Bristol airport 40 miles (1hr 20 min drive)

Train stations in Stroud 3 miles (10 min drive), Gloucester 13 miles (30 min drive) and Cheltenham 17 miles (40 min drive)


Amberley Post Office and village 5 minutes walk.

Minchinhampton Common 5 minutes walk with spectacular views.

Nailsworth village with Tourist Information, supermarket, banks and shops 1 mile.

Stroud with Tourist Information, banks, 3 supermarkets, Farmers Market and shops 3 miles.

Cirencester antiques and shops, Roman sites 20 minutes drive.

Bristol shops, cinema, theatre and other attractions 1 hour drive.

Cotswold villages, Bath, Stonehenge and Stratford on Avon all an easy day trip.

Further Details:

Amberley Inn or Black Horse, Amberley 5 mins walk and 3 other pubs nearby.

Good cafes, pubs, bakers, butchers, chemist and small shops and Morrisons supermarket at 1mile in Nailsworth village.

Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets in Stroud 3 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $139.1

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner by email for all bookings.

Changeover Day:
Friday and Monday preferred but flexible, please ask for other days.
3 night weekends Fri/Sat/Sunday.
Arrive after 3pm and depart by 10am please, to allow for changeover.

Notes on prices:
All utility costs included in rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.