A perfectly appointed cottage within a few paces of the elegant and royally connected Cotswold market town of Tetbury, Old Stables No. 2 sleeps 5 guests across 3 bedrooms (1 king-size, 1 double, 1 single), with 1 family shower room and a private, enclosed courtyard garden. The cottage has beautiful walks from the doorstep and is situated between two great local pubs and a stone’s throw from the town’s vibrant art centre, Tetbury Goods Shed. A great location for visiting Highgrove, Badminton, Gatcombe, Westonbirt, Cotswold Water Park and Malmesbury.
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- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - Free street parking
- Travel Cot - x1
- High Chair - x1
- Bedding & towels
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Perched on the side of the Chipping, above the picture-perfect green that lies at the bottom of the infamous Gumstool Hill, sits Old Stables No.2, an attractive, semi-detached Cotswolds holiday cottage. Offering both excellent amenities and a fabulous location, Old Stables No. 2 provides a warm welcome for visitors looking to explore this enchanting area of the English countryside.
From the outside, Old Stables No. 2 epitomises a typical Cotswold holiday home, with its natural Cotswold stone and pretty Cotswold green window frames. The cottage has a large, shared front patio and a private, enclosed courtyard patio to the rear, accessed via a gated side path, where guests can relax and enjoy dining al fresco. In the warmer months, the courtyard is filled with colour from the blooms of an array of wall-climbing plants.
Inside, the cottage is well-equipped and comfortably furnished. A cosy living room and spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining area comprise the ground floor. Upstairs, guests have use of three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with king-size bed, a double bedroom, and a small single bedroom, with a family shower room between the three bedrooms.
If you’re a lover of all things vintage or antique, Tetbury is undoubtedly the place for you – the town regularly features in Drew Pritchard’s Salvage Hunters – with several antique stores on the high street. There’s an abundance of stylish and arty cafes, boutiques and pubs, and Prince Charles’ Tetbury residence-inspired shop Highgrove. There are some wonderful walking routes to explore right from the front door and the Tetbury Goods Shed, with its eclectic mix of music, art and theatre is a minute away. In addition, there are several local places of interest within a 10-mile radius, including Nailsworth, the National Trust’s Newark Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Owlpen Manor, the Matara Centre, Woodchester Mansion, Highgrove House, Badminton, and Gatcombe Park.
Old Stable No. 2 can be rented with its neighbour 1, Old Stables (sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms).
- Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms across 1 king-size bedroom, 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom
- 1 family shower room with cubicle shower, W.C. and wash basin
- Private enclosed patio – safe for children
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Hairdryer x1
- Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, instant coffee, sugar
- Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
- Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel
- Heating and hot water via central heating. Hot water on demand.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, 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
- Washing machine
- Ironing board, iron, clothes airer (under stairs)
- Vacuum cleaner
- Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
- Outdoor patio/seating area
- Garden furniture
- BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Step through the front door into an enclosed porch – a handy space to remove your coats and footwear before heading inside.
The Living Room
The cosy Living Room looks out to the front patio and is furnished with a stylish, deep-buttoned three-seater sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table, a smart TV and an electric fireplace. Occasional tables and reading lamps add to the appeal of the room. A large under-stair cupboard houses cleaning and ironing facilities.
Through the double doors into the:
This attractive open-plan room, with wood laminate floor, looks out over the rear patio, which can be accessed via the kitchen back door, making it easy to carry out drinks and food for al fresco dining. The dining area has a square table to comfortably accommodate five guests (actual table is larger than in photo), with a sideboard housing mats and table linen and a window shelf with cookery books.
The fully equipped kitchen features a single oven, electric hob, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. The attractive dove-grey kitchen cabinets hold all the kitchen and dining ware needed for a self-catering stay.
Head up the carpeted stairs with handrail from the Living Room to the landing, three bedrooms and the family shower room:
Overlooking the rear patio, the master bedroom features a king-size bed on a black iron bed frame, with bedside tables and reading lamps. The bedroom has a dressing table with a mirror and seat and a free-standing wardrobe.
