The Bolt Hole
The Bolt Hole is a former farm outbuilding that has been lovingly converted into a beautiful holiday cottage. It is peacefully located within the grounds of the owners’ house and benefits from its own private and tranquil garden. Located just a five minute walk from the centre of the quintessential Cotswolds’ market town of Minchinhampton, The Bolt Hole is ideally placed for exploring the surrounding countryside or visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds.
The cottage has been refurbished in a contemporary style, whilst retaining elements of the original character, including exposed oak beams. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV and a large, well equipped kitchen/dining room.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of two people, in one bedroom, with one bathroom. There is off street parking available. It is an ideal retreat for a couple looking for a peaceful getaway.
The front door of The Bolt Hole opens into the large kitchen/diner. The following rooms are downstairs:
- Kitchen/diner: A modern, well equipped room, containing an oven with four ring hob, microwave, dish washer, washing/drying machine, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle and toaster. There is an oak dining table, with two chairs, and a radio with an iPod docking station;
- Bathroom: Contains a shower, toilet and wash basin. There is a thermostatic towel rail and bath robes are provided for guests.
Stairs lead up from the kitchen/diner to the open plan first floor, in the eaves, which runs the full length of the cottage. There is a handy wardrobe on the half-landing of the stairs. The stairwell splits the space into two areas:
- Living space: A cozy space, containing two comfy chairs, coffee table, a Freeview digital TV and a DVD/CD player;
- Bedroom: Contains a super king size bed, which can be split into two full size single beds.
Outside the cottage is a beautiful private garden area, laid to lawn, with a number of lovely trees and surrounded by a Cotswold stone wall, providing peace and tranquillity. There is a table and two chairs, and a charcoal barbecue.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 12 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 12 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Regrettably, babies and children are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen, towels and bathrobes are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am.
If your arrival will be delayed beyond 9pm on the start date of your rental period, you must contact the owner. If you fail to do so, you may not be able to get into the property.
Bed sizes and configurations
There is a super king size bed, which can be split into two full size single beds.
The bathroom contains a shower, toilet and wash basin, plus a thermostatic towel rail.
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system.
The property has free wireless internet access, with an Ethernet connection and a flat screen TV, DVD player, radio with iPod docking station and clock radio.
There is no telephone at the property and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception on some networks can be very poor.
The property has off street parking.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Some initial consumables are provided for your convenience (eg. tea, ground coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
A welcome hamper is provided, which typically contains milk, butter, free-range eggs, local cheese, fresh bread and homemade jam.
The Bolt Hole is located in the grounds of the owners’ property and guests are invited into their converted barn for tea and cakes upon arrival.
Accessibility, health and safety
The property has narrow and steep stairs, and restricted height in the eaves on the first floor, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Bolt Hole is located on the edge of the beautiful market town of Minchinhampton, approximately 2 miles away from Nailsworth and 4 miles away from Stroud.
Travelling by car
The Bolt Hole is easily accessed by car, being located approximately 8 miles away from the M5 and approximately 17 miles away from the M4.
Travelling by train
The nearest railway station to The Bolt Hole is Stroud (approximately 4 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of just over 90 minutes.
Travelling by Plane
The Bolt Hole is within easy reach of a number of international airports:
- Birmingham International Airport: 76 miles, approximately 80 minute drive;
- Heathrow International Airport: 90 miles, approximately 90 minute drive;
- Bristol International Airport: 39 miles, approximately 60 minute drive.
or see The Bolt Hole on HomeAway.co.uk
The Bolt Hole was launched as a Holiday Let with Character Cottages in July 2013 and is in the process of building up customer feedback. With its outstanding presentation and ideal location, we have little doubt that this property will be a favourite with guests.
Other Customer Feedback:
- "The Bolt Hole was lovely, had a great range of amenities. Tony & Biddy had been very thoughtful in their preparations for us from the detailed guides of the area to the welcome hamper. They were very welcoming and friendly. I would be happy to visit again!", Meera, October 2016
- "Lovely cottage, very clean and cozy! Loved the welcome basket." Gabriela Boncea, August 16