Beautiful Cotswold Cottage with hot tub in idyllic private garden!

Beautiful Cotswold Cottage with hot tub. The moment you step in the door of this cottage you will feel at home. I have lived here since 2016 and everyday I love the views over the beautiful Slad valley and the proximity of the town (Stroud) minutes walk away.

The property is an 1860`s Victorian Cottage in the old part of town. Full of character and assures a comfortable stay! On the ground floor you will find the kitchen/dining leading out through French doors into the long, wild garden where a hot tub is sheltered under the Wisteria and Honeysuckle. The newly refurbished kitchen was done last July; everything is in great working order with convenient modern storage for equipment and recycling. The free standing cooker/oven is gas fired. There is also a small worktop electric oven. Fridge freezer and slim dishwasher.

The front door opens directly into the sitting room with the original fireplace and Smart TV. Upstairs is an attractive bathroom with bath/shower and a bright south facing double bedroom with good storage. Top floor you will find the penthouse double room, with views over the valley! The street is very quiet with minimal passing traffic. So I always enjoy a good night's peaceful sleep and quiet living during the day. My neighbours are kind and considerate.

At the bottom of the garden is a beautiful bedroom/siesta space: the "cabin of magic dreams"! This lovely space can be a perfect summer bedroom if an extra room is needed. The cabin has electricity but not running water.

Located in a very quiet neighbourhood with beautiful nature spots nearby in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds.

I hope to find a home swap with people who are willing to feed my cat Gracious (very independent) and importantly to water my plants. I would be glad to help out with pets/plants for my swap hosts.

About the location

Brimming with independent shops, cafés and galleries and every Saturday is home to one of the best Farmers’ Markets in the country.
There are plenty of things to do in Stroud: we have a great free magazine called 'Good on Paper' which lists activities, events, workshops, concerts and festivals going on in Stroud.
I am rarely at a loss for something interesting to attend or take part in! The town noticeboards are crammed with initiatives and creative happenings put on by the vibrant local community

In Stroud, you will find an eclectic mix of shops selling everything from fossils to fairies and vintage to vinyl, all set against the dramatic backdrop of the beautiful Five Valleys, just 90 minutes by train from London. The new Five Valleys Arcade has a wide selection of eateries with international foods; there is also artisan bakery, quality meats and fish as well as boutiques. It is a really buzzy place to try a Mexican or a Thai and watch the passersby.

Stroud is well-known for its industrial heritage and visitors can spot the former textile mills along the valleys. Attractions in Stroud include former working mills open for guided tours at certain times of year. Wimbledon tennis ball cloth and championship snooker baize are still made here today.

A number of interesting landmark buildings contribute to the town’s creative spirit. Discover the heritage of Stroud through the Museum in the Park and the Heritage Board Map Trail, available as a phone app download or to buy at various places within the town.

The Stroudwater Canal is currently being restored to its former glory. Enjoy a walk along the tow path, stopping at a traditional pub or café on the way. Visit the Canal Visitor Centre at Wallbridge Lock to find out more.

Stroud is known as a centre for contemporary arts. Many writers, artists and craftspeople live in the five sweeping valleys encircling the town, made famous by Laurie Lee’s “Cider with Rosie”.

An exciting programme of events and festivals in Stroud include the Select Festival (textiles) and month-long SITE Art Festival, where open-studio tours allow a glimpse into artists’ homes and studios. Stroud Fringe brings the town alive in August with an array of free music events.

There are plenty of activities in Stroud. The Cotswold Way runs through Stroud, popular with walkers. Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsley Commons overlook the town and are enjoyed by a mix of walkers, horse-riders, paragliders, and those looking for a locally-made Winstones ice-cream.

The nature here is absolutely picture postcard beautiful!

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No small children

Stroud, Cotswolds (HE42087)

Gloucestershire,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Prefer near the coast

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months

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