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Dryhill Cottage


This charming dog friendly golden stone cottage dates back to the 17th century and provides the perfect romantic hideaway, with idyllic views from its elevated position high on the The Cotswold escarpment.

Dryhill Cottage, a luxury one or two bedroom dog friendly cottage close to England's famous Cheltenham Spa in Gloucestershire.

This charming dog friendly golden stone cottage dates back to the 17th century and provides the perfect romantic hideaway, with idyllic views from its elevated position high on the The Cotswold escarpment. Dryhill Cottage is situated in the heart of the countryside and offers tranquillity in a unique rural setting, yet only five miles from the centre of Cheltenham Spa with its direct rail link to London Paddington.

An English oak and glass kitchen diner and sitting room which enjoys a spectacular panorama over its own vineyard. This spacious room opens onto a large patio for outside dinning. The master bedroom features a super king sized bed with separate contemporary shower room.

The sitting room has an inset wood burning stove to keep you warm and cosy, even on the coldest nights. This large airy space has two large sofas, one of which converts into a high quality double bed (by: Willow & Hall) to ensure a really good nights sleep. Oak bi-fold doors allow access to the patio area for breakfast with a view: this large outdoor space houses an Urban Cedar hot tub and Weber charcoal barbecue.

The cottage garden is mostly laid to lawn and is enclosed with a dog proof fence and hedging to allow added privacy. The garden has direct access along neatly cut pathways to the meadow below and to the vineyard and spring fed lake.

An ideal base to explore the Cotswolds or the Welsh borders or as a base when attending the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Cheltenham Open or the fantastic range of Cheltenham Festivals – Jazz, Science, Music and Literature – respectively held in April, June, July and October. As well as having great golf, walking and riding on the doorstep.

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If you play golf then you will almost be in heaven as the Cotswold Hills Golf Club is pretty well just around the corner. Opened in 1976, the course has matured over the years into a fine test of golf and is considered to be one of the finest courses in Gloucestershire. It is a past venue for the English Ladies Amateur Championship and the Men’s and Ladies County Championship. In 2012 we were the proud hosts of the EnglandGolf Boys (u18s) County Finals. The championship course, measuring 6800 yards, features long par 5’s, superb short holes and a variety of par 4’s, which are both challenging and great fun to play. Five tee positions are available to allow golfers of varying ability to experience a challenging and enjoyable round of golf. The course is consistently praised for the quality of its greens and its overall presentation.

And if you love walking then Dryhill Cottage is ideal as it is very close to the Cotswold Way. The Cotswold Way runs northeast along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills from Bath to Chipping Campden. The 102-mile (164 km) trail passes through or near to Old Sodbury, near Chipping Sodbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley, Stroud, Painswick, Cranham, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Stanway and Broadway. The Cotswold Way passes numerous places of interest, including the site of the Battle of Lansdowne, the Somerset Monument, the Tyndale Monument, Sudeley Castle, Cleeve Hill, Hailes Abbey, and the Broadway Tower.

And if you ride you be delighted to know that the Ullenwood Court Riding Centre are just the other side of the Cotswold Way from Dryhill. Established in 1993, the riding centre is owned by Melanie Pitt who gained BHS qualifications at Talland School of Equitation and an equine business education at Hartpury College with the aim of founding a family orientated riding school and livery yard. Over the years a close community of horse owners and riders has grown up on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment just minutes from Cheltenham below. Horses and riders alike benefit from eighty acres of fields bordered by woods with scenic views to the west and a bridle path leading to Crickley Hill Country Park.


Guest Book

' ... beautiful cottage. Views are amazing, hot tub was fantastic ... loved every minute. Our dog loved swimming in the lake.'

' Many thanks to Lesley and Nigel for being such welcoming hosts. All three of us got a new lease of life after only a few days.'

' A beautiful few days in this stunning setting. We wish we could stay longer. Such a treat to watch the sunset while soaking in the (hot) tub. Larry the dog also had a wonderful time'

' ... a fantastic few days ... Lesley was a lovely host ... truly memorable ... love to come back another day!'

'We had the perfect week at your cosy and very well equipped cottage - the views are unbeatable!'

'What a wonderful stay ... a beautiful cottage in a stunning location ... we will be back for sure. Loved the space and the ponds. Thank you for an amazing time.'

'Most wonderful. A week full of joy.'

Property Details

  • Romantic Cotswold cottage off the Cotswold Way
  • English Oak framed open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room
  • Second sitting room with double sofa-bed to sleep 2+2
  • American Cedar clad hot tub
  • Double bedroom with stunning views
  • Shower room
  • Two outdoor dining areas & BBQ
  • Private drive
  • Less than 5 miles from Cheltenham Spa
  • Ideal for golfers, riders, walkers, racegoers, jazz lovers, bibliophiles and boffins ...
  • Dog friendly
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