The second double bedroom overlooks the front patio and road and features a standard double bed with bedside tables and gorgeously quirky reading lamps that are complemented with a dressing table, mirror and chair and a free-standing wardrobe (not shown in photos).
Ideal for a younger guest, this compact room overlooking the front patio and road has a single bed, a dresser with drawers and bedside light and a large storage cupboard (ideal for suitcases).
Family Shower Room
A modern, stylishly decorated family shower room featuring a corner cubicle shower, W.C., wash basin, with vanity unit and mirror, and a towel rail.
The cottage has a private, enclosed rear courtyard (with a high wall adorned with climbing plants), which can be accessed via the kitchen back door or along a gated side path that leads from the front of the cottage where there is a patio at the front shared with the adjoining Old Stables No.1. A teak outdoor dining table and chairs is provided for al fresco dining.
Within a minute’s walk up a pedestrianised path from the cottage, you will find yourself in Tetbury town centre, where you’ll find a Co-Operative Food, well-equipped for basic groceries and supplies. For something a little special, Highgrove Shop is also on the high street, selling a selection of luxury organic foods and homeware inspired by Prince Charles’ nearby Highgrove Estate. A Tesco Superstore is also just a 10-minute stroll (or 2-minute car journey) from the cottage on London Road.
A market is held in the town centre every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am – 3pm.
Tetbury has a fantastic food scene, from gourmet dining at The Close Restaurant or Quayles Cornerhouse to pub cuisine at The Royal Oak and Snooty Fox, with delicatessen cafes galore such as the brilliant Café 53 and The Blue Zucchini.
The town is an antiques hub, with several antique stores on the high street and recent feature in Drew Pritchard’s Salvage Hunters.
Once one of the most prosperous wool towns in the country, Tetbury still remains a lively and stylish hub of Cotswold commerce. The central feature of the town is the Market House, built in 1655 when Tetbury was at the height of its wool trade, and designed for the sale of wool and yarn. To honour its past, every year on the last May Bank Holiday, Tetbury Woolsack Races are held. The idea of wool sack racing was born from drovers who would run up a steep hill with a very heavy sack of wool in a bid to impress the local ladies! Men’s sacks weigh 60lb while women’s way 35lb, and they must carry their sack above their head as they run the 240-yard course up and down Gumstool Hill. Although it’s free admission, with plenty of stalls, amusements and a fabulous street fayre, this event has raised a lot of money for charity in the past and is always hosted by a guest celebrity – watch this space!
Tetbury is also home to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s country home and primary residence, Highgrove Estate. Although not open to the public, garden tours can be booked in advance online as well as numerous other events that take place at the stunning royal residence throughout the year.
Read more about Tetbury’s amenities and facilities in the Tetbury Guidebook (above and at the property).
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
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CirencesterBibury-MWS Bibury-River-Coln-MWS North Cerney Siccaridge-Wood-MWS
BathMWS-Winsley-Circle Bath-Circular-Walk Old-Sodbury-Circular-Walk MWS-Little Sodbury MWS-Marshfield Little-Solsbury-WWS
The postcode for the property is GL8 8ET. Old Stables No.2 is located on Chipping Street, also known as Cirencester Road, just north of the town centre and A433. Old Stables No.2 is a semi-detached cottage that enjoys an elevated position on the curve of Chipping Street, directly opposite The Priory, an 18th Century manor house.
The nearest train station to Tetbury is Kemble, a 15-minute drive away. Kemble operates a very popular and direct service to London Paddington, taking 75-80 minutes.
- Express Taxi – 07858 450098
- Cotswold Shuffle: 01666 505056
Limited free on-street parking is available on Chipping Street (Cirencester Road), where Old Stables is located. The Old Railyard car park (GL8 8DG) is just a short walk down the road from the cottage and offers free, unrestricted parking 24/7. It is advisable to park in the Railyard if there is no street parking available, but upon arrival, guests should pull in and use their hazards to unload. Alternatively, there is a short stay car park in The Chipping, just above the cottage, maximum stay 3 hours, 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday, free outside of these hours.