Cyder Press House is an idyllic, traditional English farmhouse that sleeps up to 8 (+2) guests, with plenty of garden and outdoor space and sociable features such as a ping-pong table, croquet lawn and games room with 55inch flat-screen TV and Xbox/DVD player. Sleeping 8 guests across 4 bedrooms (2 camp beds available) with 3 bathrooms (2 ensuite) and 2 cloakrooms, this secluded Grade II listed farmhouse is perfect for a family gathering or get-to-together with friends.
Family events are welcome at the property, but it is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
Built in 1667, Cyder Press House offers both an opportunity to immerse yourself in olde worlde England from centuries ago, while providing the 21st century home comforts that ensure a comfortable stay. As you drive up to the property, you will be struck by the property’s attractive exterior, featuring Tudor-style paneling, a beautiful lawn + patio area, and, if you’re visiting in the spring/summer months, you’ll see the farmhouse in full bloom – shrouded in climbing foliage and rose bushes.
Cyder Press House is ideal for families and larger groups, particularly those looking for plenty of open space where they can explore and relax. This is a great place for those wanting to holiday together with plenty of activities on-site, including ping-pong, a playroom and a games room with foosball and Xbox. The House sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite, 1 family bathroom and 2 additional WCs. Children will love the winding gardens at Cyder Press House (perfect for a game of hide and seek!), with plenty of outdoor games to choose from such as a covered ping pong table, swingball, croquet set, hula-hoops and much more! Weather permitting, guests can enjoy a BBQ and dinner al fresco with a complete patio outdoor dining suite and comfy rattan furniture, as well as multiple seating areas around the gardens and property.
Inside, Cyder Press House is everything you may expect of a 17th Century farmhouse, with fine craftsmanship, wooden beams, large fireplaces, flagstone floors and lots of wonderful little nooks and crannies. However, you haven’t completely stepped back in time, there is also every convenience you would expect from a 21st Century home. The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped featuring an AGA and double fronted American fridge, while a beautiful period dining room sets the scene for entertaining. There are two games/playrooms for both little and big kids, one offering more traditional toys and games, and the other providing a large, flat-screen HD television and Xbox One.
Enter into a small covered porch area (you may notice some nesting birds above your head in the outdoor porch!) and then straight through to the…
Located in the oldest part of the house, the beautiful dining room has a deeply historic and traditional feel to it thanks to the flagstone floor, rich wooden beams, and large original fireplace, now for decorative use only. Featuring a grand wooden dining table with seating for up to 12 guests, it’s the perfect space for everyone to get to together!
A lovely farmhouse kitchen with plenty of space and facilities. Featuring a breakfast table for up to 8 guests, cushioned window seat, and lots of worktop space, it’s a great place to cook and socialise. Featuring a double fridge/freezer, AGA, conventional hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine + dryer, toaster, kettle, microwave and plenty of pots, pans, and utensils – there’s everything here that you will need! There is a WC and washbasin in a room connected to the far end of the kitchen.
A perfect little room for children to let loose in! Filled with toys, games, bean bags, a sofa, and a foosball table that can be converted into mini pool, ice hockey, and ping pong – this space will be a guaranteed hit with the younger members of the group! There are even patio doors with direct access to the patio/garden.
A light, creamy-hued room with white-washed beams and original oak features, the sitting room is a great place to relax, either in front of the wood-burning stove or on one of the sumptuous sofas. With a carpeted floor, a TV, and plenty of books + a beautiful marble solitaire set, this room has a deliciously warm and cosy feel.
Featuring a 55” flat screen, HD TV with an Xbox One, two controllers, games, and DVDs – this room is perfect for gamers looking to chill-out or for a movie night, with two sofas, a carpeted floor, and plenty of bean bags and cushions!
A lovely super-king double bedroom nestled under the original beams with plenty of storage space and a dressing table. Step up into the…
A very pretty peach-toned private bathroom with roof lights, a luxurious toll top bathtub with central taps, and an extendable shower head, WC, and washbasin.
A spacious twin bedroom that can be converted into a super-king double. Featuring a very high original ceiling and unique mezzanine storage area accessed by a steep ladder as well as additional wardrobe space and a fully stocked bookshelf! Guests staying in this room benefit from their own…
A well-equipped en-suite, featuring a walk-in shower cubicle, WC, and washbasin.
Head through the teeny-tiny mouse hole-style door into the landing. Here you will find the Wi-Fi router as well as a large hanging cupboard and the boiler. Turn right into…
A cosy twin bedroom with exposed beams and a bird-décor theme. Guests staying in this bedroom have use of a quirky feature – their own WC and washbasin in the bedroom!
A large, modern family bathroom with underfloor heating, a separate freestanding bathtub, and walk-in rain shower, WC, and twin washbasins.
