The Granary is a delightful barn conversion set in the heart of a 25-acre Gloucestershire farm on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, yet only 4.5 miles from central Cheltenham and within 20 miles of many of the Cotswolds’ favourite attractions. The cottage sleeps four guests across a king-size double and a twin bedroom and has a family shower room and downstairs cloakroom. The welcoming, beautifully appointed living-dining room features a woodburning stove, original exposed beams and a spacious dining area to comfortably seat four guests. Outside is a private garden with a patio and BBQ. The Granary accepts two well-behaved dogs, has two horse stables and parking for two cars.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - x2
- Travel Cot - x1
- High Chair - x1
- Bedding & towels
Full Description & House Rules
Originally, The Granary was a yellow-brick barn used to house grain. Today, it is beautifully renovated and restored holiday let at the centre of the owners’ farm on the outskirts of Cheltenham, close to the village of Shurdington. To either side of the property is a wicker fence surrounding the private patio and courtyard.
The Granary is accessed via Sandy Pluck Lane, a half-mile long, country track, passing open land and neighbouring houses and farms. You will find yourself surrounded by farmland and open country with easy access to walks and beautiful scenery. Guests drive into an immaculately kept courtyard, with the owners’ property to one side, The Granary ahead and its parking area to the right. Behind a tall wicker fence is a private garden with a patio, seating and BBQ.
Downstairs, The Granary has a fully equipped kitchen with a separate utility/cloakroom and a large dining-living room, featuring the original beams and fabulous wood burning stove, with a door leading out to the patio and garden. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one furnished with a king-size bed and the other with two 3ft single beds. The two bedrooms share a shower room with a large walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.
The Granary is ideally located to explore the Central, South and North Cotswolds by car, with easy access to all the major routes and places of interest, including Cheltenham Racecourse (6 miles), Sudeley Castle/Winchcombe (12 miles), Cirencester (14 miles), Bourton-on-the-Water (19 miles), Bibury (20 miles), Stow-on-the-Wold (22 miles) and Burford (25 miles). If you prefer to arrive by train and explore the area on foot or by bike, Cheltenham Spa or Gloucester train stations are just 5 miles from the property. In addition, up to two large stables can be hired, giving guests the opportunity to bring their own horses and explore the beautiful Cotswolds on horseback. (See ‘Local Amenities & Attractions’ for details.)
- Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms: 1 double with king-size bed; 1 twin with two 3’ singles
- 5 bathrooms: 1 family shower room with walk-in shower and toilet; 1 downstairs toilet (in utility room)
- Parking for 2 cars
- Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
- Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for first fire. Further firewood available from owners.
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, fresh coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
- 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 with thermostat control
- Free Wi-Fi
- TV – 1x large Smart TV (Living Room); 3x small Freeview TVs (kitchen, bedrooms)
- Dog friendly (accepts max. 2, well-behaved dogs)
- Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen paper
- Oven (electric)/hob (induction)
- Microwave (in Utility Room)
- Freezer (in Utility Room)
- Washing machine (in Utility Room)
- Dryer (in Utility Room)
- Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
- Outdoor patio/seating area
- Garden furniture – seats 4
- BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
- 2 large horse stables + parking for lorry/trailer (See ‘Local Amenities’ for more details)
Full Property Description
Step through the front door into the hallway, off which are the kitchen and utility room and the open-plan dining-living room.
The fully equipped Kitchen is a bright and light room with a sparkling work surface and limestone floor tiles. The Kitchen is kitted out with an induction hob, electric oven, fridge, dishwasher, double sink and Freeview TV, as well as all the equipment and bakeware needed to prepare meals for everyone.
This handy room is a cloakroom, laundry room and kitchen support all in one, with a toilet, handbasin, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, freezer and iron and ironing board, plus hooks to hang up coats.
Dining Area-Living Room
This delightfully cosy yet light and spacious double aspect room features exposed timbers and a fabulous fireplace with a large woodburning stove. At the entrance to the room is a big, square, re-cycled pine table that comfortably seats four guests. At the far end is the cosy sitting area furnished with two beautiful, velvet sofas, an extra-large Smart TV, an antique coffee table and occasional table and a bookcase with a selection of reading books to enjoy during your stay. A stable door leads out from the dining area to the patio and garden where there is a bistro-style table and chairs and BBQ (charcoal).
Carpeted stairs with a bannister lead up from the entrance to the dining area to the two bedrooms and family shower room:
This lovely, spacious and bright, double bedroom overlooks the open countryside and farmland to the rear of the property. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, bedside chests of drawers and reading lamps, a wall-mounted TV (Freeview), a full-length mirror and a triple, fitted wardrobe with hanging space and shelves. A pretty, antique table and two chairs provides a lovely place to sit and read or work.
The pretty second bedroom is a good-sized twin room with three windows (one is part of an original granary door) looking out over the courtyard and distant countryside. The bedroom is furnished with two full-size single beds set at opposite ends of the room and at a right angle to provide some privacy for each guest if it’s needed. Each bed has a bedside table or shelf and a reading lamp. The bedroom has a full-length mirror, fitted wardrobe and a wall-mounted TV (Freeview). (The stable door is kept locked but can be opened in an emergency to access The Granary’s outside steps down to the courtyard.)
Family Shower Room
Conveniently located between the two bedrooms, the family shower room features a double walk-in shower, a hand basin with a mirror above, a toilet and a tall vanity unit with a full-length mirror.
