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.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - 6-7 cars
- Travel Cot - x1
- High Chair - x 1
- Bedding & towels
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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.
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!
- 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)
- Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, hand soap
- Ample parking + covered car port
- Dining table to seat 10
- Private garden
- Fireplace with wood burner
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Hairdryers – 2 (Bedroom 1 + 4)
- Heating and hot water
- Free Wi-Fi
- 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
- Dog friendly (two well-behaved dogs), dog bowls provided
- Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) bakeware & food preparation
- AGA + conventional oven/hob
- Large double fridge + pull-out freezer
- Washing machine + dryer
- Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, vacuum cleaner
- Outdoor patio/seating area
- Garden furniture
- BBQ (charcoal)
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Full Property Description
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!
Turn left and down a few steps to the:
A lovely farmhouse kitchen with plenty of space and facilities. Featuring a breakfast table, 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.
Through the kitchen to the:
A perfect little room for children to let loose in! Filled with toys, games, bean bags, a sofa TV 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! Patio doors lead directly to the patio/garden.
Back through the kitchen and dining room, into the:
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.
Through to the:
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 move night, with two sofas, a carpeted floor and plenty of bean bags and cushions!
Up the stairs in the corner of the room to:
Turn right and straight into:
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 rooflights, a luxurious enamel roll top bathtub with central taps and extendable shower head, WC and washbasin.
Across landing into:
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 original 17th-century 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!
Down a couple of steps and into the:
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 bed, rooflights, 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.
Down the second stairs into the dining room.
Guests have plenty of outdoor space at Cyder Press House, with several lawns to choose from. 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. Whatever the weather, there are things to do outside!
The beautiful parish of The Leigh is a uniquely tranquil slice of the Cotswolds considering it is located only around 5 miles from the lovely towns of Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Gloucester. Although small, there are three main areas of the parish, Leigh End, Evington (the most compact part of the village and the area mainly referred to just as The Leigh), and Coombe Hill. The Leigh is a very historic and traditional village, with only 127 houses and 357 residents, 70% of whom have lived there for over 10 years (according to a survey taken in 2016). If you wish to learn more about the history of the village, visit www.theleighp.org.uk
There are four good pubs within walking distance (around a mile) from Cyder Press House. Serving good quality food and drink:
The Swan at Coombe Hill (GL19 4BA) On the crossroads at Coombe Hill (A38)
01242 680227 www.swanatcoombehill.co.uk
The Gloucester Old Spot (GL51 9SY) On the A4109 between Coombe Hill and Cheltenham!
01242 680321 www.thegloucesteroldspot.co.uk
The New Dawn Inn (GL2 9LR) at Norton On the A38 towards Gloucester
01452 730001 www.newdawninn.co.uk
The Red Lion (GL2 9LW) at Wainlode
01452 730 935 www.redlionwainlode.co.uk
There are many supermarkets nearby, but the closest are on the outskirts of Cheltenham,
Sainsbury’s (GL51 9RR) 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 01242 680537 and the garage shop at Coombe Hill sells basic groceries plus beer and wine.
Situated equidistant from three different towns, you have an excellent choice of shops, activities and attractions while staying at Cyder Press House!
Cheltenham: A large spa town which has four distinct areas of shopping from the Lower High Street. (Poundland, Wilco, Greggs etc), the High Street (M&S, Boots, WH Smiths etc) the Promenade (House of Fraser, Waterstones, Molton Brown, Jaeger, Hobbs etc) leading up to Montpellier with chic bars, exclusive and boutiques. The Brewery is off the lower High Street and hosts a number of eateries, The Screening Rooms and a multi-screen cinema.
Gloucester: A small city with the shops mainly situated on four streets forming the shape of a cross, so it is very easy to navigate. There is easy access to Gloucester Cathedral (where the cloisters were transformed into the corridors of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School). Gloucester Quays outlet centre offers a range of clothing shops and from there you can access the Gloucester Docks where there are many restaurants and bars and a multi-screen cinema.
Tewkesbury: Offering a selection of specialty shops, antique shops, tea and coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. A small open-air market is held twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The main shopping areas are on High Street, Church Street and Barton Street.
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.
On the other side of the Canal heading towards Coombe Hill (turning right along the canal) is a bird hide and nature reserve, so bring your binoculars!
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Address for Cyder Press House is: Cyder Press Farm, The Leigh, GL19 4AG
The Sat Nav will take you to the village post box. So, with the letterbox on your RIGHT and Leigh Farm on your LEFT, proceed to the junction 15 meters ahead and turn left. After 50 metres or so, pass a few red brick cottages on left, continue to a sharp left-hand bend and there will be a half-stone and half-timber clad building with closed double gates – head to the open five bar gate – drive in and turn left again almost immediately to park near the Cyderpress House, which is situated at Cyderpress Farm.
There is ample private parking at Cyder Press House for 6-7 cars.
Cheltenham and Gloucester Train Stations are both around 20 minutes away from Cyder Press House. Services run regularly to Gloucester and Cheltenham from London Paddington (duration 2 hrs) and Birmingham (duration 1 hr) approx.