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Cotswold period charm with incredible views

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Lower Littleworth House is a large yet welcoming Edwardian family home, newly and sensitively renovated, on the edge of the quintessential Cotswold village of Amberley. The house commands truly spectacular and far-reaching views over the Woodchester valley and beyond towards the Forest of Dean, and both the interior and exterior living areas take full advantage of its elevated position. Built in 1911 from Cotswold stone with a pretty beamed facade and with over 5000 square ft arranged over four floors, there is ample room for a restful and private break with family or friends.

ACCOMMODATION

The house comfortably sleeps 8-11 people, with room for up 14. Sleeping arrangements are made up of 2x double bedrooms, 1x twin room that can be used as a double or twin, and 2x single bedrooms. Extra mattresses or trundles provide 3x extra beds, with one further double sofa bed in the snug and one single sofa bed in the garden room (not counted in the total). All 5 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, the master suite having a huge sunken bath for soaking up the views, and there are two further cloakrooms. Towels and linen are all provided.

INTERIORS

All the rooms at Lower Littleworth House have extra large windows to truly bring the surrounding countryside into the house. The fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room is a very sociable space with gas stove, two ovens, coffee machine and other mod cons including integrated ceiling speakers via the Sonos app system. The room projects into a glazed dining area with incredible views and direct access to a large balcony ideal for outdoor dining.

The house benefits from underfloor heating throughout and a wood-burning stove in the drawing room, complete with an upright piano. A separate snug houses books and a widescreen TV including Sky movies and sports channels. On the lower ground floor a huge garden room has direct access onto the covered terrace (and the large springfree trampoline), used as a dedicated children's play area with plenty of games available.

OUTSIDE

As you drive down the village lane a gravel drive with gable gates fronts the house, with plenty of space for up to five cars. The rear garden has been landscaped to accommodate the incline, including an outdoor kitchen (BBQ and pizza oven), outdoor dining both in the sun and in the shade, and two large terraces. The sloping lawn leads to an area of private woodland, and should a larger playing field be needed the expanse of Michinhampton common is only a couple of minutes by foot.

THE LOCAL AREA

Lower Littleworth is a pretty hamlet just below the popular village of Amberley, a collection of period houses, stone cottages and beautiful views. You'll be a stones throw from Rodborough and Michinhampton common (shared with free-roaming cattle herds in the summer), covering 600 acres of National Trust land and offering beautiful walks right on the doorstep, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Three excellent pubs are within easy walking distance - The Black Horse, The Lodge and The Amberley Inn - the first two with great beer gardens taking advantage of the views. And for young and old alike the renowned Winstone's ice cream parlour, which draws a crowd in the summer months, is a leisurely amble from the house.

Nailsworth is the local town and a very pleasant walk or short drive away, providing a good selection of shops within easy reach for everyday needs. Nailsworth is the hub of a busy local community, with popular cafés, farm shops, and delicatessens including the celebrated fishmonger and deli William's Kitchen, and Hobbs Bakery of television fame (featured in 'The Fabulous Baker Brothers'). Equidistant is the town of Stroud, brimming with independent, alternative and eclectic shops and galleries - from fossils to fairies and vintage to vinyl - and home to one of the most celebrated farmers markets in the country (every Saturday). Other well known Cotswold towns such as Bibury, Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold are all within easy reach.

Slightly further afield and the area draws sports enthusiasts from all over the country. There are excellent golf courses at Minchinhampton and Cotswold Edge, polo at Cirencester Park, Aston Down and Westonbirt, horse-racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Chepstow, and world-renowned equestrian eventing at Gatcombe and Badminton. Westonbirt is also home to a well-known arboretum, and the region has many picturesque walks and rides through footpaths and bridleways around the surrounding countryside. For more of the hustle and bustle of town, the ancient Roman town of Cirencester, Bath (famous for its natural hot springs and 18th Century Georgian architecture), Bristol and Cheltenham are all within 30-45 minutes drive, each offering their own character-packed day out.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

Stroud (3 miles) and Kemble (8 miles) are the nearest train stations with regular and direct services to London Paddington in 75-90 minutes. By car, access to the M4 (junction 18) is 13 miles away, and the M5 (junction 13) is 6 miles. Bristol International Airport is around 60 minutes drive and London Heathrow airport is around 90 minutes.

BOOKING

Bookings are generally in 7 day blocks, Saturday to Saturday, but this can be amended upon request.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About The Owner

We found this beautiful family home in the summer of 2016 and set about updating the interiors to create a relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Having grown up in the area, where my parents and siblings still live, I returned with my own family and have a long-term love of the Cotswold way of life.

The Owner purchased this house in 2016

Why The Owner chose Stroud

I fell in love with this house because of the fantastic proportions inside, but most importantly the views. There's no better way to appreciate this quintessentially English landscape.

Amenities

Stroud House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Loft bedroom ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Master ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Twin bedroom ensuite - toilet , shower
    Single bedroom ensuite - toilet , shower
    Single bedroom 2 ensuite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Loft bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Loft bedroom with trundle bed
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Twin or double bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Twin or double room, with trundle bed
    Single bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Single bedroom with trundle bed
    Single bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Single bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

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(1 traveler review)

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Cotswold period charm with incredible views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Wonderful week with the Family

  • 5 of 5

Although I am English by birth, I reside permanently in USA . My wife and I vacation in UK each year, rent a home and my kids, grandkids and sister visit. There was 9 of us in Lower Littleworth House, spanning 4 generations. The house accommodated us with ease and the playroom downstairs was a godsend for the little one.The house is a little remote but the views from every room more than compensated.

Renting a home can be demanding, but the owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating, thank you Peter. No issues during the stay and the list of nearby pubs was helpful, The Royal Oak was the star .

We enjoyed the house immensely.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and his family were very easy guests. They were polite, respectful and left the house in perfect condition. They'd be very welcome to stay again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Black Horse
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Minchinhampton
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Stroud
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Lodge
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $129.45
Refundable Damage Deposit $323.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.