The Granary has a private patio with a table and chairs and a BBQ (please bring your own charcoal). The garden wraps around the sides and rear of the property, with a door opening to it from the dining area, providing a lovely spot to enjoy an al fresco drink or meal. The Granary is surrounded by open countryside and farmland on the edge of the Cotswolds AONB, with easy access to walks on the owners’ land (directions will be provided by the owners) and to public footpaths.
To the side of The Granary is easy-to-access parking for two cars, while across the yard is a barn with a warm water outside hose that guests are encouraged to use to wash off muddy boots and dogs.
The Granary is just 4.5 miles from Regency Cheltenham, with its wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafes, independent and household brand name shopping, the Everyman Theatre and world-famous jazz, literary, music and science festivals. The celebrated Gold Cup Cheltenham Racecourse is just 6 miles away. (See Cheltenham Guidebook below for more details about Cheltenham.)
The nearest shop selling basic items is Shurdington Post Office (1.6 miles) at GL51 4SJ. The nearest small supermarket is a Cooperative food store in Brockworth, 2 miles away. If you would like to buy fresh, homegrown produce, head to Primrose Farm Shop and Pick Your Own, 1 mile away, along the A46 towards the A417. Gloucester Business Park is 3.5 miles away, where guests will find a Tesco Superstore and petrol station, Costa Coffee, Subway, Greggs and a David Lloyd Racket & Health Club. The Shell petrol station on the A46 roundabout, towards Painswick, is 1.7 miles away and sells everyday basics.
The Granary is within easy driving distance of Painswick (9.5 miles), Sudeley Castle/Winchcombe (12 miles), Stroud (12 miles), Cirencester (14 miles), Bourton-on-the-Water (19 miles), Bibury (20 miles), Stow-on-the-Wold (22 miles) and Burford (25 miles).
The Granary is right at the heart of the Cotswold Way, the national walking route that offers just over 100 miles of magical walking, with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment and journeys through picturesque villages and famous ancient sites. For other great walking routes, visit www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/ – it is the best source of local information and you can download maps (walking and cycling) for free. The owners also like the clarity and accuracy of the R R Gordon walks, which you can print off or download from: www.rrgordon.com/TellMeMore-LittleWalksOverview.htm
FlyUp417 Bike Park is 2 miles from The Granary and is a haven for ultra-keen and pro mountain bikers. This 100-acre bike park just outside the centre of Gloucester is the biggest privately owned mountain bike facility in England. It features downhill trails, an indoor pumptrack, a dirt jump barn and field, as well as the unique ‘uplift’ feature, with transport for you and your bike back to the top of the hill after a descent. If you can’t bring your own bike, bikes are available for hire. Indoor storage for bikes can be provided at The Granary.
Skiing & Snowboarding
The Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre (gloucesterski.com) is 7 miles from the Granary. There is a 255-metre main slope, a freestyle slope with Snowflex Fun Park (and features on selected nights), a 40-metre nursery slope, a dedicated tubing slop, button tow ski lifts, a big air bag – for practising freestyle manoeuvres, a fully licensed café/bar with food and ski and snowboard hire.
Up to 2 large stables can be hired at an additional cost of £50 per stable. Neither bedding nor feed are provided but there’s a lockable area for both, and for all tack. Hacking out from The Granary involves rather too much road-work but parking for a lorry or trailer is available giving you ready access to the glories of Cotswold riding. Payment for the stable(s) must be made direct to the owner on arrival as cash or bank transfer.
You should leave the stables as you found them. A barrow and tools are available, and a muck heap is close by.
Local Pubs Serving Good Food
- Bathhurst Arms, North Cerney
- Green Dragon, Cockleford
- Gloucester Old Spot, Piffs Elm
- The House in the Tree, Boddington
- The Colesbourne Inn, Colesbourne
- Butchers Arms, Sheepscombe
- The Black Horse, Cranham
- Foston’s Ash Inn, The Camp
Walking & Cycling Guides
StroudStroud-Farmers-Market-MWS Minchinghampton-1-MWS Sir Stanley Tubbs-Stinchcombe-MWS Cam-long-Down-Circular-Walk
NorthleachAndoversford-MWS Bibury-MWS Bibury-River-Coln-MWS Great Rissington-MWS Bourton and Wyck-MWS Guiting Power - MWS Northleach-MWS Salperton-MWS Stow-on-the-Wold-MWS
CheltenhamAndoversford-MWS Charlton-Kings-MWS Cleeve-Common Cleeve-Hill-West-Downs-MWS Cleeve South-WOW Crickley-Hill-WOW Leckhampton Loop Circular Brockhampton-MWS Winchcombe-Sudeley-Valley-MWS Salperton-MWS Cleeve-Common-Circular-Walk Cranham-Circular-Walk
Bourton-on-the-WaterBourton Circular-WWS Great Rissington-MWS Harford Bridge-MWS Bourton and Wyck-MWS Guiting Power and Castlett-MWS Naunton-Circular-WWS Salperton-MWS
The Granary lies on the outskirts of Shurdington village down Sandy Pluck Lane, just 4.5 miles from central Cheltenham.
The nearest train stations are Cheltenham Spa or Gloucester, both about 5 miles from the property.
There is ample parking for two cars directly beside the Granary.