Arguably the master bedroom, the end bedroom is light, bright, big, and airy, featuring a comfy super-king size double bed, roof lights, a sofa, decorative fireplace, and freestanding, full-length mirror. A real feature of this bedroom is its elegant, white-washed, curved beams, that would have originally been part of a hull of a ship in Gloucester docks.
Guests have plenty of outdoor space at Cyder Press Farm, with several lawns to choose from. Both the Barn and Farmhouse have their own private gardens as well as a front central lawn and shared patio area. There is plenty of outdoor seating available, as well as a main rattan furniture set and outdoor dining table, and parasols. Guests also have use of a charcoal BBQ, croquet set, swingball, ping pong table in the carport/garage area, and multiple other outdoor toys.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 8+2 in 4 bedrooms across 2 super king size doubles, 2 twin bedrooms (beds can be reconfigured) and 2 camp beds.
3 bathrooms + 2 WCs (2 en-suite, 1 family, 1 downstairs WC and a WC in Bedroom 3)
Ample parking + covered car port
Dining table to seat 10
Fireplace with wood burner
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, hand soap
Complimentary toilet paper and hand soap
Hairdryers – 2 (Bedroom 1 + 4)
Heating and hot water
Free Wi-Fi Superfast Fibre
TVs x3 (sitting room, games room, playroom)
DVD player / DVDs
Xbox One, 2 controllers + games
Games and toys for children (indoor foosball table that can be turned into ice hockey, pool and ping pong)
Ping pong table, croquet, swingball
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) bakeware & food preparation
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There are many supermarkets nearby, but the closest are on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Sainsbury's is approximately 3 miles away. There is also a large Waitrose in Cheltenham and an M&S Food Hall in the town centre. Coombe Hill Farm Shop is open seasonally and at certain times during the winter and the garage shop at Coombe Hill sells basic groceries plus beer and wine.
The Swan at Coombe Hill (1.5 miles)
Gloucester Old Spot (2 miles)
The New Dawn Inn (2 miles)
If you would like an easy walk, turn left out of Cyder Press House, turn right just after the barn and before the village pond and follow the track until you come to a gate. Go through the gate and into the field and follow the fence in front of you in a left-hand direction until you reach another gate at the other end. Through this gate you will pass over a small waterway and then a small dogleg bend until you reach the old canal. If you go right, you will eventually get to The Swan Pub at Coombe Hill and if you go left you will eventually arrive at The Red Lion. You can continue from the Red Lion to The New Dawn Inn at Norton and then from there walk along the main road back to the village. In all it is about 4.5 miles with an uphill climb between the two pubs.
Places to Visit:
Cheltenham Racecourse (6.5 miles)
Leckhampton Hill (9 miles)
Crickley Hill Country Park (12 miles)
Train - Gloucester (6 miles)
Taxis - Starline Taxis, Dial-a-Cab, Andy Cars & Central Taxis Association
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Points of Note
Parking: There is ample private parking for 6-7 cars
Due to the unique features, characteristics of a Grade II listed building, we would not recommend Cyder Press House for people who have mobility issues
Family events are welcome at the property, but it is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Great property , immaculately clean. Easy to organise with clear communication. Location was great- quiet and peaceful but not too far from Cheltenham by cab. A fabulous weekend retreat
Rohit - September 2021
Enjoyed a great, 3 generational family weekend in this unique, characterful, spacious, well equipped and clean property. Brilliant for children from 3 up.
Margaret - September 2021
We hired the house for my mums 60th birthday it was a lovely country escape. With all of the facilities we required for our family to enjoy. Just mind your head on those low door frames ouch!
Gemma - August 2021
Lovely house in a very quite rural location. A good retreat to relax and recharge. A large garden allowed our dog to stretch his legs and the table tennis table was great fun providing entertainment for all of us. Some lovely pubs serving great food can be reached on foot (albeit a bit of a walk, but fine in good conditions across country) or via a quick trip in the car. Alternatively the well equipped kitchen including an Aga gives the opportunity to rustle up some home cooked food that can be served up on a huge dining table. Really enjoyed our stay!!
Ian August 2021
Cyder Press Farm is a delightful rambling old house (mentioned in Pevsner’s Buildings of England). It is comfortably furnished, well-equipped and has loads of space. It is located in a blissfully peaceful spot and is perfect for a relaxing stay. The gardens are beautiful too. It is midway between Gloucester and Tewkesbury so there is plenty in the local area to explore.
Located off a very quiet lane in the sleepy hamlet of The Leigh, Cyder Press House is secluded enough to feel like a rural retreat while only a 10-15 minute drive from both the centres of Cheltenham and Gloucester, making it a great base from which to explore all that the Cotswolds has to offer!
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