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“Peaceful haven”
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51 reviews
The Dovecote
The Dovecote
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Main kingsize bedroom
Main kingsize bedroom
Second bedroom with double and single bed
Second bedroom with double and single bed
Bathroom with bath and overhead shower
View over duck pond
Seating area overlooking duck pond
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cheltenham, Cotswolds, England

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Aussietra...
Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Peaceful haven”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The beautiful Dovecote was a peaceful haven in a delightful spot. All the comforts of home and a much needed retreat from England's busy roads and crowded tourist hotspots. Our family of four (two young adult offspring) from country Australia felt very at home and all rated the cottage very highly. Special mention - bird life on the pond and the delicious home baked cake.

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Liked best: Peaceful location
Liked least: Bus stop on very busy carriageway
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Sep 2014
Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Natasha B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cottage, great location”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Dovecote is beautiful, quirky, comfortable, very clean and set in gorgeous countryside. We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend there and will definitely go back.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
8 Jul 2014
Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Helen
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SadieKris...
Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fabulous little find!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We arrived at the Dovecot and instantly knew we had made a good choice. We had a yummy homemade cake waiting for us, which was such a lovely touch. Set in beautiful grounds, the House looks over a lovely Pond. Lovely relaxing location, clean, warm and cosy cottage. Very comfy beds, all very clean and spacious main bedroom. Lovely log fire with a basket of logs provided. BBQ and outdoor furniture provided..which made meal times great..sitting out, over looking the Pond. We have a three year old and a 5 month old. Our 3 year old really enjoyed her little self..feeding the ducks and exploring her new surroundings. Fenced lake so felt safe. I am fairly fussy when it comes to staying in other peoples Houses, I do like fine things..and this really exceeded my expectations. The only down point for me personally where the Pigeon holes, that are used for decoration in the bedrooms and bathroom. I am not keen on Spiders and there certainly are alot of these..which is what you would expect om the Countryside and by a Pond..however I felt the Pigeom holes over our bed were a little unpleasent as they have lots of spiders living in. I slept with head at the opposite side as could not settle. Maybe i am a softie!! If ur looking for a chilled retreat though then this is ur place!!

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Mike C
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A real treat - didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This is a small fascinating house providing comfort for a couple or small family.The marvellous pond is a great attraction for nature lovers like us. This is a great spot from which to explore the Cotswalds.

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justanna7...
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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“Absolutely lovely home base for a trip to the Cotswolds!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

All of the good things I want to say about this property have pretty much already been said! I stayed here for three nights with my father on our "father-daughter trip". The house is cozy and idyllic, located on a pretty little pond. Helen is a gracious host, more than happy to go above and beyond to provide you with any information or help you may need. When we arrived, we found a delicious cake waiting for us on the kitchen table - such a lovely gesture!

The beds are comfortable, there's more than enough storage space for your things, and the bathroom houses an enormous bathtub - I've never been able to stretch all the way out and relax in my bath! Only downside - the WiFi is pretty sketchy, we had to constantly turn it off and on on our devices to get it to work. But I suppose you don't book a cottage in the countryside to spend all of your time on the internet :)

The house is located a five-minute drive from Tewkesbury, a gorgeous and historic little town, and the larger town of Cheltenham. It's also an easy drive to Gloucester.

Loved this place and would book again in a heartbeat!!!

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Management Response
17 Jun 2014
Hi - thanks for your review. At last, the Wi-Fi seems to be resolved! Thanks for your patience. Helen
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charlotte...
london
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to stay for a lovely relaxing break”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The cottage is lovely, a really great place in a good location.

The owner is really helpful, giving tips for where to hire bikes etc and even baking us a homemade cake.

Overall a fantastic place and I would stay again.

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irishWnk
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage in the Cotswolds”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Great location, and it has all the amenities you could want. Helen was a perfect host - she stopped by after we unpacked to make sure we had everything we needed. The cake she left was a nice touch, and was devoured. I absolutely loved the way this cottage was restored with the exposed beams & original pigeon holes in the bedrooms. The only possible negative (very minor one), is that the WiFi signal was very weak and I had to stand outside to get a connection. This was important to keep in touch with folks back home and to look up info about local area. Helen did tell me though that she was in the process of amplifying the signal so I would expect that to be remedied for the next patron. All in all, a 5-star stay - I highly recommend this cottage; you will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: uniqueness of the property
Liked least: weak WiFi
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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