Hyde Tyning Cottage is an elegant and luxurious, 3-bedroom (sleeps 6), 2.5-bathroom country property built in the late 1920’s by the Cadbury family as their chauffeur’s accommodation. The cottage’s contemporary, bespoke oak and glass conservatory forms a stunning open plan, living-dining room, while beside it is a uniquely furnished snug, both with a woodburner fireplace. Outside, the cottage has a wrap-around terrace with BBQ, dining area and fabulous views out to the garden and countryside. The cottage is just 10 minutes’ walk to the village of Minchinhampton, with a pub, tea shop, general store, independent boutiques, and beauty salons. Ideally located for walking, visits to Gatcombe, Highgrove, Stroud Farmers Market, and the wider Cotswolds.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - x3
- Bedding & towels
Updated 30 Oct 2020
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On arrival, guests are greeted with the front of the property where there is a pretty lawn and rose garden, a covered porch, and handy side porch and door into a spacious utility room, ideal for removing boots, hats and coats after a day out in the Cotswold countryside. To the side of the cottage is a double garage for guests’ private parking – ideal for storing bicycles too.
A gravel path leads around the back of this secluded property, (passing a woodshed on the way), to a beautiful terrace and patio, with a dining area, sun loungers, BBQ and large lawn with borders full of flowering shrubs and annuals. A gate at the end of the garden leads directly to the woodland beyond and paths down to the beautiful Chalford Valley and the Thames and Severn Canal.
The handsome exterior of the cottage conceals a stunning interior with its 4-star facilities, beautiful décor, two living rooms, dining area, a fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room and three very well-appointed double bedrooms, plus one ensuite, one family shower room and a downstairs cloakroom.
The ancient and picturesque market town of Minchinhampton – just 10 minutes’ walk from Hyde Tyning Cottage – is within easy reach of Nailsworth (2 miles – see attached Nailsworth Guidebook), Stroud (4.5 miles), Tetbury (6 miles) and Cirencester (10 miles). From the world-famous Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing to the award-winning Stroud Farmers’ Market, the cottag is perfectly placed for access to the most popular Cotswold events, activities and walking from the doorstep.
- Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 1 king-size room, 1 standard double room, 1 twin room
- 2.5 bathrooms: 1 family shower room; 1 ensuite bathroom; 1 downstairs W.C
- Parking for 3 cars (2 in a garage, 1 on the driveway)
- Private enclosed garden
- Fireplace with wood burner x2 – logs and kindling supplied in adjacent wood store
- All bed linen, bath towels, hand towels, face cloths and tea towels provided
- Hairdryer with straightener x2
- Robes and slippers provided in each bedroom
- Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, instant coffee, sugar, fresh milk, spices, oil
- Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
- Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel, body lotion
- Central heating with Nest control. Hot water on demand.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Smart TV x6
- Blu-Ray player x2 + selection of Blu-ray DVDs
- Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
- Double Oven
- Hob with 5-ring burner
- Drinks fridge
- Ice machine (and ice bucket)
- Washing machine
- Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Outdoor patio/seating area
- Garden furniture – seats 6
- BBQ (gas – provided)
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
- Burglar alarm – can be set up on request (at check-in)
Side Entrance-Utility Room
Guests can enter the cottage via the front door, but most people use the convenient side door into the Utility Room with its stone floor, ideal for coming in after a country walk. Here you’ll find a coat and hat rack, a Belfast sink (with a great view over the garden and woodland beyond), a washing machine and dryer, a microwave oven, an ice-making machine, a drinks fridge, plenty of kitchen cabinets containing outdoor crockery, plastic glasses, wine coolers and vases.
The dual aspect, fully equipped Kitchen with a breakfast dining area is a lovely light and bright room with every convenience needed for a self-catering stay. The Kitchen overlooks the front garden and has a beautiful polished limestone floor. It is equipped with wrap-around, immaculate, white kitchen units and a marble preparation surface, a double oven and 5-ring burner hob, a double sink, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, and small smart TV, Otoni kettle and 4-slice toaster, as well as bakeware and all the utensils, china and glassware needed for six guests.
At the far end of the Kitchen, beside the door into the dining-living area, is a handy breakfast table, comfortably seating four.
Dining Area-Living Room
The centrepiece of the property is the recent addition of the dining-living area – a stunning bespoke conservatory with exposed oak beams, a brick fireplace with woodburner, a lantern ceiling, beautiful polished stone flooring and fabulous views through the windows and French doors across the garden to the nearby woodland.
