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Top Places & Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Stroud

Top Places & Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Stroud

Holiday Cottages in Stroud are plentiful in quantity and quality but almost impossible to book, especially in peak season! Stroud was recently named the Best Place to Live in the UK by The Sunday Times and there are good reasons for this. Some of these reasons are also why travellers come and stay in Holiday Cottages in Stroud.   

Holiday in Stroud 

A Holiday in Stroud could be just the ticket for anyone looking to get out of a city and away from it all. The locals are friendly, the pubs are historic and the scenery glorious. No matter what time of the year, Stroud exudes beauty.  

We will be entering in to the Autumn soon (where did this year go?!) and the rolling hills of Stroud light up with colours, similar to those on the trousers of the local residents. The independent coffee shops will be selling their organic pumpkin spiced lattes and the small local pubs will be adding logs to their fireplaces. This all sounds idyllic right? But, as a visitor how would you know where to go? Do not worry, we have got you covered:

Places to Visit in Stroud  

There are plenty of places to visit in Stroud, here is our selection of our favourite places.

Rococo Gardens

Rococo Garden

Painswick Rococo Garden is quirky and pretty unique. 

Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden for the owner of Painswick House and his guests, today it’s a place to roam free, to get up close and personal with nature, or to feel the warmth of the sun on your face as you take in the spectacular views of the Cotswold countryside and magical follies. 

Woodruffs Café

Woodruff Café offers Organic, Seasonal and vegetarian dishes on their menu. They also cater to pescatarians and those with a more specific diet too. The coffee and cakes go down a treat at Woodruffs and this is a real local favourite. 

Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion is a unique and amazing Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic house hidden in a beautiful Cotswold valley 

It is an unfinished masterpiece. Building started about 1857 but stopped in the mid-1860s so floors and ceilings are missing, walls not plastered and windows unglazed. All the secrets of the construction of the Mansion are visible – something visitors will never see in another country house. 

The Mansion was designed by a young local architect, Benjamin Bucknall from Rodborough. He produced a unique Gothic Revival house which blends the local traditional work in limestone with the ideas of the French architectural thinker Viollet-le-Duc. 

Museum in the Park  

The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Within the historic mansion the collection tells the fascinating story of the landscape and people of the Stroud District. 

Situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s house; our collection tells the fascinating story of the Stroud District’s rich and diverse history.  With over 4,000 objects on display, including dinosaur bones, historical paintings and even one of the world’s first lawnmowers, there is something to spark the interest of all visitors! 

All of that sounds great, but where abouts in Stroud should you stay?  

Luxury Holiday Cottage in Stroud

Come & Stay Ltd has number of Holiday Cottage in Stroud. All of which offer something different. Our selection of cottages suit a variety of group types (i.e. couples, families, friends etc.), budgets and party sizes. Our Stroud Located Cottages are situated in a variety of different villages and towns in the Stroud area.  

We would like to introduce you to our homes: 

Tump Cottage

Tump Holiday Cottage in Stroud

Tump Cottage has one king size bed, and it is well equipped with an open plan living area, a TV/DVD and wood burner. The cottages are situated in a beautiful medieval Cotswold Non-Working Farm complete with many of its original buildings including a 15th Century Barn and Dovecote. Nympsfield is well placed for visiting Bath, Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Whether you are on holiday or business, Nympsfield is an ideal location for relaxation, peace and quiet. Tump has an open plan living area, a wood burner and natural limestone flooring. This is a beautiful Cotswold cottage, great for a getaway in the countryside.

Teasel Cross Cottage

Teasel Family Friendly Cottage Stroud

Painswick is just the place to go when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Available for short and long term stays. Great for a small family looking to escape reality.  

Teasel Cross Cottage has a gorgeous wood burner for our guests to enjoy a cosy night in. 

Situated in the heart of Painswick. 

Lovedays Cottage

Lovedays Cottage

Enjoy the elegance of a true Cotswolds cottage situated The Queen of the Cotswolds, (aka Painswick). Beautifully decorated and featuring exposed beams, limestone window frames, unique furnishings, fireplaces, and a stunningly relaxing yet beautiful garden to relax in.  

Indulge yourself in the comfort of this Cotswolds cottage. 

The cottage sleeps six in three double bedrooms, with two bathrooms arranged over two floors with two separate entertaining rooms: one, a cosy dining room / second sitting room with a log burning stove, the other a formal entertaining room with views of the church at the front and across the beautiful valley to the rear, with a feature inglenook fireplace with log effect stove.  

The property is centrally heated, there is parking directly outside of the house although a strict no smoking policy applies. 

Tinkley Cottage

Tinkley Cottage

Welcome to Tinkley Cottage! A barn which has been lovingly created from cart sheds.  

The cottages, while integrating much of the traditional style and materials from our Cotswold past, pay careful attention to modern living and comfort.  

We are dog friendly and we have very friendly chickens on site. We do ask that dogs are kept on their leads whilst out in the courtyard as they can become quite excited by our chickens and this can scare our friendly creatures. 

Other Amenities of the Cottage

Budget-Friendly holiday Cottage

Baytree Shepherds Hut is a Budget Friendly Holiday Cottage which allows couples, solo traveller or two friends getaway. This hut is in a quiet location, with a cosy double bed with a TV mounted on the wall above the bed. Perfect to snuggle up, watch a movie and drink some bubbly.   

Pet-Friendly Cottage

Teasel Cross Cottage is a small and cosy cottage situated in the village of Painswick. This is a village perfect for pets as the walks around the area are stunning and plentiful. Teasel Cross Cottage is pet friendly (small dogs recommended due to the size of the cottage), we have a back garden and pet-friendly pubs in the village.  

Luxury Stroud Cottage

It doesn’t get more luxurious than Lovedays Cottage. Beautifully decorated, a stunning enclosed south-facing garden, with top-quality beds and bedding. A quintessentially English cottage, perfect for a getaway with friends.  

Children Friendly Cottage,   

 Looking for a place to take the family? Tinkley Cottage, a neighbour of the Baytree Shepherds Hut, is the perfect place! This spacious Cotswolds cottage, has great amenities and is a short drive to child/family friendly activities. Children who visit adore our free-range chickens too (they’re very friendly).  

Safety & Security of the Cottage    

Tump  & Tinkley Cottage 

The safety and security of the cottage is second to none. The cottages are situated in a yard, in a very safe and quiet village at the top of a very tall hill. There are local residents around so it is easy to notice someone any suspicious activity. There is a key safe for the door which is only given to guests who have booked and paid.  

The doors can be locked from the inside and we always insure that the yard is closed after each car comes and goes. We continue to stock the cottages with health and safety amenities, including fire extinguisher, Carbon Monoxide Detector, smoke alarms and more.  

Teasel Cross Cottage

Teasel Cross and Lovedays Cottage are situated in Painswick, a close nit village with very little trouble. Guests always feel very comfortable in our cottages and in this very safe community. Our neighbours are friendly and look out for our guests and would happily report any trouble to us (bear in mind, they’ve never had to!) 

Final Words

Holiday Cottages in Stroud are a great place to holiday. There is so much to do, the village is safe and the local are super friendly. Families, couples and solo travellers love our Stroud based Holiday Cottages. There are plenty of reason to Come & Stay in Stroud.  

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