There are two cottages nestled on a farm in the tiny little hamlet of Doughton. My family and I stayed at Dovecote for my daughter's first birthday and it was such a lovely place to be! The cottage is extremely comfortable; cozy beds (great mattresses!), well-equipped very clean kitchen, high-quality bathrooms, lots of space and sunlight- and the list goes on. I loved that we could just walk out of the garden gate right to a public right of way through fields and end up at a local farm shop! And the town of Tetbury is beyond with restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops- and a little market too. We rented bikes from a local company and cycled around the country lanes to a pub for lunch. The owners of the cottage live nearby and are about the kindest people I have met- they have done a super job transforming these cottages into comfortable relaxing and interesting country escapes.
The dynamics of a family vacation can often be tricky - but I can honestly say that the comfort and layout and ambiance of this cottage made for the perfect family experience. For the past two years we have taken a spring family vacation in Dovecote, a lovely conversion of what was once a barn in the farmyard in the middle of the hamlet of Doughton. The cottage really feels like a whole house, spacious and of the highest quality, and perfect for a multi-generation family. We had my wheelchair-bound mother, myself and my husband, daughter and son-in law, toddler and new baby ... our visit began with a warm welcome from the owners, who told us about local walks and introduced us to the farmyard with its assortment of ducks, dogs and horses ... We can't say enough about the comfort, convenience and thoughtful arrangement of the cottage. It all works! And EVERYTHING you might need is there, from washing machine ( in a spacious utility room) - to outdoor barbecue and furniture.
Plenty of parking (easy!) - and such a great location, with the delightful town of Tetbury about a mile away. We hpe to make this our family vacation venue for years to come.