The Dining Area
Furnished with a large rectangular oak table, comfortably seating six guests, the dining area also has a beautiful ornate mirror, a bookcase (with books and games), an oak sideboard with napkins, glasses, and serving and nibbles bowls.
The Living Area
This fabulous living area is furnished with a U-shaped, 5-seater recliner sofa and recliner armchair, which face towards a magnificent tree trunk coffee table, a handsome brick fireplace with a woodburner, and the large smart TV with Blu-ray DVD player. French doors lead from the living area out to the patio and terrace. A clever lighting system allows guests to choose the lighting to compliment the setting and scene, plus there are plenty of sidelights and lamps for ease of reading.
To ensure guests are comfortable at all times, even on the hottest days, the dining-living area has air conditioning, the cooling effect of which extends through the whole of the downstairs if needed. There are also plenty of windows that can be opened, plus French doors to the patio, and a lantern ceiling window that can be opened.
Head through the double glass doors to:
Part of the original 1920s house, the Snug, overlooking the front garden, has the original wood floor and is sumptuously furnished with a harlequin leather sofa and armchair, reading lamps and an inset feature wood burner with a beautiful mirror above. The warm cerise walls and beautiful rug create an inviting, cosy space to retreat to for a quiet read or to watch a film on the large smart TV with Blu-ray player.
Head through the door out of the Snug into the front hallway with cloakroom and stairs up to the bedrooms and a Nest heating control panel beside the cloakroom door.
The downstairs cloakroom harks back to the Edwardian era when Hyde Tyning was built, with beautiful tiles and blue-grey walls, plus a WC, hand basin, and heated towel rail.
Carpeted stairs with a banister lead from the hallway and front door up to the three double bedrooms (one ensuite) and the family shower room. All bedrooms feature a thick pile carpet, and each has two robes, slippers and bottled water:
Bedroom 1- Ensuite Master
The beautifully decorated and furnished master ensuite bedroom features a king-size double bed with bedside tables and reading lights, an antique chest of drawers that converts to a pretty desk and a small smart TV. The heated, built-in double wardrobe features padded clothes hangers, a safe and a hairdryer/straighteners. This dual aspect room has views over the front garden and the surrounding countryside.
The ensuite has a full-size, claw-foot bath with an over-bath shower with both overhead and hand-held shower heads and a handy little door to turn off the bath taps without reaching right round the shower door! Also featuring an anti-steam mirror, WC, vanity unit, and heated towel rail.
This handsomely decorated double room overlooks the garden and woodland to the rear and is furnished with a standard double bed, smart TV, long ornate mirror, and a bedside table with reading lamp. A freestanding wardrobe houses padded clothes hangers, a fluffy throw and a hairdryer/straighteners.
With its delightful primrose-yellow walls, the smallest bedroom overlooks the front garden and features two single beds, a small smart TV, a large ornate mirror, a free-standing wardrobe with padded clothes hangers and a fluffy throw.
Family Shower Room
Featuring a walk-in shower, with an overhead and hand-held shower head, beautiful polished limestone tiling, a large wash basin with an anti-steam mirror, a WC, and a heated towel rail.
To the front of the cottage is a pretty lawn and rose garden, with a double garage for guests’ use to the side (for two cars and/or bicycles). A gravel path leads around the back, passing a woodshed on the way, to an immaculate and spacious terrace and patio, with a dining area, sun loungers and a gas BBQ (fuel provided). Step down from the terrace to a large lawn with borders full of flowering shrubs and annuals. A gate at the end of the garden leads directly to the woodland beyond and paths down to the beautiful Chalford Valley and the Thames and Severn Canal.
Hyde Tyning Cottage is within 10 minutes’ walk of the centre of the small but beautiful market town of Minchinhampton, one of the Cotswolds hidden treasures. There’s lots to see and do on your doorstep and even more within a 10-mile radius.
Pubs, Restaurants and Take Aways
At the centre of Minchinhampton are The Crown, The Kitchen and The Chip Shed. The Crown (part of the Lucky Onion family of pubs), is a beautiful Cotswold country pub serving excellent food with a garden for summer visitors and a roaring log fire for the winter. The Kitchen serves breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, and lunches. All the food is prepared fresh daily, using local suppliers. The Chip Shed is an excellent fish and chip takeaway – look out for the welly boots hanging above the entrance!
For other eating out ideas, see the Nailsworth Guidebook (provided in the Welcome Guide at the cottage), which includes Passage to India, considered by the owners of Hyde Tyning Cottage to serve some of the best Indian food outside London!
Minchinhampton village has the following shops and stores:
- M&B Stores – a well-stocked convenience store selling basic requirements.
- Woefuldane Organic Dairy – a local dairy selling products all made with organic milk from their herd of Dairy Shorthorn cows.
- Taylors & Sons the Butchers
- Boots the pharmacy
- The Post Office
- Beauty salons: Brookes Hair & Beauty and The Salon
- Longfield Charity Shop
- Stafford Cottage Boutique (gifts, clothes and accessories)
- The White Room – designer bridal wear
The Cotswolds has a great choice of spas. The closest to Hyde Tyning Cottage are:
- Calcot Spa, near Tetbury (5.5 miles)
- The Vaulted Spa at The Kings Head, Cirencester (10.5 miles)
- Barnsley Spa, Barnsley (17 miles)
Minchinhampton is within easy reach of Nailsworth (2 miles – see attached Nailsworth Guidebook); Stroud (4.5 miles) with its Farmers Market on Saturday mornings; Tetbury (6 miles) a great antiques centre, with nearby Westonbirt arboretum, and Highgrove Gardens; Cirencester (10 miles); Gatcombe (1 mile); Badminton (14 miles); and Cheltenham (20 miles).
Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons: this extensive open common land, managed by the National Trust, (the second largest in the Cotswolds) lies all around Minchinhampton and is minutes from the cottage.
Golfers have two nearby choices, Minchinhampton Golf Club and Minchinhampton Old Course set on Minchinhampton Common, a National Trust area of outstanding natural beauty.
The area has fabulous mountain biking and road routes. See the Cotswolds AONB website for cycle routes for all abilities.
Horse Riding – at Barton End Equestrian Centre (3.5 miles away), which offers a wide selection of activities to suit all standards, from beginner to advanced and from tiny tots to adult riders. They run special hacks, including romantic evenings, Easter egg hunts, pub trips, picnics, and Pimms and Strawberries! They also offer Early Bird Hacks, so you can watch the sun rise and view the amazing wildlife while you ride!
The Cotswold Gliding Club, on Aston Down, just 4 miles away, provides one-day courses, trial lessons, and 5-day courses.
Badminton Horse Trials (14 miles away)
The Badminton Horse Trials take place every year on the beautiful estate of Badminton House. Visit the website for information on pricing and dates for the upcoming event.
Gatcombe (1 mile away)
The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing takes place at Gatcombe Park, home of HRH The Princess Royal and her family, in one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds. This established and world respected sporting event has been running for over 35 years, creating a must-do date in the diary for both competitors and general public alike.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Wotton-under-EdgeWotton-under-Edge Circular Walk Westonbirt (Arboretum) Circular Walk Stinchcombe Hill Old Sodbury Hill Fort Circular Walk Little Sodbury Circular Walk
TetburyBadminton House - MWS Badminton (without stiles) Wotton-under-Edge - Circular Westonbirt Arboretum Tetbury WOW Sodbury MWS (miles without stiles) Old Sodbury Circular Minchinghampton1-MWS
StroudStroud-Farmers-Market-MWS Minchinghampton-1-MWS Sir Stanley Tubbs-Stinchcombe-MWS Cam-long-Down-Circular-Walk
BathMWS-Winsley-Circle Bath-Circular-Walk Old-Sodbury-Circular-Walk MWS-Little Sodbury MWS-Marshfield Little-Solsbury-WWS
Address: Hyde Tyning Cottage, The Knapp, Minchinhampton, GL6 9ER*
By Car: *Use the postcode (GL6 9ER) to bring you to Minchinhampton and the junction of Cirencester Road and The Knapp (opposite Butt Street). Drivers arriving from the direction of Cirencester should turn right into The Knapp from the Cirencester Road then immediately turn right into The Tynings between the two dry stone walls. Proceed along The Tynings until you reach the house painted blue then bear left along the track to the last large, five-bar gate on the left-hand side where you will be met by the caretaker. If driving from the direction of Stroud, turn left into The Knapp, directly opposite Butt Street, then immediately turn right into The Tynings between the 2 dry stone walls… (continue as above).
The closest train station is Stroud (GWR) 3 miles away, or Kemble (GWR) 10 miles away. Both are served by trains from London Paddington.
Nailsworth Taxi Company 07770 928046
There is garage parking for 2 cars and driveway parking for 1 car.